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It's not a "university" and isn't registered with Linden Lab. As far as I can tell, it's someone who teaches various 3D applications for free. For whatever reason, the person running it doesn't want to teach you.

As you stated yourself, as a private place it can ban anyone it wants. And there's nothing you can do about it. Sorry.

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It's not a "university" and isn't registered with Linden Lab. As far as I can tell, it's someone who teaches various 3D applications for free. For whatever reason, the person running it doesn't want to teach you.

As you stated yourself, as a private place it can ban anyone it wants. And there's nothing you can do about it. Sorry.

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Hey there Shams,

Merry Christmas and may you experience a Happy New Year as well.

To answer the specific question of "Can someone simply ban me for any reason" the answer is Yes. The Linden Lab TOS clearly allows for the owners of Mainland Regions, Private Regions and Parcels [both Mainland & Estate] to ban anyone for any reason at anytime. In the long run this does allow for an overall smoother Virtual World.

But to your point, Yeah, someone offering to educate others in SL regarding any topic at their own "Place of Learning" [i hesitate to call it a university as it is not affiliated with any real world accredited University]; who then eliminates members of the student body without so much as a reason speaks more to the owners biases and non-professional background.

You have graciously presented your frustration with this organization here and that speaks more to your character.

Speculating on the actual reason for your ban will be frustrating especially if you have no way to contact the owner of the learning center or if they choose to not respond to you. I applaud you for wanting to understand why however.

Unlike the real world you have no "rights" to access any public facility in SL. Who may access a nominally public institution [or club or teraformed region, etc.] is completely up to the owner of the space. There are no lawyers to consult; no case law to cite and  no court to plead your case to.

I understand that this was personally embarrassing to you but you'll grow as you work your way through this issue and find other mentors in SL worthy of your friendship.

So the bottom line is; I recommend that you seek another mentor and be sure to enter into that relationship with an understanding that suits you both.

 

 

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I'm sorry this has happened to you, but as KarenMichelle says, a land owner can ban you for any reason, or no reason.

If I may, let me give you an instructor's perspective on this.  I teach classes on Second Life topics at Caledon Oxbridge University.  Like the place you went to, COU is not a "real" university, we just call ourselves that.  There ARE real universities with a Second Life presence, and this can lead to some confusion!  Most of the RL universities own private regions, and limit access only to their registered students, although there are some exceptions.

When I teach at COU, sometimes I get students who are a problem.  Some of them are griefers...they start rezzing particle poofers, pushers, or hundreds of replicating objects.  They fly around, sit on my lecture podium, or engage in off-topic conversations in local chat.  Some of them are more subtle, and use behaviors that can be lumped under the heading of "trolling".  One tactic that such people often use when they are ejected or banned is to IM me and demand "what did I do!?"  In most cases, they know darn well what they did, and only want to engage in time-wasting argument. 

While I try to cut newcomers some slack, I don't have endless patience with these people.  I have, after all, other students to teach and their time and mine is valuable.  And so, once someone has clearly demonstrated that they are a problem...out they go! 

Misunderstandings are possible, of course.  It may be that you truly didn't mean to cause a problem.  But the above sort of situation may be what the instructor was perceiving, whatever it was that you actually intended. 

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I have heard of students being kicked out of various places for everythign from not tipping enough to asking too many questions. Bear in mind that anyone can ban people from their private estates or groups. Being banned isnt really reportable.

I would reccommend checking out the classes at reputable places such as New Citizens Inc, Caledon Oxbridge, Builders Brewery or other groups in this List of Second Life Skills Training Schools on the SL Wkki.

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