The News System - Midkemia Online Online Help
3.5 The News System
The Midkemian news system is divided into several sections. Some include: Name Who Can Read Who Can Write In-Character? -------- ------------ ------------- ------------- Public Everyone Everyone Yes Events Everyone Administration Yes Announce Everyone Administration No Patchnotes Everyone Administration No Comments MKO Producers Everyone No Organizational news boards can only be read by those in that organization. You may access the news system in two ways: 1) Read articles via the READNEWS command (see below), or 2) Type NEWS. Once in the NEWS system, enter HELP to get information on how to use the news. While you must be in the news in order to write articles, you may read articles from outside the news. Typing NSTAT will show you how many articles there are in each section you can read, and the last number you read. If you choose to write an article, you will enter the composer. This tool allows you to write an article, skip around from line to line, replace lines, delete lines, and so on. Typing *help from within the composer will give you help on how to use it. Something to keep in mind: All news is considered in character unless otherwise stated. Commands -------- NSTAT Show you a summary of the news sections you can access. NEWS Enter the news system. READNEWS <section> <article #> Read a news article from outside the news system. The syntax is, for instance: READNEWS PUBLIC 1 NSUM/NSUMMARY <section> <beginning article#> See a summary of a range of up to 20 articles, starting at whatever article you choose. RN Review all news sections to which you have access that have unread posts. (See HELP READNEXT) NMARK Mark a news article to easily find it later. RNA If you've recently used RN, RNA will re-display the last post you saw with RN. (RNA - "RN Again") NMARKREAD Marks all of your news articles as read.