I recently got the opportunity to have a sit down with the creator of SLXCONNECT (a new virtual social network for SL similar to facebook) and pursued a light interview about the frequently asked questions about this website. It has caused an uproar in the community due to it’s viral qualities in past 25 hours. Those of the users that were skeptical about it being a scam website and a way to be hacked, those accusations are FALSE. He clearly states you can use it or not use it, it’s a free service.
Lιєν Pяιмσ Pαηαchε: Hello Athayus
Athayus Quan: How are you? replying from email
Lιєν Pяιмσ Pαηαchε: i’m great. when you have the time i would like to interview you about slxconnect just to clear the air since it is going viral with the SL community. There are rumors that it is going to be used as a hack and I just want to clear the rumor.
Lιєν Pяιмσ Pαηαchε: As i’ve been saying to those who question it, but they have implied that the site itself was going to be used for hacking like a phishing website or scam website.
The ones who implied such statement also brought to attention that the contact us link does not work on your contact page, is there a problem with the e-mail addresses for support and terms at this time?
Athayus Quan: Yeah that’s pretty vicious attack but false. I can delete account if requested as soon as possible, should read as soon as possible, the TOS has info on how to request account delete. I’ve since update the donation button to read more clearly.
I’m replying to you using the same email accounts via email to sl via the email account setup to support my slx network so yeah it’s working. I have terms@ as email forward to the email I’m replying to
Lιєν Pяιмσ Pαηαchε: do you have plans in the future to be partnered with linden labs?
Athayus Quan: If LL contacts me then we can cross that bridge if and when that happens. As for now if someone needs to reach me directly via email contact email@example.com or can Skype me via Athayus.Quan and if your tech savy enough call my on my business phone line and get a friendly hello if I’m not sleeping. I’m just trying to provide a service if people interested great if not no worries.
Lιєν Pяιмσ Pαηαchε: The donation link located on the bottom right hand corner of the profiles it also states “will mark account verified as well”. Does this mean that you have to “pay to play”?
Athayus Quan: SLX Connect is a virtual social network and is free to join just as second life free to join there is no pay to play service as it is not even relevant in my case. Like anything that is offered for free someone has to pay for operational costs aka me. The donation button is purely optional and volunteer. I’ve had one donation for 0.01 cent. I emailed the person and said thanks for the thought… As for the verified system is like twitter verified system. At the moment that system is work in progress, I’ll update a FAQ on site when I have time to complete more detailed information about it.
Lιєν Pяιмσ Pαηαchε: Speaking of verification, when registering for an account on slxconnect, will there in the future be a verification via email process so users would feel more secure about the service?
Athayus Quan: SLX Connect is currently work in progress as far as layout and user requested features go. I have a “change log” link at the bottom of the site, as updates are made to the site. Like anything people can use the site or choose not to. I’m doing my best to support it and have a new support forum opening soon. Those that know me, know I am put my all into everything I do and do my best to stand by everything I do whether its my clothing in second life or any professional web services I make or create for both RL clients and Virtual. It is what it is.
Lιєν Pяιмσ Pαηαchε: Nicely put, thank you for taking the time to answer my questions.
Take that malcious rumors! I’ve actually gotten to know Athayus a little bit to tell you that this man is hardworking and driven about giving back to the community.