April 2009


We are not adult content.

We are not adult content.

 

Update:

As of June 17, 2009, according to the forum thread at http://forums.secondlife.com/showthread.php?t=326230, the word “tits” is no longer on the list of Adult Filtered Words.

However, I still think that word filters without regard for context and without the ability to have exceptions are not a good solution for enforcing “correct” use of adult search words.

 

On April 27 2009, in the long forum thread “Upcoming Changes for Adult Content: Answers to Questions” (http://forums.secondlife.com/showthread.php?t=314444), I asked the following:

Well … my store is PG. It’s on PG mainland by choice, because I wanted to avoid a repeat of the situation at my previous (mature) location where I suddenly found myself in the middle of hardcore sex clubs.

Now, I make and sell European songbirds. Tits, mostly. Great tits, blue tits, marsh tits, willow tits, varied tits, more tits to come. Assuming you want to consider everything mentioning “tits” anywhere to be adult, what would you have me do?

— Move my completely PG store to Ursula?
— Change my parcel description / classified texts / etc. to not mention any tits, even though they are one of the main parts of my business?

If I choose to be on PG land, and I choose to mark my classifieds as PG (i.e. not mark them mature or adult), then it’s because my store is PG and so is the text of my classifieds. You’re not really going to tell me that I cannot mention that I make and sell tits outside of Ursula or to non-age-verified residents anymore, are you?

Blondin Linden replied to this as follows:

No doubt that the content wold be PG, but the word TITS would be flagged and your ad would only found by verified accounts.

In addition to that, he also posted in the thread:

If you plan on using Adult words in your ads / search, 1) the place / event will need to be on an adult region and 2) only verified accounts will be able to search and find those key words.

Meaning, in essence, if LL won’t change their plans/implementation of their adult content restrictions, I will not be allowed to call a tit a tit anymore.

 

See a list of adult content keywords currently filtered from websearch here:
http://www.slapt.me/wiki/index.php/Adult_Content_Keywords

See this JIRA entry (and consider voting) asking for contextual search:
https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-13032

See this blog post for a good overview of the adult content changes:
Second Life Adult Content Changes – How they’ll affect you.

 

The above poster is available as a fullperm texture from my locations in-world, or as a mod/copy poster (fullperm texture included) on Xstreet SL.

 

Read the update here: We are not adult content (cont.)

Cat Statuette 2009 LE (blue, painted) .:SHD:.

Cat Statuette 2009 LE (blue, painted) .:SHD:.

Today (Saturday) is my RL birthday, so as a birthday present from me to you (it doesn’t have to make sense, right?) I give you a Limited Edition Blue Cat Statuette. Well, if you want it. And it’s only *almost* free, sorry — but it won’t ever be for sale after today!

How to get it: Buy it for 1L$.

Where to find it: On the ocean floor under the Missing Beckett store (jump over the wall from the store – it’s a long way down – or wander over from the Fishing Area, you should all have the LM by now πŸ™‚ It’s near the 128,128 point of the sim. The picture above helps you find it — think of it as a tiny treasure hunt! ;))

When to find it: From now, all through Saturday, until I’m awake enough on Sunday morning to remove it. After that it won’t ever be available again, so buy yours while you can, if you want one πŸ™‚

Same Cat Statuette shape as the ones for sale in the store, but a new blue texture, and no mod / copy / no trans.

I finally recompiled all .:SHD:. Songbirds to Mono today. (My SL viewer of choice doesn’t support Mono at this time, so I hadn’t really given it as much thought yet as I should have.) The songbirds should be more server-friendly / script-time-friendly now, especially in regions with more than one of them rezzed.

Currently wondering how to best send out a ton of updates (I probably should’ve bought some update solution months ago …). I’ll possibly do it manually over the next few weeks, or write a script to do it. If you need your songbird upgraded to the Mono-compiled version immediately, IM me inworld and I’ll send one as soon as I can.

monsteregg450

It’s not a chicken, it’s a monster egg! Just a simple, hopefully slightly funny garden decoration. I had wanted to add some glowing eyes, but then didn’t want to add more
prims, but it’s fully modifyable (except for the script), so add your own if
you like πŸ™‚

It’s an 8-prim mod/copy That’s No Chicken. It just sits there and makes a sound when touched.

I guess that’s my Easter release, then … Happy Easter πŸ™‚