42 Second Life Groups Challenge!

42 Second Life Groups Challenge!

Before I get into today’s Monday Meme, I wanted to talk about the image in this blog post. There are two reasons I chose to share a picture of ManBerry, the first is because he was in desperate need of a new profile pic so I cropped this one up and now it’s on his profile.

The second reason is because I wanted an excuse to talk about male fashion. Yesterday, Siddean Munro of Slink plurked that she is about to release mesh hands and updated mesh feet for men. That means that the men will finally be able to pick up appliers for their hands and feet. I’m really excited about this as I have been struggling with tinting his mesh hands and feet since I got them for him. I’m looking forward to all of this and as soon as it’s released, I’m going to start harassing requesting my skin creator (Fruk) to get on the appliers bandwagon. Male skin creators, please keep an eye on the Slink blog and consider making appliers for the hands and feet when they are released, please! Your customers will thank you.

Now on to today’s meme! I remember before January of 2011, when we had a 25 group limit. Then when they changed it to a 42 group limit, I recall saying to myself that I am NEVER going to reach that. But lo and behold, these days it seems like I am constantly juggling them around. There are a few groups that I absolutely love and would never leave or if I have to leave them to make room for some other important ones, I make sure to put one of my alts in them. These are groups I join for a variety of reasons. A big thank you to Inkie Loudwater for providing me with some of the following questions!

Meme Instructions: Answer the following questions about groups and share some of your favs with us. Don’t forget to leave your link in the comments!

  1. Have you reached the 42 group limit? I believe they were announced in January of 2011 and I was at the limit just a few months after that.
  2. Do you do a lot of group hopping to keep up with all the groups you want to stay a part of? I do, not all the time, but from time to time I do. But I’m starting to just put my ALTs in the groups more often now.
  3. What makes you want to join a group? Well, to be honest, the majority of the groups I am in I was invited by designers because they are blogger groups. Blogger groups take up the most of my slots. So I have about 10 group slots left open which I use to jump around groups that I want to be in. Most of the time these are store groups because they give nice gifts or I just want to make sure I am updated with all their new releases.
  4. A lot of store VIP groups have a group fee which you have to pay to join. How do you feel about paying group fees? To be honest I am not a big fan of group fees. I feel that groups are for promotion and designers should be encouraging customers to join the group and putting a fee on the group just doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. However, with all that being said, I do not mind paying a group fee at all, if it is a reasonable amount. I would be willing to pay up to L$300 to join a group, as long as I know for certain that there is some sort of incentive (frequent gifts, promotions, discounts, etc…) If a fee is more than that, then I probably will not join.
  5. Name a few groups that you are a part of that you feel everyone should look into joining and share your reasons behind that.
    –> Maitreya VIP group is free to join and often offers discounts on newly released merchandise. Maitreya also currently has a competition going on, click here for details.
    –> *COCO* Update Group is probably one of the most generous groups to be in. They have a line of group gifts to pick up at this slurl, and the group is FREE to join!
    –> Eater’s Coma Update Group is also free to join and currently has three free gifts available at this slurl if you are in the group. You can check out Farrah Helendale’s vlog where she shows you what those gifts are.
    –> Erratic Update Group is also free to join and offers a group discount on all new releases. Erratic also has a free group gift available at the mainstore.
    –> Gos Boutique Group is usually and currently only L$50 to join, however when he sends group gifts, the price gets raised to L$500. Also, Gos Boutique group members get a 10% discount on all purchases. So this is a group you want to join and stay in.

Ok I am going to stop at five, but there are a lot of other groups that I am a part of that give nice gifts from time to time such as Glam Affair, Chain and Vine, Auxiliary, PXL and a few others. I think these kinds of incentives are a great way designers can show their appreciation for their customers.

So now that I have shared a few of my favorite groups, I hope you guys take the time to share some of yours! I have my ALT ready to join some good groups you guys suggest. Also, ManBerry’s not in many groups at all. Are there any good groups for the men to join?

Please remember that you can participate in any of the memes/challenges at any time. You’ll find them all under my Blog Challenges category along with other memes and challenges I’ve done over the years.

Today is the first day of school so I am going to run now, I hope you guys have a fabulous week!

Credits:
You can see all of Manberry’s credits in full detail in the following post: ManBerry Sightings

55 thoughts on “42 Second Life Groups Challenge!

  1. I mean.. 42 is the answer to life, the universe and everything.

  2. Wilhelmina Hinchcliffe says:

    1) Have you reached the 42 group limit?

    Hah – within moments of being able to join more than 25 groups. I actually recall how excited everyone was when the old Emerald viewer suddenly started reporting “You belong to 25 out of 42 groups”. We couldn’t join the other 17 groups yet, but dammit we were excited that at least on paper we weren’t maxxed out any more.

    2) Do you do a lot of group hopping to keep up with all the groups you want to stay a part of?

    Yep usually a couple of times a week. Land groups that I belong to for my land, my friend’s land, and the handful of places where I have vendors eat up nine groups.

    Store groups are another 16, building and related groups are seven and the rest are…. Unwholesome :)

    3) What makes you want to join a group?

    Assuming it’s not a necessity for things like land access it’s one of three things:

    Do I get goodies – Yep, I’m a materialistic sort, what can I say. The quality of some of the free things I’ve received is amazing.

    Does it help me out either with my swarm of partially finished projects, or by providing support for things like the Firestorm Viewer groups.

    Does it further some of my aforementioned unwholesome past times.

    Though if it has a particularly entertaining group tag that might do it. I was in “F**k Your TOS Pick” for a while :)

    4) A lot of store VIP groups have a group fee which you have to pay to join. How do you feel about paying group fees?

    Mixed. Belleza is the most expensive one I’m in and given that I wore one of their group gift skins for two years the L$250 was well worth it even though there haven’t been many group gift updates recently.

    On the other hand there’s at least one group I joined – I’ll avoid naming names – which implied that I’d be awash in regular shipments of goodies once I plunked down my L$ and I’ve seen nothing. Worst of all is the fact that since I paid to join I’m sort of loathe to quit so I’m stuck with that group taking up a precious, precious slot.

    It would be swell if there were a mechanism whereby you could rejoin without paying the fee again, though I suspect that wouldn’t go over well with the group owners since I’m sure people like me who are reluctant to leave the group because of the join fee are keeping the membership numbers up.

    5) Name a few groups that you are a part of that you feel everyone should look into joining and share your reasons behind that.

    If you make things or want to make things or just like chatting with people who make things the Builder’s Brewery and Builder’s Brewery Speakeasy groups are awesome.

    Womenstuff is more or less an announcement group that lets shop owners send out announcements of new products, sales, hunts, the whole magilla. I’m probably preaching to the choir on this one though :)

    Fifty Linden Fridays does double duty of reminding me that it’s Friday, and also including the list of items so I can decide what shops I want to visit in advance… And now that I say that I wonder if I should have kept quiet so they don’t stop doing it :)

    One of my unwholesome groups – the name rhymes with RLB Bommunities – which is also semi-technical in nature for those times the answer to my question can’t be found in an upstanding group like Builder’s Brewery :)

    And to end things on a nerd note, Scripts for those moments when llFrustrationLevel => llSmashComputerAndGoOutside

  3. Landaree Levee says:

    I find it great news that SLink are about to release male feet / hands with the whole appliers thing; I’m not sure I’ll jump, because I’ve been a happy Vika Store customer for those, I think hers are still the best male feet / hand available, both in mesh sculpting and in texturing… but their blending to the skin (Birth’s “Thor” in my case) has always been a bit of a minor pain for me… not that bad, but could be better, and my, SLink does know how to make optimal blendings! Definitely worth trying when they come out. Thanks, Berry ;)

  4. mmmm then my male blogger will soon get mesh hands yay!! and im really loving the vlogging thing

  5. […] Singh just put out her Monday challenge and I think it is near and dear to a lot of our hearts.  42 Second Life Groups is something I was just talking about this weekend.  I remember when the number was far lower so […]

  6. http://chicatphilsplace.blogspot.com/2013/08/group-gab.html

    Man Berry very cute. I guess I should pull out man Chic. He has been confined in the closet for a loooong time. His name is Chav *wink* and has no alt account. I, being tomboy, we sometimes share clothes.

  7. I LOVE reading your posts, and I think this is the first time I have actually participated in one of your site challenges. I enjoyed it alot! It’s great seeing what groups I am already in – being promoted, and its also nice to see groups that I should be in.

    This exercise has made me take a good hard look at the groups I am currently in and I do have some cleaning to do. Thank you for posting this challenge! I look forward to participating in more :)

    http://thesuitelifesl.blogspot.ca/2013/08/103-ss-meme-monday.html

  8. Great meme Berry, I was just talking about groups this weekend. Perfect timing. And yay for man hands!
    http://somethingaboutautumn.com/2013/08/19/building-steam-and-a-meme/

  9. My very brief answers can be found hereabouts:
    http://orcasl.blogspot.com/2013/08/42-groups-meme.html

    Thx for yet another yummy meme ;)

  10. I need more group space, quite a few times I’ve had to drop in and out of groups because I need to space for a group. As I said on flickr gorgeous picture and ManBerry looks hot.

  11. […] this meme isn’t about 42 gropes. And I had my boyfriend all ready to try it out, too! […]

  12. Re: The Slink hands and feet, I have only one thing to say. “OMG FINALLY!”

  13. […] this meme isn’t about 42 gropes. And I had my boyfriend all ready to try it out, too! […]

  14. Have you tried Balkanki? awesome men’s clothes [ casual wear]

  15. Have you tried Balkanik? awesome men’s clothes [ casual wear]

    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wulf%20Creek/130/161/26

  16. http://trialsofeyeliner.com/2013/08/19/the-paper-boy/

    And in usual fashion, I added my own question.

    And Hells to the Yes for SLink Appliers for Men!!!!

  17. Good meme but I’m afraid I might have ranted a bit. Sorry, y’all. http://poultryreport.blogspot.com/2013/08/42-is-answer-to-monday-meme.html

  18. […] decided to nurse my heartbreak and bruised ego by answering Berry’s meme this week, over a cup of heartbreak cofee at […]

  19. I still want to marry ManBerry. Come on, give us your blessings…

    Here’s mine! –> http://wp.me/p3Fa2M-aC

    Kinda wordy, photo heavy…so be warned. XD Also praying to the LL Gods to allow us 100 group slots.

  20. Another wonderful post Berry! I LOVED the vlog and I recently discovered Eater’s Coma at the Hair Fair and LOVE them. I really value to information you provide to enhance our Second Lives. Keep up the great work! :D

  21. […] Meme Instructions: Answer the following questions about groups and share some of your favs with us. Don’t forget to leave your link in the comments (of this post)! […]

  22. I am always thankful when a blogger group is actually a subscription and not an actual group.

  23. […] While we’re discussing groups, may I ask a few questions?  One of the assignments that passed my desk was to gather some information about residents and their group use and misuse […]

  24. I just joined a ton of groups cuz of you guys, lol. Thank you so much!

    Carthalis, you can have him anytime! <3

  25. Christina Poza says:

    Here is my post on the Group Meme hope you like it :)

    http://pandaliciousness.blogspot.com/2013/08/group-meme.html

  26. I think for this one we have quite in common Berry, here is my little contribution:

    http://style.angeltzara.com/2013/08/21/42-second-life-groups-challenge/

  27. I just wanted to say that for not being a “groupie” kinda gal, I am really enjoying your Monday Memes. Not only are they entertaining, they have nudged me onward now and again. My inventory is a bit lighter than that week and I did get rid of some inactive groups even though I had lots of slots left.

    So thanks for keeping us sharp.

  28. […] 42 Second Life Groups Challenge […]

  29. Love my groups! Man feet?? Man hands?? Hmmm…guess you need a man-doll for that. Will give it a shot
    http://dreamer-adiaryofmysecondlife.blogspot.ca/2013/08/only-42-groups.html

  30. […] Berry did a cool meme this week about Second Life groups, so I got semi-inspired to do a post ^^ […]

  31. […] The Blog meme this time is about groups… and i love groups so i was happy to do this blog challange. You can find the Blog meme here.  […]

  32. Chic, thank you, that meant a lot. <3 I'm really happy that you guys are enjoying these memes, I've been very happy to do them myself.

  33. […] Now for Berry’s meme about group’s. […]

  34. […] This week, Strawberry Singh’s meme is the 42 Second Life Groups Challenge. […]

  35. inkie Loudwater says:

    *Kisses on your nose Berry* for giving me credit Not needed but apreseated still. I am late my RL job is a demanding bitch but I made it before the next meme

    http://pixelstyles.blogspot.nl/2013/08/42-second-life-groups-challenge.html

  36. I have discovered some amazing groups and even new stores because of you guys, can’t thank you enough for taking the time to share with all of us! <3

    This week's meme is up now and I hope it gets some of us (me) off of our platforms. Hope you can participate again!
    https://strawberrysingh.com/category/berrys-blogger-challenge

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