Category Archives: SL News Alert

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 ?

Michael Linden Has Officially Left Linden Lab


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Michael Linden – 28th January 2009

Breaking News

On Tuesday 14th February at the regular Bay City Alliance meeting Sylvan Mole confirmed that Michael Linden officially left Linden Lab. This is both shocking and sad news to hear about. Michael Linden will be greatly missed by all those that knew him inworld.

Michael Linden worked at the lab for over 13 years in a number of roles including becoming a in-world Liaison, then he moved briefly into the Governance role before finally becoming the head of the Linden Department of Public Works (the Moles) for many years improving the mainland of Second Life.

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Michael Linden Bear – 2009

Over the years Michael has worked on many successful projects, attended events and hosted his own weekly office hours with the community in Second Life.

Thanks so much Michael for all of your hard work and making Second Life ten times better. Personally I wish him the very best for the future. 🙂

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Michael Linden office hours – 3rd Feb 2010

Farewell Michael and good luck! 🙂

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! 🙂