Wednesday, December 3, 2014

2014 PEOPLE: OPENSIM: Use hypergates and hubs to build hypergridian communities

Use hypergates and hubs to build 
hypergridian communities
Communities are are made of people with two kinds of connections: 
  • Common interests
  • Easy communication 
A  hypergate makes any place on the hypergrid your virtual neighbor.

Hypergate.   A scripted teleporter to take an avatar from one grid to any grid in the Hypergrid world.  Usually, it is triggered by an avatar walking into it.  From the user's standpoint, the effect is much like walking to the place next door.   Thus hypergates can serve as devices for making easy connections between grid points of similar interests.  

Use hypergates 

  • To give people who visit your place an easy trip to a partner place.
  • To get traffic from partner places.
  • To interconnect a community 
  • To show new people the places in the community
  • To publicize the community in destination guides.  

Be concrete:  How would a person use hypergates?

  • Educators: reciprocal links to other educational sites.
  • Writers: links to writer community hubs such as Nara's Nook.
  • Any community:  Links to/from community hubs or other places in the community.
  • Community Hubs*:  Outbound links to major community sites.
  • Community Hubs*:  Inbound links from community sites and elsewhere.
  • *Hub: a node in a network with many inbound and outbound links
  • Example: Hyperica hub: 
  • Past in viewer address bar or use world map search.

Where can I get a hypergate or a script for one?

  • Maria's hypergate on the Kitely market
  • Buy for one dollar (USD) 
  • Get delivery anywhere on the hypergrid
  • license for the script and the texture is the CC0 Public Domain
  • Do whatever you want with it. 

How to promote your place with Maria's hypergate

  • Make a hypergate that leads to your place.
  • Assemble the gate with any frame you like.
  • You may want a frame that promotes your place.
  • You may want to make several different frames and box them.
  • Make a notecard explaining how to use the hypergate.  
  • Maria's gate is MCT E (full perm), so you should be able to drag it onto a notecard.
  • Be sure to explain why the recipient would benefit from having the hypergate out 

Why would recipients benefit from having your hypergate on their property?

  • Reciprocal connection
  • Pu a gate to their place at your main arrival point.
  • Send them a similar gate that leads to their main arrival point.
  • Invite them to reciprocate.
  • Develop a community hub
  • Set up hypergates to many parts of the community.  
  • Set up a web site that reports about the community.
  • Run a blog, forum, and/or Google+ community about your community.
  • Build a place that will show people why they want to join your community.
  • Promotional compensation
  • You have a web site that reports about the community.
  • You run a blog, forum, and/or Google+ community about the community.
  • Offer to promote places that hypergate to you.

Where do I get the address to use?

Hypergate cautions and suggestions

  • Sometimes the first attempt to Hypergate to a destination will fail.
  • Don't give up.  Wait a minute, then try once or twice more.
  • Your probably need to have clothes that are full perm.
  • If your clothes are not full perm, you may arrive naked.
  • Or have your hypergate attempt turned down.
  • Be sure the frame is not phantom and has a step in front of it 
  • That'so people don't walk in by accident and get an unwanted TP
  • If you need a way to get back home, look for the home button on the viewer
  • If you can't easily get back home, logoff.  You can login at home any time


News and Notes

Contests and dated calls/invitations/events

Not a popularity vote. This is your prediction of who the actual top 10 will be in the official judging.  Deadline:  Midnight SLT 3rd December 2014

Newcomer Help in Virtual Worlds


How to handle a Hypergrid address 

From any Hypergrid-enabled grid, paste the address into the address bar of Firestorm and press enter. Or paste it into the world map search bar of any viewer, search, and click Teleport when the destination is found. If it doesn't work, don't give up. Try again in couple of minutes.  Sometimes the first try fails (probably times out).  And try again a few hours later. Some hypergrid destinations are offline part of the day. 
If you get an address like this:     
paste it into the address bar of Firestorm, see if it takes you to the exact coordinates. 


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