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 No.6963[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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...My dear little ponies. It has been a long time since we last discussed, in earnest, the topic of politics on /pony/, and on Ponyville as a whole.

Last time we talked, the mandate of the users was that we were too lenient with politics as it created conflict which broke rules on the site.

This caused our enforcement policy to learn towards moving all politics to townhall, and being quite strict about politics on /pony/.

It seems though that many users are feeling unhappy with this policy.

As the times change, so too do opinions, and we should not hold today's policy if it's based on yesterday's opinions.

So, i think, let us discuss, and ultimately let us vote, on what direction we think the site should go in, with regards to how politics are handled.

Open discussion/total free speech? Even stricter? Censorship?

It should be, ultimately, your decision, as a community.
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>>7122 Thanks for the response.  Points taken.


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Such a well thought out, well organized,  post, Thorax.

Much of this initiative in so far as it comes to adjusting internal policy for moderation here comes directly from Thorax's mind, and we all have him to thank for it.

We shall still be holding a referendum, with which to provide information and context to help inform us as staff of your expectations as users.

That said, i think putting everyone on the same page, and making it clear that we are going to be exercising necessary authority to enforce our policies in the future will help a great deal

in so doing, maybe by reining in some of the more anarchic tendencies of the site, everyone will feel more comfortable and happy


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Yes Max is the best of us.

Imo Moony there will always be a squeaky wheel whinging away somewhere until this site actually enforces whatever policy it states both fairly and in spirit of its clearly-stated intent.


So then who is President and that i get to keep my medical care is forbidden on /pony/?

Fix the lying Constitution or apologize to me and put my thread back on /pony.  

Moony, this is a direct ruling i ask of you.  Pick a path and make the rules match.  

Truth is i just wanted to put this song where i can loop play it so f u silly ponies im putting it here.  I can still play it if you ban me so idc.  Happy day silly ponies x 72hrs or so its catchy

If its fuck off lost pony whos pres is totes banned from /pony then mayb u just 2 gud 4 me here anyway so why dontcha killme luv u Moons silly pony frikkin Apple Jack appple jack apple jack aaaaaa yr welcome

edit:  like, whatev, brah.  And Biden's still prez so damn get to acceptance and relax, k.

Edit:  in conclusion, thank you for considering my request Moony.  I am very sorry to have burdened everyone.  Dont forget my perma moons.
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Not all mentions of the president are verboten.  There was a thread on /pony/ about Trump getting COVID-19.  What isn't allowed is making political statements that people with opposing politics views will find inflammatory.  


Such as the president elect.

Thank you for the example that unequal protection is still happening around here.

This is kinda not very funny, Chain.  It seems im willing to put all my friendships on the fire over this.  Irrational, but if you value mine you will agree that i have been unfairly prevented from discussing a topic based 100% on Mr Sunglasses name.  I kinda need your buy-in on this one if you dont want me to feel like you are genuinely enjoying my humiliation.  Im not feeling wanted in these parts.  It might be my last post.  

Edit: that image is so great i can die now
Also i want to remind that you inspired me to follow this path.  If i post a pure "joe biden" thread on /pony it will prove that you have 1 less person to talk to around here because im about one wisp short of a perma rn as it is.  Dont make me prove that the name alone is enough.

Shit i said the fucking name.  Noooooooo
Dam u chain thats the one thing that destroys me


lp, it's been repeatedly explained by everyone why your thread was removed and what still needs discussing. You keep ignoring our explanations and then accusing us of being "china" or other horrible variants of that sentiment, even though we've given you hours and hours of our time, and I'm quite done with you playing victim. Thread is locked


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Heads up that I caught the first sign of someone posting CP spam on the board.

Might want to get mods on stand-by or work on some script to deal with it, because I remember this was a huge issue on Ponychan.


and it's already gone, which is fantastic!

But I do remember this being spammed almost around the clock before.

Feel free to remove this thread if it does more harm than good.


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So I had a thread on /pony/ that has seemingly been deleted for no reason. It does not appear to have been "moved" as >>>/pony/1063225 claims. It just appears to have been obliterated with no explanation or warning. What's going on?
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No matter how happy anyone is that their candidate won and the other lost, these threads are about a political victory. There are rules, and they exist to prevent things which would certainly occur if the threads were not locked

Fighting, insults, toxic and abusive behavior

Your reaction to your thread being removed is reason enough to believe you would not be entirely reasonable if someone with an opposing viewpoint were to present themselves

/pony/ is not the place to righteously assert that your moral-political view of the world is the correct one


>/pony/ is not the place to righteously assert that your moral-political view of the world is the correct one

While i kinda did do that on /canterlot, for which i can be properly sanctioned, i dont think Manley did in his thread on /pony.

Just because i cant control myself doesnt mean others cant and i felt Manleys thread was pretty ok and no one acted out before it was cancelled.

I just cant give up the belief that we can all get along.  Even if i cant live up to that.  I cant be wrong about that.  Cant.  You guys are fucking better.

People have heard more than enuf of what i have to say.  Im just becoming redundant.  Hope this works out.  We should not have to let the new free world leader be ab elephant in the room just to get along.  We are not enemies.


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>>6902  Actually, I was in the process of shredding Fox's arguments when the topic was locked.  The only thing I was disappointed by, was my inability to respond.  Thank you; come again.


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I am not allowed to post a goddam Ya-Hoo when the electorate replaces a raving madman with a human being?

It is NOT /pol/ to say i am fucking grateful that decendants of slaves love this country enough to stand up for their rights.  And mine.

A discussion can take a little Cubans-voted-against-socialism razzing from Boat, who wasn't wrong: its important to understand the difference between socialism and totalitarianism, by stating an example how victims vote for their own oppression because of a misapplied label.

Pretty sure slapping down multiple threads celebrating democracy constitutes egregious lack of free speech.   Which is the opposite of what this Moony-owned site is about.

We're not enemies here.  Lets stop treating us like we can't act like it, shall we, Big Brother?
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Politically charged posting might be dying off soon, now that election season is basically over.  The problem may solve itself in the next couple of weeks.


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>So it is not really fair to accuse all Trump voters of supporting racism
Since the ACA's mandate was stricken im not sure what other reason a Trump voter would have.  To be quite inflammatory about it.  Do you know any other reason?  Thats rhetorical tho, this thread is over.

>lp calling to ban
That hurts.  I remember calling to ban Manley or whoever the fuck i was on about.  But if you're sure i did that, i dunno maybe i did.  Ive done worse.  Dont be like me.  Ive always respected you and you've been kind to me even when its clear you dont agree with me.

Just the word "jungle" sounds like a sex party.  Why dint i get an invite.  Oh yeah, incompetent/unqualified.  Nvm.

>I just don't think people should be disallowed from celebrating something that actually affects their lives and the lives of their loved ones

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> Please lock.  
Consider it done.


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New thread for discussing the issues in the transparency report.
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I'm enjoying the lack of complaints from the few.


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Maybe it is time to unsticky this thread?                                                                                 


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The problem with that is that cute raridash image wouldn't be greeting you every time you come to canterlot.


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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.

 No.6772[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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

 No.6415[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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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