Since the Teen Grid’s creation and just about since the time Ralph Schnook was a wee SL toddler, there have been clear examples of attempts at Teen Grid movements and groups fighting for a cause,  the fight for legalization of gambling after the grid’s creation, the inter-grid commerce movement, and the grid merge group all examples of such groups.
These groups have been surprisingly ineffective as opposed to the successful revolutions of early Second Life in the time frame of 2003 against the ‘prim taxes’. These ‘revolutionaries’ had more aggressive action, making them more effective and noticed by Linden Labs.

But how do we act as a Teen Grid, a secondary grid as seen by many, something that won’t be noticed no matter how aggressive we act within our own borders? That, Teen Grid, is the right question, and that is what we should be asking ourselves when we create these groups that we may or may not stick with.chesl

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Greetings! I’ve set up a Plurk and Twitter account for posting new updates and photos from the Cross-Grid Copybotted Content Flickr Group.

Fan or friend the Copybot Spotter on Plurk or follow its tweets on Twitter!

~V.

Linden Lab recently deleted the resident-owned sim Def, in light of the permanant suspension of owner Livi Beebe due to dual-accounting on the Main Grid. Beebe, who was a controversial figure under heavy suspicion of content theft, managed the sim as home to her store, also named Def, as well as a rental sim to numerous other stores and businesses.

Hunter Trommler, owner of popular rental sim Haven, which had been rented at a monthly rate to Sin Kovacs, reclaimed the sim and  renamed it to Ecbatana. His plans for Ecbatana remain undisclosed.

Zombie Pye, long-time owner of Tierheim, has decided to sell the former home to FurNation TG at a negotiable price. Pye had been a highly popular avatar designer and weaponsmith until his account was hacked and a majority of his furry avatars were opensourced at full permissions. Pye says he plans to leave Second Life for good. FurNation TG has since moved to Zybez Atlas’ sim, Aegis.

Linden Lab announced earlier this week that the First Annual Resident Choice Awards was opened to resident voting on 35 categories, which include, “Favorite nom-nom-y Prim Food Artist” and “Favorite creepy place to be a Goth”, among others.

Head to the here and vote for your favorites!

It’s been just nearly two weeks since the Cross-Grid Copybotted Content Flickr Group was opened, and in that small time span, a growing list of successful accomplishments have sprung up.

– Main Grid Resident Tonk Tomcat identified his TonkTastic respirator, and sent an E-mail to the support team for removal.

– Main Grid Resident Elysium Eilde helped identify this Malinger Chair from Rustica Medieval and Castle Furniture, and it was removed from a freebie bazaar on the Teen Grid.

– Main Grid Resident Nimil Blackflag identified this Gritty Kitty hair by Noam Sprocket, who subsequently filed a removal ticket, with the help of the TGAC.

– Teen Grid Residents and TGAC members Arwyn Quandry and Vaughan Vendetta contacted Armidi after identifying several Armidi items, including boots and handbags.

These given, there is still a large amount of copybotted material that needs to be dealt with. This hair and hat, this mask, and this messenger bag are a few examples of “John Doe” items with no confirmed identification. We’re also on the lookout for anyone that recognizes these unconfirmed goggles and gas mask.

If you want to help out, new Spotters are welcome! Join the group at: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1066102@N23/pool/

— The Committee.

This week, I received news that TG Resident Kaika Alter will be turning 18 and transferring to the Main Grid in April. A good friend of mine, Kaika has nearly three years of experience on Second Life under his belt. I’m always curious about people’s take on their past in Second Life, so I took the opportunity to interview Kaika about his time on the Teen Grid and plans for the Main Grid.

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[11:27]  Jay Clostermann: Your shoes are [copy]botted.
[11:27]  Kannibal Ziplon: cool

’nuff.