24:00 – 2.i : You must not display any information regarding the computer system, software, or network connection of any other Second Life user.
2.j : You must not include any information regarding the computer system, software, or network connection of the user in any messages sent to other viewers, except when explicitly elected by the user of your viewer.
(? Linden) says this means one cannot display viewer tags.
This starts to get a bit hot. But, it is not about banning TPV viewers as some think.
(? Linden) makes it clear that the viewer cannot display viewer information for the user. A user must explicitly cause the viewer to transmit the information. It must be explicite opt-in. Opt-out is not acceptable.
The reason for the change on viewer tags information is privacy. A significant problem for the Lab has been the harassment of new users for the viewer they use. The Lab sees that as unacceptable. From my perspective this is more than enough cause for the Lab to ban the tags. So, this is a change motivated by poor behavior of some residents.
30:00 – It is possible to build HUD’s that can display viewer information. For the Lab the HUD’s are not a problem. If the feature is built into a viewer, then it is a viewer problem and the Lab does care.
32:00 – RLV – (? Linden) says this is a different question and defers that discussion to a later time. Since RLV is an opt-in feature it is not affected by the new policy changes.
34:30 – Color Tags – The plan is to use tag color. Users will be able to use color to ID friends and members of groups. What is going way is my ability to set my tag’s color on your screen. I won’t be able to pretend to be one of your friends or group by coloring my tag on your screen.
37:00 – The tag change will roll to the main grid and release channels on Tuesday and Wednesday.
38:30 – Text viewers are a special case. I suggest you leave them of your thinking when trying to figure out what is or is not acceptable under the new policies.