Hello, my little ponies! Your staff and I have been discussing the state of our humble home together for the past few months, and I think we have something today for you that I am hoping you will like.
We founded Ponyville on a set of ideals: our Constitution. Our site was founded with the dream that the internet needn't be a place of serious business. We defined our home, set ourselves apart, by valuing kindness, tolerance, civility, respect, and understanding: concepts that are seldom held in high regard on imageboard-style websites.
It is the opinion of the staff that the goals of the site have shifted away from our founding Constitution, to the detriment of our most vulnerable users, and as such, we are starting the Return to Love Initiative as a way of recapturing the spirit of kindness and love that our site was founded on.
 Enforcement of the Rules
Our policy in the past has always been to err on the side of lenience. In so doing, however, we moved the goalposts too far, and have gone past lenience and into negligence. Effective immediately, a new enforcement policy will be in place: one that is simple and easy to understand.
Moderators will be given much more autonomy to act on the rules. The rules themselves will be vastly simplified, as you shall soon see. The first rules offense a user makes will generally be considered with a warning in thread, publicly visible. The second rules offense a user makes will generally be considered a short ban. And the third rules offense and after will invite any ban, up to and including a permaban, that a staff member feels is fit.
Please note that this is a guideline, and that a moderator will have leeway to even permaban on first offense, depending on the situation, from here on out. Moderators will be much more proactive in enforcing the rules, and though we shall still err in favor of leniency, we shall be taking more firm action towards rule breaking behavior.
 The New RulesPost too long. Click here to view the full text.