One of the ways that I measure whether anyone is serious about ending spam and abuse and harasment on SL is their stance on teleport spam or tspam for short. Tspam is the endemic bane of anyone in the escort business, because we are constantly fighting through menus. People go through the names on a public group, offer tps to all them them as a way of getting them to go to a club and generate traffic. That all questions become a blue dialog box means that while fighting through the blue dialogs from your tool, from animated beds, from xcite, from buying things, from "do you want to allow this to take linden" from the vendors you are setting up, there is now an uncontrolled assault on your screen from people you do not know and do not really want to know.
Often these tps are into orgy or free sex areas. Often the next word is "wanna fuck?" And it is seldom anything but ignoring you by the professional spammers. Clubs pay people to tp spam.
This has got to stop, or no mainstream business will feel safe asking people in for long. Would you want your little old lady customers accidentally saying yes to tp spam while in the middle of one of your sales pitches, only to find themselves surrounded by grinding bodies, a moan a moment sound track, and a guy with his dick out and errect saying "wanna fuck? do you have cam?"
Tspam is favored becaue the proof goes poof, and because well "you accepted it." But you didn't in many cases, and you shouldn't have to fight off teleport offers from people you haven't talked to, which more than once in my experience I've taken because I was waiting for a legitimate tp offer.
End Teleport Spam. It is harassment, often sexual harassment, and often for money. It is a simple question, does Linden Laboratories condone sexual harassment for profit, or not? If not, what are they going to do about a common business and personal practice on sl, which threatens the integrity of the system?
Or are women justified targets for anything that businesses choose to dish out, because there is clearly a large clientele on sl that wants anonymous instant sex with a woman so they can demand that the bitch worship their cocks and call them master? I don't blah blah blah about the Patriarchy often, but this looks like a pretty good candidate for "things da hoes just gotta accept."
I have a simple proposal, put on the teleport dialog a third button "block and report as spam." It is an option on myspace to report friend offers as spam, and in every email program. Everything sent to an avatar should eventually have this option: block and report as spam.
"Wanna Fuck? Do You Have Cam?"
Would people doing this to avatars with the last name "CiscoSystems" or "Linden" be tolerated? I doubt it.