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Unklebob Hotaling

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  1. "I don't want to encourage this jerks game. He also sits at nearby places and just watches me. I tp away and he follows. I wish I could run him over. wow...that was kinda angry huh" There is a setting in 'advanced' tab that lets you see if other people are camming on you... i'll look for it and pass it on. I don't know the exact path but it is in 'advanced' and it's "look at" you want to click on. It will display if you are being cammed . There's a gadget available inworld called Mystitool, think its about 450L... it can identify bumps and collisions (lets say someone shot you or bumped you with an object) and who did it, your chat would read "Collision with object (bullet) owned by Unklebob Hotaling" It also has offensive capabilities like trapping an av that I don't recommend using without the other persons consent as thats against the ToS, but it's still empowering at least knowing you could really mess with someone if you wanted to. I'll send you the nc when i'm inworld or you can do a search for it. Nothing wrong with sending an IM so don't knock yourself for it. Myself, i find it great humour interacting with them, sending an 'holy cow i must really be inside your head..." or "having fun over there by yourself in a corner, shall i get a pizza delivered..." or "poor you, no sl of your own?" ...but thats just me, I'm a living bad example. "Never suffer an idiot lightly", but nobody said you can't poke fun and laugh at em.
  2. How on earth does that make the victim any better than the offender. Someones an idiot so i'm gonna be an idiot too? I distain that form of logic I've definately been tested, but the ends to me don't justify the means... each to their own though. Question, what if you sent them your virus, and they had Norton Internet Security.
  3. Don't necessarily ignore, just play your card right. Don't react, thats what they're looking for... the more you react the more fun their game is. Realizing they can't really do any 'physical' harm will help in that. A few of my partners had stalkers, feeble people that they are... one used to sit on a piece of land that was for sale across from the house. That in itself isn't anything we can complain to LL about, but if we can't get them banned from SL dropping a dime to our landlord got them banned from the sim. Tell your landlord, if this goofball is at a club you're at tell the host or a manager... I'm a club manager and chivalry isn't dead. Annoying and creepy isn't a 'threat' but it's nothing you should have to deal with; just play your cards right, think - just don't react. Outsmart them, it doesn't take much to be an idiot so consider yourself as already having the advantage, right? Best of luck, kick his sorry ass lol.
  4. Hope this buys you a little comfort... There is no way to 'track' somebody on SL without your approval; eg you'd have to wear a slave collar, something along those lines. Being tracked can't happen without you being okay with it. Yes you see gadgets that elaborate that say they can track or eavesdrop on IMs = doesn't happen. The only way to 'track' someone is by radar, be it a personal radar hud or a sim-scanning device... and thats pretty general, not specific to you or your av/alt. How they know you changed your account is anyone's guess... anything from a 'friend' you confided in could've told them to your av and then alt living at the same sl house... if you know what to look for (people can change their av to an alt but if they continue their same routines, groups and mannerisms its not too hard to spot the similarities and put 2+2 together) identifying an av with an alt isn't overly difficult. I wouldn't be, but if your worried about the security of your sl account, just take precautions. Change your password routinely, make it a good one; don't accept object from people you don't know, don't wear 'gifts' from strangers, etc. Don't put personal info on your profile or link it to anything outside of SL. Use the same principles you have to maintain your computers security. As for the fear factor... fact is they can do precious little to you on SL. You don't bleed, worse they can do is be annoying. You got someone following you around, people are idiots sometimes. For all you know he likes your look, is obsessed, or just some lonely guy who sucks at interacting, could be a friend yanking your chain. Bottomline if someone wants to go though all that effort, for no reason at all.. its kind sad really, hardly scary at all. Just don't let emotion or false fears ruin things for you. There are anti-stalker groups on SL, when your inworld do a search in groups for one... they likely can provide comfort and good advice. You're not alone, and you're fine... don't buy into the fear factor. EDIT: "...start with this person who is always around. Is there a way to identify them ?" Nope. Try it, try finding out who they are. Then realize, you'll have as much luck finding out who they are, as you will have finding out who you are... that's the beauty of your question
  5. If AppData is a system folder it might be hidden, that's a setting on your computer. Check your folder options. I got XP so I'm no help in telling you how to check that on Vista. Inre being unable to submit a ticket to support cause you get error messages... are you trying to do that inworld? What do the error messages say, I've never heard of error messages from submitting a ticket - thats a novel LL concept.
  6. ohhhh coloured triangles... could be the update indicators are on; this be the cause (sorry but sometimes its a process of elimination): I see blue, green, or red triangles coming from objects inworld that I think shouldn't be there. Are you seeing strange trails of blue, green, or red shapes (often triangles) from objects inworld? There's a very good chance you enabled Second Life's update indicators. These are activated by hitting Ctrl+Alt+Shift+U or opening the Advanced menu and selecting Advanced > Show Updates. The update indicators show you when packet data is being utilized -- typically, when an object makes an update to the world. Each color has a different meaning: Red: Indicates a full update, such as the creation of a prim. This is a relatively large data packet sent to your computer. If you see objects that are showing a constant stream of red, they're contending for your bandwidth, which may cause other things in the area (like textures) to load slower. If the object is made up of many pieces, the packet is larger. Blue: Indicates a partial update, such as a change of position or color for a prim. These are always smaller than full updates. However, the same rules apply as for the full updates. If you're creating content, it's a good habit to make sure it's not updating many times per second. Changing colors, textures, shape, or particle parameters several times per second cause partial updates, and contend for your bandwidth. Green: Indicates an ending update, such as the deletion of a prim. If this packet gets lost on the way from the server to your computer, the object becomes a "ghost" --your viewer still renders it, but you can walk through it, and when you edit it, the Creator field is blank because the object no longer exists on the server. The update indicators can be toggled on or off using the methods described above. Note for content creators There are a few LSL commands that create viewer-side effects, meaning they send the animation parameters to the client once, and the client subsequently takes care of animating them. Take advantage of these commands to make dynamic content without streaming lots of data from the server to your computer. Particle systems creates particles. Target Omega rotates an object. Texture animation rotates, scales, or slides texture without sending update packets.
  7. I do know some ATI Radeon graphics cards and SL don't get along together well; this is an older list but your card might be among those that give SL fits. Additionally, there are some ATI and nVidia cards that may present compatibility issues: ATI cards that report as a RAGE or RAGE PRO are not compatible with Second Life. ATI cards that report as a RADEON 320M, 340M, 345M, or similar model numbers are not compatible with Second Life. ATI cards that report as a RADEON IGP or RADEON XPRESS have not been tested with Second Life, and compatibility is not certain. ATI cards that report as a FireGL have not been tested with Second Life, and compatibility is not certain. ATI cards that report as a FireMV have not been tested with Second Life. As this chipset is a 2D accelerator, it may not be compatible with Second Life. nVidia cards that report as a RIVA TNT or TNT2 are not compatible with Second Life. nVidia cards that report as a Quadro have not been tested with Second Life, and compatibility is not certain. Residents have reported success running Second Life on some Quadro cards with the latest display drivers installed. Please check out the Second Life viewer's system requirements for current information regarding graphics cards.
  8. This is the closest I can find to Secondlife not loading; you don't have the crash logger coming up with the exact same error message (and damned if I've found that specific error message mentioned in the knowledge base yet)... but in general this references SL not loading. All the more you should submit a ticket as you await replies. Here's the FAQ: If Second Life crashes during the loading process, you may be using an uncommon combination of settings that we were unable to test during our quality assurance process. This problem is more common in First Look and Release Candidate viewers. To restore your default settings without reinstalling Second Life, move all of your existing settings files to a different, temporary directory. Next time Second Life starts, it will create a new, default set of settings files. Your settings files can be found in the following location: On Windows: C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\SecondLife\user_settings On Mac OSX: /Users//Library/Application Support/SecondLife/user_settings If restoring your default settings fixes your problem, please file a bug report in the Public Issue Tracker and attach your original settings files (the ones you saved in a temporary directory) so we can analyze them and solve the problem for future Residents. If this still doesn't solve your problem, some bad cache files might be causing the crash logger itself to crash. Try clearing out your cache files, uninstalling Second Life, and reinstalling.
  9. I tried finding anything relating to this in the Knowledge Base, no joy so far but still looking... In the meantime you could try asking SL Support, file it as a "I cannot login" Tickets for Basic and Guest Accounts Some issues are best resolved by submitting a ticket to our support staff, but we don't currently offer full support ticket access to Basic account holders or Guests (visitors who don't yet have Second Life® accounts). We're sorry; there are just too many of you for us to handle in a way that would make you happy. It's something we're working on. Basic account holders and Guests can, however, use special options in the Submit a Ticket area to reach our support staff for certain common questions or problems. Be sure to use the Special Questions - Basic Account or Guest Login ticket type from the dropdown list when entering the information requested. Important: Many of the ticket choices explained below have additional fields that you need to fill in before submitting the ticket. If you supply us with as much relevant information as possible, we will be better able to help you. Basic account holders and Guests can submit tickets for the following issues: Account issue: Use these if you're having a problem creating or logging into their account. I can't create an account: Please give as much specific information as you can, including the text from any error messages. I have a password problem: Please give as much specific information as you can, including the text from any error messages. I get an error message that my account is Disabled: Please give as much specific information as you can, including the text from any error messages. The system says my account is Disabled or Suspended: Please give as much specific information as you can, including the text from any error messages. I can't login inworld with my account: Please give as much specific information as you can, including the text from any error messages. I can't login to Secondlife.com with my account: Let us know if you're having login problems on the Second Life website. Please give as much specific information as you can, including the text from any error messages. I believe someone else has logged into my account: Please give as much specific information as you can, including the text from any error messages. Cancel/Un-Cancel Account: Please give as much specific information as you can, including the text from any error messages. Manual Age Verification: Use this if you're having trouble getting your age verified through standard means. Region is offline: Tell us if a Region inworld is down. Estate manager (w/Basic acct) needing rollback: If you're an Estate manager and you have a Basic account, and you need to request a rollback, use this. I can't add a payment method: Please give as much specific information as you can, including the text from any error messages. I have an issue regarding VAT charges: Submit one of these if you have an issue or question about VAT (Value-Added Tax). I have a general VAT question: Ask us a general VAT-related question with this ticket. I'm having VAT Exemption problems: Let us know if you think you should be exempt from VAT charges, but are having problems verifying it. I am being charged VAT but I shouldn't be: Tell us if you're being charged VAT, but have valid reasons to believe you shouldn't be, or you're being charged the wrong amount of VAT. LindeX Tier Review: Ask for a review of your billing and trading limits on the LindeX™. Bank registration submission: Use this ticket if you want to operate an inworld bank and need to register. Contact the Linden Dept of Public Works: Use this ticket if you want to contact the Linden Department of Public Works. Submissions for I-World Expo: Use this ticket if you're submitting something for the next I-World Expo. I can't log in to my Teen Second Life account: Tell us if you're a member of Teen Second Life and having problems logging in. I had rezzed an object inworld, but it has disappeared and I cannot find it: Let us know if you've lost an object inworld that was rezzed. There was an item in my inventory window, but it isn't working or is missing: Tell us if you've lost or are experiencing problems with an object in your inventory. Xstreet login problem -Basic users should select Special Questions - Basic account or Guest Login from the Ticket Type dropdown and then Xstreet login problem. When you're logged in as a Basic account holder or Guest, you should only use the Special Questions - Basic account or Guest Login ticket type. Any other support ticket submitted by a Basic account or Guest login will be ignored, except for Knowledge Base suggestions made through the Feedback ticket type (tickets of this type should be actual suggestions for improvements to the Knowledge Base). Click here to submit a ticket.
  10. From SLGrid Status... We’re working on resolving this issue as quickly as possible and will post here with updates. We’re currently experiencing an issue with logins. You may see a message that indicates you cannot log in due to the system clock being set incorrectly. As a temporary workaround, setting your computer clock to Pacific Standard Time should allow you to login. The system clock issues have been resolved, and you should now be able to log in normally.
  11. Oh arg, "this has happened since I got the new viewer"... wish I had a dime for everytime I've read that lately. Well cold comfort but you have my sympathies. An fyi if you think the problem is with the SL viewer there are other third-party viewers - go to the Secondlife downloads page, you should see two other alternatives ie Snowglobe... there's also a viewer called Emerald that seems popular. You might get a smarter reply (certainly smarter than mine anyway lol) by submitting a ticket to SL Support the next time you can't log, you don't need a premium account to do this: Tickets for Basic and Guest Accounts Some issues are best resolved by submitting a ticket to our support staff, but we don't currently offer full support ticket access to Basic account holders or Guests (visitors who don't yet have Second Life® accounts). We're sorry; there are just too many of you for us to handle in a way that would make you happy. It's something we're working on. Basic account holders and Guests can, however, use special options in the Submit a Ticket area to reach our support staff for certain common questions or problems. Be sure to use the Special Questions - Basic Account or Guest Login ticket type from the dropdown list when entering the information requested. Important: Many of the ticket choices explained below have additional fields that you need to fill in before submitting the ticket. If you supply us with as much relevant information as possible, we will be better able to help you. Basic account holders and Guests can submit tickets for the following issues: Account issue: Use these if you're having a problem creating or logging into their account. I can't create an account: Please give as much specific information as you can, including the text from any error messages. I have a password problem: Please give as much specific information as you can, including the text from any error messages. I get an error message that my account is Disabled: Please give as much specific information as you can, including the text from any error messages. The system says my account is Disabled or Suspended: Please give as much specific information as you can, including the text from any error messages. I can't login inworld with my account: Please give as much specific information as you can, including the text from any error messages. I can't login to Secondlife.com with my account: Let us know if you're having login problems on the Second Life website. Please give as much specific information as you can, including the text from any error messages. I believe someone else has logged into my account: Please give as much specific information as you can, including the text from any error messages. Cancel/Un-Cancel Account: Please give as much specific information as you can, including the text from any error messages. Manual Age Verification: Use this if you're having trouble getting your age verified through standard means. Region is offline: Tell us if a Region inworld is down. Estate manager (w/Basic acct) needing rollback: If you're an Estate manager and you have a Basic account, and you need to request a rollback, use this. I can't add a payment method: Please give as much specific information as you can, including the text from any error messages. I have an issue regarding VAT charges: Submit one of these if you have an issue or question about VAT (Value-Added Tax). I have a general VAT question: Ask us a general VAT-related question with this ticket. I'm having VAT Exemption problems: Let us know if you think you should be exempt from VAT charges, but are having problems verifying it. I am being charged VAT but I shouldn't be: Tell us if you're being charged VAT, but have valid reasons to believe you shouldn't be, or you're being charged the wrong amount of VAT. LindeX Tier Review: Ask for a review of your billing and trading limits on the LindeX™. Bank registration submission: Use this ticket if you want to operate an inworld bank and need to register. Contact the Linden Dept of Public Works: Use this ticket if you want to contact the Linden Department of Public Works. Submissions for I-World Expo: Use this ticket if you're submitting something for the next I-World Expo. I can't log in to my Teen Second Life account: Tell us if you're a member of Teen Second Life and having problems logging in. I had rezzed an object inworld, but it has disappeared and I cannot find it: Let us know if you've lost an object inworld that was rezzed. There was an item in my inventory window, but it isn't working or is missing: Tell us if you've lost or are experiencing problems with an object in your inventory. Xstreet login problem -Basic users should select Special Questions - Basic account or Guest Login from the Ticket Type dropdown and then Xstreet login problem. When you're logged in as a Basic account holder or Guest, you should only use the Special Questions - Basic account or Guest Login ticket type. Any other support ticket submitted by a Basic account or Guest login will be ignored, except for Knowledge Base suggestions made through the Feedback ticket type (tickets of this type should be actual suggestions for improvements to the Knowledge Base). Click here to submit a ticket.
  12. But they ARE! It's a FACT! The Knowledge Base sez so, it wouldn't lie. *goes back to buying sl swampland*
  13. This isn't uncommon and yes it can be annoying. Why does Second Life say "Your account is not accessible until (date/time)" Does the error specifically state that you are already logging in (or out)? If so, this message simply means that Second Life is still attempting to log out your avatar. Close Second Life, wait fifteen minutes, then attempt to log in again. Do not repeatedly attempt to log in! If you keep trying to log in, the process will take longer. Does the error only state Login failed; Your account is not accessible until (date/time)? This error message generally indicates your Second Life account has been administratively blocked. Short-term blocks (less than an hour) may be the result of a kick for inappropriate behavior. Longer blocks are typically the result of abuse. You will be unable to use Second Life until the noted time. If the noted time is more than an hour away, you'll receive an email from the Abuse team regarding the incident(s) resulting in the administrative block. (Be sure to check your spam filters.) Linden Lab is unable to remove administrative blocks for abuse. Questions or comments about abuse should be submitted as support tickets. Although Basic account holders usually can't submit support tickets, there's a special option in the Submit a Ticket area for this type of situation, which could include: You can’t create a Second Life account You are getting an error message that states you cannot log in from your location Your account has been disabled and you need it reactivated Simply select the "Special Questions - Basic account or Guest Login" Ticket type and enter the required information. When you're logged in with Guest access or a Basic account and Submit a Ticket, you should only use the "Special Questions - Basic account or Guest Login" option in the Ticket Type dropdown. All tickets from Basic account holders or the Guest account that use other ticket options will be closed without review.
  14. Darn good question, the staff at the club I manage have to tp in people wanting a limo and we run into this on occasion - I've never heard the right answer yet. I'm going to check out the knowledge base; when you're inworld click the 'world' button and search for "Help Island Public"... if you teleport there that's where the SL Mentors and smart techie people hang and are available for questions. Ideally this will be answered but if not and you find out why please let me know! *smacks his forehead thinking dayum i've only wondered that for 2yrs, talk here all the time but duh never even thought to ask LOL*
  15. "Methinks your 'friends' are really not your friends if they'll sell you out for $3" OMG you made me spit coffee, that was bloody hilarious. Here's hoping i do better at the next staff auction.
  16. She's trying to get answers and be lowkey at the same time, she got the answers so now its the lowkey part lol, objective happily achieved
  17. hahaha, good point, i thought of that too. Wouldn't having a police car pull up in your driveway as the family sat down for dinner cause you stalked some woman online be a harsh reality check LOL. Oh i'd so love to see that. Try explaining that to the wife and kids. Priceless.
  18. It's pretty easy if you know what to look for. Examples; living at the same sl house... going to the same places and talking using the same mannerisms... ratted-out by a friend you thought you could trust and confide in (not uncommon sadly)... I play an online wargame and depending on the infraction I don't always ban by IP... if I just ban by name chances are the people banned will just come back under another account/name which is something I've learned to look for and spot. If you know what to look for it's not that difficult. /me waves 'good morning' to Merlynn
  19. "I'm not interested in playing anyone's Little Miss Victim role" Good. I'd award you bonus points if I could.
  20. The most important lesson... idiots are everywhere, don't let it defeat you. For every loudmouthed loser you find online there's countless more stand-up types; they're out there - it's just a matter of being careful in picking who you hang with. You'll do fine. I was reading a news article just this morning about how some goofball was knocking on some woman's door; this woman lived alone and was freaked right out - thought the guy banging at the door intended to cause harm... not a wise move down in the 'right to bear arms' America. Some guys should rethink their strategy, mind you I guess some people aren't overly bright to begin with.
  21. Does "restarting your player" ring any bells? Sometimes if the DJs switch streams people have to restart their players... when you're inworld you'll see a little music note, lower taskbar rightside... that controls music media... just click it to turn on or off. Doing that, turning it off then on again is restarting your player. Love your name by the way, gives me a chuckle - Itchycoo, thats classic, love it!
  22. Wow. In answer to your questions... 1. I don't know this definatively but I think it's a safe guess that any reports against you stay on some database; if LL takes action against someone I'm pretty sure they'd have that on record. 2. I'm sure people can file reports against a cancelled account (how would they know it's been cancelled); subsequently I'd question whether LL would act, after all how can you take action against an av that isn't there. If it's bad enough though they could still ban by IP... I'm not pointing fingers just saying generally - LL has been through someone griefing or w/e then getting a different account to hide behind many many times before. 3. It would seem reasonable that any ARs filed against an av that's 'hibernating' would be saved with the added obstacle - you have to go through LL to reactivate it. I have a friend who cancelled her account months ago, her profile is still around even though her account isn't. 4. Don't see why not unless you do something silly like give an idiot your rl info. Maybe this will help you in the future, definately good reading - Stalker Alert!! Wish I was you, I'd plant my size 12's in a place he definately wouldn't find comfy. What should I do about abuse that moves outside of Second Life? I'm being harassed by someone outside of Second Life®. What should I do? Visit our Online Safety webpage for information about inworld harassment. If this harassment moves outside of the Second Life virtual world, contact your local authorities. I've contacted my local authorities. How can they contact Linden Lab?At the following address: Linden Lab Legal Department 945 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111 By fax: 415.243.9045 (Attn Legal Department) Or by telephoning us: 415.243.9000. Will Linden Lab cooperate with my local authorities?Linden Lab cooperates to the full extent of the law with law enforcement agencies.
  23. Sadly even if you could submit a ticket asking for help from SL Support my guess is they'd just say you're out of luck; if your computer doesn't meet system requirements there isn't much they can do. That said my computer doesn't meet system requirements either, it's got a hamster-in-a-wheel harddrive and it's memory is as bad as mine is... perhaps when you're inworld click the Edit tab then Preferences and try lowering the graphics settings to put less of a strain on the little you have. In the meantime ideally someone smarter will reply. Here's how to check on graphics cards and updates: How do I get the latest drivers for my graphics card? Incompatible, outdated, or corrupted graphics drivers are responsible for many crash scenarios on systems meeting our System Requirements. First, ensure you know who makes your graphics card. The Second Life viewer only works with GeForce graphics cards (made by Nvidia), Radeon graphics cards (made by ATI), and the Intel 945 chipset. If you have any other graphics card, Second Life may not run. You will need to buy and install a video card that works with Second Life. Warning: Please make sure to closely follow the manufacturer's instructions, which may involve uninstalling and wiping traces of the previous version before installing the new version. This is sometimes referred to as a "clean install". I have an nVidia Geforce 2 or higher! nVidia-equipped computers can install the latest GeForce and TNT2 graphics driver package at nVidia's website. I have an ATI Radeon 8500 or higher! ATI-equipped desktop computers can install the latest Catalyst graphics driver package at ATI's website. I have an Intel graphics card! The Intel 945 chipset works with Second Life; you can get the latest drivers at Intel's website. I don't know what kind of graphics card I have. Please read this article on graphics cards to learn how to identify the card you currently have.
  24. "Just realised the knowledge base is severely outdated on this." Well as luck would have it there's an answer for that too lol ! Second Life help gets better! This Knowledge Base is moving to a new home on the Wiki, where Residents like you can contribute!
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