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Tourmaline Falken

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  1. I'm looking to buy a new laptop and interested in your comment here. Although SL doesn't require RTX 3060 currently, wouldn't it be a good idea to get that at this point to future-proof the new laptop for the next several years? The 3050 is a few hundred pounds cheaper but I want to be sure I'm not cutting longevity with a false economy. What do you think?
  2. Hi @BrookeRangerwondering if this got resolved? I'm looking for a new laptop and as you said, this one looks good ... On paper ...
  3. Actually both the pieces advice I've had has been from two established land renters - about starting high and also about waiting and being patient. I'm not insisting on anything. I am new to this and appreciate your comments and will change the rental price and maybe other things if it doesn't rent soon. So do you think if I made it unfurnished I could actually charge more for the rent? How much?
  4. Thanks for your reply - I am a new landowner so still learning, hence my posting here for advice. I was advised elsewhere to start high and reduce as necessary so I was aware that I was aiming high. It's all good quality stuff - 100% mesh house with animated 100% mesh furniture and use of a private Intan dance ball and other extras in the house, which you wouldn't get in some crap box in the sky. I wasn't asking for an opinion on the price but how long I should leave it. However, I appreciate your comments and will reduce the rental price.
  5. Sooo my land and house has been set up for 6 weeks and apart from an abortive rent which lasted a few hours, no-one has rented it. I'm thinking of reducing the rental price. My question is: How long would you leave a rental up before reducing the price to attract renters? It's currently advertised on the MP and in several Facebook and in-world groups, as well as in my shops, and I have had at least two visitors to the land every week to look at it, but no takers as yet.
  6. Thanks for that! I got a friend of mine to add in the IM notification in the script for me, so hoping that sorts the problem next time.
  7. Hello all - well my parcel rented for the first time today. Somebody paid for a whole month, so I'm pleased. (Although having said how much she loved the place, she refunded the lease 30 mins later cos she found something better *sigh*) Thing is I got no notification from the rental box and only found out cos I had a visitor detector at the parcel and went to check. I think it only notifies me in local chat if I'm online. How do you all get notifications of payments for your rented parcels? What's the easiest way for me to set that up apart from constantly going there or logging into my transaction history to check?
  8. Ah yes, thank you - I have it set to show in search to advertise the rental, and yes I have an alt who is also an Owner of the group. I'll be taking it off show in search once it gets rented. Thanks for that!
  9. Hello again - I've noticed on my transaction history a payment regarding my group which the land is deeded to. Is this because the land is deeded or something else? Is it weekly or monthly? I don't think I understand group liability or tier charges properly ... https://gyazo.com/1265f6c322a6012d4ba4f22c5f81203c
  10. Thanks again both. To be clear, and as this is so important, the place to be unchecked in the group for general group members regarding Liabilities is under "Accounting: Pay group liabilities and receive group dividends"? Anywhere else?
  11. You've all been so helpful so far - may I ask some more questions while I continue to learn and set this up? I've deeded the parcel to the group - I got the warning that if the land is sold then the sale amount is divided between group members, and thought well I will just un-deed it to group before I sell it (if & whenever I sell it). However, now it's deeded to the group, I notice the deed buttons are greyed out. How do I reverse the process and become the sole owner in the future if I want to sell the land?
  12. I've tried to do this but cannot add myself. I've added my alt but selecting myself doesn't add myself to the list. Perhaps cos I am the land owner anyway (therefore perhaps I would always be allowed by default?) I've tried to deed the parcel to the group but get this message "[09:47] Second Life: Deeding parcel failed because the group does not have enough land credits." It's only a titchy 512m parcel - what do land credits mean and how do I fix it?
  13. Thanks everyone - a lot of helpful advice here Yeah I wouldn't be visiting the plot while they are renting, just thinking someone could ban me and stop paying, then what would I do. You answered that - thanks. Shall I just not allow deed? They'd only need that for a TV otherwise, I think. Anything I'm missing? Yup I was going to make tiered levels in the group for renters. What options should be on and which ones off? Yes I've got an alt with owner level, so that should be covered.
  14. Hi all I've just bought a parcel of land and rent out for the first time, so a total newbie to being a "landlord" lol. My question is - could a nasty renter ban me from my own land by putting out a security orb or in some other way? What can I do to prevent this (eg what should be checked/unchecked in "About Land" when renting out). I already have a group for the land and the house I'm putting down has its own security system. Any tips generally? TIA
  15. Thanks again to everyone for your comments! Update is I took Skell's advice first and tried using another viewer. I only had Singularity installed but actually that was the viewer my friend was using when he said my hover looked wrong. After some fiddling with the hover in Singularity to get it right there, I found relogging into Firestorm that my hover seems to be fixed ... so far. We'll see over the next few days of exploring and trying different stuff if it remains a fix. Thanks particularly also to Sagadin - very helpful to have the big hover slider on screen in case I need to fine tune again. I have noticed that too, Pussycat - since they introduced Viewer 2/3 about 7 years ago now, with the actual height listed in appearance, and newbie avatars of a normal/RL height, generally people have got smaller, so as my av was closer to RL height ( tho still tall) I have always remained the same height but now am not as small as I used to be compared to others (when guys were over 7 foot tall generally). Thanks to Chin for pointing out the foot shape thing - it's good to be reminded of that, but I'm not wearing a foot shape with my slink feet (I never seem to need one now even tho shoes come with one in the folder). How does the old Appearance hover function work/differ from the one in the sliders? I'm loathe to tweak anything right now, now that things appear to be working!
  16. Thanks for all the help, everyone. I thought Ariel's suggestion was really interesting - I have made my av more like RL - my legs are shorter than my body - so I thought this was bound to be the problem, but when I followed her advice rezzing the blocks and comparing, my legs were actually slightly longer than my body! They were only at 11 % on the leg length scale tho - curiouser and curiouser ... However, even adjusting this down to 4 % so my av was totally in proportion, it made no difference to the sinking problem when sitting. Talligurl - I've been putting up with this for a very long time and it doesn't happen to my friends, so that's why I finally posted on the forum to ask. Was hoping I was missing something obvious to fix it so I didn't have to fiddle with the hover every time I sit and stand up. Coby - Tried the AO thing, and didn't help. That used to help years ago I remember but not this time Thanks Marianne - I use Firestorm where there is the hover option in Quick Prefs on screen but it still annoys me having to fiddle with it. After trying Ariel's blocks idea, I also fiddled with making my av tall at 100 % and shorter at 50% (I am usually set to 80% on the body scale) nothing fixed the problem. Sigh. Guess I'm going to have to just continue like this. I do feel sure there is a reason/answer out there somewhere though ...
  17. Hey Chic - thanks for your reply! My av is also 2m tall - and actually I'm short compared to many. This issue happens not with just some furniture or my own furniture but *every time* I sit anywhere, when exploring for example. Even the modern chairs with menus mean I've got to fiddle with the menu and + and -. Other friends just don't have this problem. I feel there must be something I can change or fix about my av - perhaps my legs are too short or I'm out of proportion in some way ...
  18. Hi all I'm by no means a newbie (born 2006!) but I don't know how to fix this long-standing problem. The issue is that when I sit on any seat my avatar sinks into the chair or seat. I have to use the hover to raise my av so it looks like I'm sitting normally. However, when I stand up, I am hovering about a foot above the ground and have to re-adjust the hover down again. Is there an obvious fix I am missing? I have a Slink Physique body and my av is not tall or particularly short (2m tall according to Appearance). I'm using Vista Rachel AO - both the regular and short av versions create the same problem with sitting/standing. I'll be very grateful for any help anyone can offer.
  19. I've just had to replace a SSD after only 1 year of use running SL. It's a quad core gaming laptop with Nvidia graphics but it really heats up when using either FS or V2. I struggle to keep the gfx under 90C even on Low and all the cores run around the same temp. I've discovered with SL Go with Onlive, the temp barely raises at all, so I could use that (at a premium price) but would prefer not to because it's missing the features I like with FS and the visual quality is not as good, amongst other things. What is the general opinion out there about whether running SL on a gaming laptop kills Hard Drives because of the heat generated? And SSDs in particular? Edit: As I can't reply to other answers, I'll edit here. I do clean it at least monthly and actually when we opened it up today to replace the SSD, it wasn't dirty/dusty inside. I keep it on a ventilated cooling stand on my lap, but rarely plug it in because it seems to make no difference to the temp, and anyway I've heard just running the fan on USB generates it's own heat.
  20. I'm new to making mesh clothing and have been using templates from various sellers and adding my own textures. I've just noticed that there appears to be a block in the right hand of the av when wearing the mesh templates. Is this something I've missed in creation? What is it for and how do I "remove" it for selling on to my customers? TIA
  21. A friend has deleted me - I see "Add friend" on his profile and he doesn't appear in my contacts list any more. However, I still have a calling card both in the Calling Cards folder and in the "All" subfolder - which I understand to be "current friends". I am confused because another person who deleted me a few weeks ago only has one calling card in my folder, and not in the "All" folder (the current friends one). Is this some bug? Can anyone explain?
  22. I have two listing enhancements currently running for a new item I have on the Marketplace. This morning (approx 6 hours ago), I added another listing enhancement for the same item. I paid for this listing enhancement within a few minutes but it doesn't show up at all in my listing enhancement report (only the original two show up). How long is reasonable to expect this to show up? My other two enhancements showed up on the report almost immediately, I believe. Certainly they didn't take long enough for me to query it. At what point should I put in a ticket? Thanks for any advices in advance. ** Edit ** I've answered my own question - 24 hours later, the enhancement has finally shown up on the report. I've already had one click through so it looks like it was showing on the page for clicking even if not showing on my report. Hey Ho :)
  23. I am unable to link four prims. They are just large cushion sizes so not huge or particularly tiny. They are not created by me but are all copy/mod. What happens is that I appear to link them ok and they move as one object while the edit window is open. Once I close the edit window, they all become individual prims again and are not linked. Help please :)
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