[SLED] Avatar abuse

Rolig Loon rolig.loon at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 11:29:30 PST 2010


There's been a lot of discussion in various fora about that.  The most
commonly-offered explanation is that a credit card requirement puts up
a barrier for much of the international community, where credit is
hard to get. PayPal? Well, no.... Paypal requires either a credit card
of a bank account behind it, so that's not any better. It's not a bad
anti-griefer policy, but it's bad for business.

Rolig

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 1:24 PM, Kathryn Frech <kfrech at syrdiocese.org> wrote:
> Larry Havenstein [lhavenst at ksu.edu] wrote:
>> If it took money or registration of an avatar with a credit card much of that
>> activity would probably die as the griefers/predators wouldn't have easy anonymity.
>
> Why did LL give up that requirement? It seems that not requiring a credit card just makes things easy for those who shouldn't have accounts on Main Grid (teens) as well as repeat griefers. It's easy to make a new account; much less easy to get a new credit card.
>
> Kathryn
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