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The "locked out of their sim" part is what interests me also.

I recently had a griefer on one of our sims that had me thinking on how to fix it for a while.

The griefing effectively crashed my viewer about 5 times. But after that I figured out how toget it fixed quickly. :)

 

Some prevention is possible but it is mostly smart use ofthe land poperties and auto reporting of things that are 'out of the ordinary'.

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The simplest solution to most griefing as well as a content theft and other dastardly behavior would be for LL to require identification for all new accounts (e.g., PIOF).  That would make it far harder for repeat offenders (assuming LL bans them).

But LL is pretty firmly against that.  I don't know what their reasons are.  I do understand that there's a benefit to complete anonymity.  There's also a price, and this is an example.

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Lucky for you, LL allows you to do this.  The price we all pay is that griefers and theives can keep coming back with new accounts.

If it were my decision, I would require identification.  But it's not.

As long as LL continues with their policy, this is just what we have to put up with.  I don't see any evidence they'll change.

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Lear Cale wrote:

Lucky for you, LL allows you to do this.  The price we all pay is that griefers and theives can keep coming back with new accounts.

If it were my decision, I would require identification.  But it's not.

As long as LL continues with their policy, this is just what we have to put up with.  I don't see any evidence they'll change.

Facebook (and Google) are staring to ask for mobile phone verification before opening accounts - and as we all know, LL would like to be as much like Facebook as possible, so perhaps we can expect some further degree of identification in the near future.

Pie says "Stockpile alts created through a proxy now, while you can remain anonymous".

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hi simon , thx for the offer ... i have now had over 100 reports sent against the main guy .. the funny thing is this guy is 1800 + days old .. you would think that LL would be able to do something .. i have had reports from many people on here and all say the same .. basically LL do nothing so fight fire with fire , i realy didnt want to go down that road and i have told LL this .. i just hope that they act now as it is still continueing even today and i always get a suple warning .. it would have been cheaper to pay the 100k as my losses now total more than that .. if you dont mind i will IM you if nothing is done by LL :) ..many thanks

Dazza

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What an absolutely fabulous idea for an emerging business opportunity -- in-world security protection services. I don't mean the usual security systems that you can purchase and install yourself, although those are great. I'm thinking of a full-fledged service run by a security expert. A sort of business partner. Does such a thing exist, perhaps?

In the US in real life, people have signs on their houses saying "Protected by ADT" and such. It's not just that they install a burglar alarm; they have a whole system of experts behind it, monitoring constantly.

It sounds like if you're making serious money, you might want to outsource some of this to a specialist like that.

I realize that such people may be hard to find. They have to be extremely savvy technically, and also have that "benevolent hacker" mentality. So it has to be someone who is honest, but who understands the twisted minds of the dishonest. Part of this battle is psychological, so they have to understand that angle as well.

Also, if I were you, I'd run my core business on regions that I own or co-own. You're never going to be able to protect a parcel well enough to keep these jokers away. You really need to be able to quickly eject and permanently ban a list of avatars from the entire region. They'll keep creating more avatars, of course, but maintaining that list is part of what those security specialists could help you with.

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