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Ice Princess Silky

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Everyone has their own story or experiences with Luna. Some passing memory or thoughts. But here is mine…

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How interesting that this story begins precisely on the topic of moderation.
Because it is exactly in this moment that I had initiated a conversation with this user.

Ages ago, there was a group growing in an attempt to rile other users with topics of politics, religion, harassment and things of that nature. I remember warning moderation about this group gaining momentum, but nobody listened until things sort’ve blew up and got out of control.

So I had to take matters into my own hooves to try to figure out what they were up to.

During this attempt, I noticed that they targeted Luna as the perfect candidate. They always knew him to enjoy the topic of politics and debate. A perfect recruit for their attempt to hurt other users. I narrowed my eyes suspiciously as I watched the invitation go out from a spy who was reporting the observation... and I was pleasantly surprised to see Luna immediately declined engaging in such destructive behaviour towards the community and its user base respectfully.

I was … flummoxed. And this would begin the initiation of a letter explaining to Luna that I appreciate his being part of this gentle community. He was perplexed. But we carried on as I managed moderation to break up the weird group of bullies.

Eventually, this would lead to my having to remove a combustable section called The Debate Pit. TDP was used to rile users up with hot, controversial topics and lead to many a ban, warning or conflict between users and staffers alike. Divisions, insults, emotional havoc and feelings of injustices ran amok.

We were also investigating some strange behaviour with another user so the loud noise caused by the TDP needed to be temporarily suspended. Users were grateful for its removal and it was later decided to move it over to an extended sister site. But that is not what this topic was about.

Luna, The Great of All of Russias, while a quiet observer… simply had to stand up to me about this move I made. I calmly explained to him that there was a lot going on for the time being and to please be patient with staff as we managed matters before the dust would settle and we could bring the aspect back to the site again in some way, shape or form. For anyone interested, we now have Twilight’s Soap Box by Simon which Luna may be moderating with his impartial skill. 

As I explained to him about the removal of that section, it was difficult to trust me, since I was simply an admin who removed something that brought someone delight... yet, he somehow understood.

He… begrudgingly agreed. And this stood out to me. This peaceful, calm, gentleman user… had the sharp observation skills to not only see there was more going on to such a seemingly simple move, but he was able to stand up for something he believed in. Calmly and respectfully. This stood out to me since most users of that section were volatile and easily riled up.

Even towards an admin who vehemently disagreed.

Another thing about Luna, he was always very caring and observing of the community. You may not know him, but if you’ve hung out here in the forums, then he knows you. And he’s always cared in a neutral and calmly observant way. He was always making reports, always showing concern, always noting behaviours that might stand out about users and potentially help the site or community in some way, shape or form.

This stood out to both staff and moderation.

While Luna and I are literally on the opposite spectrum politically, spiritually and in many other aspects as well, I did not oppose to his application of joining moderation for these traits of his alone. But I left it to staff and Head of Moderation to decide and it appears he had already caught their eye!

He has been a ninja-mode moderator in training for quite some time since. He’s cleaned up and helped to manage the site while also being a wonderful presence to everyone around him.

Later, Luna would confess to me that he always observed me as a ball of energy and perceived me the way one would perceive candy. Sure, it’s sweet. But too much of it and you might get a stomach ache, so he always kept his distance and lurked in the debate section away from engaging with me in any way. We’ve been frienemies ever since. :ithastolookpretty:

So, welcome to Moderation! Ya miscreant.

Let the wars begin... Legend has it that you will have to tolerate our shenanigans...

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Careful, Luna... your face might get stuck that way...
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Worry not, we are here to make it better. >:3

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Joining MLPF moderation is not for the faint of heart. Your patience shall be tested. How perfect. :toldya:
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With that said... Please welcome Luna to MLPF Moderation, team! Feel free to pester, report or communicate anything that may need attention. >:3
He may be a silent lurker, but he does get things done and gives the appropriate attention to detail as needed. 

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For a moment there, I thought this thread was about something unfortunate. Glad to be wrong about that.

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Congrats @Luna the Great of all the Russias!

You must have so many notifications from this thread lol! *EpicEnergy has mentioned you in a post* :winking-izzy:

Anyways, I know you'll do a great job in stopping troublemakers from making trouble and rising to beat the other challenges that a moderator faces!

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Hello. Thank you for the kind words.

 

1 hour ago, ZiggWheelsManning said:

Congrats @Luna the Great of all the Russias:grin:  

A pony who knows when to stand up and keep order.  

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Out of curiosity @Ice Princess Silky , the picture of the woman that's above @Sir Hugsalot and @Sophie jamming to music in the car, is that actually you in real life?  

That is Hila of h3h3.

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1 hour ago, ZiggWheelsManning said:

Congrats @Luna the Great of all the Russias:grin:  

A pony who knows when to stand up and keep order.  

One thing to add,

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LOL you’ve forgotten what I look like, already? 
why, yes. That’s me. When I’m around Luna :toldya:

here is actually me

(warning, loud music when you click below) 

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EUROBEATTTTT GOOOO

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Congrats to you again @Luna the Great of all the Russias:coco:  

7 minutes ago, Ice Princess Silky said:

LOL you’ve forgotten what I look like, already? 
why, yes. That’s me. When I’m around Luna :toldya:

here is actually me

(warning, loud music when you click below) 

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You playing me for a fool?  I clicked the hidden tab and the area and got nothing.  Perhaps I activated the countermeasure of my X-wing to cancel out what you were sending to me.  Isn't there a sports car that needs Atlanta Falcons art designs applied to it?  

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9 minutes ago, ZiggWheelsManning said:

Congrats to you again @Luna the Great of all the Russias:coco:  

You playing me for a fool?  I clicked the hidden tab and the area and got nothing.  Perhaps I activated the countermeasure of my X-wing to cancel out what you were sending to me.  Isn't there a sports car that needs Atlanta Falcons art designs applied to it?  

You’re right. You’re no fool. I’m totally that famous lady from YouTube 

btw it should be fixed now and the codes of me is working xD 

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2 minutes ago, Reiki Knight 13 said:

@Ice Princess Silky  so that's what you look like. You're not quite as young as I pictured in mu head. You're so energetic on the fourm's I honestly thought you'd be like 16 maybe 18-20ish at the oldest.

 

 

Whoa what? Really? LOL not a teenager for sure BUT definitely energetic xD blame the Eurobeat! 

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10 minutes ago, Ice Princess Silky said:

Whoa what? Really? LOL not a teenager for sure BUT definitely energetic xD blame the Eurobeat! 

You look about as old as I am so....

depending on how old you think I am that's either a good thing or a bad thing.

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1 hour ago, Ice Princess Silky said:

LOL you’ve forgotten what I look like, already? 
why, yes. That’s me. When I’m around Luna :toldya:

here is actually me

(warning, loud music when you click below) 

EUROBEATTTTT GOOOO

GAAAS GAAAS GAAAS. I"M GONNA STEP ON THE GAAAS.

Also, I never knew what u looked like, and u look good. Maybe when I'm older I can apply for moderation. As, my life is my life, and I highly doubt you guys accept 16-year-olds onto moderation and staff. I'd be rather weird. But, this site is rather weird. Ah well, a guy can dream I guess.

Also Luna, Congrats, use your abilities wisely. For with great power, comes great responsibility.

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@Luna the Great of all the Russias * for your first week no trouble

2nd week me and Discord gonna have some fun...

3rd week I open the doors to Tartarus. 

4th week I break the final seal freeing the ancient evil devil pony.

5th week I say "yes" to Michael to fight against devil pony wiping out half of all human life giving me a 2 day ban on the site.

6th week tacos and nachos week...

 

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3 minutes ago, Reiki Knight 13 said:

@Luna the Great of all the Russias * for your first week no trouble

2nd week me and Discord gonna have some fun...

3rd week I open the doors to Tartarus. 

4th week I break the final seal freeing the ancient evil devil pony.

5th week I say "yes" to Michael to fight against devil pony wiping out half of all human life giving me a 2 day ban on the site.

6th week tacos and nachos week...

 

. . .

I may not be a moderator. But I can be an emergency broadcast system.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This concludes the emergency broadcast.

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On 2024-06-13 at 5:45 PM, Ice Princess Silky said:

Luna would confess to me that he always observed me as a ball of energy and perceived me the way one would perceive candy. Sure, it’s sweet. But too much of it and you might get a stomach ache, so he always kept his distance

@Ice Princess Silky  I GOT THE ANSWER TO THE RIDDLE! HE'S SAYING YOU'RE LIKE @AstralshyBUT AS A JAWBREAKER :eager:

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