So tonight brings us some nice discussions that cover a variety of recent happenings on BZPower. Some interesting stuff, I hope.
First things first, congratulations to Shilo and Ben (Omicron and ChocolateFrogs, respectively), who, along with myself, were BZPower's nominees for the Lego Ambassador program. The latest I've heard is that the selection committee is having a hard time narrowing down the pool since there were so many great candidates. Hopefully that means one of us has a shot!
You may have seen that BZPower Reference Master bonesiii has updated the Storyline & Theories Rules and Guidelines recently, adding a thorough spoiler policy to clear up any confusion that might have gone on in the past. You can discuss the policy here and be sure to check out our calendar for when you can discuss certain spoilers.
I can tell you the Reference Staff have been working on the policy for a while now, trying to come up with fair, consistent rules. They got input from Greg and Bink, and there was also some discussion between the BS01 staff to make sure the two sites' policies didn't vary too much. Like I said, this policy has been a lot of thought and work, so it's going to be around for a while. So if you're a story fan, familiarize yourself with it so you make sure you don't break it down the road.
This week the long-awaited Member Interview program has begun! The entry period for the first cycle is over, and the interview will be posted on June 3rd. You'll have to wait and see who was chosen, but if you submitted your name and didn't hear back, then sorry, it wasn't you. There will be plenty more opportunities to try though, so fear not! A big thanks go to all the staff that helped out in the planning phase, deciding on the format and presentation, and suggesting lots of questions to be asked. I think this is going to be a really fun project, and I hope you all enjoy it. Be sure to check out General Discussion on June 3rd for the first interview, which is also the first day you can submit to enter in the second cycle.
Finally, a note on BZPower's server. We're aware things have been quite slow recently, with the whole site going offline at times. We're looking into things and have at least one long-term plan should hopefully help speed things up. With any luck it will be announced this weekend. If you want to keep complaining let me know and I'll just delete your account, which will speed things up by having one fewer member in our database to deal with.
1A. If so, which ones?
2. Do you believe Bionicle is going downhill?
3. Do you prefer collectibles or projectiles?
4. Should I be doing something else than sending you questions?
1A. Lewa Nuva.
2. I believe it has changed a lot since 2001. Whether or not you consider it downhill is a matter of perspective. It appeals to a wider range of fans, I think. This has come at the cost of some things older fans liked, such as gears and collectibles. But again it's all a matter of opinion.
3. I was always a fan of collectibles, though I do think they could have done a better job with some, especially the Kraata.
4. No, questions are fun!
Want to see your questions answered? PM them to me and put 'Mailbag' in the subject line. I'll pick the few I like the best and answer them in the next update.
So that wraps it up for tonight, since I will be leaving shortly to enjoy my weekend. As always, leave your questions and feedback and have fun here on BZPower.