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Smokeydapon3!L9hT7oDU1E 12940[View]

Not to be a bother. and im sure its being taken care of. but the site seems to be going offline more often, though for short instances.

How long can we expect to keep seeing the frequenting errors?

Macil!/5s/Techmk ## Admin 12942

The site server's hard drives started failing repeatedly yesterday. I transferred the site to a new server last night, so it should be much more stable now. (The current server isn't quite as powerful as the old one was at its best, so there might be some minor performance issues occasionally, but it seems to be going okay.)

The old server's hard drives did die before I finished sending over all of the site's images to the new server, so some old images have been lost. It turns out that the automatic off-site backup system I'd set up before had stopped working some time ago. I've reconfigured off-site backups more reliably now, made sure it automatically emails me its status regularly, and I have a few scripts running that are scrounging some of the missing images from an older backup and the content-delivery network.

Smokeydapon3!L9hT7oDU1E 12950

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>>12942
well it seems fixed now so good job and keep up the good work homie! and merry christmas


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Anonymous 12943[View]

May I use the js scripts from mlpchan for a personal website?
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Anonymous 12946

>>12945
The ones provided with tinyboard, yes. But the additional ones from mlpchan have no license notice on top of the file.

By default, the copyright say that a script file is proprietary. If not, it must be under some kind of license. So, even if the js is perfectly readable and easily copyable, I don't exactly have the "right" to use them without asking first.

If they truly are open-source I would be very glad. I stay here for a confirmation from an admin. BTW, on top of using them, I'd like to release them with a GPL license, if that's ok. And of course a copyright statement linking back to you.

Macil!/5s/Techmk ## Admin 12947

I've just updated practically all of them to have license info in their headers. Everything of consequence is under the MIT license.

Do note a lot of them depend on mlpchan-specific site template and server stuff not common to Tinyboard that aren't published. You're on your own for adapting any of the javascript files to your uses.

Anonymous 12948

>>12947
Perfect. Thank you very much.

>You're on your own for adapting any of the javascript files to your uses.

No problem, I prefer adapt the layout than redo all the js. I won't ask for support or anything.


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Anonymous 12935[View]

Alright, my Watcher won't work.

It won't show that a post was made in a thread, and when I add something it just says "Thread Not Found".

What do I do?

Anonymous 12936

I'm having a similar issue, my watcher isn't updating and also there's a thread that I actually have open and just refreshed and it's fine, but my watcher says it's "not found".

Something like this happened a while ago and the mods fixed it pretty fast, so just wait until they get on I guess.

Anonymous 12941

>>12935
>>12936
Oh, uh, everything's fine now.

Macil!/5s/Techmk ## Admin 12944

The watcher server was down for a while after the server switch two days ago. I need to make the watcher screen show when it's unable to connect sometime.


Settings on mobile Anonymous 12790[View]

So when I use /anon/ on my smartphone it mostly works fine, except I can't change the settings. When I go to the settings page and click something, such as "12 hour time display", I get this message that says:

"Failed to set setting: Error: QUOTA_EXCEEDED_ERR: DOM Exception 22"

This is frustrating, because it means I can't enable #Mature threads when I'm on my phone out in public.

I know you're probably wondering why in the world I would want to look at #Mature threads in public, but basically there are some generals that I like to check on while I'm at work or on a long cab ride.

Any help would be appreciated
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Macil!/5s/Techmk 12833

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>>12825
What features would you expect in an app? I can just put the features into the site itself you know.

James the Noodle King 12839

>>12833
A better mobile interface and a settings/watcher tab that's easier to reach on mobile would make you my favorite person.

Anonymous 12934

>>12833
Perhaps storing the settings in the cookies if localStorage is unavailable?


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Anonymous 12841[View]

Could this thread be archived? It seemed pretty significant. I mean, it managed to get the most image replies out of any porn thread on this site, evar (to my knowledge, anyways).

So, how about it, mods?
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Anonymous 12873

>>12871
I… I don't believe you!

!Lawnyb.uhc 12875

>>12873
the old tkc threads used to reach 7k-8k posts every time

was pretty much a weekly thing

Pwnies!sD7XnNJAdM 12905

>>12871
/space/ has a thread that has over 200,000 posts.
get on our level


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Changes to Large Thread Bumping ## Admin 12753[View]

Until recently, there has been a 250 reply bump limit on threads (the exact number differs on a few boards). After a thread gets 250 replies, it would no longer be bumped to the top of the first page every time it got a reply. It wouldn't ever be bumped again. This was done mostly so that large busy serial threads wouldn't eternally dominate the top of the front page.

The result was that serial threads would spend most of their time on later pages of the index, and the main way to get to them was by following a link in the stickied directory thread. Many less than active threads are in the directory too, so it meant that users aren't able to easily discover active serial threads through the directory unless they already knew the name of a good one to look for, and the serials have much fewer new people coming into them. On the rest of the site, threads are naturally shown to users ordered by activity with brief previews of posts, and it's suboptimal that serial threads are absent from this proven system. It also means that people who frequent the serial threads are trained to immediately click an unmoving link from the very top of the board index, instead of ever exploring the page (and possibly participating in more threads too). On top of all of this, site moderators have to constantly maintain the directory threads, and impose their judgments as to what threads they personally feel warrant listing. A large directory thread takes up a lot of space, probably confusing new users, and many users probably just hide the post and cut themselves off from a lot of site activity just to save the space it takes up. It's weird that we special-case and cripple the discoverability of our most popular threads in this way.

We tried to avoid moving all serials to their own board, but I'm not sure what we ended up with was any better. The good news it that I have plans to fix it, without restructuring the boards or imposing more rules on people. The original issue was that fast-paced serial threads are constantly bumped, eternally hogging the top of the front page. Well, the simple solution is to just make replies bump the thread less often, instead of never.

Now, threads that have more than 250 replies are only bumped by a reply if the thread hasn't been bumped for a random amount of time between 9 and 14 hours. (The random part is to avoid the situation where multiple fast-paced threads that are bumped at the same time continue to bump togeth
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James the Noodle King 12888

>>12887
No offense, but if a person comes here new it might drive them off to see scat and piss generals in the directory before they see anything else.

Anonymous 12890

>>12887
>>12888
None of that would be necessary if we had a /poop/.

Anonymous 12892

>>12890

Lol. I'd support it.

>>12888

Yeah, I guess that's a fair point. Then again, part of the allure of /anon/ to the uninitiated may be the more obscure, taboo content. That's what it was like when I first discovered 4chan years ago. Now I'm desensitized to it all.


Bump limit changed? Anonymous 12885[View]

I've seen threads with over a thousand posts stay on page 0 on /anon/ recently, and also yesterday a thread with over 500 posts was somehow bumped to page 0 from way back in the catalog (it's back off page 0 now though).

What the heck is going on? I was certain that the bump limit was 400 posts.

Macil!/5s/Techmk 12886



Anonymous 12850[View]

Quick question here.

Can you check for samefags using the same script as used on 4chan?

Macil!/5s/Techmk ## Admin 12862

I'm not really clear what you're referring to.


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Ponycountdown ad Tom' the /♥/ bringer 12708[View]

Hey guys, I don't usually do this, but I thought this was worth mentioning.
As S4 gets closer, I try to advertise for the site. I've been talking with RainbowCrash from /r/mlp about a partnership, and have also been buying ad space on Ponycountdown.

Now the money that goes into this is _not_ money from your donations, it's my own cash. Other sites - that make big profits - seem to want that ad space as well, however I've been holding up against them thus far. What's currently happening is, well, the ad space cost is rising as the episode gets closer, and I can't possibly sustain it myself.

I'm not going to get some big stickies going for this, this is more of a request as a member doing something for the site than as acting admin: If you want to donate to support our Ponycountdown advertisement, you can send paypal payments here: [email protected] or in Bitcoin at 14pK6z9z6jBxUnUc1jhAibd8DrJXNa6L8Q
Every single dollar will be used for the advertisement, and if donators want any proof they can email me at [email protected] to see receipts.
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12821

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>>12816
Wow, I thought that was for, like, a month at least. Amazing how fast it goes around the premier.

!!Fluttershy 12823

>>12821
Since you're here dropping by steam would be nice, in the near future, I still have two contests to throw

12824

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>>12823
Moar? You want moar?!

Well, I'm about to sleep now. I've got class tomorrow. I'm usually on steam though, when I'm online. Is it not working? No, it is. I was talking to Irish. Anyways, just grab me sometime you see me online (which actually isn't that often lately) or track me down on the other /p/AD while I'm at school. Or there's my email up there, if you get really desperate. I'm not difficult to find.


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Ban Evading - How to Deal With It 12661[View]

I'm noticing a lot of ban evasion lately and from the end user POV it doesn't seem like anything is really being done to counteract it. The worst part is that people are interacting with the ban evading users and it's so often and regular that I think many have forgotten these people were banned for very good reasons. I feel this only encourages them further to keep doing it.
Obviously the programming aspect of ban evasion isn't working, so how about changing things up by changing how these users are treated SOCIALLY? I'm suggesting that there should be discouragement for actively engaging these banned users via moderator intervention. Warnings to the people talking to the permabanned users would be a great way to start.

I mean, think of it like this:
>In kindergarten, the bad kid got put in time out, right?
>He sat in a corner and wasn't allowed to talk to other kids, right?
>If he tried to talk to other kids, the teacher would make the timeout longer/harsher/etc.
>If other kids came up and tried to talk to him, the teacher would warn the other kids to not talk to him because he's in time out.
>If they kept breaking that little rule, those kids might find themselves in time out too.
This is how shit works in fucking kindergarten. I mean, fuck, I've had to do this to people when I worked for a boarding school for struggling young adults that were behaviorally challenged with whatever problems like drug addiction or anger issues or bipolar, etc. (I'm talking 18+). We had a status for individuals that were problematic for the community where they were basically plucked from their normal dorm and placed in an isolated dorm totally cut off from everyone else, with no cable/entertainment, and a shitload of appeals to write out to get back into the core community. They also were NOT allowed to leave these isolated dorms or interact with anyone but my coworkers and I who were basically counselors/groundskeepers. This was an extreme deal and rarely happened, I might add, but it did happen sometimes if the person was a threat to the safety of others. If people interacted with them they ran the risk of having the same stuff happen to them, plucked away and put into their own little dorm with the same stuff to do. Sometimes we had to move those people into a motel because it got
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Remember 12819

>>12661
>Hell banning.
They already do that though.

Thread has served it's purpose, lock IMO.

Anonymous 12834

>>12819
This site does not hell ban.

Remember!!HxYR/KU5G5 12837

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>>12834
Okay, I was mistaken.


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Curious Refreshing Behavior !7iNNPsLMuM 12781[View]

Hello, I am terribly sorry if this is common knowledge, but I've noticed a strange behavior in the Refresh Countdown thing, and I figured this would be the best place for answers.

It seems that after a few minutes in a thread that doesn't gain any new replies, the countdown will increase by a few seconds (two or three, usually, but I've seen up to five seconds). It will return to normal when a post finally turns up, or it's manually refreshed.

Again, I'm sorry if this is something that I should already be aware of, but I just wanted to make sure if this was normal, or if I'm being haunted.

Thank you for your time.
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!7iNNPsLMuM 12783

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>>12782
Thank you for the reply!

That is good to hear that this wasn't some bizarre hiccup, so I have to ask, will the option to turn it off also be given at some point?

Anonymous 12786

>>12783
Mouse over the update timer.

Macil!/5s/Techmk 12789

>>12786
That only lets you configure whether threads auto-update or not. (I do mean to make those settings show up in the settings menu too sometime.) It doesn't give options to the interval back-off rate.

>>12783
Ideally the interval back-off rate would be low enough to not really be noticeable (besides to people looking specifically at the timer). I just scaled it back so it takes two hours of inactivity before it starts to slowly kick in, and it goes up to a maximum of 5 minutes between thread polling.


I think the thread watcher is broken Anonymous 12768[View]

I think the thread watcher is broken, I got on this morning and it said there were zero new posts in ANY of the threads I'm watching (which is probably somewhere around 30 if not 40) and then I went to page 0 of /anon/ and some of the threads I was watching were there with a bunch of new replies.

Halp

Macil!/5s/Techmk 12770

I think the server-side of the watcher's connection to the database might've died or something silly like that. I poked it and it seems to be going fine now.

12773

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>>12770
Mr. Macil, when I choose a Sweetie to post, sometimes it doesn't turn out to be appropriate for my post, so I pick a different one. When I click on the little X to remove my chosen picture though, all my text disappears too. I only want the picture to disappear, not the text too. Like on Ponychan.

Macil!/5s/Techmk 12774

>>12773
Shift-click the image to remove it from your reply. (If you hover over the image, the tooltip will remind you of that.)


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Dead Threads? Anonymous 12752[View]

There are a bunch of month old, death threads on /anon/.

Can a moderator delete them? I don't see the point of keeping dead threads around. It really just fills the catalog with crap.
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Anonymous 12767

>>12764

They're just reposts from R34. I don't see why it would be hard to find them again, and even more so, there's like a dozen of those threads. So, losing some of the dead ones wouldn't really hurt.

Anonymous 12769

>>12767

I don't see why it matters either way. When people make new threads, the old ones will eventually get deleted automatically. What exactly is the problem? It's not like they're wasting space or something.

!!Fluttershy 12771

>>12764
>>12767
>>12769
I go through the directory every now and then to delete very outdated things, (like here >>10860 ) but I hadn't checked it in a few weeks, been pretty busy.
I cleaned up the directory a bit, thanks for the reminder


No Settings Button Anonymous 12765[View]

I need help, I don't see a settings option on the nav bar.

Macil!/5s/Techmk ## Admin 12766

Do you have javascript enabled?


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Anonymous 12749[View]

Embed on /anon/ pls

http://youtu.be/FTgwLKRPQF8

Anonymous 12750

>>12749
and by that i mean this song http://youtu.be/K2rwxs1gH9w


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Rusty 12707[View]

Fallout site theme when?
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Anonymous 12733

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>>12732
I'll get Photoshop if a wizard teaches me .css

Macil!/5s/Techmk 12734

For anyone wanting to propose a theme: Make a mockup image (such as by editing a screenshot of the site; make sure to go through the site's existing styles to find a close base) of what you imagine it would look like, with its color scheme, etc.

Rusty 12735

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>>12734
will keep that in mind, thanks!


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Mlpchan.net borders 12702[View]

You know that mlpchan.net picture that appears above /SITE/?.
I have started a thread to let others share their own mlpchan.net pictures with people, if you have one, you can post it here

Illusion mlpchan.net pic 12703

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You can post any mlpchan.net pic here!

Mod edit: Seizure warning.

!!Fluttershy 12705

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>>12702
There is a banners submission thread here:

>>>/art/3263

I will not go alone 12706

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>>12705
I'l check it out


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Site Making Computer Heat Up Crona Makenshi!T/ZnHTNesA 12247[View]

So me and a friend of mine are both having an unusual problem…

When we both have the chan open, our computers start heating up really fast.

I've had only one tab open, just this site, and after a few minutes my computer just starts getting really hot. And that's the really weird thing, is that it's a delayed reaction. It takes a few minutes for it to happen.

Also, when I switch the page to another part of the chan, it cools down again, but after a while it starts heating up again.

What exactly is going on here?
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Macil!/5s/Techmk ## Admin 12257

I tweaked some stuff earlier that should fix it.

Rusty 12260

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>>12247
You sure you don't have a shitload of possessors in the background?

From what i can tell the site isn't exactly heavy duty.

I shall steal that Gif 12704

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>>12260
I shall steal that gif and put it all over the internet, then I will start posting it on facebook, tumblr and twitter


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Spoilers Anonymous 12616[View]

So season 4 is rapidly approaching, and although I'm not one of them, there are going to inevitably be a ton of people who want to avoid spoilers but still come here.

People can certainly spoiler text and images, but I think a better idea, if possible, would be to have a #Spoiler tag for threads that works basically the same as the #Mature tag–people can make them all hidden in the settings.

I feel like this would save people a lot of trouble when it comes to spoilers. Is this possible?

pic not really related
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BMO 12643

>>12642
I know. It's a little redundant, I understand.
I'm just offering why I think the idea is neat. It would allow people to spoiler an entire thread with out having it spoilered to those participating in the thread. It's just a convenience tool, no accidental "Whoops, didn't spoiler that." because the whole thread is just not visible to those who want to remain spoiler free.

But I understand if this idea goes by the wayside, it's technically not needed.

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 12692

How about a #tag that makes only the opening post of a thread appear on the basic page?

Such a tag could be used for any spoilerrific thread (whether FiM or not) by simply not putting spoilers in the opening post (and warning of spoilers in the OP.)

Rambling!Rose//pzOM 12700

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>>12638
I was just about to make a post asking about the "official" spoiler policy over here, but your post was here, all ready and waiting. Are there any plans of pasting this somewhere on /pony/ or other relevant boards as a reminder or is it just left here as is?


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Anonymous 12664[View]

Hey guys, does anyone want flexboxes in the QR? It'll certainly take less space on the screen.

Put this right after where $oldFile is defined
var StyleQR ="\
.persona {display: flex;}\
.persona input{flex:1; transition: flex .25s; min-width:0% !important;}\
.persona input:focus, .persona input:hover{flex: 3}\
";
$("<style />").text(StyleQR).appendTo("body");

Then this right above where $name is defined

var $persona = $("<div/>")
.attr("class", "persona")
.appendTo($QRForm);

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Macil!/5s/Techmk 12693

>>12686
Look for the "Use small persona fields on QR" setting in the settings menu.

>>12691
You could add me on skype, or google talk (or whatever that one is called now).

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 12694

so this is why my qr is all weird all of sudden.

I guess it does take less space…

12695

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>>12693
Thanks for the option to continue being normal. Change sucks.


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