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/general/ board? Anonymous 13242

As anyone who regularly browses /anon/ knows, we have a FUCKTON of "general" threads. Let me paint a picture:

We have recurring separate generals for all of the following: Scat, piss, farts, diapers, and "ass worship".

Then there's milky, fluffy, unbirthing, satyrs, general clop (basically massive porn dumps without a specific topic).

I don't have a problem with generals, there are some I actually write for, but I feel like they really clog up /anon/ and it would make more sense for them to have their own board.

And not only that, but some of them probably scare off newcomers, which would be a good thing if we were /mlp/, but we're not, and we need more traffic, at least a little more.

If we moved all the generals to a new, specific board, I think discussion about things such as music, video games, movies/TV, the actual show, etc. would thrive on /anon/.

And generals from /oat/ would be welcome too, such as tulpa threads or /b/ and friends.

Do you think this is a good/bad idea?

Oh and also–can we PLEASE make it so RP threads have to stay on /rp/? There's a new one like every night on /anon/, I don't get why when there's a whole board for it.

Anonymous 13244

>>13242
>We have recurring separate generals for all of the following: Scat, piss, farts, diapers, and "ass worship".
Wow. I hate this community.

Anonymous 13245

>>13244

You're missing the point…

13246

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not entirely a good idea and ill tell you why. it wont really do anything for increasing traffic. they'll stay in serial/generals regardless. in fact they'll just stay on that board and nowhere else to even hardly lurk

i wish we had more traffic on /oat/, myself, but this will only change if people decide to branch out of fucking serials and generals

TGSB !SWAGOLYINE 13247

>>13242
>I don't get why when there's a whole board for it.
/anon/ rp is really spontaneous IC posting with pony sexytiems a lot. /rp/ rp is structured canons and they have to go offsite for ERP.

Opening up /rp/ to NSFW might fix it, but not sure how well that'd fly.

Anonymous 13248

>>13242
Sure a board just for generals would be nice but it would also be highly selfish to split a board up like that, unless most of the user base wanted it.

Anonymous 13249

I think part of the reason there is no /general/ is some are SFW and most others aren't. Though it might just be time for this site to give up on the whole SFW thing. No one seems to care much about it.

Anonymous 13250

>>13249

Why not just add the #Mature tag to the /general/ board?

>>13248

I'm really not trying to be selfish, I honestly thought it was a decent idea. But if it's bad, that's fine I guess.

Anonymous 13251

>>13246

Traffic is a fair point but the whole thing about generals is that they all already have a dedicated sub-userbase of "followers" and writers and artists etc.

I don't think generals would be any slower on their own board, and with them gone from /anon/ I just feel like their would be more room for "unconventional" discussion or creativity there.

I just wish there was some way for us to be something other than "/mlp/ with porn".

Anonymous 13252

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The proposed solution was tried on Ponychan, and not very well liked. It prevents people from seeing a thread and taking a natural interest.

I like the current solution (threads past the 'bump limit' can still bump, but only about twice a day) because it keeps long-running threads from hogging the front page without making them completely hidden.

Anonymous 13253

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>do you think this is a good/bad idea?
I think it's a good idea. It's not going to happen though.

>can we please make it so RP threads have to stay on /rp/?

Just report the niggas and put "tell these fags to go to /rp/" in the reason box.
>>13252
>prevents people from seeing a thread and taking a natural interest
How? If people want to join serials they would know where to go and if serialfags wanted to leave their serial they would know where to go. It's just clicking to a different board, not rocket science.

My problem with the current system is that it completely disregards the standard *chan format of "alright, let's move this thread off the front page so new topics can be made and discussed". Being able to have a thread on autosage bounce back to the top flambés my fallawhoppers because literally no other chan does that because it misses the point of why the systems work like they do.

Oh, and it doesn't matter if those threads are hidden because the people who actually give a shit about serials are already in them. I don't want to feed more users to those stupid threads because there are way too many who flat out NEVER come out. While I would be fine with a serial board, the one thing I would absolutely love to see is the complete and total outlawing of serial threads because I'm a massive dick who hates fun I don't approve of.

But seriously, I hate them because they lead to the inevitable stagnation and fragmentation of board culture and overall traffic by segmenting people into different sub-groups where they will have very little interaction between each other.

Ghosties!zGiggle1Ws 13265

>>13242
>Oh and also–can we PLEASE make it so RP threads have to stay on /rp/? There's a new one like every night on /anon/, I don't get why when there's a whole board for it.

While I agree on this point, the idea of /anon/ is that it's anything goes.

!!Derpy 13267

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One of the things MLPchan was kind of founded on was the idea of avoiding that very thing. I mean that's why our coder has worked so hard on things like cyclic threads and the way thread bumping works beyond a certain number of posts.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 13268

They tried that on ponychan once. I think it was called /gala/.
It led to less traffic because people holed up in the serials and stopped posting in the main boards.

>>13253
>Just report the niggas and put "tell these fags to go to /rp/" in the reason box.
We'd just dismiss the report as it's not against any rules.
God knows there's times I'm tempted to move all /anon/'s show discussion to /pony/

Anonymous 13272

>>13268

>God knows there's times I'm tempted to move all /anon/'s show discussion to /pony/


Please, PLEASE don't do that.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 13276

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>>13272
I won't

13292

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>>13268
Is called /gala/. It's still the system in use over there. As one of the one's who likes to hole up in a serial, it works quite well. Doesn't really matter where the serial thread is; if I'm not coming out, I'm not coming out.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 13293

>>13292
But you do come out.

Anonymous 13294

>>13293
Yes, they do. But if you go into basically any serial RIGHT NOW you will see plenty of names you will not see anywhere else on the entire website.

13295

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>>13293
Not over there I don't. I stay in my nice cozy serial thread. I don't even know what kind of horrors await me other it. Even here, I never venture past the front pages of /site/ /oat/ and /pony/ and even that is mostly to hiss in Anonthony's direction.

Anonymous 13296

>>13293
>>13276
>>13268

Hey, there are two threads I reported on /anon/ like yesterday because they are basically generals that some newfag made before the previous ones had gotten anywhere near the bump limit, and they need to be locked/deleted. It's been days. Can you do something about it? Here are the threads that need to go:

https://mlpchan.net/anon/res/337387.html

and

https://mlpchan.net/anon/res/337404.html

Most of the board already hates us, we don't need extra threads.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 13298

>>13296
Alrighty. I'll see what can be done.


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