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Updates, part 2. ## AdminCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9355[View All]

Hello everyone, we've got some new things currently on the table that we'd like to open up to discussion right now.

We're trying to differentiate the boards better so that none of them are redundant and needlessly splitting the same share of similar threads, and instead allow them to foster different atmospheres. When boards are too similar, users tend to stick to the more popular one because they have no reason to venture out to others because they have the same but less content.

This includes some kind of differentiation between /oat/ and /chat/.

Along with that, we're also considering whether /gala/ should continue to be a separate board. Serial threads existing within their own containment board makes it hard for new users to discover them, and discourages users in them from exploring other threads. Our board software has special support to avoid busy threads from being bumped too often causing them to stay at the top of a board, so serials wouldn't necessarily disrupt /oat/ or /chat/ by eternally hogging the top position. The #cyclic tag allows a serial thread to not need to be re-posted regularly to get around reply limits, instead allow old replies to be automatically removed as new ones are made. We're eager to hear feedback on whether these features are enough to make /oat/ or /chat/ suitable for all of our serial threads.

In keeping with our drive for a moderation team that has a more consistent communication standard as labeled in our Site Staff Standards, F has currently been suspended from the moderation team since we can't seem to get ahold of him. We are also welcome back Rainbro, the previously !!Rainbow Dash mod as !!Harshwhinny. Who had previously stepped down due to a lack of time.


This thread will serve as the place for any suggestions or discussion related to the site itself that you'd like to share or have discussed with the current mods and administrative staff.
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Cloud!materiaXYYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9567

>>9526
Hindsight is 20/20.

>>9527
Just by looking there!
Will be interesting to see how things develop.

>>9528
Wayyyyyyy back when the serial threads were on /chat/ I used to explore the rest of /chat/. When they got shunted off to /gala/ (and other sites etc) I got out of the habit and just kind of lurked there until they got to their present near-comatose state. Just observing!

Mostly I moved on to forums, but would love to see the chans rejuvenated somehow. We're at a stage in general (not just pony but overall internet/world) where we need to get along and tolerate each other and differing ways and opinions more, and hang out together like we used to instead of "I can't stand x type of thread, it should be exiled to /somewhereelse/". To throw out a complete fantasy, I'd even like to see ponychan and ponyville reunited, but I guess that's quite a long journey given the very strong feelings some have about the whole thing.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9568

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>>9567
>To throw out a complete fantasy, I'd even like to see ponychan and ponyville reunited, but I guess that's quite a long journey given the very strong feelings some have about the whole thing.

I think this probably refers to me? Interestingly enough, I would also like to see a reunification of the two boards. It was wrong for Moony to split period, let alone prior to even seeing the outcome of the original merger, and it would be good to bring everything back together again.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9569

>>9568
I concur.

Cloud!materiaXYYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9571

>>9568
Won't lie, I have seen you being quite angry about it from place to place :)

It would be nice, but if it happened (only talking hypothetically here, I have no affiliations) I'd want to see Moony and other founders included. Seemingly there are one or two people who completely loathe him (yourself included) but so far I've not seen any objective, proven reason he's a bad person and wouldn't want to see him demonised in such a process.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9573

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9574

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>>9572
>it just fell flat onto its face within barely even a few weeks after it's creation they already had plans for their new site
Moony had his plans before anything even happened. Moonychan itself was created at least a day prior to the merge.

>>9571
I don't loathe him. I dislike him. He puts on an air of nicety and friendliness in public, but I've seen that shell crack and he can be very venomous beneath it when he wants. When he was a mod here, he showed first hand how he wasn't good material for a position of moderation or leadership, as he came down too hard on things he personally disliked even if they weren't necessarily against the rules.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9576

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>>9575
Which is part of why I'm so vehemently opposed to his site. He didn't even try. He got so up in arms because Anonthony would be returning - not MLPchan as a whole, just Anonthony - that he went off and made his own site as a safe space before anything actually happened.

I saw the manifesto prior to site creation and I maintain that it did contain a clause describing it as "competition against Ponychan" as well. He removed the clause, but it was originally there.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9577

>>9576
i guess i deserve it. i guess i'm just that horrible.
i'm sorry you all got caught in the crossfire.
if it fixed everything, i'd leave and never come back.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9578

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>>9577
What.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9580

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>>9579
Mmhmm.

Cloud!materiaXYYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9582

>>9572
You mean with PV? Honestly I agreed at the time. Many of us fell victim to tribalism and polarisation on the internet in general, and this was at a time when wave after wave of /mlp/ were descending upon the place with very different attitudes and behaviours to what we'd become comfortable with and I for one actually didn't like being here. The whole 4chan "be as shitty as possible to each other" ethos seemed to take hold and it's not my bag at all.

But turning backs on each other is the great mistake of this decade. It's how we've descended into such nonsense as "SJW" and "Alt Right" (both just as bad IMO). I'd really like for everyone to learn to, if not love, then at least tolerate again.

>>9574
As I say, I've only ever heard that as rumours and... how to say nicely I mean no offence really.. but your relations with others and reactions to things can seem a little... volatile? So in all honesty I don't put a lot of weight into it. Sorry.

Modding is hard, and whether it's... 'abused' (for lack of a better word) I think depends on the mission set from above. I had an extremely minimal role on another spinoff site and unless there's some sort of 'bible' of what's allowed and what's not (which there wasn't) it does get very tempting to stamp down on things you see as obnoxious but have no clear definitions for.

>>9577
moo?
I don't think you are.
Seemed a good idea to me!
Now we live in a splintered world - overall, not just pony - I just have this idea that it'd be nice to unite and set an example.
Still enjoy PV though, was there just now!

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9583

Cloud!materiaXYYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9585

>>9583
ok sorry. This is all too confusing with everyone "alluding to this and that" or being anon so it's a bit of a guessing game. I doubt you're a bad person, few people are until they get into positions of real power (government level, not pony site on internet level)

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9586

>>9585
No allusions. I'm the catalyst for every thing that's happened for almost 4 years now. It is apparently, evidently my fault and my doing. If I could go back and remove myself from the equation, I can't say it'd be better; maybe it'd be worse, in fact, likely so given the trajectories of the time. But at least it wouldn't be my fault.

Cloud!materiaXYYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9588

>>9584
It also made more sense back then as pony was still a meme. Everywhere was crowded.

Not really a thing any more - I'm not one of these who thinks "the fandom is dying, the sky is falling!" (people said that in 2012-2013 haha), heck I'm part of a brand new local meet that got founded 2 months ago and it's going great, but it's definitely past the 'big bang' taking-over-internet era where every man and his dog was jumping on the bandwagon so there's a lot more room for consolidation.

Unity is alright. I prefer MATE. :)

>>9586
Well, can't really put it into context as I'm not sure who you are (or would know the details if I did). But don't beat yourself up.

For one thing, let's just step back for a moment - we're treating this like the House of Commons and like we just bombed Iraq or something (pardon the Britishisms), and I'm just as bad for doing this. It's a fun little pony site on the internet. If they all went away tomorrow, the world would keep turning and we'd still be out there making new friends, maintaining existing ones and enjoying the things we enjoy. Nothing about any of this is worth wanting to erase yourself from anything or anything for!

Secondly, hindsight is 20/20. I believed in the splintering myself back in the day, and just happen to have seen the mess that tribalism has made of the world recently and associate it somewhat with this. Now it seems the wrong idea. Some thought it was all along, good for them, people have different opinions and hey... sometimes they're proven right? *shrug*
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>>9588
>I prefer MATE
ayy

Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVkCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9593

>>9572
>i remember i got a message from from [REDACTED]
duude, something just panged in the back of my head. didn't redacted actually used to be the name of a poster?

Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVkCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9594

>>9574
>When he was a mod here, he showed first hand how he wasn't good material for a position of moderation or leadership, as he came down too hard on things he personally disliked even if they weren't necessarily against the rules.
Jokes and teasing aside, with your current temperament i could totally see you doing this yourself.

Mac !RevGiOKgRoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9595

>>9594
I'd like to think he wouldn't.

Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVkCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9596

>>9595
Then you don't know ember.

Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVkCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9597

>>9588
>>9589
But Win7 tho

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9598

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>>9596
He knows me better than you do.

Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVkCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9599

>>9598
I can only comment on what I've seen and what I've seen isn't pretty. There could of course be things i haven't seen but the things I have seen don't make me want to get close enough to see them.

Anonthony!AppLeJAcK.Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9600

>>9599
Ember only wants what's best for the community he cares about.

Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9601

Anyone has the capacity to be mean and nasty on the inside wtf, someone who's perpetually mean and nasty on the outside has no ground to stand on lmao

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9604

Just asking if it's a strict rule to be English only on site, unless other languages are permitted in some way.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9605

>>9604
There's a Spanish thread over on /chat/. We used to have threads for various other languages when we had /int/ - international.

English isn't required, but the vast majority of the site uses it.

Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVkCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9607

>>9600
I don't doubt thats in there but many of his proclamations have taken a very personal tone of offense and emotion particularly when talking about moony, someone who i have had many positive interactions with and to whom i owe me being able to stick around and redeem myself as a legitimate poster and not a shitposting newfag.
Forgive me if i have my doubts of his intentions.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9608

>>9607
Plenty of people agree with him. The possibility exists that you could be right, that you can have positive interactions with an individual, and they can also be right, that they have experienced tremendous hurt or wrong by the same. Neither of you necessarily has to be wrong, and the possibility exists that a person is not immutable, always a certain way and universally either good or bad.

Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVkCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9609

>>9608
True. It is always possible he has changed since interacting with ember and before interacting with me.

Far be it from me to declare myself infallible or omniscient.
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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9610

>>9609
That is not what I said.

Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVkCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9611

>>9610
I wasn't meaning to imply you did.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9612

>>9611
No, you meant to purposely misconstrue it so you could come off sounding right justifying yourself, and so you could avoid acknowledge the actual point, that the person in question could be anything less than a saint at the current time. It's quite poor form, and I think you already know that.

Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVkCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9613

>>9612
I mean exactly what i said. i could have misunderstood but don't try to put words in my mouth. That my friend is bad form.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9614

>>9613
Either you're simply not fully aware of what you're talking about or you were in fact self-justifying. In either case, rethink yourself.

Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVkCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9615

>>9614
Perhaps i need to regroup and clear my head, but don't put words in my mouth. That is a reliable way to make me angry,

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>>9610
>>9611
Full stop?

Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVkCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9617

>>9616
hmmm?

Mac !RevGiOKgRoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9621

>>9598
Just to keep things clear here, I think I could honestly stand to know more about you.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9624

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Mac !RevGiOKgRoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9638

>>9624
Smug.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 9641

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>>9638
You just gotta tell me what you want to know.

Not here though. And not now. I'm in need of bed.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 10295

>>9376
Ponychan is a regular forum in the chan format. What makes a regular forum so clique and drama heavy are the persistent identities, not the "post histories, counts, and badges". You're already there. Hell, it wouldn't be hard to set up a VBulletin up, enable Anonymous posting to allow for the passive aggressive shitposting, include a small hook in the thread creation function to delete old threads to make threads transient (or set up time based pruning), and never add any badges. Tada, you have Ponychan with PMs!

Ponychan rejected the biggest part of what made chans different from the onset, there's no need to pretend otherwise.
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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 10297

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>>10295
Bingo.

By not embracing that identity and choosing this "something inbetween", this website satisfies neither the pony chan-based userbase (whatever's left of it), nor the forum and blog userbase.

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>>10295
>>10297
Hm, you have fair points, dont really have anything else to say beyond that, just posting this so you know i read it.

ReavCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11605

>>9356

This.

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>>11605
what did he mean by this?

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11608

>>11605
/gala/ has been gone...

Starshine!Laura/wmXMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11610

>>10295
VBulletin is fugly, chans are way more aesthetic.

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11612

>>11610
>aesthetic.

Not the best argument; forums being a clumsy medium is.


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