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Canterlot serves as both our moderator board and a site issues board here on Ponyville. You're more than welcome to interact with our staff, and watch how we discuss and handle certain issues on site.

Unlike /cartoon/, /pony/, or any other boards that may follow, Canterlot should remain a fairly serious board. The rules will be enforced much stricter here on Canterlot.

While some generally silliness is expected and encouraged, please also try to keep posting to the other boards.

I hope we'll get to see you around /Canterlot/ now and then! I know our staff ponies will just love spending time with you here in our little staff room.


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Hello, my little ponies! Here is a list of staff on Ponyville.us. If you have any questions or comments concerning staff members, please use the report system or /canterlot/ to contact them for the time being.

Admins -
!!Celestia - Moony
!!Coco Pommel - Starshine
!!Luna - Addy

Sysadmin -
!!Discord - Atticus

Tech admins -
!!Starswirl - Foreground
!!Thorax - Max

Moderators -
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How do I put text in a "hide" box?  I remember there being a stickied thread here on /canterlot/ with all the formatting codes but I can't find it now.  
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Oh, I found the thread: >>565.  Somehow it got unstickied and moved to /arch/.  Here is a summary of the tags:
- [b]: bold
- [i]: italic
- [u]: underline
- [s]: strikethrough
- [spoiler], [?]: spoiler
- [hide], [h]: collapse box
- [shy]: small
- [#d#]: die rolling
- >quote: greentext
- <quote: orange text
- ^quote: purple text
- [cs]: Comic Sans
- [tt]:
teletype (monospace)


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I was wondering if there was any conversation about "rebranding" this website. Other pony imageboards are in the process of rebranding, and getting away from the pony references, for several reasons.

Would this board ever consider them?
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But is making it faster going to make it better? I personally like it the way it is.


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Silly Iara, change is bad.


I mean, some change is, and some isn't. It's not always black and white


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I was just looking at this and realized that we have a few posters here who live in other countries besides the USA.

Would it be beneficial to the site to link to a general page, such as this wikipedia article:


That has a long list of phone numbers by country, instead of just the US phone line?


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You're awesome :amare1:


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Can we better refereeing on townhall?

I mean this post here >>>/townhall/9313 is violating rules 2a and 2c and at least one other person in that thread is jumping on the bandwagon with it.
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>the staff here are not particularly good at their job.
Eh, I think that's too harsh.  I have some quibbles about some things that the site staff do (including this recent episode on /townhall/), but overall I think they do a great job.  The site staff here are much better than the Reddit admins and a lot of subreddit mods.  On some subreddits, the mods ban people simply for disagreeing with them.


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Some people really like to RP that they are being oppressed by the sanctimonious, power tripping mods instead of accepting that sometimes they are just biased heavily towards themselves and only have a fraction of the total picture. The fact you are allowed to freely spit in the face of a mod and have no action taken against you would tell a wise person where the bulk of the power actually lies here.


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I'm having trouble getting notification sounds to play!
I like to be able to hear the thread since I'm not always looking at the window while casually posting.

Any common reasons/solutions for this problem?
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Oooh. They work now. I had to allow the desktop messages even if I wasn't going to use them. Weird!


Hmm, that's odd.  Well, I'm glad it's working for you now!

>Running the same script but replacing ping with magic 1, magic1 and magic_1 all return a 404.
Here is the list of filenames, from https://ponyville.us/main.js :

    var sounds = {
       'message-1.mp3': 'Message 1',
       'message-2.mp3': 'Message 2',
       'message-3.mp3': 'Message 3',
       'incoming-1.mp3': 'Incoming 1',
       'incoming-2.mp3': 'Incoming 2',
       'attention.mp3': 'Attention',
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That would explain it, it was dashes, not spaces or underscores.

Also, yeah, it's working. I didn't think Chrome blocking the visual notification would also block the sound from playing. Well, now I know.


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I'm just wondering what's going on with Manley's ban and why he was given a perma ban.
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And you love perpetuating it.


I did not raise corpses.

Your leader did that.


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Considering "disputed" is an element of "politics" i would like to know if the fact of the next President is still "politics" here or if i am allowed to discuss reality here with my friends yet.

Its a serious question.  Dont go projecting nonexistent imaginary hostility onto a fair and crucial question.

If the answer is "still no" then please just say so and please spare me any drama lectures.  If i need to go find friends in a First Amendment environment i will do so without complaint i promise.  I am not looking for an argument.  Just Yes or No.

So please lets keep the answer direct, nonaccusatory and under 100 words please.  Thank you.
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Why are names necessary in discussing politics?


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Such a question makes my brain explode.  Its its i just dont have words.  Anyone?

edit.  a lost pony will make only 1 attempt to explain as follows.  i have zero interest in discussing politics.  i just want to seek validation and share support with my friends about things that matter without fear of being lightning bolted if my life is out of control amidst current events that actually exist like whether i will have my DentiCal cut off by a supreme court decision or something.  I cannot be validated by nameless posts.  I need friendship.  

I know.  That fantasy imagines anyone here is my friend.  Sadly, not among the deciders.  Whatever.

Followup:  for example this happened today and i would discuss it with friends it directly impacts but cannot be posted on /pony. https://youtu.be/7h9zKFIhkS0


I can understand the desire for validation and support from friends, but you realize the nature of politics is that it cuts both ways, right?
It's not all black and white.
There's things that you might cheer for that might give me that "fear of being lightning bolted if my life is out of control amidst current events that actually exist", as you put it. Likewise, I'm sure there are things I might cheer for, that will equally give you the same feeling.
Validation and support are something everyone wants, but I hope you understand, politics does not only give you validation and support. Sometimes it gives rejection, and the feeling of being alone in the world.
People very often ascribe morality of people based on presumptions of their political stances. Getting labeled "evil" by your friends certainly doesn't feel very good. Especially when talking about politics rarely results in empathetic understanding between parties, or for that matter even understanding of the actual positions. More likely to get hidden, but that just makes it worse really, because then the thinking is just what they'd think of the "real" you.

I'm not really against names per say, but personally I think it does more harm than good. I am definitely alright with politics being segregated if not outright forbidden, though, as I don't think I've seen it ever benefit any community to have it be a regular occurrence.


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Would it be easy to make the YouTube embedding feature preserve the "
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Should be easy. I'll look into it when I get back from vacation.



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Yay, it works!  Thank you, Thorax!


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Can we just get rid of /townhall/ and have a sweeping ban on politics in general already?

In fact can we just get mods who have a spine to recognize that other users threats to be uncivil if politics are brought up at all and shifting blame for their shitty behavior is a form of abusive manipulation?
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As far as YOU have enforced the rules perhaps.

There had been no new threads on /canterlot before you enforced them so.  Now what had been quiet for months has become an issue again.

Perhaps this pattern should mean something to you.


>As far as YOU have enforced the rules perhaps.

That is literally what I've said, yes. And I've asked for feedback from the other mods, including Moony, as you've seen. They seem to generally agree, though not always


>they seem to agree

Well i cant argue against that.

I assume no one will object to this being my last post on this board on this topic.  I hope to make it so.


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Why is there no "thread watcher" ?

I can't listen to all the chan beeps to alert replies.


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To make room for the cupcake.

For realsies, not that I would ever use it, but I suppose no-one requested one yet?


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I asked when the site went live it wasn't a priority at the time. Maybe we could ask again.

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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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