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Welcome aboard!

I suggest reading this startup article in the Knowledge Base

and then looking through each of the other articles in that category. You should have already gone through a very basic introduction in the Welcome region when you logged in for the first time.  When you have experimented and explored a little, I suggest visiting Caledon Oxbridge University, which you will find by using the Search function in the MAP view in your viewer.  They have a large selection of self-paced tutorials, and there is often someone there to answer questions.

Second Life is not like games that you may have played on line. There is no goal, no maiden to rescue or dragon to slay or treasure to find.  You decide what you want to do and where you want to go.  You will discover your own opportunities as you wander and as you meet people. Be curious and respect private property.  And have fun.

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"Safe"?  If that's what you find interesting, it is as safe as you want it to be. Frankly, though, I suggest not joining groups without finding out that they are for, and I advise you not to accept gifts from strangers.  Get a little more experience before you try things that make you suspicious or uncomfortable.  You are on the Internet.  Use your on-line intelligence.  ;) 

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Yep. Just explore. Like has been said, don't accept anything until you know what it is. Just enjoy being new and look around. Get yourself a dirt cheap skybox, they are there for like 20 Lindens a week inworld an in the Marketpllace (secondlife.com). So you get a place to change and stuff :)

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Just now, HeathcliffMontague said:

Yeah my first thought too. But then again, quick and easy answer never hurts if not.

That’s true, and always kind to do that.

I think I’ve been traumatised by the recent flood of said bridge dwelling creatures 😅

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35 minutes ago, Jankanke said:

peoples adding me in porno group, is safe porno in sec life?

Quick rules of thumb, some of which have been mentioned

  • Be careful about accepting objects from strangers (snapshots and notecards are safe), as these can be booby-trapped
     
  • Don't click on web links that you are not certain of. (Just as in any email or online communication.)
     
  • DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR RL, beyond maybe a very general geographic location (if you want). "I live in South Korea" is probably fine.
     
  • Read the descriptions for any group you're asked to join carefully: make sure it's something you want to be associated with. Some groups cost money to join; others will "bill" you a small sum of Lindens on a regular basis. That's fine . . . so long as you are aware of it before joining.
     
  • Learn the Maturity Ratings system: Adult, Moderate, and General -- it determines what you can or cannot do in a particular place. You can be suspended or even banned for engaging in inappropriate behaviour by both LL and the owners of particular places. You can filter the content visible to you using this system.
     
  • Learn how to lodge an Abuse Report, and about other ways to deal with unwanted harassment and behaviours
     
  • Learn how to mute and block people
     
  • Remember that you can ALWAYS teleport away from an uncomfortable situation, or even just log off: nothing that happens to your avatar here is permanently damaging
     
  • Watch for people who claim to be "Lindens," which means an employee of the company. If they are, their last name will be "Linden" -- anyone who claims to be a Linden but doesn't have this last name (e.g., Grumpity Linden) is lying to you. Some employees also have the last name "Mole.
     
  • Did I mention DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR RL?

All of this makes SL sound scary than it actually is, but knowing how to deal with trouble before it arises is always a good idea.

And have fun! Seriously! It IS fun!

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8 minutes ago, Jankanke said:

Peoples added me in bdsm groups. How can i unfollow them?

Unfollow THEM, or get out of the groups?

For leaving a group:
 

 

For unfriending someone, as I recall you find their name on your friends list, right click it and choose "Remove Friend" or something like that.

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2 minutes ago, Arielle Popstar said:

How can others add you to their group without you clicking Join? I didn't realize that was possible.

I suspect the OP received a group invitation and clicked "yes" or "join" or whatever it is.

And yes, they shouldn't have done that, but a new UI can be confusing. Or maybe they've simply had second thoughts.

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26 minutes ago, Jankanke said:

I dont want to create a group and my window for private chat continue to open, i can i stop it?

You can close the group chat by hitting the tiny x in the upper right corner of the group chat window.

Or you can leave the group.

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23 minutes ago, Quistess Alpha said:

It could also be a "conference call", which can be obnoxious and drama-inducing to get out of. :(

You just close the window like you would any IM/group chat. No point is typing anything, just close it and move on. Unless you want the drama.

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