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Jan 20: Board Organization Discussion
Jan 15: Staff Update, and Rules Update

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## Developer 11267Sticky[View]

I've set up a bugtracker so that issues/bugs/feature requests can be consolidated into one place to make it easier to keep track of, rather than having to watch multiple threads. One of the nice things about BitBucket is that you don't need to have an account in order to add an issue. If you have a BitBucket account and want to post with that, that's up to you.


Some things to keep in mind:
1. Make your issue submissions clear and concise.
2. If you need to submit a screenshot, the issue tracker has an option to upload files.
3. The issue tracker is only for actual issues/bugs/feature requests/etc. Any frivolous issues or shitposts will be deleted.
4. Also, this should be used only for issues with Ponychan's code/strucure, not ban requests and user complaints and whatnot. Keep that stuff on /site/.
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Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 11302


oh, okay

/site/ Sticky thread !!Fluttershy 3063StickyLocked[View]

The /Site/ Sticky:
Welcome! This sticky will cover the majority of frequently asked questions as well as provide important information for using the site. Click each box for info.

Or if you have any questions, feel free to ask in our official Discord!

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Note: Any NSFW image posted in a non-Mature thread is a rule violation and will be treated as such. Please tag your threads properly for the benefit of all users

Regarding Steamtwist sepip 11280[View]

i have to wonder, it has been said by pretty much every member of staff that he is never going to be unbanned from the site, so why is he able to post on /moon/ exactly?

i was under the impression /moon/ was there for users who had a week or month maybe or to somehow contact the mods in that way, but he literally does nothing but blog post and no one replies to him.

you could also ask why this bothers me? well it technicly does not but seeing as he has literally 0 chance to ever have his ban rescinded, why torture him even more so by allowing him to keep posting there?

its not like he needs to either now as he is unbanned from ponyville (or was im not sure if they re-banned him) , it just seems kind of silly.

in fact, /moon/ is silly in itself really. It is pretty redundant now.
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Kagamin!HaitfwkMrU 11323

Thing is tho Fen, no one posts there except Steamtwist and the guy dumping some Dragonball thing, so using it as an incentive to stop them ban evading is pointless. Case in point, Steam despite posting on there for like the last 2 years , ban evaded recently pretending to be a new person.

Users cant make threads there, its like the same 5 threads that have been there forever, and honestly, if its not a perma, most people will just see out bans unless they were *cough* wrongly given out in the first place.

Im not telling you to get rid of it , but it just seems a bit pointless to have it around really... y'know.. like Arch lol

Anonymous 11360


Hips !ArepaaIqL. 11362

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Wait a minute!
Does he still post on /moon/?



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[deleted] threads Anonymous 9753[View]

How about if a thread has no replies, actually delete the thread if the user clicks the "Delete" button?
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Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 11248

Still an issue.

Anonymous 11249


Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 11359

Add this to the tracker?

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Administration ## Admin 11181[View]

After a discussion among the site staff over the past week or so, I've decided that we'll continue forward with having two administrators for the site.

Normally I'd lead this into a community discussion about who should be chosen to administrate along-side me yadda yadda etc etc.

Not really needed, the staff and most of the users who have commented are in agreement on this matter.

So welcome Fen back guys.
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>give an example
ok bruh!

Fen!!Shining Armor ## Admin 11352

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I'd appreciate it if complaints about staff were kept concise and that this thread not become a circlejerk of such, that said i should probably unsticky this now, i think everyone who cares probably knows of the staff changes.

>I personally think having a staff member who doesn't really involve themselves with the community, but works on the site, isn't exactly a problem.
It kind of is, mods / admins are supposed to be a part of the community, otherwise how can they act appropriately if a situation more nuanced than "Anonymous is posting porn on /board/" comes up?
The kind of moderating you're talking about can work, but only in communities that self-police to an extent, with mods simply performing clean up duty.

>The reason the others were so disliked is because they didn't do the latter either, at least to what I know of them.

Orange was disliked because he started doing his own thing in disregard to what staff / users wanted, along with no / infrequent communication with staff / users.
Inkwell essentially became an extension of orange instead of being a counter balance before dropping off the grid.
Macil was basically a repeat of orange, only he talked more, which isnt the same thing as communicating.
Mithent was 10/10 best admin this site has ever had.
Astra can defend himself.
I am biased.

Anonymous 11353

I love you

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Jade!hArLey6LPM 11291[View]

So like uhhhhhhhhh

How do some people expect other... people to want to post on this site when it is basically dead... all the time?

Not entirely sure if this is a /site/ appropriate thread, so if it isn't feel free to delete it.
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Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 11331


idk I'm not on discord often

!RISkQqf4EM 11332

cms said he's in spain now but no other details seem to be available

Jade!/lOsHARLEY 11354

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I have no clue. Last I saw him was in the Discord server, but that was a while ago because I left for a month or so. I'm back now but I haven't seen him and I've not asked around.

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Skinny!TripsCQs8s 9545[View]

Eh can we get Vocaroo embeds back at some point?
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Les see dem tiddies girl

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 11334



Zeke Roa!TRASH/BwvA ## Mod 11356

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I added it to the issue tracker

Anonymous 9953Locked[View]

Apparently the staff dont even have a modboard b/c macil is too lazy and didnt think it was necessary. After it was brought up *again* recently that hey it would be nice and useful to have one, he could only be assed to say that it *would* be if it auto alerted the staff to new threads; this leads to the conclusion that he wont be adding one until or unless he tinkers around for the next 13 months making a *perfect* board that does exactly that, instead of making one *now* and doing that later at his leisure (and just letting one thread on it, that all staff add to their EXISTING "watched threads" list, serve as the alert); so posting this for the common-sense "good enough is better than nothing" message to him, in the implausible scenario he decides to drop by the site-issues board of "his" website. Thanks.
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Anonymous 11274

Fen!!Shining Armor ## Admin 11311

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Why did nobody answer this?
He made a modboard about a week+ before he left.

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On Libertarian Socialist Roadhog Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 10945[View]

Uh, can someone talk to him about the threads he makes?
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## Mod 11277

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>Staff will only remove content that is illegal, improperly tagged or just plain spam, with everything else being free game.

He's breaking no rules for as far as i can see. If it get's out of hand I will bring it up with the staff and we can discuss it further.

Waifus are people too!YoRdlEjxQ6 11278

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>user that mikie hates makes threads he disagrees with, but aren't actually against the rules
>no ban
color me impressed

Silvie Strength!TwiDasH7n2 11286

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Skinny!TripsCQs8s 11271Locked[View]

So now that Mikie is a mod, does that mean we, america hating, communist, libcucks are about to get the Pinochet treatment here?


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No I won't do that. I plan on being very "libertarian" with other peoples views and stuff like that. There is right now at this very moment views I highly disagree with but it breaks no rules and requires no mod action so it's all good. I seriously would rather not ban anyone. That being said, this sort of thread isn't entirely /site/ appropriate.

Anonymous ## Mod 11273

Moved to >>>/trash/7963.

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Anonymous 11257Locked[View]

Can we have webms with sound?

Waifus are people too!YoRdlEjxQ6 11258

we have them


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we already have them, fam

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On Mikie and his Anonymous Freinds Trip Touhous Based 'Titles' 'The God Himself' Stagemaster Foalins!oImGreatxA 11038[View]

Uh, can someone talk to them about calling me an ugly autist with down syndrome? I mean, since we're talking about cleaning up chat and all.

Man does it suuuure hurt my feelings.
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I uhhh... Sure

Meme Monk!ScyphTlOY6 11115

Oh? You don't sound sure!

Anonymous 11217

Ban him Mikie :^)

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Master Announcement Thread ## Admin 11072Locked[View]

I'm gonna be addressing recent issues and things that are going to be changing over the next week or so.

>The State of /pony/ /oat/ and /chat/

As was discussed in depth in the sticky there's some crossover here that could be better defined, after some discussion with the user base we came to some measure of an agreement on a definition for these boards, some concerns were raised however about community feelings about those changes.

I'm gonna outline the changes here, and over the course of the next week there will be discussion threads stickied at the top of the corresponding boards to make sure we get community input from people that might not check /site/

/pony/ - For all content related to the show.

/oat/ - All content not covered by /pony/ /chat/ and /rp/. Stricter standards of civility here then /chat/

/chat/ - Mature content, themes and political topics. More chan culture, less moderation.

The discussion threads for /oat/ and /pony/ will be going up shortly. /Chat/ won't have one, as there's no real change going on there and Fen handled that nearly a month in another thread on the board.
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I usually didn't make changes without the permission of the admin. Old Ponychan was pretty loose about it, but there are things like version control that allow you to undo any changes made.

Heeey, I wasn't usually a wonk smug piece of shit.

Anonymous 11179

I was being facetious. You are fine.

## Admin 11180

You are correct.

I will probably take you up on that.

Update, last support ticket went through and I own the server now. New thread incoming.

Weird bug i noticed !PipesTtB.A 10903[View]

COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT but.. when on the ban appeal page earlier, i noticed it still says /anon/ in place of /chat/ on the tab bar at the top. Which is strange.

Plis fix this before fixing Discord or Webm's.

[Not even making this up , it literally still says /anon/ lol]
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Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 11097

Is the list public?

Fen!!Shining Armor 11108

It could be, it's literally just this one issue at the moment though until more are reported.

Bags!SprintMJXo 11112

whoa i was going to complain that my serious issue wasnt on the list but it was actually fixed

good job site!
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## Admin 10862[View]

Macil has decided to step down as administrator and server owner due to personal differences with site staff, server hosting will change but i will try to keep disruptions to a minimum. More details will be posted as they come available.
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☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 11021

>sua sponte
So of their own accord.

Not a criticism, just a heads up: try to avoid needless jargon when it's not required. We don't need fancy Latin on a pony website.

## Admin 11022

My bad, I didn't even really think of it.

I'll make sure to change that a bit when I include it in my announcement thread.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 11023


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Go to bread Silvie Strength!TwiDasH7n2 10552[View][Last 50 Posts]

Banning Anonthony and suspending TPWPAF is going to be a WTF-storm. You know this, I know this, the village drunk knows this. There are going to be angry arguments.

If you live in the U.S., I strongly suggest going to bed, since it's already midnight or later. The angry arguments will be much higher quality tomorrow, after people have slept.

Exhausted people make shitty decisions, write shitty arguments, and generally have a shitty time. These are urgent site events, but they are not so urgent that they need to be resolved tonight. The site will survive one night without TPWPAF's steady hoof.
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Anonymous 11049

To be fair, what you do doesn't have to fly in a real job if you're the boss.

Anonymous 11222

"i'm sorry for lying about things to try to back up macil. sorry for lying about your ban history, which i was 100% wrong about, the reason for this ban in particular, which admittedly macil wasn't truthful with me about, and about 'misleading users instead of discussing it with staff', since you obviously discussed it immediately with multiple staff members before ever bringing it up with any users, and im especially apologetic to flutters, one of the hardest working, longest-suffering staff members, for my extremely shortsighted and public suspension which should never have happened. i hope you accept the apology and we can move on"

!AppLeJAcK. 11333


Discord Tarra.exe !3NiGhtwiNg 10947Locked[View]

I did not break any rules you fucking piece of shit.
Let me back into the fucking discord shuckle you autistic fuck face
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Tarra.exe !3NiGhtwiNg 11010

no. I will not. This is completely unfair.

Power Chord 11012

Nah, it's justified.

You just can't handle it, much like bantz.

Enjoy your night.
And your ban.

Lyra!!Lyra ## Mod 11013

You shouldn't have made a /site/ thread instead of contacting the mods directly. Not to mention this thread's /site/ civility issues.

State of /oat/, /chat/ and politics. Fen!!Shining Armor ## Mod 10280[View][Last 50 Posts]

There's been many concerns about the state of both /chat/ and /oat/, particularly in regards to political topics and their place on the site, as well as concerns about the status of the discord server.
This thread will be used to discuss and decide a solution to those concerns, along with clarifying the distinction between /chat/ and /oat/.
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Starshine!Laura/wmXM 10866

Speaking of which, does my janitor account still exist?


No, I removed both of them awhile ago

Starshine!Laura/wmXM 10871

Coolio, makes sense.

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☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 10710[View]

I do appreciate how we've had literally a week of zero communication between our so-called admins and the site as a whole. It's super great seeing that our admins are very good at paying attention and doing what needs to be done and, you know, keeping in contact with the site users about what the plans are.

What's really awesome is that the administration obviously considers the site so far beneath its meme-bers that they don't even bother telling us that they're busy or that they're sorry they haven't been able to get back to us.

You know, a month ago, when I said that something needed to be done to remove the redundancy between the site and the Discord? How's that coming along?

How about that whole thing wherein we were going to figure out just what the dichotomy between /oat/ and /chat/ was supposed to be? Any news?

Nope, because our admins are far too busy fucking the dog to actually have a chance to come online and discuss the future of this here imageboard, and I bet that, when we do finally see them, Astra will have been "sick" (what, did Slenderman give you that fucking cold, Astra?) or something equally stupid.

And of course we can't forget about the man, the myth the morass Macil who decides to ban people for an indefinite period, suspend the mod who fixes that, and then disappears back to /b/ and Friends over on /oat/ where he hides there amongst whomever deigns to give him the time of day.

You know, it's a good thing we have these two qualified individuals running the site, because I would hate to see where we'd be under the direction of someone like Fenolio. Could you imagine? We'd be fucking dead in the water, wouldn't we?
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!tcSassyDEQ 10856

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True, but as far as the ban length goes we only really have speculation to go off of on whether or not it was a purposeful decision. Though you're not wrong in being suspicious, cuz it is. We just can't prove it.

I concede everything else. Questions directed at admins should be answered by admins.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6 10857

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I'm just gonna say that I agree the perma ban sounds a bit harsh, and Flutters probably had the right idea to reduce it, but he should have spoken to Macil first.

Anonymous 10908

apparently he tried to and got ignored if what I was told is true

Arch Pinkie!PipesTtB.A 8527[View]

Does anyone actually ever look at /arch/ anymore. I went to see if my old thread was there, and it is (Plis remove it) , and honestly, im wondering how most of the threads there actually got archived in the first place.

It needs pruning and refilled with some new blood. Im well aware that there hasnt been a quality enough thread made since 2013 but it might give someone an incentive to make something cool.
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Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 10789

So...how many boards will we have by year's end? Two?

Anonymous 10790

Same as the amount of staff site'll have then, convenient.

!!Luna ## Admin 10806

Some other options include not /arch/ing any more threads, deleting some threads from /arch/, or just unlisting the board.

Personally I'm leaning toward not thinking the entirety of the board and its concept is worth throwing out. If people think there are specific threads that don't belong in /arch/, they could report them or mention them here.

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