THEFT of Linden$ is the same as stealing RL

LL – you need to step up your governance.  Your allowing of theft of Ls between residents and not taking punitive action against those involved with the stealing, be it direct theft of Ls (which for a great deal of residents translates to theft of RL funds) or the use of copybot scripts.  You know what those scripts are – delete them from your database. We know you can.  They truly have no legitimate value.

That is all.

G+ changes the naming requirement..Read on…

I was planning on writing a piece about the #nymwars and G+ but there has been so much come up so quick this afternoon.  that I am just going to link to one that has all the nessary links embedded.

So in short – Google has abandoned the requirement that you use your real name. They will no longer be throwing users off the platform like the 800# gorilla does with regularity it seems these days.

Word to #SecondLife and #LindenLab (psst…don’t think i forgot you #EbbeLinden).  It might be time now to consider putting more time into cultivating relationship with a platform that welcomes your customer base.

Have a great day ya’all.


LL – Stop letting thieves steal from the residents

OK – here is another example of LL looking out for themselves but not residents who have been victimized.

I won’t go into a great deal of detail, because there are open complaints.  But the terrible news that was heard this morning and again this afternoon is that there seems to be a ring of people going around buying expensive breedable horses (they are no copy/trans only) and buying alot of them.

Well low and behold the Ls used were fraudulently obtained.  So what does LL do, they take the money from the seller, who just had a good day in the market. OK that is understandable, in RL if someone did that with stolen credit card or something it would attempt to be corrected.  So LL covered their butts.  But left the person who had a good sales day high and dry.  They lost their sales AND their no copy/trans only expensive item.

One would think that if LL could trace fraudulently obtained Ls, they could also trace where the items are that were purchased.  No I have been told that they said they couldn’t do anything about it.

Now Now, LL – stop victimizing the innocent merchants.  Protect the merchants.  They make you money.  Alot of the inworld merchants rely on money earned in SL to pay at least some of RL expenses.

We all know that you claim that Ls have no value but they do and a large number of people depend on them.

Step up and do the right thing, we know you can trace this activity.  Make it stop and do the right thing and retrieve the item and return it to the victim.

Its the right thing to do.

That is all



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One needs to take Pride in their own efforts, take Pride in the efforts of others and take Pride in their respective outcomes.

A year ago when I made the decision to run for a position on the Second Pride board it was not a decision I made lightly.  I had been in and around Second Pride since its beginnings.  I even had a brief stint as an appointed board member a few years ago, until I had to step aside for personal reasons.

I believe in this community.  Yes it is a community.  Communities are made up of many diverse individuals, groups and organizations.  But in my mind what makes a community is having common goals.  We might not always agree on how to reach those goals.  But we all want to see life better for ourselves and our successors.

This experience with Second Pride has helped me learn a great deal about myself and others. I believe in Camelot.  I believe in a world where everyone looks out for their neighbor.  I believe in standing for what is right for the common good.  I wanted to try to reinvolve with Pride groups that had left for one reason or another.  At least try to talk to them and find out why.  Let me tell you I learned alot about patience (on my part) and deep seeded anger and hostility (on their parts).  I won’t go into all the details.  Spent lots of time talking but to no avail or think that things were being accomplished and then suddenly being back at stage 1.

The board had a rough time this year. From the outright unruly election cycle, to behind the scenes harassment, to having many seats become vacant during the year.  There have been many lies and half truths spouted this year about all those who have sat on the board this year.  I can guarantee that there has been no theft of any funds during this year by any board member.  The financials are posted on the Pride website for all to see.

I want to thank everyone who has been supportive this year and everyone who served on the board for the community.  It has been a long year and it culminated in a GREAT festival.  There was great turn out, a busy schedule and loads of fun.  I want to thank everyone for the hard work, all the vendors, all the entertainers, all the sponsors.  Without you this isn’t possible.

The one thing the board has left to accomplish is the Annual Meeting which will be July 19th at 11AM in the Second Pride Conference Hall.  At this time we will review the year and the festival. We will also make announcements about the annual charitable donation and about the process/procedure for the upcoming elections.

With all this said, I have just one more thing.  Its been a pleasure and an honor to serve the community this year.  I have chosen not to run for re-election for personal reasons (both SL and RL).  I wish the everyone strength and happiness.