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  1. JohnMiddlefield

    So needing advice...

    Sephina Frostbite wrote: Cleaning out my inventory... finally.. and I tried on some shoes that didnt fit my avi.. I am not changing her and dont know if I will anytime soon. Since I cant transfer them shall I hold onto them just in case or delete them? What would you do? When in doubt, throw them out.
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    Friendslist vaporizing after partnering

    NatashaSteele wrote: Anyone recognises this? You THINK you have cool friends in SL and the moment you partner and log on.... one after the other suddenly deletes you or doesn't speak to you. I am kind of a tomboy and I had a lot of male friends. Sometimes I went dancing or clubbing with them or we just hung in IM. They all treated me as one of the guys and made very sure they weren't into dating. That was fine with me because neither was I. Then I meet this coolio guy and we decide to give it a go. I expected nothing to change because I wasnt having a sexual relationship with my friends... and to my big surprise they ditch me by the side of the road. Makes me wonder... what the hell is up with that. I thought they didnt see me like that in the first place. I am partnered, not terminally ill haha. And its not contageous either. Poor choice in who I call 'friends' ? Or is this something that happened to others too. It gets rather boring if people stop talking to me now I am partnered haha. What I find amazing about this scenario is that others are actually checking your profile AND noticed the change in it? I have never ever heard of such a thing in SL before. You must leave an impact on others. Kudos!
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    Wanna Sell your Grandfathered Sim?

    Roman Godde wrote: We are looking to purchase a Grandfathered Full Sim. Quick Sale. Already a premium member. Please IM us and let us know! Roman Godde or Tery Mackenzie The term "grandfathered sim" applies to estate sims, so you do not need a premium membership to purchase an estate sim. However, given that a grandfathered estate full prim sim has a tier of $195 per month, when the ownnership is now transferred from one owner to another, the new owner must pay the current monthly tier of $295. Sorry, but that is the truth. A grandfathered estate sim loses its "grandfatheredness" when ownership is transferred - it has been this way for several years.
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    Charged 3x in 2 Days for Same Enhancements

    Pamela Galli wrote: JohnMiddlefield wrote: Pamela Galli wrote: @ Marcus and Porky -- I cancelled all but a handful of the listings the other day, and yesterday I cancelled the rest -- rather, set them to not renew. Since I am paying at the rate of $30 a month for them I thought I would do that instead of cancelling outright. But I still have the 19 enhancements that cannot be edited or discontinued. I find that shocking. Does this mean the LL is ripping money from you and you have no way to stop it? Honestly I don't know what they are doing. I have difficulty accessing orders that go back more than two days, and even if I could pull them up, it is tedious to go back through all the orders and see which things are being charged. ATM I would like to be reimbursed for the FIVE times I have been charged in the space of a week for EACH affected ad. (But apparently I am not allowed to ask about that in the forum, it must violate TOS). I am very sorry this is happening to you, and to you, of all persons. You are one of the best and most successful merchants on SL. Your product and service is impeccable. That LL treats their best merchants like they have you, is not excusable. I wish there was something I could do for you, but I know there is not. Please be of good cheer knowing that you are well respected in the community of SL.
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    Charged 3x in 2 Days for Same Enhancements

    Pamela Galli wrote: @ Marcus and Porky -- I cancelled all but a handful of the listings the other day, and yesterday I cancelled the rest -- rather, set them to not renew. Since I am paying at the rate of $30 a month for them I thought I would do that instead of cancelling outright. But I still have the 19 enhancements that cannot be edited or discontinued. I find that shocking. Does this mean the LL is ripping money from you and you have no way to stop it?
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    Caught in the Middle

    Emuna Zamani wrote: I just ended a LiveChat session with a representative of LL and I am even more frustrated than I was before I called. I got an email from an animator of a well known store in SL and he basically told me that the person I had purchased animations from was a Content Thief and had caused many animators problems in SL. ... Stop right there! Does it not seem rather suspicious that the alleged original animator found out you had purchased the alleged stolen animation from someone else? How did they know?
  7. JeanneAnne wrote: i showed SL to my husband .. he showed no interest @ all .. thot it was ridiculous .. to him computers are something to use for programming lathes or milling machines to cut metal .. not for making cartoon characters dance & blast one another i helped my mom get an account & put an avatar together .. we went dancing in a blues club .. she seemed to like choosing clothes & hair & shoes for her avatar .. but she wanted me to control her .. make her walk & dance & fly .. i tried to get her to take over & she did try it but was clumbsy & wanted me to do it while she watched .. once i left she never logged back in .. when i asked her why she said that she was "too busy" for SL .. i think that she just didnt care to bother to master it i told both my brothers about SL .. actually they both already knew about SL but didnt have accounts & never played it .. the older & more computer savvy of the 2 got an account & logged in2 SL .. but mostly just in order to figure out how to do it on his linux machine so he could show me .. he expressed an interest in open sim & said he might look in2 that cept he has 2 young children & says hes too busy for gaming these days .. both brothers play WoW or have played it .. & similar shoot em ups .. both said that SL is "for girls" & is all about virtual sex .. they kinda snickered about me playing it the woman i share rent on the house with got an account & downloaded a viewer on her laptop .. she made a male avatar .. shes an actress & maybe thot it would be fun to play a male role .. but her laptop simply wouldnt run SL worth a darn .. so she lost interest .. maybe she occasionally logs in w/ my computer while im not around .. i dunno .. but if she logs in w/ my account ill kill her !! my aunt .. moms younger sister .. plays LotR .. i showed her SL but as far as i know she never got an account .. my 14 yr old cousin spent a couple weeks w/ me this past summer & she saw me playing SL .. she didnt express much interest .. kinda to my relief .. i was afraid that she would want to lie about her age & get an account .. maybe she has back home but i doubt it .. i prolly woulduv heard about it if she did SOOooo ... im batting 0 when it comes to introducing ppl i know to SL & having them stick w/ it ... how about you ??? Jeanne I am batting the same, 0. Everyone I know thinks SL is for gammers. The gammers I know, when they try it, say they don't get it, or say it isn't a game and are not interested in it. Just count yourself unusual to like a game that isn't a game. Although I hear Rodvik is trying to change all that by making SL into a game. Good luck with that Rod.:matte-motes-big-grin:
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    Suspended for an hour with no warning or reason

    belladonna Wexhome wrote: I was logged out of sl by an administrator. I thought hmm i wonder if this has anything to do with me downgrading my account from premium to basic. I called up billing. they said no but i had been suspended for an hour and that an email went out to me. Um...no it did not. I am not a seller or reseller on sl. I do not grief, i don't not use homophobic or racial slurs, i do not share private information. what the heck can i do. Questioning the decision of the Linden gods is as bad as offending them. So watch yourself, eh?
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    What has happened to the Linden Blogs?

    Dilbert Dilweg wrote: ,,, I am sure user dedication has changed quite a bit as a result of the disconnection. Yup, you are quite right. Before the disconnection, I didn't give two fecal deposits. Now after the disconnect, I don't even give one.
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    Really confused about buying land!

    djmxz wrote: Oh, and I do NOT want to pay a monthly fee for my land/house, so if that's the only option, then I'm not intrested anymore. Well that is the only option, so you should give up the idea of buying land in Second Life. .
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    Anyone know what's happened to Four Winds?

    Julala Demina wrote: The Four Winds Estates sims appear to be constantly offline or unavailable. All marketplace trading seems also to have stopped. Seems to have disappeared off of the grid. LL cant help with any information, the last blog entry was May - have emailed owner but no response. So wishing I have bought those houses when I saw them!!!!! Dammit! :matte-motes-crying: This is so sad. Four Winds was a major major player for Victorian builds in Second Life. For quality, few other builders could match it. In fact, Four Winds may have been the best when it comes to quality. I have a few of Four Wind builds, and now I wish I had more. I used to spend hours looking at their builds admiring the work that was put into them.
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    Sim Crossings

    JeanneAnne wrote: Aethelwine wrote: I bought a boat and got myself a parcel with water access to the blake sea a couple of months ago. Not once have I managed to sail there. I made it three quarters of the way once before crashing. Today it took me nearly 5 mins to get out of the harbour across the sim boundary and then struggled over a couple of sim crossings before crashing. I have tried to fly back to where i started thinking it possible i might find my yacht to get back in or at least retrieve it so as not to be littering the place and in a no scripted outfit I have crashed twice trying to cross boundaries. The problem just seems to get worse and worse. I can't be the only one suffering these problems? Is this something to do with pathfinding and Magnum servers or something? When will Sim crossings get better? i belong to a sailing club & have a sailboat that was given to me .. i dont even bother sailing it cuz every time the club goes out i read in group chat all about how horrible sim crossings are & how many times everyone is crashing .. so i just go to the dance parties afterwards .. many who try to sail end up just giving up & tping to the party anyway Jeanne I have heard that after the introduction of pathfinding, this was when the major problems started. An admin on the estate sims can disable pathfinding I believe and this improves things a bit for sim crossing. However, since LL is the admin for Mainland sims, and since the Blake Sea sims are Mainland sims, I doubt any Linden Lab employee is going to disable pathfinding on those sims. It is a shame, but this IS Second Life, is it not?
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    Sim Crossings

    JeanneAnne wrote: Innula Zenovka wrote: JeanneAnne wrote: some assumptions went into that estimate & i dont know how reasonable those assumptions were ..<snip> overall operating expenses would be reduced when bloated corporate salaries & shareholder dividend payments were eliminated Jeanne What assumptions did you make about "bloated corporate salaries & shareholder dividend payments" that Linden Research may or may not be paying? I don't think that information is publicly available. When do you say they last paid a dividend to shareholders and how large was it? why isnt this information publically available? what are they hiding ?? the assumptions i referred to have to do with how many residents & players would buy into a user owned cooperative .. how many we would have to divide operating expenses between .. what percentage of concurrent players would contribute .. things like that Jeanne LL is a privately owned company. As such, they have no obligation to share company information with the public. I've worked off and on for my mother's company (which is privately owned by her and her business partner) and she doesn't even share all the details with her own family members. Nor, should she have to. Privately owned means just that...private. If you want to contact LL and make an offer to buy the company, and if your offer is serious, then perhaps they would share information with you. If you want to start a user owned Co-Op type virtual world, then Open Sim, would be the place to do it. There are already several co-op type grid arrangements out there...I belong to a Sci-Fi grid which operates under a similar umbrella group.
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    Stunned

    Talla Slade wrote: I find myself agreeing with WADE1 absolutely. Rodvik has a master plan to change the focus of Second Life to one of video gaming which I feel as a long time role player will ultimately degrade my experience. Given I have worked hard for several years to create my RPG without the aid of video gaming tools I kind of resent where Rodvik is taking us. The Jira gave vent to bug issues affecting us all and because we could voice an opinion there we at least felt it might add weight to the urgency to get something fixed. God knows there is still enough wrong with the system and all the so-called improvements have just added to the problems in my view. For role players who, I might add, buy an awful lot of theme content, the system doesn't need to be as complex as Linden Labs want to make it for the sake of where they want to go in pursuit of the video gaming minions. For years we have paid through the nose and got nothing but disruptions, lag and unfixed bugs. What will it be in the end? There could even be hyper inflation in the SL economy as the Gold Farmers move in to set up business high-leveling avatars and farming gold in SL video games. Don't think for a moment it can't happen. It just takes one successful game and that is what Rodvik Humble is hoping for. Do we, the ones paying the bills, really need all this? More said on my blog here: Second Life Video Gaming? That was a very interesting blog on the situation. Your thesis seems to fit very well with the events that have been happening lately. In essence, those who use SL as a social network, which is the vast majority of those who use it, will be "bugged" out for the gamers. Linden Lab can not have it both ways. I guess it is time to start looking for vial virtual worlds outside of SL.
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    whats the best avatar reducer to get?

    CuteHunniTeddy wrote: I want to make my avi a tot should I get a Toddleedoo, Yabushka Avatar or the Sweetbaby Avatar Reducer? or is there something better? Growing up is something better.
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