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  1. :smileyhappy: Isn't it a BLAST!? I had a couple of DCs, which is really unusual for me so I don't know if that's down to the Blake environment, seemed to happen everytime I picked up a music stream, but meh, we'll see in the future. Best fun I've had in a while.
  2. Venus Petrov wrote: madjim wrote: Phil Deakins wrote: None of the disappearances were done by moderators, unless they've got rid of the moderators and are doing it themselves now. So the author of the disappeared thread, and the writers of the individual posts that disappeared, wouldn't have been informed. But Lexie Linden herself assured us that posts would not be removed without notification and explanation. Are we now to distrust commitments made by Community Managers? Father "Trust in me" Jim That is not entirely true, Father. Lexie said that if one had a post removed due to a violation of a CG, one would be notified by a mod. They also remove posts where the offending post was quoted without telling the author. They will also remove entire threads without informing the OP. One can always ask the mods via PM why something was removed. One will only be informed if the removal was due to a violation. I'm still awaiting a reply from Genn on an outstanding PM asking why a post was deleted.
  3. Being a lazy sod I've just got round to picking up my free Linden boat and have just taken it out onto the Blake. Unbeliveably after nearly 5 yrs in SL it was my first time sailing and in short I'm hooked now. So could any of you dedicated sailors out there recommend a great sailing yacht to buy? Price is no object, it would need to seat min 4 passengers including me, gimmicks and gadgets a plus and be copy/mod. Also can anybody advise me of any popular yachting/sailing groups, good voyages to do, good rez points etc...? /me rushes off to buy an admiral's uniform. P.S. Seems the Linden freebie is going to profit at least one merchant for the time being, spotted a few other Linden boats while out too.
  4. Venus Petrov wrote: This link was posted yesterday as an aid to those seeking resources for various issues. I do not know why it disappeared, but here it is again. Void Singer compiled it with the help of other residents before she left SLF. It is full of very helpful information. Jolly good. I'm not bumping....honest.
  5. Sy Beck wrote: Void Singer wrote: I had a thought to compile a list of official resources, available from Linden Lab, as a go to source for official information regarding problems one might encounter in SL. The list I'm attempting to compile is of only the LL direct sources, since most of the informal sources (such as these forums) are fairly well known and often suggestted, but not everyone is aware of all the official sources... so to jump start this list, I'm going to throw out some categories, and populate a few of them, and would welcome any suggestions for Official LL Resources only (which I'll do my best to update into this post) UPDATED Nov 10, 9:00 AM (PST) Information on current events and changes within SL: SL Blogs (general new features, trends and news) Grid Status (currently known large scale failures and scheduled maintenance, if it breaks check here first) Second Life Server Forum (particularly the weekly deploy threads for news on new features and fixes) Second Life Viewer Forum (occasionally has news from Lindens on viewer changes and fixes) Rod Humble's Twitter Feed(CEO's take on what's trending in SL now, and into the future) Rod Humble's Profile Feed (more of the same, limited to SL users, login required) Basic Information and Common questions: @SupportLinden (A twitter account that redirects users to the likeliest resource) Knowledge Base (a collection of preformated questions and answers on a variety of topics) Video Tutorials (collection of video detailing how to do many basic tasks and showcasing SL content) SL Wiki (only some information found here is official) Basic support: Quickstart Guide (something to get you started if you are new to SL) Billing issues (can't save your payment info? got overcharged by LL, go here) File a Trouble ticket (AKA Support Portal, for problems that you are personally experiencing, should be logged in if possible) Live Chat Support (must be premium member and logged into the website, limited hours) Jira(find out about known bugs, possible workaraounds, and keep updated on the ones important to you) File a bug report (only bugs that affect multiple users or regions, please search before filing) File a Feature Request (got a great idea? submit it here. please search before filing) Active Focus Groups: Server Betauser group (meets on beta grid [aditi] focuses on upcoming features and fixes) Second Life Beta (inworld announcement group for the same) Server/Sim user group (meets twice weekly on main grid [agni] focuses on current server limitations and workaraounds) Scripting user group (meets weekly on main grid [agni] focuses on scripting bugs and new features) Content Creation user group (meets week on main grid [agni] focuses largely on mesh) Community Tools user group (focuses on webside resources for SL) I only gathered some of the obvious links, it could used fleshed out with contact phone numbers, emails and other direct LL supported resources (one in which an employee of linden lab either directly answers, or can point you to the correct resource) Oops bumped into it. Clumsy me, done it again! P.S. Why does this thread keep being bumped off the main page?
  6. Void Singer wrote: I had a thought to compile a list of official resources, available from Linden Lab, as a go to source for official information regarding problems one might encounter in SL. The list I'm attempting to compile is of only the LL direct sources, since most of the informal sources (such as these forums) are fairly well known and often suggestted, but not everyone is aware of all the official sources... so to jump start this list, I'm going to throw out some categories, and populate a few of them, and would welcome any suggestions for Official LL Resources only (which I'll do my best to update into this post) UPDATED Nov 10, 9:00 AM (PST) Information on current events and changes within SL: SL Blogs (general new features, trends and news) Grid Status (currently known large scale failures and scheduled maintenance, if it breaks check here first) Second Life Server Forum (particularly the weekly deploy threads for news on new features and fixes) Second Life Viewer Forum (occasionally has news from Lindens on viewer changes and fixes) Rod Humble's Twitter Feed(CEO's take on what's trending in SL now, and into the future) Rod Humble's Profile Feed (more of the same, limited to SL users, login required) Basic Information and Common questions: @SupportLinden (A twitter account that redirects users to the likeliest resource) Knowledge Base (a collection of preformated questions and answers on a variety of topics) Video Tutorials (collection of video detailing how to do many basic tasks and showcasing SL content) SL Wiki (only some information found here is official) Basic support: Quickstart Guide (something to get you started if you are new to SL) Billing issues (can't save your payment info? got overcharged by LL, go here) File a Trouble ticket (AKA Support Portal, for problems that you are personally experiencing, should be logged in if possible) Live Chat Support (must be premium member and logged into the website, limited hours) Jira(find out about known bugs, possible workaraounds, and keep updated on the ones important to you) File a bug report (only bugs that affect multiple users or regions, please search before filing) File a Feature Request (got a great idea? submit it here. please search before filing) Active Focus Groups: Server Betauser group (meets on beta grid [aditi] focuses on upcoming features and fixes) Second Life Beta (inworld announcement group for the same) Server/Sim user group (meets twice weekly on main grid [agni] focuses on current server limitations and workaraounds) Scripting user group (meets weekly on main grid [agni] focuses on scripting bugs and new features) Content Creation user group (meets week on main grid [agni] focuses largely on mesh) Community Tools user group (focuses on webside resources for SL) I only gathered some of the obvious links, it could used fleshed out with contact phone numbers, emails and other direct LL supported resources (one in which an employee of linden lab either directly answers, or can point you to the correct resource) Oops bumped into it.
  7. As the author of yesterday's thread that has now been removed it would have been nice to have been notified that my thread and post had been deleted as is the usual custom and the reasons as to why. If it was an offending subsequent post or posts then why weren't they deleted and the thread allowed to remain in tact as is also the usual practice? I'll repeat what I said yesterday, Void's contact/support list is far more thorough and useful to residents than the present sticky atop. Time for someone in the moderation/forum team to make the smart call and swap them around. P.S. Thanks Venus for spotting this and re-posting.
  8. Knowl Paine wrote: Isaac Asimov's books, the Robot series with Robots of Dawn being one of my favorites. The Movie the Matrix. Star Wars! Lord of the Rings; yes, I read the Hobbit, long before the movie. The Buidlings in the Harry Potter movies are amazing, I would love tobuild a Region with builds as cool as those. Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons inspires me to try to add estoric elements to my builds as in the great buildings in Europe. The facility at Cern is very impressive as described in the book. A short story by Lois Duncan titled Locked In Time. Another Asimove is Fantastic Voyager, (later made into an 80's movie called Inner Space) The Movie Back to the Future Star Trek Quantum Leap I haven't seen the movie Avatar yet, I might Heretic! LoTR and The Hobbit are two different books and movies.
  9. JeanneAnne wrote: In my opinion, Master Jedi, you romanticize SL in particular, and virtual worlds in general, far more than they deserve. You call SL a "3-D reality"? It isn't real. It's virtual. It may look 3-D but that's only a clever programming illusion. Try sticking your hand thru your computer's monitor if you think the three dimensionality is real. Jeanne OK I'll concede the point, but you owe me a monitor and a box of Band Aids.
  10. JeanneAnne wrote: Sy Beck wrote: "Chinese Communism" - Propping up Western Capitalism for 20 yrs and counting! LoL When Capitalist apologists want to trash China for its civil rights record, it's because China is "Communist." ...and because they have a trashy civil rights record...for the record. :smileywink:
  11. Phil Deakins wrote: Ceka Cianci wrote: less forum stickies for starters lol I was going to second that until I saw it had already been done, so I'll third it Fourthed!
  12. One simple thing to bat the ball into LL's court. Every quarter or bi annually LL puts up a survey at the login screen asking what residents (their customers) want to see addressed, introduced, fixed etc. Options would be drawn from say the top 10 voted for JIRAS, a conflated/collated series of 5-10 suggestions posted by residents in a suggestion box option from the previous quarterly or bi annual survey. The results would be public and a response or course of intended action from LL would be attached to each point. People may think that the JIRA option is being unnecessarily replicated, but I know many people inworld who bitch and moan about things and don't even know what the JIRA is or that it exists so it would only add to the weight of numbers asking for action. I don't expect it to be revolutionary or solve things immediately, but LL will be clear on what we want as customers and we will be clear on when they intend to do something or why they are not going to do it.
  13. "Chinese Communism" - Propping up Western Capitalism for 20 yrs and counting!
  14. Roadkill Pie ! Just hang around any road used by one of AnneMarie's vehicles and lunch won't be too far in the offing. :smileywink:
  15. BothamFidor wrote: PeterCanessa Oh wrote: When I think about it, is that transcendental meditation? Don't worry about my comments, i is imaginary. Fidor And Peter is constant.
  16. A song that lifted me from a dark place. Essentially a beautiful love song, but a song that also says grab each day and make the most of it. The best production of it is here
  17. Pamela Galli wrote: Qui, can you give a link to that data on avg. mesh LI compared to sculpts/prims, and any other similar data? Thanks! Yeah I'd like to see that too. Not doubting you, but I'd like to see what they are basing it on.
  18. Yes I've found many communities in world that I value being part of, but I like being part of this forum community more or value it more rather. Because I hear opinions and views from those people and communities I don't associate with inworld and I learn from it. I may not agree with their views and I may not like them personally, but I am wiser and enriched from the experience. This is a valuable thing yes? Also in the forum I can get an answer to a problem, feedback or just general information a lot quicker than asking LL and that is something that is invaluable and is provided by a diverse community of people for FREE who just want to see your product this platform work well and to the advantage of as many people, new and old, as possible. This is a valuable thing yes? So Community Manager, have you found communities here and what did you do to help, nourish and enrich them? CTUG meetings cancelled, critics permabanned and valuable helpers forced into exile? Regardless, this community exists and will continue to exist because it is a community that formed itself and continually reforms itself and has managed itself across many fora however anarchically and despite the efforts of some to corral it.
  19. Orca Flotta wrote: The Linden Realms game is absolutely contrary to the slogan of Your World Your Imagination. This is a prefabricated game by LL in a world where all content is supposed to be created by the customers. I guess you can't blame LL for this perversion of their old slogan but probably the customers for their lack of imagination. Next question: do we want/need any noobs in SL which don't find anything more useful to do with their time then playing a primitive game? Yes, LL needs them to populate SL, to spend money, to pay premium fees, to buy land and pay tiers ... but are those "consumers" any good pioneer material? Do they contribute to the development of this new world? Do they create physical or social content? Do they make SL better for you and for me? Rod said at this year's SLCC that LL would only do things in world to either test new tools or showcase what can be done on the platform. Therefore LR is just that, a showcase, it may be that they also tested some tools, who knows. No newb is going to open an account just to try out LR, but it gets them in to the world and engaging with it. From that point on they can start discovering and see what other people have created or how others socialise. As regards your second question, even you know that we need them. Of course they don't contribute at the start, I'd wager a fair amount of money that you didn't either. Like a child, you start by wandering and wondering till one day you learn a skill or find a social niche and then you start contributing. LL's job is to make that path as easy and appealing as it can and if LR is part of that learning and inspiration then all for the good I say. What is the alternative? Drop them in a grey world and say, "Here's a build tool, here's a manual, now start creating to earn your place here!"
  20. Rolig Loon wrote: Yes, there certainly is. You can buy a private estate as a Basic member. With a private estate, you can do much more ambitious terraforming that you can on the mainland, you can design your convenant to be as open or as restrictive as you wish, and you can choose your own sim name, among other things. You also pay more for the monthly fee, of course. :smileywink: ^ This is the correct answer to the question. There would be a $1000 setup fee too to consider, but recently LL have been dropping the setup fees for a limited time offer. The monthly tier is $295
  21. Maryanne Solo wrote: The feeds were a great fun place when little used. Of course the self styled comedians soon followed, so now they are no different from the *coughs humour the community has to contend with here. Until we gets mute of course. So they should remain under used or did you mean used sparingly? The community meetings were closed, well is that no surprise? I have never been to one because from what I could gather, those meetings would be a mirror image of the forums themselves. With all due respect If people were actually contributing anything of substance perhaps they would still be open? The majority would have attended with a view to bettering the communities experience certainly. So they are closed because you and a silent moral majority couldn't be bothered to attend? And what was going to be mirrored if you attended? Apathy? Aloofness, be it either by use of apathetic pontification (FIFY), vexacious comedy to incite and malign, or aspirations of grandeur with commentary fit for Stephen Hawkings personal notepad seems to be the biggest problem. When shared community space is seen by individuals to be of their own making or territory, is where your problems truly begin. No! When people do and say nothing is when problems truly begin. Why does no other forum experience these phenomena to such a detrimental extent? *ponders....
  22. Wasn't it for Premium Members or am I mistaken and if not is that a possible reason?
  23. Is bumping a tradition? :smileywink:
  24. Mayalily wrote: ETA: If you want people to shop inworld, then give them a good reason, such as buy 3 items, get the 4th for free. You're going to have to make it worth my while to give up MY FREE TIME. Why on Earth should I give up my free time and my real life for a creator I don't even know? If you went to their shops inworld then you would see their freebie packages, which they can't put on MP meaning you could buy no items and get lots of things for free. Now your suggestion is catered for and it's better deal than you suggested are you going to go shopping inworld now?
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