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  1. A partnership agreement is when a convention approaches Poniverse (or the other way around) and one asks the other for some services, and the other side provides the first side with some other services in return. A contractual agreement is formed. As part of our side of the agreement, Poniverse usually provides a forum section. There isn't any reason for us to provide conventions with a forum without such a formal agreement - what do we get in return for effectively giving them free advertising? In addition, conventions may not want sections on here, as they may have their own forums that they are perfectly happy with.
  2. All of the convention sections/forums we have are for conventions we have partnership agreements with - that's the only case under which we host a forum for a convention
  3. To be fair, OVH offers some fairly low-cost dedicated servers in their SoYouStart and Kimsufi lines.
  4. None, because The Cloud is a stupid concept in my mind and I don't trust it I don't trust other peoples' hardware in general either, but it's at least better if I have full access to it (ie: a dedicated server.)
  5. Do you have an actual opinion instead of just "no"? Nobody is really likely to listen to you until you can provide that
  6. Technology

    Who told you that? The distro I use (Arch) has approximately 60,000 packages (programs) between the official repositories and the user-run repository. That seems like a lot more than "nobody" writing programs
  7. We pay about $120 CAD per month for unlimited 250/20 - we've been slowly upgrading to faster and faster plans as they've been coming out while cancelling other things we don't use like TV and home phone. My ISP now offers 1Gbps, but it is unlikely to come to where I am any time soon. as it is a condo building with 50 year old infrastructure.
  8. Interestingly enough, I know a ton about networking in general but most of my experience is with Linux and with Mikrotik devices. I've never touched a Cisco device in my life, and I never plan to if I don't absolutely have to (Don't want a job in this field, prefer it as a hobby as it is far too stressful.)
  9. Welcome to the forums, @Starbit! I tend to read the introduction posts when I can, but rarely reply - I just wanted to say hi because I've never seen an FtM transgender OC before, and I thought yours was pretty cute
  10. Friends are not currently a part of the forum software. I am not sure if potentially a custom plugin to bring this back is something we want to look at soon. We are not trying to move MLPF to a Twitter-style messaging site - where did you get that idea? o.o If a member is harassing you, we have reporting features and the member in question would most likely be warned or potentially banned. We already have rules against multiple accounts - if they are found, they are usually banned.
  11. Since a couple of weeks after its inception, the server has officially been a general Poniverse Discord server. It is mainly run by PoniArcade staff, although we have a few moderators from other places around Poniverse as well. I need to update the link on MLPF, but I can't figure out how on the new forum software. Start using instead - it goes to the same place as the current link, but it looks a lot nicer!
  12. Keep in mind that it's not the MLP Forums staff who have specifically done this. It is the developers of the 3rd party forum software we use. All we did was install what they made (which was necessary, as the old version will be no longer supported and as a result most likely insecure as of April.) You can hit CTRL-Z for undo, and CTRL-Y for redo. Even faster than buttons (This works in most applications on Windows and Linux. On Mac OS, use CMD instead of CTRL.)
  13. I've done worse for free, so I don't see why not
  14. @Jeric That was actually where the discussion started - at the potential of allowing NSFW commissions. Since knowledge of the fact that this has been discussed recently is already public, I see no reason not to share further details of what was discussed - of course, I won't share anyone's individual opinions The idea would be that NSFW commissions would be allowed, only in PM (this is assuming no "clop section" exists), and only for those who are, once again, 18+. I would have to look at some notes on another PC to see what finer details were discussed. Since this would now allow some form of NSFW content in PM, there would be no reason not to go all the way and also allow ERP in private. This, as you said, opens up more interesting issues, which were again discussed - the results of which are also in those notes I can't currently access. Your point about the underage staffers is a good one, and was also mentioned. The decision regarding that was that that would be discussed during a more serious, detailed discussion of these possibilities.
  15. Interestingly enough, things along these lines were very recently discussed internally at Poniverse. My personal belief is that such a section would not hurt the forums, as long as it was an opt-in and only allowed for those members who are 18 years of age or older. If we want to be a forum to cater to the entire fandom, then we should do our best to cater to everyone's interests, even those that might make some people uncomfortable (hence why it would be opt-in). Legal issues were discussed as well, and I think the conclusion is that if a user lies about their age to gain access, that is not an issue that would land Poniverse in legal trouble. If staff found out, of course, they'd be immediately removed and potentially even banned. This is something that needs more discussion between myself and the staff of MLPF, but who knows - this suggestion could actually become a reality