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 No.181[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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

Sysadmin -
!!Discord - Atticus

Moderators -
!!Zecora - Mondo
!!Rainbow Dash - Wizard
!!Trixie - Zeke Roa
!!Fluttershy - Moony
!!Scootaloo - Bleeding Raindrops, Sweet Chamomile
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 No.1293

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>>1037
>>1290

To be honest, I didn't realize that I was still on the staff list after leaving when I first started gender transition. I'm surprised to find my name still there.

I'm happy to consult on stuff, but I don't expect to be active again anytime soon. I apologize if I gave the impression that I would be.


 No.1208[Reply]

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Hi everypony! We've been working behind the scenes to resolve issues in our development pipeline and today I bring you the results of that effort. Yes, I am talking about the most elusive and coveted of features, the edit button! You should now have an edit button next to the delete and report buttons which does exactly what it says on the tin. If you aren't seeing the button, you may want to try a ctrl+F5 or to clear your browser cache.

Understand that what we have now is about the minimum for edit functionality. The major limitation is that, just like for deleted posts, the thread auto updater does not effect existing posts. As the person doing the edit, you will see your change immediately, but others who have already had the thread auto update will not see your change unless they manually refresh the page (though if you edit goes through before someone auto updates, they will see the editted post). The auto updater is a pretty complex system, so it will take a little more time to work in automatic updates (and deletes) into that framework.

What's next? I already have the next update set aside with a few quality of life improvements. I plan to let the edit thing simmer for a few days and post another update later this week with these new additions. For the curious, the features planned for that update include:

-Control Shortcuts. Ctrl+[b/i/u/s/r]. Wraps the appropriate tags around text when some text is selected. Adds the appropriate tag at the cursor when no text is selected.
-Inline text quoting. Post links and quoted text will be injected at the cursor instead of the end of the post.
-New tag [tt] for preformated (fixed width) text.
-Fixes an issue where the horizontal width of the quick reply box cannot be resized down in Google Chrome.
-Fixes an issue where text in screenshot images is blurry

After that, I have the ponymotes system 90% done that I want to get added to the site with a small sample of icons. More will be added to the system as they are created.

I am hoping to use this thread for a time to receive feedback and communicate directly with the community about what development features are most in demand. There are a few things already in Canterlot (such as the laggy youtube embeds) but I'm hoping to hear firsthand what people are looking for (also I don't want to scrape through a bunch of Canterlot posts because I'm super lazy).
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 No.1282

>>1281
No disagreements there, Bash could definitely be better. Even very basic tasks can be complicated by the little rules governing white space, special characters, and escaping. As someone with a lot of bash experience, it hardly is a bother to me anymore. But getting to this point took writing thousands of buggy statements and having to go back and understand why it wasn't working how I would have expected.

Still, in my opinion, nothing beats opening a terminal and dropping commands into a file in terms of getting things done. I hate fussing with IDEs and dealing with compiling and all the arcane incantations (public static void main) necessary to make a java program work.


 No.565[Reply]

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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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 No.1185

test


 No.55[Reply]

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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.


 No.1289[Reply]

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So, what's up with emotes?

 No.1291

The ponymotes thing? It's on the way. Probably be some time in early December. November is pretty much packed for me and I won't have time to do the last bits of work it needs until next month.

 No.1292

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 No.1196[Reply]

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I think the current thread has gone far enough. Instead of arguing with people in it about why people shouldn't be rude while arguing in a thread that has already seen enough arguing… it should be brought up here.

So, the problem here is that people can't seem to stay civil in political threads.

The solutions proposed are as follows;

1) Ban politics altogether. Not really a fan of this one and it's more like a last ditch solution if nothing else works.

2) Make a board specifically for Politics, a sort of containment board, if you will. This is only a bit of a better option, really, as people have brought up that it would either draw traffic away from /pony/ OR would just end up dead anyways. Which would solve the problem of politics thread in /pony/ but… not in the best way, in my opinion.

and finally 3) Make sure there's always a moderator around to make sure people don't dissolve into insults. To keep things civil. Anyone who can't keep things civil should no longer be allowed to post in politics threads.

Anyways, those are three options that I, and others, have come up with. Anyone else with ideas should post here as well.

Please refrain from "Oh just ignore the threads, you don't have to post in them" response. I'm looking at you, Mondo, as you seem to just love that one, regardless of how unsuited it is to the ongoing discussion.
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 No.1284

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>>1283
if you have any questions or wanna talk feel free to hit me up.

 No.1287

the safe-space board isn't safe-spacey enough.
we need more coloring books and play-dough.

also a board for political discussion.

 No.1288

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>>1196

Politics can never be truly civil, as it has always been about how to divide up scarce resources (actual or perceived) in the most equitable way.

When resources are perceived to be scarce, people's basic instinct for survival is triggered, which in the past often led to war for resources.

As wars often led to even worse conditions post-war than pre-war for most of the people, the concept of "civility" was born.

"Civility" means everyone comes together and pretends like their survival instinct is not being triggered. Whoever can pretend the best usually gains the most respect and power. Ironically, whoever just doesn't care - often due to being rich or holding a strong position of power - often rises to the top as well, simply because their money and power gives them the luxury of not having to worry about it. This is why corrupt people often rise to power unnoticed - because on the outside they appear to be masters of pretending their survival instinct is not being triggered, when in reality, they're so rich that it just doesn't matter to them what happens to the people who voted them in.

So, you see, civility is not much better than barbarity.

So what is the solution?

Well, you see, politics only exists because of a perceived scarcity of resources. But are resources actually scarce, or are they merely artificially scarce? We have technology millions of times more powerful and more efficient than anything a person 200 years ago had, yet resources are still scarce.
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 No.1135[Reply]

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Does Ponyville have an API?
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 No.1191

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>>1182
I hadn't forgotten about this. Having looked at it a couple of times now though and I'm not sure I can say much more than you already know. Some of the problem is that PVille mangles what you paste into it itself. So even your pale moon request is invalid if I just copy what's pasted in >>1169

Using valid tokens from a request I've captured myself though, there doesn't seem to be any problems in the content or header of your flutter app though. It really just does seem to be in either how you're scraping or sending the tokens. It's worth noting each thread has it's own set of tokens. You can't use tokens for one thread to post to another.

I doubt I could do any more without knowing how your app or the website functions more intimately or being smarter. If you're still having difficulty, I recommend using a HTTP proxy yourself like Burp Suite or OWASP ZAP. You should be able to configure your browser or device to point to these proxies running on your computer so you can test your app on your phone and still capture and edit the traffic. Wireshark is far too low level and doesn't have to tools to easily edit and resend http traffic.

 No.1285

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>>1191
Development has kind of fallen into limbo currently, in part because of school. I do remember, though, that what I was trying involved submitting a blank POST request to the thread page (which will return a complete HTML document of an error page, which conveniently includes the hidden fields of that thread), and then populating those fields and submitting another POST request.

I never did push the latest revision to GitHub, but that's in part because much of the work done on that revision is kind of...hacked together. Particularly the blank POST request thing, which honestly seems like a smoking gun to me, but it was the only way I managed to actually extract anything of use from the server response. I can push it if you'd want to have a look at it, and promise not to judge.

 No.1286

>>1285
maybe. You should be able scrape the tokens from any normal page GET request. But if your POST method works then who cares really?

I don't actually have an android tool chain, but I would be happy to read or test the relevant classes if you want.


 No.1186[Reply]

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Please an option to turn off YouTube embeds, or even better, do what 4chan does and load them only when the user specifically clicks a link to open the embed.  YouTube embeds are bloody slow when a page has a lot of them.

 No.1192

Second.


 No.822[Reply]

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is there any plans to edit posts? i am really really REALLY REALLY bad at typing and stuffems

also, could you implement something to make youtube embeds open like on 4chan? like in the options to do so incase if users like the status quo

because those embeds really bog up my browser…
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 No.1096

>>1095
We don't need a super-deluxe version like Ponychan has.  Even just ugly bare-bones functionality would be a massive improvement.

 No.1126

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>>1095
>lost a lot of the stuff he was working on
This is why you should always use version control and commit+push early and often.

 No.1183

>>822
>is there any plans to edit posts?  i am really really REALLY REALLY bad at typing and stuffems
I could really use this feature too.


 No.1174[Reply]

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[tt] to use <tt>/teletype

 No.1175

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 No.1177

wat

 No.1178

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>>1177
OP is requesting that Moony add a new tag "[tt]" (see >>566 for existing tags) that would use a monospace font (i.e., a font where each character has the same width, such as Courier New).


 No.1068[Reply]

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I light of his recent thread >>489735

Should someone who is clearly unhinged, delusional, and detach from reality as Steam Twist be allowed to post on the board? With the actions we all failed to talk him out of in this thread it's quite possible he's going to slip even further into insanity and become (even more) disruptive and dangerous. It's already becoming a hindrance to the board as a whole.

I feel like we should be discussing this, rather than ignoring it.
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 No.1084

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>>1080
>and hope he is just trolling us, as Mondo suggested.

I'm getting really sick of this "you're a troll" nonsense! Believe whatever you want I don't care anymore!

 No.1086

>>1084
he didn't say you were he said he "hoped you were."

 No.1176

>when you notice who made this thread


 No.1099[Reply]

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I was warned for >>>/pony/507860, and specifically Rules 6 and 11 were mentioned.  Respectfully, I would like to note that my post clearly does not even come close to violating Rule 11; not a single word in my post is even arguably an offensive slur.  

Rule 6 is: "Don't shitpost. We define shitpost as: threads that are purposely created to add nothing to the site, regurgitating spamlike content which is low in creativity, and with potential ill intentions that contribute negatively to the site."

Let me address each criterion.
"threads that are purposely created to add nothing to the site": The post was a reply, not a thread, and furthermore, at least IMHO, it was not completely devoid of humor value.  I realize that the site staff might disagree and hold that the post had zero or negative value, but that is inherently a very subjective judgement and little guidance is available in regards to how the site staff measures the value of posts.

"regurgitating spamlike content which is low in creativity": I think it should be fairly clear from my recent post history that I haven't been spamming or regurgitating posts substantially similar to that post.

"with potential ill intentions that contribute negatively to the site": I don't know how you are trying to infer my intentions, but I can assure they that they weren't ill.  It is apparent now that others didn't find my post as funny as I did, but that constitutes only a failure of judgement on my part, not ill intentions.

So, I would like to request additional guidance on what exactly the site staff finds objectionable about my post.  I realize it's not one of the finest posts on the site, and likely it's even in the bottom 10% of posts, but I don't see how it is even skirting the lines of the rules.
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 No.1156

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>>1154
>However, anyone who argues in favor of nazism is implicitly (and sometimes explicitly) supporting racism and genocide.
I disagree.  Hitler tried to hide the death camps from most of the Nazi rank-and-file civilian population.  Why would he do that if they supported genocide?  The answer is that even most Nazi party members would not approve of genocide.  And while Nazism does have a tenet that some races are objectively superior to others, some people might subscribe to the core politico-economic tenets of National Socialism while rejecting the racism.

>Nazism 100% is [hateful].
Not necessarily.  One might simply believe that certain groups need to be removed for the greater good of the nation, just like sickened livestock are destroyed to avoid spreading contagion.  

Anyhow, basically I've just been playing devil's advocate.  If someone comes here posting Nazi symbols in a way that suggests endorsement of Nazism, there's a 95%+ chance he's shitposting in violation of Rule 6.

 No.1172

>>1131
>>1130
>>1132
Nobody is saying that communism is better than Nazism. Communists committed enumerous atrocities.

The hammer and sickle might very well be the political symbol of a rightfully despised dogma. But the swastika is a universally understood symbol of hatred.

>>1133
this is the post that i feel makes the difference. if someone comes in to sh*tpost with communist iconography, they too will meet the same ignominious warning.

Nazi iconography is particularly known for its association to sh*tposting though, and the swastika in particular is a very notorious symbol of hatred.

 No.1173

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>>1172
You've really learned a lot about the internet.


 No.1106[Reply]

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Cone on this is ridiculous. We already know that mods can edit posts so clearly the functionality is already in place. Just flip the damn toggle switch to let users edit their own posts.  It's idiotic that we have to delete our posts to fix typos.
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 No.1113

>>1111
>>1111
Nice quads!

 No.1114

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>>1106
the mod edit function is built into the board software

Zeke… lost all his work on the edit function in a crash or something.

BUT, our new dev has let me know that our edit function work is now well under way… and hopefully can be done soon c:

 No.1122

Fix the appeal box


 No.1053[Reply]

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What's up with this text wrapping?  It would be nice if more than one or two words fit on a line.

 No.1054

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Not gonna lie.
It may be cosmetic, but it's an issue to be tackled.

 No.1098

I investigated this further, and the root cause seems to be a deficiency in the CSS Specification Standard in regards to floats.  A workaround is as follows: In the div[class='body'] element, find the longest line and, at the end of it, add a new span element of the form:

    <span style="display: inline-block; width: 430px;"></span>

Replace 430px with the maximum width (including border, padding, and margin) of the div[class='post-file'] element (i.e., the element with float='left').  For YouTube embeds, this is 430px.  For OP images, it is 285px.  For reply images, it is 255px.

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>>1098
this… actually looks like a very good fix. the tech staff has been discussing it with me… and they are very impressed, anon.

thank you so much for your help!


 No.1093[Reply]

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I don't expect this to fix all problems, but this could help.

When people start to go TOO off-topic with threads such as this : http://ponyville.us/pony/res/495892.html, they should be given a warning. Not a ban. Just a warning. Some off-topic is fine because that's natural but perhaps in general replies should be less negative and less arguing about people on a personal-level if it was not even the purpose of the thread to become personal.

It would appear that this keeps happening and solves next to nothing. Steam of course would have to follow the same rule here.

 No.1094

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That seems fair. i might discuss this proposal with the staff, as it does seem like a good idea to sort of hold back the derailing at the root

 No.1097

>>1093
>Steam of course would have to follow the same rule here.
This will inevitably lead to Steam Twist getting perma'd again.


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