Hello, I am happily going to introduce two new mods to the team! Toybox as !!Celestia and Mk17 as !!Trixie
Tuseday for mod 2019 Lets face it, weirder things have happened
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Stepping down as mod (for now, at least) This is just a brief notice that after tonight, I will no longer be a mod here.
This is a decision I debated privately for a while and came to a conclusion for tonight.
The motivations for this are pretty simple, it's IRL stress getting to me that makes moderating feel like a responsibility I no longer want.
Don't worry, I will still be around plenty, I will just not have any authority over anyone. :p
Seriously though, I love the community and will still be posting here like normal. Only difference is I won't have mod powers.
[Insert joke about Ember being happy over this here]
EDIT: WOW, I fucked up that tripcode joke I meant to make. Eh. Goodnight fams.
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So here's a question for the site users in general:
Does anyone actually want Steam Twist around?
Seriously, do you? Steam Twist was permabanned a few years back for constant disruptive behavior ranging from levying generalized accusations and insults against the site users in general to posting extreme fetish art that, whilst not actually explicit, was disgusting and uncalled for. There's a lot more, but that's not actually super important because the important thing is that he hasn't changed.
He still does everything he did prior, though now he just isn't being banned because "It's not against the rules on /ef/."
This isn't a rules matter, however. This is a matter of overall site quality and decency. Knowing that he's not changed from his previous ways and knowing that it will continue, does anyone actually want him around.
I do wish we could cut down on the edgy racist memes, to be honest. All they do is normalize discrimination and racism until that sort of stuff becomes commonplace and suddenly we're a haven for alt-right think and one of our own has decided it's cool to go off and do something actually terrible.
This is something I've thought about for a while now and recently seeing a thread where the OP was literally the n-word and nothing else basically made me make up my mind to say something. Someone has to, honestly. Not doing so is complacence against common decency and, really, we shouldn't be a site that allows discrimination, even in a memetic form, to flourish. After all, so-called ironic discrimination almost certainly becomes unironic after not all that much time.
Hell, it's even against the site rules to be racist, sexist, and discriminatory, yet many examples of that sort of behaviour go un-accounted for. I think we need to work towards removing this sort of behaviour from our small corner of the internet here and hold ourselves accountable to a higher standard of posting. Yes, this is /ef/ and yes, "anything goes (within reason)", but I see no reason to allow the sort of thought that leads to some pretty awful mindsets go unchecked.
So please, can we try to avoid that sort of behaviour? If only to preserve our own dignity and prevent it from becoming so commonplace that it becomes acceptable? Because it isn't acceptable, and it should never be acceptable to be discriminatory.
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Does this flag meet the parameters? It's Philadelphia.
Rules and professionalism? So, I went to skim the site rules for a point of specificity earlier, and I got sidetracked. I got sidetracked by these rules here. >Do not post sexually explicit images of Starlight Glimmer. Any and all images will be deleted.
Okay, that's in violation of other rules too, I get this. Maybe oddly specific, but whatever. >Do not post images of Starlight Glimmer being abused. Any and all images will be deleted.
A little bit of a stretch, but I can see it being included in the gore rules too. >Do not avatar as Starlight Glimmer, an image posted of her here and there is fine. Don't make a habit out of it. The owner of the website can only do so.
Now we're getting into some weird territory. Someone want to explain this shit? >Any "shipping" of Starlight Glimmer is prohibited.
I'm not entirely certain who, but either someone's left some trollery in the rules, or someone on staff is not entirely okay and should probably seek some professional help.
Request to welcome Manley T. McDragonpuncher to Ponychan Some of you know him and others know of him. He used to post on Ponychan in the old days and though he has posted on Ponyville for years, he didn't leave Ponychan at the split but got permabanned well before that time, for posting sexy Pokemons back when lewds weren't allowed here.
Last time i raised this issue, several people seemed to think it was a good idea, and the objectors mostly were unhappy about "ponyville drama". But Manley is not part of Ponyville's splinterchan drama, and few have suffered from ponyville drama like Manley has.
I asked Manley to please come post with us if the community agrees to lift his ban, and he's agreed to give us a try.
I am asking with all my heart to the Ponychan community and staff, to please join me here to discuss my proposal to lift Manley's years-old ban and let him join us.
Please welcome a good poster who creates fun threads, never spergs out like i do, and would enrich our Ponychan home.
#Free /anon/ Recently ponyville.us made an official anonymous board called /mask/ or masquerade, and so far it seems to be going really well. And from looking through mlpchans old archives it seems that people really liked the anonymous board there as well.
So I'm requesting that an /anon/ board is added to the site. Much like the previous /anon/ this board should essentially be a place of shitpoting and bants, somewhere people can post anonymously and make threads/posts that don't belong on any board without any repercussions. The only board rule should be that all users must post anonymously, other than that all bets are off. I think this might be a fun way to get the sites actively up, as well as giving people a place to vent and post whatever they want without any stigma attached.
Feel free to discuss suggestions for this new board idea down below.
The problem with Chewy's style of moderation is that he deletes threads and bans users based on his personal feelings instead of an objective consideration of the site's rules. It becomes apparent by the way that he explains himself to the general public for every deleted thread or ban he commits. Not only is it apparent Chewy is on some self-congratulatory moral crusade; he has to insult our intelligence by opening his mouth about his moderating decisions instead of allowing us to observe that a thread was trashed or someone was banned because they were being a retard. It's so bad that even when he goes anonymous, you can tell who it is because he just can't shut the fuck up.
Unlock /moon/ when?
/oat/ stuff on /pony/ Can the mods clear the /oat/ threads from the /pony/ board, please?
So do we know who proxy anon was?
>>14520 >>13664 Are you ever going to get a free checking account and link it to Coinbase (or another exchange) so that I can send you some Bitcoin?
About last nights Fleur thread>be Fleur >get called out of flooding the site with "gehy," and "I'm so high" threads >grow a pair of balls, (that you promise won't end up in your next "gehy" thread) and make a decent thread to redeem yourself, where people can engage in genuine and interesting discussion >thread gets raided by some random Anon telling you to "neck yourself" >mods side with the random Anon and decide to lock your thread >random Anon faces no consequences for implying that you should kys >and you're supposed to be the bad guy >can this guy ever get a break?
Addressed to Mikie, the mods, and anyone else who this may concern
This thread is meant to address the events of last night, as well concerns people have about certain posters on the site. Be civil with your comments and conversations that are addressed to other individuals on the site. I'm going to highly suggest that those that can't remain civil on this thread receive 10-30 minute bans.
I want to make it quite clear that this isn't a bait thread, and it's not supposed to attack anyone. Don't /trash/ this thread, talk to me and anyone else on the thread who's willing to be civil. If anyone has a meltdown negotiate with that person and hand out bans when necessary. I'm not inciting anyone to do anything, so if someone spergs out hold them responsible, not me.
It's clear that people have both genuine, and non-genuine concerns about people on this site. This thread is for anyone who wants to air those concerns in a hopefully safe environment. Say what you want about anyone on the site including me, but let's keep things civil. We're all adults we shouldn't be acting like children or angsty teenagers.
Please move this thread to /site/. I just wanted to post it here so everyone from last night can see it.
Addressed to Fleur
I'm sorry about what happened to your thread, that was totally uncalled for. Although given some of the people who use this site, not unexpected. I suggest that you make a less edgy thread next time. You could do something on China, you seemed to be interested in that during some of our conversations. I'm also interested in it and think a good China thread could really get conversation going, without triggering anyone on the site. So it's a win, win.
Addressed to Anon
What you said to Fleur was the furthest thing I've seen from respect on this entire site. What you call "respect" is nothing more than plebeian tier "eye, for an eye" logic, and if everyone on the site adopted said logic all it would take is one person to justify the derailment of a thread or the use of ad-hominem in any conversation, to destroy this whole site and turn it into a genuine /pol/, rather than /pol/ lite.
Genuine respect is treating someone how you want to be treated, and actually empathising with said person. "Eye, for an eye" logic is nothing more than selfish narcissism that's willing to corporate, but only to the smallest extent needed to fulfil it's own need for respect and empathy, assuming that it's in it's best interest. Genuine respect and civility is empathising with those who aren't willing to show you the same basic respect and human decency. It's going out of your way to forgive those who have wronged you, and treat even those who are most removed from your everyday experiences like actual human beings. most people on this site seem to fully understand this very basic concept, and that's why it's a shame that others are willing to take advantage of that.
The worst part is that you're not even willing or able to follow basic "eye, for an eye" logic. Nothing Fleur has said or done on this site justified what you did. Fleurs "gehy," and edgy threads do not justify you implying that he should kill himself, or that it's ok to wish death upon people you don't like or disagree with. >becuz boo hoo, a "degenerate" touched in the butthole as a kid.
You can't just say things like that without knowing someone's IRL situation, especially in a place like this where it's pretty much granted that something like that has actually happened to at least one person on the site. I don't know what your problem is but you can't just suggest something like that out of nowhere, especially in the manner you chose. I know I just went over this, but I really can't stress how inconsiderate that specific comment you made was.
Most people on this site, (including me) have a handful of bad personalities traits, but they know when to stop, and can actually be reasoned with. But what you just posted not only goes beyond every boundary imaginable, it goes against everything you were complaining about. If you don't want this site to become "/pol/", then don't perpetuate /pol/ behaviour. Take me for example, look at some of the views I hold and things I've said in the past. Despite that I still know how to act civil and have a polite conversation with someone without sperging out, so you have no excuse either.
Filtering Users Is there a way to filter someone who's got a blank name? As in, not simply "anonymous" but, outright " "?
I made a new flag. Can we have it added? It's the old Canadian flag.
Colored ID's Is there a way you guys could add an option to turn on colored ID's for /ef/ like 4chan/8chan? I ask because it makes it kinda complicated to see which anon is which when reading through a thread. You have to read through all those weird numbers which is tedious.
So I'm not trying to be a douchebag here. Surprising, I know. But I think that if posting Starlight is going to be not allowed as a rule then it should be listed as an official rule of the site.
Edit: I fucked up
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Is flood detection broken?
Watched threads are broken.
Stepping Down as Mod For various reasons I will be stepping down as a mod. To name the big reasons: I have had increased responsibilities outside of pchan in recent months leaving me largely unavailable, and well, to put it simply, I wasn't really the best mod to begin with.
If anyone has further questions they are free to ask, but there isn't much else to it.
/pony/ is Dead. 100% Moribund. Merge with /oat/? Almost zero point keeping /pony/ when episodes could just have their own thread in /oat/. It might increase thread traffic too. Seriously, /pony/ is beyond saving. Beyond its historical use.
Do we need something like this? Today I was browsing /pone/ and found a text banner at the top of the page linking to this information about that other chan no one wants to talk about.
I'm not posting this as a joke. I was wondering if Ponychan has ever had to face any potential legal actions such as are listed in the attached screen cap.
Seems that other chan isn't in as much trouble as their reputation would imply...
tl:dr Should we have a monthly transparency report?
Can we get rid of this banner? It is a kids show after all.
Unsage kabel threads right now i won't accept this discrimination towards kabelism.
Gib me sumfin I just realized that I provided a multitude of banners for the site, so I deserve something.It would improve site moral and would increase traffic on the site by doing so, as I have deducted from my massive wealth of knowledge.
Plz gib thing. Done.
Are we deleting Kabel threads all of a sudden?
Looks like we got ourselves a new mod! Whelp is going to help us out as !!Discord
Requesting a change from .net to .com. Get with the times.
I want a Mikie vs. Orange debate.
uBlock 3rd party list problem Somehow ponychan.net wound up listed in a third party filter list. The Fanboy+Easylist Merged list kills two birds with one stone and covers over 140,000 urls.
I shut down Fanboy+Easylist Merged and went back to the individual lists. In reality, you see no difference except that ponychan isn't barred by uBlock.
Apparently i can't make threads anymore
So what's up with that yo?
EDIT: I can post here but nowhere else otherwise I get this error. HALP
DOUBLE EDIT: So I can make threads now. No clue why I couldn't for around an hour.
Still, probably a good idea for you to be informed.
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we now have top and bottom buttons so you dont have to spend a long time scrolling through big threads
Money is a bit tight at the moment. Please consider donating to help keep Ponychan running! See front page for further details.
Anonypony -> Anonpony pls Back in the day it was Anonpony and it being Anonypony is surprisingly bugging me a lot.
"Email Protection" Does not play nicely with auto-update. You need to refresh the page to actually see what someone's saying if they use @ in a word.
A year ago, I hated this place so much that I would have ragequit the site after seeing something like this.
Instead, I'm talking about it because I actually like Ponychan and want to continue posting here. And while most of that change is for personal reasons, a lot of it actually has to do with Mikie being a good admin. I like a lot of the changes he's made and I admire how he's dealt with crises, aside from a few personal outbursts. But most importantly, I know that he's the only one around who actually cares enough to hold that job and do something positive with it.
And that's why I don't want it to end like this. I don't want to lose him as an admin. But...fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffuck, man! I just can't deal with being on a site that's run by a guy who wants a white state! Even if it has no bearing on how he runs the site, it is still massively disturbing.
This has got to stop. It is going to alienate good people for no reason! Just please, for God's sake, try to keep your shit together.
Would it be possible to let us filter by user ID? There's an anon poster I don't like but I'd rather not filter all anon posts.
Who in the world prunes content from moon? You know what... I'm not gonna even question that. It's not like I'm in charge anyway
I would like to petition an addition to the board options when it comes to deletion of one's threads/posts.
Would it be unheard of to have an undo button be available for the same amount of time as one could edit?
And on top of that, a removal of the "delete posts by IP address button" Or perhaps putting in some form of safeguard
>greentext works <orangetext works ^purpletext doesn't work
I think this broke during the merger with MLPchan and never got fixed.
Text Feature Suggestion Text Justification. Centering, left or right and all that.
It would be wonderful to stylize posts, like intro's or dramatic phrases and the like, by selectively altering where they originate in the post window.
Perhaps, via the same formatting tag system the others do. Either per line, as to be able to control the length of said line, or for everything between the tags with an additional setting (Like the die roller, but in numbers of characters per line maybe) for how large the centering would be, which would automatically shift the text to new lines when the window is stretched or squeezed.
Twilight Just Insert It On Ponychan Don't Know How?
Insert The Text On Ponychan
improving youtube embeds? notice in pic related how, on our site, you have to click the "embed" button on a youtube link to be able to see the video title, whereas on 4chan, the title IS the link.
I feel like upgrading that here would be really helpful, especially in threads where people dump a lot of youtube links that are tedious to click one by one.
can this be done?
Switching between /oat/ and /ef/ resets the flag settings on each when you select a flag on the other. Any chance this can be looked at?
There's spam on /ef/.
Congratulations to Mikie. You've achieved the bog of Nazis and Autists you've always dreamed of. >raises glass Cheers.
Mercury needs to be perma'd. Now. He was already warned about fucking up /ef/ and he's going to keep doing it.
>Depictions of visible genitals or female nipples are prohibited. This includes those visible through clothing (e.g. bulges and/or camel-toe).
I'm not asking for anyone to be banned over it right now or anything because they weren't breaking the rules before it was a rule but seriously why are butts allowed but other forms of nudity aren't? It makes very little sense to me and I think it should be included in the rules.
>>13539 >Money is a bit tight at the moment. Please consider donating to keep Ponychan alive.
uhh so like if nobody donates is the site literally going to be shut down? this seems like an issue that warrants more than just a brief locked thread.
what exactly would be a worthwhile donation? I don't have any money right this moment but I wouldn't mind giving like 15 bucks when I can. how much does it cost to run the site monthly?
So uh. Just wondering but why are the flags on /ef/ gone?
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Can I be a mod?
Country/etc flags on /ef/Mikie brought up the idea of a possible feature on /ef/: country flags, like on 4chan's /pol/ and other boards. If this is implemented, it would probably default to your country's flag, or you could set a custom one out of a list if you prefer. And the OP might have an option to disable flags in their thread. Who knows?
Would you guys be interested, or should it be left as-is?
We should probably take Ponychan off the Web Archive.
The odds are that SOMEthing somebody posted way back when is personally identifying somehow.
Would an, Reformed Theme become possible to make of Thorax head and the bright colors?
Hello I am a mod now.
My primary goal is to help combat spam. I am going to try my best to not intervene in actual site discussion unless it is absolutely necessary, aside from enforcing the rules and what not.
Uhh...that's it, I guess. If you have questions (about me as a mod), feel free to ask.
The Ponychan Question Time for some serious #discourse bois. I think it is time we address the PQ. Is it time to cleanse the site and let it rest in piece, or are we going to let the roaches burn down too?
I think /ef/ is having problems It's front page isn't updating correctly, if that makes any sense.
webms and Firefox With the latest version of Firefox, it is no longer possible to close expanded webms by clicking on them without right-clicking the expanded webm first then disable the controls. I suggest implementing a close button as shown in pic in order to allow users to close the expanded webm with ease.
Request to make this the new cover for spoilered images.
Returning to front page.>Delete post in a thread. >Returned to board's front page.
Can this feature be toggled on or off? It seems annoying to have to load two pages if I want to retract something.
How hard would it be to leave a visual indicator on a thread that's hit bumplimit, preferably one that appears when the autorefresh happens? I have no idea if this is even feasible but it'd sure help us lurking serialfags realize the action's moved to a fresh thread. Pic unrelated.
/site/ civility 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 adverb: ad hominem; adjective: ad hominem
(of an argument or reaction) directed against a person rather than the position they are maintaining. "an ad hominem response"
belligerent bəˈlɪdʒ(ə)r(ə)nt/ adjective adjective: belligerent 1. hostile and aggressive. "the mood at the meeting was belligerent" synonyms: hostile, aggressive, threatening, antagonistic, pugnacious, bellicose, truculent, confrontational, argumentative, quarrelsome, disputatious, contentious, militant, combative;
Due to the slightly nebulous nature of this new guideline / ruling (I.e: "Hostile and aggressive" can be simple misinterpretation), these bans will not last for more than an hour, and you will not be permanently banned from /site/ unless you are excessively gathering such bans. They are merely "Tone it down a notch" aids, delivered in the most effective manner to somebody that most likely will not be in the mood to listen or agree with a verbal warning.
Were all those threads on /moon/ created by old mods at some point?
so, a few threads that were nowhere near close to automatically 404'ing seem to have been deleted. I don't think there's really anything they had in common, nor were they controversial (at least, not by this site's standards lol)
what exactly is the reason for this? was it an accident?
Concerning "Ban Evasion" and Visibility of Bans So, a few days ago, I made the unfortunate discovery that, as it happens, the way bans are done on this site are unfortunately out of date. It is very easy to be banned, and never realize it, or to be banned and believe it to be revoked, only to get a massive increase on your ban for "evasion" that was never intended.
Now, a part of this issue could be solved by following a certain aspect of the "Site Staff Standards", but I'll leave that for another thread. Instead, I'd like to explore options to prevent these types of events in the future. As it currently stands, the average user cannot be reasonably expected to abide a ban, when they may well not even know it exists, leaving off issues of assumed revoked bans. And, I can certainly say, getting banned for "evasion" and then worse having the lot remain despite explaining the ordeal to the administration breeds a helluva lot of animosity. I'd make the argument that it is not a healthy standard for a community.
So; how do we fix this? It seems to me there's a few options, though unfortunately most would probably require some development. The first, method'd be adopting a 8chan-esque "ban list", showing public bans and their duration, as well as, I believe, bans that've been revoked. Issues with this are, of course, that the bans are public. Might not be ideal, depending on your stake there. Still leaves the issue with difficulty noticing the ban in the first place, but, at least, after you've noticed it you have a place to check. A "ban page" would also be a nice addition, as it seems currently, the only way to see the ban page is to attempt to make a post.
Another option is to link bans to names, as well. This'd be an optional addition, in most situations, I'd say, so you could obviously avoid it when made by a imitator, or an anon. This'd give you the application regardless of IP, which'd avoid issues for those of us with dynamic or multiple devices.
Another, probably shit option, is accounts. Bonus points for giving people a way to directly contact, but it's also a bit of a hassle, and goes against our usual imageboard standards.
Is this border+background intended? Thumbnails in #mature threads now have a border around them, and a background that appears in transparent images. That Lyra picture is supposed to be just Lyra on top of transparency, nothing else.
I don't think there's any reason to make them look different from non-#mature threads...
But anyway, since I suspect this is an accidental change that happened because of the new Spoiler and NSFW images, allow me to take the opportunity to say that I really like the new ones.
Please mods, control yourselves this year, and don't autoplay any music please. I believe in your ability to do this.
So... I refreshed my page and my theme changed to "Twilight" which has a picture of a sweetie belle meme in the corner of the page
I changed my theme back and it stuck, but eh what was with that?
Moderation Suggestion Delete /trash/ed threads instead of effectively duplicating the offending content. The "discussion" never picks up in /trash/, and the locked thread may still subtly agitate posters on the board it existed on.
So what rule did I break?
Ay, nice, wasn't sure if that'd go though. So, long story short, I took issue with the ban of PC, given that where he was banned it did not seem to be deserved. I voiced these concerns, and, basically, had them confirmed here.
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Filter bug References to a filtered post, hovered over to preview it, does not show the "filtered user" message or nothing at all, but instead directly displays the post itself.
vichan Since TinyBoard was abandoned and forked into vichan, do you plan on upgrading to vichan anytime soon? It has a lot more features, and it would be nice to leverage them here
New themes Science has finally gone too far. I managed to keep my promise from two years ago and finally have the themes from pre-merger Ponychan that never made it through the transition to Tinyboard on top of some major refactorings of the current themes. This update is going to be implemented on the site sometime this weekend. You'll see seven returning premerger themes, including the ones Fyik helped refactor.
I spent the last week reviewing and cherry-picking from commits between the merger and present, so that the themes are compatible with the site at its current state. Yet, between that timespan, many of you have gotten used to the themes as they are published now. I rolled back a bunch of the design changes so that the default Colgate theme appears almost completely identical to this one, but one of my concerns that warrants this thread's existence is that users might perceive the modified themes as 'broken', due to them being generally untouched since the merger.
Nonetheless, if you find anything legitimately broken in this update or if you're not sure, feel free to make a post in this thread. The long-term benefit of this update is that it drops almost all of the unnecessary tag selectors, making it easier for us to work the original Tinyboard/MLPchan site templates into modernized HTML5 pages.
New themes: Big Mac Changeling (Old Ponychan Chrysalis Theme) Cheerilee Crystal Rarity Daring Do Discord Vinyl Scratch
Nearly all of the themes have at least one change, but these themes are getting the most noticable ones:
Twilight Tackle - Font size will be tuned down to match other themes Rainbow Dash - Reduced font size to match other themes Timelord - sans-serif font face; fix oversize button issue Octavia - sans-serif font face; fix oversized buttons; modified home page Trixie - Deep blue background will become sky blue; Oversized post form headers fixed; sans-serif font face Aloe & Lotus - table headers fixed Gilda - replacing the settings headers' font faces Royal Guard - completely rewritten Scootaloo - sans-serif font face; reduce the size of the board headers Shadowbolts - sans-serif font face to match the 'Molengo' headers. New buttons.
Stubs broken. Stubs for hidden or filtered posts are showing regardless of user settings.
bumping issue on /cha--I mean, /ef/ certain threads are not bumping despite being nowhere near the bump limit
the ones I have noticed are the trap porn thread and the current Story serial thread
I'd be pretty surprised if this was intentional so I figured I would bring it the mods/devs attention
pls fix soon
Regarding the Recent "No Bait" Rule on /ef/ Seems as the other thread was unfortunately locked, so in order to continue this line of dialogue, I'd say a new one is in order to discuss this recent addition of a rule.
My stance is that "bait" is not something easily defined, and that thus far, the primary example, being https://www.ponychan.net/ef/res/55612+50.html#55612 , is not of sufficient quality to actually make any clear cut definitions of what is or is not allowed. This is, to me, something users will cross without ever realizing it, finding themselves banned, or their threads deleted, for something they do not understand.
I do not believe this is acceptable. Having rules is fine and dandy, you can have as silly rules as you like, but people need to be able to understand what they did wrong. They need to be able to avoid that. Even if I don't necessarily agree with a rule, out of principle, a rule like "No Posts About Griffons" is clearly defined well enough to be avoided. I, and others, would have only ourselves to blame, were we to break that rule.
A rule like what is now evidently writ as "Moderation will combat blatant low quality trolls,", though was originally phrased as "Blatant attempts at bait are against the rules.", is not clear enough to be avoided. Worse, different administrators will have different opinions on what constitutes "low quality trolls". And as such, something that might be an issue one day might not be an issue later.
This was a major problem back on Ponychan, before the split. It's what made moderation feel much more like a popularity contest, than a just system. It's why so many users became agitated with said system and ultimately left, or eventually formed their own site.
If a solution is absolutely necessary to deal with supposed "trolls" [besides merely encouraging people to use the [-] function], it should be one with a clear definition. Something that can be universally understood. "No politics", for instance. While it might gut a major section of discussion, it at least applies a standard that does not cause people to fear a wrong step out of their control.
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.
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
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
HOLY FUCKING CHRIST You know, giving us the ability to filter noonin for his vile shitpost doesn't do much good if we still can't filter this shit:
Make /chat/ Great Again Why the fuck was /chat/ merged into the deadest board?
think maybe it's time to get rid of this shiz?
Board ID Can we instead have ID that applies to boards, not just threads? This current system is lackluster when it comes to poor discourse between multiple threads.
We need a new rule: No shitstorms near bed time.
BAN THE FUCKING FASCIST POLFAGS Just fucking do it already. Christ it's too little too late at this point but we could at least be rid of the literal Hitler defense force for a while. NOTHING OF VALUE WOULD BE LOST.
You know who they are. No excuses. Get rid of them.
We could literally merge /chat/ and /ef/ into /chef/
Thread ID filtering. We can tell who is who, but can we filter particular folks based on ID?
Thread bumping on /ef/ is about 3% more broken than it was on /chat/.>>>/ef/48642 is less than 24 hours old and just over 300 replies, yet it won't bump and is stuck on page 2. >>>/ef/48967 bumps just fine so it's not the whole board I guess...
Is the autosage limit set to 300 or something? Seems too low.
So I tried to post in the story thread just now, and according to the error message that popped up "this board is locked".
Tripe coads Mod tripcodes used to be interesting and fun to see. They stood out and had cutie marks and shit. Now it doesn’t seem like the mods have this.
Fix this pls.
Bigger filesize limit on /chat/. Please? Some pics I and others have are best appreciated in full detail.
leeks so uh...seems to be some confusion among the mods and users about how the big leaks are gonna be dealt with.
maybe we can use this thread to figure it out?
TLDR: Me and Astra are stepping down as admins. Mikie and TPWPAF are taking over as admins.
Longer version: We could cite a whole lot of reasons like not enjoying the site, make a bunch of excuses like work taking up too much time, but the bottom line is that i cant bring myself to give a shit, and the site deserves someone who can.
This is the only Luna / Shiny pic i can find that isnt porn.
Hey mods can you make it where I can use the settings on my iPhone so that I can turn on the mature tag?
Can someone explain to me all the ghost bumping in /chat/? It's annoying.
So, Mikie Since the bug thread isn't the place to continue this discussion...
You wanna maybe clarify what you mean about "things have changed"?
regarding ##Mature content... 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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why did >>>/oat/41962587 get put on autosage? do not kill the pony thread
New /site/ order 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!
Ponychan's allocated space. How much data can the site host, until we get issues? Is this classified?
/pic/ Bring it back; we have alot of Image Exchanges on /chat/, so a board just for them would be an idea?
State of /oat/, /chat/ and politics. 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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/ef/ = /chat/ - /pol/? /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.
yo, what happened to the way the names look? it's suddenly all weird.
On thread movement. Please stop sending two-dimensional shitposts to /chat/ instead of /trash/, please? Nothing of quality is being kept this way.
Error 524 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?
Using the Ponychan Development Tools 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)
Navigate to that directory by executing: cd ponychan-tinyboard
Start up the ponychan development server by executing: vagrant up
This will take several minutes to configure your virtual environment. When complete, you should see the following message: ==> default: Server set up, please browse to http://172.27.0.2/install.php ==> default: to complete the installation. Default database settings will work. ==> default: After you complete the installation steps, go to ==> default: http://172.27.0.2/mod.php and log in as admin:password.
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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DEMANDING MODERATOR POSITION Make me a fucking Mod and you won't regret it.
DO YOU WANT FUN?
DO YOU WANT CONTROVERSY?
WHAT ABOUT MEMES? IT'S PROVEN, AUTISTIC CHILDREN ARE DRAWN TO MEMES AND CONTROVERSY! WELL GET READY TO CALL YOUR MOM A NIGGER CUZ MOD!Shitter IS YOUR NEWEST AND ASS SPANKING-EST MODERATOR AND I'M READY TO CHEW ASS AND KICK BUBBLEGUM AND I'M ALL OUT OF ASS.
Donate to Support the Site 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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Oh gee I sure hope dom gets his trippu~ :^) Loooooooooks like I was right about Ponychan not having a mod board. Until today that is.
Discussion thread for ponychan's workflow.
Stepping Down To cut right to the chase and get the initial message out of the way: I've decided to step down as a moderator of Ponychan.
There is... a lot that I'd like to say. A lot that I should say. But I'm not really sure how to say it. I've been with Ponychan since 2011, and I've been a mod since around the middle of 2014. Being here has been one hell of a ride, and I'm endlessly grateful to every single one of you for being here with me, no matter how long, on such a wonderful site. I've made friends that, even if they don't still post here, I still keep up with off-site. I've learned, changed, and grown as a person. I've been through highs and lows. And I have all of you to thank for that. And... the issue, I suppose, is that I'm not the only one that's changed.
If I were to really try to sum up the reason for all of this, I'd say it's because I'm tired of lying to myself. Tired of lying to all of you. I've been in denial for a long time, and I've been trying to push past it all, but it just isn't working. This site is still Ponychan, yes. But the Ponychan that I fell in love with, the Ponychan that I feel passionate about, the Ponychan that I could put endless hours into without batting an eye...? It's not the same Ponychan we have here today. Now, that's not to say that the site's bad. It's just... changed. I've grown less passionate about the community, the posts, the things going on. Coming here to lurk, to post, to moderate... it's gone from being something I look forward to doing to be something that I have to force myself to do simply because it's my "job." I rarely find threads I want to participate in, and I've simply run out of ideas on threads of my own to create. And, in the end, a user who isn't passionate about the site, who feels little to no reason to participate, and contributes only on rare occasions does not deserve to call themselves a moderator.
I've been telling myself that I still love this site just as much as I did back then, and I've been passing that message on to the rest of you. I've been hiding behind a desire to hold on to what I used to love, but it's just not there for me anymore. And trying to hold on to that is not only dragging me down, it's actively detrimental to the site. And I don't want to sit by and let that keep going on.
Now, this doesn't mean that I plan to leave the site behind entirely. I still have friends here, and I do stop by here and there to lurk or post around. It's just not enough to be able to call myself a mod. So I'll still be here! It'll just be as a regular user for the first time in... a little over three years now. And maybe, in the end, being able to come here without the responsibilities of being a moderator will give me a bit more enjoyment out of the site. I guess we'll just have to find out!
Anyway, thank you all for being here with me, no matter how long that may have been, and for putting up with me during my best and worst times. You're all important to me, and I sincerely hope that Ponychan can continue to move forward, and maybe even pick up speed, without me.
I suppose, if I had one request, it would be this: If you're going to pick up another !!Pinkie, whether it be now or later on, please give it to somebody who can do it justice. The !!Pinkie tag had a pretty bad streak for a long while, and I worked hard to break the curse. I don't want to see it go up in smoke now that I'm giving it up.
New Mod Hello! I'm Dom the Bear from /rp/, I'm going to be the new Rarity mod and the mod for /rp/. Though I might help with other things if need be!
New swim suits and shirts for everyone!
THREAD WATCHER IS BROKEN halp
Spam on /rp/ So there is a stupid amount of spam threads on the /rp/ board, so much that almost every ongoing thread is now just gone.
Can someone please fix that?
Or barring that, what can be done about that?
why was this thread deleted?
New old mod. 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.
So, I'm just checking in. There's been little conversation here in a while. How's the site doing? I notice that the main page needs updating now that not only is F a mod but Rainbro's left (again).
We've got good mod activity on /oat/ at least, and probably /chat/, too, and I know Marimo handles /pony/, but who's got other boards.
Also, I've not seen much from a certain someone who has always been irrelevant and far less important than he thinks, but how long does he have to be AWOL before we call it and get rid of him? We don't want another Orange/Inkwell situation on our hands, after all.
Anything being implemented/removed, by the way? Any plans? What happened to the weekly pony streams? They lasted for like, two weeks and stopped. :c
In any case, I just want to hear about anything going on that can be talked about, and if it can't be brought up yet, just an assurance that we're not trying to stagnate or anything.
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?
ps3 error dear ponychan mods i have come to ask you to fix ponychan so i can get on it using ps3 again i keep getting the page cannot be displayed 80710a06
Updates! 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. >Any moderator that acts outside of the established rules to deal with disruptive behavior will consult with other members of staff, and a mod post will be made explaining why action was taken. These actions will be reviewed with the admins, the rules amended, and changes announced if necessary. >Bans that range from one second to one hour are considered warning bans, meant to discourage certain behavior and give an explicit warning that users are unable to ignore when rules or the spirit of said rules are being broke. >Bans that are longer than an hour are meant to block bad behavior from the site. These can be appealed if the user demonstrates they are aware of why they are banned. Bans can be re-applied or extended if behavior is not adjusted after the ban or during the appeal process. >Bans can be appealed and will be reviewed by members of the staff; In the event there's any confusion or concern over an appeal more than one moderator will review it before a decision is made
Anything not directly mentioned in this post will be staying the same unless otherwise stated as we continue to review the rules and standards. Any changes will be announced on /site/ when they're made
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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.
Updates, part 2. 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.
Politics cyclic on /chat/? 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.
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
Site Feedback 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. Rules. 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.
/oat/ to /chat/ derailing Instead of dumping non-political threads that get political trolling into /chat/, can the offending posts just be deleted or something?
On Mikie and his Anonymous Freinds 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.
i got a joke, THIS SITE AND IT'S MODS
'Undefined varible: mod' glitch on Uboachan? This has happened on Uboachan every time I tried posting, what does this mean?
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Ponychan is now open source 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.
Homepage stuff 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.
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/.
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
FIX YO' SHIT
or make an app. Either one of the two..
/chat/ bumping It's borked. Threads are getting randomly bumped (unless someone is ghostbumping them) and threads that should be past bumplimit are bumping.
Lets Explode, Kids 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.
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:
1: The Ponychan rule changes.
2: Distinctions between /oat/ and /chat/.
3: Redundancy between the Discord and the site.
These are the 3 largest issues the site has faced since his promotion to admin. Any other issues have been coding related, being things he cannot take care of himself. Lets tackle these issues in particular.
Funnily enough, noone actually brought up any issues in this thread. It wasn't until in later threads that people decided to have a problem with Astra taking initiative. Something he addresses briefly here https://www.ponychan.net/site/res/9111.html#9304
In the same thread, in early to mid January, I feel it worth mentioning that he also discussed staff changes and board restructures. I suppose him having said that mid-January didn't have anything to do with it being pushed to happen recently? Who knows.
The accusation of him taking the rules from Anonthony, while admittedly correct, isn't really something worth losing your shit over, especially considering he agreed with the rule changes anyway. It's something he addresses and talks about here https://www.ponychan.net/site/res/9720.html#10202 .
I'm sure if anyone else decided to make these rules, say, maybe Fen perhaps, you'd have no problem with the fact he agreed with Anons rules and decided to use them. It seems a tad moronic that you'd get mad at someone for taking initiative and establishing something that was very much needed, be it his original creation or not.
In this thread, both Fen and Astra discussed possible differences between the two boards. To those complaining about Astras lack of user interaction, if we take away activity updates and general shitposts from both users, Astra made a total of 6 constructive posts while Fen made 7.
Discussion on the differences was split pretty well evenly between the both of them, and the person to actually establish said differences was Astra. Makes sense seeing as he's the admin.
Issue #3: The redundancy between Discord and the site. I really don't think there's any need for explanation here, but seeing as people think he didn't do anything here either, I suppose I can talk about it too.
It's very quickly addressed and talked about here https://www.ponychan.net/site/res/11072.html#11086 . A thread which I believe I haven't actually linked yet, which also discusses and establishes issue #2. The changes to the Discord were established only a few days later I believe, with more recent changes happening to it as well after further community feedback.
Like shit dudes come on. I know Astra could respond a bit more often than he did, but that is supposedly changing as of the Master Announcement Thread. He could also be less snarky and cocky when talking to his users for sure. I've already told him a few times to slow down with that bullshit. I'm also well aware he holds his power and likes to talk about it and occasionally even poke fun at people who don't like him with it.
But he is addressing these issues you guys are claiming he's not. He isn't going around banning users for shittalking him. And he sure as shit isn't "making ponychan worse" or "getting in the way of progress" just because he's admin.
He also made the very good decisions of making Fen co-admin again, and hiring Zeke as Developer.
If these can be proven false, by something more than one line greentexts simplifying my arguments, I will concede everything. If proof cannot be given for your end of the claims, as I have just given for mine, I will stand by my points as being true.
I now open this for discussion.
Administration 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.
Go to bread 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.
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.
[deleted] threads How about if a thread has no replies, actually delete the thread if the user clicks the "Delete" button?
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.
On Libertarian Socialist Roadhog Uh, can someone talk to him about the threads he makes?
So now that Mikie is a mod, does that mean we, america hating, communist, libcucks are about to get the Pinochet treatment here?
Can we have webms with sound?
Master Announcement Thread 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. >Absence of admins and lack of responses.
This will be changing as of before this post, I've had my work schedule changed to allow for a more accommodating amount of time to be here and available.
There's no longer any reason to not be available when any issue can be solved almost immediately now. >Staff Standards and the Appeals process.
The standards for staff members will be updated in an official capacity soon of whats expected of us and how we convey ourselves as the site staff.
In line with that, we have an update to the appeals process right here.
User appeals for bans exceeding 24 hours will now be handled by committee of two moderators chosen by first availability, with the admin acting as tiebreaker.
Any moderator may also call for a review of any moderator action they feel requires it of their own accord, again handled by two moderators and an admin.
In both appeals and reviews the moderator who took the action will be consulted but not be placed on the committee.
We've received complaints about a lack of staff members, so at this point we're taking serious suggestions for new staff members or people that would like to volunteer.
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.
Discord I did not break any rules you fucking piece of shit. Let me back into the fucking discord shuckle you autistic fuck face
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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Chrome text undo issue#Minor Chrome Bug
When using ctrl-s / ctrl-r / ctrl-h to add text markup in the quick reply or regular reply on the Chrome browser, the ctrl-z 'undo' function does not know to undo those annotations. That's a little inconvenient when you add markup by hotkey and then realize you didn't want it.
For whatever reason, the undo works correctly for markup on Firefox.
Do you have any idea how much I was harassed by other users early on and no one did shit about it?
This is a personal grudge and it's blatant. You can't just 'enforce the rules' whenever you feel like it, and posting ONE image macro doesn't count as harassment.
It's childish, and if the mod team wants the users to respect them, they need to stop acting like spoiled children.
Also, locking a thread just because you don't want to hear what people have to say is also pretty childish.
Advertise /test/ on the front page? You know, so new people can test out features they're unsure about or see how a post would look elsewhere on-site.
Seriously guys. Real talk.
Can you guys stop being dramatic and just unban Anonthony?
It's absurd and childish. He posted something that made fun of someone who doesn't even post here that he didn't even make. Grow a spine.
He's done more for building this community than anyone else. FFS. Grow up.
Astra, here's the fucking call out you lousy shit.>>10202 Astra you shit. Where's the thread.
I gave you eight extra hours, even. What the shit.
You want to lead this site? Actually lead it. Don't hide on your little fucking flirt-channel in Discord hoping I'll just give up and leave.
If you aren't going to get rid of the Discord, you've got to at the very least get rid of the overlap between it and /oat/ and /chat/.
What you honestly should do is use the Discord for two things: direct, rapid communication between users and mods, and giving the politics/shitposting/NSFW memers some place off site to circlejerk endlessly.
Remove politics from the site, throw it into a self contained chatroom where the people who like yelling about politics can yell to their hearts content, find some way to divide /oat/ and /chat/, maybe by keeping /chat/ NSFW and having it be the mature board but otherwise not unlike /oat/.
No matter what, we need to stop using the Discord as the basis of the site, and use it as support. As it is, it overlaps far too much of the site, and that's just going to kill off this place.
You're the admin of the Ponychan website. Start acting like it instead of using Discord.
/gala/ On the 17th of next week /gala/ will be dissolved, during this time active /gala/ threads can have a moderator move their threads to either /chat/ or /oat/ depending on serial preference.
So uh, you've still not done something about the cancer that is the Discord still existing.
Can we get an ETA on when that's going to be shut down so that we can actually direct content to the site?
Dated banners. Some of the /chat/ banners still give the name /anon/ instead of /chat/. They should be removed or replaced, and not left up as part of a visibly incomplete change.
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.
Emails Dear Astra
Why do the mods and Admn have email contacts on front page yet never check or answer them?
Or if they do read them and then not respond. Love and tolerate, Friendship is Magic ect...
Super Important /site/ issue The replies thing doesnt display in correct numerical order when we go up to the next digit, pls fix this is very important
What the Fuck happened to the /anon/ board? I wanted to post bad dragon horse toys
unresponsive script so i've been getting this on my notebook a lot lately. this is exactly the message it sends me:
A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, open the script in the debugger, or let the script continue.
Discord I don't think shuckle or Eris should be mods on the discord. They take sides. They don't do their work as a mod. They don't listen to the other party. When someone is upset, they belittle their feelings.
Like me, yeah I'm annoyed as shit, but as Elusive said "Just cause it's little to you, doesn't mean it's not to him"
Who the janitors are should be known and actually listed on the homepage, and they should actually be users of the site.
idea can we get a "watch thread" button at the bottom of threads (like, next to the most recent post) so when you're in a long thread you don't have to go all the way back up to the OP just to watch it?
I know it's not really a big deal but I think it would be helpful.
With a coming demarcation between /oat/ and /chat/, or at least, the difference that should already exist between them, I think people who are currently banned such as Steam Twist should be unbanned from /chat/ and allowed to return to the board with fewer rules, since they can just be barred from /oat/ and /pony/ etc if we want.
What can we expect to be done for the site's 6 year anniversary?
Updates, Part three. Hello everyone!
In keeping with recent discussion we've made a more clear cut distinction between /oat/ and /chat/.
It has been decided that /chat/ will be the place for 'controversial' threads in addition to the more 'adult' threads currently available.
By 'controversial', we mean threads that delve into political issues, scientifical debates(Like who is best pony(Twilght)) as well as complex issues that many people have extremely passionate opinions about. With this change, it's hoped that /oat/ and /chat/ will better differentiate themselves and allow the users of both boards to find the appropriate niche for them.
This will leave /oat/ with the more social/silly topics and the normal behavior constraints from the recently updates rules.
When addressing issues in an official capacity, staff should use their tag as such, and when not in a official capacity, not use the tag. Not both at the same time for either.
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/all/ was supposed to be under consideration from during the original merger negotiations.
I want an update on where those considerations are.
This rule ">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." needs to be amended to allow for jokes because people in the chat are making jokes meant to be harmless and getting warned for it.