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.
Issue #1: The rule changes, posted here. https://www.ponychan.net/site/res/9154.html
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.
It's actually something he opened up for discussion a few days later here https://www.ponychan.net/site/res/9355.html
, but we'll get to that later.
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.
Issue #2: Distinctions between /oat/ and /chat/. Fully opened up for discussion with users on this thread, made by Fen https://www.ponychan.net/site/res/10280.html
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.