To coincide with the third anniversary of Second Life's launch on June 23rd, this site will be closed for the day in protest of recent changes made by Linden Lab to the registration requirements for Second Life. Specifically, Linden Lab without warning has removed any billing information requirements from the account creation process, which allows complete unrestricted access to Second Life by minor children and destructive users with no accountability and no ability to ban problem users. It exposes the residents of Second Life to unnecessary stress and even potential legal liability and is contrary to the advertised promise of an adults only service that users have subscribed to. Additionally, even the most basic of tools to help combat the increase in griefing incidents, fraud, and other problems that are occuring with alarming frequency are not yet in place, with no clear timeframe on when such functionality will be available. Until such time as these tools are adequately tested and made available, along with best effort safeguards to ensure that minor children are not easily gaining access to Second Life and its mature content, Linden Lab needs to roll back the registration changes. To not do so shows a complete reckless disregard for Linden Lab's responsbility as an adult service provider to prevent access by children.

If you feel the issue of keeping minor children and destructive users out of Second Life is an urgent priorty, please
contact Linden Lab via phone, email, and through the official Second Life forums to register your protest. I am proud to have served the Second Life community with Snapzilla for a year and a half now, and I thank all of you for your continued support. I have also been a proud supporter of Linden Lab and Second Life for the past three and a half years. Hopefully, collectively, we can bring about positive change on this extremely important issue. 

- Cristiano N. Diaz / Site owner - Cristiano Midnight in SL
cristiano@sluniverse.com


Please note that any images sent to Snapzilla on June 23rd will be processed and retained as normal, no images will be lost