No virtual world is without controversy, and Second Life is no exception. Note that this is not any sort of attack on Linden Lab; I think overall they do a pretty good job as a company (even if they do make the occasional blunder now and then; every company does). In fact, a good many of the controversies that have erupted over the 15-year history of SL have had nothing to do with Linden Lab (e.g. disputes and lawsuits between competing vendors).
But I was curious and I wanted to know what long-time SL folk thought. So, on August 14th, I posted the following message to the official Second Life discussion forums:
I’m curious, and I thought this forum would be a natural place to ask the question:
In your opinion, what have been the biggest controversies in the 15-year history of Second Life?
I have found a website with an interactive timeline of SL controversies, but it only goes up to 2012. What do you think have been the major controversies since then?
Thank you in advance for your comments! I’ve also posted over on That Other Forum Which Shall Not Be Named 😉 and I am hoping to trigger some lively discussion and (perhaps) I may write up a blogpost for my blog on the topic.
And I posted essentially the same question in the General SL Discussion section of SLUniverse.com: In your opinion, what have been the biggest controversies in the 15-year history of Second Life?
Please join in the discussion and debate on either forum, or if you prefer, please leave me a comment on this blogpost, thanks!