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Prokofy Neva

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  1. So let me get this straight. I don't look at ads, I don't care about this, and I see no reason to add one more script on my browser, as occasionally an ad might be interesting. So to continue to "be right," because that's what is paramount here for you, you're telling me I should sit for hours and pick over which sites I need to blacklist, entering them into this extension. Um, that would take longer than just ignoring the ad. It would give MORE attention to the ads. Honestly...
  2. Yeah, I know the difference between Austria and Australia, big guy. I've been to the former lots of times, but not the latter, and will likely never go, for lots of reasons. I merely thought you were from the former, not the latter, not that it matters. I totally get the incessant venom you have toward Americans and your belief that they are ignorant about geography and that's often the case. But it doesn't apply to me, for all sorts of reasons that are easily discoverable. PS you didn't have the facts about the guy in Utah. In any event, given the high percentage of Americans in SL, I w
  3. I don't want to block ads. Ads pay for the Internet. They create livelihoods for people. I'm quite capable of ignoring nearly all of them. Many of the ones pitched to me are something I've actually looked at, on a shopping site, so I don't mind a reminder to go back. PS what the Lindens have up here is not an ad, but a splash screen. Next? @Polenth There is an autoplaying video, yes. I wonder why I didn't notice this until the last few weeks. Was it always there? Yes, I hate autoplaying videos. This is why I never go to Business Insider, for example, willing
  4. Never mind.
  5. Oh, that's probably it. Great song! I love the fluffy boots on that one avatar.
  6. Because you said you were based in Austria. So if you are a native English speaker who has been transplanted to a non-English-speaking country, great. Even so, you have it wrong, precisely because correct speech isn't your goal, but harassment of someone you don't like. When that's your goal, it shows. Trailing off thoughts is not an omission, it's a suggestion. Different. And it's not considered such good speech -- which is why it bothered you, as a speech policeman. But it's common usage on forums where people think as they write, and that's more than fine! It's amazing that you ca
  7. I think it's helpful to remember why there are no 40+/- sims any more: they were abused and there is no big demand for them. I happen to have several sims with deep water and I love it, and it rents pretty well, but what's interesting to note -- over the years, very few tenants take advantage of this wonderful deep water and build a grotto or mermaid cave or space station or something cool. Most people ignore it. It's actually not in demand as I can tell you from practical experience. Some people sail, but it so happens that the 7 Linden Seas these areas are near are at a different level
  8. No, it has everything to do with help. I don't "hate" mesh; I have enormous amounts of mesh items in inventory, mainly buildings and furniture. I simply want to encourage a fellow sufferer to feel that he doesn't *have* to go and spend tens and even hundreds of real US dollars simply to look "normal". That a world where you have to do that, and where the array of default library avatars are so repulsive to people that they won't be caught dead in them, this has to be done. You have to speak up.
  9. Makhno committed atrocities, too, even though he battled the Bolsheviks whose atrocities were far worse. And it's not a victimless crime to steal, because you don't know the circumstances. The reasons why someone can't take care of their parcel are diverse, and especially now, could be related to the pandemic. I refuse to re-make my open societies and close them for exploiters and "communards" like you. Most people are decent and most people pay for their rentals and most people don't squat. That's why we have communities and civilization and not sandbox terror and griefing everywher
  10. No. It's wrong. It's stealing. And it harms communities. And people like you are found quickly enough by landlords who care, so you won't do this for long. I had a guy who rezzed an entire club, with a store with vendors and a redelivery terminal, and was happily partying with his friends in the sky and making bank off my cheap, vacant rental. I had another guy build a 10-story apartment building on a 2048 and fill it up with rentals to his friends. Group land is vulnerable to this sort of thing. They lasted a day or three. Found another capacious over-primmer who used a te
  11. Do you think more forums regulars will be following you out the door? Are there incentives we could provide?
  12. I have to say, this stuff is just way too daunting. And I personally don't like playing dress-up and don't buy clothes and hate all this stuff. So out of sheer desperation to have something to fit my 30L sneakers which I buy like twice a year, I got Slink feet. The feet look the most awful on the system avatar, as well as the hands, so I thought the outlay for those feet which I recall as under 500L, was justifiable. Then of course the avatar hands look even more awful. So I bought Slink hands and feet just to be able to put on rings. To be sure, this puts you into this daunting exercise
  13. Imagine if you have done this with a folder not of clothing, but things, and they number 400+. I wonder why the system doesn't have brakes on it to stop that because I have had it happen a number of times. Relogging cures it sometimes, but sometimes not. Then you have no choice but to sit on a non-laggy sim and detach the things one by one. Some won't detach for puzzling reasons. So you move to the next. Using "replace outfit" with another normal folder of clothing doesn't work. I don't know if the Lindens can help when this happens, you could try filing a ticket if you can't un
  14. Thank you. Those are the numbers. PS note that Mainland is 8000+ now due to Bellisseria, which the Lindens say isn't Mainland and their fans angrily defend this marketing proposition. "Not Mainland," as Desmond knows, is a powerful advertising draw. But it is Mainland. It is reachable by sea if not by land. It is part of a contiguous continental system.
  15. But the hypergrid isn't a contiguous layout. If you are teleporting or logging in to another grid as you go along, even if they are part of the same system, that doesn't count. I have trouble getting people to understand this, but my hospital chart, my work Slack, some teledoc, an email, these are all part of a virtual world. They are the Metaverse. Not a very fun one -- one that breaks down and is stupid and completely forgettable. No dragons or 3D wonders. But still meta, still verse, still virtual. So the 4..etc uploads already happened, and then some.
  16. You're not a native speaker of English, so I don't know why you're playing grammar cop here. In other languages besides English, Russian for example, the three dots or ellipses as they are called formally, don't signify omissions or the end of a quote, but something else -- a trailing off of thought ("off of" is not a legal expression but serviceable). A "leave it to the imagination" kind of signal. So it is used, and not only by non-native speakers. Because of this linguistic confusion, I always ditch it myself, in translations, although sometimes I have to keep it at the insistence of the au
  17. Yeah, I was saying in another thread I need "skip intro" or something because those eyes are regularly creeping me out, and I have lived here for 17 years and seen it all. And people say "oh, you don't have to land on that page". Except...if you have multiple accounts, you do, because you have to log out of one and log into another, LL is not advanced like even Yahoo which has "manage accounts" all on one page to bypass that. Why have multiple accounts. Because you use them for years to hold groups together, they all need a minimum of two avatars, and because you need multiple groups when
  18. I believe it has to be. Unless you're going to start defining amazon.com as a virtual world or something. Philip Linden used to say there were X petabytes, which were more than terrabytes I believe? And that it was the largest. Think of it, some 28,000 servers, many are 65,536. To be sure, Sinespace may be catching up.
  19. Interesting. I didn't realize they were there, but not there. I personally don't need the Lindens to finish continents or add to continents or link continents. There's enough there already. They need to fix search.
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  21. I have never seen the issue you have described with the props and the landing. I know that Lindens seem to love sailors and pilots and it may be due to their large outlay of tier or their ability to purchase lots of expensive Blake Sea land. But generally, if someone encroaches on Linden Land, either by rooting an object on their own land, or by littering with rezzers from their own land, or by taking advantage of the admittedly rare occasions of Linden land having very long or no return time, the Lindens return it. Pretty much always. If you file an ABUSE report, which they insist on doi
  22. Well, it's like what they say about whole versus term life insurance. And the advice is, "Buy term, and invest the difference." And the advice for SL is, "Buy Mainland and invest the difference." There is nothing worse than that smack in the face that greets you when you try to fly off a private island. It has a hard stop. You can't get off it. It's like Alcatraz. Unless you TP out of it, of course, or log in elsewhere. Or unless you buy two and link them. But then at the end of *that*, there's still the hard stop. On Mainland, sure, there are banlines. But there are Linden
  23. Those who ignore or ridicule history are doomed to repeat it.
  24. I was getting ready to say that the N'avi look-alike on the front page when it was static was kind of like the first part of this video, i.e. like a bad school play, but put in context with the motion and other figures, it's better. Still, I really am done with it. It's pretty much all cyberpunk sort of stuff, which is ok as far as it goes but I don't want to keep looking at it. Can't you just keep me logged in guys? Or have "skip intro" or something?
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