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  1. Thank you Matty. In a nutshell, you encapsulate the reasons for not widely inviting people to my SIM for this kind of experiment. I don't want to play traffic cop, mom, or manager. I just want to invite people to use my SIM to foster creative, collaborative writing and share the stories if they're open to it. Right now, people visit in a steady trickle, usually to explore, hang out, mostly to take pictures. I haven't heard anything about bad behavior. I do get the usual new resident 'bots appearing that need to be estate banned - it happens to everyone, though and they flicker in and out w
  2. Hi RaeLeeH! Thank you for your thoughtful post. There's lots to unpack in there. The part that really has me thinking, from your post and others, is the notion of bad actors, should they appear and what happens in that regard. I've run mailing lists for many years, one that's been around since 2001. My only strict rule has always been civility and a 3 strike system. Two warnings and out. The longest running community evolved quickly towards self-moderation because they were all happiest when they could converse and discuss often difficult subjects without fear of backlash or condemnatio
  3. Hi usedcars. You make good points. And for typical RP SIMs, that's the norm. It's why I posted this here. I'm curious how people feel about an unmoderated 'honor system' kind of set. From your posts, you seem like this wouldn't be to your tastes and I understand that. I appreciate the feedback.
  4. Hi Selene. Just that, unmanaged. Ideally, we're all civilized grown ups. People can work things out, or not, stay, or not. RP as Her Majesty the Imperial Petunia or as Fluffernut, a shy mouse from Outer Goudaville. Okay, I would hope that the build itself would invite an internal consistency for the writers as the theme is implicit and discoverable and multilayered for those who want to explore. But, this would be an experiment. And as others have pointed out, possibly a truly terrible idea. Mulling it over, particular with the feedback so far (thank you!), I would at a minimum
  5. Hello. I have a some thoughts I'd like to run by you, the RP community, really just to explore reactions and to remain curious to any ideas this discussion might foster. It's a bit long and for that, I apologize. At the end is where I post my questions for all of you. First a little background. I'm a roleplayer of old, starting with tabletop RP when I first met my RL husband (which we still do weekly), LARPing with friends at gaming conventions (usually 6-8h locked room stories) and of course, text-based paragraph RP. The latter hubby and I first discovered in WoW of all things (less
  6. The only place where I follow SL creator are on my SL Flickr account. Else, I have no cross-population between personal social media and SL. That said, if there was a way to be able to somehow read notecards that are attached to group notices via the offline email, I would kiss a duck.
  7. Unfortunately, an autorefresher is the only feasible option for me. Like many of us, I work and can only really check on my days off (I'm an RN), in between RL things. I understand the need to manage the server load. I just want consistent direction on how to make the autorefresher work within the parameters set by LL.
  8. I'm having similar issues. Tried with Chrome and then Firefox. No matter how I tweak the refresh timer I'm running to the timegate page. I'd appreciate some clear recommendations from LL on addon/browser choice that is most compatible with the new restriction.
  9. I would be content with a half random/half waiting list approach. More choices is always better and again, would address the lock-out that I'm currently experiencing.
  10. Hi! Good questions. For sign-up, I would imagine it would still be first come first serve, but at least it's not gating out those of us who can't camp a computer and feels far more fair. Your example of a fire fighter is pretty much my work life. I'm a Registered Nurse and I'm busy with it for a solid 10 hours per shift with zero time to faff around with my personal phone let alone finding a computer somewhere to check Second Life. I could see them implementing a time limit on reservations so it doesn't hold it up forever. On the other hand, when someone is near the top of the waiting
  11. Hello. I've been a Premium account for many years. I'm posting here at the advice of LL customer service about my unhappiness with the way premium homes are acquired. Right now, the new homes are highly promoted for the premium accounts and indeed, mentioned as one of the rewards for membership and a reason for the new higher fee. My problem is that with the current system of 'first come, first serve' I will never be able to claim one of the new homes. People camp the website and I read about folks claiming multiple houseboats and such with alts. I can't do that. I'm an RN, I work lo
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