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Dykoda Desmoulins
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Just a country girl from southern USA
Just a country girl from southern USA

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I often wonder how it is that some virtual world grids manage to avoid being in the drama limelight, while others can't seem to get out of it? I also wonder if the members of administration of grids consider what influence the publicly shared drama has on potential residents?

I'm not sure if this post is acceptable in this community, but given that this relates to Opensim users, I hope it will be allowed. I would also ask that only personal experience be posted, rather than what you've heard/read/etc.

I'm interested in feedback from merchants using the Gloebits currency. This is purely for my own personal information, not to be used for any individual or group study/research. I have been thinking about using/accepting Gloebits currency, but thus far, most of the info I've gathered has been from people who have something to gain/lose from my using it. I would like to hear feedback from the 'regular Joe' like myself, both customers and merchants. I'm interested in such aspects as how your experience has been thus far? Have you found it easy to use? Merchants, easy to cash out? Do you find customers are using this currency often? Customers, do you find it preferable to grid currency? Etc., etc., etc.

Thanks in advance to those willing to respond.

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Since there doesn't seem to be any information coming, I decided to share this information with the two main G+ communities for opensim, in hopes of reaching those who have accounts, and/or regions on Virtual Life Grid.
Apparently Virtual Life Grid has been closed. There was no announcement made that it was coming, no notice posted that it had happened, and evidently the 'co-founder' wasn't even notified.

Being unable to access the grid or website, finding no information on Twitter, which was where grid-related messages were usually posted, I contacted the owner's significant other via Skype on July 27 to find out what was going on. I learned that, because people weren't logging in, and the cost to run the grid wasn't being covered by tier payments, the owner had decided not to put the grid back online. She told me he hadn't logged into Skype in awhile, so he wasn't receiving messages there. I asked her to relay the messages to him, but I've still not heard anything from him.

Fortunately, I learned of all this in time to cancel my Paypal subscription before the next payment was made on August 8. Sadly, there are some who make their payments manually and at least one, I was told, had just made a payment days prior to our learning of the situation. Since no announcement was made prior to, or even since, I feel pretty safe in assuming those payments made are lost. As for the currency we have on that grid, I guess we'll just have to call that a loss as well.

I've been a member of this grid for quite a long time, and I've seen technical troubles throughout my time there. I am generally patient, make my tier payments, trusting that it will be resolved. For that, I can only hold myself responsible and learn from it. I've often said that these virtual worlds are a gamble, especially when it comes to new grids, and I don't have a problem with a business closing its doors, regardless of the reason. I do think, however, at the VERY least, an announcement should be made to inform customers of the decision, and paying customers should receive a direct notice via email, or some other form of written communication. I find this whole situation to be in very poor business form and I for one, will not be nearly as trusting with this individual again.

Apparently Virtual Life Grid has been closed. There was no announcement made that it was coming, no notice posted that it had happened, and evidently the 'co-founder' wasn't even notified.

Being unable to access the grid or website, finding no information on Twitter, which was where grid-related messages were usually posted, I contacted the owner's significant other via Skype on July 27 to find out what was going on. I learned that, because people weren't logging in, and the cost to run the grid wasn't being covered by tier payments, the owner had decided not to put the grid back online. She told me he hadn't logged into Skype in awhile, so he wasn't receiving messages there. I asked her to relay the messages to him, but I've still not heard anything from him.

Fortunately, I learned of all this in time to cancel my Paypal subscription before the next payment was made on August 8. Sadly, there are some who make their payments manually and at least one, I was told, had just made a payment days prior to our learning of the situation. Since no announcement was made prior to, or even since, I feel pretty safe in assuming those payments made are lost. As for the currency we have on that grid, I guess we'll just have to call that a loss as well.

I've been a member of this grid for quite a long time, and I've seen technical troubles throughout my time there. I am generally patient, make my tier payments, trusting that it will be resolved. For that, I can only hold myself responsible and learn from it. I've often said that these virtual worlds are a gamble, especially when it comes to new grids, and I don't have a problem with a business closing its doors, regardless of the reason. I do think, however, at the VERY least, an announcement should be made to inform customers of the decision, and paying customers should receive a direct notice via email, or some other form of written communication. I find this whole situation to be in very poor business form and I for one, will not be nearly as trusting with this individual again.

I'm not sure how many people are still following this community board, but I'm going to post this information here anyway --

As most have no doubt figured out, Virtual Life Grid has been closed. I have sent messages to Alpha through his RL partner, as well as direct messages to him via Skype. I've received no response at all. Others have told me they have also tried to contact him with no response.

I know a lot of you have currency there, as do I, so I thought I would let you know what I was told when I contacted Podex about it. Unfortunately, as I suspected, there is nothing they can do to help us retrieve those monies. Because they are a third party, they have no access to our VL accounts. They were not granted permission to deduct money without the account owner's confirmation in-world.

While it's quite frustrating to lose money in this manner, it's comforting to know that Podex protects our accounts in this manner.

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I enjoy following Strawberry's blog and her Flickr, and this giveaway is so very generous.  If you have ever wanted to try a mesh head, but been unable to afford it, this is the opportunity for you!

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Ok, so here's a few pics from our awesome party last night...check it out and see what you missed!!!

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What a great time we had tonight...well, last night, as I see it's already morning here lol
https://www.flickr.com/photos/129393011@N08/albums/72157658526892873

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