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  1. Prokofy Neva

    Why Are Nicks Allowed on the Forums?

    No it's not. Because you can't explain why certain posters a) don't show up inworld b) don't show up with any regular my.secondlife.com profile but only forums profiles. There are various explanations floated here, but that's not the issue. The issue is the RESULT is exactly what I've said: a) avatars don't show up inworld and are disconnected from the world b) avatars don't even have regular secondlife.com profiles. The end. These are the facts. Endless recitations of the hypothetical reasons for this or the technical reasons for why "this isn't so" can't fix the problem that: a) certain posters don't show up inworld b) certain posters don't have any regular my.secondlife.com profile. The Lindens need to fix that loophole.
  2. Prokofy Neva

    Why Are Nicks Allowed on the Forums?

    Um, I didn't bypass anything. You did. Look at the "ru" in your profiles address. As for "inworld stalking," don't be ridiculous.
  3. Prokofy Neva

    Enjoy Ravenglass Where House Prims Don't Count!

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  4. Prokofy Neva

    how do you block someone here in forum

    I think probably you didn't comprehend the next post to grasp that you were not being accused of stalking, and there is no ascribing of excessive importance to your activities on the forums as you imagine.
  5. Prokofy Neva

    Why Are Nicks Allowed on the Forums?

    Using "ru" as a getaway for things is an old griefer trick, and it is not about "knowing how to use viewers" because most people don't feel that need. LL's system did indeed arbitrarily lose and destroy my content, as it did many others. This content is NOT the same content that ended up inside a platform at my office. I definitely did not drag hundreds of disparate items from disparate folders into a block at my office. That's not possible, and what happened is some kind of glitch, and frankly, one I've seen on other sims and other situations that isn't about me sitting and dragging things accidentally into prims, but about actual errors in the system. It's sometimes very hard for people to believe there could be errors in this system even though they endlessly criticize it all day.
  6. Prokofy Neva

    how do you block someone here in forum

    A smiley is a generic term for the little icons that can grimace, frown, etc. It's not about "offense" -- since I have bloody, chopped-up effigies of my RL self put on my lawn routinely in SL as a form of griefing, and have suffered harassment of me and my family members in real life for my work, I do get the difference, dear, truly I do. I just think that if you block someone they should not be able to comment on you or put smilies on you in any form, that's all. I'll point out that while fuming about this alleged crime of mine, and writing up a post about it, and looking to see if there are answers, you were not outside enjoying the beauties of Nature. PS My comment is generic and has examples that in fact don't involve you, because if you put some reaction on my posts, I didn't notice. And frankly, I don't think I'd remember your name and your comments long enough to bother to put you in a ban list in world anyway.
  7. Prokofy Neva

    Security orb in Linden Homes area

    What's important is not to support efforts involving "all of the Mainland" like "mapping" that segue to "community control" and really "my control". This is especially important not to do in a world that is not democratic, and has no free press or independent judiciary. Like sim seams and roads believed to have hazards, this "identification of a problem" really has no base. Who would want to fly over boring, homogenous Linden Home lands anyway? Indeed. Fourteen years ago, we debated Philip Linden about the wisdom of allowing orbs in the first place -- period. They led to so many miserable experiences and were so unfair when overdeployed near waterways and roadways. Perhaps at the very list, they could be prevented from TPing users homes, which led to crashes often. So unfair. Couldn't the bounce script be deprecated completely? It really didn't secure privacy given camming ability and was really only about this deep, atavistic fear that some virtual avatars have about other virtual avatars coming into their homes and using their adult furniture. That, more than anything, triggers the most fear and anger in these situations and leads to orbs. Philip's reaction at first was to concede that yes, this function should be removed. And he even set about doing it. But then his fellow Lindens who never met a script they didn't like had a total freak-out -- and since some of them were alts from the community base, essentially, they got their way. They invoked the supposed need to have elevators. That there were perhaps 11 1/2 elevators, even including suspension bridges, in SL at that time seemed hardly relevant. But certain prominent and ubiquitous orb manufacturers, then and now making a fortune off the deep-seated atavistic feelings of people, lobbied to keep the function. Some orbs have the option of not TP home, but it's not imposed and many don't use it as they love the idea of TPing intruders home, even if it's their own landlord or a random passer-by. If the Lindens sold land that had no orb function capacity, it wouldn't sell. You would think that this function of "avatars can see me" being checked off -- making you invisible! -- would be the best form of privacy there is, safe against camming. Many now opt for it despite the inconvenience of not seeing people they want to see sometimes. But it's still possible then to cam in from the person's lot by invading it -- not that this is the frequent occurrence imagined. The people in Charsville are not "trouble" or a "cult" -- they are simply enjoying their rights currently supplied to everyone in Second Life, and they shouldn't be brow-beating as miscreants because people with world aspirations think it's important to fly over their lawn (?!). There isn't enough encouraging of people to be better neighbours, and not enough rewards. But the answer is not to criminalize people doing what hundreds of thousands of others do in SL without this exposure of their privacy. Sometimes there isn't a mystery to this -- I've found a number of Linden homes that are used as bot holders or Tiny Empires players or some kind of strange thing where 30 of them will be piled up sitting in rows or dancing with the same tag. Linden Homes can't be used for stores and can't be put in search but there isn't any rule against pile-ups, and I've noticed sometimes ban lines are put on such pile-ups, which is allowable of course. Once again, it is possible to get the Lindens to bar "TP home" as a function, but they won't do it because they will invoke games or something that they feel will need this.
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  9. Prokofy Neva

    Why Are Nicks Allowed on the Forums?

    Who cares? That's not the point. Techies knowing these things can hide better and live merely as a nick on the forums with no consequences. And the "weird slowness" would not be so slow as to allow years to go by. And again, the technical details of how this is done or not done is NOT what is important. The Lindens should close off this loophole. It should all be one integrated system.
  10. Prokofy Neva

    Why Are Nicks Allowed on the Forums?

    @Phil Deakins -- This is a pointless intervention -- my OP talked about no equivalent inworld but I also mentioned several times that IT COULD NOT BE FOUND IN GOOGLE, thereby begging the question there *was* an inworld avatar. Indeed I talked about search. I think this is just literalism in a lame effort to try to find something to pick up -- I wasn't mistaken at all. The fact remains: there are accounts active on the forums that not only have no inworld equivalent visible in any search, in or out; they aren't found in Google, either *except* as a forums alt. The end. These are the facts, easily established. And it's not only about one obvious name. Once again, I never said that nicks are used in the forum -- because there is no obvious and doable form of doing this on the forum sign-up -- derp. That is why I asked. Why are they allowed? You can't come in and make a forums account only. So THAT IS WHY I ASKED. Again, why is this decoupling allowed? The Lindens should close that loophole. Why is the forums a separate account you log into separately? It should all be one seemless thing for one's avatar. And the point is not only to delve for some arcane technical reason for it, but to pose the larger moral question of why this is allowed because it LEADS TO BAD BEHAVIOUR. @Coby Foden If there are no nicknames in the forums, once again, see above -- why no inworld equivalent? It doesn't seem possible, yet it is. Because there are no inworld profiles visible, nor are they visible on Google. @Blush Bravin It's not about "exacting revenge," which is silly, as there isn't a practical way to do that. But it's about making people themselves responsible -- turn it around. Then if others wish to ban them or boycott them, that's normal and within the TOS. It's not about "disagreeing" -- it's about the persistent toxicity of certain posters endlessly sniping, harassing, and spreading viciousness without feeling any need to be answerable to a community. That matters. @Klytyna Setting privacy settings doesn't lead to not showing up on Google. And you don't -- there is no my.secondlife.com Klytyna search result except for forums. Of course everyone's Google search can result differently, but anyone can try it: https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&hs=fvk&ei=H7hvW5LTC8bH5gLuwJWYAQ&q=secondlife+klytyna&oq=secondlife+klytyna&gs_l=psy-ab.3..35i39k1.8372.8372.0.9266. Oh, but there is if you know Russian and think to look there LOL: https://my.secondlife.com/ru/klytyna However, others are not findable.
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  12. Prokofy Neva

    Why Are Nicks Allowed on the Forums?

    @Coby Foden Once again, then you can't account for how people right in this thread have nicks on the forums but no avatar inworld visible, in any kind of inworld or outworld search of any kind. Try them and you'll see. Once again, these distinctions but legacy blah blah are about INWORLD and I'm talking about simple GOOGLE.
  13. Prokofy Neva

    Why Are Nicks Allowed on the Forums?

    @Callum Meriman If it is true that putting any response to a post ups a user's reputation, then perhaps that would serve as a deterrent to this constanst idiocy of putting "confused" on every post obsessively. But we don't know that "confused" isn't a negative in the Lindens' system of reputational algorithsm. No, the main offender isn't the pro-Trumpkin or anti-leftist poster, who at least provides some modicum of diversity to the extreme libertarian/leftist crew o the forums on issues like Net Neutrality. By and large, it's not true that you make an avatar for joining Second Life that then merely isn't logged in. If that were true, that name would show up in Google on secondlife.com as an avatar account, even so -- it's not about inworld search, legacy or not. It doesn't. It only shows up as a "Community" account. Of course, people can remove their avatars from search inworld but I believe they would still show up in Google. In any event, I'm not finding this argument persuasive.It could easily be made a rule that you have to log into the world to use the forums. That might have a beneficial impact on those who never log in. Of course, they could log-in, wait five minutes, and do nothing, but my point is that the disconnect from reputation inworld to reputation on the forums is a conflict breeder and there can and should be ways for LL to deal with this rather than to edge-case on why it is technically not true or "impossible". @Phil Deakins I imagine you thought long and hard on how you could say something contrary to an obvious point that many people, even you might agree to, and obviously this nit-picking on what "nick" means isn't your best attempt. Desmond Shang can speak for himself, but he has made this comment about the forums' risk many times. I think it's unlikely with his RL business and SL business keeping him busy he would have time for forums anyway. What does your testing reveal? That making an alt that doesn't log-in does in fact generate at least some kind of profile. So if it doesn't, then...these accounts are Lindens who circumvent the system, or hackers that circumvent the system -- just as likely as they are some tiny category of people who happened to make an account when a certain set of conditions were at play. Again, this is not about guesses, tests, and arcane technical matters or people who virtual-signal and say they play nice and others should. It's about the hard fact that people harass and harry on the forums with no consequences inworld, although the Lindens claim to like such consequences when they confiscate property over speech issues (admittedly this is rare, but it does happen and the threat is something that has been kept alive over the years). It's wrong. @Wulfie Reanimator Yes, I don't think the Lindens have trouble tracking miscreants but another effect occurs -- that people's mouthing off on the forums is not tied to any inworld reputation and that's a negative. That's what matters. And we don't know how much LL really follows up on the capacity they seemingly have. @Ceka Cianci Yes, you cannot circumvent bans by making an alt, and it is trivial to find those alts, although some people are persistent using proxies, which is why we have unpunished griefers in general, obviously. @Coby Foden Once again, the point isn't about technical capacity or details but the larger social issue of people relentlessly posting harassing and negative posts without any consequence to inworld reputation because they can. Is it possible? See above. Look in Google and you will see my point. It is not that I am "wrong," it's that you can't explain to me why there isn't an avatar name that matches with anything but forums activity, i.e. no avatar profile that has groups or descriptions or anything. THAT is the question. If Theresa Tennyson is correct -- and we don't know that -- that if you never log in, no profile with groups or lack of groups, biography or lack of biography, is never generated then that is a loophole that should be closed. The claim that no profile shows up if someone hasn't logged in for 30 days can't be true as I see profiles of people I know haven't logged in since last year. @Lindal Kidd No, my thought processes are definitely more normally compared to the vast population of America and even Europe than the very sectarian techie groups one finds on the forums with the usual radical libertarian/socialist views. It's not about "living in fear" of getting banned -- that was not Desmond's problem for sure; it's about the principle at stake. Lindens link forums speech with removal of inworld property when they wish; but they allow decoupling of forums speech from any consequence whatsoever in the inworld community. That's wrong.
  14. Prokofy Neva

    Why Are Nicks Allowed on the Forums?

    The idea that a forums nick different than an inworld avatar would save a user from a blanket ban isn't really plausible, as the Lindens can obviously track URLs and log-ins and even people using proxies slip up -- even the GRU does this, thankfully, and are caught. Deleting cookies may work but again, people slip up and geographical locations may still cluster and out a serial abuser. The myth of the dynamically-updating address is just that -- a myth. Many telecoms have you in a predictable range. People should take responsibility for their speech in a community; such visibility and responsibility in a community are at least some bar on bad conduct. Anonymity breeds contempt and bad behavior.
  15. This is one of the things that have long baffled me is why people can have names on the forums that do not correspond to an actual avatar inworld. It's not that people have let their old account lapse inworld and still chat on the forums; it's that names are used that have no equivalent inworld. The Lindens themselves definitely link the world of the forums with the "inworld" of Second Life, and even hold over your head the threat that you will be banished from the world itself if your forum violations reach a certain level -- something quite a few merchants and landowners find appalling, and which makes some prudent ones who would have useful things to say like Desmond Shang announce that they simply won't post on the forums with that kind of risk. Indeed, it is outrageous to make punishment for a speech crime the actual seizure of real property, even if it is virtual property, or a license to access the rendition of same, or however they phrase it -- it is still a valued good with monetary value. Yet nicks are used so that people who routinely harass others never have to face the consequences in the community, which might be property bans, shunning or boycotts, I suppose. If you want anonymity, you have it by making an SL avatar not tied to your RL identity in the first place, or another alt that is not tied. What's the deal? What it means is that people have no responsibility in the community for their hateful and vicious statements, especially lifers on the forums who are expert at flying below the Lindens' radar, such as it is. I think the Lindens should require that each forums user pick a real avatar name they have and have that be their sole voice on the forums.