To: Staff and Friends of Junkyard Blues
Re: Let’s try non-member welcome area 2.0
Thank you all for the feedback to our opinion poll on Monday regarding the open-join fee-based membership concept. We received a lot of thoughtful, sincere responses, some liking it, some uncertain, and some opposed. We’re very glad we invited you all into the discussion. Remember that it’s a done deal that we are now a members only venue. That part is here. The issue at hand is how we make it possible for non-members to find us and get a tag.
It was seductive, but we decided that a membership fee will not be a good fit for us. Aside from other considerations all it would take is one nasty person who is able and willing to spend a lot of lindens on tags for his alts to shut us down. So, moving on . . .
The current problem is griefing from the non-member welcome area parcel when it is on the same sim as the club. As far as we can tell there are only 3 options left to us:
Option 1) Try moving the non-member welcome area parcel as far as possible from the club on the Junkyard sim and opening it to the public again. The distance*might* at least make griefing from that parcel an infrequent event. Having it on the Junkyard sim means people will automatically default to it when teleporting to the club (as they have for several weeks) and can then easily get a tag from there. This has worked pretty well for us.
Option 2) Keep the non-member welcome area parcel in it’s current off-sim location (as of last Saturday’s griefing) where very few people seem willing or able to muddle through what it takes to find it. Any non-member who tries teleporting directly to the Junkyard (which is almost all of them) gets an “invalid parcel” message. We get very few requests for tags with this configuration.
3) Hang out in Kiff & Dina’s backyard
Let’s try Option #1 and see how it goes. If we get griefed only occasionally then it’s a success.
YOU HAVE THE POWER TO SHUT DOWN THE NON-MEMBER WELCOME AREA IF YOU FEEL YOU NEED TO DO THAT (somebody is using it to grief your show). YOU MUST TELEPORT THERE TO DO IT.
YOU ALSO HAVE THE POWER TO EJECT AND BAN FROM JUNKYARD BLUES SOUTH AND PALMETTO, TWO SIMS BORDERING THE DANCE FLOOR.
That’s it! Let’s see how it goes. 😀
Sincerely, Kiff & Dina
PS: In recent months griefing has become epidemic among many large, popular clubs in Second Life. We’re sure that if Linden Lab could just throw a switch to end it or pull a few ISPs they probably would have done so by now. But since anonymous ISPs are commonplace and since it would likely take a bucket of money to prevent griefing at the server level, griefing is here to stay.
Italics and bold mine.
http://secondlife.hostslikeme.com has been set up as a global voice for second life hosts. Please join
The Topic is Griefers!
While there are still sim crashers available on mp there will those willing to use them. Linden should ban their sale and ban anyone who tries to sell them. There is no earthly use for them except to cause grief. The lawyer was a lawyer. It is not difficult to trace the ip of a griefer nor to put in a complaint to the persons isp. Linden have shown little support. Imho:
- Lindens see sl as a game
- It is up to us to do something
In the discussion that followed it was suggested their ought to be global groups. Therefore I have set up a site called http://secondlife.HostsLikeMe.com to which hosts of clubs can link up for support and discussion. There is a forum. Its nearly ready will have it configured by next week. Spread the word.