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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]:
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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.

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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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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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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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