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Post all technical help questions and technical/feature suggestions here. This is the place to go if you're having some problem with the site or want to request a new feature.
If you have some non-technical issue, like wanting mods to do something or a suggesting a change in policy, please use >>1134
If you want to email me: email@example.com
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>threads allow unlimited posts.
That's not true. Per the Usage Info page
>Boards have unlimited pages and threads allow 1200 posts. All threads will "bump-lock" shortly before 1200 posts. This means further posts will no longer bump a thread. They will become hard-locked shortly after this, meaning you can no longer post in them.
Is the bug causing duplicate posts being addressed?
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When I posted this there was a long delay, and I got the "flood detected" page with the https://lolcow.farm/post.php
When I hit the back button my comment had been posted.
I hit "new reply" only once, but it got posted twice.>>>/snow/746222>>>/snow/746223
When I got the 504 error page I hit the back button and reloaded the page a few times to see if my comment had been posted. Then I came here. When I went back to the thread my comment had been posted twice.
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We're having quite the day of server errors!
There is no need to transcribe videos manually!
1 Download the subtitles using http://www.downsub.com
2 Change the file extension to txt and open it in a text editor app
3 Strip the html code using http://www.zubrag.com/tools/html-tags-stripper.php
4 Strip the srt code using http://www.gopetsamerica.com/webmaster/srt-to-text-online-converter.aspx
5 Edit the text for word accuracy and to add punctuation and numerals (numbers are stripped in step 4). The auto generated subtitles are surprisingly accurate, depending on the person's enunciation. You may not even need to listen to the video.
I hope the other transcript anons find this helpful!
This specific thread (Celebricows) isn't loading for me on mobile or desktop. I just get a blank page back, no console errors.
I tried opening it from the catalog and normally, neither work.
Not sure if this is happening to others as well.
Several people have posted about it in >>>/meta/6816
. Neither mods nor admin have replied.
Ray ID: 48d63c3a7d066e32 • 2018-12-22 23:06:51 UTC
One of these two posts went through.
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This has been happening all day when I’ve tried to post
I can't think of anywhere similar to lolcow tbh. c.c. is too uwu cutesy for my taste and KiwiFarms isn't anonymous and has mostly males.
Maybe the anons who applied for admin/mod positions could band together create a new chan?
Leave your emails here?
I doubt the mods will be deleting anything anytime soon
Use the site specific command in Google.
There is a search function. You have to click on [snow] or equivalent, then scroll all the way to the bottom, then click search
but all it really does is what >>8177
suggested. It's a pain in the ass like most navigation on this site tho
PLEASE USE ARCHIVE SITEShttp://www.archive.is
Not only because screenshots can be faked but because the timestamps on them often do not include the date and do not use UTC (screenshots taken in different timezones have different timestamps).
Archiving the page also preserves the context of replies.
Be aware that the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine will delist webpages upon request of the site owner.
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In the last month or so I have seen hardly any double posts from the server errors we were getting before the upgrade. I haven't encountered any personally.
mfw I have to search for threads in Google because of >>9191
and because the catalogs keep crashing my browser.
I've had this problem too. Try what >>9424
suggested until someone properly fixes it.
Still not refreshing any /snow/ or /pt/ since 5 days ago for me. I’ve done all suggest advise and nothing.
Also having same issue as >>9573
with same banners across threads
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the floating images from the new hellweek theme have gotten stuck for me at the top of the other themes when i switched back
Should be fixed, please let us know if you're still experiencing issues. The server was down for a few minutes today.
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Been having this same issue for a few months now (since new admin took over I think?) but just got around to posting here about it…
Using Chrome for iOS, and seeing (attached) for spoilered images - before and after "clicking".
Dude you've been posting in the wrong thread. Most current thread is here >>>/snow/796483>>9947
The embedded exif rotation is overridden, it's just how it works. I wish I could explain it better.>>9934>>9933
I feel like it's been brought up before and this was the same exact solution to this issue.
Isn't updating on my phone. If I go on the computer it works
Posting here because the General Complaints thread has locked before Admin posted its replacement.>>10299
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Might want to remove this announcement.
Just paid the server bill late because I ended up taking a nap and waking up a decade later.
There's really no other reason, as embarrassing as it is. >>10340
I might have seen this happen more than once but I thought this was fixed.
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Something similar just happened to me. The site went down, I opened it in a different tab and saw that it was back up so I went to the thread again and my post was posted three times. Someone else's was too.
I know it's old milk but the micky's thread 's pics wont load>>>/w/1771
I tried it on my data,my wifi,( both are good) and i also tried to switch browsers and the pics still won't load.
But this problem isn't on other threads tho.
I've also cleared my caches and all the crap and tried again.
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What happened to the site?
(samefagging to clarify, I didn't want to waste time typing too much in case I'd been banned or something, but that but that doesn't seem to be the case)
This just happened all of a sudden. I've erased all the weird text fill-ins in the name, email, comment, etc fields to make posts. Changing style doesn't fix the layout, neither does refreshing.
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The celebricows thread has looked like this to me for a good while now. I've tried to clear the cache
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Did you maybe accidentally hide saged posts? Happened to me once and it looked like yours. Felt like an idiot when I finally found out what it was.
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Posting from Tor is an actual nightmare, the post gets blocked all the time and when it goes through, turns out the tor node is permabanned and the site reverts to the farmcow mirrored version. I'm still tinfoiled over the era when shoe was using the site as a honeypot and the current admin has stated that tor is allowed, so please fix this shit already.
NTA, but I'm also a Torposter because it's the best free VPN. It happens to me too. I agree that it should be fixed, not sure why you're being so snotty about it.
I think admin actually promised to fix it after doing something to fix the site up, but that hasn't happened yet
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Award winning singer with tons of victorious lawsuits for trans rights to match her glorious music albums with Megadeth drummer.(newfaggotry)
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Shayna's thread looks like this for me. Not loading all posts, and not updating any recent posts. Been like this for about three days now, but it is only this thread that has this issue
Maybe the same problem as >>10734
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hello i have some problems with the forum i can't read the wrong text meet using vpn
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While this was happening, KF and archive.today have been intermittently throwing 500 errors.
That wacky Laur! Who knew?
Ok so. I am a dumbass, I did some digging.
Apparently lolcow is being blocked by my internet provider, which means it is currently blocked in Russia by our fucking "child protection" censorship laws, ha.
The blocked IPs from what I was able to glean seem to be 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 with a clear link to exactly one picture in /ot/src/1461589485236.jpeg which shows graphic self-harm which by our laws would be "suicide propaganda"
The exact error I am getting though is not the usual "blocked by your provider because of the laws blah blah", but the Firefox error MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_SELF_SIGNED_CERT with cert assigned by the website that traces back to my internet provider.
It is just peculiar to the max, but well, we got some tumblt IPs blocked in the same bunch so that the website is entirely unusable now.
I doubt you can do anything about it, but well, just letting you know. These restrictions usually vary in time of them being rolled out from one internet provider to another, but you might notice a loss in your russian users. There's probably not that many of us and it all still works through vpn or tor (though every time I attempt to use tor, I get banned and vpns are incredibly slow), but still, a heads-up I guess.
Yeah, I really don't know if you could have done anything about this, since the system is still very clearly broken even after being implemented for years.
Good to know they at least contacted you, but knowing they did it in russian makes me irked even more. Surely they must realise that russian is not a language people just… know. Finding people who can adequately translate from it is fairly hard too.
I wonder if tumblr got hit by the same thing and couldn't act in time.
This is honestly very shitty since most russian imageboards stay up and they post much worse shit daily.
But eh. At this point I am just sperging about what a backwards country this is.
Thanks for answering anyways!
I can leave a way to contact me in case you will need a russian translation in the future, but I don't really know if you can do anything once you're blocked.
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The spoilered images are acting up in the mobile version, and it has been going for around 5 days for me.
First of all, the spoiler image of pt's ass doesn't show at all, it's just a small square. When clicked, images show like pic related.
Depending on the image you really can't see shit. Especially bad for threads full of NSFW images.
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No Spooky theme for Halloween? For shame!
Happy Halloween farmhands and staff!
This may provide a possible solution for you >>10735
It's a common error
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posts in kpc in /m/ are showing up like this on mobile with incomplete loading (the full page refuses to load past the above white spot), and I'm not really fond of lite so I'd rather not use it, this has also happened on long /ot/ threads. it only started within the past few days and has made navigation a nightmare
Didn't even realise you could do that lol must've accidentally hit it derp
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A few threads aren't showing full replies. Here's a screencap where multiple posts are missing and replaced with blank spaces. I can see the full replies in the thread preview but when I click on it, many are missing. Anyone else having this issue?
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Weird glitch. I was posting and got this IMG. I'm now even the original poster of that post.
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got a similar message when trying to post on mobile today. gotta love how multiple people sharing the same mobile ip address can ruin everything
I love the will not expire
for a silly post like that. Sucks for you tho.
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I got banned but I don’t know why? I wasn’t given a reason or a time when the ban will be over? I don’t think I broke any rules, but if I did I would like to know which one.
I don't like that feature, it incentivizes people to post in a way that they achieve the most (you)s instead of posting quality content. Those (you)s are just like stickers/likes in that they give people a tiny dopamine rush so people start chasing them. It would change the way people post, and not for the better.
Just my 2 cents.
It's not a browser issue, the "hide sage posts for this thread" option (located under text boxes on the right) is fucky. Saged posts get hidden all the time in various threads for me, and I don't know whether it's a bug and the option keeps automatically turning itself on, or if I accidentally keep clicking it while scrolling (it's pretty close to the scroll arrow).
All you have to do is click "show sage posts for this thread" and they'll appear again.
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Dropped pic bc bitch can't see
Looks like doxxing in the Onision pt thread
this comment >>805875.>>>/pt/799829
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This is stuck at the top of the page
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same on my end but only showed up once thus far? strange
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I have the same issue. I'm using Brave. It doesn't appear when using Vivaldi or Palemoon though. Enabling and disabling uBlock Origin doesn't make a difference.
If you browse in incognito, then the password resets everytime you close the browser. Also could be because you waited too long like >>18644
said. You could always just type your own password in.
You're right but unfortunately i'll have to stick with free shit for a while, i prefer having some sort of vpn even for a site like lolcow>>18819
Thanks both anon and admin. I'll stick with the current ip that i used and if it turns out banned too, i'll appeal to get it lifted as advised
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I am having a problem with the display of posts on the site today. I went on /pt/ and the front page is fine. However when I went into the actual thread to reply it's spaced out like this with the recent posts missing. Is someone working on something? I refreshed on my laptop and nothing's changed unfortunately.
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I am not sure if this is the right thread for it, but.. can we have a photon-like theme?
More themes in general would be cool.
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I uncovered an unusual quirk in regards to how lolcow.farm handles image uploads from devices that embed ICC profiles into PNG files. Obviously this isn't a critical issue that needs addressing immediately, but it's something that I noticed and had to look into.
One anon uploaded a screenshot taken on her Macbook. As a result, another anon noticed that the thumbnail and fullsize image have visibly different colours, with the thumbnail image being "warmer":>>>/ot/732881
I did some further investigation as a result:>>>/ot/732896>>>/ot/732919>>>/ot/732940
I'm only making assumptions here, but TL;DR, I suspect that the way lolcow.farms generates thumbnails for images with embedded ICC profiles results in a thumbnail with an improperly stripped colour profile, resulting in thumbnails that have warped colour profiles that do not reflect what is seen in the original image.
I even managed to prove that stripping the colour profile results in an image with incorrect colours. I ran the following command with ImageMagick locally, where my input image is the original image with the weird colour discrepancies:
>$ convert +profile '!exif,*' 1612736313341.png out.png
Picrel shows my results. This shit boggles my mind. I hate computers, honestly.
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why do i always get this error message every time i create a new thread? however, when i click on 'go back' the thread is created and it works fine.
Its because its forces a large file into a thumbnail preview, the same way a computer or phone will process showing a gallery of thumbnails over one image filly expanded.
Its just because the pixels reduce to show the thumbnail preview as best as posdible, but with a smaller resolution because of the compressed size before you expand the image.
Its not that deep, anon. It's just how pixels work
The rate my art thread >>>/m/102700
is breaking up whenever I visit it
sounds like you got banned
I've tried multiple browsers, cleared all browser history/cookies/caches, restarted phone, with and without WiFi, with and without VPN, I've tried everything I can think of short of factory resetting my phone (lolcow is not worth that bother) and now it happens just trying to write a post without even deleting anything. just using the website normally. it took me 20 minutes to type one one-sentence reply before I gave up, because it froze solid for 3 minutes
again not even really sure what I'm looking for, the site just tweaks out randomly like 10% of the time, this is the only thread I can think of documenting it in in case other anons experience it too by chance
and I had absolutely 0 problems trying to write this reply. it's so weird
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This is what I mean
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Have I pressed something by accident or is there a reason why every spoiler tagged image comes out really grey and faded when clicked on? It's been like this for a few days pic for example
So do I ,
Do this for me too
If you’re copy-pasting website URLs you should be fine. If you’re copy-pasting post links just make sure they have two >> otherwise they’ll greentext. Using your post as an example:>>28088
is correct>28088 is incorrect
not a farmhand but I always put a reason, there's only space for a few words but I think it helps add context, for example alert farmhands to a spammer which might not be obvious from the post alone, and saves them needing to check the threads for context (e.g. retarded spammer scrote
, unsaged whiteknighting
etc are good enough explanations)
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this comes up when i try to click on /g/ ?
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Why do all posts made in the last hour appear as "now" even though they were obviously not posted that recently?
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Yeah. It’s weird the comment still posts just fine but it doesn’t clear the comment field after it’s posted.
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Please, just a single update on /m/ it's my birthday, too
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posting this useful advice on how to embed shorts here!
>just change the URL from "shorts/" to "watch?v="
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Posting here for the newfags
I suppose technically
but what else can you really do? In my case I'm not browsing without a VPN and sometimes it clashes so I just reset it and in yours I guess it is just unlucky you clashed with a scrote in your area. Sometimes the ban messages I see are funny though.
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Could the "extend thread" option be changed to "reply" or similar which will open the thread up in a new tab? I always accidentally click it, especially on mobile, which makes my browser shit itself
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Is oldmin still working on the websites new code and features?
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Unable to report posts. I’ve clear history/cookies/cache and still get this error. Anyone know why?
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Wow, what is that over there? A sign of life?! Please post more!
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When you hide a thread with a webm OP file the file does not get hidden
Except /m/ of course, that catalog loads quickly and we all know why
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When you click on a message link on ricechan theme the post box shows up partly transparent like this
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What does this mean?
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We sort of already have this, picrel
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When you hide a thread with a webm OP file, the webm does not get hidden, you have to hide it separately before you hide the thread. Would be nice if it got hidden like pics do since we have so many raids.
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I want to post a screenshot on a specific thread and this appears, does it happen to somebody else? It doesn't happen with downloaded images and pictures from my phone.
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Why is this like this what is going on. This is a headache