On April 1st of 2017, this glorious shitpost of a board was born. /mlpol/ became a renaissance for the oldfag cultures of both /mlp/ and /pol/ while creating its own explosion of new content, the two communities of tenacious autists finding a chaotic symbiosis: /mlp/ content drove away the """based""" redditors that had infested /pol/ since 2016 calling anyone they didn't agree with a "shill" and were impossible to hold a conversation with; and /pol/ content drove away the derpibooru/Twitter tourists that constantly shit-up the place with their blatant disregard for 4chan culture and basic chansite etiquette, while pretending native users weren't really true members of the fandom.
In our solidarity, the Anons of /mlpol/ have found salvation from the hordes of redditors, shills, bots and booru tourists. We've persisted for 6 years since then, satisfied with having a small community with quality discourse and memes, and for a while, it's been great.
In the past couple years, we've seen infiltration by something much, much worse than redditors or booru tourists: Facebook posters. It started slow, just around the time the pandemic era mixup hit, begining as a small trickle before devolving into a cataclysmic torrent of unrelenting boomer-tier spam. A look at any of the threads on the board reveals their pestilent posting style, always the same meme-spam and antagonistic shit flinging when their abhorrent posts are scrutinized in any critical way. It suffocates quality discussion and drives away users. Perhaps some of us noticed early on, but didn't say anything because we wanted more users and hope they would assimilate over time (that's why we deleted rules #1 and #2), but they didn't!
The problem has gotten too noxious to ignore any longer, so that raises a series of questions:
How did they get here?
Is /mlpol/'s resistance to offboard shitposters not as we thought it was?
How much of our board's culture has been damaged by this?
How can we fix what is broken?
And most importantly
HOW DO WE ANSWER THE FACEBOOK QUESTION?