Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Rule Updates, Welcoming a New Moderator & Moderator Applications

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Hello there!

We hope you're enjoying Operation Shadow Legacy just as much as we are! Following the season launch and r/Rainbow6 hitting 1.2 million members, we've got some important updates for you.

First, new rules:


Updated Rules

I'll go over each updated rule, first listing it in its entirety and then explaining the changes.

Rule #1: Content Must Be Directly Related to Rainbow Six

Please do not post content unrelated to Rainbow Six.

  • If you submit an image or video, it needs to directly relate to Rainbow Six or its community.
  • Posting otherwise unrelated content as a serious suggestion for future game content is allowed.
  • Otherwise unrelated images resembling in-game content or similar comparisons are not allowed.

A clarification regarding suggestions has been added, highlighted in bold.

Explanation

Originally, if you wanted to post some unrelated content as a suggestion for future game content, we required you to submit a text post and link the unrelated content inside that post. The rule worked well for quite some time while the subreddit was smaller but that changed. We found that this clause got increasingly more confusing for newer members, harder to follow, and harder to enforce as we grew in size.

Six months ago we've streamlined our rules to make them easier to follow and the clause was completely removed. Since then, the mod team has reached no internal consensus on how these cases should be handled. Until now.

Posting unrelated content as a serious suggestion for the game is allowed. Please note the word serious, joke suggestion will continue to be removed.

Forcing all visual suggestions to be inside text posts isn't a good solution anymore, especially considering you oftentimes don't need more context than simply a title for the suggestion to make sense.

Rule #3: Follow Posting Guidelines

Do not post any of the following:

  • Any in-game screenshot, except newsworthy content or screenshots that intend to provide useful information.
  • Bug-related content of any kind (submit to R6Fix instead).
  • Screenshots from Reddit, YouTube, Instagram, or similar platforms with the exception of Twitter.
  • Conversations or messages on any platform (Xbox messenger, Discord, SAM, etc).
  • Screenshot of player stats of any kind.
  • Alpha Pack openings & rolls.

A clarification regarding Twitter screenshots has been added, highlighted in bold.

Explanation

A lot of valuable discussion surrounding Siege is taking place on Twitter. It's an outlet for content creators, pro players, and other community figures to talk about upcoming changes, important issues, and general news.

Even though we removed any mention of Twitter from our rules with the last revision a few months back, posting Twitter screenshots is technically still breaching them. However, this hasn't been enforced for quite some time as we came to an internal agreement that Twitter screenshots specifically should be allowed for the reasons mentioned above. In this revision, we make that clear for everyone.

This doesn't mean you should tweet yourself and then post a screenshot of that here instead of simply submitting a text post — those cases will continue to be removed.

Rule #6: Do Not Harm the Rainbow Six Community

Do not post submissions or comments that directly harm the overall Rainbow Six community. This includes:

  • Promoting or justifying in-game toxic behavior.
  • Promoting or seeking advice for cheating, modified game clients, or exploits.
  • Linking to cheat providers, exploit tutorials, or similar.

Note: usage of mouse and keyboard on consoles is considered cheating.

This is a new rule.

Explanation

r/Rainbow6 should not be a place to foster toxic behavior. Promoting, justifying, or admitting to in-game toxic behavior like team-killing or griefing is now explicitly disallowed. Similarly, promoting and seeking advice for cheating, modified game clients (i.e. "offline mods"), or exploits is not welcome.

This new rule spawned out of a need to update Rule #7: No Accusations of Cheating, Hacking, or Exploiting. Previously it held the clauses surrounding the promotion of cheats, mods, and exploits but this had no relation to its title. As we struggled to come up with a new name that matches the wording of the rule closely, we decided to move out the problematic clauses to a new rule. With that, Rule #6: Do Not Harm the Rainbow Six Community was born.

Please note that we consider the usage of mouse and keyboard harmful to the console community and are therefore considering it to be cheating for the purposes of our rules. As such, promoting or seeking advice for console MnK is not allowed.

Rule #7: No Accusations of Cheating, Hacking, or Toxic Behavior

Do not post any accusations of cheating, hacking, exploiting, or toxic behavior identifying suspected players. This includes videos, text, and images of any suspect players unless censored. Please provide any reports to Ubisoft support instead.

  • Do not attempt to "name and shame" anyone.
  • Esports content is allowed within reason.

Note: usage of mouse and keyboard on consoles is considered cheating.

Updated title, simplified wording, and redistribution of clauses to a new rule.

Explanation

First off, the rule has a new title. With the last rule revision, we added a clause to specifically disallow exposing and witch-hunting of toxic players. This change is now reflected in a new title, No Accusations of Cheating, Hacking, or Toxic Behavior, when it was previously No Accusations of Cheating, Hacking, or Exploiting.

Secondly, the wording was simplified by removing a superfluous sentence.

Lastly, some clauses have been moved to our new Rule #6: Do Not Harm the Rainbow Six Community as they were somewhat misplaced here.

To be clear, we aren't open to discuss the validity of this rule. Witch-hunting is against Reddit's site-wide rules that every user needs to adhere to and that moderators are required to enforce. Our rule is simply a specific implementation that's more relevant to our community. As noted in the rule itself, please report cheaters, exploiters, and the like directly to Ubisoft if you encounter them.

Again noting it here, we consider the usage of mouse and keyboard harmful to the console community and are therefore considering it to be cheating for the purposes of our rules. As such, accusing players of console MnK usage is not allowed.

Rule #10: Follow Self-Promotion Guidelines

You may not use r/Rainbow6 for the sole purpose of self-promotion and are expected to be an otherwise active subreddit member if you want to self-promote.

  • Asking for views, followers, subscribers, or similar isn't allowed.
  • Giving yourself credit when posting your own content through watermarks or links in the comments is allowed.

If you want to share your content without being affected by this rule, please use hosting services that cannot be monetized. Uploading directly to Reddit or Streamable can be great options for sharing videos while Gyfcat is a good option to share GIFs.

This rule has been completely overhauled.

Explanation

In the past, Reddit recommended that a self-promotion quota should be enforced: only 10% of any user's profile may be self-promotion. This was/is known as the 9:1 self-promotion rule and we adopted it with some adjustments. Specifically in our last revision, we required users that for every link to their presence on platforms that offer monetization (e.g. YouTube, Twitch), they need to have at least nine regular posts.

However, any sort of quota is inherently flawed. Without going into too much detail, we believe the rule, as it's worded currently, does a good job of stopping anyone from abusing the subreddit for self-promotion but also hurts good-faith users too much.

Because of this, our enforcement of the rule evolved to a point where the actual quota is rarely being enforced anymore. With this update, we accurately reflect our idea of a self-promotion rule: if you're only here to promote your off-site content, any of your attempts will be removed. Moving away from a set quota allows us to apply the needed context in each situation but still gives us an option to use a variety of metrics to determine if a post should be removed.

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If you're an otherwise active subreddit member and contribute to the community by commenting or posting, the occasional self-promotion post will be fine. If you're a fan artist and simply want people to enjoy your work, it is allowed (and even recommended) to watermark the content and it's also fine to leave an accompanying link to socials in the comments. If you're a YouTuber and upload a snippet of your video directly to Reddit, feel free to leave a link to the full version in the comments as well. Generally, if you ask yourself the question "am I only using r/Rainbow6 for self-promotion?" and the truthful answer is no, you'll most likely be just fine.

One thing that's not fine however is asking for followers, subscribers, views, or anything like that. Those posts and comments will be removed regardless of the context as other users can freely decide if and how to interact with the content you post.

All in all, we're very happy to finally make this change. We hope this updated rule will be more successful at increasing the overall quality of posts on this subreddit while keeping anyone trying to abuse this platform at bay.

Rule #11: Follow Quality Guidelines

Respect the following requirements when submitting a post:

  • Posts need to have a descriptive title.
  • Feedback posts need to be constructive.
  • Do not post previously posted content.
  • Posts need to be flaired accurately.
  • Posts that contain spoilers need to be marked as such and may not include spoilers in the title.
  • No tech support or account-related support requests, contact Ubisoft Support instead.
  • Do not post art whose purpose is to be bad.
  • Giveaways and surveys need moderator approval before posting.
  • If a text post includes a body, it needs to be at least 100 characters long.

This is a new rule.

Explanation

We have another new rule. Similar to the new Rule #6: Do Not Harm the Rainbow Six Community, this one also evolved out of the previously existing rules. Let me go over everything one-by-one:

  • Do not post previously posted content.
  • Posts need to be flaired accurately.
  • Do not post art whose purpose is to be bad.
  • Giveaways and surveys need moderator approval before posting.

Starting off with the easy part. All clauses above existed previously and have simply been moved to this rule as it's a better fit.

  • Posts need to have a descriptive title.

Titles now need to accurately describe the content of posts. We will, of course, allow some creative freedom when it comes to the enforcement but posts with titles that lack any connection to the content will be removed. Examples include "This", "An interesting title", "Question", "Unpopular opinion", "", and "I'm not good at titles".

  • Feedback posts need to be constructive.

This clause is meant to improve on our previous rule against "aimless rants". From now on, all feedback posts — positive and negative — need to be constructive. To give some examples:

No angry posts about receiving a headshot through a wall without explaining why you think it is a bad mechanic and how it can be improved. No posts simply stating that new balance changes are dumb without reasoning or suggestions for better changes. No posts complaining about how you only get bad items out of Alpha Packs without providing evidence that you're worse off than others. No posts only saying "after a week of playing, this game is great" without mentioning why.

  • Posts that contain spoilers need to be marked as such and may not include spoilers in the title.

We already required you to properly mark your posts with a spoiler tag if they contain some, that part isn't new. What's somewhat new is the second portion about spoilers in titles:

We used to have a rule that prohibited spoilers in the title of posts a while back. We got more on more lenient on its enforcement however and ultimately decided to remove it during our last revision. Today, we're recommitting to removing spoilers if they appear in post titles and this new rule seems like a perfect fit for it.

But a disclaimer: don't expect to be able to completely avoid spoilers on r/Rainbow6. We won't be able to remove all offending posts instantly and some may even stay up for several hours.

  • No tech support or account-related support requests, contact Ubisoft Support instead.

r/Rainbow6 is not a support forum. It's extremely unlikely that anyone here will be able to help troubleshoot tech issues specific to your setup and close to impossible that someone will be able to help with account-related problems. Ubisoft Support is much better equipped to help you, and all posts about support requests will therefore be forwarded.

This is something that has been enforced for a long time. It never made it to the rules pages as it was affecting so few users that it was more efficient to deal with this on a case-by-case basis. However, this new rule seemed like a good fit to finally include this clause.

  • If a text post includes a body, it needs to be at least 100 characters long.

The last update for today. From now on, if you include a body with your text post, it needs to be at least 100 characters long. This leaves you with the option of either containing the whole post content within the title or providing some context about the topic of the post in the body.

This is meant to increase the overall value of text submissions either by ensuring they are concise or by more accurately describing their contents.

We're starting with a 100 character requirement since it seems like a good balance between keeping out posts that lack context and not overburdening potential posters. For context, the sentence in the paragraph above is 148 characters. We'll keep an eye on how this will impact text posts and may make adjustments to the exact value as needed.

Upcoming Rule Changes

As mentioned in the announcement for the last rule revision, we will require the author of a post that has been flaired as Creative to provide credit to the original creator in the future.

This is something we could never enforce manually and are therefore working on an automated system. Sadly my real-life schedule has kept me from finishing up the work on this but I hope to be done by the end of the year.

We'll have an announcement once the system is ready to be tested which will include all the details.

Conclusion

We believe these changes will be great for r/Rainbow6 and are super happy to be able to announce them today. As always, these won't be enforced retroactively and go into effect with this post.

You can find the full rules here.

Please leave a comment if you have any questions, concerns, or general feedback.


A New Moderator

The second point on today's agenda, announcing our latest addition to the mod team: welcome u/N4meless24!

He has been an extremely helpful member of r/Rainbow6 and we're very happy to have him on the team. You may have seen him around with a mod flair before as he joined us in late July.

Another team member that hasn't had an introduction yet is u/Rory2808. He's one of the lovely mods on the official Rainbow6 Discord server and has joined us on Reddit… let me check the records… exactly a year ago. Yeah, we totally forgot that announcement. Oops.


Moderator Applications

Last but not least, a reminder that our moderator application form is always open. We're looking to improve our coverage all the time so feel free to apply if it sounds interesting to you.

Well qualified moderators will:

  • Have a passion for Siege
  • Have deep knowledge of Reddit
  • Have a thick skin to deal with other Redditors
  • Be active on r/Rainbow6

There are no firm requirements regarding prior moderation experiences or anything like that.

You can apply by filling out this form:

https://forms.gle/tofEuqwVwcL9d6nd9

As noted above, our application form is always open. If you're interested but unable to apply right now, you can fill out the form at a later date through the link on our sidebar.

TL;DR: Updated rules, please take a few moments to read them here.

Any questions or comments on the rule updates, future changes, or mod applications? Feel free to leave them below.

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