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Bugs you found, and changes I made
Pupper
## Admin
No.5911
5915 330835
Bugs you found, and changes I made

Just thought I'd create this thread where you can post any bugs or problems with the site you encounter. And also for me to post any big changes I made.
125 replies and 32 files omitted.
Pupper
## Admin
No.7469
>>7291
Don't look like there is a good way to do that, one would hope browsers would use alt text on images for search but they don't. I will do some testing and checking if there is a way but the ones I've tested won't "highlight" image only say there is a text matching the text and roughly where it is.
Anonymous
No.7487
7488
Why not make a /b/ board and an /rp/?
Anonymous
No.7488
>>7487
Our /b/ board is /sp/.
I have been asking for an RP board for years. Currently it goes to /vx/, but I'm not satisfied with that at all.

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Atlas
Titan
No.1247
6509 6815
Can't Post?
email us at [email protected]
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Anonymous
No.6860
6861
>>6815
I think that Email is defunct now. I'm not sure.

Is it still active, Mods?
Fasces
## Mod
No.6861
>>6860
Email is still working.
Anonymous
No.7121
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/mlpol/ was offline more than an hour.
Many other sites also were affected by the outage.

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/QTDDTOT/
Anonymous
No.4126
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Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread.

What are the bump limits for each board?
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Anonymous
No.7480
7482
So, have you guys thought about implementing a captcha to stop ad bots and cp spam?
Fasces
## Mod
No.7482
7483 7484
>>7480
We do have a system that can be activated with solve a captcha once a day. However, it isn't popular when activated. Each time we have when hit with a bot we are asked why it was in place. It is for more emergency use seeing as it discourages the users. I don't blame them for this as I even have been annoyed when it is on, and I forget to solve it when trying to post.

As for alternative methods, unfortunately there isn't a way we currently have to intercept the posting. A bot can alter a single character in our current filtering system to clear a post as it is meant to stop copypasta spam. The act of the bot posting unique urls each time means we don't have this as an option. We also can't ban image because they also have a pool of images that apply the unique url onto the image, making it unique.

The best option seems to be users reporting posts and we will delete them as they come up, especially since the post rate is relatively low. If you think we should change our policy towards captcha on more often, we can certainly discuss it though.
Anonymous
No.7483
>>7482
What if all mew IPs had to solve a captcha once to earn the right to post images?
Anonymous
No.7484
7485 7486
>>7482
I don't really mind having to solve captchas, but I can understand why other anons might be annoyed by it.
I know being anti-censorship is one of the site's core tenets, and I'm gonna come across as a whiny faggot, but I don't think I'll come here much more due to the constant pedo threads/foalcon. So disregard me and call me a dumb faggot if you must. I understand.
Thanks for the hard work you guys have put into the site over the years.
Anonymous
No.7485
>>7484
U nigey?
Either way. That's a shame man. Just hide and ignore. You're letting them win if you bail out.
Anonymous
No.7486
>>7484
But the pedoposters are jewish shills here to demoralize us. They are spamming ConsumeProduct.win with the same shit.

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Generals on /1ntr/
Anonymous
No.7314
7329
So... have we just decided that /1ntr/ is for generals now?
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Anonymous
No.7461
7462
>>7460
>I half suspect glow niggers or raiders may have been involved
Perhaps, although I feel it was also largely due to newfags taking the bait and oldfags not doing enough to fix the situation as it was devolving.
>I figured I'd let a mod do it because it would be more official
You've never needed permission to do that, lol. I raid alt-chans in the name of /mlpol/ every couple months, and I never once asked for permission. We're not a top-down hierarchy.
Anonymous
No.7462
7463
>>7461
The only reason I felt it might be different is because the thread is supposed to function like an embassy.
https://alogs.space/robowaifu/res/2823.html
Anonymous
No.7463
7464
>>7462
You sound like you know what you're doing. Go shoot your shot.
Anonymous
No.7464
>>7463
Done.
Anonymous
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>>7434
The generals are still there...
Anonymous
No.7467
>>7466
That Cadence reminds me a bit of Daki.
Except much cuter cuz no thot.

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Anonymous
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No.7465
Can /mlpol/ get a thumbnail for .swf files like /1ntr/?

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Proposal: Split-Up /vx/
Anonymous
No.6590
6594 6596 6606 6607 7099 7358 159293
/vx/ has been one of more freuently used boards for along time now. The board throws a wide net, attmpting to formally encompass the topics of /v/ and /x/, and informally encompass the concepts and topics of /tg/, /qst/, and arguably /vint/. While the board has seen lots of use in its days, its wide range of topics might also be to its detriment.
For starters, the concept of /vx/ began a continuation of the theme of the April 2017 prank of combined boards being ironically better than their respective parent boards. /vx/ was proposed in response to demand for players who wanted a place to discuss video games and other players who wanted a place to talk about supernatual things, as a means of giving a space for both. The thing is, while ll of the other boards were based on wordplays or jokes on behalf of the 4cuck staff, /vx/ was just kind of based on wanting to fill two niches with just one board. That was fine, as the /v/ and the /x/ posters didn't really get in eachothers way or argue, but they also didn't really interact in any notable way even f they did overlap. Many of th posters appear to stick to their handful of generals. There haven't been any memes that have emerged based on th concept of the usion of /v/ and /x/, or even /tg/ and /x/, as it appears that the concept of mixing fantasy game magic with actual magic isn't as adhesive as originally intended.

Shortly after it was created, /vx/ was coneptually expanded to include all gaming discussion, including /tg/ discussion and /qst/ style pbp roleplay threads. Those are certainly topics that this site benefits from, as all pony altchans have roleplay boards, and roleplay is banned on /mlp/ while ponies are banned everywhere else on 4chan. The roleplay threads take up the overwhelming majority of the boards posts per day, with discarded threads taking the lion's share of the board's catalog. You could even say traditional games and roleplay is the unofficial main topic of /vx/, despite it not being represented in the board's name. /vx/ certainly has a great volume rp posts, but general roleplay discussion has suffered, in part due to being suffocated by the board's other topics: it doesn't help ease of casual rp discussion when you have to first specify that you're talking about fantasy magic over actual magic, and roleplaying games instead of video games. The threads on the board that are aimed towards /tg/-style discussion don't get very many replies. The flags and IDs don't really contribute to those aspects either.
That aside, roleplay definitely has the potential to be a big thing on this site, and I'm certain that we could do better. All the other pony altchans have prolific roleplay boards, and I'm certain /pol/acks have their on unique roleplay ideas too.
Meta-wise, /vx/ is formally-blue (now red) board where posts have both flags and image IDs, similar to /mlpol/. That coflicts with the concept though, because neither /v/ nor /x/ had those components, neither are they necessary for discussion on either board.
Obviously, the inclusion of flags is a nod to /vint/, our sister board. /vint/ was one of the other April 1st 2017 board that everyone liked, being another board that several Anons demanded to have reinstated on 4chins to no avail. "She" was featured in the /mlpol/-tan comic that many of us bonded over in the /qa/ wars as they spilled into [s4s], having met /mlpol/-tan in the darkness of the deleted zone where they encountered the ravenous /z/. The flags were added to sate Anons who wanted to bring /vint/ back, although the board hasn't really satisfied the feel or appearance of the old /vint/, especially since neither /vint/ nor any of the boards it was effectively combined with featured image IDs.

Now, don't get me wrong, /vx/ is my secon favorite board after /mlpol/. I just really think this site could do
>"So what do you propose, faggot?"
I propose that /vx/, with due anticipation and announcement, should be archived in place of other board(s) that better accomodate its many topics. The boards would be separate and based on ideas that mesh together or have cultural sigificance, such as:
>/vint/ ("international vidya"): our sister board which was in high demand for ressurrecion. It already has its wn memes, and even a cute board-tan. Bringing /vint/ back would satisfy the needfor a place to discuss video games (and random pajeeting), while reaffirming this site's committment to 2017 nostalgia. The board should feature flags, but not poster IDs, in spirit of our sister board.
>/kx/ (maybe "weaponized autism"): A dangerously-based idea that was proposed as an alternative to /vx/ as early as 2017. /kx/ would be a radical and mystic hive of schizoposting, and an original hybrid board that 4chins jannies weren't brave enough to create. It would satisfy the want for /x/-tier supernatural discussion and conspiracy theories, while also providing space for this board's currently-untapped potential for gunposting and prepping. The /x/ side of /vx/ wouldn't really suffer at all from being divorced from the /tg/ and /v/ elements, and the big-schizo energy from the /k/ element of the board could serve as a huge bullet-shaped viagra to supercharge the board's discussion and create its own culture. /kx/ would have neither post IDs nor flags, as anonyity is important to it.

>/hp/ (maybe "Horseplay"?): A roleplay board that the bathhouse threads could migrate to and make their own without smothering video games discussion. A roleplay board serves to benefit a community such as ours as it facilitates creation if OCs and other content, which is why other pony altchans give them their own boards. It could also be the place for /tg/ disussion, or CYOAs. /hp/ would have neither flags nor post IDs, as none of its elements (/mlp/, /tg/, or /qst/) have them.

These are ideas I've considered for a while. I wouldn't expect them to be implemented immeditely, but perhaps you guys might take some time to warm up to the idea for the future?
Thoughts?
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Anonymous
No.7364
>>7358
Pretty much this. Off boarders are obviously trying to pit /pol/ and /mlp/ against each other as /mlp/ is autistic and most of nu /pol/ is literally retarded.
It's seem inevitable that the site will die a slow death of a thousand cuts at this point. That's assuming the current board natives aren't smart enough to avoid the bait, which """we""" obviously aren't. It seems like the flash in the pan moment that lead to /mlpol/ may be over as times, and anons, have changed. The short bus is finally running out of gas and a lot of anons are still in denial.
It's been a fun ride at least.
Anonymous
No.7365
7366
I don't trust whoever wants ponies split from politics. But there can be no cool gun threads and pony gun threads until /k/ exists or gets merged with something funny.
/fitlit/ was a good idea. What was /k/ merged with back when /mlpol/ was on 4chan?
Anonymous
No.7366
7367 7368
>>7365
I don't trust anyone who wants a /k/ board here. Go back to bunker chan.
Anonymous
No.7367
>>7366
The other thread is about the /k/ board. This thread is about splitting up /vx/, with a passing suggestion of /kx/. It's not the primary topic.
I want /vint/ and /hp/.
Anonymous
No.7368
>>7366
I don't trust you, because I don't know what bunker chan is. Where are people supposed to go for their pony gun content? How am I supposed to get Rainbow Dash stickers that will perfectly fit a 3D Printed gun?
Anonymous
No.7369
The /k/ thread is here >>7249 →

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Hiding poster IDs and flags
Anonymous
No.5097
When you choose to hide poster IDs, does it also hide all flags? Pardon my asking here, but it seemed less obnoxious than making a test thread. I wanted to know because I had an idea to make a thread in which hiding flags would have been preferable.
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Anonymous
No.6515
>>6403
Any progress on this? Just wondering.
Anonymous
No.7344
7346
>>6403
It's been 11 months.
Is there any progress?
Pupper
## Admin
No.7346
7348
>>7344
Sorry for the long delay. I have not had time to looked into it, but I will see if I can get it into current code as the rewrite will take some time. To get it in I have to add an extra field into the database and make sure it is adhered to on all places posts from database is loaded. I added the option to auto check the "hide flag" on the form and keep it checked if it was checked when posting. But I will make an effort to try to add this in near future.
Anonymous
No.7348
7362
>>7346
Alright, so long as it isn't forgotten.
Pupper
## Admin
No.7362
7363
>>7348
Added the option to Hide Flags in Thread on Thread creation. If anyone of you discover any bugs or errors with it please let me know.
Anonymous
No.7363
>>7362
Thanks

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Final Solution To The Flag Problem
Anonymous
125c836
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No.6587
6589
It's no secret that the small size of this board makes it so that some posters from certain countries may not get to experience a desirable degree of anonymity for being identified by their flags. This problem has intimidated certain non-American posters, including artists and other horse-famous content creators who only came to talk about ponies from being able to post freely. The "don't show my flag" option was implemented years back, but it tends to look out of place, and is inconvenient to use because the poster has to opt into the usage of it in every post, prompting posters to forget between posts and expose their flags.
As a more refined solution, I propose adding an optional "Equestria Flag". It would work essentially like a 4/pol/ memeflag, except with less autism because there would only be one option and the flag makes no statements other than that the poster is a fan of FiM. The flag could be used by posters from rare countries who don't want their usage of this board traced back to them, or by posters who are posting about ponies and don't care to make any political statements on a particular day. More importantly, once a user makes the decision to turn the flag on, the flag would remain there until they turn it off (or their posting password changes, idk), sparing them the hassle of trying
In addition, the idea has been floated around to make it so that OPs could make all flags hidden for non-political threads, like we did with poster IDs. If the above idea is accepted, perhaps that could be implemented by giving OPs the option to make all flags in the threads Equestria flags.

Could this be done? Is it a decent idea? Any thoughts on the matter?
I've been thinking of reccomending this for a while, and I hope it would make it more comfortable for some of our non-American lurkers to post more freely. I think the ability to hide flags is pretty important for the wellbeing of this site, so I hope this is a good idea.
Anonymous
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No.6588
Sounds good to me.
Anonymous
13c3865
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No.6589
>>6587
I dont see any significant long-term issues or avenues for abuse. Id even go so far as suggesting it as something individually enableed in Options (make mine equestria! lol)
Anonymous
125c836
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No.6623
6626
How hard would this be to implement?
I think this site could really benefit from being able to hide flags more extensively/, efficiently, especially with the pony side.
Anonymous
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No.6626
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>>6623
bump
Anonymous
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No.7223
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Any feedback on if/when this could be implemented?
Anonymous
da719ef
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No.7343
Is there any progress on giving OPs the option to hide all flags in thread? We were able to hide IDs; are flags that much more complicated of a step?

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/mlk/ Interest?
Lotus
## Admin
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No.7249
7369
What level of interest is there for a weapons and firearms focused board? A /mlk/, if you will.

Also, is there any interest for other topics like history?

The pony-only board idea ended up at 50% in favor and 50% against, so that is another idea which may be brought back.
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Anonymous
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No.7270
7271
>>7267
>I don't know if the faggots bringing the proposal are retarded legit anons or glowniggers
>It's a literal admin, ffs.
You're right, but that idea comes from others anons making noise in the background.
May the Admin be onboard with them or he is just trying to please them; it is not a good idea at all for reasons already mentioned above.
Anonymous
4279c61
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No.7271
>>7270
So far the reasons I'm seeing are:
>1. Nobody would use it (debatable but legit)
>2. Feds would somehow use it to harn the site (how?)
Personally, I think it's still worth a shot.
>comes from others anons
It comes from other Anons, yes. That's not necessarily a bad thing.
Anonymous
585bbe8
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No.7310
7311 7312
Sounds gay. No thanks.
Anonymous
d275115
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No.7311
>>7310
You think guns are gay?
What, do they look like dicks to you? Do you see dicks everywhere you look?
Anonymous
4279c61
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No.7312
>>7310
What so gay about guns?
Anonymous
4279c61
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No.7313
>>7269
>perhaps some testing phases could be beneficial.
I think this option is worth exploring.
If people don't like it, we could always just undo it.

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Bump Limits
Anonymous
No.5974
5981 5987 165881
Has anyone else had the feeling like the bump limits on this site are too high? They're much higher than those of other sites like /pol/ and /mlp/. On /mlpol/ threads stay up for years at a time, and I feel like it's broken the spirit of our old "no generals" policy. Maybe it would be healthier for discussion to have lower bump limits and simply have Anons make new threads when old ones hit their limit, to prevent stagnation.
I think they've been extended twice before since the start of this site on request by some Anons who were in certain long-standing threads, but i feel like that might have been detrimental in the long term.
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Pupper
## Admin
No.7240
7241 7246
>>7235
The reason historically /vx/ didn't have an Archive was because when the site was using vichan/NPFChan there was no Archive, and threads that slided off the catalog were gone and lost forever. So the high bump limit and catalog size was kept to keep the board canon to its older self when we moved to new codebase.
Anonymous
No.7241
7242
>>7240
>to keep the board canon to its older self
So...you mean it's actually a technical issue, right?
Pupper
## Admin
No.7242
7246
>>7241
There is no techical limitation that prevents us from changing the bump limit, catalog size etc. in the board config. But many RP treads on /vx/ enjoys and benefits from a high bump limit and changing it would alter the style of the board that it have had since its creation.
John Elway
## Moderator
No.7245
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>>7231
>>7230
*wears your skin*
Anonymous
No.7246
7247
>>7230
Okay, retard.
>>7239
No u.
>>7240
I know that, but that was also kind of a long time ago. Are there any plans to fix it?
>>7242
It wouldn't be a major issue if the threads at the bottom of the catalog slide.
>See, I asked for this back in the day, and I am now recanting that request. Truth is it doesn't actually help roleplay go more smoothly.
That decision was also made when 80-90% of the posts on /mlpol/ were in roleplay threads on /vx/. It's not like that anymore, and I don't think it would be that much trouble to ask roleplayers to make new threads every 500 posts instead of every 1000-2000 posts. I've roleplayed on /vx/ long enough to know that it takes no mental effort to transfer roleplay from one old thread to a fresh one.
>would alter the style of the board that it have had since its creation
I really don't think it would significantly change, but that's just my opinion.
Anonymous
No.7247
>>7246
Fucked up the greentext on that, but whatever

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