A ghost is an object
that is visible to a user
on the user's screen, but that doesn't actually exist on the SL servers
. It happens when the SL client
doesn't get a command from the simulator
to remove the object or avatar.
can also ghost--or not even rez
at all ("anti-ghosting"). According to Vektor Linden
, a "good way to force attachments to rez is to put a simple script
in them...scripted items have priority for rezzing."
Ghosts can also occur when the sim
has crashed (or is frozen) and the user hasen't been logged out of SL.
A ghost will then have "Retrieving..." in its tooltip
and, when selected in edit mode, will never display its name
, or permissions
information. To get rid of a ghosted object, select and drag it offscreen with the position handles. (If a user doesn't have permission to move it, the user must relog or teleport to get rid of it.)
A ghosted object/attachment can be edited (if a user has permission
) but its changes won't be saved and it can't be detached or taken into inventory
SL Wiki's "Ghost"