Interim Bulletin: SL18B Edition
SL18B draws to a close. Bel Leaves the BBB

SL18B continues / Three new stamp-issuing locations in Bellisseria

image from www.flickr.comWe are enjoying meeting BBBug members (and potential members) on our beautiful stand at SL's 18th Birthday Party (SL18B). People really seemed to enjoy our new movie premiered at the event and it was delightful to hear from so many of you in person what fun you have with the passport. Several people said it takes them places in SL they wouldn't otherwise find. We put a lot of work into our virtual bureaucracy and – while we enjoy doing it – it's a joy to know it's entertaining you.

Fenella's morale was much raised by those of you who kindly told her you enjoy reading the Gazette. Until SL18B, she wasn't sure anyone was reading it at all! 

As well as the BBB Movie, we launched a short instructional video at SL18B, also made by our talented colleague Pru. It's called Adwyn Applies for her Bellisseria Passport and takes you through the process, step by step. If you have a friend thinking of applying, save yourself the trouble of long explanations by sending them a link, which can also be found (with other helpful stuff) under BBB Information in the sidebar. 
image from www.flickr.com

It has also been great for BBB colleagues to spend serious time together building our esprit de corps. It's really time we organised a staff party. Perhaps when SL18B is over, we can take over a venue in Bellisseria and let our hair down.

Sl18b billboard

If you haven't visited the stand already, please do. It's the location for the terminal issuing the official SL18B commemorative stamp and you can pick up the special personal stamps of the BBB staff you meet there by clicking on their SSID tablets – like the one Fenella, our editor, is carrying in the picture above.


One visitor to the stand had had trouble at the Initiation Office. His group application had failed with an "Inviter not online" message. We tested it and it's working perfectly now. Everything is set up correctly and we can only assume that the bot who issues the invitations had briefly gone offline. If you have a problem of this kind, you can find which BBB official is online by checking the indicator board at the back of the main BBB office. IM any of us and we can issue an invitation immediately.

Several of you said when chatting on our stand that you don't like to bother us with "complaints" as you know we're volunteers. That's considerate of you, but we do want all the systems to work though. Please don't be shy to let us know so that we can help you and/or fix any issues. If not for that conversation at SL18B, we wouldn't have known there had been any problem. 

You may like to visit the Initiation Office, which only the more recent members of BBBug will have seen. We BBB officials are all too pleasant, friendly and efficient to be realistic bureaucrats but we do like to create an intimidating procedure or two!


Screenshot 2021-06-20 at 09.55.41This week there are three new locations where you can get a passport stamp and, of course, the limited edition SL18B stamp is still available on our stand. As are the ten personal stamps from staff members carrying SSiD tablet computers. Like gachas, there are "common" ones – from those of us junior staff who spend hours on the stand – and "rares" from the senior staff and consultants, who are more elusive! We make announcements in the BBBug Group Chat when a staff member comes on duty or stops by, so watch out for those.

All three new locations this week are on our home continent of Bellisseria. The Beehive Museum, Gallery and Hangout is a space for people to learn more about the awesomeness of bees and how important they are to our world. [Sadly, since publication, the Beehive has been abandoned. We've removed it from the Online Travel Guide]. The Neural Networks Art Gallery and Cafe and the Bellisseria Commissary are both locations in the SL Public Land Preserve Group set up "to preserve SL wilderness and beautiful builds for the enjoyment of the general public."

Neural Networks - Art Gallery and Cafe BBB Stamp Loc- Neural Networks_001 Screenshot 2021-06-23 at 23.56.17
The Beehive - Museum, Gallery & Hangout BBB Stamp Loc- The Beehive_001 Screenshot 2021-06-23 at 23.59.37
Bellisseria Commissary BBB Stamp Loc- Belli Commissary_001 Screenshot 2021-06-24 at 00.00.24

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CONJURE DEATH

It was great meeting you at the SL18B location and chatting you up about the new offices and everything, Fenella! I can't wait to see this incredible system to be extended to other parts of the grid and how it's really going to tie communities all together. Great locations this week, too! The Bee Hive was an excellent source of great information!!

Fenella

Thank you so much! It was great to meet you too,

Fenella

I am sorry to say the Beehive, reported as a new location in this edition, has been abandoned. Boo is investigating what happened and we'll let you know here if it's rebuilt elsewhere. Such a shame as it was a great little build :-(

BJoyful

This publication and dedicated Editor, Fenella, does an astounding job of bringing me the news and updates about one of my favourite activities in Second Life.
I couldn't be more proud of the BBB and its creators and Staff of Invaluable Volunteers and the inspirational Residents who offer Stamps to collect in this engaging and entertaining activity in SL for Noobies and Oldbies alike.
You all make us LOVE SL even more than we already do, and that's a LOT!

Have a great day! and...

·÷±‡± 🎂 ±‡±÷· ✨🎈 ℍ𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕪 𝔹𝕚𝕣𝕥𝕙𝕕𝕒𝕪 𝕊𝕖𝕔𝕠𝕟𝕕 𝕃𝕚𝕗𝕖 !! 🎆 🍰 🎇 ·÷±‡± 🎂 ±‡±÷·

Fenella

Thank you so much Bjoyful!

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