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Hey, feel free to lock/delete this but I just want you staff to know that I think you're all doing great, and I appreciate what you do even though I may not always be the easiest poster do handle.

You've all taken a beating lately, but I'm proud of all of you.

Have a good day.
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Hell yeah. Mods rule.


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...gosh, well, thank you, friends. we really do try! we really do.


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It's been bothering me for a while now, can we terlot or can't we erlot?

If we can terlot then why doesnt terlotting happen on this board, and if we can't erlot then why do we have a board for erlotting anyway?

Hopefully someone can help clear up this consternating mystery for me.


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For newcomers to the site.

You know how we get those really long threads, (like 300-400 posts), and a lot of it is revolving around people feeling like enough moderater action hasn't been taken, or at least seen? Well I feel like we have had these types of threads enough times now for the current community to know what is going on, and going on in the background, but I think newcomers might end up having those same frustrations, and this might lead to more of those types of threads happening.

So my idea was, can we put one of those long threads in the arch, to serve as an example of problems and solutions that have already been discussed in the past?

This way instead of just telling a new member to the site, "that's already been said/done, and does/does not work", we can just link them to the thread and show them, along with the content in the thread that lead to it.

Cause I can see some people being suspicious, or not being able to just take someone's word on it without a little evidence.
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that is very smart... we surely should do that.


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Also for newcomers, I think it would be helpful to put a link (to the Political Drama policy) in the Rules section (both on the home page and in >>>/rules/2).


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Can you guys recover threads that have already auto saged/been pruned? Cause that might help instead of just waiting for a new one to pop up.

also I'm glad that might help. This community (you guys) have helped me so much, and I've been wanting to do something to give back, but I haven't been able to think of anything. I wanted to donate a bit towards the fees that keep the site up, but our budget is so freaking strict right now, I can't even do that.

I was thinking about maybe asking Dizzy if I could help with any of the communications between users...I don't consider myself an expert by any means, but I feel like I'm at least good at communicating for the most part.

I don't know, it was just an idea. Like I said, I've really been wanting to do something to help give back.


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Pinkyponk pony posting makes /canterlot great again


Bumping the most important thing in /canterlot/


>best thread



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I owe everypony an apology.

My thread the other day, I promise was intended only to be supportive and helpful, but clearly i missed the mark entirely, and it ended up just really really awful all the way around.

I feel i was particularly hard on Grace and Moony and i'm especially sorry to you both.

I'm very truly sorry for my tone and my attitude.

I dont want anyone to forgive me or anything, and i know it doesn't make everything all better.  Its just an unconditional public apology.
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No he makes a good point tho i wish he would make it without posting nameless, some new people could confuse him with Rain.

Even Steam Twist gets to enjoy protection from self harm in this way.  Convince Moony i deserve at least as much as he gets.

Btw i wish you would be Duke more often.  You're pretty damn cool when you're Duke.

I want to say something nice to you so, please consider this a nice thing i said.

I can't seem to find a pinkie pie image that is neither happy nor sad, so i guess i'll just post no image.


No, he doesn't make a good point, he's just being awful to you

I tried to tell him to chill, because his obnoxious jokes borderlined harassing Manley before, and his response was just "well ban me then"

I didn't then, because he stopped, but he's still behaving like he's better than others

You shouldn't let someone like that affect your self-worth


I don't want this to appear as some kind of manipulation against Tracer politically.  It was just an apology and im getting increasingly uncomfortable about how this thread is going.  He hates me because im naive and advocated for people who have hurt his friends.  He's not my favorite person but this isn't feeling right.

Maybe a lock would be a good idea.  I feel bad enough already.


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I propose a [­cs]Comic Sans[­/cs] tag.  E.g.,

would be replaced by something like:
<span style="font-family: 'Comic Sans MS', sans-serif">

I know that this won't necessarily render in a Comics Sans font on all platforms.  But that's okay.  I want this to be a very simple, easy request.
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I dunno why, but here you go

These are like the most trivially easy changes to make in the code.

inb4 comic sans causes a riot on canterlot


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Comic Sans.


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Thank you, Thorax!


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How do you upvote or downvote a post?
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>How do I delete someone else's post?
1. Make a thread.
2. Convince someone else to post in your thread.
3. Delete your thread. Now you've deleted their post too!


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You post a reply and either gush about how much you agree, or simply disparage the poster with defamatory lies and character assassination.

It's OK, there's an exception in the rules if it's "satire" is fair use.


Nah, I want to exclusively delete a post.

This feature is unintuitive. I'd like to request the interface is improved so I can delete other people's post either without logging in or without a password.


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>be me
>load up the front page of Google News
>see an article (about the largest-ever seizure of illegally possessed fentanyl) with an interesting take on the deadliness of fentanyl
>make a thread, posting a link to the article and its first sentence
>get banned for "bait"
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I actually meant the string you chose, not your method.


".  I originally picked it for Discord.  Luckily the 2nd word was short enough that I could generate a tripcode starting with it


wait, I already love you.

This morning, I was just excluded from a new site that's been up just a coupe days because it's frowned on sternly by the new userbase to post with names and I am simply unable to post anon for mental reasons.  I can't even conceive of communication without identifying myself as a unique subject, it's some kind of mental weakness but one jerk went off about how it means I want my "tripfag dick sucked" etc so to avoid disrupting the place I am excluded from there.

I guess what I'm saying is if you're not comfortable posting with a name I'm sorry to push you on it.  I don't know why I impose my view of reality on everyone all the time and it's not right.


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When a post is edited, the edits aren't offered in the thread auto-updates.  Would it be relatively easy to to show a message like "A post has been edited; press F5 to refresh" near the bottom of the page when this happens?  

(Note: I specifically do not want the edits to load automatically.  That would be bad for a variety of reasons.  Ponychan's way is probably the best, but also a lot work to implement.)


I'm thinking of something like:
FROM Posts
WHERE time_last_edited > $time_page_loaded_in_browser AND time_last_edited > time_originally_posted

 No.2930[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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For about 6 months I was under what was called a "political ban", where I was banned from discussing "political" topics. This ban has since expired, and I am currently operating under the assumption that I am no longer under it's restrictions. However, I have not received any official statement from any of the modstaff on the matter, and I have heard that they are considering reinstating the ban. I am making this thread to officially state my position that I feel it should NOT be reinstated. This thread can also serve as a place to discuss the issue publicly for the sake of transparency.

There were many issues this created for me and I feel that the ban did little good and much harm. For one thing, I was not allowed to defend my viewpoints on certain topics or discuss things as any other poster was allowed. This was alienating and stressful for me on many levels. Not only that, it allowed other posters to harass me by saying I was refusing to defend my position because I could not defend my position, rather than because I was not allowed to. This happened to me on a few occasions and was very hurtful and often felt like baiting. The parameters of the ban and what is and isn't considered “political" were never clearly defined, making it difficult to adhere to from the start. I often got no response or contradictory statements when seeking for this to be more clearly defined.  My second and probably most important point, is that despite all the stresses following it caused me, the political ban did not actually accomplish what it was created to achieve. My understanding is that it was created to lessen the heated arguments that were becoming a problem on the board. But preventing me from defending my position on political topics did not stop this from happening. People still reacted in the same ways and caused big arguments on other topics, such as video games and "SJWs". What is the point of extending a ban that did not achieve what it was created for? There are already rules in place to prevent harassment and derailing, the things this political ban attempted and failed to prevent, making it redundant. But beyond just the issues and stresses the ban caused me personally, banning specific people from discussing specific topic sets a bad precedent on the board. Almost anything can cause a heated debate. Someone's opinion on Star Wars characters could create a heated debate depending on how oPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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I just finished reading that thread.  

Rose most certainly NEVER told you that you were wrong.  He said he agrees to disagree, which means exactly what it says:  that he disagrees, and doesn't wish to argue.  No one in the history of language has ever misinterpreted this statement as "You are WRONG".

When someone agrees to disagree with you, you do not continue repeatedly telling them that they are wrong, and accusing them of knowing they are wrong by refusing to defend their position.  It means they don't want to argue, so leave them alone.  Yet, you badgered him until he wished to be anywhere else but here, pic related.

Thorax stepped in and explained it to you, and you told him that he is wrong.

I simply cannot understand it.


>Rose most certainly NEVER told you that you were wrong.
Did you mean to reply to someone else?


I edited to fix the links right after posting, must not have updated timely for you.


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I suggest repealing the mandatory minimums and the "three strikes" style ban system. Giving someone a weeks-long or even months-long ban for a small violation isn't really fair and doesn't make sense, even if the offending user had accumulated a few bans for other small offenses. Mods should be free to give small bans (e.g., a few hours or a day or two) for small violations and to give warnings for cases that could be interpreted as a violation but are ambiguous.

(Thank you to Thorax for suggesting that I make this thread in >>2740.)
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To clarify, Fox news has absolutely been posted before without issue.

Don't be a user with an enormous history of political drama, and then make a thread for designed, or with the appearance of design, to create more political drama.

The side you're on, liberal or conservative, is of no consequence.


Since this thread got bumped, the Ban escalation schedule really DOES need clarification and probably amending as well.


Maybe the ban escalation schedule has merit.

I withdraw my request to reconsider this area of the updated site rules.


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I'm guessing you guys have been pretty busy, but it looks like the spoiler text [?] isn't working.

No big rush or anything, just wasn't sure if anyone noticed it yet.


testing.. spoiler


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Editing a post changes dice rolls in the post (e.g., 1d6 = 6).
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I picked it semi-randomly, like I often do.


I'm aware, but it's a complex problem to solve, believe it or not. Assuming people aren't deliberately trying to game it, I could probably hack something together.

Gawd I'm such a bum, I haven't hardly worked on the site in forever.


Could you do something like
    hash_hmac('sha256', "$post_timestamp $post_ip $roll_counter", $secret_dice_seed)

for generating the random numbers, where
is 1 for the first roll in the post, 2 for the second roll in the post, etc.?


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So a word I see being used a lot on the board as of late is "cringe". I feel like the staff needs to keep an eye on this trend.

What makes one person "cringe" may be completely innocuous to another person and vice-versa. So not only is the very idea too nebulous to even define, it serves as a danger to alienate some people. How would it make someone feel to seeing a hobby or activity they enjoy being mocked by other posters as being socially inept and/or embarrassing? Or at the very least deserving of mockery. Even if it is not directed specifically at you, it still does not foster a welcoming or friendly environment. Cringe culture as a whole really serve no other purpose than to mock and shame certain type of person or behavior, and that's not really something the rules should allowed. Perhaps things have not gotten to that level yet, but I feel like it's a potential danger we should acknowledge.
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It was a joke, hon


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ur scary


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i promise she's the least scary of all of us


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I know this is a bit of a longshot but there's a guy that goes by "飛翔 ルーラー !TdLGxo1/9U", is he from here?  I had to kind of guess a bit but he's from a forum called ponyville and this place fits the bill.  He says that he's going through a mod appeal by using other sites and proving he knows how to behave with other folks.

The problem is, he doesn't.  He's being intentionally disruptive to conversations, frequently off topic for no reason, and goes out of his way to be obnoxious: at one point just spamming the thread with "Fuck you" over and over again and linking to old anti-bullying PSA videos instead of contributing to the conversation.  I think he was actually banned yesterday and has been ban evading since then.  

Some highlights for your consideration:

And of course, the absolute pinnacle of good behavior:
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>This argument does not belong on this site.
On the contrary.  Steam Twist contacted Moony personally and he has asked to be allowed back on the site.  The OP is providing evidence relevant to that decision.

>I don't know your rules there
I am not the OP.  I don't post /mlp/.  

>It's not a "prejudice"
Saying "most Americans are evil" or "most blacks are criminals" is certainly prejudice.
>when members of a group are attacking you, it can be easy to perceive it as the entire group.
OK, that might provide an explanation for his prejudice, but it doesn't excuse it.


It's odd how you think you can talk to me freely while calling me a shitstain on another site just a few minutes ago for pointing out that you were correct about something you said.

ironically your point being about behavior on other sites being relevant.

valid points, noted and thanks.


This thread went downhill fast, and posts bringing up the past drama of a specific user on another site do not belong on /canterlot/.


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