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Gematria

Don't forget the Kids5B Celebration, firmly on the fun side of the Fringe! :D

http://kids5b.blogspot.com/

Laetizia Coronet

"the Lindens never intended to be the world's cultural overseers, so their recognition-- or disregard-- should not matter."

If they never intended to be the cultural overseers, then why did they take over organization of this cultural event? They do need to make that choice one of these days - be active participants or be a server space rental biz. For as long as I'm in-world they've been hanging somewhere between those two thoughts.

Becca Imako

I think everyone needs to give the Lindens a break! I am so tired of everyone saying "Why can't mature themed communities (aka anybody) be invited to the party?"

Look, LL is a public organization/company. They have to keep an image. They are already got into a lot of trouble when RL news organizations got wind of pedophilia happening in SL. If the media outlets got wind of any nudity, sexual activity, hate groups (which is in SL and considered "mature" - don't deny it), gorean, etc..., participating at this event, the press would have a field day and LL would be in a heap of trouble.

What seasoned SLers don't understand either is that when people unfamiliar with SL see these types of things in SL for the first time, they are quite shocked. Many of them believe SL is a video games, and of course, many of them associate video games with children. And for them to see nudity/ sex/ hate groups within a video game is something they would definitely see as inappropriate. So, for these things to occur within a "public event" such as the SL 5 year celebration, is definitely not something LL wants to show.

For us seasoned SLers, these acitivities are old-hat, we are used to it b/c we know enough about the nature of the SL world. We need to remember that there are others that are not used to it, and we do not want to turn them off from SL w/o assure them that there are positive aspects of SL that they would want to participate in.

Katharine Berry

It's not for everyone - it would be more accurate to say that it's for everyone *on the main grid*.

Linden Lab never did the followup they had promised for the TG, and nobody had the resources to do it themselves. So, as a result, the teen grid has nothing. :(

Bettina Tizzy

"Whether or not it comes with a Linden imprimatur, the community is all."

Hamlet and Charlanna, ye rock.

Ricardito Castaignede

Hamlet & Charlanna,
I couldnt agree with the superhuman Bettina Tizzy any more - you two do indeed rock (and as some of us may remember from the Kissing Booth, Hamlet, you are also a great kisser!)
I am really looking forward to reading Lanna's SLB5-related list. While I greatly appreciate your commitment to giving equal attention to both sets of events, it would be very helpful if, after each listing you put (LL) or (Fringe) so that those of us only interested in supporting the non-Linden events could know which is which. Thanks!

BjRazzz Qinan

Here's a funny thought. I'll bet the reason the media won't touch it, is because the media staff live there too. Now try to swallow that! Media reps and reporters living secret lives in SL. Of course its private, who would want to air it? Who would "want" to say what "they" do in "their" private time.

"Their private Second Lifes"

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