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  1. Here is a new home just recently added Find it at the Wavefront region at the Breakers.
  2. Here is another, very different style of unit. We're happy to switch any style of house depending on your property. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Private Cove/17/189/24
  3. Visit the Breakers to rent a home and find your next escape to paradise. With currently two regions our estate is filled with lush vegetation and realistic beach scenes that will leave you feeling serene and calm. Dock your boat next to your house or use one of our free group jet-skis to discover the hidden treasures nestled throughout the island including wildlife and hidden waterfalls. We only have a few more full-size private islands left. Each island contains 900 or 1,100 LI. We also have a smaller island for 500 LI. Each rental includes your LI plus a free home. We can also switch your house for your anytime including to one you own as long as it fits the existing aesthetic of the islands. For a list of up-to-date list of available homes, or to find more information or customer support please visit: www.BreakersEstates.com or IM Lada Charlton in-world anytime! You can also visit the Breakers directly through our Wavefront or Private Cove region entrance locations.
  4. The Breakers Residential by Charlton Estates is hiring for an events manager to produce relaxing and fun occasions for residents and potential residents. The responsibilities for this role include: Creating and hosting one event every two weeks Building events around the holidays, special parties, or just because Hosting each event at our small sunset terrace overlooking the ocean and beaches Finding and hiring up to two DJs for each event The benefits for this job include: Payment after each event Plus tips received during any event Flexibility to set events according to your own schedule To apply, please IM Lada Charlton in-world with your experience, available hours, and any other questions you may have. Thank you!
  5. This entire thread is awful and is making me want to fund my women-only-sim investment sooner rather than later... ?
  6. Also, I'd like to add that my most recent interest in these topics came about from reporting more than two cases of age-play related sex crimes that I accidentally stumbled upon from flying around in the last 30 days alone. Both experiences were truly awful, as they involved photos taken of in-world activities with a very, very clear minor avatar. It's rough out there!
  7. Thank you for sharing. These stories are so important, whether in RL or SL. ***** abuse is just so unbearably terrible because of this confusion. And not one instance should fall through the cracks because we are more concerned about false reports than the actual crimes being committed. I am also a survivor of childhood sex abuse, which is why I take these topics extremely seriously in my business life (as a technology worker), and as an SL resident. Thank you to everyone who has contributed something meaningful, however difficult it may feel. Cultures are changing, but only if we care enough.
  8. Thank you for correcting me on what my personal perception should be and the precise terms of the implicit arguments made in this thread. For a reply, see this comment .
  9. Also: there is no perfect s.e.x crime victim. We cannot expect anyone to know for *certain* that what they experienced was a sex-crime, or to have an absolute answer to what they are reporting. This is why the report tool is built the way it has existed for many years, and is why in any society, including with LL, the reporting process is so far removed and formalized after the initial report is made (in theory). These discussions might have been made on this forum in the past, which has no influence on the fact that I find the response to scrutiny of renewed discussions to be downright disgusting.
  10. I spoke about the subjectivity of reporting these crimes, or how rules can be interpreted, in multiple comments above. I'll repeat it again: U.S. prosecutors and judges are the ones who are trusted with interpreting U.S. laws around ***** abuse, so LL should mirror these existing legal systems to better protect people if they aren't already doing it (and I believe that they are!). The waters on these laws in RL are in fact *extremely* muddy which is why millions in civil litigation and 100s of thousands of criminal cases are seen around the world globally in the real world. Only a very small fraction see a positive outcome for the victim. There is absolutely no way every new player to SL should be expected to know or completely understand these guidelines or the TOS, beyond what laws are applicable and naturally carry over from the real world. That's the primary purpose of the reporting tool, and that's why the ultimate outcome of reports is decided by LL (and likely their in-house counsel). I think the "problem" of vigilantes reporting real sex crimes in virtual worlds utterly pales in comparison to the everyday damage done by these depictions. These activities have lasting health effects for the people who encounter them. We should never, ever expect an SL resident to shrug an experience like this off or ignore it and carry on without caring again after initially reporting. LL actually explains in their automated response to reports that they will follow up with you, and that they acknowledge the pain the experience may have caused, which I really appreciate from an ethical perspective. I also think if the last 6 months in U.S. popular culture in 2017 has taught us anything about this topic, it's that sex crimes must be aggressively and without a doubt pursued and stopped. IMO there has been a major lack of outward community participation and discussion on these topics to better protect people's health. Also, it is an extremely popular misconception that only impoverished nations deal with these issues at an RL level. This is absolutely not the case, as domestic violence and ***** abuse, which go hand-in-hand, *never* adhere to socioeconomic or other societal boundaries (ie, "Civilized.") If anything, the data shows cultures that are *more* Westernized (which is how I read this phrasing implicitly) actually have a bigger problem with ***** abuse and related crime rates. I also think that anecdotal evidence of abuse due to avatar height, is becoming less common in SL, and used to be a much bigger issue than it is today. I also still believe that this height abuse issue does not compare in stature to the problem of predators or crimes being under-reported on virtual networks. Again, we do not need to look far to see the same patterns in RL societies, subjectively civilized or not, and how solutions have been achieved to protect the greatest number of people possible. SL and Sansar are still extremely young networks in the span of all technology innovation. We need to define these cultures early, so we can agree our presence here is ethical and healthy. If this discussion makes a few people uncomfortable or brings up other issues of abuse, then those cultures of abuse need to be addressed individually and not conflated with real possible crimes around age-play. SL's history of false-reporting due to height should have absolutely no impact on a culture of reporting sex crimes, or this discussion, as they contain no real crime and are merely an annoyance LL can do better to correct whereas the latter is a crime.
  11. I do believe that, and I've been here observing this problem and building businesses on this network since 2004, including on the Teen Grid. I also know safety is paramount to any virtual network's long-term's success, and that arguments over the semantics of defining virtual representations of age-play sexual activity is less important than reporting as many *real* cases of this crime as possible. We need to do better. If you don't think anything will come of this thread, even in spite of the popular culture in the United States now paying closer attention to sex crimes, consider the major changes technology and internet companies have made in 2017 alone in order to be safer, and more transparent with regards to exploitation and criminal activity. Uber, Google, and Facebook just to name a few.
  12. This is a specific topic U.S. courts have been debating, for... over 50 years. For example, portions of U.S. law are very vague to empower prosecutors and judges to have more subjective control of cases. I think we can learn and adapt a lot from RL societies in SL, as this network has already done since 2004. If we extrapolate from U.S. law, which makes sense in multiple contexts not the least of which is how the activity we're discussing can *be a violation of U.S. law while still going un-reported, and continuing*, I think LL should start better, or more apparent and clear campaigns to protect people. This would obviously have a secondary effect on businesses, as consumers would feel safer (see the comment above) buying products and services, and would, therefore, buy more of them. Put simply, spending a little money now on anti-age-play campaigns might net LL a significant ROI in the long-run. I would think any campaign would have to scrap the silly height requirements to actually be useful, as all types of fantasy avatars might fall outside or inside this limit, and it's just not realistic. I think after a smaller campaign is successful, that LL should bring on in-house attorneys if they don't have them already that are specifically assigned to this work, and help to quickly process and automate reports ethically. I think most adults over the age of 25 can reliably discern what is sexual, age-play, and what is not. That subjectivity is the nature of reporting these instances, so we need all the community support we can get. The examples you mention are clear edge-cases to me, but that would be something for attorney's to help standardize and decide if they haven't already for LL. I think using the phrase "witch hunt" is indicative of a perspective that falls far outside this discussion, but is similar, and reveals more about the commenter than this debate. Salem witches were murdered because they were marginalized women. What we're discussing here is a *virtual* world, that impacts real humans' health, and the sexual predators that make this a problem. Not marginalized women. If you want to discuss Salem, pick up a history book.
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