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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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Just a quick note, Macil gave me the source code for Ponychan as it was before I started making changes to it, and it's been uploaded to BitBucket here. All issues added to the old issue tracking repo have been migrated to the new repo, and if you try to access the old repo, it will link you too the new one.

/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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New old mod. Fen!!Shining Armor ## Admin 11628[View]

Returning due to an outbreak of Toomuchfreetimeitus, i'd like everyone to re-welcome F back to the mod staff, they will be your nurse for this evening.
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I should be clear for another 8 years now!

🐈🐈Katicus🐈🐈!FGiFL0Ecls 11638

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If there's one thing bronies need its definitely more vaccines :^


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Okay, I legitimately laughed.

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Skinny!TripsCQs8s 11595[View]

So this is just my two cents, but I think that now that we're basically a half year out from the election, and cancerous political chatter seems to have calmed down on /chat/, it might be worth reexamining the "all politics get quarantined to /chat/ regardless of context" rule. I don't really think politics on /oat/ is that bad of a thing, it was just that the election was super cancerous, and the threads weren't being contained (i.e. OPs were made for ever individual topic) very well. Plus we could contain politics to a cyclic general. Just throwing it out there.
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Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 11621

Why not?

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 11622

I don't have a Glimmer folder cuz I don't want one.

I wouldn't use it to shitpost because I don't tend to intentionally shitpost.

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 11623


Ok, fair enough.

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Updates, part 2. ## Admin 9355[View][Last 50 Posts]

Hello everyone, we've got some new things currently on the table that we'd like to open up to discussion right now.

We're trying to differentiate the boards better so that none of them are redundant and needlessly splitting the same share of similar threads, and instead allow them to foster different atmospheres. When boards are too similar, users tend to stick to the more popular one because they have no reason to venture out to others because they have the same but less content.

This includes some kind of differentiation between /oat/ and /chat/.

Along with that, we're also considering whether /gala/ should continue to be a separate board. Serial threads existing within their own containment board makes it hard for new users to discover them, and discourages users in them from exploring other threads. Our board software has special support to avoid busy threads from being bumped too often causing them to stay at the top of a board, so serials wouldn't necessarily disrupt /oat/ or /chat/ by eternally hogging the top position. The #cyclic tag allows a serial thread to not need to be re-posted regularly to get around reply limits, instead allow old replies to be automatically removed as new ones are made. We're eager to hear feedback on whether these features are enough to make /oat/ or /chat/ suitable for all of our serial threads.

In keeping with our drive for a moderation team that has a more consistent communication standard as labeled in our Site Staff Standards, F has currently been suspended from the moderation team since we can't seem to get ahold of him. We are also welcome back Rainbro, the previously !!Rainbow Dash mod as !!Harshwhinny. Who had previously stepped down due to a lack of time.

This thread will serve as the place for any suggestions or discussion related to the site itself that you'd like to share or have discussed with the current mods and administrative staff.
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Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 11608

/gala/ has been gone...

Starshine!Laura/wmXM 11610

VBulletin is fugly, chans are way more aesthetic.

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 11612


Not the best argument; forums being a clumsy medium is.

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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No, I removed both of them awhile ago

Starshine!Laura/wmXM 10871

Coolio, makes sense.

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.

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Politics cyclic on /chat/? Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 11529[View]

Like 1/3 of the catalog is just political threads that went some forgettable number of posts and died out, and it feels like several of them could have fit in as part of the same cyclic.

If nothing else, only one thread would need hidden instead of two or three new ones each day.
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Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 11546

That's the thing, a serial should be able to have an appropriate place to be.


Not even most of the actual serial threads want to be cyclic. Because it's not about the conversations, it's about attention and presence on the board.

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 11594


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!!Harshwhinny ## Mod 11586[View]

Unsurprising everyone, I have once again left the Ponychan mod team as of several weeks ago. Despite my desire to be an active member of both the moderation team and the site community, my responsibilities and commitments are more pressing, and take the vast majority of my time. As such, it is frequently several weeks before I find myself with a day off, and even then I end up needing to dedicate that time to schoolwork and housework, but I digress.

I wanted to thank the administrative team for allowing me to return from my initial leave, and their patience and understanding. I'd also like to thank anyone and everyone who gave me their confidence, or at least the benefit of the doubt. I apologize for the time it took me to prepare this message, it was never my intent to stay out of the loop as long as I had. I have faith in both the staff and the community that you will be able to trudge along as you always have, and wish you all the best in your endeavors.

With Love,
Rainbro !!RainbowDash !!Harshwhinny
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Till' next time, dude.

Starshine!Laura/wmXM 11589

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Take care.

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 11593

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Good luck.

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Site Feedback ## Mod 1574[View][Last 50 Posts]

Hello everyone.

We've decided to create a feedback thread so that you can share with us your thoughts and opinions on Ponychan as it stands right now.

Topics this includes that we would like particular feedback on include:

Members of Staff.
Board Structure.
Handling of reports/Issues.

Or anything else that you feel you would like to discuss with the members of staff to improve the site.
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Anonymous 9103

Oh man, what a great idea... Kill the site even more.

Anonymous 11591

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Thanks for handling new post errors well. I should've never dropped the habit of copying post bodies to an external text editor, but I guess becoming less careful with age is inevitable. Gave me an idea that might be a good one, even.

Anonymous 11592

Is this possible to bring back this little tune to the Geocities theme?

Anonymous 11571[View]

Years ago, when I was a naive kid, I posted something incriminating using my name and trip, which was eventually linked to my real name by a haxxor.

Well, I don't need to give my life story. My point is that I want to know if there are any "complete" Ponychan archives, as opposed to the /arch/ board, which archives whichever threads are deemed worthy. If it exists, even if it's just on the deep web, I have to make some alterations to the way I live my life in order to prepare for the contingency that someone finds this bit of information.

So, to the super-dedicated users of Ponychan, do you know if anyone ever archived the site's entire contents?
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Anonymous 11581

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>Just don't be lulzy

Starshine!Laura/wmXM 11582

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Lolcows get their name from the fact that they can keep being "milked".

Anonymous 11585

It'd likely be sitting in the database, so you can ask Zeke if it still exists. I doubt Macil took it with him since it's just raw post data. Not very useful if you're leaving Ponychan.

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/oat/ to /chat/ derailing Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 11583[View]

Instead of dumping non-political threads that get political trolling into /chat/, can the offending posts just be deleted or something?

## Mod 11584

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That was a mistake on my part. Was a misunderstanding. Sorry about that.

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On Mikie and his Anonymous Freinds Trip Touhous Based 'Titles' 'The God Himself' Stagemaster Foalins!oImGreatxA 11038Locked[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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Meme Monk!ScyphTlOY6 11115

Oh? You don't sound sure!

Anonymous 11572

I almost never come here, but Mikie posts pictures of mai waifu all the time and I used to collect them in a folder on my computer until I decided it was too much work. And I can't help but read his name as "Milkie," which makes me think of Pinkie's tits.

None of this is related to your problem, downy, but I hope you can take pleasure in knowing you're not as weird as me.

## Mod 11573

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This thread has went on long enough and has been long dealt with.

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Updates! ## Admin 9154[View]

Hello, everyone! In keeping with the recent changes in administration and the issues being worked on with the site, we're updating our rules page, the rules for the Discord server, and adding a new section on moderation standards to the front page https://www.ponychan.net/. This will allow us to better clarify the site's standards and keep our moderation in check.

Changes to the rules include:

>Racist, sexist, and other vitriolic behavior will not be tolerated. You don't have to be politically correct, but you are expected to maintain a minimum standard of behavior.

>Friendly banter/mockery is fine, but hostility is not.

Site Staff Standards:

>Moderators will always seek to understand a situation fully before issuing any ban.

>Moderators are required to be in communication with their fellow staff members and will always seek a second opinion when unsure of an action.

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Anonymous 11558

/mlp/'s reprisal would be short-lived but at least interesting for a day here. could use it.
>numerically superior
Other than /mlp/, we ought to make like the US and only do it to smaller ones. :^)

algol 11568

Raids sre a great way to advertise as well

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 11570

To whom?

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Dan Derp !HHpSeFdCvs 11564Locked[View]

i got a joke, THIS SITE AND IT'S MODS


Kabel the Norwegian Cleric Bronco 11565

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I also, gotta joke


Dan Slut !HHpSeFdCvs 11566

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i got a other joke, your sex life

Anonymous ## Mod 11567

Moved to >>>/trash/8053.

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'Undefined varible: mod' glitch on Uboachan? Anonymous 11559[View]

This has happened on Uboachan every time I tried posting, what does this mean?
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h 11561

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>uses vichan, an offshoot of TB
>different website
>no such variable called mod-- there are keys and there are cookies but no variable
>this error page shouldn't even exist

Why are you asking this here? Ask on vichan's support board. Better yet, ask on this uboa whatever, why are you asking here?

Anonymous 11562

This better be a site glitch.

Real Bags 420 11563

>ask on this uboa whatever, why are you asking here?
well clearly cause he cant post on uboa

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Ponychan is now open source ## Mod 11512[View]

I've uploaded Ponychan's source code to a Git repo here. Going into detail on how to use git would be too much work, and there are tutorials all over the internet on how to use it so I'm not going to explain that. If you're a developer you should already have a decent idea on how to use it, and if you don't, there's no time like the present to learn. The README file, which is displayed on the repo's main page explains how to actually install the source code in a VM for editing.
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!Huponyda2Y 11525

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That's weird...I'll ask Macil about it.


You should be able to make pull requests now. Let me know if it's still denying access. You will need a BitBucket account though.
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Homepage stuff 11366[View]

I know you guys have been waiting awhile, but we've mostly been getting tech stuff settled before going forward with anything else.

We're updating the board descriptions and staff info to reflect some recent changes.
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## Mod 11542

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I mean, I could just remove the MySQL entry, but my luck I'd probably break something.

hi 11545

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Set up a development environment then...


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Macil helped me set one up, but I'd rather get it done on the server now.

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Maroon Auburn!QEUQfdPtTM 11487[View]

So around two years ago for whatever reason I could not post pictures on here while on mobile

And now this right now just takes the cake. Cant even post on here on mobile without this bullshit popping up


or make an app. Either one of the two..
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Maroon Auburn!QEUQfdPtTM 11489


Never knew this place existed in all the years of posting here.

Damn, I suck.

Anyway, fact is posting on mobiles worked for years. Now since like an hour ago it does not.

Is it my fault somehow? Is there something I can do?

Or should I just give up and not make a fus and shut up and accept things the way they are?

Beacuase I'm not the kind of person who gives up.


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i would suggest adding this to the issue tracker here >>11267

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 11527


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/chat/ bumping Starshine!Laura/wmXM 11485[View]

It's borked. Threads are getting randomly bumped (unless someone is ghostbumping them) and threads that should be past bumplimit are bumping.

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 11486

From what I understand, it was intended that threads get bumped occasionally so more people see them, because certain kinds of threads (usually porn and politics) often drown out other kinds of threads, so the auto-ghost-bumping was meant to balance things out to give smaller threads more of a chance, or something like that.

but threads at the bump limit probably shouldn't be doing this, yeah.

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Lets Explode, Kids !tcSassyDEQ 11367[View]

So since this seems to be such a large "issue" recently, lets talk about it.

Everyone has an issue with Astra. This really isn't something that can be hidden. One look at any front page and it seems there's quite a few people who dislike him.

I'm here to take a look at why. Specifically, him in his admin position.

This is not a thread about discussing Astra being removed from his position, nor whether or not he deserves his position. This thread will not contain any blatant attacks on anyone Though this should really be a no brainer seeing as this is against the rules!. Any sarcastic or insulting responses will not be responded to. I'd like to ask that anyone who has no interest in having a mature conversation would please not post.

Lets begin.

From what has become painfully obvious, the biggest issue surrounding Ponychans newest mistake seems to be that he doesn't do anything, and whenever he does, he's just taking credit for other peoples work. This is something I'm going to attempt to debunk right now.

As some of you already know, I have 3 prime examples to prove this to be false, and those are as follows:
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Ruby 11460


Oh, yeah. Ruby#7784

Fen!!Shining Armor 11476

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I never said he has nothing to do with the site, i'm saying that sass' definition of admin isnt applicable here.
>"The community" is something I keep seeing get brought up but I really have to ask what that entails for the site as a whole.
It's that, the entire site, thats the community that's spoken of.
>Definitely isn't /rp/ seeing how nearly everyone disparages it whenever its brought up in /site/ but that's nothing new.
Can you point to examples of this? I dont recall seeing comments directed at /rp/ at all, for good or ill.
>What he did wrong as admin.
Well to be frank, he essentially became macil's yes-man during that period, and i've already expressed how i felt about that.
I understand the reasons for doing so, but it was still wrong.

We're small enough that keeping track of the various sub communities isnt actually too difficult, especially if you've established a "See me if you have problems." stance and otherwise just check in occasionally.
If i went so far as to take notes it'd be a lot easier, but i'm far too lazy for that.
It also helps that, generally speaking, by this point we're a very laid back group of people that aren't too demanding.

>Astra somehow got Macil to relinquish Ponychan when all that was riding on that happening was by Macil's will alone.

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Anonymous 11477

Thank God for a competent admin.

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