As a low energy user they are wanted. As an Anon of multiple boards it's needed of the current political shitstorms (light but constant sprinkling).
The problem is two fold.
Generating content and shitposting is effort, same with the political threads.>Facebook memes
Are a mitigated cancer however they also produce useful functions in aggregate political meme sociology.
Also is that politically the situation is spicy. When is just a matter of when the shoe drops. Keeping up on lots of everything to see where, why, how, when, what and who.
B)Factors in the past.
-Why is the Pony Content so slow and low at times?
Retreading ground is fun at times.
Various pony content explored in other places (such as more specialized places for either roleplay, or speed of shitposting or being unbanned sort of)
The show having been done in season two made it to where it lays now. So offical content is kind of checked out. G5 is... personally not my cup of bleach.
Horsshitstorms and Ponydrama is low at this point, still occurring but concerns fags, and the usual things that just happen around the world.
Verity, Marenhiet, booru drama, text storage emergency, ect.
Things are... calmer because they resolved.
For politics there's the goings on, range of replies and shit.
Also people change over time, circumstances change, responsibilities, undertakings, assorted bullshit, or anything really.
The other thing is that particularly off shill behavior is... just doesn't happen as the endless tide of shit.
Where as ponies also are a staple of meme communication.
So the solution is.
New content, or old content, or content, or include a pony everytime you post somewhere.