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We are moving our servers!!

Mar 20, 2002, 10:38pm
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] I also have to wonder if this is behind the reason a mysterious bot named
[M1] appeared on AW GZ and started kicking everyone out (including Customs
Aide) left and right last night. Hmm.....Why do I have this feeling.....

Patrick Cook
Mayor - City of Hamsterville
pchamster at msn.com
Denver, Colorado
http://home.talkcity.com/MinivanAve/patrick32/

P.S.: While you guys are at Bill, you guys should SERIOUSLY look at
UPDATING THE MAPPER at http://mapper.activeworlds.com/ February 2000 is a
*little* OUT OF DATE, dontcha think????? :-)

We are moving our servers!!

Mar 20, 2002, 10:59pm
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] So, given the size of AW and the number of builds, cities, towns, etc., just
how long of a down time are we looking at here (roughly speaking)??

Also, there's a concern that any move of AWcom would result in more fees.
So, I'm asking. WILL prices be raised??? Will there be any additional fees
stemming from this move???

Let's get this all out on the table Bill....

Respectfully Posted,

Patrick Cook
Mayor - City of Hamsterville
AW 5000N 268E
Pub 102X 3D Homepage
pchamster at msn.com
Denver, Colorado
http://home.talkcity.com/MinivanAve/patrick32/

P.S.: Will ANY Tourist builds (regardless of size) be deleted????

We are moving our servers!!

Mar 20, 2002, 11:05pm
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] They host all those 3D Homepages, which are, in their own way, little worlds
themselves if that's what you're asking....

Patrick

WARNING: IMPORTANT

Apr 1, 2002, 6:46pm
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] Being someone who owns a 3DHP, I have but ONE question to ask....

Just WHO ARE YOU to tell US what has been compromised or corrupted???

Your post leads ME to believe that YOU are the source of the problem
(assuming there *is* one).

So like Jeremy said, BEFORE you go SPAMMING the newsgroups with your crap,
at least make sure its at least *reasonably* intelligent.

Patrick Cook
Mayor - City Of Hamsterville
Owner - Pub102X
pchamster at msn.com
Denver, Colorado
http://home.talkcity.com/MinivanAveAve/patrick32/

P.S. ANY efforts to spam me via email WILL result in your IP being blocked
from my box and ANY efforts to spam me via my site guestbook WILL result in
your entry being DELETED.

WARNING: IMPORTANT

Apr 1, 2002, 6:57pm
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] Either that or a self-admitting (and not to mentiion ARROGANT) computer
hacker.

Strike, you REALLY have a LOT of nerve boasting like that in public (that is
ASSUMING you're telling us the truth).

Patrick

Moving back to main server

Apr 21, 2002, 5:05am
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] Thanks for the move back Bill. Much appreciated :-)

I say this because one of the first things I noticed was the fact that the
main server doesn't seem to fall out of line so much as the other server
did. One bad turn and BLAMMO - I would find myself going down the road in
almost a "zig zag" fashion. This is DESPITE clearing the cache and/or
teleporting myself back into proper position. Now with the main server,
it's no problem. I simply re-position myself and I'm off again. MUCH
easier going down the road this way. :-)

Hopefully you guys can find a fix for the other server whereas it acts a lot
like the old one does.

Just my $.02 worth.... :-)

Patrick Cook
pchamster at msn.com
Denver, Colorado

We are moving our servers!!

Mar 20, 2002, 10:38pm
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] I also have to wonder if this is behind the reason a mysterious bot named
[M1] appeared on AW GZ and started kicking everyone out (including Customs
Aide) left and right last night. Hmm.....Why do I have this feeling.....

Patrick Cook
Mayor - City of Hamsterville
pchamster at msn.com
Denver, Colorado
http://home.talkcity.com/MinivanAve/patrick32/

P.S.: While you guys are at Bill, you guys should SERIOUSLY look at
UPDATING THE MAPPER at http://mapper.activeworlds.com/ February 2000 is a
*little* OUT OF DATE, dontcha think????? :-)

We are moving our servers!!

Mar 20, 2002, 10:59pm
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] So, given the size of AW and the number of builds, cities, towns, etc., just
how long of a down time are we looking at here (roughly speaking)??

Also, there's a concern that any move of AWcom would result in more fees.
So, I'm asking. WILL prices be raised??? Will there be any additional fees
stemming from this move???

Let's get this all out on the table Bill....

Respectfully Posted,

Patrick Cook
Mayor - City of Hamsterville
AW 5000N 268E
Pub 102X 3D Homepage
pchamster at msn.com
Denver, Colorado
http://home.talkcity.com/MinivanAve/patrick32/

P.S.: Will ANY Tourist builds (regardless of size) be deleted????

We are moving our servers!!

Mar 20, 2002, 11:05pm
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] They host all those 3D Homepages, which are, in their own way, little worlds
themselves if that's what you're asking....

Patrick

WARNING: IMPORTANT

Apr 1, 2002, 6:46pm
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] Being someone who owns a 3DHP, I have but ONE question to ask....

Just WHO ARE YOU to tell US what has been compromised or corrupted???

Your post leads ME to believe that YOU are the source of the problem
(assuming there *is* one).

So like Jeremy said, BEFORE you go SPAMMING the newsgroups with your crap,
at least make sure its at least *reasonably* intelligent.

Patrick Cook
Mayor - City Of Hamsterville
Owner - Pub102X
pchamster at msn.com
Denver, Colorado
http://home.talkcity.com/MinivanAveAve/patrick32/

P.S. ANY efforts to spam me via email WILL result in your IP being blocked
from my box and ANY efforts to spam me via my site guestbook WILL result in
your entry being DELETED.

WARNING: IMPORTANT

Apr 1, 2002, 6:57pm
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] Either that or a self-admitting (and not to mentiion ARROGANT) computer
hacker.

Strike, you REALLY have a LOT of nerve boasting like that in public (that is
ASSUMING you're telling us the truth).

Patrick

Moving back to main server

Apr 21, 2002, 5:05am
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] Thanks for the move back Bill. Much appreciated :-)

I say this because one of the first things I noticed was the fact that the
main server doesn't seem to fall out of line so much as the other server
did. One bad turn and BLAMMO - I would find myself going down the road in
almost a "zig zag" fashion. This is DESPITE clearing the cache and/or
teleporting myself back into proper position. Now with the main server,
it's no problem. I simply re-position myself and I'm off again. MUCH
easier going down the road this way. :-)

Hopefully you guys can find a fix for the other server whereas it acts a lot
like the old one does.

Just my $.02 worth.... :-)

Patrick Cook
pchamster at msn.com
Denver, Colorado

longer world names

Feb 3, 2002, 2:40am
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] I have to agree. I have to use one name for my world (Pub 102X) even though
it's called PC Hamster's Virtual Community. The name pchamster is only ONE
LETTER longer than the current max. limit. Surely if ANYTHING can be done
with only a few keystrokes, THIS can!!!

Just my $.05 worth.... :-)

Patrick Cook
Owner - Pub 102x (The PC Hamster Virtual Community)
pchamster at msn.com
Denver, Colorado
http://home.talkcity.com/MinivanAve/patrick32/

Floating World Timeline....

Feb 3, 2002, 2:55am
Hi everyone:

I think if there's something ActiveWorlds ABSOLUTELY needs (especially for
the contemporary themed worlds), that is a world timeline which floats
according either to the time of day at the world owner's geographical
location or (even simpler) one that floats according to VRT. In other
words, when it's 1:00 A.M. VRT, it's actually DARK outside (with some homes
lit of course) and when it's 1:00 P.M. VRT, the sun is up and smiling like
it does now.

Is there some TECHNICAL reason why this hasn't already been included??? If
so, I'd like to hear what it is.

Are any of you AW genuises (sp?) who ACTUALLY WORK there reading this???

Cheers for now everyone :-)

Patrick Cook
Owner - Pub 102X
pchamster at msn.com
Denver, Colorado
http://home.talkcity.com/MinivanAve/patrick32/

Floating World Timeline....

Feb 3, 2002, 4:48am
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] Yeah, but AW doesn't have bots available for 3D Homepages. Perhaps AW
should consider making some available for 3D Homepages (like those sold on
at Mart).

Thoughts anyone???

Patrick Cook
Owner - Pub 102X
pchamster at msn.com
Denver, Colorado
http://home.talkcity.com/MinivanAve/patrick32/

Floating World Timeline....

Feb 4, 2002, 3:02am
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] I already have bot rights, so I suppose all I need to do is simply go to
at Mart and go shopping for a bot and then configure it whereas it monitors my
3DHP to my hearts content. Heh. Seems so simple......

Now to find one which'll do what I want it to do with respects to the
floating skyline. :-) Not an easy task I'm sure.....

Thanks for the tip KAH. :-)

Cheers.... :-)

Patrick Cook
pchamster at msn.com
Denver, Colorado
http://home.talkcity.com/MinivanAve/patrick32/

Re: ideas

Feb 4, 2002, 1:02am
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] Well Bowen, you know the first idea I have (ya know the time-floating sky
idea I proposed yesterday), but here are some others.....

1). ADVERTISEMENTS!!!! Now before you all tell me I'm off my rocker, hear
me out on this one, okay??? Okay. Now we all know that Affiliate Programs
don't exactly put food on the table, but what IF we used the proceeds from
there to PAY FOR OUR CITS AND HOMEPAGES instead??? It would be an
alternative to monthly charges and paying several months in advance PLUS all
proceeds received can go towards credit, which would in turn (provided
you've earned enough), PAY FOR your cit and/or Homepage.

The ads can come in the form of banners like you see in AW and can be moved
around to the World Owner's content to avoid construction problems with the
Building Inspector (if for no other reason), but CANNOT be deleted (unless
your world isn't hosted by AW of course! :-))

2). AW-APPROVED BOTS FOR 3D HOMEPAGES!!!! Hey, if AW is going to allow
them to be distributed via at Mart, they should AT LEAST make them available
to 3D Homepage Builders via the object compiler. We should then be able to
configure it simply by right clicking on the bot's avatar. How 'bout it
AW???

3). MORE AVATARS!!!! Can't very well host a world without these (well okay
it can be done with just the basics), but in order for us 3D Homepage
Builders to be able to truly CUSTOMIZE our 3D Homepage, we NEED this
functionality. We could also use an AVATAR COMPILER so we can add as many
additional avatars as we want just like adding objects (only the new avar
would naturally appear in the AVATARS pull-down list).

Well, that's about it for now. If I happen to come up with another
brilliant brainstomin' idea, I'll be sure to post it here. In the
meantime......CYA!! :-)

Cheers for now everyone :-)

Patrick Cook
pchamster at msn.com
Denver, Colorado
http://home.talkcity.com/MinivanAve/patrick32/

Re: ideas

Feb 5, 2002, 3:22am
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] Well then I guess at Mart is probably DOOMED, especially given some of the
moves AW has made lately....

> You don't need to have bots approved by AW, and they can't really use
their time on approving bots,
> they've got bigger issues on their hands (ok, so Ricky & JP would probably
> don't mind having fun playing around with bots all day, but anyways...).

Well then I hope they're busy CREATING bots which can be used on or with
3DHPs or there's gonna be A LOT of "duplicate" worlds out there with VERY
LITTLE (if any!) creativity or imagination put into them (okay, I know MY
world doesn't look much different right now, but I'm *trying* with what
little time I have :-)).

> Just download bots from places that seem thrustworthy, and that are
> recognized if you're affraid of trojans, most bot programmers are honest
> people that wouldn't dream of writing evil trojans (with the new
encryption
> the trojans can't do a lot either). Start out with easy to use bots like
> HamBot & Co ( http://www.hamfon.com ), Preston ( http://www.imabot.com )
and
> Xelagot ( http://www.imatowns.com/xelagot/ ). Then go looking for other
bots
> (you can subscribe to the Bots NG for example), like the bots I've made,
> available at http://home.no.net/kahbot/ (I know the design is HORRIBLE,
new
> one will come pretty soon).

I've bookmarked the sites for future reference.... :-)

> An important thing is that AW does not have an object compiler! I guess
you're referencing to the object properties window,
> which only changes the property of an object (or duplicates/deletes one).

I can tell YOU haven't applied for a 3D Homepage, have you KAH?? :-) Well
believe it or not, there IS such a beast. It is merely an object that kinda
looks like (at least in MY world, which is a contemporary brick themed 3DHP)
a manhole cover which you click on. That opens up a web page off to the
side where you enter your username and password. From there, you can select
from objects which are located in the AlphaWorld Object Yard via a pull down
menu. Once you have made your selection, just click the NEXT button and the
object appears magically before your very eyes (if it doesn't appear right
away, it will once you exit the browser and re-enter your world).

From there, you can use the OBJECT PROPERTIES window to move the object into
place. Simple huh?? :-)

> Many people would like to see bots integrated into the browser as plugins,
I
> think it's an OK idea, but right now it's not really that much extra work
to
> launch a bot from your startmenu or desktop... For the avatars thing, I
> recommend starting your own OP and using one of the multiple OP tools
> currently available, allowing you to add as many avatars as possible to
your
> world. Even though your 3DHP was, lets say, founded by the AWC artists
it's
> your world now, their only responsponsability is to continue hosting the
> world and the OP, not to provide you with additional content. You've got
to
> provide that yourself, I recommend reading through
> http://mauz.info/worldrunning.html :-))

I didn't see the above URL. I shall bookmark it ASAP!! :-) And I suppose
you're right about running a bot straight from my desktop (although ISPs may
not share the same sentiment and in fact may even take issue with the idea
citing "security concerns", but we all know that ISPs tend to be a *little*
too paranoid anyhow). As for avatars, I don't think I'm gonna be able to
find anything cheap on the net tbhat's also USER-FRIENDLY, so I'll be
looking around some of the better RETAIL outlets to see what THEY have (I'm
not shelling out over TWO HUNDRED CLAMS for TrueSpace - REGARDLESS OF
VERSION!).

Anyhow I'm the ONLY op in my world, so right now that's about all that
matters.... :-)

Re: ideas

Feb 5, 2002, 2:50pm
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] That is correct Bowen....

Colors Options....

Feb 20, 2002, 11:24pm
Hi everyone:

If there's ONE option which I think AW could EASILY add into 3.3 that option
would be a COLORS OPTION. By that, I mean the ability to change the color
of any given text as well as the text and worlds list backgrounds whereas we
don't have to use the default color setting for Windows.

As it is now, with my RED background, I can't even read telegrams and I can
BARELY make out what the Immigration Officer and Building Inspector are
saying. Hypertext links are okay, but it's awfully hard to read just
exactly what web page I'm opening up, so the ability to change the color of
hypertext links would also help.

Also, I'd LOVE to run a dark Windows background (which would be even
easier), but that seems to throw the AW browser off balance as objects
(especially internal objects such as furniture) appear to be all gray.
Hence the use of a red background instead.

I prefer to use darker colors because A). They're less glaring than the
standard default Windows comes with. Thus making it easier on my eyes and
B). I can IM with a blind friend of mine without having to make major
changes to my colors just to be able to see what he's saying (he types in
yellow)..

Any chance of a colors option being added to 3.3??? I sure hope so.
Besides, many IRC clients have this option. Why on earth the AW browser
doesn't is beyond me.

Cheers :-)

Patrick Cook
Owner - Hamsterville (officially known as Pub102X)
pchamster at msn.com
Denver, Colorado
Be sure to check out the new AlphaWorld Build, which starts at 5000N 294E.
See you there!!! :-)

Colors Options....

Feb 21, 2002, 5:04am
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] Exactly Zeo!!! Just change the text color. Not the size (though one should
have the option of changing the type and boldness too, but those are
luxuries).

And Silenced, when was the last time *you* tried reading yellow text (bold
or otherwise) on a standard Windows white background??? Also, if I were to
use a cool blue background, then I couldn't see hypertext links in any of my
programs unless I had the option to change the colors in the program I was
using.

Personally, I don't think this is an unreasonable request and can easily be
done simply by adding another tab in the OPTIONS menu.

As for not being able to use the black background with my AW browser, Zeo
pointed one valid reason, however as far as *my* system is concerned, yes it
*could* be a video card compatibility issue, however since I use software
rendering due to not having a 3D graphics card, it shouldn't be. And since
the main chat text is black (and unchangable), I doubt that it's a video
issue within my system. :-)

Patrick

We are moving our servers!!

Mar 20, 2002, 10:38pm
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] I also have to wonder if this is behind the reason a mysterious bot named
[M1] appeared on AW GZ and started kicking everyone out (including Customs
Aide) left and right last night. Hmm.....Why do I have this feeling.....

Patrick Cook
Mayor - City of Hamsterville
pchamster at msn.com
Denver, Colorado
http://home.talkcity.com/MinivanAve/patrick32/

P.S.: While you guys are at Bill, you guys should SERIOUSLY look at
UPDATING THE MAPPER at http://mapper.activeworlds.com/ February 2000 is a
*little* OUT OF DATE, dontcha think????? :-)

We are moving our servers!!

Mar 20, 2002, 10:59pm
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] So, given the size of AW and the number of builds, cities, towns, etc., just
how long of a down time are we looking at here (roughly speaking)??

Also, there's a concern that any move of AWcom would result in more fees.
So, I'm asking. WILL prices be raised??? Will there be any additional fees
stemming from this move???

Let's get this all out on the table Bill....

Respectfully Posted,

Patrick Cook
Mayor - City of Hamsterville
AW 5000N 268E
Pub 102X 3D Homepage
pchamster at msn.com
Denver, Colorado
http://home.talkcity.com/MinivanAve/patrick32/

P.S.: Will ANY Tourist builds (regardless of size) be deleted????

We are moving our servers!!

Mar 20, 2002, 11:05pm
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] They host all those 3D Homepages, which are, in their own way, little worlds
themselves if that's what you're asking....

Patrick

WARNING: IMPORTANT

Apr 1, 2002, 6:46pm
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] Being someone who owns a 3DHP, I have but ONE question to ask....

Just WHO ARE YOU to tell US what has been compromised or corrupted???

Your post leads ME to believe that YOU are the source of the problem
(assuming there *is* one).

So like Jeremy said, BEFORE you go SPAMMING the newsgroups with your crap,
at least make sure its at least *reasonably* intelligent.

Patrick Cook
Mayor - City Of Hamsterville
Owner - Pub102X
pchamster at msn.com
Denver, Colorado
http://home.talkcity.com/MinivanAveAve/patrick32/

P.S. ANY efforts to spam me via email WILL result in your IP being blocked
from my box and ANY efforts to spam me via my site guestbook WILL result in
your entry being DELETED.

WARNING: IMPORTANT

Apr 1, 2002, 6:57pm
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] Either that or a self-admitting (and not to mentiion ARROGANT) computer
hacker.

Strike, you REALLY have a LOT of nerve boasting like that in public (that is
ASSUMING you're telling us the truth).

Patrick

Moving back to main server

Apr 21, 2002, 5:05am
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] Thanks for the move back Bill. Much appreciated :-)

I say this because one of the first things I noticed was the fact that the
main server doesn't seem to fall out of line so much as the other server
did. One bad turn and BLAMMO - I would find myself going down the road in
almost a "zig zag" fashion. This is DESPITE clearing the cache and/or
teleporting myself back into proper position. Now with the main server,
it's no problem. I simply re-position myself and I'm off again. MUCH
easier going down the road this way. :-)

Hopefully you guys can find a fix for the other server whereas it acts a lot
like the old one does.

Just my $.02 worth.... :-)

Patrick Cook
pchamster at msn.com
Denver, Colorado

AW 3D Full Screen Mode

Apr 22, 2002, 10:09pm
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] While such a view would be nice, the big question would have to be where do
you put the CHAT AREA???

Just a thought... :-)

Patrick

I wishhhhhh(list)

May 10, 2002, 6:33am
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] I dunno 'bout the "Stuff Walking" part Mark. That could look like REALLY
strange and weird... :-) *LOL!*

> You could even let people develop a speaking program. I know that there is
a
> tonne of API programming stuff to let you get text and such, but how about
a
> real plugin adapter, straight into the browser with all the bot functions
> like citnum and propdump (in worlds where its allowed by the CT). I cant
> think of ANYTHING that would bring about such revolution in AW (short of
AWC
> advertising, but thats nevva gonna happen)

A better (if not perhaps a more practical) option would be to have the
ability to use a microphone as opposed to a keyboard. This would make
things easier for us SLOW typists.... :-)

That is another wish I'd like to see added sometime (preferrably BEFORE
AWcom goes out of buisiness!) :-)

Just my $.05 worth....Cheers for now everyone :-)

Patrick Cook
Mayor - City of Hamsrterville
pchamster at msn.com
Denver, Colorado

I wishhhhhh(list)

May 10, 2002, 6:38am
Hi everyone:

[View Quote] Mark - You and I both know they would only be kept at bay just long enough
for one of those "script kiddies" to find a way to crack it. that's just
the way life is on the ol' superhighway my friend....

> I feel we cant develop more without some way to directly interface with
the
> browser itself. But include ppw acess blocking and such..

See above.

Patrick Cook
Mayor - City of Hamsterville
pchamster at msn.com
Denver, Colorado

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