Strawberry’s Monday Meme talks about groups today. I’ve answered her five.. and added a sixth of my own. Because I’m just that much of a rebel pain in the ass. But hey, its my RL birthday, so I can do whatever I want today, right? (/end shameless plug here)
However, before we get to the meme, I want to talk about this fabulous shirt!
From Paper Moon, this mesh shirt comes in four colors: Yellow Curry, Red Curry, Blue Silk and the one I’m wearing, Grey Smoke. As the colors suggest, they are muted tones which I really like. The shading and wrinkles are fab and the stitching add on at the edges of the sleeves I thought was a great touch. I think what I like most about it is the neckline. The collar is an open v-neck with one side folded open a bit further than the other. The inside of the bottom, sleeves and neck is textured completely which is one thing I really look for when buying mesh shirts/sweaters/tops etc. There’s no disappearing body at all underneath the edges. Also, the sleeve comes down past the elbow and she’s put a little notch in it to bend with the elbow. All in all, I highly recommend it!
And now on to Strawberry’s Monday Meme:
Meme Instructions: Answer the following questions about groups and share some of your favs with us. Don’t forget to leave your link in the comments!
1. Have you reached the 42 group limit?
Yep. I remember the old days of sitting at the hard cap of 25 and being insanely irritated about not ever being able to have enough. Thank god for Subscriber kiosks. Course, I’m mostly in the same boat now, too. MOAR MOAR MOAR.
2. Do you do a lot of group hopping to keep up with all the groups you want to stay a part of?
Not really hopping. If I leave a group to add another because I’m at maximum, it’s usually because that group is inactive so I’m able to drop it in the first place. I haven’t yet hit a wall of “Crap, I need another group and all of these are active!” So maybe then I’ll have to start keep a tracking sheet of which ones to re add later … or something. I don’t have any alts to put in a group, maybe I need one.
3. What makes you want to join a group.
Most of the groups I’m in are for stores where I shop and I want to keep updated on new releases. When I hit up a new (or new to me) store that has a group to offer and I love the work, I’ll check my groups for inactive groups and drop them. The main reason I join a store group is to keep up new releases. If I’ve joined a store group and it’s just taking up space, I’ll drop it. I have a notecard list of stores I frequent which is just as useful as an inactive group.
4. A lot of store VIP groups have a group fee which you have to pay to join. How do you feel about paying group fees?
Uh, no. I’m not paying you for my patronage. Now that said, I understand why some group owners feel the need to have a fee- frequent gifts, promotional items, discounts on purchases and other loyalty programs- I’m sure there are lots of folks who group hop just to shop at a discount, get free stuff, and then leave so the abusers have to be taken care of somehow. It’s a tough problem when you want to give your loyal shoppers rewards. I suppose though if a shop was absolutely oh my god amazing and I definitely didn’t want to miss a single release, I’d join even if there was a moderate fee.
5. Name a few groups that you are a part of that you feel everyone should look into joining and share your reasons behind that.
Each of these groups meets my short list of personal criteria for never getting cut when I need a new group: Active, No-Chat-Spam and Informative
I find out about most new / upcoming events, designers and releases through one or more of these groups. Out of all of them, Designing SL is the only one that teeters on the brink of being removed because there are a few designers which spam notices to the group 2-3 times a day. Easily fixed by simply turning off notices and checking manually.
6. Do you hide your group lists from your profile? Some? All? None? Why?
I do! For a long while, I had a stable of stalkers who would follow me from group to group. It just got to be so incredibly annoying to see people I didn’t want to have anything to do with continually show up everywhere I went. Once I started hiding groups, coincidentally enough, they stopped showing up in new groups I joined. After that, I just sorta keep them that way. I have some visible, but not many. One of these days I’m sure I’ll just say “what the hell” and put them all out visible again. Maybe.
Hair: /wasabi pills/ – Erik – Night Shadow
Skin: Nivaro – James – Light Tone – Hairy – Shaven – Bald (Link goes to Demos)
Eyes: IKON ‘Sunrise’ – Silver Pale
Ear: Mandala Steking Ears v4
Necklace: Mandala – Luck
Lip Rings: .:ellabella:. Blance Piercings
Tattoo: Fallen Gods – A Skin Story
Shirt: Paper Moon – Thai Flame Mens Pullover – Grey Smoke * (SLURL to Store. Not on Marketplace Yet)
Watch/Bracelet: Mandala – Sitennoah watch & bracelet
Pants: L&B – Moto – Denim *
Boots: Lapointe & Bastchild Biker Classic Boots – Distressed*
Chair/Pose: Fallen Gods – ~Libertine~ Marquis Set
* Promotional Copy