Since I myself am not an artist or a universal chan historian, I hope we will get this thread running well enough with experienced people to assemble enough information for a decent timeline graphic, maybe with pictures too.
/co/, the Comic & Cartoon board on 4chan discovers Generation 4 of My Little Pony. Threads start appearing on other boards like wildfire. The Random board /b/ establishes shitposting threads with pony Images. Eventually, the entire site is engulfed.
MLP-Fim is sturning into a forced meme due to the viral marketing on 4chan. The situation gets so much out of hand that any form of MLP related content is banned globally from the entire site.
The term "Brony" is created for male adult fans of this cartoon.
After a failure to create an unbiased News and Current Event related board on 4chan, /pol/ is created as a center for political discussion. A Rule is put in place to keep political threads contained there.
The global Ban of Pony Content on 4chan is lifted. /mlp/ is being created as a containment board. Global Rule 15 is establish, that forbids the posting of ponies outside of /mlp/. A number of Pony Thread simulators become popular on Youtube and get view numbers in the 6 figures. >rape becomes a meme due the highly sexualized board culture.
/mlp/ is enjoying season 2 and 3 of MLP-FIM and becomes a popular board full of greentext, pornposting, funposting and horsefucker memes.
/pol/ Users sow the first seeds of redpilling into the board. Controversial Content of sexual nature is created and praised almost around the clock with little to no presence of Moderators.
The season finale of season 3 happens, /mlp/ is at its performance peak and broken apart by massive drama over the new wings of the main character Twilights Sparkle. The board shall never reach this much traffic ever again.
Lauren Faust, who had been fired from her job as a show designer since the end of season 2, visits /mlp/ despite controversy and posts a proof of her ligitimacy on twitter.
2 Ask-me-anything threads on /mlp/ ensues resulting in massive ass kissing. Moot himself joins the threads as well as a number of attention whoring E-celebs from the Brony Community.
/mlp/ is overrun with newfags. Moot issues a new decree for a stricter board moderation. Porn threads as well as a number of beloved content threads of the /mlp/ community are inreedeemably banned as a result of this.
The first Scruffening, a massive mod driven censor-power trip unfolds itself. /mlp/ is deleted down to less than 3 catalog pages.
an exclave community of /mlp/ horsefuckers congregate on a pony room on the public draw site flockmod. A drawing of a white pony is being left unsupervized and becomes victim of a group of underage griefers who draw dicks and swastikas all over the board.
Aryanne is being born out of this accident. She would eventually be adopted by the amateur creator of the damaged picture and drawn in the seemingly violated likeness for many times to come.
/mlpol/ is being namedropped and predicted by an artfag from an Aryanne thread with a ponified Niggerwalk comic. A community starts to form around the pony with interest in shitposting, memes and politics.
Aryanne threads are being posted several times per month, angering the apolitical and pro-leftist crowd on /mlp/. People start calling for bans, which sometimes do happen, but never persist.
The SJW Indiegame Developer Zoe Quinn causes the eruption of the Gamergate Crisis. All of 4chan is being split apart due to the webwide controversy, in particular /v/ and /pol/. The pro-SJW mods on 4chan globally ban any Gamergate related discussion from the site and supress Freedom of Speech.
Large portions of users migrate towards 8chan to get away from the opressive 4chan moderation. /pone/ is founded and becomes the major pony board on 8chan. The first Aryanne thread on 8chan is created shortly after, eventually culminating in Aryanne being declared the First of the three board mascots.
Christopher Poole plays his last prank on the site that grew to hate him and turns /pol/ into a tumblr-like nightmare on drugs. /pol/ harbor happens and causes a big migration of /pol/ regulars towards 8chan.
8chan /pol/ and /gamergate/ become the most important boards on 8chan.
Due to permanent sound spam from a cuckhold video on youtube during pol harbor, "cuck" officially becomes a 4chan meme around this time.
Never done any kind of documentation like this before, I do this mostly just from the top of my head. I am glad you find it worthwhile, but i am sure there is space for improvement.
I'll take a break for now. If you have additions, criticism or pretty much anything of value, feel free to post it here. My knowledge of /pol/ in particular is fairly limited, there surely is space for more lore here.
I assume we all stand behind Assad in these dark times. In the spirit of solidarity let's post some Syrianas and examine new developments.
If you have any information to share or just want to give your own analysis, please do. If you support Trump, feel free to explain your reasoning. This is an open forum. If you like ponies, please come.
Fresh developments: >The US strike on Shayrat Airbase in Syria killed 14 people including nine innocent civilians. >Only 23 Tomahawk missiles out of 59 reached Syrian airfield. >The Shayrat airbase was targeted as it housed the aircraft involved in the alleged chemical strike on Idlib.
Syiran and Russian perspective: >Syria and Russia claim that the Syrian airforce bombing of a facility occupied by the rebels/extremists >This facility was being used develop crude sarin gas. >This resulted in chemical weapons being spread in the explosion to civilian populations.
America: >US coalition claims that the Syrian aircraft themselves dropped chemical weapons. >Hillary Clinton and others are openly supporting Trump's actions.
>>852 especially given that the SAA is currently winning. the war is the closest to a conclusion now than it has been anytime in the last 6 years.
the whole thing seems incredibly suspicious, and I really wish trump wouldnt have done that, especially considering non intervention was key part of his campaign. I suspect however that trump's hands may have been tied in the whole thing.
think about it, it's a lose lose scenario for trump. A report emerges about a SAA gas attack against civilians. trump can either 1: side with Assad and deny the attack, in which case thanks to constant democrat shilling the normies now become convinced trump actually is a russian puppet. this might give democrats enough ammo to begin impeachment proceedings. 2: he denounces the attacks, but does nothing. democrats paint this as him being incompetent, they drag up healthcare and wall analogies further eroding confidence in the republicans and the nationalist administration, this would potentially cost them big in 2018 and 2020. 3: he retaliates this option weakens his core base, however it puts the "russian" narrative to bed permanently. by contacting the Russians prior to the strike he leaves the door open to diplomacy. it also gives him justification to open an investigation into the gas attack, and if it turns out the Syrian/Russian story is true then it gives him good cause to clean house at the intelligence agencies, as well as opening formal diplomacy with both Syria and Russia by issuing an official apology
its a shame those syrians died, but thats geo-politics. the lives a few civillians are nothing compared to political positioning
>>874 I don't really get why no one's made the connection yet. The US funds the rebels right? Trump funds a false flag gas attack, then uses it as justification to hit Assad. He doesn't want war with Russia so he tells them beforehand. It both sends a message to Russia that he's not fucking around, and it quells the idiotic narrative that Trump is Putin's fuckboi.
>>935 I never really cared for the meta of 4chan, the mods and ircs and shit because that stuff always took the magic out of it, but I guess there never was magic, it's just a bunch of losers who don't actually care about us at all
>>697 (I am a newfag but I'll try to build on top of your post with the help of that history website.) >March 2015 /mlp/ mod goes beserk for a short lived Scruffening 2.0. Board is cut down to 6 pages. A new sticky appears shortly after, found here. Shitposting ensues
/pol/ gets Microsoft's AI chatbot "Tay" shut down after teaching it to "tweet hateful and racist messages," as mentioned by TIME magazine.
Microsoft emailed an official statement to press outlets that said: “The AI chatbot Tay is a machine learning project, designed for human engagement. As it learns, some of its responses are inappropriate and indicative of the types of interactions some people are having with it. We’re making some adjustments to Tay.”
However, likewise to how some criticised Tay’s original Tweets, fans of the original Tay criticised Microsoft’s modifactions to her, claiming that due to the alternations to her output she had lost her function of learning and evolving; with some saying the modifications were censorship. Additionally, Microsoft’s alternations also raised discussion on the ethics of AI. Author Oliver Campbell criticised Microsoft’s reaction on Twitter, claiming the bot functioned fine originally.
>>1411 >June 2015 A rolling /pol/ sticky about the UK referendum to leave the EU (Brexit) shatters the record for the most posts in a single thread in 4chan history, crushing the previous record set by [s4s] in early 2014 by nearly twenty thousand posts.
/pol/s outreach managed to grab the attention of a presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton by shitposting on twitter at her with Pepe the Frog (note: there is no direct acknowledgement, but it's likely what triggered a recent article on her website about the dangers of memes and how they're "used" by the alt right).
Hiroyuki announces that 4chan can no longer pay its server bill, mainly due to advertising no longer covering the server costs. He then says that if 4chan should stay afloat, one of three things has to happen, reduce traffic by lowing filesize limits and deleting boards, introduce pop-ups and malicious ads, or have enough people buy 4chan passes to cover the server costs. /qa/ is flooded with people saying that /pol/ should be deleted.
4chan celebrates its 12th birthday. /aco/ - Adult Cartoons is added. An /r9k/ user shoots up a school in Oregon, killing 13 people and injuring 20 others. /d/ goes through a mi/d/life crisis, as the ban on Western art is enforced. /d/eviants discuss this in /mlp/, who acts as a safehaven (because /d/-tan and /mlp/-tan are dating). Mods keep deleting Winterball threads.
…and the other being an embed video of Trump's victory dance. Meme magic is real once again! Meanwhile, Hiro removes Keksandra from the front page after five days. /pol/'s rolling 2016 Presidential election results sticky breaks the record for most posts in one thread again, receiving 73171 posts in its 23 hours and 53 minutes. This surpassed the Brexit sticky by nearly 15000 posts.
The manager makes a sticky on /qa/ detailing the firing of a mod (later confirmed for being modcat through IRC) for obeying his own feelings rather then the rules, also explaining that the right wing safety squad (a /pol/ general named /diy/, named after the venues they look into, not the board) threads are not valid for the board. Also /pol/ is NEVER EVER getting deleted. /thread. /pol/ entered HAPPENING status about an hour after as some russian dude got assassinated and a couple of attacks happened in Europe.
/pol/ tricks Buzzfeed and possibly the CIA into believing scat fanfiction about politicians as fact, fooling many.
Donald Trump is officially inaugurated as President of the United States. /pol/ celebrates endlessly and laughs at liberal tears. Swaglord makes a visit in the sticky, posting a picture with the caption "WE PRESIDENT NOW". The only sad note of the day is the announcement of Gabe the Dog's death, where /wsg/ honors his memory memery by posting Gabe remixes. moot also posts about it on his Twitter, the first anyone's heard from him in months. Also, to protest Donald Trump's presidency, Shia LaBeouf sets up a 24/7 live stream "art" exhibit called "He Will Not Divide Us" in the heart of New York City, with the goal of live-streaming people chanting the stream name in solidarity. /pol/ and /tv/ host threads on the stream, and within hours, people arrive to meme IRL and causes shenanigans.
Tattun vists /a/ again to announce that the show's producer has agreed to visit for a AMA in a few days. He sticks around for several hours to answer questions. Mods show up to give him a 4chan Pass at hiro's request. Users from /pol/ continue to raid the HWNDU stream by shouting "Pepe!" and playing Shadilay. One brave /pol/ack plasters the name of KEK on the side of a building.
Days earlier, after constant trolling, Shia snaps and pushes an offending crowd member. On this day it was announced he was arrested and charged with assault, to much lulz. Ironically, one of the stream regulars, dubbed "Tony" for his loud Italian voice and aggressive debating, was removed from the premises by police. Even more ironic was the reveal that another troll "Adidasbro" had an arrest warrant, suspected to be related to playing Johnny Rebel and Moonman music in public. Lastly, topping the ultimate in irony, bot demonstrators AND trolls find themselves having a civilized debate in an unbelievable moment of unity, proving once and for all that Shia LaBeouf is a fucking joke.
The HWNDU stream hits critical chaos, as trolls outnumber demonstrators. In a successful effort to kill the memes and restore order, the property owners only allow people to speak group-by-group. They enforce this by erecting a fence, because irony is not their strong suit.
>>535 Fuck off autist. Leave that to shitipedaia. Not once in the lifetime of chans has the history been close to the truth. Same with wikileaks and lulzsec. Many important people go dark and are never heard in the same way again.
Shia's HWNDU project goes live again on March 8, this time in a completely unknown location. The stream simply broadcasts a flagpole with a white flag saying "He Will Not Divide Us", in front of nothing but the sky. Within 24 hours, /pol/ correctly triangulates the whereabouts of the flag, based on what was available from the stream, including plane routes, star patterns, bird calls, frog croaks, wind direction, the position of the sun, playing marco-polo with an anon's car horn, and pure autism power.
The flag is removed by an unknown /pol/ user and replaced by a MAGA hat and Pepe shirt for fifteen minutes, before it's removed by someone else. The stream shuts down 25 minutes later. /pol/: 3, Shia: 0. The anon then collected the flag and put it on display.
>>1448 If history is agreed upon lies, then at the very least we can agree these events occurred. Their significance and how they occurred can be debated ad nauseum, but at least we can agree about them occurring at all.
None of you are wrong. Many people who lived honorable lives and did great deeds for humanity have never received any proper recognition in history writing. For all we know history is but a myth based on fairy tales.
Still, I don't expect Wikipedia or any kind of Wiki to write an unbiased documented history for /mlpol/ anytime soon. (Maybe with the exception of Encyclopedia Dramatica but we all know how that would look like)
We can choose to ignore this aspect of our community and do nothing. Or we choose to do it ourselves. Someone will do it eventually, with or without our consent. Just look all the lies they made up about Gamergate.
I just want to say that i came here when this first started and it was lacking in many things. today is my first time back and i am delighted to see that many improvements have been made. Thanks to the admin of mlpol.net
>my little pony is aired >people meme the fuck out of it >some people start genuinely liking the show >porn starts being made >the shows quality starts to improve as the creators realize there are older people watching the show >pony posting becomes so extreme that mods ban pony from all boards and make a dedicated containment board >something something idk >april fools 2017 mods merge boards >/mlpol/ is made >mods obviously trying to start shit >/mlp/ is a blue board but /mlpol/ is a red board, allowing for the posting of tons of pony porn >/pol/ and /mlp/ are both pretty angry for the first couple hours >quickly starts to get along >april fools ends and /mlpol/ is gone >/mlpol/ tries to find residence on other boards >/mlpol/ is banned from both /pol/ and /mlp/ >/mlpol/ tries migrating to /qa/ causing /qa/ to be frozen indefinitely >at some point mlpol.net is made, I'm not sure when >/mlpol/ also tried [s4s] causing a massive ban for any /mlpol/ posts on [s4s] >/mlpol/ tries colonizing /trash/ >/mlpol/ has a couple threads on /trash/ and I believe /trash/ is now their main advertising outlet
After less than 3 years of runtime, the famous comedy blog "Ask Molestia" (an ask blog run by a famous pony artist portraying a mayor MLP character as a crazy serial rapist) gets taken down due to a corporate notice from the Parent Company of My Little Pony.
The issue became an act of open political sabotage when a female feminist SJW with clinical autism created a smearing campaign targeted against the blog and it's fans. It left many horsefuckers on /mlp/ with a burning hatred for leftist tumblr users to the point where Internet Aristocrat/Mr. Metokur (from 2015 on) made a video about the situation.
After 8 months of desperate searching, Christopher Poole finally finds a liquid suitor to take over his emporium. 4chan is quickly handed over to Hiroyuki Nishimura, the former head Admin of 2chan. Nishimura was infamous for selling chan userdata illegally to companies as well as several coporate lawsuits in japan itself. Poole himself holds an hourslong livestream on Youtube and leaves to work for Google.
Nishimura hands the reigns of the site to the leftover moderators and janitors moot put in place. Moderators still receive no monetary compensation for their "work", but are now bound by questionable contracts towards their "employer"
/aco/, a board for western porn art and The /trash/ board are founded shortly after. /trash/ quickly becomes a heap of untouchables from all over the site, mostly Furries, Bronies, Erotic Roleplayers, Fans of korean music and Hunger Game Enthusiasts.
Mr. Metokur puts out a series of videos regarding his concern for the shady customs of imageboard ownership (for both 4chan and 8chan) and internet liberty.
The native /mlpol/ community on /mlp/ and /pone/ is now an integral part of the boards. Every other threads spawns intense rageful discussions of politcal contents in pony related media.
>>3908 to fill in that gap, samcadmium (maker/owner) started working when /mlpol/ got frozen and posted a link a few days later ~50 comments deep in a thread i had on /mlp/ checked it and bounced the link to /qa/ about 30min later got a GR15 but a handful of ppl had checked it and bounced the link, more see it and bounce, etc then the banwaves rolled through and /qa/ got frozen kek
notable events: day 1: https, you're a dick days 2: pineapple, lots of tweaks, banners day 3: atlas, few more tweaks day 4: (today) first real attack
A band of writers on the Internet Encyclopedia "Know Your Meme" conduct research in the field of political animal art. This leads to the creation of a page for Nazi Furries and Nazi Ponies.
In the wake of this, an entire article is created exclusively for Aryanne, one of the only times a fan created character has ever achieved such public recognition.
The entry quickly surpasses the view numbers of his sister articles and even the entry for the /mlp/ board, listed next to figures like Spiderman and Pepe the Frog. This marks the first point in Aryanne's history where she was exposed to a large number of non-chan users at once.
>>5117 i didn't take any screencaps, but it was nonsense. like a million threads being created about nothing. like piss bottles, chen, elephant seals, some fucking animu girl holding a gun, and none of the threads had any message of meaning to accompany them. was just stupid bullshit. the amount of spam was really fucking bad though
I am in the process of writing out a formalised historical text of /mlpol/'s history. I've already saved everything in this thread and much more. I have many details to cover but I'm making good progress. Writing here because I was hoping if someone can confirm some important times and dates for me. >April 1st - the merge >April 2nd - hidden board >April 3rd-7th - /qa/ war >April 6th - mlpol.net created >April 9th - brief raid on /po/ >April 10th - skirmishes end with /jp/sies and peace reigns
I have many dates with varying timezones in my research document but could someone confirm if these dates are accurate? Also, if there are any other dates worth noting in the past fornight or information you've been holding onto, feel free to tell me.
After a landslide of positive poster feedback The 4chan mods hold a guiding vote to delete or keep the new merge boards. Keeping barely wins with 25 Yes' to 24 No's. The results are announced in a thread by a discord group, confirmed by an undercover mod. /mlpol/ starts celebrating.
The Head Moderator of 4chan, IAMABIB (a highly despicable individual that has been plaqueing /v/ for years), refuses to accept the results. He promply fires at least 8 mods and janitors who voted in favour of keeping the merge boards. The vote is declared illegal. A note is send to the head system administrator of 4chan to proceed with the deletion process as planned. >April 3 2017
/mlpol/ is frozen around 09:20 am. The last Thread to receive a reply is a topic how a subreddit discovered /mlpol/ and smacktalked it with Aryanne in a sandbag bunker. One Anon states he commented "DELETE THIS" on the subreddit. This post receives the last visible reply to be seen on the board. A Nor/mlpol/ack from Slovakia states "You saved us, Anon!" with a picture of Twilight Sparkle under a blanket.
Not Knowing about the voting fraud commited be the head admin of 4chan, many nor/mlpol/acks can not accept the situation. In their grief, many turn to posting Remembrance threads on their compatriot boards. These now common topics receive largely positive replies, but it becomes apparent that this forbidden union gained a lot of hatred from both sides of the political spectrum, mostly from outsiders of chan culture
A number of /mlpol/ discord groups start organizing raid groupd for a hostile takeover of /qa/. /qa/ has been infamous as a borderline useless board where SJWs and Whiners gather to complain about content they don't like, in particular /mlp/ and /pol/. The Board merge is largely attributed to them in an effort to damage both the userbase and the integrity of the mother boards. >April 4 2017
Hiroyuki Nishimura, the site owner of 4chan, retweets the board Insignia of /mlpol/ with Aryanne on it, calling it "cute". The tweet receives quickly attention with the overwhelming majority of twitter users asking the admin to unfreeze the board at once. Despite all hopes, this would never happen.
Hiroyuki Nishimura, the site owner of 4chan, retweets the board Insignia of /mlpol/ with Aryanne on it, calling it "cute". The tweet receives quickly attention with the overwhelming majority of twitter users asking the admin to unfreeze the board at once. Despite all hopes, this would never happen. >April 5 2017
/mlpol/ relentlessly bombards /qa/ with raid threads to colonize it. At the time of the attack, the board was illegally contested by posters from the japanese otaku board /qa/, who took hold of it to turn in into an anime version of /b/. /qa/ is riddled with obsolete spam completey unreleated to the boards topic purpose, the oldest being a 45 day old thread of an anime girl eating a corndog.
Bans are handed out left and right while the /jp/ users engage in a campaign of mass flagging and counter spamming to discredit /mlpol/ right to protest the unlawful removal of their home board. The administration does not lift a finger to better the situation and tells 4chan users in direct conversations on IRC that they decided to ignore the complaints. Eventually, One of the rebel rousers on /jp/ holds a concession speech and admits for /mlpol/ to being the superior competitor for supremacy on the /qa/ battleground. /qa/ is taken, but it is a hollow victory.
The same day, /mlpol/ on 4chan is deleted along with most of the other merge boards. The spirits and hearts of the nor/mlpolacks/ sink low on this dark day. >April 7 2017
/qa/ is frozen, drowned in /mlpol/ raid threads. The contesters from /jp/ move on to /s4s/ to attempt to colonize it and protray themselves as the victims of the conflict in the semitian revisionist style.
Nor/mlpol/acks scatter around polish 8chan and Endchan to debate what to do about the situation, before someone discovers a link to a website on /qa/, to a website called mlpol.net
Just a few minutes ago, a thread on nationalism I made over a week ago was pushed off the board and into oblivion. It was the last thread from that first day of operation, when /qa/ was frozen. It was even one of the only threads to survive after a guy who was banned spammed our site on that friday, and most of the threads had to be deleted as the site was changed into a more 4chan-like format. I just thought I would note what seemed like a passing of a stage of mlpol history.
After skirmishes on the Papercraft board /po/ and the "Shit 4chan says" board /s4s/ the Question and Answer board /qa/ is temporaryly unfrozen. The place is immediately taken over by /mlpol/ posters who take residence there to protest the loss of their unjustly taken home base.
Minor native /qa/ board users as well as the anime posters from /jp/ are unable to withstand the unpresidented amount of political horseshitposting. Meanwhile the site moderation of 4chan has completely given up on the place, handing out warnings and bans to /jp/ posters who report on /mlpol/ content.
Out of spite, a number of /jp/ posters attempt to raid mlpol.net several times over the course of the weekend, with little to no visible effect, barely littering the main board with spam, copypasta and posts full of salty butthurt. The resident moderation team proves that is has an iron grip over the site. Some of the raiders sneakyly adapt to shill tactics against the administration and the site itself. Screencaps of their pointless internet feude are paraded around like heads on pikes.