FAQ

  1. What is this page for?
  2. Who am I?
  3. How can you contact me?
  4. What is PassX?
  5. Why PassX?
  6. What is a lslServer?
  7. What are blogs on this site?
  8. How do you use voting stations?
  9. How many options/choices can a voting blog have?
  10. How much do blogs cost?
  11. How can I see additional info about each blog post?
  12. How to become a member on this site if you are an SL member?
  13. Why use tokens?
  14. What is a MembershipHud?
  15. Why would I pay for 'PassxToken'?
  16. What is a 'SimpleToken'?
  17. What is a Queue?
  18. What are queues good for?
  19. What is the Queue Kit for?
  20. How much do queues cost?
  21. What is chatLog script for?
  22. How to convert a chatLog queue to a blog?
  23. What is a Var?
  24. What are vars good for?
  25. What is the Var Kit for?
  26. How much do vars cost?
  27. Why do some blog sections start with '_'?
  28. What grids can use voting, vars, queues?
  29. What is maximum number of tokens an account can have?
  1. What is this page for?
    To answer all your Frequently Asked Questions.
  2. Who am I?
    A computer programmer.
  3. How can you contact me?
    -Send me an IM on the grid.
    -Send an email to the webmaster(Rex Cronon).
  4. What is PassX?
    It is a temporary password that expires in about one hour and which in theory should give better security.
  5. Why PassX?
    I am testing its abilities (like: preventing spam, better protection...).
  6. What is a lslServer?
    It is a lsl script to which you can send different commands.
    Right now it can send IMs to users, or it can talk on different channels(zero channel aka public chat included).
    You send the commands to control the lslServer from this site.
    Other scripters could extend its functionality by creating scripts that interact with it:)
    In order to use this you need to create a var named 'lslServer'
    It can be found here: Lsl Server
  7. What are blogs on this site?
    The blogs here are not just simple blogs.
    They can also be used for voting/pooling.
    A voting station in sl allows users to vote while they are logged in sl.
    Or they can vote on this site.
  8. How do you use voting stations?
    -become a member here
    -add some tokens to your account(you will need to have at least one token in your account on this site)
    -create a blog post New(it will substract enough tokens for one day)
    -buy a voting station from here
    -edit the driver script inside the voting station
    -pay additional tokens(Pay) to extend how long the blog will exist on this site
  9. How many options/choices can a voting blog have?
    On the new blog page there is text field named 'Vote values[1024]' that has the following default values in it 'yes,undecided,no'
    The number 1024 represents the maximum length of the string inside this text field
    The value inside the text field of 'yes,undecided,no' mean that there will be three options: yes, undecided, and no
    After each option there is a comma except for the last option.
    For example if every option is three characters long that means the blog can have at most 256 options.
  10. How much do blogs cost?
    at this time only one token per day
  11. How can I see additional info about each blog post?
    Show blog post page has popups for the title, votes and comments sections.
    Just move mouse pointer over them and wait a second or two.
    You can also click on the title to see all the info.
  12. How to become a member on this site if you are an SL member?
    -get a MembershipHud.
    -attach it to your hud.
    -click on the new member button.
  13. Why use tokens?
    Tokens seem to provide a better form of security.
    They can be traded inside sl.
  14. What is a MembershipHud?
    Its a HUD that you attach to yourself while logged in sl.
    It has a few buttons:
    -new user: creates an account on this site
    -new Master pass: generates a random a new random master pass. it will cost you one token.
    -get Master pass: tells your current master pass
    -new PassX: generates a PassX. it will cost your one token
    -get Tokens: tells you how many tokens you have in your account on this site
  15. Why would I pay for 'PassxToken'?
    It is more convenient and possibly more secure if you do it from inside sl.
  16. What is a 'SimpleToken'?
    It is a scripted object which if you click will add one or more tokens to your account on this site.
    It will self-destruct once it has done its job.
    It can be used to pay for most things on this site.
    This can be used only on the Linden Lab\'s main grid.
    You can get one token for 20$L here: 1Token
    You can get 5 tokens for 95$L(5% discount) here: 5 Tokens
    You can get 10 tokens for 180$L(10% discount) here: 10 Tokens
  17. What is a Queue?
    It is a queue/list/history to which a lsl script can add lines/indexes at its end.
    When it reaches its maximum number of lines/indexes, than at least one line/index is deleted from begining
    The deleted lines can be sent to either an email or a url, if such a value is specified
    Max nr. of lines/indexes is 1200
    Max nr. of characters stored in each line/index is 1400
  18. What are queues good for?
    You can have a lsl script that writes a new line to the queue each time a visitor enters/leaves yours sim/parcel.
    Or the lsl script can write a new line to the queue each time somebody opens/closes a door.
    A lsl script can save all public chat to a queue.
  19. What is the Queue Kit for?
    If you know lsl than you should get this kit.
    It contains a MOD script that gives you a simple example of how to write data to queues on this site.
    It can be found here: Queue Kit
  20. How much do queues cost?
    It depends on max number of lines.
    [1, 25] => 1 token
    (25, 100] => 2 tokens
    (100, 500] => 3 tokens
    (500, 1600] => 4 tokens
  21. What is chatLog script for?
    It is a lsl script that can log to a queue everthing it hears on a specific channel.
    I use it at lindens group meetings(aka office hours) so those that can't make it can still watch the discussion live.
    It can be found here: Chat Logger
  22. How to convert a chatLog queue to a blog?
    -make sure the chatLog is public.
    -from the view chatLog page copy its url from the address textbox
    -go to create blog post page
    -set content drop-down box to queue
    -paste into the content textbox the address of the chatLog
  23. What is a Var?
    It is basically an array that has a max length(1000).
    Each index can be read/set by a lsl script, or by you manually on this site.
    The following indexes can only be read: create, expire and max
    Max nr. of characters stored in each index is 1400
  24. What are vars good for?
    Since lsl scripts can't write to notecards you can set your scripts to read/write data to different indexes in different vars.
    You could setup a var of max length 100, and have a script write to it once per minute what avatars are in the sim.
    This way you could know who is in your sim without having to login.
    The lslServer also uses a var named 'lslServer' that stores inside each one of its indexes the url value of a lslServer.
    You can also store in a var the url of your object updater server, and put a script in your products that checks for updates.
  25. What is the Var Kit for?
    If you know lsl you than you should get this kit.
    It contains a MOD script that gives you a simple example of how to read/write data to vars on this site.
    It can be found here: Var Kit
  26. How much do vars cost?
    It depends on max number of indexes.
    [1, 16] => 1 token(s)
    (16, 32] => 2 token(s)
    (32, 64] => 3 token(s)
    (64, 128] => 4 token(s)
    (128, 256] => 5 token(s)
    (256, 512] => 6 token(s)
    (512, 1024] => 7 token(s)
  27. Why do some blog sections start with '_'?
    Those sections are reserved for the webmaster.
  28. What grids can use voting, vars, queues?
    Right now only from Linden Lab's grids(both main and beta).
    Making these available on other grids should be relatively easy.
  29. What is maximum number of tokens an account can have?
    it is 50
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