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These rules are subject to change at any time. Last updated: February 25, 2019

lolcow.farm rules

Check this guide to learn about posting on lolcow.farm.
Global rules are effective at all times but you are also expected to follow board specific rules. Check pinned threads or this page for clarification. You can contact the administrator at admin@lolcow.farm for any questions, suggestions, or comments. Requests to take moderative action should go through the report system, not email. Furthermore, do not report or email me about 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.

Global Rules

  1. Do not say, do or threaten to do anything illegal under United States law.
  2. You must be over the age of 18 to post here.
  3. Do not make threads on subjects under the age of 16.
    • Do not post identifiable information on minors such as full names, addresses and schools.
    • Do not post photos of minors where there is an expectation of privacy.
  4. Adhere to board culture and the culture of this board.
    • Stay anonymous at all times.
    • All users are expected to contribute in a constructive way and are discouraged from posting low quality comments and images.
    • Any posters with a phallus, do not come here for validation or to announce yourselves.
  5. Don’t post about wishing bodily harm on a subject or group. (a-logging)
  6. Do not derail or disrupt discussion.
  7. Do not instigate or engage in race related arguments. (racebaiting)
  8. Do not attempt to use lolcow.farm for attention or profit.
  9. Do not deceptively post about yourself in the third person for any reason.
  10. Do not advertise.
  11. Do not spam.
  12. Do not ban evade unless you want a longer ban sentence.
  13. Do not try to harass, threaten, or intimidate staff.

/pt/ - lolcow general

Board rules for /pt/
All global rules will be in effect unless otherwise stated. New thread subjects must start out at /w/ or /snow/, /pt/ is a legacy board for the most notorious cows.


1. Doing any of the following warrants a ban for derailing:
1.1 Do not blogpost. Blogposting means sharing your personal experience, perspective, or anecdote in a way that’s not directly relevant to the discussion.
1.2 Do not medfag. This is going into depth on a medical subject leading to derailment about the actual topic a hand.
1.3 Do not engage in armchair psychology or attempt to diagnose a subject.
1.4 Do not lament about a cow’s shortcomings and past events if it isn’t relevant
1.5 Do not derail in an attempt to moderate other users (minimodding). Report and move on.

2. You may revoke your own anonymity only if your identity is essential to the information you're providing. Staff will revoke your anonymity if you attempt to deceive lolcow.farm.

3. Do not doxx any subjects.
3.1 No street addresses, phone numbers, or places of employment, unless the subject has published that information publicly on their social media.
3.2 Do not share names, pictures, or social media of people unrelated to the drama being discussed, for example family members, friends, or coworkers.

4. Do not harass or brigade against any subjects posted. (cowtipping)

5. Do not alert a subject to their thread or take any other action to lead them to lolcow.farm (cowtipping).
5.1 Do not contact a subject's family.
5.2 Do not use lolcow.farm to organize a crusade against a cow (not your personal army).
5.3 Do not brag about or announce having personal contact or interactions with a cow.

6. Do not post about someone who doesn't have any drama simply because you personally dislike them. (vendetta posting)

7. The following contribute nothing, even globally.
7.1 Nitpicking
7.2 Repetitive comments
7.3 Milkless social media statuses and images
7.4 Spamming low effort edits and candid images
7.5 Tinfoiling with no basis to a claim

8. Do not bump a dead thread without a contribution. (necromancy)

9. Do not make a new thread on a new subject

/snow/ - flakes & mistakes

Board rules for /snow/
Cosplayers, j-vloggers, and lolitas belong in /w/. Make sure that the subject of a new thread is a cow, otherwise the thread is subject to deletion. Subjects must meet 3 out of the 5 following criteria:
  • An unhealthy desire for attention
  • Failure to accept criticism
  • A lack of self awareness
  • Delusions related to their skill or self importance
  • No willingness to improve upon their behavior
All subjects must have:
  • A documented history of bizarre behavior displayed online
  • Some sort of public presence outside of private circles, groups or irc channels. Personal cows can go in the personal lolcows thread.


All global rules will be in effect unless otherwise stated. New thread subjects must start out at /w/ or /snow/, /pt/ is a legacy board for the most notorious cows.


1. Doing any of the following warrants a ban for derailing:
1.1 Do not blogpost. Blogposting means sharing your personal experience, perspective, or anecdote in a way that’s not directly relevant to the discussion.
1.2 Do not medfag. This is going into depth on a medical subject leading to derailment about the actual topic a hand.
1.3 Do not engage in armchair psychology or attempt to diagnose a subject.
1.4 Do not lament about a cow’s shortcomings and past events if it isn’t relevant
1.5 Do not derail in an attempt to moderate other users (minimodding). Report and move on.

2. You may revoke your own anonymity only if your identity is essential to the information you're providing. Staff will revoke your anonymity if you attempt to deceive lolcow.farm.

3. Do not doxx any subjects.
3.1 No street addresses, phone numbers, or places of employment, unless the subject has published that information publicly on their social media.
3.2 Do not share names, pictures, or social media of people unrelated to the drama being discussed, for example family members, friends, or coworkers.

4. Do not harass or brigade against any subjects posted. (cowtipping)

5. Do not alert a subject to their thread or take any other action to lead them to lolcow.farm (cowtipping).
5.1 Do not contact a subject's family.
5.2 Do not use lolcow.farm to organize a crusade against a cow (not your personal army).
5.3 Do not brag about or announce having personal contact or interactions with a cow.

6. Do not post about someone who doesn't have any drama simply because you personally dislike them. (vendetta posting)

7. The following contribute nothing, even globally.
7.1 Nitpicking
7.2 Repetitive comments
7.3 Milkless social media statuses and images
7.4 Spamming low effort edits and candid images
7.5 Tinfoiling with no basis to a claim

8. Do not bump a dead thread without a contribution. (necromancy)

/w/ - vloggers, lolita, cosplay

Board rules for /w/
Subjects here must be lolcows fitting one of the following criteria:
Cosplayer
Lolita
J-vlogger, k-vlogger
Drama related to cow(s) with an obsession with eastern asian culture.



1. Doing any of the following warrants a ban for derailing:
1.1 Do not blogpost. Blogposting means sharing your personal experience, perspective, or anecdote in a way that’s not directly relevant to the discussion.
1.2 Do not medfag. This is going into depth on a medical subject leading to derailment about the actual topic a hand.
1.3 Do not engage in armchair psychology or attempt to diagnose a subject.
1.4 Do not lament about a cow’s shortcomings and past events if it isn’t relevant
1.5 Do not derail in an attempt to moderate other users (minimodding). Report and move on.

2. You may revoke your own anonymity only if your identity is essential to the information you're providing. Staff will revoke your anonymity if you attempt to deceive lolcow.farm.

3. Do not doxx any subjects.
3.1 No street addresses, phone numbers, or places of employment, unless the subject has published that information publicly on their social media.
3.2 Do not share names, pictures, or social media of people unrelated to the drama being discussed, for example family members, friends, or coworkers.

4. Do not harass or brigade against any subjects posted. (cowtipping)

5. Do not alert a subject to their thread or take any other action to lead them to lolcow.farm (cowtipping).
5.1 Do not contact a subject's family.
5.2 Do not use lolcow.farm to organize a crusade against a cow (not your personal army).
5.3 Do not brag about or announce having personal contact or interactions with a cow.

6. Do not post about someone who doesn't have any drama simply because you personally dislike them. (vendetta posting)

7. The following contribute nothing, even globally.
7.1 Nitpicking
7.2 Repetitive comments
7.3 Milkless social media statuses and images
7.4 Spamming low effort edits and candid images
7.5 Tinfoiling with no basis to a claim

8. Do not bump a dead thread without a contribution. (necromancy)

/ot/ - off-topic

  1. This is a board for general, off topic discussion. Direct all bathroom talk to /g/.
  2. Infighting is highly penalized, it’s not contributive to the overall health of the board.
  3. Don’t make duplicate threads unless the most recent thread has been dead for more than 6 months. Always search the catalog.
  4. Don’t make threads targeting specific nationalities, ethnicities, or races
  5. Responding to bait in the pink pill thread will always result in a 3 day unappealable ban.
  6. Don’t report a post simply because you disagree with it, not everyone who disagrees is a man
  7. Don’t go into a thread to complain about the exact same thread. Hide threads you don’t want to see and take topic complaints to /meta/.

/g/ - girl talk

  1. This board is for feminine health, advice, and beauty oriented topics. Direct everything else to /ot/ or /m/
  2. Infighting is highly penalized and discouraged here.
  3. Don’t make duplicate threads unless the most recent thread has been dead for more than 6 months. Always search the catalog.
  4. Posting pornography is prohibited.

/m/ - media

  1. All threads posted here must revolve around some sort of literature, music, game, film, show, or image topic. e.g “pictures of cute animals”
  2. Infighting is highly penalized and discouraged here.
  3. Check the catalog before making a new thread.
  4. Do not post pornography or NSFW imagery here.