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  1. 2 minutes ago, Jordan Whitt said:

    Example - I was once insulting someone most profoundly...and she thanked me for the compliment.  It almost made me give up!!!

    Are you sure she wasn’t just trolling you? That’s a very common snarky way that people will act to snub your insult...

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  2. I think it really happens a lot! It’s very hard between languages too (even in person sometimes) and that would be one of the cases where I would be in favor of adding emoji in the chat in SL because  it’s such a quick and easy shortcut to bridge a language gap and clarify meaning. And I really do use Smileys a lot or the  or “/me smiles” function a lot. One of my first maker friends in second life is Korean and he still doesn’t speak English very well and I definitely don’t speak Korean, but we have stayed in touch for quite a few years and we get along just fine with our hilariously bad translations and use lots of Emoji still.

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  3. 20 hours ago, Lindal Kidd said:

    There are three things that almost all newbies want: money, sex, and a better avatar appearance.  If you can position your club to offer at least one of these things, and manage to get your teleport information in front of a lot of newcomers, your club will be a big success.

    Except that then you’ll have a club full of new people seeking money, sex or a better avatar appearance. 😉 

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  4. 2 hours ago, sunnyrio said:

    All those things you listed sound like the "local community" crap I get in leaflets through my door, pointless clubs to join.  I can find plenty to amuse myself with in real life, in fact there's too much to fit in.  But almost all of that cannot be done in SL.

    I wasn’t suggesting everyone would enjoy the things on my list, it’s of course tailored to my own interests and I have done many of these both SL and First Life too. But it’s really up to you to make what you will of any life, isn’t it? If I ‘ran out of things to do’ in SL, I probably wouldn’t log in anymore. The breaks I’ve taken from SL were often because there was too much to do there and I like to keep a very good balance between everything in my live both on and off the computer. But SL is really one of the most creative things I’ve ever participated in online so it replaces social media for me almost entirely and I know many people ‘waste time’ on that in huge amounts. Many people in the thread have given you their impressions of what is good in SL but you must please yourself and assign your own values as we all do. 

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    1. Perform with a ballet company
    2. show RL work in an art gallery (SL art too)
    3. Volunteer for a charity and participate in their events, Fantasy Faire etc. 
    4. join a historical community, do historical research
    5. Record stories to be broadcast at a listening party
    6. read your poetry live
    7. sing live as a performance or just informally at a bardic circle or karaoke
    8. participate in a seasonal ritual with a group of druids
    9. build, decorate and dj at your own venue
    10. go to live performances, tribute bands and other entertainments

    theres my top 10 highlight reel off the top of my head today - there’s really a lot to do IMO. There’s a ton of things that don’t suit me at all too. But I really feel like there’s some truth to the saying ‘only boring people get bored’.

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  6. 1 hour ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

    Do you think Billie Eilish is "soothing"????

    I’m same for female singer preference but love a lot of male singers too but I honestly do think some Billie Eilish is soothing or at least ‘chill’...how about Bad Guy, Ocean Eyes, No Time To Die?
     

    Edit: Kate Bush is and probably always will be GOAT though for me anyway!

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  7. regarding real estate also...

    From what I consider a reliable source: LL has offered (and may still offer ongoing) one or more purchase/tier packages with volume discounts on both initial land purchase and ongoing tier.
    One thing sometimes mentioned is the Atlas Program. 

    Since I don’t know any particulars beyond these, I won’t speculate more about any terms...but it makes sense that there would be wholesale pricing and volume discounts (as there commonly is in other commercial endeavors everywhere) but...it’s also a hot-button discussion topic sometimes because it’s not openly available to everyone and the information and details are not easy to know. 

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  8. 1 minute ago, Arielle Popstar said:

    But there is a fine line between being quite blunt and being brutal, especially for someone new.

    And that fine line is quite subjective and it is based on too many factors to really control in this environment. I often think ‘how rude!’ when I read things...but I also try hard to read the content and not just the tone too. If I see someone being a socially awkward panda but speaking a truth, I really do try to focus in on the truth part and not get hung up on the socially awkward part . That’s not to be confused with someone I would like to spend time with because that kind of behavior does set me on edge too, and I tend to avoid it. 
    Very few people in SL know me outside of SL, and fewer still know me in real life so I can’t really take any of it personally if I’m thinking about it in a rational way.

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  9. There are plenty of 40+ people on the forums here and in the world, hiding in plain sight so to speak. I just don’t think they do grandma and grandpa things in SL very much? Maybe because they are already real life parents or grandparents and have a fulfilling life doing that in their first life already and use SL for aspirational or fantasy things? I have wondered about avatars and aging and maturity and our tastes as we ‘age’ in the virtual, but I think that’s a topic for another thread?

    Edit: you could always start a role-play, like the teen girls do with their Karens  on Instagram.

    Once at Gachatopia I saw the most marvelous avatar. She had a walker and super high heels, a leopard cat suit and hair to the sky. Her face was past middle-aged with cat eye glasses. That’s my kind of cool auntie/granny and I think I still have a snapshot  of her somewhere but she was moving fast. Obviously places to go and hot bingo dates to keep. 😉

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  10. 21 minutes ago, Arielle Popstar said:

    Think we need a thread on how we as older forum members can be more positive for new people who are or should be the lifeblood of S/L's continued existence.

    It’s a difficult topic, because I do know that a lot of people who have been here a long time and really do know a lot of important and valid information do feel undervalued or discounted much of the time, and that never really brings about a positive connection. On the other hand I really do understand the frustration of a new person just saying yeah-yeah-yeah...but how do I do the thing? I don’t know where those two can meet or if they are oil and water, but I do know that everyone’s uplifted a little bit more if the thread stays positive when it’s not just a joking around thread. Throw in not being able to read the room, being misunderstood and sense of humor varying from country to country – well it’s kind of difficult all the way around. I’ve actually been thinking about this a bit lately too and I came to the conclusion that what you’re asking is never going to come about because everyone will do as they do… And really values their ability to do that over any sense of agreement on what we as residents can do to help retention rates . I would  definitely try to contribute to a dedicated thread for newbie questions and keep my own sarcastic shenanigans to a minimum *in that particular thread*. That’s really all I can offer. 😉

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  11. 1 hour ago, riverjoy said:

    currently have my sights set on renting out some properties.. what do they usually pay out per month on minimum?

     

    Anshe Chung was in the news because she was the rarer exception, not common at all. She knew what she was doing and/or she knew how to figure it out, figure out what to do to make that money. After she cleaned up in real estate, she subcontracted for environments in IMVU, having a Chinese design team. I’m not even sure what she’s up to now but I definitely be interested in hearing about that.


    With the questions that you’re asking, it seems like you do not have that kind of foresight though - if you have to ask such basic questions instead of knowing that in any new platform you’re going to need to be doing the research to provide these kinds of answers yourself. it’s not enough to be the idea person, you have to have the start up cash and the know how to bring your ideas forth. Or the ability to gather a group of investors and then direct the efforts into a profitable outcome.

    I’m pretty sure that a lot of the larger brands subcontract their mesh building via less expensive overseas outsourcing as well. It’s true that once the assets are made and uploaded, there’s no more Linden Dollar outlet other than operating expenses for a business owner who sells product but so much new development is needed because Time runs faster here, people get bored much quicker and not as many want to buy some thing that’s a year old if they are a so-called fashionista, or a blogger. I don’t think that there’s a point where clothing stores and home decor stores can “rest on their laurels “and not do at least semi-frequent (seasonal) new releases. But that’s just my speculation.

     

    1 hour ago, Velk Kerang said:

    My last job on here was playing guitar and lead singer for tribute bands. I got paid by the gig, but if I were going to tag a number on it by a weekly pay scale then let's just say I don't get out of bed for less then 5K a week mate. ;)

    Assuming you are not just joking around with us, how many shows per week did you usually do and how many weeks did you actually clear 5K?  I like live music in SL, I have occasionally sung at an inworld bardic circle myself and I’ve really also been thinking that I should go out and see a few more tribute bands - so I’ve often been curious how that whole situation works as far as performance and venues etc.

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  12. There are people who have mimicked their system head style or look with the mesh head really well, and then there are people who have decided to make a change or that they could live with the changes that a mesh head brings. Some people are satisfied with their new mesh head and think it looks a lot like their system head.
    But if you want to stay with the system head, (and there’s nothing wrong with simply staying with your system head until you actually decide to get a mesh one - if you ever do)… I would try to figure out what about it feels dated to you vs the mesh heads. Is there a particular look or style you are going for that says ‘updated head’, or ‘mesh head’? For instance, (following my own preferences), I’d probably think about RL current makeup trends a little because sometimes I follow a few for fun  - getting the brows a bit fuller and straighter, a newer, higher definition (or at least more sharply detailed) lipstick layer with a good upper lip bow highlight, new eyeshadows and liners, mesh lashes (if I needed updated ones) and adding some check and nose highlighter into the make up layers. When I switched to a mesh heads, I began to look less and less like my SL “self” for sure though. That didn’t bother me at all because I wear a variety of avatars, but it did kind of knock my partner back a bit when he didn’t even recognize Fauve. 🤣

  13. Halloween Party 2020 
    Something a little different for us.
     
    Edward Pearse presents an evening of old School Goth & Industrial music.
     
    Join us at Tomanah Hall in New Babbage 6pm SLT on Saturday October 31st
     
    Your carriage awaits!

    🎃 Trick-or-treat  🎃

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    New Babbage is a 12-region Steampunk Victorian themed community. Historical dress and role play are optional and guests, visitors/tourists and the Merely Curious are always very welcome! Unofficial official time period is always 188x. Come visit!

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