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Important: We have updated our relevance rule!

LeagueofLegends2 - Important: We have updated our relevance rule!

Hi Everyone,

Over the last year or two, we've received a lot of feedback about our relevance rule. Many people found the line around what is and isn't allowed rather blurry, and our moderation has been inconsistent due to the gray area inherent in the rule.

We've spent the last few months discussing the scope of the subreddit and working to better define our relevance rule so that users and mods alike have clarity regarding our enforcement. So without further ado, here is our updated relevance rule:


Must be directly related to League of Legends

Posts must focus on and be directly related to League of Legends: the game, the league community (fanart, cosplay, fanfiction, etc), and league esports. For posts related to personalities and esports, the content must focus on players/orgs interactions with the game and not their lives outside of it.

Here is a link to examples of allowed content under this rule. This is not an exhaustive list.

All submissions about this subreddit's moderation, policies, and features ("Meta" posts) are not allowed. Such topics should be submitted to leagueofmeta.

 

Explanation of changes

1) We expect content to be focused on and directly related to League of Legends, which encompasses three main buckets: The game, the community, and league esports.

We included the words "focused on," as the mod team looks at the focus of a post when determining if something is directly related to League. If you submit a post that shows a massive mural of League of Legends on a building in NYC and focus the post on the fact that the spray paint used is eco-friendly, then it will be removed because you are focusing on that element instead of the League of Legends element.

2) When considering whether or not something is "directly related", you should first ask yourself: Is this related enough to League of Legends? If your answer is no, then it shouldn't be posted here. If you aren't sure, send us a modmail and ask.

3) We have kept the rest of the rule more or less in tact. We still disallow posts about league personalities doing non-league related things, however we have reworded it to provide more clarity.

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Next up: We have updated our list of examples of allowed content.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list.

All major changes are bolded.

 

The Game:

  • Videos of in-game content
  • Gameplay highlights
  • Discussion about gameplay, features, champions, items, things that are in the game.
  • Interviews with Rioters about the game itself
  • Content that discuss League of Legends
  • Guides | Builds
  • Patch notes

 

The Company:

  • Discussion about Riot Games and their actions as they directly relate to League of Legends.

  • Note: Content made by Riot is not automatically related to League of Legends. Actions by Riot as a company that do not have any direct bearing on League of Legends are not allowed.

 

League Community:

  • Fan art of the game itself
  • Cosplay
  • Satire
  • Fan Fiction
  • Music directly related to or inspired by League of Legends
  • Fan animations (No pasted heads or subtitle changes)
  • Content focused around LoL personalities playing or discussing League of Legends
  • Significant news about or affecting a major content creator's League of Legends content, such as major career change, jail, hospitalization, platform ban, or death. Content creator account bans are not relevant unless they are indefinitely banned.

 

League eSports:

  • Roster changes
  • Competitive Rulings
  • Things that affect a player's or team's ability to play LoL competitively
  • Discussion about competitive meta
  • Interviews with players/coaches/managers that focus on League of Legends.
  • Sponsorship/franchising announcements and interviews must be directly focused on the impact to the League of Legends Team. Sponsorship announcements that primarily serve as advertisements are not allowed.
  • Content that discusses League of Legends eSports, League of Legends players, or affect League of Legends eSports.
  • Fantasy LCS (Discussion about Players or strategies not LFG)
  • Mic Checks that are focused on gameplay

We do not allow the following content (note: this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Jersey announcements
  • House tours
  • Meet and greets
  • League personalities doing things that are not directly related to League of Legends
  • Fanart and cosplay of pro players/league personalities
  • Updates about already completed charity streams
  • Content that primarily serves as an advertisement

 

Explanation of changes

We found that esports had the most scope creep over the last several years. It's a booming industry that has exploded, and as it's gained in popularity, we've had an increasingly difficult time defining what is and is not relevant under our rules.

While it might look like there are a lot of changes, the subreddit should feel very much like it does now. Many of the things now listed as explicitly not allowed were already being removed under our old relevance rule, albeit inconsistently. The primary issue we sought to resolve here was to stop inconsistent enforcement in favor of very clear guidelines that users and mods alike could understand.


That's all for now. Please share your feedback. We'll monitor the updated relevance rule and continue to look for ways to improve it.

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