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The board for discussing site related issues, questions, concerns, and suggestions.

This field is optional. You can choose any name you want, or you can post anonymously by leaving this field empty.

Tripcodes are a way to identify yourself between posts without having to register with the site. To use a tripcode, enter your name as ‹name›#‹key›.You can choose anything you want as the key—it is private and will never be shown to other posters or stored on the server. For example:

Rarity#bestpony → Rarity!.4PK7yxdII

If you want a tripcode containing specific words, you can download a program designed to search for tripcodes, such as Tripcode Explorer.


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There are also code words you can enter here which perform certain actions when you submit your post.

  • sage — lets you post without bumping a thread.
  • nonoko — uses the original post behavior to redirect to the board index.

These can be used at the same time as an e-mail address by typing ‹email›#‹action›.

You can also use Skype names in place of an e-mail. The notation is the same as a link to a username on skype itself, which is skype:‹username›

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Hiding text
[?] Spoiler text [/?] Ctrl + S
[h] Hide block of text [/h] Ctrl + H
[rcv] Royal Canterlot voice [/rcv] Ctrl + K
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Sep 19: Talk like a pirate stream

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Official Flutter Thread Starshine!Laura/wmXM 11974Sticky[View]

Flutter is a fork of Clover, an Android app for browsing and posting on 4chan. This thread is for updates on development, discussion, suggestions, and bug reports.

Alpha build (Latest build 23 Jul 2017)
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Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 12385

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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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Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 12383

/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!

● Formatting & Hotkeys
While browsing:
  • Q brings up the Quick Reply - if you have it enabled in the Settings.
  • Ctrl+b will make highlighted text bold
  • Ctrl+i will put it in italics
  • Ctrl+s will spoiler your text
  • Ctrl+h will hide your text, creating a [Show] button for people to reveal
  • Ctrl+u will underline it
  • Ctrl + r is for strikethrough
  • [cs][/cs] will create Comic Sans text
  • [tt][/tt] will create Typeface font
  • [shy][/shy] will create smaller text
  • [rcv][/rcv] will create larger text and activate the royal canterlot voice wordfilter
  • Red bold headings are obtained by placing two equal signs (==) on each side of ==your text== (On one line only)
  • [url] function - you can make hyperlinks in the following manner: [url=http://google.com]Click here[/url]
  • On /pony/, /fan/ and /rp/, you can edit your posts or threads. Click the checkbox of the post you want to edit and click the [Edit] button in the bottom right corner of the page to edit it.
  • You can use an automated "dice" by entering [XdY], X being the number of dice and Y the number of sides each dice has. For example [2d6] will throw two 6-faced dice.
  • You can also make additions or subtractions, useful for roleplaying functions. For example [1d20-5]
  • Thread watching: There is a 'Watch' link at the bottom right of every OP. When it's clicked, a 'Watcher' menu will appear near the Settings tab. You will be alerted of new messages in watched threads.
  • Cross--thread linking is done as such: >>>/test/47
  • Catalog: each board has a "Catalog" which will show you all the threads currently on every page of each board. For example: catalog for /anon/. The catalog will show you a preview of each thread's OP text, the OP image as well as the number of replies in each thread.
● Settings
Ponychan has a Settings button on the right of its navbar. Here are some of the features it provides:
  • The "style" field allows you to use different themes.
  • Show mature content threads: Will reveal the automatically hidden mature threads on certain boards. Off by default.
  • Treat mature images as spoilers: Spoilers images in mature threads, when threads are unhidden.
  • Reveal Spoilers will bypass the Spoilers system (Images and text)
  • Navbar stays at the top: "Sticks" the navbar to the top of the page. It is off by default: the navbar scrolls down with you.
  • Use QR for posting: Highly recommended, the Quick Reply allows you to post in a thread without scrolling to the top every time. Q brings it up.
  • Show "You" on links to your posts: Will put the text (You) after a reply directed to a post you have made.
  • Reply notifier sound: A sound alert is played when someone replies to you in a thread- if you have the thread opened.
  • Filtered Names and Filtered Tripcodes: Prevents post made with those names or tripcodes from being seen
● Hash-tags
Ponychan allows you to create hash-tags, which are a tagging feature.
You create a #Tag of your choice like so: [#Text of your choice].This is important for some boards like /rp/ and /anon/: it is also how you mark a thread as mature. On mature boards, a button is available when making the OP to add this tag automatically. The special tag [#Anon] removes the ability for replies to have names.

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

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/oat/ fun ## Admin 12256[View]

How do you guys like the idea of having ponymotes next to your name? Sort of in the same set-up like you'd find on /int/ or /pol/?

Basically, you would be able to select a pony in the quick reply box.

Maybe with the option of enabling or disabling it in the settings?

This is in idea I am floating by.

Maybe wordfilters for /oat/, too?

Just some fun stuff.
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☲ Prince Ember Storm!MSNowBALLk 12386

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Please explain what these "ponymotes" are.

## Admin 12387

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see >>12290

bascially you'd get the choice to choose a pony and it would appear next to your name. it's a fun thing really for /oat/.

im still on board for the idea personally

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 12392

Wordfilter cancer to quality.

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New /site/ order Pezzypezzpezz 12388Locked[View]

Elect me as your new admin. I'll do next to nothing and complain about how autistic people are. Let's bring back the old ways!

## Admin 12389

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I will do one better. I will trash your thread! :D

Anonymous ## Mod 12390

Moved to >>>/trash/8274.

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regarding ##Mature content... Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 12360[View]

back in the days of MLPchan, iirc, you could post NSFW/Mature images in a NON-mature-tagged thread IF you spoilered it (on boards with mature threads allowed of course, not on boards like /oat/ or /pony/)

any chance we could return to this? why was the rule changed anyways?
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Anonymous 12377

If I recall correctly, that was not the case. However, we did have /anon/ so horribly under-moderated that nobody cared much. Oh, and /oat/ had gotten really lewd anyways, so the line was rather blurred as to what exactly constituted 'explicit'. We determined it to actually be genitalia, essentially.
Left some really lewd stuff, though.
Good times.

It's just a law thing. Even 4chan does it, though there's is for specific boards, I believe.

Ly!!Trixie 12379

4chan is 18+. No exceptions. If you say you're underage, mods WILL ban you.

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 12382

If they just say so, that is.
Anyone could be underage.

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Ponychan's allocated space. Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 12358[View]

How much data can the site host, until we get issues?
Is this classified?

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/pic/ Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 12352[View]

Bring it back; we have alot of Image Exchanges on /chat/, so a board just for them would be an idea?

## Admin 12353

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Pretty much no point. These boards serve their purpose. Image dumps are fine on /chat/.

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 12354


this, why would you want /chat/ to be even slower?

Elicoor13 12356

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it would be slow as shit, also it would drive traffic away from /chat/.

i mean, if over half the board was pic-dumps, maybe. as it stands, that, serials and chewy's music thread are the only things keeping /chat/ from becoming /dis/ 2.0.

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AustroSpike ~Element of Makeshift Moe~ 12182[View]

We could literally merge /chat/ and /ef/ into /chef/
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## Admin 12341

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/ef/ used to be a board here on Ponychan long LONG ago. Orange used it as an experiment and then purged it because he felt it's too "unfiltered". So they pretty much created there own website. Alyssa gave up on it a few years back and transferred it to a new owner. Due to the lack of activity, maintenance and other cancer they are closing efchan down soon. So, that being said I decided to give them their own home to shitpost and discuss whatever.

I feel like some people were under the impression I was thinking there was going to be a user spike. Nah, never thought that.
Honestly, I don't expect it to last long, but in the meantime; it's not really a bother to have it being here. Was just a nice gesture I thought.
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Anonymous 12342


Oh, okay, that makes sense. Thank you. I do like the idea of a free board that's not buried in pol-spam, though I guess it wouldn't exactly be a free board, then...


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Eh, the polshit belong to /chat/ anyway. I've been enjoying this since it keeps /oat/ clean of the garbage which was a big problem we've had before.

Basically, /ef/ is it's own world more or less.

You're very welcome! Glad to help when I can.
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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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Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 11609

These issues don't feel totally resolved, to say the least.
/oat/ is mostly clean now, yet /chat/ still sometimes feels like it's just the dump for the couple threads that still happen.
Suggestions have been made, yet little has happened outside of Mikie's decisions.

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 12339

Who bumped this?

Mikie(mobile)!GlimDubEqI 12344

Dunno why it was bumped, but I saged it since we have a discussion like this going on.

Reading this thread brought back some memories though.

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/ef/ = /chat/ - /pol/? Anonymous 12335[View]

/ef/ and /chat/ have almost literally the same policies / guidelines. Could someone clarify the difference, aside from trying to divide a tiny group even further? Is /ef/ not going to be a dumping ground for incendiary /pol/ threads? Is that the difference?

I don't mind if /chat/ is going to be the new /pol/. I just want to know what's what.
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Anonymous 12338



🐈🐈Katicus🐈🐈!FGiFL0Ecls 12357

You shouldn't make /chat/ threads without a topic

Chaptor!Mongol6T0. 12359

/ef/ is rightful mongol clay.

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Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 12331[View]

yo, what happened to the way the names look? it's suddenly all weird.

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 12332

Try other themes?

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 12333


well, it fixed it, but I really like the theme I've always used :(

I've been using Cloudsdale literally since I was originally on MLPchan

I think this has something to do with a Firefox update I just got, it's actually happening on other sites too.

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On thread movement. Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 12103[View]

Please stop sending two-dimensional shitposts to /chat/ instead of /trash/, please?
Nothing of quality is being kept this way.
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Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 12328

All of /oat/ is #NoPol and #NoLewd.

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 12329


but people don't seem to treat it that way. recently multiple threads have had to be moved to /chat/ from /oat/ because they veered into politics.

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 12330

And maybe /trash/ and better self-moderation is needed...

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Bigger filesize limit on /chat/. Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 12317[View]

Some pics I and others have are best appreciated in full detail.
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Starshine!Laura/wmXM 12319

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Yes please.

Ly!!Trixie 12324

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I'll soon be working on a system that allows admins to modify the site config on their leisure
I'll try to make it possible in that, we'll see how it goes, but I'm about 90% sure it's doable

still up to Mikie/Flutters if they want to do the change

at this moment the software doesn't really allow for board-specific changes as far as I'm aware.


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i mean, i guess

there are files i wanted to post that are not postable because of this

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Error 524 Anonymous 12239[View]

I've been having a lot of trouble the past 48 hours trying to post to Ponychan.

Anyone here seeing the same error message regarding timeouts?

Here's what Cloudflare Support says...

Thanks for looking into this!

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 12240


I think it's just you, I'm not seeing this at all and I've been lurking constantly

Anonymous 12242


Think we found the problem.

Seriously, had this been a local issue, I wouldn't have asked about it. Everything else I have bookmarked is working perfectly.


A lot of places use CloudFlare (like gochan), but you wouldn't know it because it's usually pretty reliable.

Using the Ponychan Development Tools tense!q6YrzPVCcs 11962[View]

The ponychan development server utilizes a workflow built around Vagrant and VirtualBox. This provides an OS-agnostic development environment where one can safely test software deployments on their local machine before pushing it to the live server.

My instructions assume you're using Windows, but outside of the steps for opening the command line the instructions are the same.


Install the following tools on your OS:

Virtualbox -- Used to execute a virtual OS installation.

Vagrant -- A script-friendly toolchain used to provision a virtual machine (i.e. VirtualBox)

git -- A revision management tool.

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!!Babs Seed ## Developer 12211

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Dev posting again, as there seems to be more interest than I expected in just coding in Windows. Since many people, including myself seem to be ignoring my warning, I'll elaborate on how you might set up your VM on a Windows platform.

I would suggest that you get a good package manager, preferably chocolatey. I don't know of any other package managers that are stable, other than the one that ships with Powershell on Windows 10.

Install a good terminal. I recommend either Cmder or ConEmu. As long as it's not the default Windows terminal (the one used for cmd.exe), then you're fine. You might also want to consider running your terminal as administrator by default because you'll almost always will need it.

There's also a special way you have to get vagrant to communicate with Virtualbox, and to do that, you need to install Git, configured so that ssh.exe is exposed in the path variable. You can do this via chocolatey by running the command:
choco install git --params "/GitAndUnixToolsOnPath"

Then you'd cd to the directory you want to download the source code and clone the repo with:
git clone git@bitbucket.org:ponychan/ponychan-tinyboard.git

Then install the dependencies:
choco install virtualbox vagrant

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Ly!!Trixie ## Mod 12213

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Cmder actually doesn't work at all with vagrant
commands to vagrant just seem to be ignored
at least on my setup.

So this setup doesn't compile js then?

Also it's worth noting under Windows 10 you have a built-in package manager which supports chocolatey repos, not sure about install options though

Usable through powershell, list of commands under
Get-Command -Module PackageManagement

!!Babs Seed ## Developer 12222

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>commands to vagrant just seem to be ignored
What happens when you just enter `vagrant`?

>compile js

These are just the first steps to setting up your machine. Normally on Linux you wouldn't have a problem just following through with what the readme says, but on Windows, one of the dependencies in node would complain because it can't find a bunch of things outside of node, such as Python and a C++ compiler.

I just took a second look at the module list and it looks like that dependency isn't there anymore. If the package 'node-gyp' has been phased out by its dependents, this is major progress. Maybe Windows users no longer need special treatment on these steps.

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!!Babs Seed ## Developer 12203[View]

Last year, I quit developing on ponychan. I didn't make a public announcement, but I explained my reasons to the mod team were due to both school and work tying me up. Although I later admitted that the internal drama with Macil also didn't help.

Circumstances have changed since then. One of the admins asked for me to come back and I decided to take him up on that offer. So, apologies for never making that resignation announcement. Have a reinstatement thread to make up for it.

I'm an anon poster, but most people call me shutterbox.

tl;dr - I'm rejoining the site's staff.
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Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 12210


cool, cool

Ly!!Trixie ## Mod 12212

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>more than one developer to depend on
>not more than two
wow I guess I'll go then and take the mobile app and ponychan api with me

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 12214


shit my bad I forgot you lol

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Make me a fucking Mod and you won't regret it.




Anonymous ## Mod 12151

Moved to >>>/trash/8203.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 12177

But I like this thread :c

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## Admin 12153[View]

introducing. Ly as a mod. Trixie
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Anonymous 12172

>hidden board


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i also would like to add that we now have a new zecora theme

thanks to starshine for porting it from efchan and zeke for implementing it

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 12175


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Donate to Support the Site Anonymous 11731[View]

Does the site require donations to stay afloat?
Is the site well financed for the foreseeable future?
Do y'all have a BTC, ETH, LTC, or other crypto address for donations?
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Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 12099


he said in another thread that the site only costs like 30 dollars a month to run


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Anonymous 12126

That's the nice thing about *chan-style imageboards. Since the content is ephemeral and the search features are all implemented as javascript front-ends, the server requirements can go pretty low. I think the big chunk of CPU usage just goes to rendering image thumbnails.

Also, we don't use Cloudflare's premiums anymore, I don't think.

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