Deleting my SL Google+ profile

This afternoon I had a rather shocking notice when I logged into my SL Google+ account. Sadly it seems Google found my SL Google+ profile today and issued a warning notice about being suspended on 27th August 2011 if I didn’t change my name. I joined Google+ back in early July 2011 and wanted to try something new out.

I made the decision to later on to delete my SL Google+ profile because I didn’t want to use my real name or send real photo ID to them etc. Another reason for deleting my SL G+ account today was due to the fact I don’t want to lose other Google services when suspended.

I may join at a later date on Google+ but overall I’m really disappointed that this happened today. But the problem about being invited and joining again in the near future is that I may be likely to be suspended again. Is it really worth investing time and effort into something that may be taken away later down the line?. I’m not sure! Google+ is evil until they drop the names policy!

In recent months there have been a number of SL resident profiles on Google+ that have either been suspended, deleted and reactivated. It’s completely out-of-order and really bad Google has this names policy in effect. The SL community has been kicked out of Google+ recently and everyone should think very carefully about joining/remaining with the Google+ project. Many will also know that Google+ has been suspending people with unusual names as well.

It’s been a sad day.


Third party viewers that support mesh now

Linden Lab announced the big news that Mesh is now gridwide and many are asking the question which third party viewers support mesh at the moment. These are exciting times!

From what I’ve been hearing it seems that Kirsten’s viewer is mesh enabled and all the other TPVs will support mesh in the near future.  According to the The Torch: SL Guide blog post it will take some time to update on other viewers.

Due to ownership outside LL of some graphical elements, they can’t release the source code to the third party viewer creators, that’s why all other viewers will take some time to update. It is said that Firestorm will be able to view meshes within a week and users of Firestorm will be able to upload meshes within a month, thou this is still in the rumor state.

According to Tateru Nino’s blog post about mesh on TPVs..

At present, support for mesh in third-party Second Life viewers is rather thin on the ground. Some are planning it, some are planning to avoid it. Also estate managers can apparently turn mesh support on or off for their regions.

I’m sure many are looking forward to TPVs finally being able to support mesh. It won’t be long hopefully and if you know more about mesh on TPVs then feel free to comment. Would love to know more! 🙂