Sunday, March 27, 2016

2016 PEOPLE: NEW: Community-based welcome site.

Community-based entry to virtual worlds:  
Welcome site for community seekers
Communities in OpenSim virtual worlds can bring new people directly into their their places. They can provide entry instruction specifically suited to bring people into the community.  They can bring people into a place that gives an immediate introduction to the activities of the community, provides them with suitable avatar and equipment and arranges for prompt contact with group members. Here we offer such a site for actors, writers, and people interested in video production.
Cookie II Welcome Center
  • Don't count on people coming into HG because they want to be in a virtual world.  
  • Most of us are here because of what we can do in virtual worlds.
  • Much of the doing depends on other people.  
  • We are here because of our communities.
  • In OpenSim, communities can take charge of their own entry path.
  • In social media, OpenSim communities can do their own marketing
  • In Google groups, OpenSim communities can communicate.
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  • So imagine your community promoting its offerings to the public.
  • Avatar Repertory Theater starts community promotion. HG projects
  • It draws them to the community website, 
  • where they see how to get into a virtual world.
  • With instructions that bring them into the community place.
  • (They put the target location in the "Start at" box of the entry page.) 
  • And there, the community has set up a welcome site.
  • Cookie II bigger, better, beyonder. A 4X4 now, 16 old style sims
  • A site specifically designed for entry into this community.
  • With free avatars suited to this community.
  • With instruction on skills used in this community. 
  • With an invitation to join the community inworld group.  
  • In that group they can introduce themselves in IM.
  • They can maybe start a conversation with others online at the time.
  • You don't have to imagine.  You can visit.

Community-based welcome steps

  • Promoted web site: New Media Arts
  • Entry instruction on web site (TBD, April)
  • Inworld welcome region, Cookie II (ready for use)
  • HG address: grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II
  • Put HG address in world map next to Find.  Click Find, TP
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  • (More after the break)
  • Where is Arcadia?
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          Cookie II Welcome Center
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          • Cookie II, by New Media Arts.
          • Welcome Center for new residents of the Hypergrid.
          • Yellow sign invites people to join the managing group and offers link.
          • "Open chat history and click on link to join."
          • Also invites "introduce yourself in group chat."
          • Browser on Prim poster with calendar (not working yet).
          • "I am online." notifier.  Will offer contacts with helpers.
          Hobo Stuff--Walkin Teleports
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          Walkin Teleports
          Walkin Teleports
          • City Missions (Arcadia Asylum).
          • Slum City Underground (Arcadia Asylum).
          • We may need to prune that tree.
          Lauren's place on the Hypergrid.
          • Lauren is not there yet, 
          • but will be when the audience is ready.
          • The place is open for other comedy acts.
          • No reservation needed for now.  
          • For Rez rights, contact Selby Evans or Ada Radius.
          More Walkin Teleports
          • Free shops for clothing and accessories 
          • ART Shakespearean Theater.
          • Walkin (walk-in) teleports work well in OpenSim within the grid.
          • You generally need management authority on the parcel where you place them.
          • Walkin uses an OSSL function, not a function from SL 
          • Several entertainment venues on Cookie II.  All available for free use.
          • For Rez rights, contact Selby Evans or Ada Radius.
          Free shops for newcomers
          • Free avatars, clothing, and accessories 
          • The plan: get new people into free avatars and clothes right away
          • So they don't waste time on primping until they know how.  
          • Nothing in boxes here.  Newcomers don't know how to use boxes.
          Free accessories
          • Free avatars, clothing, and accessories 
          • My ideal: get new people into free avatars and clothes right away
          • So they don't waste time on primping until they know how.  
          Mesh
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          Walkin TP to large freebie shop
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          • The Thinkerer box has some free utility scripts, including
          • a copy of the walkin TP
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          • The Junkyard Blues dance floor has dance animations and 
          • is open for use any time.  
          • The parcel has the music stream from the original Junkyard Blues in Second Life.
          • The theater is available for performances.  Contact Ada Radius in Kitely.
          Arcadia's Bodega
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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 and elsewhere.

            Next WIP show 

            • Next WIP show: Sun. Mar. 27, Noon SLT
            • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
            • 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
            • Narasnook  location (second Sunday of the month)
            • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
            • world.narasnook.com:8900
            • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
            • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora
            • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
            • 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 

              HG links-- depending on your interests 

              Metaverse beginner help

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