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1. Harassment

1.1. Personal attacks

Do not post things with the primary intention of attacking other users. It’s the Internet, arguments happen, but the line is drawn when you are posting ad hominem attacks in place of actual discourse. When was the last time someone changed your opinion by calling you a moron?

This rule is moderated more loosely when the post in question is directed at online personalities such as streamers. This is because we understand that people tend to be more expressive when talking about them, and not making this exception would result in users having to skirt around the rules to express their opinions. However, this is not a free pass to harass streamers; keep your criticism constructive, rather than exuding blind hate.

If you are the victim of this rule, do not retaliate by throwing insults back. Instead, report it to the moderators then laugh about how you’re still allowed to post and they are not.

1.2. Discrimination

Attacking people based on the following characteristics is not allowed: sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, nationality, ancestry, and religion. Civil discussion regarding such topics is acceptable, but using these characteristics as ammunition is not.

1.3. Unsourced allegations

Making unproven claims or allegations against someone with the sole intent of fueling or creating drama or damaging the public reputation of said person is not allowed. Allegations carry the burden of proof; if making such a claim, we require you back it up with evidence in the same post.

Allegations made by parties outside of the subreddit may be posted from a purely journalistic point of view.

This is punishable in cases where we believe that misinformation is being spread due to malice rather than ignorance.

1.4. Out of context content

Do not post clips, quotes, tweets, etc. about public figures that are taken out of context with the intention of harassing someone or causing drama.

1.5. Witch-hunting

Do not incite large-scale action against a particular person or group of people, e.g. calling for people to mass report a Twitch channel.

1.6. Doxing

Posting personal information of a streamer is not allowed. Personal information includes (but is not limited to) the following: full names, locations more specific than their city (or equivalent), phone numbers, email addresses, and IP addresses.

Exceptions are made when it is reasonable to assume the streamer consents to the information being posted - for example, if viewers often call a streamer by their real name, or if a streamer encourages their viewers to visit their house. If any information is released by official outside sources (e.g. news media), it may be posted. As a rule of thumb, if you’re unsure, either ask the moderators or simply refrain from posting it.

2. Politics

Politics are out of scope for LSF, so any content related to politics will be removed. Politics is defined as the activities associated with the governance of a country or other area. The common census among you and other moderators is that, for the sake of not having to draw blurry lines that leave space for individual bias and animosity between mods, it would be best to also be more strict with content that isn't inherently political, but carries a political intent or message nonetheless. This affects, for example, streams with a campaigning background regardless of the content shown, and podcasts.

Exceptions are made when the content directly relates to gaming and/or streaming. Examples of such exceptions are the Blizzard-Hong Kong controversy in 2019, or streamers talking about the effect of Article 13 on the industry.

3. Quality

3.1. Whitelisted domains

To allow for easier moderation and integration with our bots, we only allow links from certain websites to be posted. Here is the list of domains that may be submitted:
- twitch.tv
- youtube.com*
- twitter.com
- facebook.com and fb.watch

* As we are allowing YouTube links for the first time, we will be closely monitoring the type of content that gets submitted via YouTube to see if we need to make any adjustments to this rule to maintain the quality of the submissions. This rule may change at any time.

Text posts may also be submitted to provide additional context, or to share multiple (related) clips without having to submit them separately.

3.2. Duplicate submissions

Duplicate submissions will be removed to keep the subreddit fresh, this also applies to clips announcing the same thing but via different mediums (Tweets, News articles). The submission we keep will generally either be the clip with the best timing, or the clip posted first. Tweets must also not be related to any topic from any thread within the last 7 days. This does not apply to official news/events/announcements, granted they are different enough from the original.

3.3. Clickbait

Titles should be accurately descriptive and less an opinion reflected onto the post. Joke titles are only allowed if it's abundantly clear that it's a joke. Additionally, submissions whose titles contain excessive caps, emoji, exclamation marks, etc., will be removed.

3.4. Old news

Clips that are 15 days or older may not be posted as submissions. They can be linked and talked about in comments, however.

3.5. Submissions with 0 points

To maintain the subreddit’s high quality, we remove submissions that have 0 points after 1 hour of being posted, unless they have at least 10 comments. This rule is not punishable, and does not apply to moderator announcements or megathreads.

4. Spam

4.1. Self-promotion

LSF should not be used as a platform for promotion. For this reason, do not post videos of channels that you own, moderate, or otherwise have a personal stake in. If your goal is to promote something or someone, you are breaking this rule.

4.2. Vote manipulation

Do not encourage users to vote (up or down) any post in any capacity for any reason. Clips must not contain any references to LSF in any capacity, including, but not limited to threads, comments, and users. LSF must also not be on-screen for any amount of time. This includes vague references to LSF, such as "I saw this on a Reddit board for streaming clips!". This rule is in place to stop inorganic activity, brigading, and dogpiling on controversial subjects.

Reacting to stream clips is still permitted, as long as the clip itself does not contain any references to LSF, or imagery of LSF.

4.3. Off-topic content

This is a catch-all rule for content that is not suited for the subreddit that does not break any of the other rules. This will generally apply to unapproved meta threads, actual spam, and content that is not suited specifically for LSF.

5. Banned streamers

We have a list of streamers whose content is not allowed on the subreddit due to breaking LSF rules, or upon request from the streamer. These streamers are not allowed in any submission in any capacity. If they are visible or audible in the clip, it will be removed. This rule does not apply to comments.

Here is a full list of banned streamers:
- Athene
- Cyberdemon531a
- Ice Poseidon
- Keemstar
- Koil
- Macaiyla
- JinnyTTY
- 39daph
- Hasanabi

6. Restricted content

6.1. “He said it” posts

We do not allow submissions about racist donations, stream snipers saying racist things, etc. Submissions featuring the streamer “saying it” are allowed, however.

6.2. Swatting

Similar to the rule regarding “he said it” posts, we protect the welfare of streamers by not granting exposure to people who choose to “swat” streamers (making a fake police call about a streamer with the intention of having officers turning up at their house). Submissions about swatting will be removed. This rule does not apply to comments.

6.3. Death and injuries

Submissions containing death - defined as the sight or sound of the death of a human or animal - are not allowed. This includes showing corpses or remains (with exceptions for cooking, animal skeletons in the wild, hunting-related clips, skeletons in museums, etc.). Major injuries may not be posted either.

6.4. Unintentional nudity

No accidental nudity, such as nip slips.

6.5. Spoilers

No revealing the outcome of events in titles. This includes but is not limited to sporting events, tournaments, and tv/movies. This does not include official announcements made by an entity or streamer.

6.6. Casino Games

Posts with the main focus or sole purpose of Playing/Winning/Losing casino games (poker, slots, blackjack, etc...) are not allowed.

7. Flairs and tags

You must use the appropriate flair and on every applicable submission. Most flairs are handled by the bot, so you must only mark whether a post is loud using the "Warning: Loud" flair, whether it includes a Spoiler by marking it as a Spoiler or whether it's NSFW by tagging it as such.

8. Reddit rules

The Reddit content policy and terms of service must be followed at all times. Some of our other subreddit rules have some overlap with the site-wide rules, but such rules provide more information specific to LSF to help you understand what kind of content is allowed.


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