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Peggy Paperdoll

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  1. But never mind. I shan't trouble you all any more. This is the most unhelpful bunch of people I've encountered on line... well, ever. It's good to see "blame the victim" is a live and well. ---------------------------------------------------------- So now poor Rudy is a victim and everyone is blaming the victim. How about Rudy is too hard headed or too ignorant or lacks enough common sense to see that when the whole world appears to be upside down it just might be time to stand up on your feet? No one is blaming you for anything except that you are not accepting the help that has been offered. You are convinced it's LL's problem, even when all the evidence and facts say something else. Sometimes victims are victims by choice.
  2. But you are getting those simulator resources. Something in your system is not handling those resources quite like it should. In real life you might own a home. You pay taxes for city resources (roads, fire protection, police protection, educational opportunities, ect.). You also have water, sewer, and waste pick-up. But, let's say your water pressure is low and all your neighbors' pressure is fine. The city claims it has no leaks and the water pressure on it's system is at the proper level. But you don't believe them because it can't be a leak on your property because you have a new plumbing system recently installed and it's the best plumbing company in the county........it has to be the city's problem. You ask friends why you should pay the city taxes or water bill when every time you water your lawn you can't take a shower because the water just trickles out the shower head and your sprinklers dwindle down to drips. Everyone tells you to check your plumbing and you claim it's fine and refuse to accept that the problem is very likely in your system........you even argue with them about it. You're problem ain't going to get fixed and your water pressure is going to be low.........and you're going to be mad. What do you want the city to do? Come and do what you are responsible to do? You know that isn't going to happen..........just like LL is going to do nothing for your rezzing issues. It's on your end. It's your responsibility. You are the one who needs to fix the problem. You've had some good suggestions in this thread. I still think it's your bandwidth speed. But you insist on discounting that so lets say it's fine......someone mentioned packet loss. Packet loss can cause all kinds of issues........including disconnects from the servers and even crashes. And, yes, it also can cause things not to rezz in SL. 1% jacket loss is enough to cause noticeable issues. 2% can get you disconnected from the servers. 3% will often not even allow you to connect to the servers at all. It don't take much.........and the sources of packet loss are as limitless as the Internet. What is your packet loss? Do you know? Did you check? Or do you just want to continue to complain?
  3. I believe you were asking this same question last evening but your post had no text in it. I took a guess on what you were asking about.......which is part of what you are asking right now. I posted a screenshot and a brief explanation on how to use camera controls. Maybe it will help since you are, apparently, using the official SL Viewer 3. http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Avatar/How-do-you-view-your-own-avatar-from-the-front/qaq-p/1995355/comment-id/12824#M12824
  4. The screenshot you posted is not really telling much about your computer except how it measures up to the "Windows Experience". In other words how well the computer will handle your operating system (in this case, Windows 8). Your system has an index score is 3.3 with the highest score being 7.9 (that's for Windows 7 but I'm sure it's the same for Windows 8). That score is determined by the lowest score of the various tests Windows goes through to analyze your computer's performance (graphics capabilities, RAM. CPU speed, read/write to hard drive speed, etc). It's an overall rating to give you an idea of the performance you can expect (in a very general way) for common software programs and Windows 8. Second Life is not a common program with all the real time graphics requirements and the amount of data thrown at your computer.......you need a base score quite a bit higher than 3.3 (which is okay for Windows and most programs......not great, but okay). For Second Life that score says very little about whether or not your system can handle SL. It only says your computer will handle Windows 8 in an acceptable way.......and most common programs you might install. I don't know which hardware device that caused the 3.3 but my bet is it's your graphics processor.....that's judging by the message you are receiving before the crash. Though that is an indication that you may have a graphics card/adaptor failing that is not necessarily the case.......it could be your driver is corrupted or that your GPU is simply not strong enough to handle what SL requires of it. Updating the driver may fix it but you have to know that that message is often the precursor to a graphics card/adaptor failure. You really need to keep an eye on that and if the problem continues take the laptop to a repair facility before a failure occurs. To get the specs needed for more help the easiest way is to launch your viewer (no need to log in) and under the "Help" menu click "About Second Life". The basic specs for your computer will be listed......copy those and paste back here. Don't start a new thread to give the specs or additional information.....use the "Options" in the upper right corner of your post and then "Edit".
  5. Huddles EZ Animator is the one I use. I've had it for years and I don't know where one might find it, or even if it's still sold (though I don't why it wouldn't be). It's primarily a dance animator that to load dances you simply detach and drag from your inventory to the ground, drag and drop the dances you want to add, take back into inventory and wear once again. You can have others join you in dances. It's so simple to use it's almost embarrassing. Search in-world. Maybe Market Place if you do that route (don't know about MP though).
  6. Done? Easy? I did read what you said in the original post and, believe it or not, I think I understood what you want. You want a shape in notecard form that you can "drag and drop" in appearance to alter (in your case) the face. Sounds easy. But I know from spending some 2 years altering my shape to get where I wanted it isn't easy. Each adjustment you make effects other parts of the shape.......even limiting the adjustments to the head only. Adjust the lips and maybe your chin changes a little, so you adjust the chin and the lips are not what you want.....back a forth you go without ever getting what you want. Then, you decide to leave the lips alone for a while and adjust your nose. And guess what, your lips suddenly look the way you want and so does the chin..........but the cheeks changed. Here you go again. It's not easy and it can take a very long time before you are "done". But you finally get it right and write down all the slider values, put them on a note card to pass to others........and those others have a shape where the torso is just not quite right for the face. How do you reconcile that? What you want and what shape you are starting out with is not likely the same as anyone else's. You have to do a shape as a whole......not just the head, the torso, the legs, the bust, the butt.....everything interacts to get the shape you want. It's not easy and it's not just done. It's a good idea but I can't see how anyone could successfully craft a note card without including the entire shape. And why do that anyway. Like someone else mentioned get a shape that is mod and customize it the way you want..........without a notecard.
  7. The very first problem I see, and it's a big one, is how long is this notecard going to be? Do you realize how many different combinations of slider settings that can be made? Way more than just a few hundred, or even thousand.......millions is more what I think. Each slider setting effects the shape in other areas....change the nose and the cheeks change or change the head size and the ears change. How would anyone determine what a customer might want and might not want for a shape? You'd have the include a notecard pages long just to make a few options available......impossible to cover all the possibilities (or even close to all the possibilities). Probably a good idea if there were a finite number of shapes possible in SL.....but that just isn't the way SL is. You have almost infinite possibilities available. A notecard could never cover that and if you tried no one could (or would) bother to use it. The best way is to get a shape that is mostly what you want that is modifiable then make the changes to suit you. There really is no easier way...........or, in my opinion, a better way unless you create your own shape from scratch. There is a reason shapes are somewhat expensive (by SL standards)........they just ain't that easy to make.
  8. I forgot to post the link to the test site http://www.speedtest.net/ Distractions in RL..........sorry about that.
  9. Go here and run a test then post the results back here. My bet is you will test at something less than 800 kbps (or maybe right at 800 kbps). 800 kbps per second is 300 kbps above the SL viewer's default setting of 500 kbps. The SL viewer will go much higher than that (I believe somewhere around 3000 kbps but I haven't bothered to set my bandwidth that high even though my connection can handle up to 8000 kbps.........just no need since I rezz quickly in SL). You're confusing bytes with bits. The bandwidth speed is given in bits.......not bytes.
  10. It's the shape that determines your avatar's height (as well as other things like waist, legs, arms, etc) not your outfit. Well your outfit could cause a change but only if the shape for the particular outfit is different from the shape you are having this issue with. A shape is part of an outfit but, like a skin, if it's the same shape you had before you made a new outfit it won't change. Most shapes are copy, mod but no transfer so go to appearance and work with the shape sliders........if they won't move or change then the shape is no mod. Use a different shape (or create your own shape).
  11. Try setting your bandwidth in preferences at 600 kbps (that's 75% of 800). Overwhelming your system's ability to render and all the other stuff involved with the SL environment that you might find yourself in when in-world causes problems that interfere with what can and cannot be rezzed in a timely manner. It also usually causes packet loss at your network and that is a whole new set of problems (including disconnects from the servers and crashes of the viewer). Obviously you don't understand that setting the bandwidth beyond what your connection can handle will lag your textures (and other things too). Over loading your network will cause problems......not may cause problems, but it will cause you problems. You don't need to understand it.......but it's true. You have a slow connection using a fairly high end rig. You asked for help and received some very good suggestions and advice.......but your fighting it. I don't have a problem like yours, neither does Nalates (nor others who have tried to help you). You have this problem and your connections appears to be at the root of the problem. Fix it or live with it. Complaining and explaining that you don't believe it is not going to make your avatars rezz any quicker. Do something constructive instead.
  12. Racism is a word that, over the years, has become almost useless for defining discrimination. It's become a buzz word to evoke sympathy..........and that cheapens the meaning to a level that it's insulting to the people who truly experience discrimination solely to their race. Ethnic groups get lumped into racism.......the Irish are not a race, it's an ethnic group. The Jews are not a race. Muslims are not a race (though middle eastern is which is were the vast majority of Muslims live). All those groups have been discriminated against both in paste and today But just because the group might be discriminated against does not make it racism. Discriminating against a person (or group of people) because their skin is black, brown, or yellow is racism. Discriminating against a person (or group of people) because their ancestry happens to be a foreign country or they practice a belief system other than what someone decides is proper it discrimination. Both are bad. Both should be shunned by society. But they are not "racism". I've been discriminated against because of my hair color, skin complexion, my birth place, and, to some degree, my religious beliefs..........but I've never been a victim or racism.
  13. To add just a little bit to Theresa's post. The speed of your connection, I believe, you made an error. Bandwidth speed is not measured in bytes. It's measured in bits. A big difference since there are 8 bits per byte. But bandwidth meters measure bits because that is what is actually being sent to and from your computer/system.800,000 bits per second is pretty slow if you are using SL with any settings above about mid-range........and if you have voice enabled, or media enabled, or you have a third party IM program running, or maybe you have the forums open while trying to use SL it's not "pretty slow", it's very slow. The rest of your system seems to be plenty healthy enough to run SL at high (even ultra settings with some lag). The fastest computer in existence will lag if that system is not receiving the data fast enough to use all that speed. I have a feeling that, since you have a good GPU, CPU and plenty of system RAM that you are running your SL at ultra (or, at least, at high) settings. With that connection, you might as well have a low end HP off shelf office computer.
  14. Since you have this "long experience" (to which I'm very much less than impressed........we could add your years and my years and have almost 14 years experience and it would all still be irrelevant) why not prove your system is up the task of rendering more than 6 avatars (your system being your computer, it's hardware, and your connection to the Internet). It's easy to give specs........just launch the viewer (log in or not, makes no difference) and under the "Help" menu click on "About Second Life". You'll see the basic specs. Copy those and paste back here. Had you done that little bitty thing when you first posted your issue you just might have a solution by now. That is if you really wanted a solution. Me thinks you just want to complain. If that's the case, I'm done...........I wanted to help but now I think maybe I don't want to anymore. But someone else might be along soon.......and boy would specs help them help you.
  15. "... I've been in SL over six years and generally keep up with upgrades and have up-to-date, high-performance hardware and a good internet connection. ..." -------------------------------------------- The 6 years is irrelevant but I will say something ain't quite right somewhere in either the performance end, the updated upgrades or the Internet connection. Slow to rezz avatars is a pretty sure sign of texture lag. Texture lag is caused by less than adequate hardware or hardware that is not properly updated or an Internet connection that is less than capable of delivering the information necessary for proper avatar rezzing. The tip of is the part that eventually avatars rezz.......unless there are 6 or more. System specs are extremely important for anyone to give a guess on what might be the problem. Up-to-date high performance hardware and a good Internet connection is not specifications........not any that are useful anyway.
  16. It's pretty well covered in the Community Standards. ------------------------------------------------------ Intolerance Combating intolerance is a cornerstone of Second Life's Community Standards. Actions that marginalize, belittle, or defame individuals or groups inhibit the satisfying exchange of ideas and diminish the Second Life community as a whole. The use of derogatory or demeaning language or images in reference to another Resident's race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation is never allowed in Second Life. http://secondlife.com/corporate/cs.php ------------------------------------------------------ AR it.
  17. I can't opine about what occurred months ago with your first issue concerning lost inventory but I can for today's issue: --------------------------------------------------- Unscheduled Server Maintenance Posted by Status Desk on May 1st, 2013 at 03:31 pm PDT [Posted 5:31 PM PST, 1 May 2013] We are currently performing unscheduled server maintenance. During this time, some residents may be logged off and will be temporarily unable to log in, or experience inventory loading issues. This maintenance may also disrupt transactions and logins. In addition, some web services such as profiles and my.secondlife.com may be inaccessible during this time. Please refrain from transacting with L$ or rezzing valuable (no-copy) items until the all-clear is given. Please check back here for updates. http://status.secondlifegrid.net/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I appears your item is lost due to some issue with the servers (unscheduled maintenance, meaning something went wrong and the grid monkeys are working on fixing it as I type). File a support ticket with LL. It may be possible to recover your item but don't get excited since it's unlikely.
  18. Here's something you can do that might help. My suggestion assumes that the account you have forgotten the password to has IM's set to be forwarded to email in preferences (it's the default setting for the official SL viewers). Log in using this account (the one you are using to post your question here in Answers). Search for the account you have lost the password for while in-world. Send yourself an IM. You'll get a message that the user is not online and the IM will be saved.........but, if the setting has not been changed that IM will also be sent to the email that is associated with your other account. You said you can't remember which email you have for SL which implies you have several. So, now close SL (if you want) and go each of those emails have and search for the IM you just sent to yourself..........the email account you received the IM will be the email you have associated with Second Life. Of course, a couple things must be in place for this to work......first, as I already said, you must have "IM's to email" set in preferences and second, you have not closed the email account that you associated with SL back when you first started. Hopefully, both those assumptions on my part are correct. Now here's the third suggestion and it may sound a little harsh. Abandon that account all together since it's going to be a very involved ordeal to get LL to give you a password for the account you forgot.....that policy is in place for very valid security reasons (if you will think about it you'll understand the why). LL won't just give you either the account password or the email. As Rolig said you're going to have to jump through many difficult hoops to convince LL that you are the real owner of the account and not someone else........it's almost impossible to do such a thing on the Internet (your chances for success are very slim). Starting over is easier and really not so bad........it's a chance to start fresh with the advantage of already knowing what pitfalls to avoid that you didn't know about when you first started. One of those pitfalls is treating your password and the email you have associated with SL with respect........write that stuff down and put in a safe, secure place (not some file on your computer). A card index file kept in a safe place in your house is good..........I know, that's so 1980's but it's extremely reliable and so handy when things like this pop up (which happens often to many people). If you really value your SL account, then I would think you would treat it that way.......respect it, guard it, and enjoy it.
  19. Put the bull horn down.......we can hear you just fine!!! Whew!! Now that you shut that thing off try reading a pretty good wiki article......sort of a Second Life manual. http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Getting_started_with_Second_Life
  20. You must use an accept form of payment. Maybe reading Linden Lab's Knowledge Base article will help you to understand why your attempts to purchase $L has failed: http://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Billing/ta-p/700037 Specifically, pay attention to this part: ------------------------------------------------- Accepted currencies and payment methods You may use the following payment methods with Second Life: Visa American Express MasterCard Delta Online JCB Discover (U.S. Residents only) Visa Electron (non-U.S. Residents only) PayPal The currencies accepted for payment vary depending upon the payment type you use. Note: If you have had a payment method on file since before December 7, 2011, you may need to remove and re-add that payment method before making payments in non-USD currencies. Visa, MasterCard, and Visa Electron You may pay in: AED, AUD, CAD, CHF, CNY, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, KRW, MXN, MYR, NOK, NZD, PLN, RUB, SAR, SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, USD, ZARAmerican Express You may pay in AED, AUD, CHF, CNY, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HRK, HUF, JPY, KRW, MYR, NOK, NZD, PLN, RUB, SAR, SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, USD, ZARJCB You may pay in: AUD, CNY, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, KRW, MYR, SGD, THB, USDDiscover You must use US dollars (USD) when paying with Discover. PayPal For a complete list of currencies accepted by PayPal, visit their official website and view the page on multiple currencies.
  21. All membership fees are paid in advance and LL gives no refunds (not even pro-rated). So your premium membership ends at the end of the billing cycle. You will continue to receive you weekly stipend until your membership expires. If you own any mainland or a Linden Home, you will need to either sell the mainland or abandon the Linden Home before your membership ends. If you own enough land to pay tier, you will need to tier down before the membership ends too.
  22. I never said Windows 8 was slower (or faster) than Windows 7. I actually gave Windows 8 a pretty big compliment in my mention of the much better OS security. What I said (and am still saying) is that Windows 8 is not getting the traction (acceptance) that Microsoft had hoped for........that's an undeniable fact. Is that lack of acceptance deserved? I have no idea.......as I said I don't have Windows 8 and I have no experience with Windows 8. It's slow getting out of the gate due to the users resisting it.........it might well be the UI that is causing that resistance but, overall, it matters not one iota if the users are not flocking to the new OS. XP had the same problem with the 98 and 98 SE users but Microsoft did some PR and put out SP1 to fix the issues.......XP wound up being, arguably, one of the best OS's MS put out (maybe the best). Vista did not have such success.........again, rightly or wrongly (I had Vista and after MS gave us the tools to customize the OS for performance, it was actually a very fast OS with almost no problems........that was not the case when I first installed it on my computer). It appears Windows 8 in following Vista's path to acceptance or non-acceptance. Time will tell which way Windows 8 will be viewed in the future. Another XP or another Vista. I'm not rooting either way.........just trying to tell the OP what I know about the new Microsoft OS. I suggest using caution until something is decided one way or the other. I'm pretty sure all decided by the users in another year. Until then, I'm not going to jump to Win 8 but keep my Win 7 for a bit longer.
  23. "...And win 8 shouldn't be compared to vista..." ------------------------------------------------------------------ The only reason I mentioned Windows 8 and Vista in the same sentence (or paragraph) was that Windows 8, like Vista, is getting rather slow acceptance by the users of Windows machines. Vista actually fixed most (probably all, in fact) of the issues that caused users concerns........but the damage was done and it wound up being quite unpopular. Fair or not, that's what happened. And, so far, Windows 8 is pretty much on the same track.........and if may not be warranted but that does not matter if users shun the OS.
  24. Click "Help" at the top of any forum page and look for the link on the page you are brought to. It's on the right a little down from the top of the page. Look for the word "Billing".
  25. I suppose I knew all along that you would have no idea what I'm talking about. You have an agenda that is totally unrelated to the topic and unrelated to what someone posted. You don't see the importance of ethics in education.......well, unless those ethics fit your agenda anyway. Universities and educational institutions are tasked with educating. Yeah that task does include things like "righting wrongs" in the world. However, in order to right any wrong one must have some knowledge about both the wrong and ways to correct the wrong. That requires ethics in education (which is what VR was addressing). Surveys are one tool to gain knowledge of both what and how to fix......and surveys without ethics are not going to get a fix because nothing can trusted without ethics. Fixing the world's problems (which seems to be your passion) might require surveys. Would you not like those surveys to be a trusted source of knowledge so that a fix can be initiated and done? You're saying no. I'm saying yes (and so is VR, as far as I can tell). Then, again, how does slaves in China relate to Linden Lab providing a designated sub-forum for surveys? The topic is very general in nature.....nothing was said about China or whether or not colleges and universities really cared. It seems to me that, at least one, (professed Professor) cares. And you are arguing with him (and me too because I see what is trying to be said.........you obviously don't).
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