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No. 1183[Reply]

I have been ambiguous about my gender up until now, but to prevent confusion, I'd just like to inform everyone that I'm male. (Every other staff member is female.)

I prefer to preserve my anonymity as much as possible, but it feels wrong when someone assumes I'm female and to not deny it, so I think it is best to let everyone know.
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No. 1298

>>1270
No one care just kill yourself, you faggot.

No. 2123

>>1254
>An interesting caveat of your admin is how he is totally self-reliant. He detested the idea of operating a joint wiki, he refused to let me run an mx server for him, he unobjectively rebuked my offer to consider Infinity Next as an upgrade to Tinyboard.

>Basically, he doesn't want to participate in anything I might have a hand in.


I wonder why…

No. 2125

>>2123

No surprises here. See the idiotic Next fiasco forming on twitter. The two imbeciles are going to sue each other like idiots they are in this matter. The worst aspect is that the user base has to carry the can for this failure and the meta debt 8chan has amassed.

No. 2134

>>1254
He knows you're a control freak, Josh. You utter cretin

No. 2135

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No. 1956[Reply]

Thoughts on these posts?

https://archive.rebeccablacktech.com/cgl/thread/S8773674#p8773831
>I kind of miss drama threads on /cgl/. Don't get me wrong, I know the farm exists but I'd rather discuss actual drama then having to sit through 500 replies of people going 'lol get a nosejob" and how 'ugly' everyone is. I guess that's just because I never really cared about discussing someone's looks? So the farm is kinda boring to me most of the time.

https://archive.rebeccablacktech.com/cgl/thread/S8773674#p8773850
>The farm is a cringefest most of the girls there are so insecure they need to shred every cow's physical appearance to pieces "lol she's so ugly and fat and her nose is so big and her eyebrows are terrible geez she's sooo haggard and old looking" also lots of ana chans calling everyone a fatty. It's painful and not fun anymore. I miss the drama here because it was simpler,

https://archive.rebeccablacktech.com/cgl/thread/S8773674#p8773857
>Oh this so much, I'm average close to underweight but I usually don't care what strangers on the net think about my body type.
>But somehow these girls manage to get under my skin and make me hate myself, when it's not even about ME or anyone with similar body shape or weight. I cringe every time someone mentions the farm nowadays because of these people's unhealthy obsession with how other people look

https://archive.rebeccablacktech.com/cgl/thread/S8773674#p8774577
>This. I lurked the farm a lot for a few months and I gotta say the posters are more cringeworthy than most of the cows. If you read the OT threads about mental health and feels, it's more than apparent that a lot of the people on there are batshit insane themselves and very miserable. I realized I was among that group and have been trying to improve my life and personality, it's really distressing to realize you fit all the stereotypes of a typical farmer. I just seriously hope more of them do before it's too late for me.

Certainly some valid points there.

pic unrelated
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No. 2035

I'm about 95% convinced that all the people complaining about nitpicking and appearance comments are newfags who weren't even around for 'old cgl', 'old lolcow', etc.

No. 2040

>>2030
That is ultimately why they were banned in the first place. It caused lots of arguments and that seems to be what's happening here. People start to say stupid irrelevant nitpicking and then it starts an argument.

No. 2041

>>2028
I think this is something that will end up regulating itself sooner or later. Enough people call out anachans and tell them to shut up in threads, I don't think admin intervention is necessary as well.

No. 2066

>>2032
Maybe we got posted on tumblr? Tbh I'm curious as to how people find this site

No. 2076

>>2066
I got directed here from 4channel.
Never touched /cgl/ when I visited yotsuba.



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No. 1981[Reply]

Due to issues with people sometimes seeming to trust me more than other staff, from now on, I will also be using the Farmhand tripcode outside of /meta/ when making moderative posts (like "stop derailing" or "don't do that"). I'll only use the Admin tripcode in /meta/, or when dealing with general administrative or site tasks in other boards.

I've already used the trip myself sometimes in the past, but I will now use it all of the time. No one will be able to know if a particular "Farmhand" is me, a mod, or a janitor. Consider all Farmhand posts as decisions made or endorsed by me. If you have an issue with a staff decision, still complain about it here, but don't assume that I'm not responsible for the decision.

No. 2120

That's called a capcode Admin-kun

No. 2121

>>2120
I'm aware, and usually call it that, but I've realized almost no one knows what "capcode" means.



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No. 947[Reply]

Welcome to the first lolcow.farm survey.

Each person should post in this thread only once. You can say whatever you want about the site, its users, or me. Please try to give serious and truthful answers though, since I will use this feedback to make decisions about rules and site changes. This isn't a "vote" or anything, but it will guide changes I make.

Only make a post if you are replying to the survey questions. Don't reply to anyone else's posts.

To answer, I'd much prefer if you use greentext for the questions. All you have to do is make sure you copy the > with each line. I would recommend you copy all the questions at once, paste them into your reply, then start answering each one. For example:

>1. When did you first start lurking or posting on lolcow?
7 months ago
>2. How did you find the site and where did you hear about it?
Yahoo teen chatroom

Please give answers as long or short as you like, unless the question specifies a length requirement. You may skip any of the questions if you don't want to answer them. Everything is optional. If for some reason you don't want to post your answers publicly, you can email your answers to me at lolcow.farm@gmail.com

>1. When did you first start lurking or posting on lolcow?
>2. How did you find the site and where did you hear about it?
>3. Describe lolcow in one sentence.
>4. (Completely optional) What is your gender?
>5. (Completely optional) What, roughly, is your age? Feel free to give an age range, or your exact age if you want to.
>6. Do you usually just read threads, or do you post more than once a week?
>7. Roughly how frequently do you check lolcow?
>8. Is lolcow the first imageboard you've lurked or posted on?
>9. Did you lurk or post on Stamina Rose, or its predecessor?
>10. What related communities (sites and specific sections/boards) were, or are, you in? You can include any sites you want here, but if you use(d) any of these sites you should probably list them: /cgl/, other 4chan boards, /cow/, other 8chan boards, Tumblr, PULL. Please list them in order of "most frequented" to "least frequented". So if you go on /cgl/ the most and Tumblr the least, it should be "/cgl/, ..., Tumblr".

>11. What do you think is the #1 issue facing lolcow?
>12. What do you like most about lolcow and/or its community?
>13. Which board do you read/use the most? And which do you like the most, if it's not the same board?
>14. Roughly what percentage of /pt/ threads do you actually read or follow?
>15. Roughly what percentage of /pt/ threads do you ignore or don't care about?
>16. Do you think opening /snow/ was a good idea?

>17. For the following statements, reply with one of "Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral/Don't Care, Agree, Strongly Agree". You can elaborate further if you want, but you don't have to.
>17a. Users from Tumblr and/or PULL are negatively impacting the site.
>17b. Users from /pol/ and/or 8chan are negatively impacting the site.
>17c. There are too many racial discussions and arguments in threads.
>17d. I believe freedom of speech is extremely important.
>17e. The opening of /g/, for girl-interest topics, was a good idea.
>17f. I am overall satisfied with most of the content on the site.
>17g. Post quality has been declining on average over time.
>17h. When rules are enforced, they are usually enforced fairly and without bias.
>17i. Rules should be enforced more harshly than they are now (stricter moderation, more bans, longer bans).

>18. Do you think self-posting should be banned in /pt/? How about /b/? Where should the line be drawn as to what is actually self-posting?
>19. Do you think any new boards should be added? Should any existing ones be removed?
>20. Are there specific behaviors, phrases, or types of post you're sick of seeing?
>21. Do you think samefagging is an issue? If so, in which boards is it causing issues? Do you think policies around samefagging should change, either by adding randomized unique poster IDs (not usernames) like some 4chan/8chan boards, or changing rules regarding samefagging, or both?
>22. Is there another website or community that you think we should follow in terms of rules or moderation? If so, which community, and which aspects should we consider adopting?
>23. Is there anything that you think lolcow staff have done poorly? If so, what is it, and how could it be changed or improved?
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No. 1795

>1. When did you first start lurking or posting on lolcow?
Lurking…probably a year. Posting about two weeks ago.

>2. How did you find the site and where did you hear about it?

PULL.

>3. Describe lolcow in one sentence.

Gets out tumblr frustrations

>4. (Completely optional) What is your gender?

Female

>5. (Completely optional) What, roughly, is your age? Feel free to give an age range, or your exact age if you want to.

Mid twenties

>6. Do you usually just read threads, or do you post more than once a week?

Read and post frequently.

>7. Roughly how frequently do you check lolcow?

More than once a day. Depends on the milk in the boards.

>8. Is lolcow the first imageboard you've lurked or posted on?

4chan was.

>11. What do you think is the #1 issue facing lolcow?

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No. 1796

>1. When did you first start lurking or posting on lolcow?
About 4 months ago.
>2. How did you find the site and where did you hear about it?
I forgot where and who exactly, but it was a link to it by someone on tumblr, I think? To a specific thread, which I forgot which one it is.
>3. Describe lolcow in one sentence.
Better than PULL, also sane people away from tumblr.
>4. (Completely optional) What is your gender?
Female
>5. (Completely optional) What, roughly, is your age? Feel free to give an age range, or your exact age if you want to.
25
>6. Do you usually just read threads, or do you post more than once a week?
I usually just read threads.
>7. Roughly how frequently do you check lolcow?
A couple of times a week, sometimes more.
>8. Is lolcow the first imageboard you've lurked or posted on?
No.
>9. Did you lurk or post on Stamina Rose, or its predecessor?
No.
>10. What related communities (sites and specific sections/boards) were, or are, you in? You can include any sites you want here, but if you use(d) any of these sites you should probably list them: /cgl/, other 4chan boards, /cow/, other 8chan boards, Tumblr, PULL. Please list them in order of "most frequented" to "least frequented". So if you go on /cgl/ the most and Tumblr the least, it should be "/cgl/, …, Tumblr".

>11. What do you think is the #1 issue facing lolcow?

When some people find information on a cow and then "raiding" their pages / inboxes / emails and such.
>12. What do you like most about lolcow and/or its community?
When peop post evidence of dumb shit that happened, and more than one person agrees or can confirm that it happened. Also not everyone is as uptight here as they are in places like Tumblr.
>13. Which board do you read/use the most? And which do you like the most, if it's not the same board?
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No. 1805

>1. When did you first start lurking or posting on lolcow?
Started lurking about a month or two ago.
>2. How did you find the site and where did you hear about it?
Several months ago I heard about it on /cgl/, mostly as a place to discuss Dakota/PT without getting threads deleted.
>3. Describe lolcow in one sentence.
cross-platform venting.
>4. (Completely optional) What is your gender?
Female
>5. (Completely optional) What, roughly, is your age? Feel free to give an age range, or your exact age if you want to.
20
>6. Do you usually just read threads, or do you post more than once a week?
Only read.
>7. Roughly how frequently do you check lolcow?
Once a week.
>8. Is lolcow the first imageboard you've lurked or posted on?
No. Lurked /co/, /cgl/, /cm/…. Basically anything starting with a c….
>9. Did you lurk or post on Stamina Rose, or its predecessor?
No.
>10. What related communities (sites and specific sections/boards) were, or are, you in? You can include any sites you want here, but if you use(d) any of these sites you should probably list them: /cgl/, other 4chan boards, /cow/, other 8chan boards, Tumblr, PULL. Please list them in order of "most frequented" to "least frequented". So if you go on /cgl/ the most and Tumblr the least, it should be "/cgl/, …, Tumblr".
Tumblr, /cgl/, r/kpop.
>11. What do you think is the #1 issue facing lolcow?
Spoony, probably.
>12. What do you like most about lolcow and/or its community?
It makes me cautious about the "internet hype" which the e-fame types try to surround themselves with. While I like tumblr for the looking at pretty images, it has to be the absolute worst platform for encouraging those types.
>13. Which board do you read/use the most? And which do you like the most, if it's not the same board?
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No. 1880

>1. When did you first start lurking or posting on lolcow?
- Maybe 2 years ago? But I only became active last year.
>2. How did you find the site and where did you hear about it?
- Someone metioned it on /cgl/.
>3. Describe lolcow in one sentence.
- I feel great having a female chan where everyone can be a bitchy motherfucker without being a fembot, a tumblr SJW or a normalfag, I'm home.
>4. (Completely optional) What is your gender?
- Female.
>5. (Completely optional) What, roughly, is your age? Feel free to give an age range, or your exact age if you want to.
- 26.
>6. Do you usually just read threads, or do you post more than once a week?
- I read threads and post at least once a day.
>7. Roughly how frequently do you check lolcow?
- Every hour whenever I'm online lmao
>8. Is lolcow the first imageboard you've lurked or posted on?
- No.
>9. Did you lurk or post on Stamina Rose, or its predecessor?
- No.
>10. What related communities (sites and specific sections/boards) were, or are, you in? You can include any sites you want here, but if you use(d) any of these sites you should probably list them: /cgl/, other 4chan boards, /cow/, other 8chan boards, Tumblr, PULL. Please list them in order of "most frequented" to "least frequented". So if you go on /cgl/ the most and Tumblr the least, it should be "/cgl/, …, Tumblr".
- /cgl/, TiA and I think that's pretty much it.

>11. What do you think is the #1 issue facing lolcow?

- Normalfags, underage girls and ana-chans flooding in.
>12. What do you like most about lolcow and/or its community?
- I feel like I'm with people similar to myself and it feels nice.
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No. 1895

>1. When did you first start lurking or posting on lolcow?
About a month ago

>2. How did you find the site and where did you hear about it?

I was googleing dakota, and stumbled in.

>3. Describe lolcow in one sentence.

This terrible place that I love to go to.

>4. (Completely optional) What is your gender?

Woman

>5. (Completely optional) What, roughly, is your age? Feel free to give an age range, or your exact age if you want to.

30

>6. Do you usually just read threads, or do you post more than once a week?

Mostly Read

>7. Roughly how frequently do you check lolcow?

Everyday

>8. Is lolcow the first imageboard you've lurked or posted on?

No

>9. Did you lurk or post on Stamina Rose, or its predecessor?

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No. 1798[Reply]

This thread records changes to the functionality of the site, including new features and changed features. Changes to policy, rules, or moderation are in >>1014. You can discuss all changes in >>1134.

No. 1799

I've noticed that linked or embedded Youtube videos sometimes get deleted by their owners after they're posted here.

To help people save copies of videos, I've added a [DL] link under every Youtube embed (unless the embed is in the thread OP), and a [DL] link to the right of every Youtube link upon hovering, similar to the [Archived Copy] link.


If you use Chrome, clicking this should automatically download the video. Firefox does not allow cross-site downloads, so you will either have to right click the link and select "Save Link As", or click the link and press Ctrl+S after it loads.

No. 1811

After seeing several instances of posters deleting content many days or weeks after they posted it, I've decided to add a maximum time limit for deleting things.

This change is in effect now and applies retroactively.

After 4 hours have passed since making a post, you will be unable to delete the post. After 30 minutes have passed since making a thread, you will be unable to delete the thread.


Do not contact staff asking us to delete your thread or post after this time limit has passed, unless it violates one of the global rules. Do not make a post or send a report or email asking me to delete your thread or post.

There has never been a minimum wait time to delete things, and there still isn't one. That is, you can delete something immediately after you post it, if you want.

If you have any issues or questions with this, please use >>1134.

lolcow is forever



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No. 1224[Reply]

Last night, we held a pretty productive chat in https://chat.lolcow.farm/r/meta about site policies and what sort of threads belong in /snow/. I may do another one tonight.

I'd like to start doing these once every 1 or 2 weeks. Some chats may have specific topics. Otherwise, you can just ask me general questions about the site and discuss the state of it and its future.

I will also try to post transcripts for each chat, possibly with some off-topic discussion removed, for people who are unable to join at that time. Note that a lot of off-topic discussion is still in these transcripts, so apologies if you have to sift through a lot of irrelevant material.

Town Hall #1 - 9/14/15: http://pastebin.com/rt4QLix2

No. 1229

just curious, why does it stop halfway through the chat?
i'm not well-versed in pastebin, is there more or is that all there is?

No. 1232

>>1229
I cut out everything after that point in the chat, because I consider it too off-topic. No real discussion of moving threads happened after then.

No. 1249

I plan on holding a town hall once every Wednesday evening, Eastern time. Next one will be tomorrow, September 23.

No. 1466

>>1249
Will you continue to update the chatlogs for those of us who aren't online at the time?

No. 1784

We have stopped doing these once per week. I usually announce them 2 days in advance, and just do them when I feel like it, or if something important is going on. I may go back to a standard schedule soon.

Still deciding on the best way to handle chat logs.



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No. 1372[Reply]

This thread discusses the current social fabric of lolcow; where it's going, where we want it to go and how to take it in that direction. Also how to improve our farming skills as a cohesive whole.


We propose fixing "social" issues here, especially in curing the cancer that is killing the farm.
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No. 1490

>>1457
I think IDs should be implemented on /b/ and /g/ but not /pt/ or /snow/.

No. 1613

>>1490

agreed

No. 1620

>>1490
Actually like this idea.

No. 1654

I think it would be exciting if we could take all the pedophile themed thread derailing posts and put them in their own thread, devoid of context just like a trashbin for the bickering.

No. 1777

>>1654
holy shit I posted this seriously but I know it's dumb, next thing I know 4cham has /trash/, beautiful, I'm glad someone out there understands me



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No. 1177[Reply]

The /pol/ thread on /b/ got merged into another (in my opinion only slightly related) thread.

Why did this happen? Is this something we should grow to expect? I just find it illogical, is all.

Does this mean I can go spam the other thread with /pol/ images? Because that's what the initial thread which got locked was for…

No. 1178

At this time, I would prefer there to be only one racially charged thread in /b/. Previously the policy was two at a time, but due to recent events, one makes more sense.

You can spam the thread with whatever you like, because that's what it was turning into.



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No. 1127[Reply]

Just wonderin - how come so much heavy moderation over here? Has shit posting been a serious problem in the past?

No. 1128

nah only since the r9k established an embassy here

No. 1136

>>1128
"They" ruin everything

No. 1153

I wish the mod would just perma band those assholes.

No. 1164

What about a 24hr temp ban for any IPs that have directly accessed cow from /r9k/ (or 8chan /b/) and have not previously posted anything on here?

It should quell the number of people finding it through "raid this femboard" threads, and if they actually have good intentions, they can just wait a day. Or would that be too extreme?



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No. 799[Reply]

There has recently been an uptick in /pt/ threads which many members of the community find to be lacking the criteria for "lolcow"ness. Often this is because the OP is not descriptive or clear enough in demonstrating that someone is a lolcow. In other cases, when they are descriptive, many people disagree that they're actually a lolcow.

Here are a few threads which have been moved to /b/:

>>>/pt/112001
>>>/pt/110838
>>>/pt/111652
>>>/pt/116793
>>>/pt/117423
>>>/pt/115068

>>>/pt/116632 is borderline, and has not (yet) been moved.

In response to this, I adjusted the guidelines for /pt/ and added this paragraph:

>If you are posting a new thread about someone who isn't widely known, and there are no previous threads about this person, include an explanation in the OP or immediate follow-up posts as to why you consider them to be a lolcow. You should include links, pictures, videos, screenshots, quotes, or other evidence. Threads that do not obey this may be moved to /b/.


A few questions I would like input on:

1. Would it be worthwhile creating a new board, something in between /b/ and /pt/, for threads about specific people which do not fit in /pt/? Or is /b/ fine by itself?
2. The rules do not stipulate what qualities really constitute a lolcow. Would it be worthwhile coming up with a list of very specific criteria for who/what is deserving of a /pt/ thread?
3. In borderline cases, how should thread moderation decisions be handled, if at all? Some form of voting would be nice, but voting is kind of impractical on anonymous imageboards. One option could be increasing the number of volunteer staff and having the volunteers cast votes, but this is also susceptible to bias and potential drama. The current procedure is simply me making the sole decision.
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No. 895

>>799
Why was Fahr's thread deleted? It met all the criteria, and not only that but she's definitely a cow. If we deleted everyone who just asked for it, we'd have like 3 threads.

No. 896

>>895
The thread was deleted by the thread owner. Apparently accidentally, according to them.

I have no way of recovering deleted threads, sorry.

No. 897

>>896
I'll admit I jumped the gun in thinking it was you guys. I guess I'm just still too used to /cgl/ lol. Thanks for the response!

No. 928

Are the berry threads /pt/ material? All she does is photoshop and lie about how rich she is (like every other fag with tumblr/instagram fame)

Can we at least move her threads to /b/ or something?

No. 1137

>>928
I agree.



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