Yeesh, some people have real "boundary issues".
It never fails, I find. You get to know the type. The are certain people who follow you around, ask a lot of questions, "want to be your friend," keep IMing you -- but then....they are always prepared to turn on you like a vicious junkyard dog if you don't reciprocate or cross them in some way. Because it's not about you -- it's about either their profound neediness -- or their exploitative scamming nature.
So here's a guy who comes along with the name LordVolmere. I always roll my eyes when I see these males called "Lord-something". It reminds me of a parody Sim I made in The Sims Online named Lord something, I forget what it was, and his tag line said, "Lord of the Realm and Master of All I Survey. Now where did I put my car keys?"
Usually these people are BDSM manipulatives; occasionally they are just Hobbit RP types but usually they are trouble.
So this guy rents a $50 a week motel room at Flamingo Court. That means, with the 10% discount, gosh, he's paying a grand total of US 66 cents a month.
One of the things I'm sure to do with rentals that pay 66 cents a month is not spend time on them. People who don't get how it works, and can't read cards, and can't take friendly hints, and can't just use a cheap self-service rental without creating numerous problems for you and themselves are better off refunding and moving along so that the next trouble-free tenant can come in their place : )
Most people get it, move in, and you never hear from them an they are not high maintenance. But every once in awhile, you get a live one.
So first, as the people in the cheap seats always do, Lord-of-the-Realm demands a different texture on the floor and a new TV. Normally I don't re-do textures for every passing tenant because these are self-service cheap rentals. But I decide to take the time just to fill the place up, and I also go out and buy a $1100 new TV because lately, the TVs all broke and I need to do that anyway. (I don't know what became of nightlife overlord or whatever his name with the old TVs I bought in bulk, and TVs are so odd these days in SL but I finally find one and put it out.)
Meanwhile, the guy buys some odds and ends, a motel t-shirt, an ashtray, a postcard, whatever. He complains that the tequila shots are broken. That's because they're all gone. I put out new tequila shots. He praises the motel, says it's cool, but he's...clingy.
He keeps asking me about the land business, and complains about SL tier and also says he wants to go to other spinoffs.
I give him the name of Inworldz, which strikes me as having the most stable sims and best customer service although I have not done reviews in probably a year.
Next thing I know, this guy is IMing me and asking me to turn over full perms and rights to him so that he can "manage for free".
Do people like this really think you're going to fall for such an idiotic scam?
And with their profile showing the lyrics to Sweet Dreams Are Made of This "some of them want to be used by you," etc.
Um, no. I don't.
So here's most of the convo, I can't find where the chat logs are on Windows 8:
2013/12/16 21:55] LordVolmere: link?
[2013/12/16 21:56] LordVolmere: Linden is outragous with server fees
[2013/12/16 21:56] Prokofy Neva: I sent it scroll back
[2013/12/16 21:56] Prokofy Neva: well but they have a lot more features and people, these other worlds don't have
[2013/12/16 21:56] Prokofy Neva: the most stable of them is Inworldz, best customer service, that's what I'd buy
[2013/12/16 21:56] Prokofy Neva: http://inworldz.com/
[2013/12/16 21:56] LordVolmere: you are grandfathered?
[2013/12/16 21:56] Prokofy Neva: I have two grandfathered sims yes
[2013/12/16 21:57] LordVolmere: fookers are crazy with teir fees
[2013/12/16 21:57] Prokofy Neva: it is what it is
[2013/12/16 21:57] Prokofy Neva: the other knock-offs are pretty crappy
[2013/12/16 21:58] LordVolmere: no noob would buy into it when he can host his own game
[2013/12/16 21:58] LordVolmere: crappy but..respect them
[2013/12/16 21:59] LordVolmere: good to meet you man..
[2013/12/16 21:59] LordVolmere: gonna try Third World
[2013/12/16 22:00] LordVolmere: SL spinoff,
[2013/12/16 22:00] LordVolmere: Linden charges too much to host...
[2013/12/16 22:01] LordVolmere: and that copyright bullshit
[2013/12/16 22:02] LordVolmere: my content is mine fookers!
[2013/12/16 22:02] LordVolmere: good to met you..sorry if i wore your ear
[2013/12/16 22:03] LordVolmere: l8rz
[2013/12/16 22:04] Prokofy Neva: ok good luck
[2013/12/16 22:06] LordVolmere: i should wait till Linden goes bankrupt
[2013/12/16 22:07] LordVolmere: teir fees are insane
[2013/12/16 22:08] LordVolmere: $10 for 1024x4096?
[2013/12/16 22:09] LordVolmere: you got it figured out obviously
[2013/12/16 22:11] LordVolmere: you make enough from flamingo to pay your tieir?
[2013/12/18 00:28] LordVolmere: been reading your blogs.... iteresting stuff
[2013/12/18 00:40] Prokofy Neva: glad you liked it
[2013/12/19 10:28] LordVolmere: (Saved Wed Dec 18 20:45:49 2013)you like Anthrax?... lol... =]
[22:13] LordVolmere: yeah
[22:13] LordVolmere: hello
[22:13] Prokofy Neva: hi
[22:13] LordVolmere: give me full edit rights on Flamigo?
[22:13] Prokofy Neva: What do you mean by "full edit rights"?
[22:13] LordVolmere: Managefor free
[22:14] Prokofy Neva: No thanks, I don't do anything that nuts
[22:14] LordVolmere: Paranoid?
[22:14] Prokofy Neva: Um, look at my birth date in Second Life, big guy, and do the math. I've seen it all. Buy your own land and run your own land : )
[22:14] LordVolmere: im on inwoldz now
[22:14] Prokofy Neva: great!
[22:15] LordVolmere: i just want experience
[22:15] Prokofy Neva: Nothing beats buying your own land for experience : )
[22:15] LordVolmere: the blogs are right
[22:15] LordVolmere: you are paranoid
[22:16] Prokofy Neva: Um, no, I'm just not a fucking idiot who turns their land and buildings over to a stranger who is a scammer on the Internet
[22:16] Prokofy Neva: bye
[22:16] LordVolmere: you gotta trust somebody sometime
[22:16] Prokofy Neva: Um, no.
[22:16] LordVolmere: yep
[22:16] Prokofy Neva: Now if you don't like my cheap rentals "as is" you are welcome to refund
[22:16] LordVolmere: she is crazy
[22:16] Prokofy Neva: Stop bothering me
[22:16] LordVolmere: anyway
[22:16] LordVolmere: half the shit at flamingo dont work
[22:17] Prokofy Neva: Great! Then hit the refund button and move along
[22:17] Prokofy Neva: you are not required to live there
[22:17] LordVolmere: trying to be your friend catherine
[22:17] LordVolmere: bow in awe
[22:17] Prokofy Neva: Um, I don't need "friends" like you, asshole
[22:17] Prokofy Neva: move along
[22:18] LordVolmere: woiw you are mean
[22:18] LordVolmere: realy
[22:18] LordVolmere: wow
[22:18] Prokofy Neva: Do not waste my time with your fucking bullshit
[22:19] LordVolmere: i am being sincere
[22:19] LordVolmere: stop being so paranoid
[22:19] Prokofy Neva: Um stop being an asshole
[22:19] Prokofy Neva: what a scammer
[22:19] Prokofy Neva: move along
[22:19] LordVolmere: i am in awe of you
[22:19] Prokofy Neva: you are not welcome
[22:19] Prokofy Neva: oh go fuck yourself
[22:19] Prokofy Neva: mute
[22:19] LordVolmere: damn
[22:20] LordVolmere: it is true
[22:20] LordVolmere: ur nutz
[22:20] LordVolmere: scam what?
[22:20] LordVolmere: really
[22:20] LordVolmere: i fixed broke shit at flamingo
[22:21] LordVolmere: for ur fyi
[22:21] LordVolmere: what is the matter with you?
[22:21] LordVolmere: Russian is hard btw
[22:21] LordVolmere: i tried
[22:22] LordVolmere: Glastnost and everything
[22:22] LordVolmere: I hate McCarthy
[22:22] LordVolmere: he was anti democrat
[22:23] LordVolmere: guess you got me blocked now?
Got that right!
Why would some creep go on the Internet, look you up, find out your RL name and come in SL and harass you with it?
Then have the temerity to insult you and claim you're "paranoid" if -- um, you don't want to hand over your land and building perms to him (!).