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161286 No. 161286 ID: 911e65 Locked [View] [Last 50 posts]
I'm going to be called a grouch for this, but can we not have /oat/ change my theme to whatever that eyesore is every time I load the page?

It's really damn annoying. I don't care what pony we're celebrating, please don't set /oat/ to change themes from what I've set as my default.
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>> No. 161399 ID: 5033cd
But nearly 50 posts ago.
>> No. 161400 ID: 4c5a46
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This isn't the kind of behavior that we want on /meta/, you can state your opinion without being a dick.
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Resolved, locked.

Ember, you're a grouch.

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161088 No. 161088 ID: e7a4d5 [View]
i posted this in the other thread, but after seeing Pseudo Rarity's thread, i was thinking we could do "Pony Saturdays" on /oat/?

Every Saturday, we can have /oat/ be a different pony theme. Like one Saturday, we can have Rarity day. Another Saturday, we can have a Canterlot day, etc.

i think it would be a fun way to inspire some pony content, and add a lot of flavor to the board.

Likewise, weekly topics for /chat/ could be a good idea. i've noticed the user Ulysses already trying such an idea, and i think a little staff magic could make that idea really blossom.
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...well, okay.
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I, personally, like the idea. I mean, what's the worst that could happen? It doesn't work? Big whup. Best case, it works, it gets people talking, and it adds a fun twist to the board. Worst case? It doesn't work, and things go back to how they were.

No. 161145 ID: ecf3c4 [View]
I was working on a post on /dis/ and it was rejected because it contained too many links.

It seems to me that a board specifically designed for in-depth discussion should allow for a good amount of source links.
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>> No. 161151 ID: ce6132
iirc. it's spam control. Some bots will just unload a whole bunch of links and post.

So the "6" links allowed could just be some arbitrary number in the code somewhere.
>> No. 161157 ID: a3ec85
Can you give me the exact error text you are getting?
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Also, I'm not getting this error

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161048 No. 161048 ID: 9a863e [View]
I have a question.
Why it isnt possible to embed videos on all boards?
where is the techcnial issue there?

because some times at merch (which moves each month so it doesnt matter) i want to put an Embed video, but i cant, and just putting the link is less atractive that having the video half way there.
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that sounds like a good idea! /merch/ would be fun!

can you embed in /gala/? i imagine that causing an internet blackhole from so much use !
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>Why it isnt possible to embed videos on all boards?
Whoa, careful wording there. I can see that video embed-enabled board count can be reconsidered now that the client-heavy issues of it all are out of the way. Maybe /gala/ and /merch/ can be reconsidered. However I can tell you right now that global board video embeds probably shouldn't be done if the board's raizon d'etre contradicts it, like /pic/, /art/, or /fic/. Probably not even /rp/ either.

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160952 No. 160952 ID: a6e153 [View]
A little while ago, there was a discussion in the Bugfix thread about reforming /pic/ so that it's actually useful, and I never got around to making a thread about it, thought might as well make it now. The maid idea is outlined here
So yeah, I'd like mod feedback on this.
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>> No. 161030 ID: 431baf
See: >>161016 and >>160964

Zeke's testing something like this already, he'll give more details when he thinks he's got something worthwhile.
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Anyway I'm going to edit my posts so that all there is is profanities because there doesn't seem to be anything else to do in this thread.

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160895 No. 160895 ID: 45db28 [View]
So I've been caught up in boatloads and boatloads of /gala/ drama and it usually boils down to someone not liking someone else on their turf. And as of right now there isn't really a solution to that, there aren't entry requirements for /gala/ threads or anything, people can just post wherever. And usually that's fine! Usually there's no issue with that. Other times, though, things go down.

Now aside from people trying to argue it out, I propose that our "subcommunities" get recognized as small communities. As in, they get their own rules. They don't get to ignore the site's rules as a whole, those are all in place, but a serial thread should get to post its own rules, like a charter, in the first post of every thread. "People who enter follow these additional rules."

This is basically just an extension of the rules on derails. The poster of a thread gives the thread a "topic" and anyone not "on topic" gets shown the door. If the thread doesn't want to talk about MOBAs? (Which is weird as hell.) Put it in the OP. Thread doesn't want any lewdness? (Which is a lot less weird.) Put it in the OP. People really only want to talk about programming, specifically, without any "How was your day?" but also without the thread falling off? Put it in the OP.

I think this would solve at least a lot of the problems I've had to deal with.
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>> No. 161001 ID: 2fef4e
>Man, I was in the thread every day for hours and I still had no idea. What it sounds like is that people actually had some old grudges against Bags from a long time ago so they were already upset with him and the stream of LoL pictures just broke the dam? I posit that people are generally just very afraid of conflict. They don't want to argue or debate anything, so they remain as quiet as possible and hope their problems get solved on their own. Strangely, though, even once people get pushed to the point that they're forced into conflict, people don't want to end the conflict, they just want to go back to how things were before, so things don't usually get anywhere or make any progress. People should not be afraid of arguing or conflict, and when something comes up they should push towards a resolution. They've got to define the problems, see what both sides are looking for, and then try to think of a way that both sides get as much of what they want as is possible.

Man, Bagsgate was the funniest shit I've ever seen. At the same time, it was quite saddening also.
>> No. 161010 ID: 1df1be
>no /gala/thread diamond account
>> No. 161011 ID: 58b397
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That seems to make sense. Conceded.

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160947 No. 160947 ID: fc79f3 [View]
id like to make a complaint

all mods are fagets :^)
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>> No. 160980 ID: 4309f3
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I take offense to that, good sir! I can confirm that not all of the mods are fagets. Just most of them.
>> No. 161002 ID: 2fef4e
No, but they are faggots.
>> No. 161004 ID: 4309f3
Eh, I can't argue against that one.

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160985 No. 160985 ID: 9e34d5 [View]
This anon is being a total dick, and not just to me, but anyone who isn't agreeing with him in saying I should kill myself.
I deleted my old thread 'cause he's so butthurt about me still being alive or something, and he won't leave me alone.
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>> No. 160989 ID: 45db28
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I have a feeling, based on his sudden increased aggression, that he's ban evading.
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I don't understand him. I'm not even worth it.
He's mentally retarded, I swear.
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There is likely something wrong with him, yes.

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160725 No. 160725 ID: 4309f3 [View] [Last 50 posts]
Hello, wonderful users of Ponychan! Nimble Wing here. In case you haven't already heard from some unofficial source, which I hope you haven't, I'm going to be serving as the site's !!Pinkie Pie from this point on. Specifically, I'll be tasked with taking !!Spitfire's place as the mod of /rp/ and /ooc/. (!!Spitfire is now !!Twilight, and is handling general site moderation. I seem to have confused some people; Astra's not stepping down.) Those two boards have become a large part of the reason I stay here, so I'm grateful that I have the chance to help keep them happy and running! This does, of course, mean that Artee will be stepping down as a moderator. I believe that he’s done an absolutely wonderful job of being a mod, and I’m honored that he believes I would be a good replacement. I’ve got some big shoes to fill. It’s not my place to try and explain reasons, though, so I won’t be delving into that.

Now, some of you guys might recognize me, but I'm certain that many of you do not. I came to Ponychan shortly after I was introduced to FiM way back when in mid-late 2011. After hopping between boards a bit, I ended up making my home on /oat/. And that's where I stayed for a while. I posted quite a lot back then, so any of you back in that era might know me. After the big drama-fest following the old /oat/ crackdowns, though, I ended up moving on over to /rp/. It's been my main board ever since! I’ve also been the one updating and maintaining the site’s FAQ and Contact Us pages for a good while now, so maybe you recognize me from that. Or something. I dunno. I DO THINGS, OKAY?

For those who don't know me, I usually just go by Nimble Wing (Element of Flight) !SonicFbkn. when I post. Depending on moods and RPs, I'll sometimes use the names Jewel (Officer of the Orion) !wahaHAqNBY or Orion "Star Hunter" !Space0GGSs. My main name will always be Nimble Wing, though, and I always keep my email on my posts. I’m most likely going to become more active now that I’ve got a bigger role on the site, so maybe that’ll help with… stuff. I believe that people would be more comfortable with me as
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>> No. 160940 ID: f22dfc
Yeah, canterlot is weird....

If there was an iron will mod, it would have to be on /pony
those guys crave well structured boards.
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Well that just makes Yang even more perfect for the tag.
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Well I hope this doesn't mean we will see Artee around less and less...
Anyway, congrats Nimble!

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160953 No. 160953 ID: 0bb04c [View]
some faggot from /mlp/ told me to come here.
are you all nice here ?
honestly, i don't care for ponies.
so heads up on that fact kids.
but i definitely like friendship, and magic.
>picture barely related
>> No. 160955 ID: 45db28
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Go check out /oat/ or /chat/, this isn't really the sort of board where people talk to each other...usually.
>> No. 160956 ID: 2ae849
ur a faget

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160889 No. 160889 ID: f57815 Locked [View]
I request this thread be removed immediately for sexual content:

Celestia clearly has a condom in her mouth.
>> No. 160890 ID: ef443b
>tfw no Celestia with condom in her mouth
>> No. 160891 ID: 4c5a46
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After reading the entire thread and looking at the picture, I along with several of my fellow moderators have decided that the thread does not break any of our current rules, please email any complaints to [email protected]

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160716 No. 160716 ID: 8a5918 Locked [View]
So regarding this thread
apparently, it is completely ok and within Ponychan's rules to harass a user for about an hour, telling them to kill themselves and drink bleach, and then post crude porn mocking that said user. Ok then.
>> No. 160717 ID: 8a5918
Welp, that was resolved quickly. Requesting lock.
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>> No. 160719 ID: 3bb89e
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160704 No. 160704 ID: 643a77 Locked [View]
So a few posters, myself included have brought up the topic of the abundance of illegal drug-related threads on the site. A few people have asked that such threads be moderated, just as thread of a sexual nature are.

However, in my last thread I created about the topic I was told by Fenolio, and I quote: "We disallow sex things because of the web host, and we disallow sex threads because people abused the "grey area" of the rules. Talking about drugs is okay with our web host as far as i know. ...I would just direct you to the 'hide' feature in that case." (link to that comment here: >>160417)

Well I took it upon myself to email this websites webhost directly. I was told by them that drug related thread are most certainly not allowed. Their exact words were "Our Terms of service does not permit illegal activity." Not only that, this website has it's own rules against "planning or conducting any activities which violate United States law." I think discussing drug use would fall under "conducting".

I will again state my premise of this thread. I think that threads about using illegal drugs should be regulated just as threads about sexual topics are. If a serious discussion is wanted about drugs, it should be moved to /dis/. What topics would fall under this rule can also be discussed here.
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>> No. 160713 ID: 643a77
Neither is talking about sex, but you guys cracked down on that anyway.

But if that's your stance, at what point does discussion become "planning" when you are openly and graphically discussing doing drugs and suggesting them to others? This is important to know.
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If they had told me that, then I wouldn't have mentioned it. But he didn't.
>> No. 160715 ID: 6f818a

>2.Transmission, distribution or storage of any adult material. This includes, without limitation, all pornography or otherwise lewd or obscene content.

We've had issues with the host about sexual content. We haven't had issues with them about drug content, because it isn't against their terms of service, nor is it illegal in any way, shape or form.

Locking this thread because the issue has been resolved, other then the "I don't like thing" issue you seem to be having, which is entirely 100% a personal problem.

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155306 No. 155306 ID: af273c Autosaged [View] [Last 50 posts]
External version: 2.46
Native version: 2.13

After over three months worth of coding power and countless hours of rewriting code almost entirely from the ground up, it is an honor for me to present you guys with Ponychan X version 2. Its over 6000 lines long, yet faster than ever, free from any unnecessary frameworks. This will also serve as the support thread for the nightly builds that require installation, as they work their way into neutral builds to be updated to the site itself.

1) Like before, install a GM-based extension, if don't already have one, for your browser.
Chrome []Firefox []SeaMonkey []Opera []Safari []

2) Install Ponychan X []

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>> No. 165268 ID: a098c9
Thank you for all your contributions. I'm glad you're interested in continuing to help out once it all moves over to Tinyboard. Good help is hard to find~

And your maintenance of the Gyropedia wiki has been appreciated, too; I'm hopeful with the excitement of the merger we'll publicize the wiki more and get more people updating and using it.
>> No. 165306 ID: 37350c
Thanks for everything, man. The revolving tripcodes had a nice run.
>> No. 165462 ID: 428138
RIP filters?

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160190 No. 160190 ID: 9d2f90 [View]
On the IRC, Quinch was so kind as to make a bot that automatically links new threads. I noticed that in a chat context, Ponychan links can get a little long. Not ridiculous like some links can get, but even YouTube sees the benefit in shortening a URL like down to

So, think this is a thing that can happen? I think it'd be neat if this extended beyond just posts and also made image sharing from a post easier.
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Don't reckon that was the initial reason, as it can just as easily be made via adding a subdomain and making the document root /beta/. In fact it would be more clean.
>> No. 160685 ID: 4af384
The only reason why the site's in /chan/ is because that's the way KubasaX has it's files set up.
>> No. 160686 ID: 92a550
It is irrelevant. There are no files a level above the workfloor of a web project, unless that project is completely dumb, and not even Kusaba X is that dumb. If board.php is in /chan/, then there is absolutely nothing (relevant) in the document root.

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