Dear Open Sim user,
I know this is a hot issue, but I see so many people struggle and fight for stuff in OS, I feel really the need to explain why some gridowners close their grid.
First of all, it is their decision and freedom to do so.
Because it is their grid and they pay the bills of the server mostly.
Second, because they have no other option and are forced to do so, when people don't respect the rules which are set at the boxes.
And you can judge that, since that's easy, but trying to understand is a gift for our attitude in OS.
As long as OS excists, we have creators inside with different rules.
Be aware of this and respect that..
Some give it all away and some aren't happy with that and set it all to copy or copy/mod.
Not everyone feels good about giving it away full perms.
Try to understand this and stop judging them.
Grids will loose these creators, they will stop creating stuff for us and it will be a lost for all of us in OS .
OS is growing every day and the stuff grows with us>
Especially by the generousity of the creators and freebiegivers.
We have tons of stuff to use.
If we judge these people, we will loose more than only one person, there's a whole grid behind with members, or they have lots of followers, who will judge you, why would you want that?
We will loose these members, grids, content, and for what?
You can't change nor force people.
We really need to learn to understand this.
Ok, for example; you don't have acces to one grid.
Try to understand their reasons.
It is not personal!
Gridowners love their grids and their members and feel deeply the need to give them a safe space.
What if you were a member of this grid?
You probably feel safe.
So, if you go to a grid, and you can't take the stuff out, or have no acces, then respect this and move on.
So many other grids to go to, who have even lots of quality stuff for free.
And it grows every day.
If we all learn to respect the rules of any grid, it will make life far more easier in OS.
For me personally: I've learned this on my way thru OS over the years, and it have set me free from stress and frustrations.