League of Legends community forms rival subreddit in response to heavy moderation

    
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In response to the heated debate over alleged heavy-handed moderation and undue studio influence on the League of Legends subreddit, a group of players have protested by forming the so-called Riot Free sub. The new sub states that it is “an alternative subreddit for League of Legends where there are no conflicts of interest and no ethical dilemmas.”

Part of the catalyst for this new sub came about by the content banning of e-sports journalist Richard Lewis on the main subreddit, who wrote articles critical of the studio and the subreddit’s moderators as well as covered a third-party app that was considered controversial.

“[The moderators] have made it quite clear they want to exert pressure on my employers by denying them traffic and therefore trying to make me a ‘toxic asset,'” Lewis posted on Facebook.

The League of Legends subreddit mods claim that Lewis had been vote brigading and engaging in harassment, which Lewis denies.

[Source: Riot Free Reddit, Reddit, The Daily Dot #1, #2, #3, Facebook. Thanks to Sorenthaz for the tip!]
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TitianHero
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PizzaDoh Sinaptic  But they want to be, and some of them go on to be. You’re the reason people get away with being professional lobbiest and then after overtly bribing the government get to sit on cush governmental bodies designed to regulate the industry they just lobbied for. Use your brain, think for 5 minutes. Why would volunteer moderators go out of their way to push a narrative?  Because they expect to get something out of it. 
Whether they are trying to gain credentials, contacts, our outright employment, nobody puts up with that bullshit ‘for free’.

TitianHero
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TitianHero

wjowski “Everyone who disagrees with me is a manchild, everyone who complains is a whiner”. Great attitude.

mysecretid
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mysecretid

Did the researchers ever perfect that vaccine against internet drama? :-)

More seriously, the reason I’m basically not on Reddit is because it seems so prone to rage and argument.
I’m not saying people don’t have valid complaints — only that I get tired of the constant shouting.

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wjowski Last time I check 2 years ago LoL was watched more then the world series, its freaking serious business. Baseball has steroids, soccer has rampant corruption, and even lets not even go into the Olympics in general. I think at this point if you don’t see people being passionate even if they are wrong, you’re in the wrong forum. Also its manchildren and womenchildren league has at least 1/3 being female.

Sinaptic
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Sinaptic

DPandaren Sinaptic 
an nda is all about control.

wjowski
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wjowski

“Whining 20-30 year old manchildren don’t get their way, throw temper tantrums” can sum up a good ninety percent of these situations.

crawlkill
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crawlkill

ManastuUtakata deep cover liberals!

Ceder
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Ceder

breetoplay Dystopiq  The “potential” line was crossed a long time ago….

Ghostmourn
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Ghostmourn

There’s a clear potential career path there for mods who “Play by the rules”  its a bit like military procurement folks getting defense contractor jobs after they retire, in that it stinks for everyone else.

dewdodu
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dewdodu

Dystopiq It doesn’t take much to dismiss a completely valid and polite criticism as being invalid and toxic. What does matter is how it appears, and let me tell you about how many top guilds fall hard and fast under guild drama cause leadership don’t think its worth it a the time of day and how grievances piles. Valid criticism is merely the canary, toxic or otherwise and modding it out simply lets people imagine more reasonable then it could ever be.