Because in the past, when forced to choose between the "pony" and "chan" aspects inherent in this site's nature, the userbase, having a net more background in the latter, chose the latter.
And, perhaps more importantly, there was the widespread lolcow-farm mentality that pushed the cuntiest people from every direction to punch us down into the ground for being some gross autistic hugbox aberration that had absolutely no right to exist on any data center willing to host it in their eyes, no matter how minor a wayward niche of the web it occupied.
Vultures came and ripped apart its dying carcass, and I arriving late myself became a vulture and stayed cause it's fun here
Never heed the words of those who condemn the "degenerate." They'll just keep tightening and tightening their definitions of degenerate until nothing remains that does not bear their own image.
And nothing beautiful and ugly and real in this world will be allowed to remain.