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  1. After a little bit of discussion, we came to the conclusion that making an all-inclusive “Ask a Staffer” thread would be a great opportunity for members to get to know our team! How it works: Anyone may simply ask a question in here, no matter the subject (so long as it remains appropriate of course) and a random staff member will come around to answer you. The questions can be serious, fun, pertain to certain individual staff members, whatever! All in the name of getting more familiar with our hard-working staff members. There’s no telling who’ll be the one to answer your question, as it will simply be answered by whoever is available at the time. Here is a very handy index of each staffer:
  2. It is I; JEREMIAH GOTTWALD!!!! I am here to present you with more news of PROMOTION!!!! I am here today to introduce to you a long-time sectional moderator who will now partake in the step to become one of the elite GLOBAL MODERATORS!!!!! For it is @Zero, my long-time friend and comrade, who has dedicated herself to her section in a honorable and studious fashion! She has earned her stay and my complete trust as she takes the next step! May the ZERO REQUIEM commence! ALL HAIL LELO-errrr, ZEROOOO! (Seriously; this was a long-time coming and I owe her an apology for taking as long as it did, but finally, it is true! Welcome to the Global club; my friend. ^^)
  3. Is that a storm coming?! Nope! It’s a staff announcement! Every now and again, we open up positions for sectionals to become moderators. It’s a step up from being a sectional, as they are presented with many more responsibilities. We take on those who we feel are best suited and @Lucky Bolt was no exception. For those of you who don’t know, Lucky was a sectional for Beyond Equestria for awhile after she took a bit of a hiatus. Upon her return, I knew she was ready to take on the moderator role. After training one on one with her and giving her time to take all of the information in, I knew it was time to officially announce her! So, everyone please welcome Lucky Bolt as our new global moderator! I am so proud of you! I am honored to have been your sectional instructor as well as your moderator instructor. I know you will be an amazing addition to our team
  4. So, it's been a little while since we've last had one of these! Not too long ago, @Totally Nyxie stepped back into his role as a Canterlot sectional. One of the familiar faces to be seen greeting new arrivals, Totally has gone above and beyond in helping our community remain a welcoming and friendly environment even in this post-pony world. Always quick to lend a helping hoof, spot issues that need addressing and maintaining a very persistent desire to spread the love of Roses, Lyres and, uhh... Nyxies throughout the fandom. Totally has shown that he is ready to officially step up to the next level and join the Global Moderators of MLP Forums in their ever-vigilant quest to rid the lands of evil and non-Lyra related imagery. Wait... ignore that last part. Congratulations to you, Totally!
  5. Quite some time ago we realized that our antiquated RP system needed reimagining. In an effort to do this a few old staffers and new staffers are working on trying to get some new things done. One of the new RP staffers is @TBD and this one is a keeper. He’s been sitting in the wings for a while waiting to be announced, but as I start putting everything I have in the gas tank toward RP World and Equestria Empire I need to start putting the new guy up front and center as the newest Roleplay Staffer. His first task will be to start adding in Canon Characters into the database and working on some great launch Roleplays. And yes, post Baby Yoda memes to welcome him. Not because he asked, but because it’s Baby Yoda!!!!!
  6. So I've noticed that certain groups of staff arent being featured in the daily birthday list, like events and RP staff. Had it happen to me. Noticed it happen to others. The forums are a good place to celebrate and it kinda sucks when nopony knows and you're glossed over.
  7. Welcome to Discord Graphic Design, please enjoy the memes. A bit of forum history for ya'll noobs who only joined in the time since early 2015. Back in the days of the early empire, a bright-eyed sectional moderator named (for the sake of keeping privacy we'll refer to him as '=Cleotic Mimcard=') had the bright idea to create a chart of alignments for the most active of the forum's daily staff. And so, working alongside the Octavia's Hall moderator at the time, the two made a chart for the ages that detailed the various kind of magical horses that ran the empire - from the mighty alicorns to the modest of fillies. *Le Click Me* I wonder how many names you can recognize~ Well, it's 2018, and since bringing things back is such a hit media idea, we decided it was high-time to make an updated list. This time, our dear friend =Cleotic Mimcard= needed no help in creating such a chart. Sure, he's no artist, but one can accomplish quite a lot with a lot of patience and a copy of 'Graphic Design for Dummies'. *Please, Sir, Can I Have Some More Click?* And now for some boring disclaimers! 1: Neither chart lists all staff members on the forum. Only staff notably active in the daily staff chats (then Skype, now Discord), and/or display daily forum activity are chosen. If one doesn't regularly show up to work, how can they expect to be included in spontaneous after-work shenanigans? 2: No, the quotes are not real. But Jeric and I like to think they're pretty accurate. Love you, Passion. 3: Vector insert credits: 'Discord as the Mad Hatter' by CloudyGlow 'Discoshy Pillows' by TimeyMarey007 'Blue Flu Discord Lamp' by punzil504 'Pinkie's Friend, Madame LeFlour' by Vectorshy 4: Mentions, seeing as I don't trust people to find this on their own I'm a caring friend and love making things easier for people~ @LadyMercury, @PathfinderCS, @Dark Horse, @Jeric, @Artemis, @Derplight Sperkle, @Lightwing, @Passion, @Randimaxis, @Venomous, @Trix or Treat?, @Ganondorf8, @TwilySparky, @Quinch, @Clod, @Mesme Rize Ah, do you hear that, lads? The rightful king of the Lounge has returned~
  8. not really a silly question but do you have a FAQ page, or link, so I can figure out how to do some things to my profile? Everyones signatures, pics and more and more are amazing but i cant figure out how to do any of that. Also, do this site have an app?
  9. Okay, Admin and Mods get all the fun announcing ponies who run this place, but do they ever let us mascots do it? Noooo. What am I, chopped hay? Years ago this crazy pony by the name of @Lightwing joined the forum, focused on one goal, to ship every member with ever possible combination of members and characters. Jeric was so impressed with this guy that he decided to make him staff, and also as a way to bribe him. You see Lighty had this thing where he shipped Jeric with Buttons Mom. Long story. Jeric’s plan backfired and by giving LW staff powers he created a monster. Lightwing grew as a person over the years, weathering many storms with grace and calm. He became one of best Moderators we ever had. He became a legend. He left quietly out the back door with a few kind words and a farewell wave. I lit a candle every night hoping for him to return and return he has. MLPF welcome back LW to the Moderation Team and will be running Canterlot and shipping all users mercilessly until another village is in need of his services again. Welcome back Lightwing!
  10. Our history and mythology is full of those who have returned. It is one of the greatest feats a hero or villain can do! Let us take a look at some of the greatest returns in history Michael Jordan returns from retirement to lead the Bulls to several more championships. MacAurthur returns to the Philippines fulfilling a promise made earlier. The Miracle of the Meadowlands saw Herm Edwards return at unprobable fumble to win against the Giants. Luke Skywalker returns to fight his daddy before losing to a short circuiting prune faced geriatric wizard Han Solo returns as a prunfaced geriatric daddy Some king dude in the same movie as elephant fighting shield surfing elf man returns! After being gone in most of Season 3 Derpy makes a triumphant return at the season 3 finale. The Rock returned because he smelled what someone was cooking! Kenny Loggins braved the Danger Zone to Return to Pooh Corner Yet none of those returns hold a candle to the greatest return in history. Yep! Effective immediately @Totally Lyra has returned to his place on staff to help manage the Canterlot section working with @Rikifive and me to answer questions, gather Feedback, and troll users. Welcome back my dude! He has already taking some great initiatives with things and I look forward to him making things better around here.
  11. 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!
  12. Fillydelphia Radio is ready to take on new Broadcasters! We're happy to announce, with the arrival of our new radio software, we're finally accepting new broadcasters on Fillydelphia Radio! "How do I go about applying?" First, you'll need to join our Discord: Fillydelphia Radio Then, message Set-L or Ossy, and we'll work out the details! "What do I need?" All that's needed is a show concept, and some Icecast-compatible broadcasting software, which is easily available on the Internet. We can help you get access to music and other resources. You also need an internet connection (SpeedTest upload speed of at least 0.5MBit) A microphone is important. You don't need an especially good one, but a quality one will sound better. A computer (running macOS, Windows, Linux, Unix, SunBSD, etc) is required, as we don't know of any good quality tablet/mobile products available yet. "What shows are you looking for?" Almost anything. We're a community station, so we think that the shows should be by the community. Whether you're presenting some news, doing a talk show, or simply spinning some beats, we're interested! "I have no experience..." You don't need any. As long as you want to broadcast, are willing to speak on air, and can spare a few hours a week to do so, we're interested! We are willing to give anyone a chance to build their confidence and skills with us, and we're also willing to provide references for broadcaster's resumes and such. People are more inclined to listen to somebody, rather than a bot running a playlist, so don't be afraid to talk. Something as simple as reading out the songs as you play them is a great start. "I want to do a show, but it's not pony related" We're still interested! Chat with us, and we can work out the details from there! "Will I get paid?" We are extending this offer to take on new broadcasters as a volunteer position only. If you are looking for a paid position, we recommend talking to bigger, properly funded community radio stations. This station does not operate for financial gain, nor will it ever. So, if you want to try your hand (or hoof!) at broadcasting, jump in our Discord and talk to Set-L or Ossy! We hope to hear from you real soon! The Team at Fillydelphia Radio.
  13. 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.
  14. "So, I hear that we may have a new Admin joining our ranks soon. "Oh, fawnderful! A new acolyte for deer puns! "Path..." "You remember what happened to the last Admin?" "And the 3 before them." "I have no eye deer what you mean." "For real, doe?" "I'm quite fawn'd of them, actually." "Oh come on!" "Aren't they not endeering enough for you, Dark? " "ANYWAY! We should probably get things ready to greet them." "Alright then. Who is it anyway?" "Well, according to this, it's... "HELLO THERE, HOKAGE'S!" "...Oh deer." (Dramatization. May not be historically accurate.) -- Whew! It feels like quite a while since we've last had an announcement like this. Every once in a new moon, an individual of the forums displays the tenacity, patience, understanding and empathy that comes with taking up the reigns of leadership among the community. The task of seeking out a new administrator is never an easy one. I firmly believe that each of our staffers who have volunteered their time to keep this community an enjoyable environment for all nurture each of these traits in their time among the team. Each has the potential to one day lead the direction of this forum, though not all may choose to do so. Sometimes, we seek out those whom we feel are ready to take that step, and ask if they are willing to step into the role of MLPF Administration. @Venomous has long displayed her keen moderating skills for nearly 3 years on the MLPF team, keeping a proficient eye over the realm of of Beyond Equestria. No small feat for a section which is commonly regarded as one of the more difficult to moderate (many, many tales can be recounted about DP) and has always approached her position with the kind of flair and finesse that mark a fine staffer and an even better community member. Ever eager to learn more, she took initiative to ask about one day being entrusted with greater responsibility, and from that point on was firmly set in our sights as being the next of our clan to join the ranks of the high council of MLPF! And so, it gives us great pleasure to announce that @Venomous takes on a splash of blue and becomes the next Community Administrator of MLP Forums! Each of us here have complete confidence in her ability to do the role proud and to continue being a stalwart member of this community. Her demeanor, work ethic, intuition and natural personality will no doubt take her a long way in this next stage of the journey. Congratulations to you, Venny! You're going to make an amazing admin!
  15. The room is dark. You hear noises all around the house. Creaks, shudders, and the rasping sound of the unknown can frighten the unaware. However one thing helps to ease your fear of the dark unknown... ...a nightlight! A lucid one at that. I would like to formally announce that @Lucid_Nightlight will be lighting up the dark unknowns of the Roleplay section as our new sectional. Give him a nice lucid welcome! P.S It really isn't that dark in RP. Don't be afraid of us there!
  16. With the increased emphasis on Events and some event related projects coming down the line, the Events Team has agreed to take on another staffer to ensure that we can stay on top of everything. Stepping into the ring is @Denim&Venom who becomes the latest official member of the Event Team in the specific role as Event Coordinator. He has definitely been active with many events including the World Cup event (which is about to resume shortly). Please congratulate him and wish him the best of luck in the new role.
  17. A bit ago I started an initiative to create a new group of staffers on MLPF that were dedicated to community events. Since I started that team one individual has become leader within it, always coming up with idea after idea, supporting the rest of the team, administration, and working very independently when needed. MLPF has quite a few opportunities and needs that I want to tackle going into the new year, so Events will need a focal individual that can help to keep things moving forward as I focus on reworking RP and looking at other areas within this community that can be more fun and active. Effective immediately @Lord Valtasar will be taking a role as Team Leader for the Events Team. Please congratulate him on all his hard work and wish him the best of luck going forward. From an outward glance this should be almost unnoticeable for the community as I expect that LV will continue to be the charming and highly actively party planner that he always was, but with more responsibility, pressure, and stress. :P J/k He's gonna do great.
  18. Back in May if 2015 I was made an Admin. My first staff hire was for A young and talent individual named @Odyssey I saw something in her back then. A gentleness and intelligence, and a longing to be a part of something. She had taken on being a Sectional in the art areas on MLPF. Her sound judgement and mannerisms endeared her to the entire staff and she was a rising star in the community. Life’s journey sometimes requires us to step away though. Just as I did, and others have, Ody had to leave staff. Her return was something of a surprise. Pleasant to be sure. She was instantly welcomed back on staff with open arms, but what we found in Ody was something of a new person. Time can be a fickle thing. It can age you into bitter shell. Not her. Confidence and wit found a home with her and she made these traits hers. Seeing her chime in and participate has been a great reminder to me that we all grow and change, and sometimes that growth leads to something remarkable. It brings me great pleasure to welcome Ody as our new Global Moderator of Beyond Equestria. She will work closely with @Venomous and @Creamy Arty in making sure BE stays the general purpose communal environment to make friends and memories. Congrats Ody. Welcome home!
  19. Meson Bolt

    Staff Duty

    Imagine yourself in this situation. You're on the last leg of your 8-hour work shift, and it's Friday. You're tired because you didn't sleep too well the night previous. You've been nothing but a caffeine-driven machine for the entire week, and you're watching the clock tick down the last few minutes of your shift. Five minutes. Three minutes. Two minutes. One minute... And then "Bam!", your shift is over, and you get to go home. And you feel that rush of relief wash over you, knowing that you're able to go home, take a shower or something, and sleep for like 10 hours. Now take that feeling, and multiply it by three. And that's what coming off staff duty feels like. - Staff duty. What is it? Well, I'm sure it differs from unit to unit, but in my experience, staff duty is simultaneously one of the best and worst things you could ever possibly put yourself through. Staff duty refers to a work that you spend at a Staff Duty desk, also known as Charge of Quarters (CQ) desk at the barracks. Usually you're on duty with one NCO (Sergeant or higher) and two runners (Specialist and lower). The NCO is in charge of the shift, and the runners fulfill extra duties throughout the day, like road guard during morning PT or administrative work at the dining facilities. When you're not on extra duty (which is the majority of the time you're there), you're sitting at the desk doing pretty much nothing. My unit allows people to bring their own electronics, so a lot of people just spend the majority of the shift gaming, watching videos, etc. The staff duty shift starts at 9 in the morning, which is great, since you get to sleep in a little bit (yes, 9 AM is considered sleeping in for me). What's not great is when the shift ends, which is also 9 AM. The next day. A full 24-hour work shift where you're not allowed to fall asleep, and you're just stuck at a desk all day and all night with whatever entertainment devices you brought. Now, on paper, it doesn't sound too bad. Sure, it's long, but you get to sleep in, you don't have to do morning PT, you don't have to go to work, and you can spend most of the day on your electronics. You also get the next day off, so that you can sleep and "recover" from your shift, so that's two days of PT you get to miss. The only real issue is the fact that, despite being able to chill out for a while, you're forced to stay awake for the whole time. Like, when it's 6 PM and your friends are all coming off work and going to their beds to... I dunno, sleep, since they have to get up early the next day, you feel pretty left out, knowing that you have about 15 more hours before you can do the same. Some NCO's are cool, and will divide up the time during the night so that his runners can get some sleep. I remember on my first staff duty shift, my NCO let me go to my room and sleep for about 4 hours, then called me back so the other runner could sleep. They're not "supposed" to do that, but technically you only need one person at the desk at all times, so it's not breaking any of the rules. But my last staff duty shift (aka last night, which is why I'm talking about it), my NCO didn't give me breaks at all.. I would have to go to the dining facility to do that aforementioned administrative work, which took two hours and I did it three times (lunch, dinner, breakfast the next day), and after that I'd run over to the gas station to get some coffee and gatorade, but other than that, I never left the desk. I ended up staying up for about 27 hours total yesterday/today, most of that time was spent gaming. Most of it was EVE Online. I get that it's probably weird to hear someone complaining about gaming for several hours on end... and yeah, I've done longer marathons before. The difference there was that I wasn't forced to stay awake; I chose to stay up for 35 hours so that I could finally finish that one perfect Middleweight robot design that would look oh-so-cool on my team and make me only the third worst in the league... like, I chose to do that. But if you're forced to stay awake for a long period of time, especially when you're not used to it... you end up feeling like crap. Here's my, well... my "stats" of what I did last night, just in case you wanted to know: Time spent awake -- 27 hours, since 7 AM on Thursday to about 10 AM on Friday Time spent on staff duty -- 24 hours, since 9 AM on Thursday to 9 AM on Friday Time spent gaming -- about 18 hours Longest unbroken gaming streak -- about 13 hours, from 6 PM Thursday to 7 AM Friday Coffee consumed -- about 60 oz. Again, I don't really know why I'm complaining about this stuff, since it's really not too bad. Maybe it's because it's just such a long shift that I feel like it's an accomplishment or something, like "oh look, I stayed up super late last night and had nothing but coffee!" but... I dunno. Maybe I just wanted to share an experience in my life that I had recently. At any rate, I won't forget that for a while. :v
  20. Sometimes MLP Forums is good on staff. It does happen. Just not often. Right now? Right now is not one of those times. Currently we're short staff in three sections. Canterlot Roleplay FIM So, what does this mean for prospective applicants? First, let's break down the jerb: A sectional moderator is a volunteer position in which members of the community get a bit more responsibility here on MLP Forums. They proactively report problem threads and posts, move, merge, and retitle, and make sure that ever'thang generally stays within the rules global rules on the forums. They work with global moderators, team leads, and administrators to keep all of the things in tip top shape. Global moderators, team leads, and administrators? What do they do? Most of us (not all, but most) started out as a sectional moderator. From there we were promoted to global. Globals usually also have an area of focus, but also add input on all reports that sectionals send, and carry out the decisions of those reports. Team leads are global moderators that help focus the section, assign tasks if need be, and often will train new and incoming staff. Administrators are broken down by tech (unbreaking the broken) and community. Community admins organize all of the things aforementioned, respond to tickets, work on permissions, do announcements, etc. I've had warnings in the past. Will that affect my chances to become a moderator? It can. We look at many factors when deciding if a member is accepted as a moderator or not. Among them being of course the application, past warning history, age (more on that below), how long you've been a member, and maturity. Age? What?! Whelp, you have to be at least 13 to join the forums, right? We also generally try to make sure that applicants are within a few years of 18, since moderators can often see some pretty disturbing content. While the sectional position isn't necessarily a stepping stone to that purple badge, many sectionals are promoted to global moderator. That said, we don't want a sectional sitting at that level for ages just because we want a full moderator to be 18. Therefore we generally look for applicants to be at least 16. Everything you just said sounds kind of awful. Why would I actually want to be a sectional after everything you've said? To be honest, I've met some of my closest friends through MLP Forums. While they may no longer be moderators, I'm still incredibly close with them. And those who are still, I have an incredible respect for. We have some good times, a lot of laughs, and are generally pretty close. The camaraderie is truly the best part about being a mod. Fine. I'm interested. What's next? Here's the app. Yay! Great! That's done. Now what? Wait. Seriously. We get a lot of apps. We'll do our best to reply to everyone, but some people may slip through the cracks. We will also turn a lot of people down. If you are turned down, don't take it personally. We encourage you if you're still interested to wait a few months and apply again. If you wish to know why you were turned down, feel free to contact an admin and ask. We're friendly enough. We'll stop taking applications when we feel we've gotten enough people, so uh... Apply on. Interested in a section that's not listed as being open? That's cool too, but don't get your hopes up too much, as we super need people for RP, FIM and Canterlot.
  21. Guest

    staff Introducing the Readers!

    Hi everyone! This is a very long time coming but I'm finally on it. Everyone's noticed the Golden Oaks Library and the readers therein. There have been quite a few readings since we opened up, but what many may or may not know is that the readers are themselves staff and you know what that means around here. First I want to introduce the readers who were already staff members. We have quite a few- there was no shortage of people on staff who liked the idea of the library. TheTaZe: TaZe is actually the first person to become a reader which I think is a pretty neat distinction to have. Today is also his birthday so please leave him a lot of love on his profile. ^ ^ Jeric: And then there's this guy... > > J has been involved in so much you may not have expected to see him pop up on this list, but he did! Our very own MLPF force of nature has no shortage of hands to stick into the many cookie jars around the staff washroom. PathfinderCS: You're probably expecting a deer pun. I'm almost expecting Path's first story to involve Spyro the Dragon. Or Bambi fanfiction. Or Something pertaining to King Sombra. Hard to say since he's been so busy. What do you think? Dark Horse: Mr. D. Horse, Esquire himself! I hear he likes ponies. And tea! Batbrony: The plot thickens! You want to know how meta having Batbrony on this team is? He approached me outside of the application thread and after a short back and forth very quietly snuck his way into the reader staff chat. Yep, that's Batbrony alright. cx From our community, however, we had a relatively decent turnout of applications. From those applications we've managed to find a few incredible people, if I do say so myself! Quinch: Quinch is one of our more levelheaded readers and I'm actually pretty thankful for that. He also has a really interesting voice. I have a lot of recommendations for him, but we'll see if my slow drip of Twilight Sparkle fanfiction drive him crazy. (Or recruit him... as planned... > > ) Clod: So... I was listening in to what I thought was Quinch's reading session yesterday and I needed to step away for a while. I came back and Clod was reading the US constitution... Expect anything from this one! Mesme Rize: Expect sneks. Lots of sneks. Seriously, the very first story he told me he's be reading involved snakes and hypnotism. I guarantee you know what you're coming for when Mesme is reading even without looking at the story beforehand. cx I'm very proud of and thankful for all of you. This was originally just a silly thing I did with ponies elsewhere before I came to MLPF but I'm really happy to see this starting to gain a bit of traction here. I know this announcement was a long time coming but I hope that everyone knows how much it means to at least me having you all here. Thank you all very much. <3
  22. "Looks like we might be due for a big ol' storm of chaos!" Or at least... I hope so. I'm new to these introductions, but I will do my best for the sake of the person I want you all to meet (or in the case of many of you who have been here for a while, reacquaint yourself with). One thing I've learned since we've opened the Golden Oaks Library is that it's going to take a lot of effort from more than just me to make it fun and accessible to everyone, including our readers. So for that purpose, I'm hiring up someone to help me run it co-operatively. @~C. Discord~ , the master of chaos himself, has volunteered his services once again to MLPF and I personally couldn't have been happier to see another former staffer return to us. And a writer no less! Here's hoping Golden Oaks isn't too set on it's current design and direction of gravity. "But Rosie!" you scream, "Isn't it irresponsible to hire a spirit of chaos to look after something as organization-heavy and quiet as a library?!" Let me ask you this; have you ever even tried reading upside down in the fourth dimension with your story's words constantly shifting in font? It might actually be fun! Thank you very much for coming back to us, @~C. Discord~! We're gonna have all kinds of fun.
  23. 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!
  24. "A city where you can get a happy ending, but only if you pay a little extra." Yep, sometimes you gotta dish out a little to gain a little. It's the hard truth that has been prevalent all throughout history. However, some in particular find themselves in the prime position to... assist you in this endeavour. To lessen the burden by relieving you of one's 'coin'. You see where I'm getting at yet? Well, the chances are that if you've never played Skyrim (despite Todd Howard's best attempts), or indeed any Elder Scrolls game, you are now regarding this post with confusion and/or suspicion. Is this the long suspected announcement that MLP Forums has gone full-on corporate? Are we now to start charging you for profile space? Will we limit your monthly posting allotment to a subscription package? Are new emotes to be made available only via loot boxes!? ...Or perhaps you just want me to shut up and get on with the obvious announcement. In truth; there was once a member of MLPF Staff by the name of "Khajiit". Perhaps to avoid the all too frequent distrust and discrimination against his feline species, however, Khajiit stepped away from his position and returned to the warm sands of Elsweyr, where he could at least operate his totally-legitimate Skooma business without the constant eye of judgemental ponies. However, times have changed, and the Skooma business isn't what it once was. Khajiit has since turned a new leaf and gone legit-legit, even changing his working name to @Passion to show that he is, erm... very passionate about his new line of coin-generating ventures! And what is this new venture, you may ask? Okay, in all seriousness, @Passion's new... passion is for art. Specifically, for the art found in Octavia's Hall, where he will now be based as a Sectional Moderator for the team. I'm always glad to see old faces returning, but we are all supremely confident in Passion's abilities both from his previous experience and 'passion' to help OH grow as a whole into the future! I have no doubt that OH has gained a valuable new stalwart. ...Just remember to keep your thieving Khajiit hands to yourself in there. Best of luck, @Passion, and welcome to the team.
  25. Jedishy has donned his ceremonial robes and lightsaber to become the second user to join the Event Coordinators. Coming from a military and project focused background, he is perfect for helping us steer the ship of crazy .... crazy fun that is. Congratulations @Jedishy for making it on the team. I love the enthusiasm and ideas that you have already brought to the team.