YMMV / Equestria Daily

  • Awesome Music: The music that came with this post. It's rather fitting, considering that the post itself is about the site's yearly horror story-writing competition.
  • Colbert Bump: Any site that gets linked here can expect one of these. Just look for the "CHAAARGE" tag. Also true for fanfics, art, and just about anything else they post really.
    • For Youtubers in particular, having their videos posted on Equestria Daily is considered a badge of honour, with creators often expressing gratitude/disbelief that their work "made it".
  • Fandom Rivalry: At one point in time, the site had a ban on all Sonic the Hedgehog-related content due to some irrational hatred between bronies and fans of the Sonic series (though it would seem that things have cooled off since then). This is due to the Sonic fanbase has a terrible reputation amongst greater nerd-dom, and many bronies - mindful of their own poor reputation - go out of their way to deny any association with them. Same thing with furries.
  • Fan Hater: Like clop and/or gorefics? Then prepare to be viewed as the scum of the earth by a large chunk of the userbase and some of the staff.
    • This also applies to fans of humanized ponies (and the artists who draw them). Aside from once-in-a-blue-moon art threads focusing on them, humanizations were conspicuously absent from Equestria Daily until the Equestria Girls series took off. Now it's not too uncommon to see humanized ponies on occasion as post header images
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Equestria Daily regularly reports on new episodes of the Japanese dub being released. You'd think that this is because the show is popular in Japan, but as it turns out, the Japanese dub is actually more popular outside of Japan than it is in Japan, which is due to the show being overshadowed by a plethora of other shows featuring the same themes.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Phoe's OC looks almost exactly the same as the later official pony Diamond Rose (who was initially toy line exclusive, but is making the jump to the Expanded Universe). This resemblance is noted in a couple of Phoe's posts.
  • Never Live It Down: When Phoe was running the artist training grounds, one of the themes she proposed was ropes. From that day forward, her OC is portrayed as having a thing for bondage.
    • For a while, fan fictions submitted to the site were subject to some very biased pre-readers, who accepted things based on their own personal preferences; many good stories were rejected simply for having Les Yay shipping, being human in Equestria stories, or a myriad of other reasons that aren't stated in the rules. And, of course, there were pre-readers accepting anything they happened to like or that was written by someone they knew. The mods are much stricter now about pre-readers actually following the rules, but they still get a lot of hate as though the change never occurred.
    • Creators who get subpar work featured on the site (either due to submitting it without realizing it isn't that good, or due to someone else submitting it for them) are going to end up the subject of mockery due to a Colbert Bump resulting in a flood of negativity.
    • Equestria Daily is forever associated with making the infamous "Background pony" joke about Applejack, that and the joke later on about Applejack's implied dead parents, to the point where commentators were arguing whether or not people should feel sorry for fictional characters. Within a fandom. This resulted with the joke being removed.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Many commenters' reaction to the comment system switching from IntenseDebate to Disqus.