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  1. Perception of time has always been hard in SL. I haven't read the whole thread, falls below my interest. But, quickly, my two cents are that what's happening makes sense - users are aging out slowly, at just-barely-below replacement rate levels. Whether it be from lack of interest, hardware failure or the other 30-3,000 structural issues that eventually become too annoying (I assume this thread has plenty of examples already). Continuous growth isn't possible for any online platform, everything has a TTL. Important thing is it keeps away from a cascade effect - like the sort that can happen (and has happened elsewhere) when operators take their eyes off the ball. This risk has actually decreased in recent years, which should enable the slope to continue (at the rate it has done until this point) for a while yet.
  2. Perhaps this chart by Tyche Shepard helps. An alternative by Taturu Nino is here. IMHO, sirhc's stats may be misleading because they're single-points-in-time. SL concurrency fluctuates very heavily across the day and across the week, making averages a far more definitive measure. It's cool seeing those numbers, though.. As I recall posting back in the day, traffic wasn't declining quickly then and it isn't declining quickly now. The noticable difference is the height of the 'Max' peaks, but mean and median have been in a stable, low angled fall since 2008-2010. Think this supports your summary, Phil. It certainly falls in line with the Gartner Hype Cycle. The decline might be more perceptable now (it is for me, as a member of some small-count subcultures), but it won't accelerate for a while yet.
  3. No. LL aren't a courier service, they've got stuff to do. It's 2017, find another way of contact. There are billions. Set up a disposable email, IM service, a Twitter account, dead letterbox, smoke signals. Ask a friend, use a cellphone (I think Twitter still supports tweets via SMS), visit a public library.
  4. Thanks for the URI. I've found the old host, unfortunately I'm concerned that I'd be breaking the Community Guidelines to post anything here. It was managed by a resident using Oxwall Community Software. It has indeed been shut down - it looks like it moved to other social networks, and may still exist as a group at Facebook.com Sorry I can't help further.
  5. That's not really enough info for anyone to go on, was it a Linden Lab-provided website? If you have a URI, update your post to include it. But typically this service only provides support for issues that affect Second Life directly, not the Internet as a whole.
  6. This is cool. Well done LL. :-) I'm not American, but as a resident of Second Life many of the people I care most about, are. Lots of folks are worried right now and it's encouraging to see so much support for at-risk groups. Of course it makes sense, too. A world like SL couldn't exist without the free movement of ideas and skills, and the wired worlds bring people together from all over. As far as SL is concerned, this could only ever be a step backwards. I'm glad LL recognise the conflict between ideals.
  7. I decided on my initials first, and then came up with a name that matched. It took me about three days, but given that it's the longest-running, most consistant name I've ever been known by I think this is justified. FM was nice and smart, lots of straight lines. Both my present real-life name and the name I was using at the time have their own initials related to the shape of 'FM'. Mokusei is Japanese for Jupiter (literally, 'wooden planet' 'cause Jupiter looks like woodgrain a bit, I suppose). Jupiter's my favourite planet, the great protector and moody storm-haver. The surname was also delightfully-close to Mokujin ('wooden person'), a Tekken video game character who was made from wood and could adopt any possible fighting style - which parallels my high level of empathy toward those around me, and my [mostly now replaced] habits of mimicry. Freya is more complicated. The aesthetic and sounding was one big part - the dip of the y below the line along with the friendly-sounding 'ey ya' at the end. I drew it from Der Ring des Nibelungen, a series of dramas by Richard Wagner, whom I've been strongly influenced by since I can remember. Originally it comes from Freia/Freyja, a Norse goddess who was associated with sex, war and death (a lady who knows how to party!). She goes by several different names, cares for wounded soldiers and desperately searches for those close to her whom she's lost - all elements that I relate to strongly. I suppose I should've prefaced this by saying that I'm prone to over-thinking things. But it works well for me by combining two cultures that have great interest to me. I've had a bunch of people try and guess the origins of my name, often with some success. I'm told it suits me well, even if I feel it's a little too 'femme' when compared against my life-path since deciding on it, in 2006. Thanks for asking! :-)
  8. AAA1122 wrote: Graphics Card: Intel® HD Graphics Family The graphics is at lowest level. Reckon this is your problem. Could you clarify which Intel HD graphics adapter you're using specifically? It'll be listed in Device Manager (Start > Run > "devmgmt.msc" > Graphics Adapters) -- I can only speak for the standard Linden Lab viewer - I don't use Singularity or FS. It sounds like you're on the bottom-end of SL performance, and as SL improves your machine's having more and more trouble keeping up. Intel HD graphics - as far as I'm aware - are chip-based processors, not full free-standing graphics cards. They're not designed for 3D environmental rendering for anything but short stretches. Consider upgrading your card to improve performance.
  9. I apologise then, that we've been talking at cross-purposes. This thread is far cleaner this morning, your concern stands a lot more honestly. Perhaps you can remember to see my comments in the context of yesterday, but it's clear we should move on. My opinion - as someone who's not involved with this project in any way - is that the clearest, most authoritive results would be achieved by discussing safety directly with the organisers. I imagine your queries would be well received and quickly satisfied, these folks (again, just my opinion) seem to know what they're doing. If I were to guess, I'd say the specific environment of this forum (being public, its specific history, having different guidelines) makes it especially easy to question motives and derail conversations. Open questions and invitations for opinion quickly dilute authoritive messaging from the source. I don't want to dwell on that, and I'm not blameless either. I try to be careful not to speak for anyone except myself, or to put myself in any kind of position of authority. I'm just a person doing a thing.
  10. Again, it was considered in the very first post in this thread. The language was pretty clear to my eyes - recognising that identifying as a woman is what separates the trolls from those encouraged to find support. I don't see any benefit in dwelling further on the tiny (tiny) fraction of folks who engage in harmful behaviour. The inclusive message is more important, for reasons already outlined. I'm sorry if more was read into my reply - I only meant to communicate that I disagreed with the approach you and Alwin were taking. It's not a condemnation of anything else, Alwin and I have fairly dissimilar approaches.
  11. Exactly. The last thing anyone needs is to be told that they're not "enough of a <group>" to deserve support. If a person has concerns they feel can be addressed by any support group/safe place, they should feel encouraged to try without worrying that they'll get chased out of town. Thanks for the focused reply and perfect example. :-)
  12. Sorry, disagree. I echo Amethyst's sentiment that the OP doesn't need discouraging, given that the OP had already considered the possibility raised by Alwin. The Womens March had already considered this possibility, too. Individual cases of poor behaviour can still be addressed without this "concern". Generalised suspicions aren't useful, they put marginalised voices at risk and prevent people from seeking help and support.
  13. Strawman. The OP was clear, all those who identify as women are welcome. There's no "threat" from tolerance. Your "point" is condescending and driving this wedge, IMO, reduces safety for everyone involved.
  14. ChinRey wrote: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Second_Life_Education_Directory Education is a tricky wicket. I'd definitely agree it should end up on the autopsy, but if I'm reading your impromptu investigation correctly, 3/10 isn't bad. Market forces adjust popularity, and many edu institutions had good opportunities for their own students but no outreach. See also, RL brands. So it's hard to say how much of a dent they make in the numbers. Remember too that SL doesn't have a routing engine; when something doesn't exist all the user sees is a failure. This hasn't been acceptable in web design for a long time as it cuts short user curiosity. That's just as likely to have a negative effect on tourism as the absence of a specific attraction (my guess is that approximately zero new users have heard of SLED - but I bet a lot of us still remember the Gossipgirls). ChinRey wrote: There's no real limit. A grid based virtual reality is very scaleable. Maybe technologically, but not socially. When SL starts to 'feel' empty, that's going to be a heavy knock. When there are popular products that can't be found in search anymore SL will struggle to keep even the most commited eyes here. The Internet's a big place, and if all your friends have moved onto playing New & Shiny, why are you still here? We'll reach that point eventually. Graphics efficiency... I don't know if I buy it. The barn door's been left wide open there for a long time and sure, sign-ups probably suffered but beyond the shallow end of the hardware pool (+mobile devices)... people still either stuck with it or left. I don't see new users being impressed by the jellybabies project, nor project Interesting. Maybe you're re-iterating my first point? The slow march of technology has finally plodded on, leaving legacy users with a tough call: upgrade or move on... and they're moving on. That was an insightful reply, and I'm glad you liked the article I linked. It's a lot more thorough on the concepts than I can be, though I've been paying attention to the trends for some time. I'm not sure how it will all shake out.
  15. MissDeeMeanur wrote: And Ebbe is obviously trying extremely hard to reach that state. Maybe. Goes a bit beyond my capabilities to guess. I do know, though, that tin-foil has a suspiciously high render-weight. :-)
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