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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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Over my dead body


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Rebrand as SnekChan: "My Little Snake: Slithering is Magic"!


The place is... Very slow to say the least.
I think that rebranding would make it faster. Other pony websites are becoming general ones.


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Because many places are rebranding, I feel all the more that this place stands to gain by not rebranding. Ponychan may soon not be ponychan anymore, but ponyville can remain as a true reminder why we got here in the first place.
I don't see any good reason to rebrand.

And this is probably harsher, but I don't exactly know what kind of traffic we could boost by throwing out the legacy.

Better to wait on G5 and catch potential traffic from there than to throw away our identity.


This place was founded on the values and principles that got us where we are, and it's good to be reminded of that

Besides, I like ponies, unicorns, and horses in general!


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


Too bad that hat you gave me was disposed of by New Orleans Parish Prison, Tracie.

It had years on it, and on bourbon street it got soaked in liquor. Turned from a fedora/trilby into a bucket hat.



I agree


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it is a... discussion worth considering, but not yet, and maybe not for a time

even then... it would not be a full change. probably. we could setup like, maybe a new domain, that defaults to a different site theme... but i would never get rid of the ponyville domain and template... it is too meaningful.


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Honestly? That's not a bad idea at all, you know? I like that way of thinking.


What would a different site theme change, though, aside from traffic?


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it is evident that even amongst our present users, some would be more comfortable with a non-pony template, or place to be

aside from traffic... i think, might not be the fairest take. aside from our own comfort zones, rather, what would it take away?

i am not excited by the prospect, either. but, i can also not see the harm.


Our comfort zones are an important consideration, aren't they? That's part of why this place was made. The site is pony themed for a reason. The themeing matters to me, because the show and its values matter to me. There are plenty of other sites without this themeing, you know?

If someone else is discomforted by the expression of those values or that love, then that's fine. It's to be expected. We can't appease everyone. Better to go out being oneself, I think. I feel it's strange and a bit insulting to come to a certain culture made for a certain purpose and demand it be changed


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I don't know if anyone was demanding, so much as asking, if it would be a possibility in the future.


Eh, level of insult is slightly less, but still very present


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I mean, I can see that the site and MLP itself is very important to you, but I'm struggling a bit to see the insult part.

From my perspective, Muffin observed that other websites were rebranding, so they asked if we were also considering rebranding.

If they had come in and been like, "yo you should rebrand, then that might have been a bit more insulting, at least to me.

But either way, I think Artee had a good point in that we can hold onto the legacy and be one of the few still doing the pony thing. I also thought Moony had a very good compromising suggestion, though how hard that would be to implement-and if it would be worth it, is another question I don't know the answers to.


The capacity to feel insulted is a very individual thing, I would imagine!


Mm. Yea, that's true; especially when everyone has different life experiences. Apologies.


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You're fine, I'm not bothered. I just defend my right to be bothered


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>I also thought Moony had a very good compromising suggestion, though how hard that would be to implement-and if it would be worth it, is another question I don't know the answers to.

Ponychan did it first, so we'd kind of be ripping off that idea.

But honestly, Moony gets to make the calls as it's on his paycheck, I think. Which is a pretty huge deal that I shouldn't take for granted.

I'd still be saddened to see the pony branding go, even if it wouldn't be relevant anymore. For sentimental reasons.


Speaking of Moony this new evidence is in.


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Keep it pony-branded.  Nothing is stopping anybody — or anypony — from posting about other stuff.

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