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Colby Firehawk

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  1. Thank you for the detailed explanation Tolya. That's the sort of feedback I wanted. The thread was prompted by my experiences, but was not about what to do about them. Yes I was a little miffed, but the thread was about trying to understand how subjective and judgmental accusations were allowed to propagate and security service and others were allowed to act on them. I deal with lots of detail oriented stuff in RL and I suppose I've gotten used to picking apart the details, as well as tried to apply too much real life thinking about what is considered defamation and damaging in real life and
  2. There is a practice in SL that people should know about by which you may in part reveal your real IP address and thus some of your privacy. Here’s how it can happen. You click on something in world, it gives you a special web link, you open that in your browser. That's end of story. By special web link, I mean something that usually has a bunch of nonsensical stuff at the end like “kIHFZXyfEtOrRdX3YQrFGqHxWBe9”. That’s usually something created just for your avatar. Once you click on something to get that, the moment you open it in your browser, you’ve ventured out into real life. It is VERY,
  3. @ LL decides if, when and how to enforce their rules... You have no recourse. I can talk like that too! This thread was start to finish about what the rules mean, not about enforcing them. It's pretty obvious it's up to SL to decide what to enforce. So far I haven't ask they enforce anything at all, so duh, they haven't done anything. I think I have the answers I wanted at this point. It is time to move on. Thanks to those that answered in earnest!
  4. @ Legally, "defamation" is only a false statement. If you say something about someone else that's true, no matter how horrible and insulting it may be, it can't be considered defamation, slander or libel. Also, the burden of proof is on the one who claims to have been defamed. Hi Theresa, Thanks for the reply. There seems to be some different definitions of defame, but after looking at them, I do a agree that the accusation has to be false to be defamatory. I'll amend assertion A above. Following that logic, which residents get to decide what constitutes guilty? If I for instance post
  5. @ I don't see a violation of ToS here. I would suggest just chalking it up to experience (and a great story later) and move on. Find another place to hang. Thanks Jessi, I'm not really concerned about any one place or myself being banned. I take exception to those who bully people and impact others based on their own perceptions or opinions. I don't believe any resident should be in judgement of another except in respect of what goes on on their own land.
  6. Thank everyone for the replies, but they are mostly off subject (not meaning that in a bad way). I'm only asking about the ToS. I did say in the initial post that it's absolutely the land owners prerogative to ban someone, justly or not. That's not in dispute. What is is someone's opinions of a resident being communicated to multiple land owners, the impact that has, and what is allowed by the ToS. Let me rephrase by making these assertions: A - Defaming someone by labeling them a griefer, cheat, bot, or doing something nefarious is a violation of the ToS. It is not one residence' privile
  7. A thank you to those of you that responded. And BTW, it's not dismissed; it's still going on. As you might have guessed, I'm prompted by personal experience. MY crime? Someone, somewhere, at sometime, thought I LOOKED like a bot. I've never been a bot, I don't know how to be a bot. I've never griefed anyone or cheated at games. Maybe I was Googleing something, maybe I took a phone call, or maybe I crashed, but it wasn't for a legitimate reason that I was added to the ban list or because I really was a bot. It was because someone said so: Maybe because I dressed the wrong way, didn't reply
  8. In respect of this Tos Section (http://www.lindenlab.com/tos#tos6): 6.1.(iv) Post, display, or transmit Content that is harmful, threatening or harassing, defamatory, libelous, false, inaccurate, misleading, or invades another person's privacy; 6.2.(iii) Engage in malicious or disruptive conduct that impedes or interferes with other users' normal use of or enjoyment of the Service; If I wanted to post that someone, maybe even you, was a griefer, cheater, bot, or doing something nefarious based on hearsay and send that information to a list of land owners and people, labeling that person as a
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