Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The Million Mark

ONE MILLION! That's right, there are one million residents - although I would tend to believe less because some people just are not happy with what they started out with, so instead of just fixing and living with what they have, they create new accounts. We call them Alts. I call it the Alt Factor. In any case, here is the totals as of this writing.

Second Life Time: 10:14:22 AM
Total Residents: 1,005,088
Logged In Last 60 Days: 396,616
Online Now: 9,609
US$ Spent Last 24 Hrs: 421,719

Friday, October 06, 2006

FAQ's - Completed

I've just put the finishing touches on the FAQ pages. Remember, these are according to me and do not reflect the opinions of everyone. They are basic questions with basic answers and examples. I hope that they answer any questions you might have. If you have a question that is not asked, please post it and I will answer and add a new page with the question and answer.

You can get to the Frequently Asked Questions blogs by clicking the link on the right.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Life as a SL Mentor

Usually, when I'm on Help Island, I'm the only one there. Rarely is another mentor available to come out and assist. Alot of that is due to the time I'm in-world so I understand completely. The mentors that are on when I am, are also very busy with other things. It is afterall a volunteer position and you're not required to be on beck and call. It's just that some are more wrapped up in the title and wish to use it as a lever. Over the past 6 months though, it seems that the Mentors have less respect than they did when I was rezzed.

We get a ton of questions from mostly the new citizens. I've found myself lately, although being a patient Jogauni, having less patience for stupidity.

I'm considering an addendum blog, with things like the Terms of Service, Community Standards, and a FAQ for those people who want to know a little bit more about the questions we face on a daily (I say daily, but it's more like when we are on duty) basis.

The most common questions are:
  • "How do I make money?"
  • "How can I sell things?" (which goes along with making money)
  • "I'm new, what do I do next?"
  • "Why do I have to wear clothes? I like the breeze between my legs"
  • "Can you give me some free stuff?" (I totally hate beggers)
  • "Can I have a gun? I want to shoot someone in the sandbox."
These are just a few of the questions we get. I'll chronicle some of the really obscure questions later.... (obscure meaning......... well there's no easy way to say it........ ah, uneducated, that's a good word.)

Second Life

The Grid is currently down. They're doing another update. I thought I'd pass my time out-world looking at Tat's blog as well as the SL site..

It seems that Tat's dad has had a surgery. I couldn't find any details, but here's wishing to his speedy recovery.

She's also predicted the approximate day of our 1 million sign up. If I read correctly, it's estimated to occur on or around October 30th. Pretty exciting for sure. I wonder how truly accurate this number is. How many people inworld have how many alts. I've only have me. I never considered having an alternate. At any rate, below are the numbers for today - Second Life Time or Pacific Daylight Time. You'll note that there are 0 online now. Because of the grid being down.

Second Life Time: 9:39:39 AM
Total Residents: 835,345
Logged In Last 60 Days: 351,206
Online Now: 0
US$ Spent Last 24 Hrs: 364,932

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Color Me Jogauni

Well, I colored my mane. I thought I would do something different. I wanted to color the entire thing, but then thought it would take away from my ancestry. I went with the rainbow colors, being gay and all. I wanted to make it flexi too, but the head is no mod when it comes to changing the prim itself. More on that later.