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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. 5546

I think admin should just make a thread on /snow or /pt for onision related sperging and keep it open since temp is not coming back.

As long as it doesn't turn into a 'I miss temp' thread I feel like it could work to satisfy both the users who want to sperge AND the ones who don't want to scroll thru all of the opinions.

No. 5549

Why should they cater to them, though? Other cow spergs don't get to have special treatment so why should the Onion ones?

No. 5550

what's with the vix vilification? temp was dominated by vix while vixmas was happening, of course it would be since it was the only milk flowing at that time.

some farmers might have gone to temp for vix, to ask her questions etc, but the ones that stayed did because they liked the ambiance.

No. 5551

Lol this thread is more active now than the Onion thread.

Basically Mods fucked up twice… first of all they drove people to Temp by being shit… and now they've killed that too in the vain hope of reigniting main.

Honestly they should just swallow their pride and reopen temp. The flow of chat was great there and it made a non-milky time entertaining. There was absoluely no need to change things other than mods being autistic and wanting everything in one place.

No. 5552

There is no longer a need for this thread to be open, we have stated tempcow will not be returning. For anyone who just checked in, read admins post explaining why we made this change

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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

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

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.

No. 4851

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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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No. 1014[Reply]

This thread is locked and will be used solely by me to document significant rule changes. Each post will include the date the rule was added/deleted/changed, and the change that was made.

You can make your own dedicated threads to discuss specific rule changes if you like, but otherwise, you can discuss all of them here: >>1023

The rules are at https://lolcow.farm/rules
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No. 1920

December 21, 2015

Anorexic girl threads

Threads about anorexic/ED/wannabe-anorexic people should now all go into one single /snow/ thread. The only exceptions are Ashley and Aly. Ashley's thread will remain in /pt/, and Aly's will remain in /snow/.

No. 1974

December 27, 2015

Kawaii [X] girl threads in /b/

We've decided these threads will stay in /b/ (instead of /g/). The only requirement is that an excessive number of clearly unattractive people should not be posted in them. "Excessive" here is subjective, but if you're posting more than 2 in a day, that's probably excessive.

All other discussion is otherwise allowed.

No. 2037

January 4, 2016

Vendetta false flag threads

A new rule has been added:

>Do not post vendetta threads in the direct or indirect guise of a self-post, by impersonating someone you have a grudge against.

Vendetta threads are still not necessarily banned, but this specific kind of vendetta thread is. However, don't post a thread impersonating someone you have a vendetta against, with the intent of people calling them out for what they think is self-posting. It can be considered a kind of "self-thread false flag" attempt.

So, now, both "real" and "alleged" self-post threads are disallowed.



No. 2207

February 22, 2016

Unintegrated users

Any user who meets all of the following criteria may be subject to a permanent ban:

1. Explicitly says, or appears blatantly as if they found this site through another website like /r9k/, /pol/, Instagram, Tumblr, Youtube, MPA, or elsewhere.

2. Holds some extreme political, social, or religious view (e.g. a SJW or fascist).

3. Contributes nothing or almost nothing to the site other than discussing their views in various threads, and arguing with people.

To be clear, this is not a restriction on simply having far-right or far-left views, or arguing with people about them (as long as it stays in /b/ and doesn't derail other threads). Rather, if you've come to this site solely to talk about politics and nothing else, have no idea what the site is about, have no interest in lolcows, have not contributed any actual content, and haven't posted anything on-topic in any /pt/ or /snow/ threads, then you might be banned.

We have no problem with people finding this site through other communities, as long as they lurk before posting and try to integrate themselves. All 3 of these criteria must apply in order for a ban to be warranted.

No. 2435

April 27, 2016

Multiple rule changes and clarifications

See >>2430.

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No. 2359[Reply]

I'm new to this website.
Does a [Catalog] or a search exist?
Does lolcow.farm has an API?
Does lolcow.farm has an archive, even if it's a third-party one, like 4archive.org is for 4chаn

No. 2363

>Does a [Catalog] or a search exist?
There are catalogs for each board.

>Does lolcow.farm has an API?


>Does lolcow.farm has an archive, even if it's a third-party one, like 4archive.org is for 4chаn

lolcow.farm is a natural archive. Threads and posts are never deleted. If you check the catalogs, every thread and post ever made is present.

No. 3329

Is there a list of all the post tags used? I was confused by the robot image at first, and I just saw one for 32" waist-chan, and I want to know more.

No. 6156

You know the Paul guy because of the character, not the lengths, but I lost 40 lb and fucked up.I'm sorry that people can argue that the change really does suck when you were yesterday, and as said, how do you think foreign cultures are untouchable because they give Anon, are you me shit girl, what a sheebposter's gotta do.

Uh like once when you are telling your body and core.

And hopefully have a tumblr out of it??????? To J Dear God you have a thread!

No. 6752


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No. 2196[Reply]

During the recent townhalls, the majority of people voted to merge Aly's thread with the ED general thread in /snow/. On both day 1 and day 2, no one could come up with a decent argument for Aly retaining a separate thread other than the fact that it would clutter the general thread.

If you think she should have her own thread again, please provide alternative arguments.
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No. 2231

I questioned your whereabouts primarily due to your very juvenile writing style and irritating, oblivious questions. Your support for the Aly thread only further added to my suspicions. If you're really 40, then there are many 18-year-olds here who sound far more mature than you.


Actually, I could maybe believe you being 40 now. I may have confused you for a minor because you essentially sound like Hillary Clinton trying to use the Internet for the first time. Horseshoe effect, or something.

No. 2232

With all due respect, Admin-sama, I thought this site was a place where one could come to have a laugh. Many people come here to let loose and shirk mainstream societal constraints on demeanor and self-censorship for a little while. I certainly do not come here to vie for maturity points. If you wish to foster an environment facilitating genuine dialogue with the community, where genuine feedback is welcomed and wanted and freely given, laughing at and kicking people out for questions or comments which you perceive to be 'irritating' or 'oblivious' is not helpful. This kind of action inevitably results in people either declining to contribute altogether for fear of being slammed, or deteriorating into an echo-chamber circlejerk fest.
Lolcow is not an etiquette, maturity or scholarly-focused platform and not everyone is going to agree with you or 'act their age' here. That should be a given.

TL;DR: I have great respect and appreciation for all you have to deal with administrating a site like this, but it seems you want to homogenize this community, and as has happened to far too many sites before, doing so will inevitably squelch the vitality and much-loved anon spirit of the site.
Thank you for all you do and all the shit you put up with. Thank you for restoring the Aly board. ~peace~

No. 2233

I'm sorry I missed all this conversation, and I'm glad it went the right way. Thanks all.

No. 2234

I only banned you because I, and the rest of the site staff, genuinely thought you were under 18. 18 is the minimum age limit. I do not ban or punish people just for disagreeing with me or being irritating.

No. 2236

In that case I would be grateful for you to un-ban my IP in meta chat, and I will endeavor to post more maturely in the future.

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No. 2194[Reply]

We are currently deciding whether or not to allow threads about underage people.

If you're interested in discussing this, please join the townhall discussion at https://chat.lolcow.farm/r/meta. We'll also be discussing a few other site issues.

The townhall is starting now.

Arguments for banning threads about underage people:

- Threads about underage people attract underage posters, and worsen the site as a whole.
- The minimum age to post is 18, and it's unfair to not let people post in their own threads or defend themselves.
- People under 18 have less self-control and are less culpable for their actions, so it's less justifiable to mock them.
- Creates less liability.

Arguments against banning threads about underage people:

- Freedom of speech.
- We could still allow it, but put the minimum at 16 or 17, and add some stricter criteria for threads about people under 18.
- People like Dakota and Charms were discovered before they were 18. We'd also miss out on the Princess Doll drama. We may be missing out on potentially humorous cows.
- We couldn't have incidents like the shoplifting doxing drama.

No. 2195

We decided to set the minimum age of thread subjects to 16. Threads about people 15 and under are no longer permitted. Also, threads - and in some cases posts in general threads - about 16 and 17 year olds may now only be posted with approval from staff. This applies retroactively.

I also intend to allow certain ways for 16 and 17 year olds to defend themselves or otherwise "post" in threads about themselves without actually posting on the site.

Further details will come within the next few days.

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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. 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. 1[Reply]

Please use this board for all meta-discussion: questions, suggestions, and discussions regarding lolcow.farm itself.

Feel free to make a new thread to discuss a specific issue if you want.

Rules here are the same as the other boards, except that off-topic posts will be moderated more strictly than in /pt/.

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