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No. 4855[Reply]

Hi everyone,

There is a slight issue with the permaban system, sometimes when issuing them there is some IP collision. If you are wrongfully banned please appeal and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Sorry about everyone who's been wrongfully banned, especially in the robot invasion crossfire.


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No. 4790[Reply]

Second edition!

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. 4934

>>4933
It amazes me she so consistently has nothing better to do for… what, over a year, now?

But aren't her spergy threads pretty self contained? Maybe I'm just blind but if they aren't bleeding into other content why delete it?

No. 4935

Temp is down, can you guys take a look? Thanks!

No. 4936

Common admins, there's another cp post.

No. 4937

Common just report it. There aren't going to be mods on 24/7 calm down >>4936

No. 4938

banning meds/armchair psychology when?

the derailing in almost every thread where some special snowflake goes "but xyz behavior is just like xyz behavior I have/family/friend has, and my/family/friends meds are xyz, so blah blah blah blah cow must blah blah blah" is just plain retarded



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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. 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)

No. 4680

>>4671
The temporary site should be working.

No. 4681

>>4671
you know you can just post the URL, right?
And tempcow is working.

No. 4932

>>4582
Apologies if this isn't the correct thread, but tempcow is currently down and I was wondering if you knew when it would be back up. I've been periodically refreshing and still not up. Thank you!



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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. 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. 2193

>>2188
Just write sage in the email field of your comment.

No. 4224

Thank you for clearing it up I had no idea I'm new.(USER HAS BEEN PUT OUT TO PASTURE)

No. 4706

I still have no understanding of what sage means….

No. 4707

>>4706
Sage goes in the email field and keeps your post from bumping the topic. You use it when you have no milk to contribute. See #2 in this https://lolcow.farm/info

No. 4929




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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.
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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.

No. 4684

Hello my names jake I am new and I would love to be a mod!(USER HAS BEEN PUT OUT TO PASTURE)

No. 4921

How time consuming would be to be a Jani for example? I am employed already. Would it just be "patrolling" every half an hour or so?



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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. 4789

>>4787
We'll look into it, it's likely you might have gotten banned on accident if it was yesterday due to the robots raiding the board.

No. 4842

>>4770

The banner of Logan is still in rotation. Anons in the Raven thread have made several reports and requests to have it removed.

No. 4843

>>4842
I don't see why the banner should be removed just because the relationship is in the past. It's still part of lolcow history and we don't prune content. It's not necessary, but it's not a case of something that should be removed because it's against our rules.

No. 4868

>>4843
Speaking of banners, where do we submit new ones? I thought there was a thread but I couldn't find it here.

No. 4870




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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


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No. 4841

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Apologies if this has been posted already; did a quick ctrl+f and didn't see it pop up. I was curious how difficult it would be to implement a message reaction system for threads. I attached a mockup of what it could possibly look like (The emoji images are placeholders for icons that are made specifically for this forum). The two main issues it would help accomplish imo:

1) A user posts an awesome shoop/cow fanart, and the thread is populated with a couple "you slay me, anon". But being able to lurk and quietly emote at messages would provide encouragement for more posts like this and prevent the thread from mostly being the same reactions - and give lurkers an opportunity to help shape the thread by offering encouragement.

2) The opposite is true. While some posts are given more encouragement for them to continue sharing in that vein, people who go on long nitpicking spergouts or brag about torturing their friends for 10 years with talking about, the thread gets clogged with several put-downs or mini-modding. Or another situation where the response is too autistic to warrant any replies to the message, which the user might interpret as a good response since there was no opposition. Instead, users would be able to react without having to add posts to the thread that let users know to lurk more or pay attention to the messages with higher votes.

3) As previously mentioned - especially with the Onion threads - there has been a large surge of mini-modding. With responses just being "sage your post" or "nitpicking", users could express their thoughts on a post by reacting with "sage" or "nitpicking" emotes. It wouldn't be an official moderator message, but it would give the commentor the hint of how they come across without filling the thread with useless posts.

TL;DR adding reactions would cut down on the number of non-contributive posts, encourage lurkers to shape the conversation without having to comment, and cut-down on mini-modding. I imagine this is probably not an easy feature to implement, but I hope that the pros I've listed here at least make it considered for development.

No. 4867

>>4841
Yeah, something like KiwiFarms has would be fun. We could have our own emoticons related to cows. If this idea is chose it would be great to have a thread to brainstorm what little icons to use, maybe put some Queen PT faces too.

What I did like from tempcow was the always sage feature. It gave me peace of mind. It would be great to have it here.

No. 4869

>>4841
I love this idea! Admin pls

No. 4871

No lolcow awards this year?

Awww disappoint.

Happy holidays, everyone!

No. 4899

testing because I saw others doing it



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No. 4862[Reply]

I'm surprised the userbase is so successful.

Makes me feel like a loser by comparison.


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No. 4791[Reply]

Hi everyone,

here's the place to discuss everything around our recent decision to move Off-Topic discussion of Onision threads to a dedicated Tempcow thread to allow users to chat and nitpick without clogging up the main thread.

This has led to some user complaints about the main thread being too strict and mean-spirited towards users who bring new information. Obviously we will work on improving moderation to get the backseat modding under control, but I'd also like to give you a space to discuss what you think of the separation in the first place now that the changes have been in place for a while.
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No. 4848

>>4815
what is the limit for reports? I have put in a lot a times mainly because I've been banned twice for arguing (about things I had reported) and the ban advises to report.

No. 4849

>>4831
I miss the days when both used to happen in the Greg threads.

No. 4850

I'm looking at Temp right now, and the thread looks focused and decent. Some of the types of posting that were a problem in the main threads are not even present there. Idk if that's because the main perpetrators moved on to other things or not.?

No. 4853

>>4844
Just because the shitposting doesnt suit your specific preferences doesn't mean it should exist. People seemed to have fun.

No. 4856

I love temp, because like other anons said you can rant about onision without getting attacked by other anons. As long as the real milk gets posted on the main thread, I see no problem with temp. Its fun! Ans as other people said, its nice to have a place where you can forget about your shitty day at work, and just share your hate for onion with others.
I think only this will encourage people to release more milk. You know, when they see its fun to post things and seeing it getting apreciated.



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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. 4782

Since LC is constantly down, can we get slight moderation on tempcow?

No. 4783

>>1134
Admin, can you do something about temp cow before the site segregates?

No. 4784

There's a rogue incel shitposting on all boards. Try to keep up with him, he's admitted he's not opposed to using proxies.

No. 4785

>>4784
Oh and also could those posts just be deleted? I've already noticed anons responding and I just don't believe that writing a red text ban is going to deter farmers from replying to the tasty wall o text bait. The copy paste rants about feminism clog the threads anyway.

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I think people that engage with robots/incels/similar idiots should be banned as well. All they do is give them attention and feed the troll, they end staying because they get the attention they want. It's very easy for them to evade bans so not replying to their bullshit is the best course of action.



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