Linden Lab Official:Blake Sea Code of Conduct

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KBnote.png Note: This code of conduct is specific for the Blake Sea. Other community partner groups may have similar but not identical codes of conduct depending on group needs.

General conduct guidelines

Second Life's Terms of Service (TOS) and Community Standards (CS) are the foundation for all conduct in the Second Life® virtual world. All Residents of the Second Life world must abide by these wherever they are inworld.

Abuse Reports are the fundamental tool for reporting abuses of the TOS or CS.

Residents will not be able to ban other Residents from public or shared spaces.

Blake Sea program

The Blake Sea program is a partnership between Linden Lab™ and the United Sailing Sims. However, all Residents are welcome and encouraged to enjoy and explore the Blake Sea. Linden Lab has the right to amend the terms of the governance document and the Code of Conduct at its discretion, but will always consult and work with the community group ahead of any changes.

Except as noted below, advertising is not permitted in public or shared areas. Advertisements are understood as personal objects used to advocate personal businesses or regions, including:

  • Chat or notecard spam
  • Floating ads
  • Vehicles piloted by scripted agents
  • Graphics on sails should conform to the Mature standard. Ads for the event should not interfere with the event itself, and must be removed immediately after the event has finished.

NOTE: Advertisements that are part of a boat's textures (sails, hull) are acceptable for personal boats skippered by active avatars.


Promotions are understood to be objects used to inform all Second Life Residents of a current event. Event promotions should conform to the following rules and restrictions:

  • Promotions should be grounded to the terrain or floating on the water, not raised up above.
  • Promotions should extend no higher than 8m from the ground or water.
  • No rotating, no flashing content and no particles.
  • No unsolicited dispensing of IMs, notecards, landmarks, or content.
  • No light sources or glow (full bright is acceptable however).
  • Promotion prims should be phantom.
  • Promotions must be clearly Parcel lght G.png General in nature.
  • No sound and no temp-on-rez content.
  • Any promotion on a robo-vehicle is not permitted, including those piloted by scripted agents.
  • Any and all promotion must conform to all trademark regulations.
  • Signage for the event (directional signs, informational signs, and notices to spectators) in general will follow these same guidelines.

Abuse and griefing

If a person or object threatens to disturb an event or race, event staff should follow the steps below:

  • Notify by shout or IM that the Resident is disrupting the event.In a situation where it is clear that the Resident and his boat will not be able to sail clear of the fleet, ask the skipper to moor/anchor/stop moving until the fleet passes.
  • If the Resident does not comply and there is time, move to the boat and repeat the message above.If moving to the Resident is not possible, repeat the warning in IM or by shout.
  • If the Resident still does not reply or take evasive action, you are allowed to freeze the avatar in place until the fleet passes.
  • If you are unable to freeze the avatar and the avatar has ignored multiple requests, you may eject the avatar.
  • Whenever you freeze or eject a Resident, follow up as soon as practical with:
    • A note to the avatar explaining why the action was taken.
    • A note in the avatar's profile "My Notes" with the details of the incident in case you are abuse reported by the Resident in question.
  • In the case of a clear griefing episode, file an Abuse Report (AR) for the avatar immediately, clearly noting that the griefing incident is in the Blake Sea, and eject the avatar. Please note that ARs should and can be submitted by anyone in a Blake Sea Region.

Vehicle right of Way

While all are welcome, Residents must observe certain rights of way. The purpose of the Blake Sea is to provide an open space for the Residents of Second Life to enjoy sailing, and therefore other vehicle types should allow sailboats to have the right of way.