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UPDATE: PVL/ PONIVERSE RESPONSE
My name's Silver Eagle and I'm currently getting dicked up, down, and sideways by my former media network, Ponyville Live, and its new overlords at Poniverse.
I've made an article and a video about the situation, but I'll summarize in tl;dr form below:
Here's the long story fairly short:
For three years, I ran Ponyville Live, and sank a whole shitload of time and cash into it. I coded the entire web site, managed the servers, edited the footage from the US conventions, and put about $30k of my own money into equipment, hosting and travel to cover cons.
Late last year, I wasn't doing so hot financially or emotionally. I had thought about shutting PVL down, but I figured enough people still liked it and used it, so I'd try to find a group to take care of it. Poniverse (already a fairly big network, with MLPForums, the old PonyMC minecraft server, and Pony.fm under their belt) volunteered to host it. I agreed, and I also agreed to hand over the director position to a friend of mine, Dusk, as long as I could remain an administrator and developer for the site.
I should've seen the red flags as they immediately demanded access to every part of PVL, including some stuff that was tied to my personal accounts, but I wasn't feeling great already thanks to having to change antidepressant meds, so I went along with it.
It was only this February, once everything had been handed over, that Dusk and the Poniverse crew said, essentially, "Alright, thanks for all that, you're done here," booted me out of the group and told me I wasn't welcome back in PVL in any capacity. Dusk then sent a "press release" out to all the podcasts and stations saying that he was trying to "undo [my] mistakes" and that things would "run just fine" without me.
I tried talking with Dusk and the admins at Poniverse, but they already had the power they wanted, so they didn't want to hear any of it. They had a few half-official "council sessions" where they voted unanimously not to have me around any more, but to keep using PVL and all of my work without crediting me at all.
Now, they've stopped responding entirely, and have updated the PVL web site to say that the whole project was theirs all along, with the footer saying "Copyright 2012-2016 Poniverse Networks". They're still using all of my code, almost completely unchanged, all of my branding and designs, and all of my edited convention footage. Nowhere on the site does it credit me in any way. Instead, they've been throwing my name in the mud for weeks now as if my contributions were meaningless.
Essentially, I trusted the people at Poniverse to take care of PVL when I was going through some intense personal shit, and they took it from me, took credit for the entire project's history, and shoved me out the door while constantly shit-talking me to anyone they worked with.
Most people visiting PVL don't notice, because it looks the same. I've tried everything I could to get through to them, but they've ignored me completely. That's why I'm submitting this to you guys in the hopes that people know that the PVL they see today isn't the same one that was around a few months ago. What they're doing is pretty messed up.