Wakeup SL peeps, you aint in Kansas anymore!

This post is in response another misinformed SL Tweeter who is so deep into their imaginary world that they think the Second Life rules apply EVERYWHERE.  It’s like waking up from a dream and thinking you are still in the dream I bet  It must be nice to roam around pretending you are still in a virtual world when you arent logged in anymore.  I wonder if this person doesn’t clean up their apartment because they think eventually all their things will be returned to inventory from what they call “auto return” in Second Life.

But MaggieL gets it!  I wonder if MaggieL is a rocket scientist or something because apparently thats what t takes to get that SL rules don’t apply here.

Wakeup SL peeps, you aint in Kansas Second Life anymore!  This post is for Second Life avatar people.  Unless you are logged into the SecondLife game or using their website you cant file an “AR”.  (That is an Abuse Report for those of you following along in the real world)  The Second Life terms of service dont hold any water unless youre in Second Life and the person you are reporting is too. So get over it and WAKE UP.  When you step outside Second Life you have to follow the rules of real life.  Let’s look at some of those SL community standards rules that dont apply outside your little world


…Actions that marginalize, belittle, or defame individuals or groups inhibit the satisfying exchange of ideas and diminish the Second Life community as a whole. The use of derogatory or demeaning language or images in reference to another Resident’s race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation is never allowed in Second Life.

In real life you can’t stop people from talking about your ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.  What are you going to call the police because someone whispers “jew” when you walk past them?  It won’t work, I’ve seen it and it fails everytime….


… harassment can take many forms. Communicating or behaving in a manner which is offensively coarse, intimidating or threatening, constitutes unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors, or is otherwise likely to cause annoyance or alarm is Harassment.

ok well check this out.  In this real world, someone calling you out and telling everyone that you are violating rules on Facebook is not threats or harassment.  This is what people in the real world call the truth and “fact”. The only thing being threatened is your anonymity.  That’s it and well frankly my dear, I dont give a damn.  Being anonymous is not a right you have or anything. Maybe in Second Life you have that “right” because someone made up a bunch of rules that empower little people to feel bigger than they really are. But if I know your name and I want to say it, then there’s nothing you can do.  It’s not harassment or a threat.  It’s your name.”Officer this dude said my SL name on a blog! I’m being harassed!”


…Assault in Second Life means: shooting, pushing, or shoving another Resident in a Safe Area (see Global Standards below); creating or using scripted objects which singularly or persistently target another Resident in a manner which prevents their enjoyment of Second Life.

Well we all know what assault means in real life.  Maybe some people don’t though.  Its NOT assault unless someone touches you themself or with an object…no not a prim, but something in real life that can touch you.  No not your SL Avatar either.  I am talkin about YOU, your real life self. Duh. (I know you SL peeps have trouble following along in the real world).


Residents are entitled to a reasonable level of privacy with regard to their Second Life experience.

Stop here while I bust a whole in my pants with virtual AND real life laughter.    What level of privacy are you “entitled” to outside of Second Life?  None. If you tell someone that your real name is Jane Doe while in Second Life and they go outside Second Life and blab your information.  Sorry, game over there’s nothing you can do about it.  If a famiily member knows you play Second Life and goes “in Second Life” and tells people your real life name then you can AR that family member.  Notice at the end of this rule where it says “are all prohibited in Second Life and on the Second Life Forums“.  Like I said, this aint Kansas Second Life baby.

Sharing personal information about a fellow Resident –including gender, religion, age, marital status, race, sexual preference, and real-world location beyond what is provided by the Resident in the First Life page of their Resident profile is a violation of that Resident’s privacy. Remotely monitoring conversations, posting conversation logs, or sharing conversation logs without consent are all prohibited in Second Life and on the Second Life Forums.

Oh and anyone can share your conversations too.  You can report it,  but if they didnt pass it on a note or chat it in the game you got nada!

Adult Regions, Groups, Listings

Second Life is an adult community, but “Adult” content, activity and communication are not permitted on the Second Life “mainland.” …

Theres no mainland or Zindra in real life.  If you dont know how to conduct yourself in public or follow the rules of wherever you are at and pull your parts out in the middle of a party and you get kicked out, filing an AR in SL won’t help you.

Disturbing the Peace

Every Resident has a right to live their Second Life. Disrupting scheduled events, repeated transmission of undesired advertising content, the use of repetitive sounds, following or self-spawning items, or other objects that intentionally slow server performance or inhibit another Resident’s ability to enjoy Second Life are examples of Disturbing the Peace.

Take a look at the real world definition so you don’t get  confused when you are arrested for breaking them:
Disturbing the peace is a minor criminal offense that may be charged when someone makes excessive noise, especially in a residential area, such as by operation of any tool, equipment, vehicle, electronic device, set, instrument, television, phonograph, machine or other noise- or sound-producing device. Local laws vary, so they should be consulted for specific requirements in your area. From http://definitions.uslegal.com/d/disturbing-the-peace/

If you think disturbing the peace means exactly what is does in the SL Community Standards and that blasting your radio cant get you into trouble then you need to wake up.

Its just wild how these SL peeps think their Second Life rules can be enforced outside of their little world.  They live anonymously but they cant deal with someone else saying their SL Avatar name on a blog.  This shows you how deeply they are involved in this game and why you need to


  1. Harassment

    Given the myriad capabilities of Second Life, harassment can take many forms. Communicating or behaving in a manner which is offensively coarse, intimidating or threatening, constitutes unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors, or is otherwise likely to cause annoyance or alarm is Harassment.



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