Hi peeps! Hereâ€™s another in my â€˜Those little questionsâ€™ series, where I try to give answers to the questions in search terms that lead people to the SL for Nowt blog. There are no silly questions in SL. We all started out as complete newbies, and we all wondered the same things, so here I hope to help you out with some answers :)
Hop behind the cut for the questions and answers!
– How to find out your rez day in SL?
It’s right on your profile! Right-click on your avatar and select ‘Profile’ and near the top is a small box that says ‘Born’. Inside that is the date on which you created your Second Life account, which is the day we call your rezday. Non-US people, please note that the date is shown in US format: month/day/year.
– How to read no modify scripts in SL?
I’m afraid that if a script is no-modify and you get the ‘insufficient permissions to view script’ dialogue then there’s nothing you can do. There’s no workaround to this: you simply can’t view them.
– Second Life Aditi no Linden dollars.
Aditi is the ‘beta grid’ for Second Life. It’s used by many avatars for testing things before they take them onto Agni (the main, live grid). Many people try out clothing textures they’ve made, or scripted objects they’ve created. As such, you don’t need Linden dollars (in-world currency) on the Aditi grid, because uploads such as textures don’t cost anything on that grid.
– Second Life game abortion pills 9 days
Oh dear. If you have been roleplaying a pregnancy in Second Life (or if you’ve been told somehow – most likely after some poseball-hopping with a male avatar – that your avatar is pregnant) then you do not need to buy an abortion pill. Second Life is not like games such as The Sims where, once something has happened to your avatar you have to see it through. Simply stop roleplaying the pregnancy and return to your old shape (take off the ‘pregnant shape’ and the tummy) or, if it was completely unexpected, just ignore the ‘information’ that you are pregnant. You are NOT pregnant. You can only be pregnant if you choose to be, and you most certainly do not have to pay for any ridiculous abortion pill to ‘get rid of the baby’. If someone has told you that you do, then they’re scamming you. You don’t. See this post for more information.
– SL sandbox items disappearing.
Items don’t remain in a sandbox forever. Every sandbox has what’s called an ‘auto-return time’. This means that at a certain fixed time after you rezzed them in-world, your items will be returned to you automatically by the sandbox. If it’s a 3-hour return and you rezzed something at 1pm, then at 4pm it will be sent back to you (you’ll find it in your Lost and Found folder).
– How do I make a subscribomatic board in Second Life?
Oh my word, I’ve no idea, but since they’re free to buy do you really need to make your own? Get one here on SL Marketplace. Please note: they’re only free for up to 500 subscribers. Once your board has above 500 subscribers you’ll have to pay a monthly fee to keep using it.
– How to copy items in boxes that you don’t own in Second Life?
Not possible, unless the box’s owner gives you edit permissions on their objects. And with good reason, because if that were possible without the owner’s permission then everyone could just go around and take anything they wanted! You’d be able to walk into a store, edit one of the creator’s ad board prims, take out the items you wanted, and waltz off without paying a damn thing. Now just imagine how long it would be before store owners just stopped making nice new stuff for everyone if they got absolutely nothing in return for it.
The same thing goes for copying items into boxes you don’t own: the owner still needs to explicitly give you edit permissions on their objects (and people don’t do that lightly in Second Life).
UPDATE: Otenth mentions in comments that is is possible to script a box so that others can add items to it (such as a suggestion box in a store).
– How can I wear my penis under my clothes Second Life?
I really do feel for you guys here sometimes. First, you’re born without your bits and you resemble a Ken doll at best, then you have to find a decent set of bits, and then you realise that when you wear said bits they poke through your clothes for the world to see!
Well, I’m afraid there isn’t much you can do in order to wear your prim genitalia under your clothing (unless you’re planning on wearing voluminous kilts all the time), but there are a few tips and tricks from SL’s clothing designers. First of all, you can buy swimwear with a prim ‘bulge’, so if you’re on the beach you can still sunbathe and swim with pride. And, secondly, some designers sell underwear that is textured in such a way that it looks as though you’re packing underneath. I have seen underwear that’s both opaque and with (very flattering!) ‘bulge shadowing’ and I’ve also seen underwear that’s slightly sheer and *cough* well, what’s underneath is very visible ;)
UPDATE: Otenth mentions in comments that at least one prim genitalia manufacturer has a HUD that allows you to turn your naughty bits transparent (now that’s flipping handy!)