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  1. New policy? 

    The old policy was we don’t delete accounts for any reason period. The new policy was that we, as a courtesy, will take into account the EU requirements. For users that fall outside that law we have made exceptions for extremely old ass accounts where the user has limited or no content on here. In all those cases the original content is preserved, but the username and profile is anonymizes. For users with an expansive history it’s a no. You realize that if I wanted my account deleted there are hundreds of quotes that will contain names or text mentions of names, all of which are also indexed by Google. Sort of defeats the purpose. 

    So we have revised the policy. Currently we don’t delete accounts because the person wants to sever ties. I am a hard liner on this policy in most cases. Sorry all 

    As @Mirage stated staff can hide the occasional post, status, etc that you are embarrassed by. We do that often enough. We can even change the “author” of a topic so that a topic is preserved if your created one you no longer wish to be associated with 

  2. On 2/18/2020 at 12:44 AM, BornAgainBrony said:

    I'm actually working on the Bas/Randi one.

    Bless you. Whatever doesn’t get done after my honeymoon I’ll circle back and work on things. 9 days to the wedding and I’m running around like a cockatrice with his head cut off

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  3. 6 hours ago, PCutter said:

    Have you seen what it's like out there, Murray? Do you ever actually leave the studio? Everybody just yells and screams at each other. Nobody's civil anymore. Nobody thinks what it's like to be the other guy. You think men like Thomas Wayne ever think what it's like to be someone like me? To be somebody but themselves? They don't. They think that we'll just sit there and take it, like good little boys! That we won't werewolf and go wild!

    And yes, I love quoting Joker because he's right.

    His fatalistic nihilism was actually the wrong way to look at it, and his comments are in dispute by the nature of the framing device used in the film. I digress. Ignoring the point of that film and refocusing on the world at hand and the current state of various fandoms, it really isn’t as bad as you make it out to be. Not even close. It can be online, but even in a country where 50% of the population seems to be diametrically opposed to the world view of the other half, the truth is that IRL behaviors of most people are benign and shifts between friendly indifference and casual acknowledgement. Very few people are blatantly rude. 

    A cynical or toxic mindset will usually focus on those unfortunate experiences as the norm when they are far from. And before you suggest it, the internet, far from its ubiquitous nature, is not the standard level of social interaction once finds in the real world. 


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  4. 6 hours ago, PCutter said:

    But then in my case, those death threats included my VERY personal info, even though I've taken every precaution to keep myself hidden.

    Not particularly no. You certainly disclose enough personal information on this site giving people almost enough information to start a search. It’s a double edged sword when you start seeking mental health and life advice on an Internet forum, you risk disclosing too much personally. You need to be more careful with you information online. End of story. 

    6 hours ago, PCutter said:

    And I completely hate those who say "So you left because people around you were toxic. Grow some balls and take it like a real man." Do not make me go how many times I've been called a "f*cking p*ssy" for speaking up what I think of the matter.

    So I'm supposed to be a "good little boy" and shut up and sit down and take everything as is and let them talk sh*t at me? Is that how every person of a 7 billion population should go about everything? I'm not supposed to get angry and go werewolf? I'm still a p*ssy for refusing to be a part of the negativity?

    You should ignore them if you can’t engage without going into a destructive  mindset yourself. Full stop. I mean, if you need validation from strangers on the internet, that’s a you thing. And from what I can tell you aren’t refusing to be a part of the negativity. You created this thread and even bit back at the relatively benign suggestions to NOT PARTICIPATE. Friendly warning, tone down the language a little and the most vitriol. It’s a cartoon and you are discussing it in a forum with strangers. Take a deep breath and relax. 

    This topic’s general self-indulgence does make me bristle from the obviousness of it, but I’ll let it stay open for the interim. 

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  5. Okay as promised you all get to pick the character I am going to be. Again, like last year there will be no gender switching (though I may make an exception if Cindy is picked as Discord by default if you select Fluttershy for me). No EqG specific cosplay for Shy. 


    Feel free to suggest cosplay themes here and if there are enough amusing ones I will make it a separate poll. Discord has a lot of looks. Fluttershy did too. 

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  6. 2 hours ago, Passion said:

    People usually hate dealing with other people's children, but once their own come into play they change diametrally.


    As some know, I’ve successfully navigated raising two children to adulthood. Growing up myself and when I was a young adult, I was not a fan of other people’s children. When I had my own kids I adored them, while still maintaining a general annoyance with other children in general. I used to joke, “I love my kids — MY kids. Other kids? Not so much.” There is a lot of truth in that, and it’s hard not to judge the parenting approaches that other people used when you see uncorrected behavior and poor attention. 

     Ironically I’m actually really really great with kids in general, even though they usually annoy me. 

  7. Okay, this is it guys. The round when you all decide if Cindy and I become FlutterCord or LyraBon for a Convention and Photo Shoot type deal. :P









    A few rules from here on in. The designs of the costume will be influenced as much as possible by the characters from FiM. So no Equestria Girls specific costumes. Outfits the characters wore "on screen" are on the table, and you may nominate ones here as the next element will be you picking the theme. For instance, Lyra and Bon Bon could be in "agent" attire, Canterlot Wedding gowns, or just simple street clothing to mimic their pony counterparts. Ears, horns, wings, and tails will be replicated regardless. Next round will be choosing theme and who I will be out of the duo. 

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  8. There are probably more reasons that notifications would not match up that I could reasonably go into and discuss. Some have to do with how you are browsing and using tabs, some could be skipped due to our backend (I occasionally see traffic on notifications in the ACP backed up). Suffice to say that unless you are missing an amount to the point it is harming the general user experience for the community, it probably isn’t something that we would be able to dig further into at the moment. 


  9. Blackberry OS is an odd animal when it comes to compatibility with many things. It’s been falling apart at the seams for a while now and has reach End of Life. That means many applications (including browsers) have been starting to break since support no longer exists. Even in the crack/hack community it’s something that they have admitted is finally .... dead. 

    An exhaustive list is probably not something that we can verify outside of suggesting that any OS that is still being supported with updated mainstream browser software should work. Amusingly,  this post made me curious so I did launch a cracked version of IMB’s OS2 Warp with an ancient IE and it almost worked for 2 seconds. 


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  10. Interesting round thus far. It’s been open a few days so I’ll close this and create a new thread which will include a sneak at the specific themes for each group. Welp, there is a 25% chance I don’t have to wear a skirt in public (again) so yay. 


    So it will either be LyraBon or FlutterCord


    :secret::arethosehands: vs :umad::blush:




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  11. Traveling backwards would be possible only through anchoring a theoretical wormhole to a present point. When five years relativistic time passes you could jump back to said origin point. Unless this phenomenon exists in cosmology, absent its creation, time travel to historical moments would not be possible. 

    I do love that @Yellow Diamond mentioned linear time as the main way we seem to comprehend it. That isn’t how time really works, as evidenced by all the tech you use that connects to satellites, yet we can only experience time at our relative perception. Your mass and the mass of objects around you ultimately determine your time traversal relative to others, and our brains may only be able to perceive time a set way. The common house fly and other animals perceive time slowed down relative to us which accounts for their continued existence in nature. We move slow so they can dodge easy. 


    Time is weird 

  12. On 1/19/2020 at 11:15 AM, Will Guide said:

    If there's a chance I could be made fun of via Disney Parody song, then I volunteer to be a victim

    I wonder if we'll get a Gaston Parody?

    Good luck everyone


    On 1/19/2020 at 11:29 AM, C. Thunder Dash said:

    This should be fun...I wonder what parody I'd get...


    On 1/19/2020 at 11:45 AM, PiratePony said:

    I volunteer (and won't back out this time).


    On 1/19/2020 at 6:28 PM, Bas said:

    *volunteers and will regret 3 weeks later*


    On 1/19/2020 at 8:00 PM, Cash In said:

    I'll put my hand up. I don't see how this could possibly end badly. 


    On 1/19/2020 at 8:20 PM, KH7672 said:

    You know I'd love to continue my willingness to be subjected to anything for this charity, though I don't even know how much material you all can get from me considering how active I am (or lack there of) but I'll be another name on your poll again. :pistachio:


    On 1/20/2020 at 12:16 AM, Randimaxis said:

    As one of the duo writing the thing, I also propose the genres of Golden Oldies (Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Little Richard), 80's (Michael Jackson, The Bangles, Genesis) and Classic Rock (The Doors, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones).

    Because I know those well.  VERY well.  :Tempest:


    On 1/20/2020 at 5:21 AM, Lucky Bolt said:

    I volunteer! Haha this could get good. :ButtercupLaugh:


    On 1/21/2020 at 9:33 AM, RaraLover said:

    I think I'll volunteer for this one. :D At least I don't have to sing or get pied in the face, right? :ButtercupLaugh:


    On 1/22/2020 at 1:17 AM, Kadae said:

    This sounds wonderfully hilarious, I'll volunteer! I don't think I'll make it, but it's fun to be a part of this in some way! :derp:

    Locked in and loaded. Let’s get this party started 

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  13. Answering the title question, no it has not changed. At least not recently. Size is 150 kB and width/height is 150 px. I actually increased the profile image size allowance from the old 100 kB restriction. Since the 4.0 version of the software height and width are constrained so we no longer have the ability through the ACP to create special dimensions for profile pics. 

    Note that the 150 x 150 is for max viewport sizes and not for smaller sizes such as the viewports on a phone, tablet, or reduced size of a browser window. 

    To @Bas yes there is some compression magic that occurs when attaching images into posts. That’s normal and working as intended. 

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