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Newsletter Announcements (Feb 08)
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Summary of announcements from the official Activeworlds newsletter.


AWTeen Elections

It's that time again! When the community chooses and votes on who will lead AWTeen for the next 4 months. Discussions are now taking place in the forums.

Voting for a new Governor of AWTeen will begin on Friday, February 22nd and end on Friday, February 29th at midnight PST.

You can join the forum discussions now at http://forums.activeworlds.com/forumdisplay.php?f=79.

AWLife Back on Track

Those involved know we postponed the AWLife project to focus on some Community issues. That changes this month with several AWLife functions and structuring going up for Community vote.

AWVote will open on February 22nd and we hope you will be there to help decide the beginnings of this unprecedented Community endeavor.

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The Extreme Builder Talent Show II

March 1st will kick off the second Extreme Builder Talent Show. This year's contest will be held in Mars. Mars is an old AWI public building world that will be receiving several updates and expansions during the month of February.

With new objects, textures and even bigger prizes this should be another awesome event and even better than last years huge success.

New Objects Coming to AlphaWorld

Thanks to the hard work of Syntax, Kenneth and the SW City crew we will be adding some new items to the AlphaWorld object path this month.

For a sneak peak you can check out most of them now in the world Flagg04.

AWDebate goes Live!

Thanks to the hard work of PrinceBullet, AWDebate goes live this month. To see upcoming debates or to submit a topic please see the AWDebate section of the Active Worlds forums.

AWMix05 is Born!

AWMix05 is enticing people to join them every Saturday night for fun and games including Trivia, and the Acronyms Word Game.

Not only do you get to hang out and chat with some of the best people in AW but you could win a prize for your world. So come on in to AWMix05 on Saturday's at 10PM VRT and have some fun.

Winter Returning to Active World

A very popular building world called Winter was lost a few years ago. Thanks to Talisan and the many folks helping him AWI is proud to announce the return of Winter world.

This will be a brand new world with tons of space for building and fun. With new objects, activities and enthusiasm this version of Winter will be better than ever.

We'll release specific dates in the forums or next month's newsletter. So stay tuned!

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4.2 Going Beta

Active Worlds version 4.2 goes into beta on February 11th. This latest version of the Active Worlds software focuses on the CAV (Custom Avatars) system.

Our excitement grows as this long-awaited feature gets closer to full implementation. For a sneak peak of the CAV system please check the Active Worlds forums at http://forums.activeworlds.com/showthread.php?t=8637.

Bingo every Wee

Your favorite online pastime is back and better than ever. Join DMC2U and the gang for some old time bingo fun and great prizes every Wednesday at 5PM VRT.

Also, don't forget CitBingo for Citizens with Citizen-donated prizes every Friday and hosted by the lovely Garnet and her team. Tourists can try the Citizen bingo experience on Saturdays with the fabulous host Lazysuzy and her friends in AWTBingo.

AWTrivia Looking for a Host

AWTrivia is an AWI sponsored event currently looking for a host team. If interested please contact tom@activeworlds.com.

Still Learning How to Build

Don't forget the AWSchool and AWNewbie worlds are there to help you learn both the basic and advanced skills for making your ideas come to life in the Active Worlds Universe.

Looking for Volunteer

We are currently working on many new and exciting projects in the Active Worlds Universe and could use some volunteers with expertise in objects, textures, avatars, seqs and bots.

If you would like to volunteer your assistance and have skills in any of these areas please stop by the world ACT and contact Lee R to be a part of the fun and the future.

Travel Tip

Want to send someone directly from your web site to your world? If you take the "Activeworlds Universe Browser installer" off our site and rename it to match your worlds name, for example: (WildAW.exe) any user who downloads and installs that browser will start their Active Worlds experience in your world. Try it!

AWF

Looking for content for your new or old world? Trying to figure out how particles work? AWFX is the place you need to stop next. With the coolest resources for particles and other graphic effects, AWFX is now the number one resource center for aspiring world builders.

Active Worlds Banners and Button

We are currently working on several Banners and Buttons you can use to link to or represent Active Worlds. Eventually we will have a page and world you can download these and others from, but until that time you can get them right here at http://objects.activeworlds.com/download/.

Active Worlds Forum

Are you using the Active Worlds forums? The forums are a great resource for Active Worlds users looking for help, sharing information or just trying to be part of our great community.

You can view the forums at http://forums.activeworlds.com and use your citizenship information to login. If you have difficulty logging in try the password retrieval link and if problems persist e-mail tom@activeworlds.com.

ActiveWik

Another great new resource for the Active Worlds Community is the Active Worlds Wiki pages where users and AWI staff work together to help provide the latest information and instructions for using the Active Worlds product line.

You can find and contribute to this great resource at http://wiki.activeworlds.com.

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