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Argon -- Editor

Bees Buzzing Into Action

Bears and hive.Local Bees, in association with the International Bee Association (IBA) have joined forces to control honey theft in SpinDizzy.

Buzz B. Bumble, spokesbee for the Old Oak down the lane hive, told this reporter that, "This action had to be taken due to the recent loss of inventory due to local Bears. Our group, and others are willing to assist those in need, but this Spring, the number of Bears coming out of hibernation seems to have increased. And many of these young Bears think they can just break hives and help themselves to our honey."

Mr. Bumble then went on to explain that the workers plan very carefully to have enough honey for the hive's needs, and enough surplus for trade. With too many hives having their honey stolen, the Bees are left short of needed supply, and have nothing to trade. Mr. Bumble continued, "In some cases, entire hives have been destroyed, leaving thousands homeless. The Queen has commanded that this must stop."

The International Bee Association, founded in 1932, has represented the interests of millions of Bees and garnered amazing results in most cases. Although the IBA refused comment on this story, a blooming Sunflower with a microphone in it set outside the IBA headquarters overhead a comment between two mid-level IBA managers revealing that fake hives with a combination of honey and Nair might be used.

Pinfo for fun and prophet!

Butterfluff waves hello.
Are you the kind of character who carries your autobiography around with you as a actual, readable object?
If not, you want to use pinfo!
Pinfo (player info) is a utility that can be a lot of help when you want others to know more about you than just your appearance.
Pinfos can contain your history, details about your appearance, your role-playing preferences, and even how to find your home on Spindizzy.
Pinfo is also a way to display Out of Character information, such as email addresses and web page URLs.

Each field (type "pinfo #fields") holds a different kind of information, so you can look at just email, say, or role-playing preferences.
To set information on yourself, use the format of:
pinfo #{field}={text}
If you want to know if someone is looking at your pinfo, add this to the end of one of your messages:
{null:{tell:{name:me} is looking at your pinfo.,this}}

To read someone else's pinfo, type "pinfo <name>".
For examples, type "pinfo Austin" and /or "pinfo Argon".
You can also read just one field ("pinfo email Argon") at a time.
Just remember -- your pinfo can be read whether you are awake or not!

Weekly Survey

Argon doing the survey.This week, Argon asked folks, "I'm doing a survey for @Action News. The question this week is, "'What URL do you check the most often?'

  • Sunni says, "Google.com I check the most"
  • Gilead chirps, "Hmm. My Livejournal friends page, I'd say."
  • Brenda ponders..."hotmail, Argon."
  • Austin says, "I'd guess the This Day in Peanuts History site. http://www.snoopy.co.jp/archives/html/history.html ... though now and then I'll have to do a lot of checking of Li'l Abner, which updates irregularly. http://www.comics.com/comics/lilabner/index.html ..."
  • Royce checks history. "Looks like Yerf recent uploads."
  • Tanuki -- Survey answer: That's easy. www.google.com
  • Ba'ar -- http://us.imdb.com. Check it several times every time I log on."
  • Mavra says, "Ok, one that I visit often is www.spacedaily.com unless, of course, it's covering warfare and the like."
  • Adara -- "The URL I check most often is www.mouseinfo.com. I'm kind of a Disneyland freak.
  • Butterfluff -- Other than search engines and email, I go to http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/ every day.

The Doze Garden

Birds and Cats can work together... for a profit!

The Doze Garden Comic Strip

Guidelines and Procedures for Submitting Articles

Submitting a story or artwork for @Action News is easy! Just send it to newspaper@spindizzy.org or qmail or page Argon about it.
@Action News is published weekly on or after 12:01 AM Eastern Time on Sunday. Most any type of story or article will be accepted. Generally, we'd prefer things that aren't out and out lies or flames about other folks, and have a basis in the reality of SpinDizzy. Things that occur in public areas are fair game. The things reported don't have to have actually happened, (any more than anything that happens here does) but make sure you don't overstep the social boundaries and rules of interaction that we have. These are pretty broad guidelines, but we expect good sense to apply.

Thanks! Argon, Editor @Action News