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Jan 15: Staff Update, and Rules Update

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Updates! ## Admin 9154Sticky[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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Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 9200

Change is scary.

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Fen!!Shining Armor ## Mod 9111Sticky[View]

Effective immediately i've stepped down from Admin due to teamwork concerns.
Despite best efforts from either party, neither Me or Macil have been able to solve our inability to work together to the point where the site has effectively stagnated for a long period of time.
We've both agreed that somebody else should take my place as Admin while i step back down to Moderator.
I'm sorry that things progressed this far and i hope to be more effective as moderator than admin.
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!!Fluttershy 9221

because there are lots of people(including staff) opposed to having mature threads on the site, even if they can't see them. It was hard enough getting it allowed on that one board.

/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.

● 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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/site/ civility Fen!GUARD5kv/U 4642Sticky[View]

Now that i have your attention with this image, i'd like to address /site/'s standards.

Or rather, it's current lack thereof.

/site is, and i quote: "The board for discussing site related issues, questions, concerns, and suggestions."

There is discussion, but there is also a lot of ad hominem attacks and uncivil behaviour in general being thrown around.

Towards the end of /meta/'s life, we tried board-only bans for people who couldn't keep themselves civil while discussing things.

Going forward, i'm going to start issuing /site/-only bans for people who: Use ad hominem arguments, do not contribute to the discussion at hand or do so in a belligerent manner.

ad hominem
ad ˈhɒmɪnɛm/
adverb & adjective
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Mac !RevGiOKgRo 9182

At least some identification would have helped.

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Rules of Conduct for Site Staff Fen!!Shining Armor 5921[View]

The following rules of conduct are intended for the site staff to follow and will not be shown on the front page like the site rules.

They have been posted for user perusal and suggestions, so that the staff can act more in line with what the site requires.

As of this post, they are to be considered live / enforced.

They are detailed as follows.

Rules for site staff

Consistent failure to uphold these rules of conduct will result in warnings, suspension from position, and finally, full dismissal, depending on severity and circumstance.

>Do not break any of the site rules.
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MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 8714

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Just want to say that I am actually impressed with the lack of CP, the trashing of unfunny shitposts, and the level of mod involvement in the mod-questioning threads.

Would still like sounded .webm files, but thats for another discussion.

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 8718


this, I don't think I've seen a single CP thread in weeks (knock on wood), Macil must have finally got those filters working, and although I think there are a few threads that could use trashing, I'm happy to see that there is at least some stuff being done and everything isn't being completely ignored.

Mac !RevGiOKgRo 9071

Now we just need that one other thing, the .webm 's with sound, and we'll be in business.

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Anonymous 8998[View]

Eh mods can we keep general horse picture dumps (i.e. no specific theme) on /oat/ in a cyclic thread? It gets in the way of my shitposting.
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Mewtini!LELnin/wow 9107

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Yes, let's keep pony threads to a minimum on a site built specifically for them. I see no faulty logic in this

🐈🐈UMR🐈🐈!SUCC/WBAqg 9108

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Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 9115

guise I think OP is b8ing and you're all falling for it

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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 9101

There should be a clear guideline of how offenses are handled (i.e. warning first then ban)

Also make nazism and racism against the rules and permanent bans. Any good forum makes a copious effort to keep it away, so I don't see how this place should be different.

Anonymous 9102

>Implying this is a forum

>Implying it's legitimate half of the time

>Implying most people who make jokes are bad people who deserve to be permabanned for it

I can see you hate some users anon.

Anonymous 9103

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


Can you enable .webms with sound now? Should take a second right?
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Pinkamina WBIY!Im9SILLYXo 9094

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That was the best one. Well done.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 9095

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>tfw Macil actually did a do.

Mac !RevGiOKgRo 9098

Best one posted.

thread watcher glitch Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 8937[View]

lately the thread watcher has been telling me I have replies in certain threads when I don't, like right after I've already checked them

pls fix
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Macil!/5s/Techmk 8959

Does the thread watcher tell you how many new posts are in the threads, or does it say "unknown new"? When you click on the thread in the watcher, does it take you to a specific post and change the url so it ends with # and the number, or does it put you at the top and just say #unread at the end of the URL?

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 8960


>Does the thread watcher tell you how many new posts are in the threads, or does it say "unknown new"?

it tells me how many new posts there are

>does it take you to a specific post and change the url so it ends with # and the number,

yes, it takes me right to where it took me the first time I checked it iirc

Macil!/5s/Techmk 9089

I noticed and fixed a bug where the alert number on the thread watcher button could show an outdated value.
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Unban Steam Twist Wesley!CNCtclhQl6 9004[View]

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Mac !RevGiOKgRo 9076

Not so much a voice, more "hey lookit this retard".

🐈🐈Starshine🐈🐈!SUCC/WBAqg 9077

If I got on Skype with Manley and started making threads about all the shit he says to me then the mods would almost definitely ask me to stop

Mac !RevGiOKgRo 9078

But I'm not getting on a chat with Steam and giving it all out verbatim.

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Politics cyclic in /oat/? MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 8933[View]

Can we get one that is also mod-sanctioned, if not stickied too?
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Mac !RevGiOKgRo 9065

We don't have one constant thread yet.

🐈🐈Starshine🐈🐈!SUCC/WBAqg 9066

>Wow cant believe this user experiment with zero staff support failed, guess I was right again
spoken like a tru admin :^)

Mac !RevGiOKgRo 9067

Ummm... tense!q6YrzPVCcs 9056[View]

So someone has been ban evading and changing their name to get around my filter to talk shit to me.

I'm going to be a little upset if you guys just ignore this one.

Anonymous 9057

I get the impression that the staff aren't up to scratch with keeping up on reports or being around often enough.

There is no real public ban log either, which could clearly outline who received a ban and for what reason.

He should probably be extended to a perma if he continues the cancer behavior.

tense!q6YrzPVCcs 9058

I don't want to get into an argument about how the site is or should be run.

I'm pointing out a thing that happened. Several people witnessed it. At least one mod has banned them for ban evading. It's on their radar, and I made this thread to have something for them to refer to.
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Anonymous 9059

Fair enough. I saw the thread either way.

It seems like a usual case of people thinking no rules apply to them.

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MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 9028[View]

What if we had an OC filter on images and text to prevent identical shitposting, like what /r9k/ has?
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Thauma!TURTLEsW8. 9035

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Counterpoint 1: Normal posts would get filtered just for being too similar to previous ones, like Chewy said.
Counterpoint 2: Shitposting wouldn't get filtered if they're altered enough from previous posts.
Counterpoint 3: Implying whose posts are interesting and whose aren't, exactly? Subjective.

Anonymous 9036

Guys, he Eddyposted so he is only pretending to be retarded.

Thauma!TURTLEsW8. 9041

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Daamn, he got me.

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 8977[View]

I'm getting the message "you must wait before creating more threads" on /oat/.

is this a glitch? I have only made one thread in the last few hours.
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Anonymous 8994

Can't tell if joke or not.

MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 8995

Like, within one day or so /rp/ could allow someone one new thread, /oat/ could allow five new threads, but globally someone would be limited to ten in total across the whole site?
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Macil!/5s/Techmk 8997

That's definitely possible. If it becomes an issue then we may do that.

archive thread request Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 6979[View]

/r/ing that once this thread hits the bump limit, it gets archived permanently in /arch/:

https://www.ponychan.net/anon/res/451215+50.html NSFW, kinda

it's a great thread IMO and it would be a shame to see it lost if it were to just 404. it's been up for like two years and is currently past 700 posts.
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Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 8970

tfw I'm the only one keeping the "fuck da context" thread alive

MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 8972

>tfw admins hate memory lane

Anonymous 9106

it's fucking nothing...

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MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 8964[View]

Is it possible to delete a post without being returned to the board that post's thread belonged to?

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 8968

I would also like this.

MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 8971

Ok, that makes two of us.
Who else?

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MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 8877[View]

Is there going to be an option to make autoplaying holiday music optional?
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Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 8901


why would you use IE?

MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 8902

I don't.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 9080

If you use either of those you deserve everything you get.

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Stop locking shit without reading the thread.

K thkx.
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MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 8948

>Nothing happens without someone trying, bro.

Except decay.

Anonymous 8961

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Read: shadow politics. That ain't happening through a straight up argument.

MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 8975

what was wrong with that CWC thread

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One-click download links vynn 8598[View]

Can we get an option to disable the links that automatically download pictures when they are clicked? I don't find them useful and I accidentally click them all the time, especially on phone, and it just downloads the picture without prompt and makes me have to back and delete it.

It's really just a pain.

Can I get an option to turn it off?
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MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 8950


vynn 8951

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Thaaaaaaaank you

Shouldn't have to worry about constantly downloading random pictures on accident now....

MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 8952

Ah, thank you for the screenshot.

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Taking a Brief Break 8804[View]

Hello, Ponychan! For the context of the thread so that we're all on the same page here, I've been serving as the site's !!PinkiePie mod for some time now. As some of you may have noticed as of late, though, I've not been posting quite as much. I've been fairly busy with a few new things in my life, mostly work and school, and it's left me a tad burnt out on a few things. This has made it difficult for me to not only moderate regularly, but just post on the site as a user.
However, a recent decision has somewhat tipped the scales for me. Alongside what I mentioned above, there's the new spoiler rule regarding the finale being aired early. (It should be announced in a more official fashion soon, but as a summary: You have one week, starting today, to watch the leaks. After that, the spoiler rule is lifted on those episodes.) I did not, and I still do not, plan to watch these episodes early, and will wait until their official release in a few weeks. Since avoiding spoilers will be practically impossible, coming to the site during that time will be something I can't handle.
So, between the spoilers and the IRL stuff, I have decided that I'll be taking a short break from moderating Ponychan. During this time, I also do not plan to post on the site as a user or checking in on the Ponychan Discord. I'm not stepping down or leaving the site entirely, though! Since there are a few weeks before the finale is officially released, it'll give me some time to help get my life sorted out a bit. Once it's out and I've managed to watch it, I'll return to the site as a user and pick up my moderation duties once again.
I'm sorry for disappearing like this on you guys. But it wouldn't be fair to call myself a mod of the site if I'm going to be afraid of looking here in general. And even if it weren't for that, I've been too sporadic as of late to be comfortable with saying I've got things under control. I'll be back soon enough. I promise!

Don't go burning down the site while I'm away, alright? I need a place to come home to once I'm ready.
And don't forget, I love you all! <3
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MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 8851

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Wait until the 2017 movie.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 8874

Then go to the OTHER pony sites to talk about it before schedule.

MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 8875

>implying efchan and ponyville hit that sweet spot that ponychan does

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