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  1. We are wrapping together our own Birthday Celebration (9 years) with the show's 10th anniversary. Holy crap .... 10 years! Most of our lives back then vs. today may look entirely different. I know mine does. The show and this community have impacted my life in more ways that I can fathom. It isn't a stretch to say that it may have even saved my life since a few of my friends here were there when I needed a friend the most. The final BronyCon was a critical point in my life, where I took the final step into closure and healing from two years of struggling with grief and pain. I'll make a proper lengthy tome later, but I want to know if and how this show and community has impacted you over the years. While you are thinking about that ... @Randimaxis has graciously taken it upon himself to get the some special videos to say how much the show has meant and even some shoutouts to this very place. More fun to come folks. Eyup!
  2. Summary of Action Effective today, Administration will be closing and removing the Debate Symposium section of MLPF from view. Reasons This has been internally discussed several times, and over the years I have personally been opposed to such a decision, believing that the users on this site can conduct themselves in topical debate without provocation. There are copious threads from users in favor of closing Debate that I have personally shot down. Over the years Debate Pit / Debate Symposium has proven to be far more trouble that the benefit it provides. What happens in that area is not actual debate, at least in the classical sense and use. The smugness, the constant jockeying for that zinger, the lack of focus and cohesion, and lack of respect is out of control. As this is a forum with the mission to bring people together to talk about all things pony, we do not need a forum concerning debate. It is too far removed from the scope of MLPF. It was created because these discussions were The equally important reason for this is the perception of bias. Over the years this section has given rise to claims of Moderation bias. In the past I could rely on statistics of warnings and bans to invalidate such claims, but recently this is not the case. Most of the staff have been personally careful in expressing political opinions on this site to prevent this accusation, not from a requirement, but from a deeply help pragmatic belief that it is best way of fighting our own biases. Accusations of bias become as toxic as the approaches to 'debate' that we see in Debate Symposium. This is why there is a rise of communication platforms that disallow politics and political debate. I suspect that this is also the reason why we always found staffing the area a challenge. Once a person feels that there is an agenda against them or a group, it changes the way they interact and leads to ... additional caustic commentary. Being understaffed is a problem in that feeds into a perception of bias. Impact Elsewhere The current prohibition on political and religious commentary in blogs and status updates remains. I am aware of several deviations of that rule, and we will be removing any such content that was published after @~C. Discord~'s announcement. Threads that are communal topics in nature such as the Christianity, LGBT, and Feminist lounge topics will be allowed to remain as they already disallow debate or directed condemnation to their principles. And no, I know what some of you are considering, political parties and ideologies will not be allowed to have their own topic. There will be no public place on MLPF that will allow for the continuation of the discussion that was happening in DS. There is no loophole. Tread carefully. Shooting the Elephant in the Room We know that this decision will be unpopular, and will result in some users going elsewhere. We understand that, and we accept that as a consequence of this decision. There are plenty of platforms that allow all manner of what was happening on DS. Your opinion and voice is not being silenced, just diverted. We already have an idea on who is going to have an issue with this. Most of us have been here long enough to know that. The Future This may not be a lasting change. As of now I am treating this as temporary. There may be some return of a Debate section in the future, perhaps in early 2021. Any new section will have a different approach than the old one as we continue to evaluate any way to bring back debate that is less of a dumpster fire. Perhaps with some limited topics and a classical limit on number of rebuttals to an affirmative argument.
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    I summon all 99 of my followers to this status update! You are all awesome! I also need to ask you all a favor - can you all please tell @DivineNightmare1000 how awesome they are down in the comments of this status update? They've been telling everypony else how awesome they are, including me, so I've decided to return the favor! Thanks for answering the summon, and have a nice day! @Allen @AppleButt @applesjck @Arc Flash @Bastian @BoopMan @Button Feri @Cable Cooper @Christmas cheer @Cl0udChaser @Cocokoru @CosmicSpark @Crimson storm @Dark Horse @Dark Qiviut @Deae Rising Shine~ @Derpsieh @Derpy Pon-3 @DivineNightmare1000 @DixonTheAdversary @Crystal_bar @DJ Wolfe @Eniac @flurry @Fluttershyfan94 @Flutterstep @Flying Pencil @Ganondorf8 @GlimGlam @Goofyg24 @Heasol @HeavenSunset @King of Canterlot @Kitty Rose @Koncova @Kujamih @LegoDashie @Libra @Lord Midnight Madness @Luminous Night @LyraLover 💚 @Mellow Mane 🍀 @Merry Dashie @Midnight Danny @Midnight Solace @MikaCondria726 @Mirage @Miss @Muffinnz @NeighingMare@nighmare glim2 @Nsxile 🔥🐲 @Oblivion @Pandora 🐼 @Partialgeek514 @Phasereale @Phosphor @Pip Plup III @Pip Plup V @Princess_Bellalatanya @princessxrainbowdash @Prometheus @Rainy Day @RaraLover @RDDash @Rikifive @Rising Dusk @Samurai Equine @Scar @ScaryStorm @ShadowBolt @Sherbie-kun <3 @SnowyBlossom @SolarFlare13 @Sonic Shimmer @Soren Peregrine @Sparklefan1234 @SpittyPie2005⚡️⚡️ @Splashee® @SpongeBobsLittlePony @SpookyEmerald @StarrySkyDash @Stone Cold Steve Tuna @Tacodidra @TheRockARooster @TheTaZe @TomDaBombMLP @TotallyNotNyx @TotallyNyx @Treeglow Flicker @Twilight Luna @Twisted Cyclone 🚓 @tylad @Vefka @VinylWubs @WWolf @Xoomy228 @Yakamaru @Yoshi89
  4. Welcome To The Weekend! Have A Sunset Boop! @Rainy Day, @Midnight Danny, @Nsxile 🔥🐲, @SpongeBobsLittlePony, @TomDaBombMLP, @Sherbie-kun <3, @Windy Breeze 🥧, @Bas, @LegoshiLunA, @Dark Qiviut, @Princess of Hearts ❤️❤️, @Derpy Pon-3, @Bastian, @Deerie, @applesjck, @Splashee, @Goofyg24, @Blivy, @Samurai Equine, @Batoloratura, @Dynamo Pad, @Ninetales, @FeatherStream, @Arc Flash, @.Wolfe., @Valtacio De la Creme, @Creamtastic Jeric, @EpicEnergy, @Crimson storm, @DEFENDER, @Thankful Brony 2,@Tacolantern, @AJ2489, @Sylvester, @Dabmanz, @Rainbow heart 55, @Flutterstep, @Mirage, @Rhythm Red, @Pat Thundersnow, @Soren Peregrine, @Wannabrony, @Bonbon Feri, @Crosswind, @Fluttershy Friend @Alexshy, @CypherHoof, @Longhaul ,@Blitz Boom, @ShadOBabe, @King of Canterlot, @Jade Fire, @Silenz Veritas, @SushiSub, @PiratePony, @ChB, @Rarity the Supreme, @shadowwarp940, @Nightfall Gloam, @RB30DETT, @kaiser5578, @Duality, @Matraxial Artemis, @Rikifive, @Sparklefan1234, @meck-can-ik pony, @Nightmare Terror, @Royce, @Vintjack Greasymane, @DashYoshi, @Sliding Bolt, @Deae Rising Shine~, @The Recherche, @Key Sharkz, @Nature Tune, @Twilight-Sparkle17, @Twilight Luna, @Nightfall Thunder, @Dark Horse, @TheTaZe, @Cash In, @Twilight Sparkle is best, @Kind Claw, @YourElectricityBill, @UglyBTD, @Nye, @Totally Totally, @Rixton, @Princess Lulu <3~, @TheRockARooster And For Team Moon @Mirage @BornAgainBrony @Rainbow Cloud @Pixel Dusk @DivineLight1000 @Twilight Luna @Jedishy @Darkhorse @Crimson storm @Arc Flash @Jeric @Disky Bolt @Simcity11100 @MidnightDawn @Nightmare Moon @Moonfire Dusk @SharpWit @ILoveRara @R.D.Dash @Sondash Studios @Amanita @core578 @Cloudz @Script Chime @Alex2002ita @TBD @Alexshy @Lord Valtasar @Fluttershy4ever @PathfinderCS @NightmareLuna1996
  5. 13 points
    10 years ago today.
  6. 13 points
    Good afternoon, everypony!
  7. 13 points
    I forgot to say this earlier, but happy birthday to this wonderful forum!!!
  8. 12 points
    Good morning everypony and a very happy Friday to all! Have a fantastic day out there everyone. Don't let the world get you down today, no matter how hard it tries, because today starts the weekend. And just to give the day a good positivity boost, have something amazingly cute.
  9. Spooky Month Booping Time! @Rainy Day, @Midnight Danny, @Nsxile 🔥🐲, @SpongeBobsLittlePony, @TomDaBombMLP, @Sherbie-kun <3, @Windy Breeze 🥧, @Bas, @LegoshiLunA, @Dark Qiviut, @Princess of Hearts ❤️❤️, @Derpy Pon-3, @Bastian, @Deerie, @applesjck, @Splashee, @Goofyg24, @Blivy, @Samurai Equine, @Batoloratura, @Dynamo Pad, @Ninetales, @FeatherStream, @Arc Flash, @.Wolfe., @Valtacio De la Creme, @Creamtastic Jeric, @EpicEnergy, @Crimson storm, @DEFENDER, @Thankful Brony 2,@Tacolantern, @AJ2489, @Sylvester, @Dabmanz, @Rainbow heart 55, @Flutterstep, @Mirage, @Rhythm Red, @Pat Thundersnow, @Soren Peregrine, @Wannabrony, @Bonbon Feri, @Crosswind, @Fluttershy Friend @Alexshy, @CypherHoof, @Longhaul ,@Blitz Boom, @ShadOBabe, @King of Canterlot, @Jade Fire, @Silenz Veritas, @SushiSub, @PiratePony, @ChB, @Rarity the Supreme, @shadowwarp940, @Nightfall Gloam, @RB30DETT, @kaiser5578, @Duality, @Matraxial Artemis, @Rikifive, @Sparklefan1234, @meck-can-ik pony, @Nightmare Terror, @Royce, @Vintjack Greasymane, @DashYoshi, @Sliding Bolt, @Deae Rising Shine~, @The Recherche, @Key Sharkz, @Nature Tune, @Twilight-Sparkle17, @Twilight Luna, @Nightfall Thunder, @Dark Horse, @TheTaZe, @Cash In, @Twilight Sparkle is best, @Kind Claw, @YourElectricityBill, @UglyBTD, @Nye, @Totally Totally, @Rixton, @Princess Lulu <3~, @TheRockARooster And For Team Moon @Mirage @BornAgainBrony @Rainbow Cloud @Pixel Dusk @DivineLight1000 @Twilight Luna @Jedishy @Darkhorse @Crimson storm @Arc Flash @Jeric @Disky Bolt @Simcity11100 @MidnightDawn @Nightmare Moon @Moonfire Dusk @SharpWit @ILoveRara @R.D.Dash @Sondash Studios @Amanita @core578 @Cloudz @Script Chime @Alex2002ita @TBD @Alexshy @Lord Valtasar @Fluttershy4ever @PathfinderCS @NightmareLuna1996
  10. 12 points
    I'm thinking of drawing EQG Lyra with twintails, to make her look even more adorable than usual.
  11. 12 points
    Redesigning menus. It takes a while to code lol, having one page (magic) done for now.
  12. 12 points
    I changed my Member Title from "That Tangled Pony" to "That Della Duck Pony" because I feel like that's how a lot of you recognize me nowadays.
  13. 12 points
    I've just got done with this piece! That's right. Treeglow is part of a trio consisting of herself, an unreformed changeling named Tick, and a zebra named Savanna. And no she doesn't speak in rhymes. @Sparklefan1234 Betcha never saw this coming!
  14. 11 points
    Good evening, everypony!
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    HAPPY SUNSET SHIMMER SUNDAY, EVERYPONY!
  17. First Boop Of The Month! @Rainy Day, @Midnight Danny, @Nsxile 🔥🐲, @SpongeBobsLittlePony, @TomDaBombMLP, @Sherbie-kun <3, @Windy Breeze 🥧, @Bas, @LegoshiLunA, @Dark Qiviut, @Princess of Hearts ❤️❤️, @Derpy Pon-3, @Bastian, @Deerie, @applesjck, @Splashee, @Goofyg24, @Blivy, @Samurai Equine, @Batoloratura, @Dynamo Pad, @Ninetales, @FeatherStream, @Arc Flash, @.Wolfe., @Valtacio De la Creme, @Creamtastic Jeric, @EpicEnergy, @Crimson storm, @DEFENDER, @Thankful Brony 2,@Tacolantern, @AJ2489, @Sylvester, @Dabmanz, @Rainbow heart 55, @Flutterstep, @Mirage, @Rhythm Red, @Pat Thundersnow, @Soren Peregrine, @Wannabrony, @Bonbon Feri, @Crosswind, @Fluttershy Friend @Alexshy, @CypherHoof, @Longhaul ,@Blitz Boom, @ShadOBabe, @King of Canterlot, @Jade Fire, @Silenz Veritas, @SushiSub, @PiratePony, @ChB, @Rarity the Supreme, @shadowwarp940, @Nightfall Gloam, @RB30DETT, @kaiser5578, @Duality, @Matraxial Artemis, @Rikifive, @Sparklefan1234, @meck-can-ik pony, @Nightmare Terror, @Royce, @Vintjack Greasymane, @DashYoshi, @Sliding Bolt, @Deae Rising Shine~, @The Recherche, @Key Sharkz, @Nature Tune, @Twilight-Sparkle17, @Twilight Luna, @Nightfall Thunder, @Dark Horse, @TheTaZe, @Cash In, @Twilight Sparkle is best, @Kind Claw, @YourElectricityBill, @UglyBTD, @Nye, @Totally Totally, @Rixton, @Princess Lulu <3~, @TheRockARooster And For Team Moon @Mirage @BornAgainBrony @Rainbow Cloud @Pixel Dusk @DivineLight1000 @Twilight Luna @Jedishy @Darkhorse @Crimson storm @Arc Flash @Jeric @Disky Bolt @Simcity11100 @MidnightDawn @Nightmare Moon @Moonfire Dusk @SharpWit @ILoveRara @R.D.Dash @Sondash Studios @Amanita @core578 @Cloudz @Script Chime @Alex2002ita @TBD @Alexshy @Lord Valtasar @Fluttershy4ever @PathfinderCS @NightmareLuna1996
  18. 11 points
    HAPPY EQUESTRIA GIRLS FRIDAY, EVERYPONY!
  19. 11 points
    The best emote of every character with more than one:
  20. *Boops* @ChB @Baby Dashie @Princess Aurora Wolf @Celli @Totally Lyra @Hierok @Denim&Venom @Mesme Rize @TheRockARooster @goofyg65 @hopkey123 @Rising Dusk@Steve Piranha @Lunar Echo @NightmareLuna800 @The Cerberus @Rikifive @Wolfgrel@SoberStarlight @TBD @Frostgage@StrawCherry @DashYoshi @Cherry-Pie @Cagey@Dark Horse @Randimaxis@TwiTracker@Lightwing@Yellow Diamond @Spidey10@Dank Pony Child@Princess of Hearts ❤️❤️@Prince Doopliss @Misscellanio @AJ2489@TomDaBombMLP@ExplosionMare@Sunamena@Nightfall Thunder@.Wolfe. @Totally Nye @Connie @Arid_Blitz @ultrairongorilla @FalconBrony@StarrySkyDash@Renegade the Unicorn @Midnight Danny@RainbowDashPrincess @Kreamer @Loyal Defender @rainbow dash13 @Pastel Heart@Scootaloved @Blivy@RarityKchu@Rarity's crush @Recherche @Dreambiscuit @JustNyu @Bakugou Is My Man ❤ @Ragland Tiger@Twisted Cyclone@Midnight Solace @Fluttershyfan94@Undoubtedly Babyyoshi309 @TheTaZe @Cagey@WWolf@Lord Valtasar @Q, Lord of Insanity@Stone Cold Steve Tuna@AppleButt@shyabetes3939 @DivineGuard1000 @LeafFerret @LegoshiLunA@ScruffyTheStallion @Dark Qiviut @Tilgoreth @Twilight Luna @Mirage77 @Cash In@Fluttershy Friend @Jeric @ooReiko @PiratePony @Kyoshi @PathfinderCS @Leere @Stormfury @Missklang @PoisonClaw @TigerGeekGuy @GrimGrimoire @Rainy Day@Tacodidra @Nature Tune @Allen @Larksy@ShootingStar159 @Samurai Equine@AmarisNsane@Kujamih@Azul Maya @Neon Kitbash@Storminess @Valencia@SolarFlare13 @Flutterstep@Pink Feather @Deerie@CypherHoof @Chrylestia600 @Ganondorf8 @Prospekt @Alexshy @Rainbowdash69@Deae Rising Shine~ @Trotteur Sauvage @KashikoiPai@Twilight Karamel @IronM17 @Lunar Glow @Muffinnz@Bas@RaraLover @Sliding Bolt @Duality And @Lucky Bolt!
  21. 11 points
    Good afternoon everypony! I hope your day is going well so far!
  22. 11 points
    HAPPY RARITY WEDNESDAY, EVERYPONY!
  23. Um, yeah, we gave up, at least the current iteration of that specific section. Not hiding that fact at all. We’ll likely try again in the future, but as it stands we tried and we failed. The staff certainly aren’t celebrating; tho I won’t miss the section as it stands for now.
  24. 10 points
    Nothing’s gonna change my love for you.
  25. 10 points
    I’m holding onto this show and I’m never letting it go.
  26. 10 points
    I can't stop thinking about what they're doing to me. Good morning everypony! Let's all have a great day!
  27. 10 points
    Even when I’m lonely, I think they may be just around the corner waiting for me.
  28. 10 points
    I think I like my Devil Della avatar more than Rapunzel as Minnie Mouse. That might be because I didn't edit the Rapunzel avatar myself.
  29. This show has helped me come out of my shell after I was done with college since I really didn't have any friends to keep in touch with, and I would consider the fandom as my second family, even with its flaws if you were to dig deep. Thank you, MLP, and congratulations to Friendship is Magic nearing its 10th anniversary with Crusaders of the Lost Mark nearing its 5th anniversary. The show may be over, but the memories we made will last forever.
  30. Both MLPF AND MLP:FiM have been very helpful to me! I've made many amazing friends on MLPF and MLP:FiM has helped cheer me up in some dark times! So, happy birthday to MLPF and MLP:FiM!
  31. While by far not the only contributing factor, the acceptance within the show - and more importantly, the fandom - have helped me to understand and accept myself, my sexuality, and not having to have to fit into society's expectations. For some of these more...social changes...I am sure you know and have noticed them yourself This goes not just towards her but many of @You here. And I can also still remember the pretty warm feelings for the motivational welcome! It might also has helped me to become a better person confronted with all this kindness and warmth ok, slightly less of a jerk than I was before
  32. I didn't pay much attention to the fandom while the show was actually airing, but recently I've found myself drawn in for reasons I can't comprehend. Plus I've just gotten into the comic, and I'm looking forward to seeing what kinds of things they do now that they're fully free from the show's status quo.
  33. 10 points
    Is anyone else unable to view their personal messages?
  34. 10 points
    It's just gone past midnight and my stomach is making very loud growling noises. If I still have chicken in the freezer, I'm making a curry. It's never the wrong time to make and eat a curry.
  35. 10 points
    Some interesting conversations with @Scar led me to make this. Here is my headcanon of the planets in the Equestrian solar system. I made it similar to our solar system, but with a few notable differences. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TcjZu515LJxtufK-HNujizupCdXJ3eIJbUvpDkYDNcM/edit?usp=sharing
  36. 10 points
    They take my breath away!
  37. 10 points
    I've just got done with this piece. She loves them really.
  38. 10 points
    This my awwwwwwwwwwesome Rainbow Dash backpack. @Lucky Bolt Whatcha think?
  39. 10 points
  40. 10 points
    HAPPY SCI-TWI SATURDAY, EVERYPONY!
  41. 10 points
    ‘I think we can do it but we need to work together. We have to get this right, yes, we have to make them see. We can save the Crystal Ponies with their history...’ Underrated song.
  42. 9 points
    Woah! This banner! I feel sorry for any new people joining who may be caught off guard by this. It’s awesome though! Don’t worry, it’s only Nightmare Moon crossed with Sombra. Great work, @Bakugou is my Man!
  43. 9 points
    Well partners, it’s time for AJ Day. (That rhymes!) And as I’ve done before with Twilight, Rarity and Pinkie, it’s time for a little speech in honour of the honest charm herself. Well, Applejack, what more can I say? From the moment I first saw you, I knew right away that I would very quickly get to know you and your amazing family. Me and everypony else truly looks up to you and your honesty and you often have me trying to kick the trees as well as you. You’d be surprised at how easy you make apple-bucking look. You’re always there for your friends, extremely organised and I’ve always quite liked your accent. I love you, AJ!
  44. this is the second stage of the aniversary masterplan, and this time you're summoned to share your story of how you first got into the show and the forums, once again @Randimaxis went above and beyond and graced us with a very special video
  45. 9 points
    All the Rainbow Realisations!
  46. 9 points
    Edit: DAH! Why has half of this been crossed out?! It won't let me fix it! Well, like I said before, apologies for forgetting, my mother and I watched ‘The Return of Harmony’ last night and ‘The Cutie Mark Chronicles’ the night before. Believe it or not, she was the one who asked to watch it, instead of it usually being me. She said she ‘actually really likes it!’ Part of me exploded when she said that. Both episodes were tons of fun. She pointed out the fact that I was literally trembling with excitement while we were setting it up and I was trying to explain who the CMC were. (Yep, I really do adore this show.) We laughed a lot with it, especially at Spike’s line, ‘When did you get so cheesy?’ The thing that made me lose it with laughter was when she told me, ‘Why don’t we just call the Cutie Marks bum tattoos?’ ’The Return of Harmony’ is always an emotional adventure for me. Being the Mane Six lover that I am, the bit when they split up understandably always gets me a lot. It took me a good five minutes for me to explain what the Elements of Harmony were and who resembled what. The big moment though was when I got extremely emotional at a certain scene. After laughing a lot at the library scene, especially at the fact that Rarity’s ‘diamond’ had the same name as me and the ‘Your face’ moment, the bit where they all split up, Twilight turns fully grey and a single tear lands on the ground in the shape of a broken heart, got me. It got my mother a bit too though as well. She giggled at me a little bit but she knows the personal connection I have with this show so she understood completely. I wasn’t a blubbering mess like I am in private but it was still pretty obvious. As it happens, this post is actually way longer than I thought it would be. The bottom line is, we had a great time watching the two (technically three) episodes together and it sure was a great way to spend a Sunday night!
  47. 9 points
    Good night, everypony! See you tomorrow!
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  49. 9 points
    Today's weather is so good! It feels like summer again!
  50. 9 points
    The forum calendar confused me by making me think that the first day of Fall was on Monday. Happy first day of Fall, Everypony.

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