You try to log into SL your viewer start connecting with the region…. but wait, psych!
So you think ok let’s login and talk to SecondLife:
You think nothing of it and click the submit a support case link, only to see this screen:
I request that Linden Lab cancel my account? Wait what? Yes my friend you’ve just been owned by Linden Lab. So you may be in denial and try to ask their customer support why? Until you realize that Linden Lab customer service can take days if not weeks to respond. So in your impatience you check your emails and find nothing, that’s weird….
Out of desperation you click the Spam folder and there you find it, the infamous email with the title Second Life: Account Closure
You quickly open the email in the hopes it’s just a misunderstanding, but the words are pretty damning and absolute Linden Lab has decided to close your account.
Horrified you read the lines
Quote:Hello CBC Resident,
It has come to our attention that you have engaged in activities in violation of the Linden Lab Terms of Service (the “Terms”) and Second Life Community
Standards, including but not limited to:
· Section 6.1 of the Terms, which states that “[y]ou will not post or transmit prohibited Content, including any Content that is illegal, harassing or violates any person’s rights”;
· Section 6.1(iv) of the Terms, which states that you agree you will not “[p]ost, display, or transmit Content (including any communication(s) with employees of Linden Lab) that is harmful, threatening or harassing, defamatory, libelous, false, inaccurate, misleading, or invades another person’s privacy”; and
· Section 4 (Disclosure) of the Community Standards, which states that “[r]esidents are entitled to a reasonable level of privacy with regard to their Second Life experience. Sharing personal information about your fellow Residents without their consent — including gender, religion, age, marital status, race, sexual preference, alternate account names, and real-world location beyond what is provided by them in their Resident profile — is not allowed. Remotely monitoring conversations in Second Life, posting conversation logs, or sharing conversation logs without the participants’ consent are all prohibited.”
Pursuant to Section 5.2 of the Terms, “Linden Lab may suspend or terminate your Account if you violate this Agreement, along with any or all other Accounts held by you or otherwise related to you. . . . Upon termination of your Accounts, this Agreement between us will be automatically terminated and you may not re-subscribe or return to the Service through other or future Accounts you or others may set up.”
Due to your severe and repeated violations of the Terms and Community Standards, Linden Lab has terminated your access to the Second Life virtual world. This termination applies to all Second Life accounts associated with you, including your primary, alternate, and household accounts. To reiterate, you may not return to Second Life on any account, new or existing.
A few days pass and you come to terms with what had just had happened. The lindens finally respond a week later with the same copy-paste response as you already read in the email.
You try to appeal their decision but you soon realize you are probably just talking to a wall as all replies come back the same. If you are lucky some of the replies may ask you sensitive information while not allowing you to change your password during these requests. In other words your reputation could be tarnished by slander if someone hacks you while banned.
You accept defeat and request your USD balance to be paid out, but those bastards were two steps ahead of you and knew all your balance would be in Linden (LD) not USD. Not only have you been banned but also robbed and they got the law on their side.
Moral of the story don’t get banned and robbed.
Share your ban-story and If you all like and REP this, I might write a part 2 😉