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Yevad Doobie

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  1. Just trying to fll some of the big gaps in your knowledge, trying to help you understand things that you appear to be ignorant of...but your small minded response just proves to me that I am wasting my time. A rock can't be used as a sponge!
  2. Michael Linden at the Rail Community meeting (03-June-2011)[11] regarding vehicle appearance Michael Linden: Mild note #3: one area the Lab won't act on is the "appropriateness of appearance". [12] Michael Linden: If a train looks like a potato with twelve noses and "eat at joes" written on it, that's fine with us (TOS-ly speaking). [13]
  3. Two different types of vehicle tend to work n different ways and encounter different problems. The Yava pods do not self navigate, so you can't expect AnnMaries to behave the same. You are comparing apples and oranges...
  4. Selective reading: a talent which populates forums all around the world. Jadeclaw, why quote if you clearly haven't read the the entire page? I won't grace you with a defence to your comments regarding my post, my defence is in the page that you selectively read. There are also answers to your comments throughout this thread, I see no point in going around and around in circles. File an AR if you feel that suits. Join in on the JIRA site regarding bugs which affect these vehicles, that is the most appropriate place I would say. This forum? Well...it's for hot air, like all forums. As a friend once said to me: those who talk about it, usually don't do anything about it. Those who do something about it, usually don't talk about it, they just get on with it. Do something constructive! Myself, AnnMarie and scores of others have done a huge amount of work to have the protected routes fixed, a project that went on for years and benefitted all users of the routes. AnnMarie was one of the most prolific ticket makers (if not the), thanks to defects found by her vehicles. Each and every time someone enjoys a long journey along the routes, there are scores of people who deserve a silent thanks for making the routes what they are today, none more so than AnnMarie. Hundreds and hundreds of tickets were produced by a whole group of people, while people were happily sitting and blowing hot air on forums, contributing nothing constructive...and continue to do so it seems. None want praise, all want decent routes! As for the concept of the vehicles....well, they aren't my cup of tea really. I do know this for a fact though: there are plenty of disabled SL residents that enjoy automated vehicles, because they have difficulty with sight, motor control, arthritus etc etc and struggle to control most SL vehicles. The automated vehicles give them a chance to get around without having to ask a friend for help. For me, it is reasons like this which make me approve of them, all types.
  5. Is this old chestnut still rumbling on? Hmmm...and we all thought this had been dealt with a couple of years ago, back when residents were able to attend the LDPW open office meeting and these vehicles were discussed at length. Which ever side you stand on this discussion, LL are well aware of AnnMaries project and have been for a number of years. They could have pulled the plug a long time ago, but they didn't...because it doesn't violate TOS or the community guidelines. Yes, there are bugs. Yes, there will always be bugs. If people find this difficult to accept, then why do they spend time in a dynamic virtual environment? I have spoken to AnnMarie on this subject many many times, and her vehicles are far cleverer than most people in this discussion appreciate. AnnMarie has more experience in the programming field than anyone I have ever met in SL, so I am sure she knows what she is doing. At the end of the day, SL is a constantly changing thing. It offers many things to many people, but nothing ever stays the same. If LL stopped updating the grid today, then the bugs would be fixed after a while and people could find other things to moan about, like maybe yellow giant rabbits, or floating castles, or what ever else they can find that other people enjoy but they don't understand. Personally, I feel the unrealistic floating structures that litter the skies are an eyesore and a hazard to flying...but I don't kick up a stink because we all have to live together, we all like different things. I am sure there are plenty of things I have done in the past that others wouldn't understand, just like I don't understand what floats other peoples boats (or castles!). As for those that keep making claims about TOS and the community guidelines, please take the time to read ths page: https://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Automated_Mainland_Vehicle_Guidelines Naturally, it doesn't state any of the things we have been told in the past unofficially, but I am sure ML would be delighted to clarify any concerns residents have, as he always has done. Oh...and this page for anyone who feels like doing something positive to help everyone who uses the routes: https://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Route_problem_guide
  6. https://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Route_problem_guide
  7. https://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Automated_Mainland_Vehicle_Guidelines So, this old chestnut is back. If you enjoy the routes you should send a big thank you to AnnMarie and Yavanna because both actively work to have problems fixed along the routes rather than moan about other peoples content. Some of you may be new to the routes and oblivious to the diabolical state the routes were in a few years ago. Along with members of my group, these two have contributed massively towards having defects fixed. Yavanna is responsible for 2 new routes being converted from dead ends to routes that actually go somewhere! Most route users don't give a second thought to the defects that have been fixed but maybe it is about time some of you did. LL do not go around looking for defects you know, there is not and never will be a Surveyor Mole, Michael Linden made that clear a long time ago. This is a very old debate and I can not be bothered to go through the details again. Please check out the links someone else posted here and read the previous forum posts about it and also maybe this one at SLU: http://www.sluniverse.com/php/vb/general-sl-discussion/60412-petition-against-annmaries-vehicles.html In those threads all of the myths are discussed and clarified. Tanks only shoot at you if you click them etc etc etc blah blah blah ye olde cheste nuto Why don't people spend more time reporting route defects and help everyone that uses the routes rather than putting energy into pointless whinging about other peoples content? I personally hate the sight of houses floating unsupported in the sky, but that is just another part of the diversity of SL so I do the mature thing and accept it and move on. To some, a castle floating in the sky is an amazing sight, we each have different taste. This is part of being human. SL is a diverse place, if it pains people that much to see things that are not 100% to their taste then there is always the X in the top right corner...
  8. A better video this time for the release of some products. I think maybe some of the clips I used should have been omitted now I have watched it a few more times, but ho-hum, that's how it goes I guess. I used the free capture program called "Cam Studio", client v1.23, bog standard Windows Movie Maker and a 4 year old laptop, hence the fairly basic graphics settings and low FPS.
  9. OK, so my graphics suck and come out even worse when captured...why not visit it and have a look for yourself?http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rivata/34/196/85/
  10. Filmed on a 2007 basic laptop using CamStudio, hence the low FPS and low detail.
  11. OK, I have made some adjustments to the SLwiki page I created and it is now linked into the help section and can be considered "live". Please read and use the "discussion" page if you have any comments regarding the page.:smileywink: Remember, it is a wiki page not a forum, so please only comment about the page not about the pros/cons of the concept of such vehicles. Automated Mainland Vehicle Guidelines I hope it helps!
  12. Sigh...well, I created a wiki page for this matter and spent a lot of time and effort being as objective as I could. I interpreted the TOS and Community Guidlines to the best of my ability. I then contacted some Lindens and asked for them to review it and add their input or endorse it in some way...but all that happened is they were standoffish as usual: "Hey Yevad, Michael Linden let me know about this, too. As wiki co-admin, I appreciate you trying to make sense based on canonical structure. However, this page should be clearly marked that it — including the tips you've highlighted — are unofficial Resident interpretation of Linden policy to avoid confusing fellow Resis. Since discipline for violating Community Standards is handled case-by-case, best practices are helpful but not strictly enforced — therefore we can'tendorse it. For reference, all official LL policy is in the Official Information and Policies Portal." - Torley So, nothing is gained from the page really. Now it will only ever look like a subjective page and will serve no purpose other than to add more fuel to the fire and leaving me open to the hate campaigns too. I only want to bring some peace to the grid regarding this issue and dispell some of the myths, but this looks like it will never happen now. I am tempted to remove the page all together really, but I will wait and see what AnnMarie and Yavanna say about it.
  13. Just a quick update. All free map downloads are now online under the new domain. Old map subdomains @maps.greenlaners.com will continue to work, so if you already have these bookmarked you will not need to make any changes. If you need the maps in-world as they are, do not waste your money uploading them, they are already available at my Explorers Information Centres, info on my main site. Details below  Yevads Map Links: The following links are to maps updated regularly on behalf of the Protected Route Interest Group. All maps are open source and permission to edit and re-distribute is granted, on the condition that they are distributed free thereafter. The sources for these maps are archive wiki pages (Linden_Department_of_Public_Works_Roads), route parcel names, the LDPW blog, support tickets and information gathered from the LDPW open office meetings. Sansara Map sansara.protected-routes.com Heterocera Atoll Map heterocera.protected-routes.com Jeogeot Map jeogeot.protected-routes.com Satori Map satori.protected-routes.com (amended Linden/Mole map) Nautilus Map nautilus.protected-routes.com Corsica Map corsica.protected-routes.com Zindra Map zindra.protected-routes.com TSL Network Map tsl.protected-routes.com Snowlands Map snowlands.protected-routes.com (details the off-road routes around Snowlands on Sansara) Gaeta V Map gaetav.protected-routes.com The P.R.I.G. sends updated versions in-world when available, the above sub-domains are always current. Further information available at Protected-Routes.com
  14. Most of the empty water sims are homestead types, which give naff hand-overs as it is. These parasites can only make matters worse too.
  15. Maybe name them after teenage traits, like: Acne Avenue Tantrum Drive Obnoxious Street Ego Alley :matte-motes-big-grin-squint:
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