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Townhall May 5th 8PM GMT. More info here

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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



Info

  • 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

>>6821

Why are instructions for ♥ included when emojis are prohibited?

No. 6828

>>6822

Why did I receive a ban for asking this?

No. 7075

>>6821

>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
You
Browser Working
San Jose
Cloudflare Working
lolcow.farm
Host
Error

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
You
Browser Working
San Jose
Cloudflare Working
lolcow.farm
Host
Error

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

No. 7448

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


No. 7449

>>7361
>>7390
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

>>7449

Recent duplicate posts

>>>/pt/609855
>>>/pt/609861

>>>/snow/744104
>>>/snow/744110

No. 7465


No. 7575


No. 7578

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

No. 7579

>>7578

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

>>7578

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.

No. 7620

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

No. 7621

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

No. 7622

>>7620
>>7621

I hit "new reply" only once.

No. 7640

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

My comment was still posted and posted once.

No. 7672

>>7580
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

>>7672

Did you appeal?

No. 7679

>>7677
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

>>7679

Your notice didn't say which rule you broke?

No. 7700

>>7682
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

>>7700

Did you email Admin?

No. 7707

>>7640

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

No. 7708

>>7706
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

>>7766

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
You
Browser Working
San Jose
Cloudflare Working
lolcow.farm
Host
Error

No. 7834

>>7833

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

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

>>7836

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
You
Browser Working
San Jose
Cloudflare Working
lolcow.farm
Host
Error

No. 7846

>>7845

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

>>>/ot/343311
>>>/ot/343313

No. 7848

>>7846

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

>>>/ot/343307
>>>/ot/343308

>>>/ot/343309
>>>/ot/343310

No. 7875

File: 1545778681040.png (110.69 KB, 1242x2208, 733ACFB2-9D4F-4DAE-B703-82C332…)

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

No. 7884

>>7875
What's going on? This problem seems to be getting worse and worse.

No. 7898

>>7875
I feel like we should decide where to move to before it's too late unfortunately

No. 7905

>>7898
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

>>7905

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

>>7908
Leave your emails here?
I doubt the mods will be deleting anything anytime soon

No. 7921

>>7905
Please do this, and actually enforce a strict no shitty male posts and spam policy.

No. 7924

>>7898

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

>>7924
Good idea.

No. 7938

>>7926
All the email posts were deleted. Mods, care to weigh in?

No. 7947

>>7938
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

>>8174

Use the site specific command in Google.

site:lolcow.farm

No. 8178

>>8174
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

PLEASE USE ARCHIVE SITES

http://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.

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

>>8425
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.
>>>/w/1771

No. 8484

>>8463
Same anon, a bunch of images are also gone from the dress up game thread. What is going on?
>>>/ot/361130

No. 8513

>>8463
>>8484
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.

>>>/pt/641791
>>>/pt/641814

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

>>9070

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

>>9070
>>9072
>>9080
It was a spammer, we can't roll back but we can try locking dead threads.

No. 9191

>>7389

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

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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.

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

>>9417
Having the same problem. Can see updated posts just fine on incognito mode, but in plain old browser there's nothing.

No. 9428

>>9417
>>9425
Does the problem go away if you refresh the page?

No. 9434

>>9417
I've had this problem too. Try what >>9424 suggested until someone properly fixes it.

No. 9435

>>9428
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

>>9573
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

>>9838
Same. I upload one picture but the others don't update after.

No. 9872

File: 1555421259026.png (36.4 KB, 480x590, 2019-04-16 09_27_04-_w_ - vlog…)

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

>>9872
Same except they were there even before I tried the Hellweek theme. I was confused about what it was at first.

No. 9887

>>9872
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

>>9872
Fixed
>>9889
Should be fixed, please let us know if you're still experiencing issues. The server was down for a few minutes today.

No. 9899

>>9890
since the site came back up, the floating images for hellweek can't be turned off. pls fix!

No. 9900

>>9899
psa workaround til admin tweaks it: use your adblocker to block the (div.img) element

No. 9933

File: 1555550258725.jpeg (413.41 KB, 2048x2048, 40B44E4A-C80C-4E2D-93D8-E1F990…)

>>8425
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

>>9933
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

>>9968
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.

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



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