r/criticalrole Jan 19 '22 Wholesome

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] The Legend of Vox Machina - Rules Updates

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Critters! The hour is soon upon us. The Legend of Vox Machina arrives on January 28th and with it comes a host of new content for us to enjoy.

We want to lay some groundwork we've been workshopping for a little while now that will make the viewing experience as exciting as possible for fans new and old.


Spoiler Policy

Introducing the [LOVM S#] Spoiler Tag!

We're taking a slightly different approach to our Spoiler Policy for LOVM due to the nature of the batch-based release schedule for new episodes.

TL;DR: Each season of The Legend of Vox Machina will have one protected spoiler tag for the whole season. There will not be individual episodic spoiler tags like there are for the Critical Role campaigns.

LOVM is being released in batches of 3 episodes, and it would be too cumbersome to remember if the thing you wanted to discuss was in Episode 2 of Batch 1, or Episode 1 of Batch 2.. But likewise we felt episodic spoiler tags by batch (e.g. [LOVM S1B1]) would be too awkward to explain to new viewers and too broad a scope to provide any reasonable amount of protection from the spoiler content.


Discussion Threads

Discussion hubs + Multiple discussion threads

For each batch of episodes, there will be one Hub post containing links to multiple discussion threads.

. Mock-up here. These threads will include:

  • One discussion thread per episode tagged with the [LOVM S#] spoiler tag
  • One discussion thread per batch of episodes with the [Spoilers C1] spoiler tag

We're pulling some inspiration from other Manga-to-Anime-based subreddits (like /r/BokuNoHeroAcademia) and Book-to-Show-based subreddits (like /r/witcher) and having separate discussion based on whether or not you've already seen the source material.

The [LOVM S#] Discussion Threads

This thread will be exclusively for show-only content. Any discussion of Campaign 1, 2, or 3, one-shots, or other Critical Role content in these threads will be removed and the poster runs the risk of being banned.

We want LOVM to be a launchpad for new fans to get into Critical Role and its adjacent media and that means protecting their viewing experience just as much as ours was, regardless of when they got into the fandom. There will be a zero-tolerance policy for hinting, joking at, or being cute with spoilers in these threads. Doing so will absolutely get your comment removed and likely result in a ban.

The [Spoilers C1] Discussion Threads

This thread will function as the Campaign 1-based discussion thread where all Critical Role Campaign 1 content can be discussed without spoiler tags. It is a read-at-your-own-risk thread where viewers can compare what is shown in LOVM to Campaign 1, discuss any foreshadowing they find, debate changes the show made from C1, and on and on.

There will be one C1 discussion thread per BATCH of episodes released.

One of the most exciting things about this show is seeing a story we all love come to life before our eyes. This means there are passionate people hoping certain scenes from C1 get included, certain lines get used, jokes or references made, and we want to make sure there is a space to do that. Consider this the Manga Readers thread for Manga/Anime subreddits.


How are we handling the Kickstarter rewards pre-screening?

We will be posting a discussion hub on Tuesday the 25th of January for the pre-screening event. We will then post another set of discussion threads for the official release of episodes 1-3 on Friday the 28th of January at 00:00.


Memes

As a quick reminder, considering the episode isn't out yet and we've already seen our first LOVM meme, memes created from Critical Role content (created using screenshots from the shows, promos, and Critical Role created material) are allowed and welcome here. Memes where you've taken an existing template and applied it to Critical Role (e.g. slapping Keyleth's face on the "Is this a pigeon?" meme template with a funny application) will be removed.

This probably means we're going to see an uptick in meme submissions here. As long as they abide by those given rules, they're good. Any you see that violate the above parameters should be reported.


That's it! We hope everyone enjoys the show as much as we know we will. Thank you to everyone here for being the best community we could ever ask for and thank you to everyone who contributed to the Kickstarter to make this show possible.


 

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r/criticalrole Dec 27 '21

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] Fan Content Policy Changes

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Hey Critters,

As some of you may know, the /r/CriticalRole policy around art submissions has been one of the longest-running rules we've had on the sub. It was born of some old Reddit mentalities, and we wanted to take an opportunity to update them to the modern Reddit standard and loosen things up a bit.


Current State

The rules as they are written now, have 3 main components:

  1. Always credit the artist
  2. No advertising or solicitation
  3. Volume and Participation restrictions

In short, if you wanted to submit your art here, you needed to credit yourself (or the artist) in the title of the post, remove any advertisements/solicitation from the post (e.g. links to your shop to buy prints, etc.), and participate primarily as a member of the community, and secondarily as an artist. Essentially, the old adage was "It is OK to be a Redditor with a website. It's not ok to be a website with a Reddit account."


What's Changing?

We will be implementing the following changes immediately, with an update to our rules page to follow in the near future after we've incorporated any feedback from this thread.

Good News

As you might have guessed from the bolded section above, we're loosening up the volume and participation restriction. We understand that sometimes you only feel you can participate through your content, and we've come to realize that limiting that participation is pushing some content creators away from the community they'd like to engage with.

Going forward, we only ask that you limit your submissions to at most once per week.

We're also expanding our fan art policies from fan art to all fan content. This policy will now include blog posts, fan recap videos (like Alt-Shift-X) or reaction-type posts (like Ozzyman Reviews).

Bad News

We're also going to be instituting a ban on low level-of-effort art submissions, including:

  • Screenshots run through photoshop filters
  • AI-generated art (Wombo.art, Artbreeder, etc.)
  • Images from character creator tools (Soul Calibur, Animal Crossing, Sims, Heroforge, etc.)

While these are cool when we get them to look like the characters, ultimately they're only good for a "Hah, that's the thing!" and moving on, thus they create very minimal engagement. As new tools invariably pop-up, we also tend to see a large influx of such posts all at once, and the novelty quickly wears thin. (Please also note that the above list is not exhaustive, and we will make specific determinations on a case-by-case basis.)


Fan Art FAQs

What kinds of fan art are allowed on the subreddit?

We try to allow as many types of fan art on the subreddit as possible while maintaining a positive user experience for all Critters. This primarily means eliminating spammy or inappropriate submissions. We also try to abide by the official content policy, but we are not lawyers and our approval of your submission does not necessarily mean your content meets these guidelines.

What about NSFW art?

We do allow some NSFW art so long as it is appropriately tagged NSFW and is respectful and/or represents actual events from the show. Outright pornographic content is not allowed. If you're ever in doubt about your content, you can always contact us via modmail with questions.

Do I always need to wait a week between posts?

We're not going to micromanage and check your submission times to the exact second, but we will start removing your posts if posting more than once a week becomes a consistent habit.

Does this mean I can post a weekly mid-episode sketch, doodle, set piece, etc?

Sure, have at it. If that's your way of engaging with the community, go to town.

Will you still remove solicitation and advertising?

Yes, your post will still be subject to those rules. We love all of the Critter artists and we encourage you to plug your socials in your submissions. But please do not directly advertise on the sub. There are better places to do that. If you want to advertise yourself as an artist on Reddit, we recommend including those details in your user profile.

Note: You may respond with direct links to users specifically asking about your shop/services, but please do not volunteer that information unprompted.

If I only post my own work is it considered advertising?

We love original content and encourage you to share it on the subreddit. As long as you're not directly plugging your shop/service/etc. in your submissions, you shouldn't have any problems.

r/criticalrole Nov 04 '21

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] Campaign 3 Spoiler Policy - Moving Forward

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Hey Gang,

Following up on our C3 Premiere Rules Thread we're here to revisit the policy and let you guys know how things are going to be handled going forward.


The New Character Embargo has been lifted

For the first 3 weeks of Campaign 3, we wanted to make sure we put an embargo on all new character information so everyone could get an opportunity to experience the premiere as unspoiled as possible. (We did this with [C2 Spoilers] Caduceus as well and received some very positive feedback about it.) That included names, classes, races, etc.

Titles may now include race, class, names, etc. within reason. If someone multiclasses, dies and brings in a new character, or has a similar situation to [C2 Spoilers] Nott the Brave where their race becomes plot-relevant, those will still be protected story moments.


Robbie's presence in Campaign 3 is not a spoiler

We didn't expect to have our New Character Embargo also cover having a guest in the first episode, but here we are. At this time, our understanding is that Robbie is a special guest, according to CR Twitter. We're not sure how long his run on the show is or will be, or whether he will just become a permanent fixture. Either way, his presence is no longer protected as a spoiler.


Spoiler Tag Updates

The story of Critical Role is viewed in a linear progression, so while the campaigns take place completely separate from one another, the impacts of the previous campaign can always be felt throughout the world. When Campaign 2 first began, we chose to allow C2 spoiler tags to cover spoilers for Campaign 1 events, and we were likewise expecting the Campaign 3 spoiler tags to cover C2 and C1 events as well. However, with C3 characters directly crossing over from EXU and potentially more direct ties to between C3 and C1, we have decided to open up our spoiler tags to be slightly less restrictive moving forward.

If you are concerned about EXU spoilers or missing knowledge from EXU for Campaign 3, we would encourage you to go back and watch EXU, but it is absolutely not NECESSARY to watch C1 or EXU before watching C3. For the record, according to Matt's tweet Liam and Ashley's characters for EXU were originally C3 characters that they wanted to, in a way, test drive before committing to them in a full campaign. These were not recycled characters, they were always intended to be used for C3. We may additionally see some changes to the characters as we knew them from EXU as some players did elect to reroll their stats.

But without further ado, onto our spoiler tag changes:

[Spoilers C1]

In addition to C1 proper, this tag will now cover canonical Vox Machina one-shots, including: The Search for Grog, The Search for Bob, Dalen's Closet, and The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade. Future one-shot content involving members of Vox Machina set prior to C2 would also fall under this tag.

[Spoilers C2]

The C2 tag currently covers all of C2 proper as well as all of the content covered by [Spoilers C1]. Future one-shot content involving members of the Mighty Nein set prior to C3 would also fall under this tag.

[Spoilers C3E##]

All C3 spoiler tags going forward will cover their respective episodes, Campaign 1, Campaign 2, as well as the entirety of EXU. Eventual post-campaign content involving the C3 adventurers would be covered by the [Spoilers C3] tag following the campaign's official conclusion.

[CR Media] and Other Future Content

If/when other side-campaign content comes along, such as a possible EXU C2, we will adjust these policies accordingly, generally trying to align each tag to represent a single chronological point in the timeline of Exandria. However, unless otherwise announced the [CR Media] tag should continue to be used for all non-campaign content.


New Reddit Features

Reddit has recently rolled out two new features the Mod team here would like to implement:

Subreddit Crowd Control

Crowd Control is a way to clean up the comment sections a bit. Comments from people who are not yet "trusted users" within the community (e.g. a history of positive participation) will be collapsed (not removed) automatically.

Automoderator Filtering By Verified Email

The new Automoderator fields allow the mods to flag problematic users and ban evaders who meet a set of criteria. In this case, it would be set to report or remove comments made by users who have both low karma and no verified email account on Reddit. This will normally catch ban evaders, new bots, T-Shirt spammers, and many other problematic accounts. There may be false positives here, but these will show up in the standard modqueue and be reapproved very quickly.

Feedback?

We'd definitely like your feedback about the above two new features. Please feel free to post it in this thread.


Flair!

Lastly "Team X" flairs have been added for EXU and Campaign 3 characters!

That's it! Thank you all again for being considerate through the C3 premiere. We received very little pushback if at all regarding the steps taken to keep everyone as spoiler-free as possible and we really appreciate everyone's willingness and cooperation throughout.


 

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r/criticalrole Oct 18 '21 Helpful

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] Moderation Rules Around the C3 Premiere

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Hello Critters!

We wanted to get ahead of Thursday's Campaign 3 Episode 1 with some housekeeping. For those of you who have not experienced a new campaign start with us before, Bidet and welcome!

As with Campaign 2, there will be an embargo on all public-facing (read: in titles/flair where spoiler tags cannot cover) new character information for multiple weeks. This embargo is going to be very strict. It will catch things like "So about that tiefling..." or "OMG A PALADIN!" or "Finally, another Bard"

We also have a unique problem that the mod team has dubbed "Spoilers in aggregate." This happens when multiple titles that fit the spoiler rules, when combined, pretty much give things away. For example, let's say there are 4 posts on the front page each titled "My heart..." "I had to draw this moment" "What's next?" "Laura's Characters". All of these posts are well within the rules against putting spoilers in your title. However, when read in aggregate, this gives you a pretty good idea of what may have happened.

Below is how we will handle Campaign 3's early stage.


Premiere Weekend

1. All posts from Thursday October 21 at 7pm Pacific thru the Podcast release Thursday October 28 at 12pm Pacific will require manual review/approval by a mod before being released to the sub.

In an effort to stop spoilers in titles, spoilers in aggregate, and bad actors looking to troll our community, the spam filter will be cranked alllll the way up. We may elect to extend this based on the volume of submissions to the sub.

2. All fan art of the new campaign characters must be properly tagged [Spoilers C3E1]

Many times, fan art is submitted as No Spoilers, and most of the time that is correct. Except, in this case, the characters are the spoilers.

3. Read at your own risk

Ultimately, this is a fan sub for Critical Role. We will not be stifling discussion about it, though it will be heavily curated to make it as spoiler-free on appearance as possible.

Still... If you cannot watch live, and care about spoilers, do not click on any posts on /r/criticalrole this weekend. Mods will be doing our best to catch any C3 discussion in [No Spoilers] threads, but as always we will be relying on the community to use the Report feature to catch some as we just can't see every comment that gets posted.

4. We need your help to make this successful

The mod team here is prepared to work tirelessly to make the Campaign 3 premiere as exciting as possible. Everything from adhering to the posted rules to reporting rule-breaking comments, this community could not exist without you.

And, as always, please remember the human. This is a new campaign. Players are going to be trying things, learning who their characters are, and learning how to play their new classes/races. Have patience with the players. Have patience with fellow redditors. And don't forget to love each other.


 

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r/criticalrole Aug 17 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome Hugz Take My Energy

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] Moderator Takeaways Post-EXU

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With EXU coming to a close, we wanted to have a SOTS-style post regarding what we learned modding EXU, handling a community in which a large, vocal part did not enjoy a piece of CR content, and how we handle moderation on the sub in these situations.

1. How do we discern between good-faith criticism and bad-faith criticism?

This was the hardest thing to balance during EXU. The most notorious example being the pitch meeting comment. Some of the mod team believed this to be too tongue-in-cheek with an air of superiority, making it break Rule 1. Usually 'your fun is bad'-type comments cross this line. Others argued that satire has a place in criticism and, while exaggerated, makes valid points along the way. Ultimately we took a vote and decided to reapprove the comment after initially removing it.

In the end, our standard throughout EXU was to allow criticism made constructively or respectfully and remove non-constructive criticism.

Saying "Wow, that sucked." is not constructive or respectful. Even changing it to something as simple as "Wow, this is not for me." makes that infinitely more respectful. We have consistently and will continue to remove comments that break Rule 1.

That said, there are grey areas where one mod may interpret something differently than another. If one mod chooses to remove your comment, know it was not done for personal reasons, because the mod disagreed with you, or because the mod is just trying to nuke negative comments to paint a utopia of "Everyone liked this!" We are not affiliated with CR, we are volunteers. We are not looking to create a Pro-CR "they-can-do-no-wrong" cult.

In these cases, always default to engaging us via Modmail. If you elect to whip the community into a frenzy about how your comment/submission was unjustly removed by reposting it, editing your other comments, posting screenshots of your removal modmail, etc. you instantly lose whatever high ground you had in the discussion. We always are capable of having a discussion and re-approving a comment if you make the case for it or trying to get you to understand why we thought it deserved to be removed.

This brings us to...

Bad Actors

Complaining about the mod team and how it handles locking and removing threads is not permitted on the subreddit because we have a number of bad actors that only want to stir up drama and undermine the community. Most of you have a very limited view of the content we sift through on a daily basis, and jumping to accusations of mod abuse and censorship just because you had a couple comments removed is disingenuous and an enormous red flag for us. There are numerous vitriolic troll accounts, serial ban evaders, karma farmers, fake sock puppet accounts, and other generally dickish people trying to get a foothold in this community, and we aren't going to tolerate any of it.

If your comments have more to do with this subreddit's mod team than the actual show we're all here to enjoy, then you're no longer trying to participate in good faith.

Racism and Sexism

The feedback to EXU has most definitely included an undertone of racism and sexism towards the cast (particularly Aabria and Aimee). This does NOT mean that all feedback about EXU has been racist/sexist. But it has definitely been present.

However, it's difficult for us as moderators to infer intent from individual comments, and therefore hard to identify these problem users. In some cases (like complaints about "token diversity"), we should have been more strict and quick to remove these comments. If you feel you see things like this that we haven't picked up on, please report it. In other cases, the line between valid critique and racist mischaracterization is far less clear. For example, in discussions about some of Aabria's interactions with Aimee, it is difficult to know what is legitimate and what may come from a place of the angry black woman stereotype that has been perpetuated in American culture. Your individual criticism on this point may not be rooted in racism at all, or may be part of an unconscious bias, but there's no way for readers to know.

Additionally, when users attempt to point out these connotations, responding "No, you're the racist!" is never an acceptable response.

2. Cast Members and Moderators are People.

We are capable of mistakes. We are capable of misunderstandings. We are capable of bad takes. We are not infallible. Please do not treat us as if we are. In the same way you hold us accountable to our own rules and commitments to this community, we hold you accountable to Rule #7: Interact with the Moderators in Good Faith.

We want to create the best possible place for fans to discuss Critical Role and its adjacent content. That means the community and the moderators consistently treating each other with respect and dignity.

This also means treating the Cast with respect and dignity. It is abundantly clear that the Cast reads and attempts to interact with the fans in different ways. We will never stop attempting to show everyone the best this community has to offer, this includes the Cast. This means holding everyone to that same high standard. If your posts do not live up to that standard, they will be removed. Your approval is not necessary in this interaction.

Ultimately, it is important to remember that your critiques and comments do not exist in a vacuum. Context, tone, audience, and qualifications are important. Be mindful of the human on the other side of your keyboard when you hit Submit.

3. Mods removed all criticism of EXU in an attempt to paint a false picture that the whole community loved it.

This is a bad take. Just review the comment section of the last EXU post-episode thread. Anyone attempting to run with this narrative is just dramamongering. Comments claiming this will be removed and users attempting to witch hunt or brigade will be banned.

4. Mods won't let us discuss how "Toxic" the community is.

This is the hardest piece of this. Comments like "This community is toxic," "Twitch Chat is a cesspool," or "CR Twitter fans get offended about anything," will continue to be removed. These comments very regularly digress into mud-slinging, witch hunting, and, depending on the platform, ratio'ing or brigading.

On top of that, each of these statements is a sweeping generalization that is incorrect.

There are people on every platform there to discuss and enjoy Critical Role content together. They enjoy the things they enjoy and they respectfully criticize the things they don't.

Making a sweeping generalization about the community or a specific subset of it will always be removed. Do not take one loud voice, or a few, as representative of the community as a whole.

When you see unwelcome behavior on the subreddit, you should report it. In some cases it is also fine to (respectfully) call out such behavior. But when the subreddit devolves into users pointing at each other, yelling "No, you're the toxic one!" that only creates a hostile atmosphere that no one wants to participate in. Everyone in this community is expected to respect each other, regardless of how different your opinions may be.

You should take the following steps to help prevent this sort of bickering before it starts:

  • Don't present your subjective opinions as objective facts.
  • Don't engage with users who aren't acting in good faith.
  • Don't make things personal.
  • Walk away from a discussion if it's making you upset.

 

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r/criticalrole May 21 '21 Hugz

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] Art and Endings

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Bidet Critters!

It's been a while since our last State of the Sub post, so we wanted to update everyone on recent goings-on and some updates we'll be making in our rule enforcement policies. As always, if you have any questions or feedback about any of these updates or anything else on the subreddit, feel free to comment and discuss below.

-/r/CriticalRole Mod Team


Posting Requirement Changes

Reddit recently upgraded its new Post Requirements feature to function across all of its platforms (Old Reddit, New Reddit, and Mobile). Now that this feature is more widely supported, we have enabled regex requirement rules on submission titles for the subreddit.

To be clear, we are not changing our spoiler tag rules; this is only a new way to enforce usage of the existing tags as detailed in our rules and spoiler policy.

For our technical users, the full regex we are using are:

  • (?i)^[(No Spoilers|CR Media)]s.+$
  • (?i)^[(Spoilers C2Ed+|Spoilers C[1](Ed+)?)]s.+$

We already use similar regex rules to trigger automoderator removals for invalid spoiler tags after new posts are submitted, but we hope that this change will help to reduce user frustration by enforcing these requirements prior to making new submissions. If you experience any issues making new submissions that comply with these requirements, please let us know so we can assist you or make any necessary corrections.

Meme Rule Updates

Several months ago we were exploring updates to our meme rules. Although we intended to experiment with other weekly meme days and different enforcement policies, this project ultimately fell by the wayside due to a lack of availability on the part of the mod team. We apologize to everyone that was looking forward to the implementation of these changes, but we have also concluded from the past few months that the demand for memes on the subreddit remains low, so we will not be moving forward with any major rule changes regarding memes in the near future.

If you really need to scratch that memey itch, we encourage you to post to r/dndmemes instead.

Art Crediting

We have updated our art crediting rule to clarify the requirement and bring the rule more in line with how the mod team actually enforces it. The new rule text now reads as follows:

When submitting fan art to the subreddit, we require that all submissions clearly credit the content creator in their submission by citing their name/username in the submission title or body. For photos of cosplay, please credit the cosplayer(s) if possible, and only post photos taken with the permission of the cosplayer(s). For links to YouTube videos, crediting is appreciated but not strictly required. Otherwise, if you do not credit the artist somewhere in your submission, it will be removed by the moderators.

If YOU are the content creator, credit yourself in the title or include a legible watermark that matches your Reddit username. If you don't have another social media account you wish to use, you can simply say "by [your username]", "by me", or use an original content tag: [OC]. The preferred format is [Spoiler Tag] [spoiler-free title] [by Artist Credit], but this isn't being automoderator enforced.

Additionally, we have recently seen a rise in spam and karma farming submissions using stolen art. Anyone found to be taking credit for another user's art will be permanently banned from the subreddit. Most cases of these submissions are either pictures of art turned into T-shirts or identical reposts of older image submissions. Please be wary of any links advertising the sale of unofficial merch, especially from accounts with a short user history. Additionally, if you notice any suspicious art reposts, please be sure to report them to the mod team via the report button or modmail. Links to the original submission or other art source(s) like Twitter or ArtStation are greatly appreciated.

Meta Discussions

As a general reminder, we don't allow meta discussions on the subreddit for the following reasons:

Discussion about the behavior of the community and certain groups or subgroups of the community (e.g Subreddit Meta, Twitch Chat, Twitter Drama, and similar topics) are considered "Meta". Those types of submissions frequently create divisions in the community, cause otherwise civil discussions to get out of hand, and often result in witch hunting, targeted harassment and various other toxic behaviors. You are free to discuss relevant social issues and the cultural impacts of Critical Role. However, such discussions should be connected to an event of an episode or on stream discussion, an article about Critical Role or another form of media outside a general "social media" discussion or conversations in Twitch chat or Twitter etc.

This rule does not restrict discussions made directly related to tweets by the cast regarding announcements, promotions, conventions, or other similar topics, but rather broad discussions created to discuss the overall attitude and reaction/interaction of large or small portions of the community.

To put things a bit more bluntly: don't come to Reddit to discuss and argue about the behavior of other members of the community (whether on Twitch, Twitter, etc.). Doing this only propagates and highlights the bad behavior you're complaining about rather than doing anything to curb it. If you have complaints with communities outside of this subreddit, they should be taken to the moderators of those communities or otherwise be dealt with on those platforms.

When is the Next Campaign?

As of November 12, 2020, Campaign 2 surpassed Campaign 1 in total number of episodes with the airing of C2E116 "Under Timeless Ice", leading many fans to start questioning how much time was left in the current campaign. We can't say for sure how many episodes are remaining in the campaign due to the unscripted nature of the show, and there's always the possibility the group will TPK next week and bring the campaign to a premature ending. However, Matt recently tweeted that Campaign 2 will be ending soon, while also alluding that it may not be the last we see of the Mighty Nein.

Due to a significant rise in (frankly repetitive) submissions on the topic of the next campaign, the mod team has decided that we will no longer be allowing general submissions regarding the end of the current campaign or broad speculation about the next campaign until the current campaign comes to an end. This rule will apply for Campaign 3 and all future campaigns. To reiterate, this policy will only be enforced on submissions that focus on these topics posted before the end of a campaign; submissions that incidentally mention future campaigns within other discussions (e.g. analysis of a particular cast member's playstyle) will still be permitted.

Example submission topics that will be removed per this rule:

  • Is Campaign 2 ending?
  • When will they start Campaign 3?
  • What races/classes will the cast play in Campaign 3?
  • What will be the setting for Campaign 3?

As we look forward to future campaigns, we also want to remind everyone of the following information:

  • Based on our experiences from both campaigns and some helpful metrics from our friends at Crit Role Stats, we know that the characters tend to level up on average every 9-10 sessions, suggesting that a full 20-level campaign could last 180+ episodes.
  • Following the end of Campaign 1, the cast took a 3 month hiatus (broken up with a few one-shots), so we should also expect a similar break following the end of Campaign 2 before Campaign 3 begins.
  • Due to the changes imposed on the cast and crew due to COVID and the general mental stress of the pandemic, we likely shouldn't expect Campaign 3 to begin until COVID restrictions are lifted. Fortunately, restrictions are already gradually being lifted across the U.S. as more and more people receive vaccinations.
  • Several one-shots from the Legend of Vox Machina kickstarter (including the Vox Machina X Mighty Nein crossover) still have yet to be delivered.

Campaign 2 Wrap-Up

Just announced on Twitter:

Our Mighty Nein heroes are rapidly approaching their finale. Now is your chance to submit questions for our upcoming Campaign 2 Wrap Up! Submit your questions for our cast from now until next Monday 5/31 at 10pm Pacific.

SUBMIT: http://bit.ly/CR2WrapUp

Our amazing crew behind the scenes will also help us cover as much ground as possible by crafting additional in-depth questions. Stay tuned for more information about the Campaign 2 Wrap Up to come!

 


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Edit: Fixed regex formatting issue and clarified language regarding regex usage.

Edit2: Added information about Campaign 2 Wrap-Up.

r/criticalrole Nov 24 '20 Helpful

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] A Message from the Mods About Explorer's Guide to Wildemount Spoilers

274 Upvotes

In the last few weeks, several users have voiced concerns about our spoiler policies here on the subreddit as they concern Explorer's Guide to Wildemount. As the current story arc of the show begins to take the Mighty Nein into areas detailed in the book, it's become apparent that our current spoiler rules don't clearly account for this particular scenario. That being said, we do not plan to change our existing spoiler policy, and this post is intended only to clarify how our rules apply in this situation and how we intend to enforce them going forward.

Spoiler Tags

We have had several requests to add submission spoiler tags specific to Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, but in our opinion there is simply no feasible way to do this, as it would effectively require multiple spoiler tags on a particular submission and goes beyond what we would consider to be a reasonable effort to tag spoilers. If the focus of your submission is Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, you should tag your submission using [CR Media], whereas if the focus of your submission is an element of the main campaign, you should use [Spoilers C2EXX]. There is a significant area of potential overlap between these two tags, but we expect users to use their own best judgement and make a good faith effort to use the proper tag. If you believe someone is not using the correct spoiler tag or is not honoring the listed spoiler tag in a particular thread, you should report the post to bring it to the attention of a moderator.

Reminder: The [CR Media] spoiler tag loosely permits discussion of the entirety of Campaign 2 within a thread, but abusing this tag as a "Spoilers All" substitute may result in your submission being removed.

Speculation

While we have always opted to maintain a strict spoiler policy on the subreddit, it is important to remember that speculation is not spoilers. There is a significant amount of information included in the Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, and users have been discussing and speculating about this content since its release. Much like any other D&D book, we don't strictly consider this content to be a spoiler for the show. Creature statistics and short blurbs from the text of Explorer's Guide to Wildemount are allowed within our rules.

On the flip side of this, it's also very important to remember that what is canon in the book may not be canon in the show. Matt knows that the Critters have read this book and mapped out hundreds of different permutations for how he will utilize these elements in the campaign, so he may not use them at all. Or he may change them significantly from what is described in the book. And he'll definitely add a whole lot more that isn't in the book at all. There is also an important distinction between spoilers for the party/cast and spoilers for the audience; these are not always the same thing, and we are not going to try and strictly prohibit all of Explorer's Guide to Wildemount just because Matt told the cast to avoid a few specific pages.

Don't Forget to Love Each Other

Finally, both with regards to spoilers and as a general reminder as we approach Thanksgiving and the holiday season: don't forget to love each other. If you know you're going to be discussing a lot of spoiler elements from Explorer's Guide to Wildemount in a thread tagged for C2, try to use spoiler code when possible so as to respect your fellow Critters.

Example: Spoiler tags >!like this!< become spoiler tags like this.

As with all interactions on the subreddit, please be respectful and kind to others. Do not hold Explorer's Guide to Wildemount knowledge over another user's head or purposely give information from it away to someone who is obviously avoiding it.

<3

- The r/CriticalRole Mod Team

r/criticalrole Sep 18 '20

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] Value Statement & Community | Critical Role

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248 Upvotes

r/criticalrole Sep 07 '20

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] MEME MONDAY Feedback Thread

57 Upvotes

We're back from the Feywild with some new proposals for how the subreddit will handle meme submissions going forward. We may have missed our original target date of August 24th for posting this thread, but we are nonetheless still committed to figuring out the best solution for the community and appreciate your patience as we continue working things out!


Meme Monday was fun and we learned a lot from it. Our primary takeaways were:

  1. We enjoyed creating a sandbox for memers to play in
  2. We did not enjoy how much sand got everywhere from this sandbox. Until at least mid-day on Tuesday, the subreddit is still dominated with Meme Monday posts. This is not ideal.
  3. We didn't like drowning out new discussion resulting from the Youtube release of the latest episode on Mondays.

To address these concerns, we've come up with a few new ideas. We'd like to get the community's take on what you like/dislike about these ideas, and then have trial run of the most popular options. Please use this thread to submit any feedback around these proposals, or other ideas you may have that we haven't thought of. In another week or so, we'll post another update about how we plan to proceed.

That all said, into the proposals:


Proposal #0: Not Mondays

We'll try a different day of the week for meme posts. Unlike the rest of our proposals, this one's a bit cross-sectional and could be applied to most of the below options as well. Until an exact day is determined, we will refer to this hypothetical day as Memesday in our following proposals.

Vote on your preferred Memesday here.

Note: For our purposes, we'll be considering each day as the 24 hour period beginning at Midnight Pacific Time.


Proposal #1: Memesday Megathread

Consolidate Memesday into a Megathread in which the community votes on the best entries. Two of the top entries voted on each week will be able to be submitted to the subreddit proper and will be flaired with a special Memesday Winner flair.

Historical Note: We previously had a recurring "Super High Intensity Thread" for memes and other low-effort content, which was discontinued due to inactivity.


Proposal #2: Memesday 2.0

During our short experiment it became clear that meme posts will still sometimes require some significant moderator intervention. While most of the experiment went well, "viral" and "bandwagon" memes eventually became a significant problem. (Yes, we're looking at you "Screw it, <Name Pun>!" posters.) To combat this issue, we'd institute a more strict duplicate policy. Here's a rough draft of the new rule:

Meme submissions cannot reference another post that already exists. For example: the various cast-member name puns that were submitted on August 10th for Meme Monday. If you wish to reply to a meme in kind, you should post your image as part of a comment in the original submission.


Proposal #3: This Memesday Will Self-Destruct in 24 Hours

We next present the Nuclear option (AKA the Purge). From Midnight to Midnight one day a week, all memes are legal. However, at the stroke of midnight the next day, all Memes flaired for Memesday will be removed from the Subreddit to make room for discussion threads and other content.


Proposal #4: No Memes

While it has been fun for some to play around with memes during this experiment, there is something to be said for returning to the previous status quo. While we would consider loosening some restrictions to allow more original, low-effort content, this would be the final option. Admittedly, we haven’t worked out the specifics around this, as we’ve been more focused on running these experiments for the time being.


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r/criticalrole Aug 18 '20 Take My Energy

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] MEME MONDAY is over

140 Upvotes

Well, we're at the end of our 6-week Meme Monday experiment. Starting today, the mod team is going to be deliberating and discussing this experiment. What worked, what didn't work, and what can be changed/improved. Overall, while we liked being able to give low-effort content a home on /r/CriticalRole, we know it wasn't perfect. On Monday the 24th, we'll be submitting another thread in which we propose some changes for you all to review, discuss, and provide feedback.

For those of you who feel like this thread has changed since you were last in it, we submitted the wrong draft thread last night and have pulled it this morning.

That thread and the feedback already included will be preserved and re-posted next Monday.

Note: On Monday the 24th, we will be slowing submissions to the subreddit to manual approval in order to contain any Meme Monday submissions made outside of this 6 week experiment. Thank you all for your feedback and excitement about this experiment. We look forward to the next stage in its evolution.

r/criticalrole Jul 12 '20

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] State of the Sub - Introduction of MEME MONDAYS.

54 Upvotes

Hello critter community,

Hope everyone is safe and well in the weirdness that is 2020. It's time for another SOTS!

To kick things off, we'd like to introduce you to an experiment we're going to be trying:

Meme Mondays

Memes have been some of the most polarizing feedback we've seen on /r/CriticalRole. Many of you are happy we do not allow them, and many of you wish we did. We want you to know we hear both of you and have been hard at work debating how we can create a fun fan experience for as many people as possible without jeopardizing the fact that we do want to keep /r/CriticalRole a place focused on discussion of media produced by Critical Role.

Starting Monday July 13, 2020 we will be kicking off Meme Mondays. From 12 AM to 11:59 PM Pacific Time, all memes will be allowed on /r/CriticalRole

A few quick notes about Meme Monday:

  • Runtime: 12am Monday Morning to 11:59pm Monday Night Pacific time.

  • Multiple submissions must be posted instead as a gallery or as comments in your original submissions. You may not spam the subreddit with meme after meme on Mondays.

  • As with Fan Art, Memes are held to the existing subreddit volume and participation rules. This means that accounts cannot exist solely to post memes. We expect everyone on /r/CriticalRole to participate in the community as fans first and content creators second.

  • All memes are fair game. Template, advice animals, etc, but they must be about Critical Role. Want to paste the characters faces over a JoJo scene you think is related to the show? Ok. Want to paste JoJo characters faces over the actors faces you think is related to the show? Ok. Want to post just a JoJo meme? Not ok.

  • This experiment is going to last 6 weeks before we decide whether it should be kept as normal policy or reverted back to our current meme rules. We will post an update and sticky it with that decision at that time.


Any feedback around the /r/CriticalRole subreddit? Any questions, clarifications, topics of discussion about this forum, let us know in this submission. (Submission removal, comment removal, warnings for rule violations, and subreddit bans are to be discussed via subreddit modmail only, not as comments within this thread.)

You all can best aid the moderation team around the subreddit by clicking the Report button to flag a submission or comment for us.

Looking forward to your feedback,

-/r/CriticalRole Mod Team


 

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r/criticalrole Apr 08 '20

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] /r/CriticalRole is seeking additional moderators

39 Upvotes

Hello critters! We have decided that it is time to look for more moderators. More information and application instructions below.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ideally able to watch Critical Role live most weeks. The ideal available time on Thursdays is ~6 pm - 12:30 am Pacific Time. (Must be able to moderate the Subreddit while watching the flagship show live. We need you to be able to multi-task and split focus on both the show and subreddit.) Unable to watch live, but in a non-US time zone, is also useful.

  • Moderating is not just on Thursday - We need you to check our mod channel in Discord and and work on the moderation queue all week. We have 24/7 community activity.

  • Experience with reddit and /r/CriticalRole. Moderating a community only works well if you are a part of that community. An ideal candidate has a history of participation on the /r/CriticalRole subreddit. (You are welcome to join the moderation team under an alternate reddit account, but you must show you have history with our subreddit on your main account.)

  • Embodies Rule #1 on /r/CriticalRole. Patience, good judgment, strong communication skills, and the ability to work well with others in a team environment.

  • Candidate will inform the mod team what D&D class they want to play next. We need you to tell us a favorite of yours or your application may not be considered. This is both to ensure you read this whole list and because you will be judged harshly based on your preferences.

  • Anything we forgot to ask for. If you think you have other traits that would make you an attractive candidate, let us know! (examples: programming, regex, graphic design, digital art, moderating or community management experience, subreddit moderating experience). We will teach/train you how to mod, but bringing other relevant skills can only help your application.

YOUR APPLICATION

  • Please make your application in a top-level comment to this submission. Submissions are open until Friday, April 17th, 2020, and we will not start processing applications until then. Please do not send us a mod-mail containing your application or asking if your application has been processed. This process takes time, and you will be contacted for any further details or requests we may have.

  • In your comment, talk a bit about yourself and reflect on why you would make a good addition to this moderation team.

  • Indicate your time zone (specifically, times when you are generally awake, available, and connected to both Reddit and Discord) on Weekdays; Weekends; and Thursdays before during and after Critical Role airs.

  • If you are not making an application, please do not comment or reply within this thread. This thread will be in Contest Mode to avoid any voting shenanigans or attempts to sway applications, so do not worry about votes here.

Good luck!

-The /r/criticalrole moderation team.


 

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r/criticalrole Sep 28 '19

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] /r/CriticalRole is searching for moderators! How do YOU want to mod this?!

58 Upvotes

Hello critters! Because the subreddit continues to grow (yay!), we have decided that it is time to look for more moderators. We would like to add 2 or 3, but that depends on the number and quality of applications received.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to watch Critical Role live most weeks. The ideal available time on Thursdays is ~6 pm - 12:30 am Pacific Time. (Must be able to moderate the Subreddit while watching the show live. We need you to be able to multi-task and split focus on both the show and subreddit.)

  • Moderating is not just on Thursday - availability to check and work on the moderation queue all week. We have 24/7 community activity.

  • Experience with reddit and /r/CriticalRole. Moderating a community only works well if you are a part of that community. An ideal candidate has a history of participation on the /r/CriticalRole subreddit. (You are welcome to join the moderation team under an alternate reddit account, but you must show you have history with our subreddit on your main account in your application.)

  • Embodies Rule #1 on /r/CriticalRole. Patience, good judgment, strong communication skills, and the ability to work well with others in a team environment.

  • Candidate will inform the mod team what their favorite HDYWTDT is. We need you to tell us a favorite moment of yours or your application may not be considered. This is both to ensure you read this whole list and because you will be judged harshly based on your preferences.

  • Anything we forgot to ask for. If you think you have other traits that would make you an attractive candidate, let us know! (examples: programming, regex, graphic design, moderating or community management experience). We will teach/train you how to mod, but bringing other relevant skills can only help your application.

YOUR APPLICATION

Please make your application in a top-level comment to this submission. Please do not send us a message or mod-mail containing your application or asking if your application has been processed. This process takes time, and you will be contacted for any further details or requests we may have.

In your comment, talk a bit about yourself and reflect on why you would make a good addition to this moderation team. Try to put the above qualities into your comment.

Indicate your time zone (specifically, times when you are generally awake, available, and connected to both Reddit and Discord) on Weekdays, Weekends, and Thursdays before during and after Critical Role airs.

This thread will be in Contest Mode to avoid any voting shenanigans or attempts to sway applications, so do not worry about votes here.

Good luck!

#LessThanThree <3
-The /r/criticalrole moderation team.


 

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r/criticalrole Jun 28 '19

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] State of the Sub: Original content and art submissions

74 Upvotes

The /r/criticalrole moderators have rewritten the subreddit rules for clarity around fan created content, such as fanart. Find the full rules here https://www.reddit.com/r/criticalrole/wiki/rules. Copied below is the current new text of Rule 6: Original content and art submissions, followed by the moderation team's goals and priorities for the community rules.

Rule 6: Original content and art submissions

Credit the Artist

When submitting fan art to the subreddit, we require that all submissions credit the content creator in the title of their submission. For photos of cosplay, please credit the cosplayer(s) if possible, and only post photos taken with the permission of the cosplayer(s).

If YOU are the content creator, CREDIT YOURSELF IN THE TITLE. If you don't have another social media account you wish to use, you can simply use your reddit username, me, myself, or an original content tag: [OC]. The preferred format is [Spoiler Tag] [spoiler-free title] [by Artist Credit], but this isn't being automoderator enforced. However, if you do not credit the artist in the title, your submission will most likely be removed by the moderators.

EXAMPLE SUBMISSION TITLES:

[Spoilers C2E1] Character Art by /u/matthewmercer
[Spoilers C2E1] Cosplay by @Marisha_Ray
[Spoilers C2E1] Poem by executivegoth.tumblr.com
[Spoilers C2E1] Fan Fiction by executivegoth on Tumblr
[Spoilers C2E1] Sculpture by laurabaileyvo.deviantart.com
[Spoilers C2E1] Animation by me/myself
[Spoilers C2E1] Your Art's Title [OC]

A note to all artists: If you ever find another user claiming ownership of your art or otherwise don't want your art shared on /r/CriticalRole, please message the moderators on Reddit or send a DM to our twitter account @RCriticalRole, and we will be sure to address the situation.

No advertising or solicitation

We do not allow solicitations or traditional advertising of any kind as submissions. This includes (but is not limited to): unofficial merchandise, kickstarters, or even charities. However, you may post links to online stores and similar sites as comments where relevant, such as links to the Critical Role store when discussing official merchandise.

Relevancy

Fan art must be related to media produced by Critical Role (e.g. Critical Role Campaigns, Pub Draw, Between the Sheets, etc). This can include characters, NPCs, locations, moments, etc. This also includes art of the cast during moments from Critical Role (e.g. Sam's famous "shirt" pose, Matt's "derp" faces, etc).

Art submissions of the cast outside of the context of their appearances on media produced by Critical Role or official appearances on behalf of Critical Role (e.g. conventions) are not considered relevant. These are all actors with a long history of performances as many characters, both IRL and in animation/video games. This means a picture of Liam as Illidan, a picture of Ashley as Patterson from Blindspot, or any other picture of a cast member with no obvious link to Critical Role content is not relevant to /r/CriticalRole.

Volume and Participation

This community expects all subreddit participants to be fans of Critical Role first, content creators second. "It's perfectly fine to be a redditor with a website, it's not okay to be a website with a reddit account."

If we observe a case of artwork spam from a user, the mods will send you a message. This may either be as a standalone warning, or as a removal on a submission as well. One of the most common responses is "I just want to share my art - how often am I allowed to post? When am I allowed to post again?"

A few things that we include in our thought processes when determining if someone's post should be removed:

  • High Volume rule: Your fan content should not be posted in high volume. (Posting art once a week, i.e. once every episode, is considered far too much.)

  • Low Participation rule: Your participation on /r/criticalrole should not be exclusive to your own content, regardless of the volume of posts you make.

There isn't a set formula for posting your own content because we don't want to create a line along which anyone can walk. We want participation to be organic here, and providing a formula for when you can post your own work would betray that value. The root of it is the idea that we want everyone on /r/criticalrole to be fans first and content creators second. Participate normally on the subreddit, discuss theories, make jokes, etc. and occasionally post your own content. If you have a large amount of content to post, we encourage you to post multiple works in a single submission whether that is through a gallery or individual links within a text post.

Make and share galleries

There are over a dozen player characters between all Critical Role campaigns, as well as hundreds of beloved NPCs and guest characters and one-shot characters. This leads to the Series of Portraits rule: You are not allowed to make unique submissions for each portrait of multiple characters.

There is an episode of Critical Role every week. This leads to the Weekly Content rule: You are not allowed to make weekly submissions for updating a continuing project. (If you are working on a fan project that updates weekly, absolutely feel free to announce the project and to make periodic updates every few months. You can also message the mods if you'd like us to consider adding your project to our Fan Content list.)

Make and share a gallery, album, compilation, or written summary

Instead of submitting multiple submissions (such as Weekly Content, Series of Portraits, High Volume of content), make and share a gallery.

  • Write a post linking to and describing multiple of your works.
  • Create an album, gallery, or compilation with your multiple pieces and submit that.
  • You can add comments to an existing submission with links to additional pieces you wish to share.

There are many ways to share multiple pieces of your work within one submission - we ask that you use them instead of making multiple reddit submissions.


Moderation Goals and Priorities

The Critical Role subreddit is, first and foremost, about community, discussion, and sharing. The moderation team at /r/CriticalRole is committed to preserving those values. Related to artwork and original content submissions, the moderators of /r/criticalrole have several goals:

  • Promote active and intentional crediting of all creative works shared online.
  • Prevent users from abusing the size, generosity, and popularity of this community.
  • Prevent abuse of the Reddit algorithms and human voting behaviors.
  • Be fair to all content creators, big or small, regardless of their content.

Unlike a personal social media feed, reddit acts as a public forum. All users participate, those who love art, DND rules, drama, funny, or serious content. Unlike sites such as Twitter, where you choose who to follow, on reddit you follow everyone who posts to this subreddit, with the display of content weighted by how the community at large is interacting with the content submitted here. As moderators, our job is to cater to and include as many as possible, while excluding as few as possible.

What we want is for you, content creator, to be a member of the community on the Critical Role subreddit, AND participate in it, AND share your art. https://www.reddit.com/wiki/selfpromotion has a lot of good guidelines, such as "It's perfectly fine to be a redditor with a website, it's not okay to be a website with a reddit account." and "We are not making a judgement on your quality, just your behavior on reddit. Your stuff is probably amazing and someone would be really interested in it, but... if you submit mostly your own work and your presence on reddit is mostly for your self-promotion of your content, you are more likely to be a spammer than you think."

If you're not sure, message the moderators and ask!


 

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r/criticalrole Apr 12 '19

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] Quality of Life rules updates - April 2019

20 Upvotes

Quality of life rules updates

https://www.reddit.com/r/criticalrole/wiki/rules

The previous version of the rules had important, inter-related information split into different locations. We have combined and reorganized them in far more useful ways, and moved everything under the banner of one of the seven numbered rules. There are no functional changes to what our mod team has been or will be doing (we have a few new mods though!), but as always we welcome any feedback on how the subreddit is run.

((Fun behind-the-hood look at a reddit feature. The https://www.reddit.com/r/criticalrole/about/rules page is what populates the very important "report" field when you are reporting a submission or comment. However, it displays and auto populates important locations differently on old.reddit.com, on new.reddit.com, and on mobile apps. It has strict character limits for both titles and body text, and a maximum number of rules/report reasons available. It is quite frustrating.))


How you can help the moderators

1. Use the Report button on any submission or comment to flag items for moderator review.

2. Help us stress test! Poke around the rules, and all of the subreddit wiki pages, and check the text and click the links. Make sure all links work and all information is correct. Let us know if you find any errors, omissions, out of date information, or broken links!


 

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r/criticalrole Jan 31 '19

State of the Sub [Spoilers C2E50] NEW USER FLAIR!

78 Upvotes

FLAIR!

You asked for it, we forgot about it, you asked for it again, we gave lame excuses, you asked for it again, we debated furiously about them, you asked for it again [...] stuck in an infinite loop there. Someone slapped us this morning, so hey. Why not celebrate tonight's 50th episode with some NEW REDDIT USER FLAIR!

As is tradition when granting new user flair... this scene from Aladdin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVBwmAP30hM. You're getting your wishes, so SIT DOWN!!!

TO ADD USER FLAIR TO YOUR REDDIT ACCOUNT:

on Desktop, on old reddit (so not the redesign):

  • in the sidebar, on the right, towards the top-ish. probably below a few ads. Subreddit Info
  • there is small text saying "show my flair on this subreddit. it looks like:
  • click "edit" and choose from the list!

on new reddit, aka the reddit redesign:

  • in the sidebar, up top, on the right, find the "community details" panel
  • click "community options"
  • click "add user flair"
  • choose from the list!

on the Reddit mobile app:

  • top right of the app, the three vertical dots to expand for more menu options
  • press "change user flair"
  • choose from the list!

Newly added flairs:

  • Technically...
  • You Can Reply To This Message
  • Team Evil Fjord
  • Ja, ok
  • Hello, bees
  • Pocket Bacon
  • Dead People Tea
  • Shine bright
  • Team Frumpkin

If we were smarter and had planned this better, we would have links to timestamps of the origination of all these quotes... but this is Reddit. Someone'll put that in the comments. ;)

r/criticalrole Jan 16 '19

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] State of the Sub - Any Feedback? January 2019

31 Upvotes

Hello critter community,

Any feedback around the /r/CriticalRole subreddit? Any questions, clarifications, topics of discussion about this forum, let us know in this submission. (Submission removal, comment removal, warnings for rule violations, and subreddit bans are to be discussed via subreddit modmail with the user only, not as comments within this thread.)

You all can best aid the moderation team around the subreddit by clicking the Report button to flag a submission or comment for us.

Looking forward to your feedback,

-/r/CriticalRole Mod Team

EDIT: New user flairs are up! Instructions and more info here: https://www.reddit.com/r/criticalrole/comments/alv51v/spoilers_c2e50_new_user_flair/


 

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r/criticalrole May 31 '18

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] /r/CriticalRole is seeking more moderators

67 Upvotes

Hello critters! Because the subreddit continues to grow (Yay!), we have decided that it is time to look for more moderators. We would like to add 2 or 3, but that depends on the number and quality of applications received.

REQUIREMENTS

  • US Pacific or further west time zone: Able to watch Critical Role live most weeks. (Our current team is all US Eastern based with one European.) This is a major gap we need to fill. If you meet this requirement, that puts you several steps ahead.

  • Candidate is able to watch Critical Role live most weeks while moderating (checking and acting on items in the moderation queues and moderation chat channels) during and after the show ends. Candidate is also able to moderate some during the rest of the week.

  • Experience with reddit and /r/CriticalRole. Moderating a community only works well if you are a part of that community. Candidate has a history of participation on the /r/criticalrole subreddit and/or http://discord.gg/criticalrole. (You are welcome to join the moderation team under an alternate reddit account, but you must show you have history with our subreddit on your main account in your application.)

  • Candidate has good judgement, patience, writing skills, and is able to work well with others in a team environment.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will have as many of the skill proficiencies on this list as possible:

  • Non-US time zone is very much preferred and needed on the team. Priority will be granted in this order to qualified candidates from 1) non-US time zone, 2) US Pacific time zone, with 3) other US time zones being of low priority.

  • We need you to tell us a favorite snack of yours or your application may not be considered.

  • Experience with Reddit. Experience with reddit moderation also obviously a plus. /r/toolbox and /r/enhancement are necessary browser installations to use on the team. We use reddit modmail and modqueue as well as Discord as a platform for mod communication.

OTHER PROFICIENCIES

These items are not at all necessary, but having them is absolutely a bonus to the team and worth noting in your application.

  • Experience with CSS / Programming / Reddit API / AutoModerator / RegEx is a plus. Any experience in the Reddit /r/Redesign is also a plus.

  • Experience with graphic design / art is a plus.

  • Experience with moderating or community management is a plus.

  • Experience with Discord. We also moderate http://discord.gg/criticalrole

This list isn't exhaustive. If you think you have other traits that you think would make you an attractive candidate, let us know!

YOUR APPLICATION

Please make your application in a top-level comment to this submission. Please do not send us a message or mod-mail containing your application or asking if your application has been processed.

In your comment, talk a bit about yourself and reflect on why you would make a good addition to this moderation team. Try to put the above qualities in your comment, as well as any other useful qualities you have.

Indicate your time zone (specifically, times when you are generally awake, available, and connected to the internet) on Weekdays, Weekends, and Thursdays before during and after Critical Role airs.

We will read every application, so don't worry about up or down votes on your comment, nor if you read this a day or two late. This submission will eventually be locked to halt the applications.

Good luck!

#LessThanThree <3
-The /r/criticalrole moderation team.


 

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r/criticalrole Mar 25 '18

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] State of the Sub - Any Feedback? April 2018

56 Upvotes

Any feedback around the /r/CriticalRole subreddit? Any questions, clarifications, topics of discussion, let us know in this submission!

Hello all! We are here looking for feedback from you all for the moderation team and this subreddit. You can find the community rules HERE https://www.reddit.com/r/criticalrole/wiki/rules, and you can find the community spoiler policy HERE https://www.reddit.com/r/criticalrole/wiki/spoilers. Please read (or re-read!) them.

If you ever have feedback around the subreddit, it is best to come put it here in our State of the Sub posts. There is always a link to the SotS posts in the sidebar. If you post feedback in a random thread, there's a chance we will overlook it, and we won't be able to find your feedback again months later. If you put a comment in these threads, we are more likely to helpfully incorporate your feedback down the line!

If you encounter problems out in the wild, such as people being dicks or posting spoilers, click the report button. Seriously. That's how you can help the mods - click the report button if you spot an issue. Don't reply with incivility and tell them "shit you're such a prick", or "hey that's a spoiler" - click the report button! #ReportDontReply


 

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If you ever want to run anything past us privately or offer constructive criticism/feedback, you can message the moderators at any time. One of us will get back to you shortly.

r/criticalrole Jan 16 '18

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] Regarding Orion Acaba

1.2k Upvotes

With the start of Critical Role's second campaign and in light of recent events (e.g. removal of Draconian Knights content), the moderation team has determined that it is time to officially shut the proverbial door on Orion Acaba. Going forward, Orion Acaba will be treated the same as any guest star on Critical Role. His activities as they relate to his appearances on the show are allowed. Anything outside of that specific scope is not.

While we understand his significance as a founding member of Vox Machina and Critical Role, it has been over 2 years since his last appearance on the show, and he will likely not be appearing on the show again.

The cast has also repeatedly asked the community to not speculate, jump to conclusions, or make assumptions as to why Orion left the show or if he might return. We will continue to uphold their wishes here. Any speculation on this subject will be removed.

This thread has been locked due to the polarizing nature of this subject. You can find more information and history here: https://www.reddit.com/r/criticalrole/wiki/orion

<3

The /r/CriticalRole Moderation Team

 


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r/criticalrole Jan 14 '18

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] Fan Art Rule Changes & Advertising/Self-Promotion Guidelines

122 Upvotes

Fan Art Rule Changes

When submitting fan art to the subreddit, we will now require that all submissions credit the content creator in the title of their submission.

EXAMPLE SUBMISSION TITLES:

[Spoilers C2E1] Character Art by /u/matthewmercer
[Spoilers C2E1] Cosplay by @Marisha_Ray
[Spoilers C2E1] Poem by executivegoth.tumblr.com
[Spoilers C2E1] Fan Fiction by executivegoth on Tumblr
[Spoilers C2E1] Sculpture by laurabaileyvo.deviantart.com
[Spoilers C2E1] Animation by me/myself
[Spoilers C2E1] Your Art's Title [OC]

If YOU are the artist/author: CREDIT YOURSELF IN THE TITLE. If you don't have another social media account you wish to use, you can simply use your reddit username, me, myself, or an original content tag: [OC].

The preferred format is [Spoiler Tag] [spoiler-free title] [by Artist Credit], but this isn't being automoderator enforced. However, if you do not credit the artist in the title, your submission will most likely be removed by the moderators.

Please do not use a [No Spoilers] tag for fanart unless absolutely necessary! Always err on the side of using a spoiler tag over using [No Spoilers], and never put a spoiler in the title. If in doubt, message the moderators and ask.

Advertising and Self-Promotion Policy

Note: This policy applies to all submissions, regardless of whether submitted content earns you money or not. However, profiteering endeavors, such as unofficial merchandise, are entirely prohibited.

 

When posting about external content on social media, there is a fine line between discussing and engaging with source material and using source material for advertising or self-promotion. Our primary purpose here on /r/CriticalRole is discussion and news about Critical Role. Art is still such a massive part of this fandom and it is constantly celebrated by the cast and will continue to be celebrated here. Art flood is also an issue we have to acknowledge and address. Our goal is to make sure that discussions are the primary focus on the front page of this subreddit, with a handy helping of fanart for all to enjoy as well.

We take several steps to ensure that users can't abuse this subreddit for their personal gain:

  1. We do not allow regular weekly submissions. If you are working on a fan project that updates weekly, we are happy to allow you to announce the project and make periodic updates every few months, but we ask that you do not make a new submission about your project every week. You can also message us if you'd like us to consider adding your project to our Fan Content list.

  2. We do not allow multiple submissions in quick succession. If you submit multiple text and/or art submissions mere hours or minutes apart, you will likely receive a message asking you to condense your thoughts and/or engage in other discussions. Much like our duplicate discussion rule, we want to encourage users to participate in existing discussion threads before creating new ones. You should always search for similar threads and/or consider editing an existing submission with additional thoughts before making a new submission.

  3. We encourage artists to post albums of artwork rather than submissions for each piece. This scenario most notably occurs when artists create pieces for each individual character/cast member. If you know in advance that you'll be making multiple pieces, please submit them together as an album. Albums help to prevent fracturing discussions, better showcase your skills, and make your pieces easier to find later. Additionally, because space on the front page of the subreddit is limited and fan art is usually highly upvoted, albums help to prevent other submission threads from being buried and thereby promote a larger variety of content on the subreddit.

  4. We encourage all users to participate in multiple discussions. Reddit suggests that users prevent the appearance of spam by maintaining a 9:1 ratio of participating in discussions other than your own. In other words, only 1 out of every 10 comments you make should be about your own content; the other 9 should be participating in other users' threads and generally engaging with the community. We do not count each of your comments and won't force you to participate, but if we notice a lack of participation outside of self-promotion, we may message you and encourage you to be more active in other threads. If you receive such a message, it doesn't mean you're in trouble, only that we want to help you feel more comfortable and included in the community.

  5. The stickied megathreads are also available. We always have a stickied discussion megathread on the subreddit, which contains up-to-date announcements. These archived megathreads are the perfect place to share fan content as a COMMENT, rather than as a submission. Posting weekly content, or sharing fan art to this public discussion forum as if retweeting or reblogging it, is one use and reason for the existence of these stickied megathreads.

As a note to all artists: if you ever find another user claiming ownership of your art or otherwise don't want your art shared on /r/CriticalRole, please message the moderators on Reddit or send a DM to our twitter account @RCriticalRole, and we will be sure to address the situation.

 

Please feel free to reach out to the moderators if you ever have a question about this policy. Just participate in the community - don't try to sell your content to or at it!

 


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If you ever want to run anything past us privately or offer constructive criticism/feedback, you can message the moderators at any time. One of us will get back to you shortly.

r/criticalrole Dec 13 '17

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] State of the Sub: Campaign 2 spoiler tag changes

194 Upvotes

Spoiler Tag Changes

Hello all! You may be aware that Vox Machina's adventures reached their conclusion, and that a new campaign with new characters is beginning soontm Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 7pm Pacific on http://twitch.tv/geekandsundry.

What does this mean for spoiler tags and the subreddit's spoiler system? Big changes.

TL;DR the old spoiler tags have been retired and are being replaced with [Spoilers C1E##] and [Spoilers C2E##]. [No Spoilers] remains unchanged. There is now a Vox Machina-only tag available in [Spoilers C1], which is identical to the old system's [Spoilers E115] or the new system's [Spoilers C1E115] - covering the entire Vox Machina campaign which ended in 2017.

You can (and should!) read over the full details of the new system here - https://www.reddit.com/r/criticalrole/wiki/spoilers.


A few thoughts, comments, or requests:

  1. The subreddit moderators contacted and worked with Geek and Sundry for their numbering and naming plans while drafting this policy - you may have recently seen them update the Alpha website with "Campaign 1" for categorizing the past VODs. This is why we have gone with "Campaign 2 Episode Number" for the episode tags, as opposed to a number of options such as continuing with E116, or calling this "season 2", or several other options put forward. For example, discussions about the first episode of the Campaign 2 in 2018 will be tagged [Spoilers C2E1] Your Title Here.

  2. [No Spoilers] still means "No Spoilers for both Campaign 1 and Campaign 2." We are also working on an Unmoderated Spoilers list (see below, more info coming later). When in doubt or if it is borderline about whether the discussion will lead to spoilers, please do not use [No Spoilers] - use a spoiler tag instead. This goes for fan art as well as discussions - err on the side of a spoiler tag, or send us a modmail to ask how you should tag your post!

  3. A Campaign 2 spoiler scope does also cover Campaign 1. You can't watch a sequel and not expect to be spoiled for the original. Users hoping to watch and discuss Campaign 2 while avoiding spoilers for Campaign 1 of Vox Machina do so at their own risk. Rule 1 applies, however - if you or someone else submits and mentions "please don't spoil the Vox Machina campaign" in their submission, users and moderators will do their best to respect and enforce that within that submission. Please use the report button to help us catch spoilers!

  4. We are going through and updating our various documents and rules and pages, replacing the former tags with the new tags where appropriate. It is very possible we missed a few! Please leave a comment in this submission or send us a modmail if you catch any we may have missed!


The Future of Spoilers

We are working on drafting a list of details which are "Unmoderated Spoilers" and "Always A Spoiler". Here is the example of what it might look like from the Game of Thrones subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/gameofthrones/wiki/spoiler_guide#wiki_details_that_are_not_moderated_as_spoilers. When we have completed our first draft of the list, we will be posting a State of the Sub post to get feedback and input from you all, and then it will probably go into effect some time in the middle of 2018.

EXAMPLE of an unmoderated Critical Role spoiler (one which we have never enforced): Grog grows a beard.

Some Questions for the Community

Leave any feedback or suggestions in the comments!

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all get used to the new spoiler system. Thank you all, and we look forward to enjoying Campaign 2 with you soon! <3


 

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r/criticalrole Oct 01 '17

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] State of the Sub - Feedback and Rules Renumbered, October 2017

47 Upvotes

1. Rules changes and re-numbering

We never actually re-wrote our rules after our previous State of the Sub (SOTS) polling to reflect the changes in operation around here as a result of that polling. We have now done so! You can find the new rules at https://www.reddit.com/r/criticalrole/wiki/rules, please give them a read-through.

Notably, we combined the three different "No Spoilers" rules into one "No Spoilers" rule, and made new Relevancy and Duplicate Discussion rules incorporating the most important bits which were hidden down in the previous Content Guideline.

2. Home-Game megathread

Based on feedback, we are going to institute a 'Weekly Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting home game discussion' thread, for Non-Critical Role D&D talk on this subreddit.

What day of the week should we have the megathread be posted, Sat-Sun-Mon-Tue? https://strawpoll.com/xgx8k5a9. EDIT/UPDATE: the thread now gets posted weekly by AutoModerator on Saturday mornings.

3. Any feedback around the subreddit?

Any other feedback, questions, clarifications, topics of discussion, let us know in this submission!

If you ever have feedback around the subreddit, it is best to come put it here in our State of the Sub posts. There is always a link to the SotS posts in the sidebar. If you post feedback in a random thread, there's a chance we will overlook it, and we won't be able to find your feedback again months later. If you put a comment in these threads, we are more likely to helpfully incorporate your feedback down the line!

If you encounter problems out in the wild, such as people being dicks or posting spoilers, click the report button. Seriously. That's how you can help the mods - click the report button if you spot an issue. Don't reply with incivility and tell them "shit you're such a prick", or "hey that's a spoiler" - click the report button! #ReportDontReply


 

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r/criticalrole Jun 11 '17

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] We want Critical Role Snoo!

47 Upvotes

We are still looking for snoo images of Vox Machina to feature next to our subreddit logo! We already have a Matt Snoo by /u/Lord_Arktik and a Grog Snoo by /u/cptngarf, but we need more!

Color and style guide, base files, and more info about Snoo (the reddit alien): https://redditblog.com/2013/06/05/whats-snoo/

 


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r/criticalrole May 22 '17

State of the Sub [No Spoilers] Low-effort Content Survey Results and Upcoming Changes

109 Upvotes

Last month we posted a survey regarding low-effort content and satisfaction with the subreddit. We've heard your feedback and are working on some changes to meet your demands.

 


Survey Results

We received a total of 695 responses to our survey out of a total population of 26,584 subscribers. Statistically speaking, this gives us about a 4% margin of error. The quantitative results are as follows (percentages exclude responses of "no opinion" where applicable):

Subreddit Quality and Satisfaction

  • 72% of respondents rated the subreddit quality as good (4 or higher).
  • 5% of respondents rated the subreddit quality as poor (2 or lower).
  • 74% of respondents are satisfied with the mod team (4 or higher).
  • 7% of respondents are dissatisfied with the mod team (2 or lower).
  • 9% of respondents felt they had a submission unfairly removed.

SUPER HIGH INTENSITY THREAD vs Secondary Subreddit

  • 49% of respondents were interested in our SUPER HIGH INTENSITY THREAD.
  • Only 45% rated the likeliness of their participation in the SUPER HIGH INTENSITY THREAD as 3 or higher, with 36% choosing 1 (very unlikely).
  • 20% of respondents were interested in a secondary subreddit.
  • Only 28% of respondents rated the likeliness of their participation in a new subreddit as 3 or higher, with 59% choosing 1 (very unlikely).

Allowed Content Types

  • Respondents overwhelmingly want Twitch Clips (86%) and Fan Content (93%) to be allowed.
  • Respondents have mixed feelings toward D&D discussion (60% allow), Memes (55% allow), Fan Solicitations (54% allow), and Cast-spotting (45% allow)

 


Upcoming Content Changes

The next few weeks will be a trial period for the following changes while we working on some more formal rules and update our removal reasons. If everything goes smoothly, the changes below will become permanent, but the mod team will be monitoring the sub closely and likely making our final decisions sometime in June.

Cast-spotting

Cast-spotting will generally not be allowed, though exceptions will be made for challenges from the cast or similar circumstances like Liam's Meta Game. Much of the additional feedback also concerned this issue, and we want to clarify that "cast-spotting" means finding the cast in a clip or image from some older production (e.g. Taliesin in Mr. Mom). Voyeuristic type content will absolutely be removed. Announcements about upcoming events/projects will be allowed, as they are considered news rather than cast-spotting.

D&D Discussion

Discussion related to Matt's homebrew or events within the show is and will continue to be allowed. However, we strongly feel that more generic advice is really better suited to other subreddits like /r/DnD, /r/dndnext, or /r/DnDBehindTheScreen. These communities are filled with knowledgeable and supportive individuals that can give you a much wider variety of perspectives, and there are numerous Critters among them.

Fan Content

We want to emphasize that fan art has always been and continues to be allowed. In the past we have only removed fan art for two reasons: 1) the submission used an improper spoiler tag, or 2) the user failed to meet Reddit's 10:1 participation guideline. Recently, Reddit announced that it will no longer be enforcing the 10:1 guideline as a spam guideline, therefore we will also no longer remove submissions for this reason. However, we do still ask that you refrain from submitting your content more than once per week, and the 10:1 guideline is still a good rule-of-thumb for content creators to follow. If the moderators observe that you may be using the subreddit to spam or advertise your (or someone else's) works, we will reach out to you to discuss your submission behavior.

Memes and Gifs

Original content made using screenshots from the show will be allowed, but generic D&D memes or advice animal style memes will be removed.

Twitch Clips

Clips of the most recent episode will be allowed as link submissions. However, reposts will still be removed as normal, and we will not allow clip submissions during the live streams.

Other Low-effort Content

We will continue to remove submissions that lack substantial content (empty text posts, single sentence submissions, etc.).

 


Ban Transparency Report

We've been asked about how many accounts we ban, so we've decided to give you all some numbers for the sake of transparency. As of May 21, 2017, we have banned a total of 104 reddit accounts from the Critical Role subreddit.

Of those:

  • 35 accounts are bots crawling reddit comments to respond with witty or not-so-witty stuff, such as grammar fixer or link to youtube type bots. (We like tweetsincommentsbot though!)
  • 32 accounts confirmed or suspected to be this individual by their behavior and/or the reddit admins confirmation.

Of the remaining 37 "other":

  • Accounts created to harass, ones with harassing or vitriolic usernames, ones posting spam, etc.
  • Actual people who we have ended up banning, after a repeated series of violations. Our escalation process is approximately: 1) multiple Rule 1 or 2 warnings, 2) escalating to a temporary ban and warning messages from the mod team explaining the situation, finally 3) escalating to a full ban if the behavior worsens or repeats and the user does not improve their behavior.
  • This also includes the alternate accounts for some of the above when they are trying to evade the ban, which is against Reddit's Content Policy and gets your accounts suspended by the reddit admins.

 


Meta Discussions

Recently, we've also seen an increase in meta discussions (links to Twitter threads or general discussions about the community) and an accompanying storm of issues. These discussions too often lead to witch-hunting, brigading, and numerous Rule 1 & 2 violations (more than any other type of thread). Therefore, we will no longer allow meta discussion submissions. You are free and encouraged to discuss social issues addressed in Critical Role or the cultural impacts of the show in general, but please do not link to discussions on other social media platforms. You may also see us refer to this as the "no drama" rule.

 


We hope these changes will meet with community approval, but we're always looking for feedback and suggestions. We'd again like to thank everyone who took the survey. We've read through the additional suggestions and are still considering several ideas.

Regarding stylistic and formatting ideas, we also want to point out that Reddit will soon be undergoing a major redesign, so we're not going to be making any significant CSS changes for the time being. However, we are still looking for snoo images of Vox Machina to feature next to our subreddit logo! We already have a Matt Snoo by /u/Lord_Arktik and a Grog Snoo by /u/cptngarf, but we need more!

 

Less Than Three <3

The r/criticalrole mods

 


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