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Wednesday, March 21, 2018


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montecore babcock

Yes, yes, yes!!!

Ilsa Hesse

To this day, when I see someone without a last name part of me subconciously thinks "newbie", even though many of them are years old.
Linden Labs, whether they realized it or not, created a class system. I hope that they let people who DONT have a last name choose one to make up for their time without.

Dartagan Shepherd

They really need to go back and examine why they removed last names in the first place.

I was told by I believe it was Amanda Linden years back that the reason was because they were losing a massive amount of signups at the point where people had to choose a last name.

At the very least they should monitor it very closely to make sure they're not repeating the same mistakes.

Then again, this is Linden Lab.

Pappy Enoch

We Enochs aims to grow faster'n weeds in June. Hoo whee. Them-there Linden Gorillas done sum'fin right for once.

Grid Famous Games

I can't believe it's been 7 years. That's exciting.

Valkyrie Ice

And I still think I'm one of the very very few people in SL who actually has my real name in SL. They actually had it listed in the original name selection.

Scary Mary

$35 to change/fix a name if the account is a paid premium one?
people do discriminate regarding your name even if you have a cool one.
7 year old account with last name 'Resident' treated like garbage even by lindens inworld themselves plus by damn near everyone with a 'real' last name, my 14 year old account is treated as if I was somehow wise, being some kind of demigoddess, while 1000% bullet proof from being labeled anything my 'resident' account would and often has been.

It would be nice to convert some of my old canceled accounts into the true names I wish they had been, but like many, my real life has more priority now, just one account being all i need to log in with.

For many I think too much time has passed for people to care like they once did about the names, perhaps 7 years too late? only time will tell.

James Cook

Ha! One of the last features I worked on before leaving Linden Lab was the removal of last names. Dartagan Sheperd is right -- whenever you have a registration flow for any service you lose signups for each additional step. Picking a last name from a list is unusual for an online service. Potential new users were pretty confused: "why can't I just use the username I use everywhere else?" and/or "why can't I just use my real name?".

Of course, I worked at Linden when we added last names (dunno who actually wrote that code). So we've come full full full circle. :-)

the former James Linden

Dartagan Shepherd

You guys are missed. The old posse ... now they knew how to do an SL reboot ;)


How come Kurt Vonnegut can get away with saying, "Fuck" on this website but my comments get deleted every time I use the same word to describe LL and Ebbe?


Hamlet Au

Kurt motherfucking Vonnegut can fucking say whatever the fuck he fucking wants to say in NWN for fuck's sake.


To the former James Linden - it was a stupid move and LL was tone deaf to the people that actually used SL.

Melissa Yeuxdoux

Praise $DEITY. The only avatars that should have the last name "Resident" are any members of The Residents who might choose to participate in Second Life.

Sara Llewellyn

Our Lindens, who art in the Labs,
Hallowed be thy prims.
Thy Grid-dom come, thy will be done,
On sims, as it is in The Preview.
Give us this day our daily crash,
And forgive us our Spammery,
As we forgive those, who grief against us.
And lead us not, into private parcels.



You missed before "NWN" q: (:


on the topic.

Hope is not going to be a pick list again. Better to be able pick your own last name I think.

With people who have names like JaneDoe Resident then they should get dibs on changing their name to Jane Doe.

JaneDoe Doe is not going to be happy if not and somebody else was able to burgle Jane Doe first before them.

And if this case was an outcome of the system then JaneDoe Resident will have to make a visible return in the viewer, which is going to upset a whole lot of people whether they have changed their names or not.

JaneDoe [Resident] and Jane.Doe


I just hope they let us get a name change for free. :(

Trilby Minotaur

I'm sure I stopped a number of times at the last name screen, but it wasn't because I confused. It was because I found a few that I liked and I wanted to think about it. Other times I saw a last name that I wanted a different first name for.

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