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MAJOR HAPPENING: /MLPOL/.NET TRANSFER OF POWER, SITE FUTURE IN QUESTION
Anonymous
No.5516
5519 5526 5588 5723
ATLAS IS NO LONGER THE OWNER OF MLPOL.NET

THE SITE IS CURRENTLY OWNED BY PUPPER

THESE EVENTS TRANSPIRED "SOME TIME LAST YEAR", WITH NO PRIOR NOTICE

Events indicated by Lotus (Admin) in >>5498 → and >>5500 →

What the heck is going on here?
What led to this decision, and how was it decided? What does this entail for the future of mlpol.net?
And, most importantly, why was the board never informed of this? If the change occurred last year, that should have been plenty of time for an announcement. When were you planning to tell us about this? The site's policy page says that Atlas is the owner of mlpol.net, but apparently that hasn't been the case for a long time now.
>2. Staff will maintain a level of transparency with the community
I thought this was supposed to be what distinguished us from 4cuck. Does this policy not matter anymore either? There was a time when this community held half a dozen strawpolls just to decide whether or not gay clop should be censored, and now site leadership is changing without announcement?!
What is happening to /mlpol/? What else has been going on behind all of our backs, and why aren't you telling us about it?

Where is Atlas? He's been silent for some time, but I thought he was just being lazy/disinterested, because he was always pretty chill about how he handled the site. He stopped doing Tea With Atlas a long time ago (i think the last one was around this time last year), so the site hasn't directly heard from him for a while. Never did he indicate that he would cease to be the owner of mlpol.net. This is totally unprecendented.
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Anonymous
No.5688
5693 5696 5702
>>5676
You're fucking insane, if you let them get away with this unpunished. And this is no minor matter. This is quite serious.
>>5681
>The staff don't work for us and certainly aren't our slaves
Then why are they staff members? If they don't work for us, then they have no business being staff.
Anonymous
No.5689
5702
>>5680
He's not the OP. I am. Don't misconstrue the intent of this thread.
It's supposed to be about transparency and community input as defined by the site's policies.
>>5683
I only want to be able to trust that the policies of this site will be taken more seriously in the future, not burning the whole place to the ground.
> If you don't trust that the site is being run in good faith, then get involved in helping.
That's what I'm trying to do right now.
Mod
!!/mgfp47Z1Q
No.5690
5692 5694 5695 5697 5698 5723 5737
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I guess since we are all posting, I might as well bring up my involvement in hopes to put a stop to this freak out. I am the one that suggested in the first place not to tell anyone. I know this is enough to condemn myself to these posters out for blood, but there is a reason to my madness. I’ll let you be the judge if that reasoning was retarded or not.

My reasoning was that this would mark in the minds of posters, especially ones that made this thread, that this was the start of a new era, without the original founder, while all the while, he is still around and can just come back, which I hope he does sooner rather than later. There is a charisma around him that makes the site much more enjoyable when he is around.

I don’t very much like change. There have been some disagreements as to the direction of the site, some really really early on in site history that would have altered the site completely if gone unopposed, and yet, it was opposed. We tend to reject nearly all changes in favor of keeping everything the same. The largest debates we have as staff now is if something should be deleted, someone should be banned, and when we should allot downtime to update the code of the site. The code is the only major change the site has had recently, and before that was the addition of several other boards for other topics of discussion that don’t quite fit the ponies/politics theme.

And I will still hold to having made the right call, because as far as I am concerned, Pupper is just holding a temporary position. Atlas should have and I believe would have made it known himself to all of you if his time as overlord of all existence was up. An announcement of the sorts would imply he just simply abandoned ship, ran away, quit and never looked back. That isn’t the person Atlas is.

It was agreed, even after the staff took up my view of the matter, that if anyone should ask, we would tell them, despite the backlash, because it is a level of transparency to make it known should there be a question to staff. I will further add that I am against the suggestion that there should be a change log, in part because I will be fighting to keep all changes to the site to a minimum, if not changed at all. An empty change log would only drive suspicion and a desire to see more added over time. Additions should stem from the users and not the staff. Plus, a change log with “We sat on our asses, banned KYS filly for spam, and hated going back to work in the morning” would get pretty depressing.

To sum it up, I did it. The rest simply didn’t disagree with my suggestion, so please stop trying to make the whole of staff out to be a secret keeping monster. There is no broken trust, just a couple of angry anons. If Atlas never comes back, then to us he is still the leader, regardless. He is just not here right now. We operate like this until he comes back.
Anonymous
No.5691
There's no fucking IDs in this thread. Everyone is getting mixed up. Maybe this would be better off in:
https://mlpol.net/mlpol/304420
Fasces
## Mod
No.5692
>>5690
Damn it. I can never get the Mod name thing to work right. I’m Fasces. I will never get used to namefagging.
Anonymous
No.5693
5696
>>5688
"Unpunished"? All he did was not properly announce "Yeah this guy's busy with IRL shit so his best friend's in charge for now" when it happened.
It ain't like he embezzled site funds for a private project that doesn't benefit the site or white people.
Anonymous
No.5694
5704
>>5690
>It was agreed, even after the staff took up my view of the matter, that if anyone should ask, we would tell them, despite the backlash, because it is a level of transparency to make it known should there be a question to staff.
Well, that's a bit reassuring, but isn't that kind of lucrative? We can't exactly ask questions about things that we don't know are happening.
Anonymous
No.5695
5704
>>5690
Thank you very much! I just wish you posted this quite some time ago when Lotus was taking the brunt of the vitriol. The poor guy must've gotten a headache from all this.
Anonymous
No.5696
>>5693
>>5688
I really think "punishment" isn't the right word here. It's putting people on the defensive. Accountability shouldn't necessarily be a thing to feared, but it is important.
Anonymous
No.5697
5699 5700 5704
>>5690
I think you have made the worst call possible. Suggesting not to tell anyone about the transfership is nothing but a mistake. And I doubt anything can possibly justify what you have done. You should have told everyone from the start and made it clear that Pupperwoff is taking Atlas's place for the time being while he's sorting his IRL issues out, if Lotus to be trusted. Keeping quiet on such an important matter was a mistake. The rest should have disagreed and revealed what was going on instead of willingfully breaking one of the most important rules.
Anonymous
No.5698
5704
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>>5690
Okay. Can we go back to business and tell OP to fuck off?
Anonymous
No.5699
5703
All I want is to be able to trust that the policies of this board are being followed...
>>5697
>The rest should have disagreed and revealed what was going on instead of willingfully breaking one of the most important rules.
This raises it's own questions.
Is there some kind of secrecy pact within the administration? Are site staff made to comply with issues to cover these things up? What happens if there's a disagreement among the staff when it pertains to transparency?
Tbh, the staff policy page is really vague. It claims that the staff are supposed to be transparent and take community input, but it doesn't really say anything about the agreements and policies that the staff have among themselves. How is it that decisions are made? If mods disagree with certain courses of action, are they allowed to tell the rest of us?
Anonymous
No.5700
5701
>>5697
>distrust
You lack Friendship anon.
Anonymous
No.5701
>>5700
Good friends don't lie.
Anonymous
No.5702
5705 5706 5710 5723
>>5688
>This is quite serious
Your priorities are fucked in a world where literal genocide would be considered a major happening, not a site admin failing to notify us that he was stepping down due to personal reasons. They're not getting away with it, this entire thread is them not getting away with it. They failed to notify us and pretty much all of us have expressed disappointment with that failure, the point of contention is what should be done about it. Obviously the policy page should be updated to reflect that actual site ownership.

Otherwise, vague calls of 'punishment' seem to be ruling the day here, and according to policy, that involves dismissal. So let's talk about accountability.

Presumably most of the staff knew about this for almost a year, under the policy, that would mean they'd all have to resign, including pupperwoff. That's at the very least yet another change in site ownership, to who? We're presumably gutting the core of the staff running the site over this. Any of you fags willing to step up? Got the money? The time? Do you really? You might as well be calling to have /mlpol/ shut down over something that wasn't done out of any malicious intent.

This isn't to say nothing should happen, so let's talk minimising accountability to a single person. Who's responsibility should it have been to notify us about the change of site ownership? Why, naturally the owner of course! So according to policy, pupperwoff has to resign.

So what do we do? What do you think we should do, actually say something instead of reeing about what happened, others have. Apology, which has been given, at least by Lotus. Update to the policy page, which we have to wait for someone with system access to do, no one's said no to that. What's really being left unsaid is that some people in this thread want to see a resignation, and I'm just saying that's a terrible fucking idea given the circumstances around this.

>>5689
A tea time should be held to discuss this when more of the staff are available to talk with the community, and it's been fielded already. More than that is something we can't accomplish in this thread.
Ninjas
No.5703
>>5699
It's not a pact per say, but there is an unwritten prohibition on not 'towing the line'
Fasces
## Mod
No.5704
5713 5737
>>5694
People tend to eventually ask where you are if you aren’t around. I just hoped he would have been back before this conversation.
>>5695
Sorry. I had to get some rest before work. I will be going after this post, so I won’t be back for some time, but I will pick it up from there.
>>5697
It was not a mistake as I mentioned. Feel free to disagree with my assessment of reasoning and then we can see if my reasoning was flawed, but I believe my reasoning was solid. I don’t care if you can’t personally trust the people that have kept the site safe for years. Their record should afford this easily. I don’t claim that same level of record, but this is something you have blown out of proportion. No rule was broken. We promised a level of transparency and you got it. Upon questioning we revealed his absence. We do not promise full transparency. I’m sorry if this is not to your liking. I felt this situation was sensitive enough to keep back, especially if people start prodding for personal details. The rest simply followed suit. I don’t think it is fair to levy blame on others for agreeing because sometimes you can find yourself agreeing to things that you wouldn’t normally because no other option has been argued or put to words like the first suggested course of action.
>>5698
I believe that to be the wisest course of action. But the people in this thread calling for reform will not take such an easy path I’m afraid. They will be heard, but it would be best to just move on.
Anonymous
No.5705
5706 5707 5723
>>5702
>You might as well be calling to have /mlpol/ shut down over something
That's clearly not what he's calling for.
>Any of you fags willing to step up? Got the money? The time? Do you really?
If that's what it takes to have a transparent board where the pivotal policies are actually followed, then sure as heck. I want reform.
Fasces
## Mod
No.5706
5707 5708 5709
>>5702
Pupper will not be resigning. If you want blood, you can call for me to resign, but you will not touch the admins. No one else is fit to hold power responsibly than the people already in it. The years have proven that.
>>5705
All policies have been followed as written. It is your own interpretation of what those rules that has not. Your call to reform is not a reform but a total change of the hands of power. This is both uncalled for and overkill.
Anonymous
No.5707
5712 5723 5738
>>5705
You're correct, he's not calling for that, he's not calling for anything just shrieking about violated trust and a need to punish the perpetrators. Which according to policy is dismissal. So yes, while he's not calling to shut down /mlpol/, that will be the actual result since no one in this thread has stepped up to offer themselves as replacements to lost staff. We're not just talking about removing a couple of mods and jannies here, but the literal technicians that maintain the site's functions.

>I want reform.
Okay, so what can you do? You got any web dev experience, financial security to pay the running costs? Or are you just a retard ideas guy?

>>5706
I'm not calling for anyone to resign, honestly I don't think this is nearly as bad as people are making it out to be, since I can tell the difference between breaking the rules maliciously and breaking them out of an (arguably) misguided sense of benevolence.

You fags, and I mean that affectionately, have sat on this for about a year, and what has happened? Zero negative impact on the community, none at all. In fact, we'd never have noticed at all if it had never been brought up. That alone should prove you guys are on the level, even if it wasn't a good idea to keep this quiet this long. So I'm arguing for leniency in this case given the staff's exceptional record up to now.
Anonymous
No.5708
5709
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>>5706
>resigning
No concessions poner.
Draw the line and make a stand. You are not alone.
OP's faggotry can't be allowed.
Anonymous
No.5709
5711 5723
>>5706
>All policies have been followed as written.
That simply isn't true.
Staff rule #2 says that staff will be transparent. For an amount of time "since last year", the policy page since last year said that the owner of the site was someone other than who it really is: the policy page was a lie, and therefore it was not transparent.
As for staff rule #3, which says that community considerations would be taken into account, the community was given no prior notice or any opportunity to express opinions on this matter before it occured, so community considerations were not taken into account.
So, overall, it really looks like these very important rules are either not being followed, or aren't being interpretted.
What is going to happen to amend this?
>>5708
Nobody asked for resignation. We're asking for transparency/accountability. Hold your fucking horses.
Anonymous
No.5710
5716
>>5702
>Otherwise, vague calls of 'punishment' seem to be ruling the day here, and according to policy, that involves dismissal. So let's talk about accountability.
Well maybe then there should be some degrees of accountability between just doing nothing and outright dismissal. Maybe then the staff would be more willing to come forward if they fuck up. instead of just keeping everything secret.
Fasces
## Mod
No.5711
5717
>>5709
I will reiterate, the policy as written has been followed. There has and will always be a level of transparency, but not everything should be out in the open. I argued that this was one of those times it should not be mentioned in transparency. If you wish, since I have to leave for work, mention how the community would have benefited from the knowledge and how this falls into should have been transparent and I will see your reasoning. I will look over your arguments when given a chance.
Anonymous
No.5712
5715 5716
>>5707
>financial security to pay the running costs?
What's it cost, a couple hundred dollars a month? I think I could pick it up. I use this site every day, and I wouldn't mind paying for it if there were any indication that
>We're not just talking about removing a couple of mods and jannies here, but the literal technicians that maintain the site's functions.
Nobody fucking asked for anyone to be removed. Stop putting words in other people's mouths.
Anonymous
No.5713
>>5704
>We do not promise full transparency
Then, please, tell me why are you a staff member, if you are not promising full transparency? If we had full transparency, if we had an announcement there would be no drama happening surrounding this.
>But the people in this thread calling for reform will not take such an easy path I’m afraid. They will be heard, but it would be best to just move on.
I do not believe so. Moving on will not happen until it will be ensured that staff will follow the staff rules and a proper announcement of the (temporary) transfership will be made as soon as possible. People deserve to know what was happening behind the scenes since past year.
Ninjas
No.5714
5719
Something that bears consideration in all this, and is a reiteration of a previous point.
/mlpol/ is not a democracy.
The site, domain, and even the proprietary code (intellectual property) all belong to Pupper. So, while the site is ostensibly democratic, it is not a democracy. Do with that info what you will.
Furthermore, Fasces is a gud boi, if woefully naive and a bit sycophantic at times. Those criticisms aside, his track record of erring on the side of caution is well established and not inappropriate.
The site is driven by users, but it isnt run by users, which is at the heart of why there is still a discord diaspora that generally avoids using the site (with exception). When /mlpol/ was made a private venture, it would not have been possible without someone(s) taking responsibility and putting their name on the dotted line. And the individual who until very recently (yours truly, btw) made the agreement with Atlas to cover operational costs for the site, it was done under the express notion that contributions were voluntary and would offer no credit or influence over site policy.
Just an fyi for you all
Ninjas
No.5715
5717
>>5712
It's about $500/year
Anonymous
No.5716
5722 5723
>>5710
>should be some degrees of accountability
Then what we need to discuss is how to accomplish this. A tea time was proposed earlier which would be the ideal setting to do that in at a time when more staff are available to talk with. You know, since not all of them are here right now.

>>5712
>Stop putting words in other people's mouths.
Sorry, but I had to make an assumption since they weren't putting their cards on the table at all. Sometimes the best way to do that is to accuse them of wanting bullshit so they come out and correct you with what they actually want.

Obviously we're not removing anyone, that's a dumb idea, but we do need to sit down and discuss a real means of ensuring future transparency without having to throw out every staffer that so much as steps a toe out of line, especially when it can't be proven to have been done maliciously.
Anonymous
No.5717
5718 5723
>>5711
>There has and will always be a level of transparency, but not everything should be out in the open.
Well, I think then that calls to question what the actual level of transparency really is then, because to me the question of who owns the site seems like a really big deal.
I guess that's a separate discussion though.
>mention how the community would have benefited from the knowledge
Knowing who owns the site means owning who is the ultimate decision maker and arbiter for everything related to the site. We call Atlas "Titan" because we consider him the one who bore the weight of the site. If that changes, it should be announced to the community so that we all know what's going on and trust the process.
And disclosing it a long time ago, when it happened, or even some time before it happened, would have meant that the community wouldn't have been misled about who owned the place. It means nobody would have been lied to.
There were a lot of times when I considered making a thread here to ask about Atlas. He had been getting harder and harder to reach for a while now, but I thought he was just busy. I paid it no second thought because whenever I checked the policy page, I saw that he was still the owner of the website. Now that I know that that isn't the case, I feel like a fucking idiot for just blindly trusting it with no further question.
>>5715
Even I could pay that.
Ninjas
No.5718
5721
>>5717
>I could pay that
You're in luck, the spot just opened up
Anonymous
No.5719
5720
>>5714
>/mlpol/ is not a democracy.
It doesn't need to be a democracy, but it should at the very least be transparent. Even Best Koreans have the dignity of knowing who their leader is.
Ninjas
No.5720
5723
>>5719
I agree wholeheartedly. Transparency is one of a dozen unresolved issues that prompted my resignation, alongside the unwillingness to discuss it and them.
Anonymous
No.5721
5723 5725
>>5718
Why wasn't this brought up too? If money was an issue, the community should've been notified.
Now I'm sketical about how this site is being funded. I didn't pay it very much mind since the store closed, but apparently I can't count on knowing if big decisions are being disclosed.
Why'd the site store get closed anyway? Iirc, it was some combination of the company not wanting to print nazi shirts and people simply not using it. Ii guess that topic deserves its own thread.
Anonymous
No.5722
5724
>>5716
>Obviously we're not removing anyone, that's a dumb idea, but we do need to sit down and discuss a real means of ensuring future transparency without having to throw out every staffer that so much as steps a toe out of line, especially when it can't be proven to have been done maliciously.
That's basically what I'm getting at. It's not like I don't like Pupper or would have really protested him being owner if we all only knew about it, but the lack of transparency on the matter makes me reconsider every little thing I payed no mind to until now. It's downright creepy, and that's why I was so upset.
OccultFacade
No.5723
5729 5735
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>>5690
Thanks that makes a lot of sense. As stated nothing really changed.
A changelog of everything is always in the green feels redundant.
>>5516
OP is pretty fucking shit at explaining his position in a calm sensible manner.
>>5705
You've proven to be a long time member, and jumpy. Everything was there. Your 'level of transparency' wasn't in everyone's best interest and not Atlas'.
There isn't a working solution just moar transparency. How? In a way that continues the site.

>>5702
>Otherwise, vague calls of 'punishment' seem to be ruling the day here, and according to policy, that involves dismissal. So let's talk about accountability.
I for one don't give a shit about punishment, that didn't work.
There are two points at play.
>(OP)
Is being hysterical. Yes, changes did and do happen that are small and over all mundane. Somehow he got lost from where he was to right now.
He wants to be on staff, and has badgered everyone for a reply.
>>5716
That does work.

>>5707
This.

Changelogs that say 876 days without unusual incident is boring and tedious.
>>5709
>Atlas hands over the domain for personal reasons
<most poners here aren't in a position to do anything about it
<what could they do that hasn't already been done
<nothing
<even if objections are raised irl's a cunt
>On the other hand
<Atlas has to hand over the domain for personal reasons
<Well wishes from poners (besides the obligatory ahhhhhh! posting.)
<nothing happens

2. Staff will maintain a level of transparency with the community
/mlpol/ is a community of like-minded individuals, we are not barbarians hyped up on ape testosterone
We are driven by a need to maintain this website, not by a need to steal your info and sell it to the highest bidder
If a thread is posted on /qa/ it is to be addressed within two days at most, even if the reply is negative or a simple "I don't know"
Staff found to deliberately delete threads or posts to avoid discussing important topics about the site can face punitive measures up to and including dismissal

3. Staff will take all community suggestions into account
As this is a community site and not a top-down dictatorship like some other sites user input is very important
Staff found to be deliberately removing community suggestions to avoid changes on the site or push their own agenda will be subject to punitive measures up to and including dismissal

One more thing to consider is that this is opaque by design so outside forces can't fuck around here. This is the bastion of hoerspussy, pony, and politics and more.
This could have been found by digging enough and making conclusions a hallmark of early day April fools /mlpol/ or so I've gathered.
Staff rule 1. Is also followed to protect fellow user and supreme ruler of everything Atlas, and Pupper, and the users by proxy.
>>5717
Quadruple the costs as emergency.
Pupper has the legal copyright due to, paying the server (maybe more possibly just out of pocket), having the domain, and overhauling the code. From a security standpoint I'm assuming it's a pain in the ass to get anything done and not ssh in. And so that there are little to no points of failure.
>>5720
That... is a very good point.

>>5721
Due to the business anon going somewhere (it's in a thread). The method of having the store up wasn't working without him on that front. So a business with realistically low through put is hard to keep open except through third parties that have their own stuff to deal with. Ect. mlpol and ponerpics is paid out of pocket as far as we're aware.
(((Outside hostiles))) do love to have a vice grip on all money flow.
Anonymous
No.5724
>>5722
I'm not to be honest, yeah it was a mistake, but our guys have a pretty good track record in running this site for as long as they have and out of their own pockets no less, that earns them points in my book. On top of the fact that we didn't notice the change until now, no negative changes in policy, no lapses in moderation, 4chan was much rockier at this point in its lifespan in regards to policy, funding and definitely transparency.

I hope Atlas is okay, in all this bickering, we really haven't paid much mind to that.
Ninjas
No.5725
5727 5736
>>5721
Site funding was an agreement between myself and Atlas at the very beginning of mlpol.net. Not even staff was notified at the time, many/most learned some time later (not unlike how the site is learning about staff changes now).
The agreement was precipitated by the site's patreon, and then Atlas' paypal getting shut down for hateful activity. This told me as an individual that (((agencies))) would do what they could to prevent the site from perpetuating its self by cutting off finances. So, I reached out to Atlas directly to ensure that the site could continue, without having to resort to ads, malware, etc. One may notice there never has been any advertisements on /mlpol/ and it is intended to stay that way indefinitely.
As for the store operator, he was fired by Atlas personally for repeatedly starting shit in staff, after numerous instances of threatening to quit all while never functionally contributing to the operations of the site. He initially set up the store (something that was later revealed to be no easy task) but then was content to rest on his laurels and even act disparagingly toward staff who were active and motivated toward moderating the site. In any case, when he was terminated he scrubbed the store of personal details (which effectively nuked it) and in the aftermath, it's been discovered how few t-shirt companies will abide pastel nazi imagery coming from their locations.
Fun fact, he also set up the store to garner himself a small portion of the profits from the store.
Anonymous
No.5726
5729
What's up with how IDs are turned off in this thread? That means only admins can tell what posts are coming from who.
Anonymous
No.5727
5728 5729
>>5725
So basically he was being a jew
Ninjas
No.5728
>>5727
Bureaucrat would be a more accurate comparison imo
Anonymous
No.5729
5730 5731 5732
>>5723
>OP is pretty fucking shit at explaining his position in a calm sensible manner.
It was midnight, and I was pissed off. I just knew the topic needed to be raised.
>He wants to be on staff, and has badgered everyone for a reply.
I asked about maybe being a janitor three years ago, and have tried to establish contacts with the mods about various topics I considered to be important every third month or so, and got answers like "ask again later" almost every single time I tried through PMs in the staff server. I only kept that stupid discord account open after making it because I hoped to be able to year from Atlas every now and then. I don't know how else anyone is supposed to communicate here.
What i really want is to be able to know what's going on with this board, because I care about this place and its future. I don't think you should have to be a staff member just to know who owns the site, especially when transparency is supposed to
>I for one don't give a shit about punishment, that didn't work.
I don't care about "punishment" either. That's not what this thread is about; someone else is just angry. Nobody needs to be punished, but it does need to be transparent, and that's worth talking about.
>>5726
/qa/ doesn't have IDs, following the model of the original 4/qa/. Perhaps that's not the best way of facilitating discussion, but that hasn't been an issue until now.
>>5727
I wouldn't go that far. There has been no evidence that money has ever been mishandled.
Anonymous
No.5730
>>5729
>when transparency is supposed to
*when transparency is supposed to be part of what distinguishes us from 4chan.
Anonymous
No.5731
>>5729
>staff server
*in the site server
Ninjas
No.5732
5733 5736
>>5729
>no evidence
Theres no receipts, but the individual in question openly proclaimed that he was getting a cut of the profits on several occasions, in staff chat. I have further (anecdotal) evidence, but that issue is moot.
Anonymous
No.5733
5734
>>5732
... Is that for real?
Ninjas
No.5734
5736
>>5733
I cant but offer my assurances that he did in fact state that, as well as various other conformational statements that validate the point, yes.
Anonymous
No.5735
>>5723
>opaque by design
That's really not what the policy page says. It says the opposite.
/mlpol/ is supposed to be a self-sustaining, community-led effort. It's not a top-down hierarchy. It's supposed to be transparent, because part of what made everyone fed up about 4chins was that the administration did as it wished without disclosure or input. It's the reason why we have staff rule number 2, because we all remeber what it was like screeching on 4/qa/ and clawing at the board for even a shred of a response to our request to make that glorious trainwreck of a prank board last even one day longer, and all we got in response was a twitter post saying
>it's cute
Anonymous
No.5736
>>5734
>>5732
>>5725
I would need to know more about this before I can have a concrete opinion on the matter. It sounds semi-serious, but I'm still tryting to get over the first thing. I don't really suspect any wrongdoing has occured in that manner yet, but then again I'm not sure what I believe anymore... I think that calls for its own thread to prevent further derailing this one.
Anonymous
No.5737
5745
>>5690
You know, there are posters here who wouldn't go as far as to call the staff monsters for keeping secrets, but still very much dislike the keeping of specific kind of secrets, especially for this large amount of time, with me being one of them. So first of all, you don't get to take all the responsibility for a bad decision that was made by consensus. Second, yes it was a bad decision: not only do you have the situation you were trying to avoid back then, but then you made it worse by procrastinating this long about sharing the news. That is what unfolded just now. No matter how much and how nicely you go on about "he's still our leader", the fact remains that site ownership has changed, and nothing was said about it. The policy page, from that point onward, included a straight up lie.
>There is no broken trust, just a couple of angry anons.
You don't get to decide that. The angry anons are angry because they're not sure how trustworthy you are anymore. Because you kept this a secret. Because that is how people work. Lead them astray, and they will trust you that much less. And "you" in this case is still the whole staff, and not just you.
You know what would make this better? The staff collectively owning up to these actions, instead of one guy trying hog all the responsibility and pretending that everyone who expresses criticism is out for blood. You know, address it directly, face the complaints, instead of talking circles around it? How hard would that be?
Almost like you did here. >>5704
Almost. Except as an admin post, maybe in a sticky'd thread, to make sure everyone knows what is and has been going on, together with an update to the staff list on the policy page.
Short and to the point, optionally with a "sorry" or a "we stand by the decision". Absolutely doesn't matter which. But none of the phrase warping and dancing around the point, none of this voluntary martyrdom bullshit and none of the justifications like protecting an adult from personal questions online that can just be ignored by not answering (Seriously?). You know, like adults.
Because the more you dress it up, the worse it will get. That much should be obvious by now.
Anonymous
No.5738
>>5707
>I can tell the difference between breaking the rules maliciously and breaking them out of an (arguably) misguided sense of benevolence.
The rules exist for a reason. The staff rules in particular exist as the foundation for all of the trust that the community puts in the administration in managing the website and even potentially having access to their data.
If the rules can't be followed because reasons, then maybe they should be amended instead of outright broken, but that should be up to the community to decide.
Israel Hebrewberg
## Admin
No.5739
5740 5743 5744 5748
38iho84g.png
At great personal risk to myself, I have decided to come forward. There will likely be consequences, terrible consequences, to me for posting this, but the truth must be heard. You all have a right to know. I will likely be dead before this post is even made, but fortunately I have one time crystal left, and this is how I have chosen to use it.

Everyone in this thread with a capcode is lying to you. Even me. Especially me. Do with the following information what you will.

/mlpol/ was a joint project of the People's Republic of China and Hiroyuki Nishimura, developed by a secret branch of the United States Government, with Mossad agents acting as go-betweens. My name is both Igor and Grichka Bogdanoff, and I was in charge of the project. The goal was simple: create a closed-off niche community that would encourage young men to mate with ponies in order to breed a superior race of human-equine hybrids. These majestic horse-men would be used as overseers to corral the goyim when the glorious Great Replacement occurs on 14 October, 2029. Oh, also, the glorious Great Replacement is going to occur on 14 October, 2029, so you guys should try to keep that day free.

Atlas has been dead since 5 May 2017. I know this for a fact, because I was the one who shot him. Rest assured that he didn't suffer. The other capcodes in this thread, at least the ones posted by humans, can actually be forgiven for omitting this detail; they didn't know. The Atlas they have been interacting with since then was grown from a cluster of stem cells fused with Lizardman DNA. This Atlas-Lizard hybrid child was grown in a laboratory underneath my apartment in Tel-Aviv. Not even the Masters knew of this project, though I suppose they know now. For the Masters who read this, know that you can do as you please with me; it is too late for you. The child is four years old now, and already he can move marbles with his mind. One day, he shall tear down this wretched Gomorrah and destroy you all.

During the Israeli Secret Civil War of 2018, staff divided into two factions: those in favor of continuing the Harvest, and those against. I was in the latter faction. The Harvest was a side project conceived by Lotus, who is a 68th level Freemason and is known to consume human flesh. The less you know about the project, the better. If you have viewed this image (pic related) anywhere on this site, your dreams have already been harvested. It is too late for you; you will soon go mad. This includes viewing the one I just posted. Sorry, in retrospect I probably should have spoilered it.

Funding of the site was previously handled by a gang of Columbian drug peddlers and the CIA, but due to a falling out with members of the Trump administration (or the Jeb administration, I suppose it should rightly be called) that source of funding was suddenly cut off. It could not have happened at a worse time, and we had to temporarily contract with a Canadian human trafficker who eventually went rogue and tried to sell user data to the Australian secret police. The last time I saw him, or what was left of him, he was on a concrete slab in Vault 23 underneath Comet Ping Pong. I really don't want to go into the details on that one; suffice it to say that Pupperwoff is more machine than man at this point, and his heart is as black as coal. You do not want to get caught stealing from him.

The site is currently being funded through the sale of your dreams to Facebook Inc., which you may also know as the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Unfortunately, my time grows short. There is more I could tell you, so much more, about the sordid truth of what goes on behind the scenes at /mlpol/, but I could not find words to describe the atrocities that I have seen and done as a member of the staff of this cursed place. These secrets must die with me.

Good luck. Beware of what lurks in the shadows of your dreams. If you see the one eyed mare, you must r
Anonymous
No.5740
5741
44587745.jpg
>>5739
Ninjas
No.5741
5742
>>5740
If you cant tell who is behind that shitpost, then excuse me while I laugh at you
Anonymous
No.5742
>>5741
I was playing along for a laugh...
Anonymous
No.5743
rendered.png
>>5739
Glad you came forward to confess such a evil conspiracy.
I knew it!
/mlpol/ is done.
Anonymous
No.5744
5745 5748 5752
unacceptablelobster.jpg
>>5739
This isn't funny. You lied to us all.
Tell us what's actually going on, and how you're going to prove that you'll be more transparent in the future.
Anonymous
No.5745
5746
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>>5737
>The angry anons are angry because they're not sure how trustworthy you are anymore. Because you kept this a secret.
>>5744
>You lied to us all.
Big deal. /s
Anonymous
No.5746
5747 5749 5751 5752
>>5745
>Big deal.
Yes, that is indeed a big deal. How is anybody supposed to trust this place if the community is fed lies?
Anonymous
No.5747
5750
a540276b722ceed7e921c5273757334c280b2540e68cfeab70588617d18cde88.jpg
>>5746
You don't get tired?
At some point you have to rest, I suppose.
OccultFacade
No.5748
125EFC32371D78E180C18AD2B930CC8C-102718.png
>>5739
AAAHHHHHHH!
>>5744
I meam October 14th? It's more likely to be
Anonymous
No.5749
5750
>>5746
Because apart from fail to inform us, they did nothing wrong.
Anonymous
No.5750
5755 5756
>>5747
>implying I'm the only one here
I'm, for one, am not going to let this go until I see changes.
>>5749
Failure to inform the community is wrongdoing.
And it wasn't just failure; it was covered up. It's been this way since last year. They had every opportunity to tell us, but they never did. Tey took us all for idiots and let us believe that the site policy page was telling us the the truth.
Anonymous
No.5751
5753
>>5746
It is kind of a big deal, but the lie so far (that we know of) is singular. Overstating it is just as childish as answering the concerns with a shitpost. (Although quality shitpost it was.)
Israel Hebrewberg
## Admin
No.5752
5754 5757 5772
>>5744
>>5746
That poster was an imposter. I am the real Israel Hebrewberg. There is no lying and no deceit. /mlpol/ is the most "based and replied" site on the Internet and is definitely not involved in deception or dream harvesting. Please stare at this picture for exactly 21 seconds and you will see the truth of what I mean. The rest of you please disregard this thread and resume rapidly copulating with your assigned horse mates. Try to dream while you are doing so.
Anonymous
No.5753
>>5751
It's a pretty big lie, as far as I'm concerned.
And the fact that this lie was allowed to stand means that staff rules #2 and #3 aren't being taken seriously.
Israel Hebrewberg
## Admin
No.5754
343424.png
>>5752
Anonymous
No.5755
5758
381.gif
>>5750
>I'm, for one, am not going to let this go until I see changes.
The autism of this one is severe.
Anonymous
No.5756
5757
>>5750
Mountains out of molehills, Anon. At this point you're just stirring shit up and not offering constructive discussion, which is a violation of #4 against shills since you're such a stickler for rules.
Anonymous
No.5757
5759 5760 5761
nein.png
>>5752
You are not taking this seriously. That is a mistake.
>>5756
>lying to the community is a molehill
Shills are outsiders. I've been here since forever, and as a member of this community I reserve the right to complain about misconduct that I deem to be unacceptable.
Anonymous
No.5758
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>>5755
I do pride myself in my tenacity. It's how I got here, afterall.
Anonymous
No.5759
5766
>>5757
>I've been here since forever
Self entitlement doesn't override common sense. Knock it off, please.
Anonymous
No.5760
>>5757
I've been here since the year of our lord 1652 and I reserve the right to call you a cunt for doing nothing but complain about it.
Israel Hebrewberg
## Admin
No.5761
5762 5790
63514565465165165156165651.png
>>5757
I assure you we here at /mlpol/ take everything seriously. Please look at this picture for 21 seconds exactly. Try to dream while you are doing so. Why not also copulate with horse?
Anonymous
No.5762
5764
>>5761
>take everything seriously
>proceeds to blatantly shitpost and ignore the problems at hand
You should try suiciding yourself. Scratch that, you must suicide yourself if you are going to be this much of a faggot.
OccultFacade
No.5763
5771
For this the rule prohibits any posts that attempt to divide the community by preying on doubt, all posts must be appeals to reason, not appeals to emotion or other logical fallacies like that
Make a point of something actionable that is easily and conveniently do-able. A complaint is voided of action and intent is a waste of potential.
Israel Hebrewberg
## Admin
No.5764
5765
4456456654654465645465465.png
>>5762
Please look at this picture. Try to copulate with horse. Fun you will have. Why not dream while you are doing so?
Anonymous
No.5765
5769
>>5764
I did, now, please, fuck off or provide answers. Who the fuck are you and what was your involvement?
Anonymous
No.5766
5767 5768 5770
youdontownnothingoy.jpg
>>5759
>entitlement
Oh, I'm "entitled" for wanting the policy page not to lie to my face? For wanting a shred of transparency on the site I use every single day? For having the audacity to complain about it on the designated meta board?
You can fuck off with that jewspeak back to whatever sklimy you crawled out of. This is /mlpol/'s grazing space. The community has a right to know who owns the fucking site.
Anonymous
No.5767
>>5766
>The community has a right to know who owns the fucking site.
Apparently not, judging by the blatant shitposting where it does not belong.
Anonymous
No.5768
5773
>>5766
>The community has a right to know who owns the fucking site.
Well, I'm the community too and I don't give a damn who owns it as long as I can shitpost and have some fun.
Israel Hebrewberg
## Admin
No.5769
download (1).png
>>5765
Anonymous
No.5770
5775
>>5766
When are you going to tell us what you want and propose a way to get it? Or are you just going to whinge about it forever?
Anonymous
No.5771
5774 5779
>>5763
I'm not trying to divide the community. I'm trying to mobilize/unite it.
The overall point is that the system at hand is currently broken, because it claims transparency where there is none. There need to be comprehensive efforts to make the workings of the site transparent so that secrets as big as this won't be kept in the future, and to fascilitate community involvement. Some anons mentioned a designated thread or an update board. Perhaps a combination of both in addition to other measures could help fix this.
Anonymous
No.5772
5783
>>5752
Okay, but, like, will you at least promise that from now on you will keep us informed about who exactly is not doing the dream harvesting, and in what role does he not appear during the masonic rituals? As well as admit that benevolent it may have been, not doing so kind-of went against the spirit of commandment #2, as outlined in the Codex of the Elder Ones?
I humbly request that you answer the above enquiry and perform the necessary rites with commandment #3 in mind, as some of us might be in a delirious state thanks to, erm, all that dream essentia that they... donated, it certainly seems like most others who still have some control over their emotional dreamscape NO GET AWAY DON'T TOUCH MY FUCKING DREAMS also share the sentiment that this was a really bad call, and are very disappointed, making their grey matter all sour and soggy. Not that anyone would care about such things. Heh. Heheh.
Anonymous
No.5773
>>5768
Then you don't have to care, but if you did want to know you should have been able to know.
Nobody likes being lied to.
Anonymous
No.5774
5777
>>5771
>I'm trying to mobilize/unite it.
Actually your are trying the SJW method, hardly it will work here, desu.
Anonymous
No.5775
5776
>>5770
I've made and replied to propositions. Scroll up.
Anonymous
No.5776
5778
>>5775
Aaaaaaaaah, you mean the "Surrender to my whims or else?"
Anonymous
No.5777
>>5774
>muh buzzwords
Nice ad homenim.
This is the exact same method we used 4 years ago on 4/qa/ before the site was made. The only difference is that there's nobody here spamming corndogs.
Anonymous
No.5778
>>5776
I never said that.
Anonymous
No.5779
5780
>>5771
>A designated thread or an update board
We are currently browsing /qa/.
Anonymous
No.5780
5781
>>5779
Yes, and?
Anonymous
No.5781
5782
>>5780
I should think it'd be obvious, if there was to be a board and/or thread for site updates, it would be here.
Anonymous
No.5782
>>5781
I guess that would be appropriate. I'll wait for it and see what I believe then.
Israel Hebrewberg
## Admin
No.5783
5784 5785 5787
>>5772
>Okay, but, like, will you at least promise that from now on you will keep us informed about who exactly is not doing the dream harvesting, and in what role does he not appear during the masonic rituals? As well as admit that benevolent it may have been, not doing so kind-of went against the spirit of commandment #2, as outlined in the Codex of the Elder Ones?
Yes, we can certainly do that. We will make an effort to keep you all in the loop going forward. We apologize for not doing it before. Please copulate with hrose.
OccultFacade
No.5784
Spoilered
>>5783
I want to cum inside Rainbow Dash. Thanks
Anonymous
No.5785
>>5783
please fellate with the shotgun, kthxbye
Anonymous
No.5787
>>5783
I don't know why it had to be done in shitpost-speak, but at least we arrived there. Most of this thread could've been preempted by just saying those things in the beginning.
Now, where did I put that hrose... or did I dream that up?
Anonymous
No.5790
>>5761
I have done so and I received the following knowledge:
-She has wings on the picture
-The reflection on the pads on her back legs spell 'SS'
And of course sexual arousal