DD YOU Sue Baskerville: SLUniverse

Friday, February 12, 2010


SLUniverse is the Second Life community's oldest user operated social web site. SLUniverse hosts the oldest running Second Life related forums in existence, including those operated by Second Life, since Linden Lab eliminated their old forum and replaced it with modified blog software.

Cristiano Midnight (an SL avatar name) is the operator of SLUniverse. Cristiano was known in early SL days for selling animations, and was a frequent poster in the official SL forums.

SLUniverse has been modified numerous times over the years. It used to have a java based IRC client to access the #secondlife IRC channel; this was removed presumably due to dwindling demand. I believe Cristiano ran a Ventrillo voice chat server prior to voice being incorporated into Second Life. SLUniverse is also the home of popular Second Life image storage and sharing site Snapzilla. Sign up with Snapzilla, link your Flickr account, and you can email an SL snapshot to Snapzilla and it will be forwarded to Flickr.

Once years ago I suggested to Cris that it would be good if the Snapzilla pictures offered a link that shrunk SL screenshots to the maximum desirable size for display in the official SL forums. In just a few days from the time of the request he made that available. Cristiano listens to his users and tries to accomodate them.

SLUniverse has a shopping system which at the time of this writing is in the process of being upgraded. I wonder what it will like when the upgrade is though?

in reference to: SLUniverse.com - Second Life Community (view on Google Sidewiki)

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