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 No.3375[Reply]

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So, this probably ought to be a given, but, rules should be visible on the front page where you'd normally find the rules.
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 No.3429

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>>3428
> Near as I can tell, it's never been about politics, the particular issues, but rather civility.
I gotta agree.  The latest incident involved, oddly enough, epistemology in regards to the nervous systems of gastropods.

 No.3432

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>>3429
It was actually about empathy.  

In particular, whether it's being exhibited by those discussing which creatures might have it.

 No.4123

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>>3383
>...i agree 100%, we should have put the policy on the frontpage, or in /rules/. it's an ancient policy though, and it didn't cross my mind.
Bump.  We're still missing the link to the political-drama policy on the frontpage and on /rules/.


 No.4138[Reply]

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>>>/pony/940584
>Sailboat, my friend, that's totally uncalled for.

I'd just as soon not see threads about politics on /pony/, but when you have an entire thread devoted to mocking our current President, over an issue which is nothing more than a distraction from actual issues, then yes, I'm going to put things back into perspective.
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 No.4161

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Politics on pony isn't really a problem IMHO.  The real problem is the lack of fluffy tails.  We need more fluff!

 No.4162

Regardless of whether or not it was a "dogwhistle" It's still basically bait, if the bitter reaction of people like RS in that thread to other people mocking mistakes authorities make is any indication.

 No.4163

>>4162
>Threads mocking President Trump are just bait.
Yeah, nobody would want to genuinely express criticism of Trump.  Any such criticism is merely intended to rile up other people. :dash3::dash3::dash3:


 No.2930[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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For about 6 months I was under what was called a "political ban", where I was banned from discussing "political" topics. This ban has since expired, and I am currently operating under the assumption that I am no longer under it's restrictions. However, I have not received any official statement from any of the modstaff on the matter, and I have heard that they are considering reinstating the ban. I am making this thread to officially state my position that I feel it should NOT be reinstated. This thread can also serve as a place to discuss the issue publicly for the sake of transparency.

There were many issues this created for me and I feel that the ban did little good and much harm. For one thing, I was not allowed to defend my viewpoints on certain topics or discuss things as any other poster was allowed. This was alienating and stressful for me on many levels. Not only that, it allowed other posters to harass me by saying I was refusing to defend my position because I could not defend my position, rather than because I was not allowed to. This happened to me on a few occasions and was very hurtful and often felt like baiting. The parameters of the ban and what is and isn't considered “political" were never clearly defined, making it difficult to adhere to from the start. I often got no response or contradictory statements when seeking for this to be more clearly defined.  My second and probably most important point, is that despite all the stresses following it caused me, the political ban did not actually accomplish what it was created to achieve. My understanding is that it was created to lessen the heated arguments that were becoming a problem on the board. But preventing me from defending my position on political topics did not stop this from happening. People still reacted in the same ways and caused big arguments on other topics, such as video games and "SJWs". What is the point of extending a ban that did not achieve what it was created for? There are already rules in place to prevent harassment and derailing, the things this political ban attempted and failed to prevent, making it redundant. But beyond just the issues and stresses the ban caused me personally, banning specific people from discussing specific topic sets a bad precedent on the board. Almost anything can cause a heated debate. Someone's opinion on Star Wars characters could create a heated debate depending on how oPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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 No.3076

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>>3074

I just finished reading that thread.  

>>3069
Rose most certainly NEVER told you that you were wrong.  He said he agrees to disagree, which means exactly what it says:  that he disagrees, and doesn't wish to argue.  No one in the history of language has ever misinterpreted this statement as "You are WRONG".

When someone agrees to disagree with you, you do not continue repeatedly telling them that they are wrong, and accusing them of knowing they are wrong by refusing to defend their position.  It means they don't want to argue, so leave them alone.  Yet, you badgered him until he wished to be anywhere else but here, pic related.

Thorax stepped in and explained it to you, and you told him that he is wrong.

I simply cannot understand it.

 No.3077

>>3076
>Rose most certainly NEVER told you that you were wrong.
Did you mean to reply to someone else?

 No.3078

>>3077
I edited to fix the links right after posting, must not have updated timely for you.


 No.2742[Reply]

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I suggest repealing the mandatory minimums and the "three strikes" style ban system. Giving someone a weeks-long or even months-long ban for a small violation isn't really fair and doesn't make sense, even if the offending user had accumulated a few bans for other small offenses. Mods should be free to give small bans (e.g., a few hours or a day or two) for small violations and to give warnings for cases that could be interpreted as a violation but are ambiguous.

(Thank you to Thorax for suggesting that I make this thread in >>2740.)
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 No.3030

>>3029
>>3023
To clarify, Fox news has absolutely been posted before without issue.

Don't be a user with an enormous history of political drama, and then make a thread for designed, or with the appearance of design, to create more political drama.

The side you're on, liberal or conservative, is of no consequence.

 No.3058

Since this thread got bumped, the Ban escalation schedule really DOES need clarification and probably amending as well.

 No.3070


Maybe the ban escalation schedule has merit.

I withdraw my request to reconsider this area of the updated site rules.


 No.3031[Reply]

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I'm guessing you guys have been pretty busy, but it looks like the spoiler text [?] isn't working.

No big rush or anything, just wasn't sure if anyone noticed it yet.

 No.3032

testing.. spoiler
spoiler


 No.2635[Reply]

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Maybe a Christmas theme to help make the Yuletide gay?
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 No.2639

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What iff, there's a snow effect that you can toggle on a dark theme?

 No.2640


 No.2695

hm...


 No.3421[Reply]

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Hey, feel free to lock/delete this but I just want you staff to know that I think you're all doing great, and I appreciate what you do even though I may not always be the easiest poster do handle.

You've all taken a beating lately, but I'm proud of all of you.

Have a good day.
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 No.3423

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ditto.

 No.3424

Hell yeah. Mods rule.

 No.3437

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...gosh, well, thank you, friends. we really do try! we really do.


 No.3505[Reply]

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This morning I had a thought that I would like to share.  I'm not suggesting any particular mod actions; this is more just food for thought.

I think a major source of nastiness on this site is treating discussion of a disagreement as some sort of a verbal battle instead of as a shared search for truth and knowledge.  Political topics are especially prone to this, but it happens on other threads as well.  I think threads would go a lot smoother if all participants took responsibility for becoming informed on the topic under discussion and trying to understand others' positions and questioning their own positions, with the ultimate goal of either (1) reaching agreement on the disputed matter after carefully considering evidence and reasoning or (2) coming to the conclusion that both positions have some merit due to factual uncertainties or differently weighing competing values.

I know this can be difficult in practice, but I think even just making a good-faith effort to strive toward this goal would help make things a lot smoother.

Please do not bring any prior drama into this thread.  (If you want to use an example to illustrate a point, don't use something that happened on this site.  Perhaps use a hypothetical instead.)
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 No.3559

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>>3556
I asked some stupid question once and Tracer gave me a LMGTFY link and it was fucking hilarious.

What search terms to use can be legitimately important in finding right result, plus if i remember right, it did actually run the search for me too.  (Its the only time i've seen it so cud be rememberinh wrong)  so it's legitimate even if a tad sarcastic.

>>3550
>It is perfectly reasonable when presented a disagreeable assertion to request that the person putting forth that assertion provide more information.  
>It's also reasonable not to provide more information if you really don't want to!  Like legitimately maybe you don't want to talk about it, that's fine

Hmmm this seems particularly reasonable to a lost pony.

Especially when, for example you're at work and are able to engage on the topic of how sexy dragons are, but don't really have the focus required to explain or lookup basic physiology.  *cough hypothetically.

 No.3560

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>>3559
It's definitely sarcastic, but, I've always thought of it as a tad tongue in cheek, than 'rude'.
And like you said, it is fulfilling the rule of question-asking.

I dunno. I guess I'm a tad thicker skinned around it. It's something of an old-internet item, anyway.

 No.3561

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>>3560
Perhaps a tad too thick, like dragon scale.

Wheat just started a thread about a very specific topic with no links at all and some are asking questions and others are pulling up links to foster sharing knowledge.  Seems an example of what OP is wishing for.


 No.2702[Reply]

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So, Iara was just banned on /pony/ for one of her silly bandwagon threads.

Sorry if this seems like putting extra pressure on the mods, but could we modify that ban notification to cite and show what reason Iara was banned?

 No.2703

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Sorry about that, I should've posted alongside it.

This was their ban message if it helps any though:

"You were warned earlier about infractions to rules 7 and 8.  You then posted "I wasn't planning on deleting my thread tho. I wanted to keep it around because I love being provocative. In all senses." afterwards.  You then posted a thread to try and continue being mean to people, ironically or not that's against the rules.  You are now being banned for 4 hours due to breaking 5, 7, and 8.  We ask that you please stop breaking the rules and be nicer to others. Thank you. -!!Rainbow Dash"

 No.2704

>>2703
Gonna be bluntly honest: I think my ban was stupid.
I should have been warned/banned for the first thread I made. THe second thread was just a dumb meme bandwagon, that was all made in comedy.

The first one I got a warning on WAS pretty rude tho, and I would have accepted nothing less than a ban from that one.


 No.2245[Reply]

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int(1)
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 No.2608

>>2607
I mean, we can scrap the whole site and solve a lot of problems that way too! But I mean, at this point it's probably fine since I doubt anyone even uses Netherlands theme anymore. And if so, they don't need special banners.

Still, I made those silly nl banners and they'll be missed. Stroopwafel.

 No.2610

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>>2608

So you put us in dutch for a laff.

Such betrayal, sentence you to wear wooden clogs.

 No.2611

Oh, this is a the code thread?  I'd like to make a small request: On the
+50
thread pages, add a
rel=canonical
metadata link to the full thread.


 No.2226[Reply]

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I wasn't sure where else to put these, but a while ago Moony commissioned me for some banners, and I only saw one in rotation.

And also because life ran me over, but I finished the other ones today!

These are for you guys and I wasn't sure where else to put them.
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 No.2249

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>>2247
Just refreshed, they look fine to me. I'm not super worried. Thank you again!

 No.2556

Wow these are really nice

 No.2565

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>>2228
>>2229

These ones especially look real good up there.


 No.1716[Reply]

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As posted in a thread:

>>808539 (You)
That has nothing to do with any other thread Moony, that's teasing Manley for saying his toaster told him stuff.  

This reminds me, i wondered why my image of Pinky in a diaper was quietly deleted in that thread the other night without comment when 1) you discussed Noomy's image a great deal before deleting it and 2) artee posts pinky in a diaper all the time and it's not a problem.  Theres nothing sexual about the image i posted (in fact the opposite) and i see a much more fetishy pet-play Sonata than Noom's image posted all the time here and no one objects.  I think you know the Sonata on a leash image and artee's diapered pinky images im talking about.

I don't see how joking Manley about his phrasing of this OP, or the images that got deleted the other night are any different than a lot of what goes on around here and i'm not making a big deal out of it, i just want to point this out as inconsistent moderation since you bring it up.

It was just good clean fun and i think you're reading too much into it.

Edit:
1.  Dark Knight doesn't have Superman in it,
2.  I didn't call Manley a furry.  
3.  Why so serious my friend?
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 No.1754

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>>1752
>>1753
Don't feel bad for my mistake, lp.

As long as you are committed to a better relationship with Manley, i am very happy c:

 No.1755

>>1754
I don't.  You shouldn't either.

Thank you, friend.

Edit:  i think you didn't make a mistake Moony.  In hindsight i think it was a good move.

 No.1756

>>1747
Just trying to help since you seemed confused. I have better things to do than try to help you, though.


 No.1186[Reply]

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Please an option to turn off YouTube embeds, or even better, do what 4chan does and load them only when the user specifically clicks a link to open the embed.  YouTube embeds are bloody slow when a page has a lot of them.
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 No.1637

Okay, its done. Check out the sticky on /pony/ for details.

 No.1638

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 No.1685

>>1637
Please make this the default behavior on mobile.


 No.1445[Reply]

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I'm leaving a batch of cupcakes for all the staff and developers who keep this place pretty fun.

Keep it going!
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 No.1642

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>>1641
It happened with shoe-fitting fluoroscopes and is happening with cigarettes.  Current research strongly indicates that overconsumption of sugar and other highly refined carbs is the main culprit behind the obesity epidemic.  Eventually, as the public becomes aware of this, countries will take measures to curtail consumption of sugar (and other highly refined carbs). (And those countries that don't will be weeded out by natural selection.)

 No.1680

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>>1642
>and those countries that don't will be weeded out
pff

You sounded great right until that line. I don't know what kind of world you think we live in, but countries typically aren't ended by their inability to regulate addictive substances.

>>1641
Actually that is something that will likely happen.

Cutting out extra sugars, exercising and quitting smoking and drinking in moderation can add around 20 years of lifespan. If people are smart, they will realize eventually that current eating habits are very wack.

sauce: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.032047

 No.1682

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I will have a cupper today!


 No.1031[Reply]

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How exactly do I read things on or use this site while mobile?

Cause pic related isn't cutting it.
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 No.1559

Okay, this is hack, but it solves the problem: At the beginning of each
div.body
, insert the following:


   <div style="font-size: 1px">
     <span style="display:inline-block; min-width:250px;"></span>
   </div>


and at the end of each
div.body
, insert this:


   <div style="font-size: 1px">
     <span style="display:inline-block; min-width:230px;"></span>
     <span style="display:inline-block; min-width:230px;"></span>
     <span style="display:inline-block; min-width:230px;"></span>
   </div>


This will force the text below the image when there's not at least 250px of space to the right of the image.  The div of three spans at the end is needed to avoid bad things happening especially with embedded YouTube videos.
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 No.1560

>>1559
I didn't use your code, but I did a thing to address the thing you want addressed. You might need to clear your phone's browser cache to see a difference. Let me know if the thing I did addressed the thing you want addressed.

 No.1562

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>>1560
Oh wow that's much nicer. Text looks like it's going underneath the thumbnail. Can easily read posts now. Thank you!


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