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  1. 20 minutes ago, Richardus Raymaker said:

    It's optional now. But i know companies good enough that the are going to force it to users. That's the problem. Most fear can be fixed by implementing the e-mail version like steam uses before the force it.

    That already happened at Paypal in August, and it was a disaster, Because tens of thousands of people complained, who did not have a cell phone, and could not access their private account information as a result. Paypal reversed this after 3 weeks of being inundated with calls and posts on their forums...

     

    There needs to be alternatives to account for people who do not have cell phone, or iPads, or use "apps", which is a lot more people, than anyone realizes. And I am part of that crowd. Really getting annoyed with the MFA system being implemented and companies never taking people like myself into account. IF i could afford a phone or these so-called "apps", Then I would gladly do so. I cannot. So what happens to those of us in the same boat when MFA becomes mandatory ?

    Just one more thing that is leaving a bad taste lately from LL. Maybe they should be "fixing" things first like group chats, and so on, before they start to implement these idiotic processes....🤔

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  2. Ever since the move to the cloud, things inworld have gotten worse. I've experienced loading issues constantly and consistently. so has just about everyone I know. Group chat still doesn't work. Profile issues, constant MP issues, grid status seems to have more and more issues compared to say, a year ago or even two years ago.

    And yet... this somehow justifies an increase in fees for buying lindens ?

     

    Here is a suggestion.. try fixing things first, give everyone a bit of stability, where things are actually working again, and THEN you can talk about justifying increases in fees, like this one...😡

     

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  3. 5 hours ago, Theresa Tennyson said:

    If Tilia is an untrustworthy entity then Linden Lab is an untrustworthy company, making Second Life also an untrustworthy entity. If you see this as a problem you shouldn't be using Second Life at all.

    ummm that made no sense at all to be honest. and it has nothing to do with my original post which was, if anyone actually read, directly reference Lucia's post,, which has not yet been answered.

     

    in reading comments, i am a bit discouraged that not one comment made was factual or reflective of my comments. i'd like someone official to respond to it and Lucia's post please and thank you. otherwise what is the point of posting something looking for answers, and getting none in return other than having people react and comment instead of reading and thinking.

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  4. On 5/20/2020 at 9:36 PM, Lucia Nightfire said:

    Isn't LL currently involved in a conflict of interest & trust violation court case brought against them by a former employee over Tilia being created, operated and staffed by LL employees instead of involving a completely separate entity in all rights/actions? Or were those comments on glassdoor and BBB  from last year just talk from disgruntled ex-employees?

    Personally, I would love to see an answer to Lucia's question, Especially with how this would impact people being forced to accept a new ToS from a company that may or may be trustworthy.

    I would also like to know what happens if I use my Paypal account as i have for years now, and refuse this new ToS. will I be refused access to SL ? be prevented from buying L$ so i can spend on creators in SL ?

    I do not and will not accept a ToS especially one who may be mired in legal issues like the one Lucia mentioned. But I will not accept that should I refuse this ToS, that my SL will be severely impacted. You people should have a Grandfather Clause for existing accounts to be exempt, and only new accounts be subjected to the ToS. This would be the right thing to do here.

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  5. first time i've had a chance to post here in the last few weeks, i need to catch up on like 30 pages of likes now lol.

     

    anyway, i found these awesome earrings, i mean, like, the coolest earrings ever for a nerd mom like me, so i had to do the right thing, and dress outrageouly just to match them 😜

    and then i found a diner with this movie poster which i found totally sarcastically appropriate :)

     

    all this for a pair of earrings lol

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  6. IF Tilia impacts ONLY members with USD in their account, or who process credits from SL into their RL accounts, and IF those of us who are not impacted by Tilia in any way refuse to accept the Tilia terms come August 1rst, then will we be prevented from accessing SL ?

    because the way i see it, it has nothing to do with me, and it never will either, and as you mentioned, it is only a subsidiary of LL / SL, therefore should not impact SL directly to prevent logging in and enjoying my friends and my second life here. it would be a direct conflict of interest by denying access to anyone refusing the terms of Tilia, unless they use the service itse;f directly.

    i am telling you now, i am planning not to accept the terms of Tilia on August 1rst, so i am hoping my second life will not be impacted by this. i look forward to your answer, LL

     

    thank you

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  7. i'm a bit confused about this still. after reading some of the FAQ's (
    https://community.secondlife.com/forums/topic/439384-tilia-takes-over/page/7/?tab=comments#comment-1929793 )

    i am confused still about the Tilia Terms thingy.

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    If I’m only using Linden Dollars, does this impact me at all?

    No. If you are only using Linden Dollars, and do not have a USD balance, the ID requirements and the inactivity fee has no impact on your ability to continue using Second Life. For example, it doesn’t impact or change your ability to pay for Land Tier or other activities with Linden Dollars.

     

     

    this is me. so i will never use this Tilia thing, nor will it apply to me by any means, but

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    Will EVERYONE who uses Second Life have to agree to the new Tilia TOS and Privacy Policy - or just those who use credit processing to cash out USD?

    Beginning Aug. 1, all Second Life Residents will be asked to agree to the new Tilia terms of service and privacy policy upon logging in.

     

    why do i need to still accept Tilia's terms, even though i will never use it, not will this ever apply to me at all ? is this basically saying that we're being forced to accept something even though it is not applicable, in order to keep using SL at all ? because if so, i can see people leaving as a result of this, and this would hurt SL in the long run.

    also,

    by being forced to accept these new terms means an automatically created Tilia account for each SL member.

    1. how do we know, that we will not be charged any fees after 12 months of inactivity, especially since, like myself, i won't ever use this, meaning my Tilia account will be inactive for that duration ?

    2. i don't think being forced to accept terms for something that some of us will ever use, and then also being forced to accept this new Tilia account creation is right. this Tilia account should be applicable to anyone who does process credits, as you mention in the blog post, and not to others who will have nothing to do with this since we only buy lindens or pay land tiers so why force everyone and more importantly, do we have an option to opt out of Tilia ?

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  8. i'm a bit confused about this still. after reading some of the FAQ's (
    https://community.secondlife.com/forums/topic/439384-tilia-takes-over/page/7/?tab=comments#comment-1929793 )

    i am confused still about the Tilia Terms thingy.

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    If I’m only using Linden Dollars, does this impact me at all?

    No. If you are only using Linden Dollars, and do not have a USD balance, the ID requirements and the inactivity fee has no impact on your ability to continue using Second Life. For example, it doesn’t impact or change your ability to pay for Land Tier or other activities with Linden Dollars.

     

    this is me. so i will never use this Tilia thing, nor will it apply to me by any means, but

     

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    Will EVERYONE who uses Second Life have to agree to the new Tilia TOS and Privacy Policy - or just those who use credit processing to cash out USD?

    Beginning Aug. 1, all Second Life Residents will be asked to agree to the new Tilia terms of service and privacy policy upon logging in.

     

    why do i need to still accept Tilia's terms, even though i will never use it, not will this ever apply to me at all ? is this basically saying that we're being forced to accept something even though it is not applicable, in order to keep using SL at all ? because if so, i can see people leaving as a result of this, and this would hurt SL in the long run.

    also,

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    Is this an extra fee on top of the recently changed credit processing fee?

    No. The credit processing fees remain unchanged for you as a Resident. You will not be charged anything extra for a credit processing fee by Tilia. The only other fee which may apply is an inactivity fee. This fee would only apply to those accounts with USD balances which have not accessed their Tilia account in any way (for example, to check balance) or had any credit processing transactions over a period of 12 months or more.

     

    by being forced to accept these new terms means an automatically created Tilia account for each SL member.

    1. how do we know, that we will not be charged any fees after 12 months of inactivity, especially since, like myself, i won't ever use this, meaning my Tilia account will be inactive for that duration ?

    2. i don't think being forced to accept terms for something that some of us will ever use, and then also being forced to accept this new Tilia account creation is right. this Tilia account should be applicable to anyone who does process credits, as you mention in the blog post, and not to others who will have nothing to do with this since we only buy lindens or pay land tiers so why force everyone and more importantly, do we have an option to opt out of Tilia ?

     

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  9. ok, so i was inspired by Rhonda's Muppets picture, so i did something, well tried anyway, to do something i have always wanted to do.. and then when it was done, i realized my eyes were closed and i was too lazy to redo it all lol. anyway, this may not be perfect but it was fun to do :)

     

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  10. On 6/1/2019 at 3:36 PM, Rhonda Huntress said:

    One more while I'm feeling silly ...

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    seeing this, i just had to, and sorry if some of you get this stuck in your heads as a result 😜

     

    It's time to play the music,
    It's time to light the lights,
    It's time to meet the Muppets ... on the Muppet Show tonight !

    It's time to put on make up,
    It's time to dress up right,
    It's time to raise the curtain ... on the Muppet Show tonight !
     
    :)  :)  :)
     
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  11. they honestly should leave the basic perks untouched, there is no need at all to punish basic members in this way. as for the premium perks, they really should rethink this completely. people do not need 80 groups, but, with that said, i - would- find a way to find the money to afford a premium member if they:

     

    1. get rid of the perk that give preferential treatment by allowing premiums to get into full sims. as i said before, it is discrimination, not a perk.

    2. change the weekly stipend to 1500L a week from 300L a week

    3. give premium members a 30m x 30m lot with a choice of houses on mainland with 1000 allotted prims

    4. 60 groups and 60 attachment points

    5. 10% discount to any purchases made inworld and on marketplace (like many other places do.. look at playstation plus for example)

    6. reduce land costs by 20% compared to now

     

    yes i know i am dreaming big, but when you look at this, it's way better that what they're offering now, and this would be the only way i would even consider getting "enticed" to buy premium

     

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  12. I understand the need to create "perks" to entice basic member to upgrade to premium, or new member to join as premium members, but there is a different between "enticing" and "forcing", and right now, this crosses that line for me.

    it was bad enough to add a perk that "discriminates" by allowing premium members to get into full sims ahead of basic members (seriously, it's the same thing as like gong to a popular club or restaurant "hey you have money, come on in" and "oh you don't have money, go to the back of the line and wait"). but now, they're reducing the basic perks and really upping the premium ones, which makes absolutely no sense. and it is such a large differential now, it also goes beyond acceptable limits.

    if they think they're going to "entice me" though, they are wrong,. it's having the opposite effect, as i refuse to buy premium now. and from the chat in some groups i shared the link on the changes, it seems i am not the only one either...

    Good work LL, on alienating your customers..

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  13. 53 minutes ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

    Yes, I did!

    It's great that you've enlisted Roxy's help: she takes terrific pics, as you've undoubtedly seen scanning this thread.

    I think these pics, as they stand, are lovely. You've actually chosen a really difficult subject: framing a pic with two avatars (and so, two points of focus), in action, and against a pretty complicated background is for sure going to be a challenge, but you've captured the scene very nicely.

    I guess the question is . . . what kind of pics do you want to take? You could, for instance, and assuming your computer is up to it, add more sense of depth to these by employing some degree of depth of field, and shadows in Advanced Lighting Mode either from "natural" (*snort*) sources and local lights, or attached lights and projectors? But that may be something you're not interested in doing? Sometimes you want the scene to be relatively flat, for instance, if you're trying to catch a sort of cartoon/comic book feel.

    You could also play with Windlight a bit to get some more interesting lighting effects, although I'm by no means an authority on that myself: I make pretty limited use of that.

    In the final analysis, though, these are really great, and you should be very pleased with them! They are fun, and imaginative, and nicely shot! So yay you!!

    (BTW, I hope you know what you're doing: Roxy is about a millisecond from taking your head off with that katana. And if that happens, it'll take forever to fix the neck seam again!)

    Thank you :)

     

    And as to your question, I honestly have no idea yet what kind of pictures I want to take. I mean, I've always been the type of person that, once I start analyzing things too much and complicating them, I stop seeing the value of why I am doing and enjoying it. So I like to look at things in a simple way.

    With that said, of course, I also accept the inner child in me and when I see a new "toy" to play with, I simply "play" and have fun, trying new things. especially when it comes to things graphics and computer related. So I did play a bit with the windlight, on these pictures, using Fairie Blue as the setting, and then adjusting the slider until i felt i had a good enough light to highlight the scene without taking out the background entirely, but just enough to make it look important.

    It took me over a week to plan this, finding the right poses, the right setting, and then finding the right spot in the setting, the outfit, the effects. It's like working on a puzzle until all the pieces fit in nicely. I never really knew how much effort and planning went into these so I have a much better appreciation now of everyone's pictures (not to say i didn't appreciate them before, as i did very much so lol) because of that experience. If anything, it made me love them even more than before :)

    I also want to explore this a bit further, as I explained to Roxy after I was done, i thought about maybe using the picture to create a "comic book page" feel to it, or even edit things a bit to create a "comic book" type cover in a photo editing tool. I'm undecided on that yet though lol

    All I really want to do is continue to be inspired by everyone here, and then show my appreciation by sharing the pictures I am inspired to create from the effort everyone puts into their, and just have fun at the same time making them :)

     

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  14. I wanted to try something fun for my second attempt, so I asked my friend Roxy Couturier to help me out. She gracefully accepted ! Some of the pictures turned out much better than I expected. I ended up taking 6 shots, and at first, debated only sharing the better ones, but after some thought, I figured I'd share all 6, and get opinions on them all. I tried to go after several angles, some turned out well and some not so well. but the picture of Roxy turned out rather well.. i just love those eyes :)

    Anyway, I hope you all enjoy these as much as i did taking them :)

    (I'll post them all in separate post later, since I can only upload so many pictures at one time)

     

     

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  15. 18 minutes ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

    Have I ever mentioned here how much I love the name Kate?

    And anyone even remotely associated with that name? And also, Roxy's refined and sophisticated taste in friends?

    🙂

     

     

    This morning I stopped taking pictures in-world in disgust because it seemed to me one of those days when pretty much everything I touched turned to dross and muck. So, these very kind words are doubly appreciated. So, thank you very much. You've made my day much nicer than it was.

    aww i am sorry to hear you were having one of those days, but i am happy that i could make even a tiny difference to make just a little better :)

     

    and ty as well for the wonderful compliment. i am curious though, why so much love with the name "Kate", if i may ask ?

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