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  1. I need to relax, what better than a cozy armchair and a book 😍
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  3. Loving the new LOGO Chelsea head..
    16 points
  4. I picked up this dress in burgundy, a favourite fall colour.
    14 points
  5. In between blog posts for other heads, bodies and skins, this has become my more regular go-to look.
    13 points
  6. The same reason uneducated creators: Pushed for [REDACTED] to be removed as a feature Put their appliers behind pay walls Add "encryption" to appliers Think appliers are easier than adding textures via the build floater Create creator exclusive programs where only the elite can create skins for their products Add a script that deletes the product if you rez it on the ground Refuse to provide demos I could keep going on and on, but you get the point That reason: False sense of security. These are the same people who believe that clearing the cache is the answer to every problem, and that "you need to use x viewer for my product to work!" or "you need to set your LOD to 4, 5, maybe even 6 for my product to work!". Despite the many pleas from people who know what they are doing, how the viewer works, and how Second Life works, they live in their little bubble of "I know more than the people who make Second Life work!", and then scream at you when you explain how stuff really works saying "WELL NOW EVERYONE KNOWS HOW TO COPYBOT MY STUFF MUTED AND BANNED!". My advice: Do not buy from these people, if they refuse to listen or understand the basics of how stuff works, they are not worth paying money to and dealing with their broken products. Paying them only encourages them to be ignorant. Just to upset said people, here is the truth to each thing I said above: Pushed for [REDACTED] to be removed as a feature Their reasoning: People will steal textures. The truth: People who want to steal textures will just use a copybot viewer to do that, not [REDACTED] which results in very bad blurry images. Put their appliers behind pay walls their reasoning: It prevents people from making illegal skins the truth: It stops people from making any skins, and also greed Adding encryption to appliers Their reasoning: It stops people from seeing UUIDs The truth: Encryption is a waste of time, not only is the channel already going to be unknown, but as soon as the viewer sees the texture, people with copybot viewers can see the UUID. Most "encryptions" use XOR which is notoriously easy to break. I even have a tool specifically for breaking XOR encryptions. Think appliers are easier than adding textures via the build floater Their reasoning: it is easier. The truth: Not always, if I have to rez out an applier each time I want to change the texture, especially if I am using local textures while editing, it most certainly is not easier. Creator exclusive programs Their reasoning: Ensures that people who copybot stuff won't be able to sell copybot stuff. The truth: Ensures that people who want to make stuff won't be able to make stuff, and also greed. Add a script that deletes the product if you rez it on the ground Their reasoning: If something is rezzed on the ground, it is easier to copybot. The truth: If something is visible to the viewer, be it rezzed, worn, or even attached to the hud, a copybot viewer can copy it. Refuse to provide demos Their reasoning: People will copybot the demo. The truth: People won't buy their product. And the magnum opus: No mod on products Their reasoning: No mod makes it so that people can't copybot it. The truth: If the viewer sees it, a copybot can grab it. No mod is only used as a greed tactic to control who makes stuff for their product. Even if it is rigged mesh, I still like to be able to use custom textures or adjust the color to match my avatar better. Maybe I want to put a script in it so that I can automatically adjust it depending on what I am wearing. NO MOD ONLY MAKES SENSE in a few scenarios, such as if you are using no-mod on a demo, sometimes gachas, redemption tokens/some sort of thing that can activate or buy a product, or trying to prevent people from cheating in a game. No mod is a plague upon Second Life. tl;dr: Dumb people who think they are smart but are actually dumb and refuse to learn. If said people get offended by this, sorry, not sorry. When you decide to learn and stop being hostile towards others, I'll be nice back.
    10 points
  7. As we tell every college student that comes here to get the SL Residents to give them answers to a bunch of questions: Go inworld and discover for yourself.
    9 points
  8. A free fence set avaialble over the weekend. https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Eagle/125/186/23
    9 points
  9. No, you don't need to have "modify" permission in order for a HUD to work. If the object contains a script, the permissions on that object don't affect it. Basically, an object can always modify itself.
    8 points
  10. Going to drop this Vic at 12 pm SLT - I LOVE LOVE this spot so much... but I need to free up for a Stilt house. This lovely Vic has water front view and railroad behind the house. This is a pretty spot. I derendered the red tree in the front. Pictures attached to show spot - This Vic has add-ons. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ingram/155/24/24
    7 points
  11. I know that sound weird to you americans but I'm really happy that the Trump era is finish!
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  13. Can't wait for these new regions to open.
    7 points
  14. Having a wander around the sim again, but I'm not allowed to touch anything though cos I keep breaking things. So now I have a whole sim to stand around looking pretty on!
    7 points
  15. I just wanted to get this off my chest before I go back to page 11 and catch up... Dear Mr. Donald J. Trump, YOU'RE FIRED! Sincerely, America
    6 points
  16. If Trump has any grace or integrity he'll choose not to waste everyone's time on litigation.
    6 points
  17. Try not to treat this as a game. SL can be better compared to a sandbox, an enhanced chatroom, but ultimately it's a framework upon which the users build what we know as SecondLife. The vast majority of content (well over 99%) is user-created. The environments are user created. The clothing, attachmentments, and everything you use to turn your avatar into what you want it to look like, is all created by other users. SecondLife is not a game, a game has a goal which must be achieved. A boss to be beaten, it has a clearly defined purpose. These elements are absent in SecondLife, except of course for the games that were created for SecondLife and to be played inside SecondLife, by both Linden Labs and the users that use SecondLife. Addendum: A lot of damage is done to people when others come in and treat the users as players, or even worse, as soulless characters which are part of "just another game". SecondLife's users are real people, with real feelings, which can really get hurt. Friendships are real, relationships are real and all the emotions are very much real.
    6 points
  18. HOORAY for nerds!!!
    6 points
  19. I don't usually venture into political topics but I would just like to congratulate all the US people here on the selection of their new President Elect Joe Biden
    6 points
  20. So, THAT'S done. And my warmest congratulations to the American people -- who, I hope will now press, press, press the new President for real reforms. Now, about Boris . . .
    6 points
  21. Right wing salt and sour grapes are especially delicious today!
    6 points
  22. I just got banned from the Trump HQ sim! Haha! Unfortunately, I have no evidence of my crime though....:(
    6 points
  23. You're not going to get an overall look at SL culture in the forums IMO. It's a miniscule representation of who uses it. I'd have to say the majority of SL users never visit the forums and some that do only do so in the Answers section when they have an issue. Any data you get, if you just ask here, will be pretty irrelevant.
    6 points
  24. I honestly think that 99% of the reason people don't make modifyable mesh is because they want you to buy the fatpack instead of just buying the white or grey one and tinting it.
    6 points
  25. The Kama City mono rail really doesn't like region crossings
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  27. Sheer and absolute stupidity on the part of content creators. They think it helps with security - it doesn't. They think it helps with support requests - it doesn't. If anything it increases them as people struggle to fix an issue. I have a LOT of rigged moddable items - it's a blessing when I have them. I can fix textures, recolor to my EXACT desire, link things in to reduce the use of attachment points. UNLINK things to get rid of that one piece I didn't want... and more... And... I still cannot 'download the mesh' just because it's mod.
    5 points
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