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  1. 3 hours ago, Fionalein said:

    Why a support case?  Why not even demand a Jira..

    Because you are not reporting a perceived problem with SL.  That is a good question, though.  You are reporting an apparent violation of the TOS, so I would think first of submitting an Abuse Report.  A JIRA report is normally used to report a technical problem or suggest a new feature.  If you went that direction with this issue, your report would probably either be dismissed or languish for years. A Support Case is typically used when you are having a problem that is probably not systemic but is affecting your own performance, or when you need assistance performing a complicated function like moving a private region. An Abuse Report is intended for alerting LL to a possible TOS violation, which seems to be the case here.  

    In fact, the answer may be sort of a coin toss.  It's my understanding that an AR is sent directly to the Governance team and that a Support Case is triaged by a team that is more like Customer Service or Technical Support in other businesses.  My guess is that the Support team is larger and may be more nimble at times when a generic question comes across the desk.  If a perceived TOS violation isn't a matter that affects you personally, therefore, LL may prefer keeping it off the Governance team's plate and letting the Support team handle it. That's just a guess, but it sounds like what @Kristin Linden is saying.  In any case, though, a JIRA is not the right way to go. 


  2. 1 hour ago, Love Zhaoying said:

    There needs to be a “babbler” for SL that translates voice to Swedish Chef.

    You remember Babbler!  😊  That was a lovely translator.  It disappeared sometime around 2010, but was the standard till then.  I still have a handy Tourist Phrasebook that came with it, for those times when you were trapped without Babbler.  Here a few useful multilingual gems to practice:

    That is a pretty dress. You remind me of my uncle.
    Eso es un vestido bonito. Usted me recuerda mi tío.

    No, I am sure that Simon Bolivar has never played the guitar here.
    No, soy seguro que Simon Bolivar nunca ha tocado la guitarra aquí.

    Don’t worry. He is not as dangerous as he looks.
    Sorgen Sie sich nicht. Er ist nicht so gefährlich, wie er schaut.

    How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
    Wieviel Holz würde ein Waldmurmeltier werfen, wenn ein Waldmurmeltier Holz werfen könnte? 

    I have a gun. Please give me all your money. 
    J'ai un pistolet. Veuillez me donner tout votre argent.

    My friend likes to dance. May I introduce you to him?
    Mon ami aime danser. Est-ce que je peux vous presenter à lui?

    What pretty shoes! Are they yours?
    Che pattini graziosi! Sono il vostro?

    We will see how brave you are when I return with my cousin, Rocco.
    Vedremo quanto coraggioso siete quando ritorno con il mio cugino, Rocco.

    I think chickens have very small brains.
    Eu penso que as galinhas têm cérebros muito pequenos.

    I will be awake all night if I eat another one of those pies.
    Eu estarei acordado toda a noite se eu comer outra daquelas tortas.

    My brother is a doctor. Maybe he can help fix your nose.
    Mijn broer is een arts. Misschien kan hij helpen uw neus te maken.

    Pirates usually avoid this part of town on the weekend.
    De piraten vermijden gewoonlijk dit deel van stad in het weekend.

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  3. 8 hours ago, Leora Jacobus said:

    " Würffel Hoose " is not typical English pronounciation of whatsoever - you have no ü - we do.

    You're trying to be too exact. It sounds like a mangled bilingual pun.  "Mole" in German is Maulwurf, and the syllable "wurf" sounds sort of like the syllable "waff" in the English word "waffle".  So, a "Würffel Hoose" is a phonic play on words .... a little house for moles.  It helps that the Waffle House is a popular breakfast spot in parts of the USA. The umlaut is extra garnish.  BTW, the Swedish Chef would not say this.  Until very recently, the Swedish alphabet did not include the letter "W", and even now it is not used in many places.  Still, "Würffel"  has the sort of lilting sound that could sound Swedish, in the right mouth. I think it's just a nice game making use of coincidental similarities among our languages, ein glücklisher Wurf. 😁

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  4. I continue my never-ending quest for lost goodies on the seafloor, exploring a different part of the Bellisseria water world each time I venture out.  Tonight's search took me to the depths of Abiatti.   It's a rough area, just the sort of place for a ship to run aground.  All I found at first were the usual bits of household junk and an occasional surfboard.  And a half-buried rowboat.  Nice enough, but I've seen plenty like this.  Bellisserians toss a lot of stuff into the water.

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    It was sort of a ho-hum swim and I was about to give up for the night when I spotted a neat stack of cargo.  Someone had clearly been there before me and had started gathering useful salvage.  Perhaps they found a treasure ship nearby?  Those industrious houseboat owners haven't just been watching Gilligan's Island reruns and sipping Chardonnay on the dock.

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    And then ......  I saw it.  Not a sunken ship, but a full-sized boathouse, probably swept out to sea during one of the ferocious hurricanes that sweep the east coast of the continent.  Sadly, much of it has been covered by the shifting sand, but whoever stacked those crates and barrels has at least been able to dig some valuable things out.  I can't claim salvage rights, since they have already been hard at work.  Still, it was quite a discovery for me.

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    So, no sunken treasure ship yet, but I haven't given up hope.  There's still a lot of ocean to explore, and I can hold my breath (a little mermaid joke there).  

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  5. 3 minutes ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:
    5 minutes ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

    My personal experience is that scripts don't argue for me, they argue with me. And they do it without emotional susceptibility, which deprives me of much of my persuasive power.

    And this is why I avoid coding wherever possible. 

    That sounds absolutely no fun at all.

    The fun is in the chase.  It's like solving a good crossword puzzle or a murder mystery.  Solving the problem is the exciting part.  Once it is solved, the fun is gone.  I toss the paper as soon as I finish the day's puzzle, and I don't look back at last week's big scripting challenge once it's in the bag.  It's the same way with vacations.  I don't much care for being somewhere, but getting somewhere is great fun.  

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  6. The best way to find out, I imagine, would be to post in the Wanted forum.  The person who wrote that script is long gone. Anyone posting in this forum now is a scripter looking for ways to improve her/his own script, or to share insights and questions with other scripters.  We're not likely to know about what has happened with someone else's work, but perhaps someone who still has it in inventory might see a post in Wanted.  Give it a shot.


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    The GTX 1050 is not a particularly powerful graphics card, but it ought to be able to handle SL without problems.  A lot of people use it.  You have already reduced some stress by keeping your draw distance at 128m.  You should also drop your LOD factor, which is waaaaay too high at 9.075.  My own is set at 1.0, which is at (or very close to) the default setting for the standard SL viewer.  Unless you are viewing a lot of poorly-made mesh objects, you should do fine by setting it at 2.0, and that will mean that your graphics card has less work to do.

    Your packet loss, at 0.6%, is higher than I would feel comfortable with on my own machine but it's not alarming.  Reboot your router and modem, and definitely avoid using a wifi connection.  Those simple steps often take care of local packet loss issues.

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  8. It's probably not a good idea to use the Limit Buy option until you really understand how it works.  My guess is that you offered to buy at a price that is so far below the going rate that nobody is interested in selling L$ to you.  The LindeX is like any RL currency exchange.  You are making an offer to buy L$ from other SL residents.  They obviously want yo sell as few L$ as they can for your $, and you want to buy as many L$ as you can.  You have to agree or there's no sale.  The best strategy is to look to see where the greatest dollar volume of pending orders is sitting right now (L$251 / $1 at the moment) and offer a slightly better deal.  In this case, that means offering to buy L$250 or even L$249 for your dollar instead of L$251.  That way, your order will clear before all of those people waiting to get more L$ for their dollars.

    For right now, I suggest cancelling your order and placing a brand new one (or simply buying L$ at the Market rate).  When your order is canceled, the $$ that Linden Lab has been holding in escrow for your purchase will be released to your USD balance in the LindeX, where it will be available for the new order.

    Incidentally, in case you haven;t already figured it out, it is always wisest to buy and sell in large amounts because each purchase costs you $1.49, no matter how many L$ you buy.  Clearly, buying a small amount makes that $1.49 a higher percentage of your total cost.  Rule of thumb .... buy at least L$5000 at a time.  More, if you can afford it.


  9. Well, if you're not there, it doesn't make much difference who visits.  As long as you haven't set your parcel up as a public sandbox, they can't rez garbage there, and nobody can ever mess with your stuff unless you gave them permission.  If you are there when you get an unwanted visitor, you can always eject/ban them yourself.  You don't need an orb to do that.


  10. 8 minutes ago, Nika Talaj said:

    For my money, LL could save itself some support time by simply changing the name of the "List" button to "Save". 

    That's not a bad suggestion.  For my money, the goal should be to make controls as as simple and clear as possible.  My binary button and your choice of labels would serve both goals together.  It beats

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  11. Not at all confusing.  When you have a binary choice ( ON / OFF, TRUE / FALSE ), what can be simpler than showing either

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    or

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    ?  Why display both choices when only one is available?  The button IS the option.  ( The extra line of text above the button is unnecessary, but there as a generic tag to show that the script clearly knows the current state of the toggle variable.  That variable can then be used to make the machine do or stop doing whatever it does.)

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  12. The other popular way to indicate which options are current is to display only the active ones, toggling them when they become inactive.  So 

    llList2String(["Deactivate","Activate"], (iButtonState = !iButtonState) )  toggles both iButtonState and the displayed option at the same time.  Then you use the new binary state of iButtonState to go ahead and make the actual changes.  Users are never confused about whether the feature is activated or not because they only see what's possible at the moment.


  13. Materials can help, so adding a bump map or specularity might be the answer. In some circumstances, adding a local light source might be a good idea. Too many factors affect the way a texture looks, and you don't have control over most of them as a creator.  Aside from the time of day and sun angle, windlight settings vary from one region to the next, people use different viewers, and each person's monitor has its own peculiar color balance and resolution.  You can go nuts trying to compensate for things that are beyond your control.

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