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  1. I hope I was perfectly clear in my first post to this question. I said "Please note that when you make any changes to your account information, you must always do it by logging in to your dashboard at secondlife.com . Never follow a link that someone provides to you in an e-mail or from another web site." I am NOT IN ANY WAY advising the OP to respond directly to this notice by clicking on the link in it.
  2. It is a legitimate notice. Please note that when you make any changes to your account information, you must always do it by logging in to your dashboard at secondlife.com . Never follow a link that someone provides to you in an e-mail or from another web site. If you ever have a question about your own account, you may either sublit a support ticket or simply call the LL Billing Office. The billing team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.: Toll-Free (US/Canada) 800.294.1067 Long-Distance 703.286.6277 Local Toll-Free numbers * France: 0805.101.490 * Germany: 0800.664.5510 * Japan: 0066.33.132.830 * Portugal: 800.814.450 * Spain: 800.300.560 * UK: 0800.048.4646 * Support is in English Only
  3. Your user name is Bengta Resident. That cannot ever be changed. You may decide to also have a Display Name, which is like a nickname in RL. If you decide to do that, you may change your Display Name as often as once a week. A Display Name is a convenience, a name that you would like your friends to know you by, but it can never be used for official things like logging in, paying your bills, buying L$, etc. For those, you must always use your username.
  4. Rolig Loon

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    Benvenuti a Second Life, Tanino! Troverete molti amici italiani se inviare la tua domanda al Forum Italiano>>> http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Forum-in-italiano/bd-p/ItalianForum
  5. If you are exporting *.dae files from Blender, you shouldn't need Primstar. Primstar is for handling sculpties, where the export is a *.tga formatted UV map. (Doing this part from memory, so I may have the words wrong) >>> From Blender, use Files >> Export Object >> As DAE .
  6. Yes, I know. But only barely so. It was current until last week, when the page was reformatted. Rand Linden referred me to this page. Most of those exchanges have been in operation for a long time and are likely to still be available for a long time to come.
  7. Here is a list of L$ exchanges, some of which will let you buy L$ directly with Dutch currency >>> http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Archive/Third_Party_Linden_Dollar_Exchanges . All of these exchanges have been tested and have passed Linden Lab's own Risk API. If you choose to use a currency exchange other than the Lindex, it is wise to avoid ones that you find with a simple Google search, especially if they do not appear on this list. Some exchanges have been known to be fraudulent, either charging unusually high fees or being used as scams that may cause privacy issues.
  8. Here are the most common reasons for credit card failure: The credit card number was entered incorrectly. The billing address was not entered or was entered incorrectly. It should be the same address that appears on your bill. The name on the card was not entered or was not entered as it appears on the card. The credit card is not in the list of accepted payment methods (we currently accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, or PayPal). The CVV (3 digits on the back, or 4 digits on the front for AmEx) was not entered or was entered incorrectly. The card is expired, or the expiration date was entered incorrectly. There are no funds available on the credit card to validate it. We send a US$1.00 authorization to ensure that a credit card is valid. This is not a billing, but the card must have at least US$1.00 available on it to pass validation. Your monthly payment limit is reached, and/or your bank is not authorizing any more transactions. The issuing bank has not pre-approved transactions with Linden Research, Inc. Contact the issuing bank to resolve the problem. If you are outside the US, your card may not be set up for international/overseas transactions (this is very common with Visa Electron). If none of the above applies to you, contact your credit card provider to determine the cause. You can also call our billing team directly using the phone numbers on the Billing Support page.
  9. There's a script in some item that you have rezzed nearby (or one that you are wearing) that is shouting that message. You can identify it easily enough by looking in chat to see its name. Then, at least until you find it, right clik on the name in your chat window, select Object Information, and then click the Block button to mute it. Then, at your leisure, search the area until you find it. Also, open inventory and look in the Worn tab to see if you are wearing it. When you find it, you can decide whether to delete it, take it to inventory, or try to fix it.
  10. Just so you know .... if you abandon your Linden Home and use you Premium tier to get a different 152 sq m parcel, you'll have to build your own house on that land. The prims in that house will count against the 117 total prim allotment for the parcel. That's not the way it works for a Linden Home, which doesn't count against the 117 prim total. So, you get the freedom to build whatever you like, but you'll have fewer prims left to decorate it than you have now. Balance in all things.
  11. Don't worry about sinking money into SL. You don't need to put any more money into it than you want to. I have been a basic member for almost 5 years, so I have never had to pay a Premium fee. I do earn a decent income in world from scripting and selling clothing (and other items), but I didn't start to earn much until I had been doing it for a couple of years. Until then, I brought a small amount of money in world occasionally -- it's amazing how much you can buy for less than a total of $10 -- but I found that I could do quite well with freebies. That's one of the lovely things about SL. You can put money into land, a house, a monster wardrobe, vehicles, and all of that if you want to, but you can enjoy life without those things for free. Go to live music concerts, dance at a different club every evening, shop in all the freebie stores and build a great wardrobe for nothing, explore incredible sims, find a friend, join a poetry group or start learning some skill that might eventually lead to a business.
  12. Yes, you should have received your L$1,000 bonus after 45 days. Call the Billing office right now and find out why you didn't. The billing team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Toll-Free (US/Canada) 800.294.1067 Long-Distance 703.286.6277 Local Toll-Free numbers * France: 0805.101.490 * Germany: 0800.664.5510 * Japan: 0066.33.132.830 * Portugal: 800.814.450 * Spain: 800.300.560 * UK: 0800.048.4646 * Support is in English Only
  13. camarney12345678 wrote: i dont get it says every time a join a world it says firfox cant open secondlife adress because it asscitated with any program That's because you are trying to enter SL from a web site and your Firefox browser doesn't have a clue what Second Life is. The link you are using is a SLURL, a specialized URL that only makes sense in the context of SL. If you want to use it in your web browser, you'll have to teach it what that means. If you are just starting in Second Life, I'd advise you not to try the SLURL method for right now. Be sure that you have downloaded and installed a Second Life viewer >>> https://secondlife.com/support/downloads/?lang=en-US . It will self-install as you answer a few obvious questions and will launch automatically. After that, you will be able to enter SL each time by clicking on the program icon on your desktop. See here for more basic information that will help yiou get starte in Second Life >>> http://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Second-Life-Quickstart/ta-p/1087919 Welcome aboard!
  14. All shapes are made the same way. Someone has to sit down and fiddle with the sliders, or enter the numbers from those sliders into an XML file manually. A shape is a shape is a shape. All you are doing when you create a shape is manipulating the dimensions on the basic avatar mesh that we are all made from. Now, thanks to very recent changes in SL, you can make a mesh avatar that is entirely different, if that's what you mean. If you want to do that, you are creating a completely new, custom mesh. That's a very specialized skill. Start reading here for the basics and then prepare to enter a very steep learning curve if you are unfamiliar with 3D modeling >>> http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Mesh
  15. Special? How special? I am not aware of any membership type that does not allow you to downgrade, as long as you have satisfied any outstanding obligations like land ownership. You can add more important information to this question by clicking on the Options link in its upper right corner and selecting EDIT. Please do NOT start yet another thread. ETA: You aren't part of the Gold Solution Provider program, are you?
  16. 1. Avoid using channel numbers that are in common use ( one- to three-digit positive integers, or numbers like 1111,12345). Use high, negative numbered channels instead. Avoid using the public chat channel unless absolutely necesary. 2. Filter llListen to listen only to messages from specific sources. 3. Use llListenRemove or state changes to kill llListen when not needed. Use timeouts on dialogs and textboxes. 4. Use llRegionSayTo instead of llRegionSay to target sim-wide messages to specific objects. 5. Use the same llListen for several expected messages instead of opening new instances. 6. Consider using llGiveInventory to share information on a notecard instead of sending a chat message. That last one is particularly handy for sending update information to several remote objects in the sim at once. Drop the new information on a notecard into a central transmitting object and have it send copies to the remotes, where the information is read and incorporated.
  17. Definitely a violation of the LL Gambling Policy >>> http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linden_Lab_Official:Policy_Regarding_Wagering_in_Second_Life : It is a violation of this policy to wager in games in the Second Life® environment operated on Linden Lab servers if such games: Rely on chance or random number generation to determine a winner,OR Rely on the outcome of real-life organized sporting events, AND provide a payout in Linden Dollars (L$)OR Any real-world currency or thing of value. This includes (but is not limited to), for example, Casino Games such as: Baccarat Blackjack Craps Faro Keno Pachinko Pai Gow Poker Roulette Sic Bo Slot machines This policy also includes sports books or sports betting, including the placing of bets on actual sporting events against a book-maker or through a betting exchange. Linden Lab will actively enforce this policy. If we discover gambling activities that violate the policy, we will remove all related objects from the inworld environment, may suspend or terminate the accounts of residents involved without refund or payment, and may report any relevant details, including user information, to authorities and financial institutions.
  18. Again? You should only need to do it one time. The system doesn't need to be reminded, and it knows when you become a year older and should be allowed access to Moderate and Adult land.
  19. Here's an update..... The information on "approved" Third Party currency exchanges (that is, L$ currency exchanges that have satisfied LL's Risk API) is available at https://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Archive/Third_Party_Linden_Dollar_Exchanges . It should be noted that the Lindex now makes it possible to buy and sell L$ from a wide variety of RL currencies, generally at exchange rates that are lower than Third Party exchanges. The Lindex also has a reputation for being a reliable exchange, so you are less vulnerable to some of the risks for fraud that you might encounter on the open Internet. That said, how you buy and sell L$ is a personal choice.
  20. Anything that you earn in SL is "play money" as long as it stays in SL. As soon as you sell L$, however, you have received real income and are required to pay taxes on it, whether you cash it out to your bank account or not. In practical terms, there is probably very little chance that the IRS will know about those earnings. Linden Lab does not report them to IRS, because you are not being paid. You are simply withdrawing money that you got from selling your L$ to other residents and have parked temporarily in LL's account. (It's like cash that you receive for selling a used lawnmower at your garage sale. You are supposed to pay taxes on that too, but chances are dim that the IRS will ever know if you don't.) If you are withdrawing large amounts of money from SL, however, or are withdrawing money regularly, your visibility increases. And of course, if you are ever audited, all bets are off. The safe thing to do (and certainly the legal thing to do) is to report the income.
  21. As Griffith says, you can put a SLURL on your web site to direct people through the web to your in-world location. To take advantage of that SLURL, however, they will need to have downloaded and installed SL viewers. There's no way to enter SL unless you are a member. You may also be interested in thinking further about many options for using SLURLs in your web site. Take a look here and at the embedded links in it >>> http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Map_API
  22. To buy or sell Lindens, you need to have payment information on file. Many Basic members in SL don't do that as they enter, perhaps thinking that it involves some level of commitment to pay for their SL experience. As you know from having been in SL for a year, however, you are only required to spend money for SL if you are a Premium member. A Basic member can survive forever on freebies and occasional Sploder winnings. The only time it suddenly becomes important to have payment information on file is when you have earned L$ in world and want to cash it out to RL. To do that, you need to have established an account history, which means buying L$ first, and to do that means having payment information on file. So.... go to your dashboard at secondlife.com and navigate to Account >> Billing Information , where you can add information about either a PayPal account or a credit card account that can be used for future transactions.
  23. If you and your co-owner are both locked out of SL by the SVC-6608 bug, the only way to solve the problem is to have someone in LL eject you from the group. You can try submitting and resubmitting a ticket, but that's going to be a frustrtating method. If it works, you may also run into problems with your land, which is group owned. I think your best course of action is for one of you to upgrade to Premium membership for a month. You'll then have access to Live Chat. That's more likely to get you quick attention, and you'll be able to address the land issue at the same time.
  24. What does he see? Nothing at all? A gray av? A fluffy cloud? Is it only your av that he can't see? Can anyone else see you? With what little you told us, my first guess might have been the same as yours. He might have derendered you by mistake. Since you have checked the blacklist, though, you know that's not it. It's more likely now that the problem is on your computer, not his. I assume that you are using the same router. If not, then that would have been another weak link to focus on. Appearance issues can often be traced to a weak Internet connection, and can be solved by rebooting the router (unplug it from the power for a few minutes and then plug it back in). You can try that, but I suspect it won't cure your problem. Try resetting the Maximum Bandwidth slider in Preferences >> Graphics. If it is either too low or way too high, it can cause problems with sending baked avatar textures to SL's servers. When Phoenix is installed, it usuallt defaults Maximum Bandwidth to something like 1,200, which is a good setting for most systems. If yours was pushed higher than that, set it back to 1,200 and see if that helps. If not, lower it to 500. You'll see a drop in performance. Your frame rate will lag, but if the appearance problem goes away, you'll know that you are on the right track. Then try increasing it a little at a time until your performance improves but the appearance problem doesn't return. If that doesn't solve the problem either, the next thing to try is clearing your cache manually, on the theory that your avatar file has been borked and needs to be rebuilt. You'll find instructions for doing that here >>> http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/doku.php?id=fs_cache_clear .
  25. It can be hard when you are just starting out, partly because you don't have a lot of previous work to show people and partly because advertising a service is inherently difficult. You can try posting in the Inworld Employment section of the Commerce forum here >>> http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Inworld-Employment/bd-p/InworldEmployment or compose a good ad and list your services in Marketplace. Generally, though, the best way is to build a lot of things either on spec or for friends and slowly let the word travel by word of mouth. You will also find that there are several builders' groups in world that may be helpful.
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