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Read the post-Hellweek thread for Hellweek statistics, Q&A and upcoming updates

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No. 71238[Reply]

This thread is for discussing the results of the Jan 22 - Feb 5 Hellweek of 2024.

It was requested in the original Hellweek thread that we provide some statistics, so we've spent some time putting together a spreadsheet with some stats which you can access here! Please note that the spreadsheet has 2 pages which you can switch using the tabs at the bottom. The first page is statistics about users, and the second page is statistics specifically about moderation.

For those who don't have the time to read that, here is a brief overview (the spreadsheet has more detailed information):
>Total posts
27775
>Total reports
3165
>Unique posting IPs
8005
>Unique posting devices
5681
>% of posts that are by VPN users
13.4%
>Total bans
1248
>Total permanent bans
188
>Top 3 most common ban reasons
Derailing, infighting and lack of sage
>Top 3 most banned threads
The Celebricows thread, the Shayna/Dolly Mattel thread, and the Twitter/Tumblr Fandom Discourse Thread

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No. 72075

>>72074
and what were you planning to do in the woods

No. 72076

>>72073
Wow, almost like they get banned for recognizing posts are scrote-sounding, so they now have to pretend the person calling us whores and telling us we aren't complete without men and our purpose is to shit out children is a woman.

No. 72077

>>72075
Smoke weed and play silent hill

No. 72078

>>72074
They're like post-covid autists if that's a thing. The autism we were used to a couple a years ago wasn't nearly this extreme. I unironically think that's why some anons have such black a white thinking, they're autists who never got to touch grass like we did.

No. 72088

>>72076
Report and ignore. It's really simple. If the poster is a moid they will get banned. If the poster isn't a moid they will probably get banned for another reason such as baiting.

A moid post is not a excuse to have a epic based autistic feminist circlejerk that derails the thread and encourages moids to come back and get more attention.

It's been explained so many times that the anons that still continue to reply to suspected moids are either brain damaged or actually want moids to come here.



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No. 70459[Reply]

Previous thread >>>/meta/67831
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No. 72083

>>72082
You've hidden unsaged posts

No. 72084

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>>72082
Click the button in the purple circle, unsaged posts are hidden

No. 72085

>>72083
Or rather you've hidden saged posts. It's a hyperlink near the top of threads

No. 72086

>>72083
>>72084
>>72085
oh kek, thanks nonas

No. 72087

>>72084
Oh I fucked up the description too kek, I mean saged posts are hidden



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No. 6821[Reply]

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

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**words** => words
***words*** => words
##spoilered text## => spoilered text
[spoiler]spoilered text[/spoiler] => spoilered text
~#words#~ => words
#<3 => ♥
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No. 70861

Is the browse file selection unresponsive for anyone using Firefox on android? It's completely unresponsive for me.

>>69412
Way back machine maybe? Pretty bizarre thread kek. Images are not archived anywhere by third-party image domains but here afaik unlike other chan boards.

No. 71931

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Are spoiler images broken for anyone else? I keep getting this weird glitch instead of the normal image. When I try to expand or unspoil the image it’s also transparent like this.

No. 72003

>>71931
This happened to me years ago, I think I adblocked an image or something like that? I don't remember but it's something on your end

No. 72004

>>71931
click on show next to file, you must have accidentally clicked hide so now the image is hidden

No. 72035

>>72004
Thank you, it worked. I feel pretty silly now. But I still have no idea why every single spoiler image on the site is stuck on the “hide” setting for me…



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No. 65391[Reply]

This is a containment thread for meta discussion that doesn't fall into complaints and suggestions. Feel free to tinfoil or talk about the state of the site but try to avoid being too autistic.

If cerbmin needs to hear it, post it here.

NEW /meta/ THREAD: Site Updates Thread
>>63266

Previous responses to anons:
>>62774, >>62928 regarding moovie thread
>>62963 accusing other users of being moids
>>63136 explaining infighting from a handful of users

Previous threads, newest to oldest:
>>62751
>>60569
>>56933
>>53472
>>51182
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No. 71855

>>71845
Kpop fans spammed lolcow and crystal cafe with extremely fast-moving thirst threads that started taking over the rest of the site so they first got containment threads and when that didn't work they got banned from both sites and made choachan.cafe which later turned into heolkek.cafe. Check it out and click one or two threads and all your questions about the current state of lolcow will be answered

No. 71859

>>71845
kpopfags just wouldn't stay contained and would spam kpop reaction pics in unrelated threads, so even these get redtexted

No. 71862

>>71855
Ayrt, wow, give me my soul back. I thought fujos were weird. I can see how allowing kpop could harm the culture of site.

No. 71967

>>71855
also after choachan.cafe collapsed the admin of that site (a former farmhand with a huge hateboner for oldmin) started a weird schizo spam campaign here and in the lolcow hate thread on CC claiming that lolcow was owned and exclusively moderated by some kiwi farms retard called Ashley Jankowski. oldmin posted about it in the choachan thread here but I think its deleted now

No. 72079

>>71967
It was up to 3 former farmhands who were involved with choatard fuckery. One former discord mod known for harassing farmers on discord, and Schizo tranny or another cow saying some pinterest was proof cerbmin is some cow named Ashley.

The new k pop site has explicit rules against lewding underaged idols because CC had problems with sexualizing straykids and other groups.



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No. 1706[Reply]

Excuse my autism, but I've noticed posters sometimes seem to mix up the following terms. I see this on other websites, too. This is understandable, since the terms are vague and not widely known.

These are subjective to some degree, but here is how I personally define them.

Samefagging

This is a general term for deceptive posting. It can mean the following things:

- Taking on more than one persona in a thread to make it seem like your view has wider support than it actually does. This is also called sockpuppeting. May involve replying to your own posts agreeing with yourself, or significantly changing writing style to make it seem like a different person is also giving similar positive or negative remarks. Particularly dedicated samefags may try to use a different IP address as well.

- Making multiple posts back-to-back, without obvious indication they were all made by you. This is not always deceptive, though is often annoying.

- May also apply to general false or omitted self-identification. For example, if the subject of a /pt/ thread started secretly and anonymously posting in her own thread to disagree with people or defend herself, this may also be called samefagging. There may be a better term for this, but if there is, I'm not yet aware of it.


Self-posting

Posting about yourself in any way, whether anonymous or self-identifying. For example: posting a picture of yourself, linking to your own profiles, giving excessive details about your life, etc. Self-posts are completely acceptable in some threads and some contexts, but they usually are frowned upon otherwise. You shouldn't try to make yourself stand out on an anonymous board. Valid spellings also include self posting and selfposting.


Vendetta / vendettafag / vendetta-posting

Posting about someone as if you are a random person who happens to dislike them, when in reality you have some sort of personal connection or grudge. Often involves samefagging. Generally has no relation to self-posting, except in cases of self-victimization. In cases where you present the chan with an implicit or explicit "call to action", to further your vendetta, this is also called a personal army (PA) request. It often involves misleading or deceptive information.

An example of a vendetta post would be arguing with a girl on social media, and later posting a thread calling her a whore. Asking people to send things to her parents, or falsely claiming she's violated some site's terms of service and requesting people report her, or including her address and phone number in the post, would be a vendetta post as well as a personal army request.
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No. 71262

>>71228
Scroll all the way the down to the bottom of the page and click search. Be forewarned that it's a very shitty search system and you will have to sort through many unrelated things

No. 71828

What is avatarfagging?

No. 71832

>>71828
posting a picture to signal you are the same anon. Example is an anon replying to everything with a picture of sonic, it's unrelated and the site is supposed to be anonymous

No. 71833

>>70787
holy shit is this real? I thought it meant the admin was from Serbia

No. 71867

>>71833
KEK nona please be joking



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No. 54709[Reply]

A nice, cosy, official banner thread to submit your new banners for the benefit and expansion of the website.

Banners must be 300x100

Banners should mention the site directly or indirectly. "lolcow.farm" written, a picture of a cow, etc.

Thread Pic: >>>/meta/27528

Previous Thread:
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No. 71329

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please can anyone make a banner of Venus transforming into Margo? they look so alike

No. 71337

more old timey?

No. 71344

>>71329
I will but give me a good Margo picture too please.

No. 71365

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>>71344
Thanks, I think this one would work

No. 72065

>>66252
I think about this every time I see this banner. It’s so cute, I wish you well nonna.



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No. 70855[Reply]

How many admins do we have left? Communication admin is obviously gone. What about the other two?

No. 70856

Kek we have one admin and 3 staff members? If I'm not mistaken

No. 70897

Did you really need to create a whole new post for something that could have gone in the meta discussion thread?



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No. 67831[Reply]

Previous thread: >>>/meta/66283
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No. 70454

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>>70445
>sperg
>uglier
Radfem uses both of these words kek and she would be the type to lock the thread over something stupid like people arguing

No. 70455

>>70454
my sides kek i also use the words uglier and sperg all the time i hope that doesn’t make you think i’m RFH

No. 70456

>>70454
Everyone on lc uses sperg your retarded sperg

No. 70457

>>70454
Everyone uses those terms?

No. 70458

>>70456
who is the mod then? if you don’t know then it could be her. she was talked about in leftcows and got very upset over it and her mod pins have the same tone as her twitter. most people do not care enough to mention lolcow by name on twitter, yet she does



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No. 63266[Reply]

This thread will be used by staff to post general site updates and will remain locked to keep those updates easily visible. If you'd like to discuss any of these announcements, please use the General Meta Discussion and Complaints and Suggestions threads.

No. 63267

There have been a handful updates to embedding and file uploads:

  • mp4 files can now be uploaded
  • YouTube shorts links can now be embedded
  • TikTok links can now be embedded, but only using the long form of the URL (e.g. https://www.tiktok.com/@user/video/123456789012345)

In some cases, browsers with strict privacy settings will not allow TikToks to embed. This is not specific to this site, but a limitation of TikTok embedding in general. If you see a message indicating that an embed is not available, that is the most likely cause. As a fallback, in those cases the thumbnail will link to the video on the TikTok website instead of embedding it


No. 63524

Apologies for the site being unavailable for a few hours, our host had networking issues that they have now been able to resolve.

No. 65399

There have been a few small updates:

File uploads/embedding

  • .wepb files can now be uploaded. This also fixes some lingering "failed to resize image" errors, which were from files that were encoded as webp but had the .png extension
  • YouTube live videos can now be embedded
  • Fixed issue where TikToks that do not embed due to browser privacy settings were not correctly linking to the video on TikTok
  • Query strings are now stripped from embed URLs, which should mean that anons who are too retarded to remove them will now be able to embed videos
  • File upload window is filtered to show accepted file formats only by default

The site

  • Lazy loading added to images to improve page load performance
  • Issue with new banners not displaying has been fixed, and new banners have been added

Behind the scenes

  • A new way to automatically detect and ban known CSAM has been implemented. Between this and other measures that have previously been added, less than 1 in 5 attempts to post CSAM succeed

No. 66235

Falling snowflakes return for the month of December! Click the silver snowflake icon to enable/disable the effect.

No. 69790

Small update that should curb the CSAM link spamming in /pt/. Since their image posts are no longer getting through, they've resorted to this instead.



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No. 67909[Reply]

Hellweek is over. In the next day or so we will update this thread with some statistics about moderator actions over the last 2 weeks, as well summary of what we have learned and any changes for the future.

The core of this community is (and always has been) discussing and documenting lolcows. This site exists to serve farmers. Part of the reason that board culture has degraded as much as it has is due to the number of posters who are not here for the milk, but instead to use /ot/ and /g/ like a chatroom and without any attempt to integrate or use the site as intended.

The quality of posting has also dropped significantly in recent weeks, particularly in relation to blatant bait being posted in /ot/, /g/, and in milk threads that attract a certain crowd (such as Tradthots). A lot of this traffic is from ban-evading spammers and tourists posting in bad faith, but they are only able to disrupt threads as much as they do because of how many users keep taking the bait. We have noticed that many long-term users see this for what it is and have been calling it out, but the number of other users who continue to engage with it have been exacerbating this problem significantly.

If you are not a farmer, you are merely a guest here. You are a welcome guest as long as you integrate and follow the rules. If you continuously post without regard for the rules or board etiquette and culture, that privilege can and will be revoked. Frequent rule-breaking, infighting and trolling will be met with a permanent ban. You can screech as much as you want about how the site will die without your low effort shitposts, but we do not care. Slower boards with better quality posts is preferable over the current state of the site.


During this Hellweek, we want to get the site health and quality of posting back on track, and we will be facilitating this in a number of ways:

  • All topicless, chat-style/shitposting threads will be locked for the duration. Do not make new threads to replace them. Do not try to cicumvent this by giving them new titles.
  • The cooldown required between making posts will be increased to 2 minutes (it is currently 30 seconds)
  • As it has been a particular problem, all posts breaking global rule 7 (racebaiting) will receive 3 day unappealable bans. Users with very little else in their post history will be assumed to be posting in bad faith and be permanently banned
  • Blackpill posting outside of /2X/ will be treated as bait and banned accordingly
  • Every response to blatant bait will receive a ban. Report bait and do not respond
  • Every post accusing someone of being a scrote/tranny will receive a ban. Report suspected males and do not respond
  • Reporting someone you disagree with for being a moid/tranny will receive a ban. The vast majority of reports we receive accusing a user of being male are incorrect. Women are not a monolith and can have opinions that you do not like
  • Reporting posts for retarded reasons will receive a ban, e.g. an anon posting an unpopular opinion in the Unpopular Opinion thread is not bait, please use your brain

As always, please use this thread to provide feedback on moderation decisions throughout the week!

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No. 69626

>>69625
Is it the insult Olympics retard?
Faggot is targeted towards men, bitch is nonspecific and broadly misogynistic, cunt has a variety of uses but is also nonspecific misogyny, nigga is a race-baiting term that actually could be targeted towards specific women and it is banned for race baiting for this reason. But yes, lets play insult Olympics to gauge what insults are most vile and targeted. Shit uncritical thought.

No. 69627

>>69626
I don’t think nigga is banned, i see it used fairly frequently

No. 69628

>>69625
Nta but "bitch" and "cunt" are misogynistic too, because they can only be used against women. No one calls men "bitches".

No. 69629

>>69628
Yeah but they’re not banned and no one really cares if you use them here

No. 69630

>>69627
nta but i've seen it redtexted as 'racebait' several times in dumbass shit threads and once in a /snow/ thread



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