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Perrin Avindar

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  1. Well you really are wrong and you are taking one statement out of section 4.8. The section that you forgot to mention was THIS: "When you acquire Virtual Land, Linden Lab hereby grants you a limited license ("Virtual Land License") to access and use features of the Service associated with the virtual unit(s) of space corresponding to the identifiers of the Virtual Land within the Service as designated by Linden Lab, in accordance with these Terms of Service and any other applicable policies, including the Second Life Mainland Policies as they exist from time to time." So yes, while you can ban people from your land for some really stupid things, if LL determines that you are banning people based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion and sexual orientation then if they decide to investigate it and the person found in violation, then you will have to answer to them for it and whatever consequences they deem appropriate. Let's be perfectly clear here. You don't OWN that land. You are licensed by LL to USE that land as long as you continue to pay for it and adhere to the LL policies, i.e., Terms of Service and Community Standards. The examples that you use: Furry, male, child, non-human, human, etc, are not violations of the Community Service and as such can be banned along with many other things. But that's not what I'm talking about, is it? Clearly not.
  2. I don't take Gor seriously say as a life styler does. There are people who play Gor who actually live that way in real life and then bring that into SL with them. I tend to take Gor strictly as fantasy and for fun, and therefore, some of my role play is comedic and lighthearted . If you know anything about the SL Gor Community, you know there are people who are extremely hardline by what they believe the books say and are particularly intolerant of anyone who espouses a different point of view. These are almost exclusively By the Book (BTB) sims. It's interesting that rather than discuss my post here that you would try and find something in my profile with which to take issue with. Why not discuss the topic at hand rather than a statement in my profile? I posit this question because it has only been in non gay gorean sims that I have experienced this kind of harassment and prejudice. Having played in a number of Urban sims, which since you perved my profile you should be very much aware of, I have never encountered those issues.
  3. Well actually everything you said in your post is wrong. LOL Sorry but when you sign up to LL you agree to their ToS and their Community Standards as long as you are using their services whether you have "bought" a sim or are visiting ANY place in SL. See this: http://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Filing-an-abuse-report/ta-p/700065#Section_.1 They do have to actually explain their position if they violate one of the rules mentioned at the link above. And they cannot do whatever they fancy on their sims. Age play, harassment, discrimination against protected classes such as age, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation is a protected status. So yes, they do have to hold to the same community standards that anyone anywhere must abide by. Ask any number of Gorean sims that have been investigated for child-age related sex play. They will tell you quite quickly that, yes, indeed, they must abide by the Tos and Community Standards. Even though the Gorean novels are full of John Norman's idealized self as a dominate male bending females to his wishes, it still does not give license to the owners of these sims to engage in discrimination or harassment to a legally protected class of player. I'm sure there are many sim owners who have a Biblical view of homosexuality but that still did not stop LL from forbidding certain types of actions toward certain minority populations which is accordance to California state law, where LL main operations are located.
  4. I role play an effeminate male silk slave in Gor. I am here to tell you that nothing brings out homophobia more than to see a prissy effeminiate silky slave boy. In the course of role playing this particular character, even using quotes from the books to justify his existence, I have had people jump into my IMs ranting and raving and literally foaming at the mouth. I have been banned, threatened, harassed, told to leave, among being called a number of horrible names. Some of these actions have resulted in other SL characters being banned by LL. However, the question remains.....How do we mitigate these kind of actions from Gorean role play sims. The "By-the-Book" sims are the worse. The question is: Even though the ToS and Community Standards forbid harassment based on sexual orientation, do sim owners of these public sims have the right to continue to ban players who appear "too" homosexual, effeminate or transgendered?
  5. I have a question. I have read the ToS and I have read the community standards; however, I like to role play in Gor, which has a lot of homophobia. I have been, what I feel, is sexually harassed for being gay, kicked out, banned etc for acting or looking gay or transgendered. Do these sims have the right according to ToS and community standards to remove avatars from their sim for being openly gay, acting openly gay, or looking effeminate? I would just like to get some input and discussion going on this issue.
  6. I have a question. I have read the ToS and I have read the community standards; however, I like to role play in Gor, which has a lot of homophobia. I have been, what I feel, is sexually harassed for being gay, kicked out, banned etc for acting or looking gay or transgendered. Do these sims have the right according to ToS and community standards to remove avatars from their sim for being openly gay, acting openly gay, or looking effeminate? I would just like to get some input and discussion going on this issue.
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