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Please also read through our rules, before posting! We hope you will have a lot of fun here in Ponyville!
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.
We are proposing a new set of rules that are far simpler to read and comprehend. Instead of adding increasing complexity to the rules in an attempt to make them airtight, more responsibility shall be given to each user to act in accordance not only with the letter of the rules, but the spirit of the rules as well.
It is the opinion of the staff that Canterlot has exceeded its original purposes, and requires substantial streamlining in order to make it functional. Canterlot has become an unnecessary dramatic place, and the following policy seeks to reduce that drama first and foremost.
If a user has an issue to bring to Canterlot, that user shall open a thread, post as many posts as they need, and then request a lock. No other users may post in that thread. After the lock is requested, a staff member shall lock the thread, and then provide an answer.
In so doing, each Canterlot thread shall have the user's posts, a moderators answers, and that's it. “Meta” matters will not be permitted on other boards, outside of /canterlot/, with the policy strictly enforced.
The staff at Ponyville is not trained to treat depression or prevent suicides. The posters at Ponyville are also in no position to counsel or treat suicidal individuals. As such, threads concerning suicidal behavior may be locked at any time, with an explanation. If you are feeling suicidal, or need someone who can genuinely help you through a crisis situation, please dial the National Suicide Hotline of your respective country or seek local medical attention.