I would totally love to debate that. I will like to ask a question first.
Why did people leave ponychan? Was it really a community issue? Or was it more of an issue with the way the staff was run.
Now, over at the ponychan side, I really don't see a lot of hatred for MLPchan's community aside from a few regulars and here I don't see a lot of hatred with the Ponychan community aside a few regulars. Its more a distaste for how Ponychan is run and a distaste over the creation of MLPchan.
Also, I was there for the merge talks as well, I remember the major reasons why it was against and it was a fear of overly harsh moderation, orange coming back, and mods fighting about stuff on both sides. Well the moderation can be calmed down in negotiations, Orange has a co owner so he can step down with someone in place, and mods who freaked out are no longer in place on the ponychan side.
Now I really think something moot said in the livestream is right, you cannot base a site on "not being 4chan". If the only issue here is the userbases not liking each other than I feel that that is exactly that. We aren't ponychan and the only reason we aren't merging is because we don't like ponychan. It could be the same on their side, but I really don't know, I should ask them. Is this a misinterpretation of what you are saying, because it seems like you feel the community and the staff just don't like each other, and as a user of both sites, I really feel most of this animosity is due to the sites themselves not the actual people in them.
and sometimes you just gotta push things through if they are worth it, and I would like to know why the things I said earlier don't counteract the negatives, or if they aren't true.>>11137
that's not ponychan. I haven't seen that used there unironically in a while aside from the passing 12 year old for a while.>>11136
Yeah, I know we are but you are missing the bigger picture, our posting rates are barely over half our yearly average. Its close now, but its fallen a lot.
and if you want to iron out a niche, I'd like to hear what niche you have in mind, because it seems like you guys are going for "the place for everybody whether you like NSFW or not" and ponychan is going for "the place where you just don't post NSFW but may or may not like it" seems a bit close.
It has nothing to do with them being a slight bit faster, its us passing them up by a longshot then falling off in posting rapidly.