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On the Issue of Green and Orange
Anonymous
No.2238
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So there has been some discussion and content to come out of the Anonfilly thread lately. So there was a vote and orange is the /mlpol/ color? I can't help but look around though, and notice that we don't really have any on the board. Even /pone/ has red text< So what if we were to have our own orange text? I'll even go so far as to throw the idea of using it to completely replace green onto the table.

I always found it odd, and frankly kind of annoying in a special snowflake kind of way, that /pone/ would have their own color Anon, especially when, just like 4chan, and just like here, everything is in green. Now we are in the same boat. What do?
Anonymous
No.2268
>>2238
Well, there was a discussion about the mlpol anon design in this thread https://mlpol.net/mlpol/featured/res/38126.html
And we had a vote on it in this thread, with orange with an SS cap winning
https://mlpol.net/mlpol/archive/res/39046.html
We didn't have a vote on a filly design, but an orange colored anonfilly is a logical extension
Anonymous
No.2273
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>>2238
I like green. Anon filly is green. Anonymous word is green. There are not multiple types of Anonymous.

But if we are changing colours then the >light green text on light red is harder to read and orange will be even harder. I vote dark green >text.
Anonymous
No.2615
>>2238
>Even /pone/ has red text< So what if we were to have our own orange text?
How would it work?
I'm not willing to give up green.
Anonymous
No.2783
2784
I like having orange as Anon and Anon filly color
>But I like my green text
Having something for our own is nice but let's not try to stray to far off from our origins
Anonymous
No.2784
2785
>>2783
This.
Giving up greentext was never an option to begin with. I don't think anyone even suggested that here.
>Having something for our own
What do you mean by that? What are you suggesting?
Anonymous
No.2785
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>>2784
Just changing our Anon from green to orange although having both is nice tbh.
Anonymous
No.2786
2787
>>2785
Well, that's a matter of art and content, not the way the site functions.
>It's nice having both
I agree.
Anonymous
No.2787
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>>2786
Aye. The way the site functions so far is awesome, it just feels more comfy. Just thought I'd add my 2bits that text should remain as is while we can expand our look, since the post was asking about changing the text and the Anon color was also mention
Anonymous
No.2788
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>>2787

Anonymous
No.2862
>>2238
I don't want to give up on green, but I would like an orange text option.
Anonymous
No.2917
2918
>>2238
I've quite literally been here the whole time and I still don't get why we're orange?
Anonymous
No.2918
2919
>>2917
How did you miss it then?
Anonymous
No.2919
2920
>>2918
I'm kinda retarded.
Anonymous
No.2920
2921
>>2919
[SPOON-FEED DENIED]
Anonymous
No.2921
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>>2920
It's not really important to me anyways, I was just mildly curious. When I clicked on the thread discussing it all I saw was bad art.

nigger.
Anonymous
No.2922
>>2921
Your answers are ITT
Anonymous
No.2923
>>2921
faggot
Anonymous
No.2937
2938
>>2921
I don't really remember why but it had something to do with a vote, personally I find it silly to change anon colors, anon is supposed to be anon, not faction wise.
If we really wanted to be different we could have done better really.
Anonymous
No.2938
>>2937
Oh FFS its the second post ITT. There was plenty of discussion, a multitude of ideas were banted, orange was decided.
Anonymous
No.3740
3741 3769
>>2238
There's nothing saying both can't be posted, to those who'd say "we had a vote on this", remember rule 3, no exceptions. People are gonna produce content with either one and post it and do recolors as they like, that's why we're here and not on 4chan isn't it?

Anonymous
No.3741
3743 3744 3745 3769
>>3740
The problem is twofold.
1. A good amount of anons though we had a consensus over orange while it turns out a silent minority/majority didn't participate/agree.
2. This brings up into question what /mlpol/ is and should be. Are we offsite because we want to be? Are we true-chaners while 4chan has lost its way? Are we that different from them now? It goes on and on and its all brought up because of green vs orange which although in itself is harmless it shows on overarching problem we need to solve.
Anonymous
No.3742
3743 3761 3769
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>>2238
if it's one or the other I prefer orange to match our anon, but I'll settle for both
Anonymous
No.3743
3746 3769
>>3741
>>3742
/mlpol/ orange is fine, whatever. Green is the original, and if anon filly general wants green anon filly then so be it. They should not be harassed for that choice. Ideally both should be able to coexist. If compromise proves impossible, I will side with green.
Anonymous
No.3744
3746 3769
>>3741
I don't mind both to be honest, but the whole orange thing reeks of surrender to me. Like things that were traditionally our culture and our history are things we have been forced to give up because outsiders gained control of the site, that we are surrendering those things to them as though they have more right to lay claim to that history than we do.

Are we different? I don't think so, 4chan changed and we did not, maybe we don't deserve to lay claim to that history because we didn't see the signs early enough to avert all of this. I think we should remember our history with green, and remember what was taken away from us with orange and allow both to exist on the site so we never forget our roots and the lessons we learned on the way here. A cautionary tale so to speak, you can never have enough of those.

Or maybe I'm just being autistic and prefer green as a coat color to orange.
Anonymous
No.3745
3746 3747 3769
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>>3741

I was present in all MLPOL Anon threads back in June 2017 and can testify that the majority of users present at the time participated AND voted in the threads. Input and Critique was encouraged but surpringly little people had constructive feedback to offer on how and what to change on the design. Furthermore I'd like to point out that the initial design for MLPOL Anon was indeed delivered in green, this was however changed later on when we came to the realisation that we cant use a character that is associated with another site, so we did what 8chan did and picked a new color. The final standoff was between orange and purple, Orange won.

I dare say this problem we currently encounter has more layers to it than either the users or the administration is willing to admit. It is a question of selfrespect, how much we value ourselves as a site, out achievements and our history and our regulations. If we are willing to throw out every rule or decision that has become inconvenient at the loose chance of getting a cat in the back out of it, perhaps it is time for MLPOL to ask itself if we truly are any better than 4chan after all like we pretend to be.
Anonymous
No.3746
3769
>>3743
>>3744
Pretty much agree with all of it. As an anon I have and always will view myself as a green and to give that away would feel like killing off part of myself.
>>3745
As someone there at the time too I can say that I didn't participate because I had no interest in changing our anon from the classic green and still don't really. If you want to envision yourself as orange thats fine but I will always be a green. I didn't expect the threads to become overarching though which is how some of the anons made it sound with them claim that lads from /filly/ had to integrate into something I though wasn't made to be overarching.
Anonymous
No.3747
3748 3749 3750 3769 3784
>>3745
The real conflict is the conflict between similar, but different cultures. Green anon filly is Is dominate not just on /mlp/ but the rest of the fandom as a whole. Anon filly general posters are used to green filly and green filly only. /mlpol/ has a cultural hatred of 4chan and as such did its best to differentiate itself. In this rejection of 4chan orange anon was created, same with orange filly. We are similar culturally, as we both recognize anon filly, but we have taken a different path, hence the conflict. Anon filly general posters cannot be expected to drop green filly, just as /mlpol/ cannot be expected to drop orange filly. The solution as always is one of moderation, accepting, or at least tolerating both. We must become a melting pot with our own unique flavor, and improve ourselves. The trick to it is not to give up anything, but to share what we have and grow. This is not a dilution of /mlpol/ culture, but an evolution.
Anonymous
No.3748
3750 3769
>>3747
>/mlpol/ has a cultural hatred of 4chan and as such did its best to differentiate itself. In this rejection of 4chan orange anon was created
I reject this notion entirely. I don't hate 4chan and I have a feeling most anons here also don't. We hate what its become and hate the mods for being fags. I don't hate the site or what it used to be, especially since some of my best times were spent there and I still go back and find great threads through the rubbish that it currently is.
Anonymous
No.3749
3751 3769
>>3747
>/mlpol/ has a cultural hatred of 4chan and as such did its best to differentiate itself.
That isn't even close to true!
Anonymous
No.3750
3752 3756 3769
>>3747
>literally multiculturalism
if we are going to give asylum to 4chan refugees shouldn't we demand they assimilate to our culture?

>>3748
I hate what it currently is and what it has become, being unwilling to change or let things go is a weakness. The 4chan of years past is never coming back
Anonymous
No.3751
3756 3769
>>3749
I hate the site at this point, and the mods and admins, all that's left is the users some of which I hate and the rest whom I think should come here and abandon 4chan.
Anonymous
No.3752
3753 3755 3769
>>3750
>if we are going to give asylum to 4chan refugees shouldn't we demand they assimilate to our culture?
Isn't part of /mlpol/'s culture 'Ponies allowed, NO EXCEPTIONS'?
Anonymous
No.3753
3754 3755 3769
>>3752
true but I'm getting a little worried, I'm watching "tolerance and acceptance" play out in the real world, like sweden for example, and it seems like a bad idea
Anonymous
No.3754
3769
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>>3753
>Implying ponyfags can be compared to islam
Anonymous
No.3755
3769
>>3752
This
>>3753
I'll decide when I want to stop accepting shit. Adorable green fillies get entry.
Anonymous
No.3756
3757 3758 3769
>>3750
>I hate what it currently is and what it has become, being unwilling to change or let things go is a weakness. The 4chan of years past is never coming back
>>3751
>I hate the site at this point, and the mods and admins, all that's left is the users some of which I hate and the rest whom I think should come here and abandon 4chan.

And I'm fine with the fact that you dislike the site but claiming we as a whole dislike it is falling for the >we meme. Don't throw me into your box I still find and create quality threads on /pol/ and /mlp/ even if a great amount of it is shit. I can still find gold that I love even if I'd like it better if the boards were merged. So I don't hate 4chan and WE don't hate 4chan because there is no WE. Which is the number 1 problem with the orange anon to begin with, its assuming we identify as an other meaning we dislike 4chan. Which is all >implying we.
Anonymous
No.3757
3769 3787
>>3756
i'm not the anon who said we or anything like that ITT or anywhere else i've stated that I myself hate 4chan
Anonymous
No.3758
3769 3787
>>3756
hell both of the times you green texted literally start with "I hate" tell me where i said we you faggot
Anonymous
No.3759
3760 3761 3763 3769
Tbh when I first arrived at /mlpol/ I thought that orange Anonfilly was an OC that represented a Latino horse. The hair style and eye color add to this appearance.

I really can't give preference to one over the other. Why can't people use both as they wish?
Anonymous
No.3760
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>>3759

ive seen some shit fly in my time and to be entirely honest with all of You, i dont think most if any of the Anonfilly posters will stay here for long. Saw the same behavior on /pone/ over the years several times with other "banned" generals, unless the thread is not permabanned most of them will eventually go back to 4chan, regardless how much hospitality MLPOL offers. Not even trying to shittalk them, Battered Wife syndrome is just so common with chan sites its sometimes not even worth shitposting about.
Anonymous
No.3761
3769
>>3759
some anons here don't like green because 4chan, some anons from the anon filly thread don't like orange because recoloring OC. imo They can both get along like in >>3742 pics related

Anonymous
No.3762
3765
>>3760
this is the main reason i can think of that we should push orange, they need to abandon 4chan on some level it feels to me that green anon shows they're still clinging to it, that they still see themselves as 4channers and would go running back if the mods threw them a bone
Anonymous
No.3763
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>>3759
She looks a lot like Maria..
Anonymous
No.3764
>>3763
only if colored wrong
Anonymous
No.3765
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>>3762

they have not yet finished their 4 stages of grief, if they ever do at all. the argument is currently loaded with emotion, not facts. Regardless of how this ends i am of the opinion MLPOL should stick to its guns and not compromise ourselves in an effort to accomodate temporary users
Anonymous
No.3766
3769
>>3765
this is my position too, but mods said either one was fine. However if they complain about orange anonfilly we shouldn't give them an inch. Aldo we should change "Anonymous" and greentext to the shade of our anon, is there a mod on who we can request that of?
Anonymous
No.3767
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>Ponies allowed, no exceptions
>Unless it's related to 4chan in some way
So we're trading pedo shitposting for orange shitposting are we? In my opinion you're already compromising yourselves out of your disdain of anything 4chan, in which case we might as well go to /trash/ instead.
Anonymous
No.3768
3770
>>3767
if you like 4chan and it's mods that much you should go to trash, it's where they put you and apparently it's where you want to be
Anonymous
No.3769
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>>3740
>>3741
>>3742
>>3743
>>3744
>>3745
>>3746
>>3747
>>3748
>>3749
>>3750
>>3751
>>3752
>>3753
>>3754
>>3755
>>3756
>>3757
>>3758
>>3759
>>3760
>>3761
>>3761
>>3765
>>3766
>>3767
We the memers of /pol/ and /mlp/, in order to form a more perfect board, establish discourse, ensure conversation is shill-free, provide for the common defense, ensure the general welfare, and secure the blessings of memery to ourselves and our posterity do ordain and establish this constitution for the United Board of /mlpol/. A well regulated militia, being necessary for the security of a shill free State, the right of the people to keep and bear ponies, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED
Anonymous
No.3770
3772
>>3768
I wanted to be somewhere I could post horses unmolested by shitposters and mods. Here or there, mods or anons, you're both sperging out over the color green. The difference is that /trash/ at least has higher traffic.

Anonymous
No.3771
3774
>>3769
yeah i know that's why i'm saying we should allow both, as the mods said, and just push for orange to be used here. No need to force the issue or anything. Also it would help if the Anonymous in the tripcode area and greentext was recolored orange on mlpol.net to match our anon
Anonymous
No.3772
3777
>>3770
/trash/ is literally a containment board, you're welcome to stay here but if you enjoy being cucked by 4chan mods so much feel free to leave. Do you expect someone to breakdown and beg you to stay? get over yourself. I'm more concerned with the quality of the board than the traffic numbers
Anonymous
No.3773
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>>3767

Listen, I am sorry what happened to your threads on 4chan. I dont think you deserved it nor do I think your content is bad. Quite the opposite. I think your thread is top notch and we don't have a right to tell you how to run it. The problem however here is not the color of your horse, but the meaning behind it. You can't just march into another unrelated site, pretend it's 4chan 2.0 and think everybody will welcome you with open arms unconditionally. Above all that the double standard that some of your people recolor your pictures to green and you get angry if other people do it to yours. That's just dishonest.

MLPOL's core userbase has wrestled with a tidalwave of diarhea since our insurrection in April, we are selfgoverned and selfsufficient. As much as MLPOL needs users I unironically think in the long run we would only end up betraying our own userbase if we suddenly let outsiders decide how our site is to be run. Would You do that if you were in our place? I doubt it and i would not expect it from you. If it is any help I dont think this ban on 4chan will be kept up for long, so chances are your regulars will be posting there back again in due time.
Anonymous
No.3774
>>3771
Green anon filly is allowed no exceptions. Orange Anon filly is allowed no exceptions. Both are allowed no exceptions. All ponies are allowed no exceptions. The mods made the right call. Thank God we have good mods.
Anonymous
No.3775
>>3773
>MLPOL
Fuck off with all that shit. They can have whatever candy colored poner they they damn well want. Stop being such an autistic faggot.
Anonymous
No.3776
I don't see why we can't have both fillies as 4chan no longer has any connection to anon filly at all. If you want more orange filly, make more orange OC.
Anonymous
No.3777
3780
>>3772
If I post here, I'm getting cucked out of what I want to post entirely if the threads are just going to be "pushed", you say you wouldn't be forcing it, but push is just another word for force and it makes you just as cancerous as 4chan is. I would have been perfectly okay with you guys providing content of your own, hell even just recolors since that's what we've done on many occasions, but you're talking about manipulating posters into giving up a form of content, which is what we just fucking came away from. /mlpol/'s mods have their heads on straight, but you and posters like you need a boot up the arse to fix your terminal autism.

>>3773
As above, the point is not the recolors, that'd be fine. But the talk of forcing us to abandon green filly entirely is what's not gonna fly with us, sure it's never actually said, but they certainly mean it. We didn't struggle against the mods all week to come here and get cucked the same way for different reasons.

You don't need to talk to me like I'm a total foreigner, I was there when the original rules were drawn up on april fools, and they were said to be inviolable. Yet here we are with exceptions already being spoken of in the userbase, this is part of what killed 4chan, what killed 8chan, and what'll kill this place if it's allowed to happen. So I'm out, just me, you'll probably still have filly threads here made by some people, but I don't want to watch.

Also as a side note, Hiro doesn't care about us baka gaijin, anonfilly getting banned is an even smaller issue than /mlpol/ was back in april fools and he hasn't even responded to us like he did to /mlpol/.
Anonymous
No.3778
3779 3780
Holy shit you people are being ridiculous. It's just a damn color. As people have said before, I did not come here just to be given the same shit out of a different ass. Anonfilly is and always will be green to me. If you want to make your own orange filly, then be my guest. But I will never be forced to change what I enjoy because of your own problems with the color. End of story.
Anonymous
No.3779
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>>3778
I love all of the new green filly images. Please post more
Anonymous
No.3780
3781 3782
>>3777
>>3778
Awww don't let the resident autists ruin it for you. Think of it like the new fuck off filly or something.

Look its only a couple of autists who actually give a shit. Most of us don't care at all.
Anonymous
No.3781
>>3780
This
Anonymous
No.3782
3784 3785
>>3780
>Look its only a couple of autists who actually give a shit.
I sure hope so. This is the kind of attitude that kills communities.
Anonymous
No.3783
It's literally just a color. You people need to stop acting like such triggered liberals trying to assign some sort of culture and meaning to it. I really don't care if you mlpol folks want to do recolors, you can go right ahead, but we are going to post green filly, since it is ours and what we are used to.
Anonymous
No.3784
3788
>>3782
I promise you it is.
>>3747
>/mlpol/ has a cultural hatred of 4chan
/mlpol/ has a cultural hatred of 4chan's mods* FTFY
Anonymous
No.3785
3786
>>3782
No shit, that's why there is major push Back against this autism. Banning specific ponies on a pony board is retarded.
Anonymous
No.3786
>>3785
yep, that's literally what Aerolite was doing on /mlp/ that chased us here in the first place
Anonymous
No.3787
>>3758
>>3757
No but your statements on it implicitly imply it faggots your throwing us into the same bus with the mere fact that you view your hatred of 4chan as a reason we should force others from /filly/ to change. Its bullshit.
>>3773
>You can't just march into another unrelated site, pretend it's 4chan 2.0
>Posts an 8chan anon
THIS, is what I'm worried about in the end. We have a problem here and I don't think its with the side that came from 4chan, but with 8chaners that tagged along. I've never had a problem with 4chan but just problems with the parts of 4chan like the mods and the community newfags. 8chan on the other hand I'm just not able to do because of the false superiority complex they have. I would believe that a lot of those who came over from 8chan /pone/ and 8/pol/ have brought their hatred of 4chan while a lot of us see them as brothers being invaded and attacked by shils, mods, and newfags on /pol/ and being attacked by mods and shitposters on /mlp/. If your from 8chan and you hate 4chan and want /mlpol/ to forge a completely different path I will say I have the opposite vision of you. I disliked it ever time we got a new board, disliked it when we tried to cut ourselves from 4chan more and more. Because to me, this community is one community of the many I can come to and be comfy in. I still go to 4chan for others and I see /mlpol/ as just another board which is why I'd like to it remain a unitary board rather then overextending ourselves and trying to create something independent and new. We have such different visions of what /mlpol/ is I fear we'll be unable to compromise on this.

But in the end we need to all ask ourselves, what are we and how much do we want to change what we originally were? I want /mlpol/ to stay as close as we were to the original dream, that is one board with all the rules we made on days 1-3 before we were killed off.
Anonymous
No.3788
>>3784
This, on both points.
It's actually kind of pathetic that we even need to say it to make it clear..
Who is it who keeps getting buttmad about green fillies?
Anonymous
No.3803
3804
I also want to throw my hat into the ring and say that the few autists crying need to get the fuck over it.
You can go to derpibooru and search for Anonfilly and see she is green
If you want to be enough of a spaz to edit the images to orange than more power to you but stop with all the shit about her HAVING to be orange and attacking others for posting green
Anonymous
No.3804
3805 3850
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>>3803
Also I read over the orange text wants so here you guys go, simply open up the options panel and post this into the custom css dialog window

span.quote {
color: #b36a1d;
}

It looks okay with the Tomorrow theme as pictured but your mileage will vary on the lighter themes
I personally just prefer green but to each his own
Anonymous
No.3805
3806
Unrelated, but the quick reply "exit button" is a question mark.
>>3804
Nice, but you don't think it can be integrated along with green text or are you holding a final concession here?
Anonymous
No.3806
3807
>>3805
I'm a nooblet but as far as I can tell it's one or the other unless somebody actually implements a separate code site-wide that lets you pick what you want
The css span.quote code simply applies to all meme text as it stands right now
And I'm no site designer but I doubt anybody would bother doing that
Anonymous
No.3807
>>3806
Alright, it's nice to get an answer.
Anonymous
No.3850
>>3804
where do you get themes?
Anonymous
No.3902
Been away and just went thru the thread. As one of the anons who worked on /mlpol/-anon, I had never thought of it as a replacement, but rather a new alternative for those still scorned. Even then, picking green at first myself, not linking how those who wanted an alternative symbolized green with 4chan. Obvious to me now. In the end, I expected either versions of anon to be posted as both are apart of our chan culture, extent of this to anon filly as well

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