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Bitsy Buccaneer

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  1. Will this tie into your deep immersion back story as a single mum with a vendetta against the maternity clinic who wanted payment for services? The forum waits in eager anticipation of your next dramatic installment.
  2. Mitchell Indigo wrote: Is there anything important that I would have to know mainly for safety reasons? What things should I do? Make sure all likely to attend know in advance what topic you're proposing so they have time to think about how much they might be comfortable sharing with the group. These are deeply personal and often private things you want to talk about. Would you consider a different subject for next week and use part of the time to bring up sex as a subject for future discussion, and if it's acceptable to all, decide guidelines together for that conversation?
  3. Apple changed the way they handle graphics several years ago (4 OS's) and LL refuses to adapt, so with every Mac update it gets more and more broken. You have a Radeon graphics card which is less of a problem. In everything you read on this, pay attention to what graphics card the person has. Like I have nVidia, which is beyond broken with Sierra and SL. :matte-motes-confused: I've always had lots of lag problems with Firestorm but other Mac users swear by it. Gavin Hird is the only TPV developer I've seen trying to help with the Sierra + SL problems, so his Kokua viewer is definitely one to
  4. Anything copiable you can go through to find the original item to box and store. How much would that help you? If you had an outfit with a storage box and links to a couple of no copy items? It would be a box to open and two folders to wear, essentially. Are there any no-copy items that you only want to keep in one outfit? They could safely go in the archive box too and then you won't accidentally delete them when you're clearing house. If there's lots of repetition, you could put several of these blast from the past outfits in one box and just write down which items go together in a notecard
  5. I'm going to go way out on a limb here and take a wild guess that more unscheduled maintenance happens at busy times because problems are more likely to occur when there is greater load on the system. Perhaps we should ask Americans to stop logging in at the same time. :matte-motes-wink-tongue:
  6. Gazz Galatea wrote: Your post is a textbook of warning signs you are in a bad relationship. It may only be SL but none the less it is a situation that nobody deverves to be in. I'll go further. It has too many warning signs of a psychologically abusive relationship.
  7. entity0x wrote: LOL, this forum is like a bad game of 'telephone', as it seems people just respond before reading something correctly, use a bad analogy and it just breaks down... .... In other words, as stated before, "Maybe if it's not on the menu, it's not for dinner", means just go shop elsewhere; find what you want to buy, don't try to force or shame creators into doing anything. But yet you think it's ok for you to try to force and shame others into doing things like changing their off-site blog posts? That's what you've been doing here, whether you see it or not. Likewise with
  8. Take him shopping in a crowded event and thank him for reducing your lag by making you invisible. :matte-motes-smile: Seriously, if he's following you, take him somewhere awkward. Like a massively crowded shopping event on the first day. Have fun and enjoy the attention and make a game of it.
  9. entity0x wrote: We're not selling game assets here, we're selling virtual furniture for people to put in their virtual Barbie houses, and that's it. In the end, noone owns a damn thing, and are just paying to support their favourite creators to make more cool stuff for them. If you want mod ability so bad, just make your own stuff, and stop telling other people how to make, market and sell theirs. Some questions: Do you really have that low an opinion of your customers and SL users in general? Do you not understand that SL used to be dominated by DIYers and still includes thriving a
  10. Check the dates everyone, this is an old thread. :matte-motes-smile: Looks like the old mermaid diaries pages are well and truly a thing of the past. :matte-motes-frown: They were really helpful once and a neat bit of history.
  11. Tagging onto Pamela's post here because I agree with it and there's something I want to throw in to the conversation. Like her, I don't accept the either/or mindset. Part of this is because of the special nature of virtual worlds. If a customer modifies a creation, even perhaps going so far as to make obvious changes to textures, the original art is not lost. It might have become something else in that specific iteration, but the original art probably still exists in several other places in SL. (Like the customer's inventory if it's copy. :matte-motes-smile:) So a creator can pour her heart
  12. The bullet point heading is Anti-Competitive and Abusive Behaviour. The practice is abusing the marketplace system as it stands (using it for advertising whilst encouraging customers to shop in a way which means the seller doesn't pay LL the commission). Demanding that a commission be charged in-world as well seems a very strange solution to what is essentially one person's objection to the way the bullet points are titled.
  13. HarrisonMcKenzie wrote: And as far as I can tell, the entire kid clothing market also sells with no-mod, so the argument that my business will hurt if someone else sells with those permissions isn't a valid one. Pussycat is telling you that the ENTIRE kids' clothing market lost her alt as a customer because something she needed wasn't available. Not just you, or your friend, or someone else; the entire market. This will be invisible to you and the rest of the kids' clothing market because it's not like she (and others in a similar-ish situation) would have bought lots of things from yo
  14. Adding this in to the database.... I have just discovered a wee icon at the top of my computer screen (it looks sort of like a stylised eye, or maybe not but I can't think of a better way to describe it). Clicking on it gives me the option to use either NVIDIA web driver or OS X native graphics driver. The tick is next to NVIDIA web driver, so it seems I did something which somehow switched that back and that might be why things are working so much better for me. Don't dare change it lest I bork something. At some point in my earlier search for a solution, I apparently managed to install the
  15. But I was replying to your attack on Penny. So if it was wrong for me to talk about you, then it was wrong for you to talk about Penny. Likewise it is also wrong for you to attack me as you've just done. Please be careful how you read my tone and that of others. It seems to me that you are ascribing emotions to us which aren't there. Certainly you are with me. Since you've read every word of Penny's blog, you must understand how strange it is to write something like "Penny thinks I should make it copy/mod so users can make it 20 stories tall if they want to!!" Can you at last chuckle at the
  16. entity0x wrote: Penny Patton wrote: Agreed. If someone wishes to sell no-mod that is their business. That said, if that is how they choose to run their business, I'll be taking my business elsewhere. However, it is my belief that many people choose to release no-mod due to some fundamental misunderstandings with regards to how SL works (see anyone who claims they only release no-mod to protect their content) or due to a belief that it will somehow negatively affect their salesand that's why I think this is a topic worth having a discussion about. Penny thinks I should make it copy/m
  17. Are you trolling us or do you really believe all that? And how did you get from people wanting the option to mod to everyone throwing away your precious textures?
  18. entity0x wrote: I agree with the practical aspects of modification and copy. I just think it very strange that someone would want to go to great lengths to change, hobble or rebuild a product they purchased because thats why they got it in the first place. You don't actually know why someone got something in the first place. I repurpose things all the time. It's fun and suits my style of creativity. Being able to do so is why I am still in SL. I know I am not unique in this, modding is important to a lot of us. Think about it, modding is important enough in virtual worlds and games (a
  19. NVIDIA + Sierra + SL = [expletive deleted]. Welcome to the club of those who bought their Macs at the wrong time. :matte-motes-angry: Plus lots of people are having lots of problems since the beginning of the month, like mesh not rezzing. I suspect that may have something to do with increased traffic for Christmas shopping and lots of frequent TPing by lots of avs for Advent calendars. Others tell me that can't be it of course. Whatever is going on there, SL is having extra problems of late. Gavin Hird explains the NVIDIA + Sierra + SL problem in the thread Pamela linked to. He suggested the
  20. "Classic" avs aren't on their way out by any means, though some users will insist they are or should be. Seems like there will always be people who look down on others for not being up on the latest trend and mesh bodies are the trend this year. Before that, it was mesh boobs and butts, which have been superceded by the full bodies. The new avatar skeleton rigging has just gone live this week (Bento) so it will be next year's shiny. All of that change makes for a confusing Marketplace. Mesh bodies have utterly fragmented the market so every clothing, shoe or "skin" purchase requires figuring
  21. Hi Gavin, I'd be happy to do what I can to test. Will have more time in a couple of weeks though. Should I sign up via the kokua site?
  22. It's December, so it's pre-Christmas and Advent and some avs are teleporting around like mad. That has to add to the server demands. A few years ago, LL did something with groups and the next Advent the group server borked. Because groups were soooooo slow (or impossible) to add, there were complaints in chat from those who were overdoing it with dropping and adding groups as they went along collecting their piles of goodies. It seems likely the two went together. Maybe the changes they made to increase LI didn't take the madness that is December into account. My problems with slow rezzing
  23. The trick that lets you change the wording is called Photoshop. (Or GIMP or any photoimagining software with a Text function.) Sounds like your friend's account has been hacked (after long absence) and someone is trying to scam the friends list. Probably best to AR your friend and say that you think the account has been hacked. It will probably feel weird, but it's better than letting someone cause trouble in your friend's name.
  24. Just avoid the hubs then. You won't be missing much. Some thoughts: Changing rooms tend to be quieter (often empty) than sandboxes. Use search to find one you like. Places like Builders Brewery have classes on how to build in SL. (I think Helping Haven is another.) Go to a basic level class and follow along. When you have questions, ask. The teachers are there to help after all. :matte-motes-smile: Before the class starts, there will be students sitting around waiting. Say hello to one or two and compliment something in their appearance or profile or ask a question. Do you see how a control
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