Tuesday, November 26, 2013

2013 HELP: Make a poster to help people to join your group

Make a poster to help people to join your group
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Hobo Helpers join poster
  • The script is in this poster.  Pick up a free copy here:
  • Location Link. Click to go or drag to the viewer screen:
  • http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cookie/147/100/22
  • The poster should be free to copy, and full perm.
  • The script inside is annotated.  
  • You only need to put in the link to your group.
  • If you have problems, send a notecard to thinkerer.melville
You will need to find a link to your group in place of the link to the Hobo Helpers group.
Below are instructions on how to get the link to your group 
Easy way--for groups that have been around a while
  • Search for the group name (works with Google search, at least)
  • It may help to add Second LIfe after the group name
  • Look in the results for a url that starts:
  • https://my.secondlife.com/
  • Click on that. You should see the group profile
  • Look for a line saying:
  • View group info in Viewer sidebar
  • Copy the link address.  It should look somewhat like this
  • secondlife:///app/group/c4784189-68b2-9de2-5ee1-a484cfdef169/about
  • Put this address into the script mentioned above. 
  • The script gives a notecard with instructions.  Change the instructions to fit.
  • The script also puts a green link into local chat. 
  • A click on this link opens the entry page for the group.
Caution:  You may be inclined to send people to this web page for the group.  The information is displayed correctly, but the link View group info in Viewer sidebar does not work correctly for me.  It opens SL as a SLurl would do, but it does not open the group profile.  
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I can get it to open the group profile by the usual round-about method:  
  • Paste into chat
  • Press return
  • Click on the displayed text
But new people would not know this and so would think something was broken or that they did something wrong.  So I will not send people to the group profile site unless LL fixes its MySL system.  Maybe that will be someday.
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If you cannot find your group in search
  • Go to my.secondlife.com
  • This link should open your home page if your computer remembers your login.
  • Otherwise, you will have to login.
  • Click on your name (upper left) to open your profile.
  • Click the groups tab on your profile.
  • Click the name of the group you want people to join.
  • In the address bar of your browser, you should see something like this:
  • https://my.secondlife.com/groups/c4784189-68b2-9de2-5ee1-a484cfdef169?username=thinkerer.melville
  • Except that your username should be at the end.
  • Copy/paste that link into a notecard.
  • Remove the part from username on to the end
  • Put /about where the username was.
  • So the link looks like this:
  • https://my.secondlife.com/groups/c4784189-68b2-9de2-5ee1-a484cfdef169?/about
  • Put this link into the script.
  • The script gives a notecard with instructions.  Change the instructions to fit.
  • The script also puts a green link into local chat. 
  • A click on this link opens the entry page for the group.
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