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Lolcow was down due to maintenance by our hosting provider and is now back. Access the temp site by clicking [ Tempcow ] at the top of the page, and please consider giving feedback here.
Farmhand applications are open.
Read the rules and usage info before posting.

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No. 4582[Reply]

We're back! Please leave all feedback regarding the temporary site in this thread. Thank you!



Previous Announcement:

The site will be down starting September 1st due to planned maintenance by our hosting provider. It should be back by September 3rd, however it might take a little longer and we can't guarantee a specific date! Unfortunately, the length of our provider's downtime is out of our hands.

During the downtime, lolcow.farm will load a temporary site you can post on. The temporary site will still be readable once lolcow is back, but posts on there won't be migrated back to lolcow so you may have to manually repost things or summarize them. Sorry for the inconvenience!

The temporary site is already up under https://temp.lolcow.farm for you to get used to.

Due to the short notice we received from our hosting provider and the (hopefully) short downtime window, I decided a temporary imageboard might be a better idea (and less work) than setting up a new server with lolcow's current configuration and transfering hundreds of gigabytes over to it all for something we would close in a few days anyway. Plus, this provides us with an opportunity to experiment with alternative board software and fun new features for users to play with.

Please don't be alarmed by some of its new features. If you find any of them useful or would like to keep them long-term, please post your feedback in this thread. Thanks!
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No. 4635

>>4627
>>4634

For me, it says the site's offline and only shows a snapshot of the main page.

When I click on any thread there the past two days, it gives me an "Error 524: A timeout occurred" message, showing something's wrong with the host.

No. 4636

>>4627
>>4632
>>4634
>>4635
Are you all referring to Tempcow, or the main site?

Tempcow has had some technical issues over the past few days but they should all be fixed and the site should be accessible again.

No. 4637

>>4636
It was in reference to Tempcow. As far as I can tell though it loads just fine now. Thanks for the update!

Not that the temporary board is of much value now that the main site is back, but will Tempcow continue to stay up?

No. 4638

>>4637
Tempcow will stay up forever.

No. 4671

The temp site doesn't work. Consider using 8:c:h.n:e:t/:c:o:w (remove the : to get link)



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No. 4559[Reply]

Hello everyone, I'm your new admin!

Regina has been showing me the ropes for the past few weeks and finished transferring everything to me.

I've made a new discord, anyone who wants to join can do so at https://discord.gg/J6zJuXV. You don't need a discord account to join, and there is no longer any verification process.

If you are interested in being a janitor or moderator for the site/discord, please apply here: https://lolcow.typeform.com/to/zD7ZD8

I plan on issuing a survey in the next couple of days to see what direction we want for the site. I want to generally have stricter moderation to cut down on nitpicking of snowflakes and off-topic posts. This will remain a place for free speech, however I'd like to improve the general quality of posts, if possible.

Thanks, and please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions!
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No. 4576

Welcome!

No. 4580

hi welcome and thanks for being here!


super excited on the stern mentality, the board is becoming shit tier with all of the newfriends.

looking forward to increased moderation in terms of nitpicking, derailing and infighting :)

No. 4606

I just wanna say you're doing a great job as our new admin, just when the site came in to maintence you kept your cool and you did everything you could in your hands to make everything work well for us. You seem like a very professional person and I am sure you will bring lolcow to it's former glory.

All Praise the new admin sama!

No. 4607

>>4606
I agree with this, the new admin seems to be a much nicer and calmer person than the old one. I remember once I messaged regina(old admin) asking her about some things about the site and she only responded with a "no" and ignored everything else, I was shocked to say the least. So I appreciate the new admin she did all she could to keep everything in check while the site was down.

No. 4659

>>4559
>This will remain a place for free speech
Where did the Vegas thread go? I wasn't even taking part in the race related discussion, but I was really interested in that thread. I'm scared of these attacks and want to talk to my peers about it.



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No. 1134[Reply]

Please post all general issues and complaints here. If you want mods to do something, or have some issue with or suggestion for site content, you should use this thread.

>>2 should only be used for technical issues and suggestions (can't load site, site slow, bugs, site feature requests). This thread is for non-technical issues.
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No. 4670

Dawn someone please address the spam in the Nicole Dolllanganger thread? It's terrible

No. 4672

>>1134
I dont want to shit up the thread, so I brought it here, but can we make the 12 year old in the onision thread stop with their pathetic lainey edits? Its not funny, and its just making it obvious theres no milk in the thread. I had to scroll past like 9 or 10 MS paint style edits of a screenshot of lainey.

No. 4673

Why is this thread still not on autosage? >>>/snow/238753
It's literally a circlejerk of two anons at max (maybe even just one, since 99% of the posts are written very similarly and there's a huge amount of obvious samefagging) shittalking some girl they know irl. Isn't that against the rules? Also there aren't links, caps or anything milky - also against the rules. It's worse than Anisathreads. Reported it few times but nothing happened.

No. 4674

>>4669
Can the Eurasian Tiger thread be unlocked?
>>>/ot/208335

No. 4675

>>4657
>>4661
>>4663

this, the munchies thread used to be one of the funniest threads in /snow/. now it's just page after interminable page of eye-glazingly boring spergy madfagging. multiple, self-important paragraphs of indecipherable medical terminology. it's shit.



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No. 2[Reply]

Post all technical help questions and technical/feature suggestions here. This is the place to go if you're having some problem with the site or want to request a new feature.

If you have some non-technical issue, like wanting mods to do something or a suggesting a change in policy, please use >>1134

If you want to email me: lolcow.farm@gmail.com


Twitter: @lolcow_farm

Please bookmark the Twitter. Status updates will be posted there in the event of site downtime or other issues. You can follow the Twitter if you want, but be aware that this may harm your anonymity if your Twitter username or tweets you've made could be linked to your real identity.


Info

  • Rules: https://lolcow.farm/rules
  • Max file size is 20 MB.
  • Boards have unlimited pages and threads allow unlimited posts. However, all threads will "bump-lock" after 1200 posts. This means further posts will no longer bump a thread.

You can read more site usage information at https://lolcow.farm/info. If you are new to imageboards, please read it.

Post styling

*words* => words
**words** => words
***words*** => words
##spoilered text## => spoilered text
[spoiler]spoilered text[/spoiler] => spoilered text
~#words#~ => words
#<3 => ♥
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No. 4631

Hey, would it be possible to disable the opening of youtube videos when choosing to expand every image on a page?

No. 4650

>>4631
fixed!

No. 4651

Hi new Admin! I was trying to view all of Kiki's posts using this link:

lolcow.farm/all-posts-kiki.html

Which is the link that is on lolcow.farm/kiki for viewing her posts. However, it just takes me to the lolcow homepage. Is there something wrong? Thanks!

No. 4660

This might be a stupid suggestion, but I find this site really fucking hard to navigate. Its taken me ages of looking around to figure out how to move from thread to thread. Could there be a basic 'lolcow.farm for dummies' page, similar to the rules page so that newbies can figure out how to use the site?

No. 4662

Could we have some more boards? I wouldn't mind one for makeup for example. It's perfect for an image board composed mostly by girls.
And then it's easier to divide threads by eye makeup, ugly makeup, foundation colors etc instead of making many on /g/



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No. 4553[Reply]

Lolcow.farm needs more staff!

Please apply here:
Application form



I'm finalizing the transfer to our new Admin over the weekend, so she will be the one handling applications and interviews.

No. 4555

Do we need to put our actual names to become part of the staff?

No. 4556

>>4555
No, a nickname is fine.

No. 4563

>>4553
Would I need to video chat? I left the skype portion blank but I'm okay with using it for chatting.

No. 4564

Okay so I signed, do you get a email of approval?

No. 4565

>>4563
All communication is text only.
>>4564
If you are accepted, yes.



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No. 4265[Reply]

Summarizing tonight's Townhall:

- A new team of moderators and janitors has been hired and is working hard to keep lolcow clean. Staff has an all-new moderation guide with specific ban reasons and times. Bans increase with a factor of 2 for repeat offenses in succession.
- A posting guide for new users will be added in order to integrate them more efficiently rather than filling up threads with attempts to alienate or teach them.
- Users are encouraged to use the reports system to let staff know privately if they agree with moderation decisions (public ones like warnings). This is a way for us to (under consideration of bullshit reports and bias) keep tabs on which moderators reflect the community.
- Posting new threads on /pt/ will be restricted to staff members. For thread continuations, a warning will be posted once a thread has reached 1100 posts (100 posts before bump limit).
From that point, users can submit summaries of recent drama and thread OP pics to a dedicated thread. Staff will then post a continuation thread. Recently, continuations have been missing social media links and summaries, so we'll try this as a solution.
- Posting new threads to /snow/ will be aided by a new post form (pic related). Until the form is installed, a post template will help new users make decent quality threads.
- Race and trans wank will be reduced to one thread each in /ot/ which will be put on autosage.
- Proposed: In times of zero milk, when a thread is mostly speculation, it could be put on autosage until a moderator undoes this when there's fresh drama.
- Nitpicking, armchair psychology, and absolutely baseless speculating must be saged and kept under control. Endless tinfoiling about e.g. Taylor's or Dakota's income or specific shade of hair color must stop and will be punished.
- Hellweek starts tomorrow. This means strict moderation and lots of temporary bans.
- For example, all posts that only consist of "hi [cow]" or "lol" or "underrated post" will be removed and punished with a short ban.
- Taking bait is now a bannable offense unless saged and kept to minimal interaction.
- The Chatango box, although requested as an alternative to Discord, seems unpopular and has been voted to be removed.
- Incel threads will be banned until farmers learn not to lure them to lolcow by attentionwhoring in their communities.
- Zero tolerance for male posters who identify themselves in their posts or otherwise fail to fly under the radar.
- Ember's thread will be put on autosage. You can keep posting in it, but don't make a new one.
- /sty/ and /cream/ will be removed.


Feel free to make further suggestions or post your feedback on any of the above.
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No. 4511

I know I'm late, but why was /sty/ ahem…manure removed?
I don't give a shit about /cream/
Just wondering, it was kinda fun having /sty/; like the trash bin of threads to lul at.
It was like a rekt section of funny failed threads.
Will it ever come back or is this permanent?
Where will threads go when they die? If a thread dies, but it's not in /sty/ for anyone to see, did it really die?

>the world may never know

No. 4549

>>4511

/Sty/ was a goddamn mistake and now it's gone. Shit threads are rightfully deleted forever now.

No. 4554

>>4511
It's technically still there, and usable

lolcow.farm/sty/

No. 4557

Can we get Kelly's posts tagged, like with mystery, spergchan, etc?

No. 4558

>>4557

seconded



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No. 4382[Reply]

As announced here >>>/meta/4372

Relevant changes:
> Minors can be posted about as long as they're 16+ and their full legal name isn't mentioned. First names are okay.
> Doxxing is no longer allowed.
I know some people will disagree with this, but please consider that we never allowed or encouraged cowtipping anyway, so the information gives cows and unintegrated users ammo and invite vendettachans without being of much value to threads. Most of it can be found online anyway.
> Absolutely no more posting of family members by name or picture.


I have updated the rules and put together a usage guide for new posters. I'd like to thank the many farmers who contributed to this <3
I hope this update reflects the board and its issues.

See the new rules here and the usage guide here.

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No. 4490

>>4478
How come admins don't want to stay on here? It gives me teh sadz.
Also can we not have shitposting in official rules threads? That would be helpful.

No. 4492

>>4490
>teh sadz
cringe.

Why would you want Regina to stay? There's multiple reasons why she's leaving, you know. She's VERY unfit to be admin here and shady.

No. 4493

Is thread 10 of the sparkles bs up yet?
Thanka

No. 4497

>>4492

Regina is nice and a cool person and I hope she'll stay around on discord once she leaves, or stop by and visit once in a while.

No. 4499

>>4490
Why are the admins always leaving? I love the cool stuff we're always getting and I can't believe everything's in shambles while we're constantly upgrading.



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No. 4426[Reply]

Can banned users bribe their way back into their accounts?

No. 4430

Why'd you want to give money to KNOWN PÆDOPHILE JOSHUA CONNOR MOON?

No. 4456

USER BANNED

No. 4459

Why would you want to pay to get unbanned from this shitty site? Reading the braindead discussion around here warrants compensation by itself.



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No. 4227[Reply]

As a response to recurring complaints about staff and report handling, we've made a decision. As most of you don't know, I inherited lolcow not after the first Admin's escape but after the next Admin following that, who also hired the current staff. Because I didn't want to step on her feet, I didn't take actions the way I should've. As of today, we've removed all staff hired by the second admin.

Please apply here if you'd like to be a Farmhand.



I will also address any complaints, comments, and questions you may have in a Townhall chat next week.
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No. 4231

>>4230
Perfect. Thanks, and also sorry about my sad typo.

No. 4233

Sent one in, sorry admin-sama if it seems jumbled, it was awkward doing that on my phone.
Good luck to everyone applying, I'm excited to see some of the love for the site coming soon.

No. 4242

Applied admin, sorry if I got my email address incorrect though. Posting it here in case I made a typo. Good luck everyone!

No. 4263

Hi there, admin. I just want to say good luck with the new staff and that I hope you guys can fix this place soon. There's no way to fucking enjoy browsing the chan anymore when the retarded majority derails threads with jaw discussions and drama about rubbing thighs.
I love lolcow and I wish it the very best because right now the the place is at its worst.
Much love,
Anon

I deleted my first post to sage and then realized the thread was pinned. Duh.

No. 4312

I finally signed up but if by any chance (I accidentally pressed "ok") I would also like to mod (or sanatize) the /int/ board.



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No. 4244[Reply]

Rescheduled: The Townhall has been rescheduled for Tuesday 6/6/17 at 7 PM EST.

Topics will include the following:

>integrating newfags

>male posters
>/sty/
>nitpicking
>new features
>new staff and their responsibilities


Please come and voice any comments and/or suggestions. A link will be posted an hour before we start.
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No. 4258

>>4256
Some might not be able to participate but they still want to voice their opinion.

No. 4259

>>4252
5 PM EST would be perfectly fine for me

No. 4260

>>4250

i support these changes and i'd also like to add that it's nice of an anonymous gossip board to be this thoughtfully governed. i hope i can make it to the chat. thumbs up, admin-sama.

No. 4261

>>4253
imo a wk is someone who defends someone defiantly without listening to reason. I've seen users throwing out wk accusations simply for saying something slightly positive though and thats ng

No. 4264

>>4250
Please look into applying across /ot/ & /g/ a rule like the one that 420chan academic boards have had since forever:
>1. These boards are not your dumping ground for stupid racist shit

420 is a looong lasting chan, from whom even 4chan took ideas every so often.

The wording on that rule tells you everything about who you are, in addition to b&, if not following it.



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