Kiwi Farms History - Autism to document autism

Mr. 0

god im not good at computer how did this get here
True & Honest Fan
kiwifarms.net
As the "original" CWCki Forums (not the one that started in 2013) has been lost to history, it's both difficult to find information on and also it's not truly this forum.
LIES

Also there were a few iterations of it before the current forum was established, there's some info about it hidden in this very forum:

Also some other threads:
 

Mr. 0

god im not good at computer how did this get here
True & Honest Fan
kiwifarms.net
@Mr. 0 some of those events are already being covered in an updated version, which is being worked on part of today and should be ready by tonight.
don't forget about the arrival of PureEvil66 and the pictures of Chris at Toys R Us when he was a teenager that she dropped

or Mew's meltdown and the banning of the chatzy people

or that time @Null had a meltdown because @Pandas Galore shot him down because she thought @Rio looked cuter
 

Xarpho

Eating lettuce due to kitty kibble shortages
kiwifarms.net
I promised an update last night but Kiwi Farms had been flipping out and I couldn't even use the search feature.

Sometime in 2011: While admining the CWCki, Champthom creates a new forum, the CWCki Forums, to discuss Chris without cluttering up the talk page. PVCC was closed to new users and the 8ch /cwc/ board discourages discussion.

Sometime between 2011 and 2013: At least one iteration of the CWCki Forums in this state later disappears.

2012: Q&As on the CWCki Forums by Alec Benson Leary and Kacey are done.

January 2013: The "new" CWCki Forums is founded by Null with champthom, the moderator of the old CWCki Forum, which were a place created to continue to talk about Chris following the closure of the PVCC to new users, despite the lull in content. Kengel and A-log, which were banned from the old forum, were declared persona non grata.

Sometime in 2013: People begin talking about alternate "lolcows" in Off-Topic, including an on-going search to find the "next Chris". Null attempts to create a forum to split off this discussion, it is shot down by champthom, but a permanent subforum is created.

September 2013: Hosting moves from Dreamhost to Linode. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/server-move-post-here-if-youre-having-issues.1983/]

October 2013: 100,000th post made on the system. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/100-000-posts.2138/]

January 2014: Chris' house is involved in a large house fire, Null organizes drive to send Chris a care package. Null releases tracking number publicly, trolls attempt to cause chaos.

Early 2014: A lolcow, Jace Connors, comes into CWCki Forum's radar as a lolcow, of this, a user trying to create a "Liquid Jace saga", PvtRichardCranium, is banned. A new user, DeagleDad420, essentially runs the thread. Gamerfood, a small griefing group trying to troll Jace, runs ops on the site to try to compromise Jace but DeagleDad420 helps Null protect the site. The "Deagle Nation" (or "Grilled Cheese" subforum) is created.

March 2014: Ads begin to run on the site, but only one ad, and only for guests. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/regarding-ads-and-the-site.7005/]


May 2014: Moleman9000 subforum started.

July 2014: The site begins to ask for donations. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/combined-financial-statement-for-2013-and-2014.7418/]. This is the start of "True & Honest Fan" for donating members. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/combined-financial-statement-for-2013-and-2014.7418/]

August 2014: Golden Knight subforum started. Sometime around this era, it is revealed Null was aware of another trolling operation on Chris with user skyraider and another unidentified party. There was also another subforum, Blue Pill, but it is folded back in to main Lolcow forum

Sometime around 2014: Groups are launched as a forum option. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/thinking-of-removing-the-groups-mod.19033/]

Sometime around September 2014: Ratings are introduced, previously there was only an "Mm, Yeah" (and "QUOTE ME NOW") button. The Horrifying rating comes in soon after when Chris pierces his taint. Soon after, Null warns people not to use ratings as a cheap way of the "report post" button.

Sometime around late 2014: The Inner Circle board is created, becoming the shitpost board. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/do-you-enjoy-inner-circle.7074/]


November 2014: Null announces a rebranding of the site. A popular choice is "Kiwi Farms", based after Jace mispronounced it in a video earlier that year. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/rebranding.5801/] This thread is also where a random.txt quote originates from ("if nigge.rs was available we'd totally be nigge.rs tomorrow and nobody would have any say in it"). Kiwi Farms launches with new software, but the same content as CWCki Forum. The "beta" Kiwi Farms looks very different than what the modern KF looked like, with "Beryllium" as the logo.
Null also launches the Lolcow Wiki, to explore other cows. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/lolcow-wiki.5999/]
The site also suffers its first large-scale DDOS attack. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/ddos-attack.6118/]


December 2014: Marjan Šiklić joins. Soon after, over three straight days the user makes a series of bizarre comments that earn him the mostly highly-rated in negative user ratings. The old CWCki Forums is downgraded to just Chris discussion to encourage the move. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/mad-ramblings-of-a-nerd-a-cwc-look-at-2014.6532/]

February 2015: Jace Connors revealed to be a hoax, with DeagleDad420 being Jace himself. The Entersphere subforum is launched. A few days later, Null re-organizes staffing, with Glaive now being co-admin instead of DeagleDad420 (now THE WRITER). Champthom retires. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/my-resignation-retirement.7966/] Golden Knight subforum archived after Jay Geis fakes his death on the Internet and goes silent.

May 2015: The Entersphere subforum is closed.

June 2015: Philip Vincent Haskins-Delici subforum made, initially named C.I.S. to take advantage of Phil's paranoia of "cisgender" people and the greater Kiwi Farms.

Summer 2015: A popular thread on the Lolcow forum, Len Shaner, is locked due to excessive w.e.e.n.ery.

September 2015: The Lolcow Wiki is functionally abandoned, with Null promising work on it after Infinity Next is completed (an upgrade of 8ch, never completed due to corporate meddling) [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/i-wan...t-everybody-here-can-easily-understand.12370/, "Goodbye Jim" stream]

Sometime in 2015: "The Bloodletting" happens (post gone, and no, the one on the drama with Dean W.e.e.n, Snakes, and Jan isn't it) which de-mods a number of users (including CatParty) that had been mods for a time, partly to reduce perceived admin abuse and preventing the problem of mods essentially running the site. One-time admin Glaive is banned following a disagreement with Null. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/glaives-gone.14005/], despite having been considered in February the "nicest person on the forum" by Null. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/regarding-the-halal-rule-and-interpersonal-drama.8180/]

December 2015: The CWCki's main source of videos, The CWCville Library on YouTube, is taken down.

January 2016: The site moves off of Linode in search of new seas. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/servers-will-be-migrated-off-of-linode.16175/] Due to host incompetence with meddling by third parties, the site goes offline and loses about two days of data. A "lounge" subforum, Edgeville, is gone.

March 2016: Lolcow Email is launched. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/new-service-lolcow-email.18623/]


April 2016:
- The Kiwi Farms announces a fake shut down with Null "admitting" to be a transgender. The real site is still accessible, Josh still sane.
- Alison Rapp fired from Nintendo of America, forum has confetti. Groups discontinued. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/thinking-of-removing-the-groups-mod.19033/]


June 2016: Lolcow LLC is established as a legal holding for Kiwi Farms. There's a server failure, which results in downtime. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/server-post-mortem-7-jun-2016.21406/]

July 2016: A new subforum, Lolcow News, is created to create a series of articles independent from the Kiwi Farms forums on a Wordpress site. Loveshy Therapy Center subforum is shut down and archived.

August 2016: Kiwi Farms loses its iconic kiwifarms.net domain name. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/kiwifar-ms.23690/]

September 2016: Sometime around this time, the True Capitalist Radio subforum is archived.

December 2016: Events & News subforum is archived. Beauty Parlor is created, initially with a set theme of purple and black (as opposed to normal green and black). Most Beauty Parlor threads were long-running lolcow threads.

January 2017: Kiwi Farms is shut down following serious threats on Null's family.

February 2017: Kiwi Farms reopens after a three week absence. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/life-after-death.28048/]

August 2017: Lolcow News is archived and plans for the Wordpress site are abandoned.

September 2017: Tired of the hijinks in the Amberlynn Reid thread (started in August 2016), the Amberlynn Reid subforum is created.
"Perpetual, paper-thin shielding. Violent, frothing-at-the-mouth rage for no particular reason. Indignant outrage at every possible attempt to contain, control, mitigate, or in any way improve the Amberlynn thread. You've driven out my Beauty Parlor mods by being awful, constantly, and none of the other staff even want to read it."
The subforum is completely unmoderated, but it works, and all the problem users eventually disappear.
[https://kiwifarms.net/threads/trial-of-the-amberlynn-reid-board.34192/, Amberlynn stream]

Late 2017: A Russell Greer subforum is created but archived within the period of a few months.

December 2017: DSP's very first big saga, the Mystery Woman, begins. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/mystery-womans-story.37371/]

March 2018: Salt Mine closes, with the Trump fallout thread moved and eventually renamed.

September 2019: Site hacked, revealing many PMs and user emails. Despite passwords remaining secure and no content lost, many users end up deleting their accounts.

To Do: Find out when DSP subforum started (looking through the archives yields nothing). Find out when the forum that had the version of CWCki Forums finally shut down due to an exploit Null discovered. Add more sources of random.txt.
 

wabbits

True & Honest Fan
kiwifarms.net
Historical documents
A snapshot of where things stood in the middle of that year:
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The way we were on Feb. 28, 2013:

Total posts: 10,182
Total topics: 347
Total users: 333
Total forums: 15
Total attachments: 55
Total polls: 3
Total topic views: 129,965
Most users online: 45 (on Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:08 pm)
Loveshy Invasions: 1
People banned: 6

The news was, of course, greeted with gravitas and respect.

Also, what things cost back in grandpa's day: KF's 2013/14 financial statement is attached.
 

Attachments

Arctic

Grave robber of the internet
kiwifarms.net
I forgot the whole part of the Bloodletting where Glaive created his own forum and it was a complete dud. It's good to have all this info in one place, even though a lot of this stuff happened only a few years ago the information is quite hard to find.
 

Mr. 0

god im not good at computer how did this get here
True & Honest Fan
kiwifarms.net
I promised an update last night but Kiwi Farms had been flipping out and I couldn't even use the search feature.

Sometime in 2011: While admining the CWCki, Champthom creates a new forum, the CWCki Forums, to discuss Chris without cluttering up the talk page. PVCC was closed to new users and the 8ch /cwc/ board discourages discussion.

Sometime between 2011 and 2013: At least one iteration of the CWCki Forums in this state later disappears.

2012: Q&As on the CWCki Forums by Alec Benson Leary and Kacey are done.

January 2013: The "new" CWCki Forums is founded by Null with champthom, the moderator of the old CWCki Forum, which were a place created to continue to talk about Chris following the closure of the PVCC to new users, despite the lull in content. Kengel and A-log, which were banned from the old forum, were declared persona non grata.

Sometime in 2013: People begin talking about alternate "lolcows" in Off-Topic, including an on-going search to find the "next Chris". Null attempts to create a forum to split off this discussion, it is shot down by champthom, but a permanent subforum is created.

September 2013: Hosting moves from Dreamhost to Linode. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/server-move-post-here-if-youre-having-issues.1983/]

October 2013: 100,000th post made on the system. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/100-000-posts.2138/]

January 2014: Chris' house is involved in a large house fire, Null organizes drive to send Chris a care package. Null releases tracking number publicly, trolls attempt to cause chaos.

Early 2014: A lolcow, Jace Connors, comes into CWCki Forum's radar as a lolcow, of this, a user trying to create a "Liquid Jace saga", PvtRichardCranium, is banned. A new user, DeagleDad420, essentially runs the thread. Gamerfood, a small griefing group trying to troll Jace, runs ops on the site to try to compromise Jace but DeagleDad420 helps Null protect the site. The "Deagle Nation" (or "Grilled Cheese" subforum) is created.

March 2014: Ads begin to run on the site, but only one ad, and only for guests. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/regarding-ads-and-the-site.7005/]


May 2014: Moleman9000 subforum started.

July 2014: The site begins to ask for donations. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/combined-financial-statement-for-2013-and-2014.7418/]. This is the start of "True & Honest Fan" for donating members. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/combined-financial-statement-for-2013-and-2014.7418/]

August 2014: Golden Knight subforum started. Sometime around this era, it is revealed Null was aware of another trolling operation on Chris with user skyraider and another unidentified party. There was also another subforum, Blue Pill, but it is folded back in to main Lolcow forum

Sometime around 2014: Groups are launched as a forum option. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/thinking-of-removing-the-groups-mod.19033/]

Sometime around September 2014: Ratings are introduced, previously there was only an "Mm, Yeah" (and "QUOTE ME NOW") button. The Horrifying rating comes in soon after when Chris pierces his taint. Soon after, Null warns people not to use ratings as a cheap way of the "report post" button.

Sometime around late 2014: The Inner Circle board is created, becoming the shitpost board. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/do-you-enjoy-inner-circle.7074/]


November 2014: Null announces a rebranding of the site. A popular choice is "Kiwi Farms", based after Jace mispronounced it in a video earlier that year. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/rebranding.5801/] This thread is also where a random.txt quote originates from ("if nigge.rs was available we'd totally be nigge.rs tomorrow and nobody would have any say in it"). Kiwi Farms launches with new software, but the same content as CWCki Forum. The "beta" Kiwi Farms looks very different than what the modern KF looked like, with "Beryllium" as the logo.
Null also launches the Lolcow Wiki, to explore other cows. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/lolcow-wiki.5999/]
The site also suffers its first large-scale DDOS attack. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/ddos-attack.6118/]


December 2014: Marjan Šiklić joins. Soon after, over three straight days the user makes a series of bizarre comments that earn him the mostly highly-rated in negative user ratings. The old CWCki Forums is downgraded to just Chris discussion to encourage the move. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/mad-ramblings-of-a-nerd-a-cwc-look-at-2014.6532/]

February 2015: Jace Connors revealed to be a hoax, with DeagleDad420 being Jace himself. The Entersphere subforum is launched. A few days later, Null re-organizes staffing, with Glaive now being co-admin instead of DeagleDad420 (now THE WRITER). Champthom retires. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/my-resignation-retirement.7966/] Golden Knight subforum archived after Jay Geis fakes his death on the Internet and goes silent.

May 2015: The Entersphere subforum is closed.

June 2015: Philip Vincent Haskins-Delici subforum made, initially named C.I.S. to take advantage of Phil's paranoia of "cisgender" people and the greater Kiwi Farms.

Summer 2015: A popular thread on the Lolcow forum, Len Shaner, is locked due to excessive w.e.e.n.ery.

September 2015: The Lolcow Wiki is functionally abandoned, with Null promising work on it after Infinity Next is completed (an upgrade of 8ch, never completed due to corporate meddling) [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/i-wan...t-everybody-here-can-easily-understand.12370/, "Goodbye Jim" stream]

Sometime in 2015: "The Bloodletting" happens (post gone, and no, the one on the drama with Dean W.e.e.n, Snakes, and Jan isn't it) which de-mods a number of users (including CatParty) that had been mods for a time, partly to reduce perceived admin abuse and preventing the problem of mods essentially running the site. One-time admin Glaive is banned following a disagreement with Null. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/glaives-gone.14005/], despite having been considered in February the "nicest person on the forum" by Null. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/regarding-the-halal-rule-and-interpersonal-drama.8180/]

December 2015: The CWCki's main source of videos, The CWCville Library on YouTube, is taken down.

January 2016: The site moves off of Linode in search of new seas. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/servers-will-be-migrated-off-of-linode.16175/] Due to host incompetence with meddling by third parties, the site goes offline and loses about two days of data. A "lounge" subforum, Edgeville, is gone.

March 2016: Lolcow Email is launched. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/new-service-lolcow-email.18623/]


April 2016:
- The Kiwi Farms announces a fake shut down with Null "admitting" to be a transgender. The real site is still accessible, Josh still sane.
- Alison Rapp fired from Nintendo of America, forum has confetti. Groups discontinued. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/thinking-of-removing-the-groups-mod.19033/]


June 2016: Lolcow LLC is established as a legal holding for Kiwi Farms. There's a server failure, which results in downtime. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/server-post-mortem-7-jun-2016.21406/]

July 2016: A new subforum, Lolcow News, is created to create a series of articles independent from the Kiwi Farms forums on a Wordpress site. Loveshy Therapy Center subforum is shut down and archived.

August 2016: Kiwi Farms loses its iconic kiwifarms.net domain name. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/kiwifar-ms.23690/]

September 2016: Sometime around this time, the True Capitalist Radio subforum is archived.

December 2016: Events & News subforum is archived. Beauty Parlor is created, initially with a set theme of purple and black (as opposed to normal green and black). Most Beauty Parlor threads were long-running lolcow threads.

January 2017: Kiwi Farms is shut down following serious threats on Null's family.

February 2017: Kiwi Farms reopens after a three week absence. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/life-after-death.28048/]

August 2017: Lolcow News is archived and plans for the Wordpress site are abandoned.

September 2017: Tired of the hijinks in the Amberlynn Reid thread (started in August 2016), the Amberlynn Reid subforum is created.
"Perpetual, paper-thin shielding. Violent, frothing-at-the-mouth rage for no particular reason. Indignant outrage at every possible attempt to contain, control, mitigate, or in any way improve the Amberlynn thread. You've driven out my Beauty Parlor mods by being awful, constantly, and none of the other staff even want to read it."
The subforum is completely unmoderated, but it works, and all the problem users eventually disappear.
[https://kiwifarms.net/threads/trial-of-the-amberlynn-reid-board.34192/, Amberlynn stream]

Late 2017: A Russell Greer subforum is created but archived within the period of a few months.

December 2017: DSP's very first big saga, the Mystery Woman, begins. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/mystery-womans-story.37371/]

March 2018: Salt Mine closes, with the Trump fallout thread moved and eventually renamed.

September 2019: Site hacked, revealing many PMs and user emails. Despite passwords remaining secure and no content lost, many users end up deleting their accounts.

To Do: Find out when DSP subforum started (looking through the archives yields nothing). Find out when the forum that had the version of CWCki Forums finally shut down due to an exploit Null discovered. Add more sources of random.txt.
a good starting point for some extra shit would be to search "trial of the" to get an idea as far as starting dates for some of the subforums

also suggesting you add some sidenotes regarding the nick bate threads and his arrest

and more detail on anytime @Null tried some moneymaking scheme to fund the site (merch, cryptocurrency, brave browser, etc) or some plot to keep it hosted that got foiled by the man in the pickle suit
like this one:

also here's an important contribution from @TheImportantFart

also the very first thread

also that bloodletting post you're referring to might be hiding in supporters or inner circle if it still exists in some form
 

Oaat

kiwifarms.net
Is there an archive of all the front page announcements? I feel like that would be a fun trip through the site's history.
So I checked on the Wayback Machine and wow, the front page got archived almost every day since November 2016. So I guess the answer is yes from that date onward.

https://web.archive.org/web/20161109040953/https://kiwifarms.net/ this scared the shit out of me.

Edit:
To Do: Find out when DSP subforum started (looking through the archives yields nothing).
Looks like it was 10/23/17.

Edit2: Older url was kiwifar . ms. Edit3: Why can't I post the link without it correcting to the current url?
 
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Big Nasty

ASSHOLE
kiwifarms.net
I found out that if you review the random.txt thread you get a pretty good picture of which persons of interest (or exceptional posters) gained the Farms' attention at what time. Here's my notes:

Up until about november '13 there was nothing but Chris' and Chris-related quotes.

Fall/Winter '13/'14:
Wizardchan
Sick Nick

Spring '14:
Jace Connors/Deagle Nation
PvtRichardCranium (first halal?)
Moleman9000

Summer '14:
Terry A. Davis
Jay Geis/The Golden Knight
MylarBalloonFan
JustinRPG (Null's favorite!)
SolidMario

Fall '14
HomerBeoulve
Connor Bible

Winter '14/'15:
Vade
Marjan Siklic
Ghost/True Capitalist Radio
Peter Coffin
Brianna Wu
Bob Chipman

Spring '15:
Mr Enter and the Entersphere
Incels of Sluthate (far too many of these assholes for me to list them all)
Brad Watson
Assigned Male
CoolDudeClem
Phil (ADF/Ahuviya/Isabel/Whatthefuckever)
Kengle
Chloe Sagal
Jordman
PixyTeri
Kinny
Wizzrobe
Cherokee Smith/UltraVNT/Dacheffen

Summer '15:
DrFanta
ScarletJusticeWitch
TJ Church
Len Shaner
*Asterisk* (Circumcision intensifies)
Slaton sisters
"Daddy" Derek Savage
Half-dude
Dobson
StrikerWolf
Dusty & Tweaker
Richard Jones

Fall '15:
Kent
James Terry Mitchell
Barneyfag
William Elliot Waterman aka Watermelon
Jonathan M Sweet/Iconoclast
Wildchild
Chance Carmichael
(This is when LagoonaBlue narrowly dodged being halal'd due to her running wild in the Assigned Male thread.)

Winter '15/'16:
Wrong Planet forums
Whitney Wisconsin
Taxman
Fedsmoker
Kirby
Kylie Brooks
ArmedBlueReploid
Autphag
Lucas Werner

Spring '16:
Internet War Criminal
Bob McKim
VGB-OPSEC
Donny Long
Eddie Dzial
Nora Reed
Mikemikev
Samuel Collingwood Smith/Vordrak
Alison Rapp
Tommy Tooter
David Gallant

Summer '16:
Alex Leal
Julie Terryberry (Rest in peace sweet princess)
UserAnonymous
Colby Klaus
Greta & Nina

Fall '16:
Shmorky & Mandy
Jake Alley
Brandobaris
DONALD J MOTHERFUCKIN TRUMP
BIMB
IslamicContent (CWC stalker)
Timmy Whitbeck
Toren (#AnalRips)

Winter '16/'17:
Eden Belmont
Kevin Allred
Roketsune/Field Marshal Crappenberg
Mariah Mallad/Momokun

Spring '17:
John S Bulla
Tamarlover/Anaiah Carlson
Jennfer A Jay
Russell Greer
Ketchup

Summer '17
Randy Stair
Mike Hirtes
Dee Price

Fall '17:
Shiversblood
Grotesque

Winter '17/'18
Dragonlordfrodo
MisterNeanderthal

Spring '18:
Sam Ambreen

Summer '18:
Erik "Taz" Mokracek
Sammie Bushart
Bryan Silva

Fall '18:
Jacob Sockness
LagoonaBlue
Zoosadists
Jonathan Yaniv
StarryGreenEyes95

Winter '18/'19:
Jacob Harrison
Gorka

No major lolcow discoveries during 2019 so far.
 

Mr. 0

god im not good at computer how did this get here
True & Honest Fan
kiwifarms.net

Wake me up

CωC Club founder
kiwifarms.net
Maybe mention Julie Terryberry? If I’m not mistaken she was the first lolcow death, I remember it shaking up the site for a week or so.
Great point, also Kadee Konstantino. The idea that we "bullied people into suicide" always comes up when someone launches a smear campaign against the Farms and it would be nice in such document to keep track of cows that died and how blatantly obviously it wasn't out fault and most of the time they weren't even aware of us at all.

Another one would be Elizabeth Waite who killed herself after trying to reach the Translife Line where her SO later came into the thread to tell us how she was being harassed, threatened and mocked by Greta on social media after the fact. SO's username is manapan (not tagging her as to not remind her of her loss unnecessarily).
 

Xarpho

Eating lettuce due to kitty kibble shortages
kiwifarms.net
I think the first true halal thread was exposing Woody Chan. It’s where the “snake in his boot” random.txt was derived from.
 

Xarpho

Eating lettuce due to kitty kibble shortages
kiwifarms.net
Sometime in 2011: While admining the CWCki, Champthom creates a new forum, the CWCki Forums, to discuss Chris without cluttering up the talk page. PVCC was closed to new users and the 8ch /cwc/ board discourages discussion.



Sometime between 2011 and 2013: At least one iteration of the CWCki Forums in this state later disappears.



2012: Q&As on the CWCki Forums by Alec Benson Leary and Kacey are done.



January 2013: The "new" CWCki Forums is founded by Null with champthom, the moderator of the old CWCki Forum, which were a place created to continue to talk about Chris following the closure of the PVCC to new users, despite the lull in content. Kengel and A-log, which were banned from the old forum, were declared persona non grata. Originally, the site had four other admins besides champthom, but they leave within months. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/kiwi-farms-history.61381/page-2#post-5358793]



Sometime in 2013: People begin talking about alternate "lolcows" in Off-Topic, including an on-going search to find the "next Chris". Null attempts to create a forum to split off this discussion, it is shot down by champthom, but a permanent subforum is created. In April 2013, one of these "next Chris" threads is created, titled as "Nick Bate?" with little more than the text "Another creep similar to Chris?". Thus begins a long journey that eventually reveals that Nick molested a child, with the minor eventually coming forward. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/nick-bate.848/]



September 2013: Hosting moves from Dreamhost to Linode. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/server-move-post-here-if-youre-having-issues.1983/]



October 2013: 100,000th post made on the system. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/100-000-posts.2138/]



January 2014: Chris' house is involved in a large house fire, Null organizes drive to send Chris a care package. Null releases tracking number publicly, trolls attempt to cause chaos.



Early 2014: A lolcow, Jace Connors, comes into CWCki Forum's radar as a lolcow, of this, a user trying to create a "Liquid Jace saga", PvtRichardCranium, is banned. A new user, DeagleDad420, essentially runs the thread. Gamerfood, a small griefing group trying to troll Jace, runs ops on the site to try to compromise Jace but DeagleDad420 helps Null protect the site. The "Deagle Nation" (or "Grilled Cheese" subforum) is created.



March 2014: Ads begin to run on the site, but only one ad, and only for guests. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/regarding-ads-and-the-site.7005/]



May 2014: Moleman9000/Nava-Verse subforum started. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/trial-of-the-nava-verse-subforum.3609/]



July 2014: The site begins to ask for donations. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/combined-financial-statement-for-2013-and-2014.7418/]. This is the start of "True & Honest Fan" for donating members. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/combined-financial-statement-for-2013-and-2014.7418/]



August 2014: Golden Knight subforum started. Sometime around this era, it is revealed Null was aware of another trolling operation on Chris with user skyraider and another user. There was also another subforum during this time, Blue Pill, but it is folded back in to main Lolcow forum.



Sometime around 2014: Groups are launched as a forum option. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/thinking-of-removing-the-groups-mod.19033/]



September 2014: Side Ops sub-board created under Deagle Nation as it was reaching "critical mass". [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/trial-of-the-side-ops-subforum.4797/]. Reacting to the failure of Blue Pill, the Lolcow General subforum is created. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/trial-of-the-lolcow-general-board.4960/]





Sometime around September 2014: Ratings are introduced, previously there was only an "Mm, Yeah" (and "QUOTE ME NOW") button. The Horrifying rating comes in soon after when Chris pierces his taint. Soon after, Null warns people not to use ratings as a cheap way of the "report post" button.



Sometime around late 2014: The Inner Circle board is created, becoming the shitpost board. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/do-you-enjoy-inner-circle.7074/]



November 2014: Null announces a rebranding of the site. A popular choice is "Kiwi Farms", based after Jace mispronounced it in a video earlier that year. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/rebranding.5801/] This thread is also where a random.txt quote originates from ("if nigge.rs was available we'd totally be nigge.rs tomorrow and nobody would have any say in it"). Kiwi Farms launches with new software, but the same content as CWCki Forum. The "beta" Kiwi Farms looks very different than what the modern KF looked like, with "Beryllium" as the logo.



Null also launches the Lolcow Wiki, to explore other cows. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/lolcow-wiki.5999/]



The site also suffers its first large-scale DDOS attack. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/ddos-attack.6118/]





December 2014: Marjan Šiklić joins. Soon after, over three straight days the user makes a series of bizarre comments that earn him the mostly highly-rated in negative user ratings. The old CWCki Forums is downgraded to just Chris discussion to encourage the move. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/mad-ramblings-of-a-nerd-a-cwc-look-at-2014.6532/]



February 2015: Jace Connors revealed to be a hoax, with DeagleDad420 being Jace himself. The Entersphere subforum is launched [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/trial-of-the-mr-enter-subforum.7866/]. A few days later, Null re-organizes staffing, with Glaive now being co-admin instead of DeagleDad420 (at this time, THE WRITER, though later reverts to DeagleDad420, likely for archival purposes). Null creates the WIZ DUM GUN subforum for future activities of Jan (Jace/THE WRITER/DeagleDad420), though it only lasts a few months before the entire Deagle Nation board is closed. Champthom retires. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/my-resignation-retirement.7966/] Golden Knight subforum archived after Jay Geis fakes his death on the Internet and goes silent. Tumblr board launched, initially named "Tumblr Inaction" (and briefly, "Ball Pit", referring to the ill-fated Dashcon)



April 2015: For his role in molesting a child, Nick Bate is arrested. The thread is locked and a second thread, "Nick Bate 2: THE RECKONING" is created. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/nick-bate-2-the-reckoning.9293/]



May 2015: The Entersphere subforum is closed.



June 2015: Philip Vincent Haskins-Delici subforum made, initially named C.I.S. to take advantage of Phil's paranoia of "cisgender" people and the greater Kiwi Farms. About this time, the Cybersecurity 101 post is made, as KF was making enemies and a few users had identities that could be traced back.



Summer 2015: A popular thread on the Lolcow forum, Len Shaner, is locked due to excessive w.e.e.n.ery.



August 2015: The Community Watch subforum is launched. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/trial-of-the-community-watch-board.11574/]. As many Kiwis cross over with some communities (or others coming on board), tags can get "Infected" (users trying to steer discussion positive), "Diseased", and "Plagued".





September 2015: The Lolcow Wiki is functionally abandoned, with Null promising work on it after Infinity Next is completed (an upgrade of 8ch, never completed due to corporate meddling) [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/i-wan...t-everybody-here-can-easily-understand.12370/, "Goodbye Jim" stream]



Sometime in 2015: "The Bloodletting" happens (post gone, and no, the one on the drama with Dean W.e.e.n, Snakes, and Jan isn't it) which de-mods a number of users (including CatParty) that had been mods for a time, partly to reduce perceived admin abuse and preventing the problem of mods essentially running the site. One-time admin Glaive is banned following a disagreement with Null. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/glaives-gone.14005/], despite having been considered in February the "nicest person on the forum" by Null. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/regarding-the-halal-rule-and-interpersonal-drama.8180/]



December 2015: The CWCki's main source of videos, The CWCville Library on YouTube, is taken down. The Crustpunk Fandom sub-board is established on ADF's page as an equivalent to Side Ops for Jace. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/trial-of-the-crustpunk-fandom-board.15216/] It is merged back into the main ADF forum within six months.



January 2016: The site moves off of Linode in search of new seas. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/servers-will-be-migrated-off-of-linode.16175/] Due to host incompetence with meddling by third parties, the site goes offline and loses about two days of data. A "lounge" subforum created prior this, Edgeville, doesn't come back.



March 2016: Lolcow Email is launched. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/new-service-lolcow-email.18623/]



April 2016:

- The Kiwi Farms announces a fake shut down with Null "admitting" to be a transgender. The real site is still accessible, Josh still sane



- Alison Rapp fired from Nintendo of America, forum has confetti. Groups discontinued. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/thinking-of-removing-the-groups-mod.19033/]

- Later that month, confetti is thrown is again as Nick Bate is sentenced for 40 years in prison, parole after 16 1/2, guilty on all charges. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/nick-bate-3-judgement-day.16562/]. Soon after, Nick Bate's third thread is locked.



June 2016:

- Lolcow LLC is established as a legal holding for Kiwi Farms. There's a server failure, which results in downtime. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/server-post-mortem-7-jun-2016.21406/]

- On June 30, 2016, Julie Terryberry, a "Canadian autist living in a shed" commits suicide. It is the first major death of a lolcow. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/julie-terryberry.18477/page-198]



July 2016: A new subforum, Lolcow News, is created to create a series of articles independent from the Kiwi Farms forums on a Wordpress site. Loveshy Therapy Center subforum is shut down and archived.



August 2016: Kiwi Farms loses its iconic kiwifarms.net domain name. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/kiwifar-ms.23690/]



September 2016: Sometime around this time, the True Capitalist Radio subforum is archived.



October 2016: The Food board is created. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/trial-of-the-food-board.24773/]



November 2016: Trump is elected President of the United States. Most of the lolcows followed just wouldn't be the same after that.



December 2016: Events & News subforum is archived, with a replacement board, Articles & Happenings, launching that same month. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/trial-of-articles-happenings.26658/] Beauty Parlor is created, initially with a set theme of purple and black (as opposed to normal green and black). [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/trial-of-the-beauty-parlor.27100/] Most Beauty Parlor threads were long-running lolcow threads. In response to the election and other "Twitter outrage" events (such as the Ghostbusters 2016 film), Salt Mine forum is created. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/trial-of-the-salt-mine.26381/]



January 2017: Kiwi Farms is shut down following serious threats on Null's family.



February 2017: Kiwi Farms reopens after a three week absence. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/life-after-death.28048/]



March 2017: Initially created as the semi-private "War Room", a place for Brianna Wu's "campaign promises", the Brianna Wu subforum is created, hosting a general thread for a long-running transsexual that emerged during Gamergate (but notably was not part of the Rat King circlejerk).



August 2017: Lolcow News is archived and plans for the Wordpress site are abandoned.



September 2017: Tired of the hijinks in the Amberlynn Reid thread (started in August 2016), the Amberlynn Reid subforum is created.



"Perpetual, paper-thin shielding. Violent, frothing-at-the-mouth rage for no particular reason. Indignant outrage at every possible attempt to contain, control, mitigate, or in any way improve the Amberlynn thread. You've driven out my Beauty Parlor mods by being awful, constantly, and none of the other staff even want to read it."



The subforum is completely unmoderated, but it works, and all the problem users eventually disappear.

[https://kiwifarms.net/threads/trial-of-the-amberlynn-reid-board.34192/, Amberlynn stream]



Late 2017: A Russell Greer subforum is created but archived within the period of a few months.



December 2017:

- DSP's very first big saga, the Mystery Woman, begins. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/mystery-womans-story.37371/]

- ED sysop and Kiwi user FuckYou attempts a school shooting in Aztec, New Mexico. Due to the shooter's incompetence when the room is barricaded with a couch, he is referred to as "Couch Cuck".



March 2018: Salt Mine closes, with the Trump fallout thread moved and eventually renamed.



June 2018:

- Chloe Sagal, one of the "Rat King" trannies, sets themselves on fire in Portland, dying from their injuries. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/chloe...n-protests-u-s-mental-health-treatment.44667/] ResetERA and others immediately jump to Sagal's defense, blaming Kiwi Farms despite the fact that they never seemed to care about Sagal before.

- International Clique is created for highly localized lolcows that would only attract native speakers. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/kf-international-challenge.43855/] Today, this prominently covers Brazilian lolcows and is written in Portuguese.



December 2018: John Bulla is officially indefinitely incarcerated at a mental hospital in Florida. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/john-...phen-stephenbulla.28507/page-115#post-4079941]



March 2019: Christchurch shooting happens, with Kiwi Farms re-uploading the video that perpetrator Brenton Tarrant initially uploaded to Facebook and largely banned from every video hosting site, including LiveLeak and MEGA. The resultant backlash of New Zealand mass media against Null and the high demands of the site drives Null into an unhealthy mixture of sleeping and playing 16-hour marathon runs of Space Station 13.



September 2019: Site hacked, revealing many PMs and user emails. Despite passwords remaining secure and no content lost, many users end up deleting their accounts.

Key updates: Nick Bate, FuckYou, Christchurch, Bulla, lolcow deaths, formation of Tumblr board
 

Wake me up

CωC Club founder
kiwifarms.net
Key updates: Nick Bate, FuckYou, Christchurch, Bulla, lolcow deaths, formation of Tumblr board
I hope you don't mind me creating a public backup of your work at KiwiHub, just something for myself and whoever wants to bookmark it, in case something happens to the forums (data loss, hack, etc). I'm not sure how smart it is to have a backup on the same server as the main forums but anyone else interested in keeping an archive can download a ZIP file with one click.

This is only meant as a backup, not as a different version of your work or an attempt to turn the text into a collaborative project.

If you wish me to keep making backups as you improve the text, it helps that there's no fancy formatting and links so I can just copy-paste it into KiwiHub :) thanks for the great work, I would hate to lose it if anything happens to the forums or this thread!
 

Oaat

kiwifarms.net
February 2017: Kiwi Farms reopens after a three week absence. [https://kiwifarms.net/threads/life-after-death.28048/]
To think that all they had to do was accept the victory and the farms would still be dead.

Ideas: You could mention KF getting de-indexed by Oath and blocked by Virgin UK. There may have been others I'm forgetting. Also Cloudflare dropping 8chan since that indirectly led to the kiwi leaks. I'm currently trying to make a list of every announcement and featured thread that I can find. There's a lot so if I give up I'll post what I have anyway.
 
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