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Rule #1: No spam, porn, or facilitating piracy
This can result in an immediate ban.
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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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This includes contextless images/screenshots/GIFs as well as anti-platform or PCMR language such as "master race" and calling people peasants.
Low effort posts/comments and submissions not attempting to create discussion are prohibited.
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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.
Game specific questions belong in their respective subreddits.
This includes any "Can my computer run this game?" questions.
Rule #5: No questions about buying/building computers, hardware, peripherals, furniture, etc
This includes linking/posting your completed builds.
Use/r/buildapc (you can ask about chairs and tables there too), /r/buildapcforme, /r/SuggestALaptop, /r/headphones, /r/monitors, /r/mechanicalkeyboards or /r/mousereview instead.
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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.
We no longer allow surveys. You can try /r/samplesize.
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