Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Now Read This Linden Labs

A few weeks ago, I reported the presence of an eight year old child and her fourteen year old real-life sister on the Main Grid over at Linden Labs' virtual world Second Life (no infringement of their copyright intended...). The fourteen year old has not presented a problem as far as I can tell. The eight year old is entirely a different story.

This particular alleged eight year old appears to live in the state of Florida. It is reported that her real-life mother allows her to "play Second Life." This particular alleged eight year old told her "second life mother" (yes folks can have virtual families on Second Life... no infringement of their copyright intended...) that she is eight years old in real life. She would only admit to me that she "is fourteen" but since the age of sixteen is now the cut-off age, I dutifully reported her in-world utilizing the handy dandy abuse report form. I am a big meanie I know and probably a snitch as well but-- too bad. The virtual mom continues to want to give the alleged eight year old yet another chance to clean up the profile and quit joining groups that are not fit for any eight year old to be exposed to.

This particular alleged to be eight year old girl in real life uses her avatars plural (as she keeps signing up for more and more avatars) to sign up for some groups which no eight year old should be exposed to period, such as a "pony girls high school" group where attendees are "taught" or "trained" to be obedient submissive "pony girls." Folks, that particular group may be fine for adults who are into that sort of thing but NOT for an alleged eight year old child. In fairness, I believe that the owner of that group does not realize that the alleged eight year old child is only allegedly eight years old in real life. This child has belonged to other groups involving avatar virtual pregnancies in the past as well.

Her virtual mom reassures me that the eight year old has cleaned up [one of her many] profile[s] however the group that promises to train pony girls in the proper ways and thrills of b.d.s.m. is still present-- as is another group that promises personalized "care" for a fee.

I am absolutely horrified that the alleged eight year old's mother [who does not play Second Life herself] apparently allows her child access to Second Life...no infringement of their copyright intended... and horrified that Linden Labs has not BANNED her I.S.P. Clearly this is a case where I.S.P. bannation should occur [in my unhumble opinion].

The bottom life is that Second Life...no infringement of their copyright intended... is an adult or near-adult (drat the presence of 16 and 17 year olds now) party to which those alleged to be under the age of 16 have not been invited. Mark Linden, or any of you other Linden employees, I hope you are reading this. And I hope you do the right thing by following up on the original abuse report that I filed, investigate traffic originating from the I.S.P. of the alleged eight year old child, and then bring on the bannation hammer.

And real-life Florida mom of eight year old child who you allow to "play Second Life," you can also do the right thing by contacting Linden Labs yourself and asking for your I.S.P. to be banned. You might also consider locking up your computer and only allowing your fourteen year old, eight year old, and five year old (alleged ages) access to said computer when you are parked in a chair next to them watching every action they are taking on said computer.

radical sapphoq

Short summary of Linden Labs' Second Life sex scandals back in 2007:

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