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Could /mlpol/ Benefit From A Blue Pony Board?
Anonymous
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Could /mlpol/ Benefit From A Blue Pony Board?
Posters in this community have brought of various ways to make the site more attractive to horsefuckers and content creators. One reccomended idea has been to introduce a blue board for pony content.
Is this idea worth trying?
What could the benefits be?

Express your thoughts.
Continued from the discussion in the Roe v Wade Thread >>>/mlpol/344423 →
66 replies and 27 files omitted.
Anonymous
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>>6828
hes back to being a huge jew and seething
Or horsefuckers could continue to post on /mlp/ and you can have nothing.
>>6829
>If it doesn't grow, you would be solely responsible
since this was the change I'll make it clear, No, I wont be solely responsible because I don't control the branding or really anything else about it. What kind of low effort jewery is this? It's like saying if I go try and turn a mcdonalds into a hotel I'll be the sole person at fault despite not being allowed to do anything to the decore or make the place not look like a fucking mcdonalds. What is your greater plan by suggesting shit like this? keep seething until you find something you can meme on to ruin the thread? keep getting (you)s from one faggot on /qa/? just following your jewish instincts? I assure you the stakes aren't so high you have to keep filling this thread with your low effort b8 but if you persist I'm just going to hide your ID.
Anonymous
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>>6830
>No, I wont be solely responsible because I don't control the branding or really anything else about it.
That's the tools and means you got, you'll figure out.
Anonymous
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>>6831
>no, I'm just going to keep spamming my low effort arguments and keep b8ing no matter how many times I get btfo, hueheu, u mad bro?
>>6817
The fact that you act like we're the ones making disingenuous two faced posts is insufferable.
Anonymous
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>>6819
Fun fact, with this staff it doesnt matter how sound your position is, if you're impolite you're automatically "in the wrong"
Anonymous
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>>6833
What I was saying is that I was polite, but I was still soundly rejected and my advice was basically mocked to my face. I chugged hard on phrasing it in that post though.
Anonymous
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>>6832
>Blame anyone but me for my impractical ideas.
Anonymous
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>>6784
Here, have some citations.
>>6835
>>6831
>>6829
>>6826
>>6825
>>6823
>>6818
>>6812
>>6809
>>6802
Anonymous
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>>6827
>create a fun space where I can play with ponies and not be harassed by jews and then banned for calling them out.
So you want to enable antisemitism and groups who hold such beliefs to flourish and be able to easily organize and attack others?
Anonymous
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>>6838
Scram off nigger.
Anonymous
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Im gonna take this opportunity to tell the grand story of:

How /a/ came to be

One day, Atlas asked me if he should make an /a/ board. I said (because I was the only staff on/responsive) "Yes".

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how /a/ came to be.
The background is, there were staff who wanted an /a/ board, and staff who were absolutrly vehemently opposed to it, ostensibky because the /a/ board would somehow cause a coup to turn mlpol into nu-4chan or some shit?
Personally, I didnt think the site needed an /a/, but I also thought the people crying about the site being fundamentally changed were off their rocker. So I told Atlas he should.

Funny, the site hasnt gotten taken over by anime. Funny how that all worked out.
Personally, Im opposed to a pony blue board, I simply dont see the point.
All this 'we'll get more /mulp/' posturing neglects a key fact: people go to 4chan (and by proxy, mlp) for (you)s, because theres more people there.
Its why even before Elon bought it, there is 100 to 1 the number of users on twitter vs. Gab or wtfe else.
Anons are creatures of habit, and 4chan is where they go to get their fix.
Anyone else notice how quickly pony porn became less interesting the longer it wasnt prohibited? I mean, its not like there arent what, 5 boorus dedicated to pony everything?
But politics, politics has always been a no-go for a significant majority of the fandom. For many, politics is WHY they seek the escapism of pastel ponies.
I dont oppose a blue pony board because I think it'll change the site at all, I oppose a blue pony board because I dont buy that mulp is gonna suddenly (or even gradually) start migrating if there is one.

As I said, the customer isnt going to buy the product no matter how much of a promotion you give them, they have already made the decision and now they're just seeing what they can grt you to agree to for the social exchange.
Anonymous
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>>6841
this is why I also said it would take a long time and require people be on board. I don't, as you believe, think its pointless, but it definitely can be made pointless by defeatist attitude, ignorant strategy, and pure random chance that comes from risk taking I alluded to in the /mlp/a/ idea.

That said, I want to take a moment to define, not that I haven't, in clearer terms where /mlp/ is different than other boards. mlp is not like /a/, /tv/, /ck/ or the like. It's not a board that's centered around getting replies, but getting OC. Replies are a poormans currency on /mlp/. the real structure of the board is in content creators who give content for the (you)s of the /mlp/ rabble. in other words, unlike with a regular board where no matter how you scoop, you only get the same thing, if you where to turn content creators from the site to this one for any reason and have them come here, the masses would have less choice but to come here since that's where the content is. In the same way all of us put up with platforms like youtube, their individual investment is less important than the influence who creates OC.

There are of course ways to capture non-content creators, such as the people who hate eqg to an autistic degree, but the idea that /mlp/ is a typical board based around a symbol b8ing attention economy is simply not true. /mlp/ is a content creation board first and foremost, and a lot of the content and discussion there is simply time passing, not (you farming). the >green prompt rain dancing is as close as it gets to true farming, and the sheer lack of it on /mlpol/ is, I think, the biggest indication that it is /pol/ without gr15, rather than /mlp/ and /pol/ together as one
Anonymous
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>>6844
Serious question:
What gives you confidence that making a pony blue board will result in content creators migrating?
Anonymous
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>>6845
I don't have supreme confidence, but I have seen shit shows on /mlp/ by mods cause a massive amount of strife. at the time I came to the staff about creating such a board, the drama was hot, and I believe some of those people could have came here. Right now? It would be a way harder sell. which is also why I said from the beginning that you'd have to wait for people to get fed up. and since this place basically completely rejected the idea for so long, there's a danger that it wont work regardless. Situations like the scruffening, derpibooru, meta and divegrass threads being nuked, specific generals getting targeted. These are all opportunities, but once they are gone, they are gone. anonfilly has a home again, it will be a lot harder to get them to come back. My comments today where not an indication of some new chance or drama either. /mlp/ as of today is fairly stable. Only an acknowledgement that you've missed so many opportunities that occasionally I saw more pony OC being fostered in shitcords and being discussed there, even when those people still use and are from this website. Some how that couple of comments blew up into this. I'm significantly more used to yelling into the void and getting nothing back that I'm just as serious as your question when I say this thread is not what I expected to hear back.

I may at times be an asshole about being ignored, but it's not like I haven't passed up opportunities too, I'm jealous of the site's success and feel like it could have so easily taken some of 4chucks crown at times, but if we began tomorrow I couldn't tell you today an answer to that question that would be satisfactory. the things I do have clear ideas about I already gave; Give anons the ability to delet images in their own threads and be a mini janny. This isn't something I personally like, and for various reasons, if it's unpopular here as an idea, I would be all for not doing it, but I know it would get users specifically because of how autistic these faggots are. They make planning the con threads a huge fucking pain, and they also harrass the rewatch threads. Like I said, This isn't on the same level of advice as getting content creators, but it's an example of an opportunity. for the actual content creators, the thing that comes to mind is a place they would actually get (you)s in. but that's not a definitive plan to snag them at all, just a way to keep the ones we get instead of having them leave the second 4chan gets their act together.

No free lunch.
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>>6845
oh, and for what it's worth. I dont know how popular anime is here, but it seems to be popular among the horsefuckers from here I talked to, so while I don't have any confidence a /mlp/a/ >green board would be a compelling way to steal /mlp/ users, it might be a way to colonize anime with /mlp/ board values, especially since /a/ does not allow /mlp/ board culture, and even fanfiction discussion is nuked from orbit. It isn't really my goal since it's a little too self indulgent of an idea but I can't say I wouldn't like it.
Anonymous
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>>6846
>I may at times be an asshole about being ignored
Well... this. You won't get far with that obnoxious attitude.
Anonymous
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>>6819
>first of all, grow some awareness of your own shitflinging
Yeah, let's dissect this.

> if you go to bat and start talking about how you think other people are acting like kikes,
Hmm, was that what I said? Let's have a look shall we.

>>6803
You said this:
<if you replaced horsefuckers with whites you would be called a jew and told to kill yourself immediately.
I said more in context but this is what you're referring to when you said I "started talking about how other people act like kikes":
>Point is, if we're going to start screaming, "You're the real kike," here wouldn't you who wants to change a tradition while defaming the people in it that doesn't want to, be the real kike, mah nigguha.
It ends on period but grammatically should end on a questionmark. It's a rehtorical question to make a point about what you are doing. I didn't say you were a kike but even if I had it would been a response to you insinuating that I use jewish rethoric. I think the comparision falls flat there for you.

But again, I'm not offended about this part, which I also wrote in that post. I just thought it was weird that while there's a thread on /qa/ talking about the paranoia this thread received, you attack me for giving you genuine criticism. Go back over my posts. They are not personal whatsoever before you start and barely afterward either.

I kinda hate how some who are pro split has brunt bridges with me. As I said, I'm not against entertaining this idea but such a thing has to be done in a civilized manner. When I ask for substance and you attack me, it makes me think you have none.

> I don't know what /a/ is if you aren't referring to 4chan/a/ but if I had a guess this site tried an /a/ at some point and it failed? If so that's exactly why I said multiple times in this and the other thread that doing this is pointless as a temporary test the waters thing. You need patience and tenacity. People involved need to want to believe it will work and make inroads to make it happen. Otherwise yes, you will get a barren board that closes in 6 months of inactivity.
We have an /a/. Look at the board bar at the top and then the furthest board to the left. It's been there for years. Your making my point as well. You need content for it aka, "You need patiance and tenacity. People involved need to want to believe it will work and make inroad to make it happen." So content is king and is why mlpol is not as active on pony as /mlp/ create content and there will be people.

Why Anonfilly went back to 4chan had nothing to with politics, I believe. Most of the anonfillies went to discord before they went to us anyway. People complained in our thread that most people spent their time on discord instead of being on the board. When the thread on /mlp/ opened again, those on discord probably migrated there and those here probably left as well. Was this because polacks had harassed them with politics? No. I Lurked that thread from the beginning of it being here till now. Very few political discussions happened on it and most of that was just meming.

So why did the fillies go back to /mlp/ if the mods there are abusive and the polacks here don't bother them? Simple, the same reason you visit /mlp/ because that's where people are. There are more polacks on 4/pol/ still than there are polacks here, hundred precent. Creative people go were they get most attention and so that's where the greens are.

Also, I guess I should address that thinking of this as a brawl is your problem. I'm not at all closed to the idea that we could have a separate board for pony but I'd like to weigh the pros and cons for such a thing. It's a slippery slope to blame me for what other posters have posted that have similar views as me but I suppose I can relate to such a thing.

Again, I don't think your idea has no merits but I don't think it's going to result in what you imagine. I guess it's too late to start over but I genuinely think it would be more beneficial for us both if we could discuss this. Maybe you have some argument that I haven't considered that will make me be pro this split.
Anonymous
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>>6856
>We have an /a/.
The stress should be on "have".
Anonymous
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>>6856
>People complained in our thread that most people spent their time on discord instead of being on the board.
>board
Should be thread.
Anonymous
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>>6841
The only problem with /a/ is that nobody uses it, tbh. If there were even two regularly-posted threads it would be on par with the other boards. It still gets more traffick than /cyb/.
I was personally of the camp that some of the other April 2017 boards could come back, but since our /sp/ stands for shitposting, /spa/ is kind of off the table.
Anonymous
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>>6859
>no one uses it
Testament to how much actual demand there was, versus individual perception
Anonymous
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>>6856
>It ends on period but grammatically should end on a questionmark. It's a rehtorical question to make a point about what you are doing
Right, I dont know why I expected someone so stupid and unself aware to even begin to acknowledge that the criticism instantly resulted in accusations of me being a divide and conquer kike. So yes, I did think pretty carefuly about what I said, I gave you exactly what you fucking deserved. Is that clear enough for you? or do you have another fantasy to concoct where you're the innocent victim here?
Anonymous
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>>6863
Wow. A bit uppity today.
As an anon you may be called a kike at any time if you come with kiked ideas. You positively know this, so playing the offended party won't fly.
You may not be a normie, and yet you behave like one many times.
Lotus
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I'm pretty sure all or most of my points of concern have already been stated by other posters, but I'll contribute my thoughts anyways

I am not a fan of adding a new pony-only board at all.

The entire point of /mlpol/ is that it is a merged board. Two different topics come together in synchronicity. Segregating pony and politics is a why-bother that is contrary to the entire idea.

The argument I keep hearing for the segregation is that politics is a downer and black pilled. Have you even been on /mlp/? That board makes /mlpol/ look like radical utopians by comparison. At least a few years ago, you couldn't go anywhere without hearing "oh my God everything good is gone!" It is/was insufferable and was far worse than /mlpol/, at least at the time.

The reason most /mlp/ users don't come here isn't because of politics, it's because of the Social Media Effect. Chan sites, like all social media of any kind, are naturally occurring monopolies, because people want to go where other people already are. Having a board with no politics won't help that. If anything, it means less total activity.

But with all of that said, it isn't necessarily much harm to add an experimental board. I would want it to be more than just "/mlp/ but not owned by a Jap." Maybe make it /safe/ with a ban on doom-posting, or have some kind of theme to it like forced optimism. Maybe call it AFFWF (Aff woof?) for "A Future for White Foals" or something. You can at least have fun with the idea
Anonymous
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>>6866
>now that everyone else has done my job for me, I'll just saunter in and pretend to do something
Anonymous
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>>6866
These seem like mostly fair points. I still think we could benefit to experiment a bit with boards, although my opnion on the matter isn't that strong.
Anonymous
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So what is the progress on developing such board so far? Are we even going to get it?
Anonymous
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>>6873
/sp/ has been ready for years. Just saying.
Anonymous
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>>6873
From what I understand, it doesn't actually take that long to make a board. It's only a matter of approval.
Anonymous
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>>6874
I have not been there much, but the board is just called “Football”. What does that have to do with anything? Also, how would we make it attractive to the members of /mlpol/ and 4/mlp/?
>>6875
So the procedure for creating a new board already adds the necessary components to the database?
Anonymous
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>>6876
/sp/ is a random board, named after sportschan after a series of back and fourth raids while John Elway memes were all the rage.
Anonymous
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>>6873
The decision lies ultimately with staff. It used to be that a specific staff member would take ownership/responibility of whatever board. /vx/ for example, is Lotus' purview, while John Elway - who is Football forevermore, appearing in the guise of a man, but inseparable from either the one True Football or the Denver Broncos, who are themselves Football but on a multitudinal level - has sole and exclusive dominion over Fottball, for he is the Alpha and Omega of Football, supplemented by the storage rooms in space assisting in the housing of all that Football.
Sorry, havent broncoposted in a while.
Returning to the topic, a specific staff member would technically need to do likewise with this new board. Having said, that precious requirement is a bit arbitrary IMO and fosters a 'thats not my board so IDGAF' mentality in some (thats just a general caveat, not aomething directed at anyone in general/particular).
Now, when I say about the decision, I mean it literally. It will likely take more than a handful of anons clamoring to make a sufficiently compelling case, and I say that having personally made dozens of compelling cases.
Not a criticism, but with a few very specific examples, staff does not operate from a very 'quick-to-action' sort of strategy.
Tl;dr. Get comfy, and prepare to politely make your case for a drawn out period of time. Dont insult staff either, they get really mad and oppose you on principal when you do that (yes, even if they have been insulting you extensively prior, and your insults are reactionary/complementary).
>>6875
Technically speaking, unless the code has been ammended, any staff member could make a new board at any time. Literally, a few clicks and a few lines of text. While cumbersome in other ways, there are a goodly number of ways that Pupper's code is quite efficient.
The problem is that any staff member who MIGHT make such a thread in advance of a staff consensus woumd immediately be decided to have 'gone rogue' or any number of other character assassinations.
If you're not getting how UNwelcome it is to be on staff AND decisive, I dont know what to tell you
Anonymous
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as someone who's been here since the beginning I don't see a reason to *not* have a blue board with the sole exception that someone trying to shill and such should still be flooded with pony poon to drive them off
the jew fears pone puss
Anonymous
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No.6881
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>>6880
Tbh, I think most people who'd post to the blue pony board wouldn't be deterred by pony porn, only annoyed.
Horse porn only deters redditors on the /pol/ side.
Anonymous
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>>6880
>>6881
>Tfw no real horse porn
Anonymous
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>>6882
This.
Anonymous
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>>6883
Based.
Anonymous
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No.6885
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>>6884
UNFFF
Anonymous
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Now they are talking about no horse pussy.
Da fuck is going on here.
Anonymous
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No.6888
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>>6882
>>6883
>>6884
>>6885
based horse pussy appreciators

having a blue board would be heretical. we must not sacrifice horse pussy for potential newfags
Anonymous
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No.6889
>>6888
Checked and based, need more
Anonymous
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No.6890
newfags don't remember rule 10 smh
Anonymous
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>>6866
>Have you even been on /mlp/?
Have you? the way the rest of your post reads makes it clear you haven;t
That board makes /mlpol/ look like radical utopians by comparison. At least a few years ago, you couldn't go anywhere without hearing "oh my God everything good is gone!" It is/was insufferable and was far worse than /mlpol/
Thats exactly the time period I brought it up and why I said earlier that you could get users, because the experiance back then was so fucking awful, now? it's far from great but it's still better than this. Imagine actually arguing that an endless bumping newsfeed of what
>(((media))) site
here thinks about
>(((news))))
to be preferable than the actual state of /mlp/ right now, without mod dicking us for calling derpibooru jews anymore, great ammounts of OC, and what is looking to be 2 yearly cons.

You have your head so far up your ass that your basic premise, while imho, completely defensible, is completely undermined by everything you said after.
Anonymous
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>>6879
>Tl;dr. Get comfy, and prepare to politely make your case for a drawn out period of time. Dont insult staff either, they get really mad and oppose you on principal when you do that (yes, even if they have been insulting you extensively prior, and your insults are reactionary/complementary).
if they want to act like ziggers I'm not going to treat them like they're white, no matter how much it inconveniences me or my goals.
Anonymous
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>>6896
Though not my words, this beautifully summarizes my disposition as well
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>>6886
That's a pretty fair point. Any new board wouldn't necessarily need to be blue

>>6879
This post is intended to be critical, but... uh... I can't find where it's wrong

>>6895
no u

>>6896
>>6898
>screeching like a child who is upset he didn't get a toy in his meal at burger king is going to be effective against people who can, with literally no effort at all, just never read your posts
Solid plan guys. Real solid plan. Let's see how well that works out for you.
Lotus
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>>6873
The idea has been discussed within staff. No one at all thinks it is necessary and it would probably just become another dead board... but at the same time, it doesn't look like there could be too much harm.

My favorite ideas for names are /clozapine/ - Maredecine , and /snowpitty/ - Rainbowshine

Other proposed ideas are /mare/ - Post mares ,
/imastupidmoronwithanuglyfaceandbigbuttandmybuttsmellsandiliketokissmyownbutt/
/imastupidmoronwithanuglyfaceandbigbuttandmybuttsmellsandiliketokissmyownbuttandponutconnoisseursappreciationclubhousebutjustsoeveryoneisawareimastupidmoronwithanuglyfaceandbigbuttandmybuttsmellsandiliketokissmyownbuttbutalsoponutsareprettygoodtooijustwanteveryonetobeawarethoughthatiamastupidmoronwithanuglyfaceandbigbuttandmybuttsmellsandiliketokissmyownbutt/ , and
/[the entire text of fallout equestria]/
Anonymous
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No.6904
>>6903
I vote for /[the entire text of fallout equestria]/
Anonymous
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No.6905
Surely a blue pony board should be named after a blue pony, right?
I nominate /rd/ or /dash/
Anonymous
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No.6906
>>6903
I might think the same way. It may have a few days of viability within the /mlpol/ community, but unless members of other boards like 4/mlp/ are convinced to browse both boards, then I think it may just be a passing fad.
Anonymous
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No.6910
So let me see if I have this correct.
A blue board
Expressly and all-but exclusively ponies
No flags/IDs
Hidden board?
... ngl, I can think of ways it could work. Bump limits would need to be redressed tho one could argue thats long overdue