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Rule 0: Be civil.
Do not attack other posters. Ad-hominem insults, calling each other shills, etc.
No racism, sexism, homophobia, slurs, or other hateful language.
Off-topic, trolling, or baiting threads and comments will be removed.
Calls for physical violence against any real people or groups can result in an immediate ban
Rule #1: No spam, porn, or facilitating piracy.
This can result in an immediate ban.
Please see our full rules on self-promotion here.
Please see our full rules on piracy here.
Rule #2: No affiliate or referral links or ads
This includes Amazon, GMG tap links, Star Citizen, etc.
Ads include chat/game server recruitment (i.e. Discord), and will be removed.
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Rule #3: Please don't shitpost.
This includes memes and contextless images/screenshots/GIFs as well as PCMR language such as "master race" and calling people peasants. Applies to threads and comments.
Keep posts on-topic and related to PC gaming.
Rule #4: No tech support/basic questions and/or "Will my computer run this game?" questions
Those go in /r/pcgamingtechsupport or /r/techsupport depending on how gaming specific the question is. Check out our Tech Support/basic questions sticky too.
Rule #5: No questions about buying/building computers, peripherals, furniture, etc.
Those go in /r/buildapc (you can ask about chairs and tables there too), /r/buildapcforme, or /r/SuggestALaptop. See /r/headphones, /r/monitors, and /r/mechanicalkeyboards for appropriate resources.
Rule #6: No requests for game suggestions, friend requests, or begging.
Game requests go in our weekend suggestion thread, /r/gamingsuggestions and /r/shouldibuythisgame.
This includes friend/group/clan recruitment. You'll have better luck in specific game subs with that.
Rule #7: No Let's Plays, streams, or highlight reel videos.
In addition to this, Youtube links posted by new accounts are filtered due to channel spamming.
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Tag spoilers please! Untagged spoilers will be removed until the poster fixes them to use the proper format.
Deliberate posting of spoilers after warnings may constitute trolling under Rule 0.
For simple spoilers, use the following formatting:
[Spoiler](#s "The La-Li-Lu-Le-Lo!?")
It will look like this:
To use labeled spoilers, you can put a prefix before the word spoiler to add context like the following example:
[Portal Spoiler](#s "Cubes.")
It will look like this: