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I hope the mods will be okay with this, what with technically being a promotion

So, as you all know from the current stickied thread, we recently lost Bravery.

Bravery was my very good friend. I spoke to him daily about just about everything for over a decade, and adjusting to life without him has been hard, though I am certainly getting better at getting through my day to day and starting to do things again.

I know that he would not have wanted me to sit around and be sad for him forever. And as much as he was my friend, he was also my supportive numbe 1 fan of just about anything. Willing to watch my video drafts to check for mistakes, and always, ALWAYS being present for my otherwise not heavily visited streams. Sleet or snow, no other viewers - Brav was there, always chatting  and clipping up a storm.

He wouldn't want me to stop doing content, especially not at a time where my Twitch Affiliate Anniversary is coming up. So I am not going to. But I AM going to dedicate it to him.

One of our last conversations were discussing what would be something fun to do for such an occasion, and he suggested some nostalgic fun with the Disney Afternoon Collection of classic Disney Capcom games.

So on JULY 18TH, at 9PM UTC+2  / 2 PM UTC-5, I will be streaming exactly that, all in his name over at

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There's no easy way to share the news I got yesterday, so that's why I state it plainly in the title and will state it just as plainly now.

Bravery is dead.

He had stopped responding to me altogether on Discord about a week ago, which I naturally thought was odd since he and I have spoken practically at least once a day for the better part of a decade.

I tried to tell myself to not be silly and assume the worst. But still I wrote him every day and recieved no responses even when I said I was worried. So, yesterday, on my way home from another obligation, I started online sleuthing to find contact info on his family, and got ahold of his sister, who he has mentioned to me many times before.

She'd been wanting to get ahold of me, but was unsure how and well, she unfortunately confirmed my darkest fears.

From what she knows, it was sudden. Possibly a result of some underlying health issue. Nobody knows exactly what went on just yet.

I'm gutted, naturally. Brav and I knew eachother well. We were even on birthday and christmas gift basis even though we have only ever actually met a handful of times in real life.

He would have turned 35 on August 1st. I was pondering what I should get him "once he got back". I had practically started rehearsing how to tell him that I didn't care how long he was gone as long as he came back fine and well, in case he was sick or something.
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That's tragic to hear.
I am so sorry for you and for his family.


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Hello dear pony friends! We will be having a short sight maintenance of one or two hours, starting ten minutes from the time of this post.

The site will be in read-only mode! We are moving some infrastructure! Do not worry: it will be okay.

Thank you, everypony!
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Moved to >>>/arch/4662.


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Good morning, everypony!

Today, your staff here at Ponyville.us is proud to announce the newest member of our team, !!Applejack! You may know her as our esteemed user and friend, Tracer Bullet!

Tracer graduated from the University of West Dakota at the age of fifteen, and proceeded to receive her master's degree in petroleum engineering shortly thereafter from Brigham Young University, in Provo Utah.

We expect that Tracer's hardboiled demeanor and excellence in petroleum engineering shall be a great asset to Ponyville.us, as we continue our work in making Ponyville both a fun place to be, and a profitable hydrocarbon exploration venture.

Thank you all for your support!! We are so excited to welcome both Tracer and Royal Dutch Shell to our Ponyville.us family.
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>After all, you are Applejack. The silly pony.

I expect the adequate amount of silliness.


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Dear ponies,

A long, long time ago, on a pony board near you, we set out on an audacious project: the creation of our own OC's! You have already met Sky Serenade, but we are happy to announce that her sister's name has also been officially decided!

Please welcome, Amare Minuet! Sky Serenade is the more lively, silly sister, but Amare Minuet is the more shy and sensitive sister.

i hope you will love her!

i am told, our dear friend Thorax may also have some fun new ponymotes to share!!
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yay! hello amare minuet! a beautiful name for a beautiful pony!


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i am sorry this has taken so long, but let's do it!!

As you know, we have already introduced our new OC, Sky Serenade! But what of her sister?

Let us do a quick runoff poll - Amare Minuet, Pville "Dot" Undershoe, or Cherry Spangle!


After that, we can introduce our cute new PONYMOTES for our OC's!!!
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Sometimes I forget that people from other countries don't celebrate Thanksgiving or the Fourth of July.


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Do you remember our first Ponyville OC?

Here is her sister!! Drawn by community artist Hispanon! Isn't she wonderful?

Her cutie mark is the Chinese word for "heart." It also means feelings, and passion! She has a little heart on her shirt, too!

Let's also think of some fun names for our heart OC! And then, we can vote on both, together!
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>naming poles

I name this one Candy Cane.


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Fillies and gentlecolts, as of April 1st, 2020, Ponyville has officially been placed under quarantine by the Equestrian Health Organization. Apparently, somepony was giving out hugs last night, with blatant disregard for the current pandemic. There's no need to panic! Please tune into this thread, to await further instructions.

We've been informed that users who cooperate with EHO authorities shall be awarded for their efforts.
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We'll see.  Buy gold.

Grow crops.


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Good evening, my little ponies! As part of a staff initiative to be more transparent and accessible to users, we are publishing our Ponyville Transparency Report!


We will try to do this monthly! The thread will be open here for a week, and then moved to Canterlot for further commenting.

This month, we welcome the return of !!Trixie, Zeke Roa, who is helping us develop gochan.ponyville.us, as well as assisting us in moderating!

We are also seeing the departure of Savvy, Brazie, Abby, and Peppermint... whom shall be dearly missed. They are all taking a break from administration.

This month, we are also sharing the results of our poll, as well!

Please take a look, dear ponies: what we do, we do for all of you. <3
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Good evening, pony friends. I have for you, today, a simple poll, which will help us determine what all of you are looking for, in the site.


Please take a look, and answer honestly! The poll is anonymous, and answers will not be shared until the poll is over.

Duplicates, trolls, and vote manipulation will be parsed, as well. We will run the poll for one to two weeks.

If you know any users who are no longer a part of our community, or who only post infrequently, please do also send them this poll!

Let us all do our part in building a better Ponyville together <3

Thank you everypony!
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Long day.


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Good evening ponies. Unfortunately, our testing period for Plan A has not yielded the result the staff was expecting.

As such, we are moving forward with Plan B, and issuing bans to a small pool of users who have been found to be particularly uncivil in their conduct on the board.

We will start with just a few bans, and escalate as needs must. Thank you for your understanding. I'm sorry it has come to this measure.

I truly hope this can help to resolve some of the civility issues and reports present on /townhall/.


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[Third Degree]
Rule 1. Please keep posts generally respectful towards others;
Rule 2. Do not post in a thread for the purpose of being rude or inciting trouble;
Rule 3. Do not derail a thread intentionally. Please generally be respectful to the current topic and atmosphere of the thread. If an OP asks you to stop derailing, please do so;
Rule 4. Please do not engage in advertising or promotion of any kind without first contacting site administration. Pony fanart, stories, music are generally acceptable.

[Second Degree]
Rule 5. Please do not act with extreme hostility towards any user, this includes all manner of insults, threats, and name-calling;
Rule 6. Do not bait or goad another user into engaging in rule-breaking content. In the event of such an occurrence, the baiting user shall be found in violation of this rule. The baited user shall only be in violation of this rule if the user, after receiving warnings from staff not to engage, chooses to ignore such warnings and engage with the bait instead of reporting or informing the staff. Purposefully allowing oneself to be baited, after being given fair warning by staff, shall constitute a violation of this rule;
Rule 7. Do not post content of an aggressively, ironically, or trollishly poor quality, designed to derail discussions, or otherwise make the site unusable or intolerable to our regular community;
Rule 8. Do not post threads or posts that are deliberate provocations to certain users, or deliberate provocations concerning the topics of Race, Religion, Nationality, Political Opinion, or Membership of a Particular Social Group;  

[First Degree]
Rule 9. Malicious spamming or raiding, on and off site, are disallowed. Do not encourage spamming or raiding any other community;
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Excluding First Degree rule violations, bans shall generally escalate in this order. If a ban is given that does not escalate in this order, again excluding First Degree rule violations, that ban must be thoroughly explained by the issuing staff member such that the public can understand that reasoning.

1st Ban: 2 Hours - 4 Hours
2nd Ban: 1 Day - 3 Days
3rd Ban: 1 Week - 2 Weeks

- After Third Ban, probationary period of 3 months permitted, in which if the user commits no further offenses of any kind, the ban is reversed to 2nd Ban, allowing user to receive 3rd ban again and thus another probationary period. 4th Ban and beyond implemented only if user fails to follow terms of probation. Terms of probation are set by staff, pending evaluation of situation. -

4th Ban: 1 Month - 1 Year, or Permaban, depending on circumstances and potential discussion with user
5th Ban: 6 Months - 1 Year, or Permaban

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Hello everypony! Thank you all for your attention. Your Ponyville staff has been hard at work thinking up ideas on how to improve the site after considering your feedback, both in individual discussions, and through our recently posted poll.

We'd like to share an initial set of suggested changes for your consideration! Please take a look below:

Ponyville Administrative Consistency and Transparency Act
I. The Rules Board

A new board will be created that is not open to public posting. It shall contain the Rules, mirrored from the frontpage, but contain previous site mandates and policy changes as well, such that a clear record can be easily accessed and reviewed by the userbase.

This shall also allow the staff to build a history of decisions to base new decisions on, and allow the userbase to see the consistency in the staff's actions from a much clearer perspective.

II. The Moderator's Hoofbook

We are working on a comprehensive Moderator's Hoofbook that outlines all the duties and responsibilities of a Ponyville moderator. This Hoofbook will go over our enforcement policies, our typical means of response, and give a transparent look at how we go about handling reports, issuing warnings, and interacting with the community.
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I'll just copy-paste something i said elsewhere;
My problem isn't them not enforcing the letter of the law, that's actually in a lot of ways my fear. There's one thing that gives me trouble, it's vague and up to interpretation rules. Rules that require a lot of personal judgement make it very hard to predict, and it is very easy to accidentally break those rules."

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Good evening, my little ponies! It has come to the attention of the staff that the issue of politics on our humble home has caused quite a bit of distress to the community at large!

Political threads, posts, and derails have caused no small amount of alienation, and can be very disruptive to the posting environment. The staff has heard your concerns, and has come up with what we feel is a good solution towards addressing them.

Politics on Ponyville Proposition 1 [3P1] is a proposed change in policy that will invite greater staff scrutiny when it comes to political posts and threads, substantially escalating the likelihood that these posts will be interpreted as rule-breaking.

At the same time, we believe the implementation of the proposition is such that it will not unduly infringe upon any poster's right of free expression, nor be too burdensome to the undramatic discussion of politics.

To greatly paraphrase [TL;DR]: Politics on Ponyville Proposition 1, future political posts will be analyzed either as being regular posts, or as "political drama." Posters who have a history of political drama, or posts that are very close to that line, will have all future political posts analyzed with heightened scrutiny.

Posters with no posting history at all, such as those posting under fresh IP's, shall have all political posts analyzed with heightened scrutiny, as well.

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I propose that for one day a year, exactly 17 days after the ides of March, the rule against political trolling be suspended.


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We have exciting news for everypony! First and foremost, our editing feature is in its final review, and should hopefully be out soon. I know, it's been in the works for a while but I can promise we're in the final stages.

Secondly, we are working on Ponymotes for the site! Little emoticons you can add to your posts. As such, we're opening up submissions for the Ponymote system!

If you can, please submit images you'd like to see as Ponymotes with a height of 27 pixels, and a width of no more than 50!

A special thank you to our Developer !!Thorax, who has been doing incredible work for us since joining!
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The edit thread needs more Twilight Sparkle.

I hope the edit feature's functionality will be well thought out and not contribute to any misunderstandings.

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