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I think there should be a change to the rules, as shitposting is not inherently malicious, and it kind of drives people off. Or at least allow for a thread where it is safe to "shitpost" if you all think that it'll clog up the board.


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Yeah, the shitposting rule has been the subject of much discussion amongst the mod team. It's tough to nail down the difference between fun silliness and obnoxious shitposting, and we haven't yet been able to quite find that line.

We're working on clarifying it, and until then are treating issues on a case-by-case basis, with a focus on being lenient unless the post is actively disruptive.


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Please do not post anonymously on /canterlot/!


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Uh, looks like I'm a little late to the party here, but I just finally found out this existed and, well, I'm pretty lost and confused. The more I look around, the more confused I get. I've looked for some kind of history of how this came to be and I'm coming up largely blank. A few years ago, I probably would have been all for a Moonychan, but with the fandom shrinking, Fen presumably still at the helm, and mlpchan having relatively recently merged back in, hopefully with others to follow, I can't help but be utterly confused. It almost sounds like some crazy idea of Zamoonda's rather than something that could be reality, and yet here we are.

What I can gather so far is /pony/ is more or less one of the more popular forms of /oat/, a general discussion board, and then you've got a /site/ and a /co/, but that's it. I'm baffled as to why there'd come to be another pony-related imageboard at this point, and I wonder about whether it'll be healthy or not for the fandom as a whole. So, could someone enlighten me as to the history and reasoning? It's not exactly a trivial effort or expense to get a functional and responsive chan - which you appear to have - up like this, so someone involved must have had some kind of compelling reason. Especially with the SFW thing, it looks redundant at first glance, so I assume I'm missing something. Perhaps some bit of drama, or I hope, some much better reason. What should I know about this place?

Oh, and it feels a little silly for one person to have both a mod and admin tag. Just sayin'. Though it isn't the first time. And no Cadence? Oh, and, is there much of a gamer population here? Can I expect to see most of the familiar faces both places for now?
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Personally kinda feel some of the rules aren't really too enforced around here. Not that it's a bad thing, but it just seems kinda weird to have these set rules and not actually enforce them too much.

I was really surprised when I started posting sharks and not a single mod said a single thing about the suggestiveness of some of them. I guess it's because they pretty strictly follow the no NSFW rule, but, come on, some of these are questionable. Not that I'm saying the mods should react heavily to me posting them, just pointing out the weird dichotomy.

As for this place, well, it seems Moony wanted a place for people to go and basically just be nice to each other and not have to deal with imageboard culture. I think it's worked. No memes really forced themselves into this place (yet), people are generally and genuinely nice to each other, insults are uncommon and usually just for fun, and shitposting is kept to a bare minimum.


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Not going to happen.


All hail the hypnomoony, niceness will be enforced, regardless of acceptance by the target.

(And how dare anypony ever think that the moony is nice and everyone around him is nice too trope is bullshit.)


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Is there any plan to add showing clicked replies inline with the post?

I have to deal with the mobile site every day and the only real gripe I have is if I click on a reply number, intentionally or not, it opens that entire thread regardless of size to show that one post. I don't really have a "hover" option, either.

I can learn to make my big clumsy fingers do what they need to, but this would be a super nice feature if it isn't too difficult.


It's on the todo list!


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Indeed. I plan to add this soon.


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Many of my gifs do this to me, but this is one of them.


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Both (independent) issues should now be fixed. Thanks for the report.


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Ayy, my home IP is banned and has been banned since before I posted on the site. It makes it massively inconvenient to post. Can I get it unbanned? Let me know how I can get the specific IP privately to whoever needs to do it
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Skype is sniperjolly.



Ayy lmao


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That's peculiar. banned before you posted, even?

is it working okay right now?


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Can we have a list of implemented BBCode? Just something to update as work is completed or codes are changed (like spoilers).
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Nice find. It should be fixed now.





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Are thumbnails still too big?
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*I* don't mind the current size when using standard compooters

But as said, on mobile it's a pain to navigate, and I'm not sure this site has a mobile version which I suggested an option to hide all images as a possible solution to that

Could be that others find it fine on mobile atm, but I personally have trouble using the site as is on that.


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I should clip them, yes.



I suggest keeping them the same size and adding an options you can select if you're on mobile that resizes them smaller. Making them slightly smaller won't do anything for mobile users, most likely, and if you make them only slightly smaller, the difference between this site and other sites will become less pronounced, making this site's images seem weird, due to only being slightly larger - in other words, the site would lose its signature "pony site with giant images" trademark and become just another pony site with normal images…

Smaller images will also de-emphasize the fun pony expressions, resulting in a less nice site.


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Goats is trying to get me to post here for some reason. Already I see a fatal flaw of this imageboard. What do I do if I don't want to talk about cartoons? What about vidya? Or art? Or books? Or sports? Or literally anything else? This site needs a /chat/ or something similar or there's no point. Don't get me wrong. Cartoons are great. But I can only talk about MLP, SU, and Rick and Morty for so long without it being dull.
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That's dumb. Why have it named that? This website is dumb. Bronies are dumb. Everyone's dumb.


While I too was surprised to find that /pony/ was the general board, given the current traffic of the site, I do not find it to be much of a problem beyond not knowing where to go at first.

But I have noted your complaint.


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I can appreciate the fact that you don't find some things on this site to your taste, but have you considered starting a thread about something you like? What is it about a board named /pony/ that will change the nature of the conversation in a way that you want?

Does that change trying to start a discussion to your taste somehow?


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We have been getting mixed reports about the performance of the site; many find the site to load as fast as their internet connection allows, whereas others find the site annoyingly sluggish, with long threads and large pictures alike taking many seconds to load.

We suspect the performance may be different among different geographic regions. In other to confirm this, we would like your input.

In other to track this down, it would be really convenient if you could post:
- the performance of the site as it appears to you, and
- your geographic region.

For example, for me, the performance is poor but not unusable, and I'm in western Europe.
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It's working good here in West Virginia.


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only probs ive had were loading massive threads on my phone..  
and its mostly the phone's connection thats the prob.  

New Jersey
T-mobile well theres my problem


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Southern United States, no problems.


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how do we feel about these features? Should these be a development priority?
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I like notification sounds a lot. I think these would be a wonderful edition.


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Whoops. That was my first time posting here. Seems I typed the trip slightly wrong.


we should have something of a log in sys


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Am I the only one having problems navigating the site? Threads and boards just refuse to load a good chunk of the time. The page just freezes and refuses to respond instead of loading properly. It's very frustrating having to refresh constantly or even having  to close and reopen the site just to be able to read threads, let alone respond to them.
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Thanks a ton.


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There is definitely something strange going on with page loads, with some loads either taking an unexpectedly long time or timing out altogether for no obvious reason. I'll have a look.


Starswirl a bro


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Good evening, ponies! I've heard some comments concerning the number of staff we have at Ponyville, and I thought I'd address them tonight.

Why do we have all of these staff members then? The answer is three-fold:
The first answer is compartmentalization. Each Administrator has a different role. Luna and I oversee the staff as a whole, and handle both rule-skirting policy issues. We each handle administrative duties while the other isn't present. Twilight Sparkle handles our internal affairs! And Discord is our sysadmin.
Our staff is also specialized in this way. Some of our staff focus more on the tech side of the site, like !!Trixie and !!Starswirl, whilst others, like !!Rainbow Dash and !!Zecora handle the reports hooves on.

The second answer is 24 hour staff! Here at Ponyville, we are trying our hardest to make sure your voices are heard and your needs as posters are met. For this reason, we have enough moderators to maintain a 24 hour vigil over the site. This means we have staff, both on the tech side and the public side, available whenever they are required.

The third answer is that we have plans to expand in the future! As Ponyville grows, the need for staff will expand as well. While the moderator pool will eventually help us to accommodate for that growth, a stable and sizeable core staff is currently necessary both to meet our goals in the present, and in order to reach for our goals in the future.

Thank you all for your understanding! I hope this little post has helped explain our staff numbers a bit better. I’ll see you all around the site, My Little Ponies!
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I don't understand how mixing staffs together makes any sense from a simple outreach attempt unless said attempt is trying to absorb the other sites into this one. It's just an effort to go "hey we exist, come check us out"


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In that example are you in competition with those other business' or are you going to provide them a service?

A subway giving a bread basket to a mcdonalds would be a bit weird/silly for instance, while a subway doing that to a dollar / pound store is sensible business practice.

A place like derpibooru already has forums, is what I'm getting at, so any people who use that are more than likely to just continue using that rather than this new place that barely has functionality.

Everyone on this site right now was presumably talked to by moony, is on board with the main idea of the site and most importantly _know each other_.
Newcomers wont have that,

Like i said, it makes any newcomers from that site be instantly more comfortable with your own since they already know a staff member and how that person operates.

If it is just a "hey we exist" then yeah to do more than that would be silly.
Calling it 'outreach' implies differently though, sorry about the confusion i guess.


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Sorry I didn't reply to this for so long, but while I'm here, yeah, we're pretty much just advertising.  Obviously no one's gonna show up if the only people who know about the sites were the ones on the initial list.  Perhaps outreach is a strong word?  I dunno.  I'm not a thesaurus.


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Am I the only person who's weirded out by the larger thumbnail sizes here?
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I like them the size they are. On mobile they separate the post and the pic well I think


I like them this size, personally.


Not for just one person if the others like it.


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How do you guys feel about VPNs?
Mods/admins check my shit and then check my last one, tell me where I am :^)

I know you guys didn't ban me or anything but just wanted to show what I'm doing. Just bored
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i give you 5 months before you ask for a ban


i give it 2 days before i get one anyway


i had to note it due to it being the way it was lol


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im getting this every time i try to post


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Foreground confirms, as of now, this is fixed. Thanks for reporting this issue, Goats!

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