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18 minutes ago, Lindal Kidd said:

Joke's on you, Beth!  Now all my junk mail will get delivered to your house!

All the postcards from One Million Moms will fuel my fire and keep me warm all winter long.

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25 minutes ago, Alwin Alcott said:

i mostly don't need a standard after a beer :)  but that's not what you mean i think...

for a movie budget and a drink cheap beer is ok for me .. my beer to really enjoy are of a different level 🤗

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29 minutes ago, Lindal Kidd said:

And THIS is a real thing?  Wow. 

...runs to the courthouse to see if Boaty McBoatface is available.

Changing your name legally in the UK is technically free, though there are plenty of solicitors here who pretend it isn't. 

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42 minutes ago, Lindal Kidd said:

Wait, what?  This is a thing?

Yes. @Patch Linden (or it could have been @Oz Linden (OR, I could have a completely wrong Linden LOL)) explained LONG TIME ago that yes, you can do it, though (I may be misremembering the steps) you do it through a support ticket because there are (paraphrased) "some back-end things that need to be done" - but also expressed he is happy to do it. As for Name-change gifting, I'm not so sure about that one. :)

39 minutes ago, Lindal Kidd said:

And THIS is a real thing?  Wow. 

...runs to the courthouse to see if Boaty McBoatface is available.

Wait... you, the encyclopedia of knowledge,  never knew this? Hahaha!

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Another thing to consider with feature requests, I’m guessing the Lab wants to provide (if possible) the ones most requested that will also be practical to manage over the long term. I’m not sure why they removed the last names, but it’s clear that it has been an effort to restore them and that it’s a highly requested feature. But in the end, it’s optional and not at all necessary in any way to do it so I guess I’m not really sure why the price is such a point of contention. With nearly custom surnames being $500/year with a $500 setup fee, a $40 one time fee honestly doesn’t seem outrageous to change away from “Resident” or to leave behind a name you may have outgrown for one reason or another. A hobby forum I’m on (which has the larger international marketplace) allows no alts, no name changes and no second chance if caught breaking the terms. No joke. 

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$40 for a name change, based on an approved list?

Why not let the individual choose a name as long as it is not profane, suggestive or otherwise offensive? The common denominator is the UUID. That's it. I would love to change my user name to my display name.

Why use a list?

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7 minutes ago, CharlieMack said:

Why use a list?

This is how last names were chosen originally. I'm sure the lists (plural) will be just as amazingly expansive as they were originally before they discontinued the option.

For those unfamiliar: (if they do it the same was as the original system was): there is list of the alphabet; A through Z. You pick a letter from the alphabet and a large list (some shorter than others, but a minimum of 20, sometimes as many as 50 or more) names appear, all begining with that letter of the alphabet. One thing to keep in mind: All last names are Capitalized, so if you may as well change your first name (even if it's the same) to a Capitalized version if it's not already. LOL

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I like to think some things (like grouping people by a constrained list of surnames) were a sort of interesting social experiment. I was a member of a clan group for ‘Aeons’ shortly after I first joined. We had a few meets, did a pub crawl and some sight-seeing together but the group kind of fizzled. 

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2 hours ago, CoffeeDujour said:

 

Yes. It really is.

 

Changing your WoW battletag ... $10, you can buy the entire Shadowlands expansion for $40.

Changing your PSN user ID ... $9.99, $4.99 if you're a subscriber.

Xbox Live $9.99 ... Stadia (expected to be) $9.99 ... IMVU $12.99 

Changing your actual real life name, in the US .. prices start at $10 (VA).

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Well to change your name where I live RL, is $137. So it isn't that high. That all being said, once I legally change my name after my surgeries for transitioning,  I will have to pay that amount.

 

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Although my excitement is not diminished I do think it's the wrong price. This reads to me like "Well anyone willing to spend $25 will go $40" and I don't think that's true. But LL knows what they're about. Right? 

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8 minutes ago, missyrideout said:

But LL knows what they're about. Right? 

Well, they turned 20 this year so they must be doing something right.

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6 minutes ago, Beth Macbain said:

Well, they turned 20 this year so they must be doing something right.

I thought last year was their 16th. So this year would be their 17th.

 

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15 minutes ago, halebore Aeon said:

I thought last year was their 16th. So this year would be their 17th.

 

LL was founded in 1999

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22 hours ago, Pamela Galli said:

So when someone contacts me about something they bought on their original name, is there going to be a way to check that? 

This has probably already been answered, but the function is: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/LlRequestUserKey

Example code is on the wiki.  Someone will write a version that pops up a text box for you to paste in the old username soon enough, but I imagine that the big vendor server systems like @Casper Warden 's and others will handle it for you behind the scenes. 

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1 hour ago, Fauve Aeon said:

LL was founded in 1999

Yep.  http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/History_of_Second_Life

I see all the chatter about this being too expensive.  Not so.  It will sell like hot cakes.  

I have some one name alts that will be getting a last name. 

I have a two-name alt with a first name that seemed like a joke at the time; I'll get her a new first-name if I can keep the old last-name.  I thought I read or saw on one of the meeting videos that they were considering letting people change their first-names only if they wanted to keep their existing last name (resident or otherwise).

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10 minutes ago, Desiree Moonwinder said:

This has probably already been answered, but the function is: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/LlRequestUserKey

Example code is on the wiki.  Someone will write a version that pops up a text box for you to paste in the old username soon enough

Qie posted a text box version on page 2 of this thread.  Still tho, the more times this capability is posted about then the more people have an opportunity to  have their question answered

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1 minute ago, Mollymews said:

Qie posted a text box version on page 2 of this thread.  Still tho, the more times this capability is posted about then the more people have an opportunity to  have their question answered

Thanks Molly.  I finally got all the way through the 6 pages!  Wanting to add this about the old LindenWorld from 2001.

 

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@Grumpity Linden

Linden probably have already given it some thought but I think is worth mentioning that it may be time to surface the avatar uuid on our inworld profile in the Linden Viewer

at the moment Linden viewer users have to know to use a script to get their own uuid, or if a merchant then a script to check their customers uuids going forward.  Knowing to use a script for this is not immediately knowable. Surfacing the uuid on the inworld profile would I think help quite a lot to emphasis the change from Name to UUID as the principal identity accounting method going forward

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3 hours ago, Alyona Su said:

Yes. @Patch Linden (or it could have been @Oz Linden (OR, I could have a completely wrong Linden LOL)) explained LONG TIME ago that yes, you can do it, though (I may be misremembering the steps) you do it through a support ticket because there are (paraphrased) "some back-end things that need to be done" - but also expressed he is happy to do it. As for Name-change gifting, I'm not so sure about that one. :)

Wait... you, the encyclopedia of knowledge,  never knew this? Hahaha!

Wow.  No...I don't know all the things.  I DID know you could change your name, but not for just $10.

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2 hours ago, Kimmi Zehetbauer said:

Got this error from the poll --- "Not authorised

You are forbidden from accessing this page."

I had to disable my ad blockers to even see the poll.  Once I did, it worked fine.

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