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Bitsy Buccaneer

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    Very short blue hair

    Adoness for punky hair in colours. My building alt is no longer a flower child. They grow up so fast.
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    Seeking: Medieval Fantasy Roleplay for Children

    /me gives the kids a large cardboard box, the old net curtains and a box of chalk and sends them out to play (If the fantasy grown-ups' imaginations are too limited to make space for you, make it yourselves in the backyards of family RP sims or wherever you find yourselves. You're kids after all )
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    What makes you block someone?

    Spam notices when I can't find another way to make them stop. But there was one special soul I did block briefly. Years ago, I was helping a noob get himself orientated and he got the idea in his head that I was helping him as a prelude to sex. I said no, it was clear from the groups in his profile that our interests were quite different but I was happy to help him get his av set up. (He didn't have money inworld yet and I knew of some good places with free stuff for men after tagging along with friends.) He demanded to know how I knew what his interests were so I pointed out the list of groups of his profile. Aside from a couple of freebie places, they were all sex groups and some the names gave a pretty good indication of what they were about I explained briefly that profiles were a way of presenting yourself to the rest of SL and what you chose to put in it should reflect how you wanted to be perceived. I told him how to hide groups and mentioned that as it stood, his profile gave the impression he was in SL primarily for sex. He was three days old and already found 20 or so. Oh, and his name was a give away too. My main suggestion though was that he find other groups to join to show interest in things other than sex. He refused to do that but was adamant he wasn't just in SL for sex and outraged anyone might possibly think so. I mean truly outraged. He did hide the more extreme groups, leaving some generic pick-up groups. When I mentioned that if I came across a profile like his, I'd guess there were several hidden groups. How dare I suggest that!?!?! Well, it is exactly what you did. Cue a tirade of abuse which I finally blocked. I could see the .... is typing message in the chat window continue and stop and start and stop and start and go on and on and on, which changed my response from stressed to bemused. A couple of days later I unblocked him but never heard from him again. That's my one story of blocking a person
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    Garage sale?

    We already have the tech for this. Merchants can set their goods to no copy/yes transfer if they choose. It used to be pretty common a decade ago. Many of us find that the advantages of copy/no trans outweigh the advantages of no copy/trans, however, and merchants have followed suit. Anyone with land can set up no copy/trans items for sale and list it in search too. There used to be more of this as well, years ago. Now it's largely limited to gachas. If you want to be able to sell things on after your interest has passed, only buy items with no copy/yes trans permissions. This will limit your choices to gachas (which also have an active resale market) and merchants who sell with those perms or can be persuaded to. In other words, the 'fix' is social not technical. And you'll be fighting an uphill battle against the advantages of and preferences for copy/no trans.
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    Do You Miss Anything Purged from the MP?

    I'm sure it will have gotten even harder to find old scripts and things to take apart to learn from. Those 10 linden pieces of prim junk were prim junk alright but the scripts inside were helpful to me. No way to know what's gone that might have helped with future projects My heart's too heavy this week to look for those who've passed on in hopes something remains.
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    I don't understand this game

    Of course it does. That's my point. We're here to talk and we'll talk about whatever. Troll throws up a thread, we'll talk about that if it interests us. If it doesn't particularly, various side topics and derails will develop. The "game" thing's been done to death so it's taken up very little of the three pages but the thread continues because it's the virtual street corner we all happened to bump into each other on. Then we'll find ourselves on another one and another one and another one. Not because we're being trolled but simply because we enjoy talking with each other in this forum. Maybe the troll derives some satisfaction from being the virtual street corner under our feet. Don't know, people are curious.
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    I don't understand this game

    Meanwhile we're talking about a variety of topics here because that's what we came to the site to do. Is the troll using us or are we using the troll?
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    naming threads with avatar name

    I think there may be fewer generic "help me" type thread titles. Could it be this trend has replaced that? And of course we are living in the age of the selfie.
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    I don't understand this game

    Is it truly trolling when people who log in to a website to talk do just that?
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    I don't understand this game

    Second Life is what keeps me sane.
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    Forcing facebook on Second life members

    Every page anywhere on the internet with a facebook widget tracks your activity whether you use the facebook widget or not. It is that insidious. What they can do with cookies and their widgets is pretty invasive. It might not have been your actions. Firefox (the browser not Firestorm the SL viewer) has an add-on 'container' system which keeps some of those sorts of tracking devices contained. It's another way to seek a bit of protection.
  12. I've never come close to using that many so I can't say from experiences, but 8 texture faces was the number I learned.
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    Micro-gaps between mesh components

    In Blender, in Object Mode - Object > Apply > Rotation, as shown below. Location and scale too if you've changed those as well. Things can look fine in Blender but then behave oddly when uploaded if any rotation, location and scale changes haven't been 'applied' to the object in Blender. It's easy to do so it's a useful routine to get into before exporting your work. Easy enough that IMO it makes sense to rule it out early on when troubleshooting.
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    Micro-gaps between mesh components

    Because it's an easy mistake, both to make and correct, which can have strange consequences on uploading - it might be worth double checking that you did the Apply > Rotation thing too.
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    Second Life Budget

    Mine's very simple: the amount I have to spend is the amount I've received through sales. It works for me.