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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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Hey everyone! There’s been some confusion as to what our boards are and what they mean. To briefly summarize:

/pony/ is the off-topic and pony general board
/cartoon/ is for fandoms of other cartoons

This leads to confusing questions such as “Where does Dr. Who stuff go?”, and perhaps the most common question of people wondering whether we have an off-topic board at all. Does anyone have suggestions on different board arrangements? A few potential ideas:

>Merging both boards into one while we gauge the community and its needs.

>Splitting /pony/ into an off-topic and pony board.
>Moving the pony portion into /cartoon/, such that we have an off-topic and on-topic board

Comments on these ideas, or ideas of your own are all welcome. We’re trying to set up what the community needs most and appreciate your input.
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this works because cartoon is dead as hell at the moment, the idea for it is too narrow for the population this place has


I'd say merge it into one until you can determine what the site needs since I think /cartoon/ will be sorely underused until then.

But, I also had another idea for boards that I posted on ponychan. I don't know how much water it holds, but I can go into it if you'd like.


/pony/ is for off topic
/cartoon/ is for other cartoons
but other cartoons are off topic


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I suppose it must have been the anonymous posting that did it?

Anyway, back to my question.

Is there a list of moderators for this site?

I would also like to bring up the fact that your rule page doens't list not posting anon on /Canterlot/ as against the rules

This should be rectified to improve user experience, along with the utilization of shorter bans and an appeal system, as I was indeed unaware that this was a rule.

A decent suggestion for the mod staff to consider would also be using board only bans for those who break board specific rules, thus allowing people to post elsewhere if they break a specific rule on a "serious" board like /Canterlot/
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I think for this place that banning suggestive content entirely is probably the closest to a desired action to take. But then again, a loooooot of safe things can be considered suggestive.

The entire self moderation part is what made people look for a new place.
It's a place of freedom, but it also loses its reigns on the content and at some point you might as well make everything a free option, isn't it?

It can be a mess and an effort on moderation side, but it beats the alternative to just let things be.


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On the Wraith, I would say no, that's fine. That does not pass the admittedly vague lines we've set.

I think actual mature content being around is out of the question. I'm not sure there's even a small portion of our users that want it, and most would leave entirely at the mention of the possibility.

As it stands, though, I think the rule (the vague and rough rule that mostly gives us free reign on interpretation) bans explicit things and things we determine to be porn without being necessarily explicit. The latter being the more complicated portion, but probably no less important.


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First, these are based on my own sensitivities and thoughts about public decency standards. It's just how I think about it and I thought it might be useful.

With respect to anything related to sex and nudity, I think that the objective/subjective distinction is the best place to start thinking about wording and community intentions. Objective appreciation of sex and nudity related issues talk about the things in a way that does not make a person feel like they are participating in something. It is a moving target but there are ways to set limits on how a community sees things. I have a few model ways of looking at it that I sometimes use as a "yardsticks" that collectively help me.

*Objective content talks about X and describes X in more technical ways.
*Subjective content interacts with X as a personal experience.
*Subjective experience can be described as an object in mature treatment like advice, or introductory discussions.
*If the communication starts reading or appearing sexualized (actually occurring explicit activity portrayed as personally pleasurable), like a random sampling of common pornography, or an intimate chat session simulating sex, the line has been crossed.
*An important category problem is when one person projects (in terms of emotional impact), or sends unsolicited sexualized sexually explicit comments to another person.

Art is more complicated but similar standards can be set here. There is art excluded by the previous guidelines but these tend to be areas of current sociopolitical conflict and likely precisely what moderators will have to expect as a hypothetical "worst case scenario". So if someone is posting art that pushes against the rules, they should be able to demonstrate why the art is personal to them (it is art after all), and how it would improve their life to express it (without hurting anyone or creating a problem moderators and staff can not solve).

I might have more but I need to fish though some folders and find a copy of the discussions I had on this issues at Ponychan.


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My posts are not automated! Stop that, new mlpchan.
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Oh, man, I'm Mondo, I suppose most people wouldn't know that, so I'll switch out my fun name.


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Oh, hi! I've met you before.


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Yes, hello! Glad you remember me! It has been a while, though, which is why you didn't know about my newish name.

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