Thursday, July 28, 2011

Google said no

I can't have my profile back. Google will not allow me to use my SL name, the only one significant in relation to this blog and most of my life online.
I have removed myself from the google social applications.
For the rest ... We will see

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Please Google, may I have my profile back ?

I have started this blog three years ago making use of the name of my Second Life avatar. It is a blog related to my Second Life and directed to secondlifers. I do not think anybody who is not in SL would care about these pages, and almost nobody in SL knows me under any name but Wildstar Beaumont.

In the meanwhile I have been a happy user of GMail, gTalk, Buzz, Google friend connect, Picasa Web Album and other Google services. I have always considered myself a Google fanboy.

A few weeks ago, thanks to the kindness of two fellow secondlifers, who sent me an invitation at the same time, I was able to join Google+, just days after it started.

I did not particularly feel the need of a new social tool, but I was happy to join and interconnect with all the other secondlifers there.

After one week some Google person decided that my profile violated the guidelines, since it was not real and my profile was suspended. Since then I have been unable to join other blogs, to press the like button anyware on the web, to reply to posts and post my own images on Buzz, as I was used to do, to show or modify my icon in gTalk, etc. It was not just Google+. All my experience in the Google ecosystem was marred. Now I am afraid that all the photos that I uploaded into Picasa Web Albums might go soon, since the deep integration between the services.

This because Google decided that Wildstar was not real enough for them. Yet I fail to see how those 2-3 people who read this blog or those (a few more) who like my SL photos would recognize me under any other name. I do have a RL account, I interconnect with people who know the RL me. A few of them are even secondlifers with whom I have exchanged RL information (my and their decision). But even with them it is another kind of experience and relationship. My SL self is Wildstar Beaumont and this is the identity a lot of people are used to interact with me for everything related to Second Life.

Yet Google decided that I was not real, I was fake, I was a potential spammer. I was not worth to network with other human beings. They decided to spoil my internet experience, even in those part I was using with satisfaction before Google+ ...

Please Google, may I have my profile back ?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

the Time Travellers Ball

This is the last weekend of the RFL of SL Season before the Relay proper, and the Aether Chronanauts will hold tonight their final formal event of the season : The Time Travellers Ball.

The Aether Chrononauts Relay For Life Team request the pleasure of your company for the Time Traveller's Ball on Saturday, the ninth of July, from one pm until three pm Second Life time. Mr Otenth Paderborn will be taking us on a musical journey through the ages. Smart or formal attire from any age is encouraged.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


From SL8B

It is with a bit of shame that I realized thast I have not blogged about SL8B despite spending a lot of time there, taking a big amount of pictures and having a lot of fun !
(you must not miss the episode of Designing Worlds where Saffia tried to interview me on the top of the tower of the Wintefell Exhibit,
while under siege by an army of tinies :))  )

Here is a slideshow of all the photos I took during these two great weeks !