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  1. I know all of us at SLR-SAR are very appreciative of the Bellisseria Oceongraphic Institute stepping in to render aid. But, without intending to disparage the SLCG in any way, I think it is fair to point out that they are the Second Life *Coast Guard* and Bellisseria is a vast continent with vast inland areas and many non-marine hazards. So I am not sure that SLCG is the right responder in those areas or to this type of hazard. SLR-SAR, while more generalized to handle both land and sea operations, is also not the right agency for every emergency. We have seen that when some houses have caught fire and the only response SLR-SAR could provide was air dropped fire suppression, which put out the fire, but also caused serious localized flooding resulting in the entire neighborhood being washed away. We have had to field some phone calls from various Bellisseria residents who reported their houses missing and asked us to search for them, for example. So I hope the Bellisseria government (where did that town clerk go?) will step up and develop a full emergency response system including a fire and rescue department, police, and other first responders so that the Bellisseria Oceanographic Institute can focus on studying the sea, SLR-SAR can focus on maritime and land search and rescue, and the SLCG can focus on maritime search and rescue and law enforcement. 🙂
  2. Well, look, they gotta protect the pickle making industry somehow, right? Otherwise any country could come along and take over the pickle factories.
  3. Subsequent forum posts have said that non-LL orbs are allowed as long as they comply with the LL restrictions. Not confusing at all, really. You just have to keep up with what’s going on. 🙂
  4. Hmmmmm so pickle making came to Bellisseria because of this explosion, perhaps.
  5. I got nothin'. This is just amazing and I love it! But neither Ebbe nor Patch was one of the original Lindens so I think they both technically post-date the creation. 🙂 But if you read my original post, you will see that I found it! The Bellisseria pickle factory, which was found in Bellisseria exploded and created a crater on Heterocera? How'd that work?
  6. I like the idea, but I think orbs and ban lines on the mainland outside of Bellisseria would make it hard for such a group to operate. I'd be interested in participating if not for that. What say the chronicles about the ancient pickle factory of Bellisseria?
  7. Easy. GPS coordinates. A/k/a SLUrls. 🙂 OMG. Excellent point! You’re not the town clerk anymore?
  8. Could be one of the avatars from days long forgotten. When I login tomorrow, I will be very disappointed if my house is not surrounded by people wielding pitchforks and complaining about this 🙂
  9. Haven't you ever wondered about Bellisseria's history? Obviously such a well developed place could not pop out of the ground wholly formed. Surely it did not just get pulled up from the ground by some kind of animal. No. Obviously the idea is ridiculous. So I was wondering about Bellisseria's story, where it came from, how it developed, and why people first came to live there before it developed its current construction industry boom. And today I think I may have encountered my first clues. I was strolling through some of the areas near the west coast when I discovered this building here. This is obviously an abandoned barn. So it suggested to me that Bellisseria might have some sort of agricultural history. At least the area around the barn must have served some agricultural purpose. Perhaps this was a place where livestock were kept long ago. Or corn. Or hay. Obviously this must have played some roll in the way that ancient citizens of Bellisseria once were able to deal with their need to make a living. I continued along where I encountered this building behind a clearly different house in an obviously entirely different location and noticed that behind it there was an old building that was just falling apart. Obviously this building was no house. The tank on top is a giveaway that, at one time, it must have served some kind of industrial purpose. I didn't dare go inside considering its condition. And I didn't dare climb up the stairs because I would not have been climbing any sort of Mt. Olive, but rather a dangerous building that should probably be demolished. It's nothing more than a reminder of a Vlasic era that has long since passed, and there was no reason for me to step inside and risk getting hit by a spear or some big chip falling out of the ceiling. Do that and there's be nothing left of me but hamburger. And I'm not the owner of the property anyway (clearly, right? Of course it's not me) and trespassing just wouldn't be kosher. I contacted my fellow Bellisserians letting them know I was in quite a pickle. I could not for the life of me figure out what this meant. After some discussion about how these buildings could fit into the theme of the area, we realized that their condition had to be the result of a lengthy fermentation caused by their exposure to salt, water, and the elements over a long time. So the likeliest scenario was that they were grandfathered in. A check with the Bellisseria Historical Society's records confirmed that these were protected historical sites. In fact, these may have been the first pickle manufacturing facilities in all of Bellisseria! Which just goes to show that the pickle industry in Bellisseria has been important since long before any of us lived there! So now we know what's the dill! Sweet!
  10. Yes, there really are two typists here. But I was rolling on the floor laughing about the town clerk and Mount Molly. Still . . . I did officially recognize the name. But I note that LL has not recognized the official, correct names of Mount Molly or Lia's Airstrip. How disappointing. The good news is that Molly and I don't even know each other and we're really not organized in any sort of organized roleplay. Just two people doing their thing and having fun at it.
  11. IT HAPPENED AGAIN!!!!! This fire broke out in North Waddling Region. Apparently it started as a small fire under a barbeque grill under a house boat. But Bellisseria does not have a fire department so, once again, I was the only response available and my ability to response is limited to a heavy duty airborne response that is really more suited to large forest fires than individual structure fires. It takes a while to get in place. And this is what I saw by the time I got there. You can see the fire had grown just a little bit by the time I got there. Instead of a small area under the deck, the whole houseboat was on fire. And you can see that poor homeowner trapped between the fire and the sea! Well, I did the only thing I could do. I loaded up with water, carefully avoided dropping on the poor home owner and . . . . This was the start of my first air drop. Airborne firefighting equipment like this isn't really meant for the degree of precision needed to avoid hitting a nearby victim, but I was able to manage. Unfortunately I crashed before I could circle around to check and see if another drop was needed. And, sadly, communication difficulties kept other rescue services from learning of the danger. But, fortunately, the fire went out after my one drop. 11 tons of water will do that, I suppose! And the moles must be really talented engineers because that houseboat didn't sink and the damage turned out to be only superficial. Another fire put out! But it does show the serious need for better public safety agencies in Bellisseria.
  12. More importantly, the TOS says that the community standards are a part of the TOS. It states the following: 7. RELATED POLICIES The following related policies are incorporated by reference in and made part of this Second Life Policy, and provide additional terms, conditions and guidelines regarding Second Life. [some items in the list omitted] 4. Community Standards [some more items followed this and I didn’t list them out] That would be the reason that I cited the Community Standards as being the place where TOS contains that provision. Wiki entries notably are not a part of TOS, which is why it may sometimes tell you about things that are in TOS but it isn’t a part of TOS itself. Where you are incorrect is in suggesting that these documents that are made part of TOS are “not just a guideline.” The above-quoted language specifically says that some items are just guidelines and if you looked at the full listing of “related policies,” you would even discover that the title of some is “guidelines.” For example “content guidelines” is the item on the list right after community standards. To the extent that Linden Labs says nothing in the TOS is “just a guideline” they would be contradicting the actual language of the TOS and therefore incorrect.
  13. Hearsay in the legal sense has a much narrower definition and more exceptions than most people imagine. Check Federal Rules of Evidence 801-807 to get an idea. You can easily find them by consulting “the Google” if you are curious.
  14. Never mind. I found it myself. It’s in the community standards. Specifically the last sentence of this paragraph: Disclosure Sharing personal information about other users, either directly or indirectly, without their consent—including, but not limited to, gender, religion, age, marital status, race, sexual orientation, alternate account names (including account statuses, such as whether it is on hold, suspended, or active), and real-world location beyond what is provided by them in their user profile—is not allowed. Except for the purpose of reporting abuse or any violation of policies to Linden Lab, the remote monitoring, posting or sharing of conversations without a participant’s consent are prohibited. Available here: https://www.lindenlab.com/legal/community-standards The wiki is a great resource for many things including what people think the TOS says, but it is not actually the TOS itself.
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