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Town Hall May 2011 transcript

jumbled as usual, we always end up talking about two or three things at the same time. easier read in hindsight.

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  1. Mr Tenk Mr Tenk May 7, 2011

    [13:00] Beq Janus: There, I feel a little more feminine now, shame this damned paint won’t come off my skin
    [13:00] Mosseveno Tenk: good heavens miss janus!
    [13:01] Holocluck Henly: It should in time Miss Janus.
    [13:01] Mosseveno Tenk: right, as most of you know that have been here a while, i do not track group chat well.
    [13:01] Mosseveno Tenk: we’re comign into the push part of RFL season.
    [13:01] Mosseveno Tenk: walk is jan 16-17, build starts about a week and a half before that.
    [13:01] Beq Janus: july
    [13:02] Mosseveno Tenk: i will not be here for the build this year, so don’t come to me with your ideas. Get wiht Aeolus Cleanslate and Rip WIrefly
    [13:02] Mosseveno Tenk: We do need to start getting a model together. It will be a winter build
    [13:02] Mosseveno Tenk: So. between now and then, what have we got?
    [13:02] Mosseveno Tenk: Miss Janus, start us off and tell us why you’re coverd in paint?
    [13:03] Beq Janus: There talk of it being a circus theme is that still the case?
    [13:03] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: Breezy Carver (12m)
    [13:03] Holocluck Henly: Pardon I may have missed something. There is a Walk in august, and winter builds are due before then, with two object on the ground advising a competition to lose parts of one’s airship and be judged for proficiency
    [13:03] Mosseveno Tenk: I am not listening to RFL build ideas. I will not be here to see them through. Plese talk to Aeolus Cleanslate and Rip Wirefly.
    [13:03] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: Mr. Underby (19m)
    [13:03] Beq Janus: Today sees the start of Paint Second Life Purple week
    [13:04] Breezy Carver Fabre (breezy.carver): wavesssss
    [13:04] Mosseveno Tenk: The cannisters were just delievered from Caledon. Sounds like an ineteresting event they have planned, and we are invited.
    [13:04] Beq Janus: It is the lead up event to the half way stage in the RFLSL campaign
    [13:04] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: Tepic Harlequin (9m)
    [13:04] Tyger Freenote smiles at Breezy
    [13:04] Holocluck Henly: so these builds are for winter and being looked at now and judged for future installation?
    [13:04] Breezy Carver Fabre (breezy.carver): smiles back at tyger :) ..

    [13:05] Mosseveno Tenk: RIght… RFL overarching theme is “seasons of hope”
    [13:05] Beq Janus: You may have noticed a number of buildings around the city have been daubed in a ghastly thing they call colour, purple in fact
    [13:05] Mosseveno Tenk: in july, land will open, and we will build a camp along the track. we have been assigned to a winter sim.
    [13:05] Holocluck Henly: ahh
    [13:05] Mosseveno Tenk listens to Beq
    [13:05] Holocluck Henly: in RFL’s sims
    [13:06] Beq Janus pauses for a moment to let chatter settle
    [13:06] Amadeus Hammerer: Winter sounds good for Babbage
    [13:06] Mosseveno Tenk nods
    [13:07] Mosseveno Tenk: Floor is yours, miss J
    [13:07] Beq Janus: OK, so quickly recapping, today is first day of a week called Paint Second Life Purple (or Paint the grid purple)
    [13:07] Beq Janus: from May 7th to May 13th we have sims across the grid purpling up in support of the RFLSL campaign
    [13:08] Beq Janus: to give us a little context in which to do this the babbage way. There is a story into which you can rioll any purpleness you wish to add
    [13:08] Mosseveno Tenk shudders
    [13:08] Breezy Carver Fabre (breezy.carver): Doc
    [13:08] Blackberry Harvey smiles
    [13:08] Holocluck Henly: there’s always winemaking
    [13:09] Holocluck Henly shrugs
    [13:09] Beq Janus: Some buildings and pathways have already been covered in purple
    [13:09] Doctor Obolensky: Mwa-ha-ha!
    [13:09] Mosseveno Tenk: you fiend! i knew it!
    [13:09] Beq Janus: there is a fiendsish ship that may or may not have nothing to do with Doc O
    [13:09] Mr. Underby: It’s rather regal.
    [13:09] Bookworm Hienrichs chuckles at Beq’s wording.
    [13:09] Holocluck Henly snickers

    [13:10] Beq Janus: which is threatening to spray a cunning mixture of red and blue paint across the city
    [13:10] Tepic Harlequin hears the penny drop…. red and blue paint!
    [13:10] Beq Janus: You may also find a number of unexploded missiles
    [13:10] Mosseveno Tenk: bombs!?!?!
    [13:11] Beq Janus: which as you can see from the state of myself and the good doctor (emphasis on good)
    [13:11] Beq Janus: are somewhat leaky
    [13:11] Mosseveno Tenk: Where can folks get the textures to participate?
    [13:12] Breezy Carver Fabre (breezy.carver): ah i have them
    [13:12] Beq Janus: (( They are official RFLSL vendors in disguise, give them a mere 100 lindens and they will give you a smart purtple crate with clothing layers and tattos of purple lovelyness))
    [13:12] Mosseveno Tenk: niiice.
    [13:13] Beq Janus: there are, as Miss Breezy indicates, official RFLSL kits too, which you can obtain form her
    [13:13] Mosseveno Tenk: Righto. We are still very high in the RFL standings, since they are counting the convio donations in the total this year. And considring how little noise we’ve made about it, that is very impressive. nice job
    [13:13] Bookworm Hienrichs smiles and applauds.
    [13:14] Mosseveno Tenk: righto.
    [13:14] Mosseveno Tenk: we’re 2 weeks out from the Robber Baron Ball. Have we got a build challenge announced yet?
    [13:14] Holocluck Henly thinks… maybe another dance party next week. I’m home for two weeks might as well use them for good :)
    [13:14] Blackberry Harvey: There is the Tuesday dance, Mr. Henly

  2. Mr Tenk Mr Tenk May 7, 2011

    [13:15] Holocluck Henly: Other dances
    [13:15] Tyger Freenote: re. the ball, i think Breezy may have crashed
    [13:15] Bookworm Hienrichs nods.
    [13:15] Mosseveno Tenk: Looks like it
    [13:15] Holocluck Henly: I’ve been hosting in bay city and using the team kiosk to collect instead of tips
    [13:15] Elilka Sieyes: took the words right out of my keyboard
    [13:15] Mosseveno Tenk: RIght, Mr. Melnik, tell us about your event on Tuesday?
    [13:15] Holocluck Henly: I dont mention it in the group because it’s not to theme
    [13:16] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: Lauren Hallenbook (12m)
    [13:16] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: GaslampFantasy Steampunk (6m)
    [13:17] Mosseveno Tenk: and while we’re waiting to see if Mrs. Fabre makes it back in, does anyone have an idea for the build this month?
    [13:17] Scottie Melnik: This is going to be one of four dances we’ve planned out that kind of revolve around a season theme.
    [13:17] Mosseveno Tenk: I would suggest a simpler one, as the last 2 have been advanced.
    [13:17] Holocluck Henly: advanced dancing?
    [13:18] Doctor Obolensky: Hmmm….what about Loot?
    [13:18] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: Emerson Lighthouse (10m)
    [13:18] Mosseveno Tenk clasps his hands behind his back and braces for the mention of greenery
    [13:18] Stargirl Macbain: Oo loot.
    [13:18] Doctor Obolensky: Seeing as it’s a robber baron ball.
    [13:18] Mosseveno Tenk: Loot.
    [13:18] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: Lauren Hallenbook (10m)
    [13:18] Beq Janus: a money tree, greenery, green backs, loot
    [13:18] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: Scottie Melnik (10m)
    [13:19] Mosseveno Tenk: pirate chests, jewerly… wide open. i like it.
    [13:19] Beq Janus ducks a swipe from the clockwinder
    [13:19] Doctor Obolensky: However the builder may define it for themselves…..cookie jars, what have you.
    [13:19] Holocluck Henly: not purple :) I saw that on the site’s calendar

    [13:20] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: Amadeus Hammerer (10m)
    [13:20] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: Mr. Underby (10m)
    [13:20] Holocluck Henly: pardon is this a new topic? Is there a build contest in addition to this green dance?
    [13:20] Scottie Melnik: No, the green dance is entirely separate.
    [13:21] Scottie Melnik: That’s this Tuesday. It’s just a fun little dance. With a green theme.
    [13:21] Beq Janus: if we mix the green with the pruple do we get tartan so that Victor can wear his kilt?
    [13:21] Scottie Melnik: The Square will be completely greened up, there’s no build contest or anything like that.
    [13:21] Holocluck Henly: Right. I didnt see the build convo start. I’d like to know more about it
    [13:21] Tyger Freenote: scroll up
    [13:22] Mosseveno Tenk: i’ll send a message to Breezy seeing if she wants to make teh build “Loot”
    [13:22] Holocluck Henly: well is there a build theme each month?
    [13:22] Mosseveno Tenk: prim count will be announced when it is firm.
    [13:22] Doctor Obolensky: THere’s usually a build theme for each Ball.
    [13:22] Doctor Obolensky: , which is usually monthly.
    [13:22] Holocluck Henly: I wasnt aware of that.
    [13:22] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: Lauren Hallenbook (10m)
    [13:22] Holocluck Henly: i mean other than someone decorates the hall
    [13:23] Holocluck Henly writes down there are group contributions.
    [13:23] Holocluck Henly: okay sorry I’m caught up
    [13:23] Mosseveno Tenk: is there an aether salon this month, or are they on summer break?
    [13:24] Bookworm Hienrichs: I don’t know…
    [13:24] Mosseveno Tenk nods and makes a note to check on that
    [13:24] Mosseveno Tenk: Righto. Floor is open.
    [13:25] Bookworm Hienrichs: I have something in the works as an RP/RFL Fundraising event.
    [13:25] Tyger Freenote: Why do I keep hearing a zippo lighter?
    [13:25] Mosseveno Tenk motions Book to take the floor
    [13:25] Bookworm Hienrichs: Don’t know timing yet. Depends on how things shake out.
    [13:25] Amadeus Hammerer: Because I smoke Tyger!;-)
    [13:25] Doctor Obolensky: Sound effects from the worky bits of the Hall.
    [13:25] Bookworm Hienrichs: Topic will…be a mystery until shortly before it. *grin*
    [13:26] Mosseveno Tenk: the waterworks in the corner is noisy
    [13:26] Mosseveno Tenk: time frame?
    [13:26] Bookworm Hienrichs: Probably not for at least a couple of weeks.
    [13:26] Mosseveno Tenk nods and pencils it in
    [13:27] Bookworm Hienrichs: Might be early June.
    [13:27] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: Victor1st Mornington (10m)
    [13:27] Mosseveno Tenk: summer tends to be a sleepy time here, with the exception of the RFL build.
    [13:27] Amadeus Hammerer: How to turn an event in a RFL-event?
    [13:27] Mosseveno Tenk: Any event can be an RFL event.
    [13:28] Doctor Obolensky: Just add vendors. :P
    [13:28] Holocluck Henly: The ball?
    [13:28] Beq Janus: In the RFL calendar itself there is a home and garden expo which I beleive starts next week. I don’t know if any steamlands merchants are represented there or whether Babbage would want to do its version of a Home and Garden expo?
    [13:28] Mosseveno Tenk: We could use a major event in june before things get really crazy.
    [13:28] Blackberry Harvey: Mr. Tenk, I’m thinking of a summer solstice Audio Exploration, most likely June 19.
    [13:28] Mosseveno Tenk: ELO therapy. mmm.
    [13:28] Lauren Hallenbook: Giggles!!
    [13:29] Holocluck Henly: I’m always up for ELO therapy
    [13:29] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: Amadeus Hammerer (12m)
    [13:29] Blackberry Harvey: If you’ll be there, it could be Adam Ant time
    [13:29] Lauren Hallenbook is having flashbacks from watching Xanadu this morning
    [13:29] Doctor Obolensky: Stand and Deliver!
    [13:29] Mosseveno Tenk: If you haven’t heard mr. H’s ELO sets, put on your leisure suits and get ready
    [13:29] Mosseveno Tenk rubs a white streak across his nose
    [13:29] Tepic Harlequin: stand on yer liver?
    [13:29] Doctor Obolensky adjusts his snappy purple plaid polyester.

  3. Mr Tenk Mr Tenk May 7, 2011

    [13:45] Holocluck Henly: Thank you
    [13:45] Mosseveno Tenk: i’ve got more land on my hands than i’m comfortable with. still get move ins, but not as often.
    [13:45] Mosseveno Tenk: new toulouse just opened up a new sim, that is a very encouraging sign.
    [13:46] Beq Janus: Is there a sales pack for Babbage? Something that tells people what they get. Why you should be building here and not squatting in 117 prims of linden sameness
    [13:46] Mosseveno Tenk: i’m very concerned baout port babbage. merchants all over the steamlands are reducing thier lands.
    [13:47] Doctor Obolensky: Frankly, I think a lot of people are realizing they can live with one main store, and the Marketplace.
    [13:47] Blackberry Harvey: Ms Janus, there was a little talk in January about a New Babbage sales brochure
    [13:47] Mosseveno Tenk: that is to say, the merchants seem to be the most likely people to try and sell their land lately.
    [13:47] Tepic Harlequin: sales in-world are falling off the radar, shops just don’t seem todo very well now….
    [13:47] Mosseveno Tenk: very true Doc.
    [13:47] Amadeus Hammerer: I think, there are two problems, the city has been a little quiet the lst months and many merchants move to the market place.
    [13:47] Beq Janus: yes, the malls are dying.
    [13:47] Mosseveno Tenk: inworld shopping is not what it once was, and you don’t have to wait for the rez while browsing the marketplace.
    [13:47] Doctor Obolensky: And quite frankly, Babbage really isn’t the place for big mainstores, generally.
    [13:47] Holocluck Henly: I do what many people do: search at the marketplace then go inworld
    [13:47] Tyger Freenote: Marketplace is very cost-effective if used to its potential
    [13:48] Vic Mornington (victor1st.mornington): some inworld shops do fine if they are marketed and up in the search ranks but a lot of shop owners plank their shop down and expoect folks to come without any advertising or search readying at all…
    [13:48] Blackberry Harvey: We’re very creative people as a group, perhaps we can come up with some ideas on how to leverage the idea of marketplace as a catalog and inworld displays to see and demo the goods
    [13:48] Tepic Harlequin: maybe we could encorage merchants to display stuff, say working models, in shops here, with pointers from their Marketplace items?
    [13:48] Blackberry Harvey: Exactly, Tepic
    [13:49] Elilka Sieyes: maybe we could have a small hunt round Port Babbage some time
    [13:49] Tepic Harlequin: heheh snap Mr Harvey!
    [13:49] Tyger Freenote: I always look for “see this item inworld”
    [13:49] Elilka Sieyes nods to Tyger
    [13:49] Lauren Hallenbook nods to Tyger as well
    [13:49] Holocluck Henly: There’s no one stopping them from posting an SLURL to the object’s location. many do and it saves the trouble of looking in the creator’s profile for a pick
    [13:49] Mosseveno Tenk: oh, to comment on what Amadeus said about sailing from raimondo.. it is very close to blakes sea. if i have to let it go, i will keep a 512 next to the channel as a rezzing point.
    [13:49] Beq Janus: yes, but that does not encourage satellite shops only main stores
    [13:49] Lauren Hallenbook: I like to see things in SL before purchasing

    [13:50] Amadeus Hammerer: Great Mr Tenk!
    [13:50] Blackberry Harvey: But perhaps if we offered a rent deal on certain plots to be used as res platforms or shop displays… just brainstorming
    [13:50] Doctor Obolensky: Well, for satellite shops to work, they have to get walk-up traffic.
    [13:50] Holocluck Henly: Mayor Tenk, if you need known rezzing areas in Blakes Sea let me know and I can get for you
    [13:50] Doctor Obolensky: So you’d have to get people into the port in the first place.
    [13:50] Tepic Harlequin: a well crafted shop and display encorages me that other items by smae person will be good…
    [13:50] Doctor Obolensky: IE: Events in/around where your stores are.
    [13:50] Lauren Hallenbook ponders how much action the mystery brought to the sims.
    [13:51] Holocluck Henly: Also sometimes if i see something inworld, likewise one can add more descriptions in the marketplace ad. truly it does serve well as a catalogue
    [13:51] Beq Janus: The issue is that merchants no long need a small outlet, they pull all their satellite stores back into the main store, put the rest of their presence on the marketplace
    [13:51] Mosseveno Tenk: the really successful merchants will eventually go off to their own sim. and that takes a lot of windowshopper traffic out of whereever they were
    [13:51] Tyger Freenote: things like showcase and those top 10s LL do must help a lot too, I saw one the other day for photo opp places, included Innsmouth, Insilico etc.
    [13:52] Holocluck Henly: When I finally have my shop ready, I would like to hold something… being it’s tiny, it would have to be outside in the clockhaven courtyard… would that be possible?
    [13:52] Vic Mornington (victor1st.mornington): most sims which is mostly commercial has a main point of interest somewhere in the middle to bring in the foot traffic, like a club…
    [13:52] Mosseveno Tenk: no problem. grand opening parties are always doable
    [13:52] Tyger Freenote: not sure how much of those are down to luck though, to get included
    [13:52] Doctor Obolensky: I’ve got to go.
    [13:52] Doctor Obolensky: RL just turned up in my face. :P
    [13:52] Holocluck Henly: Nice to meet you in the mesh Dr O
    [13:52] Doctor Obolensky: So, yes.
    [13:52] Beq Janus: Evil calls?
    [13:52] Doctor Obolensky: You too!
    [13:52] Mosseveno Tenk: i wonder about that too, tyger. but who can really say.
    [13:52] Beq Janus: take care Doc
    [13:52] Doctor Obolensky waves!
    [13:53] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: Emerson Lighthouse (12m)
    [13:53] Mosseveno Tenk nods to doc
    [13:53] Mosseveno Tenk: righto, top of the hour coming up. i’ll never ask you to sit here more than an hour.
    [13:53] Elilka Sieyes: someone needs to land a giant squid to drag in the photo opportunity tourists
    [13:53] Tepic Harlequin: Loki Eliot has had good success in getting Escapades on the Destination Guide….
    [13:53] Holocluck Henly: most of the time when i want something, I hunt it down. i wont care if there’s a club nearby. only more of the same to check out
    [13:53] Vic Mornington (victor1st.mornington): babbage is already in the destination guide…
    [13:54] Vic Mornington (victor1st.mornington): just lower down cause its been in the guide for months now
    [13:54] Tyger Freenote: yeah me could leave it along the front of the port, sell cloths pegs after a few days
    [13:54] Tyger Freenote: *we
    [13:54] Beq Janus: This is what I meant about a briochure or sales pack though. Loki’s films, and all the others are wonderful adverts, I don’t think we capitalise on them
    [13:54] Holocluck Henly: if there’s a place of interest in New Babbage that warrants its own listing then by all means take advantage of that for a second link
    [13:54] Tepic Harlequin: yep Mr Mornington, needs new events subbmited to keep near the top
    [13:54] Tyger Freenote: that’s true, a Babbage Youtube playlist would be excellent

    [13:55] Stargirl Macbain: I thought we had a babbage playlist, or am I wrong?
    [13:55] Amadeus Hammerer: I thought, there’s a babbage youtube channel?
    [13:55] Tyger Freenote: Actually I think you may have put one together Victor?
    [13:55] Vic Mornington (victor1st.mornington): the destination guide admins wont add a second place in the same group of sims to the destination guide unless its really eye catching
    [13:55] Emerson Lighthouse sees his laptop powerlevel red lining with out an outlet nearby
    [13:55] Holocluck Henly: I thought the paleozoic museum was great but I’m a nerd
    [13:55] Tyger Freenote: ok well that should be linked in any marketing materials =)
    [13:55] Mosseveno Tenk: yes, you need a reason to resubmit tho. i think.
    [13:55] Holocluck Henly: ahhh
    [13:55] Beq Janus: how about having a Municipal store that has all the bumph and gloss we can throw into New Bababge real estate ?
    [13:55] Scottie Melnik: Is Port where everyone tends to land when coming from the Destination Guide?
    [13:56] Emerson Lighthouse remembers it was Loki’s adventure that brought him and Lauren to New Babbage in November
    [13:56] Scottie Melnik: I’m afraid I haven’t been to the Guide.
    [13:56] Blackberry Harvey: Oh yes, prefabs! Almost forgot.
    [13:56] Mosseveno Tenk: a good reason. things like loki’s mysteries will warrant it
    [13:56] Tepic Harlequin: events like the Oiling Festival, Air Regatta, all need submitting…
    [13:56] Mosseveno Tenk: not sure if shopping hunts do? anyone know?
    [13:56] Salazar Jack:
    [13:56] Lauren Hallenbook: does Babbage have a FB page?
    [13:56] Mosseveno Tenk makes notes to submit for oiling festival and such
    [13:56] Tyger Freenote: As long as the Oiling Festival is used to promote Babbage, and not others’ interests, it’s a great event
    [13:56] Salazar Jack: That’s my personal Babbage playlist.
    [13:57] Tyger Freenote bookmarks that
    [13:57] Lauren Hallenbook: yes, we should submit the events into the event listings, Mr. Tenk
    [13:57] Beq Janus: RFL is a good advert too. people from across the gris run through our builds, it is a perfect ad for the community here
    [13:57] Lauren Hallenbook: I could assist with that if you need.
    [13:57] Holocluck Henly: I never knew this video existed lol it’s great
    [13:57] Elilka Sieyes: Plus we should Take More Walks and talk to more visitors ;)
    [13:57] Holocluck Henly saves it
    [13:58] Mosseveno Tenk: there is a new babbage channel on youtube. think the playlist is up to 65
    [13:58] Holocluck Henly: hmm cant save a playlist
    [13:58] Blackberry Harvey: Mr. Tenk, I’ll volunteer to spearhead the prefab effort, if we can arrange to have a vendor in city hall and a link to a demo/rez platform.
    [13:58] Mosseveno Tenk: (65!!!!!!)
    [13:58] Mosseveno Tenk: make it so, Mr. H
    [13:58] Mosseveno Tenk: BEfore we go, how is the website coming? looks like you ahve been doing some major code wrestling with the drupal
    [13:58] Beq Janus: BB, drop me info on what the plans are please
    [13:59] Mosseveno Tenk: if anyone knows drupal, please get in touch with Blackberry
    [13:59] Blackberry Harvey: Drupal just got upgraded, which broke events, we’re still trying to fix it. It’s half working now.
    [13:59] Tyger Freenote: Gosh Mr Jack you gots the moves
    [13:59] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: EnochHarris Resident (19m)
    [13:59] Bookworm Hienrichs raises her hand.
    [13:59] Blackberry Harvey: When you post an event, please put the time clearky in the title and body, and fill in all the date fields you see on the page.
    [13:59] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: CocoaErmine Resident (19m)
    [13:59] Holocluck Henly thinks he’s going to tweet that video later.
    [13:59] Mosseveno Tenk: Yes, Book?

    [14:00] Bookworm Hienrichs: Miss Jedburgh says there *is* a Salon this month.
    [14:00] Bookworm Hienrichs: I don’t know what the topic is, though.
    [14:00] Mosseveno Tenk: tahnk you. that wil be on the 22?
    [14:00] Salazar Jack blushes and turns purple
    [14:00] Bookworm Hienrichs: It’s usually the third Sunday.
    [14:01] Holocluck Henly: that’s the spirit Sal old friend!
    [14:01] Mosseveno Tenk: 22nd. what is the topic?
    [14:01] Beq Janus grins at Mr Jack
    [14:01] Mosseveno Tenk: whoa
    [14:01] Bookworm Hienrichs: Third Sunday would be the 15th, actually. And I don’t yet know what the topic is.
    [14:01] Mosseveno Tenk hears the clock chime 2
    [14:01] Mosseveno Tenk: righto, thanks for stopping by.
    [14:02] Beq Janus thinks the clockwinder is running slow
    [14:02] Salazar Jack: Thank you, Clockwinder.
    [14:02] Tyger Freenote watches the mayor leave like his pants are on fire
    [14:02] Holocluck Henly: as long as it doesnt run into snail races. I got out just in time for the one last month. it was great. I’m saying great a lot, aren’t I?
    [14:02] Blackberry Harvey: Great
    [14:02] Bookworm Hienrichs: Thank you, Mr. Tenk.
    [14:02] Mosseveno Tenk: great
    [14:02] Tyger Freenote: ggrrrrreat
    [14:02] Beq Janus: that could grate after a while
    [14:02] Elilka Sieyes groans

  4. Mr Tenk Mr Tenk May 7, 2011

    [13:30] Tyger Freenote: ridicule is nothing to be scared of (crosses his arms theatrically)
    [13:30] Holocluck Henly chortles
    [13:30] Mosseveno Tenk: i’ll probably hold 1 or 2 ‘tales from new babbage’ parties between now and RFL walk, depending on what gets sent back. don’t want to conflict with anyone that is planning a sunday night event
    [13:31] Holocluck Henly: I’m always in a sunday event. Giant Snail Races.
    [13:31] Holocluck Henly: well my alt
    [13:31] Mosseveno Tenk resistes teh urge to open qavimator and pose the prince charming dance
    [13:31] Mosseveno Tenk: Tepic, how was your giant snail race?
    [13:32] Mosseveno Tenk: I heard you … er… slithered?
    [13:32] Beq Janus: now for me that has been forever captured in the pimms advert but I suspect there are less than a handful inthis room that have a clue of what I mean
    [13:32] Baron Wulfenbach’s Remote Unit (gaslampfantasy.steampunk) chuckles
    [13:32] Holocluck Henly: Were you in one too Tepic? :) or an alt?
    [13:32] Tepic Harlequin: ummmm….. RL got in the way, but Jimmy did well!
    [13:32] Mosseveno Tenk: excellent
    [13:32] Holocluck Henly: Jimmy was right near mine for most of the race :)
    [13:32] Tyger Freenote: think i missed that one Beq
    [13:32] Mosseveno Tenk: jimmy is a very good racer.
    [13:32] Holocluck Henly: he wore the new babbage colors on his shell
    [13:33] Elilka Sieyes: good lad!
    [13:33] Beq Janus:
    [13:33] Mosseveno Tenk: righto, got a confirmation that the build challenge this month is indeed “Loot!”
    [13:34] Mosseveno Tenk points to the cannisters in the center of the room for the latecomers
    [13:34] Doctor Obolensky: Wrech?
    [13:34] Holocluck Henly: whom does one submit? are there specs and rules? and drop offs?

    [13:35] Mosseveno Tenk: There is an airship, erm, demolision derby, i think, in caledon next weekend. take the notecards for details.
    [13:35] Baron Wulfenbach’s Remote Unit (gaslampfantasy.steampunk): Danke, Herr Clockwinder.
    [13:35] Blackberry Harvey: Wreck your wretch with a wrench?
    [13:35] Mosseveno Tenk: they support us in the founders week airship races, we can support them in this. sounds like a good time.
    [13:36] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: Emerson Lighthouse (12m)
    [13:36] Mosseveno Tenk: for the build challenge, the prim count will be announced no later than thursday at office hours. what you do is work on your entry then place it over at piermont landing in the build area on the south side.
    [13:36] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: Beq Janus (5m)
    [13:37] Mosseveno Tenk: entries must be placed before 7pm on the night of the ball to be considered for judging. there are cash prizes
    [13:37] Mosseveno Tenk: we do this nearly every month.
    [13:38] Beq Janus: Before my continuum discontinued did I hear that loot was confirmed?
    [13:38] Holocluck Henly: thank you… depending on whether office hours are not during sleep or work time i hope to attend. and have less and less questions as I go along
    [13:39] Tyger Freenote: I think Mayor Tenk was referring to the ball and build competition, not Town Hall (which I know he loves)


    • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk May 7, 2011


      [13:40] Doctor Obolensky: And don’t be shy about cornering
      some of the old-timers or ems, or even just random folks in chat and
      asking questions.
      [13:40] Mosseveno Tenk: the piermont build is Loot, yes.
      [13:41] Doctor Obolensky: We’re generally a pretty helpful lot, even the dastardly types.
      [13:41] Doctor Obolensky: Unofficially, of course.
      [13:41] Blackberry Harvey: Dr. O and Mr. Underby were more or less my welcoming committee…
      [13:41] Bookworm Hienrichs: Of course. *grin*
      [13:41] Mosseveno Tenk: and you survived?
      [13:41] Tepic Harlequin: heheheh
      [13:41] Blackberry Harvey: And now look at me!
      Holocluck Henly: I’m somewhat disoriented yes. just when i decided to
      start pursuing activities here RL dealt me a neighbor with “issues” and
      now I have “issues” which required RL intervention and displacement of
      residence. so instead of learning the ways here i’ve been delaying
      [13:42] Mosseveno Tenk: i know these are hard times.
      [13:42] Mosseveno Tenk: and some are concerend about the future of the city.
      [13:42] Mosseveno Tenk: i didn’t become mayor to make money.
      [13:42] Holocluck Henly: no one does something they love to make money
      [13:42] Mosseveno Tenk: i’ve paid myself back what i paid out.
      [13:42] Doctor Obolensky: I do!
      [13:42] Tyger Freenote: Mr Holmes, you look different, did you get your hair done?
      [13:43] Holocluck Henly: with the exception of course
      [13:43] Holocluck Henly: :P
      [13:43] Mosseveno Tenk: if it comes to it, raimondo will be the first thing i let go.
      [13:43] Amadeus Hammerer: :-(
      [13:43] Mosseveno Tenk: that’s where teh sandbox platform is on the mainland, for use by those in the engineer’s group
      [13:44] Mosseveno Tenk: its a nice to have thing, but its not part of the city. hopefully it won’t come to that.
      [13:44] Mosseveno Tenk: the reason i opened that up was becuase the city platforms were getting so crowded.
      [13:44] Holocluck Henly: pardon… may I have the lm for that?
      [13:44] Amadeus Hammerer: Raimondo is a great start for sailing tours.
      [13:44] Tyger Freenote steals Amadeus’s lighter and hides it
      [13:44] Tepic Harlequin: are people renting the land in New Babbage, Mr Tenk?

  5. Breezy Carver Breezy Carver May 8, 2011

    1) Forgive, I had to run .. real life called and then tugged me away from pc ..

    a)  This month’s build for The 3rd annual  Robber Baron’s Ball

     will be  The Robber Baron’s $Loot$ Build

    27 prims  please see our events listing for more details :)

    All builds due on landing by  7pm SLT  Saturday may 21st

    b) i do list events in LL events for New Babbage  ((that are rfl or not))

    and I drop notes in RFL volenteers group for RFL events  :)

    twirls  quietly  along ..

  6. Yang Moreau Yang Moreau May 8, 2011

    Wish I hadn’t missed it, but I was dead after an hour at a festival IRL and not enough sleep.

    On the point of merchants in New Babbage, someone there mentioned a lot of satellite shops rely on walk-up traffic. That’s quite true, and I noticed New Babbage isn’t regarded much by visitors as a shopping place. Especially with the loss of places like BlakOpal and I’m sure others. The most walk-up traffic I’ve seen while being stationedin Port is to the Mermaid Arcade. It’s sort of a slow, steady trickle. It’s incredibly rare to see the other shops get any kind of traffic, let alone steady traffic lately. Just the other day I saw a cluster of people over in Clockhaven and thought maybe someone was throwing a party. I peeked in and saw a group of shoppers in Obscura Benoir’s shop. It was a wonderful sight to be sure, seeing so many dots at once in a shop anywhere in New Babbage.

    • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk May 8, 2011

      once upon a time i could barely find a moment when port babbage was clear of shoppers to restart it. shopping habits have changed.

      Oscura’s shop is in a hunt right now.

      i find hunts a mixed bag. They are great for the merchant,  but i think 90% of the shoppers that go thru are more focused on getting through the list (and 50% of those are in a trance-like feeding frenzy), then pausing to see where they have landed. I did notice that we are a lot more lit up during the steam hunt, but you rarely saw them in the street.

      The Oxbridge teleport link has been moved to Clockhaven square, near the cart, as Mr. Questi wanted a denser build to greet tourists.

      • Yang Moreau Yang Moreau May 8, 2011

        I can attest to that for sure as both a hunt merchant and a hunter. The Steam Hunt brought customers to my Clockhaven location. I’ve actually had sales there since when I had none before. But being a hunter myself at times, when you’ve got, what was it last time, 189? locations, you’re more focused on getting in and out and getting through, especially if the stop isn’t early on in the hunt. Though with the upcoming Silk Road Hunt, I’m really thankful to be within the first 23 for that very reason. On the bad end of it, by the end of the hunt, unless your place makes a MAJOR impression on the hunters, they’ve forgotten what the heck was at the start by then.

      • Amadeus Hammerer Amadeus Hammerer May 8, 2011

        At the moment, it’s just a sign for a hunt beginning in June. It’s a small German hunt organized by a forum. So the city will have some visitors, that don’t know much about steampunk, as it’s still new for many Germans.

  7. Edward Pearse Edward Pearse May 8, 2011

    Must extract my digit and get stuff onto marketplace.

  8. Breezy Carver Breezy Carver May 8, 2011

    Hunts are really all about TOMA ..and Traffic of one’s bussiness .

    TOMA= Top of mind awareness

    Traffic= raises your own placement on search .

    Hence You are building a name for yourself for and to new avis.

    The Formula does work !

    1) If one puts an excellent Item out in a  well advertised hunt

    Over time and in these said well advertised , and Blogged Quality Hunts,

    It will raise one’s TOMA .. and Traffic .

    2) If one utizes Market Place and all is’s said features  it will raise one’s TOMA .

    a)  one sells quality  merchandise at a reasonable price

    b) use the “see in world”  stroke ie link

    c)  take quality photo of  product for sale

    Nothing happens over night it all takes time ..  As it takes time to die slowly , it takes time to build  quality .. but it is all obtainable ..

     ((Insert  blimp rotation  from Scarface here)) .

    Here is the deal  think of yourself  Playing with not against the house ..

    The house (( ie Linden Labs))  wants you in the game .. and wants to keep you in the game .

    The catch you don’t get  annoyed, frustrated and or burnt out ..  Gee sort of just like  real life !

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