National Tizzers Month – Register an Alt Account Today!

by Alphaville Herald on 19/08/08 at 12:03 am

“Your World, Your Imagination” — unless your first name is Tizzers

by Pixeleen Mistral, National Affairs desk

Tizzers Aristocrat and Intlibber Brautigan suggests everyone register a Tizzers alt account

After buying the exclusive rights to the BnT avatar last name in Second Life for a $500 USD setup fee, plus $500 in annual fees, Intlibber Brautigan was surprised to find that Linden Lab was effectively banning free use of the naming rights he had purchased, and believes Harry Linden could be the culprit. Mr. Brautigan is a well known virtual land baron who says he owns 49 sims in Second Life.

Typically, residents of Second Life must select their last name from a Linden game-god approved list, but some wealthy corporate entities purchase last names as a way to provide employees with a consistent identity that is tied to their official work duties and independent of their gameplay.

Mr. Brautigan told the Herald tonight, “I own the BnT last name. Last week I registered the account Tizzers BnT. Before anybody had even logged onto Sl with it, Harry had age-banned it demanding an ID check, even though I, who own the BnT last name, am already ID verified – apparently anybody named Tizzers is automatically a minor”

A number of sources have told the Herald that a common form of player harassment is to demand age-verification for accounts – these complaints are frequently heard from both the /b/tards associated with the Woodbury sims and the W-Hat community – both are groups that some suspect are in conflict with LL’s moved toward more mainstream corporate acceptance and who have attracted organized opposition from other residents in-word.

The clearly displeased land baron continued, “I registered the name in remembrance of my dear departed friend and hero of free expression, Tizzers Foxchase, much as someone names a child after a dead relative”.

The possibility that rogue Linden staffers are singling out certain parties for special attention cannot be discounted, but is nearly impossible for anyone outside Linden Lab to verify this, due to the notable lack of transparency in LL’s governance and disciplinary actions.

Meanwhile, Mr. Brautigan tell us he is appealing the action, after talking with Leo Linden:

Leo Linden: Hi there, we just spoke about that account which is undergoing ID check. Could you please submit a ticket about it please, so I can get this looked at by Governance Team for you please?

intlibber BnT: I own the BnT last name and I am ID verified, ergo all my BnT accounts are explicitly also ID verified. BnT last named accounts are used only for BnT company business and remain my property. Last week I made the account Tizzers BnT, but it quickly disappeared from search without any IM or email notifying me of why. Leo has said it is age-banned for ID check. This Account NEVER LOGGED INTO SL EVEN ONCE!!! How can you justify age-banning an account thats never logged in which you know I own? I expect this account to be unlocked immediately and not to have to deal with this issue again.

In a world where identity and reputation are paramount, it is unsurprising that struggles over names occur – but the level of pettiness apparently being exhibited by some parts of Linden Lab are astounding – are there any adults in charge?

For those sympathetic to Mr. Brautigan’s plight, he offered this suggestion, “Apparently anybody named Tizzers is automatically a minor – I am therefore announcing it is National Tizzers Month and encouraging everybody in Sl to register an alt by the name of Tizzers”.

37 Responses to “National Tizzers Month – Register an Alt Account Today!”

  1. Alyx Stoklitsky

    Aug 19th, 2008

    I guess that’s what happens when you harbor minors on the grid, Int. It’s a no-brainer.

  2. Alyx Stoklitsky

    Aug 19th, 2008

    Oh, and WHOOPSIE, you’re banned too! LOL

  3. what

    Aug 19th, 2008

    What the hell has Tizzers done to deserve her own international holiday besides being a weaseling jew and suck-up?

    If only a device existed to stab someone over the Internets…

  4. FrizzleFry101

    Aug 19th, 2008

    Honestly, if you don’t want to get your IP and machine banned, I’d advise against that, unless you’re planning on coming back using ShoopedLife and running from the Lindens every hour on the hour like I do.

  5. FrizzleFry101

    Aug 19th, 2008

    More like report everyone as underage month, I love how well that works.

  6. Alyx Stoklitsky

    Aug 19th, 2008

    The best thing about this is not the fact that they banned an Avatar for no reason other than having the first name ‘Tizzers’, but that they used their favourite, quiet little cop-out, the age ban.

    The so-called age ban is LL’s favourite way of banning avatars they suspect are alts of individuals the no longer want on the grid. It’s their little way pulling a ‘legit’ ban out of their ass without descending into the ‘Linden Labs reserves the right to ban you for whatever the fuck we feel like’ part of the ToS – something they can ofcourse do, but they know it guarantees bad publicity.

    Also, cast your mind to Torley Linden’s latest video on how to submit an abuse report, featured prominently on the second life blog as always.

    “Linden Lab will NEVER act without an abuse report.” He says.

    Bull. Fucking. Shit.

  7. General Drama

    Aug 19th, 2008

    Tizzers Aristocrat, Tizzers Desnos, TizzersIsA Martian, tizzers tizzers tizzers…. over a half dozen registered from different points on the globe last night, all banned before morning by Harry.

  8. Torley Linden

    Aug 19th, 2008

    I am Torley Linden,

    and I approve!

  9. Anonymous

    Aug 19th, 2008

    One thing that should be pointed out:

    Many people who read the herald feel that this is justified, but consider this: if the lindens will do this to someone with a harmless name they dont like, or someone they decided to hate because of one or two influential residents.

    Who else will they deem unfit for their perfect world?

    I still find this funny though. More reason I dont put money inworld or give LL any payment info.

    Oh, and it isnt because I’m trying to “sting” LL by refusing them money, that wont hurt them any more than they’re hurting themselves. No, it’s the fact that various lindens, Harry included, tend to “accidently” leak payment info out to third parties as favors for their little friends in world. Usually as a vengeance thing.

    How does Linden Labs expect their product to ever become mainstream when you have so much under the table dealing and immature, dirty, and even illegal tactics coming from the upper elite of the staff who can not only axe customers without any question, without any oversight, but also attempt to use their info against them for personal reasons?

    Again, the best solution, and the best advice for Mr. Brautigan is this: pull your money out of SL, and invest it in some real world investments.
    Everyone else: play it lightly, drop your premium status, and if you can, change payment info to paypal, assuming they dont keep your old payment info on record. Your info is not safe with Linden Labs.

    With this in mind, the fact they can wipe your account out because someone has a personal vendetta, or is listening to a friend who likes to think they are god of SL because they have a linden buddy, is not good business practice, the fact it goes unchecked and those above these people see no wrong with it is just poor judgement. Wonder whose heads will roll when SL starts collapsing under its own weight because there isnt enough money going into the grid because of pissed off or wary customers?

    To those who will argue: “It’s their company they can do whatever they want!” I’m not arguing that they cant do that, but rather, they shouldnt.

    This may be out of the scope of this article, but should be brought up because it appears that Linden Labs is becoming increasingly corrupt and is as transparent as a red brick wall.

    Many people here do not like Tizzers, however, consider the fact that Linden Labs is doing this in the first place, and not the fact they’re banning a “notorious griefer” but the fact that if anyone as so much registers a name similar to that one, they’re banned. I didnt realise that was a ToS violation. No warnings, no reasoning, butt he age verification trick, which is only used when they want to ban someone that they just dont want to give a reason to. I know people who have been banned for this because someone filed false AR’s to grief. Guess what happened? no matter how many appeals, no matter the proof shown, they had to get new accounts. The Lindens simply dont care, and if the person didnt seem too important, they’ll keep it that way, or the person filing the false AR’s is a friend of a g-team member when they’re off shift.

  10. Big Brother

    Aug 19th, 2008

    This is really reflective of a totalitarian regime which seeks to alter history be erasing its opponents from not just the history books, but from the public record, and punishing anyone who dares to speak their name.

    Everyone must participate in the 5 minutes hate for the evil jew counterrevolutionary, Tizzers Foxchase.

    The job of the Linden Lab Love Machine aka the Ministry of Love is to spread and foster Hate, of anybody who does not learn to Love Big Linden and his Big Six.

    The job of the LL Ministry of Truth is to convince everyone of the truth of untruth with their reality distortion field.

    The three slogans of the Linden Party Ministry of Truth are:

    “Tolerance is Intolerable”
    “Injustice is Just”
    “Secrecy is Transparency”

    The Ministry of Plenty is of course responsible for dumping land on the market to destroy residents investments, blacklisting resident content which is not involved in copybotting while ignoring real copybotters, and fining people 150% when they are the victims of someone else’s L$ Fraud.

    And the Ministry of Peace is, of course, responsible for inciting, promoting, and conducting GridWar. It is otherwise known as the Governance Team.

  11. JimBean

    Aug 19th, 2008

    > ergo all my BnT accounts are explicitly also ID verified.

    I’m 21, so everyone I know is also 21. LEGALLY. QED!

    Sheesh Pix, are you retarded or something? Do you even read the articles you write?

  12. Nikola Shirakawa

    Aug 19th, 2008

    Linden Lab is utterly retarded here. Why they have to lie about their actions is beyond me. The simple fact is, Tizzers is a unique name, that is, a name that can pretty much be entirely linked to one girl who has bee banned by the Lindens. While I think their banning of her is bogus, the fact still remains that it is their system, and if they want to ban everyone linked to her, that is their prerogative. When your purchased that name,. all you did was pay for the ability for that to be assigned as a last name, and presumably the exclusive right to allow new residents to register for that name. In an ideal and ethical world, you would be in total control of this purchase, but as with all Linden Lab dealings, you are only a lessee, not an owner, despite their incorrect usage of the term “purchase”.

    Look, I’m on your side that the banning of Tizzers was bogus, and the unfair bias against the Woodbury people is a problem, but using this stick to poke the Linden bear is not the way to fix this situation. All you’re doing with actions like these is aggravating the Lindens, making a target for your inworld enemies, and supplying enough cause to seriously get the boot.

  13. Anonymous

    Aug 19th, 2008

    Please tell me why Tizzers is getting banned left and right when he recently had lunch IRL with a few Lindens?

  14. Tenshi Vielle

    Aug 19th, 2008

    Time for another ad, Intlibber.

  15. roberta beauchamp

    Aug 19th, 2008

    What’s with the blatant anonymous Tizzers hating? Too scared to sign your names? This isn’t even an issue about whether or not the Av is or isn’t Tizzers, it’s about Linden Lab banning without any “actual” valid reason. Age and ID bans? ONLY cuz you are using a “notorious griefers” name? How many of you actually KNOW Tizzers? If you bothered to get to know her and didn’t just listen to all this BS propaganda surrounding her, maybe you would feel differently.


  16. Lord George A. Zimmer IV, High Inquisitor for his Majesty God Emperor Frizzle of Fry CI

    Aug 19th, 2008

    Now you guys finally see what we go through. Age verification is LL’s favorite automated racism device.

  17. Neo Citizen

    Aug 19th, 2008

    Come on, everybody knows Tizzers is a guy at this point, first of all. And, anybody who can manage to get not only himself banned but an entire sim ostensibly belonging to the University he claims to go to deleted in the bargain really doesn’t deserve a lot of sympathy or respect. And simply being underage is enough of a reason to ban him, never mind all the other things he’s been doing to stir the pot, and dragging IntLibber down to his level (and who’s frankly old enough to know better).

  18. mootykips

    Aug 19th, 2008

    Hey, I got the first name “Mudkips” banned and I didn’t get my own article. This sort of thing happens all the time, the only reason it’s here is because Intblubber is a whiny babby.

  19. lol

    Aug 19th, 2008

    What’s even funnier is you all have this crazy notion that, despite ShoopedLife’s Open Source license and publically-available source code, ShoopedLife is a keylogger/virus/megahurts theif/babykiller/etc. Yet, most of the SLH’s readers are also too stupid to evade a hardware ban manually, so you really have no other choice than use software that the PN uses daily once you dumb fuckers get hardware banned.

  20. Neo Citizen

    Aug 19th, 2008

    I find I agree with Mudkips Acronym.

    It makes me want to wash my brain out with soap, though.

    Hey, anybody notice that the only people who post ANYTHING on this rag anymore are IntLibber’s griefer crew and the PN themselves?

  21. Nikola Shirakawa

    Aug 19th, 2008

    Actually, it’s pretty much proven that Tizzers wasn’t underage. The other claims are arguable, but the fact that she was a college student makes her overage by the basic definition of it.

    That said, I feel no pity whatsoever for the Woodbury crew repeatedly getting beaten out like this. Why they can’t cycle alts, change the sim name and block access is beyond me, as it would easily stop all of their problems. As Einstein put it, “Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome.” For all the greater controversy the Baku kids like to strip up, at least they move on when something gets shut down.

  22. Nidol Slazar

    Aug 19th, 2008

    “For all the greater controversy the Baku kids like to strip up, at least they move on when something gets shut down.”



  23. chicken anon

    Aug 19th, 2008

    “I registered the name in remembrance of my dear departed friend and hero of free expression, Tizzers Foxchase, much as someone names a child after a dead relative”

    LOLOLOLOLOLOL! Is this him trying to suck up to the cool kids again? He was probably only trying to make the account to grief Prok.

  24. roberta beauchamp

    Aug 20th, 2008

    I know for a FACT that Tizzers isn’t underage. Not only have I seen his RL ID, I was just out drinking with him, IN A BAR, just this weekend.

    It’s also very sad that this article and the other Tizzers article, both got more comments than the article about the woman who passed away. :\

  25. Charles Xavier

    Aug 20th, 2008

    Actually being underage makes no difference. The underage b& basically makes it so you have to jump through hoops to prove you are not, in fact, underage. What was it? 3 kinds of indentity (which the Lindens then store on their server) and a utility bill? Most college kids have a driver’s license and a college ID, but they don’t pay for utilities.

  26. Aya Pelous

    Aug 20th, 2008

    Tizzers is garbage and its worthless. If you hate
    ll so much just stop logging in.

  27. Nikola Shirakawa

    Aug 20th, 2008

    Yes, but have they rebuilt that abortion clinic? Did they rebuild their Twin Towers? No, when something gets shut down, they do something else. Granted it’s usually more offensive than what they did last, but the point is, they don’t do the same thing twice.

  28. Archie Lukas

    Aug 21st, 2008


    the problem with this is:

    It’s just a plain friggin stoopid idea. Duh!!!

  29. Stephie

    Aug 22nd, 2008

    Berta, your stupid is showing.

  30. Prokofaux Nympho

    Aug 22nd, 2008

    “I registered the name in remembrance of my dear departed friend and hero of free expression, Tizzers Foxchase, much as someone names a child after a dead relative”
    You are such a bully intlibber. Do you really expect LL to believe you bullshit. You are a moron!!

  31. lamont cranston

    Sep 13th, 2008

    Do people ever think? THIS is exactly the type of BS that was predicted when the whole “OMG ageplayers! think of the children!!” stupidity was first invented. The whole ageplay ban was stupid – there are no children allowed on the main grid.
    And if they sneak on, why would they play a kid? That makes no sense.
    The whole ageplay ban thing set yourselves up for this…
    You deserve it

  32. Anonymous

    Sep 13th, 2008

    the age verification is something even lamer…
    for US residents you have an option of providing the last 4 digits of your SSN… which would probably come in the zip file with the other info you purchased on teh interwebs for $1. with CC #’s and all that…

    pissing off the lindens is part of the game… the other players really can’t do that much to you. it’s like finding ways to bend the 10 commandments. creative thought is good… if you slap your neighbors wife and call her a bitch while you bang her … it’s not coveting? is it?..

  33. Cjay

    Feb 8th, 2009

    Go figure Two lindens come to clean up object litter, something that could have been done by a sim owner, But cant seem to unban an account for sombody that pays the big bucks.

    Yup I clealy see know what must be done to protect assets

    Alts on multi Ip with differant email address. then back you inventory up.

    You just cant count on people or trust anyone.

  34. Chaz Maz

    Mar 19th, 2009

    Second Life: Land of the WEAK home of the BROKEN

    First of all, I have been there, have done that. Had clubs, owned land, made friends, money, and fell in love. Second life on the surface, especially for the newbie and Entrepreneur/artist is a fun and cool place to make some friends, and make some money. It is looked at as a supercharged chat room, a video game. But the nature of its name is where the insidiousness is. As much of a second life (SL) as it might be, in order to operate you still have to use your Real Life (RL) abilities. You do not follow a different thought and emotional pattern when in SL. You can only use what you know in RL. But kidding yourself is one of the appeals of SL. You eventually get lost in it.
    At first it is new and exciting. Like a new video game. Learning the functions that move your avatar around, visiting places and socializing with the natives. You are perfect, and you can fly. No sickness, no need for money (well not as much) and people don’t have bad breath and, as a “normal”, “intelligent” person, it is an interesting place to explore and learn. But it eventually becomes one of three things. 1. Boring, like a video game you have played over and over. 2. An environment to explore your creative ability to design and sell things. Or, 3 it consumes your psyche.
    The first two are what they are; the third is the meat and potatoes of SL. This is the one that is more consistent. Do you really think the folks at Linden Labs are spending their free time on SL.? No, they are spending the money they are making in RL (SL is a business so it is RL for them) on RL things.
    There comes a saturation point where you walk away or get sucked in. I will say this for the last time and it does not apply to you newbie’s, or the smart ones that are making money off the lonely. It is a place to hide from reality. It is a place where weak, lost souls go to escape from the depth and breadth of life. I will allow some latitude for you shut-ins. Some people have nothing else but the four walls of the room they are in. SL can provide a form of “human” entertainment that they otherwise would not be able to get. But, that just causes the shut-in to let go of their emotional self being even more. This is a hard pill to swallow, no one wants to take a good look at them selves and most do not. But the covert nature of SL allows you to cut loose. Sort of the absolute power corrupts absolutely theory. People that stay too long get lost in it. And yes, justifying all the way, that it is just a game. For the predator, and a predator is weak by nature, it is a place to be free of thought and persecution. To dominate the weak that makes SL their home. And, it is a place for the weak to not be judged, a place that they can feel and accept that who they are is ok, even if it is with the few. Some people can handle the trials and tribulations of life, some can’t and they end up in SL. You start to see a symbiotic circle of relationships in SL. For the people designing objects to sell, they may not interact totally and directly with the person/s and, their sales may come from across the board. The newbie that is playing the “game” to the obsessed, but, the obsessed is a long term customer. Theses business individuals usually get in, add new product, convert their lindens to dollars or pounds and get out.

    The tragedy is the weak and broken. Don’t roll your eyes, In the Real World we are always conned with flashy marketing to get us to buy something or believe something in order to be more acceptable. Magic creams or potions. Don’t kid yourself; Second Life is about making money. Making money off of what? Our loneliness and our lack of self worth in the real world. HELLO, McFly!! It is called Second Life.

    It might be simple, you build a club, people come and visit or create a group, and you solicit for members. People get together and boom, you feel wanted and needed. Building your dream home in the clouds and littering your lawn with cool things like jets and swimming pools. That can make you popular. Walking in a park with your perfect Avatar girlfriend/boyfriend, no RL issues so it is a perfect relationship. That leads to good puppet sex. Mmmm nice. All this is accomplished by tugging on your weakness, your emotional frailty. Either you are not getting it in RL or are too afraid to face the truth of how to exist in RL. You can’t handle the truth and if you are a long term SL puppet, you just can’t handle life, Real Life. Don’t get me wrong, we all like to escape from time to time.

    In some places it is much darker, like I said before, predators hunting the weak. The Gorean Master and the slaves that he takes control of. This one is unusual, in that the Master has total control over the slave. The “slave” giving not only total control of their Avatar, and who can communicate to them, but also, control as to when they will or will not talk to what they can wear. Believe me this does carry over to real life. Imagine the fun of kneeling next to your Avatar Master and saying nothing. Second life being nothing more then a place to be told what to do, serving fake food and ale. You want to call it guided, or taught? Hey, what ever floats your boat? I know just a video game, right? This setup just allows the predator to get in that persons head and develop a false sense of security. Tell that to your husband, wife, girlfriend, or boyfriend. Why you are glued to the PC instead of enjoying life, REAL LIFE. And, couples also get on there too, as couples, this is a nutty one. Worked hard all week, beautiful weekend, and, you both are on a computer, every free moment, building and designing that special home, having that child you never could have. (Yes, people do play the part of the child.) I find it unhealthy when instead of developing a better real life and real relationship in RL. You take that precious time and waste it. Yes, ok… You are free to do what you want. But there are plenty of damaged people on SL. And your fantasy could be causing them to loose sense of reality, along with your lost sense of reality. Their marriages, get funky, destroyed, their children get neglected. And you get a ridiculous God complex that makes you anti social in the Real World, which just plummets yourself deeper in to SL. Cha Ching! Sweet business you got Linden People.
    You have the 50+ couple that spends every “free” moment in SL being the King and Queen. Oh, and so good to their obedient subjects. At their beckons call, at their total command. Or, the sexual perverts. Ok, my opinion….. That can now live out the fantasy of doing it with a farm animal. Or, kneeling down and being the public toilet. Sex is rampant in SL. The anonymous nature of your avatar is something too. You really do not know if the man is a woman or the woman is a man, plenty of men that are living out their desire to be a Transsexual, or a woman. Plenty of women that want to love another woman, so she hides in the body of a man. I guess what you don’t know won’t hurt you. Hey, no one is getting hurt, no aids. Nicey nice. The soul is willing but the flesh is weak. So, the wall that SL provides, allows for an easier transition to experiment. Sad part is as your getting deeper and deeper; you are getting more lost in fantasy then reality and they start to blend. Actually, you probably were lost between the two to begin with. Now you go out into the real world. Take a break; meet one of your SL friends. Break the rule, cross that line; remember SL and RL are supposed to be two different places. People meet up, some get married, the rare few. But mostly it is a letdown, disappointment, and harm to others. It is a dirty little secret. Who wants to tell people that you got into that trouble because you decided to meet your “make believe” friend?
    Lips stay sealed, people get hurt. And in the end, the only place they feel right, the only place that people understand is right back on Second Life. CHA CHING!

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