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Posted: May 29th 2009 10:33AM (Unverified) said

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What happens in those testing regions? Is there a Linden committee there to determine if things pass muster? Or does a bot decide what the rating will be? :D LOL

Posted: May 29th 2009 10:37AM (Unverified) said

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It's essentially for verified and unverified users, and has sims of all three ratings types, presumably to demonstrate what can and can't be done by verified/unverified users across ratings boundaries.
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Posted: May 29th 2009 10:38AM (Unverified) said

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I find it rather hilarious that even though I've never gone through one of LL's dodgy age-verification schemes, I'm able to get into the AO regions.

(I used paypal to pay for my subscription)

Posted: May 29th 2009 12:17PM (Unverified) said

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So there are 4 types of areas now? PG, Mature, Adult, and too-adult-for-resis?

Posted: May 29th 2009 11:43AM (Unverified) said

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Are we talking about the same place?

I found a pretty cool near-riot protest going on.

Got a sign, someone gave me a ptichfork. I am loving it.

http://www.adric.us/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/coolpeeps.jpg

Posted: May 29th 2009 11:48AM (Unverified) said

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Looks like the same or similar, judging by the fence-corner area. I think the people that were there at the time more or less trumped a protest. They were reacting quite negatively. Very thoughtful and full of consideration, but clearly unhappy and offput by it all.
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Posted: May 29th 2009 11:50AM (Unverified) said

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I hasten to add, that that was not because of the adult content rating or verification, but merely the presentation of the test area was disturbing them.
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Posted: May 29th 2009 11:53AM (Unverified) said

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This is now.

Come on down. I can hook you up with a pitchfork.

Posted: May 29th 2009 12:01PM (Unverified) said

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I spent about an hour there last night. The "fenced" area seemed confusing to many, who were already standing in the adult sim, yet felt they needed to be able to cross into the "fenced" area to prove verification.

Posted: May 29th 2009 12:47PM (Unverified) said

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chalk me up for the "genuinely funny" group.

Posted: May 29th 2009 12:59PM (Unverified) said

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Wait until the Alphaville Herald gets hold of this story.

Not that I'd tell them or anything....

Posted: Jun 19th 2009 6:49AM (Unverified) said

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Pixeleen was just there yesterday.
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Posted: May 29th 2009 1:32PM (Unverified) said

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The griefers have arrived.


http://www.adric.us/2009/05/29/grief-arrives/

Linden has lost their area.

Posted: May 29th 2009 2:28PM (Unverified) said

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FUN-EE!

People are just taking themselves WAY too seriously in-world. Sheesh.

I wouldn't be a surprise if it's a Linden-built, tongue-in-cheek parody against the whiners. As in "be careful what you wish for" or "the world is a mirror" - if you see it this way then this is the way you'll see it.

I don't know. Have no idea.

But it's funny as hell.

Posted: May 29th 2009 3:06PM (Unverified) said

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I age-verified .....erm...."ages" ago and merely teleported to that location to confirm that I was good to go. What awaited me there was "shocking" in the most literal of senses. Electric fence? Barbed wire? Floodlights that follow your every move? At first I thought I had been tricked somehow and sent to some fakeout hoax "verification center" but when I inspected the build, it was Oskar Linden's name that came up as owner. This issue is already so controversial to many of SL's residents and has been the subject of such debate; why throw fuel onto the fire with a build that provokes such a negative reaction? Who runs SL's PR, the Gestapo? Can they honestly think that it was acceptable to create such an unwelcoming and aggressive build? It didn't feel like a joke, when I landed there. It felt like a hostile act.

Posted: May 29th 2009 3:25PM (Unverified) said

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Oskar was just there. I have yet to meet a more condescending Linden so I doubt the fence is a joke.

Posted: May 29th 2009 3:57PM (Unverified) said

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hmmm... i went there today. Felt is was very odd. Not just the build, but the hostility and lack of information regarding the tools there for testing.

Posted: May 29th 2009 5:40PM (Unverified) said

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It's funny.

But, as with everything LL does, there is a collection of the usual whiners who have to shoot down everything and puff each other up with talk of how they would do things so much better.

Posted: May 29th 2009 9:38PM (Unverified) said

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they've actually built a porncentration camp?! LMTO!!!!


I find it quite amusing, but I understand that both concentration camps, and the screw ups that the content restriction stuff is, are very serious things and to in itself laughing matter. For me it's how it is like with jokes with stereotypes and when I go face first into a pole or low hanging sign or somthing, I laugh at the joke, but take reality very seriously

Posted: May 29th 2009 9:42PM (Unverified) said

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I meant to write "and not in itself any laughing matter", I'm not sure why it came out that way the first time
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