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F*ck is acceptable in Second Life. Anti-harassment campaigns are not

I logged on in the Learn Avatar main office. I had signed up to teach a class the previous day, but then had to return to change the class to today because a real life meeting came up. That is why I don’t like putting classes on the board.

There’s a new rule (there’s always a new rule) that you have to teach in the sandbox. You can’t teach on your own land. Apparently, someone had been teaching classes, then banning certain people from their land. “Teaching on your land is fine,” I said in neighborhood chat. “Banning any Learn Avatar resident from your land at any time is not.”

Stjarney, the headmaster with a blog, agreed with me. Perhaps Atlantis is the theme I should go to if I ever wanted to get land back.

Curious was in the main office. I hadn’t seen her much since she joined Learn Avatar in September. She couldn’t remember how we had met. “We were in class and you were on fire,” I said. It was a fireplace class and she made a hat out of it.

Jazzy was kicked out of Learn Avatar yesterday. I think that’s the first time a headmaster has been booted. Turns out he was making alts and going around harassing everyone while he was drunk.

I went to the Nonprofit Commons weekly meeting again. Buffy was there again and asked how my efforts to spread the word about Budget Justified were going.  I also mentioned that I was putting it on Facebook.

The greatest thing about the weekly meetings is that everyone says what organization they are with and include a link to that organization’s web site. Learn Avatar leadership seriously needs to take a lesson from these people. None of this ‘no talking about web sites’ crap. I hold my protest sign, with the BudgetJustified.com URL on it, at these meetings and nobody spazzes out over it like they do in Learn Avatar. Really, how is a URL offensive to anyone?

Next time I teach, if there is a next time, I should throw in items with titles like b*tch, f*kc, a$$hole. In Second Life, those titles are not only acceptable, they’re expected. Yet my anti-harassment web site URL is not.


@BradTaselian, http://fb.me/xHtuMzZ3

I set up Twitter (@BradTaselian) and Facebook accounts for my avatar back in March and linked them to my blog so that my blog updates would appear as tweets and status updates. Well, I haven’t checked the email account that I set up for all these accounts since March. And I had over forty new friend requests.

Of course I accepted them all. But by the time I had responded to them, several of the avatars weren’t even on Facebook anymore. Still, I have over a hundred and sixty avatar friends now.

I also had over a hundred group, fan page, and event invitations. And I don’t want to get started on how many Farmville notifications I received. Got to change my settings so I don’t get any more of those emails.

I don’t know why I received so many friend requests. I only have five twitter followers. Maybe I need to join the right twitter group. I’ll have to send out requests for people to join my friend’s facebook group. http://fb.me/xHtuMzZ3

That was the reason I logged into my Second Life email account recently in the first place. I’ve decided to help a friend promote her movie, <i>Budget Justified,</i> in Second Life. So I wanted to check up on what kind of activity had been going on in my Twitter and Facebook accounts.

On Facebook, I posted a link to visit my friend’s movie set. Come and check out the movie clips there! http://slurl.com/secondlife/Golden%20Valley%20I/247/174/27