March 2009

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:

— 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.


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


Metaversally Speaking’s Prad Prathivi wrote this extensive and comprehensive guide to dealing with content theft. Highly reccomended if you’re lost with what to do if you’ve been the victim of CopyBot, GL Intercept or other theft.

While browsing through a shop, I came across a girl wearing a pair of boots that I knew from a copybot evidence picture.  After checking to confirm what they were, I sent an IM to the person wearing them, and this conversation ensued:
[16:28]  Arwyn Quandry: Hey, where’d you get your boots from?
[16:28]  Bootgirl: There cb’d/
[16:28]  Bootgirl: .* (more…)

Life is full of trolls. When they ruin your day, you’ve made theirs.


So how are we to deal with these pests of society?

The incentive of trolls is the key to the equation. The answer is extremely simple: “for teh lulz.” Trolls get their kicks and giggles from seeing people irritated, enraged, confused and upset. The victory is in knowing that you’ve successfully trolled someone so hard, they’ve gone over the edge.

Teen Second Life has a gratuitious amount of trolls. Most of them harass newbies and Lindens in-world with pointless rants on anything from burgers to white supremacy. Furries are a special target for trolls, as well. Keep a cool head and remember that becoming upset will only mean, as a /b/tard troll would put it, “You lost the game.”

And at the end of the day, solace in the fact that internet trolls are the people who have been trolled in real life.


To keep track of all the content that’s being photographed and is suspected or confirmed as being copybotted, I’ve created a Flickr group.  This group is open to anyone to join and view.  My aim is to be able to use this to show what we think might be copybotted so it can be confirmed, and the original creator can be alerted.  If you know who made the original content in a picture, are the maker of it, or can get in touch with them, please comment on the picture.

Cross-Grid Copybotted Content

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