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  1. A true, true friend helps a friend in need A friend will be there to help them see A true, true friend helps a friend in need To see the light that shines from a true, true friend There’s a pretty good chance that you know someone who is going through a difficult time in their life. Perhaps they’ve lost their job, had a family member pass away, or are generally feeling blue. You’d like to help, but it isn’t always easy to gauge what exactly you can do for them. That’s why I’m happy to announce the opening of the Gallery of Goodwill. This project, devised and managed by skysweep, provides an opportunity to put the spirit of generosity into action. The concept is simple: donations are submitted into a fund created by skysweep which allows people to request artwork to be made for someone they know who could use a pick-me-up. Those making the requests don’t need to spend a dime of their own money. This means you can spread some much needed cheer simply by putting in a request. Thanks to skysweep’s efforts and the abundance of talent in our community, several of our own artists who sell commissions here on MLP Forums have agreed to help out. They’ll be compensated for their work through the fund. We’re eager to have more artists come aboard; so drop skysweep and I a PM if you’re interested. If you’re interested in participating in the Gallery of Goodwill, you’re welcome to poke your head into the official event thread found here. You can submit donations, requests, and post any questions you may have. I should add that those who donate may receive handmade goodies from skysweep. Keep your eyes peeled! The Gallery of Goodwill, like all good things, won’t last forever, though. The project is slated to end on June 14 or when the fund is depleted -- whichever comes first. If you want to brighten someone’s day with a piece of excellent fan art, you should get in on this as soon as you can. In the end, this community has proven to be incredibly charitable and loving. Whether it’s through Making Christmas Merrier or simply posting about ponies, your big-heartedness knows no boundaries or (quite literally) borders. I know that desire to give to others continues to burn strong within each of you. By joining the Gallery of Goodwill, you’ll help make an enormous difference in someone’s life -- no reality-bending magic required.
  2. Amazon is a huge industry, so much so that it probably plays a role in the world's economy. Sooo... WHY doesn't Amazon standardize (ergo force) the use Amazon Smile (AKA smile.amazon.com)? I'm honestly both amazed and confused at why you can shop at Amazon without going through Amazon Smile. Does anyone else use Amazon Smile? If so what charity do you/did you choose (you don't have to say if you don't want to)? If you are only now hearing about Amazon Smile now and have an Amazon account, you should definitely make the switch to Amazon Smile.
  3. Ziggy + Angel + Rain

    Go Fund Me: Help Ian

    I was asked to share THIS "GO FUND ME" LINK here at MLPF. It pertains to @Retro*Derpy and asks for donations towards the improvement of, essentially, his quality of life. He's in a very difficult situation and wants out, but he can't get out without the necessary funds. You can read more here. If you're unable to donate, please feel free to share the link with anyone who you think can. If enough people hear about Ian and chip in, it would only require a small contribution from each individual to meet their goal. Thanks for reading.
  4. Introducing Making Christmas Merrier IV Each year around the holiday season, the entire Poniverse community rallies around one of our marquee events dedicated to providing a better Christmas to the young patients at BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver Canada. The money raised will go toward their Christmas fund and an effort to ensure that each child will have a better holiday. For a family dealing with some of the medical conditions common in a pediatric hospital setting, a showing of generosity from a stranger can and does make a profound difference. It inspires hope and love. Hope that there is more than just struggling and concern about tomorrow. That is at the heart of this campaign. We aim to show, all of us together, that there are individuals out there that care. For a great idea of what we can do as a community, check out the past MCM events. 2011 - The initial event. This started based on a simple status update from a member. Look where it took us. <3 2012 - We made $1810.00 and introduced some traditions that carry through to this very event. 2014 - Surpassed our goal of $3000.00! Also much much embarrassment was inflicted on the staff. A day in the life of BCCH. These are the people your donation is helping to support. If you can spare seven minutes I would definitely give it a watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGxRmtHBqvI Donations New for this year we are introducing a new primary site to donate to collect donations to go along with the MLPF's own system. Hosted directly on the event page of BC Children's Hospital, you can make your contribution via credit or debit card (Visa, Mastercard and American Express only). BC Children's Hospital Donations Page IMPORTANT! To ensure that your donation can be credited to you individually for specific perks (hint hint), please disclose your member name in the field dedicated to announcing a pseudonym. Alternatively you can PM me to validate Example of where to enter your member name when making a donation: FAQ Q: What if I can't pay via credit or debit card, or my card isn't accepted by the hospital? Q: What if my card is declined or otherwise runs into problems? Q: I cannot or don't want to donate in Canadian Dollars. What do? Q: What is the goal of this event? Q: How much money are you looking to raise? Q: I donated, what else can I do? Q: Can I donate the old teddy bear I had as a child? Q: Will MLP Forums/Poniverse keep any of the money I donate? Stretch Goals While we would likely all agree that helping to bring a smile to an ailing child requires no reward or recognition, the MCM is also about celebrating the virtues of our community and saying thank you to all of those that participate. Bringing joy to others, celebrating the spirit of the season, and having fun in the process is an enduring element to this tradition. Last year we introduced stretch goals for certain fundraising objectives. Some were thank you's to the community, and others were designed to embarrass staff and give everyone but a victim a hearty laugh. I am pleased to announce that we have brought this back for this years fundraiser. Below are the goals, hidden and ready to be opened as we reach each level. As we reach each goal, it may trigger other threads or events. As we will be using two platforms to raise money this year, the sum of both will count toward these goals. Have fun guessing what is in each present or ornament ... the hints are there if you look closely enough. $100 Goal is unwrapped - Element of Generosity Badge This is awarded to donors who contribute at least $5.00 $250 Goal is unwrapped - Staff Name change and Giveaways! For each $5.00 donated your name will be placed into a drawing for several giveaways*, such as Pony Merch, Steam Games, and the ability to alter a staff members name for your own amusement. Stay tuned for more announcements on different prizes and giveaway announcements. *If you mail a self addressed stamped envelope to us you can be entered in the drawings as well. Poniverse Networks Suite 248 1641 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver BC V7M 2J5 Canada $500 Goal is unwrapped - Staff Solo Song A Staff member of your choosing will sing a song of your choosing. It has begun! Also +1 Name Change Prize to the pool. $750 Goal is unwrapped - Newsletter and Member Q&A Adding to our giveaway pot we are going to pull one lucky donor's name to be a featured interview or editorial writer in Poniverse's Newsletter. On top of that we are also giving away a slot to have the Poniverse PR feature you as the star of your own Q&A on MLP Forums. Also we are up to 3 Name Change Prize's to the pool. $1000 Goal is unwrapped - Holiday Emotes We have added several of the mane six in glorious emote Christmas celebration mode (and a few new that we didn't see last year). Also we are up to 4 Name Change Prize's to the pool. $1250 Goal is unwrapped - Ban a Moderator! This will be taking a page from the old 'sitting in jail for charity concept' but with a twist. The community will vote for one Moderator to be banned until the next goal is reached. This ban is for reals and will be overseen by one of the Admins. They will not be able to access the forum during this time, and since their profile will be inaccessible due to the ban, we will create a fun 'roast' topic for them to view on their return. More information in the main topic. We will also be doing our second solo song here shortly. Also we are up to 5 Name Change Prize's to the pool. $1500 Goal is unwrapped - Group Song If you guys remember Winter Wrap Up from last year, you have an idea of what you are getting. Between 2-7 members of staff will join together and sing a various duet or group songs. Admins and Department Heads are still not included ... but you are getting closer. Details on the Steam Giveaway will be posted shortly Also we are up to 6 Name Change Prize's to the pool. $1750 Goal is unwrapped - Your OC on the Forum Banner The banner on MLP Forums is our brand. It is what visitors see when they first come to our site. Only a select few have ever had their OC on the banner, and that has always been reserved for staff in the rare case it has happened ... until now. During our post MCM Giveaway in which the lucky winner will have his or her OC featured in a MLP Forum Banner custom made by one of Poniverse's staff artists . Each $5 donation received will earn you a chance for this and any other giveways we have. So if you donate $5.00 you are entered. If you donate $20.00 then you have four entries. The more you donate, the greater your chance. Click here for a non donation related entry option. Also we are up to 7 Name Change Prize's to the pool. $2000 Goal is unwrapped - Staff reads a shipfic The banner on MLP Forums is our brand. It is what visitors see when they first come to our site. Only a select few have ever had their OC on the banner, and that has always been reserved for staff in the rare case it has happened ... until now. During our post MCM Giveaway in which the lucky winner will have his or her OC featured in a MLP Forum Banner custom made by one of Poniverse's staff artists . Each $5 donation received will earn you a chance for this and any other giveways we have. So if you donate $5.00 you are entered. If you donate $20.00 then you have four entries. The more you donate, the greater your chance. Click here for a non donation related entry option. Events and activities Last year we had a series of events throughout the fundraiser. This year is no different and we expect to outdo ourselves. Pay attention to this topic, the scrolling banner, and of course follow the Poniverse Events and the Canterlot Castle Throne Room forums for more information as we announce each event. Auctions, giveaways, contests, special guests, and likely some shenanigans should be expected. With no further ado, as the element of generosity herself once said ... IT IS ON! CLICK HERE TO DONATE AND MAKE CHRISTMAS MERRIER
  5. As of now, I am currently not labelled as a Subscriber on MLP forums. However, I keep getting emails that have said that I am still a Helper and am automatically donating monthly. The bank I have has recently changed hands, and actually as of right now are of little help in this because of my current limited internet access and the fact the workers locally still are figuring things out. Am I still donating? Do you have records of it?
  6. Hi, so recently, I couldn't post in threads. I could make status updates, and reply to blog posts, but not forum topics, or even start new topics. Then I remembered that my donor status just expired. Sure enough, I donate, and suddenly I can post again. Is this a bug or something? Because I shouldn't need to be a donor to be allowed to post.
  7. This is a quick announcement! As of February 13, 2015, we have officially switched our main currency from the Canadian Dollar (CAD) to the US Dollar (USD). All future transactions and donations will thus be made in USD. Why was this change made? Over the past several years, the CAD was on par with, and even exceeded for a time, the worth of the USD. And because Feld0 is a Canadian citizen and resident, it made logistical sense to stick with his native currency. But now the USD is outperforming its Canadian counterpart. (America FTW!) Many of our members here use the USD as well. It’s therefore simpler for us and for you guys to deal in a more prevalent currency. How will this change affect you? Probably not very much. Transactions will work the same way as they have in the past. We’ve already alerted our artists and subscribers to the change so that they won’t miss a beat. If you haven’t received a PM from us regarding the switch, then you don’t need to do a thing. Now, for your entertainment: Flynn Rider and a unicorn on the island known as MLP Forums, surrounded by enormous piles of money.
  8. We're coming up on the end of MCM, so lets raise a bit more money! I've made the Poniverse mascot, Pixel Wavelength, into a plushie. Bidding Closed: Congratulations Artemis! A little about Pixel Wavelength: This lovely lady had lead the other Poniverse mascots, gaining both a horn and wings in her ascension to awesomeness. Her cutie mark is the Poniverse quotes, which can be seen a bit more clearly here. She totally has a backstory, I swear. I'm so fired as RP lead. :okiedokielokie: About the plushie: She stands 20 inches (50 cm) tall from head to hoof, and about 16 inches (40 cm) long. Is is made of Minky (polyester) fabric Cotton thread Polyester fill Stainless steel wiring to help hold her shape Felt to keep the shape of her wings and hair If the buyer is interested, I have fabric to make her socks as well. >.> I used both hand stitching and a sewing machine (Brother cs600i). For the eyes and cutie mark, I adapted images provided for my embroidery machine (Brother PE500). She is moderately poseable. Pattern designed by DolphinWing. Now for the specifics of the sale: Aside from the mandatory charge for the transaction, all money donated will be going to BC Children's Hospital. The bidding will start at 100 Canadian dollars. Bids will be done as reply to this thread. Bids will be in 5-dollar increments. The auction will be closing at 11:59 PM of the 11th. Payment must be in by noon PST on the 12th, so that we still have plenty of time to get the money to the hospital for their cut-off time. If the winner fails to get the money in on time, the plush will be awarded to the second highest bidder. Any money that she sells for will also be added to the MCM total. Shipping will be included in the price, both domestic and international. Now for some pix. A bit of an aside, I've been busting my ass trying to get her done on time. Her wings are the last thing to go on, and once they're finished, they will be attached, as well as the picture updated, but be aware, she does have wings. Just not yet. Also, the Trixie figure in the picture is for size reference. She is mines. You can't have her. Finally, a huge shout out to my husband for helping run the demon (embroidery) machine, and sewing on parts while I worked on other sections of her. He finally did make an account! :comeatus: With all of that being said, let the bidding begin. Let's show this world just how generous bronies can be! EDIT : Now with wings!!
  9. MAKING CHRISTMAS MERRIER 2014 Three years ago, when MLP Forums was still in its infancy, a seemingly inconsequential status update from a member lead to what would become one of MLP Forums most important and fulfilling projects. Making Christmas Merrier - A charitable event focused around us as a community of friends coming together to provide a more joyous Christmas for sick children. . What is Making Christmas Merrier? In 2011 and 2012 MLP Forums - under the guidance of @Feld0 - initiated a charity fundraiser to collect donations with the sole purpose to purchase Christmas gifts for the young patients at BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver Canada. In 2011, the MCM’s raised around $400.00. You can read all about the history of the inaugural event here. The site was new and had only a sliver of the membership we do now, but the following year MCM raised over $2000.00 for the Children’s Hospital. Read all about that here. In the end, our contributions as a Forum ensured that Christmas was better for many kids, some fighting for their lives. Last year, we were unable to get this off the ground, much to the dismay of several members here on the board. We have heard you and Making Christmas Merrier is back for 2014! Contribution instructions Contributions to the fundraiser may be made through PayPal, or through a credit or debit card. Due to processing fees, we ask that you please consider maximizing the donation amount per transaction. Remember, the more money that gets taken through fees, the less money that goes to the children! In order to get the money to the Hospital in time, donations will tentatively close on Dec 12th. Donations are now closed! You all are the epitome of what it means to be a Community. Anonymous Donations When donating you have the option of doing so anonymously. This will mean that you decline the badge you can also specify to be removed from any giveaway drawings. Please PM these three Administrators: , @SCS, and . This will ensure the anon request doesn't get processed as a normal donation. Please make the subject line of the PM "Anonymous Donation Request" Gift Donations You can donate in another MLP Forum community member's name giving them the Generosity Badge as well. This has been done a few times, but we wanted to publicize the option. To do this, after donating, PM requesting that the donation be counted toward the person of your choice. Be sure to include the member's user name. Please make the subject line of the PM "Gift Donation Request" Note: Due to processing costs - Gift Donations must be a minimum of $5.00 per individual you are gifting the badge to. While any charitable contribution is usually made with the spirit of generosity and altruism as the driving force, we felt that the prior years fun and festivities should be carried over. As in 2012 we are rolling out a series of fun (and embarrassing) incentives. Some will be based on individual donation goals, while others will be rolled out as we hit specific goals as a community. If you read the 2012 thread you will have a good idea of what we are talking about. Individual Goals For every $5 donated you will be entered into the three separate giveaways that we are holding, with the winners announced LIVE on Equestria.tv Movie Night. Art Commission Giveaway Several of MLP Forums own artists have agreed to donate their time and talents for a special raffle. The artists include: Shimmering, Ashley, Anilewe, Ruishi, Sceethe, Dilarus, Storrnfury, Tsitra360 (yes … that Tsitra) Steam Giveaway Bastion Terraria South Park FTL Witcher 2 Castle Crashers Fallout New Vergas Battleblock Theater Psychonauts Hotline Miami Farcry 2 Serious Sam 3 Little Racers Street Super Sanctum TD Dungeon Hearts Goat Simulator Don't Starve Merch Giveaway Merch from Funko, WeLoveFine, good ol’ Hasbro. Pixel Wavelength Plushie Auction For those that do not know, Troblems / Phantomhive is one of our resident Plushie Artisans. We will be auctioning off a new creation from her - Pixel Wavelength the Ponivese Mascot. You can own this one of a kind plushie that will always remind you of what this community means and can do when we come together as one. You can find out more at this link. Stretch Goals We figured we would make it a bit more fun this year. As we reach specific targets as a community a new Stretch Goal will be revealed as well as an image hint for the next one. Again, take a peek at that 2012 and you’ll have an idea. Want to embarrass a Mod or Admin … this may be your chance. $100 Goal - Unlocked Generosity Badge All Christmas Donors receive a special title and a nifty "Element of Generosity" badge! If you aren't immediately moved to the special donors group, don't worry! We'll get to you ASAP. If you still haven't been moved after 24 hours, be sure to contact an admin. $250 Goal - Unlocked Staff Name Change Christmas Donors are entered into a raffle to change a staff member's display name or member title for a week. If two members choose the same staffer, then the changes are queued. Each successive goal unlock will add one more ticket to the raffle. Name/title change tickets so far: 10 $500 Goal - Unlocked Staff Solo Song What is a better Holiday tradition than caroling? Especially of the carols are songs from Friendship is Magic. Doubly so if it's a member of the staff serenading you. Eyup! Through a special poll, the MLP Forums will select one Moderator or Staffer to record a song from the show we all love (your choice as well) for everyone's amusement - or horror. And in some cases ... our embarrassment. The poll will be posted soon. This isn't the last Staff Song as more may show up in the future. Note: The songs in this bracket will be mostly solo songs. Also, you have opened another Name/Title Change ticket Name/title change tickets so far: 10 $750 Goal - Unlocked - Newsletter Feature One of you gets to be a direct part of the Poniverse Newsletter Team or choose to be featured. Added to the raffle pool now is a featured piece in the Poniverse Newsletter that goes out to tens of thousands of people. What does that mean? Well, that depends on you. You can pen an editorial or column on an aspect of the show or fandom. If you are a Fan Fic writer ... we will feature your fic. If you are an artist we will feature your art. If you have a Commission Page here we can plug that as well. If you simply want to be the featured interviewee ... done. This will be for the Dec Newsletter due in late Dec. Also, you have opened another Name/Title Change ticket Name/title change tickets so far: 10 $1000 Goal - Unlocked Staff Group Song Well, since making a certain Rarity lovin' member of this community sing was apparently so popular, your'e going love this - Group Staff Song from FiM is unlocked. You will vote on one of the many songs in FiM that require more than one person to sing (excluding Admins). Look for our status updates and a post here for when the poll will be up. Also, you have opened another Name/Title Change ticket Name/title change tickets so far: 10 $1250 Goal - Unlocked Holiday Emotes / Design Emote / Solo Staff Song A series of Festive Mane Six Emotes will soon be available in the emote panel, courtesy of @Obsidian Sky Also, ever wondered why we don't have 'x' character as an emote. Well ... here is your chance. Soon we will create a poll that will allow you to pick from a selection of characters. @Obsidian Sky will design the winning selection. We will also be including this as an winnable item during the drawing where one member will be able to pick a non featured character to be added as well. Who will win? Also, yeah ... since you guys seemed to like making us sing ... a new solo song will be done ... same as before eliminating Art of the Dress. Oh and Name/title change tickets so far: 10 $1500 Goal Unlocked Admin Fan Fic Reading / Staff Song - Share the Wealth Well done everypony! You have now unlocked the first Admin Stretch Goal! One Admin chosen by you will read and record a fanfic (approx 5000 words). Also, yet another song with members who have not yet gotten to shine. Name/title change tickets so far: 10 $1750 Goal - Unlocked The Massive MLP Forums Smile Song $2000 Goal - Unlocked Admin Duet - This Day Aria "This day is going to be perfect ... " Two of the four Admins will need to sing as Cadance/Chrysalis in on of the best duets in the show. You vote on the pairs. Poll will be up soon. Also Name/title change tickets so far: 10 $2500 Goal - Unlocked Staff BABSCon Cosplay Poviverse and MLP Forums staff will be heading to BABSCon and are hosting a live streamed and recorded panel. For some of us, this will be our first Ponycon experience and representing this place that we call home will be an exciting time. What better way to ratchet up the fun than to step into the skin of your favorite character ... live ... and hosted on YouTube for all the world to see? Sooooo. Yeah ... this is going to be a thing. @Simon, @Jeric, , , and will be hosting the Poniverse/MLP Forums Panel. One of us will cosplay as our favorite character during the panel. One of us will enter the cosplay contest. You choose who it will be. Name/title change tickets so far: 10 $3000 Goal - Epic Rap Battle Unlocked FAQ Q: What is the goal of this event? Q: How much money are you looking to raise? Q: I donated, what can I do? Q: Can I donate the old teddy bear I had as a child? Q: Will MLP Forums keep any of the money I donate? “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” ? John Holmes Before we turn your day (or night) back over to you, we want to say this: our success over the years was not due to Feld0, or any of the Staff at the time. Likewise, if we can achieve our goals this year, it will not be due to Feld0, SCS, Spoon, Aquila, or any staffer for that matter. It will be due to you, all of you. Together this community can achieve amazing results, and ensure that the kids at BCCH have that Christmas they may otherwise not have. We've done it before, and we can do it again. Please feel free to pose any questions, comments, or other queries below, If some are grouchy, pay no mind Surprise instead with something kind Lo and behold, you may just find A smile is what you bring ? Rarity
  10. When you edit a post as a Member, it leaves that obnoxious little tag letting people know you edited it. I personally detest this thing, because I am one who often does one of the following, immediately after clicking the Post button: Finds something that could have been worded better Finds a blatant spelling error that he missed Needs to add information he forgot to add when initially drafting the post It's all well and good to tell people to plan their posts better and to not so hastily hit the post button, but even if more people were cautious about it, there would still be an overwhelming amount of people who run into these problems anyway, simply because human nature is to be impatient and miss things when you have an entire forum full of content that you're trying to move on to, after you finish this one particular post. Plus, Subscribers are the minority in the forum population, it's not that big a difference if they can bypass it. As a former staff with intense CDO, I suggest Subscribers have the option to not include that tag when making posts, just like moderators and other staff do. It's a really nice convenience that sucks to not have, after having had it. Like keeping the increased sig, avatar, username, PM storage permissions, etc, this feature should be another little addition that former staff and those who donate/subscribe to the site should have, as it's a simple, minor thing that I know a lot of people would appreciate, and that doesn't really make any difference in the long run. Staff can view post history with or without the glaring public tag, and as a former staff member, I know for a fact that checking post history isn't even something that needs to be done all that often, anyway. If I remember correctly, there's a simple little button that toggles whether or not a particular member group can choose to hide the post edit tag or not, so this should be a simple change to implement, assuming that it's agreed upon. That is all :3 V See, welcome to my nightmare D;
  11. OUR DONATION PAGE We are happily taking donations, all donations over 5 dollars will get a drawing or type of art from a randomly picked artist! You can opt out of the free drawing, however, if you would prefer! ==================================================================== More Info: Our email artforheartcharity1@gmail.com We are still searching for artists and people who would be willing to spare some time for the cause. Any type of art will be appreciated! This includes, but is not limited to; Visual art, Music, or even a Livestream. Our goal is to give people who donate something over a certain amount to be awarded with a free piece of art from the community to show our gratitude. ======= Can't donate art or money and want to help? You can put a link to this page in your signature or go to THIS website to help people get the food they need.
  12. Hello Everypony, I'm gonna divide this post into sections due to it being very complex. [Hiring Staff] : Q : You may say Hiring Staff Shouldn't this be under comissions? A : No, Most of the stuff under this section is just volunteers willing to help, that's exactly what i'm looking for, BUT because I Intend this "trilogy" to be a big deal, It may generate profit, If it does generate profit I'll evenly divide the total sum of profit between all volunteers and helper's Via Gift Voucher on here, or Paypal. (This is to be discusses at a later point, do not comment regarding it.) However if it does not generate profit, then we did it for good fun, and you'll all be well known by the viewers (#InItForTheFame) I will be making a http://www.donationstracker.com/ Setup directly linked to my paypal, to track all profits so that you know whats going on. [Advertising] : Q : How will this make any profit at all? A : I actually have a couple youtuber friends well known enough that have agreed to announce this trilogy to all their followers / subscribers... So a LOT of people will be watching this, and I'll be uploading the trilogy to MULTIPLE video platforms and money earning platforms (Youtube, Dailymotion, Vimeo...Etc) As well as creating a kickstarter campaign after the trilogy for a short film of this, now Minus the costs of making the film for kickstarter I will divide those profits between all volunteers as well. (IF we even succeed in this.) [success Rate] : Q : How much of a chance does this even have to be a big deal? A : Well considering I have 3 relatively Influential friend willing to promote this, along with the fact that I'll be advertising it everywhere, and you volunteers can tell your friends / family... I'd say this has huge potential. [Difference] : Q : What Makes this any different from other my little pony fan creations? A : Each episode of the trilogy is going to be 30 minutes long and have huge production value making it almost as good as 3 episodes of the real show... With a twist... [DETAILS & RECRUITMENT] : I currently Have 2 Voice Actors, Myself [Producer / Editor] , 1 minor animator , and a Writer for the script. What we need - Animators : We Have [1/4] - Voice Actors : We Have [2/6] - Sound Design (SFX / Scene Music) : We Have [0/2] - Advertising Campaign (People to promote the video across the big wide Interwebs) We have [3/5] [subsection] : Recruitment : How to Apply : Leave This Application form in the comments : (I'm online Everyday so you won't have to wait more then a day for your response / tasks) : Skillset : (Animator,Voice,SFX,Ads...) (Applicable only to Voice Actors) Gender : Experience In Your Skillset : (How many Years of practice / Education) What Makes You the right candidate for this ? (In your own words and opinion) I look forward to your replies, and have a wonderful day everypony! *BroHoof* /)
  13. Kip the Dip

    Tara too far

    At risk of accusation of being a concern troll and causing some kind of dramatic discussion, I'm going to bring this up, as it disturbed me quite a bit. In a separate forum from our own, someone pleaded for donations for a friend who suffered a stroke. The stroke victim is Pounce, a gamer brony and voice actor. In response, Tara Strong tweeted for donations, but with a prize attached to it. As it happened, her promised "sexy voices" were merely a joke, as seen in these vines. Now, I know, I know, Tara Strong loves to do the troll schtick. Any other context, this would've been hilarious. However, it was built on someone else's pain and tears. Even with positive intentions, to use it as an opportunity to troll feels in extreme bad taste. Is this the image we want to portray? Rather than simply asking fans to donate out of kindness, to help a fellow member of the fandom, she pandered for charity through trolling and the bait of sexualizing a children's character. Again, it was all in jest, but this kind of joke is so unbelievably inappropriate. I'm afraid it has eschewed my view of Tara. Perhaps she should apologize to Pounce and friends? Should we denounce this as inappropriate and not a fair representation of bronies? Or am I overreacting? Anyhoo, I don't want to be a complete Debbie Downer. If want to donate to help the poor guy, feel free to do so. Any amount is worth its wait in gold.
  14. Hypnodash

    Plasma Donations

    Didn't know if i should put it here or in Life Advice, so i thought 'meh.' Have you ever made a Plasma Donation or are you planning to do so? For those who don't know, Plasma is the substance that is in your Blood. There are certain Plasma-Centers in this World where you can go and donate it. Plasma is being used as medicine for people who have AIDS or Hepatitis. People who donate Plasma also get Money, which is between 15-20 Bucks. I would really like to know that because i do this since a few weeks now. I actually came back from one just recently. So tell me about it Bronies.
  15. I am having a hard time understanding this donating thing, sorry! So let's say I donate 15$, that means I have 1 1/2 months of the donators benefits? Or is the benefits like the siggy size and stuff permanent?
  16. Snowdream

    YOU can make a difference!

    Do something real to fight global hunger and help people who are chronically hungry and living in poverty – donate to the 40 Hour Famine! 40 Hour Famine is one of Australia’s biggest youth events, raising community awareness and much-needed funds to help fight global hunger. This year the 40 Hour Famine will help support projects that fight hunger in Malawi, Ethiopia, East Timor, Nepal, Tanzania, and Uganda and helps World Vision respond to emergencies and other needs around the world.] $40 can help feed a family of six for a month! Please consider donating to this worthy cause and help make poverty history! Donation link: https://famine.worldvision.com.au/famine/donate?lpos=Famine_top_nav_Donate_Button My Famine ID is: 2013010816 enter the famine ID here^ Thankyou to anyone who donates for your support
  17. This is a question that I wish to open up for discussion. Should artists be allowed to put a price tag on the songs they upload? Or, provide an option for users to donate upon downloading a song if they chose to do so? Bandcamp does this. You can choose to put no minimum price on your downloads, so users can either download them for free or donate to the artist. I don't see many downsides to this. You could listen to any song on the website for free, but artists could choose to either ask for a donation or require payment upon attempting to actually download it. What do you guys think?
  18. Back in late July/early August, Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy admitted to the radio that he donated to charities and churcheswho are both against gay marriage and gay rights altogether. One of the most notorious charities was the Family Research Council, an anti-gay rights hate group who famously lobbied money to not condemn Uganda's bill to execute people just for being gay. This topic was heavily talked about here to the point where it was locked because it was becoming uncivil. Some of the protests include not allowing Chick-Fil-A restaurants to expand into campuses and cities where gay rights activities are in the forefront, one of them being Chicago. This piece of news occurred four days ago: Here's the link to the piece. And here's a much longer article courtesy of Yahoo. My reaction? This is actually supposedly a major step in the right direction. Contrary to what some people said, what Cathy said and did was very dangerous. If he were someone who was alone, unknown, and was speaking for himself, there may not be as much controversy. However, he demonstrated his anti-same sex marriage beliefs and "charity" donations as basically the entire core of the restaurant from the CEO/Owner to the employees. His words, therefore, were put into a much larger context. He and his company were justifiably criticized and blasted for not only their words, but for also donating money that customers paid to anti-gay right charities and hate groups. Therefore, the supposed harassment of CFA's employees — cooks, waiters, etc. — were one hundred percent Cathy's own fault because he put them in danger. Expressing an opinion doesn't mean guarantee freedom of financial and personal consequences. However, now that CFA supposedly won't donate any more money to anti-LGBT charities, will I eat at any of the restaurants? No. One is the fact that I want no association with someone who donated any money for the sake of "protecting traditional marriage," which is a major fallacy. There hasn't been one good reason why same sex marriage — NOT civil unions, as they're mostly recognized state-wide only; don't offer the same federal legal status protections, benefits, and recognitions as marriage in most states; and the words "civil union" psychologically translate into being part of "different, inferior" class status-wise to plenty of the LGBT and its activists — shouldn't be legalized and recognized throughout the U.S. Every argument against it has been poorly thought out or uses religion as a crutch. In the U.S., using religious as a reason to outlaw constitutional civil rights is against the law. The other reason is the fact that I have absolutely zero trust in Cathy and the higher-ups in Chick-Fil-A. Here's an article that describes this alleged new practice and an excerpt from the article: Basically, the funds they'll get is indirect. Not from WinShape, but to groups personally, who in turn donate to the anti-gay (marriage) groups like the Family Research Council. If they're going to donate and associate themselves that way, then that's still create a problem for simply one reason. Dan Cathy lied! According to meetings in Chicago, CFA claimed to quit donating to anti-gay marriage churches and charities. This practice, while legal, is conniving because he's donating via other means. Cathy's claim was a bold-face lie because the charities he associates with will still receive donations. It also doesn't help when Cathy denied giving these "concessions" so they can build a restaurant branch in Chicago, which is considered one of the more liberal cities in the U.S. The previous announcement earlier this week was a major step in the right direction. Unfortunately, Cathy gave the movement the other cold shoulder via attending the "charity" as well as making this statement. Not cool!
  19. Twilight Sparkle ✨

    Funding MLP Forums, Part 1 - Subscriptions

    With last week's move to a dedicated server, MLP Forums is running faster and smoother than ever before. Unfortunately, our operational costs are also higher than ever before, and relying only on members to make a donation whenever they feel like it is proving to be less and less sustainable. So, we've been looking into a variety of new ways to monetize the site more consistently, to ensure we can afford to stay on this beautiful new server for a long time to come. We'll be writing about our ideas here in Canterlot Castle, and it will be greatly appreciated to have your input on how effective you think each may be, and whether you would personally make use of them. After all, this forum is for all of you at the end of the day, and we think it's only fair that you get to have a say in how we cover its expenses. Proposal #1: Subscriptions At the moment, our current system of accepting donations works as a pseudo-subscription system of sorts, with every dollar you donate granting you three days of donor status. If we were to introduce subscriptions, they would completely replace the current donations system with a more traditional monthly fee you pay to keep the status. However, to accommodate different levels of generosity, I'm thinking of adding a little twist to it. All subscribers would get the same account upgrades as our current donors. However, those wanting to donate more towards the forums every month would have the option of simply paying more for their subscription. Essentially, we would have a number of subscription tiers, all of which offer the same benefits, but allow you to choose how generous you want to be. The tiers might be as follows (proof-of-concept only; this is by no means a final list): $10/month $15/month $20/month $25/month $30/month $50/month Anyone wanting to donate more than our highest available tier would also be welcome to contact me for a custom subscription. The main advantage of subscriptions over donations is that subscribers will receive a recurring bill every month, reminding them to renew their subscription. It is even possible to set up an auto-renewing subscription that automatically bills your credit card or PayPal account every month. This will likely lead to a much more consistent stream of income as we have members who are willing to spare a certain amount of money on a monthly basis, and this system will accommodate them well by essentially committing them to pay money every month. Often, someone might be willing to commit to a monthly donation, but then they forget to actually keep their commitment. What do you think of this proposal? Would you prefer it to the current donation system that asks everyone to donate towards a fixed goal? How might it affect members who want to make a one-time donation and aren't interested in keeping the donor status indefinitely?
  20. Parties like Pinkie

    What would you do?

    So I was thinking about things, and the lottery crossed my mind, so I wanted to know. What would you do if you won the lottery? Any lottery? As for me, I'd set one part for myself, one part for my family, one part for my education, and the rest I'd probably donate to charity and the forums. But I might change my mind if it happens. Imagine you hate cats. Just imagine it. You'd say "If I ever owned a cat I'd give it away." Well what if you just happen across a box with a small kitten inside, cold, hungry, and unhealthy. Would you just walk past, and leave it to it's fate? NO! You'd pick it up, take it home, and nurse it back to health, even thought you're a cat hater. So what would you do as of now if you won the lottery?
  21. After a bit of mucking around and head-banging, our new subscription based donation system is now fully armed and operational! Those of you that are interested in becoming regular contributors to the forum's monthly costs now have the option of selecting the 'recurring monthly donation' option from the newly expanded 'donate' link on the top navigation bar. From there, you'll have a variety of monthly subscription packages to pick from, ranging from $10 to $50. Subscriptions will be configured as a recurring PayPal payment, meaning that you will automatically be billed for it every month. If you don't want this to happen and would prefer to make every monthly payment anually, you can cancel the recurring payment in your PayPal account by going to the following page: Profile > My Money > My preapproved payments ...and canceling the payment from there. You will then receive an invoice 10 days before your subscription expires reminding with a link to pay it manually. For those of you that would prefer not to get tangled up into the newfangled subscription stuff, one-time donations of any size may still be made through the donation tracker on the front page. Please note, however, that due to conflicts between the two donation systems, users with active subscriptions are not able to make one-time donations, and vice-versa. If you are currently in the donors group but would like to purchase a subscription, please PM an administrator and we'll hook you up.