Monday, November 7, 2016

2016 HG: PEOPLE: Find friends fast when you start in Kitely-- use the login page

Find friends fast when you start in Kitely-- 
the secret of the login page
Nubie friendly: People come into a virtual world, see no people, and don't have any friends.  If they use a feature on the Kitely login page, they can probably find friends fast.  But they gotta know the secret of the login page.  The key to the secret lies in the destination panel, upper left side.  
Kitely entry page
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  • "What do I do next?"
  • The first question of newcomers when they enter a virtual world.
  • Even old timers from other virtual worlds may start that way.
  • But but hover your cursor over the panel marked Destinations.
  • And you get a set of suggested imaged destinations.  
  • Ignore the first 2 on the top line.  Click on one of the other images, then login.  
  • You will  probably enter a world that has someone already there.
  • Other grids may offer the same feature on their login page, so look or ask.
  • If another grid has this feature, mention it in the comments on this blog. 
  • (I hope it becomes popular in OpenSim,)
  • Find nearby people in Firestorm by a click on the button showing 2 heads.
  • That button will be somewhere around the edge of the viewer screen.
  • To contact that person double click on the name.
  • Then look for the IM option in the panel that comes up.
  • (More after the break, scroll down!)

Metaverse events, current and upcoming


Destinations page enlarged
Click on image to enlarge

But what do I do inworld?

  • Go to your browser and open Kitely Explore Worlds Page
  • The places on the first page will probably have people when you get there
  • Pick a place you want to visit, click on the image.
  • The place page will open in your browser.  To go, click "Enter world"
  • Below is a script that will simplify the process.
  • Put that in a prim with proper textured text.  
  • Make it easy for visitors to find places with people.    

The script below will open the Kitely Explore Worlds page in the user's browser

    touch_start(integer total_number)
        // The first expression in quotes below is text displayed to the person.  The second is the url of the webpage to be opened.
        llLoadURL(llDetectedKey(0), "Kitely places","");
        // The line below may be deleted if the web page always loads
  //  llSay(0,"If web page does not load, use refresh.");

//Distributed free by New Media Arts, Inc. Public domain license

If you want to help new people find places or somebody to talk to, you can put this script into a prim with a sign saying "Click to find Kitely places with people in them."  
You can also display the Kitely places on a prim as a poster or as a sign you can wear.  I can give you a copy in Kitely, or you can come by my place, Creative Collaborators, and take a copy (near the arrival square).

News and Notes


    The Hypergrid WIP Show

    The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress or recently completed. Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, promotion, entertainment-- whatever you are working on.
    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. Nov.14, Noon SLT 
    • Narasnook  location (second Sunday of the month)
    • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
    • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
    • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora
    • Narasnook  location (second Sunday of the month)
    • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
    • 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
    • II 
    • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
    • hop:// II/68/369/22

            Previous Articles from the WIP show 

            HG links-- depending on your interests 

            Radio in the virtual world

            Metaverse beginner help

              Schools in virtual worlds

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