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157415 No. 157415 Stickied [View]
Hey there, everyone! I'm Nimble Wing. Some of you know me, most of you probably don't. Either way, I'm the guy who runs the FAQ and Contact Us pages here on Ponychan. Lately, most of my major changes and updates to the FAQ have simply been tacking on something new, such as adding in details on the Settings Page or going over the different features of Ponychan X. However, just tacking things on doesn't exactly serve to fix everything, so I've been thinking. Why not just see what everyone thinks and do it again?

That's where you all come in. I very rarely hear mention of Ponychan's FAQ page, and I try to fix things whenever I do. But I'd like to actually see if I can get you all to look it over and tell me what you think. Some of it has been up there for a while, some of it might be imperfect or out of date, and some of it might be able to be written better. What do you guys think? Is there anything you'd like to have added to the FAQ? Anything you'd like me to change? Remove entirely? I'd just like to get a feel for how you guys see the FAQ so I'll know what to do with it. I've got some things that I already plan to do, but it's nice to know what the users think. It's written for the users, after all!

Anyway, I'm putting this thread up before I go to bed, so I won't be responding until later. But this will at least have it open to both the morning and afternoon users for me to see later, and I'll be able to respond to everyone in one go. I'll be back online somewhere around twelve hours after this post goes up, so if you really want to be around when I get back, keep an eye out then. No promises, though!

So that's that! Let me know what you all think of the FAQ, and I'll try my best to get to work on it. I won't be able to do everything, of course. One step too far, and the mods put me on lockdown. But I'll certainly try to do what I feel would make it better! Thanks a bunch in advance for all of your posts, and I'll see you all later.

-Nimble Wing
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>> No. 157722
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>You're implying that I'm not having fun in my own ways.
I sometimes like to respond to obvious jokes in a serious tone. I kinda find it entertaining, mainly because of how people respond. But that's just me, and nobody else ever finds it fun anyway. Just another of my quirks, I suppose.

But you're right about the add-ons section. Well... mostly. I'll fix the Ponychan X link, but PonyUpZ and Ponychan Notifier still exist. They just don't really get updated anymore and are both... a bit overshadowed by Ponychan X and its features. I'll keep the links there, because I know that there are at least a few people who still use PonyUpZ, at least. (I do, simply for one or two of the features that aren't present in Ponychan X. But that's nothing I think anybody else uses regularly, so it's not exactly important.)
Thanks for the feedback!

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155306 No. 155306 Stickied [View] [Last 50 posts]
External version: 2.33
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. 158543
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Oh yeah, it does that often if your network connection isn't stable enough. If it's having problems regardless of how stable your wi-fi is, then there's probably another issue involved. But unfortunately, providing a fix for the version of Ponychan X built-in would require an admin's attention, which the lack of there being any has been increasingly frustrating.

I do wish that someone back there would address the issue, whether it'd be one of the existing admins doing something out of their own time, or finding a backend coder to do that work for them. I have asked the mods about it a few times already, but until someone takes on that responsibility, I have absolutely no way of providing any front-end fixes outside of a desktop extension. And that sucks, because it's been barricading the site from getting long-anticipated updates by people who willfully go out of their way to provide it for them. And that's just accounting for the people that provided front-ends (like Grandil and Zeke for example), who were only able to provide any help at all because they didn't need source code.

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159507 No. 159507 [View] [Last 50 posts]
This is your announcement thread about our newest addition to the site staff and dedicated site coder, he's pretty cool, and apparently sucks at intro threads, so here we go.
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>> No. 159610
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i know.
>> No. 159611
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>I am positively throbbing
>> No. 159612
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I think we're all lucky that you're not.

Waaa I never have filenames like that.

Oh and I have just one question for !! Sweetie. What does this mean for the development of Gochan? :p

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159464 No. 159464 [View]
You should be able to 'like' things on Ponychan!
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>> No. 159601
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Well of course it's silly. Possibly silly enough to work!
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Well whatever I guess. I can only hope this system is not implemented though.
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159517 No. 159517 [View]
Say hello to your new dedicated coder, now with blackjack and hookers.
>> No. 159521
dat topic ninja
>> No. 159527
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That's all I wanted to do.

You can handle this however you want to so it doesn't clutter /meta/.

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159345 No. 159345 [View] [Last 50 posts]
Isn't it, like, a dead /oat/? It should be deleted IMO.
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>> No. 159496
What? Now you're just confusing me.
>> No. 159497
/chat/ doesn't have to be serious.
>> No. 159498
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>The idea sounds do-able, but would be an absolute bitch to manage and would be a bit annoying for users.
Yeah I can totally see that. From my totally not informed mod perspective, I do think it sounds a lot more difficult than it actually would be. Not every thread is going to be derailed and I think that with the /pony/ population, threads meant to be serious will remain more in line. At least I would hope. I'm not exactly an expert on /pony/, I only went there for about a month or two when the season was still airing.
>second thing
It sounds reasonable and all, but one of the knocks on Ponychan has been it's disorganization with boards. I mean I think the idea would go fine, but I would rather Ponychan be more organized. Organization is attractive to new posters.

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159469 No. 159469 [View]
My posts have no edit button.

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>> No. 159471
you have cookies disabled or are using ponychan x and are not refreshing


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159438 No. 159438 [View]
>this post was cleared
wat. Her breasts are clearly showing. Like, you can see her nipples. How is this not against the rules?
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>> No. 159443
Because according to the current rules governing sexual content this isn't something I would expect to be allowed. And if I owned a business and some woman was in my store with a sheer top and her nipples poking out I'd probably ask her to leave, especially if it was a family business and there were minors present.

And there we have it.
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With a sheer top, sure. But if she was just wearing a shirt or something and happened to be nippin' out?

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>> No. 159457
then it wouldn't be analogous to that image, since the "shirt" the character was wearing was semi-transparent and the tits were pretty visible.

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159341 No. 159341 [View]
dear moderators of : why are threads which are made about having sex with pokemon not sent to a deletion board? is it because anons are not making them, as comparable threads made by unfamiliar people would likely be sent away to /coolstorybrony/ or /eww/ or i forgot the name of the boards. i doubt this, but this is mysterious! is it because you want to have sex with pokemon?

i find this odd because we seem to have these threads at least once a day, if not more! this is a strange and unfortunate circumstance, as i am unsure if a thread about someone wanting to suck an eevee's tiny smelly little fox dick is appropriate for ponychan, especially not multiple times in the span of a 24 hour period!

i look forward to your timely response. thank you

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>> No. 159361
it's probably my fault for posting in the new one.
>> No. 159363
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> checking /oat/
Wait, it's become a bandwagon?

Seriously, Audrey, not cool.
>> No. 159369

over the past week ive seen at least four of them, probably more. it's become manleys newest posting gimmick thing more or less because of this

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>> No. 159338
That's just it. What I mean, actually. He ban evaded in the thread as well so it's now a month long ban. That's actually when the thread got hilarious.
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It's super fanny trulling, so fanny XDDDD much rusemaster

No. 159266 [View]
So, episode tool tips. Luna Eclipsed doesn't have one.
See? Unless that's not the proper abbreviation. And its not like the tooltips aren't working or something. So yeah. That's a thing.
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>> No. 159325
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The other tooltips don't do that I think?


I mean I agree it's weird I just was wondering potential reasons.
>> No. 159327
Does Ss work?
>> No. 159328
Then it's simply case insensitive. A trivial matter of making a different, case-sensitive input list.

Edit: Probably not even a different list, more than likely this is a regex. Wordfilters definitely use regex, and it's more than likely this taps into that system. It's just a matter of making an entry that's LE, and not any other case-combinations.

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159305 No. 159305 [View]
Could the mods start controlling all the Communism threads in the /oat/ as they are spammed multiple times daily by TOPF and are offensive to me because of my countrys history, and because what Communism has done to the world.
Most of these threads also are hateful against people with a different opinion or view of world and politics, including killing fantasies of these people. And I see Hitler and National Socialist threads being deleted.

I hope you take this into consideration.
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>> No. 159320
He said control
>Because they are spammed multiple times daily

Not ban.
>> No. 159323
Ah, I gotcha.

We'll that's just a continuation of the policy of "keeping it in one thread". I absolutely agree with that.
>> No. 159444
The OP probably represents the majority of conservative scum on /oat/ (which is everybody on /oat/).

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159304 No. 159304 Locked [View]
I would like to ask which mod was stupid enough to ban (/oat/ only) me over telling someone - politely and without losing my temper or being rude - that it's simply not cool to be insulting over someone's mother, whether it's meant in jest or otherwise.

Such a ban is unwarranted, unneeded, and, quite frankly, shows precisely why the majority of mods here either can't or don't do their jobs - especially because said ban wasn't signed, which requires me to make this thread instead of contacting them directly.

If anything, you ban/warn the person who calls someone's mother names, etc. Not the person who tells them how out of line that is.
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>> No. 159319
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He is. Everyone was having a civil conversation, in peace between two sites, and he came in unbidden to talk shit not only about a specific person (Toybox), which is what he got all pissy about in the first place ("my mom is a specific person, not a website!") but also talk shit about a site, and then when someone says in response, literally and only, "ur mum a shit", he wants them banned for it, and to be exonerated for not only instigating it, but demanding the right to talk shit about the things he doesn't like and not get any shit in return.
And it wasn't even some out and out 'positive' light, it was just saying they used both sites basically. They both have their flaws (Ember showing quite clearly one of Ponychan's flaws...) and people can and should like either for what they offer. Ember and his ilk are the last vestiges of any actual issues between the two. People like RS, Ember... that's Ponychan's problem, just as people like Wesley are MLPchan's problem.
>> No. 159321
Well unfortunately you can't judge someone based on one episode. In that instance I highly disagree with what Ember did, but that doesn't mean that he's one of the worst. Same with RS.
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Locked because it's pretty much been a flamewar from the OP.

No. 158554 [View] [Last 50 posts]
As a regular visitor to ponychan for some time now, I've noticed a few things that have changed in that time frame, some good, and some bad. When I first started here, the overall atmosphere of ponychan gave it the feel of a pleasant place where people of every type could gather and discuss the adventures of miniature animated equines in the form of specific boards like /pony/, or other things like art, music, etc.People were generally nice to each other and anything that seemed to be a slight against another person were merely meant in humor. The only place where I noticed a difference was /dis/, where ideas were met with not only something akin to hate, but the hate would then be transferred to the person who expressed the idea. After some observation I gathered that any thread on the board at any time was one personal attack away from devolving into a mudslinging competition.

It was after leaving the /dis/ board entirely due to the previously mentioned issues that I went to /chat/ where it seemed that the mood of /dis/ had seeped into that board, but the mods did a good job of keeping everyone civil. Bans were given on a timely basis to both anons and trip users who violated the rules, and the mods even took on what seemed like a mediator status by keeping an eye on threads that looked like they were threatening to go badly and step in to tell everyone to either chill or just lock the thread and throw it away. At the same time /dis/ was cleaned up, and other than the odd thread people were generally relaxed with each other.

My complaint stems from what I have seen lately as two issues at least for me.

1. The general atmosphere seems to have gone through a downturn to the point it now resembles the aforementioned atmosphere of the /dis/ of "old", where users have been seen being very rude and hateful to others, and rules of site etiquette like these in particular seem to be ignored.

*Don't make unnecessary drama. People are allowed to like things you don't like, and to argue against such is a waste of time here.

*Be polite or civil if you're discussing with someone, or if you disagree with someone else. Do not insult others r
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>> No. 159301
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I've been here all night, also I'm sick, Also I'm going to bed in like 15 minutes. Also you kept answering everything first.
>> No. 159302

>So you're going to continue to start shit with him even after said history?

I didn't "start shit" with him. I haven't said a word about anything involving RS until things were already underway with him acting as he usually does already.

>Have you ever argued civilly at all? Let's start with that.

Yes? That's a pretty pointless question. But what does this have to do with me? I'm not in here asking for people to be more civil, am I? Nor do I desperately profess that it's not my fault, but the world's fault either, when I get in trouble for it or get called out.
>> No. 159303
If you're being accused of being a problem in a thread about civility, and you show up to "defend" yourself by telling the person making that claim to go fuck themselves, you're just making their point for them. I don't really know RS and didn't have that opinion before this thread, nor had I made up my mind on it before he came to defend himself, but now I agree, because his immediate response was to reach for the insult battery.

I know it would never fly, so this isn't a serious suggestion, but I'd actually like ad-hominem insults to be banned. They are against the rules, really, but that's not strictly enforced. Telling anyone to fuck themselves, that they're an autist or landwhale or they should go die? Warning or ban, 100%. No-one ever needs to use insults to make their point, and they immediately inflame situations. They're low-effort - it's easier to sling an insult than actually make a point - and low-information, as all they really convey is anger. This isn't face-to-face where you might blurt something out in the moment without thinking - you can always take time to consider your wording before hitting Reply.

That's not to say that you shouldn't get repercussions for provoking people in other ways, of course. But no-one is forced to take it to that level either, and perhaps a clear-cut rule on the matter would force some second thoughts about posting the first angry or inflammatory reply that comes to mind. Of course, this will never be instigated because people will say it's curtailing their right to "justifiably" insult some people who "deserve" it or something, and that it's to protect the thin-skinned who need to care less about insults on the Internet, but I do think that these kinds of things create a broken-windows atmosphere that drags things down.

That might be the case this week, but it's not as if his absence has been particularly noticeable recently compared to nine months ago. I can

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158849 No. 158849 [View]
hey since artee got the !!Pinkie Pie tag

make me !!Maud

mikie4!!maud xDDDDDDDD

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>You will never be Mod/Maud
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My online metal health would be safer if I could tie my tag on a string of balloons and float it up to you.

It wouldn't be fair to you, though.

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