accountability, child safety, entertainment, Friends, kid empowerment, kid entertainment, kid pop culture, learning, marketing, moderation, moderator, online community, Parents, pop culture, pro-kid movement, responsibility, screener, social networking, user generated content Re: DA Warns of Dangerous New Chat Room – (by Raycer X) First there was My Space.com, then Runescape, now prosecutors believe the chat room alternatives have taken an alarming turn for the worse. IMVU participants design an Avatar which becomes a fully 3D character. Avatars have generally been an Internet user’s representation of himself or herself in the form of a three-dimensional model sometimes used in computer games.It was her experience dating younger men–and her realization that they were overly influenced by pornography–that led her to launch Make Love Not Porn (MLNP), a user-generated digital marketplace trying to “normalize” real sex.Gallop’s reasoning is that our anti-sex culture prevents us from talking about sex and it’s becoming increasingly difficult for us to differentiate between “real sex” and, fake sex, or porn sex.Unless Sansar avatars come with permanent underwear baked in (similar to how World of Warcraft and other MMOs manage this challenge), we're likely to see history repeat itself.Or as MMO game designer Jeff Freeman put the problem: Time to Penis.I Mean I myself have a lot of 16 year old friends in this game, but I also do adult RP sometimes, and now I can't know exactly who is actually an adult, and I don't want to be caught by Chris Hansen doing something illegal, nor will I be held responsible for such as it is Linden Lab's fault for this.I am quite sure this has been abused many times already, and the only way for a fix is if Linden Lab revokes all Age Verification from Second Life prior to this change they made with age verification, and requires RL ID to age verify.
A quick look at the list of profiles in Colorado alone shows kids aged 11 through their teens, and adults in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.
You are no longer Required to provide any type of Real Life ID to age verify, this means that as Second Life has Adult 18 Rated Areas your kids could be being exposed to adult, and mature conduct just by using this service, without any warning, now I agree that parents should watch their kids, and Teens should know better, but this isn't always the case. You do not have to provide any RL information when you sign up for an account, not even your name. You do not have to Put your Real Age, and you can still age verify without any ID. You do not have to Register with any Real Email, they send no verification email, this means anyone can register an alternate account under your email address, this means someone could register under an email, and grief pretending to be the actual user, and Linden Lab could ban all accounts registered to that email account, usually temporary if you appeal it and contact them, but even they made the contacting process harder when you get banned to appeal it, or terminated, This can be abused by Griefers. You can still register as many accounts as you want by using Proxies/VPN services, and an illegal cheat client to spoof your IP/Mac, and not get caught, so basically you can go crash 5 simulators in SL get banned, and they can't trace it back to your main account, although it is best to always swap your Router, or change your gateway/modem just incase, and route through two VPN/proxies to be extra safe when griefing.
What is Linden Lab doing, I honestly have no idea, I mean I have been a user of SL for 3 years now, a little more than that, been griefed by many residents, been harassed by the Owner of Gemin Industries, Skills Hak who was a creator of Emerald, accused of being a Copy Botter by him some of his friends, Harassed by Zfire Xue, and many other residents in some RP sims which were all breaking the SL Terms OF Service by stealing from our content developers in this game.
In other words, no flying penises and such, the kind of content that indelibly hurt Second Life's brand during its hype period between 2006-2008.
Which is something I'm glad the company is spelling out now, though it may be difficult to enforce: Does this mean Linden Lab is going to steadfastly police all Sansar content to make sure it's free from nudity and other Adult-rated content?