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  1. Thanks to everyone who helped. Now y'all can let this thread sleep for another 8 years
  2. Thanks. I got confused because that seemed to apply to inworld stuff, but if that's also on the MP, makes sense.
  3. I'm not looking for Forum support. Try reading my question, so that at least your useless remarks are accurate, since it's crucial to you to waste your time and mine with them.
  4. Hum... I could try to use "Harmful or Disruptive Content" or "Gaming Policy". Thank you very much!
  5. I'm aware, but I have searched all through the Marketplace info pages, and Flag is all I can find. All the instructions about filing an Abuse Report refer to inworld witnessed activity, not Marketplace items. If you know something that I don't, please keep in mind that I come to a forum seeking information, and a link or a direction would be more helpful than snark.
  6. How can I do this? All I get is "Listing violations", and none of the options allow me to specify why I'm flagging it. It's not because it's incorrectly listed, it's because of its content.
  7. Oh come onnnnnn... the character may well bee 900 years old, but if it really really looks like a child in a sexualized situation, it still plays with the idea that childish may still look sexy. And that is the whole issue. I've seen plenty of rather questionable ads for Kawaii, Anime, etc., which really nail (no pun intended) that concept in ways that can be gross. Obviously pre-teen wide-eyed faces, grabbing a Teddy bear and a lollypop, lean small bodies (with boobs sometimes), with a band-aid on a knee, piggy tails... and BDSM outfits. I don't care if you swear the character is 18+ for the sake of LL, it looks bad.
  8. I have the same problem. The weird thing is that I didn't have this problem a few days ago. I did several pictures before, no alpha showing, but a couple of days ago, the nasty alpha "appeared" in front of my eyes. I thought of hiding them inside my head, but even with eye depth zero AND lash length zero, they show. But if you already contacted LOGO and that's what they told you, I guess there is no solution for me... What puzzles me is that I never had this issue before, and I've been using my LOGO head for photography and blogging, without any problem. NOTE: you won't see it if you turn off the Advanced Lighting Mode... but then of course, things don't look so pretty and you can't play wiht depth of field or shadows... I've been banging my head against the keyboard, so now I'm ready to give up.
  9. I believe it's a matter of LL ToS more than the sim owners' whim. Even though the original stories -and TV adaptation- have children, it's clearly adult content. LL forbids children in environments classified as Adult and anything remotely seeming ageplay, and several of the things that the children from these stories went through are specifically against these terms of service. Daenerys was married off at age 13 and Sansa between 13 and 14, but trying to RP anything close to that in SL could even get you banned. Some of what Arya witnessed/heard is also against LL ToS for children to be present. I understand what you mean, but allowing children to participate in Adult roleplay would only get the owners/admins in trouble. The only other option would be for you to find a sim where these stories are seriously watered down, removing all the adult content from them, for you to be able to play an underage character. That wouldn't be realistic for these particular stories either (and I'm not sure it exists), but good luck on your search!
  10. Hello. I'm desperately trying to find the Wall, Castle Black, or anything very North. There is a notecard offering a tour, but when I hit the LM for Castle Black, I fall and fall, and then I fall some more, to a forest. Can anyone please point me into the right direction? Thank you!
  11. This is naturally true, but I don't believe Pussycat was talking about fantasy sims in general. The kind she mentioned are often quite misogynistic. The whole idea is degrading. What you said about straight men and lesbian women comes strongly from RL, too. Anyone who has seen "regular" porn knows that lesbian scenes are arousing for the so called male gaze, while gay men is not. I would anwer something to Drake, but it would be a waste of typing. His last reply was about nothing I said, and his intended burn about borderline ageplay was downright creepy, so... Not going there.
  12. "Does that also mean that SL is sexist as there are 6 times the amount of womens clothing, 3 tomes the womens skins and 4 time the womens hairs as there are mens?" Indeed yes and very much yes, a large part of SL is also sexist as hell, athough not in the ridiculous "oh poor white men" way you intend it to imply. There is a huge market for objectification and over sexualization of women -and much MUCH less for men- and, for all that they claim ageplay is against ToS, there are a lot of things out there that are hitting the borderline and they know it, and that is largely addressed to female avatars, not male. Want to RP an airline? You have male pilots and female flight attendants. Want to go medieval? Sweet lady and fierce male warrior. Female warrior? Sure, as long as the outfit is sexy and revealing, comic book style. I would advice you not to go deep into U.S. actuality, especially if you're going to try to defend white males. You won't come out of that one looking good and it's not the point of this discussion. SL is not U.S. It may surprise you to find out that there is a wide world outside of the U.S.
  13. I believe that is kind of the point. You are seen as "exotic" with a dark skin, meaning "white is the normal". Sorry to say, that is intrinsecally a racist thinking. Back to my point when I commented, for every good black skin you find (like, really made for a dark race, not a white one recolored), there are hundreds of the classic caucasian, from whiter than Scandinavians to tanned. In SL, white is considered the "normal" and everything else -not only black- is rare to find and exotic.
  14. I had the same problem! What should be the new attachment point? I miss all my belly jewelry! :-D
  15. Ah, the alpha cuts, of course! Maitreya also recently updated the body. Now both Maitreya and Slink have even more alpha cuts than before, and they also offer saving slots for alpha patterns. By the way, Maitreya is also compatible with Slink hands and feet, which was a BIG yes yes toward Belleza and Maitreya, because by then most people had already bought hands and feet. Interesting what you mention about Omega for the Belleza body! One of my favorite designers makes separate appliers for Omega and Belleza. Does it need a bridge, like the Maitreya body?
  16. It comes to personal taste. I would try all the demos for the specific shapes. Lena Lush, for example, can give you a Jessica Rabbit look, even if you use the "standard" shape, and some people prefer that. Others find it too extreme and less natural. Pussycat summarized most bodies pretty well, but you would have to see for yourself. When I was choosing, I got all the demos I could, then I compared them all using the same shape. I played with the sliders to see how it would look with bigger/smaller body parts. Remember that "nice" boobs/butt is subjective, and not everyone likes the same thing. About skins... I think that most skin makers have or are developing appliers for Slink and Omega, which covers the Slink Physique body and every other mesh body that is Omega compatible (Maitreya, Lena, etc.). I believe Belleza Venus only works with Belleza skins (and vice-versa), but I could be mistaken. If the skin is good, it will look good, just as in the SL body. I'm not sure if TMP has anything compatible with anything other than itself; they're like the Apple of mesh bodies: you can make appliers of clothes, but that's pretty much it; you have to use their products. Good luck!
  17. Perhaps a first step could be to develop something to grant the ability to turn on/off clothing layers. I only own two mesh bodies, so I don't know how all work, but mine have three layers: tattoo, undies and clothing. With a little imagination, one could be wearing three different outfits at the same time, and someone else could change between parts of those three or undress the person. Of course it wouldn't be the same as being able to access a large wardrobe, but at least for a start that seems more doable, perhaps?
  18. So they can just rip off our money, and there's nothing we can do about it. Huh.
  19. The particulars of my question would be being ejected from a group that originally cost 500L$ to join, without having violated TOS, group rules, created any sort of problem in group chat, spammed or anything at all; ejected for personal reasons that are in no way related to the membership to this particular group. I'm aware that group owners and merchants are free to eject whomever they want for whatever reason. Is there any way that customers who have paid Linden$ for the right to belong to a group can defend themselves from this kind of arbitrary action?
  20. Let's say I own a store and I want to send a little freebie or organize a special offer for people who have my store in their profile picks. Is there any way that I can know who has my store in their picks? EDIT: The idea of the gift thingy at the store approaches, but what I really want to do is randomly pick from the list of people who have my store in their picks. Like some sort of raffle. Second edit: "(although I suppose you could do that by hand by opening the profile of a randomly-selected potential winner)." Yes, after doing this for an hour and a half, I came to ask this question. Thanks everyone who answered. I will not choose one as solution only because there isn't one, but I appreciate everyone. I am also no longer interested in doing this from this moment on.
  21. I think it's an issue that's always there. You can clearly see that when you're trying to find a good quality skin that fits for an African avatar, that's not just a regular white person skin made darker. You can see it in the traits of the face, the color of the palms and other details. Even the names of the skins, sometimes. For example, I didn't like it that the skin tone called "America" in a certain skin store was the typical Central European white skin (in that same store, the darkest tones, called "Jamaica" and "Africa", are only white skins made darker and not available in all skins, while "America" is). Yes, as someone pointed out, many users choose a darker skin tone, but usually not racially darker (i.e. Indian, African, Amerindian, etc.), just a white person with a good tan. In fact, white-with-tan is actually the large majority of skins available, especially affordable and fairly good. There are considerably more fantasy skins (drow, green, purple, scales and stuff) available than good African-looking skins. They are extremely difficult to find and they must make the 10% or less of the whole universe of skin offers. If you were tempted to get one of those new mesh bodies, make that percentage way lower (and one of them will drag you to the store where American means white). SL is the place where everyone gets to play their own fantasies and be what/whomever they want to become, true. And they all want to become a white person with a good tan. All that taken out of my system (I recently created a black woman avatar and it has been a big challenge to find all the "pieces", and I'm still very unhappy with the hand/feet skin appliers), I also wonder if the perceived experience of being treated differently comes from a place where you know that same experience in RL and, therefore, you're either expecting it and see it even when it's not there, or recognize hints and signs that others don't. I don't know if I'm lucky or just ignorant, but I don't feel treated differently when I wear the black girl, compared to my classic white-with-tan, my Latina or my blondie. Perhaps I'm lucky enough to be in "the right sims", or perhaps I just don't recognize it. Is that guy who tells me that my face has a lot of character being nice, sincere, or racist? I don't know, but I thought he was being sincere and nice. Perhaps someone used to being treated as "racially exotic" would have taken offense, but I have no clue. Whew, TL;DR yes, there is racism just as in RL. But just as in RL, not everywhere.
  22. I believe it is totally possible to develop something like this in the near future. I'm thinking about the Slink Guest Station, where you stand and anyone can click and recolor your Slink hands and feet. Perhaps something similar, restricted to a specific user can be developed for your partner to be able to click and turn your clothing layers on and off. There are several things that I would like to see further developed regarding mesh bodies, but we have to be patient :-)
  23. Eu acho que sem cartão de crédito não vai dar, se você está no Brasil. A melhor escolha seria sempre PayPal, mas no Brasil você precisa cartão de crédito para se cadastrar no PayPal. Eu pergunto, porque em outros paises a gente não precisa (eu também não tenho cartão de crédito, mas tenho PayPal). Os Lindens que você tem, você comprou ou ganhou? Se você comprou, então você pode usar o mesmo método para pagar a conta premium. Mas se você ganhou os Lindens inworld, eu acho que você vai precisar mesmo um cartão de crédito para mudar a conta para premium.
  24. I think your question was, actually, how to calculate how they adjusted real time versus SL time and, therefore, how long does your pregnancy last according to Mama Allpa. There is a very complete Mama Allpa website with a lot of information. Your specific question is here: https://sites.google.com/site/hudmamaallpa/Home/general-help/the-pregnancy At the bottom of that page, there's a link for a .xls file called "pregnancy calculator". It has the "conversion" for RL/SL time at the beginning of that file. The rest are recommendations for your body shape changes along the pregnancy (with which, as a doctor, I have to strongly disagree, but that's another issue). Also, if you already have the HUD, you can join the Mama Allpa Group for questions, a link to the group is in your HUD under "Help".
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