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PonySFM needs your support!

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Hey there guys, long time no see!

PonySFM is approaching almost 900 SUBMITTED RESOURCES and over 780 UPLOADED FILE REVISIONS! THAT'S INSANE and we wanna thank you all for creating Source Filmmaker related pony stuff, it helps the community a lot!

Well, 900 Resources is a lot, far more than a team of 3 people could handle to keep updated. We constantly try to find popular resources, search for new revisions, upload them, keep them updated and archived that way. In some cases this even saved some models or scripts from going extinct and simply vanishing into the deep, dark nothingness despite being used by hundreds of people!
We're trying to implement automated scripts which search already submitted DeviantArt URLs for new revisions but even that isn't 100% accurate since some people simply don't use DeviantArt's own upload system due to size limits and DeviantArt isn't offering a good API to begin with.

We want to ask YOU, the various amazing resource creators out there, to help PonySFM to upload and maintain your own creations if possible!


Now we do understand that some simply don't want to register on a new site and that's okay, but even if just a bunch of you guys actually register and maintain their own resources here and open the ways for hundreds if not even thousands of other interested people starting with Source Filmmaker, it would already help a ton!
If you do decide to register and help us and already find your resource submitted to this site, please throw us an E-Mail at contact@ponysfm.com with a link to the resource, your PonySFM username and proof that it's actually you. This can either be a link to your DeviantArt profile with a short text in your bio like "PonySFM: username" or any other way you (and we) think is enough proof. We can then assign this resource to you so you can start editing and uploading new stuff to it!

Thanks for reading and thanks for helping (if you decided to do so)! Together we can create a platform that'll help a lot of people finding their way into the PonySFM community and create awesome animations, posters and more! <3

Best regards,
Stefan Kern (EpicLPer, Founder)

PonySFM Workshop Open Beta Now Available!

After working with the wonders of software within our fingertips, we are pleased to announce PonySFM Workshop, an app that supersedes our older, console-based mod manager.

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DOWNLOAD HERE!

Tope beta phase is open to suggestions, bug reports and so on and we hope the app will please both the eye and the ease of use, featuring more up-to-date visuals found in today's newer applications.

Most credits go to Nuke928 for the foundation, the mechanics, and most of the User Interface. My contributions were also of grand aid, as I mostly help for the UI (a lot) and some other functionality within the app.

I wish you all a good week,

- dd86k

Server crashes, data loss and a one day downtime...

Hello there, EpicLPer here!

You might saw that our website was down for almost a whole day yesterday and we're sorry for that. Our server hoster had 3 vNode crashes over the last 2 weeks where the last one completely destroyed our server.

The MySQL database was damaged to a state where it wasn't able for us to recover it anymore, even accessing it just threw a ton of error messages. Most of the files, groups and permissions were broken or missing, the web server didn't even bother to start up correctly anymore other than displaying a crude error message when accessing the site. We were able to boot up the server to a state where we were able to retrieve the most important files still, but that was it. We tried to repair it, that however turned out to be impossible...

We had to reinstall our server completely from scratch. Luckily we had backups from the day before (we generate backups at 2 AM each day) so it wasn't as bad as I first thought it would be.


To prevent such a thing from happening again I'm currently thinking about starting a donation pool or something similar (maybe Patreon?) so we can get a second server for redundancy, right now I (EpicLPer) am paying everything out of my own pocket. But that's something I'll have to talk about with my team.

Anyways, sorry again for the downtime yesterday, I really hope that something like this won't happen again.

Also a huge thanks to Nuke928 for setting up the new server and getting it up and running in less than 2 hours, awesome!


Best regards, Stefan Kern (EpicLPer)

Suggestions Mailbox Is Now Open!

Ever thought "Hey, I have some really nice ideas for this website!" but never knew where to send them?

You can now send us your very own, personal ideas on how to improve PonySFM!

suggestions@ponysfm.com



As simple as that!

You have a tiny little idea on what to improve? Just send it!
A new feature request many would probably love? Just send it!
A design idea that would make some things easier? Just send it!

I think you get what I mean now.

We'll always be happy to hear what things you're thinking about.


And now: Happy Mailing!

New approval system

Oi!

For the past few days you might have noticed that submissions are not instantly showing up on the site anymore, that's because we've (finally) implemented a function where the admins have to accept the submission first in order for it to appear on the page.

The reason why we implemented this is because submissions before were instantly posted on the site, to social media and so on and there was a possible chance of abuse here, as example someone simply spamming submissions, bad words or something else.
Besides that there also were a lot of false submissions like pictures, Ponylumen stuff, backgrounds or simply empty ones (yes...), so this was probably the best feature as of now we've implemented to keep up a clean and nice user experience!

Anyways, I hope this cleared a few things up as I heard a few people got confused by this. :)
Sorry 'bout that, we should've made a blog post about this earlier on already.

Best regards,
Stefan Kern (EpicLPer)