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Posted: Nov 26th 2007 11:43AM (Unverified) said

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I definitely think she deserves to be remembered. But to have a day dedicated to her? Sorry for being blunt here, but let's talk about completely exaggerated online world drama, shall we?

I bet every day some SL player dies. Judging by the amount of SL players, that's not even a bet. That's a certainty. Except none of them starts such a huge fuss.

Once again, I'm not putting down Ginny, she was a hell of a content creator. But some people are treating her like the second coming of the Messiah himself ever since she died. No wonder that griefers enjoy attacking SL when it's filled with people like these mourners.

Posted: Nov 26th 2007 11:45AM (Unverified) said

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Anything else aside, the life and death of any individual person is just as special as anyone else.

I personally consider this move to be less about honoring Ginny and more about grandstanding for the sake of it. And as I said in the discussion of this over on SLUniverse, I think it's preposterous to demand that any one individual be given special accords when we've all lost someone important to us in SL. Nothing puts anyone on a platform higher than anyone else, and I personally find this wholly offensive to anyone who's faced that loss, and the memories of those who have passed on.

Posted: Nov 26th 2007 11:49AM (Unverified) said

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I think a grass-roots version would be far more significant than an official LL declaration of a "day" to remember her. The people who loved her work can collaborate on something truly meaningful.

Posted: Nov 26th 2007 12:39PM Otenth said

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Well, if her fans want to honor her, they should go right ahead. As for Linden Lab declaring "Ginny Talamasca Day"? Nope, simple as that. LL shouldn't get into the business of deciding who's special enough for that kind of recognition. In fact, LL didn't even do their own anniversary all that well this year, so they probably shouldn't be declaring any holidays. Supporting resident events like SLRFL and Burning Life that have broad participation is a better use of LL energies in this direction.

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