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Argon Editor

Vol. 1 Issue 25                                              Sunday - September 24, 2K


A Question To Readers Of @Action News


Events of the past week have caused me to question the effect of myself and this newspaper on the SpinDizzy community.  Several public and private conversations and bulletin board posts have indicated that my perception of the duties and responsibilities of Wizstaff and players are quite different than those of others.  Although I expect differing views, I am surprised at the vehemence with which my views are dismissed.

My view concerning of the responsibilities of Wizstaff in certain situations are well known. I can understand how others can feel differently.  I don't consider them completely wrong by having their views, but I get the feeling I am considered so by virtue of mine.

Some folks feel I am doing more harm to SpinDizzy than good by publishing the paper.  I feel that the paper is a good thing.  It allows folks who don't connect every day to see what's happened here, and allows those who write or draw or have some creative talent, an outlet in which it can be displayed.  Although the fact that I have to beg and prod folks to encourage them to contribute is discouraging, I feel that it's worth it in having the paper come out each week giving an impression of community and activity here.  Believe it or not, I have had folks tell me they enjoy the paper.

So, the question is, should I continue publishing this paper, or should I (like so many others) just give it up and hope that things will spontaneously occur and take off on their own? Is @Action News helping or hurting SpinDizzy?

Let me know by a post on the board, page #mail, or e-mail to argon@spindizzy.org  The future of the paper is in your hands.




In the previous two issues, @Action News has misquoted Ping,  local Mouse concerning Skyler's candidacy for office and the Art Ambush event.

The announcement that Skyler was running in the election was made in error.  Skyler is not a candidate.

Quotes attributed to Ping and printed in this newspaper were paraphrases of @Action News' impressions of his comments concerning a potential revival of the Art Ambush event.  These were later found to be inaccurate.

@Action News regrets the errors and apologizes for any inconvenience they may have caused.

SED Suspected In Ottrix Centre Kidnapping

Contributed To @Action News By Skipai

The newly built Ottrix Centre [N3 W7] came about a few problems last week when the owner Skipai did not turn up on the work site to complete the last couple of days work.  Worried a fellow otter on staff tried to call home and finding no reply went to check on the owners place to find Skipai's holt was left in tatters, the normally locked door, left open and not Skipai nor Relwof were to be found.
Search parties were sent out to search for the missing pair but nothing could be found except one female otter who worked as a life guard at the swimming pool section of the Ottrix noticed that the den was full of wallaby scent and that it was the same that she had smelled during one of his ramblings on being elected.  When asked if she thought that the SED was involved she replied..  "Totally..  One I know that Skipai would not have that wallaby in his home, never mind his private area."

Local law enforcers in the area had been notified but to a extent didn't find anything until 2 days later when both Skipai and Relwof were found safe and well...  Since then the centre has been opened but Skipai refused to confirm if SED were actually involved and made no further comment no matter how hard the topic was pushed.  He did state though that even though the centre had been opened a more formal opening would occur soon.  When pressed again about whether or not it was a attempt on SED to prevent such a store from opening and making maybe the otter run business very profitable.  Skipai turned around and chirrped.  "At of this time I cannot say if they were or weren't involved as I haven't decided on whether or not I should disclose this information.

However, there seems to be a lot more to this than meets the eye but as of the moment, no one on both sides is willing to talk about it as of yet.

Contributing To @Action News

Several folks have asked how to contribute stories and ideas to this paper.  It's quite easy. Just write your story down, and send it to argon@spindizzy.org. (Be sure and include your character's name if you want to be credited with it.) Or page #mail it to Argon.  Even if you think you can't write well, or haven't fully developed your idea, send it along.  Our huge editorial staff can take any information and make a story from it. What you may consider a silly thing, or something no one cares about, could more than likely be of interest to our readers.  Look at the stories we print.  

Our editorial policy is to inform our readers of news concerning the folks that populate SpinDizzy, and the events that happen here.  We prefer to print stories that are In Character, although Real Life news of players from their Character's point of view, or Real Life events and their effect on our Muck community are welcome.

Although our vast network of reporters, stringers, and informants cover SpinDizzy like a glove, sometimes things get by us, or we miss an opportunity to inform you, our readers.  We depend on you to tell us not only things of interest to you, but to give us ideas and suggestions to make this paper better.  This is YOUR paper, so let us know what YOU'D like to see in it.  

This week's cartoon contributed by Morticon.

Pick Up Lines Of SD

Coati:  ::chulo?:: Otter:  Join me in the yiff pit of doom? Fae:  S'be joinin 'e in my nestie? Yerp! Centaur:  : : Neigh!:: Your stall or mine?

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