Jump to content

  • Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account

Welcome to BZPower!

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!
Enjoy your visit!

Photo

How-to BZP

Suggestions needed!

  • Please log in to reply
32 replies to this topic

#1 Offline -Windrider-

-Windrider-
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Global Moderators
  • Literally Kagome

  • 5,349 posts
  •   BZP Staff

Posted Jul 06 2012 - 10:41 PM

Hello!"How-to BZP" is a monthly segment that airs on the BZPowercast that aims to explicate BZPower's policies, organization, and features. We'd like to keep this a monthly thing! In order to do so, we need ideas for subjects - I'm pretty much out of topics to cover. :P So, if there's a something on BZPower that is unclear to you or for which you'd like an in-depth explanation, please post here to let us know.Also, How-to BZP general thread, because why not.Covered so far:  

    [*]Anniversary Changes~[*]Q&A Forum Tips[*]Aerosmith Account security[*]Proto Energy![*]Off-Topic Culture[*]The Tracker[*]Blog policy[*]The Gallery[*]The advertising policy[*]Reporting and the new warning system[*]The Retired Staff group[*]Topic revival[*]The new avatar/personal photo system[*]General Q&A[/list]

    Edited by -Windrider-, Aug 05 2013 - 09:30 PM.

  • 0

#2 Offline fishers64

fishers64
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Outstanding BZP Citizens
  • Bohrok-Kal Vanquished

  • 4,973 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted Jul 06 2012 - 11:13 PM

How about blog policy? I don't think you did that...
  • 0

14126183966_9690cb0da3_z.jpg


#3 Offline -Windrider-

-Windrider-
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Global Moderators
  • Literally Kagome

  • 5,349 posts
  •   BZP Staff

Posted Jul 09 2012 - 06:21 PM

How about blog policy? I don't think you did that...

Good idea! It has indeed not been covered yet.For reference, here's a list of what has been covered so far this year:
  • The advertising policy
  • Reporting and the new warning system
  • The Retired Staff group
  • Topic revival
  • The new avatar/personal photo system
  • General Q&A in which Wind confuses the DSi with the 3DS and Nate is awesome
I'm trying to forget that last one. Maybe I can convince Black Six to post a news story asking for questions again for a chance to redeem myself.

Edited by -Windrider-, Jul 09 2012 - 06:28 PM.

  • 0

#4 Offline Reznas

Reznas
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Members
  • Mata Nuian Protector Nuva

  • 1,760 posts
  •  

Posted Jul 11 2012 - 01:03 AM

Perhaps an explanation of topic revival and a list of how long the revival in each forum is?-Rez
  • 0

rc_banner.png


#5 Offline -Windrider-

-Windrider-
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Global Moderators
  • Literally Kagome

  • 5,349 posts
  •   BZP Staff

Posted Jul 11 2012 - 04:38 PM

Perhaps an explanation of topic revival and a list of how long the revival in each forum is?-Rez

Silly Rez, that's on the list of topics covered so far. :PI did a fairly poor job on it, though, because I forgot to write down any notes. However, it's not worth revisiting after only three months or so.

  • 0

#6 Offline Reznas

Reznas
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Members
  • Mata Nuian Protector Nuva

  • 1,760 posts
  •  

Posted Jul 11 2012 - 11:57 PM

Perhaps an explanation of topic revival and a list of how long the revival in each forum is?-Rez

Silly Rez, that's on the list of topics covered so far. :PI did a fairly poor job on it, though, because I forgot to write down any notes. However, it's not worth revisiting after only three months or so.

Oh gosh, didn't see that. Wow, sometimes I just don't know about me. :P-Rez

  • 0

rc_banner.png


#7 Offline -Windrider-

-Windrider-
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Global Moderators
  • Literally Kagome

  • 5,349 posts
  •   BZP Staff

Posted Aug 31 2012 - 07:07 PM

The newest How-to covers the Gallery because it's still a fairly new feature. Don't forget to check out the Compendium post for more well rehearsed coverage, too. :PI still do want to cover Blog policy, so listen for that next month, hopefully!

Edited by -Windrider-, Aug 31 2012 - 07:24 PM.

  • 0

#8 Offline Stormageddon

Stormageddon
  • New Members
  • Inhabitant

  • 4 posts
  •  

Posted Sep 10 2012 - 01:18 PM

You could do something about the RPG
  • 0

#9 Offline Reznas

Reznas
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Members
  • Mata Nuian Protector Nuva

  • 1,760 posts
  •  

Posted Sep 10 2012 - 01:55 PM

You could do something about the RPG

To be honest, there really isn't much advice that could be given about the RPG Forum; especially for a How-to-BZP session. For one thing, the RPG forums are no different from other forums besides the fact that you control a character through writing. There is really no "correct" way to RPG. Each person has his own methods, styles, writing styles, etc.-Rez

  • 0

rc_banner.png


#10 Online Black Six

Black Six
  • BioniLUG Member
  • BZPower Administrators
  • Lego Ambassador

  • 12,089 posts
  •   BZP Staff

Posted Sep 10 2012 - 01:57 PM

There have also been some discussion of the various RPG forums on the Powercast in the past, with the likes of Friar Tuck, Emzee, and others.
  • 0

#11 Offline -Windrider-

-Windrider-
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Global Moderators
  • Literally Kagome

  • 5,349 posts
  •   BZP Staff

Posted Jan 10 2013 - 08:07 PM

Bumping in hopes of getting some more suggestions!


  • 0

#12 Offline Captain Caboose

Captain Caboose
  • Members
  • Stone Champion Nuva

  • 1,540 posts
  •  

Posted Jan 10 2013 - 11:51 PM

How about BBC. Talk about making a change by creating a Hero Factory only place.


  • 0

BZPRPG Profiles

Flaredrick Seria - Potas -'Jet Fire' -'Razor'- 'Infector' - Reso 'Vo - Kasrar 'V- Ludvin va Betravo - Vallen Tor - Molvr Kalr

#13 Offline Dual Cee

Dual Cee
  • Outstanding BZPower Citizens
  • Fluidic Master Nuva

  • 1,304 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted Jan 12 2013 - 09:14 AM

  • How to gain proto the quickest. 
  • How to get the staff like you 
  • How to get B6 less creepy 
  • How to avoid Bonesii's well tought arguments in S&T. 
  • How to make a awesome sig within tha rulez. 
  • How to study tha rulez. 
  • How to avoid your topic getting closed. 
  • How to bake a cake :)

 

 

Hope one of these is good.


Edited by Dual Matrix, Jan 12 2013 - 09:21 AM.

  • 0

I'm back!


#14 Offline Reznas

Reznas
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Members
  • Mata Nuian Protector Nuva

  • 1,760 posts
  •  

Posted Jan 12 2013 - 09:17 AM

How to gain proto the quickest.

 

[font="'comic sans ms', cursive;"][color=rgb(0,128,0);]Everything related to that can be found [/color][color=rgb(0,128,0);]here[/color][color=rgb(0,128,0);]. It's not really a stable subject to talk about on the BZPowerCast as proto boosts vary depending on what you do and how the staff feel about it, or which staff is viewing whatever you did that was helpful.[/color][/font]

 

[font="'comic sans ms', cursive;"][color=rgb(0,128,0);]-Rez[/color][/font]


  • 0

rc_banner.png


#15 Offline Dual Cee

Dual Cee
  • Outstanding BZPower Citizens
  • Fluidic Master Nuva

  • 1,304 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted Jan 12 2013 - 09:21 AM

How to gain proto the quickest.

 [font="comic;"][color=#008000;]Everything related to that can be found [/color][color=#008000;]here[/color][color=#008000;]. It's not really a stable subject to talk about on the BZPowerCast as proto boosts vary depending on what you do and how the staff feel about it, or which staff is viewing whatever you did that was helpful.[/color][/font]

Just offering suggestions, BTW I added a few more.

Edited by Dual Matrix, Jan 12 2013 - 09:24 AM.

  • 0

I'm back!


#16 Offline -Windrider-

-Windrider-
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Global Moderators
  • Literally Kagome

  • 5,349 posts
  •   BZP Staff

Posted Mar 04 2013 - 11:05 PM

Posted Image

 

So yeah still looking for ideas. Might set up a general Q&A type thing this month; who knows.


  • 0

#17 Offline Captain Caboose

Captain Caboose
  • Members
  • Stone Champion Nuva

  • 1,540 posts
  •  

Posted Mar 04 2013 - 11:21 PM

Do my idea. Make a new section of creations specifically for HF MOCs.


  • 0

BZPRPG Profiles

Flaredrick Seria - Potas -'Jet Fire' -'Razor'- 'Infector' - Reso 'Vo - Kasrar 'V- Ludvin va Betravo - Vallen Tor - Molvr Kalr

#18 Offline fishers64

fishers64
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Outstanding BZP Citizens
  • Bohrok-Kal Vanquished

  • 4,973 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted Mar 05 2013 - 12:11 AM

Comments in bold

    [*]How to gain proto the quickest.Buy Premier Membership. [*]How to get the staff like youHelp them out (when they ask) and make good posts. Don't insult them or make bad jokes about them. [*]How to get B6 less creepyVisit his blog. The creepiness will fade. [*]How to avoid Bonesii's well tought arguments in S&T.Avoid the S&T forum. Don't post in there. That's the only sure-fire method. [*]How to make a awesome sig within tha rulez.There are many methods, but a good banner is usually key; draws attention. [*]How to study tha rulez.Visit the Reference Desk, and read the rules topics in each forum that you post in. [*]How to avoid your topic getting closed.Read the rules topics in each forum. Also, it's a good idea to look at topics that aren't getting closed, and follow their example - with an original spin. [*]How to bake a cake :)[*]Get a recipe and follow the directions. :)[*] [/list]Hope one of these is good.

 

I'm going to say that "How to avoid your topic getting closed" might be a good topic for a How To BZP. Or "How Not to Get Banned." :shrugs: 

Do my idea. Make a new section of creations specifically for HF MOCs.

 If you want that done, you should propose that in the Tracker.


Edited by fishers64, Mar 05 2013 - 12:17 AM.

  • 0

14126183966_9690cb0da3_z.jpg


#19 Offline Dual Cee

Dual Cee
  • Outstanding BZPower Citizens
  • Fluidic Master Nuva

  • 1,304 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted Mar 07 2013 - 01:13 PM

I'm going to say that "How to avoid your topic getting closed" might be a good topic for a How To BZP. Or "How Not to Get Banned."  

Quite good indeed :)Also one last suggestion:About the staff

  • 0

I'm back!


#20 Offline Zeene

Zeene
  • Members
  • Toa

  • 148 posts
  •  

Posted Mar 07 2013 - 05:42 PM

Listening to the BZPowercast is still scrambled somewhere through the chaos of my (possibly nonexistent) mental To-Do list, so please forgive/murderize me if this has already been covered, but how about explaining why BZP's external-websites policies are like they are.

I know that has been briefly covered in the Reference Desk-section, but they're quite strict and I'm (semi-)certain a lot of people probably don't get the reason behind that strictness.

 

Aside from that, Dual Matrix' question about cake-making seems like a good idea.... be it a cake made out of LEGO. (Ain't nothing like the sheer delicious of a molten-plastic topping) (Do not inhale the fumes though, no matter how good they smell)


  • 0

"The rumours of my signature have been greatly exaggerated."


#21 Offline Dual Cee

Dual Cee
  • Outstanding BZPower Citizens
  • Fluidic Master Nuva

  • 1,304 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted Mar 07 2013 - 05:46 PM

Well, the thing you suggested is hard to talk that long about in the powercast, since we can't give examples and such :)Altough the idea is smart.
  • 0

I'm back!


#22 Offline Zeene

Zeene
  • Members
  • Toa

  • 148 posts
  •  

Posted Mar 07 2013 - 05:56 PM

Well, the thing you suggested is hard to talk that long about in the powercast, since we can't give examples and such :)Altough the idea is smart.

 

Of course, the very same policies prevent them from naming literally every domain ever, but it isn't too hard to just make a site up and use it as an example. (and in case they're worried about someone registering it after the podcast is released, they can just make up their own top-level domain - i.e., im-a-llama.rawr is not, and probably never will be, a valid domain: the .rawr TLD (top-level domain) does not exist)


  • 0

"The rumours of my signature have been greatly exaggerated."


#23 Offline Aiwendil

Aiwendil
  • Members
  • Scavenger

  • 631 posts
  •  

Posted Mar 07 2013 - 09:07 PM

  •  

  • How to get B6 less creepy 
  • How to avoid Bonesii's well thought arguments in S&T. 

these two. we must figure out how!


  • 0

                                                                  76561198084895102.png

Add me on steam, I don't bite.

probably.

also, if you can see this text, you get a brownie C:


#24 Offline Canis Lycaon

Canis Lycaon
  • Members
  • Fluidic Master Nuva

  • 1,320 posts
  •  

Posted Mar 08 2013 - 07:35 AM

To make B6 less creepy, all you have to do is find a post where he is not closing a topic. These are few and far between, so just read his blog.


  • 0

I used to have a banner here.

 

But that RPG is dead.

 

What now?


#25 Offline Krane

Krane
  • Members
  • Lightning Voyager

  • 333 posts
  •  

Posted Mar 08 2013 - 09:49 AM

  • How to avoid Bonesii's well tought arguments in S&T.

Like what he said. Don't post it in there. It'll just make the argument much more disturbing.  :shrugs:


Edited by Toa Kranan : TOUAB, Mar 08 2013 - 09:50 AM.

  • 0

~Kranan 

 

~BZPRPG Profiles

 

Dual Matrix: Sup?

CeeCee    :  Dual, you spammer

Kranan      : Wut wut wut 

AutomationKranan plz stop


#26 Offline Captain Caboose

Captain Caboose
  • Members
  • Stone Champion Nuva

  • 1,540 posts
  •  

Posted Mar 09 2013 - 11:28 PM

I actually didn't have arguments with him, more of like a conversation. B6 is cool, just don't be on his bad side.


  • 0

BZPRPG Profiles

Flaredrick Seria - Potas -'Jet Fire' -'Razor'- 'Infector' - Reso 'Vo - Kasrar 'V- Ludvin va Betravo - Vallen Tor - Molvr Kalr

#27 Offline -Windrider-

-Windrider-
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Global Moderators
  • Literally Kagome

  • 5,349 posts
  •   BZP Staff

Posted Jun 11 2013 - 11:32 PM

Things that go bump in the night.

 

So after a break last month due to academic overload, How-to will be back this month now that I've gotten used to my summer schedule. Naturally, I have no idea what to cover. Have any more suggestions, Dual? Anyone else? Okay, so maybe I have somewhat of an idea for the subject: an overview of the staff? Sound viable? :0


  • 0

#28 Offline fishers64

fishers64
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Outstanding BZP Citizens
  • Bohrok-Kal Vanquished

  • 4,973 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted Jun 12 2013 - 10:12 AM

Sounds viable. I might actually listen to that one. :P

 

In other things, perhaps a segment on how to get people to post in your topic or how to inspire more forum activity (hint: post a new topic)

 

Didn't we have a how-to on how to post a new topic? I've lost track. If not, that's probably a good one. :shrugs:

 

Also, "how to use BBCode on the forums" might be good as well. Although that segment might quickly become out of date. 


Edited by fishers64, Jun 12 2013 - 10:14 AM.

  • 0

14126183966_9690cb0da3_z.jpg


#29 Offline Captain Caboose

Captain Caboose
  • Members
  • Stone Champion Nuva

  • 1,540 posts
  •  

Posted Jun 12 2013 - 02:50 PM

Yeah, a How-to on the BBC codes. Especially since we have some that I have no idea what they are for.


  • 0

BZPRPG Profiles

Flaredrick Seria - Potas -'Jet Fire' -'Razor'- 'Infector' - Reso 'Vo - Kasrar 'V- Ludvin va Betravo - Vallen Tor - Molvr Kalr

#30 Offline -Windrider-

-Windrider-
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Global Moderators
  • Literally Kagome

  • 5,349 posts
  •   BZP Staff

Posted Jun 12 2013 - 10:57 PM

BBCode might be good for a two-part segment; I'm not sure that I could fill up a good twenty or more minutes on that topic alone. Also, Flaredrick, you can always shoot me a PM and I'll do my best to explain them! :o

 

Activity: Yes, yes I agree. Honestly, though, I don't know how to address the problem. It's something beyond the scope of my own power: I've been ruminating about how to bring life back to my assigned forums, but I am just left dry. To address the bigger problem of the whole site's activity, well, I'm just not sure. How to post a new topic? Well, I'm not the best person to ask about that one. :P I'm guilty of being a lurker myself, really.


Edited by -Windrider-, Jun 12 2013 - 10:58 PM.
silly emoticons

  • 0

#31 Offline fishers64

fishers64
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Outstanding BZP Citizens
  • Bohrok-Kal Vanquished

  • 4,973 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted Jun 13 2013 - 10:26 AM

Whatever you think is best on the BBCode. It might be nice to wait until the Official BBCode help topic is restored on the archives (is that linked to the Compendium? Should be.) Anyway, here's an official reference.

 

I know that I could write a four-page paper on that topic, though, like which codes work and don't work here, common errors, and tricks people don't usually know about. :P That's probably just me, though.  


  • 0

14126183966_9690cb0da3_z.jpg


#32 Offline Reznas

Reznas
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Members
  • Mata Nuian Protector Nuva

  • 1,760 posts
  •  

Posted Jun 13 2013 - 10:37 AM

[font="'comic sans ms', cursive;"][color=rgb(0,128,0);]How about some stuff to do with the different "Creative Outlet" type of topics? Like how to give good constructive criticism and how to accept or react to bad and good criticism.[/color][/font]

 

[font="'comic sans ms', cursive;"][color=rgb(0,128,0);]-Rez[/color][/font]


  • 0

rc_banner.png


#33 Offline -Windrider-

-Windrider-
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Global Moderators
  • Literally Kagome

  • 5,349 posts
  •   BZP Staff

Posted Jun 14 2013 - 06:33 PM

Might work for a two-part segment! I'm more than likely going with staff information for this month's Powercast, but it's never too late to start planning for July's.


  • 0




0 user(s) are browsing this forum

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users