Moony was taken by surprise to arrive online and see a, granted, draft document on how a merger would look like. Thought the plan was already decided.
He hastily called against it and was less than diplomatic about it.
However, it would have been salvable if others didn't feel the need to call him out on powerhungry egocentrism and just say "fudge it, you take your shitty board and have fun with it." RAGE-QUIT!
I don't think it's fair to blame Moony for everything.
34 was mainly unsure that it would sit well with the respective userbases, a thought not only reserved to ponychan moderation, mind you.
At that, I wonder how mlpchan would feel about the merger anyways?
A lot of people have fled ponychan over disagreements and I don't really see anyone on here calling to get back to ponychan and the moderation. Well, it would be a joint board, but let's say we don't get the reverse and ponychan staff is dismantled, the moderation would probably happen under a combined resolution with ponychan and mlpchan rules and enforced by a share of mods on as well ponychan and mlpchan.
Especially now with the more racy /mlp/ folks finding a new haven on mlpchan, would a merger really work out? /mlp/ considers ponychan as autism central and loathes its regulation (isn't the joke that ponychan is why /mlp/ turned to crap?)
On a side issue, there is that detail about porn which makes mlpchan rather peculiar. Ponychan has always kept the principle of not allowing porn on the board in which form whatsoever. Granted, more a sentimental thing than a necessary one (barring the fact that webfaction states to not allow porn on the hosted site)
So should there be a merger ever, the porn issue is a sore point.
Did mlpchan at the time think that through?
Well, I don't know how much pride has been hurt on both sides to dream of re-negotiations, perhaps better announced and people told to not act on impulses. The last negotiations were plenty hurtful, so I'd think that can account for an understandable rejection.
I hope though that we can look at this a more with some goodwill and understand that some things said were more of strongly worded surprise and not like >>7856
with the idea that some people are powerhungry madman and one of the sides is just a spawn point of hell.