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Repetitive, Unrelated, Generic Content >Repetitive Content > >Reposts and frequently asked questions are not allowed. Search the subreddit before you post. > >Unrelated Content > >Posts must be about this subreddit, Steam, Valve, or the community surrounding them, or parties and features that interact with or relate to them in one way or another. > >General gaming-culture and game-specific posts are treated on a case-by-case basis. > >Generic Content > >This includes, but is not limited to the examples below: > > Reviews > Chat logs > Store tags > Game news feed >* 'Funny' system requirements > >Steam Servers > >We do not allow individual posts about the steam servers being down.
Support >Support > >Do not create threads about personal support issues. > >This mainly includes, but is not strictly limited to: > > Refund issues. > Trading or market issues. > Steam client or server issues. > General crashes and game-specific issues. >* Account issues such as bans, hijackings, or Steam Guard. > >Asking if other people are experiencing an issue you are having is not allowed either. > >Please use the dedicated Community Support Thread.
Bugs, Exploits >Bugs > >Do not post common bugs such as download speeds, empty news pages, pricing errors, the 1969 bug, etc. > >Discussing or giving steps on how to abuse or take advantage of a bug is not allowed. > >Exploits > >Do not post exploits that can adversely affect or ruin experiences for others. > >Do not share existing exploits. Report them to Valve: http://valvesoftware.com/security
Advertising >Advertising > >Promoting Steam groups, Discord servers, game servers, subreddits, etc. are not allowed, but feel free to ask for permission via modmail if you for example would like to host an event and you believe it is relevant to /r/Steam. > >Promoting something for pure financial gain is not allowed. > >Consider purchasing Reddit Advertising. > >Promoting tools, mods and other creations that you do not financially benefit from is allowed. > >UGC that requires the user to download something has to be hosted on GitHub. > >Surveys are generally allowed.
Gambling, Scamming, Cheating, Phishing, Trading >Gambling, Scamming, Cheating, Phishing > >Do not perform or post about the following: > > Scam or phishing attempts. > Ask for or give trading or gambling advice. > Link to gambling, scam, phishing or cheat sites. > Accuse someone of scamming, cheating or phishing. > >Meta discussion is allowed. > >Trading > >/r/Steam is not for trading, we suggest you use one of these subs instead: > > r/tf2trade > r/Dota2Trade > r/SteamGameSwap > r/SteamTradingCards >* r/GlobalOffensiveTrade
Begging, Giveaways, Charity >Begging, Raffles > >Don't beg for free stuff; it doesn't matter if it's implied or not, there are other places for it. > >Giveaways > >Individual giveaways hosted by a single person are not allowed, instead consider sending what you are giving away to an active member of /r/Steam as a random act of kindness, or use one of the many other Subreddits that are dedicated to game giveaways: > > /r/GiftofGames > /r/PlayItForward > /r/steam_giveaway > /r/RandomActsOfGaming > >Off-site giveaways are allowed under the following conditions: > > You must be guaranteed to receive your game. > Off-site giveaways must be for Steam games only. > Posting games that are always free is not allowed. > There can be no chance involved in receiving your game. > Draw/entry-based giveaways, competitions and raffles are not allowed. > There cannot be any requirements or strings attached to receive your free game, except for creating an account on the website. > >Charity > >If you want to host a charity event you need explicit permission from the moderators.
Game Advice, Asking For Friends >Game Advice > >Posts asking for advice on which games to buy, how to smartly spend your money on Steam games, finding a game you forgot the name of, etc are not allowed. > >Instead, post in the Game Suggestions thread that is usually pinned at the top of the subreddit. > >/r/tipofmyjoystick is a great subreddit you can post in if you're trying to get help finding a game you forgot the name of. > >Search the subreddit for the Game Suggestions thread if it is not pinned, or to find previous Game Suggestions threads. > >Asking For Friends > >Posts asking for friends or people to game with are not permitted.
Accusations, Witch Hunts >Accusations, Witch Hunts > >You need tangible evidence when accusing a party of wrongdoing. Baseless, vague, negligible, or implied accusations are not allowed. > >Submissions must solely focus on the wrongdoing of a party related to their presence on Steam or /r/Steam. > >Direct links are not allowed, and you must censor identifying information from screenshots (like usernames) unless it is essential to the post. > >It is best to contact the moderators before accusing a party of wrongdoing.
Steam SSA, Reddiquette, Reddit Content Policy >Steam Subscriber Agreement > >We do not allow posts that break or encourage the breaking of the Steam Subscriber Agreement. > >Do not detail or facilitate how to break it, such as how to use VPNs to bypass restrictions, selling Steam accounts, sharing Steam accounts, etc. Breaking them on /r/Steam, e.g. by creating a post to sell your Steam account isn't allowed. > >Meta discussion is allowed. > >Reddiquette and Reddit Content Policy > >Please follow the Reddiquette. These are mainly general points on how to have a successful conversation and we believe that most of them are self-evident. > >The Reddit Content Policy will be strictly enforced as such content puts yourself, other users and at some point the entire subreddit at risk.
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