Saturday, February 15, 2014

trolling freebie groups? universally bad idea.

June?? My last post for this blog was JUNE?!?!?


Well, OBVIOUSLY I've been massively distracted...

In the meantime, from the Some People Just Don't Learn files...
[22:11] Kxxxx Rxxxxxxx: someone give me 1L
This came over a group whose main reason for existing is to give people free Lindens in exchange for time spent on parcels. Not even kidding, I'm in two groups that exist for this purpose (well, and to sell the scripted bits that people pick up to folks that own land, to be fair).

So asking for Lindens in a group that devotes itself to giving them away on merchant parcels...that's beyond ridiculous. Check the back notices! You'll find ten places to go haunt just in the past hour alone!
[22:11] Emilly Orr: Go away.
[22:11] Yxxxxx Pxxxxxxxx: ok
[22:11] Rxxxxxx Rxxx: grab a free pole and get your own
[22:11] Dxxxxx Mxxxxxxxx: Go to linden realms if you're desperate.
To be fair, only Premium SL users can access Linden Realms, I thought, but the sentiment is still there--don't ask in this group, go find Lindens elsewhere! Why ask in this group?!
[22:11] Dxxxx (dxxx Sxxxx): i can give you a warning or a fishing pole
[22:11] Dxxxx (dxxx Sxxxx): which would yu prefer
I did adore this response.
[22:11] Gxxxx Hxxxx: [[Group moderator issues a warning for Kxxxx Rxxxxxxx]]
[22:12] Gxxxx Hxxxx: Kxxxx we do not beg
Well, you'd think not, and yet, at least once a month, someone clueless wanders in...
[22:12] Bxxxx Kxxxx: theres at least 3L worth of coins at [[location deleted]] business park at any time
[22:12] Rxxxxxx Rxxx: heheh... the diff between human and bot... Dxxxx asks nice... the bot slaps your teeth out LOL
Pretty much, but still, it was another practical reminder.
[22:12] Kxxxx Rxxxxxxx: someone told me i need linden to buy rod
Obviously, this person lied to you, [Kxxxx]. But we move on.
[22:13] Daisy (dayz.short): i will send yu a free rod
[22:13] Emilly Orr: Oh, sometimes [Dxxxx] goes off on someone, but generally they have to push.
Keep this in mind.
[22:13] Dxxxx (dxxx Sxxxx): one moment
Now, keep this in mind too. [Dxxxx], a moderator of the chat, and on staff of this group and its holdings, had offered to send [Kxxxx] a fishing rod. Granted, they can be had for free practically anywhere, but that doesn't matter; if [Kxxxx] had just waited sixty seconds, everything that is about to happen would not have happened, at all. It's baffling.
[22:13] Bxxxx Kxxxx: Your Earnings: 50.964275 L$ (+0.736575)
RANK BONUS: (+0.0021)
[22:13] Bxxxx Kxxxx: tahts just 2 fishing holes today
I should note, there were a couple of places today that had five to nine times the standard rewards. That adds up. Also, the higher ranking one has in the group--as in, the number of "XP" points one has through both fishing and coin-hunting--increases the amount of fractions of a Linden one gets with each fish caught or coin collected.

So, while that's not the usual someone can get, on average, for any two random fishing holes, it can be done. (Plus, [Bxxxx] may not have cashed out for a while, in all fairness. We don't know as she didn't say.)
[22:14] Kxxxx Rxxxxxxx: give me 100L someone
[22:15] Dxxxx (dxxxx Sxxxx): sigh
[22:15] Hxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx: O.o
And then this happened. What in the hell? SIX. MINUTES. Long enough a time for [Kxxxx] to receive the fishing rod from [Dxxxx]]--assuming she wanted it, hadn't denied it, and wasn't just trolling us all in the meantime.
[22:15] Emilly Orr: Welcome to the mute list, [Kxxxx].
[22:15] Rxxxxxx Rxxx: bye [Kxxxx]
[22:15] Dx Dxxxxxxxxxx (dxxxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx): oh lordi
(I'm sorry! I had to! She misspelled the word!)
[22:15] Kxxxx Rxxxxxxx: huh
[22:15] Kxxxx Rxxxxxxx: why
[22:15] Dxxxx (dxxxx Sxxxx): thats 2
[22:15] Bxxxx Kxxxx: stop begging
Still following along? It's been seven minutes now. And the very next line:
[22:15] Kxxxx Rxxxxxxx: free sex for 10L
Ohhhh, so she's just a special level of Resident, got it. Cue mass group eyerolling.
[22:15] Rxxxxxx Rxxx: some people don't pay attention
[22:15] Uxxxxx Nxxxxx: lol
[22:15] Bxxxx Kxxxx: stop trolling too
[22:16] Dxxxx (dxxx Sxxxx): facepaws
[22:16] Hxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx: O.o
[22:16] Sxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxxx: That's not what i call free
[22:16] Dx Dxxxxxxxxxx (dxxxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx): good bye [Kxxxx] lol
[22:16] Emilly Orr: Wau, three for three before I even had a chance to mute her.
And it's true. I had opened her profile--no bio, no FL info, no picks, no payment info on file, and born February 15th, 2014 (in other words, TODAY)--but I hadn't gotten around to actually clicking the mute button yet. All of this had happened just that fast.
[22:16] Rxxxxxx Rxxx: just gotta pound em into the ground ta get em to be nice
[22:16] Emilly Orr: I do believe she is bounced!
[22:16] Kxxxx Rxxxxxxx: no
[22:16] Kxxxx Rxxxxxxx: my butt bounce sometime
[22:16] Rxxxxxx Rxxx: heheh... your butt hasn't been booted by [Haxxxx] yet ;D
As yet, we hadn't heard anything, which was odd, but also, we'd all decided [Kxxxx] was the basest of trolls. I'm still trying to figure out why, though.
[22:17] Kxxxx Rxxxxxxx: detaching fish hud
Seriously? Now she detaches her fishing HUD? Which means she had been fishing these few minutes? Which would have given her that L$1--possibly even that L$10, depending on the fishing area she chose--if she'd gone to the main ATM for the game and cashed out!

Is she mentally challenged?? Does she not understand her problem might have already been solved by this point?? Unless her point was just to troll the group for...whatever reason...
[22:17] Rxxxxxx Rxxx: 40k players... don't let the door.... have fun begging elsewhere
[22:17] Uxxxxxx Nxxxxx: just kick the clown already
[22:18] Emilly Orr: Seriously. She's rude and she doesn't learn.
And I said that because I'd messaged her privately...
[22:16] Emilly Orr: You're an idiot.
Yes, that was not a civil opening. I acknowledge that.
[22:17] Kxxxx Rxxxxxxx: fuck you
Which was her less than civil reply. I figured, okay, asked and answered--sort of--but no, I had to say something else:
[22:20] Emilly Orr: No, seriously, what was hard about 'don't beg in this group'?
[22:20] Kxxxx Rxxxxxxx: fuck off
And with that, I was done. She wasn't even diverting to talk to, and I didn't understand why this little mini-controversy had started in the first place. I defaulted to "yep, she's just an idiot" and went back to watching the group chat.
[22:18] Dxxxx (dxxx Sxxxx): smiles
[22:19] Txxxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx: sigh
[22:19] Dxxxx (dxxx Sxxxx): passes the popcorn to [Txxxx]
[22:21] Emilly Orr: Ooh, and she's VERY rude in private chat. On t'other hand--and the ONLY scrap of defense I'm allowing--she WAS only decanted today.
[22:22] Txxxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx: sorry yall [Hxxxx] seems to be a bit hungover ..... working on a few workarounds :DD
For those who don't know (which is likely most readers) this particular group runs an open bot for chat moderation. Any upper staffer has the codes to run the bot; a few have the ability to fix it when it breaks. It's reasonably reliable, and has a pretty clear list of words and phrases to which it responds, and issues warnings or actually bounces and bans, depending on level of infraction. It's not the worst system, and I actually admire the transparency involved.
[22:22] ćőŕptéddý áŕáwń (cxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx): Lol
Did I mention I hate Unicode use in names?
[22:22] ćőŕptéddý áŕáwń (cxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx): :)
[22:24] Rxxxxxx Rxxx slips [Hxxxx] another can of HD20/50 and whispers: 'hungover? got ya covered... don't worry 'bout [Txxxx] ;)'
[22:25] Gxxxx Hxxxx: [[Group moderator issues a warning for Kxxxx Rxxxxxxx]]
[22:26] Gxxxx Hxxxx: [[Kxxxx Rxxxxxxx has been ejected and banned by the group moderator]]
[22:26] Emilly Orr: Wait, she was still here?
[22:26] αηđяεω (axxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx): chat lag
[22:26] Emilly Orr: ah
[22:26] Gxxxx Hxxxx: We do not say F-bombs towards Game Masters or players in IMs.
[22:26] Dxxxx (dxxx Sxxxx): technical difficulties ...sorted
[22:27] Emilly Orr: Harvy, she cursed at a GM? Wau.
Total time, even adding in the lag factor: fifteen minutes. FIFTEEN minutes. Honestly, in ISC chat from time to time, it's taken that long just to extend an opening greeting and hearing back from folks, and Caledon doesn't have over forty thousand members in the group!!

Okay, more to come, though expect a ton of picture posts as I sort through things.

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