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  1. *nods* True... But typing is how I talk in SL. One could arguably record someone else's voice from SL, without the speaker's knowledge, too. I did not think of it that way. One might be used to this. SL is vastly different. Kinda wish there was a fail-safe idiot-proof mode when it comes to important things. "Being an adult is great because you can eat M&Ms for breakfast! ...No, wait, it's not worth the BS I have to trade for it... Can I just go back to eating vegetables and cleaning my room? --I'll be good, I promise!" 😛 Yes, I know. Apparently, my joke was not very funny. *shrugs & goes back to watching SVU* That video's hilarious!!! And no, I wasn't scoffing at having a lawyer look at something... Just, every time we turn around, something costs money. Being human or flawed, costs money! ...I'm surprised nobody thought to nickel and dime us for the air we breathe!
  2. That may be true for a bit, but the only constant is change. Humans are not prone to stay stagnant, it goes against nature. Balance, sure, but evolution has ingrained in us the very potent ability to adapt and survive *also may point to the laws of physics here* ...There is statistically a possibility for some very negative outcomes and, lordy, I don't want to even think about those, but hopefully, it doesn't have to come to that and there will be no example to draw from on that note. This is very informative, thank you! That's also very informative, thank you! It kinda also backs up what Lindal said them being about 5 ppl. And yeah, I did know they have meetings: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linden_Lab_Official:User_Groups, I just wasn't aware earlier that Governance was the department that handled ARs. One reads the ToS and Community Standards. If you can't understand those then you hire an attorney to do the interpretation. Otherwise you decide who to trust. ...Well, I know that now, from having done this forum post. But I did not before (also feel I should mention that the forums have been the only help I've gotten on this so far). I've read the ToS quite a few times, and the loop-hole still caught me by surprise. It's not exactly clear (I did mention earlier that there can be children, foreigners, ppl with [cognitive] disabilities/disadvantages, etc., stumbling into and becoming accustomed to what they believe is a wondrously pleasant SL (as they may be escaping RL), and they may not be aware they need to either: A) hire a lawyer, or B) know boundaries on who exactly they can trust)... It's not exactly like RL, where yes, stores/public places of business will likely have video cameras... But you really don't think some friend you invite into your home will be recording everything you say so they can later use it against you, because you're busy doing the very intimate thing of hanging out and watching TV - in SL, everything you type can be recorded, sure ... But I felt safe, knowing that chat logs cannot be shared -just- I didn't realize they can be shared outside of SL (per the asinine loop-hole) (LL really ought to take a copyright of everything said/done in SL to prevent this, but, OMG, that's another can of worms). In RL, I might know where someone I invited into my home lives or works... I can politely confront them, or see the expression on their face or their body language to judge whether or not (or how far) to trust them. It's not the same in SL. Not everyone emotes. Not everyone voices. Not everyone has Bento. Everyone can make an alt. Cultures from all over the world. Barriers. Etc. Etc. ...So, if this is the case, then perhaps the "obvious" needs to be pointed out in the ToS, i.e., "Please consult your attorney, if you cannot clearly interpret our ToS..." And I guess, never mind the fitting Miranda Rights part to this chat-log loop-hole where, "you have the right to remain silent..." "...anything you say and do can and will be used against you in a court of law..." "...you have the right to an attorney..." "...if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you, at no cost..." 😆
  3. Although I can very much agree with your thoughts here... I'm going to try and focus on what Lindal said about it needing to be this way so that if LL needs to help you legally, it doesn't backfire. That's about the best I can do with that. [Second] Life does go on. So I'm just going to continue being productive and trying to do the right thing in all situations, and hope that nothing really horrible has to become an ugly legal matter.
  4. *nod nods* I do not think LL or Lindens are villains, and I do understand what you are saying, and furthermore appreciate it very much. I did not realize how small the Governance Team was (I thought maybe it was more like 20 ppl in a building of maybe 50 - Lindens and maybe lawyers or a legal team) , but I figured that was what happened with a lot of ARs (to which your examples are prolly a lot of what those ARs unfortunately end up being). Let's just hope that they all get the coffee they need! :) ♥
  5. Calling phone support was the second thing I did before coming to the forums. They also said the same thing, that they are not allowed to interpret ToS, for legal reasons.
  6. BTW, I opened a ticket for clarification, and this was the end result... ...I find it odd that the people in charge, who wrote the TOS, cannot interpret them outright. Therefore, I can only assume, by reading between the lines, that in order to get anything done, it must be passed off to the abuse team (who may also be Lindens, but who most importantly get to stay nameless/faceless + behind the scenes, for obvious legal reasons). So I believe Velk is right! I've not had much luck with reporting abuse in the past. I kind of feel it goes off into the oblivion wayside when you report something. But I guess it's better than doing nothing, in case a subpoena should come into effect, to chase down some type of trail.
  7. That's very interesting! It would be blatantly evident, if in one's SL IM, they gave their e-mail address (specifically for sharing chat logs), and then utilized that e-mail address to further break privacy/property laws (and probably SL TOS, as this is now the loop-hole for the loop-hole). Especially if that e-mail was linked to a SL account. Yeah, I guess one could try to be crafty (alts, different e-mails, VPN, etc.) ...But everything ultimately leaves a footprint once it's out on the web - ask any professional website builder (or IT person, detective, or even a person thinking about running for office). And yeah, I can see why a business wouldn't want to be involved in these types of legal issues, as this kind of publicity usually never ends well. ...Plus who wants to help put definition/restraint on the likes of "SL" when it's more marketable as being open to interpretation or experience? (Who is your avatar? Who are you? Are you real? Are you a troll? Are you anonymous? Is this fantasy? Is this reality? Is it a fantasy that extends into reality or vice-versa? ...Should we even define a creative media like SL? Where is the boundary? Where do you draw the line? ...And if it's primarily up to the consumer, then IMO, it needs to be more blatant and not so blurred.) I get it. And in a perfect world, where leaders lead by example, it would certainly be nice if someone would step in and ironically prevent potential situations that advocate any type of sociopath/predator activities or [cyber-]bullying other than "you have a choice to TP away or use the 'mute'/'block' buttons." ...But then again, how would that negatively impact the [predominantly narcissistic] SL economy? ...And while we're at it, you know what would also be really ironic here? Having to share "unsharable" chat logs outside of SL to an attorney. ...I don't know whether to laugh or cry at this point! Also, lawbreakers are banking on "the fact" that anything to do with the court system takes a LONG time and can be VERY pricey, so the plaintiff may be off-put or deterred. ...To which, I say, "If you have lost everything, then you have nothing to lose by fighting for the restoration of your dignity." Ultimately, there's lots of variables and speculations. Let's just say it boils down to whether or not the ends justify the means, and whether or not these risks are worth it. My personal legacy is that you always hit harder when you find a way to do it, playing by the rules. If you hit below the belt, you are weak, amongst other not-so-great adjectives, that will inevitably surface to define your character's legacy and deductively conclude it. <---Proverbs & idioms: "lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas" + "you reap what you sow."
  8. Alright. As a writer, am I entitled to any intellectual property rights with my own words? I mean, visual arts get a DMCA. Writers usually deal with plagiarism, but this scenario just blows me away ... as it was never spelled out for me (or anyone who might be of any kind of cognitive/experience deficit, language barrier, etc.). ...And I believe I am now having a SL existential crisis... I trusted and believed in dumb things like integrity. Residents even prefer to reference SL as a "virtual reality platform," and not a "game" because you can be and do anything you want in here, that you may not be able to accomplish in RL. And now that it's been 11 years, this brings to light my personal conundrum that, well, now I'm convinced that the Earth was never round (as hundreds of years of science would prove), but it's actually been indeed flat (as proven by an ongoing degradation of humanity) all along! It's very disappointing, yeah. I came here for escape from the "horrors" I experienced from humanity in RL. Can you imagine if someone who was bedridden came to live in SL, and found nothing but reasons to not trust or even participate in humanity anymore? I don't think this is what LL had in mind when creating SL. But I guess it's just the nature of humanity to put everything to the test until it's inevitably broken ...and then Honda buys Sansar. Anyway. Thank you SL forum, for finally enlightening me (with your wonderful humor, kindness, and truthful/straightforward thoughts). They are much appreciated. Wish ANY of the newcomer friendly places had taken the initiative, long ago. And in a way, I guess I can't be mad at the mental health support group/place, because they brought this to my attention (in the way that one might be shocked to discover death at a young age via a pet or something). ...But I certainly wish that I had some sort of recourse or option, other than to be even more careful of whom I trust in here, and to watch every single word I utter until I'm completely & catatonic-ally driven to go outside instead.
  9. Aha. I see, I think. My issue is with a place that represents itself as peer support for mental health issues in SL. This whole chat-log loop-hole was their idea, making what they stand for somewhat hypocritical (as they reiterate at the start of every meeting that everyone should feel safe to share in nearby chat, because "what is said here, stays here"). This was discovered on accident, as after years of attending, someone whom I had a past problem with suddenly showed up, and I stupidly sought out the leaders' additional advice... and they asked for "proof." ...So then, are they unethical since they're only "peer support" and not "professional support" (as that must be their loop-hole to play on the aforementioned TOS loop-hole)? And how far can I take this? Is this reportable to LL as some type of abuse? -As I kinda feel like all the ppl seeking some mental health support in SL have a right to know and therefore make educated decisions for themselves as to what may not "stay there" when they share.
  10. ...I had thought so, however, I'm not that Google savvy. Thank you for the clarification. I agree that it's not nice. I simply record chat logs to make it look like I remember the tiny things (so much stuff happens, you know?). I will definitely be more careful now.
  11. Greetings... Would be great if an actual Linden would chime in... I would trust @Lindal Kidd as well... ...Just asked the Premium Chat, and they are not allowed to interpret legal here, so I'm at a loss... I do need clarification. It's about sharing chat logs... I have not done so, but a couple of important people, a group leader and a meeting leader are insisting that if you e-mail them (outside the platform of SL) that it does not break the TOS. I do not think this is true. I believe there is no loop-hole as such. How can I be sure?
  12. Here's some of my favorite hair stores that very well may have something like this... EMO-tions D!va Wasabi ...Good luck!
  13. Sounds like fun... I would totally do it, and wouldn't even mind paying a fee if you guys showed things like Handmaid's Tale
  14. Ой! Я знал, что во всем мире есть великие таланты (и особенно в Second Life), но я не осознавал, что, возможно, я немного устарел в музыкальном плане и что сейчас предпочитают хип-хоп. Хорошо ... Я думаю, что я буду продолжать наслаждаться визуальными удовольствиями, тогда, спасибо Oh! I knew there were great talents around the world (and especially in Second Life), but I didn't realize that maybe I was a little outdated musically 😂and that hip-hop is now preferred. Okay ... I think I will continue to enjoy the visual pleasures, then, thanks! 😉 💜
  15. Привет, Я из Соединенных Штатов. Я бодрствую здесь ночью и рано утром, поэтому, возможно, именно тогда вы, ребята, бодрствуете. Мне очень нравится танцевальная музыка, такая как VNV Nation или Icon Of Coil. Мы называем это кучей вещей, таких как «Темная волна», «Электронная танцевальная музыка» или «Электронная боди-музыка». ... Кто-то сказал мне, что русские очень серьезно относятся к своей танцевальной музыке! Мне было бы очень интересно посетить некоторые места в Second Life, где есть этот тип музыки и культуры. Каждое место, где я бываю, - это в основном английский, поэтому я никогда не исследовал это, но очень хотел бы! Так что, если вы можете помочь, это было бы здорово! Спасибо! ^ Hello, I am from the United States. I am awake during the night time and early morning hours over here, so perhaps that is when you guys are awake. I really like dance music such as VNV Nation or Icon Of Coil. We call it a bunch of things like "Dark Wave," "Electronic Dance Music," or "Electronic Body Music." ...Someone told me Russians take their dance music very seriously! I would be very interested to visit some places in Second Life that feature this type of music and culture. Every place I go is primarily English, so I have never explored outside of that, but would very much like to! So if you can help, that would be great! Thanks!
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