These rules are subject to change at any time. Last updated: April 16th 2018

lolcow.farm rules

Check this guide to learn about posting on lolcow.farm.

 

Board rules for /pt/ and /snow/

All global rules will be in effect unless otherwise stated.

  1. Do not blogpost. Blogposting means sharing your personal experience, perspective, or anecdote in a way that’s not directly relevant to the discussion.

1a Do not medfag excessively. This is blogging from a medical perspective.

1b Do not armchair e.g attempting to diagnose a subject.

  1. Do not whiteknight (defending a cow without arguments, e.g. “this is bullying”)
  2. You may revoke your own anonymity only if your identity is essential to the information you're providing. (See global rule 3.1)
  3. Do not attempt to moderate other users (mini-modding)
  4. Do not harass other users or any of the subjects posted.

5a Don't post personal information that leads to real life harassment. No street addresses, phone numbers, or places of employment, unless the subject has published that information publicly on their social media.

5b Do not share names, pictures, or social media of people unrelated to the drama being discussed, for example family members, friends, or coworkers.

5c Do not alert a subject to their thread or take any other action to lead them to lolcow.farm (cowtipping).

  1. Do not post about someone who doesn't have any drama simply because you personally dislike them. (vendetta posting)
  1. If you are an active poster who engages in drama, don't complain if you become a subject of gossip yourself. For example, stirring shit up or viciously shittalking, then harassing staff with troll's remorse and asking to be protected or have posts removed.
  1. The use of sage in /snow/ does not permit a violation of the rules stated above.




Banned Subjects


Anonymity

In extreme cases of serious rule violations, staff may decide to revoke your anonymity. This is a rare occurrence reserved for when a user has gone to lengths to use lolcow.farm for their personal gain while attempting to deceive users or staff.

Reporting

Do not report a thread or post with the expectation of it being deleted unless it violates one of the rules. Note: Talking shit about you, calling you names, or screenshotting your social media pages is not stalking, is not against the rules, and is not illegal.

Filing frivolous reports, or filing reports after being warned to stop, may result in a ban, and may also result in your report being called out if it is particularly frivolous.

You may use the reporting system as a method to communicate with or ask questions of lolcowchan staff. You can consider reports as a type of private messaging system. However, anything longer than a few sentences should probably be sent via email instead.


Caveat

The rules may be modified at any time. The admin reserves the right to retroactively take action based on new rules that are added. This means if a new rule is added and you violated that rule before it was added, you can still be moderated for it, though potentially with more leniency.

I do not intend on abusing this policy. It will only take effect when someone, for example, finds a loophole and posts something that clearly breaks the spirit but not the letter of the rules. The rules change very infrequently, so this caveat should not pose any issues to most posters.

Contact

You can contact the administrator at lolcow.farm@gmail.com for any questions, suggestions, or comments. Requests to take moderative action should go through the report system, not email.Do not email about a ban unless you have already used the ban appeal system.