About Second Life
Welcome to the Second Life pool, the biggest group on Flickr for residents/players of Second Life, the 3D virtual world from Linden Lab.
This group is not endorsed or run in any way by Linden Lab. All decisions of the moderators are final.
This is a public, safe and PG group, and we ask that you familiarize yourself with both the Flickr Community Guidelines and our posting criteria before submitting your photos.
You will find that the Flickr Help page is actually quite... helpful! It's the best place to get all kinds of information about Flickr in general. Some topics you might be interested in:
About Groups: How to post photos to the pool, share them in discussion threads and more!
About Content Filters: Content filters are especially important to this group. Every photo uploaded to Flickr has two content filters placed on it. The first tells what kind of image it is (photo, screenshot or illustration) and the second tells about the safety level of the image (safe, moderate or restricted.) If you don't mark your images appropriately, your account could be moderated by Flickr staff. Only images flagged as SAFE belong in this pool. You can read more about our posting criteria here.
About Copyright: Flickr gives you the ability to assign Creative Commons licenses to your photos. You can read more about licenses here. Additionally, Katarina Malthus, one of our moderators, has written an excellent post in our discussion group about Protecting Your Intellectual Property, and it's absolutely worth a read.
If you DO see your work in someone else's stream, don't panic. The first step is to try contacting that person, since it's often a misunderstanding by newer members who might not understand how Flickr works. If that doesn't work, the next thing to do is to file a Notice of Infringement with the Yahoo! copyright team. (There is always a link to this page in the footer.)
Where can I introduce myself?
There is a special thread for new members to say hello here.
Why do my photos need moderator approval before they show up in the pool?
Obviously, the biggest reason we do this is to make sure the photos in our pool always meet our criteria. A second reason we do this is because it makes it easier for the moderators to know which photos have been checked already, and to manage people who abuse the rules.
What is a SLurl and how can I include one on my photo?
A SLurl is a link to a specific location on the grid, and it's fun to include them with your photos and discussions so other residents can visit interesting places you've found. To get the SLurl for your current location, you can:
* Open the big map and find the button that says, "Save SLurl to clipboard" and then paste that into your browser.
* Build your own SLurl using the SLURL Builder
* Or (the easy way) use one of the many HUDs that automatically include it FOR you. Read our discussion thread about that here.
Who can I talk to if I have suggestions for the group?
We love input from the community! You can find a list of current admins and moderators here, and any of us is always happy to hear your thoughts or questions about the group.
Are there other groups relating to SL?
There are TONS. A long time ago, we started A list of all Second Life Groups on Flickr in the wiki, and we encourage anyone starting a new group to add to that list. It's impossible for just one person to keep it accurate, so if you can link to it in your groups and encourage everyone to help, that's fantastic!
Also, you can always start your own group.
I'm new to SL photography. Where can I find tips to capture better images?
This group is a GREAT place to start. Try searching the discussion for things like tip or trick to find just some of the things we've talked about. There are also two fantastic SL wiki pages: Snapshots and Torley's Guide to High-Quality Photography". There are SO many great ideas and tips in there that you should be creating beautiful art in no time at all. And, of course, you can always ask for help in the threads here.
This is a public group.
- View the group rules.
Members can post 6 things to the pool each day.
- Accepted media types:
- Accepted content types:
- Photos / Videos
- Screenshots / Screencasts
- Illustration/Art / Animation/CGI
- Accepted safety levels: