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  1. PeterCanessa Oh wrote: are you sure you know what 'decimate' means? ( The word decimation is derived from Latin meaning "removal of a tenth") Yep. I was actually being complimentary about how few incorrect responses you get in GD. Father "says what he means and means what he says" Jim
  2. Venus Petrov wrote: I have not finished reading this thread and apologize if this is redundant, but I discovered if you remove someone from your friends list, they automatically go on your 'Follower's list. So, you never really remove them entirely. Good times! A good friend is a joy forever. Father "sticky" Jim
  3. Kylie Jaxxon wrote: madjim wrote: Kylie Jaxxon wrote: lol, I realize that Madjim, but where does it come from? The Mesh of course. Father "ask a silly question . . . " Jim :smileytongue: In a silly mood today, friend? It's Friday ALL day, Father "the weekend starts here" Jim
  4. Kylie Jaxxon wrote: Ahhhh...thanks for the info, Ann That's pretty much what I said. Father "But why 115?" Jim
  5. Peggy Paperdoll wrote: With a 147 views (at the time I hit "reply") and the red icon on the left of the thread, would this be considered a "trending" thread? It only takes two. Father "and baby makes three" Jim
  6. Pamela Galli wrote: Ah I thought you were talking about the avatar Linden Lab, and was puzzled. :smileyindifferent: Pamela, I do not believe that there actually is an avatar called Linden Lab. Father "holey, not wholly" Jim
  7. Charolotte Caxton wrote: madjim wrote: This question of Followers is a minimal nuisance in comparison with the lack of any apparent consideration being given by the designers to what the residents who might use it would want. Much more important is the scope for commercial and otherwise spamming of non-events, misinformed training, unwanted products, and intrusive comments by avatars you have either muted inworld, or wish you had. The Trending feed is a joke, especially when you can get public visibility by loving it yourself and getting just one other shill or alt to do so as well. The feeds have only served to highlight the inability of the current platform to differentiate groups of people and types of messages, which must be very embarrassing when you are attempting to develop any sort of promotional strategy which requires that sort of personalisation, particularly since it is the basis for the success of those few web properties who have actually been able to make profits, rather than just grow costs in excess of revenues, largely by acquisition. But this is all irrelevant to the members of THE Cult. We are not impinged upon by such venal matters. Join us, make a commitment and you will find comfort and soothing messages being directed to your communication centres. Father "used to be in marketing" Jim You bring up many good points, however, this JIRA is only about being able to remove followers from your followers list. I suppose if you had been a passenger on the Titanic you would have been complaining about there being too much ice in your gin and tonic . . . Father "has his priorities right" Jim
  8. Kylie Jaxxon wrote: lol, I realize that Madjim, but where does it come from? The Mesh of course. Father "ask a silly question . . . " Jim
  9. Charolotte Caxton wrote: madjim wrote: I am most amused at the paranoia being displayed here. Followers are merely a list of people who have publicly acknowledged that they find your writings entertaining, informative or amusing - perhaps for the wrong reasons, but recognition is surely what is sought by those who post the minutiae of their virtual lives which they do not think worthy of even a Tweet. Rejoice in the knowledge that others are sufficiently interested to wish to receive your words of wisdom without having to go to the trouble of remembering and typing your silly name! Bask in the approbation of your peers as they attempt to make sense of your Dutch angles in an unlit interior illuminated only by a blizzard of bling! Enjoy desperate people who don't understand that the concept of worthless friendships does not necessarily carry over from Facebook to Second Life. If you find my perspective illuminating, please feel free to follow me; THE Cult welcomes those who are prepared to make a commitment. Father "should be committed" Jim Hello. There is no level of paranoia being displayed. This is simply a request to have a feature implemented that will allow us to remove someone from our followers list if we so choose. Having a name on a followers list in no way hinders or affects the successful interaction of our avatars with out virtual environment. It is merely an annoyance of not being able to remove names from our profile. In my case, what prompted me to request this feature, was that a cancelled account was showing up on my followers list. After speaking with support, they recommended I file a feature request. This JIRA is the result. There is no paranoia of any sort and this should not become a subject of hysteria by any means. This question of Followers is a minimal nuisance in comparison with the lack of any apparent consideration being given by the designers to what the residents who might use it would want. Much more important is the scope for commercial and otherwise spamming of non-events, misinformed training, unwanted products, and intrusive comments by avatars you have either muted inworld, or wish you had. The Trending feed is a joke, especially when you can get public visibility by loving it yourself and getting just one other shill or alt to do so as well. The feeds have only served to highlight the inability of the current platform to differentiate groups of people and types of messages, which must be very embarrassing when you are attempting to develop any sort of promotional strategy which requires that sort of personalisation, particularly since it is the basis for the success of those few web properties who have actually been able to make profits, rather than just grow costs in excess of revenues, largely by acquisition. But this is all irrelevant to the members of THE Cult. We are not impinged upon by such venal matters. Join us, make a commitment and you will find comfort and soothing messages being directed to your communication centres. Father "used to be in marketing" Jim
  10. It's the mesh queue message. Father "information wants to be free" Jim
  11. I have the answer!!! Remove the display of the list of Followers from the Profile. But retain the ability to Follow. That will allow those who wish to be promptly informed of every sanitorial visit, giggish love-in or teenage unromance to maintain a watching brief, but will not disturb the person being followed at all. Father "what the mind does not know, the heart does not grieve over" Jim
  12. I am most amused at the paranoia being displayed here. Followers are merely a list of people who have publicly acknowledged that they find your writings entertaining, informative or amusing - perhaps for the wrong reasons, but recognition is surely what is sought by those who post the minutiae of their virtual lives which they do not think worthy of even a Tweet. Rejoice in the knowledge that others are sufficiently interested to wish to receive your words of wisdom without having to go to the trouble of remembering and typing your silly name! Bask in the approbation of your peers as they attempt to make sense of your Dutch angles in an unlit interior illuminated only by a blizzard of bling! Enjoy desperate people who don't understand that the concept of worthless friendships does not necessarily carry over from Facebook to Second Life. If you find my perspective illuminating, please feel free to follow me; THE Cult welcomes those who are prepared to make a commitment. Father "should be committed" Jim
  13. Storm Clarence wrote: It wouldn't really matter if this function is in place. If an unwanted individual posts on YOUR wall harassing you can whack the post. They can still comment on someone else's post or wall whether they were muted or not. And follower or not, your feed is open to all to write to unless you restrict it to your "Friends", and similarly with the ability to read it; in fact, if only two of your friends love your post it becomes public property via the "Trending" feed. Perhaps a major rethink of who you might call a "Friend", with more categories might seem called for, if the feeds are not to descend into stalking, advertising and worst of all, public displays of affection! I would encourage you to join THE Cult in private displays of affection. Make your commitment now and find peace in a restful soul. Father "Someone is ALWAYS watching you" Jim
  14. Phil Deakins wrote: I believe I know why the link disappeared. I'm not going to say it in this thread or this one might disappear too. But it does seem obvious why it disappeared - along with other posts in the last couple of days. Was it perhaps because there was too much information being disseminated? I believe that information, like people, should be free - not as in beer. This forum occasionally asks difficult questions, and sometimes the answers are difficult too. If answers are incorrect it is usually more instructive to point out their inaccuracy and provide the correct answers, rather than simply to suppress the wrong ones; these forums would, however, be decimated (and I use the word in its correct sense, even if it does tend to provoke a hyperbolic reaction!) if incorrect answers were removed as a matter of course. Which leaves one to ponder on why accurate answers might be removed . . . This being the Age of the Graceful Failover, however (even if this is not always the case) information tends to be maintained in backup locations. Join THE Cult and I will shine a light even into the darkest corners. Father "I enjoy a peppy blog" Jim
  15. I welcome all followers. No follower is unwanted. As long as they are prepared to make the appropriate commitment to THE Cult. Father "Give it all up" Jim
  16. Ceera Murakami wrote: Another way is to click on any prim object nearby and try to sit on it. I also found you can do a map teleport within the LR sims. Open the map, click a point nearby, and click Teleport. Is it cheating? Father "always wanted to say that" Jim
  17. Storm Clarence wrote: Canoro, perhaps this is one of the newbies to whom you are referring? Snide remarks with almost all of his/her posts across several threads. Is this opinion valuable? I don't think so. Unless, of course, someone wants to claim this alt and voice their opinion accordingly. I can confirm that this rustybucketed dissolute is not one of my flock. Father "Picard is a good name for a hero" Jim
  18. ZophieMcKallister wrote: all the creepy dark stuff (don't we have enough of that IRL already ? ) Personally, I would disagree. We need to experience the insufferable darkness of our souls before we can delight in the bearable lightness of being. Father "human flashlight" Jim
  19. As much as I personally feel a distinct abhorrence for the mutual suffering that arises when two partners reach a point when one of them realises that there is no future in the relationship, I have a stream of potential recruits to The Cult contacting me on a regular basis who wish to make a commitment to our community, but who realise that either their partner would not appreciate the benefits of joining us, or who actively want to get away from someone who is preventing them from achieving their potential fulfillment. I have no experience in such matters, as none who have ever joined with me have wished to break the spiritual and concrete link that we have forged, so I am turning to you out there in the forums for your suggestions and recommendations. I would exhort you to be frank and free with your advice; my perception is that I have little need to encourage you. Father "we also accept credit cards" Jim
  20. Scampi! That is allowed, isn't it? Father "Would I lie to you?" Jim
  21. Caitlin Tobias wrote: Where do we post feedback about the SL Profile feeds? Personally I consider this tool a 'community-tool' and it is by now a big part of my inworld communication and experience and in line with the forum. Thanks in advance for your reply! I think that the obvious place is in Linden Lab's Profile Feed. Father - Mad, yes, but not that mad - Jim
  22. Isn't the possessive of Venus Venusian? Father - Mad, but sane - Jim
  23. Aristophanese wrote: I'm in, father jim. I will bring the Jack Daniels for the punch. and yes, petrov, there will be bunny sacrifices, and stew. Not english stew, mind you! but proper welsh rabbit stew How many cases do you got my son? The rate for the first month of top table food and to get on the rota for the pretty recruits would be ten cases each. Buy in on the Sunday poker game would be the equivalent of two cases. Don't bother with the bunnies, there will be enough monkeys in the jungle for all the acolytes. Father - Mad, you think I'd eat lapin? - Jim
  24. valerie Inshan wrote: madjim wrote: Is the adjective descibing someone from Pompeii "pompous"? Father - Mad in Taiwan - Jim No. It should be "Pompeian". :smileytongue: Then I can admit to being from Pompeii. Father - Mad as hell and not going to take it any more - Jim
  25. Ellyn Elan wrote Now we just need someone from Pompeii to correct our Latin! Is the adjective describing someone from Pompeii "pompous"? Father - Mad in Taiwan - Jim
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