Thursday, January 10, 2008

Ugh Griefers

One of the indications that LL's AR system is held in contempt is the assault that took palce on Yedo today by Leon Mushtarie, his profile claims that he is Vinicius Santos Martins irl. Whether that is true only Linden Labs knows, because he is a paying member of Second Life. I file many abuse reports, and most of them come to nothing. One of the few areas that LL does act upon is when an object overlaps someone else's property. Other than that, I've seen little effect.

He used soemthing that required I relog to fix my avatar, and which instantly orbitted me to 200000M. I tp'd back to my home location on Yedo. But this script is clearly only for griefing purposes if used anywhere outside of a combat sim. The object name is blitz, I will try and track down a copy and find out how it works. Damage is not enabled on Yedo, and push is restricted. We allow people to run scripts and create objects so that they can unpack boxes and use AOs. I am not sure what can be done to fix the problem that many scripts are clearly griefing scripts, and these can't be stopped without stopping legitimate scripts.

So I am also going to report it here Leon Mushtarie is a criminal griefer. I will track what happens with this, because it is a good test as to whether LL can be safe.

This is the exact log of what happned:

[8:32] [2008/01/10 8:14] MystiTool HUD 1.0.21: Entering chat range: Leon Mushtarie (18m)
[8:32] [2008/01/10 8:14] You: This is not your private residence
[8:32] [2008/01/10 8:14] Leon Mushtarie: não te perguntei
[8:32] [2008/01/10 8:15] You: Este é um lugar público.
[8:32] [2008/01/10 8:15] Leon Mushtarie: olha, ela saber usar um tradutor
[8:32] [2008/01/10 8:16] Leon Mushtarie: but I can speak english without use one
[8:32] [2008/01/10 8:16] You: Não é sua terra.
[8:32] [2008/01/10 8:16] You: Eu peço que vc não desarrume aqui.
[8:32] [2008/01/10 8:17] You: Obrigado.
[8:32] [2008/01/10 8:17] Leon Mushtarie: vai embora
[8:32] [2008/01/10 8:17] MystiTool HUD 1.0.21: Collision with "blitz", Owner: Leon Mushtarie
[8:32] [2008/01/10 8:17] MystiTool HUD 1.0.21: Collision with "blitz", Owner: Leon Mushtarie
[8:32] [2008/01/10 8:18] Could not find user to teleport home
[8:32] [2008/01/10 8:18] estate owner request failed: teleporthomeuser
[8:32] [2008/01/10 8:23] IM: Second Life: User not online - message will be stored and delivered later.
[8:32] [2008/01/10 8:23] MystiTool HUD 1.0.21: Entering chat range: Fotis Contepomi (1m)
[8:32] [2008/01/10 8:25] MystiTool HUD 1.0.21: Entering chat range: Fotis Contepomi (17m)

I suspect that Fotis is an alt designed to observe his handy work. I can't tell.


  1. Usually these days I believe they use collision movement through the physics engine, combined with rapid movement of the prim that is colliding with you. There isn't an awful lot available to stop that, apart from sitting on a prim; for this reason, whenever somebody odd approaches me, I sit on something before speaking.

    I must admit that most "griefers" in Caledon are merely confused, and the ones who are out to cause trouble are usually bad at it, and the remainder are few and far between. But I did grow up on the Mainland.

  2. I believe so. There is no time to sit on a prim.

    It is also the persistence and can't disable through estate or parcel tools which is annoying.

    The real question I have is whether LL does anything.