|24 October, 2006. Two-day Old Cheyenne on a Bench at Ahern.|
Fortunately, Someone Rescued Her. Nowadays She Tries to Pay It Forward
Giving Newbies a Leg Up
Amidst the twentysomething know-it-all know nothings, inept griefers, gesture spammers, and potty-mouthed creatures at the welcome center is an occasional new person who needs help.
A number of people, including myself, are happy to give advice, but there's another type of newbie: one who has no idea what Second Life is about.
"What can I do here?"
"What am I supposed to do?"
About once a week I invited such a person to Whimsy. By the time I give them a ride on our train, show them the volcano Pele, and set them loose on a hang glider, they're inevitably jazzed.
I like to think that four years of doing this means maybe several hundred folks are in Second Life who might not otherwise be.