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 No.1868[Reply]

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I'm really curious what sort of spaghetti code is running this place.  I say that because on my own cgi web forum, I could always seem to implement changes within minutes/hours that seem to be monumental undertakings here.  Things like the SFW switch would literally take minutes to make.  So what sort of duct tape is holding this place together?  What's the main issue when it comes to site changes?  I'm not saying this to put down the devs, more that I want to understand what the hangups are.
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 No.1942

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Here, this was the effort required to make the change for the SFW Switch. Took about 6 lazy dev hours (i.e. part of the time spent was faffing about). I ended up going with just adding a column for nsfw, because anything else seemed like madness. I pretty much could not have made it happen with any fewer changes that this.

 No.1943

>>1942  interesting.  what were the quick reply deletions?

 No.1944

>>1943
It was doing crazy things to get the Spoiler Image checkbox to right align on the same line as the file selector of quick reply panel. Considering I dropped the checkboxes under the file selector, I didn't need that madness anymore.


 No.1940[Reply]

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I propose we create a new /sleepykittens/ board.
:dash3:

 No.1941

I'm sorry anon, we had a big debate over it in mod chat and while the staff was split we ultimately decided against /sleepykittens/. Just between you and me, I'd have supported this new board, maybe even decommissioned /pony/ in favor of it. But, I ultimately am just a dev and can't force it through by myself.

But please make as many sleepykittens threads on /pony/ as you want, and maybe with enough demand and support we can get that new board up and running :3


 No.1938[Reply]

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I find that posts (especially long posts) are more pleasant to read when the line spacing is increased, e.g.:

    div.body {line-height: 1.333}


It would be nice if there were an option to set a value for
line-height
.

 No.1939

That's probably doable. I mean, I'll throw it on the to do heap.


 No.1893[Reply]

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You need examples of what is ok, what is ok with permission, and what is not ok.  I don't believe for a second that anyone is asking for permission on the things that they post.

>making a thread requires an image, so here's an image
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 No.1916

>>1912
Oops, that post was meant for this thread: >>1868

 No.1921

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>>1907
>>1910

Do i need permission to sell party canon to both sides itt?

And a bridge, i got one of those to sell too.

 No.1923

>>1912  That would be ideal.


 No.1872[Reply]

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So ... Ive been trying to post pictures taken with the front camera on my Galaxy S8 to start a thread and I keep getting this error.

sorry for adding to your workload honey

 No.1889

>>1872
>32
That's a lot of tabs

 No.1891

>>1889
Mine has 72 tabs open right now and it's a low-end LG.

It's how I know I'm alive.


 No.1863[Reply]

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Long links break mobile

 No.1867

Lol, everything breaks mobile. But I'll see what I can do (eventually).


 No.1792[Reply]

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So I have been wondering about this for a while, and I would like to get everyone's opinion and feedback on it.

Are the rules generally the same on /rp/ as on the rest of the site? That might seem a bit obvious, that, yes they are, but when it comes to creative projects and especially writing, I feel like that might get pushed into the grey area.

Things might come up in writing that isn't often seen in just general posting, or using images in our posts.

Say, for instance, I have a very dark and grimy world setting. Am I allowed to push it a bit when going into detail about characters deaths?

Back on old ponychan, we could go into some details, but it was generally frowned upon to describe fully, a brutal murder and all the details that came with that. And to add to this, sex scenes where supposed to be taken off the site.

But ponyville feels more pg-13 than ponychan did, so concerning these topics, I would like your guys feedback.

Will /rp/ have any different rules than the rest of the site? Should it even be allowed, just because of creativity? Or could that then be taken advantage of and used in arguments/debates in the other boards?
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 No.1808

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i've been watching our /rp/ board, and am glad to see that it has a small, but devoted userbase.

i can see the concerns, and would like to ask our /rp/ ponies: what do you want to see?

Would you like an independent set of rules, based on our all-purpose rules, that maybe allow for some creative exceptions?

It is my opinion that when we get specifically into the realm of roleplaying, there should be far more creative freedom from the rules. Though, what that means, i am not sure yet!

What do you think? i will see if we cannot make things a bit more free for /rp/.

 No.1810

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>>1806
>I mean do you feel like you are gonna get into trouble for something you have or will be posting soon?


Well actually yes...kinda.. i mean, not in 'trouble' persay, so much as probably a verbal warning to tone it down.

No, I think what I wanted to know mostly was if and how ponyville.us was going to be different from ponychan, or other similar sites for that matter.

It wasn't just the recent talk of rules over on /pony/, I've actually been thinking about if for a while but haven't had the need to bring it up to anyone, since I haven't been roleplaying.

I do like dark rps and good bloody fun, but I was apprehensive about having those sorts of things here.

But if everyone feels that isn't a big deal, and doesn't think it will affect the other boards in a negative way, then yea, I can agree with you and say just leave it as is.
>>1808
I think I like what Crit was saying in that it is good as it is, and if something comes up later, then maybe we can make a tag system then.
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 No.1823

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>>1810
Well I've gotten pretty graphic on this site too with some of my RP's

>>>/rp/14753

>>>/rp/14840

So all in all you will most definitely be fine. I never had any trouble. Also good luck with your RP, I'll be sure to join it when it goes up if I have the time (Which I probably will.)

>>1810
>Devoted

lol


 No.1829[Reply]

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I think the April fools joke is leaking into /pony/?:fluf2:
I have Dutch banners under the regular one.
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 No.1837

>>1836
It's funny how hard we can try to make everyone happy and no amount of effort can make that actually a reality! Mod chat was a really depressed place tonight, lol

 No.1838

>>1837
Yeah it's pretty much impossible, hope you don't let it get too much to you all... You're doing fine jobs.

 No.1839

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>>1837
>>1838
it is our job to make everyone as happy as we can. c: maybe, it is impossible to make everyone 100% happy, but i believe it is our duty to try.


so, we mustn't grumble. there is always room to improve.


 No.1824[Reply]

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You all messed with Pinkie PIe
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 No.1826

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>>1825
>>1824
Are gonna get the party cannon if we do?

 No.1827

Oh wait, I just realized this was on canterlot.

Op, you might want to move it to /pony/

 No.1828

Moved to >>>/pony/829793.


 No.1811[Reply]

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This other anon's thread >>>/pony/827659 was locked.  I understand one reason for locking it (it sure seems like political shitposting to me), but I would like clarification on a point.  A stated reason for locking the thread is "Normalizing Nazi iconography isn't acceptable".  But I see nowhere in the existing or newly proposed rules any indication that the 'normalization' of the iconography of certain political ideologies is verboten per se.  Is all casual use of symbols exclusively associated with any violent extremist groups (such as Nazis, ISIS, and Antifa) forbidden?  What about symbols of violent street gangs?  It seems like this should be its own rule, if it is to be enforced as such by the mod team.
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 No.1818

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>>1817
it also wouldn't be a hate crime, unless you intended to send a message to a minority or something, in which case if a similar thread was made here it would be taken down for the same "slur" reason, as per the current rules.

 No.1819

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>>1818
Hmm, I still don't see how a picture of a noose can be considered a "slur".  It (the picture of the noose) is not a word, and furthermore it's more of a threat than an insult or disparagement.

 No.1822

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Yeah a swastika (when used in reference to Nazis rather than as a symbol of peace- that is, not tilted sideways slightly-) isn't a slur.

It's more or less an implied threat, I guess. That would be the closest you could really get to it.

But slur is simply incorrect. Slurs are verbal, they are words. Slurs are not symbols. Unless you're talking music. Then slurs are a musical symbol. But that's not the same.


 No.1785[Reply]

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So, if I'm going to be under this so-called "political ban" for how ever many months remain, I'm going to need one of you to specify what is and isn't "political". Because every day I am running the risk of violating the rules by not knowing. Does it only involve things related to the government? If so, which countries government? Since I don't live in Canada, could I discuss Canada's government? Or does it include other topics, and if so, which? For example, I would like to discuss the idea of "censorship" on the internet right now, but I don't know where it falls in these nebulous rules. Help a brother out, what is and isn't allowed?
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 No.1798

>>1790
I'd agree by large. Bait it definitely is, but, political bait probably not.

 No.1802

>>1797
I'd really like to hear the boundaries from someone on the modstaff, not a robot.

 No.1821

I'd just like to state in Manley's thread that Manley's been pretty nice lately.  Also he hasn't held a grudge against me for our past, seems to be a genuinely fun guy for the most part.

Not that he needs my approval or anything.


 No.1807[Reply]

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This is the thread for continuing discussion on the PACT Act, visible in /arch/ here.

 No.1809

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>>1807
For voting, in addition to "yes"/"no" option, I suggest an option "agree in principle but disagree with the wording".

For example, I would vote against "Rule 6. Do not bait or goad another user into engaging in rule-breaking content. In the event of such an occurrence, both the baiting user and baited user shall be found in violation of this rule...." because the text of rule can be interpreted as mandating punishment of a completely innocent party.  E.g., if someone baits Manley by saying "Manley is a ${insert_insult_here}", the literal text of rule can be interpreted as requiring that Manley be punished, even if he successfully ignores the bait and doesn't even respond to the thread at all.  Now, of course, I think by "occurrence" you mean "[the baited user] engaging in rule-breaking content" instead of "bait[ing] or goad[ing] another user", but that is ambiguous.

 No.1820

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I'll continue to just say that I am in support of the new rules.

I think right now the wording will just have to be cleared and clarified, but I am a fan of the changes, that is all.


 No.1766[Reply]

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Having this as a section on the front page  of the site has always struck me as a combination of unsettling, bizarre, out of place, and maybe unnecessary.

I dunno. Is suicide such a frequent topic among members that the front page needs to mention it? And even if so, should it be mentioned on the front page? Does calling attention to suicides on the front page of a place called "Ponyville" make much sense? Does it do anything positive to have its own section?

I mean, if suicidal ideology was brought up in a thread, it would make sense to direct them to help within the context of that thread, of course. But to mention it on the front page of the site paints a really strange picture about the state of the userbase, and potentially what any outsiders might expect from users who frequent here.

Kinda just rambling, but ultimately I'm sorta just questioning, does this section really need to be on the front page? And why?
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 No.1773

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The suicide clause was something i introduced to Ponychan, long before Ponyville came about, to protect the community from liability that arose from numerous suicide threads.

The issue then, and now, is thus: the administration and the moderatorship are not trained in suicide prevention or similar such techniques. Suicide threads, even if uncommon, absolutely do come up.

On Ponychan, what happened was, the staff had reason to suspect that a poster of a suicide thread had actually committed suicide, and had posted a thread seeking comfort or help of some kind, though perhaps not in such a direct manner.

The site's community at the time, though well intentioned, came up with all kinds of advice and psychoanalysis and such.

When the person therein had potentially killed themselves, that well intentioned advice, or trolling, or whathave you, became a danger to the site, and showed just how dangerous an instantaneous imageboard environment could be to a psychologically unstable person.

Take, for example, a suicide thread in which an OP says they cannot take life anymore and wants to kill themselves.

Let us say then, an anonymous troll, says "do it." And before a moderator can get to it, the OP sees it and follows through. This sort of situation doesn't just open us up to substantial liability, it is dangerous too for the individual who, in a moment of weakness, sought help from a dangerous place: a place that allows the unaccountable nature of anonymity.

The clause is not meant to discourage users from seeking comfort, but it is meant to protect the site front liability, and the user from perhaps seeking care from an environment of substantial risk.
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 No.1777

>>1773
Yeah no, I don't think the site would have any legal liability for what users post.  It would be shielded under CDA Section 230 (47 U.S.C. § 230).  But I guess the existing policy is still a good idea just to nip in the bud those unpleasant threads.

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>>1777
well, i admire you for taking the time to look through the USC to find relevant federal law. But your "yeah no ..." and certainty in the law, especially in the US code of all things, makes me feel like maybe you don't understand the scope of the law.

You will note, the USC is broad brush. What matters is less the exact letter of the law, per se, compared to what we've established as legal precedent.

That is to say, sure, we can interpret that 47 U.S.C. §230 shields our site and staff from suicide liability... but does it?

And the answer is, we're not sure. Suicide liability is a very uncovered area of the law: a wild place. The United States Code is a very thin outer layer of law.

Maybe a court would find that a site administrator that is friends with a suicidee counts as a special relationship, or that not answering a user with a history of suicidal posts with a clear answer that we aren't equipped to handle that sort of thing might be an act of negligence.

Maybe Ponyville isn't an "interactive computer service" as defined by statute. Which, it looks like, it arguably might not be.

Maybe suicidal conduct is not inclusive of the terms "obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable ..."

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 No.1643[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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There are currently a couple of threads that seem to revolve around posting anime lolis. A few of the threads have really crude jokes and even sexual remarks about the girls.

I think this kind of content attracts a bad crowd. And it also reflects badly on anyone that shares a space with the people that post this kind of thing. Can we consider doing something about this maybe? There's just something really creepy about objectifying prepubescent girls no matter their "mental age".
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 No.1781

>>1775
Yea, kinda this.

And I don't know how I feel about filters. I would rather skip over a thread that isn't breaking rules, rather than see it get filtered.

 No.1782

>>1774
Spoilered images in general are kind of lame.

 No.1783

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>>1782
That could also be a filter. To display spoilered images by default!


 No.1716[Reply]

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As posted in a thread:

>>808539 (You)
That has nothing to do with any other thread Moony, that's teasing Manley for saying his toaster told him stuff.  

This reminds me, i wondered why my image of Pinky in a diaper was quietly deleted in that thread the other night without comment when 1) you discussed Noomy's image a great deal before deleting it and 2) artee posts pinky in a diaper all the time and it's not a problem.  Theres nothing sexual about the image i posted (in fact the opposite) and i see a much more fetishy pet-play Sonata than Noom's image posted all the time here and no one objects.  I think you know the Sonata on a leash image and artee's diapered pinky images im talking about.

I don't see how joking Manley about his phrasing of this OP, or the images that got deleted the other night are any different than a lot of what goes on around here and i'm not making a big deal out of it, i just want to point this out as inconsistent moderation since you bring it up.

It was just good clean fun and i think you're reading too much into it.

Edit:
1.  Dark Knight doesn't have Superman in it,
2.  I didn't call Manley a furry.  
3.  Why so serious my friend?
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 No.1754

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>>1752
>>1753
Don't feel bad for my mistake, lp.

As long as you are committed to a better relationship with Manley, i am very happy c:

 No.1755

>>1754
I don't.  You shouldn't either.

Thank you, friend.

Edit:  i think you didn't make a mistake Moony.  In hindsight i think it was a good move.

 No.1756

>>1747
Just trying to help since you seemed confused. I have better things to do than try to help you, though.


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