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  1. 3 minutes ago, BjorJlen said:

       Just for educational clarification here, but by definition (not that it's really needed lol...

    Transgender people are people whose gender identity is different from the gender they were thought to be at birth. “Trans” is often used as shorthand for transgender. When we're born, a doctor usually says that we're male or female based on what our bodies look like.

       I myself view myself as a straight guy who is a lezbian at heart (gotta love and respect the ladies after all), as my wife (god bless her soul) could attest to lol. @Coffee Pancake, I really liked the image you posted as it simplifies what gender identity is (at least for me), so thank you for that. In my view, it's always up to the individual how he or she views themselves, but sometimes (especially in today's times) it can get carried away. So much so that fights and bad arguments can happen (even amongst friends). That's not good, so whenever I encounter anyone who is so insistent as to make everyone refer or view him/her in a certain way, my first thought is to say something like "Then I am Prince (the artist musician), so where is my money?", but then I think better on it and just say "Ok, peace be with you".
       "Know thyself"...

    Peace...

    How can you be a straight guy who is lesbian? That makes no sense at all. 

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  2. 4 minutes ago, Chroma Starlight said:

    Finally, to my unending relief, in 2020 I managed to convince a doctor I really am what I've been saying all these years. The success was mine. The failure feel like society's, and we're not just talking distant outside communities. We're talking Bay Area online culture in the form of Second Life and big oldest furry communities here.  I was able to transition pretty quickly once I stopped looking for support on Second Life...

    I know the feeling, I have had severe gender dysphoria since I was 12. At that time I didn't know what the label was or what I was. I thought I was a circus freakshow at first. I mean I was a boy, but I acted and felt more feminine. It wasn't until 2016 actually, that I figured out who I was. I was talking about dressing like a woman with an ex and I got so freakin happy. It wasn't until 2017 that I figured out I was actually trans, I was playing with the FaceApp and played with the female setting. And The biggest smile came upon my face, it wasn't until a few months later, that i came out to my doctor and my adventure started. I started to feel less stress, anxiety, depression. I felt like I was actually me. You know how much of a game changer that is, when you figure that out? 

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  3. 5 minutes ago, Chic Aeon said:

    REALISTICALLY you should be able to enter WITHIN SECOND LIFE.  What is all this stuff that we go outside of SL to do?  Not like the old days. In many ways the old days were better LOL. 

     

    I am glad that the Marketing team is doing something but they clearly do not understand their market well.   Not new news and not just SL. I see it all the time.   

    You do realize that this may bring in more users for SL, as this will be broadcasted along these three entities 

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  4. 6 minutes ago, animats said:

    If Zenescope offered their characters and outfits in Second Life, they'd be pretty good.

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    One of their characters. One that's safe for the non-adult forums.

    But this is what we get in SL:

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    Pretzels? Pretzels.

    This project needed a bigger budget.

    I can imagine it will get a bigger budget as the project ages. 

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  5. 2 minutes ago, Beq Janus said:

    Such schemes would do little in any case. As has been noted here and in threads like this before, a commercial creator cares nothing about a few lindens in the cost as they make it back on their sales. Those it impacts more are the small time creators who (to be frank) we should not be worrying about at all, if you are only selling a few units or, making things for yourself or your RP group or whatever then you are not really part of the problem. 

    The problem lies in the economics of supply and demand in SL. To sell many units you have to "look gorgeous" and taking pride in optimisation etc does not typically lead to more sales. A few years ago now I added the LOD preview ability to FS, the idea was to allow people to easily see how badly designed meshes were, I know of many people that (like me) use this as one of the determinants before a purchase. It hasn't really made much difference overall though (sadly). My current objective is to arm people with far better tools to evaluate the quality of items, to easily see what slows them down and allow them to make informed choices. Will it make a difference? I doubt it, but perhaps, just perhaps, a few creators will start to think carefully about how they structure their items. I don't have high expectations, but every little counts.

    But thing I have an issue is, you are literally controlling and telling a creator what they should do with their textures. I mean I am all for regulations, but this one can hurt creativity. And Yeah it could hurt them, the prices add up, that and they also have other expenses they have to pay. 

  6. 6 minutes ago, Coffee Pancake said:

    OK, so there is a competition to promote SL social media for an NFT

    Um .. ok.

    The part that caught my eye however was buried in the terms and conditions.

    What the actual  ... for a prize with a $27 - $47 "Approximate Retail Value"

    HAHAHA .. Hell No !

    So does that mean that users can use Epik in SL? As a little digging into it, Epik is a type of cryptocurrency. 

  7. 3 minutes ago, Coffee Pancake said:

    Changes to content will have no impact on how the current systems operate. From a data perspective there isn't really anything separating "excellent content" from "my first mesh" from "that thing I found in some 3D object library".

    It's all just an list of assets that need to be iterated over, fetched, decoded and shoved on screen.

    It's easy to blame content creators as they made the stuff that's failing to load, really we should be looking at the dump truck and delivery driver.

    Even with that, I still don't think we should impede creativity. By basically penalizing them and making them spend more money to even upload a texture. I mean if it were handled like a mesh upload, the costs of uploading textures would be exponentially more. 

  8. 3 hours ago, Arielle Popstar said:

    Just got an e-mail from the Lab stating they were ending development on the mobile viewer and heading in a new direction to be announced soon. Testflight and the mobile regions will be closed October 29. :(

    Can we see this email? 

  9. 41 minutes ago, Jennifer Boyle said:

    When I logon in a region where I spend over 50% of my time with bandwidth and cache size set to the maximum via a 1,000 Mbps connection, and my OS, program files, and cache are on SSDs, and I have this system:

    CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 16-Core Processor  (3493.49 MHz)

    Memory: 130946 MB
    Concurrency: 32
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit (Build 19043.1288)
    Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
    Graphics Card Memory: 11264 MB

    And I watch gray for many seconds after I logon, nothing is broken?

     

     

    Look you cannot penalize someone for their textures, I mean you can tell the creator to better optimize their meshes and textures. But to penalize them, you might as well tell them they need to follow a strict set of guidelines. And for some creators, that would hinder their creativity. Also I don't think have a dictatorship when it comes to creations would work. As you are telling them that they have to stay within certain confines, that and most creators would opt for the cheaper route. We might as well be in the old days of SL then, with lower grade textures. 

  10. 1 minute ago, Kimmi Zehetbauer said:

    Don't give the Lab ideas. I can see at a board meeting --- "Ok, I think if we removed the legs from all the characters, it might save on server resources and dial down our use of the AWS cloud."  Then we'll have a 2000 page thread about that on the board with the Mods working feverishly to keep the "train" from derailing! 🤣

    It wouldn't as creators would just create items that were higher in complexity. Lol. 

  11. 2 hours ago, Prokofy Neva said:

    There's that, but this designer got on Twitter to tell me some elaborate thing about how the legs wouldn't fold gracefully so they did away with them. I sent like 6 videos of Second Life avatars doing ballet, etc. but of course they're doing this on Oculus and VR so I guess it's different. I'm not entirely persuaded but I guess it was a challenge.

    I mean if they can make a Triple A game on VR where the legs and the animations are working. I am looking at Half Life Alyx, they can do it for Horizons. 

  12. 3 minutes ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

    It's a viewer feature for Halloween

    I have had that happen to me after halloween too once in awhile. Usually it's after a teleport or during a sim crossing. 

  13. 8 minutes ago, Sam1 Bellisserian said:

    Actually I think it's for our entertainment. No, no....no need to pay us. I would hate to see you have to lose your hard earned money.

    What hard earned money though? I mean it seems like this "line" of work is easy. Take advantage of naive men and get paid. Without really having to lift a finger or do any sort of work. Lol 

  14. 5 hours ago, Coffee Pancake said:

    That wasn't my point.

    Whatever happened to generally not shaming or attacking people for having different kinks.

    People like different things and we have to work on the presumption that everyone involved is capable of being responsible.

     

    I mean whatever happened to safe sane consensual? No one is kink shaming here. I feel like you see that and go. Oh that is kink shaming. No we are saying that it's not alright to ruin someone's life. And yes it can ruin someone's RL. As Linden can be sold for actual currency and vice versa. Taking advantage of people in this community is wrong. No matter if you are a man or a woman. 

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  15. 1 minute ago, Coffee Pancake said:

    No shortage of people under the more mainstream BDSM umbrella who are just as bad if not worse.

    That doesn't excuse her behaviour though, how she non chalantly doesn't give a crap about the mental emotional and financial health of others. 

     

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  16. 9 hours ago, Brock Copperfield said:

    Though many seem to disagree with me, I think the hardware requirements are simply moving up faster than people can upgrade.  The majority of the people who used Second Life were middle working class where the majority of their money went towards bills.  Buying updated graphics cards and processors, if not whole computers just isn't in the budget, especially when the current computer works fine for everything else including browsing the web.  A friend of mine, ironically on Second Life, gave me a different theory.  It has gained a reputation of being a hot spot for people with a more, spicy life style and only wants a sexual activity fantasy, especially with avatars that have a animal essence (some call them furries) to their human shape.

    I would have to disagree with you on the hardware requirements. They have stayed relatively the same since the conception of Second life. 

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