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Ponychan-MLPchan Merger >>>/site/15219

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Merger Proposal !!Applejack ## Admin 15219Locked[View All]

The staff has been talking about what we could do to make this place a little more fun and help it grow. We have many active and dedicated users, but we recognize that we're not growing quite as we once were. We've come up with a plan that we believe to benefit everyone involved.

The Ponychan and MLPchan staffs are proposing a merger between the two sites. MLPchan was created in response to Ponychan policies of the time. We believe that since then, our differences have decreased, and those that remain are worth setting aside to unify the community. (See >>16137 for more information.)

The proposal you'll see below was composed by the staff members of both sites, who all had equal say and opportunity to discuss, suggest, edit and review all the things which went into it. And while collectively we came to agreement in principle on the matter, neither of us would go forward with such a change without bringing the community into the discussion beforehand to make sure our belief that it would be agreed to as well by the majority was correct, and to hammer out more details and concerns or suggestions for making it a reality.

We all know many of you care deeply about this community and would want the best for it, and we will do everything we can to address everything you bring up. Please remember that this is a /site/ thread for a serious discussion - remain civil and open-minded so that we can have an effective conversation about the matter.

The details of the proposal, as written by the staffs:

Site structure
"Ponychan.net" would be the name of the site.
The site's current servers and web host will be retired, and the site will be hosted on the dedicated server currently employed by MLPchan.
Kusaba will be slain, and MLPchan’s codebase will be used, with all of Ponychan's current themes and functionality added.
Both Ponychan and MLPchan archives saved and merged.
Site funding and responsibility by Anonthony, has no official status, position, or authority.
A fresh slate will be given for current bans for all but the most serious cases.

Staff Position Name Trip

Community Admin Fenolio !!Shining Armor
Systems Admin Macil !!Luna

Moderator Admiral Yang !!?
Moderator Astra Bolt !!Twilight Sparkle
Moderator Crimson Risk !!Rarity
Moderator Ghosties !!Gilda
Moderator Mellowbloom !!?
Moderator Nimble !!Pinkie Pie
Moderator Rainbro !!Rainbow Dash
Moderator Soarin/HB !!Soarin
Moderator TPWPF !!Fluttershy

Developer Zeke !!Sweetie Belle

An administration of Macil and Fenolio, both highly respected and extremely capable, would wield full authority, with no ownership issues above them, would be well positioned to caretake for the community and lead it into the future. The moderation team, comprised of a mix of both sites’ current moderators, is experienced and even-keeled. While you may notice several existing staff from both sites are not listed, it was to maintain an appropriate mod-team size, have timezone coverage, and be comprised of the more active and experienced individuals.

Inkwell has chosen to step down for reasons unrelated to this merger, although his departure has highlighted the need for a changeup in the how the site is run.

Board layout

Board Type Name Description
Infrastructure /site/ site issues and questions
Infrastructure /arch/ chan archive (both sites archives saved and included)
Infrastructure /all/ configurable combination of boards on a single page

Discussion /pony/ mlp related discussion
Discussion /oat/ any topic
Discussion /anon/ any topic, anonymous-based - mature-content tagged, hidden by default threads allowed
Discussion /chat/ off-topic serial threads

Creative /rp/ roleplay and rp discussion
Creative /pic/ pic galleries, dumps and so on
Creative /fan/ 'fanwork' board; writing, collaboration, art, etc with tags

Unlisted /moon/ Banishment board (linked in ban page and rules page)
Unlisted /test/ for testan

Wordfilters
Completely clean slate; none to be employed on /site/, /rp/ and /anon/; a small number to be added as demand warrants on the social boards /oat/ and /chat/.

Rules
Global rules (violation will result in a site-wide ban)
Disruptive behaviors that prevent others from engaging in a thread are prohibited.
Stalking, harassment, or posting of others' personal information are prohibited.
Do not post anything illegal under U.S. or U.K. law
No pornography or overtly sexual images outside of /anon/
Pornography and overtly sexual images depicting minors (including drawings) are not allowed anywhere on the site.
No gore or images of extreme violence outside of /anon/
No spamming of this site or any other
No malicious impersonation of other users
The moderation staff reserves the right to enforce both the letter and
the spirit of these rules.

Board rules
/site/
On-topic board about the site itself.

/pony/
All threads on this board are to be related to ponies, the show, the films, comics and so on in some way.
Do not derail threads tagged as "Serious" or "Show Discussion".

/oat/
Do not derail threads tagged as "Serious".

/anon/
This is MLPchan’s anonymous culture board. Names are generally discouraged.
NSFW threads and images must be posted under a “Mature” tag, a feature unique to this board.
Underage NSFW content (including loli and foalcon) is not allowed even under a mature tag

/chat/
This is a board for serial threads (threads with more-or-less static groups of posters that are frequently remade). Non-serial threads should be posted on /oat/, /anon/, or /pony/ as appropriate. Use of the [ #cyclic] tag in the OP will enable your thread to delete old posts when it goes over 500 and last indefinitely without hitting a limit.
Keep the drama to a minimum.

/rp/
No ERP/cybering.
Do not post in RP threads that you are not a part of without the permission of the OP, unless they are tagged as "Open".
If a thread is marked "Closed", do not post in it for any reason unless you are a part of that RP
Please adhere to the rules of the particular RP that you are in.
Roleplay canons are allowed to create their own rules and police members as long as they follow the site rules.

/pic/
All image dumps should be MLP-related.
NSFW images are not allowed on this board. All NSFW content should be posted in /anon/ with the “Mature” tag. (Or do people want #mature tags on /pic/?)
Before posting new threads, please make sure there is not already an existing thread on the same topic. Duplicate threads make the board disorganized and redundant.

/fan/
Please post only fan-created works on this board. Official show content (videos, writing, etc...) should be posted on /pony/. Official show merchandise may be posted/discussed here.

/vinyl/, /g/
Should they exist, or just be subsumed into /oat/? We feel the above structure would be best for the community, but we are looking for the community’s input.

-EDIT- Early replies to this thread were temporarily lost because of a mistake, but will be restored: >>15814
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Anonymous 16759

>>16751

Here is a place where you can do anything you want, but there are no people there to fuck it up for you:

http://tinyurl.com/ofv5jsx

16760

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>>16753
I stated that I personally do not like the anon philosophy but the reality is that there is nothing wrong with it.

How is that 'against' anons? What I like or dislike is irrelevant to what is real, and I was pretty sure I made that clear.

Anonymous 16761

>>16751
I usually go to places to talk about whatever my interests are with other people.

I like anonymity because it lets me voice an opinion, rather than in the real world where I have to hold it until I really know the person, and then usually have to fake caring or fake having a conflicting opinion, or just ignore it.
'Course you can do the same with a trip, but trips are the same as anonimity except that you are known in your little bubble. You still can change your trip if ever you like.

16762

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>>16758
Then play single player games.

Anonymous 16763

>>16760
Then what he fuck is 'real'?
You just ranted against anons then said 'yeah well they can both abuse'.

Anonthony!AppLeJAcK. 16764

Reel it in back to the original topic please.

Anonymous 16765

>>16762
Wow, amazing solution.
Thanks for dodging faggot.

Anonymous 16766

I am anon due to a weird-ass personal problem that no one else in the entire world has. I am not doing it to get away with shit i wouldn't be able to with a name.

16767

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>>16763
>But my opinions on anonymous posting are irrelevant, and it doesn't mean people should stop doing it. All I'm saying is that both tripcodes and anonymous posting can be abused by individuals, and one is not inherently better than the other.

Read, please.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 16768

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Why are people talking about /anon/?

Anonymous 16769

>>16764

Indeed.

So who likes pie?

Anonymous 16770

>>16768

Loosely related to the concept of /anon/ existing on the new website and its merits.

16771

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>>16768
Because some anons got butthurt and said tripcode users get special treatment, which is not true.

Awesome eel 16772

Hey guys, I'm back, so from what's going so far, I think it will be a good thing.

Anonymous 16773

>>16765
In toybox's defense, your stuff is weird as fuck.

16774

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so i was wondering.

will out threads made here be transferred to there?

and there threads transferred to here

if thats been answered forgive me. i been rather busy

16775

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>>16764
But in it's way, isn't trips vs. anon the real original topic that has defined our community since Inception?

Anonymous 16776

>>16767
So you don't like anons, but what's real is they are equal. So where did that get us?

>>16771
>animosity
>lecoolface condescending reaction pic

Anonymous 16777

We shouldn't take Ponychan's name. Ponychan has a bad name with a lot of bad stuff attached to it. Besides, it makes it feel less like a merger on equal grounds, and more like a takeover.
MLPonychan is still my vote.

Anonymous 16778

>>16773
What?

16779

>>16777
i agree w/ this

plus it will be a domain on a clean slate

less annoying spammers

16780

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>>16776
Apparently it got us to a bunch of you yelling at me because I have opinions you don't like.

16781

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>>16777
Faust visited Ponychan. We should honor her and keep the name.

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 16782

Anonymous 16783

I think we should take it to a vote on whether the name of the site should be ponychan or mlpchan or other - one poll for both sites - and if the winner is other, then we should start gathering suggestions and voting on the names both administrators feel is a viable alternative.

Anonymous 16784

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>>16778
Your stance on social matters online.
It's weird as balls.
I think it might be just you for the most part.
Or at least, the way you described it was poor.
>>16781
Faust is a faggot. Panzerschreck master race.

Anonymous 16785

Although i'd still be cool with just using the name ponychan, because it is LITERALLY a superficial difference.

16786

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>>16783
We did.

The majority seems to want pone.net

(Well, technically they want horse.co.ck, but that is probably not going to happen.)

Anonymous 16787

>>16783
I don't really like that idea, since Ponychan is a bigger site.

Besides, a merging of the two names is no doubt better.

Awesome eel 16788

>>16774
Me too, I've been jumping left and right and doing the best of my ability for diplomacy.

Anonymous 16789

>>16780
No, it's because you're a faggot and an ass and a prime reason I fear for this merger.

Awesome eel 16790

>>16777
Sounds good to me.

16791

>>16774
i know the archives and stuff are being taken. im not sure about the general threads though, probably not

16792

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>>16783
I have a radical idea. No matter the outcome, people are going to bitch. 30 polls later, we'll still be bitching. So Anonthony and the other guy should just pick one, tell us that's the way it's going to be, and let the bitching commence. It will save time. Then eventually we'll all learn to accept it, like we did with Twilight's wings and if not, something worse for us to bitch at will come along like Rainbow Power.

Anonymous 16793

Anonthony!AppLeJAcK. 16794

>>16789
>she already posts on the same site as you

Awesome eel 16795

>>16785
Don't underestimate a stigma, even artificial/superficial one. I've seen many website making that fatal mistake.

16796

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>>16791
ah okies

makes sense

Anonymous 16797

>>16786

For one - that goes straight to the second poll without doing the first necessary one to select between ponychan mlpchan or other. For two - did everybody on both sites know about that poll? And for three, none of those names was first vetted by the administrators of both sites to make it into the final voting. Like, we're not going to be fucking named horse.co.uk. That is clever - not viable.

16798

graff, you need to calm down, sir

16799

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>>16789
You will never see me in /anon/, so I have no idea what you're concerned about.

Anonthony!AppLeJAcK. 16800

everybody R - E - L - A - X

16801

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>>16798
Oh, is that Graff? That explains everything then.

Anonymous 16802

>>16792

See:

>>16785

However it is WORTH CONSIDERING that since this really is a completely new site, that it might be a valuable symbolic gesture to create a new name to solidify in peoples minds that the site is neither mlpchan nor ponychan alone.

16803

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relax DONT DO IT

When you want to go to it Relax don't do it

when you want to gooooooo!!!

16804

>>16800
STOP TELLING ME WHAT TO DO MOM.

GOD

Awesome eel 16806

>>16800
Thony, I'm relaxed, can you bring the anchovies pizza.

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 16807

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Anonymous 16808

>>16794
>she
woah, okay let me restate. It' because she's a bitch and an ass and instead of 'yelling' posts lecool reaction pic.

>>16799
Yeah, I think shi got swerved too much. You're opinion on anons though is toxic and exactly what leads to the bullshit circlejerk dictatorship we constantly see.

Anonthony!AppLeJAcK. 16812

NEW THREAD. MAX REPLIES REACHED.

>>16809
>>16809
>>16809


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