Talk:Society (Generation 1)

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"On Spherus Magna, the day was broken up into 36 hour periods, that would repeat themselves for the afternoon and night hours after 18 hours."

Could someone reword this? I don't understand what it says. Does it mean that days are 36 hours long? Proudly Christian 09:54, 10 April 2012 (PDT)

what's our source for the 36 hour day? i was just reading on the LMBs and GF said he didn't want to confirm this. Intelligence4 (talk) 09:14, 29 May 2015 (CEST)

That was a BSS thing. There isn't any links to the thing since BZPower closed its old forum. It could be useful to have all those facts listed somewhere, though. --maxim21 14:10, 29 May 2015 (CEST)
I have access to our old BSS forum (I'd make it public, but... yeah pretty NSFW =P), but a lot of the "final decisions" just link back to BZP, so I know that things WERE approved, but not necessarily in what incarnation or with what caveats. I thought the 36 hour day thing hadn't actually passed at all until looking back on it. -- Dorek Talk External Image 20:20, 29 May 2015 (CEST)
BSS? Intelligence4 (talk)
Bionicle Story Squad. It was a thing in the S&T Forum on BZPower to help discuss, clarify, and coordinate canonization suggestions (plus maybe just general questions, I'm not totally sure) to Greg Farshtey around the time Bionicle ended. There's some info on it here, and someone else can probably give a better explanation. It ended around when a new Lego company policy said Greg couldn't post on BZP forums anymore (something having to do with interacting with minors or something), and a lot of the stuff BSS worked on got lost or something due to one BZP crash or another or when the BZP Archives were taken down, although I think a couple people saved off-line backups. Hopefully I didn't mangle that explanation too much. --Volitak Boxor (talk) 22:59, 29 May 2015 (CEST)

Ash Bear Game

Good job putting that on here, I like that. But I'm not sure whether to use references or not... "Pin the tail on the Ash Bear" is definitely referenced in one of the movies, can't remember which one, so all the information we have here can be extrapolated from that. Hmmm. Anyone else have an opinion? --Angel Bob (talk) 03:50, 9 August 2014 (CEST)

In Legends of Metru Nui, Onewa says "...a game of "pin the tail on the Ash Bear..." When mocking Whenua in prison. I wouldn't think we need to reference anything, unless we add info Greg confirmed about the game.--Willess12 (talk) 04:52, 9 August 2014 (CEST)

That's right, I didn't think of that when I added it to the page. You're right, we probably don't need a reference. Master Inika (Talk) 05:32, 9 August 2014 (CEST)
When I originally asked Greg about pin the tail on the Ash Bear I remember he said that it is played on the same occasions we played games. I asked what are the occasions, he is yet to respond.

And I think the reference may be needed because even though LoMN mentioned it, it was the from the question I asked Greg where he said that it was played in certain regions. --Boidoh (talk) 23:12, 9 August 2014 (CEST)

I feel like the quote is saying the opposite of what is currently presented; rather than it being brought to Metru Nui from other regions, I read it as it being brought from Metru Nui to other regions... Thoughts? ~ Wolk (talk) 17:10, 6 July 2021 (UTC)

I think it could go either way, but way too trivial to have a debate on.--Surel (Talk) 12:25, 7 July 2021 (UTC)


The lines about the calendar on Spherus Magna and in the Matoran Universe seems redundant. Wouldn't it be better if we referenced the fact that the calendar in the MU was based on the system used on SM? It makes it read less like a repetition of the former line. Also, Greg has said on the LEGO Message Boards a few times that the number of days in the MU is the same as in the year on Earth, so should we add that in too? We don't need to say that it is specifically the same length, because we don't even know if an hour, minute, second etc. is the same length here as in our world, but we could say that a year is broken up into 365 days. --Luka1184 (talk) 16:57, 13 July 2016 (CET)

Fine by me. I think the calendar is some reference to the weird canon proposition about the sundial referring to 18 hour days somehow. That's where it lost me. -- Dorek Talk External Image 18:23, 13 July 2016 (CET
Well, that's because it does :P The old BIONICLE Story Squad came up with that theory, and it was aproved, back when Greg was still allowed to be on the BZP forums. However it seems that he's forgotten about it these days. --Luka1184 (talk) 19:35, 13 July 2016 (CET)
Right, that's where I remember it from (although I totally downvoted it, since it was way too convoluted). Did it ever actually pass, though? I thought the BSS went defunct around then. -- Dorek Talk External Image 23:12, 13 July 2016 (CET)


some of the orange headers have their lettering cut off: any letters that have parts extending below the line (g, y, p, etc) are missing the bottom half of their letters. I looked at the markup code, but i didn't see anything obvious and didn't want to screw anything up. Intelligence4 (talk) 05:28, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Bio/Kio/Mio pronounciations

BY-oh[1] KY-oh[2] MY-oh[3] The BEU provides pronounciations for these three words, however I am not sure how to present it on the page. ~ Wolk (talk) 18:22, 9 April 2019 (UTC)