by Tigerkitti Eberdene
As I sat here pondering about some of the main questions I hear from others on our lovely grid, I thought about how it may be helpful to put together a little bit on helpful information.
So in that light, here goes. One question often asked is how long will it take for me to get my land I purchased up. The average time is about 24 hours, but be patient! Roddie is only ONE person, who also has a real life job and responsibilities for many things. He will get to it as soon as he can. If for some reason you think it is taking an overly long time, then please, just email Roddie and ask him.
If you have issues with your land, going into the group does not help at all! What it does do is foster concern over the grid and how it is being run. The last thing we want to see is people questioning our home grid and making others feel insecure.
In this case, contact Maximus Lear, or even a grid helper first. If he or the others cannot help you, then email Roddie with the questions. Be specific. Just saying, things are messed up doesn't give enough information on what is needed to be done. Give them your region name. List exactly what is happening.
For example. I can't get to my land. Well, first off try going to the GCG webpage and restart your land. This can take anywhere between 15 minutes to even half an hour when the
grid is busy. I have had times where it took two restarts to solve the issue at hand.
This is not the grid's fault, or the servers, it is a glitch that ALL grids, yes even SL has. The information being sent is somehow caught in a glitch and just needs to be reset. Same thing with when you cannot rez yourself in etc. Clearing cache, signing out and back in is the first things.
Just like in rl when they tell you to do the "unplug" test when your phone or internet is not working. It just needs to have the information resent. Simple as that.
Ok so, next questions that arise often is where to find things you need. For building, clothing, other items etc.
If you want certain things, then you go to search. Do not be upset with landmarks not working. Unfortunately there is no way to remove the landmarks that have been put into the search by people who decided to leave the grid, or to just get rid of their land, store whatever. If one doesn't work, try another. Voicing this to others won't do any good.
You can also search Opensim pages for places that may have what you are looking for. When you click on a place, it will open the page further to show you what all is there. In doubt? Explore! Sometimes you may look for one thing, and find many other things that are useful.
As for looking for items such as clothing templates, textures etc....there are many good links that I will be providing along with this article that you can go to upload free content items
for GCG. Whether is it textures, sculpts, even some mesh items, they are there for your use. Make use of these links to find what you want.
It is always good to be sure you are getting content that is not copywritten. That being said, yes there are many copybot items on Opensim grids. It is difficult at times to know what is what, but if you see something that is for sale in one place, but given free in another, chances are the one for sale has been wrongly used.
Building. Many want to build, but are unsure how. There are many resources out there including "how to" videos on Youtube. Resourcing the information there can show you how to do something you felt was too hard. Attending the building classes at The Learning Tree can also be helpful. Krull Kitty, Douglas McCloud and myself are there to help with any issues you may have or need advice for.
The information that is included in this article, along with some very helpful tools will be at the GCG Communications area, as well as at my store on ScotsDale. This box will give you items that will help you in many things. Landscaping tools that help you get large or smaller areas as you want them to look. A "Searchbert" engine that will help you find lost prims. Easier than the area search and very helpful if it is not on your own land.
Last but not least, take advantage of all the sites, the videos and the helpers on the grid. It is all there for the taking, or the asking.
We want our grid to run smoothly, with little to no issues. Following the recommendations on how to solve issues is the only way this can be achieved.
Again, complaining to all about an issue will not solve it, it will only foster malcontent and suspicions about our amazing grid. We all need to follow this, and help each other. If you have something to add, that is amazing. If you are willing to help others, even better.
The Great Canadian Grid is in my opinion the best out there. Let's all work together to ensure that we keep it that way, and always look to a bright future here.
A special thanks to the creators who supplied the links and tools.
Building Components and Scripts
Free images even for commercial
Free Music for Video production
To pick up the free tools please go here:
Or at my place, ScotsDale