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Top 5 Tips for the Newly Born

bilbo99 Emu
Garrett's No.1 fan
Join date: 27 Oct 2006
Posts: 3,468
03-14-2007 08:51
Well said Lucrezia, I said something very similar earlier today. I leave my home open for visitors. It's a very small and simple abode and garden but I see it as a thankyou to all those before who left their creations for us to explore. :)
Heather Rau
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Join date: 7 Feb 2007
Posts: 100
03-14-2007 08:53
Some great tips, many which I will try when I'm next on. My advice:

1) Ask questions. People are much more willing to help and answer your questions than you might think particularly if you are polite and considerate. I am frequently asking people where they got this or that, and I can't recall a time that I have ever not received helpful reply. As an aside, I think it is perfectly acceptable to IM someone with a question ("love your hair...may I ask where you got it?";) that is not relevant to public chat. I've never had someone complain.

2) Profile picks. I learn more about neat places by looking at picks in people's profiles than I do through search. The SL search tool is pretty primitive, with no ranking. Think of profile picks as collaborative filtering: people are pushing quality to the top, for the most part.

3) Inspect things and follow threads. If you see something you like, right click it and inspect its properties...look for the creator, then look at the creator's profile, then go to their store or follow their links.

4) Respect privacy, even when it is not clear that the people in question expect it. It never hurts to ask if you can join a conversation, or stay at a spot where two people were already sitting.

5) Perform random acts of kindness. A guy came into my club the other day--he was overweight and pale as a ghost, wearing a badly shaped bikini, rabbit ears and a rabbit nose mask. He was doing a belly dance and asking for tips. He made my day. I gave him $1,000L and still feel it was the best thou I ever spent.
Ceera Murakami
Texture Artist / Builder
Join date: 9 Sep 2005
Posts: 7,750
03-14-2007 08:54
From: Lucrezia Lamont
In any event, I keep reading that it's a no no to enter someone's domain and play with their things. I confess that I scratch my head at this. I liken this to putting up a website, and not permitting access. Maybe my perspective is just way off the norm.

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For example. I was somewhere, saw a beautiful glass home and the door opened for me when I touched it. Inside the living room was a beautiful vinyl record player. I had to play with it and found myself very appreciative of the interactive features. I then left. Is that invasion? Is that a faux pas?

I've even often wanted to leave a little note or gift behind when I've been somewhere amazing just to say "thanks for blessing SL with your creativity". But I'm not sure how that would be received.

I apologize if I'm rambling at this point. I understand etiquette, but SL, to me, seems more public than RL. Isn't the point to share, explore, nurture, enjoy etc.? When I am crossing the line? I don't wish to disrespect anyone or upset anyone.

I've recently purchased some land, which, while it's my private land, I'll be setting up an interactive interface for visitors so that they can PLAY and have fun. But now I'm wondering what the point is in that if it's deemed a faux pas to explore someone else's land. I will still set this up, of course, for the very least my neighbours to enjoy.
Well, my home in SL is just that. It's my home. It's a place for my avatar to live, and a place to entertain my invited guests. I don't know about you, but in Real Life I don't leave my doors unlocked and open, with a sign on the lawn welcoming strangers to come right in and do what they will.

I certainly have created public areas as well. I built a sim that had a pool and water slides that were open and avaliable for anyone who wished to use them, provided they didn't trash the place. For example, the jerk that dumped a car in the pool got his tail banned from the sim. But I lost count of how many strangers I welcomed to use that pool, while I lived next to it.

I think that if you come across a pretty build and there is no one home, and an IM to the owner gets no reply, then there's not much harm in slipping in for a quick look around. You might even leave an IM message for the unintending host of your visit, telling them you happened by when they were not home, and that you admired their build. If politely worded, it may even get you an invitation to return as a welcome guest.

On the other hand, if there is ANYONE inside the structure, and especially if there are two or more close to one another, for heaven's sake DON'T walk in on them! Odds are good you'll be interrupting an intimate moment. Stand outside, and say hello, and ask if it is all right for you to enter.

It would be different if SL worked more like real life. If walls, fences and locked doors actually kept unwantred intruders out of people's private areas, people wouldn't get so defensive. If prims left behind by careless passers by could be eliminated as readily as wind-blown litter, people wouldn't care much about prims left behind. But if you are not the actual land owner, or if the root prim of the trash is on someone else's land, that garbage accumulates and you can't do much about it.
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Colette Meiji
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Join date: 25 Mar 2005
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03-14-2007 09:14
From: Brenda Connolly
Don't start your Red Zone Shit with me Colette...


Oh really, Brenda? Why pretend, we both know perfectly well what this is about.

From: Brenda Connolly

Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.

And your pants will get wet.


Right. That's bad. Okay. All right. Important safety tip. Thanks, Brenda.
Marine Kelley
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Join date: 19 Nov 2006
Posts: 111
03-14-2007 09:15
From: Lucrezia Lamont

In any event, I keep reading that it's a no no to enter someone's domain and play with their things. I confess that I scratch my head at this. I liken this to putting up a website, and not permitting access. Maybe my perspective is just way off the norm.

I love seeing what people have put together, built etc. Not everyone sells what they create or places copies in public areas. They keep such endeavours on their property. Why is it a faux pas to have a look or perhaps even interact with the item (personal items like sex beds etc. not included in this statement as THAT is something I can see as an invasion).


Everyone has the right to his own privacy, in his own private place. That is paid for, even. That does not mean everyone should raise ban lines of course. But when personal projects are kept personal, there must be a reason. Not finished yet, or a future gift, or maybe too much of a personal taste that is not here to be judged by strangers.

From: Lucrezia Lamont

For example. I was somewhere, saw a beautiful glass home and the door opened for me when I touched it. Inside the living room was a beautiful vinyl record player. I had to play with it and found myself very appreciative of the interactive features. I then left. Is that invasion? Is that a faux pas?


Yes and no. It's not because a door is not locked that the area is public. Besides, locking door is pointless in SL. However, the real invasion would be you littering all over the place, snapshotting and sharing pics of the surroundings without the owner's prior consent. Ask yourself the question, would you have stepped in if you had seen a green dot (or two) at the house position in the minimap ? Would you have knocked ? If there isn't anyone in the house, does that mean the owner is offline ? Could he or she tp in / log in at any time ?

Please understand how people can react when their own private area is "invaded" (the word is strong or weak depending on the trespasser, too strong for you as you're obviously not a griefer).

From: Lucrezia Lamont

I've even often wanted to leave a little note or gift behind when I've been somewhere amazing just to say "thanks for blessing SL with your creativity". But I'm not sure how that would be received.


Usually, very well. I would actually :)

From: Lucrezia Lamont

I've recently purchased some land, which, while it's my private land, I'll be setting up an interactive interface for visitors so that they can PLAY and have fun. But now I'm wondering what the point is in that if it's deemed a faux pas to explore someone else's land. I will still set this up, of course, for the very least my neighbours to enjoy.


There seems to be a small contradiction with what you said before... You're setting an "interface" (that is, a portion of your land will be somewhat "public";), and then you say you would make it available for your neighbours at the very least. Are you actually wanting to restrict access ? What about other explorers then ?
Porky Gorky
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Join date: 25 May 2004
Posts: 1,414
03-14-2007 09:28
From: Robin Laffer
I only have one tip.

If something goes wrong, NEVER expect Linden Labs to do anything about it, just fix it yourself, speaking to the incompetent fools will only get you more angry or make things worse and waste your time.


I had two reasons to contact live help in the last 2 weeks and both times a Linden responded and helped me within an hour. So I think you are talking out of your arse there.
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Zaphod Kotobide
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Join date: 19 Oct 2006
Posts: 2,087
03-14-2007 09:36
Same here - every occasion I've had to use it, I've gotten responses usually well within 30 minutes.

Is it really necessary to pollute the forums with this kind of thing at every opportunity? This was such a great thread.


From: Porky Gorky
I had two reasons to contact live help in the last 2 weeks and both times a Linden responded and helped me within an hour. So I think you are talking out of your arse there.
bilbo99 Emu
Garrett's No.1 fan
Join date: 27 Oct 2006
Posts: 3,468
03-14-2007 09:39
From: Porky Gorky
I had two reasons to contact live help in the last 2 weeks and both times a Linden responded and helped me within an hour. So I think you are talking out of your arse there.


Now that must be why the hair and shoes go there! :D
Lucrezia Lamont
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Join date: 25 Jan 2007
Posts: 808
03-14-2007 09:39
From: Marine Kelley
Yes and no. It's not because a door is not locked that the area is public. Besides, locking door is pointless in SL. However, the real invasion would be you littering all over the place, snapshotting and sharing pics of the surroundings without the owner's prior consent. Ask yourself the question, would you have stepped in if you had seen a green dot (or two) at the house position in the minimap ? Would you have knocked ? If there isn't anyone in the house, does that mean the owner is offline ? Could he or she tp in / log in at any time ?

I see a locked door as an indication of "do not enter". Yes, there are ways around locked doors, but for the polite among us (and I do like to consider myself such an individual), a locked door should be respected. So I feel that they DO serve a purpose.

To answer your question, no, I wouldn't step in if people were there. I have stood on a property line and briefly chatted compliments such as "great house", "great turkeys" etc. to the person on the property. I do avoid chatting with people if they're building or otherwise occupied and simply move on. There are also times I just edge close enough to be able to use the view controls to look as far as I can without "tresspassing".

Here's my mental conundrum. Yes, all us land owners pay to have property in SL. Yes, it's real money. Yes, our avatars live there -- when we're online. If we're off line, if a home is inviting (i.e. no locked doors), I have previously perceived it as okay to have a look see. But now I'm learning that this is NOT okay. And I'm happy to learn.


From: Marine Kelley
Usually, very well. I would actually :)

This is good to know then ;-) I love complimenting.

From: Marine Kelley

There seems to be a small contradiction with what you said before... You're setting an "interface" (that is, a portion of your land will be somewhat "public";), and then you say you would make it available for your neighbours at the very least. Are you actually wanting to restrict access ? What about other explorers then ?

Oh no... no restricted access unless I have to ban someone for being an asshat. I've only banned one person so far. The interface will allow ANY non banned (so that's presently the entire world minus one) person to select various options for how they wish part of my land to "appear" (the interior of my Japanese tea house will rez an interior based on a visitor's selection -- i.e. tea ceremony, night sky watching, meditation room etc.). My concern is that I WANT people to KNOW that they can enjoy it. If the "rule" is to "not enter", then I'm just saddened that good people not explore what they may enjoy. My comment regarding neighbours is that it's easy enough for me to send them invitations and encourage them and their guests to use my land for their enjoyment.

As an aside, my land's not set up yet ;-) In a month or so it should be "open for enjoyment".
Daisy Overlord
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Join date: 27 Dec 2005
Posts: 6
03-14-2007 09:44
1. Be courteous. If it would get you slapped/fined/arrested/shot at for your behavior in RL, don't do it in SL. ;)

From: Lucrezia Lamont
I've even often wanted to leave a little note or gift behind when I've been somewhere amazing just to say "thanks for blessing SL with your creativity". But I'm not sure how that would be received.

(This happened to me, kind of- someone happened upon a home I'd built and rented to a friend, and IMed me telling me how much they enjoyed spending time on the land and in the home (no ban lines or locking doors there). I was flattered as hell, of course- and ended up making a new friend, just because of a random act of courtesy.)

2. Don't play dumb. Claiming you haven't *got* clothes as an excuse for nudity? If you took them off, you can put them back on. The Library in your Inventory has an inexhaustable supply of stuff to cover up your nakedness. If you really are so addlebrained that you can't figure out how your clothes came off, perhaps the computer and the Internet connection is just a tad above your skill level.

3. Like most of us learned in pre-school: Pick up your own mess. Some places don't have auto-return enabled, but that doesn't make them your personal trash can.

4. Don't immediately start bitching and moaning- if you don't immediately like SL, don't go around knocking it. Lag is to SL what crappy weather is to RL. You can't make it go away by griping about it!

5. Don't be a close-talker. Even in SL, we love our personal space. Sure, accidents happen (like suddenly another av rezzes where you thought no one was), but a simple "oops, sorry, didn't see you there" goes a long way!
Colette Meiji
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Join date: 25 Mar 2005
Posts: 15,556
03-14-2007 09:51
well were going beyond basic advice now lol - the Original Poster seemd a fiarly bright person.

But heres some aditional basic tips for the less self aware.

1- Dont Beg for money! you cant starve. No one "needs" money

2- Dent Beg for items! No one owes you anything at all. If you want something hunt the freebie shops or else break down and buy the real thing.

3- Dont Beg for a place to live - when you log out you disapear so you dont need a place to lay your weary head.

4- Dont beg for friends, or freind everyone you meet - Always assume since you initiated the conversation its their perogative to decide if you be freinds. If they initiated the conversation and things are going well, then offer.

5- Dont Beg for sex - Nothing. And I mean nothing is more pathetic than someone begging a total stranger for sex.
Bree Giffen
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Join date: 22 Jun 2006
Posts: 2,715
03-14-2007 09:59
Some tips for the girls:

1. You can get lots of nice clothes for free at the Free Dove and other freebie/newbie areas. Be sure to get the hair certificates that will get you free hair at Diversity and Gurl6.

2. If you find a clothing store you like and if it has it's own group, join it. Clothing stores usually announce new clothes through these groups and sometimes they give away free clothes. You might also get access to special sales and discounts.

3. Join a lucky chair group. Lucky chairs are chairs that a store sets out to give you a free item if your name starts with a specific letter. Lucky chair groups try to announce what letter is on a chair and where it is. Sometimes there is competition on who can get to a chair the fastest. A word of warning...these groups produce massive amounts of group chat.

4. If you go to stores, alway check for a low price or freebie section.

5. Can't find a specific dress? Try making your own. It's 10L to upload one shirt. And you might learn enough to eventually open your own store. There are classes in SL on how to do this and there is a texturing tips forum that you can look through.
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Palomma Casanova
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Join date: 5 Apr 2004
Posts: 635
03-14-2007 10:25
1) Be Polite, a nice "Hello (name), thanks, nice to meet you" is better than a "like my gun?, want to have sex? Baby I love that a$$, etc.."

2) First impressions count a lot, just like real life. No need to spend tons of money to create a nice avatar, and not necessarily a human avatar.

3) Money beggers are awful, better to make it a challenge and find your own, everyone works hard for it.

4) Read signs and respect land owners as you would like to respect your land.

5) No need to carry weapons all the time, it is not a war in every place you go in SL. It doesn't make you stronger or better.

6) Not everyone is into lifestyles, respect lands

7) Let time to res, don't push because you dont see anyone, probably they haven't res.

8) Why naked? is a game yes.. but we here at SL at least try to make it a bit similar to RL. Not everyone likes to see naked avies, showing boobies and/or penises attached.

9) Have fun, explore visit and read read read around to see what each land is offering

10) Very Important to use hover tips.. that way you dont "buy" something you didn't want to buy...
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Shaven Georgette
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Join date: 31 Jan 2007
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Guidance?? or Etiquette
03-14-2007 10:32
From: Looli Vella
As a newcomer to SL, I am wondering what long-time residents think should be the newbie Top 5. What is the one object every new resident should have? (Is it a brownish pink 14 inch prim penis?) The one gesture guaranteed to grease the wheels? (Is there a nose picking animation?) Or, what five rules of SL etiquette should every newbie know? What do you wish you had figured out sooner?


More sl guidance i could have done with etiquette or 5 must haves

1 If you want good hair/clothes etc Ask where ppl got them - all ppl & women esp love shopping on sl and are more than happy to share at least one bargain shop they know. I have made tonnes of friends this way.

2 If you want somewhere to rent Ask! you dont have to have a mansion to change your clothes - or keep hiding in alleyways while you do. Everyone who owns/or rents will know of a cheap ok prim room you can set to home - we all started somewhere.

3 PROFILES!! This makes life easier for everyone and means you dont randomly add friends / offer friendship in a hit and miss way. But dont stalk You can send an IM with a simple hey you wondered how you were/hope your well and not come across as a loony but sometimes its nice for you to get a random IM too!

4 Cant tell if you look ok? (I looked like goofy for 3 weeks before a friend told me - hey it looked ok on my pc lol) Ask ! or take a picture there is an option for full page view before you upload so you can see you without paying 10l each time you change your AV a little & just want to see

5 Keep an eye on your inventory, if you dont wear something or arent keen on it on your AV pass it on to someone who you know it will suit (if its ok to of course) if not just delete it and where possible rename an outfit to something youll remember like Fab Blk Party dress - then skirt - gloves- pants etc i use FAB NIC OK & HMM mostly to ''rate'' my clothing and hair so if i wanna look fab i can lol

6 Remember if ppl are on SL its because we love it there, we were all noobs once and with very few exceptions will be happy to help - Just remember when your an old hand at all this, ''pay forward'' any help you received everyone has different skills that they love to show off so go for it!! and Happy 2ND Living Hope to see you around

(ps If you go to the camping chairs to build up you Linden funds while your new PLEASE chat there is nothing worse than a room full of silent ppl - it really kills the mood)
Stephanie Abernathy
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Join date: 8 May 2006
Posts: 352
03-14-2007 10:40
From: Bree Giffen

2. If you find a clothing store you like and if it has it's own group, join it. Clothing stores usually announce new clothes through these groups and sometimes they give away free clothes. You might also get access to special sales and discounts.

3. Join a lucky chair group. Lucky chairs are chairs that a store sets out to give you a free item if your name starts with a specific letter. Lucky chair groups try to announce what letter is on a chair and where it is. Sometimes there is competition on who can get to a chair the fastest. A word of warning...these groups produce massive amounts of group chat.



Expanding on this...

#2: Look in the group info - announcements section of the group you just joined, at the past announcements. You will find announcements made before you ever joined the group... WITH the free clothes/shoes/etc attachment just waiting for you to click "save attachment".

#3: Don't want to join a lucky chair group? Keep your eye open for the chairs anyways. There are over 300 the last time i checked with my partner. Many merchants place a free box of Landmarks to other Lucky chairs near their own Lucky chairs. To help you get started, try searching for "Sensual Designs" in Le Cadre (I saw one of these boxes there a couple of nights ago). Now you can do the chairs without all the group spam.
One word of warning: merchants sometimes move their chairs around, so don't assume that if you don't see a chair, that's it's gone. "Adored" is a great example. Their chair was recently (a few weeks ago) moved 60m away from where most LM's say it is.
Daisy Rimbaud
Registered User
Join date: 12 Oct 2006
Posts: 764
03-14-2007 10:43
Oh, here's one tip -

ETD has some nice hair packs that are specifically only for sale (very cheap) to people less than 30 days old. So go gettem while you are still young.
Aminom Marvin
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Join date: 31 Dec 2006
Posts: 520
03-14-2007 10:52
1) Don't BUY your stuff, BUILD your stuff. Even if it is terrible, you will learn from it, and have the wonderful feeling of making it yourself. After a while when you improve, you may find that you have to buy something... just remember that expressing creativity is the best thing about SL. I have just begun to explore collaborative real-time building, and have discovered a whole new level of enjoyment.

2) The coolest places are the least advertized. Finding really fun places often relies on word-of-mouth, so get to know people, ask people, check out people's picks, and all else failing, explore! Some cool sims I have found are Caledon, Saphira, The Wastelands, Suffugium, Baku, the Hobo Telehub, and the Aquatic Sandbox.

3) Don't buy land just to have it. Build/find something that justified land BEFORE purchasing it. For practice, use the 32x32x40 megaprim as a foundation; 32x32 meters is a very common size for 1024 meter plots, and if you cut it in half you can get the exact size for a 512m plot.

4)Don't take the game too seriously. Some people get so uppity that they base their whole lives around whining about griefing (which in my experience is a rare occurence).

5) Don't camp. It hurts everyone and isn't worth it. You are better off looking for loose change or collecting cans for recycling IRL.
Atashi Toshihiko
Frequently Befuddled
Join date: 7 Dec 2006
Posts: 1,423
03-14-2007 10:54
Great thread, and lots and lots of great suggestions and tips. To add my L$2 to the list, even if it's already been touched on:

1) Be Polite. Personally, regardless of the situation, if a person is impolite I will loose interest fast and be on my way. Politeness is such an important thing.

2) Ask questions -- but pay attention to the answers. There's no harm in asking questions about stuff you don't know. But when someone is taking the time to help you out and answer your questions, listen to what they're saying. This kind of fits into #1, but I've had people ask for help on something, then while you're trying to help them, they're maintaining three other conversations in open chat. The end result? They just ask again when you're done.

3) Read. Granted, noobs might not even know the forums exist. #s 1 and 2 will perhaps get them the advice to get them here. But the forums and knowledgebase are excellent sources. Nobody arrives in SL knowing everything about everything. But IMHO if you want your second life to be fun and successful, it goes a long way if you take the time to get familiarized with the ins and outs, how it works. Not that I think of SL as a 'game', but to use the analogy, you can't play the 'game' if you don't know the 'rules'.

4) The SL world does not owe you anything. The concept that some newcomers have, that they've just arrived and they want it all... is something so alien to me I can't even understand how they got the idea. If you really want lots of free stuff -- look in your Inventory under the Library. Houses, furniture, clothes, accessories, toys, a vehicle, it's all there and its all free. Above and beyond that, lots of residents have made things available for free. But, as has been stated before, don't beg, and if your begging is rewarded with scorn or abuse, don't feel cheated - you got what you deserved.

5) Explore the Library folder in your Inventory. Following from the above point... I was in SL a month before I found out about the Library. It is full of great stuff, most (if not all) of it is full-permissions, so you can rez stuff, take it apart, find out how it is built. Under the clothing area there are lots of complete 'outfits' you can drag onto your avatar and change yourself completely - become a fireman, little red riding hood, cyber-goth, whatever. It's all there for you to play with.

-Atashi
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Jessica Elytis
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Join date: 7 Oct 2005
Posts: 1,783
03-14-2007 10:56
1) Explore. SL is huge. Get out and see it. Favorite hangouts are nice, but do not get in the habit of only going there.

2) Do not rush into purchases. For two reasons a) Like RL, there are people in SL of "questionable" character and will try to sell you something for more than it is worth. b) There are many details in SL. Both in the rules and definitions from LL (such as owning land) that are not apparent at first glance, and in subtle nuances that exist only here (such as 'seams' in skins and knowing what scripts create lag unnecessarily.)

3) Don't be afraid to ask for help. Most people in SL will gladly spend a few minutes with new Residents on a few questions.

4) F1 and SEARCH are your friends. *grins* Search works like a websearch (slightly less effective) and you can learn how to manipulate and search for what you're looking for within a few weeks. F1 has all the basics to SL that you need to know to operate the interface. Orientation Island is sorely lacking in all that is needed. Spend a few hours reading over the material here. It will save you days of headaches in the future.

5) Be polite. Manners will get you a lot further in SL. Saying "Excuse me." if you bump someone (Common occurance until you get used to the interface). Treating people's homes with the respect you would in RL, etc, etc. The people behind the avatars are REAL people. The avatars are virtual charactes, but the people behind them have real feelings, and real emotions.

The last rule is one for everyone. I've ran into more than a few "oldies" that really need a trip behind the woodshed as well.

~Jessy
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Brenda Connolly
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03-14-2007 11:10
Sin Skins also has a nice New Person Skin Pack for under 30 day Avis. it helped me decide on them as my skin dealer of choice.
Also to a serch for the master Money tree directory and bounce around checking the money trees. I found a lot of nice places that way.
When you TP as soon as you can move, take a step forward or backward, then let the world rez around you. this is especially true if you are at an infohub or public TP pad. A lot of people will be coming in behind you and it prevents some embarrasing moments.
As far as property goes, just my opinion, but I treat a SL home as I would a RL one. Don't enter unless invited. My house has lockable doors, I keep them locked. it has lots of windows, so inside can be seen from all angles. Everyone is welcome to come onto my little plot of land and look if they wish, and a knock on the door if I am home will usually get you an invitation. The house also has shutters if I want privacy, but I do wish cameras
didn't have the ability to see through walls. The house also has an interface where I can authorize friends to be able to access the house in my absence, sort of giving them a set of keys.
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Ethen Writer
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Join date: 14 Mar 2007
Posts: 4
03-14-2007 13:02
6 Tips For A Good Looking Newbie:

1. Put clothes on in area's that aren't sex area's.

2. If you have Lindens to spend for Hair and skins, many places offer Demo's of the products so you can compare.

3. If you don't have any Lindens, here are some skins/hair that look just as good that are for FREE, yes, FREE. The only hard part is looking.

4. Shapes are mostly easy to make, it can take a little while to find out how to make the perfect you, but Second Life makes it easy.

5. I recommend not to spend money on the first days in SL, this way you can see general prices of things and this way you sort of have an idea if you are going to be ripped off.

6. If you need money for any of the above, Hippiepay pays out a fair amount, you can get up to 400L or more depending on what you do.


My General Second Life Tips:

1. Explore, this is most likely the best way to meet new people and possible friends!

2. Be yourself, or somebody else!, just because this is Second Life doesn't always mean you have to be yourself, one of the great things about Second Life is you can be whatever you want, so if you want to be a Business Owner, Surfer, Furry, whatever, you can do it!

3. Try and make some good friends, in Second Life, Friends last a long time and are invaluble. They can take you to places, hang out, etc.
Colette Meiji
Registered User
Join date: 25 Mar 2005
Posts: 15,556
03-14-2007 14:41
Some general Second Life ideas

1- No matter where you go - there you are.

2- Always leave your sky box with a clean pair of underwear.

3- Dont lip off to the newbie looking people with the last name "Linden"

4- If Second Life gives you Lemons - Use auto return to send them back

5 - If you wander second life looking for someone to understand you - Give up. They will only Lie, pretend to understand, kick you out of your own house and shack up with a walking Rubber blow up doll.
Queue Marlowe
Registered User
Join date: 27 Apr 2005
Posts: 27
5 tips
03-15-2007 03:06
1. explore
2. explore
3. explore
4. explore
5. explore
Yumi Murakami
DoIt!AttachTheEarOfACat!
Join date: 27 Sep 2005
Posts: 6,860
03-15-2007 08:05
From: Aminom Marvin

3) Don't buy land just to have it. Build/find something that justified land BEFORE purchasing it. For practice, use the 32x32x40 megaprim as a foundation; 32x32 meters is a very common size for 1024 meter plots, and if you cut it in half you can get the exact size for a 512m plot.


Quick warning: megaprims are not supposed to be used outside of private islands. If you're taking out megaprims in a sandbox you can be ARed or have the prims returned or deleted.
Colette Meiji
Registered User
Join date: 25 Mar 2005
Posts: 15,556
03-15-2007 13:02
5 tips for the newly born

1. The soft warm lady who smiles a lot and looks very tired is your mommy.

2. The unshaven man who sleeps in her bed and looks like the worlds about to end is your daddy.

3. The people who talk all weird all the time and smell funny are your grandparents.

4. IF someone puts something in your mouth- eat it, drink it , or spit it out.

5. Whenever you feel like it, for no reason, cry.


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Oh wait this is Second Life Newly born -
never mind all that list - all that stuff will get you banned.
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