Monday, November 16, 2015

2015 NEW: PEOPLE: 3rd Rock Grid Welcome area. Newcomer welcome

3rd Rock Grid Welcome area
Newcomer welcome 
A picture survey of the 3rd Rock welcome area noting features that other grid operators, community organizers, etc. may want to consider in a welcome area for their operations. 
Overview of the welcome area
  • Web site 3rd Rock Grid
  • Hypergrid address: grid.3rdrockgrid.com:8002:Welcome
  • Put the address in the World Map, next to Find.  Click find, TP
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  • (More after the break)
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Metaverse events, current and upcoming

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    Metaverse beginner help

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    View from the arrival point
    Click image to enlarge
    • Lots of instructions at the arrival point
    • But visitors will only read what they want to find out.
    • I would favor making bigger titles for the boards.
    • But I like having a lot of information promptly available.
    Services and stuff at the arrival point
    • A summary of what the Welcome Center offers
    • I like having a summary here because it tells me what to look fr
    • Instructions on how to get support
    • Recommendations to join the community chat group
    • I would break this info up into 3 signs.
    • Too much text in one place discourages reading and reduces recall.
    • Fortunately it is cheap and easy to make signs in virtual worlds.
    Grid events calendar
    Free avatars
    • Good variety, including little people and animals
    Walkin TPs to shopping and free avatars
    • Walkin teleports work well in OpenSim within a grid.
    • But you do have own the land or be a manger to place one.
    • These use OSSL functions, which are not available in LSL.
    Shopping, Freebies
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    Some other grids on the Hypergrid
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    Showcase of places
    • Anytime you tell people about a place, you should provide a way to go there.
    • For this situation, I favor a walkin teleports.
    Showcase 
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    Showcase 
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    Beginner instructions
    • This welcome center is set up for newcomers to virtual worlds,
    • Not depending on previous learning in Second Life
    • Foresight here.  OpenSim needs to attract new people. 
    • It can't depend on Second Life forever. 
    Beginners instructions
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    Build school
    Builder instructions
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    Shopping, Freebies
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    Some other grids on the Hypergrid

    Other welcome areas on the Hypergrid

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    News and Notes

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      The Hypergrid WIP Show

      The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress or recently completed. All builders from beginner to pro are invited.  Presentations are in voice and text.  For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  Voice presentations may be captured in video.  Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog. 

      Next WIP show

        • Next WIP show: Sun. Nov. 22, 12 pm SLT, on Cookie II,  Kitely  

        • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
        • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
        • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
        • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22

        Previous Articles from the WIP show 

            Entertainment on the Hypergrid

            HG links-- depending on your interests

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