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Hey guys! I try and ask for feedback from the community as much as possible but I realized there is no designated place keep track of all these suggestions! So that's why I created this journal!

If you have suggestion about anything Pondpony related please drop a comment here!

However there are a few rules / stipulations:
1. These are just suggestions, we will take all into consideration but may not be able to implement every single one
2. Make it constructive! This is not a complaint box!
3. Be nice and courteous about your suggestions, we will take it more seriously this way
4. Don't make demands, again we will take you more seriously if you politely suggest changes / events over you demanding them
5. I will add or edit the rules as needed


The admins and I will refer to this as often as possible, and we hope to continue to build a good community with you guys as we grow :heart:
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FazedQueenBee Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Maybe to help get fawns more love, and aid the issue of people being upset sometimes over dropping x value on wanting a pond, and getting a fawn, you guys could be transparent as to what days in advents produce fawns/ponds, or maybe have the fawn team host one seperate to the pond advent?
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The-Sheamus-MLP Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Possibly making a visual ref for fawns too?
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TheMidnightMage Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
random thought from awhile back,
make Golden Koi koins able to change a pond type to an AO type or add another typing to a pond (Not AO)
do what you will with the thought. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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:iconrainspeak:
Rainspeak Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going to summarize some of the suggestions that were discussed in the Discord chat. This is only a few and isn't intended to be comprehensive.
* More fawn types and traits (eg. water horns?).
* Try to close the perceived value gap between ponds and fawns. The price discrepancy is part of the problem, as well as less variety of traits/types, and emphasis of some of the events or higher-ups attention are perceived as being geared more towards Pondponies (ex. Pondponies month).
* Members perceive a power gap between admins who can make or have easy access to ponds whenever they want, and the rest of the community who have to compete over a very small number of MYOs and adopts. Regardless of how true or not that is, this perception makes people salty. Suggestions are to either make MYOs/adopts easier to get (especially for FTOs and people who can't afford the high-price auctions), or else put restrictions on how many ponds the admins can make for personal use (or potentially profit).
* More transparency. Eg. When you choose new mods, state why you chose them so people don't assume it's just due to being friends. When you make a decision that affects the community, let us know the reasons. Make sure to give credit to the creator on at least one occasion when their ideas are used to help develop the lore/traits/events/whatever.
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Rossebane Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017
Perhaps buying add-ons with Koi Koins at the frog pond, and/or having more opportunities to obtain them in general uvu

I would also suggest Fawnpond right holders to be group admins, some members do not watch them and they miss chances since it takes a while for Fawnpond content to be posted to the group. :heart:
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artiermis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a contest or prompt or something in february involving drawing Cypris! she needs more love ;v;
A Pondpony Valentine [CLOSED] by Cherri-Crimzon
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FrostbittenBear Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
How about a list of traits in each trait tier such as common, uncommon, etc. It's hard to know what is usable and what is not, especially when you're a noobie to the system.
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FrostbittenBear Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sort of. It doesn't really have just a list of things, you have to read and reread just to make sure you get it right. When I was a noob I was so confused with it, it took me so long just to get the traits in order.
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xXNight-StalkerXx Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mayby cheaper some adops I see some 30000+ points for just a know hair style and 3 colours
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Paytony05 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
More cheaper FTO adopts
or just more adopts in general. I would really like to see set price adopts. As for the fact i hate bidding and can't keep up bidding, and most likely someone with money, who has a collection of pond ponies and other popular cs will get it. Give others chance, especially those WITHOUT paypal. next to adopt bids getting so high is that its almost ALWAYS paypal.
i never see a open adopt on here that others with a cheaper budget can get to.
As far as events goes, you seem to give a bit more chances to people who already have pondponies. Do more event for people without them. ( examples a MYO design contest for FTO, or just a regular one. Myo raffles )
i see there is a Fanart Friday, and tbh i don't do free art for people i don't know. When i draw for others free its meant to show i care about them and try or do keep up with the content the produce or post.
Maybe choose a more guest artist, or permanent designers
it would be cool to see you put out a guest artist spot to a beginner to try it.
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H-analea Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The first pond ponies sold for like 600 points lol
But you are making good points, there's a lot people who own ponds can do, and I would like new people have some ponds. 
Participating in Fanart Friday would be a good way to get enough Koi Koins for a MYO, but if you don't want to participate I understand completely. It's just their attempt at making Pond Ponies easier to get for FTO 
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Paytony05 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
i cant tell if your saying the first pond ponies ever made sold were 600, or FTO pond ponies are sold for 600. if its the first one well that isn't extremely cheap or expensive, but the species wasn't most likely known at that time, as for the second one, its a alright price. People who watch like hawks will get them though, which is the down part no one can control. I've personally given up really looking for one and just moved on to another specie as there easier for me to obtain. i just look the group because there is some nice art put into it.

As well as i saw another comment that made a good bit of sense to me and i'll put it here too, is having a pond pony limit. Which i find very reasonable because it gives others a chance to get one and so they are not all taken by one person. 

As well as Fanart Friday that is just my personal discomfort.
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H-analea Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm saying the first pond ponies were sold for less than $6. Not FTO only, not non-fto. Just them in general, but nvm.
And about the limit, I agree with Cherri-Crimzon's reply. It'd be too controlling to limit how many characters someone could have, and it's not really any of their business other than that the characters are pond ponies/fawn ponds. There's many FTO events they've done and are doing, if no effort is given to get a pond pony/fawn pond then I don't see what the problem is. I've gotten most of mine from trades/offering art, not really paying high bucks for one. Heck, my first pond pony was $5, a MYO from last year.
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Paytony05 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I  wouldn't agree with this rule if Pond ponies weren't so hard for lower class to obtain and this is going by adopts and trading, already stated events i'm not fond of, and if it is a event i have interest in its usually for already pond pony owners. 90% of the time people who trade pond ponies want another pond pony with equal traits or worth, or another popular closed specie. And most lower class, don't have great art with a result they can't muster up many points. This is coming from a much personal view in trying to make points, as i don't have paypal. if i had one day to make 600 points, it most likely wouldn't happen.
another thing you have just said as it was 5$. i don't have paypal so that wouldn't work out most likely
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NebulaNovia Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I'd personally want to see more guest designed Ponds! 
I feel like its a good way to bring more 'variatey' and unique designs to the community 
its also a nice way to provide a healthy amount of adopts to the community when other creators may be too busy to make an adopt c: 
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Crows-Crosses Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017

Maybe add a pond limit? I know this might not be a popular suggestion, but that gives others a better chance of getting a pond. And keeps some from having too many they wont use. Like a limit of 20 ponds? And if some people dont like their pond ponies anymore, or crave a new design, there could be a special system for changing the designs and or traits?
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Cherri-Crimzon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist
Hi,

I understand where you're coming from but we have absolutely no plans on putting a limit on the number of Ponds someone can own. 
We hold FTO (first time owner) and Non-owner only adopts and raffles every so often to help those who don't have one obtain a pond.

We already have a system where people can change the traits and the group already has a loose redesign rule to where people can change their ponds to better suit their tastes.
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Crows-Crosses Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017

Oh.. sorry, im new to this group and dont know much about it yet..
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FrostbittenBear Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe loosen up on the design restraints. Not everyone can buy a tier 6, so maybe add a few more colors for the stones and mane color?
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Tayaspirits Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Student General Artist
I do agree to loosen up on color restraints at least or keep them consistent. The pondpedia is unreliable because I have seen the same colored stones be deemed rare in one pond and common in another. If we don't have a full fledged list of colors to use etc then the master list that tells the traits should be accurate
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Cherri-Crimzon Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist
our trait guide currently has 42+ examples of "earthy colored stones" you can use if you need a guide on what you can use o wo)b
Pondpony Species Ref - A Rarity Guide [U/C]
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Tayaspirits Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Student General Artist
I understand, but some also look to pondpedia for inspiration while they're working on pond designs and I feel like it should be double checked so trait rarities are up to date. I know different admins agree on different things. If there's a list of colors they approved before including the more unusual ones that would be very handy. I've had very pale pink pondstones be approved and those weren't on that list
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FrostbittenBear Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much.
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Rossebane Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
Don't forget that you can always upgrade those on the frog pond for no money cost though ouo
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Archeroose Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017
Raffles for first time owners.


Seriously, it'd be nice for someone without a pondie, who wants a pondie, to actually have one. It's nearly impossible to claim one nowadays, giving them some chances will be lovely. c':
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H-analea Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They actually do a few of those in the Discord server!
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Crows-Crosses Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
But what about those who dont have discord/ cant have discord? Then we are out of luck because we cant join those raffles? 
Sorry if that sounds rude
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H-analea Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well they're Discord exclusive for a reason lol
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Crows-Crosses Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017

Oh... i didnt know about the discord chat... oops
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Archeroose Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017
Oh cool!
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Harpy-Queen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Maybe doing special MYO sales for other timezones than USA ? Like, for Australia, Asia or Europe ? Because staying awake all night is not possible for some of us ;; It would make things easier I guess o/
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Fluffomaru Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist
I have no real idea how something like this would work but maybe some way to win a chance to design a pond adopt?
I know a lot of people, including myself who love the chance to design a pond to sell, but obviously you can't let everyone do it.
maybe win isn't the right word, but maybe some kind of system to earn it.

splitting the profits would be fine with me, I really just like the idea of designing one as an adopt more then the money XD
not that the money wouldn't be cool, but I just don't want this to be a money based idea
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Rainspeak Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I also support this idea! I personally would love the chance to do a guest design, but have no idea how artists are chosen for that. Is it invite only currently or do people just ask someone? Would be nice to have a clear process.
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Fluffomaru Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist
it's probably got to do with design quality and trust level
but yeah a clearer idea or some kind of contest would be cool.
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tinuleaf Featured By Owner Edited Jun 24, 2017
Just a suggestions of a sort of achievement medal/trophy for the persons that entered regularly in the prompts or fanart friday or even maybe special events ? A little bonus reward for the members that really are active in the groups.

For examples
Drawing 15 prompts/fanart friday in a row or altogether = 1 Koi Koin
Drawing 30 prompts/fanart friday in a row or altogether = 2 Koi Koin
... etc

To help the mods then a tracker could be made with all the drawings that count toward the medal to make it easier to check if it's good or not.

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And maybe the possibility of creating another currency with another purpose but more difficult to get that would allow people to buy MYO (maybe only T1 and eventually T2). Maybe the Koi Koin could be converted to this currency like 3 KK= 1 coin of the other currency.

Maybe this currency could be obtained thought special event or special prompts as extra outside the KK
For example an halloween prompt. 2 KK + 1 Coin of the other currency

This way people that work hard for it can still manage to get a MYO outside the usual opening.

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And since the first currency is the Koi due to Kaya the mascot another suggestion would be to name the other currency the Kappa Koin.
Then all say in K :p
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peaceouttopizza23 Featured By Owner Edited May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Koi koin spreadsheet, for the mods and admin use. For instances where users may delete their registration sheets due to trading off a pondpony, or simply due to user error, it would greatly benefit the team and prevent instances where proof is needed to recover lost koins. Considering how hard koins are to acquire in large amounts, it could save much grief long term and overall actually help the mod team in such instances where a mod may make a mistake updating the bank where it isn't noticed, things will be much better regulated this way.
As well as this, perhaps an update to the information about registering your pond, if the above statement is not used, stating that a user should not delete the registration sheet until the new owner of the pond has uploaded theirs and properly had the bank updated. Again to avoid losing koi koins in the process of trading!
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Cherri-Crimzon Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist
Charity adopt, all proceeds would go to a local or national charity
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Crystal-Tranquility Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Ruefers Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Draw to adopts, Write to adopts, Animate to adopts, Craft to adopts, Voice Act to adopts, *gently screams*

Something like as iMelodyRSB brought up;

An egg/something like that appears. No family, no parents, so the pond community takes it into their care.
The task is to draw the egg being loved by your pond (or the pond trying its hardest to manage) Then when 7-10 people draw that it hatches to a baby pond, with no markings or traits. Then the task is to play with it, then once 17-20 people draw that it keeps growing up, gaining traits. so on so forth.
I think this would be a really awesome way to get the community involved in an event. Maybe the Pond hatched could become an NPC.
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scynthias Featured By Owner May 1, 2017
Pond pony month was amazing, but I have a small suggestion for next year. For the first time owners, the three tiers were great for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, next year, I would propose:
1st place - tier 6
2nd place - tier 4
3rd place - tier 2 
And enter all the non-winners who completed all the prompts in a raffle for a tier 1. This allows those who clearly tried and contributed, but maybe weren't the most skilled, to have a chance as well.
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RoyalWallnut Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe do more raffles for people who don't have a pond and really want one. Not only raffles maybe also more DTAs and NTAs? Idk. Being a person without a pond and wanting one for cheap I think this will give me and other people without ponds a good chance to get one. 
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Grump-Support Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe Koi Koin raffle? Idk.

I think finishing the visual species ref would be nice too, just to have everything in the same place. Or maybe a prompts list, where you can have people suggest the weekly prompt and pick one you like!
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TheMidnightMage Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I quite like the Pillowing idea of having a currency up to trade for myo slots. You could make the slots limited and take a lot of the currency (that I forgot what they're called in this moment) and be limited per person. There could also be cheaper tier 1 slots for FTO's so they have a motive to participate in the monthly prompts with the mascots.
A lot of people will always be in demand for ponds but this might help lessen the demand a tad. //shrugging
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Ruefers Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Student Digital Artist
It might be nice to have a spot where people could apply to design ponds for DTA/WTA/CTA adopts.
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