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The animal-name feature seems to have glitched here:
(see also >>>/townhall/6647)                                                                                                                       


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Huh, that's weird. Maybe the database lookup failed and it just assigned a new one. I bet if you edit the post and resubmit it it'll fix the name.

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Um... My other thread on Harry Potter wasn't a debate thread. Or alteast, not one worthy of /townhall/'s more stringent rules. What gives?
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>If pointing out bad-faith argument is disparaging
Of course it is disparaging to accuse someone of (making an argument in bad faith)!  If you want to say that someone's argument is flawed, that's fine.  But if you claim that someone deliberately made a flawed argument and tried to pass it off as a good argument, yeah, that's going to make the person mad.


>I did.  You failed to.
You quite literally did not. All you've done is make accusations.

>Thats a flawed definition and every rational person knows that bigotry applies to opinions about people not objects.
You speak for everyone?
I do not agree that it does. Therefor not "everyone" agrees with you.
The definition doesn't seem to, so I presume whoever wrote it also doesn't. Again; Not "everyone".

Literally saying someone is intentionally arguing in a dishonest manner is absolutely disparaging.
>"Chain, arguing that AK47 rights are somehow equivalent to human rights makes your position deliberate bad-faith sophistry."

You said you were "done" already. If you have to announce you're leaving, you probably aren't.


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Probably should have locked this before now. This kinda isn't the best place for this kind of discussion, I don't think.


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While I don't think we should encourage people necro-ing old threads for the fun of it, I don't think we should have an issue with it, even if it is necroing the last thread on the board, when a reply on topic is made.
At least when it is not purposely to cause trouble.

For linked reply, I see user got a warning, but I think the reply wasn't out of line.

For the record, can moderation read the final post and react only if it is out of line?
Or you can correct me if I'm wrong here.
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Keeping track manually has doubled your number of eyes.  Good work.

Without me making trouble for the staff, they have to find things to do.
Maybe you could post some porn or something.


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wouldn't you like that?


We probably all would, we're just too polite to say it out loud.


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requests seem to be very slow, and sometimes I get a 504.


Problem seems to have been fixed.


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Hey friends, I am going to be a moderator here.  I want to contribute in helping this site.

So that's what I will do.
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Welcome, Mikie.
It will nice to have you around.


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thank you, fam


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How is it that I can use profanity such as fuck or shit, but not the n-word on this site?
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Well, then you can use those places for your degeneracy fix. Here that's not acceptable. The rules can be distilled down to the basic concept of don't be a complete fucking asshole. If you want to be an asshole you can at least have the decency to try to be enjoyable to be around while doing so. Part of that here is refraining from using words that have a history steeped in degrading other people.

To be blunt, I'm not terribly impressed with the sort of folks who stomp into an established online community just to try and stir shit for the lulz. It's gotten banal.

Flit about for a while if you so choose. Just follow the rules and the mod team will leave you be. Simple as that.


>The rules...
You know them, and so do I.


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Because fuck and shit apply equally to all, and those others don't.


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I just had a crazy thought, but I don't know programming so I'm not sure how hard it would be.

You know how on the holidays you guys (mod team) can set like a song playing when you open the main page?

Well what if users could set a song for their thread? Like, you open a thread and a song starts to play?

Obviously you would probably want an option in the settings to turn it off, but I thought that would be kind of fun.
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I also enjoy me a good vacaroo thread


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I sing like i draw so its fortunate for others that vocaroo wont run on my fone

I landscape ok tho.  How you like my new log planter?  Halfway done.

Edit:  oops sorry mods for content i forgot this thread is on /canterlot.


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Landscape thread on pony

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I don’t know. I’ve wrote this out a few times, and many other, often less mature alternatives, but each attempt ends up being more autistic than the last.

TL;DR I’ve became extremely depressed over the past few days because of not necessarily this, but what it means for me. This place and ponychan opened up a whole new chapter of my life, and took me from someone who was completely socially isolated, to someone with friendships from places like this that have lasted for just over a year, and a girlfriend that’s lasted just under half a year up until now. I feel like, having been banned from this site and essentially 90% of ponychan that I’m being re-isolated.

Although I’ve successfully managed to work my way into other communities since then, taking the lessons from this one and ponychan that I had to learn the hard way due to my previous isolation. I feel like if I’m banned and was to hypothetically also get banned from all of ponychan that I could move on and adjust, but that doesn’t demonise the importance of places like this to me.

Over my two month ban I read a few left wing books, and watched some podcasts and videos out of a sense of intellectual curiosity, but naturally I wasn’t convinced. I think my convictions have just became too strong for anything to be able to convince me to leave them behind at this point. Although while my beliefs haven’t and aren’t going to change my personality over the past year and 3 months since I started posting on ponychan has changed radically, and I feel that in the past two months I’ve learned that places like this are more important to me than winning arguments.

This isn’t an apology, I still feel that my ban was unjustified, and my beliefs aren’t changing, however I understand that regardless of how “true” or “right” my perspective may be, most people won’t accept it, and if I want to be accepted in these circles I have to learn to essentially shut my mouth. I’ll still seethe at your opinions through bared teeth, but I think I now have the sense to not open my mouth about them.
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You gotta make up with me to hang out on /canterlot, its a rule.

Mint please request a lock.  Im pretty sure you and MK can discuss offsite things elsewhere, and you know this appeal's public discussion has run its course.  Its going in circles and im a worser sperg than you today.  Go think on things quietly.

Always nice to see you MK.  Glad you are still kicking.

Ok self ban time for me on this board before someone does it to me.  See yall.


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>especially when its about how you are making them feel,
I think I just need to accept that feeling are subjective, and therefore that other people’s feelings that conflict with mine aren’t wrong, they’re just different, and I don’t need to make a big deal of that.

Yeah, this is me asking for it to be locked right now.


>I think I just need to accept that feeling are subjective, and therefore that other people’s feelings that conflict with mine aren’t wrong, they’re just different
Also I suggest you read that LessWrong sequence on fake beliefs I linked earlier:
Many people hold many 'beliefs' that actually more like cheering for a sports team (or booing the opposing sports team) than proper beliefs.


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With its soils recently turned over its an embarassing mess.  Srsly.

Maybe somebody should decide which should be moved to /arch (or /rock) and purge this board?  Make a fresh start of it?


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If anyone else has similar problems they want to complain about, set for posterity's sake, provide evidence of, or just want to vent about, hit me up at

So, we've got major problems at the moment with severe moderator bias. At the moment, there's a pretty blatant instance, by Zecora, over on /townhall/, but naturally this has been going on for quite a while.

Whenever a particular user breaks the rules, the staff ignore it. In this particular case, rule 1, 1b, 2, 2a, 2c were all violated. Yet, instead of actually addressing the blatant violations that started the issue, Zecora focused the response on me, when I had gone through quite a bit of effort of replying politely for a very long time.
Further, Zecora decided to accuse me of "sarcasm". Which is obviously not the case. That was a legitimate example, which I had clarified in the response where the particular user in question had immediately insulted me. I decided to respond in a reasonable manner to that provocation, yet apparently, I'm the one in trouble.
Here's the thread, and an archive for postarity's sake.


Needless to say, this type of behavior is absolutely unacceptable.
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If you prefer, you can also hit me up on Discord, at The River Acis#1230


Says it's not working

Mine's Drowy#6788


I think it's the spaces. For some reason, any spaced user name gives a bit of trouble.
Sent the thingy though.


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It has come to my attention that the same two posters who are always fighting and disrupting threads, and making big paranoid fiascos on /canterlot/ when any moderator actions are taken are still fighting and making big paranoid fiascos about it on canterlot. Even now, after a forced anon board has been added.

I think it's really time for the mods to consider taking a heavier hand with these two considering just how apparent it is that they are more willing to try and manipulate the mods via /canterlot/ in response to nearly every action they make.
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Just serve everyone a permaban and set fire to the servers.

For realsies, I'd rather have nopony permabanned or banned for a long time, but know, all arguing parties involved, you're all doing a shitty job.


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I strongly disagree with the comparison to children.

I have seen this argument, or a similar one, before and didn't like it then either.

No one here is a child.

Do I think some behaviours shown at times are childish or immature? Yes, of course. I've done childish and immature things in the heat of the moment. But to imply that the people who are having problems, and the mods supposedly handling those problems in a similar manner to handling a bratty child, well to me that's pretty disrespectful.

They aren't children. And the mods are not parents. They are adults trying to do a job. Not an easy job quite obviously, but a job nonetheless.

Without this community they have no job to perform. And us as the community, without the staff, will not be a community for very long either.

All of us here are adults, all of us here are in this together if we want to stay here, and hopefully all of us will be able to figure it out together.


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Why must a heavier hand be used?

>yet they still play like it's actually entirely the fault of the mod staff (and sometimes the rest of the community) being unfair to them specifically.

Perhaps there is an issue with expectations that the staff will interfere and cure all personal disagreements because the rules are a bit lofty.

Why do uninvolved bystanders to a squabble feel so offended around here anyway?  If they fight to the death perhaps rather than feel responsible to dissect who's right and who's wrong the staff might warn them both to argue somewhere else.  Or let them finish killing each other.

The feelings of hurt and being trapped that i experienced from people who have no stake in the discussion stomping around validating one thing or another caused me more pain than anything i ever felt directly from arguing with either of these two.

I wonder if the rule was get involved in mutual combat, don't expect staff to rescue you if this ongoing crying-to-mom might disappear and if this hurts bystanders then its their own fault for watching a train wreck when they should move along, nothing to see here.

Who decided that the staff are our personal peacemakers?  That's not a service anyone is paying for so why does this site feel responsible to be police officer, baby sitter and psychologist?

In short, just let them fight or tell them to stop fighting.  Who did what and who's more wronger just isn't necessary for the site to determine.


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Hi I got a small problem.

I'm on my phone about 50% of the time I'm here. I use the Quick Reply box because obviously.

I dont know of its my phone or the browser or the site or what, but every time the Quick Reply box pops up, about a quarter of it is cut off from the screen on the right side. It makes it so I cant see the far right side of my posts. Even turning my phone sideways does nothing.

I also can't move the box. Putting my finger on it and trying to move it does nothing but highlight text.

If anyone knows whats causing this or how to fix it that would be great.
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...well... Zeke's working on something for us. Maybe we should be early adopters. i had no idea t+3 software was so bad. ....i cannot even remember how Foreground and i picked it.

If i was involved, it was probably something like "oh, this one's popular!"


Gochan still has a long ways to go before it reaches feature parity with the variant of Tinyboard that we're using now.


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I was only trying to scare you.

(Oops sorry humor)


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When I voiced concerns about the new rules concerning /canterlot/ and the streamlining of the moderation process, I was told that attempts would be made by the modstaff to not let the mods !!Scootaloo and (the collection of identities who operate under the name of) !!Luna make decisions about or take disciplinary actions against me alone to avoid potential bias. I have off-site history with these individuals, and while I don't feel it's necessary to go into the details of that history here, I will if asked to. To keep it short, they have both said and/or done some pretty horrendous things to me in the past. I feel my fear of potential bias is warranted because of those past actions.

However, in >>>/pony/960354, >>>/pony/960370  it appears that !!Luna made a decision and acted alone in issuing a judgement and punishment for a perceived violation of the rules. I would like to formally request that another member of the mod staff overlook this issued punishment and also formally request the same be done to ALL future punishments coming from these individuals I mentioned above. Preferable BEFORE the punishment has already been issued and served. I think this is important to ensure there is no personal bias in these decisions.

As a side note: While I cannot change the punishment that was issued now, as it has already been served in full, I would like to contest the motivations for the decision that was made, since I was not offered the chance to appeal and this event might have an effect on any further escalation of punishments.

>>>/pony/960370 claims that I "attacking" and "disrespecting" other people. The ban message contained more, and included a list of rules I had purportedly broken, but that has since expired. I do not agree with the assessment that I violated those rules. The three individuals who posted in >>>/pony/960156, >>>/pony/960158 and >>>/pony/960211 (if they are in fact three separate individuals) have a known, consistent history of behavior that skirts the lines of violating the site's rules against trolling and "shitposting", and if they are not actually three separate individuals our rules against sock-puppeting. It is a fair thing to wonder about and question the nature of this person(s) who acts in such a bizarre manner for seemingly no reason, especially when invited to question it as I was in >>>/pony/960358. My quesPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


Alright, so I'm not gonna lie, we all forgot about the thing with those two mods.  We will try to be more vigilant on that in the future.

But despite your justifications for doing so, and even despite the poster possibly being okay with it, harsh sounding questioning like that isn't allowed in the site.  It can put off other posters, making them wonder how they'd be judged, even if they aren't part of the conversation.  The same reason we've never allowed slurs, even between people using them amongst themselves as friends.  A third party won't necessarily know the context, and a new poster might be frightened away by our exclusion of their identity as someone who's mentally ill.  "Insane" "nutsos" who "just talk to themselves" are welcome on the site.

And I know I've warned you before on this, too, maybe with less detail, but it's not the first time you've said these sorts of things to that particular poster(s?).  I get how weird tulpas can be, and if it were to come up in conversation I would definitely suggest people not mess around with creating tulpas, but posters who have created tulpas and also the tulpas themselves are still considered ordinary users of the site and are protected by all the same rules.


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>No other users may post in that thread.
>“Meta” matters will not be permitted on other boards, outside of /canterlot/, with the policy strictly enforced.

So, basically, any and all discussion about site matters between users is prohibited?
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>I am not mistaken on what this means
Oh, I was focusing more on this:
>Anyone who  would dare be unhappy at the state of things, where some people are able to insult and generally treat others like shit, are obviously not worth giving a damn about.
You might be pleasantly surprised about how the new moderating system works.  You might even find that it addresses some of the issues that you brought up in the past.  That's why I suggest that you wait and see rather than just dismissing it.


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I'm rather skeptical. Like I said, it seems to be the same, only with a much more loose individual action, which wasn't a major problem anyway since that was usually the case as it was.

Most of them are either combined or condensed, and there's not much added in, except for the clause of back-punishing users.
Which, obviously, I don't like.
The escalation policy was also one that was supposed to be already in place. It's jsut it was never really used.

So, the only practical change made was that now, people can act completely by their own desire. But, like I said to Val, >>>/pony/957929
>". If the argument is that biases won't matter because it balances out, then allowing any mod to act in an individual capacity by their own judgement alone is going to mean a biased individual can act based on that bias without any mediating force."
Add to that, it ensures a much less consistent enforcement of the rules, ala old Ponychan under Orange way back in the day, where nobody really knows what to expect until someone gets banned for something.

It's certainly possible that this'll mean some of the issues I've had'll be adressed, but, if it is, that'll be because a very small bit of the staff're free to engage those particular issues as they believe necessary. The problem is, other staff who felt these issues were completely without merit or value'll also be able to completely dismiss them. Meaning that, theoretically 20% of the time something to address my issue'd actually happen.
Otherwise, the problem of inconsistency comes to play.

And, to be quite honest, inconsistency is not something I'm okay with, even if it would be to my benefit. It's why I, for example, rather strongly opposed Manley's political ban.
No user should be subjugated to a rule or standard not enforced on the others.


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>no talking among posters

Shhhh the staff might hear us talking.  Lets share secrets about them.

(I heard Moons doesn't actually look like Fluttershy !)


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1.  Someone please explain if this is something on my end: often i get the X boxes as in pic attached.  I am unable to read a post intended for me that might be important.

2.  While i am posting a thread for something so small lets add a suggestion:  if /canterlot is such a serious place then can we have unique anon ID tags on this board please?

Thanks Staff!!  when you have time.
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nvm, i found it: >>>/pony/959710
You're getting boxes because your browser is missing a font with glyphs for the Unicode codepoints in that post.  You can copy and paste the text into http://www.babelstone.co.uk/Unicode/whatisit.html and it will tell you what the characters are:

U+0020 : SPACE [SP]


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Lea likes to use lingojam...

It's unfortunate that your browser doesn't render that...


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Gosh thx!  Much appreciated.  

I dont know anything about /pol because i've never gone there.  I dont support forced-anything in general, and no im not talking about the odd animal thing on /townhall.

the unique-id im talking about looks like this on /ef, pic attached.  It allows everyone to identify between multiple anons and cuts down on misunderstanding followed by "im not that anon".

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