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There used to be a link that led to a list of the tags that could be used on the home page. It's possible that I missed it but is there a link to that list somewhere on the site still?
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Canterlot serves as both our moderator board and a site issues board here on Ponyville. You're more than welcome to interact with our staff, and watch how we discuss and handle certain issues on site.

Unlike /cartoon/, /pony/, or any other boards that may follow, Canterlot should remain a fairly serious board. The rules will be enforced much stricter here on Canterlot.

While some generally silliness is expected and encouraged, please also try to keep posting to the other boards.

I hope we'll get to see you around /Canterlot/ now and then! I know our staff ponies will just love spending time with you here in our little staff room.


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Hello, my little ponies! Here is a list of staff on Ponyville.us. If you have any questions or comments concerning staff members, please use the report system or /canterlot/ to contact them for the time being.

Admins -
!!Celestia - Moony
!!Twilight - HawkeyePierce [Advisory Only]
!!Coco Pommel - Starshine
!!Luna - Dizzy, Abby, Pepp, Savvy, Braze, Chroma, Grace

Sysadmin -
!!Discord - Atticus

Tech admins -
!!Starswirl - Foreground
!!Thorax - Max

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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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How do you upvote or downvote a post?


You keep a tiny agenda to mark posts.




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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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Whats the maximum .gif size limit?

I found some i really want to use that are like 14meg but wont post (gets timeout error even from good comnection at work) and it looks like i was just able to post a 7 meg one (barely).  Is the limit 10 or something?

Can we increase it a little bit?  Any ideas on maybe a site that might squash them a little for me to get under the size limit? Etc,


Edit:  found a free compressor:

Problem solved.
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Got this from 13meg to 7 meg using compression.  It still takes a while to upload but did the trick!


I think WebM would be a better format for something like that.


Webm's are great but I'm stuck in my ways and I love .gifs.

As I said, I compressed the size range I had trouble with and I'm quite happy now with the existing limits.

And thanks.  Webms really are pretty awesome.


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Unfortunately, as of late, it seems that there's a lot of trouble going around, and, I've always thought this was the type of thing rule 1 existed to fix.
But, it seems rule 1 either doesn't mean what I thought it does, or simply isn't enforced as a rule.

If it's the first, what constitutes a rule 1 violation?
Would calling someone a jerk, saying they're cruel, or insinuating they're being manipulative for the purpose of hurting another be a violation of rule 1?
Would constant hostile accusatory remarks, such as "you're trying to get me in trouble", or "you just want to make me look dumb", not be a violation of rule 1?

If it's the latter, though, I think that needs to change. I'd say Rule 1 is a large part of why this place has been so pleasant. Making people be polite to one another helps to bring about common understanding and build friendships.
Constant shitflinging such as examples above only give scars and disdain towards other users.
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>My critiques are of the actions you've made, not some deeper intention I've no way of getting.
This is a very important point.  



We've read and heard your complaints about Manley's harassment, and have now taken the punitive action we deem appropriate. Thank you for your patience and understanding.



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Woah, one certainly misses quite a bit when they don't regularly visit the other boards.


Instead of filtering a user in general I wonder if there would be a way to hide or filter specific posts like we can now for whole threads.


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How long was my lenient ban again? Lol
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Dint u say it was perma?


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Chrome gave me a permaban, but eventually the mods forgot about my ban.

remember when I came the whole page awhile back?


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Pretty sure that was deliberate forgiveness cuz you're fun to have around when you're not crashing the site or sending people whatever it was that you sent mikie n zeke et al.


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I cannot be the only one who thinks this is a bit too much, right? A friendly reminder would have been fine for Manley. But an official WARNING for a dumb Peter Griffin picture? Don't you think that's a bit excessive?
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> I still feel that crime is continuing without action being taken.
Give us like, just a little tiny bit longer please? Like, 15 minutes or so maybe?

>Frankly, you didn't really need to respond, as Braze already did remarkably well.
Yes, well sometimes a guy has to do what he has to do. You don't like being misrepresented, nor do I.


I think this thread has mostly run its course.  I just have a couple more thoughts.

>Unless you want accusations of being an 'ebil nazi', you're going to have to clarify your position against people like Richard Spencer prior to defending them.
The way to do that here is to criticize his actions and ideology, not him as a person.  It is a fine distinction but an important one.

>And I'd want to vocalize that, lest we get people like Butt accusing us of being "Manley apologists".
A rule-abiding way to do that is to exactly disclaim such implications.  E.g., saying something like "I think the warning on post P is unjust because [reasons].  (For clarification, this thread is concerned *only* with post P.  I express no opinion in this thread about whenever any other of M's posts are ban-worthy.  Discussion of M's other posts is off-topic except insofar as they are relevant to whether post P deserved a warning.)"  This is unfortunately longer, but that sometimes is the price to pay.


That's fair. Sorry I did that, then.


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So currently mods give warnings/bans to extra-bad posts. I just had a thought that maybe extra-good posts could earn a gold star or something.  Now this is a rather half-baked idea of mine, and probaby it is a bad idea for reasons that will become apparent upon closer examination.  But I just wanted to jot it down before I fall asleep and forget it.


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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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i want you to understand that threads where users insult and attack each other is a massive priority for myself right now, and we're trying to create a situation where we can stop that from escalating

i do agree we should've done more about reports of Rule 1 violations, and i think looking into how we handle bans will help


i also think the escalating bans need serious re-working, i literally couldn't agree more with you


Well, that's fair, then, I guess.
In such a case of tightening restrictions, it'd probably be best to postpone the whole escalation thing until such a time as the uses are used to the new standard.



we have to actually work on how the new system will function, but i am 100% behind the idea we should be doing more to stop users from hurting each other


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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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In my experience, people ascribing negative intentions to others is responsible for a lot of negativity in politics threads.  So I suggest completely avoiding doing that.


>I'm going to need one of you to specify what is and isn't "political".
I'd say anything that a politician might campaign on.  


I actually misread his sentence at the time, and I thought he said "better", not "acceptable", so yes I can somewhat agree.


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So, Iara was just banned on /pony/ for one of her silly bandwagon threads.

Sorry if this seems like putting extra pressure on the mods, but could we modify that ban notification to cite and show what reason Iara was banned?


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Sorry about that, I should've posted alongside it.

This was their ban message if it helps any though:

"You were warned earlier about infractions to rules 7 and 8.  You then posted "I wasn't planning on deleting my thread tho. I wanted to keep it around because I love being provocative. In all senses." afterwards.  You then posted a thread to try and continue being mean to people, ironically or not that's against the rules.  You are now being banned for 4 hours due to breaking 5, 7, and 8.  We ask that you please stop breaking the rules and be nicer to others. Thank you. -!!Rainbow Dash"


Gonna be bluntly honest: I think my ban was stupid.
I should have been warned/banned for the first thread I made. THe second thread was just a dumb meme bandwagon, that was all made in comedy.

The first one I got a warning on WAS pretty rude tho, and I would have accepted nothing less than a ban from that one.


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Maybe a Christmas theme to help make the Yuletide gay?
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What iff, there's a snow effect that you can toggle on a dark theme?





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's feature request: Option to downsize thumbnails of non-OP images.  I don't think this can easily be implemented client-side with just CSS, but JavaScript+CSS can probably get the job done.  Or it could be done server-side.  I could also take a stab at doing this if you give me read-only access to the source code and let me submit a pull request or something.

Pic unrelated.
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This is done, finally. It wasn't really that hard to do, but I had to shift a few things around to actually get the time, energy, and will to align to make it happen.

Thanks for the offer, it kinda helped motivate me to carve out the time to do this so you wouldn't have to go in and do it for me, lol. It's nice of you to offer, but I wanted to refactor some things to clean things up a bit. If you want access to the code still, just for funsies or whatever, I don't mind that. Let me know.


P.S. You probably already know this (from IP address if nothing else) but following post was me:
>Arigatou, Thorax-senpai!


I don't spy on IPs like that often. I knew it was you from your mannerisms ^_^

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