Hi everypony! Today, we're pleased to announce the official grand opening of /good/, a board for charitable acts and sharing kindness!
/good/ has been in the works for many months now, and is Ponychan's collaboritve effort with Bronies For Good to bring together the charity community under one roof. Please read the sticky in /good/ to learn more and don't forget, sharing kindness is an easy feat!
The second Ponychan Theme Contest is now live! Regardless if you're a veteran at CSS, or a complete newbie who wants to try their hand at CSS, you all have a chance to win a spot at Ponychan's Themes! Check it out on /themecontest/!
Following talks with both sites, our >>>/all/ board now syndicates renowned fandom news sites Equestria Daily and Derpy Hooves News. You can now keep up with the latest news and comments, while also keeping up with the boards on Ponychan and our sister sites. Among /all/’s options you’ll find both sites under the “News” header. Enjoy!
The new topic for /phoenix/ is Space and Science-Fiction.
The new topic for /phoenix/ is Sports and Exercise.
The message of My Little Pony has always revolved around the spirit of friendship and the Elements of Harmony, and we have always striven to embody those values. To help promote harmony and unity within the widespread pony community, we've upgraded >>>/all/ to include threads from our neighbor sites efchan and Lunachan. We want to make it easy to keep in touch with your friends, no matter where they post.
Keep in mind that efchan and Lunachan are independent sites, and that you will have to follow their rules and respect their staff when you are posting there.
The new topic for /phoenix/ is Technology and Computers.
We have a new board, /now/, for streams and live events. It will probably get the most traffic on episode days, but you can browse around anytime if you're bored, or feel free to post your own thread if you're running a stream/event.
The new topic for /phoenix/ is music.
We've got a new board, /phoenix/. It's a board with a rolling topic, which will change every few weeks or so. The first topic is cooking, so go post recipes or make me dinner or something.
We had a few hours of downtime recently. If you're still having trouble accessing parts of the site, try hard refreshing (Ctrl+F5) or clearing your cache. The caching on WebFaction's error pages is set to be far too aggressive.
I added a quick settings page. It's not very exciting yet. Until I find a decent place to add it into the UI, I'll just link it from here.
Since a few people were asking about the new board setup,
I'll write up a more detailed list of the boards when I have the time.
As you might have noticed, the theme contest is over, and winners have been chosen! We had some amazing entries, and it wasn't easy to narrow down the choices. I've been implementing and tweaking the themes over the past few days, and since everything seems to be in order, it's time to make it official.
Here are the winners, in no particular order:
Congratulations to the winners, and thanks everyone for participating!
We're looking to improve the quality of the themes already present on Ponychan and to expand the number of themes so that the entire main cast as well as a few of the secondary characters are represented. We think everyone can agree that the Pinkie Pie theme is great, but most of the other themes just pale in comparison. We want to get all the themes up to that same level of quality, and we'd like to enlist your help to do that.
This is your opportunity to be recognized for your design skills as well as a chance for your name to be posted on the front page and in the theme menu for everyone to see! We're accepting submissions from anyone and everyone! If you think you've got what it takes to create an awesome theme, then come to /themes/ to discuss the contest and read more. And even if you don't, stop by anyway to see works in progress and give feedback to the designers.
Good luck, everyone!
I'm currently upgrading the site's software. Things might be screwy for a few minutes while I'm transferring things over, but it'll be back to normal soon.
A kind anonpony managed to grab a dump of the site last night before it went down. I'm uploading a copy as we speak, and the upload should be finished in about an hour. You'll be seeing threads and images randomly fizzle into existence during this time. I haven't added back the full-size images, but many of those are saved as well, and I should get to merging them with the rest of the archive sometime soon.
Whew, we're back!
It seems some cyberscum managed to get the site taken down last night, but that didn't stop us... we're back up, and on a brand-new host, too!
It's all thanks to your generous donations... we can't thank you enough. It's a great feeling not having to choose between ponies and groceries.
In case the site ever goes down again, I set up an off-site blog at ponychan-status.tumblr.com.