Tuesday, July 4, 2017

2017 WW: IMA: Nonprofit web-world message board. What can we do with it?

Nonprofit web-world message board.  
What can we do with it?
An item introduced into Cybalounge uses technology that can also be useful in virtual worlds.  Here is how to use it and suggestions about how it might be used.

Message board

Use the message board

  • Based on Google Docs.
  • In Cybalounge nonprofit virtual world.
  • To read, type on, or copy from the message board, click on it,
  • It scrolls down so you can see older entries that have not been erased.
  • Type your entry near the top so it will appear on the screen.
  • There are formatting controls at the top.  
  • On some computers, HD screens especially, you may not see the format bar.
  • To see it, reduce the browser display size.
  • In Chrome, click the 3 button column at upper right, use the zoom controls.
  • Please leave important messages near the top.  
Editing the message board
Anyone can edit


  • (More after the break, scroll down!)

Metaverse events, current and upcoming

Short Poetry Workshop Canceled for Tue, July 4, 2017

The Short Poetry Workshop will not be held this evening due to the US holiday, but will be back next week on Tue 7/11. Feel free to visit the Short Poetry Library at East Cookie and browse through the volumes of books from the short poetry workshops we’ve done in the past. See you next week! Short Poetry Workshop - East Cookie, Cookie (185, 121, 23)

    Message board on the nonprofit web-world in Cybalounge

    • The  nonprofit web world  has a message board that anyone can post on.
    • Our first use has been to post messages, of course.
    • I can access the board from my computer -- no need to login
    • Or even enter the web-world as a guest
    • I expect this board to be available as an object for you to use in Cybalounge. 
    • And will report on how to use it as soon as I find out myself.
    • Meanwhile the technology is useful as MOAP in virtual worlds.

    Elsewhere for the message board

    • When set so anyone can post, the board can be loaded on a web-page.
    • So I made a MOAP and put it on my Kitely world.
    • Now if anyone posts on that BB, we can see it in Kitely.

    My own message board

    My own message board 
    in OpenSim
    • I have my own Google Docs.
    • So I made my own board.
    • And put it on a prim (MOAP)
    • I will use it to post messages at Creative Collaborators.
    • It is right at the main landing point.
    • grid.kitely.com:8002:Creative Collaborators

    Who can post on my message board

    • Anybody who has the url.  
    • I can give the url to a few helpers
    • Or to a group, for group conversations.
    • And I can make more pages for more conversations.

    Uses for a message board like this.

    Brainstorming session

    • People put ideas into open chat or IM to helper.
    • Helper copies the ideas into the board so everyone can see them.
    • If ideas fill the board, helper can make multiple pages.
    • We can make multiple boards if we have that many ideas.  
    • We can organize and reorganize the ideas on the boards.
    • We can  copy the board into local chat for people to take away with them

    Presentation (power point)

    • If i have each panel prepared, I can paste each onto the Board in sequence
    • I can modify the text on the fly, for example, in response to questions.
    • I can put supplementary links on the board as requested.  
    • (You can make a url into hypertext if you can use the format bar at the top.)

    Display messages

    • The MOAP board(s) can stay on your land carrying any announcement you want.
    • Details of an event:
    • time changes, 
    • questions from visitors.
    • (if you give them the link)

    Meeting agenda and report

    • The agenda can be posted in advance and grow with new inputs
    • At meeting time people can add results to the agenda items
    • These could include action items, links, and suggestions



    • All original text in this blog is CC By:
    • Use as you please with attribution: web link to the original.
    • All images without attribution in this blog are CC0: public domain.

    News and Notes

    HG links-- depending on your interests 

    Communities in the virtual worlds

    Radio in the virtual worlds

    Metaverse beginner help

    The Hypergrid WIP Show

    • The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress. 
    • Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, entertainment-- whatever you are working on.
    • Selby may capture video of presentations in voice, for posting on YouTube.
    • The WIP show normally meets on 2 Sundays a month at 12 pm California time.
    • The show meets at the Pandora location on the second Sunday 
    • But will not meet in the summer.
    • And at Cookie II on the fourth Sunday.  
    • To keep up with the WIP meetings, join the Kitely group, Work in progress.

    Next WIP meeting

      • Sunday July 23, noon SLT (California) time
      • 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, put Cookie II into the find bar of the world map. 
      • Suspended for Summer: Pandora 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

              Previous Articles from the WIP show 


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