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Eileen Fellstein

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  1. I would say by working. Places will want 2 weeks or a month in SL usually. If you are newer, spend the time putting together a decent avatar that is appropriate for the work. Hang out at a place where someone is doing what you are interested in. Who knows, they may even help you get started in some way.
  2. Carl Thibodeaux wrote: Not trying to be racist here, but lately been seeing people refering to each other, aswell as groups/profiles with the N word in them. I mean, sure people use it to talk to one another, but when is it going too far? Is their a line it has to cross before you can report it? Looks like the world of warcraft riff-raff made it to SL. any use of that word is too far for me and the person will just be blocked. You can't stop them, but yea, you can turn it off on your own end.
  3. I need to look for that Rando, it sounds so cool Early this morning I went out for a ride along the linden roads near my home on mainland and I saw that there are some reall nice things. Not sure how new they are but it was just neat to see and I hope it's some inclination of more things to come. The Highlight was finding a zoo! What a fantastic piece of work with animated animals and sea life. The whole thing was just brilliant. I TP'd a couple friends and we spent a good 2 hours there just checking everything out and having a great time. (The penguins need a bit less thorazine is my only criticism. Hopefully animations for them are on someone's to do list) but all in all some really great stuff everywhere I went. It's so nice to be able to ride along and have several options of things to check out that are not obstructed by ban lines. Actually travelling around by car or horseback (I use my horse since the sim crossings still need some serious fixing) really adds to the flavor of the SL world for me. Honestly If I could travel by conventional means to anywhere in SL, I would do that 99% of the time, only accepting a TP if I really had to be there 'right now'. Shame this post is stuck down here in this forum that few people bother to look at Edit: logged in and am now at East River mentioned in Rando's post above. This is fab! Great little town. Just really nice. I'm curious. what does it mean by 'free town'? Surely that doesn't mean any newcomers can have a free house or apartment with rez permissions, does it? Is it simply a way of saying 'feel free to hang out'?
  4. kristin34 wrote: Well I don't think people are crazy if they chose to do that. It's their choice but u must be careful if the two are on two different planes of how they want the relationship. I met someone who was very nice and married in sl. I was more into the role play but my prtner wanted to take it to rl. I didn't and broke it off because the person was a bit obsessed. I'm still dealing with this same person. I had to change my house because he would not leave, when I blocked him he would stay right outside the house. He would IM me constantly till I muted him. He made other avi's just to contact me . This is still going on, and I totally regret being involved with him. I was ony thinking of sl and keeping things seperate, he wasn't. I also realised that some people in sl are looking for a way to get a better life. A way to get out of their country where economic situations are not good. I sensed this is what my partner wanted and i didn't want to be used as an escape route. Spot on IMO the part I emboldened in the quote. The 2 people must understand what each expects for it to work well. BTW what you described is stalking. I can understand you may still care for that person on some level but I'd consider a call to a RL authority if they keep it up. AR in SL wouldn't be amiss also. As an aside, more to the original poster I guess or people that responded after, I really dislike that relationships that are SL only or internet only get lumped under the banner of 'RP'. Also that some think they are meaningless, though I understand that can be because of their own experience with people. To me, an RP relationship would be like if I got involved with say ...a pirate sim of some sort and played the role of a wench and was held captive then rescued by some dashing fellow brandishing a rapier while his footwork rivaled the coreography in a broadway pruduction. Oh happy sunsets! But an actual relationship within SL to me contains all the elements a RL one does, including feelings, so I don't consider that RP.
  5. I just want to add that some things are built with sculpies. The actual prim is much larger than the sculpt so if you didn't activate the menu and sit on a ball but rather just clicked the bed, then yes, you would probably be floating in the air above it, because the actual prim that you don't see is a round globe much larger than the bed. But as has been pointed out, there are beds where you can click-lay and may or may not have additional menus. A friend of mine made one and had it on MP for a while very cheap but I've not seen her in some time and forget the name of it
  6. A week is a bit quick I think, lol. Several months (depends what you mean by 'several',several to some is 3 or 4, to me more like 7 or 8-sh or more) may be longer than a just here relationship will even last. Time burns faster here in SL. I personally believe that it's because we are forced to communicate and be interactive more. In RL you can just be chilling together and a smile is sometimes all the affirmation you need from your partner that the connection is still alive and kicking. Through this increased communication, we get to know each other better. Myself, I have had partners here that I felt a stronger bond with than some real life ones, without ever meeting the real life physical indiviual. This makes me remember a guy I met my 1st week. He was getting married and invited me to his wedding. As it happened, I couldn't go but sent a gift. After this, the guy got married to a different girl once a month almost like clockwork. I had a big stack of invitations in my inventory. I think the girls were his alts lol and it was a scam for money, lmao
  7. lol, there is a major difference between one person's 'pet' problem and a whole lot of people having the same problem
  8. vickiadams wrote: They should define "private parts" Wouldn't the term "private parts" be sufficient. Is there any ambiguity there? I know you werent asking me, but in my experience, yes there is, though it's pretty clear to nearly everyone and most of the people that would challenge it would be doing so just for the sake of splitting hairs. That, unfortunately happens a lot more often than people would imagine. The big deal with this one is nipples. Are those private parts? Anyone with an ounce of sense knows, women need to have them covered in such a place. Guys could go shirtless in an informal setting/event. Still, people will pick it apart and argue. Some might even try to say silly stuff like they thought 'private' was talking about the items in their purse or their holstered weapon. Yes, lol. People do try to pull crap like that.
  9. Yes Marybeth, lol. There's a big difference between someone changing and someone hanging out or going about their business in inappropriate attire for the sim. I worked in a place with such rules for a while>generally the procedure was to give them a couple minutes to correct the situation after a discrete IM. If there was a problem and it was going to take longer, we'd ask them to leave and come back fixed. If they were obviously stalling and playing at some sort of game, they would get ejected or banned. It really was more juvenile BS than dealing with actual juveniles most of the time. That's why I commented that is such a colossal waste of time expecting anyone to police that kind of thing. My experience is that in places without such restrictions, you usually don't see anywhere near the amount of people trying to parade around like that. The rules and restrictions are effectively like putting up a big target and sending out invitations for people to come and take shots at it. I have come to believe that some places on these types of sims have such rules for exacly that reason. It draws people the same way a train wreck does. But yea, for the guidelines. Spell it out clearly. "No sexual activity or items used for such to be displayed, sold. promoted or used in these areas. No exposed genitalia. Please be sure to read and understand any additional rules posted on the sim or given by the sim owners." Incredibly simple.Well, at least until you get the naked one day old man boggling at everything in portuguese
  10. My 4th grandchild is due any day in real life I am part of 'all' and 'everybody' By that wording, number 3 leaves it wide freakin' open, lol. Yes, dear, that is very, very, VERY vague. Its actually nonsense language that belongs nowhere in any type of guide for anything. It assumes behavior and beliefs based solely on an age range that is not even close to being specified.
  11. AnnAdams wrote: In a G rated area is there anything that automatically detects if you are nude - specifically if your "private parts" are uncovered? I don't run around exposing my self, but I was wondering about such things as changing or trying clothes in a place label G but where you are in a private place such as a changing room or a room occupied only by myself. If enforcement of G is by complaint, there should be no problem because no one else would see you. However, if there was some kind of automatic device it could detect your lack of coverage without knowing that you were really in a private area. OMG I sure hope not. It's bad enough some think there should be people engaged in the colosal waste of time it is for someone to police what a person's cartoon charcter is or isnt wearing. But if you're going to be nude, just go somewhere else. Why help people manufacture a squabble that doesnt need to exist? Let them stay there until they are tired of Mickey Mouse mentality and dcide to come join the rest of the human race.
  12. Storm Clarence wrote: ... in the Hollywood blockbuster movie that: "[Heterosexual] men can’t be ‘just friends’ with women." Was he right? If he was correct, does that mean I want to 'bed' all the females on my friends list? While I disagree with Harry, you asked 'If he was correct, does that mean...?', so assuming hypothetically that in some alternate universe, Harry was indeed correct, then the answer to your question is pretty much a 'yes' lol So I guess if you you are joining the congregation of 'Church of Harry', you should probably be prepared to share the blankies.
  13. Wow, this topic actually made me physically ill in my stomach. Not judging. Not splitting hairs over tos issues or anything else. Just saying that is how my body reacted to this in RL
  14. Maybe you could endevor to do a scripted agent like Hal Titanium. I'm not sure how involved that is though.
  15. Just make huge floating add board advertising something everyone is totally sick of (like I don't know, meeroos or cows or something). Give it a little thickness and build your skybox inside of it. speaking of security, I have the worst possible thing going on from a neighbor near my mainland lot. They have a structure at 4k meters and are broadcasting a script that says it's scanning avatar script loads and arc, It pops up a notice with a ban warning on a 20 second timer. The owner of the device does not understnd english and responds to all IM's with a group invite (I assume auto generated as well). Naturally I can (and did) just block both the user and the object. It can't actually kick or ban anyone from my property but it's an annoyance to any visitors and also makes them think it's my script. and lol, I would guess this very intrusive script is probably creating more script load on the sim than it claims to be preventing. I think the zombie apocoplypse just started early:catmad:
  16. I think the starter area should be designed like a club. That would put a lot of people right in the middle of the kind of social setting they probably heard about from friends. Instead of coming in to an empty room with scripted objects that may or may not load to direct them around, There would be real people to interact with. I worked hosting my 1st couple years in SL at places that had a lot of new people and spent the majority of my work time teaching new people the basics. If individual sim owners can finance a staff to do this for their business 24/7, why can't Linden Labs?
  17. I would really hope at some point soon a new SL would be created using info gleaned from all the things that have gone wrong in this one to avoid the same pitfalls.
  18. Yes, the starter area is horrendous. When I did it recently, the avatar I chose did not even load (I'm assuming along with a good many other things I should have been seeing) I got impatient waiting and just rebuilt it myself via freebies from MP. The next day I logged in and the items for the default avi I had chosen had finally showed up and were superimposed on top of the changes I had made myself. It was an interesting look! lol But yea, I don't know. it doesn't seem like it should be that hard to design a good intro tutorial. Here is your avatar. Here is ONE button on your task bar. It's blinking. This makes you move... ...about 5 feet straight ahead to a bot or sign that makes you do one simple thing. BAM! Now a new button is added next to the 1st. The pulsating glow effect is now active on the new button instead of the 1st one. You click it and it opens your inventory which contains a single folder with SHOES! etc, etc, etc Not that hard. C'mon you guys. At least act like you are not trying to self destruct your own game here.
  19. Jo Yardley wrote: For instance, you are an avatar on an small island and need to get off. I think I happened upon that guy one time traveling around SL
  20. Pussycat, your people are the only true Americans (hugs) The rest of us are mudbloods and certainly not fit to claim supremecy over a lump of dirt, let alone your people. I'm about 1/4 and proud of it though I never claimed any rights. People that think this isn't about race either have their head in the sand or they are lying about it not being about race, Oh yea, and there is the one percent who is so fixated on money they can't see past the dollar sgns and only care about who will work for peanuts (but they will still b!tch about immigrants if they can tell by your skin you are -if not you are off the hook...for now). I'm just so relieved at the election results. Thank god for the minority votes. We all are Americans. Not just the vulture capitalists. The hispanics had a stake in the formation of our country. I'm not sure many realize that. I was wondering recently why exactly we have a state called New Mexico if it wasn't an invitation. I looked it up and turns out Mexican people had already migrated here and agreed to join the states when they became 48 states of the union (before Alaska and Hawaii) So people complaining about hispanics can please stop now ok? They helped found our nation and have as much right to be here as anyone. Though not as much right as Pussycat's people do. Hugs again dear and congratulations. Make sure to vote up Hillary in 16 k? Muah! Edit: Yea Peggy but any supressor when confronted is going to think themselves superior and try to put you down. BS I say. Fight back. A;ways. And keep up the fight untill the ugly sow of racism and prejudice has been put dwn for good and cannot get to it's feet any longer. It is not their freedom of speech, choice or religion. It is simply hate. Fight it . Kil it. Pemanently. That and that only. and It needs to be driven from our world and our nation once and for all and for good!
  21. Ok you do realize this supposed 'god' of yours plans to not only anhialate the entire population of the earth's inhabitants in a horrific cataclism of fire and brimstone, and not stopping there, intends to torment the souls of everyone who ever existed save a few thousand they choose at the time and deem worthy of salvation, for all of eternity? This according to the very book your belief is based on, lol. If Aliens from space sent a message with that intent, we'd be stockpiling nukes for their arrival. This is 'just' to you? Hrmm, ok. Well that just nulified any credibility you might have to me if you would claim an action such as that is 'just' when carried out by any creature in existance. Sorry. That's just beyond my personal boundaries. Your nose problems have nothing to do with any church. As wonderful as science is, we still don't understand all the ways in which the body responds to adversity. You wanted to live. Your body found a way *shrug. Life *does find a way. That's how we went from cells in a pool of goop to bipedal creatures that think and plan and have built an entire civilization. I'm all fine and dandy with the 'Jesus loves me' stuff but when people go driving it into the heads of little kids 5 years old or less that they are going to burn in a lake of fire for eternity if they make a mistake and that they need to go force-feed this ideal to everyone they see or surely that fate will be theirs, I'm sorry, that's not only incorrect, it is wrong, cruel, abusive and quite honestly needs to be stopped at this point by any means mecessary. Good day.
  22. I have had to AR my neighbors on mainland. They have a bot that spams group invites. (it's a group that charges for admission so I can't even join and shut down the stuff that way either). Even though I blocked the bot it still hits me and everyone that comes on my parcel as soon as we land or rez in. I've not seen a response on the AR yet. Not even a confirm they got it (strange). I wil be sending more but I would like to know if there is a certain object I can scan for. It has to be running through some sort of rezzed object. And yea, I have sent messages to both the land owner and the group creator asking for them to adjust the bot. After several days, I have still had no response.
  23. LOL @ peeps telling me to lighten up when the post was meant in humor to begin with. Back at ya babes But thanks everyone who pointed out the how to turn that off to other people's view. As I said I do try to avoid having to do that. I've found swapping bald base as effective as edit mode for fixing a no rez problem and I save all my outfits ahead of time at home including attachments so there's really no reason for me to ever have to go into edit in public. I have been known to change entire avis or outfits on the fly from time to time, but having them pre-saved makes it as fast as a rebake. Myself though I do think the oddities like this or people building with disjointed arms, default avatars waddling like ducks with something up their bumm detract from the experience for everyone. well along with lag, slow rez times and a few other things that just in general make things seem klunky.
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