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/pony/ is Dead. 100% Moribund. Merge with /oat/? EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14531[Last 50 Posts]

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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Do you believe that would actually help matters? I see exactly what you mean however.

Hm, let's see what others think and maybe get /pony/ users (what's left of them) input.

Maybe !!Spike can give some input because he pretty much runs the board on his own.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14533

>>14532
Episode threads might get some incidental traffic if they're in a higher exposure board, like /oat/ . I think we're down to maybe 5 people on /pony/. We're like the last people at a party, still holding a red dixie cup, drinking flat soda, the music is shut off, and now the hosts are ripping off the paper tablecloths. I just went over to the chip bowl before it's taken away, but there's only small fragments left, and I have to scrape the bottom of the dip bowl for any good amount of ranch.

Chewy<Muzique Memelord>!!Twilight SparkleCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14534

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I don't know if my input on this is very valuable because I almost never used /pony/, however I don't really disagree, I see no reason new pony episodes and/or general pony content can't be discussed on /oat/ (or even /ef/ as well) going forward (and it kinda already is, to an extent).
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>>14533
Okay, I will make a sticky on /pony/ about the current state of /pony linking to this thread.

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I see no potential benefit to merge it with /oat/. If people aren't watching pony episodes anymore - which now few do
there's nothing for them to contribute in those threads.

Might as well leave them where they are.

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>>14536
Hey, it's whatever you guys decide on. It's all to you guys since it's your board after all.

Neopets!dDE/GESO9QCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14538

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No.

Toothless Alligator!!OctaviaCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14539

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>>14536
Well if you stick conversation in an easier place for people to check along with everything else they view, they might feel more enticed to watch episodes and get back into the show so they can add their own two bits.

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>>14538
May I ask why? It wouldn't change /oat/ much. If anything it may boost traffic on both ends. This is will intern get more talk of ponies which is what this site is based on. I dunno about you, but I see that as a net gain.

AustroSpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14541

Well I personnaly usually just give 1-2 posts with opinion about the respective new episode, and I could do that anywhere.
And /oat/ itself isn't really fast so even other serious pony discussion threads should survive a while.
So might as well merge I guess.

NoonimCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14542

>>14531
/pony/'s been dead for years. I'm surprised that board's still around.

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>>14539
I think they'd rather be inclined to post more anime in the pony threads.

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>>14543
You could essentially mark it as a serious thread if you want. This could possibly prevent that type of posting. Though this isn't entirely common on /oat/ these days. That they might be even interested. Just my thoughts on this.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14545

Great ideas and points raised so far

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14546

The thing I'm concerned about is how the two boards are going to handle /pony/ traffic. While I know most posters here will respect things like not posting spoilers during the season. there will be those times the mods will have to deal with posters who don't get the subtly of /pony/ posting.

If it would make things more streamlined and the mods are prepared to cope with the traffic, I'm happy to say do it. As many have already noted, /pony/ is a very slow board.

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>>14546
Yeah, I would suggest we enforce spoilers if this is gonna be a thing. Because I don't want see spoilers myself.

Now that I think about it people use /oat/ for pony discussion anyway.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14548

How would /oat/ feel about having the weekly episode thread and the future content thread stickied?

>>14546
Spoiler content will very likely stay in the Future Content thread, so as long as those who don’t want spoilers avoid or filter it, we should be ok.

!ScyphTlOY6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14549

I've been secretly hoping for this for about 3 years.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14550

If not an immediate merger, if one is even decided on, how about a test in August when the hiatus ends?

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>>14550
Well, if all goes well and we get the green light we might not even have to test it. Considering /pony/ has like a total of 4 people I am not sure a test would make a difference.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14552

>>14551
truth

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Another question I would like to ask is the fact that /oat/ is a general board with random topics about almost anything (political and controversial stuff belongs to /ef/). Would that be an issue for you guys? We can have the usual sticked threads that !!Spike manages, of course.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14554

>>14553
well like you said, people do use /oat/ already for pony discussion, this is just a little but more added to that. As long as the future content and episode discussion threads get stickied, we should be ok.

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>>14554
All right, I think that could work out fairly well.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames)Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14556

We could also try getting rid of the episode thread, just have a locked sticky with the schedule, synopsis and a link to bronystate, and if you want to discuss thing you can make threads for them.

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>>14556
Yeah, this would help reduce clutter so the front page isn't full of old weekly pony threads. Though I mean, that likely wouldn't be an issue on /oat/ since it's a bit faster; but not a bad idea though.

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Tentatively, i like it by itself.

Sure its slow but its neatly organized and if i want pony i know just where to find it.


This is all my fault for neglecting it. I'll go there more i promises!

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Made a Strawpoll for science.

https://www.strawpoll.me/15866993

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14560

>>14558
I thought of this too. It’s nice to separate pony from every rando thread on /oat/, but I think it’d be a boost for the episode threads and there really isn’t a /pony/ forum anymore, just a couple active threads. Pony threads could also be kept from derails and on topic.

>>14559
Voting yes

-Z-Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14561

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Why haven't we removed /pony/ anyway? The conglomerate of info that is posted on there is better suited to a serial thread anyway.

And for that matter, what people care enough about the actual show?

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14562

>>14561
There’s still a half dozen or so who are active in the episode threads. Not enough to merit an entire board any longer. Back in the day we had 50+ individual posters in any thread.

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>>14562
So there really is no reason to keep /pony/

☲ Prince Ember Storm!MSNowBALLkCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14564

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On one side, I can see why it might be apt to merge /pony/ and /oat/.

On the other, I don't care much for discussing the show to the level of the /pony/posters, I abhore the comics and the poor excuse for a spinoff they've decided was a fantastic idea, and I honestly would probably end up hiding 99% of content produced by any movers from /pony/ because it would more than likely make me uncomfortable.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14565

>>14564
It would almost literally only be the two stickied threads. We don’t even seem to do a comic thread anymore.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14566

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>>14543
>post more anime in the pony threads.
Isn't MLP:FIM itself at least an honorary anime?

My Little Pony FiM Japanese Opening ''Mirai Start''

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14567

>>14566
It’s just like your Chinese cartoons!

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I really encourage more users (especially from /pony/) to get give their input here. That way it will give us more to work with so we can come to a decision and make sure it's not the wrong decision.

Because we all know I sometimes make quick hasty decisions sometimes without fully thinking them through, ehheheheh heh heeeeeh....

Maroon Auburn!QEUQfdPtTMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14569

>Pony is for my little pony posting
>Oat is for everything except my little pony posting

Don't think a merge is too good an idea, but at the end of the day it's your call not mine.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14571

>>14569
Thing is there’s actually several times more MLP posting on oat than pony. Pretty much the entirety of all non episode thread MLP discussion went over to oat, for whatever reason.

AustroSpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14572

So our current discussion point is basically a mlp general episode thread + as usual whatever the fuck you want on /oat/? Am I getting this right?
>>14570
One more and then G5 apparently.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14573

>>14572
I guess? The only thing really added to oat would be the 2 stickies. Pony doesn’t have any content beyond that.

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>>14569
>Oat is for everything except my little pony posting
Actually that couldn't any further from the truth.
/oat/'s header says:
>For most everything pony and non-pony.
My entire goal as of late is try to get /oat/ to be far more pony related which is why I pushed so hard for the cutiemark flags. Now /ef/ on the other hand is the far more of a random board with less pony and that's okay. But my main vision for /oat/ is to always keep it as pony related as possible. So perhaps I maybe a bit biased afterall...

>>14570

Rumor has it we have one more after this season and that's it for G4 and they're gonna attempt G5.

Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14575

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Sure, if it could attract more people to have discussions, I think a merge could be a good thing.

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I've been posting on /pony/ since 2011. I rarely look at /oat/. I dislike anime. I hate manga. I have zero interest in gaming. I don't care what you had for lunch, how drunk you are or would like to be, what sort of guns you have or want, or what your sexual preferences are. Because /oat/ is mainly focused on these things, it's kind of a repellent place for me.

If /pony/ merges with /oat/, I will probably leave Ponychan for http://www.roundstable.com/forums/ and stay there until the final curtain comes down..

AustroSpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14577

>>14576
aw man

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14578

>>14576
Would you be ok with it if the episode and future content threads were stickied at the top, like on Pony? You never have to scroll down and see all that stuff you don’t like. Plus there are actual pony related threads on oat, amid the stuff you don’t like, that you might be interested in as well if you wanted to scroll.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14579

pony is easier to archive since it’s so slow

YatesCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14581

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Maybe make a trial. If it works, it works.
If it doesn't work things can go back the way they were before.

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>>14578
>Would you be ok with it if the episode and future content threads were stickied at the top

Yeah, maybe. I dunno.
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Dunno, if it's just me but the approval rate is pretty high. Still some neighsayers that I wish would give it a shot.

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I think this >>14581 is a pretty reasonable idea.

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>>14581
>>14586
How could we go about this exactly? Lock /pony/ and just set it in the meantime? Making an entirely new board doesn't seem like a good idea to me because nobody will use it.

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>>14587
/oat/ has more traffic, so /pony/ threads would be moved over go /oat/

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>>14588
Okay, then I think we should give a time when we are going to going to begin our trail period. Because it seems a good amount of people willing to give this a shot.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14590

>>14589
Best time would be a week before the mid season premiere. That’ll be when there’s actual traffic again for pony threads.

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>>14590
Okay, sounds good. Once I figure out when the hiatus ends we can set a date.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14592

>>14591
good luck

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14593

I'm going to have to say no for /pony/'s sake and for the sake of focused discussion relating to the show even though I don't watch the show anymore. If a merge happens there will likely be less pony discussion to be seen, and where you will see it, it will probably be drowned out by everything else.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14594

>>14593
Am I too late on this?

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>>14593
>>14594
No, but you're barely even here... In fact this is only post you've made in weeks... I don't want to sound rude but someone who barely participates shouldn't have much of say in what goes on here.
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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14596

>>14595
Am I wrong in voicing my opinion on how it may end up though? I think I've been around long enough to know that at least and I still care. I haven't been anywhere for the last weeks though if it helps, I've just been doing a lot of things and not wanting to bother with public spaces for a bit.

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>>14596
No, you're not wrong at all. /pony/ has been on the decline for a very long time now. If what is left of them wants keep discussion going on I don't see much wrong with that personally. Regardless I hear you.

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Why not set things up with linkages so that every thread on /pony/ also appears on /oat/? That would increase traffic on /oat/, probably increase it on /pony/, and encourage more people to post about the show in order to get the double exposure.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14600

>>14599
This is best of both worlds. I love this idea. If it can happen, I’m all for it.

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>>14571
If most of the threads dealing with the show are really on /oat/ now, those should also be cross-linked to /pony/.

Why was this allowed to happen? For years, the mods have been displacing anything they could from /pony/ to /oat/. Why didn't the flow go the other way?

If this is true, the evaporation of /pony/ was promoted by the mods.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14606

>>14601
Pon11 was an inside job

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>>14601
/pony/ is only for pony, /oat/ is for pony and non-pony. So if a pony thread gets made on /oat/, that's hardly breaking any rules.

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>>14601
I fail to see the issue here? /oat/ for a long time as stated here >>14607 is for pony and non-pony. /oat/ discussion about pony is a lot more laissez-faire while /pony/ is lot more organized and constructive. That being said, the stickies with the show discussion isn't going to change. Also, keep in mind these stickies can have rules that meet /pony/'s standards of pony discussion. Which honestly I don't think will be needed.

Taragoola!I1MrBoomxYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14610

What is a /pony/ and why should I care.

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>>14610
Nothing you guys cared about.

Dan Pie !HHpSeFdCvsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14612

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Dan Threads are welcome everywhere

AustroSpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14613

>69 posts and 34 image replies omitted
Nice.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14614

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Only problem is I wanna discuss the show, without seeing the special snowflake safespace entitled avatarfag threads asking "how is your day?"

More traffic is not better traffic.

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>>14615
...why would you even care about other threads that have literally nothing to do with the discussion in the thread of people discussing the show? That's like being upset at your next door neighbor for hanging out with his friend and having a beer. This isn't 4chan.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14617

>>14616
This.

As has been said in the thread, the episode and future content threads would be stickied at the top, so you would never see those threads if you didn’t want to. You can also hide threads you don’t want to see.

AdmiralCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14618

Have a checkbox at the top of /oat/ to show or hide all non /pony/-tagged threads

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>>14619
At this point I still don't know what to about /fan/. Despite how slow it really is it still gets use.

Taragoola!I1MrBoomxYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14624

>>14611
I'm becoming a man of the world...of ponychan.

Taragoola!I1MrBoomxYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14625

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So it just discusses the show? What the fuck is this 2011?

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>>14625
In certain threads, I guess, sure. I dunno, I miss 2011. No, Discord servers to eat up traffic and split communities. People were excited about the show. Hell, even /b/read was vibrant and active. If I see more show discussion that would honestly give me more happiness. Well, maybe.

>>14626

No.

Taragoola!I1MrBoomxYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14628

>>14627
/b/read was doomed the moment we were purged from 4chan.

Neopets!dDE/GESO9QCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14629

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>>14540
Change is only good if it improves on what came before it. You don't know if it's going to increase traffic. I don't know why I took so long to reply to that.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 14630

>>14629
simple exposure will most likely increase traffic, but of course it's not a guarantee.

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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.

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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.

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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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>>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.

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>>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.

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>>14637

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>>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.

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>>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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>>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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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>>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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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?

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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.

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>>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.

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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...

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

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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.

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>>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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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.

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>>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.

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>>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.

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Kill Pipes

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>>14858
>kill Pipes.

Oh fuck.


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