Saturday, 29 January 2011

The Community Landmarks Question...

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EDIT - Some folks have asked in IM what sparked this blog post off.  Once again, it was the fact that Kat Kassner took digs at something im involved in.  For months things between Kassner and Katrina had been quiet but stuff like this in the timelords group profile...  

Doctor Who Zone: New London Village Group. -est 2008. The largest region based Doctor Who group that has ALWAYS been linked to a region, not touted as neutral first.

...and then more harrasing material on the info boards at the TARDIS sim IFT Faire booth finally caused me to realise that its about time some of the facts got out there.  Now, if your gonna post comments in this blog ridiculing me for this post remember a few things.

FACT 1: - Kassner said she would not mention anything to do with the Katrina sim in the last arguement...she broke that promise less than 2 months later by changing the group description of Timelords VIP.

FACT 2: - Kassner said she would not use or allow anyone in the timelords group to mention or incite an arguement about the Katrina sim...she broke that promise less than 1 month later by allowing several of her "staff" (that are actually alts) to make false claims in the Timelords group that I had staged a "forced takeover" of the Doctor Who group, this cause more than 50 folks to leave her group in disgust and join the Doctor Who Group.

FACT 3: - Not once in the Doctor Who group has any of the current goings on been mentioned or posted, that is a group of nearly 2000 members, i kept my side of the bargain.  Kassner is unable, and unwilling to answer any of the critics, instead she runs to the Timelords VIP group, acts like Chris Croker from youtube "LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!!" and spins it to make it look as if Katrina and more especially myself started it all.

Thats some of the facts that led up to this blog post...once again...this was essentually caused by Kassner escalating an arguement and then acting as if she didnt do a thing wrong.  Many people seen the IFT boards that TARDIS put up, and many people from across the sci-fi spectrum of SL had a fair idea what it meant and was quite frankly disgusted at what was put on the info board, remember folks, this blog post deals in facts, if you cant handle the truth about your beloved sim owner and my RIGHT to answer the false accusatory lies spread from the keyboard of kassner...then your past help...maybe you should go play solitaire or something...

...anyway, onto the main post...

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So, no doubt by now the word of the TARDIS sim being removed from the Doctor Who COMMUNITY Landmarks object has spread, notice how I capitalised the word "community", and no doubt Kat is now saying how I'm a bully...etc etc...ya all know the score by now..

'Community' means many things to many people in and out of Second Life.  To me it means what it has, and always will mean in the Victorian steamlands sims of Second Life.  Community is essentially co-operation, working together with like minded sims for the betterment and mutual growth of the said niche you are specialising in.

So...why did I remove the TARDIS sim from the landmark giver?  Simple, in my eyes they are not out to better the community as a whole, in my eyes and the eyes of a lot of other well known Doctor Who community members they are out to do one thing, to better themselves at the COST of the rest of the community.  The whole history of the TARDIS sim and before it the Luxor sim is one in which Kat Kassner and her husband Timelord Kellman is something they are trying to rewrite within the Doctor Who community.  They are trying to rewrite their own history within the Doctor Who community for a simple reason...out of shame.

Lets start with Kellman himself.  For a fair number of months now Timelord Kellman has been gone from the Doctor Who community, at least in public.  He started his vanishing act round about the time he sent notecards to Cheshyr, Sen, Oolon, some of the owners of the Katrina sim and several other well known members of the Doctor Who community.  What was in that notecard?  A demand, from him, and from his sim, for all community leaders to stop interacting with myself and the Katrina sim.  The demands, along with his childish and selfish attitude was ignored, and his reputation was royally flushed down the proverbial lavatory.

That little nugget of info is only the tip of the iceberg, an iceberg that goes very deep.

Take for instance another aspect of the TARDIS sim's idea of "community"...The Doctor Who Podshock parties.

Podshock, the Internets oldest and most listened to Doctor Who podcast, has their seasonal meetup's in the Katrina region.  It didn't start in Katrina, it started in the old Land of Who ran by one of the founding members of the Doctor Who community...Bazzerbill Eccleston.  The first meetup took place in 2006, when SL was young, it simply couldn't handle the amount of people that piled into the meeting.

Fast forward to 2009/2010 and the meetups returned to Second Life.  In the Katrina sim.  Originally the meetups was to take place in the New Gallifrey sim but since most of New Gally is for residential use (a meeting would cause lag) and since in effect theres nothing to look at on the ground floor of New Gally, it was decided to hold the meetups in Katrina.  2 days after the announcement of the revamped meetings, and one day after the announcement that it would be taking place in Katrina, the organizers of the first meeting received complaints, from one person...yes, you guessed it.  It was the TARDIS sim owner complaining why they didn't get to host the meetup.

So, in order to keep everyone...ok...that's a lie, not everyone, just Kat Kassner happy, I decided to host a "TARDIS Tour".  The point of this tour was a simple one.  I use a hands of omega TARDIS to drag around the 30 odd podshock guests around the various Doctor Who community places.  First stop on the your was TARDIS, then it was Who Island and back to Katrina.  The first tour went great.  When the second podshock meetup came along though, things became nasty.  Some of you may remember that i stopped going to TARDIS after the second tour.  The reason was simple.  Staff, friends and associates of Kat Kassner started sending messages to the various podcasters who was on the tour, informing them of the "lies" and "deceit" of the Katrina sim.  How the Katrina sim was "guilty of copying other folks works".  How the Katrina sim "stole all their ideas from land of who"...i could go on and on about this.  Needless to say the podshockers didn't now want to return to TARDIS again...so I obliged.

I informed Kat Kassner of this incident...her reply was "I take no responsibility for what my staff do".

Its the same line over and over from Kassner.  She never gets involved.  She gets her STAFF involved.  Involved in bad mouthing Katrina to their visitors in TARDIS.  Involved in bad mouthing Katrina, Podshock, Hands of Omega, Who Island and Paradox Island in their timeords VIP group.

So..no...in my eyes TARDIS is not a part of this community.  They stopped being a part of it a long time ago.

What is written in this blog is only a small fraction of the hostilities that TARDIS throw against the Katrina sim.  On two separate occasions Nodster of the Katrina regions tried to smooth things over with the TARDIS region, only to have some of the staff of that sim start sniping at Katrina a few weeks later.

They have been the cause of ALL of the hostilities between the two sims, from the early days of Luxor by constantly complaining...

Complaining to us about the original WhoBar

Complaining to us about the timing of our small events (which we then changed, and they changed theirs to clash with ours two weeks later...and complained AGAIN)

Complaining about our partnership with drwho-online (which resulted in them sending two of their staff to Katrina to inform DrWho Online to go to TARDIS instead cause Katrina is full of "greifers").

Heck, i can go on and on about the outright lies that came, and still continue to come from the TARDIS sim...but i think you get the point now.

Hate me all you want, believe every single word that comes out of Kassners keyboard all you want.  The fact remains that in SL, sim owners like Kassner are rampant in most of the big sci-fi genres.  Owners like Kassner caused the various collapses of the Star Trek sims in SL and I'll be damned if I'm gonna let that same collapse happen in the Doctor Who COMMUNITY.

You take a look at the three other major sims to do with Dr Who outside of Katrina and TARDIS.  You have Who Island, Paradox Island and New Gallifrey.  When it comes to those three interacting with Katrina everything is fine.  If the Katrina sim was "out to take over the Dr Who community" which is what Kat Kassner herself has said on many occasions...don't you think Katrina would be in the position TARDIS is now?

Fact is, Katrina isn't.  Another fact is that Who Island, New Gally and Paradox Island get along great with Katrina...same cant be said for TARDIS though.

Kassner likes to go straight to her group and start complaining publicly in her group of 1600 members...but when someone says something about her or her sim in another group she immediatley sends a private message saying she never publicly harasses a region in her group, and has never done so.  She likes to say in her group that TARDIS and more especially the timelords VIP group never attacks anyone, yet recently in the description of the timelords group she typed in a covered attack on the oldest independent group in SL, the Doctor Who group, a group that happens to be owned by me.  She likes to lie about several thing her sim is involved in, including that TARDIS is an "authorised" broadcaster of Big Finish Audio.  We contacted Big Finish...there is no such thing as an "authorised" broadcaster of Big Finish Audios in SL.

So...there we have it folks...as Ive said a few times in this blog post...this is only the top of the iceberg.  The rewriting of their sim and groups history might stick for the majority of the newbies that their sim attracts, but the simple fact is a lot of the old time members of this community remember how all this fighting started...and it didn't start from Katrina.

We have sat back and let the insane rambling from Kassner continue for almost 2 years, thinking that eventually she'll stop taking shots at us, our affiliates and the people who visit our sim.  Its become obvious now that she wont.  As far as I am concerned payback for 2 years of lying is about to commence.

This blog post is not here to "make you believe".  This blog post is simply here to state facts about what is, and what has went on behind the scenes with the interactions between Luxor/TARDIS and the Katrina sim.  Make what you will of this blog post all you want.  Don't beleive any of it if you dont want to.  However if you don't believe a word of it, yet believe every single word that comes out of Kassner keyboard then maybe you should take a long hard look at yourself sometime.

16 comments:

  1. Seriously... give it up. The fact that you have to put info in your picks questioning the legitimacy of TARDIS's authorised use of Big Finish audios is proof of your twisted bitter behaviour. I can only judge people by the actions I see and to me this is needless and petty. Just try and be pleased and happy with the work you do in Katrina and let Kat and everyone else get on with what they do at their sim.

    Ebak's a friend of mine and I'm sure this kind of BS will be upsetting to him. Just leave it.

    Danii Ditko

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  2. I would only have to ask - "Dude could you please get a life?"

    Only someone who saw his tiny little cyber empire dwindling would go on such a rant about something that doesn't really matter.

    Get over it and get on with your life.

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  3. Having worked for Big Finish and in regular contact with one of the Producers, I can say with certainty that the streaming of BF audios into New London are not 'authorised'. Knowing just how much hard work went into acquiring an official BBC license, they would not stream audio adventures essentially for 'free' and jeopardise losing said license, which comes under review every year.

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  4. OK, lets take a look at the brainwashed comments shall we folks? Remember, posting in here you have to comment on whats been said in the actual post, failure to do so or to back up your comments with FACT (which is something in rather little supply in TARDIS) will result in me laughing a lot...

    Lets see what Danii said...

    "Seriously... give it up. The fact that you have to put info in your picks questioning the legitimacy of TARDIS's authorised use of Big Finish audios is proof of your twisted bitter behaviour. I can only judge people by the actions I see and to me this is needless and petty. Just try and be pleased and happy with the work you do in Katrina and let Kat and everyone else get on with what they do at their sim.

    Ebak's a friend of mine and I'm sure this kind of BS will be upsetting to him. Just leave it.

    Danii Ditko "

    I didnt "question" the legitimacy of Kat Kassner use of the word "Authorised" broadcaster of Big Finish Audio...i stated it as a FACT...you know what that word means Danii? Fact? Look it up in the dictionary if you are a little bewildered by the word.

    FACT...i emailed Paul Spragg of Big Finish in August of last year.

    FACT...Paul Spragg has said that ANYONE (read that word) ANYONE is allowed to play BF audios in Second Life as long as they dont ask for money, its streamed, and they provide a link back to BF.

    FACT...on two occaisions (last week and last year) Paul Spragg was questioned about "Authorised" (now remember folks...thats KAT KASSNERS advertising of BF...they are "Authoried" by Big Finish) about the legitimacy of TARDIS advertising themsevles as "Authorised" broadcasters of BF audio. On BOTH occaisions Mr Spragg said no, there is no "Authorised" broadcasters of Big Finish. To "Authorise" something means that Big Finish themselves are backing up the venture...which they are not. Mr Spragg also said that Katrina can play Big Finish audios anytime we wished.

    The fact that Kassner is advertising it as "Authorised" means that only TARDIS can play Big Finish audio, stamping that word on anything means exclusivity to the detriment of the rest of the community...she flat out lied.

    As for Ebak, next time you see him ask him about my history, me and Ebak go a long way, wayyyyyy back before SL. Ive known Ebak longer than any of your brainwashed minions in TARDIS has known him. Not once did i mention Ebak's name in the post, not once did i imply that Ebak was doing anything detrimental to the community...once again you show your ignorance to the one thing thats lacking from you due to brainwashing by Kat...THE FACTS.

    Now lets take a look at what jayne said folks...

    "I would only have to ask - "Dude could you please get a life?"

    Only someone who saw his tiny little cyber empire dwindling would go on such a rant about something that doesn't really matter.

    Get over it and get on with your life. "

    Umm yeah...didnt question anything in the original post. The sad fact of bewildered "rabbit caught in headlights" folks like Jaybe here is when you present them with facts they resort to personal insults and general stupidity.

    Remember folks, posting comments in here you need to post some facts, or questions the facts i have put in this blog post...

    ...and trust me...theres more to come...much more.

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  5. Uncalled for? Personally I think it's way overdue if anything. The whole sim's business practices have been shady at best and the only reason I can see anyone supporting New London is that they just flat out don't know the ugliness that takes place in the background.

    The reason I myself originally bailed out of that little community was simply that I found the whole place to be far too sleazy for my tastes - and especially for my expectations of what a Doctor Who sim should be like. Now I'm glad I did because I did so BEFORE shit hit the fan.

    Also, "your side of the story"? Well I'm sure we'd all like to hear yours - we already know Kat's and we know her word ain't worth the pixels it's sitting on.

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  6. From my own observations, New London always feels like it operates an 'us and them' policy, which I don't find particularly welcoming, and doesn't seem to take full responsibility for harbouring suspected under agers, who more often than not, cause hassle and frustrate responsible parties. NL would rather turn a blind eye for the sake of receiving punters.

    Perhaps New London might be better suited operating a teen grid experience.

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  7. As much as i agree with the majotity of this post...lets be honest...Katrina and TARDIS have both become virtual toilets

    I still have a Tardis in SL but my participation in either sims have ceased.

    Why?

    Ive been in SL since 2007..Katrina used to be my fave place in SL but over the years it has become more and more unfriendly...i admit it doesnt leave you with the same bad taste as the Tardis sim but is hardly a beacon of happiness either.

    Some of the snobbery and elitist attitudes are a pretty pathetic welcome to new folk interested in the sci-fi/DR Who element in SL.

    At the end of the day...u are all just average people...some of you probably have better than average computers with better than average computer skills.

    Just log into any of the who groups and look at what you get from an outsiders perspective...in-fighting...attacks on new members...lame "my console is better than your console"...and fanboy worship of SL's Console builders and sim owners.

    All i am saying...and before i am verbally attacked by some fat nobody behind a keyboard...is that you all need to pull ya socks up...Katrina you used to be a great sim...what the hell happened to ya?
    and TARDIS well?..shouldnt the sim owner spend a little more time looking after her kids and stop sleazing up the beautiful idea that is SL
    There are plenty of sims outhere where one could find "sucky fucky for a dollar" do we need anymore of that kind of filth?


    After all the in-fighting has died down (but i doubt it will) maybe both parties might want to take a look at the actual sims themselves...your sims both look outdated...maybe a few courses in texture work might go a long way?

    As much as i cannot take Kat Kassner seriously..neither can i do the same with someone who sells total cat shit such as this on the marketplace - https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/TARDIS-Aquarium/644433

    lol total lunacy!
    You all FAIL!

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  8. In case you didn't know, a lot of those "new members" you see being attacked are underage and shouldn't be on SL to begin with, or at least not in a mature sim. There's also a difference between "newbie" and "noob".

    I myself, as a staff member in Katrina, try to make a point of figuring which one of those new people are actually decent folk and deserve the benefit of doubt...and the friendly advice of being told not to wear the freebie Tennant avatar lest they want to be treated with such hostility. :P

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  9. OK...time to comment on comments...Jaded, lets take a look at yours...

    "Ive been in SL since 2007..Katrina used to be my fave place in SL but over the years it has become more and more unfriendly..."

    There's a valid reason for that. Pre teen grid merge and post merge Katrina gets the largest amount of underagers within the Dr Who community. Some of it is the fault of those videos I made, some of it is the fault of the massive advertising we get on the podshock site and on the podcast itself.

    The rules for Katrina have become much more stricter to what they was back in 2007. In 2007 Linden Labs used to turn a blind eye to sims which allowed free roaming underagers on sims, ultimatley LL realised that the underage problem on the grid was the labs own fault.

    Since 2008 however they took a new direction. Linden Labs can and will activley close sims which has large amounts of underagers roaming around. They will also activley close down and ban the accounts of sim owners who allow these underagers on their mature sim.

    Since 2009 it has gotten worse. Mature rated sims which participate in adult orientated "stuff" have a black mark list which goes up to ten. In a conversation with a couple of lindens they have stated in no uncertain terms that the ball is in the court of the sim owners, NOT Linden Lab when it comes to underagers and adult stuff happening on mature and PG sims. The Doctor Who Experience is usually the first stop for new Doctor Who fans in SL, then they spread out to go elsewhere. The default landing point inside the Port Building has a rule notecard, if folks dont read the rules and run around breaking the Mature rating on the sim...its not them that suffers, it's Katrina that suffers from being closed by LL itself.

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    "Just log into any of the who groups and look at what you get from an outsiders perspective...in-fighting...attacks on new members."

    Folks join the Dr Who group to keep up on news, not to listen to a sim war, which is why in the group i run ya wont find me doing a Kassner and hiding behind all my fans too scared to face facts.

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    "All i am saying...and before i am verbally attacked by some fat nobody behind a keyboard...is that you all need to pull ya socks up...Katrina you used to be a great sim...what the hell happened to ya?"

    Nothing happened to it. We dont run events, we dont throw up MM boards to attract all the freeloaders, we dont use owner alts to sit AFK and drive up the traffic. The traffic you see in Katrina is from real people. Comparing it to the fake traffic of TARDIS and subtracting the numerous AFK alts that sit around...Katrina still has the highest traffic rating.

    Sure, we dont do regular events, but standing around in a club for 3 hours dancing on the same spot is not my idea of "fun". It may be otherfolks idea of fun though which is why semi regular events on the sim will return at some point.

    "As much as i cannot take Kat Kassner seriously..neither can i do the same with someone who sells total cat shit such as this on the marketplace"

    HEY! I'll have you know that the TARDIS Aquarium i made has sold very well :p

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  10. In case YOU didn't know, there are also many adults that should not be allowed in SL..and you are probably one of them...

    If the freebie Tennant avatar bothers you so much...why have it out as a freebie?

    Just another fine example of the snobbery and elitism that has ruined Katrina and prevented the TARDIS sim from ever becoming noteworthy.

    I remeber the days where it did not matter what you wore...just good ol' plain enthusiasm was needed.

    So all us sci-fi fans can sleep safe in our beds at night knowing the staff at Katrina are putting in over-time, racking their brains and peering into sim-scanners in order to fathom who is a "noob" n who is a "newbie"

    What totalitarian twaddle...you have all become wrapped up in your own egos and self importance.
    You are staff in a sim...a sim in a virtual world...not a prison camp in N. Korea!

    Do you pity the poor "underlings" strutting round without an emdash?...or maybe anyone with the cheapest HoO console is considered a "Sub-orc"?

    "lest they want to be treated with such hostility. :P" (Tetsuryu)

    Ever thought they might have dropped into your sim looking for fun and adventure?

    lol...only to escape to TARDIS and be offered anal sex with a dragon!


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  11. I love the bit where you say some adults shouldn't be allowed on SL and then go on a rant against elitism.

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  12. Do you?

    We aim to please here...unlike the staff at Katrina :)

    Would you like me to dress in a Tennant avie and dance for you also?

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  14. Here are the facts: Joseph Rustamova is AWESOME
    If someone or a group of people are being giant douche's ignore them and all related moanings. There is no rule that regions's with similar "theme's" have to get a long. It would be nice if everyone got along and we lived in a world with pink bunny's and rainbows filled with candy but we don't. That is just life, deal with it!

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