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  • SMZ Greenie replied to the topic 'Hot August Nights - Aug. 27-31' in the forum.
    After the Thurs. evening Word Games at Wordgrove, those of us attending ported over to the the Hot August Nights event at the Drive Inn.

    It was HOPPING!!!

    I can't say enough good things about my short experience there. So many people attended that it was Blockhead Central!!!
    Mind you, I was thrilled to see Blockheads again. Moving around rezzed people into view and nametags were filling the top of the screen in layers!

    There were several fun events going in addition to some great music and dancing by those in various 'regular outfit and dressed 50's style. The Kissing Booth had smooches flying like starlings doing their air waltzing.

    The sign up board to donate and take a chance on winning a choice of prize was a fun addition and the dices were jumping like popcorn in a bonfire!

    There were really cool 50's style vehicles and the whole Drive Inn atmosphere from ticket windows to snack shack.

    Well done, organizers!! This event had me smiling from ear to ear and I find myself doing so now, as well. I saw nametags of members from way back and onward.

    For those of you who find yourselves questioning the future of THERE, please try attending some of these events. Even if the theme isn't your suit, the people attending came from just about every avenue of THERE that we have.

    Sure, maybe other places were empty, but I know where a whole bunch of people WERE!

    I'll be trying to make my way to these events more often and I know where to look for people when I'm not doing my usual.

    Awesome event. I can't praise it enough.
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  • phluid13 replied to the topic 'Re:The Review Process Is Failing...' in the forum.
    It is important to note that the glasses are both half full on both sides even though there are opposing viewpoints here. I don't get the feeling that you're trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. You've obviously pointed out items that genuinely concern you. It's all in how you look at it. And I'm surely not trying to change your opinion. I'm just sharing my viewpoint. Sometimes it helps to hear what others are thinking. Sometimes it helps or has influence. Sometimes not. I hope it helps though even just a little bit.


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    13 hours 3 minutes ago
  • BABS thanks user 'Samantha_Cool' in the forum message ' Did I just waste $10?'.
    18 hours 26 minutes ago
  • BABS thanks user 'kateshappy' in the forum message ' Hot August Nights - Aug. 27-31'.
    18 hours 27 minutes ago
  • coolnet560 thanks user 'phluid13' in the forum message ' The Review Process Is Failing...'.
    19 hours 46 minutes ago
  • Catrona thanks user 'Soede' in the forum message ' What's in a Name?'.
    21 hours 38 minutes ago
  • Soede replied to the topic 'The Review Process Is Failing...' in the forum.
    Well said, pHluid.
    One1, I've lost points on an entire set of items that I rejected for much the same reason. That first lesson in There's approval system can be a slap in the face, especially as it's apparent that you were taking the time to ACTUALLY review.
    Congratulations on that by the way! I hope you're willing to keep reviewing in the future, because it's people like you who catch cut and dried copyright violators.
    I take a harder line on copyright than some and it sounds like you do too. There takes a more lenient perspective on certain types of copyright infringement that I would call "Will anyone care?". While it may not sit well with your view on copyright infringement, it's a valid position for the company to take. If nothing else, allowing that grey area helps to enable creativity in many who aren't able to create everything they need from scratch.
    EG1. If there's an image of a pear that's all over the net but there is no proof it's being used with permission, will anyone care if it's used here too? ~ Not likely
    EG2. If there's a picture of a flower on an indie artist's deviantart page with a clear request to not use without permission, will anyone care? ~ Most likely

    Personally I'd choose not to review items like EG1, and instead focus on protecting items like EG2.

    The other issue you raise is the lack of requirement for designers to respond to rejections at all. That's one area I'd like to see improved, but I don't want to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
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    21 hours 48 minutes ago
  • Soede created a new topic ' What's in a Name?' in the forum.
    We can change our nametag colour now, and all other pros and cons aside, it's making some extra moolah for Makena over and above our subscriptions and catalog purchases. So that's a win!

    So how about NAME changes?
    Let's say KorbenCongrejo wants to use the correct spelling of his favorite Thereian island without all the hassle of making a new avie and transfering all his stuff? GIve There 20$ and VOILA!

    What do you think? There's next awesome upsell?
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    23 hours 57 minutes ago

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