For some time I’ve been writing about Jelly Babies or by a more geeky name, muted avatars. They are a major part of the RC Quick Graphics viewer. The muted avatars are still going to be part of the viewer, we just won’t be calling them Jelly Babies.
Jelly Babies is a trademarked name. So, the Lab won’t use it officially. Nor is it to appear in the SL Wiki or Knowledge Base. So, if we continue to call Jelly Babies Jelly Babies the new SL users won’t be able to find them in any of the SL reference material and documentation. Google won’t lead them to the right place and that is a real problem. If you can’t find it in Google, it doesn’t exist…
Officially the Lindens are referring to them as muted avatars. Boring! Oz has referred to them as rainbow people. Better. Someone was calling them oat faced avatars… funnier. But, not as descriptive.
The Lab is open to a good un-trademarked name for these avatars. So, while the JB name is sticking, it isn’t good choice for a number of reasons, which is really sad.
So… got a good suggestion?