Friday, June 1, 2007

Mainland Sim Rental Charters

Peronaut and Linji Sim Parcel Availability
  • parcel availability information, including pictures and landmarks, can be viewed at the Script Thingies store in Linji
  • if you would like to rent a parcel
    • pay the rent box on the parcel
    • we will invite you to join the appropriate group, giving you the group abilities listed below
    • if there's a delay adding you to the group, we'll increase the rental period paid for
  • if no parcels are available, post a request to be added to a waiting list here, and you'll be notified in advance

--== Mainland Rental Sims ==--
Linji and Peronaut

Owner: Ged Larsen (ged(dot)larsen(a)gmail(dot)com)
Estate Manager: Sierra Mills

This is the charter of the Linji and Peronaut Sims (last updated 2007-June-1). The complete group abilities list and update history is also provided. Current status and parcel availability will also be posted on this page.

The goal of these mainland rental sims is to provide:
  • an unthemed mixed-residential and low-impact commercial oasis on the Mainland
  • a community of like-minded individuals who believe that the Mainland can still be a beautiful, wonderful, minimal lag place to enjoy Second Life
  • the lowest price possible
To insure that the Sim can maintain it's zoning guidelines, it is a rental only community. Estate Managers to contact for more information or problems: Ged Larsen and Sierra Mills


Residential and low-impact commericial

  • be considerate
  • low-impact commercial welcomed
  • small events encouraged
  • no Casinos, no Clubs, no Camping, and no Crap (ad farms, lag hogs, incredibly ugly builds)
Lag control
  • try to use efficiently-written scripts, without loads of listeners and scans
  • try to use the minimum-sized texture that gives you good results
Spelling it all out

Really, if you're just being considerate of others, you don't need to read these details. If you are trying to use this list to find loopholes of what you can get away with, this community is probably not for you.

And, if you and ALL your neighbors are OK with it, bending the guidelines is fine too. Just see "Conflict Resolution".
  • restrict build heights to twice the distance from the nearest neighbor's parcel boundary
    • a 2:1 build height tool will be provided to you to help you determine whether you are within bounds
    • IF you and your neighbor agree, you are free to violate this rule
    • however, agreement should be obtained BEFORE building higher / closer than allowed

  • try not to obstruct your neighbor's views
  • no major eyesores
  • no excessive particle effects
  • no flashing / rotating / neon signs
  • no banlines (banning specific avatars is fine)
  • no walls or fences that completely close off your land
  • skyboxes shouldn't be visible from ground level builds
  • no non-consensual combat
  • events should not be so large and frequent as to cause problems for other residents


Goal: it would be wonderful if instead of a bunch of separate carved out parcels, we had a community. Of course, this can never be something dictated, but all suggestions would be welcome.

To promote this:
  • walking paths to encourage foot exploration, sitting areas, and parks will be constructed, as possible
  • shared resources (e.g., pre-fab buildings, landscaping objects, resident creations, etc.)
    • suggestions welcome for additional community purchases (copyable items)
    • ALL new tenants will be offered the chance to ask for a COPYABLE item up to L$1,000 that I will purchase and make available to all tenants
  • any other suggestions would be welcome!

  • I want to remain as absolutely hands-off as possible, hoping that the simple rule of being considerate towards others will minimize conflict. And, I hope that people will be as open-minded and accepting as possible of other people's tastes. But, conflicts happen.
  • if 3 members of the community have a grievance against another member, and a Peronaut Estate Manager agrees, then the grievance must be addressed.


  • NO up-front "purchase price," "deposit," or joining fee
    • depending on how often tenants let their leases lapse without giving me sufficient warning, this MAY be amended to a ONE week deposit that will be FULLY refundable, if I receive ONE week prior notice

  • rental rate: L$390 per 1,024 square meters per week

  • prim allotment: 234 prims per 1,024 square meters

  • extra prim allotment, based on availability: L$195 per extra 117 prims per week

  • rent to be paid weekly, in advance
    • there will be no grace period for late rent
    • if there are people on the waitlist when the rent expires, I may immediately reclaim the land and offer it to a new tenant

  • full refunds of remaining rent, with no penalty, if one week advance notice is given
    • otherwise, a maximum penalty of 1 week's rent will be assessed

  • no plans to increase rent
    • I may raise rent if LL's mainland tier prices increase
    • I may raise rent if the US$ to L$ exchange rate changes dramatically
    • If this were to happen, current tenants would have the option to cancel their leases with full refunds without penalty

  • no requirement to be a Linden Labs "premium member"

  • no support for sub-leasing
    • you will be able to add others to the Peronaut Group, but they will be regular group "Members" without the "Resident" abilities that tenants will have (see below)
    • however, on a case-by-case basis, estate managers can grant "Resident" abilities to multiple people who are sharing a parcel

  • I've tried my best to make these rules as FAIR to you as possible
    • NOT asking for deposits
    • NOT asking for a minimum amount of initial renting time
    • likewise, I would very much appreciate your consideration as well, especially being given as much advance warning as possible, even if you are just THINKING about leaving the Sim; advance warning is REALLY helpful for me, to give me time to try to identify other tenants, start planning parcel changes, etc.


The group role abilities listed below are my attempt to give maximal flexibility to Peronaut Sim residents, while trying to keep inadvertent disasters to a minimum. They may be adjusted, as necessary.

Group Roles
  • Owner (Ged Larsen)
  • Estate Manager (Sierra Mills)
    • Estate manager has all abilities EXCEPT:
      - assign members to any roll
      - assign and remove abilities in roles
      - deed land and buy land for group (might be OK?)
      - abandon land to Governor Linden
      - set land for sale info
      - pay group liabilities and receive group dividends
  • Resident
    • this is the baseline role that ALL renters will get, listed below
  • Regular Member
    • residents can invite people to join the group, who can then set objects to the Peronaut group, avoiding auto-return
    • they will NOT, however, have access to most other Resident abilities
Group abilities, complete list

  • Invite People to this Group (ALL)
    • non-owners can only invite people to the plain "member" status
  • Eject Members from this Group (ALL)
    • non-owners can only eject people who have plain "member" status
  • Toggle 'Open Enrollment' and change 'Signup Fee' (OWNER)
  • Create New Roles (OWNER)
  • Delete Roles (OWNER)
  • Change Role names, titles, and descriptions (OWNER)
  • Assign Members to Assigner's Roles (OWNER)
  • Assign Members to Any Role (OWNER)
  • Remove Members from Roles (OWNER)
  • Assign and Remove Abilities in Roles (OWNER)
Group Identity
  • Change Charter, Insignia, 'Publish on the Web', and which members are publicly visible in Group Information (OWNER)
Parcel Management
  • Deed land and buy land for group (OWNER)
  • Abandon land to Governor Linden (OWNER)
  • Set land for sale info (OWNER)
  • Subdivide and join parcels (OWNER)
Parcel Identity
  • Toggle 'Show in Find Places' and set category (ALL)
  • Change parcel name, description, and 'Publish on the Web' settings (ALL)
  • Set landing point and set teleport routing (ALL)
Parcel Settings
  • Change music & media settings (ALL)
  • Toggle 'Edit Terrain' (OWNER)
  • Toggle various About Land > Options settings (ALL? or ON REQUEST?)
Parcel Powers
  • Always allow 'Edit Terrain' (ALL? or ON REQUEST?)
  • Always allow 'Fly' (ALL)
  • Always allow 'Create Objects' (ALL)
  • Always allow 'Create Landmark' (ALL)
  • Allow 'Set Home to Here' on group land (ALL, regular members)
Parcel Access
  • Manage parcel Access lists (OWNER; no general banlines allowed)
  • Manage parcel Ban lists (ALL)
  • Change parcel 'Sell passes...' settings (ALL)
  • Eject and freeze Residents on parcels (ALL)
Parcel Content
  • Return objects owned by group (OWNER)
  • Return objects set to group (OWNER)
  • Return non-group objects (ALL)
  • Landscaping using Linden plants (ALL)
Object Management
  • Deed objects to group (OWNER)
  • Manipulate (move, copy, modify) group-owned objects (OWNER)
  • Set group-owned objects for sale (OWNER)
  • Pay group liabilities and receive group dividends (OWNER)
  • Send Notices (ALL)
  • Receive Notices and view past Notices (ALL, and regular members)
  • Create Proposals (ALL)
  • Vote on Proposals (ALL, and regular members)

Update history:
  • 2007-June-1: consolidated from Linji Haven and Peronaut Sim Covenants, rental rate decreases, removed up-front fees, asked that I be notified as much in advance as possible if you are planning to let a lease expire, updated communal resources, removed information specific to sim (i.e., number of sq m set aside for parks)