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There's been an uptick in meme-posts lately that have had to be removed. Most we get early one, but sometimes not until hours after they were posted to some people's confusion. I just want to reiterate what it says in the sidebar. /r/lotr does not allow meme posts or image macros. The community decided this some time ago and the moderators stand behind it as we try to keep the post quality up in the subreddit. If you see memes posted please use the report feature.

There is a separate subreddit /r/lotrmemes and a /r/MiddleEarthMemes for all your meme needs.

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Posted byElf-Friend8 days ago
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MASSIVE WARNING: DO NOT BUY TSHIRTS FROM LINKS PROVIDED TO STRANGE SHOPS THAT YOU'VE NEVER USED BEFORE. THESE ARE LIKELY TO HARVEST YOUR CREDIT CARD DETAILS AND RIP YOU OFF.

Firstly, we are not banning T-shirt posts. Please feel free to post pictures of your cool and interesting LOTR shirts - this includes unique designs you've done yourself. Posters may also do limited self promotion of their shirts by linking to an Etsy page (or similar safe/trusted vendor).

So, here's what the bots are doing. One bot (often 7-8 month old accounts with little karma) will post a question "where did you buy it?" but note that the question is often in poor/broken or awkward English. This is the setup for the second bot to reply with a linked comment to an online shop. The second bot will disguise their link - so it appears to be one domain, but is actually another. They use a stock website template with stolen images of the t-shirt from the thread. If you buy from these sites you will be defrauded by likely having your credit card information stolen and you'll never get the t-shirt either!

What we are going to ban is bots who are posting in T-shirt threads. We are looking for your help with 2 things:

  1. Please report any links to t-shirt shops - these links pop up and you know they're dodgy.
  2. Please also report the top level comment (usually in poor English) asking where you got the shirt.

Note that sometimes the comments asking 'where you bought it?' will have lots of upvotes. This is being done by bots too, to try and get their links visible. So don't be fooled by upvotes!

If you're not sure about reporting an account, check its post history. There will be little to no activity. That's a giant red flag.

If you wish, please also comment that the post is a bot, to warn other users not to follow the links.

Upvote friendly comments warning of bots, downvote any post you know to be a bot that is advertising tshirts. This will help hide those posts until mods can get rid of them.

Once a comment has 3 reports it's removed by auto moderator. We are then more likely to see it and ban the bots - as well as add the domains to the banned list.

Finally, if you post a t-shirt please try and watermark it or put lines across the design. Do something to make it difficult for bots to steal and repost onto their own websites. This also protects your intellectual property if you're trying to create and sell your own original work.

Thanks for your support everyone. We'll get rid of the bots, we just have to be vigilant.

WOPR

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Which one absolute moment in the entire trilogy do you always get the chills or goosebumps from? Or which moment in each movie? I have a tie for 3 moments lol 1. The moment Gandalf and Balrog are falling down inside the cave. 2. Gandalf's charge at the end of Towers. 3. When Gollum gets the ring back at the end of ROTK. I mean the whole movies are chill factories! The scenes, music, emotion, GOD I LOVE IT!!!!

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Why is the former a lot weaker and seen less as a race while the latter are capable warriors and seens more or less equal to Men and Elves. I mean they're both small people.

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Somehow my father has never seen this trilogy and I'd like to watch it with him in his native tounge, Spanish. If I buy a trilogy in blu-ray do you guys think all the movies will be dubbed in Spanish so he knows what the heck is going on??

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Hello friends,

I somewhat recently got The One Ring but have yet to play a game. I'm new to tabletop RPGs like this so I don't know where to begin. I've been watching Roll20 to see if any good newbie games come up but haven't got into one I could do yet.

My question is, where is a good place to start with The One Ring and similar RPGs? Is there a YouTube tutorial that you would recommend, maybe a good game recording for demonstration, etc etc. I imagine questions like this are asked a lot but anyone has a good starting point, or another thread that answers these questions, that would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers!

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