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So as you may have been aware,  2016 has had a lot of really heated political arguments what with both the Democratic and the Republican party having highly controversial candidates, and those arguments  still haven't ended despite the election being over.
And as you might also know, those arguments have made their way to this site.
I propose there should be more control over political arguments. Not necessarily banning them altogether, but stopping them from escalating once they get to the point where someone posts something that could easily engage someone with strong left wing or right wing opinions.
Yes,  I believe in freedom of speech, but I also believe in a time and a place for it. I hang around on this site more than Ponychan to avoid this type of ugliness.
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In so far as you are proposing that political threads be kept to a more civil tone of discourse, I agree wholeheartedly.


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That is the approach I have been personally taking with political threads, as of the day you posted this (I think).  I would never be okay with banning them entirely, but I've been too lax in keeping them civil.  Going forward I'll be trying to keep a closer eye on them and prodding people if they get near any dangerous lines.


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i think our current plan is to monitor the conduct of individual users in threads, and handle users on a case by case basis, instead of holding the threads themselves liable.

While this doesn't make political threads exempt from the rules that apply to all threads, i will say that i think the users are not upset as much about the fact that there are political threads as much as they are concerned about the negative content that emerges out of them.

As such, it is best if the staff handles things at the user level, in accordance with what the general consensus of users seems to be.


A round of cheer for Twilight, for sinking the one oldschool ponythread we've had in months.


Now we can get back to our hang out threads talking about our days.

How's your day, ponyville?
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I know that the kids in my class would say way worse than any of that. And again, I was told that mentioning sex was ok so long as no explicit depictions of sex acts were.


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I think Manley's thread was in slightly poor taste, but locking it and banning him was a bit too heavy handed.

>So, warning messages. Do they give the poster a warning screen, or does it just get posted on the offending post?
Honestly, I would say that if a mod wants to give someone a warning, they should post in the thread rather than sending a warning ban. That way it's harder to miss, and others can see where the line is too.


Either way, warnings need to be more clear to the people getting them.


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Interesting! We'll look into it. Thanks for stopping by!


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I'll keep it simple.

This site uses MM/DD/YY.

As a Brit who's used to DD/MM/YY, this is confusing.

There is no option to change this.

Can we have a DD/MM/YY option, please?
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Agreed. It's not a huge deal, but more options would be nice.


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this shouldn't be so, so hard. i'll see if we can figure out a way to do it!


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As a military member, I am used to YYYYMMDD


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Hey everyone. I'm one of the developers for Ponyville, and I'm working on the themes for the site.

Now, while I have some interesting ideas of my own (like creating a color theme selection separate from style selection), I'd like to hear from you guys some of your ideas of things you'd want to be included in the theming system. I can't guarantee that all of them will be done, but I will look at them and consider what works best.

Here's a list of ideas so far (will be updated as ideas come in and are completed):
Mane 6 themes (make them easy on the eyes in terms of colors)
New default theme! (Let me know what you want for it!)
CMC themes, Spike, Celestia, Luna, Discord, other nearly main characters.
Color/Style theme separation.
Lyra, Bon-Bon, Colgate, Etc.
Workmode style (hides/minimizes images and makes styling plain/non-pony looking)
Easy-on-the-eyes/basic/simple styles.
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Or better yet, border-style: none;


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Should be fixed now.


Confirmed! Thank you.


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Where should I submit stylesheets?
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Thanks for the cool new style sheets, Starshine!! i will have these up as soon as i can c:

so cool…

how long does something like this take to make? it is so neat!


Not very long! An hour or two, maybe?


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Any word on when this will be fixed?
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Is there a way I can make work like on 4chan?

These embeds are a huge resource hog and makes this site really slow to load


In the meantime hiding the threads works


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sorry for the delay, ponies! we're a bit backlogged on dev issues at the moment, but we're going to try and slowly get these resolved as our devs have more time!  


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What do I put in the embed box.
I've tried

They're not working. And clearly something works because everyone else is doing it. What am I doing wrong?
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*crosses fingers


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huh. it worked.

so strange


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Why don't [tt] or [code] work?  I want a tag for monospace font.


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Hi staff, will we be able to edit posts at some point in the future? That'd be neat.



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Ever noticed that if ou leave a thread open long enough, posts are added underneath yours instead of underneath the lastly added post?

I suppose I can mark this down as a bug?
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i still can't figure it out :c

i'm pretty sure it's still happening though, right?


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Should be fixed now.


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Hooray!! yay!!


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Okay so why do mobile YouTube links not? The ones that go youtu.be

Its really annoying for me.


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…for the embeds?


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Yeah. They also don't have the [embed] option when pasted in the comment box


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>Please do not use offensive slurs, unless the language in question is topical and relevant to a non-offensive purpose.
Is it okay to merely mention (rather than use) an offensive slur?



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The safe answer is no, do not mention slurs.  Do not use them towards friends as a joke, do not use them even if the person you are speaking to wouldn't take offense, and obviously don't use them to refer to someone in derogatory manner.

Why are you asking?


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>Why are you asking?
Because the rule, as written, only prohibits using the word, thereby implying that mentioning it is allowed.  But it seemed that mods take adverse action against mere mention.


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Can you get this thing fixed? I can't get it to work, everytime I try an error message comes up saying "error you look like a bot", and I want to at least have a chance to appeal my ban.


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Hm, we shall look into this. It's been brought up a few times now. Very sorry for that trouble :(


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Dear Moony

What can I do? I'm at the point now where getting perma banned seems pretty much inevitable, simply obeying the rules doesn't help because there could always be one I missed or misread, actively going out of my way to make sure I don't break them by attempting to memorize them doesn't help because there are always those moments where I could post or say something that I didn't know counted as rule breaking, for all I know simply posting this plea for help could be that final straw, so that's why I'm turning to you specifically because your the 1 mod I trust the most, please help.

Let's say I do get perma banned, what can I do about it, and as long as I stay away after that does then ban eventually get lifted or an I banned forever?

If I wanted to take the precaution of leaving my email address with you guys as a means of contact off site, is there a way to exchange that with you or the other mods without the other posters knowing that information?

Also the ban appeal text box is broken so even if I got banned I have no hope of even trying to appeal it, can that be fixed?

Please don't ban me for posting this.
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Steam, i don't think you're a bad person.

But you -must- follow our rules. And you just… don't. Misreading the rules or missing one is no excuse: there are not so many, and all of them are fairly common sense.

If you get permabanned, you can appeal right away if there's a misunderstanding, and the staff will weigh the merits of your case against your history of offenses.

The staff will then determine what the proper length should be, or whether the appeal should just be denied.

If denied, you can reappeal once every two months, give or take good behavior, whereupon the same process applies.

There is not one single user on site who consistently gets reported more than you, Steam. And, to be very honest, most of those reports tend to be actual rule violations.

Take some time. Consider your previous bans. Consider what others users have told you, about your behavior… and make that change.

i'd like for you to have a good time here. But your good time cannot come at the cost of everypony else's good time, Steam. If your behavior does not change, my hooves are tied.
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>there are not so many
Sure but after careful analysis of the rules this morning I came to find that the rules themselves are both too long and use uncommon terms that require me to look them up just to understand the rule said term is in.

Which is why I made myself a summarized version.


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