The 'other' Second Life

Clara D.

FOR PRESIDENT 2020!
Dec 24, 2018
235
Phoenix, AZ, USA
TBH, they seem to be slowly fading out.

With NewPhysics(tm) breaking orbiters, LL finally cluing and making infohubs no-rez, the sandboxes no-script, etc. and VrChat being a new frontier.

I haven't even seen a decent mario/batman/lemonparty object/particle spam attack in a long time.

Only thing I've seen recently is the rather pathetic "ur music sucks" in a club, and they just went away when everyone was like "yeah? and?"
 
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Spirits Rising

Voice of Reason/Quite Blunt
Sep 21, 2018
77
Akron, OH
No this is something else. Jesus said, "The poor will always be with us." Likewise, the trolls will always be with us. There are trolls in Shakespeare's plays, Iago being the prime example.

The difference is, these people were shunned, not celebrated. Ten years ago, there was no such thing as a famous, hero troll. They didn't brag about their exploits to cheering crowds.
Yeah, no - sorry.

You're over a decade late and on top of that were rather blissfully ignorant at the time as well it seems.

The only thing that has changed between then and now? More idiots being vocal about how much entertainment they've derived from watching the trolls and more idiots complaining (rather vocally) about them.
 

Argent Stonecutter

Emergency Mustelid Hologram
Sep 20, 2018
439
Coonspiracy Central, Noonkkot
Kibo wasn't a troll, he was just a guy wearing a funky avatar. I'm talking about people like "Bimmler", who pretty much single-handedly trashed net.suicide... and who was later revealed to be a pretty famous computer scientist at Bell Labs. Later we had the Meowers and Dave "true free speech" Hayes and his hanger-on net kooks that were kind of like Voted 5/W-Hat.
 

Kimba

New member
Oct 13, 2018
11
Yeah, no - sorry.

You're over a decade late and on top of that were rather blissfully ignorant at the time as well it seems.
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If I understand correctly, y'all are saying that if I tell someone "You are the most despicable person I have ever met," there are not significantly more people who take that as a compliment today, than ten years ago?
 
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Brenda Archer

Well-known member
Sep 21, 2018
254
Arizona
If I understand correctly, y'all are saying that if I tell someone "You are the most despicable person I have ever met," there are not significantly more people who take that as a compliment today, than ten years ago?
What does this even mean?

I joined SL in 2005 and there were plenty of griefers. It's a sandbox world. This is just how it works.
 
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Ashiri

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Sep 20, 2018
184
RL: NZ / EVE: 1DQ1-A & Niarja / SL: Jessie
If I understand correctly, y'all are saying that if I tell someone "You are the most despicable person I have ever met," there are not significantly more people who take that as a compliment today, than ten years ago?
Depends on whether you are talking about the Internet in general, or SL in particular.

The goatse cubes... oh god, the goatse cubes over Kuula!
 
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Clara D.

FOR PRESIDENT 2020!
Dec 24, 2018
235
Phoenix, AZ, USA
If I understand correctly, y'all are saying that if I tell someone "You are the most despicable person I have ever met," there are not significantly more people who take that as a compliment today, than ten years ago?
There are fewer now. And not nearly as organized.

Indeed, and when compared to that era, there is effectively no trolling in Second Life anymore.
There's probably still the usual info-hub hangers-on talking smack that end in any MMO with a newbie area, but really any other stuff seems to have faded out either due to nerfs or disinterest.

 
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Spirits Rising

Voice of Reason/Quite Blunt
Sep 21, 2018
77
Akron, OH
If I understand correctly, y'all are saying that if I tell someone "You are the most despicable person I have ever met," there are not significantly more people who take that as a compliment today, than ten years ago?
Seriously? You're that dense?

Fuck sake ...
 

Conifer Dada

There's always time for another coffee.
Jan 10, 2019
13
Europe (UK)
SL doesn't have a wonderful reputation in the wider world, with all sorts of stereotyped opinions expressed about it. So it's vulnerable to 'outsider' trolls and griefers who join up to taunt and make fun of the 'sad losers living in their sad cartoon world'. Then there are the 'insider' trolls and griefers, who do 'get' SL but they have very partisan views about the community within it, which involves them having an 'enemy' or 'victim group' to persecute.

Re. the cat watching the rain in the post above . . . I bet the cat soon moved to another vantage point to see if it was still raining. :D
 
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