Tbh, the board isn't really used for either.
Lol but why tho? The end result is an absolute disaster of a board
I always thought it was because 4chan's /v/ and /x/ boards were combined during April 1st
That was the idea though, April 1st combined a bunch of boards that didn't seem to belong together, friendship is magic and all that, Lotus clearly wanted to experiment to see what else worked.
why not /kx/ or /vint/ then?
Either of those would be better.
At the time the most common threads on mlpol that did not relate to ponies or politics (or meta discussion) were threads about video games and threads about the paranormal or spooky. So it seemed that a /v/ and /x/ combination would meet more demand, while also being a combo board like the April first 4chan boards. The board has flags as a reference to /vint/. /k/ type topics fit in easily enough on the main board
it's interesting to say the least.