SLCC 2011 — Lab Prepares For Repeat Resident Chalk Assault?

by Pixeleen Mistral on 10/04/11 at 8:12 pm

Will the news that the 2011 Second Life Community Convention is to be held in San Francisco sometime in August lead to a run on water, buckets, brushes and other cleaning supplies as Linden Lab shores up it's defenses against a shrinking customer base? 

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The Second Life mainland in real life - SLCC 2009

The stakes are high, and it is believed that some players may already be stockpiling chalk in preparation for a repeat of the previous SLCC assault on the Lab's headquarters. The 2009 SLCC surprise attack left behind user-generated content which temporarily decorated the Lab's headquarters with the sort of chaotic crowd-sourced aesthetic for which the Second Life mainland is well known. Unfortunately for the Lab, the auto-return setting on the HQ plot was not functioning in real life, and both Sensipoo and Hubris Linden were forced to clean up after the players. Some things never change.

Meanwhile, members of the SL fanboy community denounced the chalking of the game gods' temple - widely believed to be sacred in fanboy circles - as a case of real life griefing and launched an internet detective investigation of possible culprits. A 2011 SLCC repeat of the 2009 chalking incident could be seen by fanboy groups as an attack on the very foundation of law and order in Second Life. Clearly, this is serious business.

Will the real life typists behind the Justice League Unlimited form a superhuman shield to protect the sanctity of the Linden's real life HQ? Will the Lab staff be able to get the bugs out of their real life eject and ban powers without a rolling restart of San Francisco? And most important, in the event of chalked messages adorning the Lab, which Linden will draw the short straw and be forced to scrub the walls this time?

13 Responses to “SLCC 2011 — Lab Prepares For Repeat Resident Chalk Assault?”

  1. kanomi

    Apr 10th, 2011

    Don’t worry, the JLU has volunteered to stand vigil outside the temple gates for the duration.

  2. Glenn Beck

    Apr 10th, 2011

    You know who else encouraged vandalism to businesses they didn’t like?


  3. Nelson Jenkins

    Apr 10th, 2011

    Just get a hose and wash it off.

    Unless someone opts to pay a few bucks extra for spray paint.

  4. hobo kelly

    Apr 10th, 2011

    that blue really stands out well doesn’t it?

    i bet that orange and yellow would be good that way too

  5. Oh noes

    Apr 11th, 2011

    LOL. I would have love to seen a linden walk out while someone drew that PN sign, talk about awkward.

  6. bubblesort

    Apr 11th, 2011

    They have aerosol chalk now, all the groups on my campus use it. It washes off with the rain, just like normal chalk, but it stands out better and is easier to use. It probably looks more suspicious if you get caught using it outside a college campus, though.

  7. Orca Flotta

    Apr 11th, 2011


  8. The Anti Herald

    Apr 11th, 2011

    Pfft. Just have the cops watch the place and arrest Bellino this time.

  9. IntLibber

    Apr 11th, 2011

    On Noes,
    There were Lindens on the party bus!! Some came out of the office all smiles too.


  10. Jaid3n

    May 1st, 2011

    Vote Ban

    Skills Hak


    NCSA Resident

    Both Privacy Violaters


  11. Jaid3n

    May 1st, 2011

    oops Yeah If I were in CA right nao I would do some major Damages to their RL business, and bettery pray I never visit there in RL I might just be the next insane person to do a Rampage like this for example… I could totally do this to some people XD.

  12. GG3

    May 1st, 2011


    Uh huh, and you would go straight to prison buddy :)

  13. Gundel Gaukelei

    May 1st, 2011

    Anyone else having a hard time trying to feel threatened by a role model from an Uwe “Bruhahaha” Boll movie?

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