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Read the post-Hellweek thread for Hellweek statistics, Q&A and upcoming updates

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No. 71238[Reply]

This thread is for discussing the results of the Jan 22 - Feb 5 Hellweek of 2024.

It was requested in the original Hellweek thread that we provide some statistics, so we've spent some time putting together a spreadsheet with some stats which you can access here! Please note that the spreadsheet has 2 pages which you can switch using the tabs at the bottom. The first page is statistics about users, and the second page is statistics specifically about moderation.

For those who don't have the time to read that, here is a brief overview (the spreadsheet has more detailed information):
>Total posts
27775
>Total reports
3165
>Unique posting IPs
8005
>Unique posting devices
5681
>% of posts that are by VPN users
13.4%
>Total bans
1248
>Total permanent bans
188
>Top 3 most common ban reasons
Derailing, infighting and lack of sage
>Top 3 most banned threads
The Celebricows thread, the Shayna/Dolly Mattel thread, and the Twitter/Tumblr Fandom Discourse Thread

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No. 71638

>>71596
About 8-9 years old now.

No. 71639

>>71621
This is a straw man argument. Not liking uncontained baby posts and husband rants does not equal hating people over 25 unless you think all women over 25 should be getting married and becoming mothers and taking to lolcow to post about their husband’s dumb shit behavior and then refusing to take any advice and fighting with people to defend their nigel. There are plenty of oldfags and over 25ers (I am one of them as of this year) who don’t have a pet moid and children, and there are even those who do that somehow manage to continue to act normally and keep their baby and Nigel shit in the respective /g/ threads.
Now we literally have mothers with postpartum psychosis venting about wanting to hurt their babies in the vent thread and others complaining about hating their in laws that may as well be copy pasted from Reddit and one retard who posts almost every day about “ZOMGGGG I am having pregnancy cravings for Aburi sushi! Aburi sushi guise!” that always devolves into infighting about eating fish while pregnant and I’m sorry. I’m so sorry but it’s wearing me out.

No. 71645

Admin and the rest of the staff generally refrain from banning in /meta/ unless it's especially egregious as admin has said before, as we like to give the space for people to post freely about complaints and other issues. However, please pack it up as this thread has been completely derailed from it's intended use. Posting about mommy/trad/zoomer/baby baiting fights here is unrelated to what the purpose of this thread was all about. If you have generic complaints about banning practices, please use the complaints thread.

So going forward, continued posting unrelated to comments about hellweek, improvements on lolcow related to hellweek and admin's posts, and any /meta/ specific comments in relation to the structure of lolcow will result in bans.

No. 71662

Funny how everyone shut the fuck up afterwards lmao. Thanks admin

No. 71666

Please create /img/ and migrate all the /m/ image dumps there



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No. 70459[Reply]

Previous thread >>>/meta/67831
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No. 71660

If admin changed the amount of time you have to wait when you get a flood detection, can you please at least let us know or update the message to accurately reflect how long we gave to wait to post?

No. 71661

>>71660
Oh, I'd love if constantly banned anons got longer floods. Not what you said, but I wonder if admin can implement that outside of ips somehow.

No. 71663

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kek this is my bye from lolcow. mods are genuinely horrific dictators. there clearly is a moid on the team and thats why we arent allowed the belle thread back. i also love how ive raised good points as to why it should be back and the mods just ignore it.

No. 71664

>>71663
OH, so the admin is a moid tinfoil is spread by the rabid bellefag who's mad her thread got locked. Makes so much sense.

No. 71665

>>71663
no that was a thread that deserved to be locked. what does she even do?



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No. 54709[Reply]

A nice, cosy, official banner thread to submit your new banners for the benefit and expansion of the website.

Banners must be 300x100

Banners should mention the site directly or indirectly. "lolcow.farm" written, a picture of a cow, etc.

Thread Pic: >>>/meta/27528

Previous Thread:
>>>/meta/962
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No. 71303

>>71151
You wouldn't get it

No. 71329

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please can anyone make a banner of Venus transforming into Margo? they look so alike

No. 71337

more old timey?

No. 71344

>>71329
I will but give me a good Margo picture too please.

No. 71365

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>>71344
Thanks, I think this one would work



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No. 65391[Reply]

This is a containment thread for meta discussion that doesn't fall into complaints and suggestions. Feel free to tinfoil or talk about the state of the site but try to avoid being too autistic.

If cerbmin needs to hear it, post it here.

NEW /meta/ THREAD: Site Updates Thread
>>63266

Previous responses to anons:
>>62774, >>62928 regarding moovie thread
>>62963 accusing other users of being moids
>>63136 explaining infighting from a handful of users

Previous threads, newest to oldest:
>>62751
>>60569
>>56933
>>53472
>>51182
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No. 69673

>>67838
i'm late but like >>67899, this place was a lot more fun, so, so much more fun. the milk especially was way more entertaining and silly, mainly because people actually went to cons and/or ran in the same circles with a lot of cows, so there was always something stupid to talk about and it was fun to just laugh at people being weird and goofy. most of the cows we talked about were genuine eccentric types who were relatively harmless speds with unusual personality quirks and strange behavior, other than obviously toxic characters like onision. no thots and political stuff - just weirdos like kanadajin, early venus, vicky, felice, pre-incest chris-chan.

i feel like older farmers also had a genuine sense of humor about themselves and their lives as well. we all knew we were weirdo weebs, since most of us grew up during a time when anime and manga was still perceived as "strange" by normalfags, and being on the internet was considered even weirder by most since you would get labeled a nerd or a shut in introvert. so even though people here did fight a lot and we could be assholes to each other, i think we understood one other and related well because we all had similar interests and experiences in our own lives that drove us to using lolcow, /cgl/, maxfag, etc. i don't feel the same kind of connection on the boards now and i notice a lot of the younger users don't always understand how different things were because "nerd" culture has become so normalized and mainstream.

i do think some of it is age related, but it's also how internet culture has changed since the mid 2010's and after covid. i agree, people are way more sensitive, way more argumentative, too quick to get upset even when you meant no harm; it's like they're always assuming you have some sort of ulterior motive or have an agenda. like >>68512, in the 2000's people said and wrote crazy offensive stuff all the time. people in general moved on, even if they were offended or bothered by it, they just moved on. you were expected to be thick skinned and not take things personally, because there was always the risk of you getting posted and flamed on encyclopedia dramatica or 4chan for engaging with trolls. internet culture also did not revolve around politics 24/7. we used to get told that it wasn't about us, stop being retarded, go touch grass, gtfo your mom's basement…it was quite mean but eventually you got over it.

No. 69714

>>69673
Who is "we," motherfucker?

No. 69725

>>69714
I stand by anon

No. 69974

why do i keep getting told i'm ban evading when i've never even received a ban message/warning or whatever

No. 71389

>>69974
It happens sometimes. You cop a ban for a post you never made. It’s something to do with the vpn getting mixed up. Just appeal it. Or if that won’t work just download another web browser. Admins here are fucking stupid kek.



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No. 1706[Reply]

Excuse my autism, but I've noticed posters sometimes seem to mix up the following terms. I see this on other websites, too. This is understandable, since the terms are vague and not widely known.

These are subjective to some degree, but here is how I personally define them.

Samefagging

This is a general term for deceptive posting. It can mean the following things:

- Taking on more than one persona in a thread to make it seem like your view has wider support than it actually does. This is also called sockpuppeting. May involve replying to your own posts agreeing with yourself, or significantly changing writing style to make it seem like a different person is also giving similar positive or negative remarks. Particularly dedicated samefags may try to use a different IP address as well.

- Making multiple posts back-to-back, without obvious indication they were all made by you. This is not always deceptive, though is often annoying.

- May also apply to general false or omitted self-identification. For example, if the subject of a /pt/ thread started secretly and anonymously posting in her own thread to disagree with people or defend herself, this may also be called samefagging. There may be a better term for this, but if there is, I'm not yet aware of it.


Self-posting

Posting about yourself in any way, whether anonymous or self-identifying. For example: posting a picture of yourself, linking to your own profiles, giving excessive details about your life, etc. Self-posts are completely acceptable in some threads and some contexts, but they usually are frowned upon otherwise. You shouldn't try to make yourself stand out on an anonymous board. Valid spellings also include self posting and selfposting.


Vendetta / vendettafag / vendetta-posting

Posting about someone as if you are a random person who happens to dislike them, when in reality you have some sort of personal connection or grudge. Often involves samefagging. Generally has no relation to self-posting, except in cases of self-victimization. In cases where you present the chan with an implicit or explicit "call to action", to further your vendetta, this is also called a personal army (PA) request. It often involves misleading or deceptive information.

An example of a vendetta post would be arguing with a girl on social media, and later posting a thread calling her a whore. Asking people to send things to her parents, or falsely claiming she's violated some site's terms of service and requesting people report her, or including her address and phone number in the post, would be a vendetta post as well as a personal army request.
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No. 70724

Why is the current admin called cerbmin?

No. 70787

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>>70724
Three admins working together. Derived from Cerberus.

No. 70869

>>70787
anyone dumb enough to actually believe this needs to be tested

No. 71228

Complete newfag but is there a way to search for specific cows/threads here?

No. 71262

>>71228
Scroll all the way the down to the bottom of the page and click search. Be forewarned that it's a very shitty search system and you will have to sort through many unrelated things



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No. 6821[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: admin@lolcow.farm



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. 70500

Is the site very slow (particularly the images) all of a sudden for anyone else?

No. 70501

>>70500
For me as well. Thought it was my internet.

No. 70502

>>70500
Yep, me too. Took like 5 minutes for the front page to load for me.

No. 70504

>>70500
doubleposting, seems it's been fixed now.

No. 70861

Is the browse file selection unresponsive for anyone using Firefox on android? It's completely unresponsive for me.

>>69412
Way back machine maybe? Pretty bizarre thread kek. Images are not archived anywhere by third-party image domains but here afaik unlike other chan boards.



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No. 70855[Reply]

How many admins do we have left? Communication admin is obviously gone. What about the other two?

No. 70856

Kek we have one admin and 3 staff members? If I'm not mistaken

No. 70897

Did you really need to create a whole new post for something that could have gone in the meta discussion thread?



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No. 67831[Reply]

Previous thread: >>>/meta/66283
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No. 70454

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>>70445
>sperg
>uglier
Radfem uses both of these words kek and she would be the type to lock the thread over something stupid like people arguing

No. 70455

>>70454
my sides kek i also use the words uglier and sperg all the time i hope that doesn’t make you think i’m RFH

No. 70456

>>70454
Everyone on lc uses sperg your retarded sperg

No. 70457

>>70454
Everyone uses those terms?

No. 70458

>>70456
who is the mod then? if you don’t know then it could be her. she was talked about in leftcows and got very upset over it and her mod pins have the same tone as her twitter. most people do not care enough to mention lolcow by name on twitter, yet she does



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No. 63266[Reply]

This thread will be used by staff to post general site updates and will remain locked to keep those updates easily visible. If you'd like to discuss any of these announcements, please use the General Meta Discussion and Complaints and Suggestions threads.

No. 63267

There have been a handful updates to embedding and file uploads:

  • mp4 files can now be uploaded
  • YouTube shorts links can now be embedded
  • TikTok links can now be embedded, but only using the long form of the URL (e.g. https://www.tiktok.com/@user/video/123456789012345)

In some cases, browsers with strict privacy settings will not allow TikToks to embed. This is not specific to this site, but a limitation of TikTok embedding in general. If you see a message indicating that an embed is not available, that is the most likely cause. As a fallback, in those cases the thumbnail will link to the video on the TikTok website instead of embedding it


No. 63524

Apologies for the site being unavailable for a few hours, our host had networking issues that they have now been able to resolve.

No. 65399

There have been a few small updates:

File uploads/embedding

  • .wepb files can now be uploaded. This also fixes some lingering "failed to resize image" errors, which were from files that were encoded as webp but had the .png extension
  • YouTube live videos can now be embedded
  • Fixed issue where TikToks that do not embed due to browser privacy settings were not correctly linking to the video on TikTok
  • Query strings are now stripped from embed URLs, which should mean that anons who are too retarded to remove them will now be able to embed videos
  • File upload window is filtered to show accepted file formats only by default

The site

  • Lazy loading added to images to improve page load performance
  • Issue with new banners not displaying has been fixed, and new banners have been added

Behind the scenes

  • A new way to automatically detect and ban known CSAM has been implemented. Between this and other measures that have previously been added, less than 1 in 5 attempts to post CSAM succeed

No. 66235

Falling snowflakes return for the month of December! Click the silver snowflake icon to enable/disable the effect.

No. 69790

Small update that should curb the CSAM link spamming in /pt/. Since their image posts are no longer getting through, they've resorted to this instead.



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No. 67909[Reply]

Hellweek is over. In the next day or so we will update this thread with some statistics about moderator actions over the last 2 weeks, as well summary of what we have learned and any changes for the future.

The core of this community is (and always has been) discussing and documenting lolcows. This site exists to serve farmers. Part of the reason that board culture has degraded as much as it has is due to the number of posters who are not here for the milk, but instead to use /ot/ and /g/ like a chatroom and without any attempt to integrate or use the site as intended.

The quality of posting has also dropped significantly in recent weeks, particularly in relation to blatant bait being posted in /ot/, /g/, and in milk threads that attract a certain crowd (such as Tradthots). A lot of this traffic is from ban-evading spammers and tourists posting in bad faith, but they are only able to disrupt threads as much as they do because of how many users keep taking the bait. We have noticed that many long-term users see this for what it is and have been calling it out, but the number of other users who continue to engage with it have been exacerbating this problem significantly.

If you are not a farmer, you are merely a guest here. You are a welcome guest as long as you integrate and follow the rules. If you continuously post without regard for the rules or board etiquette and culture, that privilege can and will be revoked. Frequent rule-breaking, infighting and trolling will be met with a permanent ban. You can screech as much as you want about how the site will die without your low effort shitposts, but we do not care. Slower boards with better quality posts is preferable over the current state of the site.


During this Hellweek, we want to get the site health and quality of posting back on track, and we will be facilitating this in a number of ways:

  • All topicless, chat-style/shitposting threads will be locked for the duration. Do not make new threads to replace them. Do not try to cicumvent this by giving them new titles.
  • The cooldown required between making posts will be increased to 2 minutes (it is currently 30 seconds)
  • As it has been a particular problem, all posts breaking global rule 7 (racebaiting) will receive 3 day unappealable bans. Users with very little else in their post history will be assumed to be posting in bad faith and be permanently banned
  • Blackpill posting outside of /2X/ will be treated as bait and banned accordingly
  • Every response to blatant bait will receive a ban. Report bait and do not respond
  • Every post accusing someone of being a scrote/tranny will receive a ban. Report suspected males and do not respond
  • Reporting someone you disagree with for being a moid/tranny will receive a ban. The vast majority of reports we receive accusing a user of being male are incorrect. Women are not a monolith and can have opinions that you do not like
  • Reporting posts for retarded reasons will receive a ban, e.g. an anon posting an unpopular opinion in the Unpopular Opinion thread is not bait, please use your brain

As always, please use this thread to provide feedback on moderation decisions throughout the week!

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No. 69626

>>69625
Is it the insult Olympics retard?
Faggot is targeted towards men, bitch is nonspecific and broadly misogynistic, cunt has a variety of uses but is also nonspecific misogyny, nigga is a race-baiting term that actually could be targeted towards specific women and it is banned for race baiting for this reason. But yes, lets play insult Olympics to gauge what insults are most vile and targeted. Shit uncritical thought.

No. 69627

>>69626
I don’t think nigga is banned, i see it used fairly frequently

No. 69628

>>69625
Nta but "bitch" and "cunt" are misogynistic too, because they can only be used against women. No one calls men "bitches".

No. 69629

>>69628
Yeah but they’re not banned and no one really cares if you use them here

No. 69630

>>69627
nta but i've seen it redtexted as 'racebait' several times in dumbass shit threads and once in a /snow/ thread



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