Landbots and drowned avatars

The Second Life Herald ran a story today about landbots, those automated entities that cause all sorts of problems with buying and selling land. The SL Herald is alleging that around 20 avatars placed in water sims are part of the landbot scam. Whatever the reason for the submerged avatars, it’s a little strange. Yesterday I noticed that an avatar was showing up in the middle of a water sim:

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I teleported to the spot and found this:

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I returned 24 hours later and found the avatar in the same position and location. Not surprisingly there’s no profile data and the avatars are usually dressed in stock standard orientation clothing. Have you come across one of these drowned avatars? If it turns out they are linked to landbots then hopefully Linden Lab will have a clean-up. It’s hard to imagine what legitimate reason there is for their presence.

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  1. Well, I don’t know about *those* avatars, but you’ll frequently find me parked in the middle of a water sim – often I’m in the middle of multiple IM conversations, so I pick a place where people are unlikely to stumble across me while I’m messaging. I don’t want to appear rude by being non-responsive.

  2. Well, I don’t know about *those* avatars, but you’ll frequently find me parked in the middle of a water sim – often I’m in the middle of multiple IM conversations, so I pick a place where people are unlikely to stumble across me while I’m messaging. I don’t want to appear rude by being non-responsive.

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