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No. 3974[Reply]

What's it like running an active community with a lot of interesting topics / people? Is it satisfying to watch it grow etc?

(Posed to the original admins as well I guess, if they hang around)


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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. 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. 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. 1023[Reply]

Discuss and debate rule changes here.

Rule changes can be found at >>1014

No. 1028

In the survey you mentioned the possibility of splitting /pt/ into two. With the new rule about having to justify posting someone new in /pt/, maybe there could be two separate boards: one for established lolcows and one for new/potential ones, to see if there's interest in them? I think that might be a better solution than moving them to /b/

No. 1031

>>1028

I was initially against the idea of splitting /pt/, but this really is a very good idea.

It means if you're looking for a specific type of drama no more sifting through page after page after page of lesser known cows to find the juicy stuff, and if you're interesting in new drama you can simply head over to the other board.

I want to make a request though.
If the main drama board is /pt/, please for the love of god name the lesser cow board /kiki/.

No. 1034

>>1028
I have been considering this for many weeks now and debating it with the rest of the staff.

The big problem is that there is potential for disagreement and drama when staff move threads which are in a gray area. If staff think a thread should be moved but 30 posters think it should stay, they may not be happy with staff essentially decreeing "this is a shitty thread and we don't care if you like it and think the person is a lolcow".

Of course, the thread will still exist, but it'll be surrounded by much shittier threads in a board with less rule enforcement.

I'm still pretty undecided, especially since most people are fine with just hiding threads.



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No. 5086[Reply]

I've been discussing some potential changes with my fellow staff members and would like to make some bigger changes to lolcow. I'll also reintroduce regular townhalls, approximately once a month. They will take place on an independent chat platform, you will not have to use our Discord server for it.

The townhall chat has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 18th, at 6 PM EST. Announcements and chat links will be posted on lolcow, tempcow and discord half an hour before we start.

I'd like to get as much input as I can, but if you can't make it, there will be a summary on lolcow afterwards.
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No. 5675

>>5672
i think the manhate thread should be nuked.

No. 5680

>>5669

But remember, anon, in the townhall chat Admin said that not all posts found in violation of the rules would be marked with red text. Whether your reports achieved anything is not for you to know.

Nevermind he fact that if all of the comments were marked we wouldn't be complaining that farmhands are ignoring our reports.

No. 5684

>>5671

I frequent there but haven’t noticed that. How can you tell?

No. 5686

>>5684
Not >>5671 but you can look out for typing quirks, grammatical errors, emoticons and repeated phrases/ideas/themes in their comments.

No. 5877

>>5876

please please please do something about this faggot replying to every single thread with this. also fuck people who reply to onision threads from one month ago in general.



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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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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. 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. 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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