Friday, May 4, 2012

2013 1stHELP: Communication in Second Life: Instant messages and voice calls 2012

Communication in Second Life:
Instant messages and voice calls 
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Instant messages (IMs) and voice calls are private.  Local chat and local voice are public. 
Some of the detailed instructions apply to Second Life Viewer 3.  Other viewers may differ
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To start an instant message or voice call with someone nearby, right click on the avatar and choose your option in the window that opens.
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Other avatar right-click window
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To start an instant message or voice call with someone not present, open the person's profile.  Click on the envelope (top right) and choose IM.
  • The IM connection works across the whole grid
  • Text in green may have come from a scripted object
  • Text in green may be a web link.  To open the page, click on the green text
  • To send an object, notecard, LM, or other transferrable asset, drag it from inventory to the text bar
  • Note that the Conversation Window offers other options.
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To open a person's profile, find the person 
When you start an instant message, 
you get the conversation window
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Conversation window
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From the conversation window you can do the things listed in the graphic above.
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Voice call
  • Disconnects you from local voice
  • Opens a private conversation with the person
  • Lets you adjust the volume of that person's voice
  • Returns you to local voice when the call ends
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Have your IMs sent to your email address when you are offline
  • IMs sent when you are offline will be delivered when you log in.
  • Unless you get too many--then they are capped
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  • Get the message even if your IMs get capped
  • Check your IMs without loading the viewer
  • Reply to the IM just as if it were email
  • The other person gets your response as if you sent it inworld
  • Send IMs to email
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Keep logs of IMs for later use
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