is an imageboard
dedicated to the wildly popular My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
was overloaded with ponies, many people who didn't care for the show, as well as the Hatedom
, grew tired of seeing ponies all the time. Because it was practically a stampede
, for a short time pony threads and references were even banned on 4chan
(and with the advent of its own /mlp/ board for ponies, are once again banned everywhere else on the site.) So they could post pony threads without running into the Hatedom, and so they didn't have to annoy everyone else, and to be in a community with nobody but pony fans, the many fans built their own imageboard
to discuss ponies to their heart's content.
This imageboard provides examples of:
- Berserk Button: Bringing up a certain event from the season 3 finale can cause this with some posters.
- Colbert Bump: moot tried directing traffic to the site in late 2011.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Many of the image macros.
- Denser and Wackier: /oat/ compared to most of the other boards, unabashedly and even proudly so.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: It is a Chan. About Ponies.
- Foil: /mlp/ is basically Ponychan crammed into a single board with less moderation and more porn. This often leads to cases of Not So Different amongst posters that frequent both or are familiar with the atmospheres of both boards.
- Group Hug: Many an internet variant.
- Informed Obscenity: The word filter does some silly things sometimes, like changing the word 'cancer' into 'candy' (although after a fairly serious thread involving someone who had cancer in Real Life this filter may have been lifted since).
- In-Joke: NEVER eat the syrup.
- Lighter and Softer: To its parent site 4chan and more notably /mlp/.
- In its early days, Ponychan was much less light-hearted as well. Especially during the Moderator Drama between late 2011 and early 2012.
- An example of a Retcon in and of itself.
- /vinyl/ is this to 4chan's music board, /mu/.
- Retcon: "RP was never allowed on /oat/."
- Sfemoral arteryhorpe Problem: The word filter does some silly things sometimes, like changing "Trollop" into "Paraspriteop"
- Serious Business: /pony/ is full of debates on various topics about the show. It's probably best to leave it at that.
- Start My Own: How stevenchan, getchan, lunachan, efchan, and mlpchan came about.
- Unusual Euphemism: Clopping. CLOP CLOP CLOP.
- The Wiki Rule: Gyropedia: The Ponychan Wiki. Tends to attract more vandals than contributors. However, a couple of attempts have been made to reclaim the wiki. None thus far have made much progress.