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Jan 30It's happening. [Thread]

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165156 No. 165156 ID: 40a1fc Stickied [View] [Last 50 posts]
I've been trying to think of something witty and failing so here it is in boring fashion.

Officially decided to do it, all that's left is for macil to set things up which could take a few weeks.

You may now panic at your leisure.

MLPchan /site/ Thread
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>> No. 165266 ID: f080ff

Shitty and unpopular options have been eliminated. Totally rad options have been added.

No. 164897 ID: 35acf9 Stickied [View]
A couple weeks ago, I posted the following message for the staff:
>I've been planning to do this for a week or two now. I wish I'd had a chance to talk with Orange before posting this, but he's on vacation and I feel it's necessary that I get it over with now.
>In my time as admin / owner / whatever of Ponychan, I've fixed some bugs, resolved some disputes, picked some fights, and made some mistakes. My contribution hasn't been very big, apart from paying for the site. I freely admit it hasn't been the most stellar tenure.
>2014 was probably the hardest year of my life. I love the people on Ponychan, and my memories of the early days of the site, but I haven't made it a secret that over the past year it represented just one more source of anxiety when I was just struggling to hold on. Now that 2015 is here, I've decided to participate in a therapy program over the next couple months to help get my life back on track; this will consume almost all of my free time, and it is necessary to get my obligations to Ponychan out of the way first.
>Astra told me there are talks about a Ponychan merger. I know I placed myself in the position of decision-maker, but I have no basis on which to form an opinion about this. I don't currently use the site and I hardly interact with anybody who does. This decision should be left to people who know what they're talking about.
>Orange, Admiral, and Fen are in charge. Orange has all of the site passwords. I hope the three of you can figure out how to share power.
>Some of you donated money to the site's PayPal account to help with this year's site expenses. I never withdrew the money; I'll leave it there so it can go towards next year's expenses.
>It really has been a pleasure working with all of you - and I'm not just saying that. I love this staff. I'm sorry if this comes as a disappointment.

I don't want to be overly dramatic
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>> No. 165248 ID: 6741de
I was really hoping I could have had at least one conversation with you, aww.

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163943 No. 163943 ID: 734001 Locked Stickied [View] [Last 50 posts]
TLDR: This website is potentially changing, and you should read the entire post before commenting on this proposal.

First off, don't panic and kill us.

The Ponychan and MLPchan staffs are proposing a merger between the two sites. MLPchan was created in response to Ponychan policies of the time. We believe that since then, our differences have decreased, and those that remain are worth setting aside to unify the community.

The following is a proposal written up by the staff members of both Ponychan and MLPchan, everyone had equal say and ample opportunity to discuss or suggest the things that went into this proposal.
Everything in this proposal is subject to change based on discussion, but the degree of possible changes varies.
For example, the website being called "Ponychan" and having a /pony/ board is not likely to change unless somebody brings up an extremely good reason for it.
On the other hand, the splitting of /rp/ into /rp/ and /ooc/ is something very easily done.
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>> No. 165160 ID: 40a1fc
New thread.

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159881 No. 159881 ID: cfb8a4 Stickied [View] [Last 50 posts]
I probably should have made this earlier, but this is the thread for requesting bug fixes and things that you would like to see implemented. As they are requested, I will add them to the list in the OP, and a rough percentage showing how complete that bugfix or feature is completed.

For starters, I fixed the Youtube embed thumbnails being stretched strangely, and it only took one letter to fix it!

Bug fixes
Youtube thumbnail stretching - 100%
Youtube thumbnail title - 100%>
Fix links in spoilers still showing when not hovering - 100% - you may have to do a hard-refresh (Shift-F5 or Shift-Refresh button click) for it to apply
Fix Return/Entire thread/Last 50 posts links overlapping with the quick reply and toggle post form links - 0%

Add a seperate interface for mobile browsers - 0%
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>> No. 164975 ID: 09928e
Cool beans. Thanks for handling that so swiftly.

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155306 No. 155306 ID: af273c Stickied [View] [Last 50 posts]
External version: 2.46
Native version: 2.13

After over three months worth of coding power and countless hours of rewriting code almost entirely from the ground up, it is an honor for me to present you guys with Ponychan X version 2. Its over 6000 lines long, yet faster than ever, free from any unnecessary frameworks. This will also serve as the support thread for the nightly builds that require installation, as they work their way into neutral builds to be updated to the site itself.

1) Like before, install a GM-based extension, if don't already have one, for your browser.
Chrome []Firefox []SeaMonkey []Opera []Safari []

2) Install Ponychan X []

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>> No. 165267 ID: ef443b
Thank you, I really appreciate(d) it.

It made it far better overall

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165179 No. 165179 ID: 1f62bb [View]
So, what do we want this new site to be?

Not talking about the name or anything, but what sort of "mission statement", manifesto, or ideals should guide us so we don't end up directionless and just a community.

Should we do things to try to bring the amount of pony here up? Should we be laid back and just let the community decide?

I think this needs its own thread
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>> No. 165233 ID: 40a1fc
Youtube embed play button
>> No. 165240 ID: d9c4af
But how should the site poni.poni? Is there gonna be a push from the staff for more poni events? The same?

I want more pono also
>> No. 165253 ID: ab3135
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Because poni, I think that poni poni should poni with poni. Then if we poni enough, then the poni poni will poni poni of poni poniponi.

Also, poni.

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165125 No. 165125 ID: d2e7ed [View]
dear meta, can you explain why we haven't deleted this picture on Op?
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>> No. 165155 ID: a098c9
It's one of the most famous pieces of art.

In any definition of offensive material, it is a textbook example of something with greater merit than any objection to it.

Maybe you'd be more comfortable at Gaia Online or Club Penguin, OP.
>> No. 165197 ID: 4342d7
Fine art / historical representation.

'S also why it'd be fine to show the naked burning girl in vietnam.. or wasn't she burning? Eh, forgot.
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165084 No. 165084 ID: 31b110 [View]
Sorry for all of the spam bans, I updated the spam list, and it went a little overboard. We shouldn't have issues with it anymore.
>> No. 165087 ID: 428138
It destroyed my comedic timing. I expect compensation for this grave injustice.
>> No. 165140 ID: 6aeb46
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Well that explains things

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165109 No. 165109 ID: 0f61a6 [View]
I've been getting 403 Forbidden a lot on this site after Cloud Flare checks my browser. It usually doesn't stick forever, but it's starting to get annoying. All other sites with Cloud Flare protection don't do this to me. I'm not sure what's up.

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165017 No. 165017 ID: 0c9966 [View]
Does anyone else think the way filenames are displayed is annoying as hell, the way they make the screen unnecessarily wide if you're on a mobile phone and even just one post has a long filename? Do you think I should fix it?
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>> No. 165030 ID: 734001
I prefer it to having the filenames cut off without any way to see the full thing like on 4chan.
>> No. 165033 ID: 18c212
I like it how it is.
>> No. 165046 ID: 3bb89e
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I think the random dice roll could use some randomness.

Not sure about filenames. I like filenames

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163933 No. 163933 ID: e7b99c [View]
/pony/ keeps getting lots of bad stuff posted
so let's delete /pony/ and it'll solve the problem
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>> No. 165021 ID: dfce1d
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I've seen that CP porn spam on /pic,/ too, so deleting /pony/ won't make it go away.

Besides, the spam bot is probably just attracted to /pony/ because it's the first postable board it polls, so the bulk of the spam goes there. If /pony/ was gone, it'd be some other board.

You're supposed to discuss the show and related official works on /pony/. Of course, since the show hasn't aired an episode in 8 months, give or take, things are a little slow right now...

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>> No. 165034 ID: e7b99c
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well let's just keep deleting every board it posts to
he can't spam cp if there's no place to post it
>> No. 165045 ID: 22aa52
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Well hopefully the Emperor will hear your prayers.

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163927 No. 163927 ID: e6b3d5 [View]
Sorry Mods! I posted a picture which was deemed inappropriate. Really I didn't think it was against the rules to link a picture of a medical device used to stimulate the prostate, but I mentioned it as a sex toy and not a medical device (despite it literally linking to medical wellness site) and I'm not trying to argue with the mod decision, it makes sense given how I described the link. I won't post things like that again, I am sorry, I just wanted to offer an explanation so you knew it wasn't a phallic representation but a medical device which is FDA approved for some types of ED.

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>> No. 165040 ID: e6b3d5
Okay so, part 2... well unrelated part 2

So apparently I triggered the spam filter this morning, and became banned? I don't know how this would have happened a la generating spam, I did however post a picture of nutella and was making a nutella thread in /oat/ that seemed to be the trigger.

Can anyone look at this for me and tell me what it was that I did that got me banned, exactly?

I've never run into the administration team but once before I've made this thread. Now its been twice in a few days. Are administrative actions up or am I out of line lately?
>> No. 165041 ID: 734001
You posted "socialist" which had the word "cialis" in it, which broke our new spam filter list that was recently implemented. Lots of people have run into this, and overall we're working to revert many of the filters and refine it so shenanigans like this doesn't happen.
>> No. 165044 ID: e6b3d5
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Okay thanks for letting me know!

No. 163922 ID: 556a0f [View]
cp on /pony/.
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>> No. 163932 ID: 87aeba
Ok where do we start should we all dos it?

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>> No. 163934 ID: 3bb89e
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Exterminate the Admins, owners and developers.
>> No. 163942 ID: 8a0b93
ok i want to delete ponychan you guys will tie up orange and inkwell and the others i will hit the delete key personally. its personal yo.

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163936 No. 163936 ID: 536505 [View]
You know,... /collab/ is actually not dead at the moment. I'm tempted to post my project update there. Given that, I have a better idea:

Since /fic/ is so dead (mostly due to the burn out on the part of the particular ex-participants who used to hang out there), and /art/ and /collab/ seemed to "meh" at the idea of a merger -- whereas the /fic/ people are pretty tired and need a severe dose of cheering up --

Why not create a new /fan/ board but have it be (or include) a combination of all threads from /art/ /fic/ /collab/ and /merch/, which would be regrouped, as mini-boards, under /fan/.

When people post in /fan/ they would have an extra choice in the post form:

Post in: • art • fic • collab • merch • fan only (radio button)

Additionally, when people visit /fan/ they would have an extra link to the right of "Search /fan/ threads":
>> No. 163939 ID: 536505
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The best part about my idea is that it doesn't matter how active the constituent boards remain. They'd become sub-groups of /fan/ providing the user with the instant added feature of topical filtering on a new /fan/ board.

All this would be done by each new OP on /fan/ being targeted to the relevant sub-group or to /fan/ itself (Post in: "fan only"), with all of them displayed in /fan/ by default (using a mechanism similar to /all/) and then the user can filter out so s/he chooses. Users will be encouraged to provide relevant content by treating the tiny boards as topic filters when they post in /fan/, and instead of us always mealy-mouthing and lamenting how this or that board is dead, etc. we can encourage new users to post in /fan/ for any and all fanworks, merch, projects, and be a clearinghouse for whomever wants to visit.
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No. 163894 ID: cd9764 [View]
We really need a capchia (like 4chan has) just to get rid of the spam/scam stuff
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>> No. 163919 ID: 33f1c8
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Step forward and be recognized, Schmaltzie. I got 9LIVES so bans mean squat to me. Why go anon?

>> No. 163920 ID: 82f2ba
if you have 9 lives shouldnt you only be able to be banned 9 times? maybe you should upgrade to infinitelives or something
>> No. 163921 ID: 95dfaa
>You'd have to essentially use a totally new device, to ban evade.
It's pretty trivial for even a non-technically minded person to install user agent switching extensions and things like that. Browser fingerprinting won't help.

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