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Monday, February 01, 2010


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Maggie Darwin

It has passed largely without notice that the AU ToS requires that "complete and accurate information" be used in account creation. But, as usual, Linden-owned enterprises are much, much better at dictating rules than they are at enforcing them.

Sean McPherson

They're randomly killing off 'Linden' accounts by hand. I had created "IfOnlyIWereA Linden" as a test, and it survived for a while and then was deleted without even an email being sent to me to tell me. Since I use 'Linden' as a last name for admins on my personal OpenSim grid (Makes it easy for me to know when I'm logged in as 'God'), it seemed reasonable, but alas, no joy. I wouldn't expect that account to last long.


it's almost as if they've integrated Avatar United into the SL family using a bit of sticky tape and bluetack

Caliburn Susanto

"Tradition, discipline, and rules must be the tools;
Without them - disorder! Chaos! Anarchy!
In short, we have a ghastly mess!"

--Mr. Banks

Sidney Smalls

How could you have noticed that you weren't required to give your SL password or verify by in-world IM or any other means Hamlet? Was there anything you dud that u couldn't have done using your name.

Typical clusterfuck from the Lindens. And actually "sticky tape" us too generous. As far as I can tell there hasn't been a single line of code written to attempt any sort integration whatsoever.

Sidney Smalls

Sorry "anything you did that I couldn't have done". Damn iPhone keyboard.

MSo Lambert

Just submitted my first Avatars United application for Second Life for review - amongst other things it also allows you to connect and display your Second Life avatar name on your Avatars United profile.

Can serve as some sort of an unofficial "verification" of your SL identity until Linden Lab sorts this out :)

The HUD is available at http://bit.ly/ajzLGR, but until the app is approved, I'll need to add you as a developer if anyone is interested in testing it out.

Ann Otoole

SL represented a tiny fraction of that website before LL bought it.

Exactly how is LL going to create a verification system for all those MMOs?

Is LL going to jettison all MMOs except SL and spread that form of PR through the MMO world they are obviously attempting to reach?

And since that website primarily serves me 503 or 504 errors and when it does work the widgets all appear to be only half complete, don't save edits, etc. well I would say they have a lot of rework to do.

Good Luck LL. You'll be needing it with this one.

Could have developed a blog system for profiles in SL with that money.

Ananda Sandgrain

You know what, Hamlet? It occurs to me that it's not that big a deal for there to be identity confusion as long as Linden Lab DOESN'T make some sort of hard link between accounts on the two services.

But where things have the potential to really screw up badly is in identity theft once they merge the two systems. I'm surprised I didn't hear more about this with the Xstreet merger, frankly. What, pray tell, happens if someone on AU takes my name and then argues that *they* are the owner of my account and not me? Really the only workable approach I see is to discard AU's nonsense for what it is and make it a one-way link from SL.

People will sort out pretty quickly if their friends are who they say they are, just like they do on every other social network that doesn't make direct links.

Sidney Smalls

If there are no "direct links" then buying the site was completely pointless.

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