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Seventeen Years of BZPower


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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Jul 20 2018 - 05:45 AM

I was talking to someone recently about how when BZPower celebrated its tenth anniversary it seemed like we had been around for such a long time. From that frame of reference, and from the perspective of the Internet, seventeen years is forever. Things have changed in many ways over the years, and in some regards the web has passed by forums in exchange for all of the different social media platforms available today. But BZPower is still kicking, thanks to the strong community and sense of identity that has formed around it. I've talked to many people who have referred to us as their home on the Internet, and I wouldn't give up the friends and memories I've made through BZPower for anything. So thank you all for making this such an important part of many people's lives, and I look forward to the friends and memories to be made here still! Happy seventeenth anniversary BZPower!

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#2 Offline Pohaturon

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Posted Jul 20 2018 - 09:44 AM

While I haven't been around since the beginning, and have become a tad less active recently, I still feel BZP is my home on the internet. Considering how quickly tech is evolving or the state of the world, I might be making an unlikely wish here, but here's to 17 more!

 

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#3 Offline Davros (still TTL)

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Posted Jul 20 2018 - 09:49 AM

While I haven't been around since the beginning, and have become a tad less active recently, I still feel BZP is my home on the internet. Considering how quickly tech is evolving or the state of the world, I might be making an unlikely wish here, but here's to 17 more!

 

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I can compeletly agree with you. I have a simliar feeling about this website.


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#4 Offline Crimson Jester

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Posted Jul 20 2018 - 11:36 AM

I joined BZP in '04, I wasn't quite 12 yet. I ended up getting really enamored by this community, and in particular in RPGs. Next thing I know, I've spent a majority of my formative years here, and made some of the closest friends I'll ever have. Thanks, BZP! Here's to another 17!
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#5 Offline Daler99

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Posted Jul 20 2018 - 12:42 PM

Happy Anniversary, BZPower!!! :bzprules: Although I joined the community in 2014, I had been reading the website since 2006. I’ve gotten a lot of friends here, and I’m thankful that I’ve been a part of BZP’s journey! I’m excited for BZP’s next 17 years! :D

Thanks to Andrew and the BZP staff for continuing to run the best BIONICLE site ever! :D

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#6 Offline Terrorton

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Posted Jul 20 2018 - 01:01 PM

Try not to get too drunk on your 18th next year, Hapori Tohu.


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#7 Offline Azalea of Ga Koro

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Posted Jul 20 2018 - 04:19 PM

I joined sometime during 2011. I was never around when the site was much bigger but I still made moments and memories with people during the time I joined.

 

I'm actually surprised BZP has survived for 17 years. I honestly thought it would die out a lot sooner. If it somehow survived this long, perhaps there's still plenty of time to make more memories and moments with people. 

 

So, here's to 17 years of this wonderful site! Lets go make this 18 years. 


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Posted Jul 20 2018 - 10:15 PM

BZPower really is pretty ancient as far as still-functioning websites go. I guess that speaks to the dedication of the Bionicle fanbase and the people on the forums themselves. It's pretty dead compared to how it was back when Bionicle was running, but hey, considering it's been seven years since the OG Bionicle the site was made for ended, what we still have going is pretty impressive. I'm not nearly as active as I used to be, mostly thanks to losing interest in Bionicle and LEGO in general, but as long as BZP is still around, I'll still be checking in every once in a while.


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#9 Offline Master Inika

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Posted Jul 20 2018 - 10:34 PM

I joined in 2007 to publish comedies. I remember feeling so unfamiliar when I first joined. I thought there was such a gap from when the site was founded to when I discovered it. It's humbling to reflect on how I've been a member for more than half of the site's history now.


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Posted Jul 20 2018 - 10:38 PM

BZPower has been by far the best community I've ever joined. While being here I learned how to edit videos and photos, and I've met so many people. Here's to a bright future!


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#11 Offline Nuju Metru

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Posted Jul 20 2018 - 11:57 PM

Glad to be celebrating my 10th year of good times around this place— 10 years of getting to use the sublime :onfire: emoticon!


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Posted Jul 22 2018 - 06:37 AM

:bzpower: has been my web browser's homepage for over a decade.


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#13 Offline CHTrilogy

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Posted Jul 22 2018 - 01:31 PM

Hey, we might make it to our 20th anniversary! That'd be fantastic!


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Posted Jul 22 2018 - 01:45 PM

I'm not nearly as active as I once was, but I am still glad to have been a part of this community. 


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Posted Jul 22 2018 - 04:08 PM

Geez, we got old on this website.


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Posted Jul 22 2018 - 04:25 PM

Geez, we got old on this website.

 

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Posted Jul 22 2018 - 09:39 PM


Geez, we got old on this website.


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Posted Jul 23 2018 - 01:50 AM

*tears up* Happy Anniversary BZP!


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Posted Jul 23 2018 - 04:03 AM

 

 

Geez, we got old on this website.


What?! Speak up sonny I can't hear you!
Your not a real grandpa. I'm a real grandpa.

 

 

We're all grandpas.


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#20 Offline Benevolence

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Posted Jul 23 2018 - 04:39 AM

Despite not being as active as I used to be, I’m just really happy to have been a part of this community. ^^ Happy 17th Anniversary, BZP!
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Posted Jul 23 2018 - 12:45 PM

I think the only time I'm around anymore is for these..."retrospective" posts, but I did want to raise a glass to BZP.  :bzp:  Cheers, y'all!!

 

I also agree with the sentiment that BZP has been around forever...and part of that is most likely due to the fact(as aforementioned) that so many of us grew up with BZP and so it is a part of our childhood, a part of our past.  Its memories are entangled with those of our earliest youth and so it seems as if BZP has always been with us.  And indeed, I think it is true to some extent that BZPower is a part of the earlier internet...which in rose-tinged memories seems brighter and purer than perhaps it was.  So coming back to BZP for me is oft-times an experience of remembering the halcyon days when all was a bit easier and happier than perhaps the experience of adulthood is.  Of course, joy still abounds even now - let it not be said otherwise!

 

ANYWAYS.  Lest my words run away with themselves, 17 years is a grand old age for a website.  And I'm grateful still for BZP - teaching me how to behave online, what it is like to interact in an online community, how to properly craft a story...and yes, how to make friends.  I still greatly treasure the memories of the friends I made here.  I wish perhaps I had stayed in better touch with them...but I treasure them still.  :)

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Posted Jul 25 2018 - 09:18 AM

Wow, this does make me feel old. I remember finding a link to BZPower from the Wikipedia Bionicle page around '06, lurking around for two years, and then finally actually joining BZPower as a member around '08. So I guess that makes me a member for more than half of BZPower's history! :P


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Posted Jul 25 2018 - 01:28 PM

Happy 17th BZP! I may not log on every day like I used to, but I'm here pretty much every week checking things out. So proud to be a part of this community!


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Posted Jul 27 2018 - 11:09 AM

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I've been playing Mafia here with the same core group of people since I was in middle school.

 

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Posted Jul 29 2018 - 09:07 AM

Member since 2003. Over half my lifetime.

 

I miss the the times when the forums were active, but I am hapy that I was apart of it.


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Posted Jul 29 2018 - 04:15 PM

Wow! it has been a long time for the site! while I have only been on the site for a year and a few months I have certainly had the grandest time of my entire internet career. A year ago yesterday I won a raffle on this site which proved to me that miracles could happen; the year following that realisation. I have turned my life into something very exciting indeed! I used to always suffer in the sociability field but this website proved to be a great place for me because it was the first time in my life that I shared a passion with a group of people and could just relax and chill without trouble.

 

BZPower is certainly a great website and I am very glad to see that it has lasted this long and Bionicle is still relevant in this world. Everybody here has been so great to me and welcomed me into the wonderful world with ease. Thank you to everyone on and from BZPower for making this place so great; here is to many more years of Bionicle and BZP fun!


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Posted Jul 29 2018 - 05:37 PM

Happy 17th Anniversary, BZPower!!! You're amazing!

 

 

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Posted Jul 29 2018 - 10:15 PM

Happy 17th Anniversary, BZPower!!! You're amazing!
 
 
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Wow! Wasn't expecting to see you pop up, gladd to see you're still around!

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Posted Jul 30 2018 - 01:40 AM

Joined in 2006, mostly just check daily for news and reviews. Miss all the excitement back in the day of checking in to find that there was a new chapter to a serial or Bionicle set reveals from toy fairs.
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Posted Jul 30 2018 - 07:11 AM

 

Happy 17th Anniversary, BZPower!!! You're amazing!
 
 
~ Shioi :)

Wow! Wasn't expecting to see you pop up, gladd to see you're still around!

 

Right!?  That's why I love these anniversary threads - see old faces show up.  Hi Shioi - been a long time indeed!!! :)


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Posted Aug 02 2018 - 09:57 AM

Israeli Toa! Now that's a name I haven't seen in a long time.

 

Anyone mind telling me what this year's spinny is? And what the ones after Gali's mask are?


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Posted Aug 23 2018 - 10:00 PM

I have no idea what the 17 year spinny is. It looks strange. 


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Posted Aug 24 2018 - 07:56 AM

What a cool post to see. I would've never believed it possible.


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Posted Aug 24 2018 - 05:55 PM

I have no idea what the 17 year spinny is. It looks strange.

It's a Ninjago Oni Mask. I have no clue as to the story significance.

The spinners are Toa Ekimu and the Mask of Control

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