It happened almost silently, in the middle of the night. The long-awaited merger between Ponychan and MLPchan finally occurred with little fanfare, but the sites are now one in the same. There are still some issues that are being worked out, such as the board structure, but as of this moment, a visit to mlpchan, is a visit to ponychan. The implications of this development are staggering.
Threads in progress
First and foremost is the sudden change in "board culture" that is going to take place today, as the notoriously hugboxy ponychan is integrated with the notoriously less fucks given mlpchan userbase. Or, as one poster put it:
Second is the immediately noticeable improvements to site speed and functionality, as ponychan now is running on the superior software.
Third, is the porn.
the /anon/ board from MLPchan is being carried into the new ponychan future, therefore lewd content will have an official home on Ponychan.
This also means a few things for /mlp/. It means that the unofficial emergency fallout shelter of MLPchan's /anon/ board (which was so useful during the scruffening), now resides on Ponychan. Additionally It means that the phrase "go back to ponychan" now carries the connotation of directing a user to a place of more NSFW content than where they are currently at.
The merger is still underway, but Anonthony had this to say:
"We accomplished a lot with this. The code is no longer an ancient and unsupported Kusaba X - now running on a highly modified Tinyboard. A better server. An improved code team and sysadmin. A revamped staff. A revised rules and guidelines. An anonymous board with adult content (already something /mlp/ doesn't have.)"
More on the merger as this develops.