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So, as most of you are all aware, the MLP fandom is not exactly alive and kicking anymore. We have noticed that a majority of the site is no longer really pony related in any real way outside of /pony/ and a small sprinkling of /rp/.

As such, the mod team and I have been considering opening the site up to be more of a "general" fan site. Not specifically just ponies.

What does this mean? It simply means the overall pony motif will be going away and the site will get a more fitting name not directly related to MLP.

FAQ:
Q: "Will /pony/ be deleted?"
A: No. All pony related content will remain and be allowed, we will just not be making it the main focus.

Q: "What is going to happen to /ef/, /oat/ and /chat/?"
Nothing. These boards will remain as "general purpose" boards not directly related to any fandoms.

Q: "So what is actually going to change?"
A: To be honest, not all that much. We will probably just be adding boards related to other fandoms if we see a rising interest in them. All the things you currently have shouldn't be going away.

Q: "What is the point of this?"
A: The userbase has been in on a decline for quite some time, and it's not going to pick up because of our image as a "pony" site. Anyone not interested in ponies will not come here, and anyone who is will come here and realize that we aren't really about the show anymore. It's overall just going to lead to the eventual decay and death of the site. The idea here is to make the place a bit more welcoming to other fandoms outside of pony.

Q: "When will these changes take place?"
A: Not right away. The purpose of this thread is to get feedback from the users about this proposition to ensure no one feels like they don't have a say. We will probably be leaving this thread up for about a week to field comments, questions and concerns from the users before we make a decision on how to move forward with this, so if you have an opinion about this idea, please let us know, but keep it civil.

Thank you.

- The Mod Team
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>>17027
>>17028
You're going to be alright anon.

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>>17030
What I would like is you to stop equating the removal of three letters from the name of a website with a userbase in the double digits with a world shaking catastrophe.

Also, the "ok" is an inside joke here. We have a user named Tracer Bullet who often responds to text walls with that picture and "Ok".
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>>17028
by name only

pony isn't going to fade away

though even if it does then thats been the course for years now

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>>17030
See >>17009
If you haven't.

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>>15833
why do you believe that other fandoms deserve some of the space on a website made for FIM?
in my opinion, you are jealous of FIM and wish that doki doki literature club, or aggretsuko, or steven universe, or spongebob, or hell of a boss, or perhaps your anime of the week, were all significant enough to warrant their own dedicated communities and extensive web resources like FIM has
the thing is, none of those things have the appeal and of FIM, so your only hope is to commandeer existing structures
where will fans of FIM have left to go for ponies in 10 more years
pony websites
or pony containment channels

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>>17035
>and wish that doki doki literature club, or aggretsuko, or steven universe, or spongebob, or hell of a boss, or perhaps your anime of the week, were all significant enough to warrant their own dedicated communities and extensive web resources like FIM has
I've come across fandoms MUCH smaller than FIM, yet they've been impactful culturally, have high quality resources and their dedicated communities.
There's 100s of brony sites out there so I wouldn't say it hurts anything with this one changing direction.

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>>17035
>>17036
What happened to that one dude who said he made a mlp website a few months ago with 3k active users?

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>>17037
Probably busy, that sounds like a handful.

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>>17032
>What I would like is you to stop equating the removal of three letters from the name of a website with a userbase in the double digits with a world shaking catastrophe.
And I would like you to see that diminishing that what was once the root of your existence is not going to go the way you think. Are things so desperate that a Hail Mary like this seem like a good idea, hoping to defeat the odds of history, human behavior, and the cabin-fever like effects of corona all at the same time?
Heck, I would have VERY much preferred something better than just 2 letters to the idea of, lets see, how did I put it? ah yes.
> as a sideproject preferably before the corona waves started rippling because of the increased internet usage.
Yes, I put it quite brash, but still, there have had to been reasons why. Timing being an important factor.
For the sake of pie, G5 is right around the corner ( or at least the movie is ), if it sucks it would have made for an almost perfect 'crime', if it was awesome then it would have caused an influx of new users that could have played along with the side project as well IF you take out the doom and gloom from my original post that is. What can I say, I like hyperbole.

Still I said that before I knew that there actually are only double digit users, yikes.

>>17034
>See >>17009
>If you haven't.
Now that is good news. you could even argue that then what I called 'side project' is exactly what you are going to do.

Back to
> Also, the "ok" is an inside joke here. We have a user named Tracer Bullet who often responds to text walls with that picture and "Ok".

You are not Trader Bullet and I found my points still had merit. The only feeling I got from that was, ehmm, well, frustration really.

Argueing across the language barrier is hard. But still, I can not help but to feel like this picture right here. ( where "You" refers to the general feeling of this parlay, and not a specific person )
Cincerely,
User previously known as KindaPissedAnon

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>>17035
>in my opinion, you are jealous of FIM and wish that doki doki literature club, or aggretsuko, or steven universe, or spongebob, or hell of a boss, or perhaps your anime of the week, were all significant enough to warrant their own dedicated communities and extensive web resources like FIM has

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>>17039
Yeah, so don't sweat it.

>>17040
That webm hurts my brain. Was it their first time editing? haha.

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>>16971
Sorry, that was my fault. I tried to talk to them.

I'm trying to find a happy middleground where I can both still be with people who enjoy the show, while also not having to be a troglodyte. Apparently asking about other fandoms in their thread for other fandoms was not acceptable and I don't deserve to be spoonfed, among other things.

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>>17035
Dude, did someone hurt you?

>>17039
>And I would like you to see that diminishing that what was once the root of your existence is not going to go the way you think. Are things so desperate that a Hail Mary like this seem like a good idea, hoping to defeat the odds of history, human behavior, and the cabin-fever like effects of corona all at the same time?

There is nothing desperate about this. None of this is a move to "save the site". The site is doing fine as it is. It's not in danger. Literally all we did is go, "Hey, so I noticed no one here talks about ponies anymore. Should we change the name?" and everyone was like, "Yeah. Might as well." except Mk, who basically just wanted to set this place up as an interactive museum so we just decided to make it so it could be viewed in two different ways.

It's not a big deal. You are WAY overthinking like.... All of this.

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>>17043
>There is nothing desperate about this. None of this is a move to "save the site". The site is doing fine as it is. It's not in danger. Literally all we did is go, "Hey, so I noticed no one here talks about ponies anymore. Should we change the name?" and everyone was like, "Yeah. Might as well.

I can not help but to find a huge flaw in that, its called motivation. Either someone does not understand how motivation works or someone is lying. Good thing I have this picture on speed-dial.

> You are WAY overthinking like.... All of this.

I am in no position to barter, I am in no position to argue even. I could leave you an entire blog post on why I think you are wrong, you probably would not read it if I did though and I wouldn't blame you for that. You have already made up your mind. Now, best of luck.

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>>17044
Motivation for what, exactly? To force ourselves to keep talking about shit we don't have an interest in anymore?

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>>17041
I cut that part out of the main video kinda hastily.

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>>17046
Haha, well sorry. I didnt know you did it.
It just weird how they skip their position and there is a cut off word so there just like this "MEHP!" sound haha.

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>>17047
Nah, it's the last bit of music before the laughter

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>>17045
>Motivation for what, exactly?
Well unless if you are going to tell me I am using the wrong word for it, the answer is going to be everything.
I guess it boils down to
> Q: "So what is actually going to change?"
> A: To be honest, not all that much.
But then
> To force ourselves to keep talking about shit we don't have an interest in anymore?
What motivates you to exclusively think that you have to talk about that if your name is what it is ? How restrictive is that for the mind ? Think 420 chan is only about drugs ?
Wait hold on let me check that for a bit.
(oh hey nice sections here actually). But you will completely understand where they all came from, the same 'root intrests' as it were. pun intended. Heck I can probably post with this picture right here and at least reduce the amount of names I will be called for doing a stupid.

Want to run this place like the following?
> this place is like our local neighborhood bar where we all knew each other for years
That is awesome. but then you better recognize why there was no motivation to change the name up till now. The pony did not leave overnight you know. What went wrong? A sheer explanation that you were attached to the name is simple enough. But then why the lie in the original post ?

Heck, why the lie of
> The userbase has been in on a decline for quite some time, and it's not going to pick up because
versus
> The site is doing fine as it is.
It seems to SCREAM at me that the story is not as simple as it is being laid out. Its a simple process of connecting some dots to see that either someone is being untruthfull, unforthcoming, or does not understand motivations.

Lets talk about 'motivation to stay as a newb' I can understand anyone going
>>15882
>"oh i was never super into MLP"
with a name like ponychan, but to
think that when you change the name to Perfectchan that things like that wont happen anymore?
In this I can ask "Do you even understand what motivates (new) people to stay or stick around?"
Claiming that Anon posting should remain open isn't a way to keep people around, its just to keep the barrier to entrance low. Big difference.
Yet if you do away with it, meh, whats the use at that point? What motivates people to hang around here then instead of on Reddit?

would you like to know more or have I shown where my thinking comes from?

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>>17050
Why dont you take a break and use the rest of the site for a while?

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>>17050
>would you like to know more or have I shown where my thinking comes from?
Is "Neither" an option?

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>>17050
>The pony did not leave overnight you know. What went wrong?
Oh, you know, people stopped watching the show. Then the people who did watch the show had less people to talk to. So the community leaked members over the years. Now the show is over, so there's not really much to talk about. Maybe when G5 starts, but I don't think there's enough around who care. Those who come will be put off by the dead board and the content that is here. Mods don't want to pony. Users don't want to pony. Those who want to pony have left.

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wow i missed a lot

>>17035
This is the dumbest take in this whole thread.

>>17039
>>17050
Bro we just don't post ponies much anymore, so we're changing the name to reflect what we actually do and allow us to more easily get our friends involved in things.

It's really not that complicated of a change.

If a book is named after Pokemon but once you open it up you realize its just a bunch of Naruto it begs the question why its still named after Pokemon.

It's just misleading.

There was "no motivation" to change the name until now because the mod team had been previously trying- and failing- to breathe more life into the pony aspect of the site.

It didn't work, most likely because there wasn't enough interest throughout the entire userbase, so here we are.

We're not changing the name because we're getting ready to suddenly jump ship on MLP and completely abandon it. We're changing the name because most of us lost interest years ago. A solid majority of the userbase doesn't talk/post/think about it anymore.

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>>17051
Took a break, a long break, went to do something not even on the computer. I was hoping that when I got back at least some of the issues I was having got addressed.
INSTEAD
>>17052
>Is "Neither" an option?
Well, you were asking.
> Motivation for what, exactly?
You even ( mockingly ) answered your own question for me
> To force ourselves to keep talking about shit we don't have an interest in anymore?
And you were wrong. So I tried answering what I actually meant when I said
> Either someone does not understand how motivation works or someone is lying
and I am sad to say that I failed.

>>17053
>>The pony did not leave overnight you know. What went wrong?
>Oh, you know, people stopped watching the show. Then the people who did watch the show had less people to talk to. So the community leaked members over the years. Now the show is over,
Yes, I know, thank you for the explanation. I already had to accept that this is how people look at it like that over here.
insert the whole spiel about /MLP/ not being REAL fans and that worst they are besmirching a kids show, doomsaying about how the show is dead in its heart, and all that is left is a bunch of anons wearing its skin. Man those rose-coloured glasses and memberberries sure must be awesome huh ? I can not change that even if I think you are wrong. No you are not wrong in noticing that noone wants to pony anymore. I think the owners are wrong for observing this trend and choosing the weirdest time to get rid of the pony in ponychan. You have to strike the iron when it is hot, not when it is cold. What I am questioning now is the motivation to do something about it NOW
> Maybe when G5 starts, but I don't think there's enough around who care.
This fuels the question "Then why NOW? "
. A good time for the change would have been at the start of the Corona crisis for instance. But it gets worse.
> Those who come will be put off by the dead board and the content that is here.
Again I do not know if you understand people's motivation to stay, you need a hook or something, something special, something that makes you YOU.
To shelf something that used to make you YOU is like hanging up the sword of Damocles above your head yourself.
Not only because this information would be easy to find but since the motivation behind the change seems to be 'because the user base grew away from pony'. What is this curious person who finds that information going to think ? My guess is that it is somewhere between bad and worse, and it is easy to come up with examples for the Brony community after all. After all you guys are coming up with reasons to move away from it
> Mods don't want to pony. Users don't want to pony. Those who want to pony have left.
There is a reason why I asked why it would not be launched as a sideproject instead that would eventually transcends the 'mane' project. I never got an answer to that, I insinuated myself that it would be like that. If the userbase really does not want to pony anymore then the transition would go smooth enough and there would never be a sword of Damocles to speak of since you would literally have a new thing that can be made or ruined by nothing but the power of its own .

I do not think I could be clearer on this, my woes so to speak . At the same time I am afraid that you guys are not even willing to answer my questions or even adress my issues. Almost like as if I could just have restated "Never compromise, not even in the face of Armageddon" and added "If you wanna build something new, just build something new, do not try to renovate and reinvent something for which roots you try to run away from. I think an S&M dungeon that tries to relaunch itself as a cchildren's hospital under new management has a bigger chance for success"

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>>17055
We've "made something new" before. The Ponychan and mlpchan split happened. It was terrible.

If we split our community by keeping ponychan alive and making a new chan for the people who want to move on, that's it. This community is dead. We cannot support that kind of split. It will create more problems that it would solve.

It's not as simple as "just make a new one if you wanna be something different". We literally do not have the numbers to support that kind of decision.

>I think an S&M dungeon that tries to relaunch itself as a children's hospital under new management has a bigger chance for success


We are not trying to be more successful. We are trying to more accurately depict what we do here.

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So wait, let me check if I've got this new set of discussion right, since it's that range of late and early that well these are a lot of text walls to read.

The people complaining about the site changing now are people who mostly post on a highly Generalized Chan site, one might even say The Highly Generalized Chan site, on their My Little Pony board....

And they're mad at us for daring to not focus entirely on Friendship is Magic for our entire site, even though uh, 4Chan also doesn't feel the need to?

And they're also maybe going to be mad at me specifically for pointing this out despite probably being people who are only into My Little Pony because of Gen4 in the first place and yet seeming to insist that they're the true fans, while I liked Gen 1 of MLP?

Does this seem about right? Like I'm not sure why determining who is the True Fans matters anymore than uh...us being a Purely Pony Chan anyways when a lot of other chans can just have one board and be just fine. Especially because uh....

To put it simply, people are capable of liking multiple things, something Bronies have shown maybe more than the usual amount of ability of doing in the past, with all the "Redrawing Characters as Ponies" or "Making Youtube Jokes of FiM Characters as Pillar Men from JoJo"...

Or making memes about how it and Touhou are the same thing.

So uh....why wouldn't we want a chan that represents that? Especially when other people just get one by default?
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>>17055
Well, since you wont even use the site while you're here, id say you're the one who took the pony out of ponychan or whatever you're on about.

Ether way, since ponychan . net will still be a functional url and continue to display the site as you currently see it, seems like you just want to have a problem for the sake of it.

Which is fine if you're into that sort of thing, lots of people are.

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My apologies, I missed this new post when making my rebuttal to why I think this is on the precipe of disaster. they take long to write.
>>17054
Almost my point. What were they doing ?
> There was "no motivation" to change the name until now because the mod team had been previously trying- and failing- to breathe more life into the pony aspect of the site. It didn't work, most likely because there wasn't enough interest throughout the entire userbase, so here we are.
I am sorry, where is that exactly ? What has been done to try to get more members ? But remember, it needed to have been small or else the sudden too big influx of new users might overwhelm the mod team and destroy the 'local pub feeling' you guys have going on. Can you see the conflicting underlying tone right there ? I was halfway kidding when I said you failed pony but it might turn out that it was more true than I thought it was. Wanna know what else ? Twitter. It is being used as backup comminucation by any organisation worthy of either their or my salt. But when I go check on ponychan twitter I get 2 accounts of which neither have posted since the epidemic started.
Speaking of my salt, ehmm, let me check. Yup, even Horse-News_> is still alive and well, keeping the flames of ever ongoing drama alit ( for their own nefarious purposes I am sure ), they even straight up retweeted Imalou expressing grattitude for G5. I am just going to add that as img.
So yeah
> the mod team had been previously trying- and failing- to breathe more life
BIG X TO DOUBT right there. I have seen the user counts for some certain activities brony or pony related.

>>17056
>If we split our community by keeping ponychan alive and making a new chan for the people who want to move on, that's it.
A : That is exactly what you guys are doing in a way.
B : I was assured it was no hail-mary. Conflicting information.

> >I think an S&M dungeon that tries to relaunch itself as a children's hospital under new management has a bigger chance for success

> We are not trying to be more successful. We are trying to more accurately depict what we do here.
My hyperbole was that you guys want to be more successfull than dead. You do not change the name of a building hoping the skeletons in the closets go away, because that is the moment they start to animate.
> We've "made something new" before. The Ponychan and mlpchan split happened. It was terrible.
Yes, it was terrible. I was hoping that with all the talks of how times and people and interest have changed that the same mistake would not happen twice.
Now I understand that right now you are between a rock and a hard place ( even if there is conflicting information regarding that ) and rebranding yourself ( and getting new members who are not scared away by the P word ) might seem like a not so bad idea. But I keep trying to explain how that is a mistake.
Now I did agree with Mk17 earlier about making new-chan look like an extention of ponychan being a good thing, but then it dawned on me that you guys keep telling that none cares about ponies over and over again.
Please at least try to explain who is the doomsayer here from your POV,

>>17058
>Well, since you wont even use the site while you're here, id say you're the one who took the pony out of ponychan or whatever you're on about.
Saywhaaa ? Oh, I am sorry captain, that is a complete miss on your end. I mean besides the obvious that posting anonymous on a chan board from your home IP defeats the purpose more than having a sun-roof down where you keep your tanning bed.
I've been busy making my plushie.

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>>17059
ngl I dont want twitter people anywhere near this website.

Twitter is a hellhole.

>BIG X TO DOUBT right there.

> >>17018
Doubt all you want. It literally happened.

>My hyperbole was that you guys want to be more successfull than dead. You do not change the name of a building hoping the skeletons in the closets go away, because that is the moment they start to animate.


We're not trying to hide any skeletons. We're trying to have the name of our building describe what happens inside the building.

It's like having a building with a big McDonalds sign but when you get inside it's a clothing store.

Something something "Why are you buying clothes at the soup store?"

>That is exactly what you guys are doing in a way.


It absolutely is not. We aren't splitting off and making 2 websites. We're making 1 website that has 2 different modes, both of which have access to the same pages, boards, and threads.

>Now I did agree with Mk17 earlier about making new-chan look like an extention of ponychan being a good thing


It would be a lot more accurate to say that ponychan would become an extension of the new website. New-site would be the baseline and public face, whereas ponychan would be available for those who want to keep the old look.



Look dude, I don't even understand why you care so much. This is our space, not yours. We don't post ponies anymore, so we're changing to reflect that. If that upsets you, then sorry, but you don't post here and are only showing up to tell us that we "aren't real MLP fans" when we are literally agreeing with that statement.

I am not a fan of My Little Pony anymore. I, and many others here, haven't been for years. We're still here because we're all friends, and I don't understand why us changing what we look like has a big enough impact on you to have you come here to tell us how stupid of an idea it is.

We don't post a lot of ponies, we are changing to reflect that. We are not abolishing ponies nor are we banning the posting of ponies.

We are just changing the name to reflect that the content here is far more general than what a chan specific to a single fandom would have.

That's it.

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>>17059
Thats doctor captain to you, buster.

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i am confused

there is always people who come out of the woodwork that suddenly show some sort of concern about this change

where were you all these years trying to keep the site afloat and the spirit of pony you seem to care so much about?

>i wuz heer like 8 years ago back when orange was running dah place


and where were you between then and now?

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>>17060
> ngl I dont want twitter people anywhere near this website.
This was an opportunity to claim what was done.
But if you want to take it as a story of how one person runs into a wall and the other person goes "I can run into the wall harder". Well, alright then.
> We're not trying to hide any skeletons.
And yet you are aware that the P word scares off the newbies and are about to let it go just enough so you think you can sleep easy at night.
> We aren't splitting off and making 2 websites. We're making 1 website that has 2 different modes
We aren't making 2 houses, we are making 1 big house with 2 front doors.
Then the people who take the left door can sneer at the people who take the right door and vice versa. Hooray segregation.
Either keep one as a museum and cut the cord or become a statistic.
> Look dude, I don't even understand why you care so much.
Well, why would you, I am anonymous right now.
> This is our space, not yours.
Nothing like a 'No True Scotsman' eh ?
I have already said that I have no bartering position whatsoever, I litterally can not keep you from doing anything. You guys could just ban me and I would throw up my hooves in the air going "well, at least I tried to keep them from what they were about to do" and sure, that would sting. You know why? Because I do still care. going to PPP and just downloading a session to look at somethingwont ever be the same. I care about the history that was this place, you just care about the community.
Which, why for the love of me I do not understand that this is the path carved forwards.

> > BIG X TO DOUBT right there.

> >>17018
>Doubt all you want. It literally happened.
What am I supposed to see ? How Mikeumin wanted to do something, even something drastic like a merger, but was not able to since whom you wanted to merge with know what we both know now ?
> our community as a whole has essentially moved away from pony-like content
bah.
Worst of all I do not even lurk enough to understand when the majority started to feel this way, Something had to be done back then, Yet people are saying "good to see you, have not seen you in a while" to BMO and TGSB in THIS thread. The iron should have been struck when it was hot. The optics are all bad and the delay in doing 'something' has only assured a more and more ugly 'breakaway', regardless if we are getting 2 doors or you start to build a new clubhouse.
> I don't understand why us changing what we look like has a big enough impact on you to have you come here to tell us how stupid of an idea it is.
Would you rather I just kept lurking and then one day just as quietly leave because the pony content has drought up more than the other content I like to lurk? If I were in your shoes I would have, that way there would only be one 'loser' when ponychan becomes a statistic.

>>17062
> where were you all these years trying to keep the site afloat and the spirit of pony you seem to care so much about?
I can't tell you, But I can tell you I was not on some normie 9 to 5 job, and I am a big workaholic even in the eyes of normal workaholics.
Then everything changed once everything went to gridlock in the corona times. I do not think there is anyone whom is not going at least stir-crazy.
( Part of the reason why I think a "new clubhouse" idea should have been brought forth near the start of it all actually )

>>17061
Nope, I do not know that movie reference at all. My bad.

I'll go look up Code Ment Abridged now, might be fun to watch, thanks for the recommendation.

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>>17060
reddit space lol

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>wow i missed a lot

>>17035
>This is the dumbest take in this whole thread.

>>17039
>>17050
>Bro we just don't post ponies much anymore, so we're changing the name to reflect what we actually do and allow us to more easily get our friends involved in things.

>It's really not that complicated of a change.


>If a book is named after Pokemon but once you open it up you realize its just a bunch of Naruto it begs the question why its still named after Pokemon.


>It's just misleading.


>There was "no motivation" to change the name until now because the mod team had been previously trying- and failing- to breathe more life into the pony aspect of the site.


>It didn't work, most likely because there wasn't enough interest throughout the entire userbase, so here we are.


>We're not changing the name because we're getting ready to suddenly jump ship on MLP and completely abandon it. >We're changing the name because most of us lost interest years ago. A solid majority of the userbase doesn't talk/post/think about it anymore.


>YOU JUST DONT LIKE CHA NGE XD

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>>17063
thw website will go in either or direction regardless of change or not

pony content seems to be fading away naturally but that doesn't mean it's gone for good

and others have said theres a possibility for G5 to make a comeback, yes?

the theme of this site could change, but that doesn't mean there isnt room for pony content

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>>17066
> and others have said theres a possibility for G5 to make a comeback, yes?
I like that drum, I have been banging it myself in this very here thread.
Could you explain why there is no explanation why not wait OR explanation why something like building PerfectChan has not been attempted sooner ?
I swear. Taking my drum, the nerve.

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>>17067
>Could you explain why there is no explanation why not wait OR explanation why something like building PerfectChan has not been attempted sooner ?
it's been discussed for years now

but not on an official way this thread is

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>>17068
> it's been discussed for years now
Then it should be easier to explain, not harder.

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>>17069
there isn't really much to explain here

during 2015 ponychan actually merged back its current state and we were united

another portion created its own site

people lost interest in ponies esp when season 9 ended

thats pretty much it, dude

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>>17070
That is a good explanation of why the interest in pony dwindled to the point it is in now.
But that was not the question I had.

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>>17071
so whats the question you want me to really answer?

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>>17071
Whats the answer you want to hear?
Maybe it would be easier to work backwards from that.
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Ah ha! I figured out why I feel like I'm intruding in the OOC /rp/ chats!

The top has all these tags, including "Ask/Invite"
While way at the end in regular size text it says "So don't be shy! Come ooon in!"

I wouldn't even have read that far because it seems like an exclusive club. I see the big black box that says "Ask/Invite" and it's like "Ah, this must be game talk and game talk only. But, you know, out of character."

So, if I never intended to actually join the rp itself because I don't got time commitment for play by post stuff, I'd see it as sorta not my place to be.

I knew I wasn't being shy or weird or something about it! There really IS something that makes it feel out of bounds for me!
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Stop abusing the report system, please.

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>>17074
Im probs gonna try rewriting the rules to make it seem more inviting and such.

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>>17075
Who doin' what? :O

>>17076
Noice! I think it can be done!

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>>17078
Yeah! Ill probably have that ready when we go ahead with the site changes

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>>17078
One of our recently arrived anonymous friends has been making a few frivolous reports.

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>>17080
How "fun"

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So, its been over a week now, and i think we have sorted out everything ITT that we are going to sort out and the compromises have all been made with ample opportunity for everyone in the community to have their say.

Here is the run down:
>There will be a new URL for the site, and using that URL will mean you will see new theming while you are here (TBD)
>"ponychan.net" will remain an active URL and will display the site as it currently stands with no change.
>The boards that currently exist will continue to for the foreseeable future.
>Both URLs will access the same data so posts/boards/ect will be accessible reguardless of which you choose to use so the change is only that of aesthetics and there is no "split".

This way, users can choose if they want the new look, and the new name, and others can continue to use/return to the site they are use to seeing.

Its been a heck of a discussion, but it think we hashed it out well, and i think this is a way to move forward that anyone can reasonably say gives both sides of the debate pretty much 100% what they want. Which is rear, so we should be proud haha.

So, that being the case, this thread will be locked, and we will be moving on.
Stay tuned for more info!


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