BMN Winners for Friday, January 9th

Congratulations to our winners and their selections for the January 16th & 17th movie nights!

We’re finally emerging from the woods of holiday specials and returning to our usual movie night schedule. We’d like to remind everyone that with our new system of voting for movies you only get to pick one movie each week, we will still be making two selections from voters in the lottery, so please pick movies you would actually want to watch.

See you all Saturday, January 17th for the next Bronystate Lottery!

Miyazaki Week

2014 is dead, long live 2015!

We’re wrapping up our holiday stream specials with a week of all 12 Hayao Miyazaki animated films. Starting Monday, January 5th, we’ll be streaming two movies each night at 7pm EST, with the exception of the last two movies airing Saturday, January 10th, at 2pm EST during Euro Movie Night.

This will also be the first time our new voting system will be used, so keep an eye on your inboxes for the newsletter. Normal movie nights will return Friday, January 16th.

You may have also noticed that someone different from usual is making this announcement. That’s because the new members of the moderator team have finished their month long boot-camp, and graduated from Half-ops to Full-ops; they’ve also been given a rainbow of pretty text colors for chat!

Last Movie Night of the Year

Congratulations to our winners and their selections for the December 26th & 27th movie nights!

It’s been some time since I have made one of these post but have been busy with the holidays so it often slipped my mind so for our last movie night of the year I had to make sure we get a post in.

See you all Friday December 26th for the next Bronystate Lottery

Ahhh…Fresh Meat

Well then, after so very long, we have some wonderful news to announce!  After reviewing many applications, we have brought in a large group of human sacrifices new recruits to the team!  We’re very excited to have these new mods and temp mods work with us.  Please join me in welcoming them.  Of course, we only expect you to harass them for the first two weeks, from THAT point then you have to treat them like real people.  Uh…did I say that out loud?  Anyways,  be sure to send your congratulations to:

  • alicorn_texasboykc09
  • buytoast
  • Eulshy
  • Fengor
  • GabeMoist
  • Krazy
  • Konsoln
  • MirrorImage
  • Ohnine
  • Vuxul
  • xMgMusicx

I, for one, look forward to our new mod overlords.  Cheers!

BMN Winners for Saturday, October 18

Congratulations to our winners and their selections for the October 24th & 25th movie nights!

Get set for a long movie night this week with the classic Gone with the Wind taking up the A spot with a 4 hour run time. B slot being taken by the Video-game turned cheesy movie Double dragon. So it shall prove to be an interesting night.

See you all Friday October 24th for the next Bronystate Lottery

BMN Winners for Friday, September 26th

Congratulations to our winners and their selections for the October 3rd & 4th movie nights!

With Rainbow Rocks hitting theaters soon keep in mind spoiler rules will be in effect for the film so try not to talk about it and keep in mind we will show it as soon as it hit the HUB or my DVD comes which ever happens first. The Hub version is supposedly gonna be the 17 of October have not seen much info on it yet so will keep apprised of any changes. The DVD’s wont ship till the 28th

See you all Saturday October 4th for the next Bronystate Lottery

BMN Winners for Saturday, September 20th

Congratulations to our winners and their selections for the September 26th & 27th movie nights!

With Rainbow Rocks hitting theaters soon keep in mind spoiler rules will be in effect for the film so try not to talk about it and keep in mind we will show it as soon as it hit the HUB or my DVD comes which ever happens first.

See you all Friday September 26th for the next Bronystate Lottery

Lottery September 1st and Special Announcement

Sorry for all the down-time folks.  We’ve fixed up our hosting issues (for now) so things should be back to normal.  Hopefully you’ll be seeing the normal newsletters go out.  For now, here’s the result of our random “Idon’tknowwhattodo” lottery (and no, I wasn’t the one who picked who won):

We’ve come a long way since we first started.  We’ve had a lot of ups and downs, but for the most part I look back on them fondly.  With that being said, after a long amount of discussion, we’ve decided to open up applications for modship once again.  Feel like you could contribute to this site in a meaningful way?  Send an application down.  As a forewarning: we will contact you if we’d like to schedule an interview with you, but we’re not imposing any sort of timing restrictions on when a decision will be made.  We’ll do our best to address every application within a reasonable time frame, but we can’t make any promises.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask us in the IRC or send an email.

Or, if you’re ready to send in an application, follow our link here.

Best wishes everyone, we hope to hear from you soon.

Lottery August 8th and Trilogies

Congratulations to the winners of the movie night lottery for Friday August 10!

Are you sick and tired of those colored horses taking up all of your time during the week?  No?  Oh…well…who cares, the mare-a-thon is over.  We’ll be helping you get over that pony addiction by…not showing any ponies during the week.  That somehow works, right?  Tune in Monday Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:00 PM EST for the continuation of our trilogy month.  This week features the age-old classic, loved and adored by all (or else): none other than Back to the Future!  Come on in and join the fun!

A month later… <.< >.>

Yeah…I totally haven’t been lazy about this…at all.  I’d like to give you an excuse, but I can’t.  I’ve just been putting off another blog post for way too long, so my bad on that.

So we’ve had an interesting conversation going on at “Ye olde Mod Headquarters”, and I’d like to start working towards a better solution for it.  It’s obvious to anyone that there’s some friction between groups of people and the moderators, I wont deny that at all.  A huge majority of these issues, we have discussed, are because there is a lack of transparency from how the mods go about business and what the viewers see in response.  Now, keep in mind this isn’t every situation, and there are certainly problems which we do need to address in other forms.  This is mostly in regards to viewers not really having an answer for WHY certain things happen, or why certain decisions were made.  Take, for example, when someone sends in a complaint or a concern about the way things are done here.

When this happens, we take it very seriously.  We’re always open to feedback, and believe it or not every complaint is discussed (some of which are still being addressed).  But on the viewer side, you don’t see any of this.  Now, I can already hear what you’re going to say, “But I was against X happening and got kicked by a mod.”  From your perspective, this can be very aggravating, or even make you feel that you’re just being needlessly censored.  I’ll try to clarify this as best as I can.  Essentially, the issue isn’t that you disagree with something, but that you’re disrupting the chat with the complaint.  If, after a kick, you flood into main chat “WTF MAN HOLY SHIT, Y?”, it’s our responsibility to take action.

Now, this is what happens an overwhelming majority of the time, but that’s not what I want to get at.  I want to address issues where viewers have legitimate concerns, but are going about it the wrong way.  Your input is very important to us, and we want you to feel like you can voice any concern you have.  Going back to what I said, the viewers don’t get to really see the mod discussion on these cases.  With this in mind, I want to start making steps forward to bridge that gap.  Obviously I don’t think this is an end-all solution, but merely a step towards a better system where both viewers and moderators are happy.  For today’s blog post, I want to stress that viewers have a voice.

Normally, I would tell you that any complaints or suggestions should be handled a few different ways: 1) Send a PM to a moderator (It doesn’t have to be the moderator in question in circumstances you feel are abuses of power), 2) Go to our #derpy_hooves channel and inquire further or 3) email us at [email protected]  You may not SEE the mod discussion on what you present, but I can guarantee that it does get brought up and reviewed.  But this isn’t good enough, this is just re-iterating the same policy.  Today, I want to focus on bridging that gap.  So here is my plan:  We’re going to have, essentially, an AMA of sorts (yes, I know this isn’t reddit).  I want you all to send me an email at [email protected], asking about anything you want to know.  Literally.  Anything.  Want some insight on a particular policy?  Feel free.  Want to know our opinions on certain things?  Totally fine.  Want to ask me why I’m such an intolerable dick?  Go right ahead.  Every question asked will be posted and answered in next week’s post (and yes, your identities will remain anonymous).  I’ll answer every question 100% honestly (though I may, if you ask about particularly sensitive matters, not be at liberty to go into details).

So let me know what you guys are thinking about, I’m serious.  I’m giving you all the chance to publicly address any issues or concerns you have for this site.  This is our chance to be a little bit more transparent with each other, and to really get a dialogue going.  Cheers folks, I look forward to seeing your questions.