One of the easiest ways to rent out a parcel without needing money is using a group created by your own self. The great thing is you can use other outside programs like rental boxes from Steelman Gothly in GCG to collect and show who's renting the land and so on.
But what if you want more control of your own land you own and yet still help others to have the freedom to do whatever they want on your land as well.
Well, I have found this TNT (tips n tricks) to be the best way to handle that.
SUBDIVIDING A PARCEL OF LAND FOR RENTALS
First thing is first......
1. Grab a piece of property that you own...you must own your own region first to do this. 2. Then subdivide the size of land you want to rent out...usually i wait till i build the rental spot before i subdivide it. To do this right click on your land and click edit terrain and left click and hold/drag the size you want to section off (subdivide) 3. Then click on Subdivide in the column that pops up. Once that is done be sure to walk into it and change the name in About Land by right clicking inside the land with your mouse and click About Land. 4. Change the Name and description to whatever you like. This way you don't lose where it is in case you crash lol.
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OK...on to the fun part lol....
1. You need to then create a group. I called mine GCG Renters....:) Go to Comm in your viewer and click on groups, then create, and name this group whatever you like. Just click yes to everything and get to the end and then make sure you put a pic in for the profile pic...so annoying if you dont lol. 2. Then you need to set EVERYONE who joins it to allow certain privileges. DO NOT HAVE IT SET SO EVERYONE CAN JOIN! Make sure Anyone can join is unchecked!...this way only those who you trust can be added by you only!
Be sure to only check mark these boxes only! in the abilities and permissions for EVERYONE
Toggle show place in search and set category
change parcel name, description and moderate content settings
set landing point and teleport routing
change music and media stream
toggle various about land > options settings
always allow to fly
always allow to create landing point
ignore landing point
allow set home to here on group land
pay group liabilities and receive group land dividends
receive notices and review past notices
join group chat
join group voice chat
Once you do all that, save it and be sure to check the group under Everyone and their roles to make sure it saved.
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You can set your role as owner as just Owner or Land Owner...either way make sure its just you that's the only owner.
This will be the group now that you offer your renters to join to live on your parceled subdivided land. So you will need to add them to this group...but only those you trust to rent from you.
1. Now the one thing to make sure is to set your region details so no one can change your terrain on you...and mess up your lands. To do this go to WORLD in viewer then click on REGION DETAILS....then REGION tab and then check mark BLOCK TERRAFORM
THATS IT!...you should be all set now.
2. Be sure to have your group that you set on your rental properties different then the group you set for your entire parcel. 3. Only set the group you just made for renters on the subdivided lots. If you want you can set your permissions the way i have them to assure everything is good under ABOUT LAND inside the new subdivided parcel as well.
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How to properly look after your own region for bad scripts and lag, for you and for all of us living on GCG.
Owning a region is a responsibility...having a laggy or high scripted region not only affects you but everyone else as well on the servers. This is all grids, that's why you pay 300.00US a month for SL to put one region on one server lol. So you don't affect others. In opensim we can't afford to do that lol. So by looking after your region, you will not only be helping yourself, but the entire grid of GCG
The best way to check for scripts that are lagging your region and our servers. Be sure to follow this simple guideline.
First... Click World at the top of your viewer and then click on Region Details.
Secondly... Once this panel opens go to the DEBUG tab on the far right and then at the bottom click on GET TOP SCRIPTS.
Now you are going to want to take a close look at what you have for bad scripts. At the bottom right corner of this next panel you want to click on REFRESH... Then at the top left corner you want to click TIME of scripts to put them in order from high to low.
NOW...here is where it gets scary.
Take a look at this regions bad scripts where they constantly are having issues on their region, is it any wonder ;) A high script is one that is over 1000.00 A Bad Script is anything over 2000.00
Take a close look at how many high and how bad this regions scripts are. One goes as high as 390,787.500
Now its not their fault, because they either trusted where they got their item & the scripter was a true professional scripter lol...or it was copy pasted from elsewhere. Which is a no no.
I'm not saying get rid of everything lol...some scripts just run high. BUT!..if you have items hitting over 3000.00 remove them. Either way you should always check after you put anything down onto your region. And if its really bad...let that creator know!!...and then delete it.
So as you can see...the grid server is here for you, but it's up to you to take care of your own region. So that the rest of us don't lag as well. A server can only do so much. The rest is your responsibility.
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