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18th Jan '13 7:42:58 PM justanid
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(Taken from [=BZPower=]'s own history page)

[[http://www.bzpower.com/ "[=BZPower=].com]] was the result of months of planning between the two largest unofficial ''{{BIONICLE}}'' sites on the web -- Kanohi-Power.com and [=BZcommunity=].com. The four administrators of [=BZPower=] worked very closely together to merge the two sites together, and on July 20, 2002 [=BZPower=] was born. The birth of [=BZPower=].com was only made possible by the success of the two sites the came together to create it.

"Prior to the creation of [=BZPower=].com, Jon was the founder and Administrator of [=BZCommunity=].com while Rich and Kelly also served administrative roles. Over at Kanohi-Power.com, Mike was the founder, while Rich and Kelly were staff members. Somewhere around May 2002 we decided that since all four administrators work together so well, we should combine our sites and work together to bring one giant BIONICLE news, reference, and discussion site to the ''BIONICLE'' fan base. Two months later that decision led to the creation of [=BZPower=].com, the largest unofficial BIONICLE site on the web."

[=BZPower=] is still the largest ''BIONICLE'' fan site, having over 45,000 members, with its numbers growing daily. Fans can discuss anything from the sets themselves to the storyline. There are forums for FanArt, FanFiction, {{RPG}}s, and even Fan Games. Building contests are held on a roughly monthly basis with writing and art contests on a less frequent basis.

Of particular note is ''BIONICLE'' writer Greg Farshtey's close relationship with the site. Mr. Farshtey has an account on the site and used to answer any question members send his way (though some met an inevitable ShrugOfGod). He isn't active nowadays, though -- his private life and the passing of a new policy keep him from getting into contact with the fans.

!! Tropes associated with this website include:

* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: the forum Completely Off Topic
* ApocalypseHow: In early 2009, a server error caused everything posted on [=BZPower=] posted from Sept. 2008 to March 2009 to vanish, and there was much angsting. The event has become known as the [[FanNickname Great Dataclysm]], [[PunnyName punning]] on the BIONICLE apocalypse, the Great Cataclysm.
** The site has also been down for most of spring and summer 2011. The old forums can still be accessed, but are in a read-only state.
* AprilFoolsDay: There's usually some sort of prank, some more elaborate than others.
** One of the most interesting was April Fools 2010, where it was apparent that the staff had split, and were fighting over who would take control of the forums. One of the Administrators was banned, and the discussion topic [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome turned into a roleplay thread as different subforums and groups of members announced their allegiance to one administrator or another.]] It could be pretty well compared to the War Of The Roses, but with raving fanboys instead of knights.
** It was made even better by the fact that after 2 days and nights of an intense forum-wide civil war, one of the admins put a stop to it with an amazing speech and turned the entire thread into a hippie-filled, sandbox-sitting, enemies-turned-friends singalong of Let it Be.
* BanOnPolitics: Any topics remotely relating to politics or religion are always locked, reasoning that it's a kids' forum. This also applies to some subjects that aren't overtly political or religious, [[FlameWar as the result is usually the same]].
** [[DoubleStandard Except when the mods do it,]] of course.
* ContestWinnerCameo: There have been lots of contests concerning minor aspects of canon, from designs for minor characters to weapon designs.
* FanArt: Has its own forum. Has many examples of SturgeonsLaw (both sides)
* FanFic: A few forums are devoted to them, broken down into Epics (chapter stories), Short Stories (one chapter), and Comedies, as well as a Comics forum. As always, SturgeonsLaw.
** Some members have become downright famous through their stories. At least one, member Lady Kopaka, is reworking her much acclaimed story, Glitch in the System, into an original novel with plans to publish it.
** Many members are well known in the community for their stories. Occasionally referred to as the "Library Demigods." When one such writer, Inferna Firesword, opened a thread for collections of her stories, it reached #2 on the Most Unique Member Posts list for the day. The only time a Library thread ever did so. Inferna was stunned.
** The Comics forum is mainly composed of {{Sprite Comic}}s, featuring artwork from "kits" made in a different forum. SturgeonsLaw indeed applies, but the amount of good ones possibly exceeds 10%, and sprite comic making is practically a subculture. There ''are'' traditionally drawn comics, and even ''flash movies'', which are in there mainly due to being related to a comic series.
* FanFilm: Two rather large movie endeavors making movies about various portions of Canon are currently deep in DevelopmentHell. The original project, ''Quest of the Toa'', went through several phases of "existence"[[hottip:*:it began, slowed down, came back, disappeared for years, started again from scratch]], but for now, it seemingly settled into another "no visible progress" state. The other, titled ''The Next Generation'', is only slowly crawling along. Neither's advancements can be tracked on BZP currently.
* FirstPost: Averted, the words "first to post" is actually filtered to say "Nobody cares about me. I need attention so I wanted to be annoying."
* FlameWar: Averted. Flame once, and you get a warning. Flame enough, and you get banned.
* ForumPeckingOrder: Describes BZPower to a ''tee''. From [=GregF=] to the administrators (notably Black Six) to the moderators to the newbies.
* MostFanficWritersAreGirls: [[AvertedTrope averted]], seeing as Bionicle caters to younger boys. For all appearances, there are roughly the same amount of both genders in any of the FanFiction forums.
* [[{{Noob}} Newb]]: Considering how long the franchise has run, there are a number of Newbs running around the forums. However, [=BZPower=] is very accommodating towards new members, having a section devoted entirely to new members' Q&A.
* OriginalCharacter: Most members' avatars, most {{Fan Fic}}s' characters, and most [[FanNickname MOCs]] (My Own Creations), which leads to...
** LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: It's not uncommon for fans to create entire ''islands'' with their own Toa team (six on average), a counsel of Turaga, and a Matoran population. In fact, stories built entirely around Canon characters are extremely hard to find.
** It's a pretty common trend in the Library forums for an Epic(multi chapter story) to start out primarily focused on Canon characters, and then switch the focus to the Original ones more gradually. Of course, some of the Original Characters are so recognized that one can start with them, and then switch to yet more original characters, and get the same effect.
* PromotedFanboy: Kelly Mc Kiernan, once an administrator/webmaster for the site, was temporarily hired by {{LEGO}} (the makers of ''BIONICLE'') in 2007 to serve as webmaster for the official ''BIONICLE'' site while the then-current webmaster was on maternity leave. Even after the main webmaster returned to work in 2009, he stayed on at LEGO as the toy line's co-webmaster. Has since been moved to other projects, away from ''BIONICLE''.
* RealMenWearPink: Purple is a very popular color. When polled on whether or not they'd buy a purple ''HeroFactory'' set, 95% of the voters, nearly 600 members, said "yes".
* {{RPG}}: The {{Roleplay/BZPRPG}} is one of the largest and longest running [=RPGs=] on the web. There is also a full forum of user-created [=RPGs=].
** Although they usually do not receive as much attention, there are also user-created [=RPGs=] in the LEGO and Completely Off-Topic subforums. While most LEGO [=RPGs=] rarely last much longer than a couple years, Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG ran for nearly seven and a half years, making it the longest-running LEGO RPG on the site.
* SailorEarth: Making a FanCharacter/Fan Location is made incredibly easy by the fact that most of the Matoran Universe/Bara Magna has been described ''just'' enough, by the fact that very little has been seen in story, and by the fact that the world's internal laws are very well defined.
* ThereShouldBeALaw: 50% of the members gave themselves signatures of gay kissing to [[{{Troll}} annoy the other 50]]%. The 50% who didn't assumed there was a rule against it. There wasn't.
** (Somehow, the fact that many BZP members have parents who would nix BZP for them if they ever saw those pics didn't occur to anyone.)
*** Actually, it was brought up several times, but the staff reasoned that that was the parents' problem.
**** Which brings us back to the Double Standard trope.
* TheShepherd: Most of the staff functions as [[TheShepherd Shepherds]].
** In the Storyline and Theories forum, bonesiii, the forum leader, will occasionally drop into a topic with an incredibly logical (if [[ExpositionBreak long-winded]]) post that will often put any flaming to a rather abrupt halt.
* SureWhyNot: A surprising amount of {{Canon}} has come from suggestions made by [=BZPower=] members.
** However, some fans complain about this, reason being how [[PanderingToTheBase the author does nothing but please the fans instead of writing a story on his own]].
* {{Squee}}: The reaction at large when it was announced Michael Dorn, [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration a.k.a. Worf]] would be voicing Mata Nui in ''The Legend Reborn''.
* {{Troll}}: An incredible amount, although it does take more effort to do so here thanks to the heavy word filter.
* WordOfGod: Greg Farshtey kept in close contact with the fandom via [=BZPower=]'s PM system. Members could ask him questions about pretty much anything, and sometimes he would reveal tidbits of info there before they were made public. He was also an active forum-user and had his own blog. Although he hasn't posted for a very long time now, due to a new law that forbids him from talking to kids under a certain age on-line, he occasionally still shares some info about the unrevealed details of the storyline with the forum's higher-ups.

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(Taken from [=BZPower=]'s own history page)

[[http://www.bzpower.com/ "[=BZPower=].com]] was the result of months of planning between the two largest unofficial ''{{BIONICLE}}'' sites on the web -- Kanohi-Power.com and [=BZcommunity=].com. The four administrators of [=BZPower=] worked very closely together to merge the two sites together, and on July 20, 2002 [=BZPower=] was born. The birth of [=BZPower=].com was only made possible by the success of the two sites the came together to create it.

"Prior to the creation of [=BZPower=].com, Jon was the founder and Administrator of [=BZCommunity=].com while Rich and Kelly also served administrative roles. Over at Kanohi-Power.com, Mike was the founder, while Rich and Kelly were staff members. Somewhere around May 2002 we decided that since all four administrators work together so well, we should combine our sites and work together to bring one giant BIONICLE news, reference, and discussion site to the ''BIONICLE'' fan base. Two months later that decision led to the creation of [=BZPower=].com, the largest unofficial BIONICLE site on the web."

[=BZPower=] is still the largest ''BIONICLE'' fan site, having over 45,000 members, with its numbers growing daily. Fans can discuss anything from the sets themselves to the storyline. There are forums for FanArt, FanFiction, {{RPG}}s, and even Fan Games. Building contests are held on a roughly monthly basis with writing and art contests on a less frequent basis.

Of particular note is ''BIONICLE'' writer Greg Farshtey's close relationship with the site. Mr. Farshtey has an account on the site and used to answer any question members send his way (though some met an inevitable ShrugOfGod). He isn't active nowadays, though -- his private life and the passing of a new policy keep him from getting into contact with the fans.

!! Tropes associated with this website include:

* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: the forum Completely Off Topic
* ApocalypseHow: In early 2009, a server error caused everything posted on [=BZPower=] posted from Sept. 2008 to March 2009 to vanish, and there was much angsting. The event has become known as the [[FanNickname Great Dataclysm]], [[PunnyName punning]] on the BIONICLE apocalypse, the Great Cataclysm.
** The site has also been down for most of spring and summer 2011. The old forums can still be accessed, but are in a read-only state.
* AprilFoolsDay: There's usually some sort of prank, some more elaborate than others.
** One of the most interesting was April Fools 2010, where it was apparent that the staff had split, and were fighting over who would take control of the forums. One of the Administrators was banned, and the discussion topic [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome turned into a roleplay thread as different subforums and groups of members announced their allegiance to one administrator or another.]] It could be pretty well compared to the War Of The Roses, but with raving fanboys instead of knights.
** It was made even better by the fact that after 2 days and nights of an intense forum-wide civil war, one of the admins put a stop to it with an amazing speech and turned the entire thread into a hippie-filled, sandbox-sitting, enemies-turned-friends singalong of Let it Be.
* BanOnPolitics: Any topics remotely relating to politics or religion are always locked, reasoning that it's a kids' forum. This also applies to some subjects that aren't overtly political or religious, [[FlameWar as the result is usually the same]].
** [[DoubleStandard Except when the mods do it,]] of course.
* ContestWinnerCameo: There have been lots of contests concerning minor aspects of canon, from designs for minor characters to weapon designs.
* FanArt: Has its own forum. Has many examples of SturgeonsLaw (both sides)
* FanFic: A few forums are devoted to them, broken down into Epics (chapter stories), Short Stories (one chapter), and Comedies, as well as a Comics forum. As always, SturgeonsLaw.
** Some members have become downright famous through their stories. At least one, member Lady Kopaka, is reworking her much acclaimed story, Glitch in the System, into an original novel with plans to publish it.
** Many members are well known in the community for their stories. Occasionally referred to as the "Library Demigods." When one such writer, Inferna Firesword, opened a thread for collections of her stories, it reached #2 on the Most Unique Member Posts list for the day. The only time a Library thread ever did so. Inferna was stunned.
** The Comics forum is mainly composed of {{Sprite Comic}}s, featuring artwork from "kits" made in a different forum. SturgeonsLaw indeed applies, but the amount of good ones possibly exceeds 10%, and sprite comic making is practically a subculture. There ''are'' traditionally drawn comics, and even ''flash movies'', which are in there mainly due to being related to a comic series.
* FanFilm: Two rather large movie endeavors making movies about various portions of Canon are currently deep in DevelopmentHell. The original project, ''Quest of the Toa'', went through several phases of "existence"[[hottip:*:it began, slowed down, came back, disappeared for years, started again from scratch]], but for now, it seemingly settled into another "no visible progress" state. The other, titled ''The Next Generation'', is only slowly crawling along. Neither's advancements can be tracked on BZP currently.
* FirstPost: Averted, the words "first to post" is actually filtered to say "Nobody cares about me. I need attention so I wanted to be annoying."
* FlameWar: Averted. Flame once, and you get a warning. Flame enough, and you get banned.
* ForumPeckingOrder: Describes BZPower to a ''tee''. From [=GregF=] to the administrators (notably Black Six) to the moderators to the newbies.
* MostFanficWritersAreGirls: [[AvertedTrope averted]], seeing as Bionicle caters to younger boys. For all appearances, there are roughly the same amount of both genders in any of the FanFiction forums.
* [[{{Noob}} Newb]]: Considering how long the franchise has run, there are a number of Newbs running around the forums. However, [=BZPower=] is very accommodating towards new members, having a section devoted entirely to new members' Q&A.
* OriginalCharacter: Most members' avatars, most {{Fan Fic}}s' characters, and most [[FanNickname MOCs]] (My Own Creations), which leads to...
** LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: It's not uncommon for fans to create entire ''islands'' with their own Toa team (six on average), a counsel of Turaga, and a Matoran population. In fact, stories built entirely around Canon characters are extremely hard to find.
** It's a pretty common trend in the Library forums for an Epic(multi chapter story) to start out primarily focused on Canon characters, and then switch the focus to the Original ones more gradually. Of course, some of the Original Characters are so recognized that one can start with them, and then switch to yet more original characters, and get the same effect.
* PromotedFanboy: Kelly Mc Kiernan, once an administrator/webmaster for the site, was temporarily hired by {{LEGO}} (the makers of ''BIONICLE'') in 2007 to serve as webmaster for the official ''BIONICLE'' site while the then-current webmaster was on maternity leave. Even after the main webmaster returned to work in 2009, he stayed on at LEGO as the toy line's co-webmaster. Has since been moved to other projects, away from ''BIONICLE''.
* RealMenWearPink: Purple is a very popular color. When polled on whether or not they'd buy a purple ''HeroFactory'' set, 95% of the voters, nearly 600 members, said "yes".
* {{RPG}}: The {{Roleplay/BZPRPG}} is one of the largest and longest running [=RPGs=] on the web. There is also a full forum of user-created [=RPGs=].
** Although they usually do not receive as much attention, there are also user-created [=RPGs=] in the LEGO and Completely Off-Topic subforums. While most LEGO [=RPGs=] rarely last much longer than a couple years, Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG ran for nearly seven and a half years, making it the longest-running LEGO RPG on the site.
* SailorEarth: Making a FanCharacter/Fan Location is made incredibly easy by the fact that most of the Matoran Universe/Bara Magna has been described ''just'' enough, by the fact that very little has been seen in story, and by the fact that the world's internal laws are very well defined.
* ThereShouldBeALaw: 50% of the members gave themselves signatures of gay kissing to [[{{Troll}} annoy the other 50]]%. The 50% who didn't assumed there was a rule against it. There wasn't.
** (Somehow, the fact that many BZP members have parents who would nix BZP for them if they ever saw those pics didn't occur to anyone.)
*** Actually, it was brought up several times, but the staff reasoned that that was the parents' problem.
**** Which brings us back to the Double Standard trope.
* TheShepherd: Most of the staff functions as [[TheShepherd Shepherds]].
** In the Storyline and Theories forum, bonesiii, the forum leader, will occasionally drop into a topic with an incredibly logical (if [[ExpositionBreak long-winded]]) post that will often put any flaming to a rather abrupt halt.
* SureWhyNot: A surprising amount of {{Canon}} has come from suggestions made by [=BZPower=] members.
** However, some fans complain about this, reason being how [[PanderingToTheBase the author does nothing but please the fans instead of writing a story on his own]].
* {{Squee}}: The reaction at large when it was announced Michael Dorn, [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration a.k.a. Worf]] would be voicing Mata Nui in ''The Legend Reborn''.
* {{Troll}}: An incredible amount, although it does take more effort to do so here thanks to the heavy word filter.
* WordOfGod: Greg Farshtey kept in close contact with the fandom via [=BZPower=]'s PM system. Members could ask him questions about pretty much anything, and sometimes he would reveal tidbits of info there before they were made public. He was also an active forum-user and had his own blog. Although he hasn't posted for a very long time now, due to a new law that forbids him from talking to kids under a certain age on-line, he occasionally still shares some info about the unrevealed details of the storyline with the forum's higher-ups.
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5th Jan '13 4:15:31 PM PeabodySam
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**Although they usually do not receive as much attention, there are also user-created [=RPGs=] in the LEGO and Completely Off-Topic subforums. While most LEGO [=RPGs=] rarely last much longer than a couple years, Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG ran for nearly seven and a half years, making it the longest-running LEGO RPG on the site.
17th Oct '12 5:55:16 AM Vrahno
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* WordOfGod: Greg Farshtey kept in close contact with the fandom via [=BZPower=]'s PM system. Members could ask him questions about pretty much anything, and sometimes he would reveal tidbits of info there before they were made public. He hasn't posted for a very long time now, though.

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* WordOfGod: Greg Farshtey kept in close contact with the fandom via [=BZPower=]'s PM system. Members could ask him questions about pretty much anything, and sometimes he would reveal tidbits of info there before they were made public. He was also an active forum-user and had his own blog. Although he hasn't posted for a very long time now, though.due to a new law that forbids him from talking to kids under a certain age on-line, he occasionally still shares some info about the unrevealed details of the storyline with the forum's higher-ups.
26th Jul '12 6:00:06 AM Telcontar
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* {{RPG}}: The {{FanFic/BZPRPG}} is one of the largest and longest running [=RPGs=] on the web. There is also a full forum of user-created [=RPGs=].

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* {{RPG}}: The {{FanFic/BZPRPG}} {{Roleplay/BZPRPG}} is one of the largest and longest running [=RPGs=] on the web. There is also a full forum of user-created [=RPGs=].
6th Jun '12 2:22:45 PM nombretomado
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* {{Squee}}: The reaction at large when it was announced Michael Dorn, [[TheNextGeneration a.k.a. Worf]] would be voicing Mata Nui in ''The Legend Reborn''.

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* {{Squee}}: The reaction at large when it was announced Michael Dorn, [[TheNextGeneration [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration a.k.a. Worf]] would be voicing Mata Nui in ''The Legend Reborn''.
5th Mar '12 12:41:10 PM Vrahno
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"Prior to the creation of [=BZPower=].com, Jon was the founder and Administrator of [=BZCommunity=].com while Rich and Kelly also served administrative roles. Over at Kanohi-Power.com, Mike was the founder, while Rich and Kelly were staff members. Somewhere around May 2002 we decided that since all four administrators work together so well, we should combine our sites and work together to bring one giant BIONICLE news, reference, and discussion site to the BIONICLE fan base. Two months later that decision led to the creation of [=BZPower=].com, the largest unofficial BIONICLE site on the web."

[=BZPower=] is still the largest BIONICLE fan site, having over 45,000 members, with its numbers growing daily. Fans can discuss anything from the sets themselves to the storyline. There are forums for FanArt, FanFiction, {{RPG}}s, and even Fan Games. Building contests are held on a roughly monthly basis with writing and art contests on a less frequent basis.

Of particular note is BIONICLE writer Greg Farshtey's close relationship with the site. Mr. Farshtey has an account on the site and will answer any question members send his way (though some will meet an inevitable ShrugOfGod).

to:

"Prior to the creation of [=BZPower=].com, Jon was the founder and Administrator of [=BZCommunity=].com while Rich and Kelly also served administrative roles. Over at Kanohi-Power.com, Mike was the founder, while Rich and Kelly were staff members. Somewhere around May 2002 we decided that since all four administrators work together so well, we should combine our sites and work together to bring one giant BIONICLE news, reference, and discussion site to the BIONICLE ''BIONICLE'' fan base. Two months later that decision led to the creation of [=BZPower=].com, the largest unofficial BIONICLE site on the web."

[=BZPower=] is still the largest BIONICLE ''BIONICLE'' fan site, having over 45,000 members, with its numbers growing daily. Fans can discuss anything from the sets themselves to the storyline. There are forums for FanArt, FanFiction, {{RPG}}s, and even Fan Games. Building contests are held on a roughly monthly basis with writing and art contests on a less frequent basis.

Of particular note is BIONICLE ''BIONICLE'' writer Greg Farshtey's close relationship with the site. Mr. Farshtey has an account on the site and will used to answer any question members send his way (though some will meet met an inevitable ShrugOfGod).
ShrugOfGod). He isn't active nowadays, though -- his private life and the passing of a new policy keep him from getting into contact with the fans.



** The site has also been down for most of spring and summer 2011. The old forums now work, but are in a read-only state. The new, usable forum can be accessed [[http://www.bzpower.com/board/ here]].

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** The site has also been down for most of spring and summer 2011. The old forums now work, can still be accessed, but are in a read-only state. The new, usable forum can be accessed [[http://www.bzpower.com/board/ here]].state.



* FanFilm: Two rather large movie endeavors making movies about various portions of Canon are currently deep in DevelopmentHell. The original project, ''Quest of the Toa'', went through several phases of "existence"[[hottip:*:it began, slowed down, came back, disappeared for years, started again from scratch]], but for now, it seemingly settled into another "no visible progress" state.
* FirstPost: Averted, the words "first to post" is actually filtered to say "Nobody cares about me. I need attenton so I wanted to be annoying."

to:

* FanFilm: Two rather large movie endeavors making movies about various portions of Canon are currently deep in DevelopmentHell. The original project, ''Quest of the Toa'', went through several phases of "existence"[[hottip:*:it began, slowed down, came back, disappeared for years, started again from scratch]], but for now, it seemingly settled into another "no visible progress" state.
state. The other, titled ''The Next Generation'', is only slowly crawling along. Neither's advancements can be tracked on BZP currently.
* FirstPost: Averted, the words "first to post" is actually filtered to say "Nobody cares about me. I need attenton attention so I wanted to be annoying."



* ForumPeckingOrder: Describes BZPower to a ''tee''. From GregF to the administrators (notably Black Six) to the moderators to the newbies.

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* ForumPeckingOrder: Describes BZPower to a ''tee''. From GregF [=GregF=] to the administrators (notably Black Six) to the moderators to the newbies.



* PromotedFanboy: Kelly Mc Kiernan, once an administrator/webmaster for the site, was temporarily hired by {{LEGO}} (the makers of BIONICLE) in 2007 to serve as webmaster for the official BIONICLE while the then-current webmaster was on maternity leave. Even after the main webmaster returned to work in 2009, he stayed on at LEGO as the toy line's co-webmaster.
* RealMenWearPink: Purple is a very popular color. When polled on whether or not they'd buy a purple HeroFactory set, 95% of the voters, nearly 600 members, said "yes".

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* PromotedFanboy: Kelly Mc Kiernan, once an administrator/webmaster for the site, was temporarily hired by {{LEGO}} (the makers of BIONICLE) ''BIONICLE'') in 2007 to serve as webmaster for the official BIONICLE ''BIONICLE'' site while the then-current webmaster was on maternity leave. Even after the main webmaster returned to work in 2009, he stayed on at LEGO as the toy line's co-webmaster.
co-webmaster. Has since been moved to other projects, away from ''BIONICLE''.
* RealMenWearPink: Purple is a very popular color. When polled on whether or not they'd buy a purple HeroFactory ''HeroFactory'' set, 95% of the voters, nearly 600 members, said "yes".



* WordOfGod: Greg Farshtey keeps in close contact with the fandom via [=BZPower=]'s PM system. Members can ask him questions about pretty much anything, and sometimes he will reveal tidbits of info here before they are made public.

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* WordOfGod: Greg Farshtey keeps kept in close contact with the fandom via [=BZPower=]'s PM system. Members can could ask him questions about pretty much anything, and sometimes he will would reveal tidbits of info here there before they are were made public.public. He hasn't posted for a very long time now, though.
10th Nov '11 7:50:54 AM Noah1
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"[=BZPower=].com was the result of months of planning between the two largest unofficial ''{{BIONICLE}}'' sites on the web -- Kanohi-Power.com and [=BZcommunity=].com. The four administrators of [=BZPower=] worked very closely together to merge the two sites together, and on July 20, 2002 [=BZPower=] was born. The birth of [=BZPower=].com was only made possible by the success of the two sites the came together to create it.

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[[http://www.bzpower.com/ "[=BZPower=].com com]] was the result of months of planning between the two largest unofficial ''{{BIONICLE}}'' sites on the web -- Kanohi-Power.com and [=BZcommunity=].com. The four administrators of [=BZPower=] worked very closely together to merge the two sites together, and on July 20, 2002 [=BZPower=] was born. The birth of [=BZPower=].com was only made possible by the success of the two sites the came together to create it.
7th Nov '11 12:53:07 AM Stollercon
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**** Which brings us back to the Double Standard trope.
29th Oct '11 11:03:59 AM Janaro
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* ThereShouldBeALaw: 50% of the members gave themselves signatures of gay kissing to [[{{Troll}} annoy the other 50]]%. The 50% who didn't assumed there was a rule against it. There wasn't. (Somehow, the fact that many BZP members have parents who would nix BZP for them if they ever saw those pics didn't occur to anyone.)

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* ThereShouldBeALaw: 50% of the members gave themselves signatures of gay kissing to [[{{Troll}} annoy the other 50]]%. The 50% who didn't assumed there was a rule against it. There wasn't. wasn't.
**
(Somehow, the fact that many BZP members have parents who would nix BZP for them if they ever saw those pics didn't occur to anyone.))
*** Actually, it was brought up several times, but the staff reasoned that that was the parents' problem.
16th Oct '11 2:13:16 PM Vrahno
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* FanFilm: Two rather large movie endeavors making movies about various portions of Canon are currently deep in DevelopmentHell. The original project, ''Quest of the Toa'', went through several phases of "existence"[[hottip:*:it began, slowed down, came back, disappeared for years, started again from scratch]], but for now, it seemingly settled into another "no progress" state.

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* FanFilm: Two rather large movie endeavors making movies about various portions of Canon are currently deep in DevelopmentHell. The original project, ''Quest of the Toa'', went through several phases of "existence"[[hottip:*:it began, slowed down, came back, disappeared for years, started again from scratch]], but for now, it seemingly settled into another "no visible progress" state.
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