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  1. Whatever. Moderate and General zones free should be inclusive. Adult zones for over 18. I know that it isn't just a game but you would think that including a younger cohort would be an investment. Last post on this. You will be talking to air from now on.
  2. I didn't get that it was for taking money OUT when I was reading the announcement. It wasn't clear to me. Not everyone has time to go to these town hall meetings. I just put some money into my account to spend on products, venues etc. so I was concerned.
  3. Then, you verify age for Adult sites only. In Moderate sites they shouldn't be do anything that would land them in jail. There are other gaming sites on the net that don't exclude age groups.
  4. Thanks for explaining this. I read the announcement and the only thing I understood is that you won't be able Linden's in Second Life without Tilia. Guess I just won't bother becoming a vendor, entertainer or any of the other money making things in SL. Money IN, no money OUT.
  5. Then don't, do your own thing. Who said you have to raise someone else's children? The 16 to 18 year old cohort is the group that shouldn't be shut out. They spend time and money in digital and a virtual environment could be the future in social media and communication. I didn't mean small children.
  6. Time is money too. Contributing talent, skills or just being good company is just as valuable as spending money on venues, products. Can't have one without the other 🙂
  7. No, I will not use Tilia. I'm just wondering what happens to the funds that are in my Second Life account already. Do I lose what I have invested? No, to this invasion of my privacy. You have my credit details. And you know what? There should be people of all ages on Second Life, those are your future customers, builders and script writers. Not their fault that there are so many creeps on Second Life.
  8. Enlightening post. I have been trying to make a simple prim "jump" in order to get started with animesh. I can change a dance script in an animesh but that's it. I acquired a 100 percent mesh figure on the market and couldn't animate that either. Wondering if anyone can direct me to a forum which talks about rigging a mesh object to an SL skeleton. Think that may be the missing piece for me. I have a couple of simple dance scripts for animesh figures. I am just exploring scripting and building and would like to learn more about this area.
  9. Yes, I realize that kids aren't allowed in SL but on my own little parcel, I could do a little skit for whoever I want. Anyone can on their own Sim. Kids may not be allowed to be members but there's nothing stopping me or anyone else from doing a play or a puppet show for friends and family. As an aside, it's too bad that SL isn't more inclusive. Use a blackboard (another person weighing in on the topic)? Sure, another tool but I would have been fired in my engineering career if I hadn't progressed from the manual drawing board to Autocad and other software. Not sure about SL's capabilities and if it actually could be used in some teaching applications but I don't think I'm going to see an open discussion about it if we're still on the blackboard and touting that as the greatest teaching tool ever. It's one, there are others and I'm not convinced that SL wouldn't be useful as well for some things.
  10. And as I said before, SL is another tool and if it can be used for science, why not?
  11. It sounds like you have some very nice memories and I remember a puppet show or two myself as a child 🙂 Balance is really the key with anything for children and adults alike I think. But respectfully, I feel that Second Life can be used in some very creative ways and can be a good tool for educators as well. This is what the original question was about, if you were a teacher, how would YOU use SL, what applications can you see. I see SL as a medium, it's a 3D virtual environment that can be applied in a number of different ways. It doesn't have to be done in a way that overstimulates the child.
  12. I think that would be an interesting project for a teacher who knows something about scripting or a student who is doing a science fair project and who knows something about scripting. The great thing about a virtual space is that you can run as many simulations as you want and not have to buy new supplies!
  13. There's nothing wrong with using Second Life as a puppet theatre, a virtual world puppet theatre. It's another medium to express creativity and there's nothing wrong with using it that way. My little girls aren't little anymore. I think I mentioned that in my post or at least inferred it by talking in the past tense.
  14. Honesty is definitely the best policy in my opinion. There have been a number times that I wasn't sure what was going to happen if I engage someone in an IM. I try to answer all my IM's if I can. Will the person be role playing with me, am I being "punked" or is the person on the other end was just imbalanced. I get a little leery of IM's sometimes because I don't know if I'm going to have a general interest discussion or if it's going to be one of the above 🙂
  15. I find it a shame that "adult" content dominates to the degree it does in Second Life. I can think of a number of creative things that could be done for children of all ages. I'm not knocking the communities that engage in the various "adult" content but was appalled at someone demanding to know how old I was and actually brow beating an individual on voice because they sounded too young. It's not a very good balance in my opinion and I think there are a lot of creative things that are being discouraged as a result. I can see a "proof of age" system being useful for "adult" Sims but it would be nice if the rest was more PG. My opinion.
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