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New feature: Hide saged posts
Hellweek starts now. We're enforcing heavy moderation. Click here for more updates and future changes.

Read the rules and usage info before posting.
Both have been updated on 06/24/2017. You can discuss the update here.

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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. 4415

>>4413

This would be a good clarification to make.

The Cryaotic thread, for example, had pretty much 100% focus on his ex girlfriend. Cry's personal milkiness was mostly in regards to letting his girlfriend walk all over him. But if we'd named the thread after his girlfriend, no one would have had a clue who she was.

There was also some focus on some inter-personal drama between the members of Cry's Weekend streaming group here and there. Not enough for their own threads through.

Obviously, this is a rare and unusual situation (especially now that the Cry thread's in 'retirement' since they finally broke up) but it is a situation that seems to be relevant.

No. 4416

>>4415

I do feel a bit confused, I know it's not always possible to stay on topic. But the rules appear to clash with what us allowed. There's been some contradictions. Hopefully this will be cleared up.

No. 4452

What happened to the rule about not trying to gather armies to go after a cow? I know there's a rule against vendetta posting but the explanation for it is more about personal disputes and doesn't really seem to cover this.

We were just discussing it here >>>/snow/353221 because we've recently had an issue with this happening in the Joy Sparkle thread along with the same person namefagging and self-promoting. I realize I should just report the posts when that happens but I was just wondering about the change in rules so I know if I can also report them for trying to recruit attack dogs if/when they do it again.

No. 4454

>>4452
For example, this was just posted >>>/snow/353809
expecting farmers to report the cow for tax fraud…even though there isn't any indication she has broken the law or even plans to.

No. 4460

>>4454
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It is indeed a call for a personal army and is not allowed. The poster has been dealt with.



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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. 4383

>>4277
There is never a good reason to identify yourself on an anonymous board. Anyone who does so is clearly far from their home.

It's great to see mods taking their job seriously. Good luck.

No. 4391

>>4267
>>4274
Agreeing this isn't fair. Incels always come here in the same way that /r9k/ tries to constantly 'troll' /cgl/, why does it have to curtail our fun? If anyone was baiting them, it would have been newbies rather than regular posters

No. 4393

>>4372
I'm assuming this is why the shay gnarr thread was deleted? Can we make a new one that focuses solely on her?

No. 4394

>>4391
Okay, you can make a new incel thread.

>>4393
>Can we make a new one that focuses solely on her?
No.

No. 4466

>>4280
"So lesbian here I don't know why you ladies are so bitter, I'd lick her"

is okay?



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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. 4455

>>4453
I agree, i think it's a bit much, same with >>>/snow/353756

No. 4461

>>4455
I think it's perfectly justified, nitpicking ruins threads and if isn't nipped in the bud you suddenly have hundreds of comments picking a cow apart for having thigh fat and yellow teeth which is really annoying

No. 4463

It seems that we're unable to post .gifs anymore. Why is that? Will they ever be allowed back?

No. 4464

>>4463
Are you sure you were uploading a .gif or .webm file? .gifv is not supported.

No. 4465

There's been so much selfposting about special medical snowflakes in the munchies thread, the farmers are getting as bad as the spoonies. I'm reporting them but they don't seem all that discouraged by mods. Ehlers Danlos is becoming a thirty inch waist



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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

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  • 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

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No. 4167

Thank you for adding the "hide chat" function, but there still seems to be an issue while browsing /pt. On ios my phone completely freezes, and my phone is updated etc. no issue browsing the other boards, or other sites. Could you look into it?

No. 4214

I'd really love if you could steal some things from catalog.neet.tv for the catalog, primarily the pinning (with unread replies reporting) and hiding of threads.
Also, the rules page doesn't have the complete boards listing, and /ot/ is /b/.
I'd also think it might be nice to link the info page next to the rules, and would like to see it updated with a nice gif (like the one for reporting) for saging, as well as a statement suggesting it be used for offtopic/blogposty posts. New users seem to really struggle with it, I'm probably being optimistic but maybe that would help.

No. 4295

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Site's glitching a bit, some of the threads have the [-] gone and the ones that did have now disappeared from the page (Onion's should be between Maggot and Shingles in the cap).

No. 4401

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New feature: Hide all saged posts in this thread. The on/off toggle is between the comment field and the announcements (pic related). The gap between posts increases with the amount of saged comments. Hope this improves user experience!

No. 4436

Not a bug or anything, but just a suggestion…

Have you all ever considered the idea of multiple images being uploaded for each post? Nothing like 5+ images or anything, but maybe a max of 3 (or even 2) would help a lot of our threads. Especially /pt/ and /snow/.

Just wondering, because I come across several threads where an anon is needing to post screencaps or images of a milky moment and they have to span several images out across multiple posts. Sometimes they'll be back-to-back all at once, but most of the time they're scattered in the thread with a few other posts in between. It would help the threads be a bit less cluttered as well as freeing up some extra posts before the limit is hit.

That's if it can be done. I've seen several imageboards have the feature but didn't know if it was something that would be too difficult to incorporate here due to how it's set up (as not all are the same).



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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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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. 2008


No. 2100

Derailing

Derailing means causing a thread to go dramatically off-topic, often intentionally. It does not mean merely disagreeing with the OP, others in the thread, or the premise of the thread. This kind of disagreement is perfectly on-topic.

Please do not send reports just because someone is taking a stance opposite to most of those who've been posting in the thread. This is not against any rules. People are allowed to disagree.

No. 2188

>>2007
wow, I didn't know that. I thought it was sage, as in the ritual, in which you burn sage (the herb) in your home to clear the bad energy.

speaking of sage. can someone tell me honestly HOW to sage? people keep yelling "learn to sage!!" then never telling anyone how to. then making fun of the people trying to figure it out. thank you.

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)



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No. 792[Reply]

Someone asked about posting statistics.

Here's a line graph of all posts per week for /pt/ up until today. As you can see, post rate has been increasingly pretty steadily.

The post below is the same graph for /b/.
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No. 796

Interesting!

No. 797

Can you share any info on number of unique posters?

No. 804

>>797
Unfortunately, it's very difficult to get accurate statistics of unique posters. Especially with widespread use of mobile devices, one person may rotate through 2-30 IPs over the course of a year.

No. 4185

>>792
so i wonder how the statistics went over the course of until now?

No. 4192

>>4185
I would like to know this too.



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No. 4005[Reply]

Welcome to the first annual Lolcow Awards, feel free to comment and celebrate!

Favorite Cow:
- Onision >>346069
- Margaret Palermo >>346078
- Pixyteri >>346101

Worst Cow:
- Onision >>346069
- Incels >>346074
- Dakota (tba)

Best Milk:
- Keekweek >>346075
- Onision >>346069
- Margaret Palermo >>346078

Biggest Plot Twist:
- Venus’ Escape >>346078
- Keekweek >>346075
- Billie’s return to the Onion house >>346069

Horrorcow
- Hartley Hooligans >>346081
- Ashley Isaacs (tba)
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No. 4019

>>4018
I think it's about interpretation of the word "worst". I think it lead to votes going to useless cows and also to high-drama, prominent cows.

No. 4020

>>4018

That's exactly why she's the worst. Hello?

No. 4021

Sheena should be considered worst cow since she actually killed someone and got away with it. Otherwise, Onion beats all!

No. 4022

>>4021
I mean, Ryden Armani did too. Kind of.

No. 4023

>>4007
>as well as write ups about how eating a stick of butter a day can help them be more healthy

rip angryman, gone but not forgotten



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