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Ponychan-MLPchan Merger >>>/site/15219

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A ponychan merger? Artee!V1bM0d5Fdc 9135Locked[View All]

Because last thread left me with a bitter after taste.
What does mlpchan think should ponychan and mlpchan merge into a single entity again?
Not saying it will definitely happen. But knowing there is community support can help.
What can it potentially mean?
* /anon/ or /free/ would most definitely keep existing in its current form (with NSFW content labels enabled
* a new board structure might be laid out again to accomodate both communities
* staff might be mixed.ponychan moderators in this commynity too
* Ponychan will obviously transplant its culture here too as communities mixed
* a satisfying for both staffs list of community rules will probably be discussed. (though in all fairness I don't see big differences here)
So, should mods be capable of finding eachother in the merger, would the mlpchan community be positive about the idea?
Again,I'mnot promising anything about the cooperation of ponychan staff on the idea.
An official, public discussion thread for the staffs has been opened. >>>/test/361
Please do not post in this thread, but you may read all the staff responses.

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Mondo!HaltMondoQ 9668


Depends on who you ask, but there are several fairly valid complaints about things he's done in the past. I'm sure someone else can and will recite them better than me, so I will allow them to chime in.


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oh okay. thanks

Macil!/5s/Techmk ## Admin 9672

We're putting the merger discussions on hold. I've heard a lot of concern from within our staff and externally about the recent presence of Orange at Ponychan. His administration played the key part in our decisions that lead us to make this site. People can change over time of course, but we're not willing to bet our site on it yet.

Admiral Yang Wenli 9673

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Hm. I'd be personally for trusting him, but Ponychan is still looking for new mods after a series of issues, so I don't think that right now is the best time even if he could be confirmed as good to go.

Saikar!Grey.ey6E6 9674


It was all fun and games for a bit, but that… person… is officially getting in the way now. Unacceptable.

Admiral Yang Wenli 9676

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Yeah, I know a lot of people feel that way. That's why I said personally. I'm a pretty forgiving person unless it is shown to be a consistent issue. As far as I can tell, Orange was just fine for most of the site's life, and I'm not really down for condemning him for a relatively short period. But again, that's just my naive, trusting soul.

And the fact is, the most likely scenario is that Orange isn't involved in the new site in an administrative capacity.

Anonymous 9678

Want he there for the beginning? I always thought he was one of the oldest people there

Artee!V1bM0d5Fdc 9680

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so any chance for the alternative and keep a friendly relationship and possible cooperation on stuff with mlpchan in the meanwhile?

Admiral Yang Wenli 9681

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No, I should go to people who were on /meta/ and /site/ before me. There aren't many left that are older than me. I just ignored site politics until it became too loud to ignore.

Anonymous 9682


I was under the impression that admiral had been here since nearly the beginning of ponychan

Admiral Yang Wenli 9683

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Yeah, I have been. I was one of the first ones on the boat for MLPchan too, even though I left here for reasons a while back.

Anonymous 9684

So does this mean we are on official "wait and see if he's changed", or is it a hardline no?

Saikar!Grey.ey6E6 9685

In case you weren't aware, he's kind of a big deal.

Admiral Yang Wenli 9687

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Wait and see. Nearly everyone on both sides wants the merger to go through. Nobody knows what Orange wants, though and many don't want to have to deal with him.

Oh hush.

Mondo!HaltMondoQ 9688


I ignored site politics for a very long time. We all get pulled in eventually, though.


The stance on that no doubt depends on exactly who you talk to.

Anonymous 9689


Well, duh. He's an admiral.

Admiral Yang Wenli 9690

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Which is to say you hope it's a wait and see?

Anonymous 9691

If he stays in his current position, then I think we should go through, but if he takes head admin back, then I understand not going through with it

Macil!/5s/Techmk 9692

Of course, I hope we can continue working together on inter-site things as we've had.

Mondo!HaltMondoQ 9693


If we actually merged, he'd be joint admin at best. Even if he was everything people were afraid of, damage would be somewhat mitigated by that fact.

He's also currently not acting as admin at all, but that is a possible change in the future, depending.

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 9694

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>joint admin

Hell no.

Anonymous 9695


One wonders what the point of posting with an admin tag was then.


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Gonna just weigh in as well since I've been lurking all day
No Orange
He gets too personal, and is egocentric, and rules out of fear. I wanted the merger, but now that he's back on the scene I don't want him near my chan

Anonymous 9697

To make what he says official probably

Anonymous 9700

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This is more for moderation ego stroking bsns than it's for the pepole using the sight
The cons ought weigh the pros in nearly every aspect.

>Nearly everyone on both sides wants the merger to go through.
Holy shit, based on what merrit?
Nearly no one hangs out on the site disscution boards.
You can't take the opinions of the 7+ people ITT and claim that everyone is for it.
All this >implying, holy shit

Admiral Yang Wenli 9701

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I'm referring to the mods, not the users.

Anonymous 9702

Shouldn't, you know the people have any say in this?
No one cares about what the mods think, people care about what the mods do

Arte!V1bM0d5Fdc 9706

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adding, I don't know if this was word from ponychan.
I respect and see reason in mlpchan's decision. But I don't want ponychan named as the one who headstrongly refused to make any concessions this time either.

Anonymous 9708

>replaced them with two shitty mods
>you stopped progressing on cutting down your enormous level of dead board bloat that we've long mocked at /mlp/

these two are opinions and demands and maybe a problem with the attitude here

As for Orange, he actually owns the site. Not much Ponychan can do about that atm.

Artee!V1bM0d5Fdc 9709

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opinions, opinions

Mondo!HaltMondoQ 9710


To be fair, they're relatively popular opinions and those decisions are still looked at strangely by several members of even Ponychan's community.

Definitely right about Orange, though. No amount of effort on our part would actually separate us from him. His coming back is something that we couldn't have prevented or avoided in any way.

Mondo!HaltMondoQ 9712


It was discussed in a thread for quite some time, the thread was simply deemed past its life cycle. So is this one, to be honest. Mostly just a lot of repetition. If people wanted to chime in regarding the merger back on /meta/ then they are almost certainly welcome to.

Artee!V1bM0d5Fdc 9714

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A thread, might I add, that I made in consequence of the /meta/ talks.

Mondo!HaltMondoQ 9715


The thread where the merger was being discussed was also off topic. Unless it was deleted, the thread I'm talking about is the one from Moony decrying the lack of a spark in the community.

Mondo!HaltMondoQ 9716


And it was not. The whole 750 page monstrosity is still there.



I was gonna make a thread yesterday…but then the whole "official declaration" happened. Do you want me to make one? What do you want me to say?

Artee!V1bM0d5Fdc 9720

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I feel like I seem to piking fights with this place.
again, utmost respect for Anonthony and all.

But please direct me to mlpchan's thread asking the community's input on the merger.

Pezzy !KkBITCHjtY 9721

To be fair, if people's opinions are that the new mods are shitty without actually seeing issues with how they've been modding, that opinion's almost worth as much as the shit I just took this morning.

I mean if they actually do turn out to be fuckups and cause problems then that's something, but bitching without anything actually happening to bitch about is just stupid.


I just feel like a progress report and an explanation to them should happen sometime

Anonymous 9723



Well if anyone makes it…do it

I am leaving so I cant do it very soon

Mondo!HaltMondoQ 9726


If talks had gone any further the users at large would've been notified and questioned about their opinions, but they didn't, haven't, and possibly won't.


There were some legitimate complaints floating around, even if I don't entirely agree with them. There are unquestionably choices that could be pretty quickly recognized as bad, without waiting for confirmation through their actions as a mod. I'm sure everyone can name at least one person whose past makes them seem like a bad idea.

Anonymous 9727

the concerns are invalid in a vacuum. Neither mod has proven untrustworthy and haven't really been around long enough to warrant distaste.

Anonymous 9729


Pezzy !KkBITCHjtY 9731

Oh, they can have concerns, but it's just a concern. However, the concerns I've seen people give don't have shit to do with how they'll be as a mod, so I don't think that pic is actually relevant. I was surprised as hell that Astra was modded, I don't even know who the other guy is, but saying that you know enough to be sure they'll be shit (which I assume the pic meant) is just pretentious. You have a guess, not based on relevant actions, that's not the same as looking at an ass and assuming shit's coming out of it.

Anonymous 9732

it is a fact that they have not been mods long.

it is a fact that you can't make a valid or rational statement based on the fact that they have not been around long enough to actually be bad.

You appeal to emotion rather than facts. You have nothing with which to base your statement on. Literally nothing as there is no data to point to that backs up your assertion.

Pezzy !KkBITCHjtY 9734

Fact: this was brought up by MLPchan people

Anonymous 9735

fact: this was brought up in relation to whether to merge with MLPchan or not. Apparently it is relevant to some people on MLPchan, even if their assertions are based on zero data.

Artee!V1bM0d5Fdc 9737

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Again, made by me as a consequence of discussions on /meta/.

on /site/, the equivalent of /meta/.

Not much different fromwhat ponychan had actively going by then.
but yes, ponychan staff stuff should be on /meta/, not on /site/.

I think I can request a lock on this thread now too, since the talks are postponed.

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