Last Thursday, the discussion took place at the new LnL location - Mare Serenitatis! The topic at hand was "Profiles, passport of our identity!". The group started by sharing how important their own profiles were. For some a profile was a means of sharing a bit of information about themselves (although most would not add too much personal RL info nor personal photos). Others completed it once and never really felt the need to update it. On the other hand, those present thought that others' profiles are quite interesting as they give us a bit of a sneak peek into the person behind the avatar. Now, what to put in the profile? There's a difficult decision! Some of the discussers update their photos quite often (and that made everyone agree that they probably in the list of Linden Lab's most loved texture uploaders!), others stick to the first pic or simply update when there is a significant change in their looks. Another classic of profiles are quotes, which some find a bit exaggerated, as well as the threats to our SL integrity (talk about exaggeration)! Some profiles are left totally empty. Why? An alt, maybe (although some alts have very complete profiles, showing different sides of that resident). Or perhaps the person is new to SL and doesn't quite know what to do with it. A suggestion was made to add a voice sample to the profile! Interesting! However, perhaps it would not work properly with profiles of RP avatars, and then again! Online profiles weren't that much of a success amongst the discussers, being too similar to existing social networks... And time was up! To conclude, profiles are a fun wayof getting to know someone or they are a source of aggravation! Whichever the case, always take them with a pinch of salt! ;) Join us next week!