Hello anons, we are the new admin team! We are a team of three taking over for Shaymin. 1203 posts and 78 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
Our apologies for the delay in introducing ourselves. There were scheduling issues between us and the old admin that made getting access to everything take longer than we wanted, but we are now in a position to work on the site. To begin with, we have removed the raid spam that had been lingering for the past few weeks. As far as introductions go, we are a team of 3 consisting of two devs and a liaison + project manager to keep communication flowing between devs and farmers. We are all farmers with 5+ years on the farms and have volunteered to keep the site up and running. All changes will be announced on the site before they are implemented - currently announcing this via banners is unreliable, so please check this thread for updates.
To clear up some misinformation: we have had access to the admin panel/moderation tools you all know of since the original transfer, and almost all of the old farmhands have stayed on board and have been continuing to moderate during this time. The discord post you have seen screenshots of was poorly worded, and was referring to a lack of access to the site infrastructure (which we now have). The 3-day site outage was due to the server bill not being paid, which should not be a problem in the future. The whole team is actively monitoring for CP to purge as soon as possible. Please continue to report it!
There are many technical issues with lolcow that we have to deal with before we can make progress. This may mean we have to migrate the site to another imageboard platform, in order to ensure the long-term health of the site (and the sanity of the farmhands). If we are going to do this, it will be done some time from now and in collaboration with our users. We will give you a chance to test and feedback on the new platform before we make the change, and it will be done with ample (48 hour minimum) warning.
We are open to any questions you may have. We are looking forward to the future of lolcow, thank you for your patience nonas and may the milk flow. ♥