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Everything posted by Gatogateau

  1. Have you *been* to Second Life? It would probably double the traffic.
  2. Like several others have said, "What? They've turned off voice in some areas? Who knew?" I rarely voice, again for the reasons most state. When I do, I find using other ways (Skype, Discord) rather than the viewer to be more stable, unless I'm in some sort of group discussion on a given sim for a given reason and topic. Going to an area where everyone is yammering about anything? Gawd. No.
  3. "near" Toronto, the "Toronto area" covers a fair amount of territory. But you know that. ETA: I just read your reply to Scylla. I'd say if you have to travel for hours to get to Toronto, if you are in green areas, then... you're not in the Toronto area. That's like saying I'm in the Boston area when I'm in the CT river valley of NH/VT. But gosh, it makes your story sound better to say "Toronto" eh? I'm not *implying* anything. And, I believe the definition for "frenzy" is the same in Canadian English as it is American, and if so, you need to look it up. I haven't posted nearly as much as you, so who is in the frenzy? I thought it was posting.
  4. PS. Apparently my RL, Canadian bff was frustrated by the conversation I had regarding the mindset of certain people. He just sent me THIS article, which has to deal with the problem with thinking "Why do we have to do all this if the numbers aren't that bad right now" https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-s-covid-19-success-really-unique-globally-1.5825390 Actually, I'm happy this discussion is about CANADA. Everyone wants to point to the USA as being the only ones with idiots.
  5. I was *just* talking to my bff, who is Canadian. He is incredibly smart and well read and keeping up on this. He understands scientific studies, and statistics... I mentioned the person who, on the SL Forum, claims to live "near" Toronto and sees very little COVID. He wanted to know if the person was crazy. Apparently Toronto, and its surrounds, are in one of THE HOTTEST areas for COVID in Canada. Not theory. Not speculation. Active cases. And some of the areas around Toronto are even worse. Toronto is in a gray zone, which means "anything left is zombies" level. ffs Gray zone = lockdown. You get to lockdown by having, as the people from Quebec say: bow coops dee cases And it is getting worse. So... for people who actually like FACTUAL information, here's some links he provided: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/data https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-response-framework-keeping-ontario-safe-and-open https://www.blogto.com/city/2020/11/ontario-covid-colour-zones-map/ Yep. Nothing for anyone "to see" here. Move along.
  6. I see no indication that the OP really wants to change or fix things. Not on his end. He just wants to rant, tell the world "NO! All of YOU are wrong!" while trying to sweetly explain how wonderful his build is. Meh. "I haz a problem..." "Here's how you can fix it (37 ways)..." "No. I haz a problem..." "See above..." "No. I haz a problem..." See recent peeve post about after a while the care and consideration level plummets. "You're right. You haz a problem. It just isn't the one you think you have."
  7. Humans suck. Agreed. I'm gonna add a little caveat to your peeve though, or a rewrite, "People who never have consideration or empathy for others." Anyone who has read these forums, or my profile, or any other number of things, knows that "people" annoy the living heck out of me. I started Misanthropes Anon, where frankly, no one is all that anonymous but instead waves the "get away from me "flag proudly. That said, in defense of some misanthropes at least, or maybe just this one here who is typing, if you read carefully you may also find a lot of consideration and empathy for others. I believe I've got a pretty wide heart, and I default to empathy not sympathy. I think a few folks may have gleaned that. I approach people with respect and empathy and honesty... until they prove to me they are not worthy of the energy. That sometimes may take a long period of time for me to come to that conclusion, or it could be reading an OP here in the forum and seeing how it evolves. Big-hearted, well hidden or not, my BS meter is set pretty low, and that setting was created by others. My heart breaks sometimes when I see others posting in such a way that I think, "Geez, if *I* were posting like that, there would be some serious problem going on, some depression..." and I may post a public comment to that effect or send an IM. That's always my first go-to, empathy and concern. But then there are people, that through their own actions, show that they are not worthy of any consideration. In fact, instead of reaching into their deep hole of depression (or whatever) to offer a hand up and out, I will gladly throw down a couple of shovels so they can keep digging their own misery. Sometimes I'm that person with no consideration or empathy for others, but it is a learned response to specific people, not a way of life. I know your post wasn't directed at me (was it? oh god, was it???? I snarked too much again... eff....). It is just something that has been weighing on my mind for other reasons that compelled me to post this.
  8. Disclaimer: I have not read the whole thread, but I read some. I'm probably just repeating what others have said, and I am sure the OP got good, frank opinions based upon who I see posting (sincere not sarcasm.) What prompted me to reply is several things: I am one of the first to admit to a lot of clueless people being morons and rude in SL, and so I initially thought the OP had a valid point. I also know that "privacy" is a rarity in SL and can only be had in specific circumstances. Then I saw the description, that it is an entire area set to public, for people to roam and enjoy. And then there is a designated area for privacy where "a fence was put." Dude. Really? Hate to tell this to you but this isn't real life. A fence in SL is usually just a piece of decorative mesh. SL is also not The Sims, where sims can't figure out how to get over a fence. It isn't the 500+ morons with the problem, it is you. I have been to so many places in my 11+ years where the whole place is open to the public, and there are complete homes set up and decorated, behind fences or not, that are ALSO for the public. Use the land management too and set your private home to a parcel with separate settings ffs. And as @Scylla Rhiadra said, thank you for flagging a place I will NOT be visiting, because normal wandering off the path leads to a ban and/or verbal abuse. Btw, another pro tip from someone who both visits and creates "sims", lay down all the pretty paths you want, that doesn't mean people will walk on them. I rarely follow paths when I explore. That's why when I create a place people can find little surprises tucked away in off-path areas.
  9. Hey there, Friggin. I see you're new to the forum, so letting you know to look out for the dates of the threads you are posting to. That can be easily missed although the new system does tell you that "you are now replying to an x-old thread" or some such message. The original post was made in 2017 and was answered then. Sometimes folks get a little grumpy about what is called necroposting, or bringing up old, dead threads. Especially like this one, where the question was answered. Your answers were great, thanks! But... no one was asking the question for three years. There's no snotty tone in this. Text can be hard that way. Nope, just an fyi and welcome to the dumpster fire known as the SL forums.
  10. Caring about what is going on beyond the tip of *my* nose is not hysterics. Nor am I hysterical in any other sense. I'm actually weathering covid rather well. If by "high strung media reporting" you mean factual reporting of statistics, trends, and scientific discoveries, then yeah, sorry, I think I will maintain my intelligent education. But you do you. Sadly, you also have the mindset to "do" (infect) others, but hey, not your worry, eh? You might want to consider who you are also getting your "likes" from on your comment above. Good company in any intelligent discussion (sarcasm font). My frustration and anger at people doing stupid things, and having selfish, myopic and dangerous beliefs and actions stands. As do my comments that gee, maybe you are seeing lower statistics near Toronto than we are here in the USA precisely because of the measures your government has chosen, including keeping Americans out. Concept.
  11. Effing hell, this. It is 2 am where I am. I'm not tired, but I'm also not functioning as awake. The stupid loop. I'll wake up too late, and feel off all morning and afternoon. Repeat. Stupid bodies. Peeve: I had a bad, pretty darn bad, thing happen on Nov. 18th and it feels like FOREVER that I've been dealing with it, but I look at the calendar and it isn't even two WEEKS yet. ffs. Did I mention insomnia?
  12. I just wonder WHO it is! I'm a shallow, shallow person...' eta: zomg. It is my biped, isn't it? I've been known to snark about proportions. I mean it isn't the only drum I beat, but I've joined in on some of the drumming circles. oh crap oh crap, it is me...
  13. Part 2: Wait. Aren't you Canadian? I don't remember. If you are not then "never mind" this comment. If you are then: While Canada's government (at all levels) didn't/isn't handling covid perfectly, it sure as heck has been more adult, responsible and sane than the same in the United States. Could it be that you aren't seeing it where you live because a) Polar Bears b) The restrictions you have work better than no restrictions? c) That not letting us idiots from the USA into your country was THE smart thing too?
  14. That is, I'm sorry to say, one of the most dangerous, myopic, selfish, idiotic things I have read in a while. "Oh well. *I* don't see it, so... meh." People are dying. For realzies. To say otherwise is wrong and stupid. Just stupid. And dangerous. Thank god I don't come into contact with people like you (because I come into very little contact with people). With covid cases sky rocketing in the USA, months and months into this. How can anyone be this ... stupid? "Gosh, not in MY corner of the world." !!! That's like saying "racism doesn't exist! I don't see it where I live!" and you live in lily-white upper New Hampshire or something. Be thankful you aren't "seeing it" and don't be surprised with that attitude when you do. Ffs. Just... ffs. ETA: This just made me angry reading this post. Debate efficacies of one mask over another, whatever, but to say "Meh, it is overblown cuz *I* don't see it" was just too much.
  15. Every time I go to a shopping event I find new peeves! There is some kind of noise emitter that sounds like breathing. In. Out. Loud enough that it sounds like someone has a cold. Just. Why? The other one, which I've encountered frequently before at events, is the one where there is heavy female sighing. Again. Ugh. New stupid in gacha. A very cute BOM tattoo! Yay! It is for astrology signs. I clicked and clicked on the vendor and nothing. Puzzled, I looked around and saw the gacha machine. Now, wtf would I play a gacha and get a whole bunch of astrology sign tats that have nothing to do with me? This, imho, was an incredibly stupid marketing choice. I may still get the tat, but through a 3rd party vendor on Marketplace. Idjits.
  16. I'm guessing there is a worm shortage somewhere in the USA. Very sad. Interestingly, I learned different lyrics to this when I was growing up, but I couldn't find that version. Just as well, it would probably trigger someone. The horror. Peeve: I was really hoping to find a version in German...
  17. While this goes back to the "always" peeve of "people": Using the laugh reaction to a comment and because "people" abuse that emoticon as a scorn laugh waaaaaay too much, having to wonder if the recipient of *my* laugh realizes it is a genuine laugh. This has been brought up before at how eye-rolling annoying that scorn laugh over use is. Has been for quite a while. There was one prolific poster who is no longer posting (much) who trolled people relentlessly with it and it has been used by many since. There's good usage of the rare, perfectly timed scorn laugh. Sadly, we'll not see those days again. This is why we can't have nice, sarcastic things.
  18. This image is approved by the CatCake. Gawd that's funny.
  19. I read about your ♥ mother's passing, and I just wanted to say I'm sorry for your loss. I'm "glad" that you can go to the funeral, in these crazy times. Words are hard. :::hug:::
  20. Peeve: The biped can't do the three hour math and ends up at what should be a busy music event to... emptiness. Worse, and another peeve, the moonshine is virtual. Plus: I'm liking the MS snipping tool for taking very quick "screenshots" for various uses. BD is great for awrt but the snipping tool is great for random bits.
  21. That's the problem. This is not true. The stupid, by being stupid, have let loose so much virus everyone is at risk. My friend's relatives, the ones that got and one died of COVID, that you laughed about... did everything right and were NOT stupid people. It took one lapse with an infected delivery person. The stupid are killing us all.
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