First thread is almost off the board so here's a new thread to discuss the issue some more.
Why does Global Rule 15 still exist? The rabid popularity of MLP has lowered tremendously on the internet since the fandom's height in 2011-2012. No longer are we in an age where you'll see people spamming it everywhere or having pony avatars on every forum. The fandom has mostly fiddled down to its own niche sections and don't appear too much in the wrong places anymore.
I bring this up because on several boards throughout the site, a user who people refer to as "Barneyfag" has been shitposting his hate for MLP and the show "Barney and Friends" since 2012 and still has regular posts about it to this day, often using the same images and such in his posts. This user has an RSS feed that tells hime whenever a post on any board even remotely related to MLP is posted, even when the image in question could look completely innocuous to one not rabidly familiar with the show and its fandom. This has resulted in the derailing of numerous good threads that were on-topic to board content in question. This user often cites that GR15 is one of the reasons he does this, as GR15 clearly states that MLP content is against the rules. He breaks the anti-ban evasion rule to try and get that rule enforced due to his past history with the series, and its unhealthy for him and ruins threads on various boards, including, but not limited to:
/v/, /co/, /fit/, /tg/, /an/ and so on.
https://arch.b4k.co/_/search/boards/g.v/filename/bronies%2C%20this%20is%20your%20mindset/ (this one doesn't go too far back due to the newness of the /v/ archive, but it still shows what he does) (1/2)
Whenever banned, this user just ban evades and comes back to shitpost some more, sometimes not using his usual images to mask himself. If GR15, this user might have no further reason to continue doing this.
However note that I'm not stating that this user alone is the only reason this should be done. As I said, the rule is archaic and no longer necessary due to the fandom's dissipation over the years. Its already against the rules to post off-topic content on boards, so if the rule were removed it would both help prevent shitposting from people spamming anti-MLP stuff in threads when a post is only remotely related to it and otherwise on topic (if at all related to MLP) and allow boards to generate more on-topic content. I'd like /mlp/ to have a relationship with the other boards sort of akin to how /vp/ relates to /v/ and /a/. The Pokemon anime is allowed on /a/, and Pokemon video games are allowed on /v/, however anything not on-topic to either of those isn't allowed on those boards since its off-topic. Off-topic posting is disallowed.
I suppose a large part of what I'm saying also refers to some of GR3, since a lot of shitposting on boards will come due to whatever show or game or whatever is about and what content it has. For example, Sly Cooper games might get spammed by some anti-furry dude, or someone might tell loli-fags to go away when a thread for Hyperdimension Neptunia is made.
But that's a topic for another time, and I'm mainly interested in wondering why Global Rule 15 is still a thing and if it can be removed. (2/2)
Oh, and so people know the threads Barneyfag has ruined that aren't even MLP related:
I don't understand why you're giving this guy so much attention.
Just add the word "barneyfag" to your filters. Nobody who uses the word says anything constructive and they rarely make posts that don't contain that word.
I haven't been posting bait threads.
But he's getting legit threads deleted. Even if I filter him that won't stop me from seeing some posts related to him and he'll still keep getting even decent threads deleted. And its not even just a him problem. I'm not interested in just getting rid of him.
Global Rule 15 itself is flawed and encourages him and people like him.
Tepid, repetitive threads (you bronies aren't the most creative people).
You are absolutely fixated on him.
If you really expect anyone to believe that you're not the one posting the bait threads, then you are more autistic than even barneyfag.
Hell you are so upset by him you (and others) wanted to kill him.
You fucking need mental help dude, and pointing at another mental person and saying "but him!" Doesn't make you any less mental.
>saying one isn't doing something is autistic
Its not and I haven't. You're just making retarded claims to try and make me look bad and imply this thread carries less wait because of your retarded claims.
My fixation on him only comes from annoying the fuck out of me and getting potentially interesting threads deleted (see Danganronpa).
Dude you have been obsessed with him for YEARS. This whole thread is a testament to your narcissistic rage.
Just leave him the fuck alone and go back to your board.
Rule 15 has a flip side to it - you get a whole board. Barneyfag is constantly being banned and he only reacts to MLP images that are posted outside /mlp/.
So it's a simple solution, as long as you're not an autistic piece of shit who can never drop it.
I suspect you were a difficult child to raise.
>he only reacts to MLP images that are posted outside of /mlp/
You are also an unscrupulous liar.
You fags can't even admit that you're bronies.
In your view, you are never in the wrong. If you admitted to your bad behavior I think it would just about kill you.
>making posts about yourself
How narcissistic of you. You shouldn't quote people when you do that though
Global Rule 15 makes no sense whatsoever in the year 2016. I understand it was done to combat spammers in other boards,but even after its implementation that didn't discourage those who used it to troll others.
I personally wish that it would be lifted completely as it makes no sense that images related to the show are relgated to a single "containment" board. All the while /vp/ has been described as a containment board and have no restrictions as to where they can post their images or even discuss games.
If anything the rule should be modified such that people are allowed to post images on other boards but discussion related to the show stays on /mlp/. I've seen pony images posted in other boards before and the reactions by far aren't what they used to be back when moot this decision.
Which quite frankly only encouraged people to try to ban things or get containment boards for things that they don't like. I'm not the only person who has said this before and you can see evidence right here in this board. In fact there was a point in time where BarneyFag turned his attention to SU with his usual shtick.
Just so everyone on /qa/ knows, this guy (anti-barneyfag) has been pushing his agitprop to get rule 15 removed for years.
Of course, the actual rule is immaterial to him because he's constantly posting MLP on other boards to provoke barneyfag. The real reason he hates rule 15 is because it is evidence that people think his fandom is obnoxious.
Rule 15 is a constant reminder that he and his are viewed poorly by the rest of 4chan.
He can't abide people not liking him or his fandom. So he's been throwing a tantrum about it for years.
I would not mind poneshit outside of /mlp/. I'm not triggered by cartoon characters unlike some people.
Its possible that someone is doing that. Don't think its barneyfag though. Not OP either. Barneyfag is just that autistic.
You're so fucking deluded. I've only been on 4chan as a regular since 2014. Do you want me to record myself using a computer and showing my daily browsing and upload it to youtube just to prove you wrong?
>Every person who doesn't like GR15 is the same person
Guess what I'm not antibarneyfag. And you don't possess a single iota of evidence of what you accuse me of. Because I don't post pony images on other boards.
>implying people don't reply to each other and discuss things
Considering the posts in this thread statistically speaking there has to be more than one person with similar opinions here
I think you'll find barneyfag will piss you off less if you don't go out looking for him
He would continue doing this, he does the same thing with Steven Universe images and outright agrees he is breaking the rules in that scenario to get something he doesn't like removed.
GR15 is not the cause of his crusade, it is the justification of it.