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Quality > Posts must be in English, for articles and other content in another language it must be run through Google Translate. > URLs must be in their original source, no URL Shortening services are permitted. > >Not permitted: > > Memes (e.g. rage comics, image macros, "One-liner" jokes) > Steam Reviews, Greenlight reviews, etc. > Store tags, joke tags, etc. > Generic content (e.g. chat logs, scoreboards, weapon skins, kill cams) > >Mod's Discretion Mods can remove posts at their discretion
Technical Support, VAC Bans, or Trade Bans > The subreddit is NOT for technical support, you can ask for assistance in our Weekly Support Thread (Usually stickied at the top) but you are not permitted to post it as a thread on the subreddit. > > You should contact Steam Support if you have any personal issues. (e.g. Game bans, trade issues, scams) - Nobody on this sub can assist with these issues. >
> Please check Steam Status about issues with Steam servers or services, don't post asking about it.
Exploits, Bugs, or Glitches > Exploits Do not post about exploits or major bugs that could adversely affect or ruin the Steam or game experience for others. Instead, to report a bug or exploit, send steps on how to reproduce it to us in modmail, at which point we will evaluate it and report it to Valve and will evaluate if it's appropriate for you to post in the sub. > > Bugs and Glitches Do not post common bugs such as Steam Download Speeds, Store pricing errors, idled playtime, -999% Prices, etc.
Advertising, Referrals, or Self Promotion > Advertising Promoting Steam Groups, etc. is not allowed. > > Referrals Do not post referral links to anything. > > Self Promotion The general rule is that if you financially benefit from promoting your content (Such as a game you've developed, a website you earn money via ads from, etc.) it is NOT allowed - purchase Reddit advertising. > > If you've made a useful tool or other creation that you don't financially benefit from, but would like to promote, that would be acceptable.
Scamming, Cheating, or Phishing > We do not permit the discussion of individual users in association with these topics - This falls partially under Witch Hunt rules. > > Scamming We do not allow pictures of steam chats, accusations of scammers, etc. > > Cheating Do not discuss or promote cheating in multiplayer games, or information on where to acquire cheats for multiplayer games. > > Phishing Do not link to phishing sites, post pictures of attempted phishing attempts, etc.
Piracy > Do not link or discuss methods of piracy; We don't care either way about you pirating a game or ROM, but we cannot promote the activity on the subreddit.
Trading, Begging, Giveaways, Raffles, Coupons, etc > The following are not allowed: > > * Trade offers > * Item pricing > * Showcasing winnings > * Trading, betting or gambling advice/analysis > * Asking for items or games, no matter the reason > * Raffles > * Coupons for Steam Games > > > The following are not allowed unless you get explicit permission from the moderators: > > * Giveaways > * Asking for donations and posts related to charity
Game Suggestions, or Asking for Friends > We have a weekly sticky thread at the top of the subreddit for game suggestions, so do not post a separate thread asking for suggestions. > > Use the search feature on the subreddit to see previous weekly game suggestion threads to further research games suggested to purchase. > > There are services and other sites to locate and find like-minded people to befriend on Steam and in Steam games, so do not post here asking for friends.
Accusations, Witch Hunts, Developer Misbehaviour > Accusations Ensure that before you make any accusations of misdeeds that you back this up with solid evidence, it is usually best to contact the mods before making any public accusations. > > Witch Hunts We do not support the inciting of witch hunts against people. Doxxing, etc. are completely disallowed. > > Developer Misbehaviour If you are going to accuse a developer of a misdeed or misbehaviour publicly you MUST ensure that you have significant valid evidence to back this claim.
Steam SSA / TOS, Reddiquette and Reddit Site Rules > Steam Subscriber Agreement We do not support breaking the Steam Subscriber Agreement. >Do not post about methods of breaking it, such as how to use VPNs to bypass restrictions, selling accounts, etc. > > Reddiquette and Reddit Site Rules We expect that you abide by Reddiquette and the Reddit Content Policy.
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