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Difference between Avatar Accessories, Appearance and Components?


Arduenn Schwartzman
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It turned into a horrible mess over the years, but the general idea is --

Avatar components are supposed to be "system" wearables, like shapes/skins/eyes/tattoos, all the parts you might need to make a naked legacy avatar.

Avatar accessories are generally attachments that don't fit in other sections like clothing, weapons, etc. Lots find it weird that hair is here instead of in components, but these categories are nearly as old as SL and prim hair wasn't always an "essential".

Avatar appearance is a relic. It used to have avatar components and complete avatars underneath, now it is a dumping ground for things that really belong in other categories. It really ought to be blocked as a place to put new stuff.

 
 
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Greetings!


Avatar Appearance is a deprecated Top Level Category, however there are still items in there so the category itself cannot be removed.

Avatar Components are those items that are used to create an avatar. Skins, Shapes, etc.

Avatar Accessories are those items that are designed to attach to your avatar to enhance it.  Like jewelry, hair, genitalia, purses, sunglasses, etc.

The best way to understand the Top Level categories is to view the sub-categories.  This can be done by going to the Marketplace home page and clicking on the Top Level category name and viewing the sub-categories that are listed.

 

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The best way to understand the Top Level categories is to view the sub-categories.  This can be done by going to the Marketplace home page and clicking on the Top Level category name and viewing the sub-categories that are listed.

Hi Dakota, alas, with this solution I'm still stuck with having to wait on average two times 20 seconds to find out that this is not the category I was looking for.

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