Monday, 1 September 2008

Take action Linden Labs

After all the commotion of this weekend regarding my exhibit at the Cannery I have taken down the exhibit as a whole. I was not prepared to alter the picture and just taking the one down wasn't an option, the zodiac as we know it has 12 signs not 11.

A lot has been said and discussed and I would sincerely like to thank those who offered their support or contributed to the ongoing debate.

I think however it's time to draw a few conclusions. What all this has shown me is that Linden Labs have no clear rules on what is tolerated and what not. Add to that the fact they are both judge and jury and we all have a problem on our hands. I am still convinced my picture is NOT "broadly offensive" yet a Linden (Harry) in all his wisdom decided after a complaint it was. This is not acceptable! Either there are clear and well defined rules and it's just a matter of applying the rules or they deliberately keep the rules vague but in that case there as to be a DEMOCRATIC way to decide whether or not a violation of TOS has been committed.

The way LL operates now is, in my view, a recipe for disaster because it allows individual people to settle personal differences or even just enforce personal views by means of launching a complaint with Linden Labs. This type of situation has throughout history led to gross cases of abuse and a lot of suffering. Being banned from SL is not exactly the same as being sent to Siberia or find yourself forced into a re-education program but just the same something should change: either we get clear rules or a REAL form of appeal in case of a complaint.

Related links:

http://www.vintfalken.com/virgins-are-broadly-offensive/
Thanks Vint!
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=29384057023&ref=share
http://www.avatarsunited.com/en/groups/second-life/worldwide/the-world/linden-lab-say-excuse-to-loki-popinjay
Thanks Nadine! An apology would be nice but I don't count on it.
http://shoshanaepsilon.blogspot.com/2008/09/what-does-broadly-offensive-mean.html
Thank you too Shoshana

4 comments:

Nadine Nozaki said...

Your welcome Loki, and sadly I don't think LL will give any excuse or change there opion, but maybe, maybe M can change stuff. I hope the new CEO ave the possibility.

Nadine Nozaki said...

Community Standards: Broadly Offensive Content or Conduct
från Second Life: Community Incident Management Report
Friday, August 29, 2008, in the region of Cannery Rezzable. Naked young girl - Warning Issued.

Alyx Sands said...

Just one word: BOOOO!

I am broadly offended, as I AM a Virgo (RL birthday on Friday) and I feel offended by LL complaining about my zodiac sign. I've seen supposedly PG bikini girls that were less dressed. I got a pendant for my 12th birthday with my zodiac symbol on it, and that was a NEKKID GIRL with not even her hair covering anything! *must send AR to jewellery manufacturer at once*

stephen venkman said...

None of this surprises me after this summer's SL5B, and the fact they didn't even notice it there blows me away.

I don't know what to tell you except they got pretty nasty with me via email about my pictures, of which i decided not to post due to privacy issues.

What they will eventually find is that alot of us will find a new playground...and they can make all the rules they want.... with the five virgins that particapate in sl.