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:
  • Put the address in the World Map, next to Find.  Click find, TP
  • (More after the break)

Metaverse events, current and upcoming


    Metaverse beginner help


    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
    Some other grids on the Hypergrid
    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.
    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
    Build school
    Builder instructions
    Shopping, Freebies
    Some other grids on the Hypergrid

    Other welcome areas on the Hypergrid


    News and Notes


      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
        • II 
        • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
        • hop:// II/68/369/22

        Previous Articles from the WIP show 

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