Steam limited functionality users who have spent no money

Apr

20

2015

Steam limited functionality of the Community users that no amount of at least 5 dollars, converted currently about 4.63 euros, have spent on the service. The measure hopes Valve abuse such as phishing and spamming counter.

Steam These include for sending invitations to friends, opening group chat sessions and vote on Greenlight, Reviews and Steam Workshop parts. That says Valve on his site. In addition, users with a limited account no longer participate in the Steam Market, has been publishing reports Steam Discussions limited, they have no access to the web-api and can browser and mobile chats no longer use, to them the minimal amount spent.

The measure is intended to protect users against spam and phishing. “Malicious users often use accounts that no money has been spent. We can compare the spending pattern to distinguish the mainstream of malicious users,” Valve gives as clarification of the measure.

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