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Seicher Rae

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  1. Not a geek, and could very easily be wrong, but in regards to Bree's (not well thought out) suggestion: Not only can two different people living in the same apartment share the same IP address, but I believe in certain circumstances entire apartment buildings can have the same IP address (and I believe that happened to me about ten years ago). I've been the target of many alt-hunting, IP address reporting, BS things (that have unfairly targeted innocent people), including alt-hunting people who are forensic typing/syntax experts [sarcasm font]. Yeah... no, just no. Big Brother breathing down our collective necks is just one aspect of the total insanity. There will always be people like the OP discussed, who for whatever reason choose to lie and deceive. Rules can be skirted, etc. I don't want to live with that, either, but would prefer it to knee-jerk, reactionary "fixes" that have tons of unexpected consequences.
  2. Thank you for this thought provoking post, and the comments. As a straight cis-female (both lives) I often just don't see these things, since that isn't where my focus is. In a different-but-similar way that a recent post about a noob in SL posted about sims requiring one be at least 30 days in SL, I don't see that either since I'm 13 years in. It is helpful (? wrong word, can't think of right one) to know that there are issues out there and how they affect others. Sometimes these things are purely "only in SL" and sometimes they have RL counterparts.
  3. Right there, that's often what is missing in these discussions about para-RP, that in SL it is done in real-time and THEN all of the comments about tedious, hey there are other ways of doing things in a 3-D environment, etc. fall into place. I think historically para-RP developed as Matty said (or similarly) and it made sense in that environment. I miss role playing in SL. I had a good run with it many years ago and then found it impossible to find a good group that interested me. I finally gave up.
  4. OOoooooOOOooooh! Geebus. FIC being thrown around! Like someone else, I vaguely remember that kerfuffle, but the original may have actually been before my GD Forum time. So many kerfuffles over so much time, it is hard to keep them straight. Didn't that also get turned into F-something (Forum) Inner Circle? The elite that runs the show. They are there you know. Always. The Cognisenti. :::nods knowingly::: mmmhmmm Or was that another TLA (three letter acronym) for the Forum Elite? Sounds like something in which the Anvil Dropper would have been in the middle. Nice to see a discussion of "fetid" vs "feted." Much better than the standard "your" vs "you're." Edited to add: never mind. I just read a few pages back (thanks Rolig) (hope I spelled that right) and the "inner circle" was clarified. Inner Child. Inner Circle. All fresh-smelling.
  5. ↑ and Rowan didn't say that, btw. George Carlin said that... Anyway, Rowan, I just read some excellent, snarky, sarcastic, on point comments by you in a thread now closed. You know I'm not here often or much any more so I have to do some deep diving when bored and come across closed threads. Just wanted to be my fan gurrrrl self and applaud you. Keep up the good work. Fight the good fights. Snark the White Knights. (hmmm, I could make this poetry, but that would make me a jerk)
  6. It's been a long time since I've been a SL noob, or created a new alt. SL has never been "newbie" friendly as far as I know. There is a steep learning curve, and lots of the normal internet jerks. Is it really such a "thing" to have 30+ day restrictions in so many places? I don't recall seeing that except in ADULT areas, where "adult" stuff routinely happens. Then again, I'm not looking for those signs, either, so maybe things have radically changed. I did read some of the comments early in this thread about preventing griefers of the new ilk. All of that said, wtf was the original poster looking for, anyway? Spending a lot of money (and how much IS the max amount of L$ you can buy in a month????), and then just "horrible place" and "meh" leave with a rage quit? I mean, seriously, wtf were they hoping to find here?
  7. Totally peeved at Rat for resurrecting THIS nightmare from the Forum!!!! ew eww and ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
  8. Ah Kali. Geez. People. I wish I could say I'm surprised. I would be surprised if this happened to me. I mean, whoever thinks that someone you are "close" to is just lying about everything? I'm just not surprised that people are [insert word that would get censored here]. 10 years he kept this up? Geez. People. Like you said, on one hand you kind of understand why the lie had to be perpetuated. But... geez. People. I think you are being very pragmatic. Good at adulting. All of that. I'm currently in my own dilemma, different, but also long standing (10+ years of knowing someone in SL), and coming to the conclusions that: People don't really change their essential selves (so if they are liars and cheats, for whatever "noble" reason IRL, they'll be liars and cheats in SL), and 2) I'm a crap judge of character. Geez. People. I really do need to start that group (both IRL/SL) that I "joke" about here: Misanthropes Anon.
  9. I didn't know friending was bugged. Thanks for the heads up. This explains something that happened. Only one of us was logged in at the time. Yay! A new SL "feature"!
  10. Ohhhhkay... Just read the first page of this. That was enough. Not going to wade through the next 15 pages. If I understand the weirdly written OP, and the comments I did read (big IF), then my thought on having the DJ and the Host/ess being the same person is a little icky just on a personal ethics model. The reason is that patrons will often tip both the DJ and Host/ess thinking "two different people." If they are the same person, one would be tipping them twice. I don't work things in SL and I don't often get paid, so I'm kind of techno-stupid here, but it seems like there would be a way to flag that ONE of the avatars does not take tips. "Don't tip the hostess..." or something. Dunno. But "fraud"? Uh. No. The screed against LL? Uh. No. And even allowing both avatars to accept tips is OK. It was pointed out that no one forces anyone to tip anyone else & it is all voluntary. For me, personally, for my ethics, I would not accept a double tip. But that's why my finances are crap. I'm the world's worst gold-digger.
  11. Yup. I rewrite my profile constantly. The first life page doesn't get a lot of attention by me, but I fill it out. I usually include my time zone (EST) because I find that is useful information for me to know about others. Sometimes I get crabby there and admonish "you are not entitled to know more..." and sometimes I over-share. I wish there were more space for words there, actually, but I'm always running out of typing room. Sometimes I let it be known I'm an INTP, or maybe cis female straight or put a quote or... dunno. I think I am usually posting a silhouette of a crow there, which could be read a few ways, I tend towards it because as they say around here in my RL, "crows are wicked smaaah(r)t". I like to pretend. One thing about OTHER people's profiles... I hate hate hate getting surprised by real life photos there. Yeah, I know, it is totally your choice to do that or not, and I'm not the profile police, but for me, personally, I really do not want to know what you look like in real life. It messes with my ability to immerse. Even if the person is gorgeous and looks kind, and has been acting kind, knowing that real life info about you is too much for me. I didn't consent! :) Then again, in a bout of being grumpy, I posted a sexy picture of Scarlett Johansson as "my" real life picture. A few people actually asked if that was me. "Yeah, sure, yup..."
  12. I switched from having internal auditory hallucinations to internal texting arguments with lots of typos...
  13. This thread should come with a subtitle: How to raise your bloodpressure in 47 seconds! Ask me how!
  14. ketchup (wait, is that ketchup or catsup???) or as several have mentioned, pass the Lea & Perrins but it isn't steak sauce because then everyone yells "No! That's A-1!"
  15. Oh I agree. MySL has been a horror pretty much from the start. Most people don't even know it exists. The history of how it was acquired is interesting, in a scary way. And how LL summarily fired the guy who knew the coding without having anyone else around who knew how it worked... It has always been broken half the time. Limited in its features. Etc. However, it is still there, some of us had been using it for ages, and there is its own little community there. Or was. I was not suggesting they replace it. They broke it about 1/2 a year ago and many people lost EVERYthing they had there. A lot of those people had their things restored in a week or two (or three...). But for some of us lucky ones, everything, and I mean everything, was wiped out. Forever, although being told "we're working on it." (Yeah, right.) Years worth of photos. Messages from friends now dead in RL. Contacts. Etc... That was my rant, added to someone else's rant, about "how about fixing... (whatever) before raising fees?"
  16. Yes to all of that. But I think it was executed poorly with a very misleading image (as I ranted about in that other thread). The old pages tended to look ... TOO much like a screenshot from 10 years ago. Many of the images do need updating. But this was just waaaaaaay too much "not SL." Do the new owners even know what they bought? (Or care?)
  17. /me facepalms I didn't see that thread. It isn't QUITE the same thread. Thanks for letting me know I need to clean my glasses... And again, this was kind a hit and run sort of visit. ♥
  18. Well, fine. Sorry for posting my thread after you started yours. I didn't see this one. Thanks to Rowan for giving me the heads up. And... that was a real person in the photo? I just thought it was heavily Photoshopped. Real person is even worse...
  19. The relatively new splash page that you get when you go to Secondlife.com, before you login, is a lovely photo, all blues and ethereal with an elven looking character. It is also heavily photoshopped, or its equivalent. Previous screens (you know, with the "old" owners...) tended to be pretty true to a screenshot. I thought that was a good practice. Even with BlackDragon running full tilt, it would be difficult to get that shot. Maaaaaaaybe possible, playing with glow and DOF and a hundred other things. If you are trying to sucker people in to trying this place, and you nab a newbie and they see that image, their mind might go "ooooh, that looks cool" and imagine their surprise, frustration and disappointment when they log in and, well, that imagine is not so much what they are gonna see. Previous splash screens also had attributions to the photographers, actual users of SL. I didn't see any on this one. But I'm a grumpy misanthrope, and I'm already ticked off about the fee thing for buying Linden$. And not that anyone cares, but it also makes me grumpy that I have to log into my dashboard (ok, that doesn't annoy me) but when I link to the Forums from the dashboard I just signed into, I have to sign in again to make a post (that's the annoying part). And where's the spelling check here? I thought we had spelling check. You should have seen how I spelled "ethereal" before realizing nothing would correct it. What do you think? Cool splash screen and you hope to see more like it? Or... think it is misleading? Or...
  20. This. My biggest chunk of change is about $L10,000 per month for rent on a place that I love, but the landlords have trouble keeping sims rented out and had to close SEVERAL places a few months ago (dirty.pretty group, fwiw). So, yup that 7.5% is a helluva tax on that, which also includes tier... Rent will be affected much more than random spending, although that too will be affected since that is smaller amounts and now it is getting too expensive to make small $L purchases. The more I think about this news the grumpier I'm getting.
  21. Or how about for SL18 those of us who were using my.secondlife.com "profile" feeds get our data back? There are quite a few of us who lost everything: photos, old messages (I was keeping some for sentimental reasons from people who died in real life), friends/follow list... EVERYTHING. I was told many, many months ago "We're working on it." Which of course meant "You're SOL". Some people had their stuff returned/found/whatever the correct word is. I haven't. My last post there is a charming expletive to the powers that be.
  22. I haven't read the whole thread, just the first page (I intend to plow through the whole thing later), and people have been making some very good points. Wasn't the move to the cloud supposed to lower costs? Isn't the 7.5% leap rather steep? It looks greedy. It makes the new owners look greedy. I know that the new structure will impact how I buy Linden$, how much and how often, and that will mean I will be spending LESS on L$. So for me they are going to be getting less revenue flow, and not more, because of the huge spike in fees. I wonder how many others will feel and do the same. Probably not many. Most people don't pay that close attention... or do they? I wonder what else is coming down the pike "in order to serve you better" (scariest words in English). Glad I caught this now, and I'm debating whether to put a huge purchase in before the deadline and then say eff-it to further purchases for a long, long while.
  23. You assumed incorrectly. Your name didn't hit my radar. A person who routinely gets threads shut down is what I saw.
  24. The rumors of my return are greatly exagerated. I took a glance through, saw the COVID thread down, glanced at it. Saw this one. Commented. That's the extent of it. Ok, and checking to see if anyone said anything to my comment. That much back. Yup.
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