It’s been a while since the [**Universal Rules**](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/community-moderation/ITFIpNUE) have been really looked at, and today we’re pushing out an update to them based on feedback we’ve received from the community. Here’s a quick rundown of the major changes, although we encourage *every* board member to review the rules and read the new additions:
#MAJOR RULES CHANGES
We’ve added three new specific rules – while all of these rules were implied by previous rules, we’ve called them out specifically as these are things that we’ve heard pretty loudly players want to see less of (well, nobody was begging for a “No sharing personal information” rules, but it seemed important).
**Gameplay and Rank Shaming [Added]:** No belittling or shaming a player for their champion pool, rank, playstyle, or match history.
**Pejorative Language [Added]:** Do not use language intended to express contempt for an individual on the basis of ethnicity/race, sexual orientation, political affiliation, gender, religion, etc. This includes, but is not limited to, examples such as “gay”, “retarded”, “autistic”, “cuck”, “jew”, etc., even if intended humorously or jokingly.
**Sharing Personal Information [Added]:** Do not post personal information belonging to yourself or another player. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: real names, addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, Facebook profiles, etc. The sole exception is for streams/fan pages/names belonging to individuals who have opted to reveal this information to the public.
**The Good Stuff [Added]:** A section detailing some positive board behaviors that are great to aspire to. It’s worth reading, as if your post is adhering to these principles you’ve got nothing to worry about. If it looks a bit like the Summoner’s Code tweaked to apply to the boards, well…
You’ll see three sections (Good Stuff, Bad Stuff, and Really Bad Stuff) to help convey which behaviors we consider most problematic, some more links to the moderation discord and/or player support, some wording changes for clarity, and a nifty new drop-down format.
#[You can find the updated Universal Rules here.](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/community-moderation/ITFIpNUE)