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Rules and Guidelines for Steam Guides

What are the rules and guidelines for Steam Guides?

General Rules

Do not do any of the following:

  • Flame or insult other members
  • Bypass any filters
  • Abuse or encourage abuse of the Reporting Systems
  • Post personally identifiable information (i.e. name, address, phone number, etc.)
  • Post links to phishing sites
  • Openly argue with a moderator


Off-Limit Topics/Replies

Do not post any content that contain the following:

  • Porn, inappropriate or offensive content, warez or leaked content or anythign else not safe for work
  • Any discussion of piracy will result in a permanent ban from the Steam Community
  • Cheating, hacking, game exploits
  • Threats of violence or harassment, even as a joke
  • Posted copyright material such as magazine scans
  • Soliciting, begging, auctioning, selling, advertising, referrals, racism, discrimination
  • Drugs, alcohol


No Backseat Moderating

Let the moderators do the moderating. Backseat moderating is when people who are not moderators try to enforce the rules. If you see a person breaking the rules, take advantage of the Report () button or simply ignore the offensive content. 


Report Guides to Moderators

Should you observe a fellow Community member breaking these rules please report the guide by clicking the Report () button located on every guide.


Repeated Offenders

Repeated offenders of the above rules and guidelines will be banned from the Steam Community. Any moderator has the ability to ban a user for violating the rules at their discretion.

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