Alts have a number of uses in Second Life. Griefers are well known to use them to hide their identities. Some use them to explore around undisturbed. Some roleplayers use one with a name close to that of their character. For yours truly, I hadn't bothered to create one for years. Then when it came time to write about a new place only newcomers could see, I had to start one in order to do the story. But once the purpose he was created for was finished, I'd still bring him on, and more then five years later he still drops in inworld time to time. So who is this alt and why is he still around?