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Old 05-11-2018, 07:53 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Bronies are actually a huge subculture in SL.

Animals just being animals are pretty big, particularly horses (there's been like half a dozen horse avatar makers) and dogs/wolves/foxes. They overlap with tinies and furries.

The canines don't do the whole pet thing very often, they're more wielding "noble wolf" 'tude, but there's a big horses and horse owners thing, with riding scripts and tack and stuff.

Camping is a pretty much dead subculture, but there used to be people who'd hang out and actually interact at camping places when they were more common.

Aviation used to be huge, but LL killed it in favor of absentee landowners.
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how far are we breaking down? there are groups that exist.. there are just small and don't really make the radar..

theres various military groups

ground combat groups

Mech combat group

is Simboard still a thing?





BDSM and Kinks can be broken down even further...

Huucow sims

Mind control/hypnosis sims

wanna be rape sims..

i ran into several group of goo people wanting me to join the other day..

internet Rule # 34 know no bounds... it's out there just have to find it.

better question is, How far down the rabbit hole do you want to go?
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Interesting question. It really depends on your operational definition and purpose.

And it is further complicated when you ask if you are interested in subcultures that are in SL as an extension of a RL identity (I am steampunk/goth in RL and my SL avatar is a reflection of my identity), subcultures that are distinct in SL even if there is an RL equivalent, subcultures where most SL members are role-playing RL subcultures (bikers are an excellent example), and those unique to SL (tinies are hard to pull off in RL).

Sounds like an interesting research project that would needs fieldwork.
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Camping is a pretty much dead subculture, but there used to be people who'd hang out and actually interact at camping places when they were more common..
That actually kind of sounds like it cpuld be fun.
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That actually kind of sounds like it cpuld be fun.
It actually was. You had to search to find the places with active campers though, even before bots most of them were AFK.
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Tinies - The Raglan cluster is a pretty solid population, with its own language terms and etiquette.
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Tinies - The Raglan cluster is a pretty solid population, with its own language terms and etiquette.
Is that the "Empire" one? I remember there being some sort of an RPG "game" that involved moving up through the "royal" ranks or something close to that. It used to be pretty popular. I don't remember it very well because I was never involved in it.
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This question is asking for a numerical answer.

There are 7.125 subcultures in a SL.
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Camping is a pretty much dead subculture...
i heard in a sl facebook group the other day that the current trend is theres a place where people would Park and people would pay and have sex with their lifeless bodies. the prettier and meshed up the better... several people respond but no one was able to produce a landmark.
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Bikers as in bicyclists? Because if you mean bikers as in motorcycles, most of those people are wannabes. Not all but most. And they have no freaking clue what MCs are really about.
Since when has that stopped anyone from acting like they're part of a sub-culture?
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Since when has that stopped anyone from acting like they're part of a sub-culture?
Too true.
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This question is asking for a numerical answer.

There are 7.125 subcultures in a SL.
Total? Or per active user?
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Scripters are a subgroup too, to my mind (as, of course, are animators, mesh modellers, builders and other content creators).
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There are 7.125 subcultures in a SL.
You forgot the exponent
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Bikers as in bicyclists? Because if you mean bikers as in motorcycles, most of those people are wannabes. Not all but most. And they have no freaking clue what MCs are really about.
You mean there's more to it than being dressed head-to-toe in Harley-Davidson branded costume items?

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Logos and patches are one thing, but not even in SL would I wear a patch with rockers, one that said "MC" on it anywhere or gear that had rank tabs on unless I were genuinely entitled to it. It's a respect thing. Some things just have to be earned.
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Logos and patches are one thing, but not even in SL would I wear a patch with rockers, one that said "MC" on it anywhere or gear that had rank tabs on unless I were genuinely entitled to it. It's a respect thing. Some things just have to be earned.
Anyone wearing a full patch in SL best be a member of that club in RL. If not, sucks to be you if the real MC ever finds out.
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Don't forget the SL cows that have some kind of milking program! I ran into several on a sim one time & they gathered around me yelling & begging me to milk them & that they were overdue for milking! haha And "NO!" I didn't stick around to milk them.
That’s kinda awesome.
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A lot depends on your definitions. IMO it becomes a subculture if there's a lifestyle/OOC element involved. If you list for example mermen/mermaids, then IMO that shouldn't include people who just use a mermaid avi for a roleplay sim now and then, but more the ones that hang out underwater almost 24/7 in SL. Just like using a werewolf avi every now and then in roleplay doesn't make me a furry. Instead I'd say Roleplayers is a subculture.

Goreans, there's very few Gorean roleplayers who are entirely in character, it involves OOC in most cases, far as I'm aware of it, so I'd still list them as a separate group though.
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Don't forget the SL cows that have some kind of milking program! I ran into several on a sim one time & they gathered around me yelling & begging me to milk them & that they were overdue for milking! haha And "NO!" I didn't stick around to milk them.
Yeah, those people are weird.

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There's the kid avi community
And within that, subgroups.

- "family kids"
- Vortex Crowd
- Kid Grid
- Escapades/Adventurers
- Cubs (crossover with furries)
...and probably many others

So it's really gonna depend on how granular you get.
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And within that, subgroups.

- "family kids"
- Vortex Crowd
- Kid Grid
- Escapades/Adventurers
- Cubs (crossover with furries)
...and probably many others

So it's really gonna depend on how granular you get.
Speaking of kid avis, I came across a guy wanting to be a fetus. I am not sure one guy constitutes a culture though.
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