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No. 6821

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: admin@lolcow.farm


  • Rules: https://lolcow.farm/rules
  • Max file size is 20 MB.
  • Boards have unlimited pages and threads allow unlimited posts. However, all threads will "bump-lock" after 1200 posts. This means further posts will no longer bump a thread.

You can read more site usage information at https://lolcow.farm/info. If you are new to imageboards, please read it.

Post styling

*words* => words
**words** => words
***words*** => words
##spoilered text## => spoilered text
[spoiler]spoilered text[/spoiler] => spoilered text
~#words#~ => words
#<3 => ♥

No. 6822


Why are instructions for ♥ included when emojis are prohibited?

No. 6828


Why did I receive a ban for asking this?

No. 7075


>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?

No. 7292

Why do the catalogs show a different number of posts per thread from the directory lists?

No. 7361

Could Admin post a notice regarding the 504 server error that is resulting in multiple posts? It is leading to infighting and wasted comments discussing it in various threads.

My latest (my device would not let me screencap):

Error 504
Ray ID: 47ed74987c546da2 • 2018-11-24 17:05:35 UTC
Gateway time-out
Browser Working
San Jose
Cloudflare Working

No. 7389

How about the bug that makes threads sometimes disappear from their directory pages when they are supposed to be between the thread at the bottom of page 1 and the thread at the top of page 2?

No. 7390

Are the Ray IDs useful for you towards debugging the server error?

Error 504
Ray ID: 481074a4eeda6c6a • 2018-11-28 23:02:18 UTC
Gateway time-out
Browser Working
San Jose
Cloudflare Working

Error 504
Ray ID: 48107a423b6a6bf2 • 2018-11-28 23:06:08 UTC
Gateway time-out
Browser Working
San Jose
Cloudflare Working

No. 7448

File: 1543945411273.png (39.29 KB, 800x612, lolcow be busted.png)

No. 7449

We've looked into it and it may or may not be a hosting error. It may also be due to server overload. We're going to attempt to patch the issue tonight, let us know if you guys notice changes after tomorrow.

No. 7463


Recent duplicate posts



No. 7465

No. 7575

No. 7578

Error 504
Ray ID: 4866fd17ee4a1ec5 • 2018-12-09 11:05:02 UTC
Gateway time-out
Browser Working
San Jose
Cloudflare Working

No. 7579


When I posted this there was a long delay, and I got the "flood detected" page with the https://lolcow.farm/post.php URL.

When I hit the back button my comment had been posted.

No. 7580


I hit "new reply" only once, but it got posted twice.


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.

No. 7620

Error 504
Ray ID: 487149d78fd26df6 • 2018-12-10 17:05:03 UTC
Gateway time-out
Browser Working
San Jose
Cloudflare Working

No. 7621

Error 504
Ray ID: 487149d78fd26df6 • 2018-12-10 17:05:03 UTC
Gateway time-out
Browser Working
San Jose
Cloudflare Working

No. 7622


I hit "new reply" only once.

No. 7640

Error 504
Ray ID: 487776e35f946da2 • 2018-12-11 11:04:24 UTC
Gateway time-out
Browser Working
San Jose
Cloudflare Working

My comment was still posted and posted once.

No. 7672

This site fucks up all the time, and if you don't delete in time you get a long ass ban. Thx mods.

No. 7677


Did you appeal?

No. 7679

Yeah, and it was denied (I did my time already, this isn't evasion). With no clarification as to if it was the glitching or the fact I don't always multi quote.

No. 7682


Your notice didn't say which rule you broke?

No. 7700

It said I posted 5 times in a row. But I hadn't, so I figured it multi post due to error on their end or mine. I mentioned this in the appeal, and it was denied.

No. 7706


Did you email Admin?

No. 7707


Admin, since you haven't replied whether having this info is helpful, I will no longer take the time to do so.

No. 7708

No. I am mostly bringing it up because if it happens to someone else that's some fucking bullshit.

No. 7718

I was just getting a generic 500 Internal Server Error page instead of the Cloudflare error page.

My comment did not get posted at all until the issue resolved, but I see a lot of duplicate posts all over the site.

No. 7723

File: 1545004012482.png (73.71 KB, 800x990, 522.png)

We're having quite the day of server errors!

No. 7725

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!

No. 7766

>>>/ot/334208 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.

No. 7767


Several people have posted about it in >>>/meta/6816. Neither mods nor admin have replied.

No. 7833

Error 504
Ray ID: 48d6380ded1c6e32 • 2018-12-22 23:03:59 UTC
Gateway time-out
Browser Working
San Jose
Cloudflare Working

No. 7834


Error 504
Ray ID: 48d63c3a7d066e32 • 2018-12-22 23:06:51 UTC
Gateway time-out
Browser Working
San Jose
Cloudflare Working

One of these two posts went through.

No. 7836

Hi, sorry this is my first post. when pressing see all replies on a post with many replies, it will just cause the page to crash. This occurs on google chrome, microsoft edge, and chrome phone edition.

No. 7841


Are you looking at the thread from the index page? Click on the thread number under the title to look at the thread on its own page.

No. 7845

Error 504
Ray ID: 48dc657dbd806e38 • 2018-12-23 17:03:33 UTC
Gateway time-out
Browser Working
San Jose
Cloudflare Working

No. 7846


I clicked "New Reply" only once but my comment was posted twice. I am unable to delete either.


No. 7848


All of the duplicate posts across thr site have the same timestamp.



No. 7875

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This has been happening all day when I’ve tried to post

No. 7884

What's going on? This problem seems to be getting worse and worse.

No. 7898

I feel like we should decide where to move to before it's too late unfortunately

No. 7905

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?

No. 7908


How would we even communicate to organize? A couple of months ago an anon said she would create a new site and set up a discord to discuss it, and Admin deleted her post >>>/meta/7260

No. 7914

Leave your emails here?
I doubt the mods will be deleting anything anytime soon

No. 7921

Please do this, and actually enforce a strict no shitty male posts and spam policy.

No. 7924


Is there any way to archive the threads from lolcow before we move? Idk this place has years of material that would go to waste if this place stops to function at some point …

No. 7926

Good idea.

No. 7938

All the email posts were deleted. Mods, care to weigh in?

No. 7947

Probably because you're not supposed to post personal info on here.

No. 8037

I miss the 8-ball thread that was over on tempcow. Any chance we can have something similar on /ot/? Or atleast the post features (one that drew random numbers, and I forget what else)?

No. 8108

More 500 errors for a while last night…

No. 8174

will there ever be a search tool?

No. 8177


Use the site specific command in Google.


No. 8178

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

No. 8255



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.

No. 8425

hey, using chrome as my browser and am currently unable to open images from the spoiler or enlarge them. i was also having trouble with deleting posts on /pt earlier, but was able to delete a post successfully here in /meta, wondering if there's some kind of maintenance going on? thanks.

No. 8440

There is no maintenance at the moment but posting screenshots would help.

No. 8463

All but one of the images in Micky's thread are now gone.

No. 8484

Same anon, a bunch of images are also gone from the dress up game thread. What is going on?

No. 8513

I'm looking into the issue and for a way to restore some of the images since clicking for an image link says "file deleted". The dressup thread has it the worst right now so you guys have permission to make a new thread if you want.

No. 8982

TIL: archive.today can be used to work around not having a Facebook account and to discern which accounts are private, deactivated, and deleted. I also used it to find a cow's new account; it was hidden from search results without a log in.


No. 9070

a ton of old threads just got bumped in /snow/ with no new replies, the last replies are from 3-4 years ago. is this a glitch?

No. 9072


The comments were spam and were deleted.

No. 9080

Is there any way we can roll back the website to where it was before the boards were spammed? The comments were deleted but the old threads are still at the top of the website.

No. 9082

It was a spammer, we can't roll back but we can try locking dead threads.

No. 9191


This bug is still present, and more than one thread is absent. Right now when I flip through /ot/ three threads are missing from page 2 to 3.

No. 9198

File: 1551996122667.gif (698.54 KB, 480x270, giphy.gif)

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.

No. 9213

Is there anyway to implement a sage button?

Too many anons complain on saged posts, apparently saying doesn't appear as much. I don't know if there's a way to try to implement this but thanks for the consideration!

No. 9298

mfw I have to search for threads in Google because of >>9191 and because the catalogs keep crashing my browser.

No. 9417

no threads seem to be updating with new posts. like, scrolling through /pt/ or /snow/, the last posts I can see are from several hours ago. if I open a specific thread, I see replies made much more recently, but usually the newest reply isn't loaded. not sure what's going on, sage in case it's just my phone bugging, but figured I'd mention it.

No. 9425

Having the same problem. Can see updated posts just fine on incognito mode, but in plain old browser there's nothing.

No. 9428

Does the problem go away if you refresh the page?

No. 9434

I've had this problem too. Try what >>9424 suggested until someone properly fixes it.

No. 9435

Nope. The temp fix posted does nothing for me either.

No. 9543

/w hasn’t worked for a week now while on phone, all other boards are fine tho. Any fix to this?

No. 9565

I only really use /snow/ and /w/
For me the ORDER of the content in catalog seems to update once every 2-4 hours, but the number of posts does update so I can still see if the threads I follow have new posts. W seems to update faster than snow for me
I’m on mobile if that means anything

No. 9573

So I’ve noticed over the last few days that the banners (at least on mobile, haven’t confirmed on desktop) aren’t refreshing. It’s literally ALWAYS the “my dad is deaaaaaaaad” banner. No matter where I am on the site or how many times I refresh a page.

Not a big deal but thought I would bring it up Incase other anons had the same issue.

No. 9574

For the last 7-8 days content isn’t updating for me. I cleared my browser cache as advised but it did nothing!

No. 9575

Yeah mine has been the Kiki Jane doe banner for ages.

No. 9577

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

No. 9578

I assume this is what the blue banner led to but I x'd out of it before encountering issues so excuse my dumbass.
I too cleared my cache, refreshed the thread and was okay for about a half of a day. Now I either have a glitched screen when I refresh to update the thread or it turns completely black. I'm on mobile so its weird. The posts will never be the correct time zone and are always "AM" times like 3:02 AM when its clearly not.

No. 9600

Bans aren't showing up in the current Luna thread. I don't know whether that's a bug or admin choice.

No. 9644

I am still unable to delete some posts within 30 minutes.

No. 9713

Every time I click on the link to /ot/ it downloads an "Unknown" file onto my computer instead of navigating to the board

No. 9838

Problems with images loading on some threads but loading just fine on others. Tried clearing my browser cache and it didn't do anything.

No. 9839

Same. I upload one picture but the others don't update after.

No. 9872

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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

No. 9878

Same except they were there even before I tried the Hellweek theme. I was confused about what it was at first.

No. 9887

okay there's just one now and it's actually kind of cute, i can live with it

No. 9889

I have been getting 522 server errors in the last 20 minutes.

No. 9890

Should be fixed, please let us know if you're still experiencing issues. The server was down for a few minutes today.

No. 9899

since the site came back up, the floating images for hellweek can't be turned off. pls fix!

No. 9900

psa workaround til admin tweaks it: use your adblocker to block the (div.img) element

No. 9933

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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".

No. 9934

Hit the 'show' button above the picture.

No. 9947

Why are some images rotated 90 degrees when enlarged?

No. 9968

Nothing on altcows has updated for me for over a week, I've cleared my cache but still nothing:/

No. 9978

Dude you've been posting in the wrong thread. Most current thread is here >>>/snow/796483
The embedded exif rotation is overridden, it's just how it works. I wish I could explain it better.
I feel like it's been brought up before and this was the same exact solution to this issue.

No. 10039

On iPhone 90% of the time when I start typing in the reply box the browser crashes. Firefox, safari, chrome and edge. Can browse the site no bother just very hard to reply

No. 10054

There's a major malfunction with /snow/. Several threads are appearing concurrently on the first three pages with different numbers of comments. On Chrome on tablet and I cleared my shit.

This happens very occasionally with one or two threads.

No. 10057


It's fixed itself. For a while I was seeing Shayna, Kaya, Ciel, Lilith, and the Soundclout losers 2x or 3x.

No. 10081

"Internalized" and "projecting" should be red texted

No. 10207

Thread >>>/w/29145
Isn't updating on my phone. If I go on the computer it works

No. 10303

Posting here because the General Complaints thread has locked before Admin posted its replacement.


That's Maurice.


No. 10313

File: 1559790197060.png (7.73 KB, 1393x39, Untitled.png)

Might want to remove this announcement.

No. 10340

Sometimes my posts go through twice and I double post? I only press the button once, though. It's been happening a lot recently. Is it possible that it's just my connection being shitty?

No. 10342

Okay, so maybe I'm just a dumbass, but there are gaps between posts in threads, and some of my posts are missing. But when I go to an incognito tab, the gaps are gone and my posts are back. What gives?

No. 10343

Have you accidentally hidden saged posts?

No. 10350

What was the cause of the ~11 hour outage?

Coincidentally (or not?) it happened soon after KF endured a lengthy DDoS attack.

No. 10352

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.
I might have seen this happen more than once but I thought this was fixed.

No. 10360

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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.

No. 10444

Is the current unnecessary-spoiler issue user-driven or is it technical? I've noticed the people who do it say they're on mobile when it happens.

No. 10608

The Onision 'New Name' thread isn't updating. Not sure why.

No. 10654

I know it's old milk but the micky's thread 's pics wont load


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.

No. 10675

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What happened to the site?

No. 10677

(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.

No. 10679

And it's back to normal now. Not sure what that was.

No. 10685

I nominate fatvegfem for pt status. She hasn’t run out of milk, she’s tried to quit social media a couple times but she can’t, she spergs so much. She’s perfect and I think she’ll really liven up the sub. So many people find her disgusting

No. 10702

Can I delete my email address if I have put it in already?

No. 10705

wrong thread, pal, don’t you think?

No. 10713

No. 10734

File: 1564163623937.jpg (829.65 KB, 1080x2244, Screenshot_20190726_195143_com…)

The celebricows thread has looked like this to me for a good while now. I've tried to clear the cache

No. 10735

File: 1564166253484.jpeg (991.89 KB, 1242x1861, 0B5AEF55-45C9-4632-B381-3EF16C…)

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.

No. 10737

And now I feel like an idiot! Lol thank you

No. 10811

Hey there, I’m speaking on behalf of my friend as a more casual legal council. We are interested in taking down a thread and would love your participation and corporation in this process. What do we need to do to move forward with this process? Thanks for your help looking forward to chatting.(email admin)

No. 10812

No. 10833

dont know if this is the right place for asking, but i was wondering how many people visit the site in a day?

No. 10837

File: 1565082270027.png (8.22 KB, 413x186, torposting.PNG)

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.

No. 10838

>other options available
>still using tor
>expecting admin to fix it specifically for you

No. 10839

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

No. 10860

File: 1565318986519.jpeg (782.91 KB, 1242x2208, E39AA0E3-503C-4816-AF8A-6A228D…)

Award winning singer with tons of victorious lawsuits for trans rights to match her glorious music albums with Megadeth drummer.(newfaggotry)

No. 10861

Torposting should be outright banned, not fixed.

No. 10900

No, privacy is important to some of us.

No. 10920


No. 10937


This person was all over KF, too.

No. 11006

Hello friends, recament my account has been delete for reason I ignore, I think that was a mistake because I did not violate the rules. Mercie to settle this. Thank : )

No. 11012

you aren't funny

No. 11041

The idol girl thread in /m/ turns black every time I go into it and the whole thing freezes my browser and I have to close and re open to get chrome working again

No. 11140

File: 1567431824396.jpg (405.46 KB, 1080x2280, Screenshot_20190902-094257_Chr…)

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

No. 11141

Maybe the same problem as >>10734 ?

No. 11142

Looks like you hit "hide saged posts" at the sort of top, right of the page. It's close to an arrow for me so it's easy to do.

No. 11143

File: 1567442411351.png (176.2 KB, 1440x735, Captura.PNG)

hello i have some problems with the forum i can't read the wrong text meet using vpn

No. 11161

Please submit a ban appeal if you can. If you're unable to email me so I can clear that cycled IP/

No. 11552

Hi, the content on the newest onision thread isn't loading properly all the print is small, no pictures expand and you can't see who's replying to who. Clear cache and reloaded but still defected, sup with that?

No. 11589

File: 1568686797729.png (137.62 KB, 800x1204, Screenshot_2019-09-16-18-47-36…)

While this was happening, KF and archive.today have been intermittently throwing 500 errors.

That wacky Laur! Who knew?

No. 11590

This has literally nothing to do with KF or any cows.

No. 11594


It's an extension of the running joke in her thread. Yeesh.

No. 11595

i think there might be some maleposters in the TND thread. they appear to be newfags and mostly complain about taylor “bashing men” when she’s saying some of the most tame shit i’ve ever seen, especially compared to posts in /ot/ lol. i know radfem shit is banned now though so i just reported n moved on but i figured it might be worth mentioning here.

there seems to be at the least a very very large crossover with unintegrated twitter users and the TND thread. it’s always a mess of subtle blogposting.

No. 11645

The General Complaints & Issues thread doesn't display properly on Firefox. Most of the replies don't load, but some will appear if you click on posts that tag them. There are gaps of varying widths between the replies that do load. It's been happening for about a week. No other threads are affected afaik. Thanks!

No. 11646

you may have hit 'hide saged posts' by accident. top right of the thread.

No. 11657

What if- just thinking out loud here - what if there's a word filter that changes every misinterpretation of "sperg" to "splerg" in honor of Kiki?

No. 11666


Ah-ha! It seems I did exactly that. Thank you.

No. 11674

Lately my browser has been preventing me from connecting to lolcow because "the connection is unprotected". Is that a technical issue? Was I banned?
Whenever I try to post from Tor, my ip is either banned already or banned immidiately after posting.
Did I just fuck up that royally or something?

No. 11677

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 and 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.

No. 11679

We got a notice about this a week ago over some coldnessinmyheart imagery from years ago. The emails were all in russian so there wasn't anything I could do about it before it was translated but they only gave a 24 hour notice anyways.

No. 11688

There has been someone posting NFWS photos everywhere in lolcow with comments of “mod = n*ers” and other variety.

No. 11703

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.

No. 11858

Unless there hasn't been any post in tnds forum for like 5 days, I can't update it to new posts.

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