Last night, after several days of vomiting asset servers and assorted technological spastic-colon problems in SL, I saw a panicked message in a Group tab:
Username: "Help! I have been trying to save a Notecard for an hour and it won't save!"
After going through numerous troubleshooting strategies with several other Users like "did you try to include no-perm LMs or pictures; did you try cut and pasting from outside SL, did you try deleting that notecard and making another, etc" and having no success, I said:
Miso Susanowa: "Here, let me Google that for you (LMGTFY)"
GOOGLE SEARCH FIELD: "error messages" +"second life"
Of course, I instantly disregarded the first results, as they included things like:
second life error furry sex viagra penis enlargement [something in Russian] [something in Chinese]
... and went straight for the authoritative Wikipedia entry:
Error Messages In Second Life
"You may experience error messages while using Second Life. This is not unusual. It means that for whatever reason, Borkage Linden, aka The Swedish Linden, has temporarily taken over SL. The error messages may vary, but all indicate that Borkage Linden is in control for the duration.
If you receive one of these error messages, and attempts to fix or address this problem by other residents fail and they explain that it is due to Borkage, you have one option:
To run around and around in circles shouting, 'BORKBORKBORKBORK!" until you tire or until it makes you laugh, whichever. Go read a book or take a bubble bath."
Needless to say, this sage advice was resisted by Username, who insisted that there must be a logical explanation or that they, and we, must just be too stupid to understand how to save a simple text-only notecard. I tried to explain that Teh Boyz had borrowed this "you have teh dumb" strategy from Microsoft, who have used it quite successfully to explain their own Borkage of many years, but alas; this Username was unsatisfied.
I then attempted to use the LL strategy of "ooo shiny!" and point out all the neat features of Viewer 2.Hell, like Display Names and the Sidebar and the Fun parts and how they were basically ungrateful and mean for complaining about something so petty and meaningless when they had the fruits of technological wonderment and "Yowsa!©" at their very fingertips.
I finally ended up suggesting that they join the group "SLhaterz" and start following the SLogs of Hamster, Proktologist and Waggle (and now Mr Crap Mariner, unmasked as part of the FOC in this shocking expose by Botgirl) for tips on the Party Line and How I Learned To Stop Worrying Because SL Is Dead And I Helped.