Gambling ban http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20077727/ns/technology_and_science-internet/t/second-life-gambling-ban-angers-virtual-world/SL banks closed http://www.technologyreview.com/business/20037/interesting post on the subject by Gwyneth Llewelyn from 2006 http://gwynethllewelyn.net/2006/09/17/the-big-controversies-in-second-life/
Thanks! I added them and pushed the timeline start back to 2006.
You have SL Viewer 2 marked at March 2011. ... I don't know the actual release date, but it could be as early as Feb 2010.
Thanks Ghosty. I'll look a little later.When possible, please include a link to a story about the controversy.
Awesome Botgirl!!I took your lead and made a timeline for VB/CO performance works:http://www.tiki-toki.com/timeline/entry/44010/Vaneeesa-Blaylock-Company/#!date=2010-05-15_13:43:24!I thought I'd do an "InfoPorn" post showing both timelines... is there some code to embed yours?(I just did the freebie version)
This needs all the child avatar ones:Initial ban on sexual ageplayMay 2007http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Features/Accusations-Regarding-Child-Pornography-in-Second-Life/ba-p/575781"Dob Your Neighbor" June 2007http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Features/Keeping-Second-Life-Safe-Together/ba-p/578225SL5BJune 2008(Initially banned child avatar builds, as well as Gor/BDSM builds. Eventually softened stance, but stilll barred some child avatar imagery)http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Features/Calling-All-Cultures-to-the-Second-Life-5th-Birthday-Celebration/ba-p/629084 (via the comments)
And a couple classics:The Tax RevoltSeptember 2003http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2003/09/tax_revolt_in_a.html"GOMed"October 2005http://books.google.com/books?id=6Y1i0IDHDYwC&pg=PT165&lpg=PT165&dq=%22Second+Life%22+Gomed+2005&source=bl&ots=a9RtPQAIKd&sig=1KT-CMHHcjUqJKDesrx6H1-7Un0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=0Ei-T6OiLoGYiQLrseWUDg&ved=0CGUQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=%22Second%20Life%22%20Gomed%202005&f=falseProject Open LetterApril 2007http://www.secretlair.com/index.php?/clickableculture/entry/project_open_letter_points_out_persistent_second_life_problems/
Added Marrianne's and changed start year to 2005
Make that 2003 :)
Your link for "LINDEN LAB INVITES REPORTS OF VIEWER LICENSE VIOLATIONS" posted for 21st Feb. 2009 is broken. :(
Thanks Mark. I just fixed it.
When was the redzone kerfuffle?
"GOMed" was October 2005, not January 2005
Oh, and War in JessieMarch 2003http://forums-archive.secondlife.com/18/67/16866/1.htmlThe Anche Chung Penis griefingJanuary 2007http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RedLyae4b2sGinko's failureAugust 2007http://www.wired.com/gaming/virtualworlds/news/2007/08/virtual_bank
Emerald Viewer? http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Featured-News/Emerald-Viewer-to-be-Blocked-From-Second-Life/ba-p/664745
Kudos on doing this - excellent summary!
WindLight caused quite a fuss when it was introduced - I forget when that was, however.
Copybot Revolt and store shutdowns missing. Stroker Serpentine deleted scripts missing, Woodbury incidents missing, RedZone fiasco missing, Age Verification incident missing, Adult Regions land rush and yellowing of the mainland missing. Endowment For The Arts failure to materialize, Residents Choice Awards debacle, Community Gateways. Endless issues with MONO, Various megaprim issues and random deletions of megaprims.
P2P teleporting.. Compensation for those that invested heavily in Telehub property.Community standards and zoning rules forbidding unsightly advertisements throughout the mainland ending the runs of Mr Lee's Greater Hong Kong and Lazarus Divine's Impeach Bush signs.
Excellent - but sometimes it's the not so controversial things that make a difference and signal change - like LEA and the very recent closure of SL Dev.
Thanks Dirk, I got most of those listed.
@Dirk Talamasca There's always the controversy you and I were a big part of. :-PAnd for that matter... Feted Inner Core? June 2005http://www.secretlair.com/index.php?/clickableculture/entry/secret_second_life_government_surfaces/
Ok...only just found this... I will add tomorrow...
@Marianne McCann I understand there are photos of that controversy. LOL
An excellent piece of work, botgirl...here are a couple of things which may be missing....When I first arrived in SL, April 2007 there were protests outside SL LL offices involving some my first friends in SL concerning the Age Verification policy. This lead to people I know leaving SL.Sales tax was imposed on all non-US citizens sometime in 2008...I think. this pushed the price of land up by 40% for some Europeans.April 2009 the was the Dune saga where LL and its lawyers took down all Dune role playing sites.October 2010 .. the way Search was structured was changed to favour large businesses over smaller ones.Other landmarks...Feb 2009 ... flexi sculptures announced.May 2010 .. 70 dedicated art sims announced.Sept 2010... Mesh hype begins...March 2008 ... 64,000 concurrent users...a record.
BotGirl ...you rock, this is amazing! Thanks for walk down memory lane. [Should I be happy or sad I remember most of them?]
This is brilliant, Botgirl. I am preparing for SL9B with a history related build, and your timeline just says it all. Time goes on, and the horrors of the present become the nostalgia for the past. Is anything ever really that awful with the passage of time>
It was kind of fun following along and seeing what had happened before I came along, and what I remember from after.I don't know if this may count as one or not, but what about the death of Rheta Shan? May 11, 2009.http://rhetashan.name/2009/05/11/this-is-not-rheta/http://secondthoughts.typepad.com/second_thoughts/2009/05/open-letter-to-rheta-shan.htmlhttp://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2009/05/rheta-shan.html
A minor issue regarding the second banning of Woodbury. It was 21 April 2010 rather than 21 August 2010.
Here's one maybe: Stroker Serpentine releasing SexGen full perm:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stroker_SerpentineAt the time, some sex bed makers were crying as to how that would destroy their business. Not surprisingly, that didn't happen. As the world didn't end when Darien Caldwell released all his stuff full perm:http://forums-archive.secondlife.com/113/0e/320592/1.htmlThe sky doesn't fall as much as some seem to think. ;-)
Thanks for the new suggestions. I'll be posting additions and corrections a few times a months.
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