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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.
Trust me, many many permabans have been issued in the past week.
It's not just /r9k/, unfortunately links to lolcow have been posted on 8chan as well.
We've actually been doing that for 8chan since day 1 of their raid. Try clicking the link in http://8ch.net/girltalk/res/3360.html
It can't be done for 4chan because they've added lolcow.farm to the URL spam filter. No one can get here via a link from 4chan; they have to Google for it or type/copy it into their URL bar manually, which means I can't see that they came from 4chan.>>1181
I'm currently enforcing a soft restriction like that. Anyone who posts outside of a small subset of threads there may be banned, unless their post as well as their whole post history is constructive and on-topic.
Most of these bans do not include visible ban messages.
I'm not sure where you're from, but the ban appears to be justified.>>1187
If you're using Chrome (and possibly other browsers), you can already do this by dragging and dropping an image over the "Choose File" button. I'll see if I can make it more prominent like on 8chan, though.
>>1192>>>33038>Has nothing to do with race at all.
I agree with you. Someone on our staff locked it. I've unlocked it.
>And why did the thread about the reporter getting shot get merged with the /pol/ thread just because something relevant to race got brought up? Why not just ban spam?
The thread was too far gone, and the discussions in both threads were pretty much converging. I'd prefer to have just one containment thread rather than two at the moment. It was pretty much choosing whether to lock the reporter thread and redirect people to the /pol/ thread or vice versa. The reporter one was much more active at the time, so I went with that.
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Hey why did the site go down today?
I literally just came here to complain about this when I saw >>1248
, so I'm actually relieved to see I'm not the only one having issues with this.
Very recently the volume of ana-chans, or more likely superfats who'd like to believe they have an ED, has increased dramatically to the point where the board is suffering some degradation in quality.
I don't have a problem with people discussing ED's or swapping weightloss tips or whatever, but it's starting to trickle out in other threads and temporarily derailing them.
It's actually getting as bad as the rampant race posting at this point, where if you disagree with somebody or comment on how something like 80lbs is not typically a normal weight you get labelled as fat or obese.
Can we have a rule that users can't rabidly post about this shit outside of delegated threads for the topic?
This is done now.
Your scroll position is saved once every 5 seconds.
Can a mod/janitor please address my post in >>1260
, my numerous reports and what is going down in the kawaii black girls/white girls threads right now.
I get that raceposting is allowed in /b/ but it seems reckless to disallow these threads within /g/ and then leave them open to the mercy of raceposters on /b/ and is honestly completely ruining what could otherwise be really good threads.
I actually come to lolcow for good content and it's these individual idiots that are destroying the board and I don't know why they haven't been banned yet when it's obvious they're the ones causing these problems over and over again and bringing the overall quality of the board down.
How are these spammers any better off than /robots/ at this point?
I added a new rule >>>/b/40341
Try refreshing one of the board pages twice to clear your browser cache.
I wonder where all the proanas even came from
is it because of PULL?
That's weird, you shouldn't have been banned for that in my opinion wtf
do u have a direct link to ur post
I banned the posters who were causing the most ruckus. >>1324
From the rules:>Do not post images of human or animal gore. Relevant non-gore graphic images can be posted, but spoiler them.
No, you got banned for talking about yourself non-stop in the middle of a /pt/ thread across 10+ posts in a relatively short period of time.
>It's funny because I used to be severely anorexic in my teens so I kind of get what's going on in their heads, but once you hit your 20's your physiology and metabolism just doesn't really function or rebound the way it did in your teens.
>At any rate if that's the only apt description you can gather about me because I consume 1800-2000 calories a day I guess you're one of those deluded faggots
>Yeah, I miss being forced to keep a food diary, attaching ankle weights under my jeans and water-loading before my weekly weigh-in doctor's appointments. >I definitely miss the chronic constipation and the anal tears that resulted from it. I miss wearing a jumper everywhere and still shaking and shivering violently because I can't keep warm, and fainting whenever I attempted to rise of bed in the morning, or the "emergency apple" I kept in my bedside drawer.>I especially miss the heart palpitations and fainting in the corridor only to regain consciousness to find my mother sobbing and begging me to eat something.
>I'm 5'7" and 150lbs now and I've never felt happier nor looked better. Anybody that chases the former lifestyle is sick or extremely stupid and that's why you ana-chans piss me off promoting something like that as a fucking dietary option.
>I am sick of growing up trying starve myself into a size that was never going to suit me anyway on account of my proportions (what's wanted that androgynous look).
>Even when I was 108lbs I still had C cup breasts and a huge ass/hips so what even is the point.
>I said today that I'm 150lbs, the short haired blonde woman is 180lbs and that 150lbs was fine for the girl who was 5'5" when some bitch busted in here calling her fat.
>lol why do you keep trying to convince yourself I'm fat? I work out 6 nights a week and I would make it 7 nights a week if I could but I'm already pushing it with only one rest day. I am addicted.
>Developed a forearm splint in my left arm the other day doing bicep curls with 40lb dumbbells; I guess I have to move back down to 35lbs ;__;
>I know that you just because you don't workout it's difficult to comprehend that people actually do, but it is a thing you know.
>idk what I mean. I have been anorexic, when I recovered I didn't do it right, I began associating food with happiness and blew all the way upto 200lbs. Now I am addicted exercising.
>You can keep telling yourself that I'm fat right now, it doesn't change reality. My body looks a little like the second >>189180 posted only with a lower body fat and a bit more muscle because I'm 10lbs lighter. I am the happiest I have ever been but I need to ease up on working out, but the endorphins are just sooooooooooo good.
>Not even taking the piss any more, but for those of you that don't work out regularly right now, get on that shit because it fixed pretty much everything for me.>My sleeping schedule, my bowel movements, my depression, my then overeating.
>Selfposting on a board like this is the very last thing I'd ever want to do here.>Proving to you that I'm not some obese hamlord is not going to change the situation anyway; I will just be accused of stealing somebody else's photo or still called fat anyway.
>Never once said I was sexy. Fit, yes. I never once said you couldn't be thin and fit either.
The opposing side was derailing, too, and I was not taking a side in the argument. You were just the only one self-posting to such an excessive degree, which helped fuel the argument.
You injected your ego into the argument, made yourself a target for trolling and ridicule without being aware of it, and took the bait every time rather than ignoring them. Also sometimes called acting like a "lolcow".
Yeah, and literally every single one of those posts were in response to ana-chans screaming "FAT FAT UR JUST FAT JELLY MAD FAT".
I'm an idiot for being baited into it no doubt but there is a problem here that multiple people across all boards are complaining about and not only are you blatantly ignoring it, you're banning people that are arguing against it?
Do I really need to go make a compilation post of all of the ana-chan spam posts made in that thread as a retort just to drive your attention to the fact? If I remember excessive shitposting in a thread of which the soul intent is to irritate and derail is against the rules. Where is their ban?
One part of me is like "Admin has a life too y'know he can't police this shit 24/7" but I think you desperately need to take on more janitors within seperate timezones at this point.
But seriously, you realise in that banning me and whoever else was arguing with them you're sending them the message that what they're doing is completely fine and contrary to the established rules?
I still don't understand why I was the only one banned. I deserved the ban for selfposting, but they deserved a ban for shitposting.
I say they, it was likely one other person.
So I basically got banned for forgetting to spoiler.
Holy shit this is hilarious. How about you go over to that thread and do something useful like handling derailing? There's some girl in there selfposting.
But nah you're probably too busy banning people for telling others to stop derailing and for forgetting to spoiler.
We need a better farmhand, or am I the only one that thinks this?
For the record, I didn't ban you. I'm just telling you that that's probably why you were banned.
There are several "Farmhands" not just me.
I was the one who banned you.>>1338
I personally consider somewhat on-topic derailing a lesser problem than excessive self-posting by one individual in a short period of time.
I strongly considered banning other people, but many different posters were involved, and I decided against doing so until/if a more concrete rule is in place. There is currently no specific rule banning derailing, except for race derailing.
I will be discussing proposed solutions to the weight derailing issue in Wednesday's chat. I do think a new rule will probably be added. >>1341
Farmhand is the capcode shared by all staff members except me. There are several of them.
Why do you feel too intimidated to share issues? If someone gets banned and complains about it here, I'll justify their ban with evidence. Otherwise, ban appeals can be emailed to me and discussed privately, to avoid publicizing the details.
Please feel free to share any issues you have, ban-related or otherwise, publicly or privately.
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That's cool, I guess I feel too intimidated to share issues because the admins we had on previous sites like staminarose would take criticisms and complaints SUPER PERSONALLY and would flip out on us, it got to the point that the admin hated the site so much that she deleted the whole thing when the pedo stuff came up
Like, I really appreciate what you've done with the site, and I love using it. I also love that I can express my opinion about farmhand without getting banned, it's pretty neat.
Also yeah, my ban was for something silly like a couple of hours, but I just like to complain.
tbh you should complain. Getting banned for not spoilering is pretty absurd, especially on a board that is supposed to be a 4chan run-off.
But yh it's good Admin is not a hypersensitive cuck that bans you for criticism.
The only reason you were banned for it is because this is the 8th time staff have had to spoiler images you've posted, including nudity and semi-gore. The image itself wasn't that bad in this case ( >>>/snow/40310
); I just saw you were consistently not spoilering things. The ban was just a reminder to spoiler things in the future.
The ban was for 8 hours, but probably should have been a little shorter.
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I wasn't even trying.
Relevant to >>1371
, but there are so many topics stickied on page one that we can't even see thread made to discuss the culture/infighting problem >>>/meta/1372
Can we have some of the more irrelevant ones unpinned now, like the survey thread?
Admin-sama, she has continued 'being obnoxious': >>>/snow/50916
You can see her posting for attention in her own thread, also. I wasn't as caring about this but I think above shows she's spreading to other threads – unless someone is pretending to be her.
Thank you for your consideration.
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Help what is this
Look at it very carefully.
I replaced it with something less obtrusive though. :^)
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Is there a way to make a thread watcher? I assume it's probably complicated, it's just that in a big thread for example, I will leave it for a while (because things don't move super fast) and by the time I come back I don't remember where I was. Maybe this is just me being stupid?
Also just wanted to say thanks for lolcow and the non-insane administration… you are really on top of needs for the site and it's really great.. you have really made this place not a shitshow at all and it really could be especially considering 200% of the userbase is fucking crazy.
I actually already added a "save scroll position" feature some time ago, but it had a subtle bug and wasn't working for many people.
The bug has been resolved now. Re-visiting a thread will cause you to scroll to where you were last in it.
Townhalls are still held regularly. I don't have a set schedule for them: I typically put an announcement up at the top of every page 1-2 days before, and the day of.
The lack of chatlogs/transcripts is my fault. The big issue is that there's often a ton of off-topic discussion before, during, and after each chat. It's a lot of work for me to edit that out every time.
If you want, I can just maintain a running log of everything said in the channel, and hope people don't find it too annoying to sift through all the crap. Also, I'm not sure what you mean by "too embarrassing to show". There's certainly a lot of useful and productive discussion in them as well.
Regarding Farmhands: could you please cite specific posts made by them, or moderative actions you believe they've taken, that you have an issue with?
In Admin's defence Anon I get the feeling you're comparing lolcow to 4chan in its operation.
lolcow is nowhere near as big as other existing imageboards and it undoubtedly never will be. Admin is making $0 off of the maintenance of this site and neither are the farmhands.
I expect it's actually incredibly difficult finding trustworthy people who understand the board culture and its history well enough to be able to moderate it.
I've personally never had a problem with them. I mean moderation response can be a bit slow, but what can you do, it's a small board.
I don't mind sifting through the crap. tbh it just felt like you'd decided it wasn't worth the effort.
I say 'embarrassing' because the OT discussion is usually just a bunch of immature jokes and keking.
regarding farmhands, it's nothing that's been done to me personally, but I keep seeing posts from people who've been bestowed short-term bans for activities that wouldn't make someone used to board culture bat an eye. for example, samefagging the pony thread, or posting an image in the fat hate thread that was considered 'too gross'. it makes me think that some of the farmhands really don't have the experience necessary to make judgement calls in certain situations.
I probably came across as irrationally angry in my initial post, but I'm just worried that this kind of thing, if it goes unchecked, will spiral out of control. Choosing your janitors/mods is important–the last days of /cgl/'s drama-mongering era is a testament to that.
Plus that all we know about your choice of mods is that they're people you know in real life & 'trust very well', which…I would like to say that I trust your judgement, Admin, but just because you know them IRL doesn't mean they have a sensitive grasp of chan culture or that they're guaranteed to be fair moderators.
The pony thread in /b/ has a specific rule, which is visible at the top of the thread. The poster (from mlpchan or wherever) was intentionally trying to "protest" against the rule. I was the one who banned them.
Also, mods are people I know and trust very well. Janitors are people I only know through the site. Any staff member of any rank can use the Farmhand capcode. All janitors and mods have used imageboards for many years.
I can guarantee there are and will be very few moderation issues stemming from decisions made by an individual staff member. Any issues that may occur will likely result from the staff member acting as I instructed. We've only had one instance where a janitor was moderating too heavily and taking their own initiative. I removed that janitor.
So, take the issues up with me, because odds are I am the one performing, instructing, or approving any staff actions. This board is far too small for overzealous or rogue janitors to ever become a serious issue.
My bad then.
These horsefuckers tend to prize one particular pony over another, so when I saw multiple images of the rainbow one linking back and forth like a conversation in the thread I assumed it was one guy.
I hope they leave soon.
I'm ok with a public ban page, but only if part of the IP is blocked out
I'm not comfortable with the idea of everyone knowing I got banned for shitposting again
I appreciate the anti-censorship stance that Admin takes with this site, but it really isn't necessary to maintain the locked /r9k/ threads in limbo. I mean. it's preserving nothing.
Do we really need to see 20 "where do I sign up to get my gf" threads and 16 "WOMEN CAN'T BE /ROBOTS/ REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE" threads when browsing the catalogue?
Nominating some useless/empty/robot threads for deletion:
All of these have 0 replies:
All of these have only 1 reply:
Issues with post and thread deletion should be fixed now.
However, I have now set a limit of 4 hours to delete posts and 30 minutes to delete threads. After that much time has passed since making the post/thread, you will be unable to delete it. See >>1811
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I hate to whine buuut recently there was an r9k shitposter on /b/ and when the farmhand locked their threads and posted a comment, they didn't sage with their comment, which bumped them all up to the front page, meaning the whole front page of /b/ was shat up again
is there any way to deal with this, other than asking farmhand to sage?
This… please Admin, please…
Although maybe a good idea would be for them not to apply retroactively.
Got locked for being a pony thread…its not even mlp, it's a separate standalone thing, and how autistic is the farmhand being here really? Its a thread to talk about gore comics specifically.
But yeah, fluffy pony gore is related to MLP very barely so lets obviously put it in the MLP thread. What could go wrong?
How about we ban all horse, art and mlp lolcows too? I mean shit, they're kinda pony related too.
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I hope all your my little pony faggotry nonsense gets banned.
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why am i getting the "failed to retrieve socket.io config" error when i enter the chatroom?
pls help i am so shit with computers
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oi farmhands, can someone get admin for me please?
The chat should now be fixed.>>1846
People should report specific posts. I'd rather not read through hundreds or thousands of posts, sorry.
Admin I am getting SO FUCKING SICK OF THESE FUCKING ANA-CHANS. You need to fucking do something about them.
At first I was against the notion of policing the board like this but they won't fucking stop and they are bringing the overall quality of the board into a hideous decline and it's becoming an exceptionally hostile and unpleasant place to be. Not even fucking Cuckchan is this hostile.
We don't have the sheer numbers to be able to police our own population the way Cuckchan does and you've done nothing about it despite the problem going back as far as >>1248
I feel like we are losing this board to them.
I was actually thinking a better alternative to just deleting the responses or banning the users would be to shame them into submission.
You know how we used to have a problem with 32" waist-chans until their posts began getting labelled with the tape measures?
How about for ana-chan posts if people reported them they could get labelled with a little PNG image of Ashley in her chairgrave? I'm confident this would eventually shame them as their post immediately becomes the laughing stock of the thread.
In the future please use >>2
for requests like these.
omg thank you.
Also sorry, I forgot >>2
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Wait sorry, I kind of meant static titles
The problem is kind of illustrated in the screencap. If I CTRL+F for a specific thread on Venus by searching Venus, and it locates the text way below the original image, you can't even click the thread because there's no accessible hyperlink.
Maybe it would be better to make the thread accessible via clicking on the text as opposed to just the image? Thank you.
I don't know, I find they're lolsy when there's actually content (ember for example).
But that one was literally just op spamming variants of "she's so cute!!" Every 5 minutes
>But that one was literally just op spamming variants of "she's so cute!!" Every 5 minutes
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, no it wasn't kek
Go back to that thread and make a post. You'll see nyuk nyuk nyuk.
It doesn't work on my mobile but I'm going to assume that Admin made it so everything cover filters to that phrase?
My bad, senpais
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I'm trying to create a new Aly thread because the old one's reached it's limit
I keep getting this message.
I'm doing everything right because I've started other new topics/threads so WHUT GIVES?
Doesn't demographical data drastically go against the nature of an Anonymous board?
I don't think I would participate for that reason. I come here so that I'm able to enjoy a faceless, nameless swamp of information.
I don't think you understand what demographics means…
Not once did that survey request data pertaining to age, gender, location, ethnicity, nationality etc.
Do you even read? Sure, it's not going to cover everything you've listed but these are right in the OP:
>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.
Nationality isn't quite as important as the previous sites lurked since this site is more niche than something like 4chan or 8chan.
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>actively allowing /robots/ to shitpost outside of their containment thread and destroy the misandry thread
5 of them were banned in the past hour, many because they only posted threats and insults and nothing else. Simply being from /r9k/ and posting in the thread isn't a bannable offense by itself, though. It only started being a problem when the thread on /r9k/ was made.
The containment thread was put on auto-sage days ago because I didn't want to attract new robots, I just wanted to contain the ones already here. If we get an even bigger raid, I might un-sage it. We'll see.
Right after I pointed out that files had been deleted from the thread as well…
The silence is deafening.
Admin what on earth is going on?
The deleted images contained detailed personal information of OP's parents. I didn't think it was necessary to have them.
The thread is locked because it doesn't need any more speculation. It probably won't be unlocked.
Oh right, cool, you probably should have just mentioned that in the thread rather than going all cloak and dagger on us.
My head immediately stated screaming "CONSPIRACY, CONSPIRACY" when I saw.
It's so cows/flakes and self posters can't go back on the lols they provided.
Just think before you post, Anon, it's not that hard.
So… Only one example?
It's not as if Admin can't get those posts back. Same thing happened with Princess Doll.
It seems like I'm alone in this, so I guess I'll just stop talking. But I still wish it didnt exist outside of /pt/ and /snow/, especially in such a no-exceptions allowed way. That's all I'm going to say.
I respect your opinion, but I also feel strongly that this should be enforced globally. I don't plan on changing it.
All links are auto-archived, all videos are archivable with a click, no threads are ever deleted or pruned. The general philosophy of the site is that "the internet never forgets". It's also generally agreed upon that posters don't have some special or exempt status; a user of the site can be just as much of a cow as anyone else. I think it's counter-productive to maintain a site dedicated to archival and permanence, yet allows users to delete something a week later because they suddenly decide it's embarrassing or changed their mind or whatever. Embarrassing posts deserving of ridicule won't always be secluded to /pt/ or /snow/.
There've been several cases where self-posters and other undesirables have deleted things immediately after they were caught, which spoils the fun. That was the impetus for making the rule.
I think 4 hours is a fair delete window. If you made a major typo or mistake, that's enough time to notice it and delete it.
>Also, if admin/mods are having so many people emailing them asking to be able to delete posts that they have to explicitly state "do not email us to delete posts" three times
It's only happened 2 or 3 times so far. A week ago, I changed the delete error message to make it very clear we won't delete their posts. Since then, we haven't received any requests like that.
You can't prevent people from selfposting.
It's up to the users to moderate themselves in this regard as people are only going to stop selfposting when they discover that contrary to it being beneficial to their online status it's actually detrimental and this can achieved through mocking the selfposter and ensuring that their idiocy remains preserved in the halls of /snow/ and thus easily searchable by friends/family members/employers etc.
Understandable. But if that's your reasoning behind the implementation, then why not make it so no post can ever be deleted?
Let's just look at the past three days in the Trashley thread on /pt/. Numerous posts containing milk from a first hand source have been deleted, making the thread both disappointing and disorganized. This "Jamie" person posts emails and then immediately deletes them. How exactly does that enforce the idea of "the internet is forever"?
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Oh noooo! Don't go, Anon! Anything but that. Not stopping to voice your ever precious thoughts! The loss is too much to bare.
Many have been banned this week, and some of their threads and posts were deleted. Just continue reporting posts.
And no, I feel no connection with /r9k/ users. But I'm not going to ban people just for disagreeing in threads, especially in /b/.
Nobody is asking for some kind of mass ban, but the rate of new threads and posts popping up like:
>looool this is the girl chan? Full of whores as expect kek lmao fml fam>so which thread do I post in to get my gf>what /r9k/ said about women was right>generic_pepe.mkv
All we're asking for is some control.
I don't care about /robot/s or men posting at all, but I'd rather the autism be kept to one thread. Like, c'mon man, you know that it's mostly women that populate this board, we have to deal with sexism and misogyny on literally every corner of the internet and it's exhaustive. Just let us have this one space to ourselves please.
I do ignore the vast majority of them but unfortunately for us there's a large percentage of the userbase who feel it absolutely necessary to argue back and because of those minorities we'll never be rid of them.
>but who cares about some robots
Me. Virtually all of the space on the internet including the video games I play are orientated around men. This place was created for women in our niche and I dearly want it to stay that way.
If I want to go online and get screamed at that I'm a whore who is incompatible with education and who is only suited to domestic work I'll go to /r9k/, not lolcow.
>by reacting like this you are just making it more fun for them
Well based Admin already brought back the containment thread so I doubt it's going to be very fun in the long run.
These rules are already listed very clearly on the rules page. Any thread that doesn't follow those rules is moved to /snow/.
/snow/ currently serves as both a "lesser /pt/" and a garbage bucket, hence "flakes & mistakes".
Lolcow is full of self-righteous cunts: More at 11. >>2114
Will there ever be a /trash/ board? I realize there was some talk about this during a town hall, but unfortunately I missed that one.
I like snow but lately it has been shitted up by so many of the threads you describe. I'd prefer if they get moved to b or for trash to be a real place.
There are good snow threads getting drowned out.
Yeah I agree, that's what I'd been trying to express here. I guess I just meant a more visible warning, like the hellweek thing - just temporary. People not being lolcows and just snowflakes doesn't justify those shitty ass WOT U THINK OF THIS FAT AZN NOBODY xD posts with no links/info.
tl;dr I didn't realise /snow/ was the designated trash can as admin said, but I'm sad that it is so. I really enjoy some of the earlier threads there.
>>2099>Understandable. But if that's your reasoning behind the implementation, then why not make it so no post can ever be deleted?
After thinking about it some more, I think you're right. It is a little contradictory.
I've reduced the post deletion maximum time to 30 minutes; same as the max time for threads. I think that's a good balance of letting people fix typos or major mistakes without creating much potential for abuse.
Thank you, Admin!
I can imagine it's extra strain on yourself+farm hands but sweet fuck, do I ever appreciate hellweek cleansing.
Yes fucking please, we need it.
One question, this one will be limited to /snow/ and /pt/ like the last time or will it affect all boards?
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Can the over-sagers be publicly flagellated? I'm not sure if it's one person or many, but a lot of posts are saged while completely on-topic and on a heavily-bumped thread. There's no reason, it's obnoxious, and it's practically a tripcode.
It gets really old when you start spotting the same people (mostly guys tbh) sperging about the same shit over and over again.
I have no clue why men claiming to be soooo successful and have women lining up to suck their dick, etc. feel the need to stink up a dumb gossip board full of girls.
I honestly didn't realize how massively assblasted you were about this.
I dropped those reaction images as an inside joke between me and my friend. It's been an ongoing joke for a few months now, and I never heard anything about it until you sperged about it in /snow/. I wasn't trying to 'avatarfag,' nor was I looking for attention. It was genuinely just something for my friend to see, so I could possibly lighten up their day since it's something we both enjoy.
But since you're really that upset about it that you are willing to report me for posting a certain picture or gif, I'd rather just stop doing it.
Admin, I wasn't aware I was breaking any rules, and I wasn't aware I was 'avatar-fagging,' since I don't believe I am self-identifying in any way. If you see fit to ban me for posting a certain type of reaction image, I suppose I understand. But I will stop posting them from now on to prevent further butthurt.stoplikingthingsidon'tlike.jpg
you fools are being just as autistic as anon by not dropping it, js>>2267
also a fan of manure! can't wait to see what it brings. love that dank colorscheme too
I keep trying to read that thread hoping for some kind of milk but it gets progressively shittier each post
So I have to agree. I think it should still exist so these people are contained at least
I proudly contribute to this I think. At least I'm honest.>>2273
2014 lolcow chan best lolcow chan
Because it is an objective fact that their boards are fucking cesspools. C'mon, anyone would prefer hanging around here rather than drowning in shit from those shitholes. The problem is that most of they just cannot behave properly.it's kind of ironical how every place heavily flooded with men from other places quickly gets screwed huh? Let it be a physic place or in the internet>>2281
Damn and I missed lolcow in 2014.
This. I very rarely actually check /b/ now save for a few choice threads because I feel like it's become the "male board". I'm even starting to see them spilling over into /g/, like the Instagram Girl thread where there's some cocklog in there now submitting quality posts such as "male here btw and you ladies shouldn't get fillers they look awful" - I can only assume this war formulated by him slapping his dick against the keyboard repeatedly.
I don't even have a problem with men posting, it's fine so long as they're providing solid content to the site, but I'm getting tired of them all announcing that they possess a dick like it somehow makes their worthless opinions more valuable. It's funny because when on boards like /r9k/, where most of these cucks have originated, mentioning your gender in passing even when it's 100% related to the content of your post will get you savaged.
Can men announcing their gender in posts that have literally nothing to do with their gender become a punishable offence please?
It's been a bannable offense since day 1. Every one of those people has been permabanned for it, when we see the reports.
The problem is that 1) people will sometimes not report a post until long after it's made, if they report it at all, and 2) it sometimes takes us time to deal with reports.
The combination of these delays means someone may not be banned until long after you first see their post. And most people don't scroll back up in a thread to re-read old posts to realize that someone was banned.
The most important thing people can do is report things quickly and consistently.
have a look at the last posts here:>>45564
it's /pt and /snow, though it would have been funnier if it was only snow.
Poor anon. I wasn't even bitter, and I replied
to the comments. (To be fair, I was in pro-ana general, so the thought that we had a shitposter wasn't that far-fetched.)
Thank you for this, Admin. I laughed so hard once I realized what was happening.
Admin pls check this thread, sth is utterly wrong there: >>>/pt/79091
I also think it's fucking hilarious.
It's a great way to weed out the newfags too.
tfw I made a post and it filtered to that.
ngl I kek'd out loud.
i was telling someone to click the text and it turned it into 'u goblin' that's gold.
there should be an option, at least on manure or something, to keep the lolcow simulator on. it was so awesome
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Why are CLOTHED loli/shota forbidden?
Hey Admin, I didn't know that we had post IDs here. Someone in the Dakota thread on /pt/ said you could turn on post IDs "in your settings"? I read through the rules and info again but couldn't find anything about this.
Here's the post for reference:>>>/pt/259009
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what does SFW loli/shota have to do with pedophilia?(USER HAS BEEN PUT OUT TO PASTURE)
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Why do people always ask "hey is this against the rules" and never link or report anything?
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I think what anon meant is that, generally speaking it's frowned upon on anonymous boards to post memes from there because they have the 9gag logo in in the corner, so they're "unauthentic" and muh mass marketing and all that.
Pic related being an example, first pic from 9gag in the "meme" category.
I meant examples of actual lolcow posts with them. I know what unfunny reddit/9gag image macros are.
In most cases it would probably be a bannable offense, but without context I couldn't give a definitive answer.
>>2433>Can we have a rule about linking threads like tumblr to pt?
I'm going to assume you meant "linking lolcow.farm threads on tumblr".
They apparently removed the links, so all that's left are the screenshots and name references. I'd prefer if they didn't name the site, but I don't think I'm going to make a rule like "you are not allowed to say 'lolcow' on other websites".
I'd strongly discourage someone from posting a direct link, but I can't exactly ban people from mentioning it. Retards from tumblr and MPA will find, and have found, this site one way or another, and I can't exactly try to censor all external mentions of lolcow. I'd probably only ban them if they're doing it in a particular way that would attract undesirables, and if they're in a thread making it obvious they're the one doing it.
In this particular case, if they didn't edit out the links, I might've banned them.
However, generally speaking, I'd be much more inclined to just gas certain infested threads, or ban many users in them if outside invasions are becoming a real issue.
All that said, the way the tumblr post was written makes the person sound either underage or very immature. I won't ban them for mentioning the site, but if you're going to mention the site elsewhere, everything else you post there is fair game for moderation. So, they will be banned for that.
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There's some faggot shitting up a thread in /b/ about whether or not people want kids or not >>>/b/89130
They're screaming about how all women who don't want kids are biologically defective and that we're the degenerates bringing down the white race all the while masquerading as "white female with a kid" (lol k').
Can you just check their post history and if they're from /r9k/ deliver a ban or some shit. I'm pretty sure it's the same guy that's constantly in the /r9k/ general threads ranting about the death of the traditional woman and shit, the posts sound exactly the same.
Admin sama (swt) you know very well I am a sperging legbeard racist that needs to somehow sperg somewhere without shitting up other boards/threads, so why was the black people problems thread locked? Even if it was created by an R9K anon plenty of us are wacist. Now there are almost no race related threads.>>2448
I dont necessarily agree with that anon but lol you cant just lock a thread because you dont like her opinion tbh
All race threads should be merged into >>>/b/89438
Many of the people in that thread assumed to be robots / /pol/ invaders aren't. The one who is is now banned.
Fuck you admin you gay little bitch you let this place fall apart after 2 years
Fuck off you fucking sjw kiss my racist arab ass bitch, donald trump hu akbar>>2454
May allah give you my blesses, spiced kebabz and love to you my habibi mmmmmmmmmmwaahhhhhhhhhh
ay fuck you niqqa you crusty ogre lookin bitcbh>>2460
What do you think of >>2421
It's not possible. lolcow.farm is a banned URL on 4chan, so it can't be linked directly. Anyone who links lolcow has to obfuscate it, and people have to manually copy & paste & deobfuscate "lolcow.farm/…" in their URL bar. As a result, there is never a referring URL.
We'll try to be more active with responding to reports.>>2473
Don't care enough.
STFU, dont diss our sama.>>2475
He sees thinks says and does everything for a reason. His rules are perfect his words are perfect. He does this because he loves us. You can think for yourself and you might understand why he did it. Admin sama knows best.
Those are misinterpretation of the rules, except the race one. The problem is any race discussion is extremely likely to immediately derail a thread. I've seen it happen dozens of times.>>2477
I do not consider it a problem worth taking the time to fix. I may start banning people who abuse sageing, though. Please feel free to report such people.
Someone from Ylilauta linked me here. But I'm assuming this site has probably been posted on most image boards by now.
/fit/ and /r9k/ is a bad combination.
After looking through random threads on all the boards, I find the site to be impressive. It has very different topics and humor to look at compared to other boards.
It's such a slow board though. Maybe more girls will come from various other sites to help the posting rate on here.
I feel out of place on here, but I like the posters and content. It's unfortunate you will have to deal with a wave from 4chan's worst boards.
Wow anon, great diary post. Do you have a personal blog I can subscribe to?
Admin-sama, is it worth it to you for us to report the shitposting vegans who are constantly derailing threads? It's not specifically against the rules, but it's very annoying. I hope that some of the recent trolls go back to /fit/ or whatever soon.
Thanks for not abandoning the site yet.
They were trying to derail the newest fatty general thread in /b/, but I guess it's not totally against the rules since it's not in /pt/ or /snow/, right?
They just didn't seem like long term users, rather just trolls from outside the farm. Sorry for bothering you with a silly question like that, could have answered it myself now that I've typed it all out.
Is it okay to report off topic vegan derailment in /pt/ or /snow/, if it occurs?
It's Circleboard. Leftovers from Ylilauta /int/, before the admin got crazy and banned everyone.
A bizarre mix of /r9k/, /int/ and /s4s/, really.
This, it seems like they pay more attention to deleting or merging threads users are actually interested in (and then restoring them a few days later) than they do actually moderating this place.
I don't blame you guys but maybe you should consider more mods or janitors. Especially considering the state of /b/ right now.
For one, a good portion of the users who do that are not robots. They're often long-time site users just trolling.
Second, I have already banned like 10 different robots/4channers in that thread. (Some may not be visible because no public ban message; others because all of their posts were deleted.)
Any robots spamming in that way, especially in a laughably bad attempt to actually rile people up, are banned.
Which other thread?!>>>/b/82846
is locked and >>>/b/35957
already hit the bump limit. Did you lock this thread because you were the one arguing with me and couldn't actually provide any evidence, so you cut me off as an cop out?
>>2520>The /b/ sticky is 2 months old; the refugee thread was 6 months old.
I didn't see it back when the original threads were locked. The thread was reported a few days ago, and I locked it after I saw the report.
>Try to make the damage control less obvious next time you lock a thread.
I haven't posted in the thread.
1. Is the chat officially dead now? If so, if any of the regulars see this, it was fun chatting with you and I'm sad we couldn't say bye because of just bad timing and lurking - hoot
2. Could you possibly put an announcement saying "Check the catalog"? as >>2545
said there seem to be a lot of summerfags who are making threads that either already exist or are just a photo and say something like "this is anon, does she have drama?" which is very annoying plus it takes up space because they never delete the threads.
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always n forever lil buddy
Yeah I finished all my exams and I was looking forward to go back to chat with you guys.
Is it coming back or forever dead?
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Best wishes to everyone from chat. No amount of time, distance or wifi signal can lessen the love I have for you all.
Welp looks like the mods jumped ship with the last admin, because it's only gotten worse
This is the beginning of the end my friends
It looks like it was manured. Glad it's gone along with that stupid Berry thread. She's not even remotely interesting.>>2721
I agree. the only threads I come for are PT and Venus. I was posting more in snow.
I hope this place isn't already destined for the grave. Maybe the mods will pick up soon.
everything's fixed for me now
thank you new admin
Admin we expected much better than what we're getting. If you don't want to do your job give it to someone who actually will or get some Farmhands to help you. Or just nuke the site. Either way, you should do something because your current course of action is making you look pretty bad.
Wish you wouldn't leave, you're the kind of posters that I am trying to maintain the site quality for.
The site is definitely busier than it used to be because there are a lot of new posters. It's good that we are getting more content but there are also a lot of clueless newfags in the mix and I would like to weed them out without alienating the general community. I want to take a pretty hands-off approach though because I want the community to have its freedom.
If people are really upset by some of the issues then they might as well leave. But I am hoping long time posters will stay and help work out the changes. I try to stay as objective as possible here.
When you say 'weed out', could you elaborate on some of the tactics that you have planned?
I'd like to think that we don't have to get rid of the newfags so much as we have to work to teach them the ways of farming. we were all new once. I think emphasizing a 'hands-off' approach to our milking would be a good idea since that's been an issue in the past, most notoriously in the Pixyteri threads of Bygone Times and the Kiki thread last year. I was a member of /cgl/ during its glory days and always felt that those threads maintained themselves pretty well without too much interference from the janitors. Other posters were fully capable of squashing newfags and their blogposts down to size without mod intervention. I don't know if that phenomena was unique to /cgl/ simply because it was a more active board, or maybe because at that time, we were used to DIYing our moderation since the janitors were p. lax about it.
Anyways, I know that there are a lot of posters who are skeptical about the changeover and worried about the future of the site, but I'm optimistic so far. Kudos for taking on the load, Admin-chan.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for cleaning those posts!
Also having a Taylor thread could be nice, but apparently there was at least one crazy person there, what if they will come back when you open that thread?
Too bad, you are the kind of admin that is trying to drive people off the board.
Too much talks about quality, which reminds me about Null's autism….
…wait a minute, Null is desperate for cow sites and stuff what if you are somehow related to him?
What lolcow needs is not a hands off approach imo. Spammers, newfags and robots do not belong here. The only thing that needs to be eased up is the senseless thread moving and locking active threads. Or at least please provide good reasons for it, not just personal opinion.>>2831
Wait, what happened to PULL?
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This means that "hands free" and lows monitoring would be the worst idea now. Indefinite Hellweek should be how it goes. Until a new PULL pops up.
Admin, now do you see why a "hands-free"/loose approach to this site won't work? If you're going to try to run with this you'll definitely need to take >>2841
suggestion and put it into action, as well as heavier moderating. Otherwise, it's going to be span after spam until you nuke this place or turn it over to someone else.
>Suggestions: a captcha and char limit to posts would keep this from spiraling out of hand so fast, as well as a stronger flood limit (i.e. can't post more than 2x a minute or something). Those things should make it easier to IP block and delete before it becomes an avalanche.
>It seems like this exceptional individual gets up around the same time every day, so maybe keeping extra hands on deck between the time period they get active is necessary for now.
This. It also makes me think this person has some kinda of curfew, which means they're probably underage. Which, isn't allowed on this board.
Also, they don't really go past a certain point on /pt/ and /snow/. So they must me rather new.
Fuck me. I leave for a couple of days and come back to this shit. Nothing good comes from that Taylor thread. I know a lot of spergs can't handle a different opinion (like the Margot thread when discussing Venus), but this psycho loses her shit any time something positive is said about her.
Definitely underage. It shows.
Also sick of hearing the tired argument of Felice and kiki's threads remaining open. PT is queen, Felice is the supreme gothess, and Kiki is our elfen indigo child. Fuck off.
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Admin sama, It must be tough managing an imageboard and the fact that you have a real life and probably more important shit to do than being here reading trash, but seeing this >>2835
makes me a little bit worried, we already have a lot of shitposters and hopeless newfags who can't into imageboards/internet in general and have a distorted view of what the site is about (Last time I checked it was about laughing at legit lolcows, not making up senseless rumors about generic kawaii nobodies)
Could we have a harsher moderation for some time? Like another hellweek, but much worse, the site is going downhill pretty fast and I dont want to see it ruined.
(Sorry for any typos, english is not my first language) THE END IS NIGH
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The spammer might be a big fan of Taylor, doesn't even have to like Kota
>>going crazy just after Taylor announced that she has a bf = making her and us seem like the typical salty weeaboo PULLtard
>>nitpicking like crazy = making us look like idiots
>>posting pictures of Taylor with any possible angle = making the rest of us look like we're obsessive
>>spamming the thread so it gets locked = doing Taylor a favour
>>new admin wants to open Taylor's thread again - spamming magically begins again
>>making a ridiculous conspiracy theory up (Taylor has connections to lolcow, the admin protects her)
>>contradicts herself by calling out the people on PULL for being hateful and obsessive (see screenshot above)
I'll post two other screenshots of it for people who don't want to go on pull
What do you think?
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Asia maybe? Perhaps >>2930
is right and it's some Taylor fantard who's stalking her in Japan.
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Agreed. Everything was fine until the Robot nation invaded.
Admin has already said that the older farmhands jumped shipped with the first Admin, so expecting a hellweek until she can get a good group of farmhands together isn't going to happen.
Seems like there was a lot of drama going on behind the scenes.
Same, I'm loving the robot and tranny tears at the aggressive instatement of the ~gynocracy~
Is the annoying anon from the gaijin in japan banned?
It's so quiet now
If you need extra hands just for this particular user, please let us know.
I am willing to help for a time and am in an overlapping timezone with this person.
You killed it last night admin-sama. I reported my ass off and it disappeared so quickly.
One question though: did you have to repeatedly ban that psycho fag?
Same here. I'd recommend opening up applications once you get a bit more settled Admin-neechan, maybe just one or two people in various time zones to have at least one Farmhand online all the time in case spammers/invaders come.
Also, if a PULL influx happens/too many newfags come around, maybe making a sticky thread in both /pt/ and /snow/ would be beneficial in explaining the board a bit and what to do/not to do? I know you link the rules, but most probably don't check them and if they're PULL they most likely don't know how these types of boards operate and will make stupid mistakes like starting threads for existing cows because they don't know how to catalogue/not knowing how to quote/thinking you need email/etc.
>>3015>Is there anyway to auto hide threads (on the board they were started on) moved to manure? Just a thought.
This would be great. Or just delete them entirely once they've been moved? Spam just clogs up the boards whether the threads are moved to manure or not.
Honestly, when it comes to robot shit, couldn't they just be deleted altogether without even moving them? They all say the same tired old stuff; if you've seen one, you've seen them all. They don't continue posting over in manure, they just make new threads, so it doesn't even contain them really.
But still thankyou, mods!
Threads are being derailing by users talking about Taylor R. and promoting her videos.
Since no one can keep taylor just in the j vlogger thread I made one for Taylor.
There were no trolls and it was legitimate thread with links and summary. One of the farm hands deleted it immediately once a proper discussion was started on the thread.
I think one of the farm hands is a PULLtard.
Admin please allow a Taylor thread that will not be deleted by a farm hand who likes her. I'm sick of seeing her in other threads that have nothing to do with Taylor. She needs her own thread.
farm hand keeps deleting taylor thread even when proper discussion takes place. admin, this farmhand is seriously censoring the shit out of what is discussed about taylor, even comments are disappearing about taylor that I've seen others post. This is getting ridic.
i understand trolling being deleted, but people disucssing taylor in "unflattering ways" i.e., she looks old etc are being deleted. taylor discussion is derailing other threads as well. A lot of people will jump ship from this website if nazi censorship is going on over one snowflake.
You picked the wrong farm hands who are very biased and censor their favorite people on here…
New admin said they are allowed, old admin who jumped ship did that. Taylor is allowed to have a thread.
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why did you delete all your other replies to me, farm hand?
I was rewriting it because the link to previous Admin's post didn't show up. You posted >>3023
and I decided to just post what I had to say in a shorter form in a response to that.
As for me trying to delete Taylor threads because I favor her, I don't favor anyone. I'm just trying to keep out spam and keep the site running smoothly for the users.
There was no spam. There were people discussing her, not same fagging - admin can look into that into the old deleted thread that was actually picking up speed into a normal thread.
The only people who are crying "same fag" are the ones who are censoring how people discuss Taylor, and lolcow is not the place for that.
same fagging the shit out of this thread doesn't mean it will be shut down or deleted, if that happens then someone else might get the idea they can do it to other boring thread too, like kota's. she has no milk at all and people nitpick about the same shit over and over yet it still remains up. just stop complaining and let this thread develop. dont like it? don't read it. it shouldnt irk you that much to have a thread on taylor, if its so boring and so irrelevent then it shouldnt bother you.
I kinda agree with that tard about trashing boring threads that have no milk and keep repeating the same old milk over and over i.e. taylor, kota, etc.
Keep threads up like margo's who's a milk queen right now and forever on.
These farmhands are out of control on deleting sprees with comments that don't violate the farm's guidelines. Admin-sama check up on your farm hands, suspected snowflakes and pulltards are riding the reigns into a ditch.
Farmhand got sassy in the Kota-thread.
I am sorry but who gives a shit about quality. It comes and goes with milk. And if there's no milk than let people discuss the way they want and leave. I mean no one forces you to read post am i right?
jesus this is an image board and not a fucking oscar nominated art house movie. Let people talk shit for christs sake.
Then admin could make it a 5 minute captcha. Really why would you need to post more than twice in 5 minutes unless you were samefagging or shitposting? >>3047
captchas, but they do work. They're not even difficult, if admin uses the same kind that are on 4chan. >>3043>>3047
Oh look here she is
Are you being sarcastic?
/g/ is infested with robots.
Nope, I'm not.
Sure, we are being invaded right now, but mods are cleaning it very fast
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Are we at risk?? I posted in that thread!
I've checked into the IP's and they are not the same person. The anon who posted in the Hannah Minx thread was from the US, but the anon that's been posting videos constantly in the Onision thread is from Canada.
I have given the video spammer a ban, and hopefully they don't come back.
Why? Just let people discuss her. I personally don't like discussing Sharla, so what do i do? I leave the thread. Easy as that. And i don't think it's too hard to scroll down a few posts right?
I understand and agree with closing the taylor thread but she is part of the jvlogger community and from time to time quite amusing
If people want to discuss Taylor in the Jvlogger thread, that's fine. If you see multiple whiteknight/shitposts about her, then please report them so we can take care of them and keep the thread free of spam. If someone has posted multiple times stating the same info over and over, again, please let us know. We really don't want to run into another sperg situation in regards to her.>>3210
Someone did mention they couldn't find the Raven thread a few days ago, but to my knowledge it was just a glitch. Her thread is still located in /pt/ and has been active lately because of her sperging out about us.
>>3214 thanks. Well, here's my complaint:
Some anons lack of common sense and share the adress or information that may help others find the exact adress of someone, like in Taylor's case but I've seen this in many threads. One thing is bitching about behaviors and other is exposing that kind of information, sometimes they live with more people you know? That's stalker level and more than one farmer could be interested in trying to interact directly with the cow in real life, scary. If you find something well, good for you, but sharing that is not right tho.
Is there any way to block cows from being able to view the site? There's a few cases I've seen (most obviously the Kadee one, but I've heard of others) where someone links them here, and they end up lurking and shutting down any source of milk as soon as we find it. Would it be possible to somehow just redirect users that are admitting to being the cow themselves to some other page whenever they try to open stuff here?>>3215
I agree doxxing is a shitty thing to do, but I imagine that if people start actually harassing the cows in real life that would come under global rule 1 wouldn't it?
Actually, I was just looking and I think it comes under this>No egregious stalking or harassment which crosses over into the real world.
as stated in the rules, "Personal information of people aged 18 or older, including names, addresses, and phone numbers" is allowed to be posted. The exception to this being "No egregious stalking or harassment which crosses over into the real world." There are some posts made where a person is doxxed and has no involvement with the drama, and we do deal with those as best we can. If you see something being posted that seems like it is crossing the line (and is the exception to the rule), let us know, and we will take care of it.>>3216
This is something we can look into, but considering that a lot of the cows change IP addresses often, I'm not sure it would work 100%. It is something that can be brought up with the admin though.>>3218
We deal with /r9k/ posting as quickly as possible, but a lot of robots just change IP and come back again. It's a constant effort, as everyone knows. If someone had a suggestion of something we could do, then we can consider it.
Thank you for posting this stuff, it really does help us get a grasp on what people would like to see in terms of helping the site continue.
These sorts of posts just lead them here honestly, one of them sees it, assumes they're under attack or some shit, and then you get a whole bunch coming over and shitposting to defend themselves.
Not to mention, raids are kind of pointless, it'll be gone in a few hours and no-one will care.
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they are doing it again and its annoying, please ban this man
There isn't anything we can do about someone crossing the line in real life, but it's not something that has happened at all. In most cases with these people, they put their own personal information out there online (addresses, contact info, etc.) so really when you see it getting posted here, it's because it was already out there. As stated, if we see something crossing the line, or bordering on harassment, we deal with it. If we see family members with no involvement in the drama being posted, we take care of it. >>3223
As long as you're familiar with the rules, and don't do anything to identify yourself or go over the top, you're more or less fine. That't the point of this being an anonymous site.>>3224
All of the spam threads have been dealt with now, and the users are banned. It's annoying for us too, and we deal with it ASAP. >>3225
They will get deleted or moved to manure, but they are left after the user is banned and they have been locked for a short amount of time, so people know the problem has been dealt with.
The issue has been taken care of. Let me know if any more pops up. Reports are strongly encouraged so as soon as you see one report it.
I also strongly encourage that when posts or threads that seem like r9k trash and whatnot emerge, do not acknowledge them. Report them and then ignore. They love attention.
If something has been reported and you don't see a red ban marker, always remember that sometimes one isn't always placed. Just because one isn't there doesn't mean the issue was not addressed.
Sorry admin and farmhands, but the Venus thread has turned out to be a terrible idea. Sure, there are real posters there but they have nothing to say beyond they don't like how she looks or what she does.
There are definitely Margo-supporters trolling that thread. For example, repeating Margo's story about Manaki contacting her when she was 13 as if it is fact (a favourite lie of Margo’s), when the old Venus threads have the evidence in them that she was not 13 but 16. This Venus thread\, if sincere, should inherit from the old Venus threads - it doesn't. The OP doesn’t even know Venus’ name!
So now we get two different threads in the site, one using facts and inheriting for the old Venus-Margo threads, and one just making up whatever they want. This site has enemies and they come here at Margo's behest from time to time. That youtuber, Vexxed, is just one of them. Why are you giving them a forum to bash Venus and spread misinformation?
We're talking about a known abuse victim here. It's a fact supported by third party witnesses and by visible bruises, both of which back Venus’ telling of it. The circumstances since leaving Margo make it clear Venus is recovering from something and is at times struggling. She knows the supportive things we have said about here and PULL, and has thanked everyone for it.
Why is this pile-on of a young woman who is still being abused at a distance by her mother (and trying to find her freedom as an autonomous person) permitted to happen here? Some of these Margo supporters are absolutely vicious people with problems of their own. They literally help Margo to continue her abuse of Venus, whether it's swarming insta or swarming Taylor's YT comments, the shit they say is evil. I'm not talking about naive supporters of Vexxed who don’t know better, talking about those who know the whole deal and still really want to hurt Venus. We don't call them “minions” for nothing. They’re abusers themselves.
Like for Taylor, standalone Venus discussion should be contained in the jvloggers thread, where real thread members outnumber plants and trolls. I know there are real members in the current Venus thread but there’s nothing to say beyond they don’t like her or her looks, and they are definitely in the minority.
Sorry to write an essay but I’m very concerned you’re allowing this to happen.
agreeing with this.
There is literally no fresh milk in regards to Venus, and when there was, it was all associated and/or caused by her mother.
We've left the Venus thread for the moment, mainly because it's essentially acting as a containment thread. Between all the Venus and Vexxed stuff going on, the Margaret thread has become totally derailed. Once the thread calms down, and things are sorted out, we do plan on letting people know that Venus can be talked about in the Jvloggers thread, if it's relevant (which I imagine it may be considering her new friendship with Tay).>>3320
Wordfiltering is a great suggestion, but since he already knows about the site (as per his new video about Lolcow and Pull), I am unsure if it would make a difference at this point. We have made a thread for him specifically in /snow/ (to act as temporary containment), and have warned users that posting about him in the Margaret thread will result in a temp ban if it is irrelevant to her.
The Venus thread might as well be renamed the Margo thread at this point
Unfortunately, that's the nature of an anonymous image board–Margo's friends are allowed to come here and sperg out, just like the rest of the herd. Short of nuking the whole thread (or censoring any comments taking the side of ol' river gremlin) there's not a lot that the moderators can do to 'defend' Venus. These kinds of imageboards are supposed to be impartial environments to in order to foster discussion; imo the administration shouldn't be encouraged to step in and 'defend' people who find themselves the topic of a thread, because that's just opening the floodgates for other lolcows to demand that their threads be moved, taken down, or their negative comments be censored.
This is less of a complaint than it is just a question, but how exactly was Spoony dealt with? I'd assume she was range banned, but I can't say I've ever heard any of the mods or admins here actually say that anyone was range banned, even some of the more chronic shitposters or robots that have come back to post the same shit even after multiple bans, so wasn't sure.
Apologies if this is a dumb question.
Somebody once said that current admin hired friends. If that's the case, they might all be in one time zone and they all come online at a similar time rather than coming on at different times and spacing out the moderation. >>3401
There's more than one, I think. I reported a couple too.
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CP spam? fuckin christ
I agree. Britbong seems like a ripe cow, and I'd love to see it play out but the thread is pure cancer. It's mostly just spergs calling other posters out as Britbong/his fans and shit posting.
At this point I'm just closing the thread so I don't have to see it.
Inb4 tards find this thread and call us britbong.
Nah, I agree completely. It's a pretty bad thread, because any content is just hidden behind Kopy and what I have to assume is him samefagging calling everyone Britbong, and then what seems to be Britbong calling everyone Kopy.
I wish both posters could be banned so we could have a non-autistic thread about him honestly.
Don't forget about the guy doing the same with Nixon.
It feels like moderation has been pretty absent recently really, it's taken ages even for the CP to get taken down (though the posts about it were removed for some reason).
I actually did get banned for that. I wasn't aware that "avatarfagging" is a thing and not allowed. I have since stopped.
Thank you for unbanning me. I actually came here to ask some questions about the rules so that I don't break them again. This is the responsible thing to do before I start posting again after all, right?
So I get I was kind of newfagging asking about Onison in that thread, which is the post listed for my banning. Got it. Someone even replied to me with a helpful link to read all about him anywyas which was nice. Otherwise I don't really have questions about any of the lolcows because hey, why else would I be here?
I was prettt curious why I was banned for Nixon but the Putin person wasn't. Now I see they probably were too, so that seems fair.
So back to my original question so I don't fuck up again- I get that this is an anonymous message board, so continually using an avatar is going to defeat the purpose of that. But when I post, there is a "name" field, and even an email field if someone so chooses to identify themselves. People even tripfag on other message boards. Now don't get me wrong, I don't want
to do this. I'm going to post here anon from now on. But is it a general rule of thumb to not use pictures of the same person, or from he same series, for example, in the same thread just for continuity? Additionally, I do have a lot of Nixon reaction pictures that I like. Will I get banned immediately if I use a few more of those pictures down the line, if it's relevant?
Thank you. I appreciate the clarification, and it was a pleasant surprise going on my phone today and seeing I could post again. I really like this site and I am capable of posting in a mature manner.
I'm not a mod or admin, but here's my take on it.
Just post them where they're relevant. Be smart about it. Avatar fagging was banned from 4chan long ago, it's a rule that was brought along from 4chan when the board was formed.
Tripfags are annoying, and in some cases they should be banned. Yet in a handful of cases it's sometimes useful, for example when we get someone who knows a cow personally, if they use a tripcode it helps keep the knowledge they're sharing clean and from being skewed by retards who may try to imitate them/troll. They really should only be used for that reason.
The name, email, and subject fields are for information relevant to the thread topic; for example (as mentioned) when someone who knows a cow personally shows up. There is no reason you should ever use those fields to identify yourself except when it has to do with the thread topic. This is an anonymous board and your identity is not relevant in any way, shape, or form. The only important thing is information and discussion about the cows.
Specifically when you discuss using images "for continuity" – that is not helpful or relevant and is often detrimental to a thread (as with the Putin guy.) Might be different in /b/. If you are looking for a community of identified users of any kind, if you really feel like you need "continuity", this is honestly not the website for you and I am saying that to help you. Look for another website that allows you to make a profile for yourself.
I get that now that I've been going through old threads and seeing when it's relevant. I never wanted to use a name or trip, it was more of a "well if people do that, then why am I being singled out for using Nixon pics?" Kind of question. Then I lurked more and realized that it just doesn't happen here and is not needed. I was doing it mostly in /b/ and thought the rules were different there for some reason.
TBH I've been posting completely anon all day and like it much better. I definitely have all of the clarification I need on this, especially after reading some threads in /cream/ where certain types of identification were necessary. Thanks!
Can we get that cow-tipping sperg Candice banned? She's ruined Kadee completely then came to the threads to brag about it; she's shat all over the Margo threads afaik, and now is ruining the Spoonie-Munchausen's thread by tipping more cows.>>>/snow/140345
Or, how bout, "lurk more faggot".
No one avatarfags and it should be obvious if newfags actually lurked before making stupid posts.
each imageboard has its own culture and newbies shouldn't have to be spoon-fed how to assimilate. if they can't figure it out on their own then they'll either get told to drink bleach or get banned for failing as a human being.
Chill out, they fucked up, got banned and learned from their mistake.
You don't have to be an edgy retard here, this isn't 2010 /b/, no-one expects that of you.
Why do you feel the need to be an asshole? I lurked for WEEKS and the day I was doing it some other person was avatarfagging Putin even more aggressively than I was. After a few hours they weren't banned so I thought it was okay?>>3469
No shit Sherlock, that's what I meant. Way to zero in on the one thing to get your panties twisted in a bunch. >>3470
Thanks anon. You said t all better than I ever could.
Of the many who get banned every week for varying levels of faggorty and autism, I actually take the time to come here after being unbanned not to bitch, but to actually take the time to ask mods/oldfags about the rules so I don't screw up again? And you jump down my throat. Wow, just goes to show how being anon can really bring out the worst in people.
With all the CP that has to be reported almost every week and all of the spergchan shit I saw go down while I was actually lurking, you artists complain about fucking avatarfagging! LMFAO
And I know clueless newfags are annoying, but don't you want
this community to grow? At least I take the time to lurk (sorry I can't lurk for another fucking year) and ask questions after I get banned.
Most ppl get banned, come right back, evade, and just keep spamming and samefagging to troll.
Get over yourselves. Play nice. You're on an image board that gossips about people who barley even qualify as almost famous.
And half of you are probably posted on this site and samefag yourself for attention.
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A bunch of fucking loooooserrs arguing about what, online imageboard etiquette? Jesus Christ.
Just let this thread be what it is, a place to ask the mods questions. Why are all of you getting so butthurt over stupid shit?(USER HAS BEEN PUT OUT TO PASTURE)
Admin-sama & farmhands:
The farm now has three Leda Muir threads that needs merging and pruning. All of it has the odor of self-posting…
Don't know if it's possible but there should be a way to filter any kind of post that's worded like "CP insert link here
" that would result in instant deletion or inability to post.
Used has been put out to pasture is just the public ban message, or at least I always figured it was that.
Why would you think it wasn't that?
the text in those posts is always the same
mods should just filter the text and autoban anyone that posts it instead of leaving the cp up for hours until mods notice
Person's now changing it up a bit >>115768.
Noticed there's always some kind of shitposter posting on /b/ within a few minutes timeframe that these porn threads are posted..
Also, CP again in /b/, I've reported it, but it's really irritating seeing it night after night around the same time.
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Can admin introduce rangeban? I'm fucking tired of the same robots shitting over and over and over.
Unfortunately it doesn't work like that. We've been able to ban IP ranges since day one, but that usually isn't nearly enough to prevent ban evasion. Please continue reporting such people.>>3508
The last few posts were purely robots with 0 other posts, so we decided to just keep only the /g/ thread and remove the /b/ one.
This. If someone's being retarded, report the individual post, because there's legit accusations of samefagging going on in that thread alongside the retard just screaming samefag at everyone.
I think that the thread should just be left to die though honestly, it's obvious that neither the samefag poster or the person who's been sperging out about how terrible trannies and libtards are for days now will let any real discussion happen.
Have you considered that they weren't removed because they didn't violate any rules?
Calling a samefag a samefag isn't against the rules, nor is disagreeing with you.
The only person who seems to be so upset over the person calling samefag is the person who's being accused of it. The person who's been shitting up the thread insulting and obviously samefagging (posts a reply, then posts three or four after it replying to the opponent insulting them and making fun of them) is much more of an issue.
Neither are against the rules though, it's just a shit thread.
But it's literally NOT samefag.
>The only person who seems to be so upset over the person calling samefag is the person who's being accused of it.
No shit, because being accused of something YOU DIDN'T FUCKING DO feels bad.
God you're so fucking pathetic.
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oh my god is it happening?
and we're all samefags
>>3519>But it's literally NOT samefag.
But it very obviously is, and plenty of people have pointed out that it's obvious.
Not everyone is a samefag, but there has clearly been a lot of it in the thread, which is obvious to literally anyone who looks at it.
>No shit, because being accused of something YOU DIDN'T FUCKING DO feels bad.
The only people getting accused of samefaggotry at this point are the ones going on and on about how everyone who disagrees with them is a tranny, and going "mods please mark all my posts" despite it being obvious they never will.
The people who've actually come in and contributed haven't been accused of it.
I don't give a fuck who is samefagging that isn't me. The fact remains you've quoted my posts and posts written by other posters together and labeled them as samefagging. Several times.
>But it very obviously is
And to me nearly all posts accusing someone of samefagging in that thread are very obviously made by the same person. You seem to think I'm samefagging because that's what you'd do. I'm sorry, but not everyone is as pathetic as you.
>>3523>I don't give a fuck who is samefagging that isn't me.
Then why come into the thread and defend them?
>The fact remains you've quoted my posts and posts written by other posters together and labeled them as samefagging
I'm not the person who was quoting everyone and calling them a samefag, and some of my posts got caught up in that as well.
That was just a retarded troll.
>And to me nearly all posts accusing someone of samefagging in that thread are very obviously made by the same person.
But they're not, there's very clearly at least two people saying it, ignoring the person who quoted everyone.
>You seem to think I'm samefagging because that's what you'd do. I'm sorry, but not everyone is as pathetic as you.
Oh shit we're back to "no u" again.
>>3524>Then why come into the thread and defend them?
I'm not, I'm defending myself? Holy shit you can't be this fucking dumb.
>I'm not the person who was quoting everyone and calling them a samefag, and some of my posts got caught up in that as well.
Oh don't worry. I wasn't talking about that post.
>Oh shit we're back to "no u" again.
There's only so much you can say to a person who screams "samefag samefag samefag!" in substitution of an actual argument.
>>3525>I'm not, I'm defending myself? Holy shit you can't be this fucking dumb.
Well, assuming you're the person who came in despite no-one calling samefag for days and went "WOW all this autistic samefag calling is so dumb I wish mods would just mark my posts", what are you defending yourself from? No-one accused you of anything.
>Oh don't worry. I wasn't talking about that post.
There wasn't just one post, and I haven't quoted multiple people in any of my posts until now, except for to draw reference to something someone else said or to reply to multiple people.
>There's only so much you can say to a person who screams "samefag samefag samefag!" in substitution of an actual argument.
Because there's so much you can say to "lol trannies are so dumb, I bet everyone who disagrees with me is a libtard tranny" or "How does it feel to have been so BTFO?".
I don't see any posts that provided content that were just baselessly accused of samefagging and ignored, apart from the one troll calling everyone a samefag.
>>3526>No-one accused you of anything.
Bitch, what? Do you have brain problems?
>Because there's so much you can say to "lol trannies are so dumb, I bet everyone who disagrees with me is a libtard tranny" or "How does it feel to have been so BTFO?".
Don't play dumb you piece of shit. I'm talking about the actual posts that were written about trannies BEFORE
you stated with the "SAMEFAG SAMEFAG SAMEFAG" bullshit.
>>3527>Bitch, what? Do you have brain problems?
You didn't reply to an accusation, you just replied in general. No-one had accused anyone of samefagging in days.
>I'm talking about the actual posts that were written about trannies BEFORE you stated with the "SAMEFAG SAMEFAG SAMEFAG" bullshit.
You mean the ones that literally all got serious replies? Are you retarded?
If you made a wrong accusation I'm not allowed to dispute it anymore?
>You mean the ones that literally all got serious replies? Are you retarded?
I made serveral posts about trannies you've never responded to. Try harder gaslighting me next time.
>>3529>If you made a wrong accusation I'm not allowed to dispute it anymore?
You didn't even reply to any post. You didn't dispute anything except for claiming that someone called you a samefag at some point.
>I made serveral posts about trannies you've never responded to
Which ones? Feel free to link them in the other thread.
And do you even know what gaslighting is? Stop being so melodramatic.
Change the board style to Roach and you don't have to deal with it.
Also if you click on the notice once, it disappears.
Please report any posts you believe to be hers. I already addressed a few at >>>/pt/314494
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I'm not sure where to post this, so I guess this will do???
When I hover over the little referral things the box is behind the other posts so I can't read them. I'm not sure if I'm the only one having this problem though.
Yeah, he seems to not get that everyone just thinks he's retarded, no-one's upset or shocked about his meme theories.
I just don't get why mods are letting it stay up for hours on end.
Replying to him or any obvious incel should be ban able at this point. It's just the same shit over and over again. Arguing in circles doesn't add anything to the thread, and it just shits it up.
I'm almost beginning to wonder if it's the same person changing their proxy/ips and replying to themself to appear like a farmer is arguing with him (Ala kiki). Sure there may be some genuine farmers replying, but I'd hate to think there are some farmers dumb enough to argue with a retarded troll for a few straight hours.
This is due to browser caching. Try viewing https://lolcow.farm/main.js
and refresh the page twice.
OP seemed to be banned for refusing to look in the catalog for an appropriate thread, showing no real intent to try to learn board culture and stirring up shit with most of her posts.
The only thing close to trolling was the person posting bait with the super tumblr definitions of words and insulting others for it, if that's who you meant?
Unrelated to this, but can we have a more global ban on baiting or replying to robots like we do in the incel thread? Seems counterproductive to ban them posting, but allow people to try to get them to post here.
Please note that not all bans are public.>>3575>OP seemed to be banned for refusing to look in the catalog for an appropriate thread, showing no real intent to try to learn board culture and stirring up shit with most of her posts.
This is correct.
I wasn't the OP but why did >>>/b/119569
deserve a ban? They didn't break any rules.
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are people going to be banned for making new threads re. shingles?
Says the person who got banned for their content, good job m8, I'm sure you know better than the modd what belongs here!>>3591
Does that mean we'll be getting an update? I understand if not, just want to know if we can expect anything.
We want to give it a shot again. The crew that caused a bunch of shitty vendetta posting all over /snow/ isn't allowed to be discussed. Many people do dislike the threads, but many like them. Also, calling out people who try to get attention through the thread can be its own form of entertainment.
Anyone who dislikes it can hide the thread. Right now the thread quality doesn't look very good. We'll evaluate it in one week and decide if the thread should stay or go.>>3601
We're not sure yet.
I don't think it's just the thread quality that people disliked, there was lots of other not great threads that were simply a matter of taste, it's that the ana threads brought people in from other sites which caused shittier posting across other threads.
The sort of petty bitching about someones looks instead of the actual thread topic, or bringing ana shit outside the thread.
I just think it's something that came as a surprise to most people, there wasn't really any call for it to come back.
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Can you give any sort of information you could? Even if it's a vague idea of the situation? She was my all-time person on this site.
Has it got something to do with her brother's Ex girlfriend that showed up?
Like another anon said, those kinds of threads attract shitty posters that contribute to shitter posts across the site overall. It's usually underaged pro-ana fucks that ensure every thread will devolve into arguements about weight or dieting. It's honestly just inviting trolls in.
But hey, you do you. I'll just "hide the thread." Thanks.
Please based admin. She was my new fav cow.
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>"We can't comment on the situation, unfortunately."
>"Don't post about her until we have an update."
We will be waiting patiently for the resolution, Admin-sama. But can you give us a glimpse of what transpired behind the fence? Please do let us know how we can be of help in the situation. I wish you and the rest of the farmhands the best!
Her thread is one of my favorites btw, but now it's gone :(
Where am I ever going to find another shoddy-tatted MySpace generalismo-autismo-strip-mall-samurai with questionable shoop skillz & gravity-defying ego? I need my Varicella Mortadella fix Admin-sama… I hope this whole issue gets resolved and SOON.
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Can you please put some actually effective ban? Like some ever cookie shit or something?
It doesn't matter how much you ban shitposters they can just come back and keep shitting around. Why bother banning then?
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Every day I spend waiting
it's fucking lolcow not 4chan. I hardly see a new thread per day. Quit lying out of your ass.
Also it's fucking /b/. The name itself implies little to no QC. >>3597
The words "etiquette" and "rule" have different meanings.
And write a fucking etiquette for yourself.
>>3624>Also it's fucking /b/. The name itself implies little to no QC.
/b/ here is just the board for discussions that don't fit on the other boards, it's not some anarchy board.
Random topics, not as in just post whatever the fuck you like with no rules at all, otherwise that catalog would be half shitty robot posts/bait to get robots to post.
Me too– honestly, what the fuck admin? Why aren't you asking your user base about these changes to the board before you make them?
I don't think /b/ and /g/ should be one board. There was a reason why it split off in the first place. What's the difference between /sty/ and /manure/? I'm really questioning your methods, Admin.
Eh I'm ok with it. This site is slow enough.
I thought the "positive talk only~" rule the last admin implemented for /g/ was retarded
I kinda prefer the name /b/ to /ot/ though.
/manure/ had no real purpose and probably shouldn't have existed. /sty/ is for shitposting of any kind.
As for /b/ and /g/, they were split in the first place because /b/ was getting too infested with invaders, and the policy at the time was to do only light moderation with /b/.
We're now trying out the opposite approach and will treat moderation in /ot/ more carefully. Also, we felt there were just too many boards considering the size of the site, and that there didn't need to be a single "safe space" board. Invaders from /r9k/ or /pol/ or wherever will still be banned.
Give it a chance. We'll change it back if it's not working out.>>3635
We didn't want it confused with 4chan /b/, which is closer to what /sty/ is. /b/ redirects to /ot/ so all bookmarks should still work. The rules page will be updated soon.>>3634
>>3636>and that there didn't need to be a single "safe space" board
I'll get used to it, but will moderation for /g/ threads be more lax, then? Race derailing and roastie derailing allowed, since it's now all one board? Are threads that were originally /g/ going to be treated as if they were /b/? Is /sty/ just going to be a recycling bin where mods move threads that are too shitty for /ot/?
Sorry if these are too many questions, Admin.
have a purpose: as a dumping ground for truly shit threads and an insult to those who started and furthered them. it was cream that didn't seem to have much purpose.
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update on sticky vicky?
Can you answer this poster, please?>>3637
So in all those threads we have about women's health are now allowed to be posted in by retarded dudes with ~opinions~ about periods?
I'd like clarification for this too. There's a last minute Christmas gift suggestion thread and it honestly doesn't seem /g/ specific but there was a poster who told a robot to gtfo. The guy was actually giving helpful suggestions though. Does that guy deserve to be banned or what? And was that thread more of a /g/ thread or regular /b/?
Is there some sort of flair we can use to indicate if a thread should be no boys allowed or something?
Ty for pointing this out.
I created the thread and I appreciated the guy's input. Would suck if he gets banned.
This is all really confusing.
I don't know if the farmhand who wrote >>>/pt/326981
also wrote >>>/pt/326927
as an anon. While there was legit derailing going on, only statements disagreeing with >>>/pt/326927
were cited. I hope this was a coincidence and not two actions by the same person.
I agree with you. I miss /g/ (and /b/) just as much as the other anons commenting here. I think /sty/ can attract fuckers and it's pretty much dead and irrelevant rn. I guess most of lolcow users aren't interested in posting there (which is probably good).
I know admin is trying your best to make the site better so I hope the changes work out eventually.
Thank you for all the opinions regarding the board changes.
Like we said:>This is a trial arrangement and if after a few weeks the board split doesn't seem to be working as intended, we might reverse the change or otherwise organize the boards in response to user feedback.>>3682
I quoted the last four comments of the derail chain to indicate the conversation I was referring to, no bias was intended.
Naturally you don't want to identify your personal posts so you won't answer but my intended question, if I wasn't clear, was whether you also posted that first comment as anon. The first comment implies being in on farmhand discussions on discord.
If it's not you, fair enough. The reason I bring this up is I have noted (and posted here about) farmhands emerging from conversations they themselves were a part of - to moderate those who were arguing with them. I sincerely hope that isn't what happened here.
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Sticky Vicky update? Can you at least let us know when we can talk about her again?
I honestly think the opposite is the issue too.
Guys getting banned simple for disagreeing, hell, I've seen people banned simply for disagreeing with no evidence they were robots, yet still get that sticker applied to their posts.
A lot more people accusing everyone of being robots as well too.
The merging just seems to have convinced people they can have their own "no boys allowed" club, and use that to shut everyone else out, no matter if you can tell if they're a dude or not.
I don't understand the logic behind merging the boards at all, or why it was necessary, and I think that at the very least some explanation would have been nice, instead of just doing it and then going "Yeah we changed it because we felt like changing it".
At the very least the rules need to be made more clear as far as I see it, as to what actually constitutes a robot (instead of just a person who disagrees with the thread), because there seems to be heaps of confusion, and people using the vagueness to try to turn it into a girls only website, which is silly, because it never was that, and that just leads to stupid fights and insults instead of actual discussion.
That's my opinion at least.
Move the kawaii black girls thread to >>>/sty/
. It's not even the girls I'm bothered about. It's the obnoxious "lol racist triggered
" posts whenever someone says the girls aren't even that cute.
Also it reeks of samefagging.
If you allow people to make their own threads despite similar threads already existing, half the catalog would just be "look at me my threads more special than anyone elses".
That other person was implying /b/ should have no rules, which is stupid, obviously it should.
I AM the "other person" and no that wasn't what I implied at all, asshat.
>If you allow people to make their own threads despite similar threads already existing, half the catalog would just be "look at me my threads more special than anyone elses".>another slippery slope fallacy right away
How shameless are you?
Then maybe you should learn to read, because that's what the conversation was about, people making duplicate threads getting banned for it.
If you take away that rule, people would and have just made their own threads instead of using the ones that exist, leading to duplicates.
It's not a fallacy if we've literally seen it happen.
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So I dont normally go on this website and I'm here checking it out like out of curiosity because people say its the female r9k - and well over half the threads on page one and two are threads made by admins that are like fucking meatings about changing the rules or updates on the rules or annoucments
I bet the mods and admins are power triping losers who have nothing to do and their blowing their small unpaid job out of proportion and making it seem like its a bigger deal than it is
fuck you guys you seem like a bunch of shit heads like seriously fuck you
That doesn't actually counter what I said at all though, you started going on about slippery slopes even though the original discussion was about an example of exactly what I said, that people just don't bother looking to see if there's already a thread and make their own, which just leads to a heap of shitty low quality threads with a small amount of discussion each, instead of a smaller number of larger threads where discussion is more concentrated.
I think a short ban to let people know that the catalog is there for a reason is useful for that reason.
>>3776>That doesn't actually counter what I said at all though
Uh, yes it does? You tried to tell me
what my own
>you started going on about slippery slopes even though the original discussion was about an example of exactly what I said,
And now again. I can't tell if someone's retarded or just trolling anymore.
Well, if you're just going to pretend that's not what the conversation was about, I have no idea what to say. You asked why they were banned. Someone said because they didn't even bother checking the catalog before making a new thread, which a farmhand confirmed, because it's fucking common sense that if a thread already exists, you use that thread, you don't need to create your own for absolutely no reason.
You then started getting mad over nothing and accusing me of lying about what you said despite the fact that it's literally in this thread, anyone can just follow the conversation back up and see.
>And now again. I can't tell if someone's retarded or just trolling anymore.
What are you even trying to say? Are you just shitposting for the sake of it?
You're going on about the slippery slope fallacy even though we're talking about an actual example of the thing I'm claiming would happen, that you'd get a heap of threads made unnecessarily that fill the catalog with duplicates and make it harder to find what you're looking for.
There's no slippery slope to be had there, we're discussing because of an example of just that, and there's been plenty of others in the past.
What's even your problem here? Do you think we should allow people to create duplicate threads even though there's other active ones? What's your issue with mods saying to check the catalog and check if there's a thread that suits what you want to talk about active before you make a new one? You seem to be just getting mad for no reason.
I agree that containment boards don't work for assholes. It only works for people who want to play by the rules, not those that come to a site to ruin everyone else's fun.>>3805
/sty/ is just attracting robots. If you need a place to shitpost just make a thread for it or something.
As for race discussion and politics, I felt like having one dedicated thread to each topic was working. Ban people who bring it into other boards.
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Well, someone's mad.
Farmhand please can you activate the survey monkey option for users to be able to change their responses?
I forgot to agree with how the "only one race thread etc" rule was really good in old /b/, so would be good to use that again if /ot/ or /b/ stays.
It's really tiresome scrolling to threads when this ridiculous pic keeps popping up. Does anyone know where this is from? Because I recall seeing it posted on krautchan occasionally but I'm not sure if it's from there.
Make sure to report this bullshit stuff and type in a reason
Since red text ban messages are reserved for the worst offenders it requires faith in the mods though, and I've kind of stopped doing it because I feel like I'm nitpicking
Don't worry about nitpicking, making a report is the best way of getting things like that shut down.>>3943>Are there temporary bans when new users make it obvious they never even bothered to lurk?
Question for Admin about Onision threads. I'm not planning on doing this, but if you post a low-content post like "^^^this" or "underrated post" in a post with actual content, is it still bad?>>3955
I agree, they just shit up threads.
Political baiting isn't allowed in any thread. Posts like that have the potential to derail a thread for dozens of posts. Same with race/religion/whatever.
If you're using a modern browser, pressing the back button on the ban page should probably bring you back to your original post.
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Comment in the pic isn't mine but I'm uploading it to make a point.
All those threads have extremely similar premises. I understand people want to be more specific with maybe, let's say, sexual abuse, so I understand having a thread only for that and that only, but I don't think we really need an advice thread AND a vent thread. Sometimes that's everything you can find in /ot/ first page: vent, advices, lost childhood, vent, advices, DDLG. Rinse, repeat. Rinse, repeat.
Yeah, i hide the threads i don't like/want to read, but sometimes I end up with only one or two /ot/ threads open, so I think we're getting saturated with those topics lol.
I know farmers come up with threads, not you, but i just wanted to express my dissatisfaction. Things are getting boring and good threads disappear in the sea of the same recycled stuff because most people don't bother to read past page 2.
What was decided about /g/ and /b/? Are they coming back or not?
Sorry if you already answered that, Admin. Many things are discussed on discord and even though I'm a farmer, I'm rarely online on there due to my busy schedule. I apologize if you and others already decided if the old boards are gone for good.
No, it normally takes a minute or two. Sorry. Message one of the mods again.>>3964
We are still interpreting the survey results and deciding.
What's the deal with the trans thread in /ot/?
I got banned for "taking the bait" in it a week or so back because I responded to some retard who kept posting stupid things, even got a public ban for it, which does seem like a bit much seeing as they didn't, but I get the point of it.
Yet there's still people just constantly posting bait shit in it, calling everyone who disagrees with them trans, insulting other users, just being as inflammatory as possible, and there doesn't seem to be any major bans going on.
I'm just kind of curious what the point of publicly banning people who reply to bait, but not doing the same to those who post it? Am I just misunderstanding something or what? Because it seems a bit inconsistent to me.
Also kind of unrelated, but is there an official set of rules for /ot/ or what? Because the rules page still has /b/ and /g/, and I'm not really sure which rules apply to /ot/ at this point, and I've seen people claiming the whole /g/ no boys allowed thing applies everywhere now, so I'm guessing I'm not the only one a little confused.
>>3971>publicly banning people who reply to bait, but not doing the same to those who post it?
Not a mod, but it's been discussed a few times that red text is only applied where it will be useful (or funny, I guess) so sometimes you just need to submit a report and trust that a ban/sanction was made.
If a user has made a whole bunch of terrible posts and gotten banned with redtext for it, that's still only one post that's going to have the redtext.
Like you I also look forward to more clarification on the g/ot/b thing
To add to what I'm saying here, it's not the only weird public ban I've seen.
Someone got a public ban for posting >I stopped taking you seriously when you used "incel" as an insult.
To some person who was going off at another user and insulting them, clearly with the intent to bait.
What rule does that violate?
That doesn't really answer my question though. Like, even if someone did spend their time picking fights or arguing about things, is that grounds for a ban? Derailing I get if it's intentional, but if someone wants to argue, is that against the rules in appropriate threads? Half of the posts in /ot/ are people arguing about things, half of the posts in any forum is generally that. Or do you mean their post history was nothing but insulting and baiting and all that sort of shit?
And I still don't get why that second post was a public ban, instead of the person picking fights and calling the person an incel in the first place.
I might just be looking at this wrong, but it seems like there's a whole bunch of unwritten rules people get banned for violating, which seems kind of unfair, especially when people don't know what rules apply to the new boards and which don't.
No, the issue was that in that context, you were intentionally misrepresenting what a user said, and throwing around incel as a boogieman, same as people do with robot.
You can disagree with someone without doing all that shit, which I think is why that user (and myself) thought you were baiting, because it was unnecessarily inflammatory and had a lot of the signs of a bait post. Not saying you were necessarily, and I assume you're not if you're following up on it here. Though personally I don't think either were worthy of a ban, it was just a discussion, and someone got involved in it and added that you using that particular insult took away from your argument as far as they saw it.
And sure, I get that we can't see post history, I just brought it up because I got hit with a similarly weird ban for a post that didn't seem to violate any actual rules a while back for replying to what I saw as bait, and I was sort of questioning if I'd missed a rule relating to that or not, or why those sorts of posts seemed to be getting given public bans so much. And no, I'm not some long term shitposter or anything, I've contributed to a few threads on /snow/ with content, and though I do like to argue admittedly, don't feel I'm particularly rude with it or intentionally derail threads. Only time I've even been warned with anything was when some actual incel was throwing a tantrum in their thread, and the whole thread got told to not reply to their posts anymore.
Just seemed strange to me, and I was hoping for some clarification on it, as well as which rules actually apply to the new boards, because a lot of people seem confused about whether certain parts of /g/'s rules apply on /ot/ or not. I'm more interested in the latter part than anything else at this point really, like, the rules page hasn't been updated to have the new boards on it, and it still says that baiting and shit is okay and that mods don't ban just because they don't like the content. I was kind of hoping we could have the rules updated to be a bit clearer on all that.
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I kind of decided to post this here instead of >>2
because it's more of a user gripe than anything.
This is probably nitpick and dumb to most people and probably hard to enforce, but can we make it so spoilered images can't be used as the catalog/first post? I understand quite a few of them were not spoilered and then spoilered later, but it's a little annoying when trying to scroll down to find potential milk or new threads and the image is broken because it's spoilered.
When users do this, I just scroll past. There could be potential milk, but I don't look into it if the thread starter has no visual, you get me?
I've noticed that too. I think they came from that tumblr ddlg thread in snow, there are like 3 or 4 threads in /ot/ right now where they post about how much they want daddy's cummies.>>>/ot/157622>>>/ot/179413
and I can't find it in the catalog so maybe it was deleted but there was a fetish thread with a bunch of spergs posting about how they loved daddys cummies/necrophilia/bestiality
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Thank you. Like I said, it's mostly a user problem. At least the catalog looks more uniform!
This was due to a temporary bug, sorry. Anyone who viewed the site during that window would see almost everything converted to spoilers, and that remains cached in their browsers.
You'll have to clear your browser cache to re-request the original images.
I see some duplicated threads in /snow/ and for some unknown reason I can't post in this thread >>>/snow/240809
idk why. Also I can't find it normally, I have to use the google searcher.
It is my computer?
How is it that shit like this goes on endlessly, retards are xD o.o don't-know-how-to-quote namefagging, etc, yet the only public bans I'm seeing are for the most mundane, pass-over errors?
Also, are spoilers no longer req'd for nudes? I've seen tons of them left as-is and reporting did nothing. Am I in the wrong for reporting them?
Thank you for the answer>>4036
It's a classic meme from pre-lolcow times. If you take it as a joke instead of an actual accusation, it's not as bad?
Hi admin, me and a few others have talked about discord slowing down the influx of people on the website, etc. I'm sure you already saw the first posts in this thread and thank you for responding, but could you please say anything on the suggestion I'm making?>>>/sty/2409
I know the chat has become quite important to many people and I remember you and a few others (farmhands) being pretty active there, but maybe that should be brought back to the site again? The overall idea of having a chat is nice but I (and a few others) don't think things are really working
Sorry about that. The measures were necessary to prevent the huge floods of spam we were receiving pretty recently. Sometimes there are false positives.
The Discord doesn't require an account. You can just click the link and enter any nickname.
Sorry about that. We've banned Cristy before, we'll look into it and give her a longer or permanent ban if needed.
Chronically Beautiful has been banned too.
It's been added to the Info page.
Please report anyone misusing sage so we can warn or ban them.
Not sure what's going on in the LoL camwhore thread >>>/snow/139506
but it seems there's a lot of vendetta-chan/racebaiting/self-posting going on in there.
It's making an already shitty thread even more shitty.
There's some very deliberate derailing going on but a group of Joy's fans in her current thread. It happened in her previous one as well.
There are too many examples to report, here's some o the last ones:>>>/snow/279174>>>/snow/279144>>>/snow/279131>>>/snow/279123
the Margo threads have gone to shit but thread policing is the least of it imo. what's the point of posting about irrelevant characters who've not even met her? it's old news and some of it is coming off a bit deranged thanks to our resident flat-earther.>>4091
I get you may be looking into the Joy-Angel thing right now, but in the meantime the derailer (someone else?) does whatever they want and brags about it:>>>/snow/280106>>>/snow/280110>>>/snow/280121>>>/snow/280145
It's disappointing seeing stuff like this going unchecked as well as newfags doing whatever they want regarding names, emojis and saging. One called posting as anon 'just an affectation' when I let them know. I report things all the time but lately I notice there isn't visible action unless I also come here to post it.
We've been issuing a lot more silent bans recently. Ban evasions still happen unfortunately, but we're working hard on improving the response times.>>4094
Scroll to the bottom of the site for the Discord widget. :)
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does anyone know why there have been posts with these distracting banners and repetitive comments with these banners keep popping up so it just ends up spamming the board. I don't know if this problem has been addressed but I just wanted to see why this was happening and if this is some sort of spam attack. Thanks
It was for April Fools'; posts made during that period all had the banners and stuff.
Don't worry, it was intentional and also is over now.
(also it was pretty cute, but the spergchan filter will always be my favorite.)
While I remember
is it possible to make the images go away when clicked, like how the spergchan filter worked? Or at least minimize them.
They do mess with the formatting quite a bit.
also some like >>/pt/364821 are waaaaay too big.
Is there something we can do about the newfags who don't know how to reply to posts? >>4120
I think the best thing would be bringing in new, more interesting cows, that people would like to talk about. But that probably won't happen.
And linking us anywhere would bring in retarded robots etc. There's no winning here
I'm concerned about the cow sticker used in the fakeboi thread.
The user sounded immature but did nothing except express their point of view. The rest of the thread is full of blogposts and personal opinions, and so singling out that one post reads as a bias on the part of the mods. Please explain this decision. >>>/snow/276913
>>4096>Suggestion: Please keep the Chatango box we've got from the PULL page prank as a permanent lolcow feature. It's incredibly convenient to have (more so than Discord) and everyone seems to love it.
Based on this and other positive feedback, we're now trying out a Chatango chatbox. It will appear in the bottom-right of every page (subject to change).
You do not need to enter a nickname or register an account to use the chatbox. Anonymous messages work.
The Discord widget in the bottom-right has been moved to a link next to the board list. (If you still see the widget, it should go away for you in a few days when your cache refreshes.)
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Can you please either remove this chat box thing or make it non-dynamic? It's always interfering with the scrolling and I end up clicking it by accident 50 times and it takes me to the chat page. I can't be the only one bothered by this.
Agreed, it's worse when scrolling in mobile, sometimes touching it by accident
I almost only browse on mobile, and it's been annoying the crap out of me aswell. I'm on ios.
Admin? Pls? Maybe it could be something one could opt IN to see?
To be fair, there's MPA for that kind of thing.
Generally tho guys, why does the chat exist? There's no conversation going on there.
Well sure but makeup, skincare, and fashion threads aren't disgusting or retarded. Thinspo is. I don't see why you need to drag all these photos of sick and dying people here to circle jerk with Tweens about how good their asshole gaps are or how strawberry-jelly you are of their pretty widdle slow suicide.
Thinspo attracts newfags of the worst variety and is generally disgusting.
Oh, I see. It's just triggered
I respect Admin's decision, I'm just wondering what the justification is. If it's to keep shitty newfags out then I can get behind it.
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>fatties consider this sick and dying
>>4199>calling me underage
Now who is the edgy one, fag? I'm more than old enough to post here, even if you disagree with what I have to say. Maybe you should try dieting sometime, it might reduce some of your blubbery rage.
You obviously weren't even in the thread because yes, >>4200
was posted in it. I'm not interested in robots shitting up a /sty/ thinspo thread so I'm not going to post anything there, and obviously since Admin locked the thread I'm not going to go around her and post another one. I was simply asking for the reasoning behind the lock.
If she's purging and malnourishing herself to stick at that weight she very well could be making herself sick and on to her early death.
When will you kiddies grow up and learn..
You're going to dislocate your shoulder blade with all that reaching
Also you guys don't need to sage in a pinned thread lmao
lmfao!!! i was banned AGAIN? it never works for some reason.
that was fucking hilarious it really shows u that pull and tumblr dominate this hellsite and all the ogs left back in august.>mfw they kept responding after i left
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Mobile browsing is doing a weird thing. I was in the farmer fashion thread and then int appeared. There's also multiple versions of all the threads.
This. I don't get what sort of logic follows to remove the vast majority of mods from the site, then remove threads when they get raided and moderation can't handle it.
Like, what did the admin expect to happen? Why not just lock the thread if it was too much, or put up with the fact that the site would be shitty for a while until everything was set up again?
True. Think of all the lost milk, when the thread could have just been put on autosage or whatever.
Can we make a new thread?
the incel thread will be back after some cleaning up.>>4241>>4243>>4245
We're currently dealing with this. After the Townhall tonight there will be a hellweek to get posters used to some rule changes and heavier moderation.
While I agree (someone's seriously triggered
in that thread), just let it die, people are replying less and less anyway
I got banned for "Derailing" (Not evading, it expired) in a thread when 2/3 of my post was talking directly about the subject of the thread in question. That's not derailing. It's not derailing to have discussion about traits a lolcow has or things they do, and IMO the moderators are letting pissy users misappropriate the term so they can curb discussion about shit they personally don't like or find offensive.
This is a definition of derailing from one of the old mods (emphasis mine)>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.
Does this not stand anymore? If so, why not?
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Can we stop giving out the IPs of the anons that post here? Today the head admin admitted to knowing the IP addresses of an user on the discord because she was writing criticism on a different chan. we can't really be anons if the admin is willing to use our IPs against us if we say anything bad about her
So we're going to be getting ANOTHER new admin?
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I wonder who could capably host a lolcow site.
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hey Regina, why do you tell other farmers that you delete channels when you really secretly archive them?
pic related, it's all channels (voice and text) on the lolcow discord as of a few days ago.
No1 curr. They don't care here and they don't care on CC. It's just not important, like at all.
When it comes to a site like this, the gender isn't what matters. They need to be someone that takes the role seriously. We shouldn't have a female admin just because
our base consists of females. Shit isn't going to just magically be better by switching to an admin of the opposite sex if they're only considered because they're a female and not by what they plan to do.
What matters is that they keep the site up and running, tackle any hiccups responsibly, keep mods and janitors in check, ensure our IPs will never be used against us, make sure the rules are enforced, keep communication open with us, and maintain a tidy site. If they're female and can do it, so be it. Let them be admin. If they're male and can also do it, fine.
There's some guy spamming porn pics in Momo's thread. >>4441
This. It's unbelievable how fast people turn on each other just because of one comment or whatever drama is stirring.