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Generals » MMA Thread (UFC, Bellator, ONE Championship, etc.) » Post 4812

Generals » Pokemon General [SFW, No NSFW] » Post 95419

Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 157331

Dustcan
Magnificent Metadata Maniac - #1 Assistant
Lunar Supporter - Helped forge New Lunar Republic's freedom in the face of the Solar Empire's oppressive tyrannical regime (April Fools 2023).
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
Wallet After Summer Sale -
Condensed Milk - State-Approved Compensation

Dogs
Secret Service are more than meatshields? Sometimes they got to help grandpa down the steps.
3 degree inclines are a known natural predator for the fatasses. Even Trump believes him making it was a herculean feat, like how he still brags about passing a cognitive test 6 years ago.
Imma be fair though. Like Trump I, too, am in complete disbelief even all these years later that he could manage either of those accomplishments.
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Site and Policy » Ask the Mods Important Site Questions (V2) » Post 1574

UnderwoodART
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Shimmering Smile - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of Equestria Girls!
Lunar Supporter - Helped forge New Lunar Republic's freedom in the face of the Solar Empire's oppressive tyrannical regime (April Fools 2023).
Crystal Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
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.

Just Another Pink Pony
Hey do Pony Town sprites of Wild Manes characters count for being on the site? My friend showed me some great ones but I dunno if that’s enough.
Imagine scrolling up.
But here’s the litmus test: Is it based on the characters or style of My Little Pony? Pony Town is, so any character designed through it counts as ‘in the style of’.

Generals » Pokemon General [SFW, No NSFW] » Post 95388

General Discussion » Vent thread » Post 193701

Galestorm
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Shimmering Smile - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of Equestria Girls!
Lunar Champion - Led the charge of major battles for the New Lunar Republic, bringing swift and crushing defeat to the forces of the Solar Empire (April Fools 2023).
Betrayal! - Betrayed their team for a badge. Shame forever!
Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
A Lovely Nightmare Night - Celebrated the 12th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
A Really Classy Artist - 250+ images under their artist tag
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Kinship Through Differences - Celebrated the 11th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Verified Pegasus - Show us your gorgeous wings!

Monocle Gentlesir
My Freestyle Libre 2 sensor/app is being stupid recently.
Starting from yesterday, I change my sensor & everything was fine until before I went to bed when the app had a signal loss leaving me to only see my logged blood sugar levels when I scan. Cut to today, signal’s still lost, so I get home a few hours ago & decide to change it again, scan it, wait an hour til I can use it, an hour passes & not only is the signal still lost, but now, there’s a sensor error. Multiple scans later, multiple errors until I get told the fucking thing isn’t working & to scan a new one. That was my last fucking one! That one should’ve worked & yet, it didn’t! It may very well have been the app but this kind of thing has happened before & it’s usually the sensor.
So for the time being, I’ll be using the testing strips to check my levels.

Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 156940

Ciaran
ラ・ゼッタ - For supporting the site
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Shimmering Smile - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of Equestria Girls!
Lunar Guardian - Earned a place among the ranks of the most loyal New Lunar Republic soldiers (April Fools 2023).
Crystal Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
Flower Trio - Helped others get their OC into the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
A Lovely Nightmare Night - Celebrated the 12th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
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

Senior Moderator
友情は魔法だ
If those are actual suspicions of the research that Blitz had, then he has absolutely ZERO excuse to not put in any effort to _actually find out for himself if his suspicions are actually correct by combing through and analyzing the research, himself. His suspicions of the research, his responsibility to thoroughly deep dive and actually find out if the researchers were wrong, inconsistent, or falsifiable under any of the conventionally established principles for scrutinizing research.
Right.
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/me Gets out red marker. Let’s review your thesis, shall we?
Thank you for sharing your perspective. It is good that it has generated a discussion around these social issues. However, I have some concerns about using this paper as definitive proof for the claim that lower birth rates are due to women being “too picky”, and in particular to your response to people questioning the validity of the paper being used to prove this point.
The thesis you are supporting is:
“Lower birth rates in many countries around the world is an increasing problem. Part of the problem in the west may not just be the incels but the female insings, women that are involuntary single because they are too picky.” (source)
Hypothesis:
  1. Modern mating markets relegate a growing number of men and women to being involuntarily celebate.
  2. Tinder exploits women’s evolved mate preferences in a manner that drives addiction and dysfunction
  3. Incels get too much attention and culture should worry more about Insings.
Testing Method:
Reviews of two fictional case studies (one novel and one TV show)
References:
  1. “Halva Malmö består av killar som dumpat mig” by Amanda Romare. Semi-autobiographical diary style novel about a woman picking up men for sex and BDSM using Tinder. Like Don Giovanni the goal is sexual conquest that ends before a third date. She does not want a ‘dating relationship’ just sexting, some sex, and then she chooses the next candidate to attract and fuck. 2LDR: Modern libertine story but female lead.
  2. Ahlberg, U. (2023). Hon blev dumpad om och om igjen - article from an advertising tabloid.
  3. “Sigurd fåkke pult”. TV show about a male protagonist whose awkward and often unsuccessful attempts to connect with women result in comedic and embarrassing situations.
Review of paper:
The paper relies on anecdotal fallacy to prove it’s point. Using a fictional TV show and a novel as primary sources for research has significant limitations - especially given both are comedic. Fictional narratives are crafted for entertainment and may not accurately represent real-world dynamics or provide empirical evidence for societal trends. The subjective and dramatized nature of these sources means they cannot be reliably used to draw conclusions about complex issues like birth rates or the selectiveness of women in the dating pool.
Moreover, the paper does not provide robust empirical data to support the claim that declining birth rates are due to women being “too picky.” Sociodemographic phenomena such as birth rates are influenced by a multitude of factors, including economic conditions, education, access to healthcare, and cultural shifts. Simplifying this issue to women’s selectiveness overlooks these critical aspects.
Additionally, if you read the paper more thoroughly you will note that it rejects of the claim that women have more power in mating markets, instead finding the opposite. I’ll say that again for clarity and incase this is 2LDR:

2LDR: The paper’s conclusion is the exact opposite of the claim you are supporting

Thus, setting aside the method and questionable evidence used, even the paper concludes that women are not ‘too picky’ and it is men who have the power to choose or not choose.
So … given your aggressive response to anyone questioning the validity of this paper, it makes me wonder if you are going through a tough time, and the frustration they’re expressing might be rooted in personal struggles with dating and relationships.
Relationships and dating can be incredibly challenging, and it’s natural to feel frustrated when things aren’t going as you’d like.
But blaming others and focusing on broad social trends doesn’t always translate into finding happiness yourself.
If you’re finding it difficult to connect with others romantically, here are a few thoughts that might help:
• Self-Reflection: Sometimes, taking a step back to understand what we truly want in a partner and in a relationship can provide clarity. Consider what qualities are most important to you and why.
• Expanding Social Circles: Engaging in new activities or hobbies can be a great way to meet new people. This can also help you find individuals with similar interests and values.
• Communication and Openness: Building relationships often starts with open and honest communication. Being clear about your intentions and listening actively to others can foster deeper connections.
• Professional Support: If you feel overwhelmed or stuck, talking to a therapist or counselor can provide valuable insights and strategies. They can help you navigate the complexities of dating and relationships.
• Patience and Self-Care: Relationships can take time to develop. Taking care of your own well-being and being patient with the process can make a significant difference.
Remember, everyone’s journey is unique, and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. What’s most important is finding what works best for you and staying open to new possibilities.
In summary, having reviewed your paper and your response to criticism of your paper, your thesis is rejected. Please re-write with actual, non-anecdotal support and resubmit before Friday at 5. Remember: this is 50% of your grade this semester, so please do put in the effort to fix these issues and resubmit.
Remember - the onus is on you to prove your thesis, not on others to prove it for you.

Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 156929

Meanlucario
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Shimmering Smile - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of Equestria Girls!
Solar Guardian - Refused to surrender in the face of the Lunar rebellion and showed utmost loyalty to the Solar Empire (April Fools 2023).
Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
King Sombra - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Crystal Empire!
A Lovely Nightmare Night - Celebrated the 12th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
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 -
Kinship Through Differences - Celebrated the 11th anniversary of MLP:FIM!

Time to get spooky
@Background Pony #D3F8
Or the conclusions leads to the researched being questioned, especially if the research was done by people with no good background in the field. Could also be rigged tests if they had an answered and wanted to prove it rather than wanting to actually do scientific research.

Pony Discussion » Unpopular opinion time » Post 175120

Twi Clown
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Shimmering Smile - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of Equestria Girls!
Solar Supporter - Fought against the New Lunar Republic rebellion on the side of the Solar Deity (April Fools 2023).
King Sombra - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Crystal Empire!
A Lovely Nightmare Night - Celebrated the 12th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
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 -
Kinship Through Differences - Celebrated the 11th anniversary of MLP:FIM!

Übermensch in training
@TheQuietMan
Thing is, cutie mark is supposed to be a built-in vocational test within the ponies’ magical biology and it’s established one gets one after a special event rather than arbitrarily getting one before you even have any amount of criteria for your tastes, desires, personality and temperament.
By having them by birth it creates a problem that in the past was merely theorized but now actually could be real: that CM’s essentially shove you a destiny into you regardless of what you’ve become or your desires for your life. Ups and downs have happened regarding the CM’s handling in the first show, but I think having them since birth would make said issue with CM’s only causing mental issues much more widespread.
Plus, it’s a magical environment and in real life many animals look nothing like the baby selves even discounting the size, getting a CM as you grow is not out of place.

Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 156902

Site and Policy » Site Development Notification and Feedback Thread » Post 1119

byte[]
Solar Supporter - Fought against the New Lunar Republic rebellion on the side of the Solar Deity (April Fools 2023).
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Verified Pegasus - Show us your gorgeous wings!
Preenhub - We all know what you were up to this evening~
An Artist Who Rocks - 100+ images under their artist tag
Artist -

Philomena Contributor
A new format for the notifications page has been deployed as a test.
Please post positive commentary, criticism, and/or hate comments here.

Site and Policy » Reverse-searching and tagging a large download collection » Post 5

caligari87

I didn’t think about rate limiting. I can do about three or four a minute by hand, so rate limiting it to one per minute would be pretty good just in terms of saving me the manual effort even if it takes a few days.
I could also symlink the file into a second folder so I can make a new database as it goes, without affecting my original data or taking up more hard drive space.
There’s more going on in my head, but I think I’ve got pretty good idea worked out of what to do when I get home from work. Thanks everyone. I’ll post an update with my scripts and some test results later this evening maybe. I think it’ll be an interesting experiment.

Generals » Pokemon General [SFW, No NSFW] » Post 95245

Generals » Stupid stuff that comes to mind that we want to post » Post 145147

harasha456
Solar Supporter - Fought against the New Lunar Republic rebellion on the side of the Solar Deity (April Fools 2023).
Non-Fungible Trixie -
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition

The Cringemiester
Daytime TV in 1994: Game shows, cartoons, occasional tabloid program, talk shows, reruns of popular sitcoms/dramas
Daytime TV in 2024: Courtroom shows, lie detector/DNA test talk shows, cheaters caught on camera, TMZ, quack doctors and fake medicine
What happened???
people with working brains migrating to the internet and jerry springer.

Generals » Stupid stuff that comes to mind that we want to post » Post 145140

SleepySteve
Duck - Believes in a quack for a quack. Not a fan of being civil to others.
Solar Supporter - Fought against the New Lunar Republic rebellion on the side of the Solar Deity (April Fools 2023).

Apples and Pears
Daytime TV in 1994: Game shows, cartoons, occasional tabloid program, talk shows, reruns of popular sitcoms/dramas
Daytime TV in 2024: Courtroom shows, lie detector/DNA test talk shows, cheaters caught on camera, TMZ, quack doctors and fake medicine
What happened???

Generals » Video Game General 2: Definitive/Remastered Edition » Post 61027

Meanlucario
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Shimmering Smile - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of Equestria Girls!
Solar Guardian - Refused to surrender in the face of the Lunar rebellion and showed utmost loyalty to the Solar Empire (April Fools 2023).
Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
King Sombra - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Crystal Empire!
A Lovely Nightmare Night - Celebrated the 12th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
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 -
Kinship Through Differences - Celebrated the 11th anniversary of MLP:FIM!

Time to get spooky
I learn that the Boost Guardian is one of the hardest fights in the series because they buffed it at the last minute and didn’t have time to test it.

Site and Policy » Report site bugs here » Post 12674

Generals » Stupid stuff that comes to mind that we want to post » Post 144993

Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 156497

Dustcan
Magnificent Metadata Maniac - #1 Assistant
Lunar Supporter - Helped forge New Lunar Republic's freedom in the face of the Solar Empire's oppressive tyrannical regime (April Fools 2023).
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
Wallet After Summer Sale -
Condensed Milk - State-Approved Compensation

Dogs
I love it. Any time Congress need that improves lives is proposed it has to be means-tested AF.
Universal Basic Income is one of the few programs that every time it’s been tested it ends with a result of “It works. It just fucking works” and yet we have to test it again and again to see if it really does work.
How is this relevant to the making it illegal to be homeless? The average cost of jailing someone can be anywhere from $30-150 a day. So anywhere from $900-4,500 a month.
It’s literally cheaper to just give people $1000 a month than spend 4x as much making their life harder, but oh no we can’t just give money away! That’d be socialism!

Generals » Super Smash Bros General Thread » Post 33322

Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 156412

Site and Policy » Site Development Notification and Feedback Thread » Post 1116

Ciaran
ラ・ゼッタ - For supporting the site
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Shimmering Smile - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of Equestria Girls!
Lunar Guardian - Earned a place among the ranks of the most loyal New Lunar Republic soldiers (April Fools 2023).
Crystal Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
Flower Trio - Helped others get their OC into the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
A Lovely Nightmare Night - Celebrated the 12th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
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

Senior Moderator
友情は魔法だ
@byte[]
Oh, yes - very much so. I think that those old versions of Safari are doing something stupid. I suspect it has something to do with the window losing focus - like, if you go to a different tab the session expires or something like that. But I haven’t done any hard testing of it. I just found that if I’d had a window open for more than 2 minutes “sometimes something goes wrong”, even if I didn’t leave the window.
I couldn’t find anyway to correct it - even wiping the iPad to factory defaults and reinstalling didn’t fix it. It got so bad I just recycled it as a picture frame and bought a new one.

General Discussion » I don't understand r/rule34 » Topic Opener

dirtyfinger
Lunar Supporter - Helped forge New Lunar Republic's freedom in the face of the Solar Empire's oppressive tyrannical regime (April Fools 2023).

I mean the subreddit, to be clear.
I mainly do mlp PMVs for fun. And I recently posted one made up entirely out of animations from RandomTripleS, who mostly creates short animated Equestria Girls loops.
I think we can all agree that he creates show-accurate high quality art.
So, I recently posted this (or rather this teaser) to the following subreddits:
  • r/clopclop (obviously the main target audience)
  • r/cartoonporn (it’s porn. it’s a cartoon. perfect match, isn’t it?)
  • r/rule34 (it’s clearly r34 - check!)
  • r/pmvhaven (because PMV)
After a week, the results were … interesting.
r/clopclop (126k members) and r/cartoonporn (633k members) performed about as well as I can expect - 14k views & 100 upvotes on clopclop and 18k views & 15 upvotes on cartoonporn.
r/pmvhaven (7.6k members) is mostly meatspace porn, so it honestly isn’t a good fit for my content. But it’s a PMV and I use pmvhaven to host HQ versions of my videos, so why not test the waters?
7,900 views and zero upvotes later (it’s actually in the negative) I got my answer.
But the funny thing is: more than 100% of the group members have watched my video and then remembered their macholinity and recoiled in disgust. Gotcha, you perverts! 😁
For comparison: barely 11% of r/clopclop watched what was made specifically for them.
r/rule34 has a whopping 3,300,000 members. So technically, I could expect a proportionally similar result to r/cartoonporn, couldn’t I?
5k views and negative zero votes say otherwise.
Now, there could be many reasons for why my PMV in particular wouldn’t perform well. Most obvious: They hate PMVs generally or the music I chose in particular. MLP and EQG is hated outside of brony circles. General disdain for lazy compilation video makers.
Whatever the misgivings: I would expect them to be distributed somewhat evenly, but r/rule34 really stands out.
I really don’t understand what makes them tick …
Anyway, I hope that was an interesting read for you.
Cheers!

General Discussion » Johnny Test CANCELLED! » Post 22

Generals » Video Game General 2: Definitive/Remastered Edition » Post 60733

Twi Clown
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Shimmering Smile - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of Equestria Girls!
Solar Supporter - Fought against the New Lunar Republic rebellion on the side of the Solar Deity (April Fools 2023).
King Sombra - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Crystal Empire!
A Lovely Nightmare Night - Celebrated the 12th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
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 -
Kinship Through Differences - Celebrated the 11th anniversary of MLP:FIM!

Übermensch in training
@Meanlucario
It’s actually relatively easy to find loopholes in many tests like those. Most people see those tests not as an encouragement but rather as a paperwork procedure that gets in the way.
It’s really funny to me, sometimes the more people try to not be racists or sexists, the more they end up looking way more racist and sexist they pretend. Turns out putting an hyper focus in a trait makes it look like you are really bothered by said trait and it feels unnatural to you.
That’s why I’d rather evaluate games without checking out many professional evaluations, though I’m actually very open to audience reviews, after all they’re the ones who actually paid for said games so whatever they say carries some sense of risk and reward.

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