What can I do here?by Vanish on •
July 5, 2011 at 10:17 pm #7488
I’m assuming there’s some confusion on what people can use OSC for, so I wanted to take a little time to explain what you can do with it. Feel free to use this thread as a FAQ, if you like.
1. Anyone can join. There is no invitation process, or pre-approval, you can just sign up, and start posting your creations.
2. There’s no limit to the webspace you can use, even though file sizes are limited to 100 MB per file upload. This is more of a technical restriction than anything, but should work fine for most exports. If you have a file that’s more than 100 MB in size, feel free to contact me, and we’ll work something out.
3. You can post in all and any categories. If you like to publish a tutorial, that’s fine with me, and in many cases it’s even useful to write a small tutorial entry about how to use your creations and then link to it from each creation it applies to. I use this technique myself, and it saves a lot of copy/pasting and makes it easier to update the instructions if needed.
4. If there’s anything you like to link to, be it an inworld store, a website, your marketplace, or whatever, feel free to do so when it’s relevant to your creation. Your contribution to OSC is very much appreciated, so if you get some publicity out of it, the better!
5. The OSC dashboard has more functions than just posting creations. I implemented an event system, which allows anyone to post their OpenSim/SL related event. Please make good use of it!
6. Likewise, please feel free to use these forums for anything OpenSim/SL related. If there’s need for specific subcategories, please tell me.
7. In fact, if there’s any feature you’d like to see here, please TELL ME! I’ll do my best to turn this site into something we all can enjoy.
8. I will moderate / get involved as little as possible, because I don’t believe creativity should be regulated. This site is for us all, and I intend to keep it that way.
9. You can link your twitter / youtube / flickr account to your OSC profile. Updates from either of these accounts will show in your activity, and you can crosspost status updates (and some other updates) to twitter.
10. I included a Wiki plugin, but I honestly don’t yet know what to do with it. You will find it also in your dashboard.
11. Anything else you’d like to know, please ask below.July 5, 2011 at 10:28 pm #7490
12. If you have a flickr group for your creations, you can include a feed from that in your posts, by using the slickr-flickr tag. Include the following line in your entry, where you want the stream to show:
[slickr-flickr id="1578921@N24" tag="TGIB" group="y"]
The above is for the TGIB flickr group, please replace the ID with the one of your own group. The tag is optional, if you only want certain entries to show. I use this to only show pictures that are relevant to the creation. That way, anyone who adds their pictures to the group with the correct tag will have them shown in the entry.July 6, 2011 at 9:36 pm #7608
13. You can get the rss feed of nearly anything by adding /feed/ to the url. For example, http://opensim-creations.com/forums/topic/what-can-i-do-here/feed/ gives you the feed of this topic, and brings replies to your rss reader.August 13, 2011 at 10:14 am #7946
this looks like a wonderful resource and I’m very interested in learning how we can make use of these terrific creations in our schools project.
Unfortunately though I can’t seem to find instructions on how to *import* these items into my sim. Can you point me in the right direction please?
-James.August 14, 2011 at 2:09 pm #7950
I wrote a small tutorial on that some time ago here: http://opensim-creations.com/2010/05/09/how-to-import-tgib-builds-into-second-life-and-opensim/
Even though I only wrote it for my own exports, most people here use the same technique, so it works for most everything on OSC. However, as everyone is free to provide their creations in any format they like, the instructions may or may not work with a specific thing, which is why I recommend people to include their own instructions in their uploads.
Nonetheless, I’ve made that tutorial sticky, so it’ll show on the front page and hopefully can help with the uploads. Please feel free to tell me if something’s not clear.
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