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Ponychan-MLPchan Merger >>>/site/15219

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Thread #2 Anonthony!AppLeJAcK. 16809Locked[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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Admiral Yang Wenli 18061

>>18058
>People like Marcy are solidly against the very idea of the /anon/ board
Again, AND?

They're not going to go to /anon/, and their bitching isn't going to influence the staff's decision to leave it alone. They don't like it existing, but there's nothing they really can do about it.

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 18062

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>>18049
/pone/ itself seemed fine the couple times I poked in, but they're awfully shill-y and egotistical whenever any other pony space gets mentioned. It's probably so defensive because it's a new board without a clear reason for existing and so needs to justify itself.

18063

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/anon/ is gonna stay the same board it's always been regardless of who bitches

Anonymous 18064

Trixishy!.TrixiSHY. 18065

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I'm okay with /anon/, it's just another board to me, really. Has its own group of people who have their own fun. If they wanna post outside the board they frequent, that's okay with me.

>>18060
Cool! Can I get your autograph, Toy?

18066

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>>18058
Here's what you do.

If you don't like the /anon/ board, don't go there.

It's surprisingly effective.

Anonymous 18067

>>18062
I've spent some time over at /pone/ and found it almost as slow and lacking in fresh content.

The edginess and attitude is off putting as well.

It's not a place I would want to retreat to if that if things go sour here.

Admiral Yang Wenli 18068

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>>18062
Which in turn leads to people getting defensive like >>18049 .

Probably the only reason I'm not kicking in my heels and dragging my feet against the merger is because fuck the shills. If that was reverse psychology at work, good job.

Anonymous 18069

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space 18070

>>18055
That's silly. /anon/ will pretty much not change at. If some faggot goes there being autistic tell them to fuck off.
I'm with >>18056

>>18067
I like this post. You can exchange /pone/ with any 8chan board and it's still true.

Anonymous 18071

>>18056
I'm convinced if the merger happens, then /anon/ will be hurt in the process.
/anon/ has nothing to gain from this.

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 18072

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>>18061
If enough people took the '/anon/ will ruin everything' attitude, it would pose a problem. But I don't think we're near that threshold.

>>18068
With Jewnicorns you're screwednicorns!

18073

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>>18071
/anon/ has nothing to lose from this either.

It is literally the only board getting absolutely no changes. If anything, /anon/ is the one board that should be least concerned about this merger.

Anonymous 18074

>>18073
Fine. I'll stick around and see how things work out.

Do you think I actually want to go to /pone/? I'd rather stay at MLPchan. I just don't know if I'll be able to.

18075

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>>18071
basically the only thing that could happen is ponychan people come in and do one of two things

a) quietly enjoy the board anonymously
or
b) be their regular tripped selves, in which case they'll be reminded that shit generally doesn't fly there

I might even drop by and rhyme at them again
that was fun

Ghosties!zGiggle1Ws 18076

>>18071
/anon/ won't be hit with any new changes. It will remain as it is.

18077

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>>18074
Why wouldn't you?

Basically almost nothing is changing except some new people are showing up and the name might change. Hardly anything else is going to change from the way it is now.

Anonymous 18078

>>18077
>Hardly anything else is going to change from the way it is now.
I guess we'll see.

Anonthony!AppLeJAcK. 18079

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i want 2 push the button

18080

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>>18078
What do you think is going to change?

Anonymous 18081

>>18080
Asides from the name, I'm not entirely convinced /anon/ will stay.
Also, I like foalcon.

Anonthony!AppLeJAcK. 18082

>>18080
Hey, he's willing to give it a shot, that's good enough for me.

Trixishy!.TrixiSHY. 18083

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>>18079
Push it.

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 18084

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>>18081
You could always, like,
be the foal.

18085

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>>18081
Eh. The foalcon thing is more to prevent the site from getting shut down by the host. 90% of service providers will not allow child porn of any kind, even fictional horse child porn. That really has nothing to do with the merger, that's just internet politics.

We all have to make sacrifices. I wish I could post full nudity on /oat/, but I can't so I don't. If you want foalcon just go to e261 or something.

Anon is not going anywhere, and if some of the new ponychanners go into /anon/ and start shit I will personally go in there and tell them to stop being faggots.

I may not visit /anon/, nor do I like the anon culture, but I will defend it's right to stay here because it deserves to be here as much as any of the other boards do.

Admiral Yang Wenli 18086

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>>18081
Then don't report it.

18087

>>18054
>I don't really think most of the users care about the fandom enough to let that be a big influence on this

this

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 18088

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So I've tallied my internal votes and assembled a list of desirable site names:

>horsepost.net

Hitch your mare up and stay awhile.

>unshornfetlocks.org

For users driven to a riotous lust.

>furrychan

Acknowledging our roots.

>shotachan

Because who doesn't.

>p-ponii-chan!!

M-My legs are moving on their own...

18089

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I still think we should just name it echan and be done with it.

This whole thing is ridiculous.

Anonthony!AppLeJAcK. 18090

>>18089
i think you mean onii-chan

18091

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>>18090
Actually I meant nowyoufuckedupchan.net

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 18092

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>rumblefoal.net
Young, but with potential!

>tirekchan

Absorbing all others.

>themedialring

A horse-themed community suitable for all ages.

>stallionchan

Because we grew up.

>wonderbolt.com

Ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmygo-osh!

Anonymous 18093

>>18091
danchan.net
What's going to happen to the MLPchan domain name?

18094

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>>18093
If we named it danchan.net, Dan Sparkle's ego would consume the universe.

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 18095

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>>18093
Seriously, anon, call Kenny Loggins, because you're in the Danger Zone

Anonymous 18096

>>18094
>>18095
What did I do?

!FlamehpHHA 18097

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Fen !GUARD5kv/U 18098

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>Not going with horsekun

You guys all suck at names.

>>18093
thony is apparently keeping it in reserve in case of fecal matter hitting the rotary device.

Anonthony!AppLeJAcK. 18099

>>18098
well, we need to redirect to the new domain anyways.

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 18100

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>>18098
...princesschan?

Anonymous 18101

guys
what about horsecuckchan
it sounds like horsecock, it has the meme word of the month, and it's sfw
it's brilliant I tell you

18102

tendieschan

Anonthony!AppLeJAcK. 18103

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Alexandrite!!H6elX4kPjy 18104

>>18103
The apple makes it look like a mad sun.

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 18105

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>>18101
So is the implication that we are male and have a wife and go to Equestria and then when we come back we discover our wife is pregnant with satyr?

And then naturally we raise the satyr as our own child and continue vacationing in Equestria on a regular basis.

Anonymous 18106

>>18105
Exactly, isn't that what horsechans are all about?

Awesome eel 18107

>>18103
PUSH IT !

Anonymous 18108

How bout we have IP but two domains that redirect to it.

We then save the referrer in a cookie or something.

Then we read that cookie when people go to the site and it personalizes it as MLPchan or Ponychan. Also a settings switch.

Anonymous 18109

>>18108
That's not really united though, that's two chans sharing the same space. I say decide on a name. How about something as simple as horsechan, is that taken?

Anonthony!AppLeJAcK. 18111



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