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Selene Gregoire

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  1. 2 hours ago, Sapphire Divine said:

    There are not many veterans of SL that play anymore. I am one of the few that still actively play SL I have been iSL since Dec 26, 2004

    April 2004 here. There are more of us oldbies still around than you might think.

    Personally, I have no interest in a mobile app for SL or PS4, XBox, or any of those. I've never had one in my home and never will.

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  2. 32 minutes ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

    Ad pictures that have been turned sideways or almost sideways.  Show me the darn outfit in a proper upright position please - unless the person is laying down or lounging for a proper reason.

    Ugh - and I hate all the Flickr pics that everyone turns sideways also, especially when pretty much every single one of their pictures is turned the same way, showing that they have little imagination in picture framing.

    Add to that the ones that chop of the legs when part of the outfit are pants. If I can't see the full outfit, no sale.

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  3. 10 minutes ago, Cindy Evanier said:

    The dog has a vet diagnosed infection.  The child has had Calpol to reduce temp, a nap and is now devouring pizza.  I doubt the two things are related.  The dog is just a very old man now but he got the full MOT and is doing pretty well for his age . (which we think might be 13 but he was a rescue dog so thats a guess) 

    Ah ok. I wasn't sure which one had the nasal infection from the wording. As a child I used to get sinus infections, sometimes with fever, so I was a little confused. 

    I'm glad they are both doing well. Give the dog a hug from me and the kidlet a pat on the head. :D

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  4. 3 hours ago, Tolya Ugajin said:

    If that's the case, I'd like X-Ray vision and a universal translator that turns gobbleydee***** into the Queen's English.

    This is why those particular four letters are censored.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/*****

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    a derogatory term for certain people of East and Southeast Asian descent. The slur is frequently directed toward people of Filipino, Korean, or Vietnamese descent.[1] It was originally predominantly used by the U.S. military during wartime, especially during the Korean War, and more so during the Vietnam War.[2][3]

     

    So I just use gobbledegoop instead.

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  5. 2 hours ago, Cindy Evanier said:

    Today I have one sent home from school with a sore throat and temp and the dog back from the vets  (£££ I could have done without spending before Christmas) Apparently he has a nasal infection and needs antibiotics. 

    Wait... which one has the infection, the dog or the child? O.o


  6. 11 hours ago, srv4u Conacher said:

    So my in-game avatar srv4u conacher, is known more so as Da Bluez Preacher, has been playing live music in SL since 2006. I use a technique called live looping, where I play the guitar, bass and vocals live by using a loop pedal that lets me record the pieces of a song live and loop them back. Im not a drummer, so I use looped drums first, then layer myself doing the bassline, then guitar lines, then vocals. My main style is blues, but I throw in a good heaping of funk, gospel and rock. My guitar is affectionately named Wilma from my fans, and she has a life of her own in here. My SL group is Srv4u Roadies but I also have a subscriber if you dont want to add to your SL groups list. I run a clean show, so it is family friendly with no worry of adult content. You can check my website at https://www.dabluezpreacher.com  if your interested in hearing what I sound like, and you can search the name srv4u conacher or Da Bluez Preacher in youtube to view some of my past SL performances. I do post my SL live music schedule on my website and I have a Christmas Rock Tour currently in full swing until the week of Christmas, as well as a big New Years Eve bash at my island. I have been out of SL since 2017 due to RL but I am now back in full force ready to electrify SL once again and I just wanted to post this to introduce myself to anyone that may never have met me. I hope to meet a whole new group of SL live music lovers!

    You'd probably get a better response (meaning places to play) if you were to post here: https://community.secondlife.com/forums/forum/312-inworld-employment/

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  7. 5 minutes ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

    I've used the Autoresponse to everyone, the response to non-friends and the response to muted folks.  However, I can apparently create 'groups' of friends - never saw a reason for that feature before (nor do I even know how to do it).  However, I could see a use now -- a group called "annoying, but I still like them" and then, if Firestorm let me send to a specific friends group, I could send just those annoying folks their own special response -- kind of how the muted folks get their own very special response.

     

    You could always file an FS Jira and see if it's doable. I don't think it would be but I'm not a dev.

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    There are several reasons why you would want to file a JIRA:

    To request a new feature

    To request an improvement

    To report a bug

    To request support

     

    https://wiki.firestormviewer.org/file_a_jira

    https://jira.firestormviewer.org/secure/Signup!default.jspa

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  8. 48 minutes ago, Velk Kerang said:

    You never learned about sex in SL when you first started? You never not once hopped on a pose ball because a friend asked you to or see what it did or to help with animation design or anything? Nothing at all what so ever? In 15 years your telling me you didn't learn about it? No disrespect, but I think your full of it and don't need to ask anyone in order to know what you just said is bullcrap because otherwise we'd not be having this conversation. Sorry sister calling BS on that one. lol :D

     I never said I didn't "learn about sex" in SL. I said I never participated in it. I didn't need to "learn about sex" in SL since I had learned what sex is 25 years prior to joining SL.  No, I have never hopped on a sex poseball or helped with sex animations. None of that stuff even existed in early 2004 when I first joined. If it did, I never saw it. I didn't want to see it, nor did I have any need or desire to see it.

    Believe whatever you want. You have no respect for others, nor can you accept others for who and what they are, and that reflects on you, not me or anyone else.

    Have a nice life.

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  9. 4 minutes ago, Crim Mip said:

    Sloldbie here, just. Don't have a lot of sympathy for people who whine about SL issues, because I remember when they were far worse (once a week grid shutdown, remember that). Some of the newer players seem a bit more entitled to me and don't seem to realize that the places they like to go are being paid for by somebody else and they have no special right to be there.

    Remember when Anshe went ballistic on the old forums because LL locked her account for non-payment? Fun times. xD

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  10. 33 minutes ago, Velk Kerang said:

    I am also going to call BS if your trying to tell me you did not learn about sex or hop on that pose ball for the very first time all of in week one because everybody has

    Bullcrap.

    I haven't and even after more than 15 years in SL I still haven't. Sex isn't what I am in SL for. Never has been and never will be. I am proud to be an SL virgin. I'm not the only one either.

    I'm not asking or telling you to believe my words. I am simply stating a fact that you can't disprove any more than I can prove other than to tell you to go ask my RL other half.

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  11. 35 minutes ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

    Firestorm should add the ability to create an Autoresponse just to specified people or groups of people.

    "Hi there. Thanks so much for IMing me, however I don't tend to pay much attention to IMs sometimes, so it might be a while before I see this.  It is also possible that I'll log out without ever seeing it.  This just happens to be who I am.  If you want to be offended, I suppose you have that right, but I won't try to soothe your hurt feelings.  Have a nice day!!"

     

    9 minutes ago, Saraya Starr said:

    Ok, I would so love for this to happen ;) I would ask to steal your response if it did! 🤣

    It's sort of already there.

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    Autoresponse 1 Tab

    The fields here allow you to customize autoresponse messages, to be sent when your have some of the autorespond modes set from the top menu, Comm → Online Status.

    Automatic response when in UNAVAILABLE (ie, BUSY) mode: Put the busy autoresponse message you want sent in this text box. To actually enable autorespond, go to the top menu bar → Comm → Online Status.

    Automatic response to all avatars when in AUTORESPONSE to everyone mode: The message here is sent to people who IM you, if you enable Comm → Online Status → Autorespond.

    Automatic response to non-friends when in AUTORESPONSE TO NON-FRIENDS mode: Similar to the above, but sent when Comm → Online Status → Autorespond to non-friends is enabled.

    Send autoresponse when in AWAY mode: If enabled, a message will be sent if someone IMs you while you are Away, set in Comm → Online status → away.

    Send autoresponse to MUTED avatars: If this is enabled, then a message will be sent if someone you have muted, sends you an IM.

    Autoresponse 2 Tab

    Automatic response to all avatars when in REJECT TELEPORT OFFERS mode: This message is displayed when you enable Comm → Online Status → Automatically reject teleport offers.

    Don't reject teleport offers (and send response) from people on friends list: If this is on, then TP offers from friends will not be automatically rejected.

    Automatic response to all avatars when in REJECT FRIENDSHIP REQUESTS mode: This message will be sent to anyone requesting friendship, if that option is enabled.

    Autoresponse item: You can drag an item into the field here, to have it delivered to people when autoresponse messages are enabled.

    I usually just use the "autoresponse to everyone". Mine says something about being out of order and if I find order in my life, I'll get back to you. Leave your message after the beep. BEEEEEP! *click* 

    :D


  12. 8 minutes ago, Kimmi Zehetbauer said:

    And a Linden staff person probably will secure this thread since the other one is still active.

    Sadly still see many of those --- and avoid those clubs like the plague.

    One live music club told me now they will simply list the nights performers in one post instead of one for each performer.  Ironically I actually did that about a year ago and one of the performers didn't like the combo listing. :(

    Some performers will change their tune about it, some won't. Those that won't will get left by the wayside.

    There is nothing wrong with creating a list with all performers for a day or a week. Consolidating is actually a good thing as it puts all the info in one place at one time and allows customers to plan ahead which could result in more profit/income. These days being able to plan ahead is extremely important for most people.

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  13. 16 minutes ago, Beth Macbain said:

    You feel what you feel. Hopefully we can all use this thread to be honest about our state of mind and not invalidate the way anyone else is feeling. 

    In a lot of ways, I absolutely agree with you. Humans are the worst thing that's happened to the planet, and the planet will be better off when the humans are finally gone. I hope that before Earth gets past the point of no return, she'll hit us all her force and wipe us out like using flea shampoo on a dog. 

    I don't believe in destroying all of humanity for the "sins of the few".  On the other hand, our Mother, the earth (or nature), doesn't "discriminate" either. 

    Humans will face extinction at some point. That is inevitable. I just can't understand those who want to see that end during their own lifetimes. 

     

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  14. 4 hours ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

    Though I am concerned about climate change, the song I posted is (to me) actually more about that part of your comment that I italicized. I've been buried in home remodeling for quite a few years now. I'm nearing completion, not so much because I'm done as because I'm lowering the threshold for what I consider "done". It's a big, beautiful, scary world out there and I get the feeling that I've been hiding behind a can of paint rather than engaging it.

     

    There is a distinct connection, Maddy, between climate change and politics.

    https://psmag.com/ideas/indigenous-knowledge-has-been-warning-us-about-climate-change-for-centuries

    That's how I feel today, how I felt yesterday and every day in my past. It's how I will feel tomorrow and every day for the rest of my life.

    There really are no words to describe having to watch the destruction of our only home on a daily basis through the actions (or inactions) of those who have ignored hundreds of years of warnings. I'm glad I won't be alive to see the colonization of Mars (the only hope for the survival of humans) end in its destruction as well. Too many are willfully blind to the fact that humans are the conductors of our own extinction.

    I'm already regretting posting this. It is what it is.

     

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  15. 18 minutes ago, Lindal Kidd said:

    (under $600) and there is no 1099 to worry about

    This is also correct.

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    File Form 1099-MISC for each person to whom you have paid during the year:

    • at least $10 in royalties or broker payments in lieu of dividends or tax-exempt interest;
    • at least $600 in:
      • rents;
      • services performed by someone who is not your employee;
      • prizes and awards;
      • other income payments;
      • medical and health care payments;
      • crop insurance proceeds;
      • cash payments for fish (or other aquatic life) you purchase from anyone engaged in the trade or business of catching fish;
      • generally, the cash paid from a notional principal contract to an individual, partnership, or estate;
      • payments to an attorney; or
      • any fishing boat proceeds,

    https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-1099-misc


  16. 1 hour ago, Ceka Cianci said:

    I'm not insisting it's a business,just that it is generated income..You said,That's not really income.

    I was just saying ,it is.

    You don't have to be a business to generate income...

    They paid linden 99 for premium membership..One of the many perks of the membership is,you get so many lindens per week..A Currency that is only good in this world..

    They took their lindens that they got from their membership,then turned around and sold them to someone else for 40.00.

    That's generating income.

    There really is no reason to worry about washing it out,because it's not enough to trigger a 1099-MISC income

    If it were a big enough amount,it would trigger a 1099-MISC Income form.

    The amount doesn't change it from income to not really income..

     

    This is correct.

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    U.S. Code § 61.Gross income defined

    (a)General definition Except as otherwise provided in this subtitle, gross income means all income from whatever source derived, including (but not limited to) the following items:

    (1)
    Compensation for services, including fees, commissions, fringe benefits, and similar items;

    (2)

    Gross income derived from business;

    (3)

    Gains derived from dealings in property;

    (4)

    Interest;

    (5)

    Rents;

    (6)

    Royalties;

    (7)

    Dividends;

    (8)

    Annuities;

    (9)

    Income from life insurance and endowment contracts;

    (10)

    Pensions;

    (11)

    Income from discharge of indebtedness;

    (12)

    Distributive share of partnership gross income;

    (13)

    Income in respect of a decedent; and

    (14)

    Income from an interest in an estate or trust.

     

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/61


  17. 13 minutes ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

    A non-premium can post events at 50L.  A Premium can post events at 10L.  Premium membership costs $99.00, which is roughly 25,740L (figuring approx. 260L per $1.00).   Roughly 644 notices at 50L will be cost the same as paying for Premium and paying for those same notices at 10L.  So, if an account wants to post more than 644 notices per year (not quite 2 per day), it will be cheaper for them to become Premium. 

    *Modify the 644 count a bit to allow for L$ exchange fees.

    (assuming I've done my math right - which is always questionable on rough work days)

    Either way, many still can not afford it. It's not a matter of which is cheaper. It's a matter of not having that kind of cash to spare. 

    There is a reason I spend the vast majority of my time in SL working rather than "playing". It's the only way I can afford to be in SL any more. If it hadn't been for Par offering me a job, I wouldn't still be here. I would have been gone shortly after I started logging in again last year because I can't afford to buy Ls any more and the 50L stipend old basic accounts get does not go far at all, especially when you can't log in every week, which, for those not aware or who have forgotten, you must log in at least once a week and be logged in for a minimum amount of time or you don't get the basic stipend.


  18. Putting this in here because I do expect that other thread to be locked.

    I stopped using Events to find things to do more than 10 years ago because of all the crap I had to sift through so I'm not completely opposed to the 10Ls. It's the 50Ls for basics that chaps my @$$. I get they want more premium accounts and why. I get they would prefer premiums to pay monthly as well. What I don't get is punishing those of us who can't afford premium. Especially in an age where phones and internet are no longer luxuries but necessities.


  19. I stopped using Events to find things to do more than 10 years ago because of all the crap I had to sift through so I'm not completely opposed to the 10Ls. It's the 50Ls for basics that chaps my @$$. I get they want more premium accounts and why. I get they would prefer premiums to pay monthly as well. What I don't get is punishing those of us who can't afford premium. Especially in an age where phones and internet are no longer luxuries but necessities.


  20. 4 hours ago, Matty Luminos said:

    Its my understanding that licensing for DJs streaming in SL is supposed to be handled by the stream provider (Shoutcadt etc). Whether they actually do, I couldn't say, but responsibility for streaming licenses would fall on them, not on individual DJs.

    Bingo! Someone finally said the right thing. It's on the stream provider, not the individual DJs.

    Thank you, Matty.

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  21. 4 minutes ago, Jaylinbridges said:

    Highly unlikely this is the case.  The only club owners that would need Premium are those that purchased land on the mainland.  You don't need Premium to rent land anywhere, or to rent on any private region from a land baron, or to purchase a private island region from Linden Lab.  Most club owners will absorb the costs from their venue tip jars, and probably will cut down posting for every event.  That means a DJ or artist will not be searchable in Events, since Search only looks for words in the Event Name.  This will cause unending joy to those here that think DJ's do not hold real events, that all clubs suck, and that there are only really 6 events/day in all of Second Life.  In other words the hermits who never use SL Events in the first place.

    One of the clubs I go to has decided to only post one Event per day, listing all of the actual events in one Event , entirely to save more than one $50L/Event per day.  There will be no performer or DJ name in the Event name, meaning you can not search for a particular performer. Also this one daily event will roll off the list later in the day, making events after around 7pm SLT not visible.  Few are going to set the date back, or scroll back in past time to find an upcoming event.  Again, joyous news to all the club and DJ haters in this forum.

     

     

     

    1) It was meant to be humorous.

    2) My RL other half not only DJs in SL, he has also DJed on radio stations in RL. Not to mention a couple of other managerial positions he has held at radio stations. Both of us have been in SL for more than 15 years.

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