Friday, October 23, 2009

Burning Life

We are working Performance this year and it is a great time. Oct 17-25
Use your Map and type in Burning Life and come Burn with us...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

SL6B Volunteers Thank you!

Friday, June 19, 2009

SL6B is coming

It is that time again. For us to see where we have been and see where we are going. This year the theme for our birthday is called The Future of Virtual Worlds.

800 Light Years away we are spiraling through outer space on a Meteor disovered by Space Explorer Ghorman Dallier in 2499 while searching for new worlds to inhabit! With that in mind, we took our Exhibitors far away from the green grasses and sandy beaches of their Second Life Grid and sent them into the stratosphere as the first colony of Dallier's Hope. A vast, open landscape waiting to be developed by the first new residents of the future of Virtual Worlds.

The SL6B festivities
* June 23rd - Gates open!
* June 29th - Official closing ceremony
* July 6th - Gates close

Friday, May 15, 2009

SL6B Mentor Greeters

Mentors have been asked once again to Greet SL6B. If you are interested please get back to me (in world) by next thurs 5/21 drop notecards on me (with your name and SL6B) so no one is missed if my IMs cap off.

Mentors are being tapped for this because we are the best. If you know any mentors not in MM please pass the word to them and have them drop notecards on me as well.

A tentative short meeting is schedule with the SL6B team for friday 5/22 at SL6B headquarters (which is also volunteer day)so plan to make an appearance If you can.
Meeting at 7 pm slt 5/22 short one

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Mentor Cooperative

This week I said to Rails we have so many resident help groups and Mentor groups we need a group to to communicate with them all.

It is obvious to me, that Mentors have to evolve, and this Mentor Cooperative is part of that evolution.
As dedicated Mentors we have watched the reduction of the VTeam staff.
As dedicated Mentors we know what new residents want and need, we eat, sleep and breath being a Mentor, we excel at what we choose to do.
The Mentor tag is nothing more than a way to identify who Mentors are, it does not make us super-human.
There is not one Mentor who is better than any Second Life resident. As Mentors we are all Second Life residents.

The aim of this Mentor Cooperative is to bring together the owners of Mentor Groups and Gateway Owners, and any resident help groups with the aim of building a foundation for mentoring in general.
If all responsible and respectable Mentor Groups adopt and retain the good foundations that we all hold dear, then Mentors as a whole will be respected and be a teaching force to be imitated.

There will be a number of owners of this group, mainly so as many time zones are covered as is possible and to provide a diverse knowledge base for the group.
Invited group owners will form the council of the group, and may elect to converse with other group members by the best possible means, for example, group chat or via notecards.
All Group Members will have notecard and voting rights
Only the Group owners can invite other Mentor Group Owners.
The Mentor Council will be the nucleus that will discuss the best way for all Mentor Groups to progress.

I fully expect lively discussions, but at the end of the day it is what is best for new residents that should be the priority and how the various Mentor Groups conduct themselves.
I also envisage, that at some point gateways will need to sign some form of formal agreement, whereby they will commit to not poaching residents from each other, whilst at the same time come to an agreement that it is in the best interest of any new resident, to send said resident to the gateway that can best help them, particularly if there is a better understanding of the new resident's language capabilites.

I hope that this esteemed group of Mentor Group Owners can work together for the benefit of New Residents.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Mentor Hiatus

Go Steelers!

Right before Christmas I decided I needed a break from Mentoring and decided to only work when I was feeling inspired. As if it was meant to be, the new Greeter program was temporarily put on hold for some programming changes and technical enhancements.

So if you have been to HIP or the HIs and said where is Doc? I was actually exploring SL for a change. With the newest edition to Clan Mentor of Daniel Voyager and the passing of our friend Master Pye it was a very busy holiday season in SL and RL.

In order to be a good Greeter you have to get out there and know your landmarks.
So those of you who want to be Greeters try to read the SL blog and keep up with what is going on around the big grid.

Make yourself a folder of cool places then sub-folder them to include Music, Fashion, Weapons, Building, RL places, Nature, etc...

Your greatest asset as a Greeter is your ability to take someone new and give them places to go and things to discover. The discovery that is SL for new residents is the best time. It is the very tempo that sets the rest of their SL. It also gives you satisfaction to pass the torch on to new people.

Happy Greeting!