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People Panel

There is a helpful tutorial video here.

People Icon

This panel combines several functions into one place. It is accessed by clicking the People icon in the bottom button bar.

The panel is divided into tabs…

Nearby (Radar)

People Panel - Nearby/Radar

Radar is presently sortable by name, age, seen and range. Just click on the appropriate button.

  • The untitled column to the right of Name shows whether the person is speaking on voice
  • The next column will display a green dot if the person is in the same region as you.
  • The next shows if the person is typing.
  • This column indicates is the person is sitting.
  • The next column will show a $ sign if the person has payment info on file, and a $$ for payment info used.
  • Then comes Avatar has notes, which will contain an N if you put notes on that person's profile.
  • Age indicates the avatar's age in days.
  • Seen is the length of time the person has been within radar range.
  • Range shows their current distance, in meters. Use of bolding and color distinguishes chat range, shout range, and beyond.

When you right click on a person's name you get the following options:

  • View Profile: Opens a window showing the person's profile.
  • Add Friend: This option is only shown if the person is not already on your friends list. It will send a friendship request.
  • Remove Friend: This option is only shown if the person is on your friends list. Clicking it will dissolve the friendship. Currently, the other person is not informed, but one copy of your calling card will be removed from the person's Calling Cards folder (a second copy will remain there until/unless they choose to delete it; if the person is logged in at the time, the removed copy will appear in their Trash).
  • IM: Opens an IM to the person.
  • VoiceCall: Initiates a private voice conversation with the other person. Naturally, both need to have voice enabled and functioning.
  • Map: If your friend gave you map rights, this item will be enabled. If clicked, it will open the world map and show the person's current location.
  • Track: shows a beacon allowing to you locate the person and track their movement. (Versions after 3.2.2 only.)
  • Share: If you click this entry, an IM window opens; you can then drag and drop inventory items into it, to give them to the other person.
  • Pay: Opens a window, which you can use to pay the other person L$. Some default values are shown, or you can type the number in manually.
  • Offer Teleport: Click this if you wish to offer to teleport the person to your present location.
  • Teleport To: Teleports you to the other person's location.
  • Zoom In: If enabled, moves your camera to view the other person.
  • Invite to group: allows you to invite the person to a group you belong to; opens the Groups selector window.
  • Get Script Info: Displays the script info for the avatar; requires that the Firestorm bridge be enabled and worn.
  • Block/Unblock: aka Mute/Unmute. This mutes the other person, completely blocking them from contacting you. You will not see anything they type in local chat or receive any IMs they might send, and all inventory offers made will be automatically declined. Use with caution; muting a person can also mute their objects, which means that if you make a purchase from them, you are likely to not receive what you paid for.
  • Report: Allows you to file an abuse report against the selected avatar. This should not be done lightly and never be misused. Click here for more information on what an abuse report is.
  • Freeze: Estate managers/owners can use this to freeze an avatar's movements. This is a tool to be used in cases of griefing and not to be used frivolously.
  • Parcel Eject/Ban: If selected, this will eject and ban the avatar from the parcel you are in. You must have the appropriate rights in that parcel or this will not work.
  • Estate Kick/Ban: Similar to the above, but operates at the estate level. Therefore, this is only available to estate managers or owners.
  • Estate Teleport Home: Selecting this will teleport the avatar to his/her home location. This does not ban them, however, and may fail if they have no home location set or if that location is not accessible (eg, the region is down).
  • Derender: Temporarily derenders the avatar.
  • Derender + Blacklist: Derenders and blacklists the avatar. This derender is permanent - unless you remove the person from the blacklist; see this page.

The Sprocket/Gear icon at the top of the Nearby tab has the same functions as the right click menu for individual avatar names.

The List icon, to the right of the gear, has the following radar functions:

  • Show Minimap above Radar: If enabled, the panel expands upward to show a minimap of the current area.
  • Limit Results to Specific Radius: If selected, a slider will appear at the bottom of the window, to the right of the sprocket/gear. Here you may change the range at which the radar is active. This allows you to monitor smaller areas than the radar normally can report. Useful if you only are interested in a parcel rather than an entire region and those adjoining. If you wish to have radar report at max range all the time, it is more efficient to just disable this option.
  • Show muted and blacklisted Avatars: If enabled, radar will list people you have muted and/or derendered.
  • Radar Name Format: Allows you to select how you want names to be displayed in the radar. Available options depend on how you have preferences set for display names and user names.
  • Displayed Columns: You can enable or disable specific columns in the list. Handy if you want to reduce the overall width.
  • Color names based on distance: same as the option in PreferencesColors -> Name tags.
  • Report To: allows you to select whether to show radar notifications to chat or as notification toasts.
  • Local chat distance ring in Minimap: Show chat raneg on the minimap. Same as the option in Preferences → Colors -> Minimap.
  • Report Entering Draw Range: If enabled, this will report to chat when someone enters your draw distance range.
  • Report Leaving Draw Range: If enabled, this will report to chat when someone leaves your draw distance range.
  • Report Entering Chat Range: If enabled, this reports to chat whenever someone enters chat range (20m).
  • Report Leaving Chat Range: If enabled, this reports to chat whenever someone leaves chat range (20m).
  • Report Entering your Region: Enable this to have the radar report people entering the region you are currently in.
  • Report Leaving your Region: Enable this to have the radar report people leaving the region you are currently in.
  • Report Enter Alerts to Scripts: If enabled, the radar will send an avatar UUID to scripts. For more information, please refer to this page.
  • Report Exit Alerts to Scripts: If this is enabled, the radar will send an avatar UUID to scripts. For more information, please refer to this page.
  • Enhance Radar with LSL Bridge: ENhance radar functionality via the Bridge. Used to improve distance calculations.
  • Open Blocked Residents & Objects: This displays the list of people and objects you have blocked (muted).

The '+' icon, to the right of the list (radar) icon, when clicked, will give the following message: “Friends can give permissions to track each other on the map and receive online status updates.” And it will ask you if you want to offer friendship to an Avatar that you highlighted. If they are already on your friends list, the '+' sign will be greyed out.

Friends

This tab shows your friends list. It has two tabs: Online and All, which are self-explanatory. The Possible Friends tab is used if you connect your SL account to Facebook; the tab will the show people whom you may know and wish to add as friends.

The list is organized in columns. The first shows the person's name. Following this are a series of icons:

  • Edit rights, their objects: highlighted when the person has given you rights to edit, move, delete their objects.
  • Edit rights, your objects: highlighted when you have given the person rights to edit, move, delete your objects.
  • Map rights: highlighted when you have allowed the person to locate you on the world map.
  • Online status: when highlighted, the avatar will be able to see your online status.

Two of these may be toggled on/off, so you can give or revoke edit rights, for example, by clicking the appropriate icon. The same is true for map rights.

When you right click on a person's name you get the following options:

  • View Profile: opens the selected person's profile.
  • IM: Opens an IM to the person.
  • Offer Teleport: Click this if you wish to offer to teleport the person to your present location.
  • Voice Call: Initiates a private voice conversation with the other person. Naturally, both need to have voice enabled and functioning.
  • View Chat Transcript: Requires that chat be logged; set in Preferences → Privacy -> Logs & Transcripts.
  • Remove Friend: This option is only shown if the person is on your friends list. Clicking it will dissolve the friendship. Currently, the other person is not informed, but your calling card will be moved to the person's trash.
  • Invite to group: allows you to invite the epson to a group you belong to; opens the Groups selector window.
  • Map: If your friend gave you map rights, this item will be enabled. If clicked, it will open the world map and show the person's current location.
  • Share: If you click this entry, an IM window opens; you can then drag and drop inventory items into it, to give them to the other person.
  • Pay: Opens a window, which you can use to pay the other person L$. Some default values are shown, or you can type the number in manually.
  • Block/Unblock: aka Mute/Unmute. This mutes the other person, completely blocking them from contacting you. You will not see anything they type in local chat or receive any IMs they might send, and all inventory offers made will be automatically declined. Use with caution; muting a person can also mute their objects, which means that if you make a purchase from them, you are likely to not receive what you paid for.

The Sprocket/Gear icon at the top of the Friends tab has the same functions as the right click menu.

The List icon to the right, has these functions:

  • Sort by Name: Sorts the friends list alphabetically. Useful on the All view.
  • Sort by username: Only useful if you also have display names enabled.
  • Sort by Status: Sorts the list by online status. Useful on the All view.
  • View People Icons: If enabled, displays a small icon from the avatar's profile to the left of their name.
  • View Permissions Granted: If enabled, shows the permissions icons described above; otherwise, these icons are hidden.
  • View Conversation Log: Shows the conversation log (if logging is enabled).

The '+' icon to the right of the gear gives access to a powerful people search/selector window.

Friends List - Search

The window is organized into tabs.

  • Search: type in part or all of a person's name, then click go, and the list below will populate with all matching names. Select the person you were looking for (assuming the name is listed), then double click or click on Ok to offer that person friendship.
  • Friends: This is a simple sorted list of your friends.
  • Near Me: Shows a radar list of avatars near you. You can increase the range to broaden the scope, if needed. The circular arrow will refresh the list. As above, if you find the name of someone you wish to add as a friend, double-click it or click the Ok button at the bottom.

Finally, the trashcan icon can be used to unfriend the selected person.

Groups

People Panel - Groups Tab

The Groups tab shows the list of groups to which you currently belong.

When you right click on a group, you get the following options:

  • Activate: Sets the selected group as your active group.
  • View Info: This displays the group profile, allowing you to view information about and manage the group (if you have the ability to do so).
  • Chat: Opens the chat window for the selected group.
  • Voice Call: Initiates a voice conference call with the group.
  • Leave: Select this if you wish to leave the selected group. You are prompted for confirmation.

If you mouse over the list of groups, you will see two icons appear to the far right. These give fast access to the group profile.

The sprocket/gear icon at the top has the same options as the right click menu.

The list iconto the right, has this option:

  • Display Group Icons: If enabled, shows an icon image of the group logo.

The '+' sign gives the options to:

  • Join Group: This will open the search window, where you can enter the name of the group you wish to join.
  • New Group (Create): Opens a blank group profile window, with which you may create a new in-world group. Fill in at least the group name and select the group maturity rating. Creating a group costs L$100.

The Trashcan icon allows you to leave the selected group.

Recent

The next tab of the People panel is Recent. This shows a list of people with whom you have recently had IM conversations - “recent” here meaning since you last logged in. The list will show the name of the person and when you last spoke to them.

If you right click a person's name, you get the following options:

  • View Profile: Opens a window showing the person's profile.
  • IM: Opens an IM to the person.
  • Offer Teleport: Click this if you wish to offer to teleport the person to your present location.
  • Voice Call: Initiates a private voice conversation with the other person. Naturally, both need to have voice enabled and functioning.
  • View Chat Transcript: Requires that chat be logged; set in Preferences → Privacy -> Logs & Transcripts.
  • Add Friend: This option is only shown if the person is not already on your friends list. It will send a friendship request.
  • Remove Friend: This option is only shown if the person is on your friends list. Clicking it will dissolve the friendship. Currently, the other person is not informed, but your calling card will be moved to the person's trash.
  • Invite to group: allows you to invite the epson to a group you belong to; opens the Groups selector window.
  • Map: If your friend gave you map rights, this item will be enabled. If clicked, it will open the world map and show the person's current location.
  • Share: If you click this entry, an IM window opens; you can then drag and drop inventory items into it, to give them to the other person.
  • Pay: Opens a window, which you can use to pay the other person L$. Some default values are shown, or you can type the number in manually.
  • Block/Unblock: aka Mute/Unmute. This mutes the other person, completely blocking them from contacting you. You will not see anything they type in local chat or receive any IMs they might send, and all inventory offers made will be automatically declined. Use with caution; muting a person can also mute their objects, which means that if you make a purchase from them, you are likely to not receive what you paid for.

The sprocket/gear icon at the top has the same options as the right click menu.

The List icon has the following functions:

  • Sort by Most Recent: Sorts the list by when you last spoke with each person.
  • Sort by Name: Sorts the friends list alphabetically by name.
  • View People Icons: If enabled, displays a small icon from the avatar's profile to the left of their name.

The '+' gives quick access to offering friendship to the selected person.

The trashcan icon will allow you to unfriend the eprson - if he/she is a friend.

Blocked

This tab shows the list of avatars, objects and groups which you have blocked (muted).

Right clicking any name gives the following options:

  • Unblock: Allows you to remove the person, object or group from the block list.
  • Profile: For avatars, opens the person's profile.

The gear icon on the top has the same fucntions as the right click menu.

The List icon has these otpions:

  • Sort by Name: Sorts the friends list alphabetically by name.
  • Sort by Type: Sorts the list by type (ie, Group, avatar, object)

The '+' icon allows you to add a person or object to your block list:

  • Block Resident by name: Opens a person selector window, so you can pick who you wish to mute.
  • Block object by name: Opens a window into which you should type the name of the object to block.

The trascan icon can be used to remove the selected entry from the block list.

Contact Sets

People Panel - Contact Sets Tab

This panel replicates many of the features of Contact Sets in the Conversations window.

Across the top, there are:

  • Current set name: This drop down allows you to select a contact set.
  • Gear Icon: Functions and Settings.
  • + Icon: Add person or set.
  • Trash Icon: Remove set or person.

Since these functions are all essentially the same as on the main Contact Sets window, please refer here for details.




See this page for documentation on Firestorm 4.6.9 (42969) and earlier.

people_nearby_tab.txt · Last modified: 2015/05/04 02:23 by miro.collas