Inworld Locations for Volunteers
- Korea Welcome Area
- Ahern Welcome Area ( In Memory of Waterfalzz Extraordinaire)
- Hanja Welcome Area:
- Violet Welcome AreaD
- Waterhead Welcome AreaD
What's an Infohub?
An Infohub, also known as a Welcome Area, is a place where Residents congregate and socialize, and there are usually kiosks providing Second Life information. Infohubs can be fun places to hang out and learn about the world if you're new, although silly stuff happens on occasion.
Note that there are special rules that apply to these locations.
Official Infohubs are owned by Linden Lab and many were built by Residents, but some Residents run their own, unofficial social spaces which they also call Infohubs.
Infohubs are represented on the World Map with blue i's, like this:
To show them, make sure that Infohub on the right-hand legend is checked.
|Tip: Sometimes you may see Infohub dots in other places, usually off the Mainland. These are really telehubs, special landing points for regions or estates. You cannot normally set your home location at these points. (In ancient times, there were telehubs on the mainland too.)|
What are all the official Infohubs?
- Ahern Welcome Area: AhernD, BonifacioD, DoreD, MorrisD
- Hanja Welcome Area: GukyeolD, HangeulD, HanjaD, IduD
- Teen Welcome Area: CardD, LewisD, NixD, PullmanD
- ClementinaD Governor Linden's Mansion by Steller Sunshine
- MahuluD volcano hub by Karsten Rutledge, operated by NCI
- MauveD emOt(i)Con by Chip Poutine
- Miramare InfohubD by Nova Albion City Slickers
- WengenD Chalet Linden snow lodge
- Ambat InfohubD by Osprey Therian
- Barbarossa InfohubD Blake Sea Ferry Terminal by LDPW
- BearD Dream Lodge by Stella Costello and Ravenelle Zugzwang
- BoardroomD by LDPW
- Braunworth InfohubD by Cottonteil Muromachi
- Castle Valeria InfohubD by LDPW
- Degrand InfohubD by LDPW
- Hau KodaD Bay City Municipal Aeroport by LDPW
- Helfell InfohubD and Fuerte de San Phillipe, by LDPW
- Hyannisport InfohubD by LDPW
- HylesD Swamp Infohub by Kim Anubis & Friends
- Iris InfohubD Heterocera Moth Temple
- Isabel InfohubD by the Shelter
- Moose Beach InfohubD by LDPW
- Pooley InfohubD preserved Pooley Stage area for early Linden-resident meetings
- Waterhead InfohubD preserved Hidden Lakes Telehub
- ZebrasilD volcano Infohhub by LDPW
Former or inactive hubs
While you can no longer set these locations as your home, some older accounts may still have home set there, and they are sometimes are used as hangouts.
- Anzere InfohubD by the Confederation of Democratic Simulators
- CalletaD Hobo Railroad Infohub by Orhalla Zander
- HansonD converted to parkland
- MurrayD rebuilt in 2010
- PlumD preserved early welcome area
- Ross InfohubD Memory Bazaar by Jessica Ornitz and Prokofy Neva
- Violet InfohubD experimental welcome area developed ca. 2008
- Warmouth InfohubD The Nerditorium by Lewis Nerd
- Korea Welcome Area: Korea1D, Korea2D, Korea3D, Korea4D
- OliveD GSLR railroad station
- PeriwinkleD GSLR railroad station
Linden Homes hubs
These were never activated as home points (Governor Linden keeps them in the Linden Homes estate, separate from the mainland). They contain information kiosks, sample textures to match the Linden Homes housing, and sometimes model homes.
- ElderglenD and clones ElderdaleD, EldervaleD
- MeadowbrookD and clones MeadowcreekD, RavenbrookD, BucksnortD
- Shareta OsumaiD and clones KitaD, Shareta HeightsD
- Tahoe SpringsD and clones Tahoe FieldsD, Valle GrandeD, Miss MuffetD
Can I find Infohubs through Search?
You can try!
- Choose World>Search and pick "Places" from the menu beside the "Search" button.
- Try search terms like "infohub", "hub", "welcome" or "governor".
- On the left column, change All Categories to Linden Location.
This shows most of the Infohubs, although some are listed using other keywords.
Is there anything else special I need to know?
You can set your home location at any mainland Infohub. If you don't have a home location set, World>Teleport Home will send you to a random infohub matching your maturity rating.
Linden Lab Office Hours
- Area 51D: The oldest French sim. Usually full and laggy, but with useful resources, classes and sandbox. (it's just next to the French School)
- France Pittoresque - French islandD: French Island home, chat, support and relaxation on Second Life since March 2007 with its beach, sand and palms. Area for your first steps (tutorials, sandbox, free clothing, etc.). A group of several thousand members www.France-Pittoresque.net (Aragorn Bingyi)
- France3D Sentu NovioD:proposes to follow an orientation path for newbies and intermediate avatars. It explains clearly the different functions and possibilities in Second Life, through friendly games (camera control, funny objects, giant zip line...). At any time, the visitors can meet French-speaking helpers (easy to identify with their tag over the head). They are always available to answer any question. www.france3d.org
- Gaia France - French schoolD: a full sim with dedicated French mentor, classes, and translated notecards. (kerunix Flan)
- ©Liberta - French HomeD: Realistic virtual state with more 30 sims www.LibertaSL.com. (cities, forest, village, sea, airports, train, boat, sandbox... (Saddam Triskaidekaphobia)
French speaking groups
These sims are not dedicated to SL Education, but you'll usually find French mentor.
Linden Lab owned
- Centro de Ayuda en Castellano (Quantum Fields)D: Center of welcome and orientation for all who speak Spanish. A place where newbies can find help, notecards, gifts, friends, and clear doubts.
- SecondLifeSpain.com (Quest II)D: Headquarters of the community of Spanish-speaking residents secondlifespain.com. Newbies can find help, classes, and translated notecards.
- Spanish OrientationD: The first Spanish Orientation Island with regapi and listed in secondlife.com spanishorientation.com. SL News, forum, community...
Spanish speaking groups
There are many groups where Spanish speaking residents can find help and make friends. Some of the more significant groups are (in no special order):
- Segunda Vida (founded by long term Resident, Greeter and Mentor Blueman Steele).
- Spanish From Spain=SpaniardS in SL
- Aventura y Viajes (founded by Mentor Irene Muni)
- La IslaD: Great place to take Spanish speakers. Active community and Spanish speaking DJ's.
- Mirando al Mar (Cycnia)D: A place to make new friends, speak in Spanish and have fun. Free help, Spanish notecards, etc.
- Ibiza The Island (Spain)D
- Brazilian support Island (Portal Brasil)D: Center of welcome and orientation for all who speak portuguese. A place where newbies can find help, notecards, gifts, friends, and clear doubts.
For more contacts or help you can access groups support Brazilian or Portuguese: Suporte Portal Brasil or Brasileiros no SL (for Brazil) and Tugas no SL (for Portugal). People there will usually point new users to the most recently built areas with Portuguese content.
These locations are for the technically advanced - those who are familiar with building and scripting. There are very experienced people in the sandboxes as well, but are often too preoccupied to help the Newbies who arrive interested in finding out what they can do.
Unmanaged sandboxes have no one in particular overseeing the operations of the area. They often rely on auto-returns and may have scripts disabled to prevent griefer attacks.
Managed Sandboxes have administrators or sandbox guardians who oversee the activities on the sandboxes. They are often reachable by a paging system or group chat, if they are not physically present.
- Help Island PublicD
- Help Island Public2D
- Pi Park & SandboxD
- Sandbox CordovaD
- Sandbox GoguenD
- Sandbox IslandD
- Sandbox Island ExtensionD
- Sandbox NewcombD
- Sandbox WandertonD
- Linden Weapons Testing SandboxD
- Theta Sandbox & ParkD
- Newbie Convenience Center and Rest StationD
- Mauve Public Sandbox (PG) near Infohub MauveD
- Columbia Public Sandbox (Mature) with Weapon Testing Sandbox, Dressing Room, Mature Content SkyboxD
- Hyboria Public Sandbox (Mature)D
- Special Vehicle SandboxD
- Public Furry Sandbox (Mature)D
- Cat's LairD
- Fermi SandboxD
- Giant Sandbox * Bac a SableD
- Little BlueD
- Sandbox FranceD
- SkyBeam SandboxD
- Terminus - bac a sable / sandboxD: The french sandbox (next to gaia)