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365 days of SL, day 99

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Jun. 21st, 2012 | 01:27 pm

365 days of SL, day 99:

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I originally wanted to post a different screenshot instead of this one. Not much happened last night other than talking (mmm, tights) but we had a random drop-in visiting us; he poked around the area for a bit after teleporting in, and ultimately wandered over, and proceeded to hang out JUST inside our chat range.

(For those who're not familiar: public chat in SL carries to a distance of 20 meters. You can also whisper, which is limited to 10 meters, or shout, which is limited to – I think – 100; or maybe it's sim-wide, too, I'm not sure anymore. Either way, people outside of those ranges will not get your public text chat.)

Now, he was in plain sight, but nevertheless, hanging out JUST within earshot of a group is not particularly polite; it reeks of surreptitious listening. I did try to engage him by saying hi, but there was no response, although he was clearly not idle.

So we first took the conversation to IMs, and then moved out of Eavesdrop Boy's chat range. He didn't follow, and instead proceeded to stay in the same location — not doing anything yet still not idle. Ah well — I've seen people do the same thing on the ocean floor in the middle of void sims in Jeogeot Bay, so this is only a medium at best on the weirdness scale.

Anyhow, I didn't take a screenshot of us with him in the background (totally forgot, really), so instead, you just get a screenshot of a mediterranean mansion with a bridge and some vegetation, located behind the beach in Sihasapa. The bridge is the designated teleport arrival spot for the sim, too — meaning that if you teleport into it, you'll always arrive there, no matter where you intended to go. Most sims don't have these, and I frankly find it a bit annoying when a sim does, but at least it's fairly central, and doesn't affect intra-sim teleports, anyway.

So it's a bit of a filler screenshot, perhaps, but it beats another one of the pile dwelling in Sihasapa that has already been seen several times — since that's where we relocated ourselves to continue our chat, undisturbed by Eavesdrop Boy. :)

Location: Sihasapa (199, 33, 27)

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from: porsupah
date: Jun. 21st, 2012 07:16 pm (UTC)

I've seen people do the same thing on the ocean floor in the middle of void sims in Jeogeot Bay

Actually, there was a recent thread on SLU on the very topic, and the most plausible conclusions amounted to such locations being just quiet places to semi-idle - either occupied but not quite away, or busy sorting out inventory, or in some similar situation where you need to be online, but aren't really in a position/mood to deliberately expose yourself to conversation.

Not that that was, evidently, the case with your lurker. ^_^;;

mmm, tights

Indeed. =:9 Will you be modelling some examples?

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from: schnee
date: Jun. 21st, 2012 07:34 pm (UTC)

Oh, good point! Yeah, maybe it's that what these people are doing; still seems a little weird to me given that you could just find a private spot on the land (or in a private island sim, for that matter), but yes. Hmm, maybe next time I see someone like that I'll just ask them!

Indeed. =:9 Will you be modelling some examples?

*s* I wish! It was a discussion about RL tights, so it's not as easy as just wearing a pair in SL and taking a screenshot; and all the ones that got talked about were on eBay, anyway (like these, which I personally think are really adorable).

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