December 5th, 2007 by Benjamin Duranske
Virtually Blind periodically runs “Quicklinks” — items that are not long enough for a full story, but are worth a click. Here’s today’s batch, all from Second Life.
- Landbots are misunderstood, according to Landbot Invasion, a new blog from the “Super Babenco Brothers.” The brothers warn Second Life users against bad landbot practices (e.g. buying land for pennies on the dollar, the deliciously ironic subject of Marc Bragg’s most recent lawsuit threat), and lobby for their responsible use. So far, it strikes a reasonable tone. And hey… it’s the first site to formally adopt VB’s proposal for a standard format for avatar reference, so it gets a Quicklink on those grounds alone.
- The Second Life Herald recently reported that ‘Master Quatro,’ manager of Anshe Chung’s Dreamland, sent Dreamland residents an angry note encouraging “a massive outpouring of disgust … or a class action lawsuit” directed at Linden Lab for “aid[ing] and abett[ing]” griefers. Probably better off going with the “massive outpouring of disgust. ” The Second Life Terms of Service don’t obligate Linden Lab to do anything against griefers, and a breach of implied warranty claim is going to be tough sledding since the service basically does work. The claim is not completely unreasonable, but it would be an uphill battle.
- In the “it was bound to happen” department, we recently ran across a placeholder for a website for a Second Life private investigator (via TecnoLlama). The awkwardly-named “SL(eye)investigations” offers “vetting & pre-employment screening, asset tracking, people tracing, theft & fraud investigation, general research, and computer security & data recovery.” One can assume they also offer, “posing as a hot avatar to get the dirt on your real life spouse,” but felt that sounded too sleazy for the front page.
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