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Selene Gregoire

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  1. 3 minutes ago, Theresa Tennyson said:

    Most of us just skip past the whole screen.

    That is my point. Most people aren't going to go looking for something they don't even know exists.

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  2. 14 minutes ago, Beth Macbain said:

    My point is that $122K in San Francisco isn't the same as $122K in Kentucky or Oregon. The cost of living is significantly different. 

    I'm not ignorant. The cost of living in Oregon isn't any lower than California. It may well be higher in some cases. Mostly because of all the Californians moving to Oregon years ago.


  3. 1 minute ago, Beth Macbain said:

    You skipped right over the part about the cost of living in San Francisco. 

    I currently don't make $50K a year, but I also live in Kentucky. If I were in San Fran making what I make right now, I'd probably be living in my car.

    I live in Oregon. In a mobile home park. If I can't make enough to keep my mobile home and pay the lot rent, I won't even have a car left to live in.

    Wages are one of the myriad of reasons I moved away from the South.


  4. 31 minutes ago, Beth Macbain said:

    I'll just leave this here... https://www.glassdoor.com/Salary/Linden-Lab-Salaries-E100549.htm?sort.sortType=BP&sort.ascending=false

    Considering the cost of living in San Francisco, I'd say it's safe to say none of their employees are living high on the hog. 

    I'm not seeing anything under $122,000US. Must be nice to be able to earn that high of a salary/wage. And yes, to me, that is high. Extremely high. There was a time when I would have done almost anything to be able to earn $50k per year. These days I'm lucky if I can earn $25k per year. So yes, to me, they are living "high on the hog". I'm sure I am not alone in that.

     

    https://www.salary.com/research/salary/benchmark/bookkeeper-salary


  5. 12 minutes ago, Theresa Tennyson said:

    I didn't realize how much Coffee was cherry-pit-picking. This is what the actual fashion page looks like; the top picture is what she posted and the picture immediately below it is as white-bread as you could possibly want.

    http://go.secondlife.com/landing/fashion/?lang=en

    Huh. Didn't know that existed. I wonder how new people are supposed to know to look for it. How does one go from here https://secondlife.com/ to there? I don't see any obvious links.

    I think one of the issues with the site is the navigation. It's not very intuitive.

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  6. 1 minute ago, Caerolle Llewellyn said:

    Wrt clothing being a draw:

    Fashion is far cheaper in SL than IRL. And I can only speak for myself, but a big draw of SL (and I realize this is shallow and can be seen as massive insecurity) is that I can look the way I want, and find clothes I love that look great on me. I have to say, though, while the mesh bodies look far, far better than the standard ones, I find it far, far harder to find clothes I like that work with my shape. I am not into the large breasts and butt, and also not into most of the clothes that others seem to be (I am more Goth than anything else), and I find my choices frustratingly limited.

    With the exception of the Goth part (I'm just not) that's how it is for me. I so rarely get to buy anything any more so I have to make do with group gifts. Which brings us to the quality of said group gifts. Although I am very happy to see many creators moving away from putting up their low quality items as gifts and offering better quality, too many of them still put out things that just are not worth bothering with when you can't modify them to fit properly. So my choices are severely limited. It's just as bad for the guys, if not worse.

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  7. 27 minutes ago, Jules Catlyn said:

    I am both in bad health and on a low fixed income. Granted i live in the Netherlands and i can't judge other countries. I do have friends in the same situation in other countries but all situations differ. One thing stands out though and that is the fact that i don't hear them mention that they dislike LL and their policies. They all see SL as a necessity in their lives and it contributes greatly towards their mental health that this world exists. Does it come at a cost if you want to be premium? Yes it does. Is it worth it? That's for every person to consider for themselves. For me personally it is worth it.

    When it comes to the lifestyles of the people running Linden Lab, i do not get the impression that they lead glamorous lifestyles. Judging by what i saw recently on how they presented the company at a convention i also do not think they have massive budgets to run Linden Lab. I am always open to see information to the contrary and then maybe change my view bur for now i don't see Linden Lab and it's employees being a lavish money grab operation.

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  8. 1 minute ago, Chic Aeon said:

    Only derogatory if you take it that way. I blog "not safe for work" clothing and the term I used is very prevalent among creators -- including those that make the products.  Personally I lived in Mexico for many winters and never took the term "Gringo" as being derogatory unless SAID to me in that manner. I had friends there that used the term often and lovingly.  It's all in perception. 

     

    It's all fun and games until someone calls you el puto gringo or la puta gringa. :ph34r:


  9. @greek Wingtips

    I'm sorry, but, we just need to accept that companies really do not care if they retain customers that are disabled and/or on fixed or low incomes. They're too deep into our pockets to care. They would much rather have our money in their pockets than for us to have food on our tables, clothes on our backs, rooves over our heads and quality education for our children. They want the same things for themselves except they must have the million dollar homes and cars, the thousand dollar suits, caviar, etc. It would never do for them to have to make do, like the rest of us.


  10. 2 hours ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

    Selene, thanks for this. It's entirely relevant to the discussion here (although the issues we're discussing go, of course, well beyond the legal ones that are the focus of this piece). In some ways, the basic gist of this thread are summed up in this early paragraph (emphasis added)

    Because this is a legal study, it doesn't much touch upon what we've all been saying here about "respect," which is a social rather than legal mechanism, but otherwise this is really interesting and useful. Particularly useful is the material relating to the study of how clothing is perceived.

    So, thanks!

    This should stand out in more than just a court room.

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    the widespread misinterpretation of clothing strongly suggests that introducing it to show intent or attitude will likely be prejudicial.

    It's going to take a hell of a lot more than respect to change attitudes about clothing. It's going to take people not saying things like they wore something to intentionally attract the kind of attention they don't really want or actually doing that. When every human out there stops using their clothing to attract what ends up being undesirable attention (more often than not), then the victims might stand a chance of never being a victim in the first place.

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  11. 1 minute ago, Lindal Kidd said:

    Hey, Selene...calm down!  Please notice that Ayela did NOT say your clothes constitute consent to sex, but only consent to "having the occasional pickup line thrown your way."  If someone gives you a pickup line, you still have the choice to say yes, or no!

    In fact, if I wear an attractive outfit and go to a club, I WANT to get a few pickup lines (even if I have absolutely no intention of accepting any of those invitations).  If I don't get any, I feel like my outfit failed. *whimper*.

    Rape?  Never.  Admiration?  Yep, I like that!

    You may want it but others do not. 

    I'm walking away because I am so angry I am shaking. I'm not going to sit here and let some ...... tell me it's my goddamn fault I was raped multiple times.

    ***** OFF WITH THAT BULL*****

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  12. Just now, AyelaNewLife said:

    This might be my fault for not making myself clear, but to clarify:

    I only meant that if you're at a club or bar, it is not unreasonable to expect to have complete strangers introduce themselves to you, some of whom will try to use pickup lines on you. That's it.

    Do not read anything else into my words.

    Clothing is NOT IMPLIED CONSENT. Full stop.

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  13. 5 hours ago, AyelaNewLife said:

    Is it reasonable to wear revealing/attractive clothing and go to a club or bar? Of course, 100%. Sure, you are essentially consenting to having the occasional pickup line thrown your way; but nothing more than that.

    And if the actions of the victim were reasonable by any generous standard, then the victim is utterly blameless

    (Hint: clothing choices are almost always reasonable. And the exceptions tend to involve bikinis and skiing.)

    That is a load of crap. What I wear is not implied consent. 

    I'm so angry right now I see white hot. If you've never been a victim of rape you need to shut the ***** up and sit the ***** down. You do not know wtf you are talking about. If you have been a victim of rape you need to get professional help because you have not dealt with it.

    That is all I'm going to say. None of you is worth getting banned over.

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  14. 43 minutes ago, Nikulka said:

    Спасибо за попытку помочь, все было восстановлено, видимо это была проблема интернет-провайдера

    Thanks for trying to help, everything was restored, apparently it was an ISP problem

     

    That is a refreshing change. lol I'm glad you got it sorted out.

     

    Это освежающее изменение. LOL Я рад, что вы разобрались.

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  15. 1 hour ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

    That's such a fascinating borrowing from RL culture! Are there cultures within SL that value the appearance in women of being "settled and established"?

    I think that, for the men whom I have described as valuing what you term "arm candy," the status is carried over into SL because, mostly, they hang out with other men and women of the same cultural background. In that sense, this particular RL model of male-female relationship has sort of colonized SL even though, in practical terms, it actually makes no real sense here.

    You couldn't pay me enough to be some jackarse's eye arm candy.

    Oh wait...

    Maybe you could, if you're rich enough to afford me. Just don't expect to get any sex out of it. Unless you want to draw back a nub.

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  16. 8 hours ago, Nikulka said:

    Привет всем, я не могу пойти в SL и на рынок.Это только я или это обычная проблема?

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    Hello everyone, I can’t go to SL and go to the market. Is it just me or is it a common problem?

     

    There is nothing showing on the status page. If you are premium member, contact live chat, if not premium, file a support ticket. Just in the off chance, you should also check your email for the form letter informing you, you have been suspended (or banned). Be sure to check your spam folder.

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