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☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11659

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.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11661

>>11660
Oh okay cool that's good.

Fen!!Shining ArmorCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11673

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>Front page
Will sort it.
>other boards
See >>11660 but remember that reports are useful.
>a certain someone
can speak for himself, probably give him another week before i do it for him.
>Anything being implemented/removed, by the way?
Not particularly, i've a few plans in case of various shit that could happen like another /mlp/ scruffening or moonychan suddenly deciding to come back en masse or the upcoming movie being a massive traffic boost, but i cant think of anything urgent.
Feel free to suggest something, i'm always open to new ideas.
>Weekly pony streams.
General lack of interest, the timesink required on my part to prevent any screwups and my inability to create a simple bot to handle things basically made it fall on the wayside, especially as there's other pony streams that can also watch the new episodes as they air.
It didnt help the admin handover occured around the same time.

All in all, there's not really much to talk about int terms of the site, we're pretty stable at the moment.
Personally speaking, anti-stagnation has to come from the userbase at large if it's going to be effective, i'm doing what i can to change Ponychan's rep with other sites to encourage cross-traffic but there's nothing i can do to encourage good content here if nobody else joins in.
It's a bit demoralising to think about, but practically nobody here writes, draws or seriously speculates about ponies in the same way every other pony site does.
Pretty much all the creative people on site are in /rp/, which is a shame since a lot of the roleplays i've glimpsed through in there would be pretty good reads if translated into story formats.
Hell i've taken to writing greentext's on /mlp/ to get my fix, it bothers me how the majority of pony related on here anymore are just pictures or serious talks in /pony/.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11674

>>11673
It bothers me too, but I can't think of much to add pony content to the site unfortunately.

In any case, thanks for replying.

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>>11659
>>11660
>>11673
There's really not a lot I have to say beyond whats already been said here.

I don't really find a lot on /oat/ or /chat/ that keep my attention posting wise, just browsing through it occasionally and keeping most of my posting to /rp/.


I've had some ideas about hosting game nights on weekends or doing streams and things such as that, but those won't be anything I do anything with for a bit now while i'm in classes.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11685

>>11683
All right but you haven't communicated anything, you've not attempted to make things on /oat/ or /chat/ that keep your attention, et cetera.

You can't just sit back and not be active; that's what got Orange and Inkwell in a lot of crap.

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11688

>>11683

>I don't really find a lot on /oat/ or /chat/ that keep my attention posting wise


so...why exactly do you still want to be an admin here, if you don't find interest in the most active sections of the site?

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11689

>>11688
Cuz he likes to lord it over everyone else. He likes power but not responsibility.

Starshine!Laura/wmXMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11690

>>11688
tbh /rp/ is pretty damn active. It's kind of like a whole separate community, though there is a small degree overlap with the rest of Ponychan. Kinda been that way since 2011, actually.

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11691

>>11690

alright, fair enough I guess, I just assumed it was a super slow board like /pony/.

still though, /oat/ and /chat/, imo, are pretty important parts of the site in a community sense. an admin having almost a complete lack of interest in them seems really odd.

Starshine!Laura/wmXMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11692

>>11691
Yeah, it is a bit strange still.

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>>11691
I don't have a complete lack of interest in them, I'll occasionally find something to read through that peaks my interest a bit, but not enough that I generally have anything to say that wouldn't be white noise.

I think it's a valid concern to have though, I can understand being a bit concerned that it seems like one of the admins isn't visibly around the part of the site that a lot of the community is involved in.

Fen!!Shining ArmorCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11694

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>>11685
>>11688
Hey to be fair i've not been posting much either, hell he's probably posted more in /rp/ this month then i have across the entire site.
I generally dont have a lot to say that isnt shitposting, and i save that for /mlp/ as i tend to go a bit overboard when i cut loose.

>>11691
>an admin having almost a complete lack of interest in them seems really odd.
This is ponychan, i'm primarily here for pony.
If i want politics i go to /pol/.
If i want video games, i go to /v/.
etc.
Just randomly talking about my day with people feels odd and uncomfortable.
Outside of the occasional pony thread or unique topic that catchs my eye, there's really nothing i go to either /chat/ or /oat/ for.
Yeah it's kind of bad to not be involved as i should be, but if i tried to force it would probably make me hate the place.
For what it's worth i'd gladly pass off admin to somebody who'd actually be involved and not fuck things up, i want this place to do well regardless of my position in it.
Unfortunately people here are so dramatic that me simply mentioning that will probably result in a dozen PM's either vying for the position, trying to manuver me into promoting one of their friends or thinking i'm moments away from just fucking off entirely.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11696

>>11694
I've tried to add more pony to the site, and that thread's doing well, though I'm falling behind fighting this flu.
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Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11697

>>11694

>If i want politics i go to /pol/.

>If i want video games, i go to /v/.

see I'm the opposite, I can't tolerate the way 4chan is for those things. I would much, much rather discuss things on /oat/ or /chat/ then I would on the majority of 4chan's boards; I guess the exceptions would be /mu/ and /lit/ but even those are filled with more garbage then they used to be.

>Just randomly talking about my day with people feels odd and uncomfortable.


huh, I'm also the opposite here, I love chatting with the people I like here, whether I'm discussing something I'm happy/excited about doing or have done, or venting about something that makes me angry or sad...

>For what it's worth i'd gladly pass off admin to somebody who'd actually be involved and not fuck things up, i want this place to do well regardless of my position in it.


Well, I think the site is doing pretty good now, it seems like it's "steady" and there hasn't been any serious drama in a while so I would say don't fix what isn't broken. just my two cents as a regular user tbh

AdmiralCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11698

>>11694
>>11697
As far as I'm concerned even the most ideal change of leadership simply couldn't be worth the trouble.

Starshine!Laura/wmXMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11699

>>11694
STARSHINE FOR ADMIN 2017
just kidding

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11702

>>11699
I'll vote for you anyways.

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>>11699
is this mein4mod 2: electric boogaloo?

!RISkQqf4EMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11708

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site's been dead for years, it's wasted effort at this point.

>>11673
>anti-stagnation has to come from the userbase at large if it's going to be effective
this.

>It's a bit demoralising to think about, but practically nobody here writes, draws or seriously speculates about ponies in the same way every other pony site does.

Yep and the rare times when people try, it mostly gets ignored. People don't want to caption pics. People don't even want to dump porn except the worst fetishists. We're not really a pony fan site, and we don't have any of the other things that make imageboards fun. We're just an insular micro-blogging community that can't possibly do anything but dwindle out.

Going to /mlp/ shows you how huge the contrast really is between Ponychan and most pony fan sites. 4chan making a pony board was probably one of the biggest blows to Ponychan. It took away our entire reason to exist.
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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11712

>>11708
heroes denied by their homeland, they make their final stand together in zanzibarland; not hell, and yet not heaven, angels with horns. cast off and exiled from paradise, they make their own soldier's utopia. i wont scatter your ashes to the heartless sea.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11713

>>11708
Yes, I have to agree.
People need a catch to be around. Just talking can be bridged by Instant Messengers and steam more conveniently than a chan. Even if we look into /mlp/ most of their content are fetish stuff, but at least it's content. Content is king they say.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11714

The site isn't even that dead and it's still pretty enjoyable to be here. This nihilism is annoying.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11715

>>11714
It really is.

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11716

Starshine!Laura/wmXMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11717

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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11718

>>11714
Sooner or later it will be dead since most of the valuable posters left, moved to discord or moved with their life.

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11719

>>11718

>Sooner or later it will be dead


even if that's true, people have been saying that for like three years now and yet we have more traffic now than we did even just last year. so it's not like we're on a massive decline right now or something.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11720

>>11719
I wish the best for a few of my friends that will stay here. I really do. As for the rest and site as whole? They can burn in hell. I don't care anymore.

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11721

!RISkQqf4EMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11722

>>11719
>more traffic than last year
source? I have a hard time believing this is true.

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11723

>>11722

I don't have a source but I remember back when /chat/ was still /anon/, it would get like five posts a day, and /oat/ was much slower as well. you would have several threads staying on the front page for days without getting new replies, that doesn't happen nearly as much now. it was even worse before the merge.

I can't prove it but I tend to keep track of this stuff in my mind as I see it. I'm here pretty often.
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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11724

Chewy u r too pure 4 this world

Im in a place in between >>11714 and >>11720


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