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I am collecting and curating help for newcomers entering Opensim worlds. Here is my latest article:
http://virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com/ ... ng-on.html

Here is where I am collecting the content:
http://virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com/ ... mmary.html

Basic starter content is nearing completion: I should be able to post an article on it soon. That project will focus on starting people in Second Life, but students planning to enter an Opensim world could start in SL, learn the basics, then move to their destination grid.

When I have more starter content, I will break it out into a separate article.

My hope is to have a sufficient collection of help content so that instructors could give the links to their students and expect to have self-directing students to come back with beginner-level competencies in most of the required skills. (Okay, with the other 90%, you are on your own.)

Meanwhile, I will be looking for help from the people who respond on this forum. Here are some question:
is there a standard for a well-formed hypergrid address? If so, what is it? Can the hypergrid address carry sim coordinates? If so, how?
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Selby Evans wrote:
Meanwhile, I will be looking for help from the people who respond on this forum. Here are some question:
is there a standard for a well-formed hypergrid address? If so, what is it? Can the hypergrid address carry sim coordinates? If so, how?
some info here http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Hypergrid

I don't think sim coordinates can be used, but it would be nice to be able to add specific location coords on a region...seems like i saw some mention of that requested recently someplace

good idea
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Great resource, Selby! The only thing I would query is the use of SL -- bound to be a source of confusion.

There have been proposals to standardize HG addresses, e.g. https://blog.inf.ed.ac.uk/atate/2013/06 ... protocols/

I don't use chatted SLurls in these post-Imprudence days but map search/teleport allows you to specify destination coordinates and these work fine in Firestorm.
Selby Evans wrote:I am collecting and curating help for newcomers entering Opensim worlds. Here is my latest article:
http://virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com/ ... ng-on.html

Here is where I am collecting the content:
http://virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com/ ... mmary.html

Basic starter content is nearing completion: I should be able to post an article on it soon. That project will focus on starting people in Second Life, but students planning to enter an Opensim world could start in SL, learn the basics, then move to their destination grid.

When I have more starter content, I will break it out into a separate article.

My hope is to have a sufficient collection of help content so that instructors could give the links to their students and expect to have self-directing students to come back with beginner-level competencies in most of the required skills. (Okay, with the other 90%, you are on your own.)

Meanwhile, I will be looking for help from the people who respond on this forum. Here are some question:
is there a standard for a well-formed hypergrid address? If so, what is it? Can the hypergrid address carry sim coordinates? If so, how?
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That is a long, hard and noble work

I hope to be able to help in voluntary work around direct classes and not on contents but all is necessary and info and contents are primal foe people to land, like and stay

Congratulations for your brilliant work
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Minethere Always
thanks --Useful link

Graham Mills
I would have liked to have a direct to Open sim for the beginner help, but this is a project by the University of Western Australia and their base is in SL. The instructional part is on the Web and will be open to everyone. The practice part is in SL. Maybe someone will set up an alternative practice area in Kitely. I will be on watch for instruction directly in Hypergrid.

Thanks for the blog link

Carlos
A very useful piece of volunteer work would be to check the welcome center when you can and see if you can find any newcomer who wants help. Then report on what kind of help the person wants. Maybe we can find a way to provide it.
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Selby, I understand the importance of helping newcommers but I will dive in different volunteer work, lecturing classes, and only when Im able to use my time cause right now Im replicating Lisbon almost brick by brick and tree by tree in 16 Sims so is all done by me in original RL textures and fully exportable

When Im free and Lisbon is running, I will send you a few proposals for free classes and also make available some areas in Lisbon for any needy newcomer project, right now Im much of a crazy busy bee

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