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Old 03-01-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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Cool Adding friends restricted? Seriously?

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Ok im not really hating and i apreciate steam's free software but seriously you need to buy something to add friends? Cmon why not returning FREE adding friends

I hope you all agree
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:44 PM   #2
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I think it's a matter of restricting spam account possibilities.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:45 PM   #3
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I personally don't.They already give a lot of stuff for "free". Either way you can just buy a 1$ game like fortix and then you will be able to add friends...

btw remember that they aren't running a charity...
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:11 PM   #4
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Ok im not really hating and i apreciate steam's free software but seriously you need to buy something to add friends? Cmon why not returning FREE adding friends

I hope you all agree
It's because of what Ashkan said. However, people who HAVE bought a game can still add you themselves and you can accept. Just you can't add them!
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:32 AM   #5
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I think it's a matter of restricting spam account possibilities.
Yes, and I like it this way.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:16 PM   #6
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I do agree, because I use free games simply because they're FREE. It's pretty stupid, and when someone ingame asks you to add them you go "Doh... Yea..." and you CAN'T. It's pointless.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:58 PM   #7
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I do agree, because I use free games simply because they're FREE. It's pretty stupid, and when someone ingame asks you to add them you go "Doh... Yea..." and you CAN'T. It's pointless.
But for every person playing, there would be 5000 spamming/scamming accounts.
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:33 PM   #8
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I do agree, because I use free games simply because they're FREE. It's pretty stupid, and when someone ingame asks you to add them you go "Doh... Yea..." and you CAN'T. It's pointless.
As Jasonbecker said, spend a dollar and buy Fortix. Problem solved.
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:48 PM   #9
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You know, you could buy a 49 cent TF2 Mann. Co. Store item which will upgrade your TF2 account to premium and will also make your Steam account a full Steam account.
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:43 AM   #10
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I do agree, because I use free games simply because they're FREE. It's pretty stupid, and when someone ingame asks you to add them you go "Doh... Yea..." and you CAN'T. It's pointless.
It's not pointless, it's to stop spam accounts.
You also haven't paid anything, why should you get all the benefits paying people have.
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:47 AM   #11
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My Steam account is missing some Community features and/or is showing up as a limited user. What does this mean?

Why are some features of Steam not available to me?

Answer

Limited users are not able to send friend invites or initiate chat sessions. We've chosen to limit access to these features as a means of protecting our customers from those who abuse Steam merely for evil purposes such as spamming and phishing. Spammers' and phishers' ability to send pesky invites and chat requests to strangers is thereby reduced, protecting legitimate users from annoyance and scams.

The good news is that other features are still available. Limited users can still create community groups, be added as friends, and chat with other users.

Please note: limited users must navigate to their Steam community homepages in order to view friend requests.

How can I gain access to all Steam features?

To access all features of Steam, simply purchase a game from the Steam store, redeem a Gift or Guest Pass* on Steam, complete a microtransaction, or activate a retail game on Steam.

* Access to features may be limited to the duration of the Guest Pass.



Can I gain access to these features by playing free demos, adding a non-Steam game as a shortcut, or promotional trials like Free Weekends?

No. Demos, Free Weekends, free games (Examples: Alien Swarm, free versions of Portal or Team Fortress 2), and other promotions do not act as qualifying items.

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...3330-IAGK-7663

And btw i dont agree.
Paying customer is always paying customer.

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