General Forum Rules & Guidelines

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  1. Satish

    Satish Administrator
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    Jun 28, 2016
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    Make sure you are posting constructive criticism, whether it's negative or positive. Contrary to what some people believe, we do take feedback from here into account.

    Administrators/Moderators reserve the right to change/edit/delete any content at any time if they feel it is inappropriate.

    I. General Forum Rules:
    Do not:
    • Flame or insult other members.
    • Abuse or encourage abuse of the Reputation, Post Reporting, or Private Messaging Systems.
    • Post personally identifiable information (i.e. name, address, email, phone number, etc).
    • Bump threads.
    • Derail a thread's topic.
    • Post links to phishing sites.
    • Post spam (i.e. +1, 10char, rickrolls) or Re-post Closed, Modified, Deleted Content.
    • Repetitively post in the incorrect forum (example: trade requests belong in trading forum).
    • Openly argue with a moderator. Contact the Moderator via a private message.
    • Share your account. Forum accounts are intended for the use by one person.
    • Create alternate, backup, or multiple accounts.
    • Publicly post or otherwise share PMs with other users unless you have the expressed permission of the sender to do so. Private Messages are intended to be just that - private.
    • Spam / Advertising / Self-promote in the forums.
    • Ask for email addresses or phone numbers.

    II. The following topics are strictly off limits, including in external links:
    • Porn, gross stuff, or anything else not safe for work.
    • Piracy, warez, Leaked content.
    • *Any* discussion of piracy will result in a permanent ban from the Steam Forums.
    • Cheating, hacking, game exploits.
    • Threats of violence or harassment, even as a joke.
    • Posting copyrighted material such as magazine scans.
    • Soliciting, begging, auctioning, selling, advertising, referrals.
    • Racism, discrimination.
    • Drugs, alcohol.
    • Religious, political, and other “prone to huge arguments” threads.
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