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  Issuing A Few Warnings

12/07/2015 10:55 PM
Posted by Pikachu

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After yesterday's certain debacle, the mods have been noticing a recent trend of off topic or non contributive posts in threads that aren't in Ramblings. We've been pretty easy on these things and letting it go/closing the thread/sweeping it under the rug/letting it play out and resolve itself, etc. However, this issue is starting to add up and starting to seep out some negative energy over the forums.

To address this issue, we'll be starting to become more strict with the warnings if the thread topic derails from actual discussion. Warnings for non contributive posts are pretty low so there's no need to worry much. But they do stack up pretty quickly to bans if you keep ignoring our warnings. We'll still be lenient on issues/constructive criticism of threads and posts towards users. This is mainly to stop people from purposely posting irrelevant image reactions and/or info that doesn't add anything to the discussion.

In saying that, the recently closed thread have broken some rules from both sides that we just can't ignore. Hence we've agreed to hand out those warnings accordingly. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to leave a message here. Issuing out warnings is not something us mods want to do (well for me at least) but it's best to nip the bud before it turns into something worse.


  Ponies at Dawn: Starlit Flames Open for Submissions!

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12/07/2015 04:25 PM
Posted by ExplodingPonyToast

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Hey guys,

In the past Ponies at Dawn have released 5 albums full of awesome music, and we’re looking forward to extending that to a 6th album. We’re proud to announce that we’re opening for submissions for our 6th album - Starlit Flames.

We broke new ground earlier this year with our 5th album Celestial Planes, which was biggest album yet featuring a massive 42 tracks from artists big and small. It was by far our most successful venture yet, raising over $1000 from optional donations which went towards the artists who made it onto the album, and we hope that with your help we can keep the momentum going with another epic album.

As with last time, all the money made by the album from donations on BandCamp will go towards the artists who make it onto the album, as thanks for the hard work put in to get on. As always, the album will be under the pay what you want model so that those who don’t wish to pay for it don’t have to.

Submissions form: https://goo.gl/YYYHPi

Submissions due: September 21st (contact us if you need a few days extension)

For more information, make sure to check out our information document which has an FAQ included: https://goo.gl/Ea4d8l

We have a Skype group for general discussion as well as a second group specifically for talking about music and providing feedback to each other. To be added to one or both of these Skype groups just send a Skype contact request to alexander.ashenden and make sure to include something about wanting to join the group in your contact request.

BandCamp with our past releases: http://poniesatdawn.bandcamp.com/

Thanks, The Ponies at Dawn Team (Arofire, Camsy, ExplodingPonyToast, TheTimberWolffe)


  Ponies at Dawn: Celestial Planes Out Now (42 track Album)!

29/04/2015 08:39 PM
Posted by ExplodingPonyToast

Ponies at Dawn: Celestial Planes

Hey guys,

Ponies at Dawn are proud to announce that we've managed to put together our biggest project yet, our 5th album Celestial Planes! Featuring 42 tracks from artists big and small, and a truly eclectic mix of genres, we're sure there'll be something here for everybody and we really hope you enjoy it!

You can download the album here!

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Artwork by @Fac3Desk

As always, the album is brought to you by myself, @Arofire, @Camsy and @TimberWolffe. Tracks featured include those from @replacer, @Itchigotchi, @ThatMusicBrony, @Fluidic Ice, @EnsionD, @QueenCadence (Vaceslav), @LutariFan, @Tiberius (Light Veins), @Evdog, @silvernote, @reverbrony and myself, along with many others from all over the world!

This time around, any money from donations will go straight back to the artists on the album, but you're more than welcome to download the album for free if you don't want to or can't pay for it!

Many thanks,
EPT and the Ponies at Dawn team Smile


  PonyCon AU Donation goal Achieved

29/04/2015 07:57 PM
Posted by Pelenor

With just a few days left to go, the PonyCon AU donation drive has hit it's final goal. And it's all thanks to some amazingly generous final donations by our fans. The PCAU team would like to thank every single person who participated in helping out with the fundraiser over the last few months - be it with a donation or just by sharing our announcements.

Without all your help, we never could have got this far.

PonyCon AU and the team are dedicated to bringing the best possible events to Australian Bronies, but we also want to make sure that PonyCon AU suits our unique community. We will do our best to cater to our fans requests, be that specific types of guests, pre-event crowdfunding, and ensuring that our chosen location is available to as many attendees as possible.

Once again, thank you to everyone who has interacted with us and the donation drive - you can expect to hear more from us soon. We're looking forward to the future and all the other events we can bring to you then!

As always, if you have any comments or queries, please ask us here in the comments or via private message, we'll do our best to get back to you ASAP!


  PonyCon AU Donation Stream - Hosted by DawnAllies and TheAuzzieBrony

19/04/2015 05:57 PM
Posted by Pelenor

Today's the day! DawnAllies, one of the organisers of PCAU is running a fundraising Art Stream to help out with our donation drive, and they're about to begin!

Now's your chance to watch some fantastic artists work and get your own OC drawn while also helping us hit our final donation goals. If commissions aren't your thing, there will also be an auction throughout the entire event, so make sure to check in regularly for the chance to bid on and win some truly great merch and one of a kind artwork.

We're starting at 6pm tonight, so if you're interested - head on over to: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/theauzziebrony

6:00:00 PM Blu-boisen
6:45:00 PM GeckoGeek
7:30:00 PM LunarTails
8:15:00 PM DawnAllies
9:00:00 PM Lana-Jay
9:45:00 PM Decibeldisorder3
10:30:00 PM HiveJay


  Art Livestream

19/04/2015 12:31 AM
Posted by slushpup117

Sunday morning I will be hosting a art livestream for aprox 4 hours from 8am to 12. During the stream I'll be drawing stuff from a mishmash of fandoms so I'll post updates of what I’m doing so if you don’t like one thing you can skip it if you want. Happy Ponies, Yogscast, Steven Universe, plus requests from the chat, the whole shebang. So yea please stop by and have a chat or something. It’ll be fun.
(I will be playing music that may contain swear words so if that’s not your ball game you can mute it if you want)

http://original.livestream.com/slush_art


  Reminder About MLP Spoilers!

18/04/2015 10:42 PM
Posted by Pikachu

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Hi friends~! Season 5 is currently underway; and with the new episode looming in a few hours, we're here to quickly remind you (yes, you!) about the rules regarding new episode spoilers because we're tardy which includes discussion, images, and videos.

Quote:Don't post episode spoilers outside of the discussion thread for the first 24 hours after the episode has aired
◾ This includes discussion about the episode before it is aired, such as the synopsis and preview clips
◾ If an episode has been released early the ban applies until 24 hours after it has been aired on TV

Breaking this rule will result in a warning, and all your posts may need to be approved by a moderator until the 24 hour period is up.

The newest episode that will be airing in a few hours time is Season 5 Episode 4, titled "Bloom and Gloom".
You can discuss and theorise about this episode in this thread!

Have a super pone time!


  Pikachu promoted to moderator

17/04/2015 08:19 PM
Posted by Level 8 Mudcrab

Hiya everyone.

As some of you probably know by now, we've promoted @Pikachu to the role of a full forum moderator in light of ExplodingPonyToast stepping down. Pikachu has helped out a lot in the past so should be a welcome addition to the team.

Everyone may now proceed with congratulating the new addition to your team of glorious leaders.


  PCAU Art Stream

15/04/2015 08:03 PM
Posted by Pelenor

The PonyCon AU donation drive is hitting the home stretch with our April deadline fast approaching, and we want to thank every single one of you who has donated to the campaign thus far.

On Sunday, April 19th we will be running an art stream and auction to help us reach our final goal. Featuring a fantastic variety of artists who will be available to do sketches, YCH and more in exchange for donations.

We'll also be running an auction simultaneously, with six original MLP inks from Paul Abstruse, and several other items the community has been kind enough to donate to us.

Don't worry, if you've already donated you won't miss out! To show our appreciation we're giving away twelve pony badge packs and the chance to win a Pony comission from the talented Blu-boisen on Deviantart.

Track the donation progress here


  Stepping Down

10/04/2015 10:31 PM
Posted by ExplodingPonyToast

Hey guys,

Over my years here at Bronies Australia I've made so many lasting friendships, and I really feel like this place helped me to find myself and mature through the latter part of my teenage years. I've deeply enjoyed being able to moderate and be apart of the running and improvement of the forums, but I feel like the time is right to step aside and let other, more capable people pick up the slack.

Recently I've not had the time or drive to be as involved here as I once was, and as such I can't really justify staying on as a member of the staff team. I really hope whomever takes my spot is more able to put the effort in that the community deserves, even if it has been a bit quiet recently.

In no way am I 'leaving the forums' or anything like that though, I just won't be apart of the staff team anymore, so I'll still be around, though perhaps a little less frequently depending on how other things go.

So yeah, thank you everybody for helping to make BAU such a wonderful place to be, and to the rest of the staff team for everything we've been involved in together, and I hope I've done a reasonable job of it all.

xoxo, EPT.


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