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/pony/ is Dead. 100% Moribund. Merge with /oat/? EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14531[View All]

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.

https://www.strawpoll.me/15866993
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>>14629
I don't think the traffic increase will be much, sadly. Bit, I would be glad to see it if does increase in a good way. I just feel like /pony/ has lost it's purpose as a whole board anymore. I mean, even when season 8 just started it barely gets any posts every week... I dunno, I think it's worth a try here.

Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14632

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It seems to me that the real problem is that we all know the show is coming to an end next year. The sense of limitless possibilities that energized everything for the first years of the show and the fandom has evaporated.

And the focus of the show has increasingly shifted to a bunch of new characters and once-peripheral figures that distract us and the show-runners from concentrating on the process of winding down, wrapping up, and gathering together all the threads of the central narrative. We're pretending to be holding a perpetual birthday party, when we ought to be polishing our sermons for the memorial service.

!RISkQqf4EMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14633

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it's essentially just deleting /pony/ since we all know "serious show discussion" topics won't survive on /oat/

removing the last tiny thing that actually makes this PONYchan

guess it hardly matters, merge two dead boards together, whatever
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EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14634

>>14633
You make a good point. We haven’t really been PONYchan for a long time, though. We haven’t had a “serious” thread in eons. Pony has become a bit of an afterthought, or none at all for many.

Chewy<Muzique Memelord>!!Twilight SparkleCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14635

>>14634
>>14633

I view pony as kind of a uniting factor among most of us. It's something that to a certain extent or at some point almost all of us were into, so it will always be relevant in that sense.

Kind of like how 4chan isn't an anime website anymore but anime is still generally important to them.

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>>14632
sad, but true :(
to be honest, the thing that most interested me in a while was the information about G5, wince that one has infinite possibilities.

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>>14637
Nah.

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>>14635
This.

!ScyphTlOY6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14640

>>14637

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14642

>>14635
While that's true for some honestly it seems like others including myself have mostly lost interest in it. But despite that I want to the pony aspect to live on, it's weird but ya. I can't help but feel that topics regarding the show will be made just as much as they are on /pony/ but at least on /pony/ they're always there on display. But ya do whatever ya all feel is best I guess.
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EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14643

I dunno, Mikie, maybe leave things the way they are if this is a dealbreaker for the few remaining /pony/ residents? What do you think?

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>>14643
Yeah, I am with you there. I think this maybe one of those times that we can't entirely call successful. Shame really, because I believe it would actually go rather well and encourage discussion. Unless more people can come to a reasonable agreement I don't think it's worth going further with this.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14645

>>14636
"Wince" is a good term, since all the leaks look so incredibly forced

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>pop in after.... years
>Mikie is Admin
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>Orange is gone
>Mithent is gone
>Astra is gone
>dozens of new faces, maybe three old ones
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How tf long have I been gone? Am I even looking at the same site?!

Oh hey, /pony/ still exists. Surprised you haven't killed it yet. It literally does nothing. But people keep rocks as pets so what do I know?
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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14651

>>14650
A lot of things have changed, there was another splinter site (2 depending on how you look at it), and some have changed their names over time I think. How long do you think you've been gone?
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>>14650
Well, I guess /pony/ is here to stay despite it being dead. If that's how it is than that's how it is.

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>>14651
Last I posted here MLPchan was still a thing.
I think. I remember being asked about the state of /fic/ and it was archived and merged with /fan/ That's the last thing I remember.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14672

Only a Sith deals in absolutes.

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>>14650

Mithent?

At least three or four years, then. He stopped posting not too long after he stepped down.

Nother NonymopusCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14707

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I'm reluctant to say it, but I find that the mere fact that we had a debate over killing /pony/ has caused me to lose interest in posting to Ponychan. I think this is my first post in over two weeks. The debate tells me that interest in discussing the show has become minimal.

Whelp!tEfVeritasCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14708

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>>14707

I can only really speak for myself, but I've been watching the show since March 2011, and been here since late May of that year. For me, I just think the show itself has had a decline in quality. It's not bad, but it's also not good anymore. It could just be my mindset changing, but I don't think so. I still greatly enjoy season 1 and most of season 2. But I feel like there was a general shift during that time towards the show becoming a lot "wackier", as it were (Lesson Zero being a prime example of this shift), and towards the show being a more overt toy commercial (With the introduction of Princess Cadance and the whole wedding being a prime example of this shift). It's not that the show became bad overnight either - I'm not one of those people who believe that Faust leaving killed it. I do think that Faust might have disagreed with the shift they were going for, though, and that this could've been at least a contributing factor to her leaving. That's just speculation, though, and I'm sure you guys have already argued that to death on /pony/.

My point is this: These days, on average, the show is basically just the mediocre little kids' toy cartoon that everyone initially expected it to be. It has become that which it was initially assumed to be. And while that doesn't mean there aren't still good episodes, it's not really worth sifting through all the mediocrity to find them anymore. It used to be that you'd have a stinker every 4 or 5 episodes, now you have to wait that long for a good one. I'm sure that you disagree with this, seeing how you're still into the show, but I'm just trying to provide my opinion and perspective of why the show is much less important to me these days.

Nother NonymopusCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14709

>>14708

This is exactly the sort of thing that ought to be on /pony/. What do you think made the early seasons special? (And so on...) These are questions that have meaning and implications beyond MLP. Why not start a new thread there with this as the first post?
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Grell Sutcliff!.ZzGrellBsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14710

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Honestly I keep up on ponies and keep watching every new episode but I don't have much to discuss that I feel comfortable bringing up in /pony/ because I just get the impression everyone doesn't like anything in there, so I just tell my friends I watched it and enjoyed it and that's that.

I do know a bunch of people who dropped the show because it wasn't 'as good' but it's a kid's show? It's still cute and has appealing art, I'm not enthused to debate the intricacies of why an episode is mediocre and I really don't have much to say anyway except 'it's nice and I liked it'.

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>>14707
It's not so much that we want to kill /pony/, it's the fact that its death is inevitable at this point. Ponychan as a whole isn't doing its best, so at the very least' maybe we can keep the /pony/ type atmosphere in a couple of stickies and maybe even other threads? I don't know, I thought the other goal was to encourage even more discussion of /pony/ on /oat/ since it could attract newcomers who simply don't bother with /pony/. You could have more discussion like this >>14708 even.

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>>14709

Because, as sad as it is, it just doesn't matter to me that much anymore. There was a time where I was upset about the decline in quality, but as it continued, I just stopped caring. And I suspect many others feel the same way, even if they don't say it because, you know, they don't really care anymore.

I was hoping the movie could make me excited for the show again, but it did not. Pretty animation, but terrible writing. I could go into detail on what I didn't like, but again, it's just not something I care to discuss anymore.

And if you still care, that's great. I don't want to tell anyone what to do. I'm just trying to give at least one perspective on why most people stopped discussing it. That being said, and this is not to tell you or anyone else what to do, but I do occasionally respond to pony threads on /oat/ when I see them - I just don't really bother to seek those discussions out. But when it does come up, such as here, I don't mind responding. I'm just not gonna go to a board specifically for that purpose anymore.

EDIT: Oh, and as for what made the first seasons special, I think it was the emphasis on healthy social interactions and relationships between individuals who were all a bit crazy. I'm sure it sounds weird, but the stories were generally more of a backdrop for character interactions that, while occasionally over-the-top, were largely down to earth, with the stories also being fairly grounded (In-universe, mind - reasoning with a dragon is obviously not grounded in our universe, but it was a very calm and reasonable way to resolve that story if we take the whole giant dragon thing as normal). It was nice to see, it gave fuzzy, warm feelings.

Contrast that with the newer episodes where this sort of thing does happen, but it's more likely that the characters are vastly exaggerated or act out of character to service the plot, or that it's all about some magical nonsense like collecting the six magical objects to defeat the evil Tirek who's sucking the magic out of everyone, but can't be allowed to have the alicorn magic, so Twilight has a magic duel with him, but he uses his magic to blow up her library, and then he defeats her and takes her magic, but then they all come together and get super-powered new magic forms which defeat Tirek with the magic of friendship, and then Twilight gets a new magical castle. Magic, magic, magic. And incidentally, to pre-empt the question, I think the second half of the season one opening two-parter was one of the weakest parts of the season for this particular reason.

I think that stuff like moving from the library to a friggin' castle, and Twilight suddenly being a super-powerful alicorn, and all that stuff are all major indicators of how the show has left its more grounded roots behind, which is what I liked about the first couple seasons (And still like when it shows up again).
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>>14711
the entire site's death is inevitable at this point, so you might as well just shut the whole thing down. See where that line of thinking gets us?

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>>14713
But the difference here is that you can at least try to get others involved instead of having one dead board that pretty much nobody has an interest in. Again, it's simply more or less locking /pony/ and bringing /pony/ to /oat/. Will it work for sure? I don't know, but we could at least test the waters?

Chewy<Muzique Memelord>!!Twilight Sparkle ## ModCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14717

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>>14713

There are other imageboards with even less consistent users than us, like considerably less, that have still stayed kickin' for quite a while. I think Pchan, as far as imageboards that aren't 4chan or 8ch go, is actually one of the more active ones there is, so honestly the idea that we should just pack it all up right now, or even particularly soon, seems pretty silly to me tbh.

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>>14807
Nah, I know it's 99% dead, but people tend to use it to submit their art and advertise commissions. I can't foresee a better area for that anywhere else on the site.

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That is of course anyone is willing to throw any ideas, I am willing to listen. I would like to trim down redundant boards if possible.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!MSNowBALLkCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14813

>>14812
NO no no no no

Segregate /rp/.

Like holy shit. SEGREGATE /rp/.

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>>14812
I would like to do something with /fan/ but deleting doesn't seem like the right answer.

>>14813
I mean, it pretty much already is.

!pinkie78OsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14816

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>>14814

I wouldn't take his request seriously, since he's making a kneejerk reaction to what was clearly a joke.

>>14531

At any rate, unless the board's going to discuss the next iteration of the series when it comes - which we know it will - then there isn't much of a reason to keep it around. Anything left would be dedicated to rewatches, top tens, etc.

Then again, since a new show is coming, maybe this lull in activity would change in the future and it'd become active again then?

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>>14816
I generally don't much of anything Pipes says seriously, so don't worry.

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>>14818

I meant Ember, but fair enough.

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>>14822
Oh...

☲ Prince Ember Storm!MSNowBALLkCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14824

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>>14822
You couldn't tell that I was aware it was a joke by the deliberate overreaction?

!pinkie78OsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14825

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>>14824

You overreact to everything and take everything poe-faced seriously.

So, no. Nice try.

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>>14825
What? No I don't.

!RISkQqf4EMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14829

>>14826
yeah you do, it's valid criticism, try to accept it and learn from it and grow as a person rather than just denying it and continuing on as you always have.

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## AdminCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14832

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So, does anyone think it is possible to delete /fan/ and it have it's content on /oat/?

I like the idea.

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>>14832
I mean, why?
Is there a real benefit to doing it?
If you save on server capacity or something, by all means.

Mikie(phone)!GlimDubEqICountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14835

>>14834
Well, not necessarily. It's just there collecting dust.

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>>14835
If you think the benefit of being on a more populated board outweighs the risk of being buried under other random threads or unrelated posts by other users, then it still might be beneficial to merge.

Mikie(phone)!GlimDubEqICountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14837

>>14836
That's the idea, really. Of course that's just what what it is, an idea. It would take forever if ever to come to a decision, ya know?

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>>14836
I don't think buried is the correct word considering how slow the board actually is.

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>>14847
No.

!RISkQqf4EMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14858

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Kill Pipes

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>>14858
>kill Pipes.

Oh fuck.


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