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  1. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has given many of us years of entertainment, laughs, tears, friends, and memories. This project will be our way of saying thank you to the show staff, Hasbro, and even the characters. This project will be compiled into three categories. General Thank You (Video or Audio) - A simple statement of you saying "Thank You" Responding to a Prompt - There will be several questions or prompts that you can create a video to reply to. Dear <Insert Character> Letters - This is a text entry of you writing to a character on the show in the same style as how Twilight would write to Celestia. Here you can talk about what the character means to you or thank them for teaching you something. These text files can be uploaded as an audio file or you can opt to have an individual on staff read them for inclusion. https://mlpforums.com/event-team/thank-you-project/ Above is the submission system for videos, audio, and letters. You may do one or all three. Around the airing of the finale a final edited video of all of these submissions will be posted here, submitted to EqD, and also sent to show staff directly as I have a few on DM. This is your thanks to say thank you, and maybe tell them how the show changes your life. Below are several prompts that will help you if you decide to make a video file. If you decided audio, please submit your OC as well so that there is a visual to go along with your voice. Please try and submit clean audio only as it is hard to hear you if you are talking into a potato. Video / Audio questions How did you discover Friendship is Magic? What does being in the fandom mean to you? Have you made friends do to the show and community that came from it? What is your favorite memory of the show? What is your favorite memory of the fandom? If you could shake the hand of any of the creative team behind My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, who would it be? Favorite character / Best Pony Favorite Episode Favorite Song Favorite Lesson Finally for those that record an audio or video reply, please end with a short statement of thanks. It can be general, to a part of the DHX team, or to a specific staff/crew. If a question doesn’t apply there isn’t a need to answer it.
  2. 31 points
    @Alphabet Soup, @Anti-Villain, @applesjck, @Arc Flash, @Astral Vision, @Bastian, @Blivy, @Cagey, @Cash In, @CatCat, @ChB, @Crimson storm, @Crosswind, @Dark Horse, @Darksword66, @dashie2020, @Deae Rising Shine~, @Derpy Pon-3, @DivinePony1000, @DJ Wolfe, @Dreambiscuit, @Dynamo Pad, @Emerald Heart, @EpicEnergy, @EquesWrestlingEnt, @EtherealSpectre, @flutterJackdash, @IronM17, @J.T., @Lil'Cinnamon, @Lord Valtasar, @Meemfestivefox, @Mellow Mane, @Mirage, @Misscellanio, @Muffinnz, @Nsxile, @Operetta, @Pastel-chan, @Phosphor, @Prospekt, @Randimaxis, @RaraLover, @Regal Shadow, @Rikifive, @Rising Dusk, @Samurai Equine, @Serenity Sunbeam, @SolarFlare13, @Sparklefan1234, @Splashee, @StarrySkyDash, @Stone Cold Steve Tuna, @strongwilled_pegasus, @Tacodidra, @TBD, @TheRockARooster, @Totally Nyx, @Treeglow Flicker, @Troblems, @Windy Breeze, @Zero You guys are awesome and I hope you know that! I enjoy reading your posts and receiving your comments, it makes it a very welcoming community. I know operetta isn't there anymore but they welcomed me here very fast. Rara & Taco & Nyx.. damn you guys gave me lotsa brohoofs Blivy & Ducky I love being around you
  3. We have always been protective of those who post in there, so now is a good time to remind everyone what it is for and what it isn’t for. This is going to be one of those times that staff are going to be accused of being draconian or promoting some sort of political movement nonsense. Let me get right out in front of that now. No matter how strongly you disagree with how we have run that section, no matter how wrong you feel we are, it isn’t changing. This isn’t a negotiable part of MLPF. In short, we are 100% comfortabe with how we approach Life Advice. Don’t life that? Ignore the section then. Now that that is out of the way There are three general reasons people would use Life Advice 1. Mental well being help. Basically someone is feeling lost afraid or needs someone to talk to and are comfortable doing so in public. It isn’t a place to say you will commit suicide, but it can be a place to say that you struggle with that. No, no one on staff is a Licensed Mental Health worker, and most times we can and do point you to resources to help. The community is likely not equipped to help you with serious mental health issues. What we can do is listen, be supportive, and be friendly. Remember those three words. 2. Venting. Usually people just want to get something off their chest and it is too personal to do so in a blog. Life Advice topics do not show up in search or on the index or on google. It is a protected forum for this very reason. It has been for many many years. Venting doesn’t mean that the person wants a reply. Just getting something out in public can be cathartic and a stress release. It is not and has never been an invitation to challenge the persons view point. Listen, be supportive, be friendly. It is NOT a debate section. If someone’s vent is related to personal opinions that you disagree with, you don’t have a pass to rebut them there. We have dozens of forums on MLPF where you can strongly disagree with a viewpoint. This isn’t one of them. Don’t like it? I really don’t know what to tell you. 3. General adulting and Advice. Say you are dealing with something that isn’t a mental health issue but you need advice. Major selection, telling a friend you are gay, how to adult, remove pests from your house, etc. Advice. Easy. You can post general “How do I adult” topics here too. And people can offer advice, and even counter suggestions. What you shouldn’t do when you reply to this area is engage a responder in a full on debate on why his advice is wrong. You are here to talk to the OP. Keep that in mind. Listen, be supportive, be friendly. It simply comes down to this — if you have nothing nice to say — stay out. Alternatively there is this amazing feature called Messages that allows you to engage someone directly instead of publicly. If you honestly feel that the person needs a direct and honest opinion, maybe try that route. After all you came there to help right? So a personal one-on-one with that approach is far better than a self-serving public reply that feeds into the general psychology of “I wanna be seen as smart and right”. If you are honestly trying to help, go offline. Final comment on this before I post and lock this topic (this isn’t up for debate) ... if you genuinely see advice someone is giving in there that is dangerous or harmful by all means report it. Like I said, we heavily monitor that forum, and I personally read every post. That said a well thought out report could make us see where a post is not that helpful. That’t about it. Be good to each other guys.
  4. October 3, 2011 .... less than a year after launch of the show ... a young man named Kurtiss and Feld0 launches this site. It’s easy to take things for granted, but if not for these wild eyed enthusiasts seeing a need for a forum based community in those early days of the fandom, a few lives would be different. Maybe not for most users, but for a few. With the show wrapping up this month, I think now is a good time to take a step back and consider how far you’ve come as individuals. Have you met any friends here? Had a fun time or two? Won a couple of tense debates? What were some of your favorite moments on here? Most of you know my own story by now, so I won’t make this about me. I do want you to also raise a glass to a user that is no longer here that you want to remember. This site was built on the words and personalities of many people who have left over the years. Some fell away from the site, some were hit my the life bus, some passed on. Take a second or two to remember those individuals today, those are whose voices still echo in these halls even today. Raise a cider to them and smile that there were once a part of this ridiculous yet fantastic group of nutcases
  5. Alright everyponyone it's our turn to provide water for cloudsdale again this year, but many ponies are on vacation during summer, so i decided to recruit you all on these forums, we have about 700 wingpower with those that remain here, so we'll need you to provide the extra 100 minimum, if you have no wings, don't worry, Twilight has developed a device that who knows how it works, but it lets you do it, so let's do this! , i'm counting on you after we're done, free pillows for everyone who helped so they can rest after a day's hard work (that pillow will be on badge form, good luck)
  6. To celebrate the 7th birthday of MLPForums, we will be holding a casual voice chat party on our Poniverse Discord server. No grand plans, just a bunch of friends and fellow bronies hanging out and talking about the history of MLPF through wonderfully frosty rose tinted glasses. We never tried this sort of thing before, so I have no idea how chaotic it will be, but here's hoping for some fun memories. Where - Poniverse Discord When - October 3rd, 2018 6:00 PM EST till ???? Who - You! Hopefully.
  7. These are now posted and can be read by clicking on the Guidelines link in the menu bar. Most of the rules are the same, we just simplified them. You still cannot be an asshat to other users, asking for or giving our links for illegal downloads, NSFW, shitposting, plagerizing art, posting links to eBay, slurs, and the like. We've added and condensed some things too. Making similar topics because you are on a tirade against a specific whatever will now be treated is spam. Explicitly stated is something that was never done before in text. Don't treat our staff like garbage. We aren't going to count your characters in a post, but we can address a trend of short text content and such as low quality, spammy, junk. Basically the biggest rule here is don't be an ass to others. Also, if you are doing something that is just plain annoying and not covered by rules (spoiling episodes, screamers, css breaking text, going batshit crazy with text colors), we can tell you to chill or knock it off. That's about it. It won't take you more than a minute or two to read the rules. Each section that has it's own subset of rules will have an separate easy to see post and page will similarly simplistic language. Also, points previously fell off a little at a time. Now all points assessed during a warning will drop off after 90 days. The Future Coming down the line are several changes that don't have to do with rules. More events. Updated rank badges. and Fan Club posts will count toward postcount (again) while returning to its original purpose of friendly fan-centric discussion of a specific character. Banner submissions will be simplified. Roleplay and Octavia's Hall will undergo some streamlining with OH gaining a focus on learning, Awards will be implemented for using MLPF in new ways, the character database and sheets will updated, a new database for FanFics, and a lot more. It's going to a busy year as we take this community and bring it closer. We may be smaller than we were a few years ago, but with that comes opportunities to evolve MLPF to become a greater nexus of friendship. Pony on!
  8. Community, This will be short, but expect a long well thought out post from me later this weekend. As you all know we received final confirmation that Season 9 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic will be its last season. It’s been a ride of amazing moments for a lot of us. Two things I need to mention - this community will go on. We are smaller and more quaint these days, but I’ve come to know, respect, and enjoy you all — yes even the ones that give me heartburn. We will go on. We will evolve as needed. Secondly, this last season will be our chance to do some things on here to tip our hat to the creators and each other for everything this show has meant over the years. The memories. The friends. The heartache and the blessings. I have had ideas in my nursery since I came back to staff. Pay attention to the Throne Room. For those that have no anxiety with video and audio clips get ready. And all of you get your OC’s prepared. We will Brony On.
  9. 26 points
    I know you are pretty down atm. But no matter how hostile everything seems to be, you will always have a place, and this place is here. Even if you don't think anypony cares about you, we do. The MLPF community. We want you to have a happy life. Don't give up, even if it isn't easy. We believe you can be happy, too! I won't give up on you either. Just a short list of ponies that care about you, and I can assure you this is far from being complete: @Partialgeek514 @Cash In @shyabetes3939 @Tacodidra @Rikifive @DivineGlow1000 @Crosswind @Raririsu @Crimson storm @Fluttershy Friend @Twilight Luna @Sparklefan1234 @Ice Cube Magick mix @OptimisticNeighsayer @Phosphor @TwilySparky @Mellow Mane @Deae Rising Shine~ @DivineGlow1000 @DJ_Vinyl.Scratch_3 @Egg-3 @EpicEnergy @Ethan Tran @EvilMarioDragon123 @Gone Airbourne @Jeric @Kevin Tang @Leonhart150 @Lord Midnight Madness @Luna's Admirer @MidnightDawn @Prospekt @qwerE @shyabetes3939 @Sherbert MGS @Snowflurry @Stinky Pinkie @TheRockARooster @Tylad @PiratePony
  10. Making Christmas Merrier VI I never get tired of telling this story. Back in 2011 a status update from a well meaning user caught the eye of the Great @Feld0. This user wanted to leverage the generosity and charity of the Brony fandom and the holidays and do some sort of fundraiser. Well the staff at the time did just that. The MCM was born. Over the five previous years the Making Christmas Merrier charity fundraiser has evolved. The staff continues to find new creative ways to embarrass ourselves for the good of others. We've worn cosplay, sung, had rap battles, read for you, been banned, had pies shoved in our faces, all for charity. Welp, the crazy continues. Making Christmas Merrier is returning on November 24th to run through Christmas Eve. We will have a $2000.00 goal with the proceeds benefiting the British Columbia Children's Hospital. Many of you are new so you haven't yet experienced this sort of event. The launch post with go into a lot of detail such as how to donate and so forth, but in general there will be a series of stretch goals that have perks and prizes as we meet them. As we reach $50 as a community, something new unlocks. $100 something new unlocks. Some will be giveaways that benefit donors, some will trigger polls and events like forcing a staffer to singe a pony song, and other amusing (and hilarious) tasks. Some will open benefits for all users. Ranks, badges, emotes, reactions, holiday parties on Discord Chat, embarrassing follies, marathons, and more await us this year. Some users will actually be able to volunteer along with staff to receive the love of the community. I hope you all like pie! So ... see you after Turkey Day.
  11. Good afternoon everypony. I have an announcement to make! It is with great pride that I bring to you all today, the grand opening of the Golden Oaks Library! (psst...click the image) The library will be the home base for an ongoing event that the ponies of Poniverse will be hosting. For this event, ponies of the library will read their favorite stories aloud to others in a show of great community fellowship. The library used to be my cozy home, so it would bring me great pride to see this become a success. See you all there!
  12. Well, my nickname is Dadmin 2018 was a rather interesting and somewhat experimental year for MLPF. We decided to leverage additional staff, new tools, and a smaller community to make some minor and major changes to this place. We introduced Events and an entire team to manage them. We took the World Cup to a much larger and longer year long event, we launched a pilot program for fanfiction readings, regular art contests, set up a few community voice chats, pushed the reaction system to something that keeps it fresh and fun, streamlined some rules, and brought back the annual charity event known as Making Christmas Merrier. Many old staffers returned to the forum and jumped back on staff. Names like Artemis, Chaotic Discord, Passion, Ody, and even myself came on-board again along with a few new faces . Basically, 2018 has been a busy year with a LOT of new things. I said experimental earlier in this post for a reason. We learned a lot during these little pilots, and some of them will be tweaked as we move through 2019. I wanted to give the community a peek at what to expect in 2019. First things first, we have to wrap up the MCM and conclude the World Cup. Expect the World Cup to resume in a week. After that the full launch of Golden Oaks Library will hit with a new initiative that will include pre-recorded stories, comic book readings, and user submitted readings. The long awaited Roleplay rework will start rolling out, simplifying things, and making it more approachable for new users, while adding some cool features for those that want a more in-depth experience. The badge system will be fully opened in a new way, having special badges for exploring the site and interacting with each other in new ways. Fanfic contests, banner submissions, and ranks will also be redone. You can also expect that we will have some BronyCon related fun coming your way for those than can't attend, and some nifty community related projects that I'm conjuring in my head at the moment. What we begun in 2018 was an effort to try and add the community feel back in this forum. We will continue that approach to managing this, our little home away from him. Administration is also going to be looking at reviewing SOME old bans and try to initiate a dialog with these old users and see if they are interested in rejoining the community. People change, and we should recognize that. We have changed over the years too, and who knows ... maybe we will get to welcome back a few familiar faces. Here's to a productive and exciting 2019 of Pony!
  13. That vague title should be perfect enough to suck in everyone. So this will be unlike a lot of announcements on changes to how we manage a rule. We aren't looking for feedback here. This only really impacts a handful of people anyway. In the past we have gone back and forth on reactions because some use them to poke another user needlessly. We used to have a "crazy" reactions but that was basically used to react to people others didn't like. The main people who complained then were those who actually made it an issue. Since then the laugh reaction started to be used in its stead. If someone posts something you disagree with, it is usually a good idea to not use the reactions to make your point. Use the reply feature instead. Or do what every other internet user does and think to yourself how smart you are in comparison. And yes, before people start going, "But how do you know what I was feeling?" ... it takes a few clicks to easily figure that out since your history with the individual is fairly public, as is your views on the subject matter. That line of reasoning didn't work when you were 10, and it doesn't work here. It's common sense. If you were face to face at a protest, you wearing a Biden shirt, and the other guy was wearing a MAGA hat but had a funny sign, you wouldn't just walk up to him and laugh in his face and expect him to know you were laughing at the sign. Same concept here. I trust that I don't need to walk you, the reader, how to use the forum to say, "Okay I disagree with everything you said, but that crack about Biden actually made me laugh." I'm going to have the laugh reaction put back. Most people use it for the intended purpose. I'm done penalizing the community because of a few people. If you are one of those individuals and you continue to use the reactions as a stand-in for a down vote, it will be considered abuse. However, instead of a warning, you will likely get a reminder from staff in your inbox to stop. If you do it again, you will find that your ability to give and receive reactions will be removed until you commit to using them as intended. Note that emoticons and reactions are NOT the same. I'm not going to really get on someone who is actually passive aggressive about some things and uses emotes along with text. This isn't a call to action for the sensitive types here to report people they don't like for using reactions and emotes. If I have to jump through logical hoops to see the same thing you see, it certainly isn't something that needs staff to be involved in. Okay, I think that is it.
  14. I have to offer an apology. I have been on vacation visiting family. My intent was to try and run both the noir event and dedicate time to my sister ands her kids. I was unable to manage both within time. The grayscale was perhaps the most important element of revealing the final clues, however due to quite a few complaints that it has outstayed its welcome, and as I am not going to ignore family for an event, I have postponed the Noir event until I can better regroup, though at this point it may be best to simply call it a failed experiment. So, color has returned. Going forward events like this that require Administration support with special knowledge will not go forward unless 100% effort can be given.
  15. Well, how time flies! This "oldbie" has been on the MLPF since mid-season 2 in 2012. During that time, I became one of the loudest haters of EQG (tho it's apathy instead of hate these days for this spinoff), Fame & Misfortune, Princess Spike, and the EQG Holiday Special comic, and then one of the loudest supporters of Season 8, Starlight (plus her reformation), FIM's post-S4 direction, and Shadow Play. During that time, I became a prolific FIM reviewer. Whereas the reviewer/analysis community here shrunk, I stuck around, refined my craft, gained better understanding of some episodes I was more cynical towards (i.e., Look Before You Sleep), and shed my more negative, caustic shell despite writing an occasional negative review still. During my time, I gained quite a few friends, and at BronyCon this year, many of those same people I met face to face IRL. Folks such as @~C. Discord~ and @Creamy Arty I met before, but @Dark Horse, @Egg-3, @Jedishy, @PathfinderCS, @skysweep, @Jer, @Troblems, @Spooky Brony 42, @Denim&Venom, @Dynamo Pad, @Senko, @BornAgainBrony, @Soren Peregrine, and (the Man!) @Randimaxis I met for the first time. ( @Nas, I think we met before, but I don't fully recall now; either way, you're really cool. ) I wanna give a big shoutout to some of those who I don't see too often anymore on here, but are all awesome people: @Nyactis Mewcis Catlum, @MLPFanatic34, @Captain Clark, @Wind Chaser, @Nuke87654, @Guest90210, @Miles, @DryGuy84 (Inactive), @DND, @Batbrony, @TailsIsNotAlone, @Wingnut, @Gone Airbourne, @Dolphanatic, @Captain Whirlwind, @Eloquence, @Cleverclover, @Hibiki Kuze, and @Querch. And I wanna give another big shoutout to a bunch of other great friends in this forum: @Mesme Rize, @ShadOBabe, @Tacodidra, @Sparklefan1234, @Cash In, @Cwanky, @ChB, @Renegade the Unicorn, @PoisonClaw, @VG_Addict, @ggg-2, @Snow, @Meemayfox, @TheRockARooster, @Wolf Guide, @Nightmare Recherche, @Twilight Luna, @Kyoshi, @Bas, @Phosphor, @Anti-Villain, @Passion, @Fhaolan, @strongwilled_pegasus, @TheAnimationFanatic, @Buttonmash1973, @Sunny Fox, @Ganondox, @Frostgage, @Music Chart Fan, @Justin_Case001, @Lightwing, @Odyssey, @KH7672, @Lambdadelta, @Alexshy, @Adamgreen (happy birthday! ), @Truffles, @OptimisticNeighsayer, @Dark Rider, and @Angus Delaney. I apologize for missing some folks. It's been a fun seven and a half years since joining here. I intend to stay. Happy 8th birthday, MLPF!
  16. We will be reorganizing several forums with the intention of making things cleaner. In the past we had more users and it required far more subforums. This is what we will be attempting to do Put Pony Section First - We are a Pony focused board. Pony needs to be much higher in the grand scheme of things. Archiving old Cons and old Events - Old conventions and old events that have their own forum will be tucked away in their own Archive Category. For recurring events like World Cup and MCM new forums will be created each year. Review of OH and RP .... these are specialty areas and one is in active rebranding now. We basically want to preserve the focus on these and still give them high visibility. That said, some reorganization and emphasis is needed here. Canterlot will be found lower on the index page but any new announcements like this one will be posted on the front page. This will be unlocked for a time to gather some feedback. Welcome Plaza was moved into the Pony Section so that it is the first forum you can access. Canterlot Team will still "own" management of it.
  17. I wanna hug and brohoof @Averie Aurelia @Rainbowfan45 @Tacodidra @Tylad @DivineGuard1000 @Nsxile @TBD @Lucky Bolt @Twilight Luna @Dynamo Pad @TheRockARooster @lyrabetes3939 @Phosphor @Partialgeek514 @Mellow Mane @Rising Dusk @R.D.Dash @Sondash Studios @FalconBrony @TigerGeekGuy @strongwilled_pegasus @Regal Shadow @Prospekt @Dawn-Sunlight @Totally Lyra @Flutterstep @Ember Crescent @SpongeBobsLittlePony @Arc Flash @THRILLSEEKER @Sherbert MGS @Lord Midnight Madness @Unimportant Pony @FlareGun45 @TheAnimationFanatic @Splashee @Deae Rising Shine~ @Ragland Tiger @Treeglow Flicker @Maya-san 🌹 @imawesome @Cash In @Iam @Outnick @Renegade the Unicorn @DashYoshi @Monado_Dash @OptimisticNeighsayer @Celli @Cwanky @Photon Jet @Jeric @EpicEnergy @Bakugou Is My Man ❤ @Rikifive @TheTaZe @ChB @TrixFan @Will Guide
  18. Hug @Dark Qiviut @Azul Maya @Jeric @ChikoritaCheezits @The Recherche @TheRockARooster @Rainbow Dash Swag @ILoveRara @TBD @Truffles @TheRockARooster @Treeglow Flicker @Tacodidra @Twilight and Starlight @Nsxile @Sunset Rose @Passion @Valencia @Messy Mane @eL_DesperadO-4 @PiratePony @Lucky Bolt @Senko @Goat-kun @okapillon @PathfinderCS @Bakugou Is My Man <3 @Yellow Diamond @TigerGeekGuy @DusksuD @Tropical Melody @Olly @Flutterstep @Sugar Cube @ShadOBabe @Sparklefan1234 @Odyssey @Sherem @cuteycindyhoney @imawesome @ZethaPonderer @Altastrofae @Twilight Luna @Arid_Blitz @Ultraviolet Phosphor @Nightmare Mirage @PawelS @PoisonClaw @R.D.Dash @Crimson storm @Prometheus @Denim&Venom @.Wolfe. @Penguinbrony2409 @CloudMistDragon @Lambdadelta @Buttonmash1973 @Matraxial Artemi @Dawnchaser @Buck Testa @Sondash Studios @BabylonSister @Puppet Panzy @Deae Rising Shine~ @Synniken @Creamy Arty @ChB @APegasusPlays @Rikifive @PaulBron @Bas @This Whomps @shinystarry @Lord Midnight Madness @Renegade the Unicorn @IronM17 @Dynamo Pad @Polarismoon @Brandywine @TJ Fowkes @Thuja @Cash In @ultrairongorilla @strongwilled_pegasus @SapphireStar @Stone Cold Steve Tuna @Will Guide @ShyGuy @TheAnimationFanatic @Kyoshi @Wannabrony @epiccuttlefish @Lucid_Nightlight @Gachin @Tao @Im_not_crazy_im_just @oregon @Virtual Click @YoshiAngemon @Booker @Lulaypp @Ganondox @BulkyBright @OdellaLark @DerpusDerpyDerpiton @Monado Dash @Ocellus-Fan @Totally Lyra @Cirrus. @Buffy @qwerE @TheTaZe @JonasDarkmane @Van123 @Twila Starshimmer @Unlikeable Pony @MLPFanatic34 @Button Feri @Sugar Pea @Nyokai @**Appleshy** @Arc Flash @Blue @Blue Moon @Bojo @Bronikky @Cerulean Wings @CITRUS KING46 @CoconutCake @Cpl_Dixon @dead @Darker @Doc. Volt @dinomaster626 @Goofyg22 @Frith is Magick @equerio @GuyNamedEarl @HammerHead @Hyper Tumble @JacelynUSB @JamesBobbyDReed @Kuro @Libra @Lord Bradley @Love//Hack @Merry Dashie @Mr Underhill @pony.colin @Oven Mitts @Radiance64 @RainDash S. Dragon @ScarfaceOne @Sir.Flutter Hooves @spade @SpongeBobsLittlePony @Steel Accord @Suzie Indigo @The_Gobo @Twilight Dirac @Wind Chaser @Wingnut @Zygen @Brony_2A @Califorum @Hightlyze @Lord Valtasar @Zachary
  19. Do to a rash of trolls in the last month, from a handful of repeat offenders, we have temporarily limited new accounts until they reach the 5 post threshold. Blank Flanks will not be able to send PM's, upload attachments, create status updates, and edit their profile until they have met the five post minimum to be promoted to Muffin. As things quiet down we hope to be able to relax these restrictions going forward. For those that are experienced users who have never reached 5 posts, now is a good time to engage the community in other areas. 5 posts is rather insignificant so it shouldn't be that difficult of a change.
  20. Since we opened shop here back in October on 2011, MLPF had a general mission of connecting fans to discuss ponies in a less caustic and more friendly environment. Like most communities that last any reasonable amount of time, MLPF evolved. As the months became years we never lost sight of our mission, however, we did find ourselves falling into a trap. As unique situations with the community presented themselves to staff, we would address the problem and more often than not, create a new line in our FAQ or community guidelines to address that unique problem going forward. The intent what to have something in writing to point our users to so that rules can be clarified and understood. There is an inherent flaw in this honest endeavor though. For one it makes the rule book more expansive and so massive that it is no longer serves a practical purpose. A simple one page common sense document has a tendency to grow into a wall of text in which the casual user cannot be reasonably expected to read them all. Also equally important is the fragmentation of the rules. You have the community guidelines, dozens of FAQ entries, and rules for specific forums. Heck we even have thread specific rules. While some specific rules for areas like Debate Symposium and Octavia's Hall are important, there is an opportunity to streamline how they are communicated. Another unfortunate effect of the dense overly-wordy rule book is that it creates this illusion that Administration is bound by the text of the guidelines. Smug statements of, "this or that isn't listed in the rules therefore I did not break the rules", become more and more common. Let us clear that misconception up so we don't have that muddy the water. Administration are stewards of the community. We look at the big picture. Our general rule -- the most important one -- is that we should encourage behavior that supports the mission of a friendly and enjoyable community, while discouraging behavior that detracts from that enjoyment. This is why Administration will act on topics and posts that might not violate a rule, but are obviously annoying for the rest of the community. In short, staff are masters of the rules, and not the other way around. Then there is the worst element of a rule book that is overly long. It can stop common sense fun around the site even when the initial intent is benign. A few off-the-cuff comments become removed because they went off-topic slightly, even though there was no harm in one or two asides. A member who wants to launch a Pokemon tournament is shut down because it feels like it is "Official". Here is the thing about those moments, we as staff want those posts to stay. We want those unique fun elements to thrive. We fell in to our own trap though, and some enjoyment was left on the table. Ou crazy compendium of rules, built over years of ad-hoc management of this site, has become limiting. So what are we to do? Joking aside, in the coming week we will be posting revised, and shortened, Community Guidelines. One that is focused on a few simple principles: Don't be an asshole, don't be annoying with your posting habits, and it is okay to have a little lighthearted fun. The FAQ's will be focused more on how to use the site and on section-specific rules and exceptions rather that a tome on how to not be an jerk to other users. Are any rules changing or going away? Some are, but not in order to give free license to those who are petulant, boorish, and obstreperous. We are basically removing the rules we tend to ignore, or are rarely issues anyway, but reserving the right to address them as needed should they become annoyances to the community. We also don't need twenty paragraphs to say, "Stop being a dick or a bother to others or you are going to be contacted by staff". Some changes will actually be a loosening of some policies that were implemented just to address one user long ago in the site's past. Stay tuned MLPF users.
  21. I think that we have been pretty good with spoilers lately with all the airings. With Aussies airing the finale by the 9th of September now is the best time to remind you all that we will not be nice about spiking the show before the US airdate. ANYTHING that confirms ANYTHING in the last three episodes must be in the Season 9 Spoilers forum. That means no references in a post, blog, or status update. I don’t care if you put a spoiler tag or not, sometimes the area loads before the tag hides the text or image. No titles should contain any spoilers even if it’s posted in the Spoiler Forum. No art. No fics. No vlogs and reviews. I’m sending out this message to all active users via email, making sure Buffy and our Welcome PM states this as well. Don’t be that guy. Don’t ruin the end for others that want to wait. And by not being nice, I mean that any spoilers about the last episodes made outside of the Season 9 Spoilers can carry a temp ban until the US airing is over. That is all.
  22. In light of a recent event, a conclusion has been made that an announcement should be made on this topic. As you are all well aware, posting/sharing/discussing NSFW content is forbidden. This can be expanded on by viewing our site's guidelines here: https://mlpforums.com/guidelines/ To narrow it down for you, here is the rule in plain text: NSFW content - Any content seen as fetishistic, pornographic, or has explicit depictions of violence and gore is not permitted anywhere on this site. We have thirteen year-old kids here. Innuendo in small doses, and PG-13 saucy pony pics are allowed. NSFW content can also be shared subtly, such as in a meme or a joke. If you see a post like this and you worry it goes against our rules, REPORT IT. Do not engage by making equally subtle sexual, violent, etc. replies, as that "fuels the flames" and encourages other inappropriate replies, some being even more explicit. We don't need posts like this gaining unnecessary attention and spreading unsuitable material. As the rule mentions, innuendos in small doses is okay. There is a big difference between: "That's hot " and "I want to **** a **** it's so hot ***" There is a line that can easily be crossed, which is why we encourage reports if you are unsure. It's better to report and find out it's not a problem than to not report and see an issue exacerbated.
  23. It's been a little while. Time for some boops! *Boops @Tacodidra, @Rikifive, @Deae Rising Shine~, @Supreme Leader R, @Sparklefan1234, @TwilySparky, @Snowflurry, @Kyoshi, @EpicEnergy, @Flutterstep, @Fluttershy Friend, @Alexshy, @PaulBron, @Lucky Bolt, @Partialgeek514, @DivineGlow1000, @The Recherche, @LittleMistakes, @Tylad, @Holly Jolly Ody, @Stone Cold Steve Tuna, @AveryGamerDude, @Deae Rising Shine~, @Cash In, @Gone Airbourne, @Raririsu, @Celtore, @Twiggy, @FizzyBubbleTea, @Duality, @Literatel, @Jedishy, @Merry Brony 2A, @Ethan Tran, @Jaspers, @Artemis, @Arc Flash, @DEFENDER, @DJ_Vinyl.Scratch_3, @Sleet Heat, @Snow, @Mellow Mane, @Nightfall Gloam, @Califorum, @TheRockARooster, @Lord Valtasar, @Crimson storm, @DarkShadowPonY, @Twilight Luna, @R.D.Dash, @Rhythm Red, @AJ2489, @Prospekt, @Wannabrony, @Thuja, @Luna's Admirer, @Midnight Solace, @Spacey, @J.T., @Phasereale, @ILoveRara, @Lord Midnight Madness, @Berry-Bliss-Sundae, @Berry Punch, @Kind Claw, @Bas, @ChB, @CloudMistDragon, @Nye, @Jakeduhcreeper, @Crow2, @Stinky Pinkie, @Prometheus, @Dabmanz, @Totally Lyra, @lyrabetes3939, @Longhaul @Randimaxis *double boops @Midnight Solace (quit being a stranger, lol)
  24. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Executive Producer -- Nicole Dubuc It brings me great pleasure, (and many squees of delight) to announce that a guest of honor will be popping in to help spread holiday cheer. As part of our Making Christmas Merrier Fundraiser, MLPF and Poniverse is excited to host My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Executive Producer Nicole Dubuc, who will be conducting a live Q&A on our very own forum on Saturday, December 15th, at 5:00 PM EST. Perhaps one of the most pedigreed creative minds in children's entertainment, Ms Dubuc started her career as a child actress, appearing or staring in television shows such as ALF, Our House, and Major Dad. Graduating Yale with as a pre-med earning her Degree in English, Ms Dubuc ventured to California and worked as a staff writer on Kim Possible. Since then she has written, produced, and co-created several high profile properties, from My Friends Tigger & Pooh, Transformers Rescue Bots, Star Wars Rebels, and ... enough shows to make you run out of breath less that a quarter of the way through. Her hoof in Pony started before she came onboard the show as Executive Producer, working alongside her partner in pony crime, Mike Vogel, co-authoring Ponyville Mysteries. To say that we are hyped to be able to host Ms. Dubuc is a gross understatement. Personable, witty, and approachable, she is looking forward to answering our questions regarding Pony and the recent holiday special Best Gift Ever. Join us here in the Making Christmas Merrier forum on Dec 15th to participate! Hope to see you all there. Thank you all for your continued support of the BC Children's Hospital in Making Christmas Merrier for all of the patients there.
  25. Hugs for all my awesome friends  @Averie Aurelia @Rainbowfan45 @Tacodidra @Tylad @DivineGuard1000 @Nsxile @TBD @Lucky Bolt @Twilight Luna @Dynamo Pad @TheRockARooster @lyrabetes3939 @Phosphor @Partialgeek514 @Mellow Mane @Rising Dusk @Maya-san 🦄@R.D.Dash @Sondash Studios @FalconBrony @TigerGeekGuy @Regal Shadow @Prospekt @Dawn-Sunlight @Totally Lyra @Flutterstep @Ember Crescent @SpongeBobsLittlePony @Ninetales @Arc Flash @Sherbert MGS @Lord Midnight Madness @Unimportant Pony @FlareGun45 @TheAnimationFanatic @Splashee @Deae Rising Shine~ @Ragland Tiger @Treeglow Flicker @DashYoshi @imawesome @Cash In @Iam @Outnick @Cwanky @DashYoshi @Monado_Dash @OptimisticNeighsayer @strongwilled_pegasus @THRILLSEEKER @Photon Jet @Jeric @EpicEnergy @Rainbow Cloud @Bakugou Is My Man ❤ @Rikifive @TheTaZe @ChB @Dark Qiviut @Emerald<3
  26. If some have noticed a massive delay in projects and replies, I personally apologize. I didn't want to make an announcement about this, however there have been recent complaints internally and externally that things are not getting done in enough time. I'll briefly explain my end of this equation. My youngest daughter recently graduated, and is starting college soon. Around this time I initiated a treatment plan for a malignant grade II diffuse-astrocytoma. Basically ... glioma based brain cancer. As of today I finished a full round of chemo and also 10 bloody sessions of directed radiotherapy. I played it down to staff, but I felt like garbage, and the effect was rather significant physically, emotionally, and has even impacted my ability to pay for a trip for a friend. I tried to do what I could here and could only work for very short periods. That led to some things I took ownership of going to pot. I owe you all an apology if I ignored anyone, or let anyone down. While I will be waiting a few weeks for the final results on the treatment (and whether I need to undergo surgery), I will be working my ass off to catch up and get the projects back on track. I do not feel sorry for my situation, it's no big deal. It's just another hurdle. I gots my jumping boots on. There are some things that I may struggle with at times, but taking days off at a time is something I that I am done doing. Breaks over. Jeric is back, and anything I didn't do I take full responsibility .... broken brain or not. Let's get things done! Office Hours are open And yes I have seen the recent episode. I know what you are thinking. Shush.
  27. It's the show's birthday, and to celebrate it, there's a slow but steady marathon starting, where we'll attempt to re-watch the whole show an episode each day (or two if it's a two-parter). * updated to watching Season 1 only since attendance seemed pretty low* Many of us, while still in the fandom, have gotten disconnected from the show that stated it, or just watch the latest episodes and need some refreshment on the older ones, or maybe just for fun, whichever the case, you're all invited in this marathon. Note that this is not a stream, you’ll have to find the episode and watch it on your own, whenever you have the time and if you miss one, you can always watch two the next day to catch up, you can, of course, join in midway, just be sure to check which episode everypony else is at so that we're all on the same page. you are encouraged to leave your opinion on that episodes thread, this is more of a lounge thread to discuss stuff than for lengthy reviews. Let us rekindle our love for the show which is after all what got us all here together in the first place, and knowing how things will play out, may enable you to see the older episodes in a different light. Episode of the day: S1 E26 The Best Night Ever note that this is the last one i'm going to update to, but you can still go ahead and continue the marathon if you want,
  28. ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE? *not a real event Story Time With Jeric So for several years one of the most helpful individuals on MLPF helping users out hasn't been staff. It's been one of the most friendly, least aggressive, and probably one of the best visual in-joke comedians on this site. Obviously we wanted this guy on staff. I jumped back on board as an Admin almost a year ago and within a few days I was like, "We need this guy! This guy's fantastic." Everyone agreed. We contacted him and he seemed interested ... so I said to myself I need to get this guy interviewed ASAP. I'll get him set up on staff in a week. How well did that go? This is not an exaggeration. Joking aside, I am pleased to announce @Rikifive will be stepping into the role of our dedicated staff for Canterlot, focusing on Site Questions and Feedback. I hope to work really closely in the coming months to improve communication and maybe even solve a few minor annoyances. Even though Riki is going to be our help Pone for the community, recently he has been helping out with some event related items. On a very personal note, this was my first MLPF staff role here. Since then only a few have filled that spot and all have been major players on MLPF over the years. Riki, doesn't have to fill shoes though, he is already a major player here. I genuinely can't think we have ever had a better person for the Canterlot section since I've been here, and that includes me. Riki, you already own this section. Spread them wings.
  29. There are six rupees hidden around the forum that you will find as you perform relatively normal forum functions. Yellow, Blue, Orange, Green, Red, Purple. Finding all six will unlock a purse to hold them all. One hint: Find and talk to the thing that helps you track time.
  30. The next person that posts a topic giving away anything about the new special that doesn’t have a spoiler tag or spoils anything in the title I am going to make a Generation 3.5 Scootaloo badge for you and change your name to Miss Nibblestinks! This is a rule people!
  31. Earlier today, or yesterday depending on where you are from, a member posted a major spoiler without warning or notice. I'll be kind and assume it was unintentional, however it brings something curious to light. When you want to post a spoiler from another site, you may feel that giddy rush of wanting to be the first to share it. I don't understand why, because MLPF is usually not the first place people hear about breaking pony news. Basically, those that want to know about the spoilers and want to avoid the spoilers usually have gotten linked to it in a discord chat, or have read it on Equestria Daily, or on social media. Don't rush to be first here guys. You aren't first, and rushing is going to open you up to making mistakes. If you do post something that should have OBVIOUSLY been spoilered and wasn't, we can and will address it as a violation of what we feel is harmful to the community. Not only that, but you may find your topic being replaced by other users in the process (yes we have that ability). I've seen this happen way too often over the years so as the show slowly reveals some bigger bucket list items .... we are going to treat this more seriously. Don't ruin other's fun.
  32. Thunder! Feel the thunder! Lightning and the thunder! Thunder! Every now and again, staff here on MLPF seek out potential candidates to dedicate their time into working with a specific section such as Canterlot or Octavia’s Hall. This helps ensure that these sections remain appropriate and fun for everyone. We put said individuals through rigorous training to prepare them for the challenges of patrolling their designated section! Please welcome the newest Beyond Equestria sectional @Lucky Bolt As someone who was a sectional for BE, I approve of this Lucky has shown nothing but enthusiasm, confidence, and readiness to learn ever since her training began. She is undoubtedly ready to take on Beyond Equestria and the deep, dark trenches of the Debate Symposium! You’re time as a Wonderbolt begins now, Lucky. I have complete confidence in you and I know you will make all of us proud, newbie!
  33. Midnight x Twilight Just a drawing of loving pony hugs. It kinda reminds me of my friends here on the forums as Twilight, comforting me. And again, my stupid photo taking.
  34. 18 points
    I disappeared for a couple weeks and already miss this place. It's good to be back
  35. 18 points
    So many people farm for brohoofs but don’t give them out themselves. Greedy.
  36. Interested in creating an episode thread like this? Read this first! Title: The Beginning of the EndAir Date: April 6th, 2019Written By: Lady Writers (Joanna Lewis & Kristine Songco) Twitter | Site | IMDB (Songco , Lewis)Synopsis: In the back-to-back season premiere titled “The Beginning of the End,” Princess Celestia and Princess Luna decide to retire and hand off the ruling of Equestria to Twilight Sparkle and her friends, which sends Twilight into a tailspin of self-doubt. Meanwhile, an ancient villain bands together a legion of nefarious characters to conquer all of Equestria, challenging Twilight Sparkle and the rest of the Mane 6 to step in and save the day. Watch Live and chat with us on EquestriaTV in the CMC Clubhouse Episode Links Yandex Episode 1 Episode 2 Weekly Comic (Casting a Villain - Spoilerish) Bingo Thread - Click here to join in (just for fun) Bingo Results this week - The predictions that came true are (Grogar, Sombra, Twilynanas, Taste the Rainbow, Ponyville Devastated, Doctor Whooves, Chrysalis, "Awesome", and Starswirl New Spell) Pick a Flaw Thread - Here Highlighted User Reactions - Coming Soon Fan Clubs Generated - Coming Soon User Blog Index - Coming Soon Notable Fan Art - Coming Soon Notable Fics - Coming Soon Possible Reaction and Emote Thread - Here Tweets from the Staff and Crew regarding the episode New Format We have come a long way haven't we? Some of us have been there since the beginning and some of us came a little Tardy to the party (like me). As we begin the 26 episode conclusion to this journey of friendship and fandom, we will be doing some new things with the episode threads. As you can see from the opening there will be various sections and links to other threads within the forum that will be collected up above. I want to give a brief rundown of each, though some or self explanatory. Users that create these threads, I will go in and edit these additions in your OP, so you don't have to worry about the legwork. Here are the categories. YouTube/Daily Motion Link - Link to watch the episode. Pretty much that Spoiler Forum - A place to discuss spoilers for up two weeks after the show airs. This will be removed from the thread here when all related posts can be moved into the traditional Show Discussion forum Weekly Comic - In prior years I would occasionally toss up something funny or comical about the episode either leading up to it, or after it aired. This is where this traditional will continue. Bingo Thread - Click here to join in (just for fun). The main Bingo Thread. Yes even if you jumped in late I will still generate you a card, but it will not have predictions that have already come true. Bingo Results this week - This is where I will list out the predictions that came true so you can mark them off your cards. That or you can watch the main thread linked above Pick a Flaw Thread - Mostly a humorous take on episode and character flaws found in each episode. You pick something from a poll that you feel sticks out with the episode. All these will be obviously subjective, but I want this tradition to return Highlighted User Reactions - Funny or genuinely notable comments from the users about the episode may be quoted here User Blog Index - For those MLPF users that do episode reviews, I will collect them here. Notable Fan Art - Self explanatory. Exceptional art that is inspired from the episode will be collected here. Notable Fics - Self explanatory. Exceptional art that is inspired from the episode will be collected here. Possible Reaction and Emote Thread - Every new episode I will have a thread where I will take suggestions on creating a reaction set theme for the episode and maybe emotes. Once done we will have them up for one week. Please note that these will likely be a week behind new episodes (we will always catch up during the mid-season hiatus). Event based reactions may also cause these to run behind. That said, there will be 24 reaction sets created for the final season. Tweets from the Staff and Crew - Fun Tweets from the show staff may be collected here. They sometimes add some nice tidbits about the episode. HOW DO YOU SUBMIT ANYTHING YOU WANT COLLECTED IN THE OP? Send me a PM and I'll review and add it as long as it is within the first few weeks of the episodes airing (or is really really amazing)
  37. It has been said time and again that the reason this community site can still exist is because those of you who financially support us, whether with a monthly support subscription, a donation, or even buying commissions from our artists. Because we are a forum, and non-profit, it is hard to figure out ways to recognize and encourage this support. We have some ideas coming down the line, but this was the first one that came to mind. So for all our Subscribers and Donors, you have a new official and exclusive rank badge featuring our mascot Buffy. Obviously this will be optional if you want to display one of the stock badges when that feature launches. But who doesn't want that adorable pone to be displayed for all the forum to see? She's a cutie! For those that subscribe for six months consecutively, you will have the opportunity to have a custom character "Subscriber Badge" of any FiM character or their OC. We are working on the standardized layout requirements. Expect something new on this in September.
  38. Hugs @ChB, @Twilight Luna, @Lord Valtasar, @Tacodidra, @Lord Midnight Madness, @TheAnimationFanatic, @FlareGun45, @TigerGeekGuy, @TheRockARooster, @Cash In, @Ganondorf8, @TheTaZe, @Kyoshi, @DashYoshi, @Unimportant Pony, @DivineSoul1000, @PoisonClaw, @Emerald<3, @strongwilled_pegasus, @CosmicSpark, @RaindowDashQueen, @Lightning, @THRILLSEEKER, @Prospekt, @lyrabetes3939, @Totally Lyra, @KingMorgana, @Mellow Mane, @Lucky Bolt, @Nsxile, @CypherHoof, @TBD, @Ember Crescent, @Phosphor, @Treeglow Flicker, @Rising Dusk, @Tylad, @Sondash Studios, @R.D.Dash, @Splashee, @Dynamo Pad, @Partialgeek514, @EpicEnergy, @Aqua The pegasus, @Lambdadelta, @Deae Rising Shine~, @Cwanky, @IronM17, and @FalconBrony.
  39. @Tacodidra @Twilight Luna @Phosphor @Rikifive @PoisonClaw @Ninetales @Rainbow Cloud @CypherHoof @Kyoshi @TheAnimationFanatic @Treeglow Flicker @Lord Valtasar @Lord Midnight Madness @CloudMistDragon @Odyssey @Randimaxis @TheTaZe @PathfinderCS @Bakugou Is My Man ❤ @Dark Horse @Lucky Bolt @Ganondorf8 @R.D.Dash @Mirage @Mellow Mane @lyrabetes3939 @Partialgeek514 @Deae Rising Shine~ @TheRockARooster @Sondash Studios @Nsxile @Dynamo Pad @BornAgainBrony @Arc Flash @Valencia @FalconBrony @Rising Dusk @Maya-san 🌹 @.Wolfe. @Cash In @FireworkDash @Sparklefan1234 @Fasu @Splashee @TigerGeekGuy @Flutterstep @Emerald<3 @FluttershyWonders Hugs make everything better!
  40. I wanna hug and brohoof @Averie Aurelia @Rainbowfan45 @Tacodidra @Tylad @DivineGuard1000 @Nsxile @TBD @Lucky Bolt @Twilight Luna @Dynamo Pad @TheRockARooster @lyrabetes3939 @Phosphor @Partialgeek514 @Mellow Mane @Rising Dusk @R.D.Dash @Sondash Studios @FalconBrony @TigerGeekGuy @strongwilled_pegasus @Regal Shadow @Prospekt @Dawn-Sunlight @Totally Lyra @Flutterstep @Ember Crescent @SpongeBobsLittlePony @Arc Flash @THRILLSEEKER @Sherbert MGS @Lord Midnight Madness @Unimportant Pony @FlareGun45 @TheAnimationFanatic @Splashee @Deae Rising Shine~ @Ragland Tiger @Treeglow Flicker @Maya-san 🌹 @Cash In @Iam @Outnick @Renegade the Unicorn @DashYoshi @Monado_Dash @OptimisticNeighsayer @Celli @Cwanky @Photon Jet @Jeric @EpicEnergy @Bakugou Is My Man ❤ @Rikifive @TheTaZe @ChB @TrixFan @Emerald<3
  41. Hugs  @Averie Aurelia @Rainbowfan45 @Tacodidra @Tylad @DivineGuard1000 @Nsxile @TBD @Lucky Bolt @Twilight Luna @Dynamo Pad @TheRockARooster @lyrabetes3939 @Phosphor @Partialgeek514 @Mellow Mane @Rising Dusk @Maya-san 🦄 @R.D.Dash @Sondash Studios @FalconBrony @TigerGeekGuy @Regal Shadow @Prospekt @Dawn-Sunlight @Totally Lyra @Flutterstep @Ember Crescent @SpongeBobsLittlePony @Ninetales @Arc Flash @Sherbert MGS @Lord Midnight Madness @Unimportant Pony @FlareGun45 @TheAnimationFanatic @Splashee @Deae Rising Shine~ @Ragland Tiger @Treeglow Flicker @DashYoshi @imawesome @Cash In @Iam @Outnick @Renegade the Unicorn @DashYoshi @Monado_Dash @OptimisticNeighsayer @strongwilled_pegasus @THRILLSEEKER @Photon Jet @Jeric @EpicEnergy @Rainbow Cloud @Bakugou Is My Man ❤ @Rikifive @TheTaZe @ChB @TrixFan @Emerald<3
  42. It's been a while since I've done this... But with it being my second forumversary (I can't believe it's been so long!), I can't think of a better day to boop back the wonderful ponies here! Thanks for all the boops, hugs, muffins, snowballs – you name it! @Fluttershy Friend @ultrairongorilla @Leere @ThunderCrush @Sparklefan1234 @Rhythm Red @SolarFlare13 @Rarity the Supreme @meck-can-ik pony @Matraxial Artemi @Sliding Bolt @Outnick @Rikifive @TheTaZe @Maya-san 🦄 @2nd Amendment Brony @Flutterstep @Alexshy @AJ2489 @R.D.Dash @Phosphor @Gone Airbourne @Lucky Bolt @Midnight Solace @DivineGuard1000 @lyrabetes3939 @Partialgeek514 @Raririsu2 @Lord Valtasar @Crimson storm @Rising Dusk @Rixton @Arc Flash @ChB @King of Canterlot @Prospekt @Dynamo Pad @DEFENDER @Mellow Mane @Kevin Tang @Twilight Luna @Woohoo @Tylad @Iam @Cash In @Phasereale @Mirage @Wannabrony @.Wolfe. @Longhaul @Dark Qiviut @Kyoshi @Sherbert MGS @Deae Rising Shine~ @Cyra @The Recherche @Prometheus @Nature Tune @Califorum @CypherHoof @OptimisticNeighsayer @FireworkDash @ILoveRara @TheRockARooster @Sondash Studios @FalconBrony @Treeglow Flicker @Arid_Blitz @PoisonClaw @Totally Lyra @Cwanky @Rainbow Dash Swag @Nsxile @strongwilled_pegasus @Dawn-Sunlight @Splashee and all the other awesome ponies reading this! I hope you all have an amazing day!
  43. Soon it shall be a night of sweets. But if you've got tricks it could be a treat. Be on the lookout for Nightmare Moon for she can banish you and bring forth much doom. But do not be sad my pony folk for your party planners are swift with a joke. Show us your costumes your tricks and treats and who knows what ponies along this path you might meet.
  44. Gannondorf8 is well known around here as our resident Sunset Shimmer fan. His quiet and unassuming nature hides a kind individual with a background of working on online events on NSider. Yes that NSider! I don't want to say what he did there, since it make show what is up his sleeves. It isn't just his resume that caught my attention. His ideas, enthusiasm, ability to compromise, and genial nature make him a perfect fit ... a simpatico Sunny if you will. Welcome @Ganondorf8 You can honestly say one day ... "I was announced as a party pony by a talking refrigerator!" I mean ... when a fridge makes your intro ... you know you made it! Back to you Fridge!
  45. 17 points
    Guys! Gueys! I made it to 2400. I am still a zebbrah. How crazy is that???1
  46. Title: The Last Problem US Air Date: October 12th, 2019 Written by: Josh Haber Synopsis: Years from now, Princess Twilight is visited by a student with a friendship problem. As she attempts to solve it, she looks back on the times she and the Mane Six spent together. ----------- This is it. The end of the line. The end of season nine. The end of Friendship is Magic (at least the moving-picture part of it - the comics have a few issues left yet; please don't riot, IDW fans). Show's over, fandom's dead, nothing to see here anymore. Everycreature, shoo and go home already; the apocalypse has come and gone. What are you still waiting for? ... Wait, right. Episode 24+25's title was a lie. THIS is the End of the End of the End...... of the End? Join our adorkable purple equine for the last time as she shows us the grand outcome of Former Sun God Celestia's decade-long personal training program to weaponize friendship in defending Equestria and infecting the entire world with her harmony propaganda. There's just one teeeeny tiiiiny wrinkle: Equestria's last friendship problem went unsolved. Watch the glorious Twilight Sparkle find out she missed something in taking over the world commemorate a lifelong tour-de-force of unforgettable memories to fix it. Will she finally fail at something? Will we get one last round of Twilighting? Did she even survive the battle from E24+25? ----------- If you're looking for something fun and special to do to pay your respects to Friendship is Magic, try writing a friendship lesson letter to Princess Twilight Sparkle about what her adventures have shown you, what you learned, and how the show affected your life. She'll be pleased to read all about it now that her own world's problems are all over. You can adapt the following template to get started! Dear Princess Twilight Sparkle, Thank you for <something - or many somethings - positive you took away from the show>. Before I discovered that Friendship is Magic, <a peek into your life before ponies>. Now that it's over, <what changed in your life since your journey as a ponyfan began>. Your faithful student, ~<NAME> Maybe she'll even compile another Friendship Journal if she gets enough of them. One final, personal note: All good things come to an end. Don't be sad that the show is over. Be happy that you were along for the ride!
  47. I think I’ll make this a reoccurring announcement. With the final BronyCon behind us, and several users and staffers reinvigorated by being surrounded by 10,000 fans, I think it’s a good time to update you on what is being worked on and what is being considered. Roleplay Rework Even though the slew of topics requesting feedback has stopped this continues to be worked on. The first Phase of changing Character Sheets is almost done and just needs some visual modification. After that Canon Characters will be added to that list, Equestria Empire will be reopened in its own section, including new rules and a new take on Roleplay. A new application system that is far more seamless will be launched. This is an ongoing project so it will be constantly “upgraded” as after it starts. Conceptual work on the Table Top system will follow. Focus on Art/Creation Soon there will be some changes to the emphasis on art, specifically YouTube and Fanfics. Expect contests, workshops, and a rework of Golden Oaks fanfic recordings and live readings. More Community Calls I don’t need to tell you that having a bunch of you for community chats on Discord is a highlight. It’s how I got to know some of you, and it also allows me an opportunity to let my hair down and not being the Adminy guy who is always enforcing the rules. Expect more of these. Planning the next MCM So we have some small housekeeping on MCM VI before we start planning MCM VII. This is 100% coming back. If you have any ideas for it let me or the Events Team know. Ranks We have new rank badges designed and will be unveiled and implemented this month. Those above 10,000 posts will have a new rank. Commissions Commissions are a huge source of revenue for us. Without them we may not be able to keep the lights on. We are hoping to highlight the current slate of Commissions artists. We are also going to test out a Commissions request forum which would allow you to post a specific art request if you have no specific artist in mind. That would allow a free commission artist to hit you up and give you a quote. Recognizing Veterans and Tenure Those who came here long ago and are still active will be recognized for their dedication to our community. Subs and Donors Those that financially support MLPF will be more visually recognized, and we are looking at new perks to show our appreciation. Community Specialists for Staff With the Events Team a huge success, and RP being reworked as a unique Department, there may exist opportunities for staff positions on MLPF outside on Moderation that focus on non-moderation projects and duties, like welcoming new users, social media, being an ambassador of a section like visual art or writing. Stay tuned. Marketplace Feedback Needed Over the years several members have asked that we consider a marketplace to sell or buy Pony Merch. We have the ability to do this, but two things always got in our way - having a dedicated person with The availability to manage it, and finding a reasonable and palatable fee for the system. Finding a balance of making it valuable for the seller, while also helping MLPF stay viable is a tricky proposition. Too low and it isn’t worth it. Too high and we come across as greedy. If someone has a Plushie they want to sell for $100 is 10% an acceptable fee? Would the seller accept that? How do we manage moderation? How should people apply for a shop? How do we promote it? Would you buy someone else’s used merch? What about prints from artists? These are the questions we would like to have answered before we plan something like this. This is just a thought a few have had on staff, and we need to gather feedback before we put resources on it. That is it for now. I’ll try and do this quarterly to get feedback or tell you, the user, what we have in store.
  48. A big hug for these ponies to make up for the week I missed while at vacation! @FireworkDash, @KH7672, @Tacodidra, @Splashee, @R.D.Dash, @Phosphor, @Totally Lyra, @Treeglow Flicker, @DashYoshi, @TheAnimationFanatic, @DivineGuard1000, @TheRockARooster, @Twilight Luna, @Deae Rising Shine~, @Lord Midnight Madness, @Nsxile, @EpicEnergy, @Ember Crescent, @Tylad, @strongwilled_pegasus, @Califorum, @Rising Dusk, @Lucky Bolt, @Sondash Studios, @Partialgeek514, @Mellow Mane, @Prospekt, @TigerGeekGuy, @PoisonClaw, @Aqua The pegasus, @CypherHoof, @THRILLSEEKER, @lyrabetes3939, @Dynamo Pad, @TBD, @Cash In, @Penguinbrony2409, @KingMorgana, @FlareGun45, @Cwanky, @FalconBrony, @IronM17, @Dawnchaser, @Unimportant Pony, @Kyoshi, @Ganondorf8, @Flutterstep, @Will Guide, @TheTaZe, @Emerald<3, @CosmicSpark, and @Baby RainbowDash.
  49. Hello My Little Ponies. It is with a joyful heart that I greet you all on the day of the 2019 Summer Sun Celebration Today commemorates my reunion with my beloved sister Luna thanks to the Elements of Harmony, and the efforts of Princess @Twilight Sparkle In honor of this day we will have trivia, we will share favored memories of myself or my sister, give a question and answer session and maybe a few other things along the way. Let the warmth of the sun bring light to your lives and let the harmony of Equestria bring you peace.
  50. 17 points
    Ponies, I'm going to step away for a little while. My phosphors are faded and need to recharge. I'll have plenty of astronomy and flower pics to share with y'all when I return. Twilight Sparkle isn't gonna let me slack around on clear nights. *Squeeze hugs from the phosphor-coated Pony!