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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.

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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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