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Prokofy Neva
I live and work in Second Life.
Interests: Virtual Estate.
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Wrong. After this cliff had been here more than a year -- no one had complained and I didn't realize it was SLIGHTLY encroaching -- you complained out of the blue. Why? Because likely you saw the railroad controversy and wanted to stick in your oar. Oh, you didn't? Well, even if you could be believed, then how to explain? You came far upstream from where you actually live to go boating. You couldn't get past a place which is largely blocked in fact by a Linden game and an area for the purpose of that game. Odd, that. I'll express myself EXACTLY as the situation requires when I see all those factors at issue. Add to that the context of another person haranguing and harassing me for weeks and putting up extortion walls claiming I was encroaching when in fact I wasn't at all and the Lindens not only did not return anything but confirmed this. Again, odd. If you're unrelated to that person and the train issue, and are just "innocently" coming way up stream for a boat ride in a place where you could be boating below, not above ANYWAY, well, gosh, I still don't believe that's all there is to it.
Why do I call for a boycott? Because I was banned from this store by Sinister Sadist, a documented bad actor. The owner of the store then denied having anything to do with Sinister Sadist. I said maybe he is the owner of the sim from whom he rents, I often find that when I am banned, it's from the odious Kalyrra Rentals for example, someone I frequently condemned for crapping up the Mainland with ad farm signs to sell their island rentals -- until finally the Lindens stopped allowing that (after years of protests). Then the owner said he rents from Blaccard Burke. Well, he's no favourite of mine either, I seem to recall him unable to take criticism, and perhaps I banned him somewhere so he is reciprocating, it doesn't matter. I told the Country Living guy (Spanks) that Blaccard is indeed related to Sinister, just look at their group. I don't think he's an alt but he's in the group.
Ok, thanks for that correction. Of course, the window is a big part of this item : )
Nonsense. This was a completely fake exercise that was provoked ONLY by the railroad issue -- which the forums clamorers lost. That's all this is. The river was never blocked. Not after the tubes area, nor before. I went there and saw it was a tad on Linden land and moved it, because I have no requirement to be on Linden land! And I saw the river was passable and that this was a contrived incident merely to put pressure on me. Meg never explains why she doesn't sail downstream; why she had never protested this before (the build has been here for more than a year); why she suddenly has to go upstream and boat, and imagines it is in her way. All very suspect. People who do contrived, harassing things like that get banned, full stop. The general public enjoyed this area for more than a year and I never once heard a complaint about THAT rock in THAT area. I had a whole slew of fake complaints about ANOTHER one which the Lindens confirmed was NOT encroaching and was just in the gallery owner's mind. He relentlessly harangued me over this and it was crazy.
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Oct 7, 2012
Before accusing all the users of being stupid enough to allow malware on their computer, perhaps you should consider that they are referring to a feature you yourself are introducing, which is the forced links appearing at the bottom of every post as you compose it. While you don't *have* to click on those links and insert them into your post, they are intruded into the view, and there doesn't seem to be any way to dismiss them entirely. They are generally not helpful, as they merely pick out Wikipedia entries for the key words. I don't want or need this "blogging assistant" and I wish I could get rid of the view of it completely.
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Why do they have school uniforms in that fabulous future, that's what I want to know.
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2011 on People Who Live in Glass Houses... at Terra Nova
This information isn't in the knowledge base; the article there is from 2009. I haven't heard this issue yet of "25,000 unique visitors" -- where was that said? I also don't see where I can get that information on my blog. For example, right now I'm showing "31,875 page views" for 30 days, but where can I find the unique visitors? It's not a metric that the Typepad platform provides. I've suspected that something like this was "up" for quite a while because I can't get any straight answers about the ads despite repeated contact in person via email with staff who assured me at first they were going to send me code. So it sounds like even if we were accepted into the old Six Apart ad program, even if we were transitioned, if we failed to have 25,000 unique visitors, we were dumped without notification?
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2011 on The GM's Corner at Everything Typepad
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I love Typepad. It is freedom. Freedom from Steve Gillmore, who forces opensource on everything everywhere, with a vengeance. Freedom from the horror of open source cultic commuuuuunity. Freedom from "thought leaders" and all the other dreck of the TED-educated. Freedom! Simple, easy, and with a helpdesk that in fact works. They are always speedy. But it's pretty simple to use. I don't need more virality that I already get from people pushing Youtube links at me. I don't like RockMelt, when all those FB friends came cascading down at me, I shut it off. I already have them on FB. That's enough.
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2010 on Why I hate TypePad at The Cloud
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Hamlet makes his claims based on information that the Emerald developers gave him, and they are not to be trusted. They are not independently verified by any other service. In the past, Emerald has given out as "users" the numbers of downloads of their viewer, for example, and they've had thousands of "try-mes" and attrition from people who face problems with it just like any software -- and many defections in recent days because of their involvement of users unknowingly in a denial-of-service attack on another griefer. Only Linden Lab knows how many Emerald viewers there are, as they can identify the client used, but they aren't telling. I don't see that it is anything near 50 percent of the concurrency as claimed. It's a little more complicated than just Emerald qua Emerald being the copybotter viewer. They would staunchly deny they have any such features that violate the third-party viewer-policy. But the same devs have a shady past in making Vlife and other rogue viewers used to copy and grief, and that's the problem. They also have an even more disreputable caper of selling "anticopybot" devices for a fortune -- Skills Hak sells the gadget to undo the harm that his buddies created on other viewers and alts as everyone knows. One Emerald dev, Discrete Dreamscape, put up a copybot patch on the JIRA (bug reporting system and issues tracker) and it sat there for months for people to download before finally the Lindens were persuaded to remove it). We all "get" that yeah, "if you can see it you can copy it". That doesn't make this technical imperative a moral law for a virtual world based on tying intellectual property to commerce -- so unlike the Creative Commons shill, which browbeats everyone into "sharing" without embedding a payment system and a close tie of property rights to earning a living. It is possible to create a regimen protecting copyright with the simple permissions system and creator identification system in SL, and that's all a good thing. I wouldn't say that it is content theft that has devastated the economy in SL at all, as again, as people show remarkable resilience and they also fight copyright violation in real courts of law -- and win. No, the economic troubles happened for other reasons: o land glutting by Linden Lab -- they make their revenue by selling land (rental of server space) but then there is a glut of it and that undermines the existing wholesale buyers who bought up 100s of islands for retail development o Linden Homes, a new development that steers all newbies into standard prefab homes where they have more prim allotment for furniture -- that means Linden Lab again competes against their own customers in the rentals business and prefab business o Slow enforcement against ad farms and bots -- while Linden Lab took YEARS to develop policies against these twin scourages of the sims, and finally did ban ad spamming all over sims and bots that faked traffic statistics, they then took awhile to enforce it. The damage was done by then. Much of the "enhancements" of the Emerald viewer are about devastating the privacy of other people, and that should be changed -- things like outing the decision of people to put "hide my status on line" or making it easier to grab their avatar key to track them and their purchases. It's true that Viewer 2.x hasn't had uptake because it's got too many huge annoyances in it like the chat cluster and the non-detachable sidebar of actions. Eventually LL says they are changing some of this. The SL economy has actually proved pretty hardy, withstanding all the depredations that Linden Lab throws at it in all kinds of ways. In fact, the economy has steadily grown in 7 years, and there is one number that ceaselessly climbs upward and always improves with very few exceptions: number of avatars who have spent more than one Linden dollar inworld. Today, that number is at nearly half a million. It's important to keep in perspective that half a million people logging on regularly and spending money make it possible for several thousand people to make a real-life living from the platform, and for many more to get various RL expenses of being online paid for. That's something Facebook and Twitter don't do for you, and it's a promise of things to come in the 3D web.