Well, I'm sorry you're annoyed. The format was a universal glitch that happened to BZPower as a whole (which I thought we all knew about, but okay ), and a lot of older topics still haven't been fixed yet (I haven't had time for the ref topic for example). And we had originally used a wiki for reference, but as it was a freesite we were at the mercy of the hosting service, which decided to stop hosting any wikis, so bam.
I'll get back to it when I can but right now the Memoirs topic is a higher priority. In the meantime, I recommend going to the first post in this topic, where you'll find a link to the stories, and reading them. [Edit: Since it seems B missed this part, lemme make it clear, I mean first post of THIS topic. Yeah, the links from the ref topic are wrong, but I'm hoping to make complete PDFs for that. The PDFs linked to from this topic's firstpost, I believe, are missing a few images and such. But they have the story content itself so suffice for the meantime.]
As for semi-canon, we don't really describe it that way, but technically it's accurate. Greg approved the use of the Olmak that Takanuva left behind for the (non-mysterious part of the otherwise mysterious) origins of the Multiverse, and several of the canon masks like the Mask of Biomechanics were originally defined for the EM and canonized by Greg. Also the Xian Weapons contest involved both canon and the EM. The EM takes place in an alternate dimension, not the Bionicle Core Dimension, so whatever else we define is unrelated, but we do take cautions to make sure everything is plausibly consistent with canon so far as alternate universes can go. Primarily the story is about the central mysteries, though (which you can find out about the fun way in the Cipher Chronicles stories ).
As for BZ-Koro and Wiki-Nui, those are symbolic interpretations of BZP and BS01 which were part of the original inspiration for it. I would strongly recommend not leaping to judgments like "annoying" before you're really familiar with something, BTW. Most people who have followed the EM over the years have told us they enjoy it a lot; my guess is your annoyance is a result of the current damaged state of it due to those site problems. But eventually we'll get that all straightened out, so please be patient and understanding about that. (Or at least direct your annoyance toward the causes of those problems which aren't any of us. We'd agree there lol.) The next major thing on the to-do list after Memoirs is finished is an EM contest for example, then the finale of the first season.
As for when to expect the reftopic to get fixed, I dunno.
Edited by bonesiii, Aug 19 2014 - 02:20 PM.