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BenRG

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  • I live in London, UK
  • I was born on July 29
  • My occupation is Admin secretary
  • I am Male (I think)

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What about the pictures of the seeds and Celestia and Luna's hooves?

Editiorializing/speculation

If it's alright with you, let me give you examples of what I consider editorializing and speculation, taken from your own edits.

"All evidence shown to date indicates that most gems are quite common on Equestria."

This, in my opinion, is unnecessary to point out. The viewer is given no indication that gems aren't common (with the exception of baby blue sapphires, as Rarity implicitly calls them "extremely rare"). See Dragonshy, Owl's Well That Ends Well, and A Dog and Pony Show.

And if there is any sort of gem-to-bit exchange rate, it's not exactly spelled out for us -- Rarity and the bellhop never mention bits -- and it seems speculative to assume there is. Same goes for when words such as "seems", "suggests", or "possible" are used.

Also, edits should be written from a third-person perspective. Statements such as "we see that" or "we see more examples of" are written from a first-person perspective.

Once again, I apologize for any rudeness I've shown, and I hope this wordy-as-hell message helps you to understand a little where I'm coming from. furdklZ.png 2xoHxMt.gif 17:21, January 21, 2014 (UTC)

The thing is that I didn't see it as speculative at all. I couldn't use definitive language because, of course, it hasn't been explicitly stated in the show so it would be wrong to do so. Nonetheless, there is no other reasonable explanation for what we've seen on-screen so it is as reasonable as to say "there appears to be is a force equivalent to gravitation working on Equestria".
However, just to give one of your examples, what else was the bellhop going to give as change instead of Bits? Smaller gems? Like they would have a till full of those? However they would have a till full of bits and for there to be 'change' from a gem, a gem of the size and quality Rarity gave him must have a fixed value so that both he and Rarity would agree on what she should receive. This means it is effectively a currency unit. As bits must alos have a fixed value to be useful as a currency unit, that means an accepted Bit-to-gem exchange ratio, which we don't know but logically must exist.
Also remember that, irrespective of what is true in-universe, we are writing from the perspective of an outsider on a world where gem-quality stones are rare, expensive and hard to source. So, to say that they are quite common is a necessary statement so that the reader can make the mental jump from Earth perspective to Equestria perspective.
I just think that the bar of what deserves to be in articles is set too high and means that valuable content is lost.
BenRG - Not sure if he dreads or longs for Episode VII (talk) 17:36, January 21, 2014 (UTC)
I'm not sure how your entire second paragraph isn't speculation. That is entirely your own original thinking, please do not edit your original thinking into articles. Articles are to be edited with simple, understandable, sensible and appropriate English, from a neutral point of view. We do not tell stories, we describe events as they happen in the show.
A specific edit is never considered as "deserving" or "not deserving" to be in an article. Edits that do not abide to the guidelines set out by the wiki are either removed or edited to abide to them. There isn't anything more than that going on.  FANMADE_Animated_Derpy_Hooves_desktop_ponies_sprite.gif Sig1.png Sig2.png  17:57, January 21, 2014 (UTC)
"Stories" are how our minds let us understand reality. Nothing our minds perceive is anything but a story that we create by comparing sensory data with things we've experienced before.
However, as the admins have spoken, we'll leave it at that.
BenRG - Not sure if he dreads or longs for Episode VII (talk) 18:02, January 21, 2014 (UTC)

Stellar Eclipse

I know he's a character from the recent episode, but who is he, exactly? Like, what sort of role does he play in the episode? GamerBoi42 (talk) 21:10, April 19, 2014 (UTC)

Stellar Eclipse is an earth pony who has lots of Discord memorabilia on his stall at the exchange. He doesn't really have any significant role other than being one of the steps in the chain of trades Rainbow has to complete to get a rare first edition of Daring Do and the Sapphire Stone.
The only unusual thing I can think of about him is that he's the first paraplegic pony we've seen on the show - his rear legs don't work and his hindquarters are in a wheeled cart that lets him remain mobile.
BenRG - Not sure if he dreads or longs for Episode VII (talk) 21:26, April 19, 2014 (UTC)

Are you sure he's an earth pony? He looks like a pegasus to me, and the last time I checked, earth ponies didn't have wings. GamerBoi42 (talk) 18:38, April 20, 2014 (UTC)

He is a Pegasus; BenRG was simply mistaken. See the "Production and development" section on Trade Ya!'s page. furdklZ.png 2xoHxMt.gif 18:57, April 20, 2014 (UTC)

Testing Testing 1, 2, 3

What exactly do you find wrong with this episode? GamerBoi42 (talk) 13:41, July 19, 2014 (UTC)

Well, apart from the whole premise being a stretch - A fanfilly like Rainbow not being obsessively aware of all the details of the Wonderbolts' history? Aside from the third act, every part of this episode seemed badly handled (even the epilogue fails to hit the right notes). The horribly mis-delivered 'Rapping History of the Wonderbolts' just tops off one of the weakest episodes of Season 4.
BenRG - Not sure if he dreads or longs for Episode VII (talk) 14:11, July 19, 2014 (UTC)
I think it makes sense that he wouldn't be all that educated on the history of the Wonderbolts. I believe she is more enamored by their flying skills rather than how they came to be. Also, she did claim that she dropped out of flight school in Sonic Rainboom, which probably explains why other ponies know more about the Wonderbolts than she did.
I also have to disagree with you on The rappin' Hist'ry of the Wonderbolts. I thought it was a hilarious parody of late '80s-early '90s hip-hop/rap, not to mention it does fit with Pinkie's nature of spontaneously breaking into songs (which she hasn't really done that much in Seasons 2, 3, and 4 outside of her own episodes), which is why I didn't find it to be that out-of-place like some others do. Still, to each his own, I guess.  Sunset_Shimmer_happy.png Golden Bluebird Sunset_Shimmer_cutie_mark.png 14:22, July 19, 2014 (UTC)

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait a second, there. She did not claim that she dropped out of flight school in the Sonic Rainboom episode. GamerBoi42 (talk) 14:42, July 19, 2014 (UTC)

You're right. She's not the one who claims that she dropped out of flight school. Dumb-Bell did. Read the dialogue below.
"Dumb-Bell": Well well well. What do we have here?
Hoops: It's our old friend Rainbow Crash!
"Dumb-Bell": Get kicked outta any flight schools lately?
"Dumb-Bell", Hoops, and "Score": [laughs]
Rainbow Dash: I didn't get kicked out.
"Dumb-Bell": Face it, Rainbow Crash. Flight school had too many rules, and not enough naptimes for you.
My mistake there.  Sunset_Shimmer_happy.png Golden Bluebird Sunset_Shimmer_cutie_mark.png 14:49, July 19, 2014 (UTC)

I got that the death thing from Equestria Daily, Whitehorse24

This whole Sunset Shimmer thing

Seriously, you're allowed to have an opinion, but are you unable to see just how unfair and outrageous it is that Sunset Shimmer should be stuck in the human world without being able to use magical abilities she was BORN with? Seriously, it's like saying "humans weren't meant to be able to use/make tools." Really, it's not that I object to EQG at all. I just hate that the pony Sunset is being wasted on it just to give her something to do. It's not like she'd be redundant if she were a character in FiM. After all, Twilight's modesty is starting to become less believable now that she's the Princess of Friendship, while Sunset's still a unicorn those abilities and characterization would really benefit the Mane Six more than the Rainbooms.

At this point, all we've seen is that the pony Sunset's about as useful to the Rainbooms as Ma-Ti is to the Planeteers: She can't do a thing on her own, yet the others, despite having better-defined abilities and better experience apparently can't do much either for some stupid reason, unless she happens to be nearby. And the pony Sunset has way too much potential as a character to be wasted on a role like that. Frankly, I think the human Sunset should show up so that the pony Sunset can just go back home (her REAL home) to Equestria. You don't have to screw up her character development or dynamic at all, just let her go back to being a magic-using unicorn!

If they had to make the human Twilight the bad guy, and make the human Sunset a no-show, then it just shows that the writers are the ones grasping straws to make their spin-off idea work, which it certainly can even without the pony Sunset being there; they just need to get their head out of the clouds and stop using new characters as gimmicks. Really, it would be much more interesting to see how the human Sunset would mesh with the Rainbooms and CHS than to see pony Sunset try proving herself to be a good pony/person at CHS for the umpteenth time. I mean, there's only so many times you can rehash a plot before you get totally sick of it. Jykale (talk) 23:52, February 20, 2015 (UTC)

The real problem between us is that I disagree with your underlying thesis that a person born a unicorn needs to have access to magic to be happy and fulfilled. It isn't even true that humans need to have use of their hands to be happy. There are plenty of people who survive perfectly well and even thrive after terrible accidents or diseases rob them of the use of their hands. Life is harder and filled with its trials but happiness is something that you achieve by your own determination and strength of heart.
I don't know where you get the idea that Sunset is of no use to the Rainbooms. The ending of the film shows she is a key and intrinsic part of their line-up. Remember that none of the Equestria Girls really have any 'special abilities' beyond their intrinsic skills and knowledge. In Sunset's case, it seems to me that this lies in the area of being a conciliator and leader (even Twilight needed Sunset to persuade her to be forgiving and a team player). It is even implied very strongly that she may be one of that world's Bearers of the Elements of Harmony.
Everything I've seen is that, if Sunset is to be happy in the pseudo-human world, it is because she is going to have friends. It is those things that are a source of happiness, not her magical abilities. From what I've seen, she hasn't even once been shown to pine after them. How can this be 'unfair' to her if this is a trade-off which she has made quite happily?
I appreciate that this isn't how you see the character and you also don't consider that plausible characterisation. However, I do see it as plausible characterisation and even a positive message that you can overcome many things, even the loss of something that most would consider intrinsic to their being, and still be happy if you have friends and love in your life.
MLP-FiM and EgG are both, ultimately, about friendship, living in harmony with each other and finding your place in your community. It is very clear, from the end of Rainbow Rocks, that Sunset has chosen the human world as her community. There was nothing at all stopping her from asking Twilight to return to Equestria with her but she did not. Did she feel that her 'misison' to redeem herself for her crimes in the human world was incomplete? That I do not know. The point is that, with the way open, she chose to stay. Given the choice between her friends and her magic, she chose her friends. This may change but I doubt it will.
My advice? Don't fret too much about how the writers characterise Sunset and the choices they have her make. Write AU fan-fiction if you have to but accept that this is the canon Sunset and, no matter how much you wish or deny, it won't change.
I hope that we can avoid arguments in the future.
BenRG - Not sure if he dreads or longs for Episode VII (talk) 14:04, February 21, 2015 (UTC)
The problem with that is that it's NEVER brought up if it really was her choice and she just didn't think about it. Even Twilight asked Princess Celestia if she could stay in Ponyville, whereas not one word is brought up about Sunset choosing to stay in the human world, or anyone asking if she wanted to go back to Equestria. Also, she could just as easily go back to being a unicorn and make all the friends she wants, instead of voluntarily handicapping herself just to make friends in a world where everyone else treats her like a time-bomb waiting to go off. It's like winning a marathon and choosing to bring home the Bronze Medal instead. I mean, who in their right mind would even do that?! There's a difference between doing what's right and doing what's totally idiotic and counter-productive. The pony Sunset has as much reason to stay with the Rainbooms as Princess Twilight does. And like Princess Twilight, the pony Sunset could always just go back to CHS if the Rainbooms ever get themselves in a tight spot, so staying there 24/7 with no intentions of going back home to Equestria just makes no sense.
Sunset Shimmer's unicorn magic could end up saving Equestria someday, but instead it's being wasted because the human world morphs ponies into mundane humans against their will for some totally stupid, unexplained reason. And no, I'm not saying she has to use that magic just because it's there, but because it, along with being a pony, is a major part of her base identity, and she's just lying to herself by dismissing it. I mean, would you permanently give up your arms and legs if it meant becoming mayor for life of your hometown?
I'm not saying the pony world is better because there's magic there, I'd personally stick to being a human if I was given that situation, since it's what I've always been and don't want to give up the Internet or having fingers for wings or any amount of magic. That message doesn't work though with Sunset, since she's just being a sell-out: She's pretending to be something she isn't and denying herself her full potential just to fit in someplace she was never supposed to be to begin with. If she lost her ability to use magic in some accident or something, I could get the message that she doesn't need it to be happy. But she just happens to be in a place where her magic is temporarily disabled, which can then be re-enabled just by leaving that place.
Really, if they wanted to give that message, it should've been with a unicorn that had his/her horn permanently broken or something, and not someone that's been initially described as an anti-Twilight Sparkle, since it just creates a paradox that juxtaposes everything established about that character by 180 degrees. The message/morals are good, but the context is beyond abominable. I'm not kidding when I say that I could write an entire Wiki about all the different ways that it reeks of BS.
Also, I don't have to "accept" it at all. Did the fans of Fallout 3 "accept" the terrible ending of that otherwise great game? Did the Star Wars fans "accept" Darth Maul and Boba Fett being killed off in the movies? Did Terminator fans "accept" the originally-written ending of Terminator Salvation (which is different from how it is in the final version)? NO! THEY DIDN'T! In fact, the creators of those movies/games even complied to their fans' complaints accordingly, and considering how much influence MLP takes from its fans, is it really that far-fetched to assume that the writers could just transplant Sunset Shimmer into FiM (where she BELONGS!) if they get enough petitions to do so? Jykale (talk) 15:07, February 21, 2015 (UTC)
And there's the problem. I really don't think that your viewpoint is anywhere near as close to that of the majority as you think. I think that you'll find that, in fact, your viewpoint is that of a minority and that of a small one too. Still, start an e-petition if you must. We'll see how much support that you get and whether Hasbro gives the slightest bit of consideration to your position.
In any case, you persist in seeing Sunset Shimmer's situation through your own eyes instead of that of the character. Whether or not you think that her on-screen decisions are sensible or wrong doesn't matter. Just because you think that she's "lying to herself" doesn't matter if that is how she wants to do it. Just because you think she is a 'sell out' for not doing things that the way you would do them doesn't mean anything. Things don't always happen the way that you want them to. If anyone is being 'unfair', it is you by insisting that yours is the only reasonable way to treat the character. Personally, I think that you should stop going though life too closely identifying with a fictional character in a very different situation from yours whose decision-making in no way reflects upon your own life choices.
You continue to posit hypothetical situations to justify getting what you want but that is the wrong thing to do. So long as the creators are satisifed to keep Sunset as a human, that is what is going to happen. As matters stand, there is no pressing reason for Sunset to ever return to Equestria or any reason at all for her to do so and we've never been given even the smallest hint that this is what she wants to do right now. All the "what if...?" scenarios in the world won't change that. Only the writers will.
That is very much it; there is nothing left to say except to find different ways to say the same thing.
BenRG - Not sure if he dreads or longs for Episode VII (talk) 15:37, February 21, 2015 (UTC)
I'm hardly the minority. There was actually a poll a couple months back on Equestria Daily about whether fans wanted Sunset Shimmer to go back to Equestria or stay at CHS, and the people that wanted her back in Equestria were the ones that won. Make of that what you will.
Second, how can you say Sunset choosing to stay in the human world was an on-screen decision if nobody ever brought up that choice at all?! If she did choose to stay there, then it would have been OFF-screen. You're not speculating any less than me, so don't act like you're the one with all the answers. You're no closer to the truth than I am.Jykale (talk) 16:16, February 21, 2015 (UTC)
Well, I didn't see this alleged poll, so I'll have to take your word for it; it certainly wasn't one of the site's main polls as I'm aware of those.
You're missing an important point: As Sunset has not asked to go back, then she doesn't want to. In Rainbow Rocks, she had enough opportunities when she was alone with Twilight Sparkle to plead her ase.
I'm not claiming to be the one with all the answers. I'm the one who just doesn't agree with your idea of what is right for the character of Sunset Shimmer and occasionally wondering why this is such a personal issue for you.
BenRG - Not sure if he dreads or longs for Episode VII (talk) 16:32, February 21, 2015 (UTC)
For the record, I'm referring to this poll: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/12/poll-results-how-open-would-you-be-to.html Jykale (talk) 21:16, February 22, 2015 (UTC)

Hello, BenRG. I'm only attacking you because YOU'RE attacking the MLP team by saying each episode they make sucks and make extremely low rankings, just because of your differing expectations. I'd not attack you normally, but seriously I've seen more negative than positive reactions frm you for EACH episode. I see you being negative for like 80% of the episodes and 20*\% are rarely good. If you want me to stop attacking you, please stop attacking the team and consider how hard it is to make the episodes, and once you do at least consider this I promise to leave you alone and stop attacking.

+OK BenRG I understand I'm sorry for my insulting and overdramatic behavior, while you may be right it's that I've face similar behavior by someone else from a different wikia and they still are very ignorant and are extremely bashing that game, that's why I really get angry when someone just acts negative, and you're right that I was being too bashful and focus on the negative more, but it's because of the fault of this guy.

Commenting

While I agree that GamerBoi42's remark here was uncalled for, your response was not much better. In the future, please report any inciteful or harassing behavior to a comment controller or admin and it will be dealt with accordingly. Thanks. furdklZ.png 2xoHxMt.gif 15:02, December 25, 2015 (UTC)

Congratulations!

Congratulations on making the My Little Pony Wiki's 999,999th edit!
Main 6 at Twilight's birthday party S2E9

Vengir (talkcontributions) 17:45, January 6, 2016 (UTC)

((Waves little flag))
"Yaaayyy."
BenRG - Not sure if he dreads or longs for Episode VII (talk) 17:47, January 6, 2016 (UTC)

Just a question

One of your comments says I never thought that I'd feel empathy for Starlight Glimmer but I do here. Like her, I hate it when my friends start getting all tactile on me.

What exactly do you mean by "getting all tactile"? I tried asking a couple of the more smarter users on this website, but they were of no use. So I was hoping you could answer me. GamerBoi42 International (talk) 13:27, March 21, 2016 (UTC)

I meant that they were continually getting into her personal space and hugging her. Continual social touching can be very disturbing for someone who isn't used to it and I bet that Starlight, with her lack of friendship knowledge, has no previous experience of it at all.
BenRG - I Hope to Keep This Peaceful (talk) 13:40, March 21, 2016 (UTC)

https://mlp.fandom.com/wiki/Sunset_Shimmer?diff=prev&oldid=1709576

https://mlp.fandom.com/wiki/Lyra_Heartstrings?diff=prev&oldid=1708361 (7)6(four) (talk) 09:45, July 1, 2016 (UTC)

You can take this to Impy or one of the other Admins for ajudication if you like, but I stand by my undo. There is no plausible justification for adding 'has unnamed relatives' into a mainspace article.
BenRG - I Hope to Keep This Peaceful (talk) 09:48, July 1, 2016 (UTC)

"Ah, Can the Auto Club Triumph?"

They aren't predictions.

They are references.

I'm referencing the "Oh My Goddess" episode "Ah, Can the Auto Club Triumph?", since I see that episode to be extremely similiar to "The Cart Before the Ponies".

Here, watch the episode:

http://www.englishanimes.com/watch/ah-my-goddess-episode-10-dub-online/

King Phelous (talk) 14:51, August 4, 2016 (UTC)

Question

Since you seem like the type of person who would think about this, have you ever thought of which ponies are the most powerful (in a sort of list)?

Also, what would you think the (pony) Shadowbolts do for a living? GoldenLine (talk) 03:32, September 14, 2016 (UTC)

The thing is that you can't really easily define 'most powerful'. Many Ponies have particular areas of speciality where they are disproportionately strong but are weak in other areas (sometimes all other areas). Naturally, the alicorn princesses are at the top of the heap in terms of raw power but below that things get a bit more difficult to define. Even then, the Princesses aren't necessary all-conquering because raw power may not translate into practical skill.
FWIW, in my view, the most powerful non-Alicorn ponies we've seen on the show are, in order, Pinkie Pie, Starlight Glimmer, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Applejack and Fluttershy. However, their powers are very focussed on their racial specialities or specific specialist 'aspects' and they aren't so powerful outside of those. Pinkie is an exception; she's the only Earth Pony that I've seen who can fly under her own power and as enough magic to do things that normally you would think are exclusively unicorn powers like blink teleporting and conjuring.
The pony Shadowbolts? I'd like them to be Princess Twilight's personal guardponies, under the command of the redoubtable (and irritatingly over-protective) Captain Flash Sentry.
More specifically:
  • Indigo Zap - Air Scout
  • Sugarcoat - Intelligence & Counter-Intelligence
  • Sour Sweet - Archer/sniper
  • Lemon Zest - Military policepony (but her true love is being in the Guard Marching Band)
  • Sunny Flare - Battlemage
BenRG - I Hope to Keep This Peaceful (talk) 08:31, September 14, 2016 (UTC)

Happy Holidays!

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♫ Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, and since we no place to gooo! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! ♫ :D --Mega Sean 45 (talk) 01:44, December 21, 2016 (UTC)

Discontinuity

I might do the same thing if the Rainbow Dash episode doesn't impress me, like the Fluttershy episode was a little below average to me. Except I might end it after Season 6, coz I liked To Where and Back Again too much, and just put my fanfic in my headcanon as to Chrysalis's final defeat. KillRoy231 (talk) 16:03, May 2, 2017 (UTC)

Regarding the Wiki vandal

BenRG, I deeply apologize for any inconvenience the recent string of vandalism has caused you, and thank you for being so prompt in reverting and reporting it. Lately, it seems the user pops up during hours in which I'm away from the Wiki and sleeping -- it's unfortunate that I'm not able to address it more promptly than I can.

With that in mind, I'd like to nominate you for administrator status. You've proven very diligent in reverting vandalous edits, and the Wiki could use more supervision during, shall we say, "off-hours". Let me know what you think, and whatever you decide, your continued diligence as "admin secretary" is greatly appreciated.

Regards, furdklZ.png 2xoHxMt.gif 12:28, May 15, 2017 (UTC)

As a quick addendum, should the responsibility of admin rights be of no interest to you, I could nominate you for rollback rights instead so you can revert vandalous edits more swiftly without the Special:WikiActivity page being overwhelmed. furdklZ.png 2xoHxMt.gif 12:46, May 15, 2017 (UTC)
That sounds like the more sensible option. I'm not sure that I have the free time to adequately fill the role of an Administrator but Rollback would be very useful to use with this particular individual.
BenRG - I Hope to Keep This Peaceful (talk) 13:35, May 15, 2017 (UTC)
Done. furdklZ.png 2xoHxMt.gif 19:27, May 15, 2017 (UTC)

To answer your question posted on my talk page, I have been in communication with Fandom Support a few times about the matter, and prior to the vandal's recent upcropping, Fandom Support did act to block the entire area from which their IP address originated (at least, that's what they did to the best of my understanding). However, the user can simply change their IP address and resume their attacks.

After notifying Fandom Support several times about this, I'm afraid they didn't offer much in the way of solutions:

  1. Keep blocking them until they get bored (which has not worked), or
  2. Essentially comply to their demands

Alternatively, the user has a pattern to their chosen usernames, so it's possible to preemptively block them before their attacks begin. But I'm not a fan of this option as there is always the possibility of blocking the wrong person. Once again, I'm sorry to put all of this on you -- it's not your burden to deal with.

As for ISD Tormentor, there may be a case to make for Wikia-wide vandalism, but as you said, it could just be a copycat. furdklZ.png 2xoHxMt.gif 12:13, June 2, 2017 (UTC)

The behaviour is puzzling and disturbing. This must be a really disturbed personality!
Is there a system by which you can require the first post to be moderated before being made 'live' on the site? I can't see this guy having the patience to make a fake first post and you'd be able to catch and block him before anything he does appears!
BenRG - I Hope to Keep This Peaceful (talk) 12:21, June 2, 2017 (UTC)
I don't know if there is such a system, but I'll keep in contact with Fandom Support and VSTF for other possible measures. furdklZ.png 2xoHxMt.gif 12:33, June 2, 2017 (UTC)

Sorry about the whole "Dance Magic" thing.

I don't know what came over me.

I apologize for my actions.

I'll domy best to keep my anger in check. Problem is, it's not easy for me.

King Phelous (talk) 11:19, June 6, 2017 (UTC)

Re: Flaming Comments

You would need comment control rights to do so, which your rollback rights don't extend to. But thanks for the consideration. I issued a warning on Bluethunder25's talk page. furdklZ.png 2xoHxMt.gif 14:39, June 6, 2017 (UTC)

The Shadowbolts

We had a discussion in the comment section of the Shadowbolts article on whether or not we should split it. Have you seen the three Equestria Girls Specials? They have been made available in English. Do you think we should split the Shadowbolts article now? Bl00lust (talk) 15:18, June 11, 2017 (UTC)

Yes, I think that the time has come to do that
BenRG - I Hope to Keep This Peaceful (talk) 17:37, June 11, 2017 (UTC)

Edit warring

Please refrain from edit warring, because nothing productive ever comes from this. As one of our long-time editors, you really ought to know this by now. If you have a problem, take it up in the comments section of the article. - Jasonbres (talk) 17:49, August 15, 2017 (UTC)

I don't agree with classifying this as 'edit warring' (after only one cycle, I don't think that you can call it a 'war'). All I ask is Prince Goldstreak justify why a completely random bit of trivia should be on the article rather than just undo my edit without a summary.
BenRG - I Hope to Keep This Peaceful (talk) 18:25, August 15, 2017 (UTC)
As Prince Goldstreak mentioned not in that undo but in his previous edit, the A Health of Information and Once Upon a Zeppelin articles having that information is consistent with the Where the Apple Lies, Discordant Harmony, The Perfect Pear, Fame and Misfortune, Triple Threat, Campfire Tales, To Change a Changeling, It Isn't the Mane Thing About You, and Secrets and Pies articles also having that information; seems arbitrary to single out just one (reminiscent of the Sunset Shimmer and Lyra Heartstrings articles' still-inconsistent notation—or lack thereof—of unidentified family). (7)6(four) (talk) 08:24, August 17, 2017 (UTC)
I actually take the opposite lesson - ALL those articles should have that pointless trivia remvoved!
BenRG - I Hope to Keep This Peaceful (talk) 08:39, August 17, 2017 (UTC)
P.S.
Oh... Well, actually looking at the page it seems that Prince Goldstreak apparently didn't feel that strongly about it anyway.
Whatever; in future I will try to be nicer.
BenRG - I Hope to Keep This Peaceful (talk) 18:34, August 15, 2017 (UTC)

Shadow Lock

Hey BenRG, had a question for you. I know previously you'd suggested waiting to publish the Shadow Lock Workshop page as a full article since we were waiting on info as to whether he's appear in Shadow Play. Well, no information seems to suggest that he will be doing so-I haven't looked at any leaked summaries, but nobody seems to have added anything to the workshop page either. As such, I wonder: is there anything else we need to do, or can we look into getting the page published? I'm thinking Shadow Lock would probably fit under the Reformed Antagonists category. --Kilmarnock228 (talk) 23:18, October 18, 2017 (UTC)

I can't see any reason to not publish with what we already have.
BenRG - I Hope to Keep This Peaceful (talk) 09:35, October 19, 2017 (UTC)
I agree-just not sure how to go about it. I tried asking ImperfectXIII about it but haven't heard anything back.--Kilmarnock228 (talk) 20:44, October 19, 2017 (UTC)

December 2017 featured articles discussion

Hi, Ben. Can you give your thoughts on (7)6(four)'s suggestion for the December 2017 featured articles? Thanks.  Sunset_Shimmer_happy.png Golden Bluebird Sunset_Shimmer_cutie_mark.png 15:43, November 29, 2017 (UTC)

Hey!

Hi BenRG, you seen Miraculous Ladybug? LaylaWinx555 (talk) 15:41, January 8, 2020 (UTC)

I've started watching it, yes. It has a lot of potential although it seems to have the same problem that MLP has. Namely, it's bee pigeonholed as "kids' entertainment" when it's got a big adult fan-base too. That's going to lead to conflicts in how to tell stories and how to please the fans in the future.
BenRG - I Hope to Keep This Peaceful (talk) 15:46, January 8, 2020 (UTC)
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