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Hi there, while we hope you enjoy browsing through the site, there's a lot more you can do if you register. The process is easy and you can use your Google, Facebook, or Twitter account to make it even faster. Some perks of joining include:
  • Create your own topics, participate in existing discussions, and vote in polls
  • Show off your creations, stories, art, music, and movies and play member and staff-run games
  • Enter contests to win free LEGO sets and other prizes, and vote to decide the winners
  • Participate in raffles, including exclusive raffles for new members, and win free LEGO sets
  • Send private messages to other members
  • Organize with other members to attend or send your MOCs to LEGO fan events all over the world
  • Much, much more!
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Bio of a BZP Admin



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Announcing Ticket Closures

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower Nov 22 2012 · 424 views
Tracker
Recently with the new Tracker, I made some blog entries about some of the tickets that were resolved, to help get the word out. Now I know not everyone reads my blog and it seems clear that not everyone has quite gotten the hang of the Tracker or is aware of it yet, so I'm trying to figure out the best way to make people aware of tickets that have been closed.

I don't want to keep posting blog entries, because I feel like I have better things to post here, plus not everyone reads it. (But they should!)

I'm considering a topic in GD that would keep a running tally of things that are fixed and added. Maybe pinned, maybe not, but as tickets get closed, I'd make a post so people are aware and can comment or discuss it.

What do you guys think? Any better ideas?


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Logging into the Board and the Archive

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower Nov 18 2012 · 452 views
Tracker, Archive, Logout
Another one bites the dust.

You should now be able to be logged into the archives and the main forums at the same time.

Alright, I think that's enough BZP work for today.


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Indenting Paragraphs

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower Nov 18 2012 · 250 views
Tracker, Indent, Tab, Proto and 1 more...
     Apparently people like to indent the first line of paragraphs. I was totally unaware of this, and had gotten out of that habit in middle school sometime, and just included an extra break between paragraphs, or in Word used the 'space after' setting, or whatever it is. But once I was made aware of the issue, it was a pretty easy fix. I just added a new BBCode to 'tab'. It just adds five spaces wherever you put the tag. You can put it       in the middle of a sentence if you want.

[tab]Put your paragraph here.

I also added your Proto bar to your profile. Which was actually harder to do than the above.

Keep the tickets coming guys!


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Return of the Notepad

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower Nov 17 2012 · 381 views
Tracker, Notepad
Manage Notes! As a bonus, all notes from the archive are still there.

Man look at all this progress we're making already.

Don't get used to it. ;)


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New Feature Incoming

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower Nov 14 2012 · 792 views
BZP, Upgrade
We're currently entering the final phases of prepping a new feature for BZPower. It's something I've had in mind for a while and finally found a tool we could use to accomplish it. I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys think and hope it will help in determining how we can continue to improve BZPower.

I need you guys to help me out though. The feature will only help if you actually use it and use it as intended, so you all have to promise not to be silly.

Think you can do that?

Didn't think so. :P

But I'll keep my fingers crossed.


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Name my Bricks

Posted by Black Six , in LEGO Con, BZPower Sep 27 2012 · 560 views
BrickFair, Badge
BrickFair VA 2012 was the tenth LEGO fan event I've attended. As a result, I'm accumulated a lot of engraved bricks, most of which have my name, Black Six, and the places I've lived. I need to start mixing things up, and I need your help.

Suggest some fun nicknames, phrases, and other things I could put on a badge.

Bricks I already have include:
  • Black Six
  • Sixboss
  • Mandrew
  • DON'T PANIC

Let's see what you can come up with!

Edit: Alright, nice! Here's the current frontrunners:
  • KEEP IT CLEAN
  • Prince Andrew
  • Bossman

Some other ideas I've had:
  • Thread closed
  • Bodyguard of the King



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The Colors Duke, the Colors

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower Aug 31 2012 · 277 views
BZP, Staff, Colors
Just so everyone is aware, the colors for some of the groups have changed. Now that the Reference Team is no more, the Reporters have adopted the old RK yellow. Retired Staff, meanwhile, have taken the Reporter orange. This makes them look similar to OBZPCs but still stand out (as opposed to the ugly-ish gray from before).

Yep, so that happened.


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What Do You Want to Ask LEGO?

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower Aug 21 2012 · 525 views
BZPowercast, Powercast, LEGO and 2 more...
If you had the opportunity to ask LEGO a question, what would you ask?

Similarly, is there anything you'd like to ask TLG's very own Kevin Hinkle? I hear he's a pretty big deal.

Post in the comments or send me a PM with your question. No guarantees that you'll get and answer (or one you'll like) but I'll try.


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Milestones

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower, LEGO Con, Real Life Aug 01 2012 · 358 views
BrickFair, BFVA12, BZP, 11 years
Tomorrow is August 2, 2012. That will be the eleventh anniversary of my joining BZPower.

It is also the first day of BrickFair 2012 Virginia, the fifth such event held. (Congrats Todd!)

BrickFair 2012 Viriginia will be the tenth AFOL fan convention that I've attended.

Sunday, August 5 is my twenty-fifth birthday. A quarter-century!

Monday, August 6, will mark my eleventh year as a member of the BZPower Staff.

All this right after BZPower celebrated its eleventh anniversary.

It's crazy to think about all that - I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around it all.

But I know one thing - I couldn't ask for a better group of people to celebrate it with than my friends from BZPower. I just wish more of you all could be there!


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Life on the Internet

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower Jul 23 2012 · 339 views
Anniversary, Internet
I can't believe how long our little corner of the Internet has been chugging along. I'm kind of proud that we've continued on despite downtime, attacks, and all the changes in our audience and the Internet as a whole.

It made me think about how long I've actually been on the Internet (it's a long time) and the things I've taken part of and the people I've interacted with. Here's a quick list of some of the communities I have been or am still a part of:
  • Super Soakers
  • Nerf
  • Warcraft II
  • Star Trek TBRPGs
  • Turn-based online role-playing games
  • MUSHes (look that one up, kiddos :P)
  • Console portablization
  • Red vs Blue
  • Halo
  • Bionicle communities before BZPower

I look at that list and it's like, 'wow, what have I wasted my time on?' But really, the experiences I had and people I talked to on each of those definitely helped shape me over the years.

Since August of 2001 though, BZPower has been my home-on-the-Internet.

How about you all, have you been a part of other places out there, or has BZPower been your only foray into the wilds of the Internet?






Welcome To My Blog

I'm glad to see you made the trip intact.

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Name:
Andrew
Alias:
Black Six
Join Date:
August 2, 2001
Staff Since:
August 6, 2001
Position:
BZPower Administrator
Forums Currently Moderated:
Bionicle RPG, LEGO RPG, News Discussion
Forums Previously Moderated:
Fan-Created Games, Promotions, Marketplace Banter, Storyline & Theories, Buy/Sell/Trade, probably some others
Other Responsibilities:
Making sure news is posted, keeping the forums running smoothly, learning the ways of server-burping.

Video Games!

Most Played Games (as of late):
  • Halo 4
  • Tiny Death Star
  • Plants vs Zombies 2
Currently Playing:
 
 

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It's A Trash Can!

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Please note, due to people posting inappropriate comments in my blog in the past, I have chosen to approve all comments before they become publicly visible.

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BZPower Prize Status

Contest:
RPG Contest #18 - On hold
Library Summer Olympics - On hold
RPG Contest #19 - On hold
RPG Contest #20 - On hold
BBC Contest #61 - Sorted
RPG Contest #21 - On hold
BBC Contest #62 - On hold
Short Stories Contest #8 - On hold
RPG Contest #22 - On hold
Comics Contest #1 - On hold

Key:
Shipped! - Prizes are on their way!
Packaged - Prizes have been boxed up.
Sorted - Prizes have been separated from my stash and are ready to be packaged.
Pending - Prizes are the next to be shipped.
On hold - Prizes are waiting for other contest prizes to be shipped.

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