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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
!!Luna - Dizzy - Email: dizzyneal@hotmail.com
!!Twilight - HawkeyePierce

Sysadmin -
!!Discord - Atticus

Moderators -
!!Zecora - Mondo
!!Rainbow Dash - Wizard
!!Trixie - Zeke Roa
!!Fluttershy - Moony
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Just here to deliver this message since I happened to talk to em without knowing they're not longer part of the staff: Dizzy wants to be removed from the staff list.


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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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bumping because I just now noticed that there actually was a thread with this in it and also I think it would be cool to have this stickied somewhere.


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


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


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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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!


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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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I did not take offence to the post andfound the ban sort of surprising.

I can imagine where it comes from. Because the post is /pol/ trollbait-y, asserting that muslims are rapists (and those who allow them to be are cucklords who want to get raped).
Same could be towards Black people/hispanics/mentally handicapt/…
I think Ponyville definitely wants (and needs) to steer away from that culture, even if there's 'humour' that involves commentaries on muslims/immigrants/… in a meme-y way.

I don't know about your history and if you ever made similar jokes or threads.
But I would avoid posting jokes of that type. If anyone wants to discuss immigration and sorts of that, itb would require a well built serious thread without the memes.


> asserting that muslims are rapists
Oh, is that how you interpreted it?  By "take your bodily fluids" I meant that terrorist bombings often exsanguinate at least some of the victims.


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Hi anon. When it comes to the reports we receive, our rule as a staff is to err in favor of lenience whenever possible.

We received a number of different reports concerning your post, and i discussed the situation briefly with another moderator.

i opted to apply a warning, in lieu of a ban, as we have a fairly substantial post history of rule-skirting behavior and otherwise dismissed reports, for baiting, political derailing, and Rule 6 violations from you.

The only means the staff really has for interpreting ill intentions is to look at the record of posts and how a user chooses to interact with the site, and the community.

Anons as well, in particular, can be difficult to adjudicate, as many have switching IP addresses, without any sort of name or characteristic to link one anon's actions to another.

we had at least three separate posters interpret your post as having meant this. i had interpreted it myself as shedding of blood.

The ambiguous thread OP post, combined with this obvious political statement, finally interpreted in light of both your post history, and the reports received both for the thread OP post, and the post in question, pushed this over the line from a dismissal, to a report requiring action. As we have issued warnings in the past, this was escalated to a ban, but de-escalated back to a warning, so as to be more in line with our preference for leniency.

i hope that our decision makes more sense now.


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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.


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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


>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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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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I think it's been "nearly finished" for a couple of months now.


i just wanted to provide an update, concerning edits.

…Apparently, Zeke ran into some trouble, and lost a lot of the stuff he was working on. We will put another developer on the case… and hopefully have this done sooner, rather than later :c

i'm very sorry to all of our users, concerning this issue. i know you've all been very patient, waiting for this editing feature :c


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


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Everypony else gets to post pics like this yet when I've done it you ban me, that is not at all fair!
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favoritism among the staff. don't apologize Steam. You're in the right here.


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Well it's been a couple of months, and just now my eyes have met this thread.

Dear Steam Twist, do you have the slightliest grasp for what is SFW and what is NSFW?
Because you should seriously study these basic concepts before crying to the staff to fix something that's not broken.

With that said, I'm open for dialoge too, if you have any further questions, after of course, using your best buddy google to do a little research on the terms above.

Also as a final point to this one particular post, I'd like to say that all of my Jam pictures are properly cropped and edited to follow the rules guidelines strictly.


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I would also like to take this opportunity to recommend the posters to not encourage him when he's clearly not right. You folks are driving his already slim perception of right and wrong even more stray than it already is.
I know it would be very entertaining for you anon, to just sit there and watch the whole thing burn to the ground, but let's just not do that, please.


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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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I'm afraid Sweet may be right.

Not exactly the right thing to do, in my opinion.
But perhaps we should just ignore him and hope he is just trolling us, as Mondo suggested.


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>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!


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


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So uh, I noticed someone made a thread insulting me and making false accusations about me, and then a mod came by, also made false accusations about me, and locked the thread before I had a chance to respond/defend myself. What gives?
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What's a pole? You mean, like, Polish people? I don't think nationality has much to do with what we were talking about. I didn't say white people were monsters. I said people who voted for Trump were (which, as I said, is a view I've since amended and tempered). So if you aren't American, you couldn't possible be included in that group.

And I think the confusion here is that he assumed I thought "being a racist" is included in the "crimes committed" Which was not my intent. I meant more along the lines of, people who have committed hate crimes, not just those with racist views. But the answer I gave was a bit vague, I'll admit that.


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Yes, I mean Polish people, who until fairly recently were an ethnic minority in the Soviet Union, and treated quite badly. Watching what you say due to fear of secret police is something that remains a very real memory there.

In any case, the point here is that if you want to be accurate, you'd be wise to say non-white American. Try and adopt a non-Amerocentric viewpoint, at least around here.

With the way you worded it, yes, that's what he/she thought, and I cannot blame them for that. If you're going to debate someone on such a hot-button issue, you need to be clear. Otherwise I open the site and see almost an entire thread being reported because there just seems to be people fighting and getting nasty with one another. Then that nastiness looks as though it's going to start getting spammed across the front page.


That person making a new thread about it was out of line. I'm not upset with it being closed, I'm upset with the implications that were made. Which we have gone on to clear up here.


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Okay, hold the fuck up.

Some creepy little goblin decides to repeatedly make creepy comments towards somebody, and instead of doing anything about them, you ban the person complaining about the creepiness instead?

I dont care if Steam has autism or not, his behavior is borderline stalkerish and disturbing, and your desperation in trying to make this a comforting atmosphere for him is only serving to alienate other users.  You can safely count me as one of them.  If behavior like that is excusable because he's "autistic", I sure hope you dont mind if I utterly shit up this website, because it just so happens I have autism too, so you'll have to tolerate it.
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But you still knowingly broke the rules by insulting him, correct? If you violate the rules listed on the main page, you will be treated like anyone else who does so.

If you could cite a rule you felt Steam broke during your disagreement, that would help. But as far as I saw, you had broken the rules very clearly by directly insulting two other posters.


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I do not have autism!


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Trust me, you do.  Dont tell me that you've "cured autism" either, because that's not how autism works.  To be fair, it's the least of your problems, but I'm just saying.


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Please change the behavior of the "delete" button when applied to a thread, so that it behaves like on Ponychan (deleting only the OP post, not the whole thread, including other people's posts).  



Will pass to technical staff.


Has been passed to technical staff.


oh god pls dont


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this site drops your name like… a lot

is moony trying to force anon?


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why don't you guys have an option to hide youtube windows
this page literaly lags out when 10 videos all load up at the same time
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I'm experiencing the same issue in >>>/pony/435205
Pls fix.


>i do not… remember that.
You don't remember when I posted and stickied this back on Kusaba-era Ponychan before it had been announced that I was a new site developer and pretended to be Zamoonda? You started freaking out before you realized it was just me lol


Oh, I found a workaround!  Simply access the website via the HTTPS protocol instead of HTTP.  Then YouTube embeds won't load at all.


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How exactly do I read things on or use this site while mobile?

Cause pic related isn't cutting it.


Linking to the post in your screenshot…


Hmm, my phone (Android running Chrome) doesn't do that.  Maybe try flipping orientation (portrait <-> landscape)?


Mine is also Chrome on Android.

Landscape is… kind of better for reading a little? But I never have screen rotating on, so to have to turn it on just for this is kind of a pain…

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