Lex Neva's thoughts blog of Lex Neva in Second Life

December 27, 2006

Reputation in Second Life

Filed under: Reputation — lex @ 10:31 pm

In this article, I’m going to hash out my idea for a Reputation system in Second Life. This, I believe, is a feasible, workable solution to the griefer problem currently plaguing Second Life and many other online gathering places. This article’s going to be long, so bear with me. My underlying idea is fairly simple, but it’s going to take a fair amount of text to really get it across and nip potential detracting arguments in the bud.

It’s worth reading, though. If I’m right, you can use this article as a blueprint to design and build a Reputation system that could make SL a much better place to live. It might even make you rich. All I want to do is get this idea out of my head and into yours, so that I can have the benefit of its ultimate implementation (or find out why it’s doomed to failure). So sit back, grab a beverage, and dig in.

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Whoa, a blog.

Filed under: Miscellaneous,Reputation — lex @ 5:38 pm

This, it turns out, is the first blog I’ve ever set up solely for myself. There’s the Suffugium Blog, and then there’s the blog I set up for my grandfather, but I’ve never had one for myself, unless you count a livejournal.

I started this blog for one reason: to write up a fairly long essay I’ve been tossing around in my brain and in my paper journal. It’s going to deal with the huge problems Second Life (and by analogy all internet gathering places) is dealing with regarding jerks: people who just don’t know how to get along with others, or who actively try to piss everyone off.

I’m going to present a pretty good solution to the problem of griefers in Second Life. A lot of people have presented a lot of solutions, and most of them are unworkable for various reasons. Mine’s different: it actually stands a good chance of working, and it clearly and neatly answers every objection I can think of that normally kills ideas of this sort in their infancy.

So stay tuned. I’ll be posting soon, once I get the whole thing composed in a clear, concise manner that presents the idea well. It may take me awhile, because my wrists ache if I type too much.

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