I went over to a Portuguese sim yesterday for a look around, it was once again the showcase part of search. It looked very interesting as it gave out lots of information, but I never really got that far. A new guy came up and started talking and said that he was having a bit of a bad time in SL as people were ignoring him. I felt very sorry for him as people do tend to treat newbies with a bit of comtempt sometimes. I got chatting and he was very nice, I ended up giving him some hair and skins to try and some places to visit, I did see him later in the Underground Club so he is getting around ok.
It is a pretty sim with a nice piece of shoreline and a galleon docked there. I went back to SL London and had a look at my map, seeing a lot of people in one of the pubs I teleported over to see what was happening. They had a dj and were celebrating the Queen’s Official birthday, which was a nice idea, so I decided to stay, although I didn’t like the hip hop music a lot. There was a dj, a host who had a tip jar each, and they said something about another tip jar on the counter for another member of the staff. Well I’ve always tipped when I can, although I think there should be a limit as some people (and I assume it’s the friends of the person who has the tip jar) will put a large amount in, say 200 lindens expecting everyone else to follow suit. Well I don’t think that works as people usually only want to give an amount they can afford and putting a smaller amount in after someone has put 100 or 200 is awkward, it makes you look mean, so lots of people must give it a miss. Last night I put 50 in each of the dj and the host’s tip jars, which I think is enough anyway, as they are getting paid as well. Then they said about the third tip jar, so I found that and put another 50 in, only to have the person IM me who owned it asking me if she should share it out with another two people who apparently shared the jar with her. I was caught out and not thinking straight I said ok I will put another 50 in, but thinking about it, what a cheek, why mention about sharing it, they are all being paid anyway and should just accept whatever people wish to pay. I have never had a tip jar, but I know I would appreciate any amount if people thought I was worth tipping. I think the whole thing has got out of hand.