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 No.2133[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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Hello everypony! Thank you all for your attention. Your Ponyville staff has been hard at work thinking up ideas on how to improve the site after considering your feedback, both in individual discussions, and through our recently posted poll.

We'd like to share an initial set of suggested changes for your consideration! Please take a look below:

-Start-
Ponyville Administrative Consistency and Transparency Act
I. The Rules Board

A new board will be created that is not open to public posting. It shall contain the Rules, mirrored from the frontpage, but contain previous site mandates and policy changes as well, such that a clear record can be easily accessed and reviewed by the userbase.

This shall also allow the staff to build a history of decisions to base new decisions on, and allow the userbase to see the consistency in the staff's actions from a much clearer perspective.

II. The Moderator's Hoofbook

We are working on a comprehensive Moderator's Hoofbook that outlines all the duties and responsibilities of a Ponyville moderator. This Hoofbook will go over our enforcement policies, our typical means of response, and give a transparent look at how we go about handling reports, issuing warnings, and interacting with the community.
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 No.2443

>>2441
I'll just copy-paste something i said elsewhere;
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My problem isn't them not enforcing the letter of the law, that's actually in a lot of ways my fear. There's one thing that gives me trouble, it's vague and up to interpretation rules. Rules that require a lot of personal judgement make it very hard to predict, and it is very easy to accidentally break those rules."


 No.1826[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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LINK to PROPOSITION:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F3rN8g4x4pFfNKkaPP_SbxL_XiZu_DOBHxA8cpAN7BI/edit

Good evening, my little ponies! It has come to the attention of the staff that the issue of politics on our humble home has caused quite a bit of distress to the community at large!

Political threads, posts, and derails have caused no small amount of alienation, and can be very disruptive to the posting environment. The staff has heard your concerns, and has come up with what we feel is a good solution towards addressing them.

Politics on Ponyville Proposition 1 [3P1] is a proposed change in policy that will invite greater staff scrutiny when it comes to political posts and threads, substantially escalating the likelihood that these posts will be interpreted as rule-breaking.

At the same time, we believe the implementation of the proposition is such that it will not unduly infringe upon any poster's right of free expression, nor be too burdensome to the undramatic discussion of politics.

To greatly paraphrase [TL;DR]: Politics on Ponyville Proposition 1, future political posts will be analyzed either as being regular posts, or as "political drama." Posters who have a history of political drama, or posts that are very close to that line, will have all future political posts analyzed with heightened scrutiny.

Posters with no posting history at all, such as those posting under fresh IP's, shall have all political posts analyzed with heightened scrutiny, as well.

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 No.1901

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I propose that for one day a year, exactly 17 days after the ides of March, the rule against political trolling be suspended.


 No.1767[Reply]

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We have exciting news for everypony! First and foremost, our editing feature is in its final review, and should hopefully be out soon. I know, it's been in the works for a while but I can promise we're in the final stages.

Secondly, we are working on Ponymotes for the site! Little emoticons you can add to your posts. As such, we're opening up submissions for the Ponymote system!

If you can, please submit images you'd like to see as Ponymotes with a height of 27 pixels, and a width of no more than 50!

A special thank you to our Developer !!Thorax, who has been doing incredible work for us since joining!
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 No.1825

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>>1824
The edit thread needs more Twilight Sparkle.

I hope the edit feature's functionality will be well thought out and not contribute to any misunderstandings.


 No.1519[Reply]

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WE ARE THE CRYSTAL GEMS!


Welcome everygem, to the new face of our beloved home! Now, I know this seems like a pretty serious change, but let's talk about it together!

With the growing popularity of Steven Universe, the staff and key members of our community have decided to change the course of the site a bit, and remake Ponyville into Steven Universe Ville!

It's an exciting time for all of us, I know :). We'll be keeping the /pony/ name and the ponyville URL for now, but you can expect significant changes as we roll out a wonderful new Steven Universe site for all of you gems out there. <3

Welcome, one and all, to Steven Universe Ville! Don't forget your Gemsonas!
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 No.2728[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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Good morning, my little ponies! I'm very pleased to announce the results of our PACTA vote. I think you will find the results to be very consistent with your expectations!

Charts will be provided as well, but for now, here is the vote tally.

I. The Rules Board
PASSED - 95%y to 5%n

II. Hoofbook
PASSED - 100% yay

III. SFW Switch
PASSED - 75%y - 25%n

IV. Penalty Policy Revisions
PASSED - 95%y - 5%n
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 No.3448

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 No.3449

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>>3442
Woohoo last in.

Nopony post, big mac in a tutu should be forever the last post itt.

Thx Moonsy!!  Pony hugs to all.

 No.3450

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http://ponyville.us/canterlot/res/1913.html

Continuing discussion link! Thank you all for your input, and for discussing with me.

i am hoping that we have reached a good resolution, for all posters here.

Please keep your eyes out for the incoming advertising rule change and for the NSFW switch, which i hope will be the second piece of this puzzle, and allow for our users, all of our users, to feel safe and at home.


 No.2444[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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It's time to vote for the Ponyville Administrative Consistency and Transparency Act

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSed_roMl3WnLxtrr4la803lMe52rz8WXRd0BDUSs8qy4ejxsg/viewform?usp=sf_link

https://tinyurl.com/y8cgzqrx

We'll leave this up for a week. At the end of the week, we shall count the votes, and implement the proposals that have received majority approval.

If you are looking for more regulations, or changes, don't worry: as you can see, rules aren't set in stone. The rules will still be tuned, as time goes on, if the rules require tuning.

Thank you all for voting!
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 No.2726

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>>2724
Its on purpose, joking about our fine American tradition of dead people voting.

>>2725
But i'm not dea-

 No.2727

sorry, i fell asleep last night :c

i will post the results in a bit


 No.2093[Reply]

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Hello everypony! I do hope you're having a wonderful Sunday!

I have a very special announcement for you all today. We're adding a new Administrator to the team, who we hope will be able to assist our community moving forward.

Our dear friend Starshine has joined our team, under the Administrator tag !!Coco Pommel. Starshine has been a community member since the very beginning of the pony fandom, and has served as a guiding voice in the community for just as long!

Please give her a warm welcome <3. Thank you all for your attention!
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 No.2129

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>>2128
In fact, I already do use it, to post on the other pony imageboard and lurk this one. It's mostly just posting here that's borked, and also a caching issue.

 No.2130

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>>2124
>>2125
>>2129
As the community grows and changes, i think it is important that our team grows and changes with it.

Starshine is a pony i have long felt represented the very best of us c:

>>2129
i'd use it too if it worked! i post from my phone pretty often, and posting can be the clunky

 No.2131

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I made a boo-boo.:shy2:
Actually, nevermind, I was told how to sort the problem out myself.
I accidentally made a thread in the wrong board, so I deleted it and made it here.


 No.2078[Reply]

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Hi ponies! Sorry for another thread.

If you are tired of the theme, please press ctrl-f5 again, and you will be able to change the themes from options!
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 No.2090

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>>2089
Pokequestion:
Is there only one mew?
Is it a female mew?

 No.2091

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>>2090
That's a tricky question because there are indeed some legendary pokemon that there are only one of. That said, it's probably likely there is or was more than one Mew. In the first movie Mewtwo was created from a Mew fossil, but a living Mew also appears in the movie. A second, different Mew appears in another movie. But Mew is an exceedingly rare and elusive pokemon. So rare that pokemon scientists debate it's existence. Only a few people have ever seen one. It wasn't added to the National Pokedex for years as a result.

All legendary pokemon are officially  "genderless." But there are things that suggest Mew is female. In Mewtwo's original origin story from Red/Blue, Mew is said to have given birth to Mewtwo. This was later retconned to Mewtwo being cloned, which I mentioned earlier. Still, Mew contains the genetic code of all Pokemon, suggesting it's the common ancestor of all pokemon. This is why it can learn every pokemon move. So it's sometimes called the "mother" of all pokemon.

 No.2092

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>>2091
I learned something today!

Thanks, Manley.


 No.2041[Reply]

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PLEASE CTRL-F5 TO SEE CHANGES

Hallo en vrolijk Pasen. As you may or may not have noticed, given our frequent usage by numerous Dutch posters, we have begun the process of switching domains and environments to one that is more fitting of our Dutch community.

Ponyville.us.nl, in the coming days, shall be remade into Ponyville.nl. EU Regulations require us to advise you that the internet should be used responsibly and for positive purposes only. Failure to adhere to these regulations may result in fines and penalties, including mandatory posting on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The Bureau of Cultural Preservation has mandated that all posts should include Dutch words where possible. Likewise, the Council of Multi-Cultural Inclusion has mandated that all posts must contain at least some words in a language that is not Dutch, one of which must be in English.

Please note that as a soon-to-be registered .nl community, our website has complied with Dutch authorities and yielded sovereignty over to King Willem-Alexander. Note that this means no fun is allowed on days that are not Sunday, in accordance with the law.
We understand this is a substantial change for the community. As such, today shall be a one day grace period, in which the rules shall not be enforced. Please note though that upon the official domain name change, which shall occur Monday, April 2nd, the rules above shall be enforced as required by Dutch law and the regulations of the European Union.

We thank you for your time and patience, on behalf of the staff of Ponyville.nl. Do not forget to participate in Bicycle Tuesdays.

It is sure to be a Komkommertijd.
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 No.2075

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Thanks guys to fix that problem.


Next year if you are going to make a new april fools just remember this "with this type of colors will be easy for the users to read?" and make some test before releasing the theme officially.

Having fun is great but is important to think in the health and security of your users

 No.2076

THe Nederlands theme went off, I had to put it back manually.

Unless April Fools Day is over now, which I don't think it is.

 No.2077

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>>2076
>>2071

These arent the netherlands you're looking for


 No.2018[Reply]

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Have you noticed anything at the top of the page? If you have adblock on, probably not! But if you turn it off, you will notice our brand new banners!

Our community artists have put together a whole gallery of beautiful banners for Ponyville. They can only be seen with adblock off though! Don't worry: our site doesn't run advertisements.

A special thanks to our wonderful chief developer !!Thorax, who has done an amazing, amazing job putting this together!!

Let us know what you think, my little ponies!
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 No.2038

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$ curl http://ponyville.us/static/banners/Moony_Banners2.png -s | wc --bytes
602035


Please banners less than half a meg.  Here, I shrunk this one down to a tenth of its filesize.                                                                                 

 No.2039

>>2038
I resized down the two oversized banners, just for you.

 No.2040

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>>2039
Arigatou, senpai!


 No.1902[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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Hey everypony!

So I finished with the ponymote thing. If you would like to give them a whirl, you should check out the new Ponymote tab in the site options. All you have to do is enable them and select the ones you like the most to add them to your posting options. Just click on the little face and it'll put a little code thingy into your post that looks like :pony:. That will be translated into the ponymote once the post is submitted. And that is really all there is too it!

Also some people probably won't care much for these, and that is okay too. I put in an option into the ponymote tab to hide ponymotes globally. It will be as though they aren't even there.

For this first set, I wanted to have the main cast characters represented pretty well so I made 6 for each of them with a variety of expressions. But, there is plenty of room for more characters and more motes per character. I had made a call for some user submitted ponymotes a while ago but I hadn't really figured out what I wanted from them yet. But I think I do now, so if you want try and make some and submit, here are a few guidelines:

1. Make the backgrounds transparent.
2. Make them approximately 50px high which will be shrunk to 27px by the site (width will auto adjust, so make them proportional).
3. The width can vary, but don't make it too much wider or thinner than the height.
4. Make sure the details are good enough that you can see what the expression is at such a small size.

Special thanks to Agiri for making some a while ago, but I have to ask that you remake them to fit the above guidelines to keep a consistent style and quality. Thanks for understanding.

As always, especially with mobile devices, make sure to clear your cache if you aren't seeing the new options.:rara6:
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 No.2015

>>2013
That sounds like a thing that would work. On the other hand, I could apply the effort to make that work towards something else like mobile improvement that are desperately needed. Priorities.

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 No.2017

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boop time to sticky and arch!


 No.1589[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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Because what could possibly go wrong?
C'mon guys! Who's with me?


P.s: garbage quality for now, will post full quality as final result.
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 No.1764

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>>1753
>>1758
>>1760
>>1761
>>1763
just bumping with all the users who still want in ^^

Thank you sauce!! we will frame this on the Ponyville staff room wall c:

 No.1765

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>>1764
Perhaps it could be the website header??

To fit everypony in, perhaps add some Ville to the left and to the right and make it more panoramic to fit across the top.

I like to make suggestions that don't involve me doing any kind of work, haha.

 No.1766

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bump, so we do not forget!

if it is done soon, i will arch it c:


 No.1437[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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So, I'm not as familiar with the trans world as I would like to be. I'm not trans by any means, but I do like understanding people and their perspectives.

This thread is to talk about transgenderism, if/why you transitioned etc.

I'd really like to understand it. So I have some questions for the transgender folk here in Ponyville (feel free to post anonymously). Forgive me if they're poorly worded:

1 - How did you come to know that you're transgender?
2 - What are some challenges you faced before and after transition? (if you have)
3 - What do you look to get out of transitioning?
4 - How do you feel now that you have transitioned? (again, if you have)
5 - If you have transitioned, what sort of transition have you gotten? (just pronouns? Hormone therapy? Surgery? etc.)

I may ask some follow up questions as well. Let me know if you don't want to answer any more.

Please be respectful in this thread. Thanks! :)
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 No.1517

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>>1505
>However, one thing did get in the way (least internally, not something I really talked about).  I wasn't into girly, pink, fru fru like stuff like most MTF trans individuals I've known.  So I thought I might then not be really trans.  Buuuuuuuut, as many different types of guys and girls out there, there must be many different types of transwomen out there too.  So I slowly accepted I was a tomboy.  Funny, I should've just looked at the pony I post as most. lol

This is probably a lot more common than you might at first think. I certainly thought I couldn't have been trans for the longest time because of the fact that I never really had all that much interest in explicitly effeminate things. Maybe a curiosity at best, but hardly anything I would consider affinity.

>>1506

>tfw you aren't even transitioning and people get offended like this simply because you look androgynous

 No.1518

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Well, based on sentiments that were aired after my request, I will now be moving this thread to /arch/.

 No.1588

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This thread is arched, but I'll respond anyway. I never saw it originally, and There's some stuff I've wanted to say to someone for a long time.

1-I think I always knew, I just learned to accept my body over the years, and the rest of the world recently became more accepting, so I've been able to take down the mental barriers I built up. The dam broke today, so I guess today answers your question, even though it really doesn't.

2-I haven't, and I won't be able to for some time, if ever. Money challenges, relationship challenges, job challenges, and my own perfectionism. I wouldn't be comfortable with anything other than a full change. 4 and 5 also do not apply.

3- If there ever is a solution? comfort. solidity. self assurance. validation in my desires. Wholeness.

I told someone else my story, so I guess this is more about being part of the thread, even though it's … locked.

This post does not exist


 No.1308[Reply]

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My team in Extra Life has raised so much money so far! Once my credit card clears, my matching donations will put my team over the $1000 mark!

It's so exciting!

If anyone else wants to support me, you can support me here!
https://www.extra-life.org/participant/bmoMy team in Extra Life has raised so much money so far! Once my credit card clears, my matching donations will put my team over the $1000 mark!

It's so exciting!

If anyone else wants to support me, you can support me here!
www.extra-life.org/participant/bmo

Hi everypony! Here at Ponyville, we love to see acts of kindness being done for those in need. Please consider supporting BMO and his Extra Life team in their charitable endeavors! Good luck, BMO! ~!!Fluttershy
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 No.1334

Congratulations, BMO!! c:

Would you like to give us all a little speech, before this goes into the archive? We are all very proud of you!!

 No.1335

>>1334
Sure!
This year was a huge success! Together, we raised $3062 for the children as a small group and Extra Life raised $6,653,220!
It's an amazing feat!
For any of you that stopped by, thank you so much!

 No.1336

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>>1335
What an incredible feat, BMO c:

i hope you'll share it with us again next year! It is a blessing to be able to help people in the way that you have.

Until next year, Ponyville! Off to /arch/ we go, for now c:

Thank you to everypony who donated! And a special, super big thanks to BMO, for his hard work and generosity!


 No.741[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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Everybody is welcome and loved in this thread, but you simply must be anonymous and post only as Rarity.

Those are rules. Those are all of the rules! It's the Secret Rarity Thread!
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 No.1251

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Testing, Testing.

 No.1252

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>>1251
1, 2, 3.

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