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#1 Offline randomreviewerbros

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Posted Jul 21 2014 - 06:08 AM

I hope I'm not embarrassing myself by saying that i go through the Bzpower archives on the main page a lot which date all the way back to 2001 when Bzpower and BIONICLE started, because i think its cool seeing the news on the 'new' sets released and like the sneak peeks of sets to come when BIONICLE was out, and its also cool seeing the amazing sales on the sets when they were close to being retired. does anyone else do this or am i the only one?


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#2 Offline Selfdestructive Workaholic

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Posted Jul 21 2014 - 07:16 AM

I do it from time to time.

 

It's fun looking at the past.


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#3 Offline randomreviewerbros

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Posted Jul 21 2014 - 07:22 AM

haha yeah it is really cool, well its good im not the only one!


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Posted Jul 21 2014 - 07:25 AM

Indeed. There's a certain amount of fascination I hold for the history of things. It really interests me how this site became what it is today.


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Posted Jul 21 2014 - 08:08 AM

i usually do it to read old set reviews from back in the day and laugh at how they didn't mind clone sets.


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Posted Jul 21 2014 - 10:10 AM

I did go through it once or twice a while ago. Honestly though, I didn't even realize BZP still had that information; I assumed (not that I actually thought about it before) that the early data of the archives got thrown out with the rest BZP's outdated forum records.


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Posted Jul 21 2014 - 05:10 PM

I believe I've only looked through it once. Aside from that no, I really dont look through them.


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Posted Jul 21 2014 - 11:55 PM

Dude, I AM the archives. Now you kids get off my lawn!


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Posted Jul 22 2014 - 11:50 AM

I tried to go through it, like a long time ago, but I found it too confusing. That's when I realised that the activity levels of the site has decreased drastically.
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Posted Jul 22 2014 - 04:02 PM

I went though it awhile ago looking for stuff related to my generally classified BZP research topics. I also spent some time looking for broken links. 

 

I generally don't go back there unless I find a link to something in one of the Greg Dialogues, or I want an ancient set review of an old Bionicle set before buying it. 


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Posted Jul 22 2014 - 09:32 PM

Not particularly often. I mainly visited the archives to save copies of my older Epics before the archives were taken down. And I don't look at the news archives at all, as I don't really have too much of a desire to read old news stories.

 

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Posted Jul 23 2014 - 08:43 AM

I haven't for a while - but I do find the idea that things which I vividly remember as new are now older than the things which were ancient when I first joined and looked through the history. :P I feel so old. :(


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Posted Jul 24 2014 - 08:35 PM

I haven't gone through the news archives in forever. I used to enjoy scoping out the very early days.
 
I might just do that now because nostalgia.


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Posted Jul 24 2014 - 08:39 PM

I think Whenua did that occasionally.

 

Oh wait, you mean BZP members? I've done a few times. I was dissapointed that all the links are broken though.


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Posted Jul 24 2014 - 08:45 PM

Going through the old set review archives used to be one of my past times on BZP. 

 

I think there was a point in time I had read all of the reviews dating back to the first one, but that time has past.


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Posted Jul 24 2014 - 10:22 PM

I occasionally do, mostly looking at old reviews. I miss the way it was on this site when BIONICLE was alive and flourishing (about the 2002-05). Before it was old enough for anyone to feel nostalgia about it, and we appreciated it just because it was awesome.


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Posted Jul 25 2014 - 05:45 AM

I think Whenua did that occasionally.

 

Good one. ;)

 

I've looked at the reviews and the really important pieces of news occasionally, but I can't bring myself to comprehensively look at over ten years' worth of news, especially as it seems many pieces are just sales reports for sets (indeed, an entire line) long out of production.


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Posted Aug 03 2014 - 08:13 PM

No need. I was here when it all happened. :D
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Posted Aug 04 2014 - 05:07 AM

To seriously answer this topic, yes, I still go through the news archives. Visiting BZP was as much a part of my early adolescent experience as BIONICLE itself, so I have fond memories of those days I got to use a DSL-capable computer to browse the Internet and found some exciting news item on Kanohi-Power or Bionicle Zone (and after the merger, of course). I am particularly fond of going back to old reviews written by Jon (Dimensioneer). He had a great style when it came to writing about sets, one that I wish was still the "gold standard" for set reviews on BZP today.

 

I'd love to see the forum archives as well, since I'm suddenly starting to miss all my old posts. Even the newbie ones.


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Posted Aug 05 2014 - 01:24 AM

Occasionally. It's fun to read all of the "breaking news" from back in the day,
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Posted Aug 10 2014 - 11:52 AM

Not that often, no. Most of the time when I do visit I'm looking for something in particular.

 

UGH, This topic maybe me want to go check it now! :P


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Posted Aug 11 2014 - 07:01 PM

I occasionally get through. Its fun too see what one can find 


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Posted Aug 16 2014 - 11:00 PM

I go through the news archives every now and then. It's fun to skim through the old reviews and read the captions under the pictures.

I haven't visited the old forum in a while. Last time I was there I cringed at some of my old posts.


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Posted Aug 23 2014 - 05:19 AM

I wonder through the archives occasionally for that nostalgia kick. It brings back good memories. I'll never forget how excited I was when I saw the first promo picture of Toa Vakama.

Oh the memories...


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Posted Aug 23 2014 - 11:49 AM

One of my favorite things to do.

 

I always enjoy going back, reading an ancient news post, and realizing, "Hey! I remember reading this back in 2008!"


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Posted Sep 06 2014 - 10:37 PM

Yes, it's nice to see RPG contests making the front page.


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Posted Sep 07 2014 - 12:31 PM

Every once in a while. Mostly for the really old stuff.


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Posted Sep 08 2014 - 01:14 PM

Yes.

 

I'm also sad enough to re-read all my old 'comedies'.


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Posted Sep 08 2014 - 02:20 PM

Yes.
 
I'm also sad enough to re-read all my old 'comedies'.

*cringe* I know that feel.


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Posted Sep 09 2014 - 12:55 AM

 

Yes.
 
I'm also sad enough to re-read all my old 'comedies'.

*cringe* I know that feel.

 

 

Are they as awful as you expected? Because I look back and I did have a couple of gems here and there. Particularly the entirety of Phovos's Stolen Diaries.

 

And there's also all the old story contests and General Discussion stuff and all that. Always fun.


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