Category Archives: SL Coming Soon

New Second Life community platform coming soon


On 17th February Linden Lab announced A Fresh New Community Look is Just Around the Corner!. The next version of the Second Life community platform will have a new look and feel to it. It’s been some time since the Second Life community platform last got updated so it will be great to see the new look when it launches before the end of February 2017.

Read-only mode comes into effect soon

To go from the current platform to the new platform the forums will be put into read-only mode during the export process. During that time everyone will be able to read the forums but they will not be able to publish new posts until the export job has been successfully completed.

Upcoming changes that you know about:

  • Between 21st – 27th February: the forums will go into read-only mode
  • On 27th February: the new Second Life platform goes live and the forums are no longer read-only

First mock preview of the new platform

Here is the first mock preview of the new Second Life community platform which will go live within weeks. This is not the final look however it looks far better than the current look I think

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What do you think of the first mock preview of the new Second Life community platform ?

RFL of SL 2017 Team Registration Opens Sunday 12th February


Relay For Life of Second Life 2017 team registrations open at 6am SLT on Sunday 12th February 2017. This year teams are recommended to have at least 5 members and teams that meet the minimum fundraising levels will be eligible for a campsite and real life prizes/awards. See the press release below for more details.

The 2017 RFL of SL season officially kicks off on 5th March 2017. The theme for 2017 is Passport To Hope and it’s going to be another incredible season I think. RFL of SL is still the world’s largest virtual fundraising event and every year new records are being set.

Confirmed dates for RFL of SL 2017 Events So Far:

  • Paint SL Purple starts on 4th – 12th March 2017
  • RFL of SL 2017 season kicks off 5th March 2017
  • Relay Weekend 2017 will be on 15th – 16th July 2017

Here is the full press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2017
WEBSITE: WWW.RELAYFORLIFEOFSECONDLIFE.ORG
For More Information Contact Serina Juran

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RELAY FOR LIFE OF SECOND LIFE TEAM REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 12, 2017

Second Life Residents Invited To Participate in the World’s Largest Virtual Fundraising Event!

Relay For Life of Second Life Team Registration opens at 6 am SLT on Sunday, February 12, 2017.

Led by Event Leadership Team chair Nuala Maracas and co-chairs Leala Spire and Grace Devin, the 2017 season kicks off March 5th and continues through Relay For Life Weekend in Second Life on the 15th & 16th of July. The theme for the 2017 Relay season is “Passport To Hope”.

Team Registration Details
• Captains may register their teams beginning Feb 12th by visiting http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/
and clicking the TEAM REGISTRATION button.
• Teams are recommended to have at least 5 members
• Captains will be asked to set a goal for their team.
• Teams who meet the minimum fundraising levels will be eligible for a campsite and for real life prizes and awards.

A new Supporter category has been created to give credit to non-team entities who in the past have raised funds for Relay using General Donations kiosks.These businesses, clubs or organizations can contact PrettyKitty Gumbo in world to be assigned a “Supporter” number and receive fundraising tools.

“This year we are not just going to think outside the box,” said event Chair Nuala Maracas. “We are going to Break The Box! Together we are going to make a difference. Together we are going to help our American Cancer Society finish this fight!”
About Relay For Life of Second Life

Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and has been active, and continually growing in Second Life for 13 years. In 2005, the first Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) was attended by a few hundred avatars and raised almost $5,000 US dollars for the American Cancer Society. As of July 2014 RFL of SL ranked number 17th in donations received among more than 5600 relay events held worldwide. As of January, 2017 RFL of SL celebrated raising 3 million US dollars to support the mission of the Society to ‘Save Lives, Celebrate Lives and Lead The Fight for A World Without Cancer!

About the American Cancer Society

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays and is the world leader in the fight to end cancer. Together with our global partners and millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society carries out its mission to Save Lives, Celebrate Lives, and Lead the Fight for a World Without Cancer.

For More Information:

www.relayforlifeofsecondlife.org

www.cancer.org/involved/participate/relayforlife/second-life

The RFL of SL 2017 season is almost here! 🙂

Hug and Dunk Lindens On Valentine’s Day 2017 in Second Life


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Isle of View 2017

On 10th February Xiola Linden announced a special valentine’s day event on the official Second Life blog about this year’s Hug and Dunk Lindens on Valentine’s Day at Isle of View!. The event starts at 10am SLT to 12pm SLT then again from 2pm SLT to 4pm SLT on Tuesday 14th February 2017.

This year there are four Isle of View regions to visit and explore. The love heart-shaped regions look incredible this year from the map and the regions are open if anyone wanted a first look around the regions.

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Isle of View regions 2017

The annual event is a great opportunity to meet the Lindens inworld and have fun sending them into the depths of the dunk tank. There are special areas to hug your favourite Lindens around Isle of View. There are kiosks around Isle of View where you can send virtual roses and candy hearts to your Second Life friends or even family.

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Isle of View 2017 water area

The full blog announcement, see below:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Come hug and dunk some Lindens
At the Isle of View!

On February 14th from 10am-12pm and 2-4pm SLT, join us at the Isle of View for a chance to hug and dunk some Lindens. Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your one and only – when else are you going to get the chance to cozy up to a Linden or send one shrieking into the depths of a dunk tank? An opportunity like this comes around about once a year — so don’t miss out.

Love is a complicated creature — inspiring poetry, prose, songs, and art of all kinds since the beginning of time. Despite her many facets, love still trumps the alternative — and there is no better place to appreciate the beauty of amor than at the Isle of View.

Flowers, fireworks, forested walks, and fleeting moments gazing into the eyes of your loved one while taking a boat ride — it doesn’t get much more romantic than this. There’s also a kiosk to send virtual roses and candy hearts to your Second Life friends and sweethearts. Everyone appreciates a little acknowledgement that you’re thinking of them — so send someone special a valentine!

With music, festivities and love in the air — solo or soulmates — The Isle of View Second Life Mixer is sure to be fun for everyone.

Mark this special valentine’s day event on your calendars and please spread the word. 

Isle of View 2017

Bugs Bunny arrives on the Isle of View 2017