An SL update not too long ago changed this friend rule by allowing us to choose not to turn on a person's mapping rights in our friends list. Wow! Hmmm at first I thought "Well hell, EVERYONE can map me! Mapping Party! Find me!" After years of common courtesy and trust in the mapping privilege I ended up getting mapped & stalked. Now normally this would not bother me if say I was at tringo (unless you land in front of my card), at a club, or anywhere else with a large group of people on the map. In these two instances I was not in a huge group, nor was I alone. *wink* Hello? Two green dots? Yah, that's me & Hawks - Go Away! So this lead me to a new way of thinking and implementing my own personal new rule. No one under the SL age of 3 months or mentally unstable would be granted mapping rights.
- No one under 3 months was because alts know how to map & some people are just born grievers. Besides if you're that SL young, you can use the fact that you're a noob as an excuse for almost anything.
- Mentally unstable? C'mon everyone has at least one of them if not more on their list.
A friend once told me "nothing good ever comes from mapping a person." This could be true. There's reasons why I do actually like the mapping feature. One being that I am uber nosy and want to know what my girls are up to if I'm not with them. There is a difference between mapping & actually stalking. Stalking is actually hitting that "teleport" button. Mapping is just peeping to see where everyones at. I admit I do that too when I'm bored & if I see a friend with a group, I might im and beg to come. :p That's where trust, respect & common courtesy come into play. It's okay to map, and request a tp. It is not okay to map & stalk without prior permission.
Was the mapping feature a factor for accepting or declining friendship? Am I the only one who implemented mapping rules as SL changed? Do you freely give mapping rights? Is it even something you think of? Your thoughts please...