BY REPORTER MADAME1111 QUINTESSA
In July it’s my rez day. I’ve been here since 2008 now, and have went through a lot of fun, but also a lot of drama. I hope I have found a way to have less drama here.
I’m not just here for fun, but to be with friends, and hopefully make some new ones too. Profile reading was alway the second thing I would do when I’d meet new people in Second Life. I’d talk to them first, and if we seemed to hit it off, I’d decide if it would make sense to meet them again. Doing it this way I ended up in some dramas though. Now I read the profiles first; that’s a thing I should have done from my first day here.
These days if I see a lot of hate in a person’s profile or overly personal stuff, I feel alarmed. For me, a drama is a thing to discuss just between close friends, and at first, between myself and the person I have a drama with. Thats also my way to deal with it in real life, so I am astonished at how people make their private things open to everybody.
Seeing tags like “I hate all” “I hate you” “F@ck off” “Hate me” or “I need love” keep me away. Perhaps they have found a way to get some people’s attention, but surely not mine! Once I asked someone “Why do you hate all?” and the asnwer was “I just hate all.” Mhm. That conversation was useless.
I am also annoyed when I read quotes from famous poets, writers, philosphers in a person’s profile, and when I ask what makes that quote meaningful for them they reply that they don’t know, they just copied it from someone else.
Okay . . . deal. An empty profile can sometimes look more healthy than a bad one, and can even make you more interesting. (However, if you’re only in sex groups, you might get more NOs you can stand.)