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There used to be a link that led to a list of the tags that could be used on the home page. It's possible that I missed it but is there a link to that list somewhere on the site still?
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How do you use bullet points? Normally I've been typing them manually like this:
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I want to know if Ponychan has a typography tag for listing things out.


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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
!!Twilight - HawkeyePierce [Advisory Only]
!!Coco Pommel - Starshine

Sysadmin -
!!Discord - Atticus

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

Moderators -
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Why doesn't Ponyville.us give me any cookies?  Ponychan gives me 10 cookies!                                                                                 
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I've never even seen okra in person, I just know that it is evil. It's one of those instinctive things, you can tell at a glance that Satan is real and he made okra.




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When you're writing a post in the Quick Reply box, and you scroll up to the top of the page, the text from the Quick Reply box gets transferred to the Comment box at the top, but the image file doesn't.  If you then click the Post button at the top of the page, the image file doesn't get uploaded.  I think the image file should get transferred from the Quick Reply box alongside the text.
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For the next week or two I am putting in 12 hour days at work, so no code for you.


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>I am putting in 12 hour days at work
Oy vey, that's horrible!  Reminds me of crunch time in grad school before a conference deadline.  And those deadlines were often like 5:00 AM local time, and sometimes I was working literally minutes before the deadline.  Unpleasant.


Yeah, it's total shit. It is not usually this bad, but I always have one such project like this per year where I burn the candle from both ends and probably trim some years off the tail end of my life from stress.

On the bright side it can be nice to work when nobody else is in the office. Take my shoes off, turn the thermostat down, take mobile game and internet breaks liberally, sing loudly and stomp my feet. It's too bad there is ever anyone else in the office to begin with!


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Moony you promised Manley and myself a solid one-week ban if we squabbled again after the 12 hour ban.

In the Avengers movie thread he gaybashed me remorselessly for commenting that my gf and i both found a character to be hot in the middle of my post, told me to take the gay elsewhere n got into a long repetitive creepy obsession about how my gay makes him uncomfortable.  He also claims he's fine with gay "because he has gay friends" but then admits he finds my gay uncomfortable because he's been hit on by a gay person once and because he feels that was an attempt to "convert him to gay".  Which to me says that he's uncomfortable with me because, i guess he feels i want to have sex with him?!  Its disgustingly offensive to me and while i took several multiple-hour long breaks each time i looked back in i found the discussion going on and on with my name being discussed constantly.

I lost my cool a bit and reacted, yes.  I also had a really dark deconstructive mood that significantly negatively impacted me irl.

Zeke rightly called us both on squabbling like children.  It's an experience that brought me back to the worst moments of my childhood, and manley stated that he did nothing wrong.

My favorite tidbit is that he's tried not to talk to me but i won't stop, when in fact my original reply was to ukp and not even to Manley at all.  He contacted me first to tell me to take my "gay" elsewhere such as seeking naked pics of the character's actor (eew).  Unless perhaps i'm not allowed to discuss the op with other posters just because he started the thread, but thats not the way it's supposed to work.

Theres a lot of talk about the manley problem and the difficulty in knowing what to do about it but this makes no sense to me.  He's a chronic breaker of the basic rules and ignores all mod input that he's doing so.  Hes being rewarded by getting away with this time after time after time so it's no wonder this problem won't go away.

Lack of proper response to his violation of the rules is not only allowing disruption to this site and the wellbeing of its members, it is directly hurting Manley in real life by conditioning bad behavior that could harm his rl relationships or even get him beat up or killed.

My behavior was not golden either.
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I'm odd like that.

Has my ban expired?  I never got the block notice and I am not sure exactly when the prescribed one-week ban was applied.  I don't see Manley posting yet so I don't know if it's ok for me to post again or not.

please some mod let me know, thanks.

It was a looong week; I want to come home now pls.


Yeah, you are fine. Your ban expired on Sunday.

Whatever IP you are posting on now was never even banned. It was some other IP, maybe a wifi your phone was connected to? So, don't be surprised if you see the ban message whenever you try to post from that location. It'll say the ban already expired and you'll be clear to post.


Its always this fone (on its own network) or my computer at work.  I guess my fone switches ip at will.

Thanks for always being so kind to me, Thorax.


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Can you please add a feature to filter out users based on name?  (I'm repeating Lost Pony's request in this thread: http://ponyville.us/pony/res/740180.html#740554)

This can be accomplished by executing some code (like the following snippet) on pageload and on thread auto-update.  (Oh, and some UI would be nice, but not essential, since people can just manually set localStorage.filtered_usernames at the debug console.)

if ((localStorage.filtered_usernames || "").trim()) {
 var filtered_user_regex = RegExp(localStorage.filtered_usernames);
 $(".name").filter(function(i,e) {
   return filtered_user_regex.test(e.textContent);
 }).closest("div.reply").css("display", "none");
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> don't use careless wording that can reasonably be interpreted as implying something offensive to reasonable people
A lot can be interpreted as offensive by "reasonable" people
Like "if I were gay, I wouldn't be a virgin"


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Hence the qualifier "careless".  I'm not expecting people to proactively consider what can be interpreted as offensive, but rather simply to take into account past feedback from mods and fellow users about what can easily be interpreted as offensive.


I wonder, if someone shat in one of the rooms of your house, would you just pretend the shit and the shitter wasn't there? No, you'd get that shit cleaned and do something punitive to the shitter. Of course as you've said, the moderation here has historically ignored the shitter (although to inject a bit of nuance, they have believed it wasn't shit but maybe something less offensive such as tracking in mud from outside) but shuffling it under the rug and pretending that nobody is shitting in your house is just a slightly less bad solution than ignoring it.

To set something straight, I am not saying that ponymotes is going to make everyone nice to each other and all the negativity is going to go away. All I meant by it being a positive is that the users that like it get something fun out of it and the users such as yourself, tracer, and I can either hide it through the options menu or just ignore it. That is a net benefit to the site. Also, don't make a habit of talking about me in the third person (in the same thread I'm posting no less) when you are gonna talk shit about me or the work I do. You can say it to me directly, thanks.

As for blocking people being a negative? Yes, it undoubtedly is. Everyone here has something of value to be said and shared and we are going to be less if we cut all ties with the people we have an issue with. Through better moderation (and yes, I understand your issues with the moderation. I am in near complete agreement. But I'd rather fix the moderation issue directly instead of code the users a way to bypass the problems with the moderation), we can address the negativity without having to go as far as wiping each other off the site. To make my point, Manley has said some stupid shit about trans and gay people, would you have been better off if you decided to just hide his existence the moment he said a stupid thing? I'm guessing not.

And that leads into my next point, that just because I am against filtering users doesn't mean I think nothing should be done. We need stricter enforcement of the rules we have and more specific rules for when someone is not exactly 'rude' or 'unkind' but is still causing people to be upset. That is where Manley falls right now and we need to come up with a concrete rule to address it. I am trying to push that idea witPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


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So is that a no on the flags then?

I'd hate to see Starshine's work go to waste.
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That's all im asking. Thank you.


Well gosh, I was the one who put all of the effort into implementing them in the codebase, don't I get some say in the matter?


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Um, do you realize you're bumping month-old thread?


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I suggest that the "report" button should require a non-empty string for the "reason" field.  I just accidentally the report button when I intended to hit the "edit" button.




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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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That's actually almost exactly the idea I had. Only problem is I need a way to make it known that this is not just a picture but a youtube link. I was thinking I'd transpose the little red icon onto the image or something. If I build in the youtube API I can even get the name of the video and do something with that too.

This was my top priority a moment ago, but I probably need to shift to working on some mod tools or something.


>This was my top priority a moment ago, but I probably need to shift to working on some mod tools or something.
One thing that could be done is to implement an "under attack" mode which imposes extra hoops to jump through for unrecognized users.  (By "unrecognized", I mean the user (as identified by IP, tripcode, or password) does not have any live posts on the site.)  E.g., no ability to create new threads, and posts are dead-on-arrival until reviewed and approved by a mod.


That's also just about exactly what I had in mind. I've been calling it the 'batten down the hatches' mode in my mind. I'm really good at solving problems, just don't have the time/energy to take it through to implementation. Sigh.


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What happens if you click "ImgOops" (to the left of "Exit Google")?


You could try clicking it and finding out, no?


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What happened to the "political drama" rule?  I don't see it linked anywhere on the Rules page.


I don't think it is a separate rule per se, just a means of interpreting unknown intentions and how to apply the existing rules to people posting threads that might get all drama-y (even when no clear rules are violated). If you are looking for the deets, it's archived here >>>/arch/1826


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Oh.  Well perhaps it should be linked from teh Rules page.  It's kinda important information to have for someone who wants to avoid violating teh rules.


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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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I'll add some muffins.

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Toybox!HarMoNytmI 06/28/17 (Wed) 15:13:59 No.525015>>525016>>525042
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Unfortunately the reason he was permabanned was a sad one.

He was actually trying to be sympathetic at the time but because of the way his emotional state is, it caused him to be defensive after he fumbled his attempt at compassion.

Essentially what happened was that Sherlock was having issues with his transition due to setbacks. I commented on it, because I can relate to those problems.

Steam responded to me and his INTENTION was to say "Yeah, it's rough when people don't understand you, I've had similar issues because of my disability." But it came out as him saying that his situation was just as rough as what Sherlock was going through, making it seem like he was trivializing the situation.

Obviously, people got upset at this so he responded by saying, 'I knew you guys would give me shit which is why I spoke to Toybox instead.' this of course didn't help matters at allbecause now it looked like he was kicking Sherlock when he was down.

To compound matters Steam only has a vague idea what transexualism is, and his only encounter with it was me. So it would not surprise me at all if he assumed all transsexuals were MtF. So in an attempt to be 'helpful' he 'corrected' someone that called Sherlock a man, probably not understanding that Sherlock is trying to transition from female to male instead of the other way around. Because of this, it looked like he was insulting Sherlock even more. By this point everybody was raging at Steam and from his point of view all he was trying to do was be sympathetic, so now he's angry because from his perspective 'he didn't do anything wrong'.

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>i don't want Steam Twist to have to suffer unnecessarily, either. but i do not know how to bring him back in, without trouble unfolding, or him feeling hurt when other users do not understand how he thinks or acts.

I don't think there is actually that much of a misunderstanding about how or why he thinks or acts the way that he does. Sure some people will just chalk it up to autism, but I think plenty of us realize that his problem is simply that he doesn't want to accept the things he could do that actually would let him come back, sometimes outright stating that he wont do what others suggest.  


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Steam, I had not seen you in a while.

How are ya doing, boy?


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Thread locked on request


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I made these guys for Ponychan, and figured they could be fun to have here too!
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fine, i will talk to you in private.


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i apologize for coming off a little too rough.


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Mikie and i had a nice long talk together... it was productive, and i think a old tensions have been worked through, at long last c:

Now, that said... due to how off course the thread has gotten, i've been asked to lock it, and i think it will be for the best, for the time being.

Starshine, i hope we too can talk in private sometime! Sorry for locking your thread - for the record, i love your idea, and your art.


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>Discussing the political situation in Haiti is an acceptable subject of conversation. Involving "average IQ" of Haitians and referencing the "sh*thole" controversy, however, is bound to cause an effect of goading or baiting.
Why would discussing the average IQ of Haitians have the effect of baiting?  It seems to me that it would be very relevant to the discussion.  In fact, I'd go so far as to say that a discussion of Haiti's problems would be majorly incomplete without it.  
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The subject of whether genetically modified food is safe or not is not comparable in controversy to the political situation in the so-called "sh*thole" Haiti, relative to the alleged average IQ of its populace.

Note the example provided in the Proposition Document, as to the difference between what is political drama, and what is not.

Politically Dramatic content is content which presents a weighted political perspective that contains a controversial or inflammatory perspective, such that it will have the effect of goading users into participating in a toxic posting environment.

Thus, when you look at your Genetically Modified Food OP, ask yourself a few simple questions:

Am I about to make a political thread?

Is that political thread weighted with political perspectives that skew heavily to one side of an argument?

Would that discussion topic itself generally be considered a controversial topic to discuss as to the reasonable, general public?
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If it is not out of line to comment on the subject of the thread being discussed, I found it illuminating when I checked and confirmed that not only is the OP's stated IQ actually what is considered correct, but that the world's impoverished areas have similarly deficient intelligence.  While I suspect that the test itself may be biased in some way to arrive at those results, I find it at least probable that the deficiency in the numbers has to do with nutrition and education and I am absolutely astounded at just how drastic the end result actually is.

I find that to be most eye-opening and while I agree that dismissing Haiti as a "shithole" may be inflammatory, the picture in the OP definitely presents a strong example that such a statement might be accurate.

What a messed up place to be born into, and if discussion can be civilized and in some way improve awareness that we ponies may be able to convert into some kind of social change for such people, I think it could be worth the cost of discussion and I encourage the OP to consider carefully what has been stated by staff and perhaps try again with a more carefully crafted attempt, perhaps expanding the topic to the rest of the world too and perhaps some kind of information on what sort of action we might participate in that can actually help the situation, such that we might better understand what even can be done and how.

It's just awful and I think such topics presented from a perspective of philanthropy benefits us all.

Then again, it's not my place to tell people what to do so I might take a whack at it myself and see if I can stay out of trouble while doing so.


The way it was worded seems rather close to the way people on less scrupulous parts of the internet segue into suggestions that the population should be "cleansed" in some fashion. I don't think bringing IQ into the discussion is the problem intrinsically (barring its debatable veracity as a means of measuring intelligence), but it's a topic that is somewhat taboo for good reason -- 95 times out of 100, it's used "for evil", for lack of a better way of putting it.

That's not to say it can't be discussed constructively -- lostpony's thread is a good example.

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