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  1. In the United States there are certain situations whereas it is required that you prove your employment status, often the result of an incident or activity to which you were involved. I'll just leave it at that. Those that need to report their status know what this means and it's likely not something they want to share openly. Using SL as proof of employment likely won't meet the requirement, but I understand the desire to make an attempt. Good luck with that.
  2. Using the name "Harley Davidson" is almost certain to draw unwanted attention.
  3. Add a transparent prim, linked to the object for sale. Edit the transparent prim to extend past the face of the glass so that the customer can touch it to purchase. They don't see the extension, but it's attached. Then add the item you are selling inside that object, using the original touchable object as a sales box.
  4. If the skybox is under a group of yours and you make any changes in the wording of the group description or in the description of that group, bots will start coming. Over the years I've noticed this on my own regions. I've seen it start within minutes of making changes.
  5. For my purposes I have the region on a 10 minute auto return with open rez everywhere. The residents prims were not on auto return (set within the group). Everyone could rez and in 10 minutes stuff was returned if they were not actually riding or sitting on it. Once they stand, auto return takes over. This way the residents could also rez anyplace, but their stuff was unaffected. This also works with no open rez and a dedicated rez area. It's not for everyone and their situation, but one that has worked for me.
  6. Leave the default for general group members, such as you might have a group joiner on a visitor board for example. For anyone with more than general rights or powers, such as your Residents, you would invite them yourself and while doing so can provide them with the proper role for your intended purpose.
  7. Look at the Roles. You can create separate roles (and titles) and give them different powers such as the ability to rez, among others. Some can have limited authority and powers while some have none at all, depending on purpose.
  8. It's great that you take this seriously in-regard to trademarks; not many do when it comes to names and logos. Trademark owners can locate product violations by sending an avatar in-world and shopping, but you can see this is not a very effective use of time and resources. More effective is searching keywords across the internet and MP is out there with many other real and virtual markets. Using H-D as the example, all model names are trademarked: Sportster, Fat Boy, Wide Glide, Slim Bob, Road Glide, etc. So, it's not just limited to the manufacturers name and logos. Animats is correct regarding H-D sales and I've seen some reports in some years as high as 25% on 'stuff', not motorcycles. You can see why they aggressively protect their brand. Stay away from any trade names and sales names that represent a manufacturer. Make-up your own unique name that people will recognize as being your version, variety or take on that particular item. Most of all, create, make stuff, build and have fun!
  9. I've noticed for quite some time, when using Firestorm Search, that often the search comes-up negative for that avatar name; about 50% of the time. However, at the top of the page, next tab over (People), search there and you'll find almost everyone.
  10. I fell in love with the mainland speed cams after the first encounter ...wow...like forever ago. And I'm with Aeth on this, they are a blast to try to set new records for the highest posted speed at the time. There's always a couple hidden someplace on my sim. When I encounter them on mainland it still puts a smile on my face as I put the spurs to 'er.
  11. Look within the group itself and create separate roles for the members with one role being specific to residents, giving them rez rights. That should fix the issue, if I'm understanding correctly. Good luck.
  12. I know a person that 'died' in RL and in SL back in 2012 and a lot of friends and acquaintances were devastated, including me. That avatar has not logged-on since then. However, this same person told me names of some of their alts in casual conversation some time prior to the event. Sure enough, one by one the alts starting appearing and following old habits, behaviors, decorating of sims, same clothing etc. Then, somewhere along the way the newest alt mentioned yet another alt that was new to me, but had been around for long before I came to SL. A couple years later while shopping, there he was with a partner and my notes in his profile written back-in-the-day confirmed it. I know another that did something similar and has appeared and reappeared in a similar fashion as several different alts over the years. I know of two for a fact so I'm certain there are many more. To their credit, none asked for money. Regardless, I think it's despicable.
  13. I love riding all regions that have decent roads, private regions or mainland. +1 for the ocean floor!
  14. Full disclosure: I build and sell Moto Bazzi motorcycles using my own heavily modified scripts. Former KCP/ACS user and I still use a very few of their products, but not mainly. This is not about me, but about experience and observations. And, to set the record straight, in RL you do use the handlebars to steer, but this isn't about RL. SL motorcycles can run on several script 'engines' for the motion and operation of the bike. Cory Linden wrote the first motorcycle script and most bike scripts trace their roots back to that one, which is still available as an open source script. Several people have made attempts to come-up with their own scripts with varying degrees of success and some are heavily modified variations on Cory's original script. Karyn's Chopper Parts sells KCP/ACS scripts that have been around for a long time and they are the most widely used because of availability. They are based on Cory's script, but were heavily modified over the years and are now protected internally, but with careful modifications and adjustments in the menu you can tailor the ride within certain parameters. Some builders (raises hand), used KCP/ACS for awhile, then tried others, then modified, re-wrote, modified, cussed, swore, quit, started again, wrote and spent a lot of hours of seat time developing their own 'engine'. A lot of butt-in-the-seat riding on every imaginable region and road found, lag or no lag. In-fact, the more lag the better, as it shows the flaws faster. Those who spent a lot of time fine-tuning these are very protective of their creations and are often no-mod. The parts and how they are used also has direct impact on the ride and function. Some bike scripts use notecards for configuration, although they seem to be in less use than others. Information on adjusting KCP/ACS scripts is readily available with a Wiki search on the internet. They are in common usage with literally thousands of builders in SL, though few of them understands how to properly set-up a bike. Some no-mod scripts use a menu with steering choices at the click of a single button within parameters built into the script or written by the creator. In mine, I use 3 presets (Street, Sport, Track) and inside each of those is written, no-mod parameters that change the speed, torque, braking, lean, turn-in and gravity in a progressive manner to simulate riding in RL. Many moons ago, I learned to ride on a KCP v3.0 on a crappy laptop with dial-up modem. Brutal! Today KCP/ACS scripts are v7.0 but even that one has not been updated in many, many years and it's full of a lot of extra bells & whistles for flying, cars, boats, motorcycles. It's a 'heavy' script so-to-speak and some of that comes at a cost when you cross regions. Just saying. Have fun. YMMV
  15. Well-made mesh parts can often help reduce your overall land impact on a moving object (vehicle). In the past, the 32 prim limit applied and scripts would just 'shut-down' and no longer function to move the vehicle. That's somewhat a thing of the past now, however some scripts will still throw that error message back at you. Karyn's even has a script for vehicles over 32 prims. get that and drop it into the root prim and you're good to go. Good luck and have fun.
  16. When you are exploring try pressing SHIFT CTRL ALT 7 (simultaneously) on your keyboard and watch the seas "vanish". This handy little feature makes the water disappear from view so you can work unfettered terraforming, decorating or whatever. Press the same keys to return to normal. The water is still there and you will float, it's just invisible. If you drop below sea level you'll see the water again as you are now underneath it. You can still traverse the seas by boat, appearing to hover over the sea bed. While doing so, you can also see how much effect adding more textures to any given view will have on your graphics card with or without water (just as an example) as the water hides them during normal use. Removing the water exposes those textures to view and you'll see the difference in performance. I offer this because it's an interesting function and it can be useful for general overall viewing to locate large debris fields for exploration. Simply revert the water back to 'normal' and enjoy your dive.
  17. Everyone will have different requirements and results depending on their product(s) and business model. Primarily, I build and sell motorcycles with a store in-world and on Marketplace. Motorcycle sales are dependent on appearance, details, ride and handling. A virtual brick and mortar storefront enables customers to see and use the actual product in the same lighting and environment to which it is intended. Fit, finish and attention to detail are clear and obvious with little room for surprises. We all like free stuff to some degree. Having a gift available to everyone helps bring traffic to the store and shows your work. Customers that like your products can join your group and follow sales, events, specials, etc. A group gift helps grow that group. Good free stuff will bring people back and they tell their friends. Even the way you decorate your store reflects you, your product and your attitude. Sales will be erratic, probably like a roller coaster, but patterns will emerge over time. Plan ahead, be patient and most of all have fun with it. This works for me. Consider your goal(s) and it might fit for you as well.
  18. Thanks for everything you've done. I wish you the best in retirement.
  19. I build motorcycles in RL & in SL. The rolling chassis pictured is my personal bike; a work in-progress.
  20. I like those too and have yet to find one that's 'me'. Hope you find it.
  21. Look in your Region/Estate window on the Estate tab, there's a check box for "Allow Direct Teleport". That might be the issue.
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