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Jan 1: /chat/ has been merged into /ef/

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Updates, part 2. ## Admin 9355[Last 50 Posts]

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.


Merge /oat/ and /gala/

That's where I stand

Power Chord 9357


Anonymous 9358

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I think most serial threads on /gala/ have left, honestly. Either to other boards on Ponychan; other boards entirely; or just chat groups in Discord, Skype, or Slack. I haven't actually been in /gala/ to monitor its use, but then that kind of speaks to my point that it isn't used much anyway.

So there's my take on it.

Caterpillars!xTB7/9vPRE 9359

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i feel we should remove /chat/
this would drive more posts and conversation as people would be complaining about wanting /chat/ to rise again

Azool 9360

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I dont think having angry people demanding /chat/ again is the kind of discussions we want on other boards...

Tarra.exe !3NiGhtwiNg 9361

god no.

Into The Sky!Lucky0k/AU 9362

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/ef/ when?

Unknownpony!UNKNOwnY.U 9363

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Isn't simpler to merge them all and just configurate tags like mature one in chat which user can filter?

Just make 3 main as option when creating thread /oat/, /chat/ and /gala/ so they will create automaticly then users can chocie to see only /oat/ or /chat/ or /gala/ or all or just tow or whatever they would want.
Use those filter functionality more effiction so you put some responsible for users what they want to see and what they don't and they won't be able to bitch about it cus they can configurate it whatever they will like
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Azool 9364

Anonymous 9365

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That sounds like an incredibly convoluted way to just have three boards anyway.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 9366

Regardless of what board structure we have, a working /all/ board would help a lot.

Azool 9367

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Eep misclick!! I meant to say that combining it all into one area would overcomplicate things, and we really dont need to make it harder for the community to have to change and modify the site in order to only see what they want

Tarra.exe !3NiGhtwiNg 9368

The only thing I will keep saying on here is that I think the idea of a login board could be a good idea as a test idea. I'm not saying to completely do it, but it would be interesting to try out a BETA test... What's the worst that could happen?

Anonymous 9369

Fuck it. Do whatever.

I'm out. "Previously stepped down due to a lack of time" and "currently working 2 jobs plus school and told you he still won't have time."

Fuck you all.

Tarra.exe !3NiGhtwiNg 9370

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People don't want to make time. It's not complicated to be honest, people just forget to try and sched it in. How hard can it be when you think about it? I've thought about it but I would only get laughed at so I'm not even gonna try.

Azool 9371

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Anonymous 9372

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Lisbon 9373

Everything sounds good except I heard Rainbro still doesn't have much time to mod. If that's the case, what about hiring people that already frequent the site instead/in addition to him?

Catophone 9374

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Is there actually a difference between the three besides the userbase?

The splitting of the community years ago was stupid in the first place, just merge them and let people deal with it.

There should also be an image reference for bans.

## Admin 9375

It's under discussion actually. There have been other people who have come up and I'm always welcome to hear suggestions.

Fen!!Shining Armor 9376

Sounds good in theory but would lead to the same situation we have now of people not venturing outside their comfort zone ever.

They'd set their filter and then forget about it, essentially.

An /all/ type board would be good, but it'd need to be actually functional rather than orange's convulted method.

Have you literally never been on a regular forum before? 90% of them are shit compared to imageboards and thats largely because of the cliquey nature of having user accounts.
We have cliques now but they'd be a thousand times worse if the people in them had post histories / counts / stupid badges or what have you which are the primary reason to even have accounts beyond the ability to identify and private message people.
Those two things being solved through tripcodes and third party programs like discord.

I gave him an open invitation to come back whenever he had the time, just sayain.

>There should also be an image reference for bans.
Can you elaborate? Do you mean a "What is acceptable." type reference?


We did the merge but then a certain somebody decided to make a new site based on a knee-jerk reaction

Azool 9378

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merging the communities all into one board would create a giant messy clutter..

i dont think people want that.

Lisbon 9379


Ah, okie. I don't know if Starshine would be up for it but she seems like she'd be a good candidate.


Alrighty. I just think it's good to have mods that use the site and are around and stuff. Does he understand how the site's atmosphere has changed over the years?

Tarra.exe !3NiGhtwiNg 9380

i suppose. I just wanna see someone do it other than 1chan. It's an interesting idea still

Each board has it's own style of posting, has it's own unique of cliques and yes basically what you said.

Anonymous 9381

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Yeah, that's the gist of it. It's weird trying to differentiate the boards, and yet some people definitely only want the content on one of the boards, which is technically different. It's just hard to define specifics.

Which isn't to say that merging them would be impossible, I could still see it working out totally okay. But that's the idea.

Catophone 9382

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The whole mlpchan split was dumb, but it did work

And I dont think you can really say there was a merge before the split unless I missed something.

When the communities are as small as they are, the clutter wont be that bad

Id say just do it already

## Admin 9383

Starshine was actually a janitor and has come up in discussion between me and Macil, I haven't had time to properly pursue that line of conversation due to differing sleep schedules and other things that took precedence over that particular discussion.

Rainbro has only been actually gone for about half of a year, and not a whole lot has changed in the last six months.


This site itself was a merge of pchan and MLPChan

Catophone 9385

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And Tara, cliques are bad!

People should mingle!

Tarra.exe !3NiGhtwiNg 9386

Oh I do agree too, but you know how this site is by now, people don't just work that way. It's all a bubble.

Catophone 9387

I saw that as more of mlpchan coming back than anything else

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 9388

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The big reason is because there's some content that people don't want on certain boards.

Ultimately it's a trade-off between having a split community or dealing with parts of the community you don't like.

mingle /w catgrils in a buggycorn bed

Azool 9389

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So having a single board would cause the smaller communities to be slowly drowned out by much bigger ones, all the meanwhile having random threads, both pony and non pony related

Catophone 9390

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Then fix it!
They will deal and it will all be better in the end!

Azool 9391

Also, we really shouldnt force people to get out of their comfort zones..

Catophone 9392

And it all being one big community is a bad thing?

If you want to keep the smaller guys alive, just stick some cyclic threads in there. /b/ &friends is a prome example of how that works. It's been around since tje fall of the 4chan threads.

Tarra.exe !3NiGhtwiNg 9393

Yes, yes you should!
You think you should stay in one place forever? THIS is what is wrong with kids today. They think that if you make them do something they don't like it's horrible. I don't like handling money at work cause I'm afraid I'll come up short. And I'm trying to get myself to do it more to get use to a register.
If you never get out of your comfort zone, you may never know how something works.

Anonymous 9394

You fucking people couldn't have found literally anyone from in the actual community today, lmao

Catophone 9395

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Now that is the worst argument possible.
Yeah, hold back the better community for the majority when a vocal minority doesnt like it.

Catophone 9396

What counts as the actual community

I know both Tara and I are from the original /b/ threads.

Anonymous 9397

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I think it's more complicated than that. Especially when /oat/ shitposting comes into play. It seems pretty average these days, but I can still imagine a time where a lot of threads would get drowned out in no time.


To be fair, I haven't seen a whole ton of great suggestions floating around.

Anonymous 9398

And you're gonna fuck this structural change the fuck up, too, because there isn't an ounce of competent leadership.

Catophone 9399

It is already stupidly slpw nowadays. We are not going to keep growing because the popularity of the show is waning. There are never going to be enough people for that problem to happen.

Tarra.exe !3NiGhtwiNg 9400

if you dont like it then leave. you dont have to be here.

Anonymous 9401

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Yeah, quite possible. Unfortunate, though.

Catophone 9402

Trolls, tara.
Anons posting grumpy tjings with no images are always trolls

Lisbon 9403


>"If you don't like it, leave"

That's not really an argument.

Catophone 9404

It is unfortunate, but makes the cons a loooot less heavy

Anonymous 9405

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What if they just forget their name and don't have any pictures on the computer they're using?

Mondo, put you name on silly Tarra.exe !3NiGhtwiNg 9406

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ya know the biggest thing I will never understand is how long some people come here to "talk" when in reality they are just arguing and thinking they are clever and no one makes them go away.

How long does 1 stay in a place that all they do is troll. Sort of like "Aching anus" in discord, all he does is say "anus" or something like it and thinks people care. Do people get off on these 10 year old based jokes?

It is to a point.

Anonymous 9407

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People can clearly tell who I am, so I don't really need to identify myself officially.

Lisbon 9408


are you lisbon

Lisbon 9409

I am lisbon

Lisbon 9410

Anonymous 9411

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In my dreams, I am Lisbon. It's me.

Tarra.exe !3NiGhtwiNg 9412

Catophone 9413

No, that happens rarely enough to be assumed it is not the case.

I feel the same way about shitposting

But people will do what they want, it doesnt really affect me.

Tarra.exe !3NiGhtwiNg 9414

this is why like talking normally only too a small group at a time or something.

Catophone 9415

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I have no idea who you are

Catophone 9416

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Which is still plenty doable in a board that has been merged

Anonymous 9417

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Well we're way off topic now, so we should probably drop it.


My name probably wouldn't help with that.

Lisbon 9418

drop it


Tarra.exe !3NiGhtwiNg 9419

you will always get people who will troll for no reason, which is why I would love an invite only board


Catophone 9420

It might!

Exclusivity is bad
New blood rolling in is good, and you can ignore trolls if you have ti

Tarra.exe !3NiGhtwiNg 9421

Catophone 9422

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That is one of my few opinions that I hold firm. It goes for filtering too

And that's why we have things like doscord. The primary community open and possible dialog paths for anyone should be avaliable.

Mondodoudo Doudodo 9423

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>New blood rolling in is good, and you can ignore trolls if you have ti

Definitely agreed there. Do you think we'd get much "new blood" from a board merge, though?

Catophone 9424

It is esentially the same thing. Anyone who was from a different board will be new blood to everynoe else.

Tarra.exe !3NiGhtwiNg 9425

this can only end badly. You get the circle jerking assholes there it will only make it worse

Catophone 9426

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But we are circle jerking assholes too.

Tarra.exe !3NiGhtwiNg 9427

Unlike most, as long as people are nice to me, I'll be nice to them. Yes, I've been pretty stupid in the past and anons have picked on me, but even then, I try to have a different opinion and a lot of times people don't like my opinion like in politics and religion. See my point? If you're opinion is not the main idea among the other sheep, you're going to loose.

Catophone 9428

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That's what I never got.
People put way too much weight on opinions. If you look at how basically any community functions, they are virtually the same. If you just dont hate someone for an opinion, you can get along with anyone.

Even with different opinions you dont have to lose

Catophone 9429

Actually, that main barrier is the first contact. Once two people with different opinions get talking about how their day went, they tend to get along plenty fine.

Tarra.exe !3NiGhtwiNg 9430

Sure but the biggest issue with circle jerking has always been, once a community has started up, it's a clique like in highschool. Hell, even at your own work there are cliques and trying to get in it is like going thru mud 1/2 the time.

Cato!HeptyTeKD2 9431

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I donno, I have been through a lot of different communities at this point and watched both the members and the cliques themselves change and evolve. I dont't think the cliques are as solid as people think

Fen!!Shining Armor 9432

"Cliques are impossible to break into" is a self fulfilling problem really, not really something you can solve unless you actively encourage people to mix.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 9433

Or severely disappointed former admins

Mondodoudo Doudodo 9434

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Not angry, just disappointed.

Rainbro (mobile)!dsOmEY9DBs 9435

Well fudge, I had a script all written up but I'm stuck at work, phoneposting.

Hello everyone, I'm Rainbro. As many of you may know, I've been a moderator on ponychan as long as the website has been around, with the exception of the majority of 2016. My departure was swift and silent, and because of this, some held misconceptions over the nature of my leave of absence. To those who are shocked and upset by my reappearance, I apologise. As mentioned in this thread already, I departed of my own free will, having been told the door would be open should I choose to come back, and have time. As also mentioned, I am unsure if I will have the time to take up the responsibilities of moderating again, so to those of you who find my position on the site staff upsetting, take solace in knowing you will either have gained an active mod from this, or at the very least, I will be out of your mane in a few weeks. As I have seen since my return, inactive moderators are still a very valid concern in the eyes of our administrators and moderators, and should I remain inactive, I have no doubts the administrative staff would seek to rectify that inactivity.

One way or the other, for better or for worse, no matter how fleetingly or permanent, it is good to be back.

~Rainbro Dash
Aka !!Harshwhinny

Wesley!CNCtclhQl6 9436

get rid of /chat/ and make /nsfw/
/oat/ and /chat/ are redundant

Wesley!CNCtclhQl6 9437


Waifus are people too!YoRdlEjxQ6 9438

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exactly this but include /gala/
Cool to have you back, just don't disappear and leave us hanging again.

Anonymous 9440

I mean, if you wanted to come back and, uh, like, just post like a normal (whatever passes for normal here) person, then great! But basically the first and only thing that brings you back is being on staff? When that wasn't even interesting enough for your limited time in the first place? Bruh that is what a fucked up person does, and the funny thing is I'm considered the crazy one here.
You all should know damn well why I'm mad as hell and oppose this, but now, whatever.

Rainbro (mobile)!dsOmEY9DBs 9441


I apologise for having done so in the first place, you all deserve better communication than that.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 9442

Yeah, there's really no reason to not trim the dead threads out of /gala/ and throw the two active ones into /oat/ with a cyclical tag. Keep /chat/ separate, though.
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☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 9443

MLPchan merged with ponychan, but some... wrongfully concerned "person" decided that the merge was bad and made a different splinterchan prior to even seeing what the merge would bring.

You know, because that's the exact actual way to push for unity and collaboration.

>F is gone

Probably not a bad thing. No point in keeping staff that don't post.

Rainbro (mobile)!dsOmEY9DBs 9444


Does your aggression towards me come from a place other than my inactivity? I tried contacting you through discord that night but you never accepted my request, and I guess deleted your account?

Mondodoudo Doudodo 9445

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Well don't hurt yourself.

Anonymous 9446

It represents a lot of things, "inactivity" among them. That this is just an afterthought and Astra Bolt is made admin is just the most hilarious and mindblowing shit for me and that you even after you long stopped having enough time or interest to do the job, then still didn't have the time or interest to be here at all, then now still don't have the time or interest for it, except of course now to get the job back while literally saying you won't have the time (and all indications are the interest as well) in a couple weeks anyways.
you can all eat my shorts tbh

Mac !RevGiOKgRo 9453


Elicoor13 9454

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i'm just gonna third this. for real, that gives /oat/ more traffic and it opens up the board to more thread potential than it has now.

even if all it does is more shitposting, we still have more activity.

also diverting some serials to /chat/ is an idea that might be worth discussing. as of right now we have...okay the music thread on /chat/ is almost a serial at this point, but only one official serial on /chat/. i think a /chat/ serial for porn at least would be a good thing. that way politics and other shit don't knock those porn threads off the board as often. we could even have a pony and a non-pony serial thread, just to make it neater. that might kill one or two porn threads, but idk how often the people who post pony piss or scat come around. same for the bestiality people, but since that's basically illegal i don't think it'll be too much of a loss if they stopped posting.

these are just ideas btw, i'm not too sure about them myself.

Anonymous 9455

oh wow shit ive been saying forever is what people have always wanted, shocking

Anonymous 9456

lol you'll eventually do it too but fuck it up cuz you cant understand the people involved and get them to make it work, as opposed to thinking the actions themselves do the work.

Ziegler!Love7j/ioI 9457

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Hey, Rainbro is back! That's pretty cool, nice to see he has more time.

Yeah, let's merge /gala/. I didn't think it would be a good idea at first, but seeing how dead it is there, I don't think there's too much of a problem. Plus the whole cyclic thing.

Yup, It's dead.

/chat/ is just /anon/, which was just /nsfw/, with a new name. Unless you're saying we should allow NSFW content on /oat/. Which I would say, yes we should, but no, that's never going to happen.

I'm sure that a few people (almost everyone) has come up and said they'd like to be mod.


Welcome back. And... good luck.

Anonymous 9458

Ironically, the threat of destroying /gala/ is what hastened our evacuation last year.

!!Zecora 9459

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I'd personally like to see volatile topics like politics and so on trimmed back a bit on /oat/. They lead to a pretty bitter atmosphere when they're as common as they are on /oat/, and are one of the reasons I don't really post in random threads so much. Whether achieved through putting it in a single thread like we have up now or something else would be something up for discussion. It's kinda vague what can and can't be described as politics related when people have a habit of bringing it into a lot of different subjects.

I like the idea of stuffing /oat/ and /gala/ in a blender. /oat/ is so slow as balls that we can sage threads and they just stay there anyway, because nobody is posting to replace them. /gala/ is full of serials that... /oat/ has anyway.

A brief look at /chat/ tells me there's a heavy trade in pepes and dick, so things are healthy over there.

It's been so long since I saw F I forgot he existed, so that's fine.

There's my 1.62 pence.

Mondodoudo Doudodo 9460

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Add /pol/. The politics threads need a containment board.

Anonymous 9461

Well if /gala/ was opened up it would make "evacuation" pointless, and if it was deleted... I'm not sure how that would affect anything, since there's not an equivalent on another site.

Elicoor13 9462

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make /chat/ the place for politics(trademark).

Ziegler!Love7j/ioI 9464

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>be OP
>maybe we should get rid of a thread
>be Mondo
>"That's a great idea, and I love it, but, now just listen, how about... we make ANOTHER board."

Mondodoudo Doudodo 9465

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Yes, I know, my genius is unparalleled. You're all fortunate to have me here.

Ziegler!Love7j/ioI 9466

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It is a good plan.

!!Fluttershy 9467

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>Whether achieved through putting it in a single thread like we have up now
Well that single thread is intended for just the inauguration. Making a politics general is much more difficult since like you said it comes up in so many different topics. Pretty much anything can be politics, so we'd need to establish rule as to what is and isn't to be treated as politics. Adionally the politic general would often be unusable, with a half dozen different things going on at once. in addion to all the people spamming /pol/ macros, which mean that people often wouldn't use it, spoiling the entire purpose. Theres a similar problem with putting in /chat/. /chat/'s looser rules means that politics threads are going to be much more /pol/ tier and theres not much incentive to post them their since most of the people who want to talk politics are on /oat/. I've seen a lot of mod suggest that we should start moving political threads to /chat/ but as it is now moving threads /chat/ is basically just a way to pretend we're not locking them.

>or something else would be something up for discussion.

One option I've thought about is stealing the mechanics for mature content and applying the same rules for politics, but sitewide. I'm reluctant to bring it up though, since it means new code and i'd much rather focus be on an /all/ type board. And in order for it to be useful we'd need to be able to apply the tag retroactively, I forget if the problems with that for the mature tag was fixed or not.

🐈🐈UMR🐈🐈!SUCC/WBAqg 9468

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If the serials are all in /oat/, could they include a tag that you could choose to hide in Settings?

Ziegler!Love7j/ioI 9469

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Cyclic? I don't know of any other threads that use it.

If not, then there's probably something they can do.

🐈🐈UMR🐈🐈!SUCC/WBAqg 9470

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By the way /chat/ is doing good. Could use a few more threads, but you really shouldn't listen to anyone that doesn't actually know about the board and just feel entitled to an opinion.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 9471

You know that literally every thread has a minimize button, right? Don't like a thread, hide it.

If the /gala/ threads are moved to /oat/ and #cyclical tagged, they won't need remaking and you won't have to hide new threads constantly (which was the original reason for making /gala/ in the first place).

Mac !RevGiOKgRo 9472

My only objection is that porn has a huge variety beyond just pony and nohooves; one or two porn serials wouldn't contain everything.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 9473

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To be fair, we aren't a site devoted to porn in the slightest, so why have any amount of actual serials devoted to sharing it. I'm not saying that we should remove the ability to post it; I don't care so much about that. What I don't want is for a board to just be about porn. There are other places you can go for that; you should come here to talk to people and post ponies, really.

Mac !RevGiOKgRo 9474

Clopping tho.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 9476

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There's Derpibooru for a reason.

Mac !RevGiOKgRo 9478

Which isn't the same thing.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 9479

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My point is that this isn't a site based around porn. You can post it on one board. Cool. Great. That's not going to change probably ever.

Don't use "porn" as a reason for doing things here, because it's certainly not even a tertiary part of this site. Not only are there better websites for the stuff, but this place isn't focused on making it a big part of the culture.

Ziegler!Love7j/ioI 9480

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He's not going to take any opposition as an answer.

Honestly, this. If I can agree with Ember on something, it is this. This place has never been ABOUT porn, and it never will be. At least I hope it won't. I like to use this place both at home AND away.

!!Zecora 9481

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/pol/ already exists, it's just on another site

Nah, that just shifts the bad times to next door

I gotta assume it'd really just be copy-pasting mature and changing the name. Wouldn't be that difficult. That solution depends on people actually paying attention to it and tagging, though.

I gotta agree with scarfboy on this one. I've never been onboard with the idea that everything should fit on the site somewhere - there's nothing wrong with going to more than one site.

AustroSpike ~Element of Makeshift Moe~ 9482

It's the most wonderful time of the year~

#cyclic seems to work well for the /b/read and /gala/ don't seem kicking, so whatever.

Oh fuck I forgot about /all/. That used to be my fave. Make /all/ great again!

Elicoor13 9483

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i was mostly talking about two threads as a way to mostly contain the porn posting tbh. if we can contain the miscellaneous porn to a couple of threads, then it's easy to hide.

i wasn't implying that all porn should go into the two serials, because there's a lot of variation in the preferences of our posters. let's be real here tho, it's not like when that serial hits bump limit we can't just make a new edition and post other shit.

as i said before, containment.

it's just an idea tho, not like i'm super gung-ho about it. also yeah, we're not a porn site, we just have a semi-horny userbase.

i was (mostly) kidding, tho shifting all politics to /chat/ is a bad move. it'd get /chat/ more traffic sure, but it'd be mostly shit traffic.

Anonymous 9484

It would eliminate a free zone where topics that wind up banned in /oat/ are allowed.

Leave /chat/ alone save for the detail that it is a place where /pol/tard threads and adult content can be posted without fear of being erased. This is a place for adult fans to MLP FIM to socialize. Those uncomfortable with adult topics have Moonychan to go to.

That's the primary reason the two boards exist in the first place and is the reason many people are still here.

Anonymous 9485

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I do my share of posting new threads only to find them ignored.

Feels bad, fam.

Rainy Days !RainyCDNSI 9486

If /gala/ has to be merged I'd prefer /chat/ to /oat/ though I think /gala/ is really fine as it is.

Solar Empire Commander (Admiral of the Imperial Navy)!RyuseiJm7U 9487

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What Rainy said.
I just want to be as far from /oat/ as possible and I think we would benefit from nsfw content.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 9489

>Leave /chat/ alone save for the detail that it is a place where /pol/tard threads and adult content can be posted without fear of being erased.
Then it becomes a hole where we put threads to die.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 9491

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>That solution depends on people actually paying attention to it and tagging, though.
Well that's the thing, they wouldn't, so we need to be able to edit it in.

This wasn't a problem for porn because we don't allow people to post porn outside of mature threads, but it's easy for nonpolitical threads to turn political without anyone meaning for it.


dam das cold yo

Anonymous 9492

Put everything into one board and people will leave. Put people to the a place they don't like and they will also leave.
Watch out because by trying to increase traffic that way you will force even more people to exile. It can backfire pretty badly for those that still want the integrity of what is left from "community".

Anonymous 9494

Oh well. If they fuck up I'm taking my gang to Discord ;)

🐈🐈UMR🐈🐈!SUCC/WBAqg 9496

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Likewise, you should probably listen to the people that actually post in /gala/ as opposed to opinionated randoms from /oat/.

Wish I had a response for every thread :c

Solar Empire Commander (Admiral of the Imperial Navy)!RyuseiJm7U 9497

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Too bad it's like on every other forum.
Geheime staatspolizei is going to do whatever they want no matter what are the opinions of other users.
That's why I stoped carrying more or less. I'm trying to secure the best future to as many of my true friends as I can without saying farewell to the site.

Anonymous 9498

I remember many years ago trying very hard to speak with core members of every serial and really understand, and also be understood, about what we wanted to do and reach a point where everyone agreed and was willing to try to make a thing work. Maybe that's still valid to do, or maybe it's hard for me trust. I wish to be proven wrong, but other than doing it myself, I don't know.

Solar Empire Commander (Admiral of the Imperial Navy)!RyuseiJm7U 9499

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Trust is a very valuable thing at least for me. Almost as much as loyality. At least from my perspective it is too late for any kind of actions that would show that there are people that trully care or are worth being entrusted. This is an almost fake concept, escpecially on the internet.
Trust was lost long ago on this site. Only the oldest bonds remain..

Anonymous 9500

I tried, at least then. As far as truly caring, I dunno if it'd be possible for me to care more than I have. But I feel you. I hope you'll try. And keep your bonds strong. They're valuable.

Solar Empire Commander (Admiral of the Imperial Navy)!RyuseiJm7U 9501

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Thank you. This is the only thing I still care about. My true friends.

I wish you good luck and I hope you will find peace too.

Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVk 9502

I still don't understand why mature threads are quarantined to /chat/ if you have to opt in to see them to begin with.


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Thank you as well.


...I will do my best. In fact, maybe we can help each other make and keep peace for ourselves and others.

Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVk 9504

Also, are the opinions of the people posting in this thread more important than those who don't? I would say so, given that the link to this thread is literally plastered on the top of every page, thats how i got here. It seems that those who ignore this thread or just lurk are opting out of their "constitutional rights" so to speak.

Rainy Days !RainyCDNSI 9505

Its more like not voting in an election

Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVk 9506

That's exactly what i mean.

Mac !RevGiOKgRo 9507

It is however an optional function of the /chat/ board, one that keeps a little bit of traffic going to it and which provides an image-sharing environment not quite found on /mlp/ or /pone/.

That's more reasonable then, although I'm not sure how much of the stuff out there can be put in two boxes.

Elicoor13 9508

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let's be honest tho, if the porn serial doesn't have shit to your tastes then it shouldn't be hard to find a porn thread that is. it's not like we all have disparate fetishes. plus if ponychan doesn't have your smut fix, there are other places.

like, us having porn shouldn't just make /chat/ the porn board. sure we can joke it's like if /d/ and /soc/ had a baby that /mlp/ babysat, but we're still on ponychan and ponychan isn't about porn. if we did just full out do that i think it might seriously upset some people, and i don't think we want any more of that right now.

Urda 9509

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I still don't want mature content in oat though.

Kinda perverts the board.
Why not just create a board for Porn.

With warning signs.

Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVk 9510

i wouldn't have a problem with it. it's everyone else.

Anonymous 9512

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>i think it might seriously upset some people

You mean like back when we merged MLPChan with a place that many of us still associate with the very worst of MLP fandom?

Yeah, let's forget about why people from /mlp/ moved here after the purge. There is no place for real adult fans of the show on the web that isn't so far gone into political correctness and safe space mentality. This is the last hold out against such behavior. Good luck trying to post Milky Way or Fluffy Pone art over there.

When many of us came here and shown that MLPChan was a welcoming place, some, myself included, knew that the writing was already on the wall, especially after merging under the Ponychan name again. Complaints would be posted about our presence and our choice of topics.

Please leave well enough alone. No one in their right mind will 'go back' to /mlp/ or /pone/. They're just as pathetic as they think of us.

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 9513

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>ponychan isn't about porn
Ponychan is about ponies, and ponies are still ponies with their slits hanging out.
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Macil !!Luna 9514

I believe part of the draw of a site like this is that everyone sees the same content on the boards, allowing more inter-mixing and for a board culture to be able to develop, as opposed to something like Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr where everyone has their own very personalized and filtered view of a small slice of the site's activity. There are some but few imposed splits (boards) for different types of content here.
An /all/ feature does sound useful to allow some users to choose to undo even those splits.

We would only remove /gala/ if it wasn't hazardous to those users' activity, any concerns were addressed, and we thought it could be better to help get increased activity inside and outside of their serials. The board's existence doesn't exactly cost us and we'd have nothing to gain by chasing them out. We would only make changes that can better the situation and activity for everyone.

There's a unique atmosphere within /oat/ that isn't well-fostered by nsfw or often bitter political threads. That doesn't mean that content doesn't belong on the site, but it makes it a prime possible differentiator for our boards.

Anonymous 9515

Whatever happened to the part in the sticky with the formatting and whatnot, that listed what was currently in development or consideration, where /all/ was listed from before even the merge?

Mac !RevGiOKgRo 9516

An exclusive porn board I do not support, as that would just further atomize things.
It's location in /chat/ is actually quite cozy as it is.


honestly why hire mods who are never here???????????

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 9519

F was here. Then he wasn't.

Rainbro has previous experience, but the problem is that he literally can't promise anything in terms of actually sticking around.

I guess they feel they have no better options?

Anonymous 9520

I told them to remod Crimson or add Lisbon, but w/e.
I'd rather take Rain bro than Astra but here we are.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 9521

I like Lisbon as a person, but I'm not so certain about her as a mod. I guess maybe I've known her too long.

Cloud!materiaXYY 9523

>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.

Ah, an admin saying what we all said in 2012 when we got kicked out of /chat/...

It's a shame we've ended up splintered off into entirely separate sites at this point

Cloud!materiaXYY 9524

I have always thought Ponychan was at its best when it was different. When every other chan out there had the usual culture of shitposting, memes, stongly discouraging names/trips and just basically replying to everything with some form of attack ("just fucking kill yourself faggot" or whatever), pchan was the complete opposite.
Yeah some traditionalists wouldn't stop complaining that it makes it feel 'hugboxy' or whatever but it's like.. if you want /mlp/ go to /mlp/, imo. Things are more successful when they have some kind of uniqueness.

When I look here now the impression I get of /chat/ is that it's another /mlp/ and /oat/ is another /pol/.

I mean, I know it won't return to that atmosphere as for better or worse those who preferred that style split off into another chan. So don't know what I'm suggesting really.
I'd just merge gala and chat, make chat sfw again and re-create ef for all the nsfw, shitposting and traditional chan culture. But maybe that's 2012/2013 thinking.

Anonymous 9526

I seem to remember a certain outsider leading a lengthy crusade to prevent a serial board being made, speaking to the members of all the various threads and coming up with a novel idea to satisfy everyone's needs...

It's a shame they didn't listen, back then.

AustroSpike ~Element of Makeshift Moe~ 9527

I honestly don't know how you get these two impressions.

I thought neo-/chat/ was just a neo-/ef/ without strong community anyway. So that would really be like renaming /gala/ to /chat/ and /chat/ to /ef/ or w/e.

🐈🐈UMR🐈🐈!SUCC/WBAqg 9528

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>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
So? More than a couple people think that sounds pretty okay. Maybe we shouldn't listen to people when they DONT POST ON ANY OF THE BOARDS THEYRE TALKING ABOUT.

🐈🐈UMR🐈🐈!SUCC/WBAqg 9529

Remember when people said that quarantining threads to old/chat/ wouldn't kill them? If you really want to post in those threads then you wouldn't care if it was on /oat/ or old/chat/ despite /oat/ being the only one with traffic and attention? Fen?

Why is keeping certain types of popular niche threads on their own board a bad idea now? In the one case where it literally already works and people are happy with it?
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Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVk 9530

We already have a limitted number of posters.
Creating new board(s) will only spread us out more and alienate groups further from each other
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Ziegler!Love7j/ioI 9531

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Prove it. We need actual documented evidence of this being a thing.

Ziegler!Love7j/ioI 9532

And also, why should we be focusing on getting groups to stop alienating from each other? There is no reason for different groups to interact with each other if they don't want to. As long as they stay on the site, that's what is important.

Ziegler!Love7j/ioI 9533

>inb4 them alienating from each other pushes them off the board
Again, prove it. Prove that THAT is why groups have left the boards and not some other reason.

Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVk 9534

>There is no reason for different groups to interact with each other if they don't want to. As long as they stay on the site, that's what is important.
If they separate far enough you'll get anothet efchan, moonychan, mlpchan etc.
I never claimed it as the reason for any 1 event, only that it certainly won't help anything

🍎 Anonthony 9535

No new boards will be made.

Mac !RevGiOKgRo 9542

Only less will exist with time.

StarMane 9554


Anonymous 9555

Which is why the site is dying. The pony bubble burst years ago; at this point, the majority of the people stay around because its a site they're familiar with and they know a lot of the faces. These people need something to keep themselves occupied after their interest in pastel horses wanes, which they will get either here or elsewhere.

I consistently wonder what management here gains by deleting old boards, even slow ones. Condescending boards down doesn't concentrate users into a smaller space, giving the illusion of activity; it simply puts people that are unhappy with the changes on the spot, forcing them to finally confront that thought at the back of their mind that they'd be better off leaving or moving their community. Some undoubtedly stay and transition, but others leave. Net result: less site users overall. We've seen this time and time again over the years, splinter groups dissatisfied with management and unable to set rules that make sense for them are driven over the edge by one of the million weird reshuffles and away they go.

I don't care if /gala/ gets deleted one way or the other at this point since I no longer post there. The particular case on the table isn't of great interest. It's the mindset itself that's baffling. I mean, who cares if new users can't easily find serials? They're ingrown subgroups - most of them are old friends that want to talk to old friends. While new blood can be welcomed, a complete open-door policy just creates a bunch of stupid drama. Them being difficult to find on a slow board is a feature, not a bug.

And since this is probably the only longish post I'm going to make on this whole reshuffle, I might as well get this one out of the way: this site will not regain any sort of vitality by pandering to the interests of its current, waning membership. For better or worse, the people that post here are already here, having put up with everything that's happened so far. If the site wants to grow, it needs to be thinking about people that don't post here at all. It needs to be a place where communities of many types - not just new fans of the show looking for a discussion - to grow and thrive. Cuz that new fans thing is a tapped market. I don't care what types of other groups the site looks for - in fact, management shouldn't be looking themselves but instead be super willing to create basically any board that more than a couple people request on a whim, assign a community-chosen board mod, and just see how it goes. That's the type of thing that gives the vibe of a growing, vibrant, caring, fun community, one that can be started by one or two people but eventually attract some offsite interest as a good meeting hub. Not threads like this one, where we talk about axing something because screw 'em.
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Anonymous 9559

>F has currently been suspended

At what point does anyone here ever actually get fired?

Cloud!materiaXYY 9567

Hindsight is 20/20.

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

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!SNowbAlLfo 9568

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>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.

Anonymous 9569

I concur.

Cloud!materiaXYY 9571

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.


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>see ponychan and ponyville reunited
whats most annoying is that we were so close to this... i remember i got a message from from [REDACTED] asking my opinion on the idea of a new chan, not even two-weeks or so later after the merge. naturally i told him i think it's a bad idea and i really don't agree with it at all.

whats annoying about this whole thing is that after all this work people have put into this to finally reunite everyone; 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

it's fine if they that went ahead on their own, but i wish they could have worked with each other a little more and came to some common-ground

idk as much as i shitpost day in and day out, this community still matters a great deal to me and i hate to see it die like this.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 9574

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>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.

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.


so i've heard and honestly that's just really not a cool thing to do at all

they didnt even try to work with others here

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 9576

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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.

Anonymous 9577

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!SNowbAlLfo 9578

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thats whats so annoying about this... moony couldn't even work this out like an adult

it was just an instant knee-jerk reaction

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 9580

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Cloud!materiaXYY 9582

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.

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.

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!

Anonymous 9583


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i have to agree with you there... it would be nice if we can all bury hatchet and make amends

tho i wish that were still a thing

idk i guess im just frustrated because that site was made just on a whim they didnt even give our new merged site a chance

i guess we will see what goes on from here

hopefully something good

i prefer unity overall

spinterchans are SO 2012
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Cloud!materiaXYY 9585

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)

Anonymous 9586

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.


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i honestly dont think any of this is your fault. i say that because i know you put your entire soul into this

you did everything you could to fix things and for a moment you did

just another certain somebody decided to be the way he is and split everything up again and heading back towards regression

so me personally, i think you've done nothing wrong and i think you done alot to help... FAR MORE than the others have thats for damn sure

Cloud!materiaXYY 9588

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. :)

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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Starshine!Laura/wmXM 9589

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>I prefer MATE

Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVk 9593

>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!LAINj6mQVk 9594

>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 !RevGiOKgRo 9595

I'd like to think he wouldn't.

Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVk 9596

Then you don't know ember.

Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVk 9597

But Win7 tho

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 9598

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He knows me better than you do.

Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVk 9599

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. 9600

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


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

Anonymous 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!SNowbAlLfo 9605

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!LAINj6mQVk 9607

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.

Anonymous 9608

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!LAINj6mQVk 9609

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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Anonymous 9610

That is not what I said.

Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVk 9611

I wasn't meaning to imply you did.

Anonymous 9612

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!LAINj6mQVk 9613

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.

Anonymous 9614

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!LAINj6mQVk 9615

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,


Full stop?

Amy_of_Shadows!LAINj6mQVk 9617


Mac !RevGiOKgRo 9621

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

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 9624

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Mac !RevGiOKgRo 9638


☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 9641

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You just gotta tell me what you want to know.

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

Anonymous 10295

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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Anonymous 10297

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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.

Fen!!Shining Armor 10368

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

Reav 11605



Admiral 11606

what did he mean by this?

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 11608

/gala/ has been gone...

Starshine!Laura/wmXM 11610

VBulletin is fugly, chans are way more aesthetic.

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 11612


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

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