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Master Announcement Thread ## AdminCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11072Locked

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.


>Staff Members


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.

Bags!SprintMJXoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11073

mein4mod

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11075

>lack of staff

You don't have a lack of staff. You have a lack of active staff. As has long been the case.

Since we're doing the 'chan' line from my suggestions, when is /chat/ becoming /chan/

When does the chat janitor stop having the power to ban people from it for a week
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Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVkCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11076

cool

Astra ## AdminCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11077

>>11074
That's part of the intent behind asking for suggestions.

>>11075
Staff member activity is something that's going to be looked at closely over the next week when we begin discussing changes to the staff standards and structure.

I don't have any plans to step down or transfer ownership of the site to anyone else at this time.

Changing the name of the board hasn't come up in discussion, if we feel it needs to be done that'll be discussed at a later time.

Drayenn!AnomalytYUCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11080

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As always, Drayenn for Mod Powers #2k17 but aside from that I love u Astra and u r doing ur best <3

Also bring back Fen. I'm not sure he's gone, just bring him back into the spotlight some more, he was fun to look at.

## AdminCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11081

>>11079
I will bring you up with the site staff some point in the future and we'll talk about it.

>>11080
Fens hosting a discussion over on /oat/ right now about civility standards for the board.

Drayenn!AnomalytYUCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11082

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>>11081
Yeah, but he could still be more in the spotlight I feel.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11084

>>11077
The name is a valid concern. People who see it think chat is the place where you chat, when that's basically /oat/'s job. Chan is more indicative of what we apparently agree /chat/ is supposed to be for. I think it's more appropriate for delineating what the two are used for. The very reason the line 'chan culture' came up was in context of my suggestions to change the name, so I know it's come up at some point, but I don't know who actually reads anything.

As to the discord, suggested alterations include:

Chat set up:
+room: "site"
- permanent links to the site boards and homepage/rules displayed (like you see on the homepage itself, should be how it's posted)
+room "announcements"
- alerting to important new threads/information so mods can @ everyone in one place
+room "all"
- hypothetical bot that links new threads, if possible as discussed earlier
+room "chat"
- the general purpose chatting room
+room "spam"
- bot functions etc
Voice Rooms: chat, games, streams
- set all mods as their site-tag role
- no special user roles

Removal of 'nsfw' as a rarely used, little needed channel where adult content should, if anything, be directed to /chat-chan/. Removal of redundant board-channels when a single one "site" links all of them+rules. Renaming shitpost because.. why encourage the idea of shitposting? Removal of user roles because it only creates disparity between people. Mods as their name tags so people always know who is who. Changes to janitor's title and abilities because it's incongruent with the rest of the site set up. The chat janitor should also be a site janitor for continuity. This also reduces the idea of there not being 'enough' staff (when as I indicated, theres plenty of numbers just not enough activity). People only ever see Fen/Mellow/Flutters, yourself only recently and due to being admin'd, rarely Nimble and only as a user, and extremely only recently Admiral. Marimo seems sufficient for his board duties. Rain bro I've spoken to and seems sufficiently around.
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Drayenn!AnomalytYUCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11085

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Oh and also /Drayenn/ 2k17 pls

I've been here just as long as most, it's about goddamn time I got one

## AdminCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11086

>>11084
The actually discussion of a name change hasn't come up actually among the staff. I'm not saying it's a bad idea just that it hadn't come up in discussion yet.

Those are fair points, and I'll make sure that it does get discussed in the near future.


Some of the discord suggestions I really like, and am actually going to do right now. Specifically adding a room for "site" in place of having rooms that link to the boards.

Along with renaming shitpost and getting rid of nsfw.

The rest I'm not sure off right off the bat, I'll give it some more thought though.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11087

>>11086
Ok, thank you.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11088

i wish there were a better way to embed links in discord but that's basically what Id envisioned, yes. maybe some tweaking/rearranging to look as aesthetically pleasing as possible but yeah

Waifus are people too!YoRdlEjxQ6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11089

>>11086
Out of curiosity, does spam serve the exact same function as shitpost? As in still a place for nazi, racist, etc stuff?

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11090

>>11089
God I hope not, but at least if it's stuck there no one will care that much about it. I mean you should still take action against any hatespeech and whatnot.

## AdminCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11091

>>11089
>>11090
No, we're just disallowing that content on the discord going forward, I was just about to post about that.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11092

>>11091
it mite b cool if one of the cooler ponychan banners was posted above/below the #site channel stuff.
i'd also recommend having the staff look at the wording for the board descriptions, to update things for the new delineations going forward. just a thought.

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11093

>>11072
>/chat/ - Mature content, themes and political topics. More chan culture, less moderation.

This is mostly good, though slightly more moderation of posters should be done on /chat/, I feel.

## AdminCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11094

>>11092
The descriptions outlined above will be what they are changed to, assuming there isn't any negative community feedback to the proposal.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11095

>>11093
I think the balance could just be slightly better. Allow the /chan/ culture type stuff, but obviously it does still get out of hand sometimes, especially when people see the same stuff day in and day out and get frustrated

>>11094
Ok, yeah as long as they're consistent then

## AdminCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11096

i fuckin need food. brb my dudes

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11098

>>11090
>>11086
>Along with renaming shitpost and getting rid of nsfw.

This is literally the opposite of progress... both were still being used and both have specific purposes for existing... now those things are going to leak into chat again.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11099

>>11098
Only if the staff doesn't do their job, which presumably isn't going to be the case.

No one wanted shitpost racist shit either on the site or off, except... the people who wanted to shitpost racist shit, and... we don't owe them a place to do that! So goodbye and good riddance, I guess?
And nsfw was getting like 2 replies a day, so no, it wasn't.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11100

Dubs confirms.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11101

>>11099
Not the point. There was a reason for it to exist. Now people will only be more subtly offensive and post lewdish things in a similar manner and they will get away with it because technically it is not against the rules.

But the point is there was a reason for those two channels existing. It was in everyone's best interest. No one had to look at nsfw, and no one had to look at shitpost. You could easily just ignore both for what they are.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11102

>>11100
No one cares about your chanmeme superstition :^)

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11103

>>11101
>your points are not the point
>now i have to try to skirt the rules and be lewd and/or racist in the regular chat and hope i dont get banned
ok man
see ya
>>11102
k :^)
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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11104

>>11099
Also have you seen nsfw yesterday? It was far more than that.

>>11103
Um. My point was my point obviously. My point just wasn't that it matters if mods clean it up from chat.

My point was what I said in the last post.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11105

>>11104
oh, then your point just isn't good.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11106

>>11103
>now i have to try to skirt the rules and be lewd and/or racist in the regular chat and hope i dont get banned

Nice edit. But I didn't say I do any of these things, nor do I. You're putting words into my mouth. I was saying they had a purpose. Shitpost was also for harmless jokes anyway.

>>11105
My point was definitely good. nsfw was being used more than you gave it credit for and it had a purpose still. Shitpost also had a purpose. It was in literally everyone's best interest for them to exist except you because you for whatever reason care SO much about things you can just ignore.
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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11107

>>11106
Sorry Shama. :^(

Bags!SprintMJXoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11109

tbh both #NSFW and #shitpost were commonly used, I'm not sure if Anonthony, someone who only goes on the discord to talk about how terrible it is, is the best judge of what chat rooms were being used or not.

If you want to remove #shitpost in favour of a #botspam channel because you no longer want nazi stuff on there that makes sense as it still does the same thing it did.

If you want to remove #NSFW because you no longer want NSFW stuff on there that makes sense and is a perfectly valid thing to do.

If you want to remove #NFSW because it wasn't being used that doesn't make sense because it was.

If you want to remove #NSFW because it's purpose could better be served on /chat/ that's kinda wrong because mostly people just posted a one off porn image they found recently or just some funny meme that was also NSFW. Making a thread to do that when there's no real content to talk about besides sharing the image so people can see it and go lol is kinda silly.

There are good reasons to remove both, but saying it's because they're "rarely used" or their functions could be better served elsewhere is wrong.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11110

>>11109
Alright, thank you for justifying it better for everyone.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11111

GET

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11113

>>11095
And just letting /chat/ be a dumping ground...isn't a fulfillment of /chat/'s stated purpose.

>>11111
Noticed.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11116

>>11111
>there will never be a 22222

## AdminCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11117

Just letting everyone know that the threads on /oat/ and /pony/ are gonna be up for a few days just to let them have some visibility.

Since it doesn't look like there's any negative feedback, the board changes will probably go through this Friday or Saturday.

Sweetie ViaPonyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11118

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>>11079
Mikie, you are literally fighting with another user right now on the very next thread on chat.

You know Mikie, I was about to post that and chastise your volunteering for mod, but now that I've taken the time to read the thread, you handled it really well. I'm not going to come out and say you should be a mod, but I'm not going to say you shouldn't be either.

>>11117
Do you have any idea who will be taking over technical administration from Macil?
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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11119

Mikey cant be a mod without his sidekick janitor Pips.

pipsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11121

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>>11120
Be a mod so you can unban my inevitable next permaban.

pipsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11123

## AdminCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11124

>>11118
Zamoonda

It's a little up in the air right now, when I know something so will you guys

MBPCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11125

I can be a mod. That would be a good promotion from janitor

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11126

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>>11125
Sorry Berry, but
A) You never post on Ponychan anymore
B) It's confirmed that neither you nor Starshine are janitors any more either.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11127

>>11125
I can support this.

>>11126
She seems to lurk. Honestly she would be better than most of the viable options regardless.

Bags!SprintMJXoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11128

ponychan died when they killed crimson risk

Bags!SprintMJXoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11130

>>11129
no that was when they ripped ponychans legs off and then the moony arm ripped itself off and crawled away

MBPCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11131

>>11126
I just can't find any interesting thread to post in c:

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11132

>>11129
>forgets that it was dead prior to that and it was the only thing that gave it a chance at life

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>>11132
Arguable.

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11146

>>11141
+1

!tcSassyDEQCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11154

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I'd like to apply for a staff spot as well. I'd really like to help the site get back on its feet, and help keep it there moving forward.

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11163

>>11154
Who even are you?

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11164

>>11163
ikr? do we not have enough people modding/adminning this place who never leave /site/ or a serial? is there anyone here who posts even somewhat regularly on /oat/, /pony/ or /chat/ without it being a meta issue? fen, flutters, is that about it?

Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11165

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I've been Ponychan's main dev before. If needed, I can do it again.

!tcSassyDEQCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11166

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>>11163
Sassy. I post regularily in /rp/ and semi-regularily /oat/. Been around for a few years.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11170

>ponychan will never be run by Fenolio, dev'd by Zeke, owned by a trust of Fenolio/Flutters/Mellow, and moderated by fen/zeke/flutters/mellow/crimson/nimble/marimo

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11173

>>11170
>run by a non-coder
>dev'd by a coder
Shit's not how it works. When the coder can do whatever he wants to the site, and the owner has no idea how to control the site, it means the coder is the effective webmaster.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11174

>>11173
Yes, you're right, it's been proven impossible to find a coder (effectively a maintenance man for this place, at this point), that isn't a wonk smug piece of shit who thinks he knows best and wants to dictate all final decisions, and certainly Zeke wouldn't be capable of said maintenance while Fenolio and a small team of posters who are both interested, engaged and caring about the community make the community decisions. Wrap it up folks, we're done.
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Macaroni !RevGiOKgRoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11176

>>11174
Move to Moonychan?

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>>11173
I usually didn't make changes without the permission of the admin. Old Ponychan was pretty loose about it, but there are things like version control that allow you to undo any changes made.

>>11174
Heeey, I wasn't usually a wonk smug piece of shit.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11179

>>11178
I was being facetious. You are fine.

## AdminCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11180

>>11170
You are correct.

>>11165
I will probably take you up on that.


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


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