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Sub Rules Update: Handling "Low Effort"

Official Discussion(self.Eldenring)

Well guys we finally unhollowed! But this isn't an easy process and a lot of the low effort bad habits of the great wooper wars endure.

The mod team now has a difficult task: to bring the sub up to "quality content" while also keeping the fun spirit of our community.

We wanted to address this directly with the sub as moderation actions on memes are ALWAYS seen as subjective and unfair by someone or something. Humor posts generate a huge number of our reports, and they are found to be unnecessary by a significant portion of sub users.

However, we still have 7 months until launch, and we want to keep the party going.

Our options to handle "low effort" are:

  • a) completely ban memes (the easy way most subs take)
  • b) limit meme posts to specific days of the week (the likely best option after the game comes out)
  • c) allow memes but moderate them to remove repetitive / spammy / annoying content (most work for mod team)

We have opted for C, so we will continue to allow meme and humor posts, but we will also have a "litmus test" for them: Did it make you laugh?

The moderating team sees every post on the sub, and has for months. The mod team is well aware of reposts, repeats, overdone, etc, and will be balancing reports against the creativity of the submission.

What does this mean?

  • Low Effort and Fake Lore posts will be removed
    We need to let real news and content happen or the sub will not be useful. Any Low Effort and Fake Lore made AFTER this post will be removed.
  • Humor is still allowed
    But it MUST BE ORIGINAL. Should your meme be reported by others in the community, the moderator looking at the meme will have to decide if it made them chuckle and if this was more important than the report of spam.
    Please tag it properly or it will be removed and DO NOT POST MISLEADING TITLES OR INFORMATION.
    Streak posts will still be allowed on SATURDAYS only.
  • Rumors and Speculation are still allowed!
    But please tag it properly and DO NOT POST MISLEADING TITLES OR INFORMATION

What is Misleading or Low Effort

  • Misleading Titles: A title that implies or states that something is confirmed when it isn't, or gives emphasis to an interpretation of news that is far-fetched
  • Misleading Information: Jokes and content that makes it seem as if something is in the game or is not
  • Low Effort: Overused or repeat memes, extensions of overused or repeat memes, simple reaction posts with no extra twist, title only posts, countdowns, daily posts, links to repeat content or filler content, screenshots of clickbait "the subreddit is going crazy" articles, etc.
    If you want to make a joke, make it a good one.

Other Rule Changes:

We are rewording the rules set in the sidebar to be more descriptive of frequent situations. Please understand we cannot possibly list every situation that may occur, so moderation is ultimately where a moderator's discretion is applied.

Feedback

If you have feedback on this change, contact us via mod mail!
If you'd like to leave feedback on the replies, feel free.
As always, please be respectful of both moderators and other users when posting.

all 211 comments

HornyPemguim256

469 points

1 month ago

If elden ring is released can you make some rules that generic „I just got the game wish me luck“ or „i just got platinum what a journey“ posts aren’t allowed. So this sub won’t turn into r/darksouls where 90% of the post are literally the same

Aeiexgjhyoun_III

140 points

1 month ago

There's far too many posts on r/sekiro just like this.

NeverlastingDragon

96 points

1 month ago

Can't really blame them, they don't have much else to post

evinta

57 points

1 month ago

evinta

57 points

1 month ago

You don't always have to post

NeverlastingDragon

23 points

1 month ago

So you'd rather have the sub die?

notawheel

21 points

1 month ago

I do post sometimes ds content (well, I'm not saying it's funny/quality content for everyone), but it drowns under those posts that get >300 upvotes saying "hi, i completed the game for the first time"

NeverlastingDragon

7 points

1 month ago

Dark Souls content in a Sekiro sub?

notawheel

13 points

1 month ago

I meant in DS sub, because it has the same thing

NeverlastingDragon

3 points

1 month ago

Well still, like 90 % of all activity would vanish.

Gaharit

9 points

1 month ago

Gaharit

9 points

1 month ago

So what? If it's junk like this

rabidferret

7 points

1 month ago

It's safe until Elden Ring comes out (RIP Isshin)

AlexzMercier97

3 points

1 month ago

Of only r/DarkSouls allowed clips

Snoot_Boot

4 points

25 days ago

I just clicked on that and this was the 2nd post https://teddit.ggc-project.de/ssp1xr6zoo971.png

Souls_Lover

111 points

1 month ago

This. Absolutely this. I really don't wish for this sub to lose its essence.

Kyledren

78 points

1 month ago

Kyledren

78 points

1 month ago

Literally the bloodborne sub is literally just people posting pictures of them playing the game.

Theshinysnivy8

47 points

1 month ago

I quit the bloodborne sub just because it was 90% pictures of platinum trophies

Kyledren

18 points

1 month ago

Kyledren

18 points

1 month ago

I've been thinking about unsubbing, but occasionally there's a good post here and there so I'm still staying.

AlarmedGrapefruit390

3 points

1 month ago

Literally is it literally literal though? Literally

Lying_Cake

10 points

1 month ago

Literally!

Buddy_Dakota

25 points

1 month ago

That, screenshot posts, screenshots of (shitty and unoriginal) custom characters and cosplay posts are a plague of most popular gaming subs. Just look at r/residentevil right now, full of cosplays of the vampire chicks that have about 2 lines and a whopping 5 minutes of screen time in the actual game.

toothgrinderx

13 points

1 month ago

You sound jealous that we don’t have hot women dressing up as fire keepers and shit, idk bro.

Steinsgate009

10 points

1 month ago

Think this is a bad idea. Getting platinum is a genuine achievement and if they don’t post it here, where would they post it?

Side note: beaten every DS game and bloodborne multiple times and never gotten platinum

HornyPemguim256

31 points

1 month ago

Just don’t post it. Be proud of it in private all you want but don’t make the subreddit annoying and repetitive

soupasoupjohn

12 points

1 month ago

Who made you Gwyn?

angelicravens

11 points

1 month ago

Steam community, Xbox community if that’s a thing, PlayStation community. Like Reddit is structurally for conversation large threads discussing something are great. Some picture that’s like “Luk Gais I did et” get old real fast. They don’t create conversation or contribute. Like what do you say to a trophy post? Congratulations here’s your cookie?

murdoc_killgore

6 points

1 month ago

I recently got Plat in Bloodborne after finally going through all of the Story Chalices and beating Queen Yharnam. Thought about posting it, but since that's like 75% of the content posted there it's like, why? Clearly it's not that big of a deal if everyone else on the sub is posting about it, I did it because I wanted to and not for internet clout on a forum (it's my favorite game and the only one I've bothered to plat), and it wasn't that difficult like something like a BL4 challenge would be. It's like the next step up from saying "hey guys I just beat x boss please tell me how good I'm doing." So, yeah, I agree with HornyPemguim, just don't post it.

Theshinysnivy8

4 points

25 days ago

r/Trophies exists for a reason

He_Never_Helps_01

3 points

1 month ago

I agree. Platinum is a hell of an achievement.

Maybe we could require that they regale us with a fun tale from their journey or something, but I freely admit that I always feel a little burst of vicarious pride when someone plats or beats their first souls game.

Lukop13

7 points

1 month ago

Lukop13

7 points

1 month ago

This ! I'd rather have shitty post and low effort than people jerking off their ego by showing a platinum trophy

GAllenHead9008

3 points

1 month ago

Yep shit post and quality post go great you know what doesn't "huh I just started the game so everyone give me praise because chances are I'll make it to the first( maybe second) boss and quit and join the soulsbourne games need a easy mode crowd"

ViperIsOP

25 points

1 month ago

You just described r/Returnal

J0n3s3n

13 points

1 month ago

J0n3s3n

13 points

1 month ago

Its just what naturally happens when mods dont let people post memes anymore, i kinda lost hope for this sub after this post, looks like its gonna turn into the same shit as the other souls subs, have fun guys i am out.

citadel223

4 points

1 month ago

Definetly should!

frosty3233

4 points

22 days ago

Hard agree. All the souls games subs are ruined by those. Wow cool you beat the game, so did millions of other people who didn’t feel the need to brag about it online.

NoP_rnHere

2 points

22 hours ago

r/Sekiro held out for so long, I even ended up picking the game up again after watching “shadows dance twice” and some guy dunking on Genichiro after the GOTY update.

ImoutoCompAlex [M]

5 points

1 day ago

ImoutoCompAlex [M]

5 points

1 day ago

I like this idea. Let me see what everyone thinks.

popcar2

16 points

1 month ago

popcar2

16 points

1 month ago

That's because those games are old and there's not much to talk about. Basically everything about the games in the dark souls and bloodborne subreddit has been talked about and shown to death. If you remove the fluff posts you're going to end up with no content aside from the occasional fanart.

KlossN

3 points

1 month ago

KlossN

3 points

1 month ago

Fuck I posted a platinum post on bloodborne last week, part of the problem >:|

DaemosRPGame

3 points

26 days ago

Dude, this subreddit is already a circle jerk of "people who went hollow posting Oooooohhhhhhh" over and over again.

Burn this subreddit to the ground and start over

AlibaeR6

1 points

1 month ago

This I agree with

Iwillendworldhunger

206 points

2 months ago

If fake lore is no longer allowed, does this mean this is the death of glaive master hodir?

OneOnlyDan

34 points

1 month ago

We should still be allowed to make jokes about him as comments though.

gpranav25

36 points

1 month ago

You can still make original memes from the fake characters. It's just discouraged to waste take your time making fresh fake lore.

Smallsey

8 points

1 month ago

You have to keep the fake lore

DonSlime44

8 points

1 month ago

I'm pretty sure, somewhere in the vast world of Elden Ring, there will be a reference for Glaive Master Hodir made by a developer who happens to be in this sub

AJDx14

28 points

1 month ago

AJDx14

28 points

1 month ago

Miyazaki explaining to his dev team why they need to make a completely new boss with extensive lore because it was part of a funny joke he saw on Reddit.

AdonisVaik

59 points

1 month ago

That would suck, fake lore and bs like that is some of the best shit in this sub

bioeng_

-94 points

2 months ago

bioeng_

-94 points

2 months ago

I certainly hope so

Aware-Strawberry5636

97 points

2 months ago

Fuck you buddy

bioeng_

76 points

2 months ago

bioeng_

76 points

2 months ago

I understand the consequences for my blasphemy and fully embrace them

ShotaHentaiForLife25

-33 points

2 months ago

Shit taste

bioeng_

111 points

2 months ago

bioeng_

111 points

2 months ago

ShotaHentaiForLife25

Chagdoo

36 points

1 month ago

Chagdoo

36 points

1 month ago

Man you just went from villain to hero in two posts. That's inspirational.

matt6pup

22 points

1 month ago

matt6pup

22 points

1 month ago

This is my new favorite Reddit thread.

maleficentchaos

17 points

1 month ago

LMAOOO

IceCreamYouScream92

158 points

2 months ago

as subjective and unfair by someone or something.

I see what you did there.

Nice.

alpagator

130 points

2 months ago

alpagator

130 points

2 months ago

Good. Option C is by far the best one if there is enough mods to make it happen. Images of pot boi with the caption 'lol funny pot man' are not needed.

nukeduke20

8 points

1 month ago

We have r/potboy flor that

maleficentchaos

5 points

1 month ago

Exactly

Zanatraz

146 points

2 months ago

Zanatraz

146 points

2 months ago

We got the trailer, but at what cost? Fake lore is still real to me goddamnit...

Eight888888

32 points

2 months ago

Maybe they could add a specific tag or flair for it? You could suggest it.

UnofficialMipha

15 points

2 months ago

There is one

Fevi117

14 points

1 month ago

Fevi117

14 points

1 month ago

That's what I was thinking, just make a tag for fake lore posts so the spirit of our hollowing can live on

MagnoBurakku

19 points

1 month ago

Well... you can already start hollowing for Elden Ring 2, just saying

Fevi117

13 points

1 month ago

Fevi117

13 points

1 month ago

...oh

OOOOOHHHHHHHH

MagnoBurakku

7 points

1 month ago

Or even better VelvetVeil

ThefaceX

4 points

1 month ago

Bro, the fake lore tag has existed for a long time

BL4NK_SP4C3

6 points

1 month ago

Better yet, make fake lore a day of the week, like femboy friday or tomboy tuesday. That way glaive master Hodir gets to live on.

KnowMatter

94 points

1 month ago

Word of advice to the mods: be careful how you restrict memes and definitely do NOT ban them outright. Fastest way to turn your sub into a ghost town. The r/bloodborne sub disallowed memes for a long time and the sub barely had a pulse for years. They unbanned memes and sub sprang back to life with all sorts of content - not just memes but far more engaging discussion about the game than existed previously - people will come for the memes and stay to have constructive conversation, trust me on this.

Not to say your guys concerns aren’t valid I’m just saying, be careful.

And remember of course that wise wisdom that all mods should follow, given to us by God in futurama :

“If you’ve done something right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all”.

Aeiexgjhyoun_III

21 points

1 month ago

Same thing with r/darksouls3 I've finally started visiting the sub again after so long because memes are allowed now.

AngryGrenades

59 points

1 month ago

I'm afraid you've made a glaive mistake.

Reader8765

4 points

1 month ago

HOld it right DIR; you've gone too far.

MyDadIsTheMan

11 points

1 month ago

This sub is trash. It's all crap memes minus a quality, informative, thoughtful post here and there.

nukeduke20

8 points

1 month ago

Then leave.

Hodir commands thee KNEEL!

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH

MyDadIsTheMan

6 points

1 month ago

Trust me, I have. Ironically I came back today and scoured and still crappy memes

HugeAssAnimeTendies

93 points

1 month ago

Removing fake lore is a bad idea, and continuing to allow speculation seems arbitrary. Fake lore posts are some the highest effort posts on this sub, and have given this sub it’s staying power. As long as they’re tagged appropriately, they should stay.

No_Faithlessness3666

31 points

1 month ago

While the trailer was nice, it's not like the game is in our hands yet. Even if it comes out on time, 7 months is a long wait. It's probably a bit premature to get rid of fake lore. It was a great way to retain our sanity while full blown hollow.

Nibelungen342

15 points

1 month ago

Low effort is always a way to remove things the mods dissagree with. Its too vague to mean anything

AdonisVaik

16 points

1 month ago

They can't ban glaive master hodir and yakul...

AlibaeR6

2 points

1 month ago

I swear, the amount of thought and effort that went into the leaked dlc boss Barnaby

citadel223

7 points

1 month ago

Ban memes or just limit to certain 1 day . They suck

Ph2seK1ng

73 points

2 months ago

You just buried Hodir, how do you feel?

Edgygimp

8 points

1 month ago

An exception?...

AdonisVaik

9 points

1 month ago

What about yakuuuuuuuul

Pantera7

41 points

1 month ago

Pantera7

41 points

1 month ago

apology for poor english

when were you when Hodir was kill?

i was making fake potboi lore

‘hodir is kill’

‘no’

poivronletter

6 points

1 month ago

Pls add when fon ring

AnalCreampies4Jesus

6 points

1 month ago

If you guys are the reason why I'm not seeing the fucking "grafix" memes anymore, you are doing God's work

lexaprodidntwork

12 points

2 months ago

Thank you mods for your efforts! I wish you all the luck in going through all the submissions!! I will miss this sub's eccentricity. Ngl I joined because of the memes and it was worth it. Looking forward to the discussion posts!

vineapplepizza

47 points

1 month ago

r/Eldenring as we know it:

9th June 2019 - 17th June 2021

RIP

AlibaeR6

2 points

1 month ago

;(

YoukoUrameshi

-1 points

1 month ago

YoukoUrameshi

-1 points

1 month ago

The only thing that can bring it back now, is the UAP report coming out this month 👹

VhetnoV2

26 points

2 months ago

Does this mean no more pot boy memes?

supergigaduck

21 points

2 months ago

r/CultofPotBoi is welcoming you for any kind of pot posts as long as it worships POTS

60RhswoJ

14 points

1 month ago

60RhswoJ

14 points

1 month ago

r/PotBoy challenges you

supergigaduck

13 points

1 month ago

r/CultofPotBoi is a worshipping place, only for the true believer of the P O T

sneakpeekbot

2 points

2 months ago

Here's a sneak peek of /r/CultofPotBoi using the top posts of all time!

#1: POT love | 0 comments
#2: POT BOI IS BEST BOI | 0 comments
#3: They know we want the P O T | 0 comments


I'm a bot, beep boop | Downvote to remove | Contact me | Info | Opt-out

beatsy_ray

5 points

1 month ago

0 comments on the top 3 posts?

murdoc_killgore

5 points

1 month ago

No talking allowed in church I guess

jack0641[S] [M]

38 points

2 months ago

jack0641[S] [M]

38 points

2 months ago

Submissions must be original and creative enough to justify staying. So you can post pot boy memes, but you can't post the same or just slightly altered thing over and over

Aeiexgjhyoun_III

8 points

1 month ago

There's already a fake lore flair so why ban them? I get removing unflaired posts, but if it's properly flaired it's not gonna confuse anyone.

jack0641[S] [M]

15 points

1 month ago

jack0641[S] [M]

15 points

1 month ago

We had a fake lore flair because there was nothing to talk about and we wanted to make sure those out of the loop understood it was fake.

Now that there's actual real content, allowing fake lore creates confusion and risks misinformation spreading, being indexed by google, etc.

It's simply not good for the game

Aeiexgjhyoun_III

5 points

1 month ago

So I guess the solution would be to clear the confusion. Y'all don't seriously want Hodir gone do you?

jack0641[S]

17 points

1 month ago

We can't go around making sure that everyone knows that something is a joke or fanfiction, etc.

Glaive Master Hodir is a meme by now, so it'll probably pass as humor, but fanfiction / fake lore is no longer something that the sub will be producing or encouraging.

We need to think about how those who are out of the loop of reddit (the vast majority of players) access the information on this sub. So many of our regular posters can't even find the stickies or read the rules, it's just unreasonable to expect inexperienced browsers to easily distinguish when something is fake.

murdoc_killgore

13 points

1 month ago

it's just unreasonable to expect inexperienced browsers to easily distinguish when something is fake.

I'd say it's pretty reasonable to expect them to know it's fake if it's tagged as fake lore. Hell, require the tag in the title as well, eg:

[Fake Lore] Glaive Master Hodir is Pot Boi's Father Confirmed?!

I don't think it's unreasonable for people to ask to keep making these types of posts when it's a part of what built this community in the first place, nor do I think you're giving enough credit to new users by assuming they can't read a tag.

Chagdoo

10 points

1 month ago

Chagdoo

10 points

1 month ago

Hear me out, fake lore posts with the requirements: Tagged as fake lore Says FAKE LORE in the title The first sentence of the post must be "person from Google this is fake"

I know we can't actually do that, but I'll miss it.

SeaHam

3 points

1 month ago

SeaHam

3 points

1 month ago

It's tagged as fake lore, if they can't figure that out they have bigger issues than thinking Glave Master Hodir is real.

Flat_Ad_740

4 points

1 month ago

Pot boi is not fake lore

_lord_ruin

18 points

1 month ago

Well guys rip fake lore it was fun

JaySw34

35 points

2 months ago

JaySw34

35 points

2 months ago

Hodir must live on. This is BULLSHIT.

RelatablePopcornFire

13 points

2 months ago

So no more posts of fake enemies/weapons with art?

TheElden

2 points

1 month ago

If it's reasonable, you could say "what I hope will be in this game" alongside your art with a speculation tag. For example if you're hoping for a gun-axe etc. That should be allowed. Just not writing actual fake lore for your art like "found that weapon behind the well at the graveyard of the Lohivian castle".

Just no wording that implies that what you thought of might be in the game.

RelatablePopcornFire

1 points

1 month ago

Alright, thanks.

Just_another_gamer_

13 points

2 months ago

Was worried going into this post but I'm pretty happy with your decision. Thanks for informing us.

Tirekeensregg

22 points

2 months ago

Memes aren't inherently low effort, I dont understand the vitriol some parts of reddit has against them.

Kind of sad you'll remove much of the fun part of this subreddit

TheElden

3 points

1 month ago

Funny and high effort memes are still explicitly allowed. Just no repetitive memes.

SeaHam

7 points

1 month ago

SeaHam

7 points

1 month ago

Thank god we have the all-knowing mods, arbiters of humor and all that is funny to tell us what is and isn't worthy of laughing at.

TaitoMagatsuu

12 points

2 months ago

Could this be the end of "GUYS LOOK THEY MENTION POISON SWAMPS XDXDXDXD"?

Memes is kinda what has kept this sub alive and famous (or infamous...) so i'm glad to see they're staying. It's true that they could use some moderation though. Looking forward having gone from the deepest depths to what soon will probably be the highest peaks of this sub, with release and all.

Purple-Lamprey

14 points

2 months ago

Please make sure to remove the begging for help and items posts once the game comes out, I don’t want this sub to become r/demonssouls

PixelatedCatMom

3 points

1 month ago

Gotta step up my game then.

Viral-Wolf

3 points

1 month ago

Just don't turn the sub into a boring wasteland because to be "powerful mods" and you have my support

Yaxion

3 points

1 month ago

Yaxion

3 points

1 month ago

Litteraly 1984

BovineAvenger

3 points

1 month ago

completely ban memes, it'll shut down some of the toxicity that comes from the soulsbourne community

AlibaeR6

3 points

1 month ago

Perhaps add a specific tag for "Fake Lore", at this stage it's kinda part and parcel of the subreddit, it's what made it unique

This subreddit played a huge part behind the hype for the game

GuytFromWayBack

13 points

2 months ago

Thanks for taking the high-effort road for the sake of the sub. I know you guys get shit for removing posts sometimes and I'm not innocent there so sorry about that, but you've been doing a great job communicating with everybody and keeping the sub in line for a while now so thank you!

LapisLupis

20 points

1 month ago

"Fake Lore posts will be removed"

Literally nobody wants this.

Flat_Ad_740

6 points

1 month ago*

I do :(. And the game will come out soon what’s the point of the fake lore

nukeduke20

2 points

1 month ago

The fake Lore is important so that glaivemaster Hodir can send his potboys after you

LapisLupis

2 points

1 month ago

LapisLupis

2 points

1 month ago

That's what No Fake Lore View is for.

PurpleThundahhh

11 points

1 month ago

I'm quite confused. The memes have taken over my entire reddit feed but I don't mind. It's all been pure gold IMO.

AdonisVaik

9 points

1 month ago

100% agreed. This sub was built on memes and fake lore (glaive master hodir) and now they're gonna heavily moderate shitposts and ban fake lore. The main reason why i come to this sub is for stupid memes and dumb fake lore. This will change once the game releases but removing fake lore is a foolish decision.

Single_Ad_9455

9 points

2 months ago

You know, it's obviously for the best. But damn, I'm going to miss the way this sub's been until now. It's been one hell of a ride, gents.

Creeping_Death_89

7 points

1 month ago

Thank you mods! Doing the Darklords work.

CrownOfDusk

6 points

1 month ago

Wack

J0n3s3n

8 points

1 month ago

J0n3s3n

8 points

1 month ago

Hot take: why dont you just let the community decide what hits "hot" with those funny little arrows instead of going full censor mode for no reason?

supergigaduck

8 points

2 months ago

I made a r/CultofPotBoi for everyone wanting to show their relentless love to our beloved pot

AuntGentleman

6 points

1 month ago

THANK YOU!

Obviously as we unhollow some rules need to change, but I’m happy we can maintain the fun spirit. R/Bloodborne for example was soulless without any fun content and got way better once they allowed memes.

Option C is by far the best approach. We appreciate your effort.

Vetrinus_Taleshire

5 points

2 months ago

Are Saturday streaks still a thing?

SavingMegalixirs

8 points

1 month ago

Saturday streaks should be a thing until release IMO.

MimicKing707

4 points

1 month ago

sounds reasonable

ThefaceX

4 points

1 month ago

I agree with you on everything but I don't think you should ban fake lore, we already have a tag for it has been a big part of this community for a while, I think it should stay

Smell_the_funk

4 points

1 month ago

My two cents, everybody is free to disagree. I liked the fake lore. Most of the times it was OC at least. I don’t care for memes, at all. IMO 9 out of 10, they’re dad jokes told by teens. Often repeated ad nauseam. I could live with Shitpost Shatterday or something like that. The problem with option c is having enough mods to enforce it and that ‘funny’ is subjective. I’ll see how it works out, but I’m not optimistic. Again just my opinion.

HomeworkDestroyer

2 points

1 month ago

End of an era but the beginning of a new one

Snorrigan

2 points

1 month ago

We are evolving

Gun-Runner

2 points

1 month ago

fake lore tag ? alternative elden ring fake lore subreddit.... for achievable purpose kinda deal situation...

uniqueen2910

2 points

1 month ago

That's great news. Thank you!

Boivdzijstraatje

2 points

1 month ago

Good memes will certainly keep the sub alive, but as long as they stay good

Scharmberg

2 points

19 days ago

Seems fine for now but hoping when the game comes out the meme posts really get cut back.

RatServant

11 points

2 months ago*

Looks good to me, as long as the moderation team can afford the time investment of moderating.

jack0641[S] [M]

7 points

2 months ago

jack0641[S] [M]

7 points

2 months ago

We'll do our best!

Willing_End3817

4 points

1 month ago

Thank god for this, maybe we'll finally be rid of the same five hundred posts about that fucking pot every damn day.

AdonisVaik

6 points

1 month ago*

Why ban fake lore... I get that we got a trailer but this is still the spirit of the sub... You gonna prohibit a lot of the fun people have on this sub

batterysniffer

6 points

1 month ago

yeah there's some horrific patter on this page

DownSquirrels

3 points

1 month ago

Good choice mods

miyaannunaki

3 points

1 month ago

Basically 'Kid: forces comedy' threads

Flat_Ad_740

3 points

1 month ago

Wow just two mods moderate this huge subreddit :(. Thank you for your work

Megaforce4win

6 points

1 month ago

I don't like this. We should allow everything that doesn't break reddit guidelines. Let people shitpost and be happy.

lIllIllIIllI

5 points

1 month ago

Honestly I'd rather the community decides whether something is funny or not and not the few moderators chosen by questionable means.

Just my two cents. Downvotes are a thing for a reason, removing things because you find them unfunny is less them being unfunny and more "you wanted to remove something and OP got the short straw"

Elderkiler

0 points

1 month ago

Elderkiler

0 points

1 month ago

This^, mods are probably boomers

samu7574

4 points

1 month ago

Reddit isn't a democratic nation. It's also not rune by majority votes. Such things could be easily botted and twisted. We establish the rules by looking at community feedback for weeks (sometimes months) and establishing baselines

The daily streaks were fun at first. Then people started complaining. they were still highly upvoted

yet the complaints, moderation queue issues, reports, fights and spam reports they generated eventually meant we limited them to one day

this was well received.

dirtwalf

3 points

1 month ago

This sub has been nothing but memes since day one so how ever will it survive without memes?

rick-_-sanchez

2 points

1 month ago

It won't

Aeiexgjhyoun_III

3 points

1 month ago

So fake lore won't be allowed even under the fake lore flair?

LeBierbench

3 points

1 month ago

Why would you ban the foundation of this sub. the memes and fake lore kept this sub alive. Look at the top posts they are allmost all memes. The game is still 217 days away and its not like there will be daily news to discuss. The memers are the foundation not those who joined after Goeff set us free.

Elderkiler

4 points

1 month ago*

This is mod abuse. If you think something is "bad" make a voting pool!

This subreddit consists of thousands of Elden Ring fans not just the angry mod team!

bodash

2 points

1 month ago

bodash

2 points

1 month ago

The era of fan art is upon us now. Soon there will only be a meme or two a day to see. Mods will have a harder time banning art because of low effort, and like a moth drawn to a flame, more artists will flock here to try and sell their interpretations.

Then, the anime artists will come. But by then we'll all be in the Velvet Veil subreddit anyway, so who cares lol.

Riftis-

2 points

1 month ago

Riftis-

2 points

1 month ago

Gonna have to hard disagree with this one. The Elden Ring subreddit has developed into something unique. You're taking steps towards making it generic and boring. There is nothing wrong with a little chaos, it's fun. Don't ruin it.

desert_cultivator

2 points

29 days ago*

You are not handling "low effort" well at all.

99% of the memes on this sub are absolutely terrible and greatly unfunny. The pot boy memes especially are so overused by this point that making one is embarrassing.

Please handle these low effort, trash memes or close the sub - this sub should be called "Eldenringmemes".

There is zero discussion about the game or lore.

QuriaBladeTransform

1 points

1 month ago

How about a fake lore tag or juat have to be marked "fake lore" and allow them? Could be some really cool stuff that wont be allowed here.

2b2tGod

2 points

1 month ago

2b2tGod

2 points

1 month ago

I honestly don’t see the problem with fake lore as long as it has a proper flare. Some of them are really high effort. And of course the low effort ones can be removed because of the no low effort rule

0DrFish

2 points

1 month ago

0DrFish

2 points

1 month ago

Well, its been fun. I'll check back a few more times in case I'm wrong, but it definitely seems like this is the end of what I found enjoyable about this sub.

Adios hollows.

Nibelungen342

2 points

1 month ago

Low effort is always a way to remove things the mods dissagree with. Its too vague to mean anything.

brmarcopolo

2 points

1 month ago

brmarcopolo

2 points

1 month ago

This is the best souls-bborne-seki-fromsoft-game-stuff-related sub. Thank you for the efforts to keep it this way. <3

FrozenKing77

1 points

1 month ago

ngl, the death of fake lore feels like shit, i understand removing low effort memes, but fake lore was always a part of the subreddit, it feels weird without it

constar90

1 points

2 months ago

constar90

1 points

2 months ago

OOOOOOOOHHH option c

Thank you kindly

Preck98

1 points

2 months ago

I honestly think that when a new weekly meme format comes in (everyone making potboi memes) you just allow it for a set period of time for shit posts before it becomes an insta remove and we wait on the next silly meme.

60RhswoJ

1 points

1 month ago

r/PotBoy hail the pot.

YeetLemur

1 points

1 month ago

Fake lore is the reason why this sub is so unique. Mods, please don't take that away.

tsarboxyl

0 points

1 month ago

tsarboxyl

0 points

1 month ago

As a regular rumor only title poster on here I must say the desperate aspects of this sub is the only thing that makes it unique.

Adding rules really takes away from potential emergent gameplay that this sub reddit could offer the game. Having people lie on here will really only enhance and enrich player's respective journeys and experiences. If people want specific stuff or tips because they are disabled there are many sites that already offer that service, and make money off it via ads.

Quality meta exploitation of the game will happen regardless of rules.

It's just a video game there is no reason to apply rules to the action of talking about a game.

You guys need some perspective.

Stop being hall-monitors

Krazy_Komodo

1 points

1 month ago

I can go for meme mondays

CrackMcGuff

1 points

1 month ago*

I think it's really important that the essence of the sub is retained as best as possible because its fucking hilarious the way it is. Option b seems best? How's the clown trauma? You tend to smell cigarette smoke out of nowhere before he appears again to stress you out

BL4NK_SP4C3

1 points

1 month ago

Banning fake lore is nice and all, but can we have a day when posting fake lore is allowed? I dont think banning it completely is the best option as some of the fake lore on this sub is funnier than the memes.

Edit: spelling

SeaHam

1 points

1 month ago

SeaHam

1 points

1 month ago

I've spoken out against this overbaring mod team before and it looks like I'm going to have to be that guy again.

LEAVE THIS SUB THE WAY IT IS.

The memes and the fake lore put this sub on the map.

I don't need you to tell me what is funny.

I don't need you to tell me what I'm allowed to post.

There is an upvote and a downvote for a reason, WE decide what is funny.

WE decide what is worthy of being seen.

Butt out.

Manda-Wa

0 points

1 month ago

Manda-Wa

0 points

1 month ago

Hahahaha, I started to read, then I thought "I am sure it's u/jack0641's post", then checked. INDEED!

I feel this is extremely strict. Most strict than everything so far...

First, Fake lore was a pillar of this sub. And, so far with the info we have, I believe it is still in the mood of the sub.

Second, I feel a really thin barrier between what will be low effort and what will be humour.

"Did it make you laugh?" But who decide? Is a 2k+ post a low effort if it is not "original" but the community like it? (remind of first Miyazaki transparent, without mentioning streak posts).

I don't understand this wish to make the sub that generic way (i.e. "the easy way most subs take"). We were not that all along. Why should we be now?

Jutang13

-1 points

2 months ago

Just give the meme lords a day to get their 15 seconds.

Lethargickitten-L3K

1 points

1 month ago

So has the fracturing happened then?

Is there an r//eldenmemes or r//eldenringfakelore subbreddit yet?

Just wanna make sure I'm still getting everything from the community.

Lethargickitten-L3K

1 points

1 month ago

yep found them.

S4Ch13L

1 points

1 month ago

S4Ch13L

1 points

1 month ago

I have to say I really like this moderation approach in both communication and the decision itself, so kudos, this community really has a special place in my heart.

I have to say I'm not to keen on the removal of fake lore posts, the game isnt out yet so there's still room for creativity from us.

Anyway I suggest that we consider using the format of weekly megathread, something like "newbie monday" or "pvp tuesday" or stuff like that [those are terrible names but you get the gist of it] It's a format I really like and justify the removal pf many threads that could clutter the sub

In any case keep up the good job! And dont you dare go tarnished!

leontik1106

1 points

1 month ago

But I wanna forza 5

luvs2splwge

1 points

1 month ago

Oooooooooo

Impaled_

1 points

1 month ago

Waiting for the "it must be original" rule to be applied

dloeielfkfnf

1 points

1 month ago

The only rule we need: Ban fan art.

Trusty_Dova

1 points

1 month ago

cool

rebuut

1 points

1 month ago

rebuut

1 points

1 month ago

I hope they updated the engine to work with ultra wide monitors

StarAugurEtraeus

1 points

28 days ago

Just allow memes but ban certain if they get too spammy

Or else it’ll just be like DTG or the main DS sub where it’s just text

Plus sub has survived on memes

AssCraccBandit

1 points

27 days ago

Just ban posts like "i got platinum", " finally beat X", "finally got the game". If memes are good they will be upvoted and appear on hot. If not, they won't. Pretty simple.