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After reading Lands posts about map rights and friends lists it got me thinking.  No I didn’t hurt myself, hush up! 😛 

I’ve been in SL for 2 years now and I’ve only cleaned out my friends list once.  It’s not even a very long list considering  how long I’ve been in world.  Where I differ with Lands is that I don’t *friend* everyone that asks.  If your on my friends list it’s because we’ve spoken before.  Now I know I could hand out calling cards instead.  What is a calling card you ask?  Go to your inventory, look at the folder up on top called calling cards.  These are all the people you have friended and anyone who has you given you  their card.  Go ahead, open one, look at it.  I’ll wait.  Welcome back. 🙂  Now, you can give these out to people instead of friending them.  It will give them a way to get in touch with you without being on the friends list.  Right click the person and select give card from the pie menu.  It’s really easy. 🙂  So, if you don’t necessarily want to add someone to your friends list, give them a calling card.

Map rights…  This one can get ugly, and I know this from personal experience.  Lets say you are dating someone.  You give them map rights.  Well one evening you are  hanging out on your sofa with someone who is not your b/f or g/f.  In comes your significant other who has mapped you and didn’t notice the 2 dots, or maybe they did.  Well Lucy, now you’ve got some ‘splaining to do.  Or do you?  If I give someone map rights does that automatically mean they can pop in on me any time they like?  No it doesn’t.  It means I’ve given you rights to know where I am.  If you map me and there are 2 dots, IM me before you *drop* in.  Get your mind out of the gutter 😛  I could simply be in the middle of a private conversation.  If I’m at the Crown, go ahead and map me.  My point here is, if I’m at the Crown or out shopping drop in, the more the merrier. 🙂  But if you map me and see one or 2 dots, how about IMing me first before you drop in.  That’s just common courtesy. 

I have map rights to a number of people.  All good friends who trust me enough to give me that privilege.  If they are at the Crown, yep I’ll cheat and map them to get there quicker. 😉  Would I ever map them if they were somewhere else?  Nope, not unless they told me to.  Have I checked to see where people are, yep, I have.  I’ll check the map before I IM them.  If I see 2 dots, I’ll leave them alone. 😉  

Now, lets say your are dating someone and you DON’T give them map rights.  What does that say about the relationship?  Well, either you don’t trust them, you are doing something worthy of hiding or you simply don’t trust anyone.  This happened to me.  I didn’t give him map rights, we had a huge row.  I wasn’t doing anything wrong, I just didn’t trust him.  Nor did I want him following me around everywhere I went.  Course, he didn’t trust me either which is another matter entirely.  I gave him map rights in the end.  Regretted it and eventually he and I split up. 

My point is that giving map rights means you trust that person, you have nothing to hide from them.  You are also giving them the benefit of the doubt that they’ll act responsibly.  Remember, just because someone gives you map rights, or even that they friended you doesn’t mean you can be a pest.  Rights easily given can just as easily be taken away.

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Well it seems a little bit of controversy is good for the not only the soul but the blog stats too. LOL  Last weeks discussions of freebies was certainly interesting.  Fortunately I didn’t get the hate mail/comments that Ana and Prad did.  I will never understand how viscious people can be simply because they either don’t agree, or don’t understand.  Anyway, enough about serious stuff for now.  The economics of SL won’t crumble in a day or two.

 If you want to read something laugh out loud funny, then go read Prad’s blog.  His latest post is sheer genius.  I warn you though, put beverages down before reading.  I will not be responsible for you spewing (insert beverage of choice here) on your monitor or keyboard.  Nor will I be held responsible for the pain and suffering of your nose when the above occurs.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.  😛

Lands was a busy blogger too.  Her post about the Women of Crown is really lovely.  Gave me a warm feeling inside.  These ladies are family and you mess with one of them, you take  your life in your hands.  Just sayin…  Her reflections on RL and SL are awesome too.  I’ve got a post floating around in my head about that too.

Yesterday was the 1st annual pub/bar crawl.  Sponsored by Molaskey’s and organized by Nasus Dumart.  It was a lot of fun.  I wasn’t able to go out to the other bars, I was DJing the event for the Crown but it seemed to be a success.  It was nice to meet some new people, make some new friends.  I hope everyone stops back at the Crown in the future. 🙂

I spent some time working on the gallery.  I think it’s just about ready to open.  Invites will go out in the next few days.  Each artist will have a  panel in which to display their work.  Themes will change frequently.  Each artist will need to change their art every 2 weeks or so.  Details will go out soon.  I realize there are loads of galleries out there. This is meant to be constantly changing.  A commentary on SL itself with things changing in world at such a quick pace.

The Crown moves soon.  She’s all grown up now, moving to her own island.  *sniffs*  Her father and I are so proud.  She’s grown up to be the warm, friendly and welcoming place we’d always hoped she be.  She turns one year old soon.  There will be a party.  Lots of cake. 🙂 You must come. 🙂

That’s it from me for now.

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Sometimes you just never know what’s going to happen at the Crown.  I say that in all honesty.  Whether it’s attack of the Penguins, attack of the sculpted Noob or any variation on that theme, you just never know.

Last night was no exception.  A typical Tuesday you’d think.  Bonni dj’d, then I dj’d and then Prad dj’d.  So that’s about 7  hours straight of live(well live as in not radio) music.  We had a good crowd going all night.  Some new faces and old ones.  Everyone is welcome at the Crown.  Whether it’s a new resident or an old timer, all are welcome.  You’ll even find a Linden hanging around every now and then. 😉

So last night with the usual nutty suspects  around you never know what will happen.  And so, the *Haven’t slept with Prad* club was born.  I honestly don’t know how it happened.  All I remember clearly is Lands daring Prad to dare her to do it, and him doing it.  And so, it was born.  She’s got a post all about it on her blog here .  Now we all pick on Prad unmercifully.  He always takes it fairly well usually jumping in himself.  I think my favorite quote of the night was *who is prad?* made by one of the patrons last night.  She or he was not a regular of the bar and wasn’t familiar with who was who. 

There were other bouts of insanity last night as always.  Far too many to comment on and you really had to be there. 🙂  So please, stop by the Crown and Pearl some night.  You’ll be glad you did!

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