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  1. I'm not looking to run a business, only to purchase Lindens so that I can buy items FROM businesses in SL. I don't need to have money returned to me and most likely never will. Linden's reason , as told to me by their rep, for requiring a bank routing number is to RETURN money from SL to a vendor, which will not happen in my case and indeed in the case of the vast majority of SL users. The reason I don't want to attach a bank account to this is simple security. If the Pentagon can be hacked, and it HAS been, do you think it's impossible for someone to hack SL? Attaching a bank account opens yet another avenue for them. I have already been through a hacking incident with another retailers bank, which was pretty nasty at first. It ended up being resolved but only after a LOT of grief for all of their customers. The question is moot anyway. Since Linden now requires this and I'm not willing to connect a bank account to PayPal for their benefit, then nothing can be resolved. The only ones being hurt here are the vendors of SL. Since there are a number of people who , because of their age, cannot legally open a bank account or others, like me, who simply don't want to experience the kind of vulnerability that comes with multiple avenues that can be exploited. This curtails the pool of potential customers for goods and services for the vendors here. Best wishes to all.
  2. I cannot believe that Linden Labs makes it so difficult to send them money. It's a strange business model at the very least. I have a PayPal account, connected to a major credit card (NOT a debit card, an actual credit card). Yet according to the Linden rep I talked to today, that's no longer good enough. NOW, my PayPal account has to be connected to an actual BANK account and I have to hand over my bank account routing number to PayPal. PayPal disputes this, by the way, saying that their payment method should be perfectly acceptable to Linden Labs. This is because, in case somebody, somehow, MAKES money on SL (I've never known anyone that made that much) and wants to withdraw Lindens , Linden Labs cannot send it to a credit card, only a bank account. How about just putting it in PAYPAL for the SL user and let the SL user WITHDRAW IT FROM PAYPAL. WHY, would Linden Labs need to somehow route it to your bank??? Thats not LL's concern. Nevertheless, my PayPal account, backed by a major credit card, is no longer good enough.. So, after seven years on SL, it's apparently time to leave. No money = not much to do. So long everyone. Its been fun, until Linden Labs managed to mess it up.
  3. I cannot believe that Linden Labs makes it so difficult to send them money. It's a strange business model at the very least. I have a PayPal account, connected to a major credit card (NOT a debit card, an actual credit card). Yet according to the Linden rep I talked to today, that's no longer good enough. NOW, my PayPal account has to be connected to an actual BANK account and I have to hand over my bank account routing number to PayPal. PayPal disputes this, by the way, saying that their payment method should be perfectly acceptable to Linden Labs. This is because, in case somebody, somehow, MAKES money on SL (I've never known anyone that made that much) and wants to withdraw Lindens , Linden Labs cannot send it to a credit card, only a bank account. How about just putting it in PAYPAL for the SL user and let the SL user WITHDRAW IT FROM PAYPAL. WHY, would Linden Labs need to somehow route it to your bank??? Thats not LL's concern. Nevertheless, my PayPal account, backed by a major credit card, is no longer good enough.. So, after seven years on SL, it's apparently time to leave. No money = not much to do. So long everyone. Its been fun, until Linden Labs managed to mess it up.
  4. I have seen others asking this and the response always seems to be that the user must have added something or done something to make it happen. I have the same issue. After about 10 minutes or so the notice that the driver has "stopped working and has recovered" comes up. The screen freezes although I still have sound and can move my mouse. I cannot click off of SL however and in order to clear the frozen screen I must reboot. I originally used Firestorm when this started happening. I made sure I had all the latest drivers (I have a fairly new HP Envy) for my graphics card and have updated everything I can update. Still it continues. So I switched from Firestorm to the SL Browser. Still the same thing. I've cleared my cache, raised my available space for cache, dropped my graphics settings as low as they will go and it continues. To simply dismiss this as a hardware issue is to discount the obvious. This is happening to many people, with different graphics cards using different computers and different viewers. I don't have anything other than the standard games that came with the computer and I never play them. I only use Second Life. I also have neither added nor deleted any programs on this computer. This started about six month's ago. Didn't SL have a major upgrade around that time? I remember Firestorm had a major push to update their viewer also. I seem to recall something about making it compatable with Occulus Rift or something. That's about when it started for me. With THAT update. Someone suggested using the Emerald viewer. I may try it but I'm betting the same results will pop up.
  5. Why can IM-VU offer those plastic prepay cards that you can buy at gas stations and grocery store, yet LL won't? I would buy those a LOT if they were available. My wife always gives me grief for "wasting money on that stupid game" when I use (VERY SELDOM) my credit card. If those cards were available, I could pick them up far more often. Make sense to anyone else? I mean since LL would benefit greatly even if they had to pay a fee for selling the cards. They have to pay a fee for accepting credit cards anyway.
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