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Rolig Loon

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  1. The problem is not SL's servers. You have a borked file. Have you tried deleting that image file from your APPDATA file? You have its path and filename in the image you posted. If simply deleting the image doesn't solve the problem, do a clean re-install of your viewer. Do not simply re-install a new copy of the viewer on top of what's there now, or you'll just inherit the old, borked files. See >>> http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/doku.php?id=fs_clean_reinstall . The instructions work for any viewer, although the filenames may be different.
  2. How do you know that your avatar is stuck on line? Can someone else see you there a long time after you logged off? Are you having trouble logging in? Have you tried logging in to a quiet sim like Smith or Aqua? Can you log in as an alt? It's very hard to tell you how to fix your problem if we don't know more about what's broken. You can add important information to your question by clicking on the Options link in its upper right corner and selecting EDIT. Please do NOT start a new thread. In the meantime, perhaps Marigold will wander by here. She has more expertise than most of us in dealing with stranded avs.
  3. Rolig Loon

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    Animations need to be in something to work. You can put your animation in an AO (Animation Overrider -- A HUD that you wear on your screen to control personal animations) or in an article of clothing, like a shoe or a prim skirt. Wherever you put the animation, it needs to have a script to control it. Your AO has a script to do just that. If you put the animation in your shoe, you'll need to buy or write a script to put in the shoe and activate the animation when you move.
  4. I suppose one way to ask the question would be to look at why you might say "It looks like a Mercedes" or "It was inspired by Lord of the Rings." The only reason I can imagine is that you hope to benefit from their success and recognition. You are saying, in a way, that your work is great because it uses someone else's idea. We are all inspired by other people's work, but we step over a fuzzy line when we have to admit that our creative success depends on people seeing another artist's genius in it.
  5. Thank you for a very well-reasoned response, JeanneAnne. I appreciate the time and thought that went into it. We clearly do not share the same world view, but I do recognize that yours is internally consistent and could be a valid model for a different virtual community. It's not the SL that I joined almost five years ago, however, and it isn't one that I would enjoy living in. I have many friends here, and I spend far too much time in world and in the fora with them. If I am being honest with myself, though, my motives for being in SL are really rather selfish. I get a great deal of pleasure out of creating things and helping people. It's largely a matter of intellectual stimulation -- I love a good puzzle -- but I also get personal satisfaction from having figured out how my corner of the world works and being able to help someone else make the same discovery. Those are the drives that took me into an academic career. In retirement, they are no less important to me. It's not about money for me, at least not in the sense of getting rich or even paying the rent to keep my SL shop and my home. I don't create to earn L$. In fact, I have given away significantly more than I have ever sold, creating things for friends and for the Community Virtual Library that has been my SL community all these years. I know that I don't "own" the things that I create (except for the most important part -- my intellectual property), but it doesn't bother me at all that LL benefits from them. They are not "parasites". Ours is a symbiotic relationship. They provide a world, and I get to play in it. I cannot begrudge them their corporate profits. From my perspective, I am gaining much more from the relationship than I am giving. If there is exploitation, I am getting more than my share out of the bargain. Paradoxically, I do value the L$ that I earn. If I were to cash in what I net in a month, I couldn't pay for much more than a couple of evenings at a nice restaurant in RL. The fact that residents are willing to pay me for what I create is the extrinsic reward I wrote about earlier. I get a warm glow when friends admire something I made as a gift, but I get a different sort of satisfaction from knowing that a perfect stranger liked my work enough to give me something of value to him in return. I wouldn't get that feeling if LL paid me a wage to create freebies. Capitalism works for me because it strokes my creative ego, even when I don't need the L$ to pay the bills. So, we have our fundamental philosophical differences. You see parasites and greed. I see symbiosis and the freedom to create. You see Nazis and class distinctions and I see a world built by residents like me who can indulge in personal fantasies and intellectual exploration for far less than they would cost us in RL. You use the language of politics, exploitation, and class warfare. I use the language of the open market and of parallel goals. I can appreciate the fact that SL is not a world for you, perhaps, but then you can always do as some others have done -- create your own world on a new grid. I like my world.
  6. Notecards, group notices, group invitations, IMs, and purchased or gifted objects are all subject to the same cap ... a total of 25. So, sending a notecard is a good idea because it's a more permanent record and it can contain a lot more information in slightly better format than an IM, but it is just as likely to get caught in the receiver's cap.
  7. To get a record of the individual items in your order, open Marketplace and click the My Marketplace menu at the top of the page. Select My Account >> Order History from the pulldown menu. If you do not receive items within about 24 hours, you should cut and paste the information about a missing item from that Order History and send it in a IM or notecard to the merchant, along with a polite message requesting redelivery. Most merchants are very kind and willing to redeliver. This happens all the time and they are aware of it. Do be patient, though. Not everyone logs in to SL every day or checks their e-mail. If you still haven't heard in another day or two, follow it up with a second polite note and finally, if you STILL haven't heard, file a support ticket at https://support.secondlife.com/create-case/ , selecting Marketplace from the pulldown menu. Not that it helps now, but to remember for the future: (1) Don't overuse the shopping cart. It is easily confused if you put more than a couple of things in it. (2) Don't buy things from Marketplace (especially LOTS of things) unless you are in world to receive them at the time. We each have an "in box" that holds IMs, notecards, group notices, group invitations, and anything that is delivered to us if we aren't in world at the time. That "in box" can only hold 25 things, total. If anything else comes in, it isn't saved. It is gone ... poof .... forever. If you have a mess of things delivered from Marketplace and half your friends send you notecards, that in box will be capped and you will never know what happened.
  8. Most scripters don't have much trouble setting PERMISSION_TRIGGER_ANIMATION when an avatar sits on a sit target. That error message usually pops up when the avatar stands again. It's triggered if you tell the script to llStopAnimation when the avatar is no longer sitting and permissions have therefore been released. The trick is to simply eliminate the llStopAnimation function call.
  9. Et, apropos ce qu'Amethyst a dit.... je crois qu'on doit choisir "Marketplace" dans le menu a https://support.secondlife.com/create-case/ au lieu de "Account Issue".
  10. My own solution is a scripted device that does a quick scan of my parcel every 30 seconds when I am not there, identifies anyone who is not on a whitelist, and sends a greeting that says just "Hello, <name>," followed by a date and time stamp. If a person is still there 30 seconds later, he hears it again, and again, and again. It's friendly but persistent and, after a short while, mildly annoying. People rarely stay more than a minute. The device shuts off when I am around, so I can welcome (or turn away) visitors myself when I am at home.
  11. You can always give transferable items and L$ to another av, but you cannot ever transfer any no-trans items.
  12. Open inventory and type the name of the object in the search field at the top. All items with the same name will be listed. If you have set your inventory to sort by age, the selected duplicate objects will be listed with the most recent copy on top and the original one on the bottom. Then you can decide which ones to eliminate. Just be careful. All that's being sorted are object names. If you have 1,000 items all name "Object", you won't be able to tell them apart. Also, --- this is the one that drives me crazy -- if you have ten copies of the same item with different textures on them or with a slightly different version of a script inside, you won't know which one is which. That's the best reason for using unique names for every thing you create.
  13. That's because you are trying to launch your SL viewer from your web browser. While it is possble to teach your browser to recognize a SLURL as a valid address and let you enter SL that way, it's not the standard way to log in. To log in, find the executable file for your viewer, or find the icon for it on your desktop, and click to launch the viewer. You will see the login screen, where you enter your username and password. I am not a Mac user myself, or I would go ahead at teach you how to tell Safari how to recognize a SLURL too. That may not be a standard way to log in, but it can be handy at times.
  14. Duplicate post. Original ansswered at http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Avatar/returning-to-my-home-with-permission/qaq-p/1212375
  15. That's easy.... Don't invite them to teleport while you are standing in your home. When you send a TP invitation, it only brings the person to the place where to are standing -- nowhere else. ETA: This is too much of a coincidence..... Are you trying to ask this question? >>> http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Technical/Create-Landmarks-button-cannot-be-unchecked/qaq-p/1212407
  16. No, it doesn't. As far as I'm aware, the only viewer that does have them is Phoenix, although I'm told that they may be in the upcoming release of Firestorm also. Here's the description of the option in Phoenix (Found in Preferences >> Phoenix >> Chat): EDIT KEY WORD ALERTS (BUTTON): Displays additional options dialog box that allows you to choose keywords that trigger a sound and/or highlight text when the words appear in group chat, IM's or open chat. IF ANY OF THE PHRASES (SEPERATED BY COMMAS) LISTED HERE: Specifies the list of words that will trigger an alert. They can be individual words or phrases and are separated by commas. INSTANT MESSAGE FLOATER: When checked, the alert system monitors the IM and Group Chat areas for presence of these keywords. Note: Group Chats are prevented from appearing, “When “Receive Group Notices” Is Disabled, Disable Group Chat As Well” or “Disable All Group Chats” is enabled (see above), then no alerts are triggered. LOCAL CHAT FLOATER: When checked, the alert system monitors Local Chat for the presence of these keywords. HIGHLIGHT THE MESSAGE IN THIS COLOR (CHECK BOX and COLOR SELECTOR): When checked, any messages that are to be alerted, will have their color changed to what is specified in the color selector. PLAY THIS SOUND ALERT (CHECK BOX and UUID): Plays the sound identified by the identified UUID. To get the UUID, find a sound in the avatar's inventory that has full rights, then right-click the sound and select “Copy Asset UUID” from the menu. Then paste the value into the text box.
  17. A script cannot run unless it is in an object, so the object must still be there. Highlight beacons (CTRL + Shift + Alt + N) and select "Scripted Objects". That will help you find it. If yopu highlight transparent objects at the same time, it may make the search easier. Expect it to be in a thin object that is hard to see from most angles, or perhaps inside another object. Edit: Ah, wait.... The script that started the sound might actually have been deleted, but the sound could continue. Sound is a prim property. You need a script to start it, but not to keep it going. So..... when you set the beacon, select "Sounds" instead of "Scripted Objects". :smileywink:
  18. Good luck. You'll find a few third party viewers that offer a minimal SL experience at http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Third_Party_Viewer_Directory. The bottom line, though, is that SL is not a netbook world.
  19. Um ...... Toggle the NumLock key on your keyboard?
  20. JeanneAnne wrote: Okay. We in the West had better pay royalties to the Chinese for gunpowder and for the wheelbarrow, then. That would be only fair, right? I agree that there ought to be a sign up fee for SL, and a regular users fee charged after that. Everyone ought to pay the same fee and have the same priviledges. In exchange, private "property" and the $L need to be eliminated, and content creators paid by LL for their labor, rather than have to pay to upload it & store its code on LL servers. Then there would be no "freeloading," nor would there be any class distinctions. Prostitution and slavery would be mere role playing, instead of something imposed by economic necessity. I heartily agree that this would be a great improvement to the SL experience. Jeanne Like it or not, and you clearly do not like it, SL is rooted in a capitalist model. Private property and a medium of exchange are the basis for the businesses that are a central focus for many of us. They also serve as an extrinsic reward system by which residents recognize the work of creators. It is certainly possible to imagine a different system for a virtual world, perhaps one based on the Utopian or utilitarian model you seem to prefer, but it would not be the Second Life that most of us are here for. Linden Lab, likewise, is not here for altruistic reasons. They are a corporation in a capitalist society, here to make a profit for themselves and their investors. Being privately held, they are not obliged to tell you or me how big their profits are, or what any of them are paid. Their earnings may be obscene by whatever standard you may choose, and you are free to be offended by their business model. You may also complain about the way SL is constructed and about the asinine decisions they make. We all do that. If those things are too offensive for you, you are also free to find a better virtual world. Quite a few people do that too. If you decide to stay, however, don't expect LL to abandon capitalism, and don't be surprised when you don't find many of us climbing on your bandwagon.
  21. When a parcel or sim is "Damage"/"Not Safe" enabled, it means Residents can be harmed there. Residents take damage from collisions with physical objects. Once a Resident's energy reaches 0%, the resident is sent back to his or her home destination. Residents can not permanently die in Second Life. Unless you are planning to use your land for role play, where damage may make sense, enabling it is an annoyance.
  22. You should find what you need here >> http://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Account-credentials/ta-p/700017
  23. You birthdate shouldn't have changed when you married, so don't worry about that. :smileytongue: Probably the best (and only) way to change your RL name is to contact the billing office. LL's 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
  24. Do LMs and SLURLS work or is it just teleport requests that do not? I know it's a bit of a pain, but as a workaround until you find a solution to the problem, ask someone who wants to send you a TP to do the following instead: (1) Open their Map view and click on the button that says "Copy SLURL" (Words vary from one viewer to another, but the button is there). (2) Send the SLURL to you by Typing CTRL + V to paste the SLURL into an IM. When you receive the IM, just click on the SLURL and you should TP to the spot (if SLURLs aren't busted for you too).
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