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Add [#names] and [#trips] to /anon/ Anonymous 10214

Can the mods please add name and trip thread tags to /anon/ so we can ban namefags and tripfags in all other threads? It might help to deal with the issues involving shitposting namefags like Kok Lord and Grump Anon.

!!Big Macintosh ## Mod 10219

This was discussed earlier, when the scruffygedon was still happening.
What may end up happening could be the implementation of a user set anonymizer option in the settings menu, though we still have yet to discuss what the final say on matters will be.
anonymizer as in, when turned on, all names would be anonymous and all trips be removed
If more users from around the site would like to weigh in on this, a solution could be brought about more quickly.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 10223

>>10219
It's a good solution, though it might cause some embarrassment for those who use it on boards that don't have anonymous culture. Maybe that's part of the fun.
If this is implemented I hope that the rules of anonymous would still be enforced.

On a slightly related note I'd like to suggest that line 4 in the /anon/ ticker be changed from
4. Anonymity is strongly encouraged, but you may use a name if you wish - especially if you are a content creator; a writefag, artfag, etc.

to
4. Anonymity is strongly encouraged, but you may use a name if you are a content creator; a writefag, artfag, etc.

Anonymous 10227

>>10223
It should be "Anonymity is necessary." Otherwise, namefags and avatarfags can still say "It only encouraged I can ignor it u don controll me lelelelelel ecks dee dee."

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 10228

>>10227
And then they get a short ban with the message: consider this your "strong encouragement"

Anonymous 10229

>>10228
But shouldn't repeat offenders get longer or permanent bans? Kok's made it very clear he doesn't stop because he knows he only gets a short mute.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 10233

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>>10229
>But shouldn't repeat offenders get longer or permanent bans?
I think so.

>Kok's made it very clear he doesn't stop because he knows he only gets a short mute.

>>>/site/10204

Anonymous 10234

>>10229
>>>/anon/146079
Have some confirmation.

Anonymous 10241

I have no problem banning Kok Lord forever. In fact, I support it, but it's not my call.

As far and tags and shit go, I think the mutes should get longer and longer, until they become short bans, which become longer bans, which become permabans.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 10242

>>10241
here's an idea, why not just ban repeat offenders from /anon/?

Anonymous 10243

>>10242
I worded it weird/wrong, but that's what I was getting at. No tags, just escalating mutes and bans.

!!Fluttershy ## Mod 10244

>>10214
Pretty much this >>10219
It was proposed, but we eventually found it useless, considering the namefagging should be kept to a minimum in the first place, what kind of thread would have the "#Names" tag? Cyclic threads? They're not the ones bothering you guys, it's more about the few people who use names for attention and being idiots.

Therefore we're talking about banning names from /anon/ altogether outside of #Cyclic threads, pretty much? The use for that seems limited - not to mention it seems a bit extreme.

As it is, we tend to warn users who cross the lines. Kok Lord already had a few bans, I believe - if he continues, we will take action accordingly, this is not the first case of someone going on a board, disregarding its every community rules without doing anything constructive, for 'epic trollxD' and just for attention.

So unless there's a huge support for names and trips tags, we'll keep to our previous policy. Users like that are very few and it's the small price you pay for more lenient rules, we don't just ban like that.

10249

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i really dont see the point on using a name on a board called: /anon/ to begin with. i know it's good for making art and stuff…

but still… everyone else is anon, why should you use a name there?

i dunno… i dont really post there often, so it's whatever to me. just a thought.

tho to be fair, i dont see why people should flip a shit just because they're using a name.

because well… *ahem* well…
IT'S JUST THE INTERNET, AND IMAGEBOARDS R SRS BUSNESS I GUESS

Anonymous 10250

>>10249
Because it's the biggest and most important part of the board's culture. If you fuck up and say something stupid, you can get called out on it, and not forever be branded as 'the guy that said that stupid shit.' People can speak their minds freely, and they can be criticized freely. It's a trial by fire. You can change your opinions without being haunted by your previous opinions. All ideas are tested. It keeps egotism at bay, because there is no continuing identity to puff up. Anonymous speech is the freest speech. I value that.

10251

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>>10250
okay.

though, tbh i dont care what people label me as. because when leave my compy it wont matter to me in 5 minutes.

and if people are scared to say what they want without a mask on, then maybe they should learn a bit of self-restraint.

10252

Anonymous 10253

>>10251
>and if people are scared to say what they want without a mask on, then maybe they should learn a bit of self-restraint.
I don't think that's what you wanted to say. Not speaking is self restraint.

I get your point, but that's not the world we live in. I also think you're lying if you say that using an identity has never influenced what you say.

Another thing. It also gets rid of cliques. everybody talks about anything. I went to ponychan once. It was a bunch of little clique circle jerks.

Part of the problem here on MLPchan is that /anon/ is the only anonymous board. names/trips are perfectly fine and even encouraged on the other boards. People think they can just pop on over to /anon/ and that being anonymous is just optional. We want people to come visit /anon/, but unless you are a writer or other artist justly deserving some kind of credit and posting original content, leave you name, trip, and avatar at the door. Always leave the avatar at the door actually, there is never an excuse for that on /anon/.

10254

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>>10253
meh, i just use my name to circlejerk tbh

but for actual (which i barely ever do anymore) discussion i go anon.

Anonymous 10255

>>10249
Everyone being anon is part of our culture, and we don't like being told to take that away. Same reason why Americans get upset if you take away their guns or burn their flags.

Kok Lord 10258

I don't see why people care so much. Anonymity doesn't mean your name on an image board is "Anonymous". It means people don't know you. You're not who people think you are on the internet. You can express yourself far more because people don't truly know who you are.

None of you know my actual name, where I am,

Kok Lord 10259

>>10258
I hit the post button. Again.

As I was saying, nobody here really knows me. I'm anonymous, in the literal sense of the word. I also don't change my name because I'm there next to never, and because out of the times I have posted there, just about nobody even noticed.

My point is, why is there reason to care? If I chose to go and make a fool of myself, does it impact your life? No. I honestly don't care who likes me here and who doesn't, so I continue to post under a name for the sake of convenience. If you want to get mad and cry about it, do say. I simply don't care. Just don't act like I'm destroying your board from the inside out.

Because in truth, I'm not. The people who bitch and moan constantly about tripcodes and names do. They're the ones filling threads with off-topic posts if you really get down to it.

So bottom line, perma-ban me from anon. I don't really care. But perhaps it wouldn't matter so much if there was a little more knowledge of who's doing what here. I don't shitpost on /anon/, I occasionally comment on the topic at hand. The problem is when I get pulled into an argument with some anon who feels that I'm ruining everything sacred to them. That's when the shitposting begins.

I don't namefag for attention. I namefag simply because I frequent /oat/ and see no reason to remove my name when I go to a different board for 5 minutes.

Anonymous 10260

>>10259
>I don't namefag for attention. I namefag simply because I frequent /oat/ and see no reason to remove my name when I go to a different board for 5 minutes.
That's not an excuse.

Anonymous 10261

>>10259
>As I was saying, nobody here really knows me. I'm anonymous, in the literal sense of the word.
That's bullshit. You are not just some Random person. You are Kok Lord. You have an ego.that gets bruised. You have to defend your faggotry. If you want to namefag on other boards fine. But the whole point of /anon/ is utter anonymity. Complete. Not even some made up name. It's not about people about knowing who you are in real life. It's about people not knowing who you are AT ALL, not even within the same thread. It's about stripping off all expectations, all pretense. Like I told Milkie Pie, if you say that using the name Kok Lord hasn't effected what you do and say, you're full of shit.

>My point is, why is there reason to care? If I chose to go and make a fool of myself, does it impact your life? No. I honestly don't care who likes me here and who doesn't, so I continue to post under a name for the sake of convenience. If you want to get mad and cry about it, do say. I simply don't care. Just don't act like I'm destroying your board from the inside out.

Like I've said. It's the whole point of the board. If you weren't supposed to post anonymously, it wouldn't be /anon/. When you namefag, you in fact DO undermine what the board is and what it stands for. The one thing you AREN'T supposed to do on /anon/ is the one thing you INSIST on doing.

>Because in truth, I'm not. The people who bitch and moan constantly about tripcodes and names do. They're the ones filling threads with off-topic posts if you really get down to it.

No, you fill threads because of your flamebaiting.

>So bottom line, perma-ban me from anon. I don't really care. But perhaps it wouldn't matter so much if there was a little more knowledge of who's doing what here. I don't shitpost on /anon/, I occasionally comment on the topic at hand.

I hope you do get perma-banned from /anon/.

>The problem is when I get pulled into an argument with some anon who feels that I'm ruining everything sacred to them. That's when the shitposting begins.

It is everything sacred to us. It's the ONLY thing sacred to us. Like I've said before, anonymity is the whole reason for the board, and for it's name.

>I don't namefag for attention. I namefag simply because I frequent /oat/ and see no reason to remove my name when I go to a different board for 5 minutes.

So you're just too lazy to hit backspace, huh? That's downright pathetic.

You're like someone that brings a loaf of day old wonder bread to a homemade pumpernickel convention and says, "Why are you guys mad? Pumpernickel is a pain to make, so I just grabbed this. Stop whining, it's still bread. It doesn't matter."

Anonymous 10262

/anon/ IS getting awfully namefaggy. I'm seeing it everywhere. I try to report what I see, but there is a lot.

I think part of it is all the content being produced. We have several CYOA's, art threads, and generals where keeping track of who is who (like BLOC) is legit. People see the names and think it's OK to just namefag whenever. Honestly, even a lot of that stuff I think is still unnecessary.

Just saw Legendary taking care of business. Thank you.

Kok Lord 10263

>>10261
If people are really this mad, you need to remove names from /anon/ or something. This is almost weird how pissed people are over a name on an image board.

10264

The only reason i postvwith my trip in /anon/ on the rare occasion, is because I cant be bothered to delete it from namefield, then retype it in again for other boards.

For some odd reason I cant find how to copypaste on this touchscreen tablet lol

Anonymous 10265

>>10261
I don't think you're helping the argument when you get mad and rage. You're just making a fool of yourself and making /anon/ look like a cult.

Also, need I remind you that he said he wouldn't argue if people didn't get so amusingly mad?

Anonymous 10266

>>10263
Names on /anon/ have a valid purpose. Your purpose is not valid. You don't even have a purpose. You're just lazy.

Anonymous 10267

>>10265
Did I seem like I was raging? I'm just annoyed.

Anonymous 10268

>>10263
Allow me to explain.
Why were Americans angry when they tried to take away their guns? It can't be for security, because they're giving their criminals guns anyway. From an outsider's perspective, as a britfag, it seems ludicrous. Just like to you, it seems ludicrous that we would want complete anonymity that badly. I can tell now it's because guns were an important element of their culture. They thought guns empowered them, hence people boasting about having guns since they think it makes them stronger. Anonymity is the same for us. Everyone being completely anonymous is a part of who we are, and so we get angry when people take that away.
>>10259
>>10264
Laziness is no excuse.
>>10265
So, he's deliberately baiting now?

Kok Lord 10269

>>10266
You could've said that in the first place, rather than flipping your lid and hitting me with a wall of text.

Anonymous 10270

>>10267
Yes.

>>10268
When isn't he baiting? You should've seen what he did to /v/.

Kok Lord 10271

>>10267
I don't want my guns for that reason. I want my guns because I'm paranoid as fuck, and the more ways to defend myself and my family the better.

>>10267
You seemed like you were going to strangle somebody with your mouse cord.

Anonymous 10272

>>10268
He loves to bait. He admits it.

>>10269
I just work with what you give me. (i.e. your wall of text.)

Anonymous 10273

>>10271
Holy shit we finally agree on something.

Anonymous 10274

>>10271
My point still stands. It's part of who we are.
Also, if you're paranoid, why are you potentially making it possible for people to track you?

Kok Lord 10275

>>10272
Trolling is part of my life. It's how I get through the day. Flush the toilet while dad's in the shower, replace the salt with sugar, etc. It's only natural to carry over onto the internet.
I don't like the term bait. Too much change for me.

>>10273
<3

>>10274
Because you can't track me, nor can anybody else on this board. I don't even think anyone knows how to in the first place here. As for the law, they could track me whether I was anonymous or not. I simply can't stop that, seeing as all of the Tor nodes are pretty much compromised.

Anonymous 10276

>>10270
What he did to /v/ was far worse than namefagging. He knows his way around a bait, you can see that much from the way the whole board was up and flipping out at him. We're probably on the lucky end of this situation, he likes us.

Anonymous 10277

>>10276
Caps?

Anonymous 10278

>>10277
Don't have any, but he pretended to be a swaggot and started an argument over whether Half-Life or CoD was better. People were taking bait no matter how many times the 2 or 3 smart people on the board told them not to.

Anonymous 10279

>>10275
flamebait is an old term. Shortening it to just 'bait' is what's new.

Kok Lord 10280

>>10279
Troll is still my old favourite. Flamebait just about stopped being used in like 2007 I thought.

Anonymous 10282

>>10280
Am I the only anon that kind of likes this guy? He seems like an honest-to-WinXP classic troll. They're a dying breed, just like the old /b/tard generation.

Anonymous 10285

>>10282
Yeah. You are.

Anonymous 10287

>>10282
>Am I the only anon that kind of likes this guy?
yes

Kok Lord 10289

>>10282
Thanks, but even I have to call you out on that one. I grew up in /b/. It's nothing to be proud of. Also, there is no "old /b/tard generation". All of that is lost to the sands of /b/, as it should be. Nob

Anonymous 10290

>>10289
>I grew up in /b/
Who didn't? It's babby's first board.

Anonymous 10291

>>10290
I didn't. /mlp/ was my first board. Nowadays I use here and /tg/.

Kok Lord 10292

>>10290
I mean I started there at age 8 or 9 and left at age 14 when I saw it was fagging up.

Anonymous 10293

>>10292
And yet there are still people who think that the age limit should be obeyed on 4chan.

Kok Lord 10295

>>10293
About 10% of /b/ is above 18 these days.

Why else do you think it would be edge central?

Anonymous 10574

Take em off of /anon/ pls thankee

Anonymous 10575

I BELIEVE IN FORCED ANON.

Anonymous 10576

Forced anon should be forced. The only time I see namefags/tripfags acceptable are in CYOAs, Draw threads, and generals which require like >BLOC.

Anonymous 10577

Force anon is a forced meme.

Anonymous 10578

Gr8 b8 m8, 8/8.

Anonymous 10579

Leave /anon/ as it is now, there's nothing wrong with it.

Anonymous 10580

>>10578
Meant as a reply for >>10577.
>>10579
If you can make something better with no negative repercussions, why not? I support forced anon/ #anon tags.

Anonymous 10581

GUYS

I'VE FUCKING GOT IT.

we get a thread feature
seriously guys
we get a thread feature, where the OP has the ability to, get this, turn the thread forced-anon. Sure you can put names in the input areas, but they won't be shown in that particular thread and you will beseen as anon in the thread, even if you put name info in. same with tripcodes and such.

imagine that guys.

Anonymous 10582

>>10581
…this sounded sarcastic. Do we already have that feature?

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 10589

>>10581
The only problem I can see with that is that is that it will encourage namefagging and tripfagging outside of forced anon threads, as a person can simply say "If the OP wanted us to be anon he would have used the tag"

Anonymous 10591

>>10589
Then we have name and trip tags for threads in which names and trips are permitted, like I suggested in the OP.

Anonymous 10600


>Namefags

"It shouldn't matter about names, who cares? I use them so much, give me your attention mortals

>Anons:

"Because it's stupid as hell, stop being asshats."

Anonymous 10607

Maybe there should be a button you press that makes it so you can't see names and trips? That way, the namefags and tripfags can still have their names, and we'll just block them.


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