Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Reader Submitted: My Banning From Faery Crossing, And Beyond


By MajikVixen (bluevioletvixen.lorefield)

“The Faery Crossing Kool-Aid Tasted Much Better Than The Red Pill”- MajikVixen Reporting

When I got banned from Faery Crossing, it really hit me close to home, literally.  In retrospect, it might be viewed as some type of psychological warfare, as I was cyber bullied, and robbed socially as well as monetarily.  It's not fun to have everything that you worked for, for so long, be rejected to the point where you end up feeling like you are not even a worthwhile being.  This consequently affected my real life health and welfare, and still occasionally does.

This is my first and only ban.  I am one of two people banned from The FC main group, and I was banned from the 10 "newcomer friendly" fantasy sims, on the Winter Solstice day of December 21rst, 2016.  Aside from being motivationally thwarted with my Second Life, another reason why I took so long to write this, was because I wanted to make sure I would present facts, and not raw emotions.  I had even considered dumping the article completely, as "even bad press is good publicity."  However, in the end, I decided to go ahead with this so I could educate, advocate change for the better, express to everyone that there is such a thing as a (Second) life after being banned, and to finally get some closure to move on.

To start at the beginning, my Second Life journey did originate in 2008.  However, I did not find what I was looking for, and left for five years.  When I returned, I searched desperately to figure things out, and ended up finding what I thought was this unseelie fairy's niche at FC.  I wanted to learn, I loved the fantasy aspect of being accepted as a fairy, I felt a kin to the druid rituals, plus I yearned to be a part of something wonderful and give back.  I spent three years living in the Wildefleur sim while working my way up the FaeWay Academy of Education from the role of Grasshopper (someone who explores and understands the lands), Brownie (cleaning up and logging prim litter), Merry Meeter (joining others to the main group), Events Committee member (I had a writing class, "Conjuring Voice Carvers"), to Gateway Guide (helping newcomers), and was one day looking forward to perhaps becoming a Protector (a team of sim managers that guard against drama) and a part of the High Faery Court (a team of leaders for FC).  Nevertheless, it was never meant to be.

What started the issue was an arch decoration in my backyard which led to the neighboring parcel that had gone up for sale.  I hadn't changed my decor in three years, and my home was featured in the "Faery Crossing Grand Tour" in June of 2015 (where Faery Crossing celebrated some remarkable places via descriptions, landmarks, and even a HUD).  My backyard had significance, as a secret pathway led to a special artistic skybox build.  I thought I was being neighborly with this arch that I had displayed so proudly from one of the renaissance hunts.  The Faery Crossing covenant also references that each parcel should be accessible via gates or openings in walls or hedges.  However, in the event of the neighboring parcel sale, Silver (silver.evensong), the High Faery Court Decorator who has since left, placed a wall along the border of that parcel (so that when someone walked through my arch, they would walk right into her wall).

I asked Silver about her wall possibly being modified or moved, and she passed the buck by telling me it was up to the parcel owner.  At the time, that coming from a HFC member, meant to me that the parcel hadn't gone up for sale yet.  Additionally, the parcel description still had someone's name in there as per owning it.  However, contacting that person and inquiring about the wall was in vain, because they explained that the parcel was already out of their hands.  I was even more confused when Qim Toxx, the Head of the Protectors, quickly contacted me and informed me that, "it is not the responsibility of a steward to make sure your flow is not disrupted from one parcel to the next."  That was just the beginning of my troubles with Qim.

In my efforts to rearrange my backyard and keep the arch decoration, Qim did call my new castle wall prim ugly, and said that she suspected no one would want to visit my place because of it.  That conversation ended badly when I explained I could always make the wall a notecard giver revealing why I had to build it to begin with.  She insisted all would be fine as long as I didn't break the covenant.  I didn't realize it then, but that is when Qim zeroed in on every move I made.

As an early real life birthday present to myself, I bought the neighboring parcel with intentions to sell it, and returned the wall to Silver.  I then stayed up all night building a cute oversized night stand house as an example of what could be done with the parcel.  I didn't even get any time to breathe before Qim insisted I was breaking the covenant with this build.  The covenant states this for the theme, "Wildefleur is an abandoned English countryside garden taken over by the Faeries.  Attracted by the foxglove, fairy primroses and briar rose, they have taken up residence in old clay flowerpots, empty birdhouses, and a hollowed out gourds or beehives.  Garden-related structures are encouraged."  My old real-life roommate used to grow flowers and vines out of things like barbeques and dressers.  Qim then insisted it was too big, when it was actually smaller than my pumpkin house, and it fit the specifications of the covenant, "Please keep the size of your build in relationship to your surrounds, with room for landscaping appropriate to a country or small village feel.  Homes should be no higher than 20M."  The night stand house got to stay.

The next thing Qim picked on were my "for sale" signs and plushie bat greeters on top of them that periodically said informative things into nearby chat about the sale of the parcel.  Julius Forwzy, Qim's partner and the Ambassador of Faery Crossing, asked me to revise the signs for a more medieval theme, and I of course obliged.  Thinking that Julius had seen all this, I thought I was now up to code.  However, Qim didn't waste any time in then returning my plushie bat greeters, as the 20 page covenant somewhere references, "Objects that give out inventory or messages automatically (i.e. by proximity) are not allowed."  I was also confused because my friend who used to live in FC had a talking parrot for the longest time in Wildewood.  I can only imagine how a newcomer would have felt in this situation.  However, I apologized, and Bugs Larnia, the Head of the Merry Meeters and Scripter, did help me make the greeters have pretty and unobtrusive floating text instead. 

Because I got physically ill from all this, I decided to block Qim to give myself some relief.  Following the next HFC meeting, Qim took away my Brownie role.  My Merry Meeter role was threatened too, but Bugs convinced them that probation would be best.  I eventually unblocked Qim, and even wrote about Bugs's Conflict Resolution class to show that I was trying, and to help spread that valuable knowledge.  My husband, (joncernunnos), became a Brownie and helped make up for what I could not do.  Three months went by and I passed probation.

A few months later, I bought my Zamargad sim.  I proposed to the HFC that my dark fae themed place be added to FC's 10 sims.  There were a few concerns as to if I were to ever sell the sim and the next owner not following the covenant, but I made additional offers to pay the fee to have the sim moved again upfront, and to enter a legal binding contract to never sell it (as this was an artistic investment for me, my "baby," so to speak, no sweat!).   While waiting for the discussion of my additional offers to take place at the next HFC meeting, Qim even made her Milis Muirnin sim available for lease to me.  I thanked her of course, but I had already bought Zamargad, and that was just not in my budget.  Things seemed to be going well, I had high hopes, but my proposals would never come to fruition as shortly after this, I got banned.

The final straw was when I moved my pumpkin house to Zamargad.  I set FC's 1181 Cheshire Smile parcel for sale and placed a "We've Relocated" object on the ground.  When touched, it offered a landmark (Zamargad was not open to the public yet, but this was for everyone's records) and a NC.  The NC basically stated why Jon and I were moving to a sim, that everyone was welcome, and that we hoped to one day join our sim to FC.  I was so proud, our dreams were coming true.  In my exuberance, I had listed our ^v^/<|;) (Bats Out Of Hats) store's links to our Marketplace and to our Avatar Social Network (now ASNers) page in the NC, under my name in the signature.  It was meant as a professional title.  The intentions were something along the lines of, "look how successful we are, you can do it too, we started off in FC."

Next thing I know, Qim said, "For a Meeter, you sure are having trouble following the covenant," and with that, she returned my object and banned me.  I asked her why, and she made gruff reference to the skyboxes clause in the covenant.  The covenant stated this:
" 2.3.4 Skyboxes

"Above ground objects or builds must adhere to the above zoning regulations unless they are above 512 metres.  Discreet private business transactions can be conducted in skyboxes above 512 metres, but no exterior signs or landmarks advertising the skybox are allowed on the parcel.  The following activities are not allowed: clubs, casinos, malls, bars, and other mainland style businesses or rentals.  Contact the High Faery Court before you make your purchase or begin your lease to ascertain that your transactions are of an acceptable scope."

I still did not understand, but she ended the conversation.  In the FC market, on the FC sim, are shops that have LM givers (and they pay way less in tier for their space).  I sent Bugs a copy of the object, and she clarified that it might have been seen as advertising, which was obviously not my objective.

I was devastated (especially financially, as the tier paid, as well as the sale of the FC Terra Firma and 1181 Cheshire Smile parcels were irrecoverable, per the covenant.  And I lost out socially, too).  I was beyond heartbroken.  In trying to help me communicate with the HFC and friends, my worried husband was stripped of his Brownie role for "causing drama."  He helped me turn in my first ban appeal (which one is only allowed to send to Qim or Julius), but come the next HFC meeting, Julius "had not received anything to discuss," despite the transaction history records.  We resent it, and after the following HFC meeting, all I got in response was a NC from Qim explaining, "The appeal to your ban was received by the Faery Crossing High Faery Court.  Your appeal has been denied and you are permanently banned from the lands of Faery Crossing.  FC Protectors.  FC High Faery Court.  January 8, 2017"

With no detailed explanation or feedback on my ban appeal, I inquired why the banishment was so harsh as to be permanent, and I was answered by more silent indifference.  This got me thinking, I wondered if other avatars that had also been banned, had been victims of a similar witch hunt.

In my search for relations other than FC, I reconnected with a friend, who wants to be referenced in this article as "Deep Throat."  Deep Throat had tragically been banned from FC several times, all in their similar hopes to simply just be a part of the magical dream.  One of their alternate accounts was most likely being groomed for Protector, as they had the ins and outs explained to them in great detail.  There are several security leaks, but one in particular was inside the FC Castle (at ground level, available for anyone to see).  It was a set of Protector Logs (book objects), sitting on shelves, textured by year, built by Qim.  If you edit-linked those books, you could see in their contents, NCs titled by names of avatars and acronym codes.  The codes specified avatars as to having specific minor infractions, warnings, or banishments.  From only the years of 2014 - 2016 of FC's much longer history, there are about 160 names.  This piques curiosity as to why a place that so strictly enforces rules and scrutiny, would expose defaming information, to the public of SL.  Likewise, why is FC so strict, when they pride themselves as a newcomer friendly community?  One would tend to think a place of this nature would be a little more forgiving. 

(Screenshot of NC with codes, supplied by Deep Throat)

When asked about their experience, one of these 160 avatars that were promised anonymity for this article explained, "Honestly I visited there a while back and I had just got a new magic HUD.  I was still kinda new and tested it in the wrong area.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  I would love to be entrusted to revisit those beautiful lands again, sincerely."

Another, older avatar, who owns and manages a huge role-play sim, and is a part of Linden support for new players, says they got a warning and kicked out when one of their friends teleported them during a sim restart.  In their friend's efforts to show them something interesting, they started sword fighting and were booted.

A FC member, revealed this, "Well... after much hesitation, I decide to speak out, even though I risk being permanently banned from that place, but...  I had a few incidents where a few individuals accused me of entering their house illegally, which never happened, but I felt I was badly mistreated by a Protector at the time and I even had my staff tag revoked for a while.  I had to fight like hell to prove my innocence and I eventually got my staff tag restored, but the damage was already done and after that point, I completely lost interest in The Faery Crossing and I hardly ever go back there, except to satisfy my vampiric urges for faery blood and visit a few friends, that's about it."  In response to how they were discriminated against, they also added, "Well... in short, they treat their staff members like they are second class citizens, as if they are expendable.  People, like me, who have contributed an enormous amount of their time, effort, and dedication to that place don't get any proper treatment at all.  Instead, they just throw us under the bus so to speak."  "Basically, any staff member who isn't part of the High Faery Court is considered second class."

One fairy followed the love of their life into FC and tried to follow in their love's footsteps to support them in their roles.  They ended up getting a warning and suspension for being in a text only viewer and accidentally being naked in their own house at ground level, because "someone could look into the windows and see them," even though privacy is something all stewards have, per the FC Guidelines embedded into the covenant.  In another instance, this same fairy, excitedly teleported to their friend in FC, to show them a typing AO they had been very proud of acquiring, and then fell asleep at their keyboard while accidentally still wearing their BDSM tag from the previous location.  When they woke up the next day (the day before Thanksgiving), they were banned.  Aside from some other heartbreaking consequences that were stricken for purposes of anonymity, they added, "The other thing... that does really still piss me off... is that yes, they did have me on some things.  But others made up events... I didn't even question them because they were thrown in... i.e.... on a neighbor's house, I was accused of camming in while the other avatar was in there.  And I swear, I never did that.  I think the avatar that said that, did that to promote their rise to being a Protector in training ...which they are in now."

Another avatar simply stated, "I was banned and for having fun.  Which is why many people won't visit the fairy land.  Because it's boring."

This was said, when another avatar was asked why they had been banned and what happened, "Putting it mildly the Faery Crossing members do enjoy their little semblance of power.  I was banned for not complying with some mod's request.  Funny enough I was in an M rated area using the sandbox to try testing a mesh clothing item I just uploaded, on my male avatar.  Apparently that was too offensive and I quote, 'not in the spirit of a sim.'  Funny enough that's what got me banned, not for harassing like would be trolls.  Plenty of sandboxes around, and a few of them are not even administrated by self-righteous a******s."

Not all responses were negative, here's one that ended on a much happier note, " I really don't know my actual status in Faerie Crossing and honestly I could care less.  I think it might be important, though, so I'll take some time to explain.  They (I'm assuming is a group of people) had a justified reason to act in the way they did.  I was very noob when that happened.  The thing was that someone gave me a scripted object in a beginner friendly area and I stupidly accepted.  It was a box that exploded and I teleported to Faerie Crossing thinking that teleporting to wherever I could, would shut off the thing when changing areas.  I learned the hard way that's not true.  I was banned from the place and later I explained this to, I don't remember who, a woman, if I'm not mistaken.  And honestly, she was ok, she understood.  I think she saw my profile and my lifespan and it was obvious that what I did was not on purpose.  I was allowed to enter again with some warnings and that's it."

The members of the High Faery Court and Protectors were also invited to anonymously answer a few questions about fair treatment versus favoritism and discrimination.  These are some of the questions that were asked, but have all been responded to with silence:

"What is the purpose of Faery Crossing?  What is Faery Crossing's main goal?

"Do High Faery Court members and Protectors treat newcomers fairly?  Do they treat long time residents fairly?

"How do High Faery Court members and Protectors tell the difference between someone getting their bearings in SL, someone with a disability, or someone that is a griefer?

"What are the offenses that are cause for a ban?

"Was the Covenant written extensively simply to accommodate loop holes for Protectors or High Faery Court members to ban avatars for any reason?

"If an avatar is banned, are they ever able to come back?  Is the banned person treated fairly?  Has anyone ever been successful in coming back to Faery Crossing after being banned?

"How do the Protectors or High Faery Court members determine if an avatar is an alt of a banned avatar?  Is this scrutiny fair?

"Can anyone become a High Faery Court member or Protector?  What does it take to become either one of those roles?  When did the last advancement to High Faery Court member or Protector take place?

"Do members of the High Faery Court and Protectors discourage or encourage others from advancing to Protector or High Faery Court member?  How?

"Is Faery Crossing a cult or clique?  Why or why not?

"What is the lasting impression you want to leave with others about Faery Crossing?"

During the investigation, a FC member did reveal pertaining group notices.  At first, the notices were requests for FC members to ignore the inquiries.  Qim insisted that this was "an attempt to undermine the covenant and the Protectors who try to keep the lands drama free."  She threatened that the request for opinions were not authorized by the HFC, and claimed that no Protector Logs were ever shared.   She furthermore stated that there was strong evidence that a banned ex-member of FC was behind all this, to attempt to harass the folks of FC.  Then another notice was sent to encourage members to talk to the Protectors in handling any troublesome folks, and to direct all questions to them, to further understand the situation.  Yet another notice was an apology from Qim, ironically maintaining that she was only trying to do her best to keep the lands drama free.

The last notice regarding this Streisand effect was from Sempervirens Oddfellow, a now previous member of the HFC, written in a confirmative matter that may remind one of novels about government conspiracy, with an attached statement from the HFC.  The statement reinforced what Qim was trying to assert, in a more professionally written matter.  It also accused the questions asked to the 160 avatars as being "leading questions," that "presupposed an abusive relationship between the various managing bodies of the FC and its folk" (when in reality, they were simply open questions, inviting avatars to speak out about their experience, freely).  The statement was also trying to convince members that the procurement of these 160 names was an act of theft, but that the security vulnerabilities that FC had would be addressed.

Since then, the edit-linked Protector Logs in the FC castle thankfully no longer exist.  However, with everything that has transpired, this tends to leave more questions than answers.  For instance, what good is a Protector if you need protection from them?  What exactly is it that the HFC is trying to hide by omission after they baited the public?  Why would they have anything to hide if they played fair?  Why do they assume avatars cannot think for themselves in their natural progression (and why are visitors and members not encouraged to do so properly)?  Is FC newcomer friendly, simply to mold avatars into what the HFC needs, to fit some seedy desires and issues about control and power?  ...One thing is for certain, though, "Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts, absolutely."

Since 2016, FC has undergone some remodeling.  Some of the full sims have become homestead sims, some of the HFC member have left, and a couple of new ones have been added.  The Queen has retired her reign completely, and passed her lands explicitly into the hands of Qim (and Julius).  Which makes sense with regard to Qim's teaching credentials (as there is a tier price reduction for that).  FC is also being given a new user destination sim.  With regard to all the issues of power, I'm sure this is not what Linden Labs had in mind when it came to their vision of Second Life.  I realize, being a sim owner myself, there are times when it's necessary to ban avatars that are trouble makers.  However, perhaps FC has been a bit harsh here as they are more concerned with their regime, rather than long-term solutions that work for everyone and promote proactive learning.

I notice that every time I tried to contacted the HFC, the items in my MP store got flagged for something.  I suspect this will happen with the publication of this article too, but my Abuse Reports are at the ready.  I was also not allowed at the FC memorial for my dearly departed friend, Bakki Beeswing (however, there is a memorial site on Zamargad for her).  Recently I turned in my 3rd and final ban appeal, which several friends and other avatars did help me write.  On April 13 of this year, Qim responded, "Your appeal was considered by the FC High Faery Court and Protectors, and denied.  The decision is final and any further appeals will be ignored."  In that very conversation, I still tried once more to resolve any issues Qim and I had, as I sincerely wanted peace and understanding between us spiritually before we departed this life.  But of the few words she spoke, she contended that in banishment of my avatar, "the issue had been resolved," and that I "was just not accepting that."  The history of my ban appeals and experience with FC is available for anyone to see, at the FC bridge, on Zamargad.

Meanwhile there have been several other things in Second Life that have kept me sane.  If I were to leave you with a lasting message, it would be that there is such a thing as a (Second) life after being banned from your community.  In this case, and many others, a ban like this is like a badge of honor, please wear it with pride.  You don't need to waste time and millions of L$ on alts.  Just pick yourself up and start over with a place that is worth your time.  You are NOT alone.  Second Life is HUGE, and there's bound to be other, better opportunities out there!  Just don't put all your eggs into one basket.  The only constant is change itself, as this is the natural evolution of things.  And eventually Linden Lab will do something about repeated ARs from enough avatars.

My activities outside of FC started with breedables.  There are several communities of them that are quite vibrant.  From my experience, I can recommend KittyCatS!, Amaretto, and especially EVO.  I've found them all to be quite caring, honest, and passionate people.

The thing that helped me the most was acquiring a family.  I owe lots of my ambition to my mother,  Pixiedust Darling - Napier (pixiedust.xia), who Skypes with me all the time about RL, SL, and other platforms and games.  She also inspired me to get a cat in real-life as a pet.  She even sent me the most delicious homemade cookies all the way from across the country!  Our family is a very decent size.  I have grandparents, an aunt, sisters, nieces, a nephew, and even a son!  From my involvement, I can recommend adoption places like Heritage and Next Gen Inc.

I have also started helping newcomers at a more reputable and professional place.  Treacle Darlandes, of New Resident Island, has been very good to me, and there are several helpers there that are quite wonderful!  NRS has 0 banned avatars in their group, has expanded to the "You Matter" group, and features a "You Matter" spot.  It makes me feel very fulfilled and proud to be a part of a team of leaders who genuinely care about the residents of Second Life.

Lastly, my friends of the Treasure Quest SL game, who just recently celebrated their two year anniversary, came through on something especially fun.  A new "Off With Their Heads Mega Coin," worth L$500, has been designed from inspiration of my, and at least the 160 avatars', memoirs regarding FC.  I guess you could say it started with StormyDaze15, Chris (chrs1969), and Jenni Witherspoon's banishment from the Linden Gold Hunt SL games, and their "Ugly Terry Mega Coin" response.

At any rate, my being banned isn't an isolated case in SL.  It happens all too frequently.  Love is the answer to everything here, not inequity.  We are all in this together.  Let us take this as an opportunity to contemplate how our behavior affects others, and remember that even what seems like the smallest incident, can devastate or inspire another person's life.  With every action, please consider how you would like to be remembered.  Have fun in Second Life, and like my favorite male musician of SL, Vinnie (acoustic.rhapsody) of the Vinnie Show, says at the end of every show, "Be good to each other, and yourselves!"


Additional Information:

SLURL:
"Give me your world weary, your idealists, your winged dreamers yearning to be fae.
"Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me.
"I lift my lamp beside the golden veil."
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Faerie%20Mere/114/99/1471

Reference URLs:
    http://thefaerycrossing.com/
    http://fc.heliste.nl/Sitemap.aspx
    http://asners.com/post/7223233/the-faery-crossing-covenant-june-2016
    http://slnewserplaces.blogspot.com/2016/09/faerie-crossings-terra-firma-up-for-sale.html
    http://slnewserpeople.blogspot.com/2016/09/conflict-resolution.html
    http://slnewser.blogspot.com/2017/03/what-its-like-to-acquire-sim.html
    http://slnewser.blogspot.com/2017/11/a-memorial-to-fairy.html
    http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Second_Life_Education

Groups:
    Gateway to the Faery Crossing
    The Faery Crossing
    FaeWay Academy of Education
    Faery Crossing Events Committee
    The Faery Crossing Events
    Druids of the Second Realm
    Faery Crossing Merry Meeters
    The High Faery Court
    The Faery Crossing Protectors
    The Faery Crossing Seelies

Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/TheFaeryCrossing/

Other:
The headlining title of this article references the poisonous Kool-Aid the Jim Jones cult from Jonestown drank, and the red pill from the 1999 science fiction action blockbuster, "The Matrix," "After this, there is no turning back.  You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe.  You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.  Remember: all I'm offering is the truth."

Preferred Contacts (starting at 2016):
High Faery Court:
Gypsy Tripsa  - Faery Crossing Queen - presides over the High Faery Court
Julius Forwzy - FC Ambassador and in charge of agenda and minutes, real estate and market manager, steward representative for The Faery Crossing and Wildefleur (interim)
Bugs Larnia - Head of the FC Merry Meeters, steward representative for Faery Mere
Meadow Copperfield - Gateway Coordinator, steward representative for Madrigal
Qim Toxx - FaeWay Academy Administrative Dean, steward representative for Aetheria, interim head of Protectors
Caryn Eleonara - FC events coordinator
Bear Hird - Head of Protectors (on temporary leave of absence)
Sempervirens Oddfellow - Steward representative for Wildewood

Protectors:
Bear Hird
Qim Toxx
Meadow Copperfield
Julius Forwzy
Sempervirens Oddfellow
Joanne Pevensey
DaveOSaurus
Damoira

MajikVixen

111 comments:

  1. I rememebr you going through all this Majik and the heartbreak of it and how it affected you in both worlds. I have only one thing to say...It's Fairy Crossings LOSS.The people and relationships you and Jon now have are the winners to have you both in their lives! daallee ♥

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  2. I'm sorry you've gone through this! Though I've never been to FC, I've been bullied in other places, for little things they let other characters get away with! It got to the point where people would see my avatar, and scatter!

    Given, I was rather N00b, and very strong in what I had in mind for my character... People can be jerks, but just like you said... Don't put all your eggs in one basket! <3

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  3. I am sorry that anyone has to go through bullying. The reality is that he who pays the bills make the rules. It seems very much this is the case here. The appearance of fairness doesn't guarantee fairness. The covenant can be twisted to say whatever it is that the FHC says it means.

    While there are some truly lovely people at FC there are bullies. It would go a long way for people to remember that kindness goes a long way and cruelty is remembered forever.

    From my observations the only way into the upper tiers, protector or FHC is to buy your way in or to ingratiate yourself to the current queen (even if she doesn't call herself that). Parcel ownership isn't enough. You have to take over a sim (if even for a short period before turning it back) as well as owning other parcels.

    I have seen multiple people who feel abused because they were never allowed to progress to the stage of protector or higher. The reality is they never stood a chance of that happening. There is a tight rein on power in FC. That being said. The sims are theirs. They pay for them. So what happens there is up to them and the rules are EVER in their favor. It's unfortunate that Qim and Julius aren't kinder but will learn their errors as more and more land is abandoned and more sims downgraded that people notice such things.

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  4. WOW! If I ever heard of a bad case of "Red Ass" this is it. And as to the comment that the past owner of those lands of Faery Crossing simply passed them over to the current owners is in no way true. Qim & Julius bought the lands from the past owner. I hate to have to say this, but I did see that Dresser House you speak of, and honestly, it was quite unattractive. From a distance it looked like a tall brown cube. Nothing pretty about it. And why in the world would anyone think a Halloween Pumpkin House was 'theme' in that sim you had it. You were given a pass on those things, but you continued to push the envelope, doing your own thing, and aligning yourself with other persons who had a beef, legitimate or not. You've got your sim now. Do what you want with it. Or maybe it would be ok for a few folks to visit and do what THEY want there?

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    1. Good idea, let's all yell, "Red Ass!" to her while the bullies continue to beat her up instead of doing the right thing.

      Maybe it just looked like a giant cube from a distance because your snobbyness was too afraid to go look at the art up close and personal. OoOo, it's not cookie-cutter, must be awful! Lordy, if millions of lindens aren't dumped into the places listed in the suggested homes and builds, your talents are poop!

      Living in a fairy tale pumpkin on Wildefleur wasn't ok, but living in beehives and watering cans are??

      What was she expected to do when she was banned, not socialize at all? Heaven forbid two people who were banned from the same ridiculous place have something else in common other than fairies, oh, my!

      ...Do I smell an invitation to grief, or was that just your comment that's rank?

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    2. People who own the land, and pay the huge price for it to the Lindens set the rules, which have been established for as long as Faery Crossing has been in existence. If you don't like the rules, there are 28,000 other worlds in Second Life you can find your place in. So go find it. This article was written with a bias toward the author, and how mistreated she thinks she was. Half truths, and opinions don't equate to whole truths. Why is it that people think they have a right to enter an established venue and immediately think it's ok to scoff at rules and do their own thing because they 'think' their own thing is better. Maybe it is better for them in their warped sense of 'I'm creative' so adore me attitude. So, go find a place where your creativity can be appreciated. And as far as bullying go, who in their right mind blocks the owner of the land, and the owner of the particular groups she mentioned and expects a different outcome? I doubt seriously anyone could get away with that in the real world. Can you imagine your boss explaining an infraction and you say, 'go away, I'm not listening to you today cause I'm feeling hurt.' Yeah, right. "You're fired" would be the boss's response I'd imagine. And as far as her deep-throated friend, and her whiney reason for being banned as well, let's just say that we try to keep predators out of our land and leave it at that. I know these words will not set well with some of you who are her friend, but surely you must know by now that there are more than one side to every story. And this one is multi-faceted.

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    3. It's also important to realize that there are no more strict realms than the Roleplay realms. And in addition, certain Hunt Groups are so strict that a person can be banned for merely bad mouthing a merchant, their shop, or their gift. And not only that, that said persons name gets on the grapevine, and is also banned from many of the other sims that participate in those hunts merely for support to the merchant who was bad-mouthed. This is Second Life. The owners set the rules. Get over it and move on and learn to accept consequences for your own actions. And I'm really tired of folks thinking she was bullied, when the shoe was clearly on the other foot. If you want to see a passive aggressive bully in action, ask to read her first unedited appeal. We all know notecards can be edited, and even 'copied' chat can be changed, or created. Supposed private conversations are passed around like confetti. Some people need to put on their big-girl panties and get on with their lives. Am I bully in saying these things? Well, to quote the author of this gibberish blog..."remember, all I'm offering is the truth".

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    4. The rules are open to interpretation from the way the rulers wrote them - She tried to follow the rules several times but it was not handled well. Even in the end after still being banned, she tried to make peace with Qim but Qim wasn't having any of it. She even tried to join her place to yours but ended up with no other choice but to have her own place. With your example of a boss - someone in the real world knows that it costs money to train employees etc. - they would try to fix the problem rather than getting fired for mistreatment of an employee. Plus where are the facts to support your claim that Deep Throat is a predator?

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    5. Those places in the grape-vine that would ban her because of this would be supporting bullying. They would be playing into the hands of the monopoly fairy crossing has on fantasy in second life because of the politics of power, instead of standing up for what is right. Plus all the ban appeals are on display inworld. Why would she change them, she obviously has nothing to hide.

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    6. Magick, let us know of other places you have been banned from because of this please. I do not want to give them my business either.

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    7. I didn't say other places banned her because of anything that happened in Faery Crossing. I was only stating that other places ban people for far less. This is another prime example of people not reading or understanding and going off the deep end and continuing a never-ending erroneous bunch of BS. This is the stuff that ridiculous rumors are made of.

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    8. and WOAH!! OMG!! A monopoly on fantasy in Second Life? Seriously? Have you never looked in the Destination Guide?

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    9. Other places that are not newcomer friendly ban for far less. Not reading and making rumors, kind of like how you doing? 10 fantasy sims Faery Crossing has ... if that's not a "sorry about you needing to compensate for something" I don't know what is.

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    10. Majik, if these are the type of people you were dealing with here, an angel must be on your side. Qim did you a favor by banning you. You do not want to be a part of this mentality. I see better potential for you, as you are better than that. Many blessings to you and thank you for coming forward.

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  5. Bullying is inexcusable.

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  6. Bullies are cowards.

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  7. No thx! If FC has that many rules and that many problems and costs more than other places to lease from i don't think i want any part of it! Thx for warning me

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  8. When I lived in this place, I have had run ins with Qim for returning my things and even her replacing my things. I just stayed until tier was up and I never looked back.

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    1. Qim can't even get properties right for supplies she's giving out during a building class, yet she is an authority on Protecting and sim managing because of what? Money? Julius is her partner?

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    2. Qim owns 6 of the sims/homesteads in Faery Crossing. Julius owns 4. Meaning they pay the big bucks to the Lindens. How they manage things is their prerogative because they OWN Faery Crossing. They choose not to allow someone to 'join' a sim/homestead to the lands of FC because it has been done in the past and was not successful, but created chaos. It belongs to them. There is so much mis-information, and mis-guided opinions going on in these comments that it's incredulous to me. I too agree that bullying is not acceptable, and it's easy to toss that around if you feel your feelings have been hurt, or someone won't do what you expect them to, such as 'letting me join my homestead to theirs'. Really? So I would be a bully if someone asked if they could build a house on my parcel and I said no? Be a friend folks, don't be an enabler.

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    3. "Even though you would pay us lots and lots of money to be a part of our little army, we have the final say so on whatever you get to create and have the rights to your integrity. In exchange you get the pleasure of knowing you are a part of the approved cookie-cutter in-crowd. Bragging goes a long way as it's all abut who you know, not who you are."

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    4. Greedy greedy greedy ......and not the fun game either

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  9. When I first visited FC I was accused of being an alt because I was smarter than the average newby I suppose don't particularly enjoy the sexual innuendos that Qim, Julius and Joanne share in nearby so I tend not to go to some of their events anymore. The community is amazing but I do not care for most of the entitled people in control who rule by motivation of fear . I pretty much keep to myself and I have luckily been left alone. If you stand out in any way you are a target ......Unless perhaps you are in on the sexual commentary then you're a shoe in for the HFC or Protector.

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    1. 'Accused of being an alt'? Is that now a crime at FC?
      If so, I would not be surprised.

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    2. Check out the codes picture. Being an alt is a crime.

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    3. It is? Guess some folks might want to lawyer up. But what codes picture do you mean?

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    4. The one in this article
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    5. I see it now. "Known ALT of previous person of interest". "person of interest" is kind of open to interpretation, but also very creepy in a leaning toward McCarthyism sort of way.

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    6. Not sure why there would be any question about this practice actually. No matter how many avatars a person might have, they are all still owned by the one 'human' behind them. Once a griefer or trouble maker.....Duh!!! Banning a known alt of a trouble maker would seem more than appropriate.

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    7. I think this has more to do with how you determine who has an alt unless that person publicly declares it. Do you rely on gossip or suspicion?

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    8. Check the TOS which states:Sharing personal information about others, which includes alternate account names, is not allowed.

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    9. It's not rocket science when the person(s) admit it. And it's not against TOS to take action when the truth is before you.

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    10. Of course not. I think the original question was about how an alt is discovered. You have answered that question by saying they 'admit' to it. Just out of the blue? One day they are quietly ironing their wings, and they next day they just announce they are alt(s)? Too funny.

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    11. Never said they were smart

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    12. Good point. This forum is a blast. We really must do this more often, preferably with a bit of wine and cheese. (The h in wine is silent).

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    13. ROFLMAO

      Merry meet, I'm not an alt.

      Greetings i am.

      Blessed be, I have returned your s*** out of retaliation of your stupidity, because I made it to Brownie! :D

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    14. Clean up in aisle 7

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  10. The returning of litter should be the responsibility of the land owners not Brownies. What happens when one retaliates and returns objects they shouldn't? This place is a ticking time bomb.

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    1. again, someone who knows nothing. Brownies cannot return litter from landowners lands. Only from public areas.

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    2. Exactly. Returning all objects from public areas. Bad.

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    3. Which is another reason that folks are screened well, and that it takes time to become a Brownie. It's not too smart to give permissions to untrustworthy people. ie: alts of disgruntled persons with griefing, revenge and chaos on their minds.

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    4. Still one day someone might pass all the inspections and slip through the cracks and then all your stuff will be returned. Not a good idea. Especially with the way people are feeling about the land lately.

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    5. "screened well"? I don't think so.

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    6. Screened with the wrong kind of prejudice

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  11. I didn't like having my house returned to me when everything got downgraded. I also don't like the fact that I've been working very hard for years to advance, but then here comes D&D and they buy their way into the HFC and Protector status within a few months. Qim and Meadow are meanies. The Meeter bell goes off less and less these days as well, which is sad because Bugs is probably one of the only good Fae left in FC. But FC just gets worse and worse. I am currently looking for better and I'm sure a few others are as well.

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    1. Another misconception on several points. When did D&D get on the HFC? They aren't. When did D&D become Protectors? Only D did. As to the downgrade, reality bites, and pocketbooks are what pay the tiers. After the Queen had to leave Second Life, rather than simply ending the 6 sims she owned, and thusly ending Faery Crossing for all intent & purposes, Qim purchased them. The price was high and down-grades were inevitable. The best that could be done was done in an effort to continue Faery Crossing and be as fair as was possible under the circumstances. Many realms have vanished because of the high expense to maintain sims/homesteads in Second Life. I think sadly of all the Elven Sims gone. I may not agree with everything that happens in Faery Crossing, but slinging innuendoes about persons there is not something I wish to take part in. Evidently you are/were a Meeter or you would not know when the bell rings.

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    2. Hard work and dedication mean nothing. It's all about pocketbooks.

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    3. You are right. It is all about the money.

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  12. I tried to get involved in everything. I thought it would be nice to help out for big events like Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. The Events Committee was very snooty to me, they asked me what I was doing there, when I was invited to go. Not only that, but when I was trained as a Brownie, I found litter that looked like something horrible against FC. Turns out they all let me think it was litter when it was for some hunt event they were doing. So embarrassing. If you ask me, FC is somewhere between too many cooks in the kitchen and the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. Not a professional place to entrust all your dreams to.

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  13. There is one seemingly good thing to say about this 'wah-wah' blog, and that is it's given a forum for folks who have ever had a beef with anything that's happened to them in Faery Crossing without fearing having their accounts closed by the Lindens if these comments were posted in a SL Group chat. (Although that's still up for debate). There are no perfect places, and there are no perfect people, but perhaps this will be cathartic in some way for folks to be able to vent their frustrations, regardless if they are warranted or not. Some are, no doubt about it, but now it's only becoming a slam fest. I hope those of you who have felt slighted, or mistreated can now move on with your lives. Mis-understandings happen. Text is a poor line of communication because you can't see the emotion behind the text other than the emotion you are/were feeling when you read it. Some will continue the bashing. Your prerogative. Some don't like to live in beehives. Your prerogative. Some need to find a place(s) that meet your needs. I have. Even with the imperfections, and in my case, it has nothing to do with my pocketbook.

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  14. I love how people post what happened to them and have gotten corrected repeatedly. Even themes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation 'Chain of Command'" can still be seen in an open place like this. "How many lights do you see?!" "One, there is only one, the high and mighty High Faery Court of the Fae!" aw, the Lindens will not shut down your account for having shared your experience of possible abuse....

    Good rulers consider all viewpoints and evolve for survival instead of continuing the dogma. The question is, how many will fall within Faery Crossing, in the game of their power, before the money dries up and the community becomes more self aware and indeed moves on?

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  15. Well now we know why they're newcomer friendly, they need more fresh meat.

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  16. I you don't like a place, best thing to do is to not rent or buy, and simply pack up and move on.

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    1. It worked really well for 3 years. Then all of the sudden.....

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  17. Stay tuned for another Blog that I'm sure is forthcoming from the erstwhile creative (though totally biased) mind of Majik, probably to be titled, "My Banning from Farhaven and affiliated sims, and beyond."

    No doubt it will be filled with reasons why she should not have been banned for merely usurping her permissions regarding Group Notices, which they so generously gave her to promote events on her sim, but which she used to her own advantage and to spread her malicious activities, ignoring their guidelines. OOPS! Is that an ugly word? Guidelines? It is also known that her predator cohort was banned as well for various other activities in those lands. Are we seeing a pattern here? (pops corn waiting for the onslaught.)

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    1. If you consider the sharing of the Zamargad brochure a malicious activity to Farhaven, that was all that was done. She was given permission to have done so, however, the contents, such as the history bit for the Faery Crossing bridge, were not anticipated, and can understandably not be supported by a fantasy community that wants no political conflict with such a powerful tyranny as Faery Crossing.

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    2. *rolls eyes at politics between powerful fantasy communities and waits for the s*** storm to subside*

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    3. Majik, if this is the cost for standing up for what is right, we are behind you. The price of you sharing your journey of being a scapegoat is a valuable lesson in humanities, relationships and leadership, and will not be in vain. We have all learned from it and will move forward with knowledge of the better. A community that is built of yes-men and blank robots, is not a very strong one. Any good leader will obviously already know that (think twice about that). All things come to pass. Stay strong. You are needed for a brighter future.

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    4. Places I don't think I'll want anything to do with:

      Aetheria
      Betwixt
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      Faerie Mere
      Farhaven
      Madrigal
      Milis Muirnin
      Mystica
      New Haven
      Ravenfirth
      The Faery Crossing
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      Wildewood
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    5. No doubt the feeling is mutual.

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    6. Places that care more about their agenda than their people, say what?

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    7. Do I smell another ironic drama attempt from Faery Crossing? Maybe Farhaven chose the wrong ally LOL

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    8. I'm really disappointed that Farhaven advocates bullying.

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    9. Merry meet, Meadow!

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  18. Well now, this does sound interesting. If we're lucky, might be somewhere 'between tightrope and sabre dance'.Comfy chair ready. Please pass the popcorn.

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    1. Rest assured, no community can be quite so controlling as Faery Crossing. And if anything, we can learn a lot from this article.

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  19. Malicious activities?

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    1. If you consider the sharing of the Zamargad brochure a malicious activity to Farhaven, that was all that was done. She was given permission to have done so, however, the contents, such as the history bit for the Faery Crossing bridge, were not anticipated, and can understandably not be supported by a fantasy community that wants no political conflict with such a powerful tyranny as Faery Crossing.

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  20. I think the time has come to end this forum.This is old news now.

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    1. Politics is never old news.

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    2. Of course it is. This is not Ten Days That Shook The World. This is not The Quiet American. This is about someone who is complaining she was not treated fairly. Time to move on.

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    3. Would you have liked to have been treated that way? And not just one person, there were at least 160 others within only 2 years. That's an average of 80 per year. Did you even read the article?

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    4. Naw, none of this did any good. Never mind the people behind the avatars, they don't matter at all. Just STFU, pay more money, and move on. This is the normal way of SL. You don't like it, make an alt like everyone else.

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    5. You are certain these 160+ others actually exist?

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    6. Saw it with my own eyes before they changed it

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  21. This just in - Faery Crossing HFC and Protectors feel a lack of positive influence over their lands from the publication of this article.... Instead of taking things in stride, changing things for the better and leading by example, they attack the author of this article and throw their Farhaven ally under the bus. What will they do to their community next? Stay tuned to watch them continue to flail and reach!

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    1. Just saying, but I am at FC this very minute-shock.horror-and I see no flailing or reaching. No sounds of maniacal laughter drifting through the branches-no fae in chains and no distant sounds of sobbing.

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    2. That's good. Maybe Majik and the 160+ can continue to be their Antichrists for the time being until they find someone else fun to play with. Good luck!

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  22. Speaking as an outsider, I really don't think that Farhaven really cared that the infraction was critical of a certain group, but only that the infraction was critical of 'any' group, and they followed their guidelines, and stopped it. End of story.

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    1. Which breach of Community Standards weighs more?


      Intolerance

      Linden Lab encourages social interactions between users across multiple countries. The use of derogatory or demeaning language or images based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation is prohibited. Actions that marginalize, belittle, or defame users or groups are similarly prohibited.


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      Harassment can take many forms. Communicating or behaving in a manner that is offensively coarse, intimidating, threatening, or causes annoyance or alarm is not allowed.


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      Linden Lab aims to provide users with an enjoyable experience on the Service. Please be mindful that your actions may cause slow server performance or may inhibit another user’s ability to enjoy the Service. Examples of prohibited attempts to disturb the peace include, but are not limited to:

      •Posting interpersonal disputes or personal negative commentary publicly when such communications should occur through private channels of communication;
      •Flaming, such as hostile or disruptive posts intended to incite an angry response or to encourage other users to violate Linden Lab’s policies; and


      I think there has just been abuse all over the system in this case and it needs to just cease. We are aware of it. We will avoid it. Hopefully things can change for the better, but adding more fuel to the fire, when this is going to come down hard, is just dumb.

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    2. The brochure is filled with art. Not all art is agreeable. For example, "The Rape Of The Sabine Women" is art, like it or not. I'm sure that's not what Magic intended, but the harassment and bullying is what started all this. A lot of artists and people in SL have suffered PTSD and art is very therapeutic. This article is about freedom of the press and the public having a right to know so they can make educated decisions. Some of the comments have crossed that bridge however.

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  23. I've refrained from responding here but since my name seems to have been bandied about I feel compelled to respond for no other reason except to set a few misconceptions straight, and to speak of a wonderful realm known as The Faery Crossing. This will either be believed or it won't. The '160' bannings seem to be one area of great interest. I looked back in my reports and found that I actually banned 62 folks in 2014. GASP!!!! 6 for public nudity and refusing to dress when asked. 8 for nasty legacy names. You know, like body parts, profanity, bodily functions, etc. 4 for public sexual activity. (I guess I could have just sold tickets) 10 for squatting. (Some were quite beautiful homes, but 1000 prim? really? ) 18 for griefing. (Some of which caused certain sims to crash.) 1 - BDSM public roleplay. 5 - Extreme littering - bordering on griefing. 2 - entering private homes and not leaving when asked. 4 - soliciting for sex. 4 - Nasty language when asked to stop - pushing - sending kiss requests - etc. OH MY..... such lovely people that got banned. But in fairness to them, now that they have lost a beautiful place to mess up, I guess I could inform them that there IS a place who might welcome them since there is such sympathy garnered for them. (Laughs) We are NOT a Gateway, but we are listed as New Comer Friendly, simply because there are quite a few folks in FC who enjoy helping others. They try not to get caught up in the day to day drama that seems to be the bread and butter of some folks. They simply are trying to enjoy a beautiful land that promises safety to its residents and visitors. I was born in Faery Crossing 9 years ago. I chose it because it was a 15th Century Fantasy Realm. It remains that today. I'm truly sorry that so many residents are getting a bad rap there, merely by association, but I can attest that there are many, many truly wonderful people there. I hate to think that Farhaven, or any other Elven land is getting caught up in this madness for simply abiding by their guidelines. We have Guidelines and a Covenant, and they are all open for viewing by anyone who visits our lands. If they are too restrictive, there are other places in Second Life that can be enjoyed. I'm sorry folks got hurt in the transition when the Queen left Faery Crossing and Second Life. It's not an easy thing to get everything coordinated perfectly with the Lindens when making huge changes. And yes...it's terribly expensive to own sims and homesteads in Second Life, but rather than having to lose all, the down grades were the only choice. Notices were sent out, advising the residents who would be impacted, but SL being as it is, apparently not all concerned received the information. That said, it was necessary to return prim pending the land changes, or SL would have 'eaten' it. When lands are downgraded, or removed, whatever is remaining gets lost in the transition. At least this way, those few residents received their property. I've read a great many misconceptions in the blog and in the comments. I don't mind speaking to any of you who are upset by it all and will try to answer your questions to the best of my ability without giving personal information out. Most of all, I wish the ugliness would stop. Second Life is a refuge for so many, but we should all remember that we are spending time and money on 'pixels'. PIXELS, than can vanish in a heartbeat. Lifts a down-trodden wing in a soft wave sending good thoughts to everyone. ((hopes I don't need my flak jacket - smiles wobbly))

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    1. Why was Majik lumped in there with those bad people?

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    2. Meadow is not the only Protector. There were others that added names to the 160 from 2014-16. Like the article states, not all of these were bans, some of them just infractions.

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    3. You want your 160 names, sweetheart? Well here they are (I saved my screenshots for LL).

      My name is in there and I don't appreciate the defamation of character for the minor thing I did that everyone got to see. Qim Toxx and all you "Protectors" and HFC people can choke on my big fat you know what when we go to court.


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    4. Playing devils advocate here. So who is 'everyone' here that would have seen the list? It appears that you, the admitted snoop, thief, spy, or whatever you would call yourself, is the one who has it and is threatening exposure by sharing the information. There was nothing malicious about storing information. Maybe naivety, but certainly no malice.

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    5. 'Everyone' refers to anyone in Second Life who can right click an object, click edit linked and view contents. This is usually done when buying things inworld so you can see what it is that you are getting via the properties. Or to a new person who is learning how to build things. Any lame brain knows simple building tricks. Obviously there is no threat on my end to expose the information, because it has already been exposed by Qim for apparently many years. Seems there has been a lot of ignorance on her part and a lot of people are unhappy with her. Ignorance one too many times is no longer ignorance, but stupidity. If she wants to rule with an iron fist, she better get her excrement together.

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    6. Interesting. And you know it was for many years? And you know others snooped and found them and cunningly kept it to themselves? The intrigue is mindboggling.

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    7. Yes there were multiple logs, years old. It's interesting that you think there's a noble society that would honor a demerit system hidden in plain sight. Tell me the one again about how the fairies never gossip and always stick together.

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    8. Blah blah blah. Yada yada yada.

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    9. It's odd also that anyone would think that because a file was old that it was always and forever stored in one particular place. I always find weird assumptions awkward. And who said anything about a noble society. I was just asking how anyone can be so sure of something that it is impossible to be sure of.

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  24. If 160+ avatars went against covenant rules, why only 2 names show as being banned? Seems odd to me that Majik is permanently banned, but all the others were either temporarily banned or not banned at all.It seems to me that Majik was singled out by Qim.

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    1. How in the world did you get that? You must not have read very well. Scroll back. Gets so tiring to see all the mis-information that continues.

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    2. Yeah. Heaven forbid that there be any truth posted here.

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    3. She was singled out. But the 160+ were listed in the contents of the Protector Log objects

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  25. Awww. So tiring. Poor baby. (misinformation does not require a hyphen).

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  26. If you look at the FC group profile, members and roles, you will see a heading that says banned residents. 2 names are listed there as being banned.However, there has been much talk of 160+ names of those who were written up or banned for various infractions of the covenant.Those names are not listed under banned residents.

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    1. Bans are handled through 'Region Details' to cover all the estates at one time, and won't show up in Group Profiles, or About Land Profiles. If they do, it would be because a manual ban had been made, or because SL was playing games. The Region Details are not available for public viewing. Therefore you would not see the listing of banned avatars. And to answer your question before you ask it, the Group Profile has none showing. Names are not necessary there when using Region Details.

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    2. The 160+ were listed in the contents of the Protector Log objects

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    3. I think that Meadow was only explaining why just 2 were shown as banned in the Group Profile. Which seemed to be a matter of concern and part of the reason for this blog since it was concerning to Majik too. Region Details are in the World Menu for use by Estate owners & Estate Managers.

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  27. The bottom line is that many people feel that Majik was treated poorly by Qim.

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    1. That's because Qim is a hypocrite leader, "Do as I say, not as I do."

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    2. "I'm the only one who's allowed to make mistakes," rather

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    3. "Welcome to SL. This is my land. Help me pay for it. But I'll still ban you if I feel like it."

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    4. Many have already left that region, so if this continues, might be necessary to cut a few sims

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  28. Better to look for a friendlier place to call home. No point in giving money to folks who treat the residents poorly.

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  29. Personally, I have never had any real problems in FC from dropping in the first day of discovering SL until present day... other than a random passerby occasionally. I call for help and the proper person deals with it. I have lived on and off there for a few years with a mostly quiet and enjoyable experience. Faery Crossing is still one of the most beautiful collectives of sims I have found that remains. Yes, it has changed through the years but change is good right? People come and go for various reasons. But, I believe most of the people who remain and choose to call FC home are good people who just want to live in SL as they choose (meaning not the standard/normal avatar) and enjoy the idea of what Faery Crossing was first envisioned and designed for. Sims such as these are rare, even more so now. Instead of working against each other, maybe we should remember what drew us to FC in the first place and get back to that and live in peace and harmony. After all, isn't that what we all truly seek? ~ Love and Light

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  30. May peace and harmony be restored to all those shunned and rejected from such a beautiful place that they tried to enjoy as their home.

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