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Vladi Hazelnut

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  1. I bet you have ar'd more than once. You would be shocked how many have AR's on file that don't know it. I made this mistake of asking a friend that works for LL if I had any and he said I had like 15! I was sorry I asked lol. He said not to worry about it, people AR others for most stupid things. Unless you broke one of the big six most likely nothing will come of it. Just about everyone in SL has an AR filed on them. And if you run a business I bet its a lot more.

    If LL even sees the AR I am sure they will ignore since its over something petty. I just laugh when poeple say they are going to AR me now. Unless I am know I am doing something really Illegal I simply don't worry about it. And I don't do anything Illegal so let them waste the time filling out the paperwork.

    And chances are the guy didn't bother to do it anyway.

  2. We are not talking about anything you didn't originally bring up. You broached the subject of under aged people in your original post.

    As for money, you do know LL just laid off a ton of people right? So they probably don't have the profit margin you think they do.

    My advice is if you feel so headstrong about TOS and Community Standards being translated why don't you do it for them? You take the effort to have it translated into the 100 some different languages used around the world.

    And if LL has to do it, that means every other web site in the world has to do it to. All these things you agree to with any software, like adobe or quick time . They are all in English for the most part. I guess they should all have multiple languages too.

    Like we have stated, bottom line is they are not required to have it translated and its up to the person agreeing to it to be sure they understand and agree to it. I doubt anyone reads the darn thing anyway until after they get in trouble.

  3. I would agree that most people, especially the younger ones in other countries do have a pretty good grasp of the English language and others. Especially in Europe. We had two foreign exchange students in the 90's one from Switzerland and one from Denmark. They both spoke and understood perfect English.

    As a matter of fact the girl from Denmark was helping me assemble a piece of furniture and I asked her if she could read me the instructions while I put the stuff together. I made the mistake of asking if she could understand the instructions lol. Her reply was " I read and speak at least 4 languages fluently, one of them being English, how about you?" And she was only 17. Kind of made me feel like a dumb ass considering I only speak English.

  4. Quite simply it is not LL's job to translate everything into every language on the earth. When you join SL you are stating that you agree to and understand all the rules. If you can't read English and agree to something you don't understand it is on you, not them.

    If you don't understand it, there are plenty of translators on the internet you can plug the text into and have it translated. How well it gets translated is another story. But in the end it is up to the consumer to understand what they are agreeing to.

    As for griefers and people that sign up that are under age, knowing the rules means nothing. These kinds of people don't care about  the rules period. They are liars, cheaters and trouble makers. Knowing the rules means little to them. And to be honest, most of the rules they enforce hard are pretty much common sense for anyone.

    As for the viewer, I am not sure, but I think you can pick the language of the viewer, and there may be third party viewers in different languages as well. How many different languages I really don't know, I never looked since I only speak English. But I have seen videos where the viewer is in a different language.

  5. Pretty hard to say without knowing what your interests are. There are lots of RP sims though, think of a genre and I am sure someone is doing it. I used to belong to a Avatar movie rp sim called Navatar. But for me RP gets boring.

    If you like cars there are quite a few racing sims you can check out. At our sim we do drag racing and build custom cars. There is a road on the sim next door too. We also have other shops and stuff and nice 50's style diner that hosts events.

    If I am not working at the shop I usually just like to explore. Lots of really cool places to see in sl.

  6. Simply putting it in the group charter would not do any good either. That is no different than putting a disclaimer in your profile. You need to get consent/permission from each individual separately so you would have a log of them agreeing to it. And then depending on how LL wants to view it, that may only be for one instance, not every IM or chat you make while you are there. LL may view it as you need consent every time you share the information.

    I think the best bet would be call or write a letter to LL to see exactly what their stance is on this. And honestly it could vary depending on who reads the AR.

  7. You don't need to be a LL employee to know the answer to this, its in the Community Standards. Which they call the Big Six.

     

    Number 4 of these rules reads as this.

     

    1. Disclosure

      Residents are entitled to a reasonable level of privacy with regard to their Second Life experience. Sharing personal information about your fellow Residents without their consent -- including gender, religion, age, marital status, race, sexual preference, alternate account names, and real-world location beyond what is provided by them in their Resident profile -- is not allowed. Remotely monitoring conversations in Second Life, posting conversation logs, or sharing conversation logs without the participants' consent are all prohibited.    

     

    That seems pretty cut and dried to me. Unless someone specifically asks you "Is it ok if I share our chat logs with others?" Then it is not allowed. And if they asked you this and you agreed, either through chat, IM or a notecard LL could look it up. They can see all the chat and IMs, it all gets logged on their end. Same with a notecard, they know who sent what to who so you really couldn't fake it. Just send a notecard saying you agree and make it no modify. You will be logged as the person who sent it and since it was no mod the person can't modify the wording.

    Simply putting it in their rules for the Sim, or having it spammed to you when you land is NOT consent. You would have to physically agree to it either in chat or via a notecard

    Now the question is would LL really do anything about it if you reported them? Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't, it is all up to them to decide, if they even read the AR.

    And if it were me running the role play Sim I still wouldn't risk sharing it in world. It would be much easier to share the information via Messenger or Skype where LL has no control over it.

  8. This is the first I have ever heard of anyone getting banned for swearing in an IM, or even open chat that matter. Normally in order to get banned it has to be something pretty serious or you would have to have a lot of AR's filed against you. I would say 80 percent of AR's don't even get looked at. LIke someone else eluded to, you would be shocked at some of the reasons people file AR's against others. Its just petty and rediculous.

    Now if you threatened the person or were constantly bothering them, then yes you might get banned. Just defending yourself and calling someone the B word or to F off I highly doubt LL will even bother with it. Simply being a land owner in SL doesn't carry much clout, if any at all. You would have to be friends with someone that actually works at LL to have any influence, and even then that person may not be willing to risk their job over doing something like that.

    That being said your boss does have the right to fire you and ban you from her land. Its her company and her land she can do what she wants. There are no Employment laws in SL, you can hire and fire anyone you wish for any reason at all. And you can control who comes on your land regardless of your reason for doing it.

  9. Normally the reason for not hiring someone at a club under a certain age is because you want them to have a skin and some nice clothes. And you want them to have a fairly good idea of how SL and the viewer works. There is also the emotional thing and wondering if they will actually stick around. However regardless of age, there is a high turn over rate in clubs. If none of those things bother you, then there is nothing wrong with it. I started in a club within weeks of joining SL and stayed there for almost a year.

    As for being able to get banned from SL for it, no way, that is nonsense. Now the person that owns the land or club could fire you and the person you hired and ban both of you from that parcel or sim. They can do whatever they want because they own it.

    Also keep in mind a lot of people that show under 30 days old may actually be alts that have been in sl for years. Unless they admit that to you, you will never know.

    I personally think its great you are willing to give new poeple in sl a chance at earning some lindens. One of the biggest reason poeple quit is because they can't figure out how to make money or can't find anything to do. You  hiring someone may keep them in sl longer, not make them quit.

     

    Good luck with it.

  10. We have lost a few recently and we had some sort of gathering or ceremony for them. And we put pictures up at our track to remember them.

    As for me, I really don't want one in real life let alone SL. I personally don't like them and feel they are waste of money. I want my body donated to science or something for research and then disposed of.

    But then funerals are more for those that are left behind, not the ones that died so I guess it would be up to them. Not like I will know one way or another.

  11. well if its doing it in windows media player than it isn't anything to do with SL. It has to be something to do with your computer or connection. It is very possible that media player requires more resources to run than your other program does. And sl certainly will.

    Also if you are having any kind of packet loss that would effect it too. However I would think it would do it on the other program too.

    It really sounds to me like your system is having trouble buffering the media. Without knowing all the specs and seeing your system though its really hard to tell for sure.

  12. In simple terms there are two major ways creators can render graphics in games. One is Direct X which is the most widely used. The other is Open GL which SL and some other games use. I will be honest I don't know what the differences in them are either or how they work, or which one is actually technically better.

    What I do know is in the past ATI has focused more on Direct X rather than Open GL and is known to have issues with it. This may be something that has been fixed with recent cards and drivers. It has been a while since I have tested an ATI card, especially a high end one due to the cost of the cards. I know that the last one I tested didn't work, but that was over a year ago and I honestly couldn't tell you which card it was. It would have been on par performance wise with a Nvidia GTS 250 or maybe a bit better since that is what I got when I returned the ATI card and got the nvidia one.

    Graphics cards and drivers change quite often though and go out of date very fast. I know for sure that Nvidia is using a new architecture for its newer cards than the GTS 250, which is really just a hopped up a 9800gtx which is actually quite old technology wise. I would assume ATI has done the same thing in the past year or so.

    However I still see where people are complaining about ATI cards and Open GL, so I doubt all the issues have been fixed.

    There are also a number of other things that can effect how your video card will perform or work with SL and other games. Like other software and drivers that are installed on your computer that might conflict with it. Another big problem is Onboard graphics chip sets over riding the card that is installed due to improper installation or the way your system is configured. When you install a stand alone video card the onboard graphics should be uninstalled or at the very least disabled. Some computers you can do this in the bios, but normally it would be done in the Device Manger in windows.

    Normally Windows is pretty good about doing this on its own when you install a new video card. However sometimes you will have to do it manually if the plug and play features don't catch it and do it automatically.

  13. Just goole ATI and open GL. You will get tons of hits about how ATI has poor performance with open gl. Especially with older cards and drivers. One of the problems is for some reason on some ATI cards and drivers with open gl it won't see the video cards installed memory and will use system memory instead.

    This has been an issue with ATI for years actually. Maybe they have fixed it with the newer cards and drivers, I don't know since I won't bother getting one for use with sl.

    I do know for a fact though it isn't just with SL, ATI has been known to have issues with other open gl games as well.

  14. In our case we use one when sell stuff to people. Like you buy car parts or a shell from us full perms. Our contract states that you can only use these items in a build, not sell them individually. For instance lets say you buy a car shell from us full perms, and instead of using it in a build you decide to sell the shell on the market place for 500L, or just start giving it away. Which hurts our business. And it is a real business for the owner of our company, she gets her real life income from it.

    Sl has no obligation to punish the person that violates this contract, as far as removing the items from the grid or banning the person. They can if they want, but they have no obligation. In most cases they will remove the item from the market place though.

    Legally any action taken would have to be done outside of sl. Which means the owner of the company would most likely have to hire a lawyer to take action. And this has been done before. I am pretty sure the lawyer can contact LL and get the real life info for the person violating the contract and then you would sue them in a real life court. And this could require a court order for the information depending on what LL wants to do with the persons info.

    So in most cases, yes it is not worth the trouble because it would cost you way more than what you would get. However in some instances the amounts lost are worth the effort.

  15. Its not so much the cards that have problems but rather the drivers for the cards. And its not really SL's fault that ATI cards are hit and miss with it. SL is Open GL where most games are Direct X. And ATI just doesn't seem to handle Open GL that well, its not just with SL. Where as Nvidia seems to work better with Open GL for whatever reason.

    I read a technical article on it and it has something to do with how ATI handles memory when using Open GL.

    Take for instance how different computers handle different cards. On a pc based system SL and ATI seem to have problems. However the same card in a Mac works just fine. So its really not the hardware, its the software driving the card. It used to be you could get third party drivers for ATI cards, but there isn't much out there anymore for the newer cards.

    I know a few years ago when I was getting a new video card I got a really nice ATI card and I couldn't even log into SL with it. I contacted LL and they said at the time they didn't support any of the ATI HD series cards. Yet my old card was an ATI HD 2600 pro and it worked fine lol.

    Luckily the store let me return the card and get a Nvidia card instead and it worked just fine.

    Like someone said, your best bet is to find out if anyone has that particular card and if it works in sl. Otherwise it is a bit of gamble. For me I will stick with Nvidia cards for SL. I will admit though for flat out gaming I think ATI makes the better card. But if you your intention is to build a system for SL I would stick with Nvidia unless you can find someone using that particular card on the same OS you are using with no issues.

    Also keep in mind if you are getting a higher end card you will need a power supply that will handle the needs of the card. You can't buy a 300 dollar desktop expect the stock power supply to drive a 150-300 dollar video card. It might, but you better check the specs first. So you can add in the cost of a new power supply to the cost of the video card.

  16. Same computer, I just keep upgrading it. Basically the only thing stock anymore is the case, the dvd drive and one of the hard drives.

    I started with a stock Emachine

    single core 2.0 AMD processor

    2 gigs of DDR

    160 gig sata drive

    ATI 2600 pro video card with 256 megs of ram

    windows vista

    And a 19" CRT monitor

     

    Then I upgraded the video card, OS and monitor

    AMD 2.0 processor

    2 gigs of ram

    9800GTX+ video card with 512 megs of ram

    450 watt power supply

    21 inch dell wide screen lcd monitor

    And the release client of windows 7

     

    Then I upgraded the cpu and ram to 4 gigs of ram and a dual core AMD processor running at 2.8 (amd 245)

     

    After that I went crazy and upgraded almost everything inside the computer to what it is now.

    AMD 945 quad core 3.0 processor

    New motherboard

    PNY matched dual channel 4 gig ram set

    21 inch monitor

    GTS 250 pny xlr8 with 1 gig of DDR3

    Intel 40 gig SSD drive

    After market CPU cooler and added cooling fans

    Windows 7 home edition

    And an illuminated keyboard

     

    My next step will probably be a 6 core processor and better video card if I feel it is warranted. Which it really isn't. Sl runs great the way it is to be honest.

     

  17. Vampires have never been a problem for me in sl. I actually joined to be a vampire, but when I saw how it worked I wasn't very impressed. Really, I am a vampire and I have to roam the world begging for blood? Sorry not exactly what I had in mind.

    Easiest way to get vampires not to bother you anymore, just let one bite you. It does nothing to you, but keeps most other vamps away because the first one to bite you gets your soul.

    And if you do get an annoying vampire in sl, the mute button does wonders. I look at them more like mosquitoes than vampires to be honest.

  18. Keep in mind copy botters can also make it look like they were the creator. So often times the only way to know is you were the person that made it, or you know the person that made it.

    for vehicles one indication that it was copied is if it uses different scripts than the orginal since you can copy scripts. Most copy botted vehicle have crappy scripts in them.

    Another thing to keep in mind is not all stuff is copy botted. Some stuff is out there because the creator ended up giving or selling the item with the wrong permissions, or trusted the wrong person. If this is the case often times LL will not do anything about it. This is why its so dangerous to sell things full perms. We make people sign a license agreeing they will only use our stuff in builds, but honestly I don't know what that means to LL. We would probably have to sue someone in a real life court to do anything about it.

  19. Like others have said, it will depend on the type of stroller and baby and how they scripted if at all. I don't know much about sl babies or strollers to be honest.

    If you want to link the baby to the stroller, and the stroller is a physical vehicle the linked set will have to be under 32 prims or it will not work. Also make sure you select the stroller last so the root prim stays the same. The stroller will also have to moddable, and maybe the baby as well. It's been a while since I have messed with non mod objects I don't remember if both objects need to be mod or not, but I would think they would.

    The other option is to wear the baby as an attachment and edit it like clothing so it fits in the stroller.

  20. might be the ati card, if you were building a system just for sl you should have went with nvidia. For some reason nvidia's seem to work better with SL.

    You might try using Kirstens viewer. I think he has more support for higher end video cards.

    Its not so much the card as the drivers. But if you know someone else running the same card and it works with the SL viewer that probably isn't it.

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