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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
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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 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 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.