Handling requests, reservations & the Color Guide since 2015
What's this site?
This website originally started as a new, automatic way to process and store the requests & reservations users want to make. It was born due to the fact that in the past, the handling of comments under journals was done manually. Because of this, there had to be people who checked those comments every once in a while, evaluated them, then updated the journal accordingly. This was a time consuming task, and since the group's staff consists of busy people expecting them to consantly monitor new incoming comments is unrealistic. The initial goal of this website was to provide an easy-to-use interface where new entries can be submitted and added to a list (just like the journals) automatically, eliminating this monotonous task.
After some time, the idea of moving the old PNG color guide into an easier to use format was brought up and met with positive responses. Since then, the site also houses the vector club's official color guide, with freshly picked colors from recent episodes, and cute little pictures to go with each* character, among other information, such as recommended cutie mark vectors and tag-based search. For easier use in drawing applications individual characters can stil be downloaded as PNG files that contain all colors associated with them.
* Sprites are made manually by an enthusiastic club admin on his own, and as such it will take some time before all ponies have images, but we'll get there eventually.
Used libraries & icons include:
- Development tools:
Color Belending Calculator originally made by DASPRiD
Headings' font: Celestia Medium Redux
DeviantArt logo (used on profile pages) © DeviantArt
Adobe Illustrator CC logo (used on profile pages) © Adobe Systems Inc.
Inkscape logo (used on profile pages) © Inkscape team
Ponyscape logo (used on profile pages) © flutterguy317
Application logo features Penny Curve, the mascot of our group. The image is based on an expression from Christmas Vector of the MLP-VC Mascot (made by Pirill-Poveniy, thediscorded, masemj & Ambassad0r) with the mane design and eye colours from Penny Curve (MLP-VectorClub Mascot 2.0) (made by Ambassad0r)
Sign-in image (direct link): Pinkie holding a check mark by Felix-KoT (color-corrected)
Pre-ban dialog illustration (direct link): Twilight - What Have I Done? by Synthrid (edited to use daylight colors)
Post-ban dialog illustration (direct link): Sad Twilight Sparkle by Sairoch (edited to use daylight colors)
Extrenal link icon (licensed GPL) taken from Wikimedia Commons
Vector-based loading icons were generated using Loading.io (some are no longer available)
Browser logos (used in session list & the Browser recognition testing page):
- Edge by masemj (designed by furrgroup)
- Firefox by NoReasonToHope
- Google Chrome by he4rtofcourage
- Internet Explorer by McSadat
- Opera by masemj (designed by ParallaxMLP)
- Safari by masemj (designed by ParallaxMLP)
- Vivaldi from Vivaldi Press Kit
- Maxthon, Pale Moon & FIrefox Focus from alrra/browser-logos
Coding, design & hosting: SeinopSysServer Software: Debian 9.0 (stretch), PHP 7.1.7, nginx 1.10.3, PostgreSQL 9.6.3, ElasticSearch 5.4.3
Here you can see various graphs about the site. The information below is cached to reduce server load, you can see when each graph was last updated below their title.
Posts in the last 2 months
Post approvals in the last 2 months
Total posts since launch
What image hosting providers do you support?
As you can probably tell we do not host a large majority of images you can see on episode pages, we just
steal the bandwidth use the help of already established sites. Here's a full list of all providers we can recognize and that you can use to submit images:
* Using direct links from these providers is not supported due to the ambugious URL schema shared by both Sta.sh and DeviantArt (both links end with an ID in the same format). Example: the link
http://fav.me/ could have a download link that points to
http://orig11.deviantart.net/. If you use the second link, the site won't accept it. But why?
To understand why I, as a developer cannot provide support for this, let's look at an example with a normal link and its corresponding direct link from Sta.sh:
http://orig00.deviantart.net/ Notice anything different? It's the lack of distinct difference between the two, there's nothing to tell which site the image came from. Hopefully this gives you an idea of why things are the way they are.
What are those characters and numbers in the footer?
This website’s complete codebase is available for anyone to see on GitHub at https://github.com/ponydevs/MLPVC-RR. What you're seeing is the version number, which consists of the first few characters of the latest commit’s ID. In this case, a commit is simply an update to the site. Whenever a new update is applied, the version number changes automatically.