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Alyona Su

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  1. Thank you all for "'Splainin' like I am 5" (I love that thread in Reddit! LOL) - it makes sense now baed on your descriptions.

    As to the body-skin/head tattoo thing - I would think the creators still have their original textures. So, it seems to me, creating a single head-to-toe skin isn't that difficult to do (then call it BOM skin and sell it as only BOM skin, that's what Session is starting to do).

    I am thinking, and this in only what I perceive, many skin creators are looking for shortcuts: it's easy to just make a bunch of tattoos and throw a face texture on it. Where if updating a skin, one would have to do the same for every body skin, multiplied by the different tones, multiplied by each "idiosyncrasy" (head brands, body brands, etc.).

    Okay, fine for updating older skins that were applier-only. But anything new should be a full head-to-toe skin the way I see it, for reasons. :)

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  2. 1 hour ago, Theresa Tennyson said:

    Otherwise a skin maker would need to make Maitreya/Catwa skins, Maitreya/Lelutka skins, Belleza/Catwa skins, etc.

    I'm not so sure about this. The idea of BOM is to use system layers and all system layers are built of the LL UV maps. I created a head-to-toe skin (the way we used to in the old days and should be done) - and I've tested it will my Belleza's, Maitreya, Tonic, and Slink - works great. Also tested it with my Catwas, Genuses, and LAQ - again, all work fine, I am with the understanding that any difference in UV maps are handled at the creator level; just as Omega system "translates' that, so does the BOM system. I do admit I didn't scrutinize and look too closely at things, it was just a very fast "let's see what happens" kind of thing. I didn't notice anything amiss.

    I'm not a techno-nerd and I know enough to be dangerous, so I'm not saying this is the case. But if it's not, then how can the one skin I created fit so well on all those bodies and all those heads with no adjustment on my part?

    As for the blank head on skins and tattoo layer for heads? Horrible idea. I do not consider that true BOM (yes, I know it is on a technical level) - but the idea is that you cannot accidental remove your skin. But in those cases you can certainly accidentally remove your FACE. LOL

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  3. 8 hours ago, Senet Wylder said:

    Question to all the mesh head makers out there is the world ….


    I have looked at many mesh heads over the years and am surprised that many do not have big toothy happy smile. There are smiles yes, but few big bright happy smiles. Truly is seems like the smiles are given as nearly an afterthought.

    I am curious that so many of the major makers do not seem to even consider such a common expression.

    It depends on the animator. The Vista Head AO is very good. As for smiles, the simple fact that a true smile is in the eyes more than the lips is where most animator fail.

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  4. On 1/9/2020 at 6:02 PM, rachaelbee said:

    I'm new to this kink and looking for a set of ropes that work similar to an open collar and look nice. Also I would love any recommendations for active communities where I can explore rope play.

    Shibari? Kinbaku? Suspension-restraint? It would be wise to be more specific if you want any real answers.

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  5. 11 hours ago, Flor Metaluna said:

    We are abandoned by LL , nobody cares about the harm this situatition is causing to business owners

    Sounds like a rant. Care to tell us what harm you are experiencing? Because unless you're running a mall or other venue with lots of advertising, traffic numbers don't really amount to much beyond where you rank on the places list, and most people tend go through the list region-hopping anyway.

    So please do tell.

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  6. 1 hour ago, Alwin Alcott said:

    not needed, when AR a object it automaticly takes the location, even on a different region.

    Absolutely true for objects.

    2 hours ago, TVTuner said:

    Stand within 50 meters of the offending object when opening Abuse Report dialog to save the Governance team time.

    This only applies when the object itself cannot be found (such as a sound or particle emitter or an agent, etc.)

  7. 10 minutes ago, Shiri Constantine said:

    how do you unsubscribe when they remove the subscriber? because this is becoming annoying enough for me to wanna hurt someone over.

    Send ing this IM to the group owner usually works for me:


    Hello, I am in your automated notification list that I do not remember ever opting into. Can you please remove me from all your automated notification or news lists per this section of the Second Life Terms of Service and Community Standards:

    Disturbing the Peace/Global Attacks: Examples of prohibited attempts to disturb the peace include, but are not limited to: 
    - Repeated transmission of undesired content;

    Thank you.

    As for being a reason of leaving Second Life Viewer (LL Viewer) for Firestorm as @Ohjiro Watanabesuggests: don't do it. The LL Viewer often performs better than Firestorm for many people. There's nothing wrong with looking at it, but never switch because someone said you should. It is best to look at all options: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Third_Party_Viewer_Directory

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  8. 1 hour ago, Jackson Redstar said:

    funny how when companies make rounds of layoffs, they always say everything is going great! we are just "right sizing"  In todays world, the captain can have the water up to his knees on the sinking ship, all the while smiling and saying "nothing to see here! everything is fine! carry on!"

    I'll go ahead and presume that you've never run a company. FYI: Employees are a liability. Furthermore, government overreach causes them to cost a lot more. Fastest way to efficiently maintain profits is to cut costs where feasible and the larger the company the more unnecessary costs there are. I am not defending Linden Lab, I'm simply stating the facts of business life.

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  9. 11 hours ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

    I've never seen the 'SM' before and can't find it on the chart - so either I'm just not seeing it or it is Mac specific.

    is "Service Mark", basically the "Trade Mark" of a service, rather than a product. The ℗ is "Publish Mark" - basically "Copyright" that applies to sound. (This is just some information for all readers, not an attempt to edify Littleme, who is a helluvalot smarter than she lets on. :) )

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  10. 7 minutes ago, Leandra Kohnke said:

    Yes I filed an abuse report and I used by Firestorm viewer to find the derender command and it vanished. Poof! Gone! Like it does not even exist anymore. So very nice. Thank you everyone.

    In these cases, always do file an Abuse Report, because when you defender anything - it is only derendered for you. All visitors to your place will still see it.

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  11. 21 minutes ago, Seicher Rae said:

    Ah, dear, sweet Eva, at a lack of times/places to use FFS. FFS, I use it all the time, in context, n stuff. :)

    A sexbed is FFS, Classical music is FGS...

    6 minutes ago, Selene Gregoire said:

    Oh ffs. Now look what I've done! insanity.gif.e71f61f8c1ecf000572434036456d42d.gif

    Vogon Poetry is FFS. Definitely FFS.

    @Seicher Rae: I concur. Context is so important.

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  12. 3 hours ago, ArgontheDevil Ormega said:

    AR and then derender.


    3 hours ago, Leandra Kohnke said:

    Can you explain how one does a "derender"?

    It is a typical presumption that you are using a specific third-party viewer.

    Okay, so first get as close as you can to the offending material, and ALT-CAM to show it clearly. When you create an abuse report, the report will use your camera view as a screenshot and your avatar position as the location.

    Based on your description, fly up close to it (so your avatar is close) - then alt-cam far away enough to show the entire offense from below and explain that it can be seen from the ground (and report the draw distance setting you have.)

    While filing the Abuse Report, there is a button to report an object - click that then click on the offending objects. Under the category, choose the one you feel is the most relevant, because your description could fall into a few of them. In any case, you are describing an offense to Community Standards.

    If you are using the Second Life Viewer from Linden Lab, then you do not have a de-render option (it shows how self-centered a world-view is for some people are when giving this advice as a sole solution). The best you can hope for is for Linden Lab to remove the offense or to sell your parcel and move away to another parcel somewhere else. In that case you can try to sell your existing parcel or cut your losses and abandon it.

    It is unfortunate that extreme liberal types tend to prefer inciting violence or using vitriolic methods of communication. And I agree, throwing the nazi term around does not offend their target as much as it deemphasizes the weight of evil that they were, the same with references to Hitler. But c'est la vie, I suppose. 


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  13. 4 minutes ago, Eva Knoller said:

    Censorship asterisks are fun, but those ones up there I added myself. Apparently f*** has a sake! It’s one of my personal favorite acronyms. I wish I have more opportunity to use it.😀

    Ahah! But that means it would be the opposite of "for goodness' sake" - Hence, I suspect people aren't using it the way it should be used. Hahaha! Such as: "FFS you should embrace your misery!"

  14. Here are some of my favorite annoyances: SL Misnomers:

    • When people say "sim" meaning "region".
    • When people say "lindens" meaning "Linden Dollars"
    • When people say "Belli" meaning "Bellisseria".
    • When people say "[use only the first three letters of your name]" meaning "[your full name]".
    • When people say "What time-zone are you in?" meaning "What time do you usually come in-world?".
    • When people say "Where are you from?" meaning "Where in the world are you now?".

    I could go on, but you get the idea. ~snorts~

    I've owned regions before, but never any sims. I have met many Lindens and enjoyed all of them as good company. My Belli can be ticklish sometimes. "Aly" (al-ee) is an incorrect pronunciation of my name, how rude, it's Al-yoh-nah. I am in Pacific time zone, but I login at 4 A.M. local time. I'm from Taiwan, but I'm in Washington state.

    See how that works?

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