Ask the Mods Important Site Questions (V2)

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@JP 
It’s a spambot. It picks random images, then posts two comments that usually make nonsense references to the .mov series, sprinkled with random G4 episode names. It then repeats the process for 10-15 images and disappears. But it always comes back a day or two later.
They also do massive run-on posts listing the casts of entirely unrelated movies or shows. Like, listing every voice actor who ever appeared in Adventure Time and what episodes they were not in, on an image with Pinkie Pie.
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Like, you’re not advertising something. You’re (probably?) not trying to get the page search indexed so you can come back later and edit it into a scam link. If you’re just trying to annoy the site’s users/moderators, it seems like just gibberish or something inflammatory would be easier or better. Why make and run such a specific thing?
Assuming it’s really a bot.
JP
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Notoriously Divine Tagger - Consistently uploads images above and beyond the minimum tag requirements. And/or additionally, bringing over the original description from the source if the image has one. Does NOT apply to the uploader adding several to a dozen tags after originally uploading with minimum to bare tagging.
Fine Arts - Two hundred uploads with a score of over a hundred (Safe/Suggestive)
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Ten years of changes - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of MLP:FiM!

I miss the show so much
They also do massive run-on posts listing the casts of entirely unrelated movies or shows. Like, listing every voice actor who ever appeared in Adventure Time and what episodes they were not in, on an image with Pinkie Pie.
Interesting, I had no idea, I haven’t noticed those posts. Maybe I’ll do another search later with Adventure Time voice actors and see if anything comes up.
Assuming it’s really a bot.
The thought that someone would be so insane they manually type and post all those gibberish comments is just too horrible. I refuse to believe someone really would do that. I can almost believe someone doing it once for the lulz, but not this many times, not this persistently. It has to be a bot. A text-generating algorithm that was trained with episode names (to look legit?) and whose programmer has a fetish for the .mov animations.
Ciaran
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Tree of Harmony - Drew someone's OC for the 2022 Community Collab
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Non-Fungible Trixie -
Magnificent Metadata Maniac - #1 Assistant
Kinship Through Differences - Celebrated the 11th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Verified Pegasus - Show us your gorgeous wings!
Preenhub - We all know what you were up to this evening~
Philomena - For helping others attend the 2021 community collab

Moderator
友情は魔法だ
@JP
They present like someone who is emotionally very young, and saw an explicit movie before they were ready - then spends the next half dozen years obsessing on it like Pippin and a Palantir. It burns and confuses them, but they can’t let go of it.
Every time they see an image of the Mane6 they are right back there, staring in horror at the LIDLESS EYE and start screaming the same random things over and over until the pain goes away.
UnderwoodART
Princess of Love - Extra special version for those who participated in the Canterlot Wedding 10th anniversary event by contributing art.
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Magical Inkwell - Wrote MLP fanfiction consisting of at least around 1.5k words, and has a verified link to the platform of their choice
Kinship Through Differences - Celebrated the 11th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Twinkling Balloon - Took part in the 2021 community collab.
An Artist Who Rocks - 100+ images under their artist tag
Ten years of changes - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of MLP:FiM!
Artist -

Just Another Pink Pony
Surely photographs of actual human cum is against some site rule? I couldn’t see any rule that applied so much, and I know there is actual porn on this site too… sigh I don’t know. Drawn porn is fine by me, as is cosplay photographs… I just didn’t expect to see photographic porn here. At least now that I know the tag “cum on toy” exists so I can hide it. Just took me by surprise, I guess.
Ciaran
ラ・ゼッタ - For supporting the site
Princess of Love - Extra special version for those who participated in the Canterlot Wedding 10th anniversary event by contributing art.
Tree of Harmony - Drew someone's OC for the 2022 Community Collab
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Magnificent Metadata Maniac - #1 Assistant
Kinship Through Differences - Celebrated the 11th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Verified Pegasus - Show us your gorgeous wings!
Preenhub - We all know what you were up to this evening~
Philomena - For helping others attend the 2021 community collab

Moderator
友情は魔法だ
@UnderwoodART
If it’s in a cosplay shoot, then those are usually kept as long as we can find an age-statement by the actors.
But if it’s on a fan-made product we delete those, usually for Rule #1. If it’s on Build-A-Bear or something like that or in a ‘legendary jar’ then we sometimes leave it.
So, it depends, and does exist to be found. But not the worse of it.
Princess Celestia
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Administrator
Devops
@Zaknel
Does not seem like it.
@Wiimeiser
On and off, but we’re dealing with it within minutes of it happening. We’re also working on designing a long-term solution that should protect our users from this once and for all, and make spamming shock content to our site inconvenient, unpractical, and most importantly ineffective.
Badheart
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
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Preenhub - We all know what you were up to this evening~
Twinkling Balloon - Took part in the 2021 community collab.
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
The End wasn't The End - Found a new home after the great exodus of 2012

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Data.
Convenience for you, how?
I know you track our every move.
Footprints? I read something about that.
Me? New tabs and erasing cancelled post.
You! Helping you, how?
Ciaran
ラ・ゼッタ - For supporting the site
Princess of Love - Extra special version for those who participated in the Canterlot Wedding 10th anniversary event by contributing art.
Tree of Harmony - Drew someone's OC for the 2022 Community Collab
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Magnificent Metadata Maniac - #1 Assistant
Kinship Through Differences - Celebrated the 11th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Verified Pegasus - Show us your gorgeous wings!
Preenhub - We all know what you were up to this evening~
Philomena - For helping others attend the 2021 community collab

Moderator
友情は魔法だ
@Badheart
When you ask us to delete your own comment it helps me to be able to see that it was your own comment, not someone else’s, so I can just do what you asked withou asking why you want it done.
Or when you ask us to do something for you anonymously, it makes it possible for some of staff to see who you are so we can do the thing you asked without others seeing who you are or knowing that you asked for it.
And it helps you be logged on the next time you come to the site, and still be using the same filter, with the same preferences, or recover your password if you forget it.
And it helps all of us when we can block a spammer or vandal or someone posting illegal content that none of us want here.
Badheart
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Preenhub - We all know what you were up to this evening~
Twinkling Balloon - Took part in the 2021 community collab.
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
The End wasn't The End - Found a new home after the great exodus of 2012

Offline
@Ciaran
I wanted to give DarkObsidian my Equality badge. How vain do I need to be?
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have rum & cigars to enjoy.
And yes. I’ll put my own life in danger, it was I who mentioned the cp spammer.
Ciaran
ラ・ゼッタ - For supporting the site
Princess of Love - Extra special version for those who participated in the Canterlot Wedding 10th anniversary event by contributing art.
Tree of Harmony - Drew someone's OC for the 2022 Community Collab
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Magnificent Metadata Maniac - #1 Assistant
Kinship Through Differences - Celebrated the 11th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Verified Pegasus - Show us your gorgeous wings!
Preenhub - We all know what you were up to this evening~
Philomena - For helping others attend the 2021 community collab

Moderator
友情は魔法だ
@Badheart
I’m having trouble tracking the point you are trying to make. It feels like I’m only hearing half of a conversation. What does giving someone else a badge have to do with data or I know you track our every move or You! Helping you, how?
If my answer wasn’t helpful in answering your question, or if there’s something you want to say that you would rather not say in public, feel free to PM me and I’ll try to help.
UnderwoodART
Princess of Love - Extra special version for those who participated in the Canterlot Wedding 10th anniversary event by contributing art.
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Magical Inkwell - Wrote MLP fanfiction consisting of at least around 1.5k words, and has a verified link to the platform of their choice
Kinship Through Differences - Celebrated the 11th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Twinkling Balloon - Took part in the 2021 community collab.
An Artist Who Rocks - 100+ images under their artist tag
Ten years of changes - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of MLP:FiM!
Artist -

Just Another Pink Pony
Sorry to bother you again, but I was wondering something about the Artist Links. I know it says to link to a artist name, but if the link is specifically to a comic (a la Tumblr), can you link the comic name to your profile/link instead? I noticed you seem to be able to put any tag in that box, so I wondered how far that could go, or if it was explicitly for artist names only.
Thanks! (Also, if I ever seem ungrateful for not saying thank you after getting a reply, I only do that not to bother you and fill the thread with spam–I am very grateful for the help and replies!)
Wiimeiser
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Twinkling Balloon - Took part in the 2021 community collab.
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
Dream Come True! - Participated in the MLP 9th Anniversary Event
Wallet After Summer Sale -
A Tale For The Ages - Celebrated MLP's 35th Anniversary and FiM's 8th Anniversary
An Artist Who Rocks - 100+ images under their artist tag
Not a Llama - Happy April Fools Day!
Artist -

(Foil Hat)
Based on >>2829345 getting the G4 tag, I have two questions:
  1. Should all G4 images retroactively get the G4 tag?
  2. Should Fallout: Equestria images get the G4 tag, or should it be considered its own “generation”?
icicle wicicle 1517
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Princess of Love - Extra special version for those who participated in the Canterlot Wedding 10th anniversary event by contributing art.
Tree of Harmony - Drew someone's OC for the 2022 Community Collab
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Speaking Fancy - Badge given to members that help with translations
Kinship Through Differences - Celebrated the 11th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Verified Pegasus - Show us your gorgeous wings!
Preenhub - We all know what you were up to this evening~

Ocs,Boops,Tickles&Memes
Has there been any update on the discussion on how to deal with all the CP spam that has been happening lately?
the same OP started doing it again a few minutes ago before they got banned again, it seems to be happening more frequently now.
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