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Chuck Apr 13, 2023 @ 6:25pm
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Did anyone else get account restricted for upvoting the most upvoted review from this game?
WTF steam?

Your account has recently upvoted a user review that was banned for attempting to scam users or other violations of Steam's Rules & Guidelines.
Originally posted by FREEDOMS117:
Hey so got clarification on why it happened here is the response:

Hey thanks for writing in here and first off, apologies for the delay and the overall experience. I've removed the vote ban on all of the affected accounts, and the lock on your account was removed as Tim mentioned previously.

You can disregard the previous message and I will provide a bit more info below.

Our moderators watch for content that describes how to cheat or describes how to tamper with anti-cheat systems. Those are against our rules and it looks like that is what our moderation team incorrectly identified with this case, leading to the banned review. I agree with your evaluation that this review does not fit that criteria.

Furthermore, the mod identified this review as potentially dangerous to other players, due to some of the steps requiring registry edits. This led to the additional lock that was placed on your account and voter accounts. I can see that your review does not contain phishing links, attempts to scam or deceive players, or anything else that warrants a lock.

I'm happy to unban the review, but think it makes more sense to have that complex and detailed troubleshooting within a Steam guide, along with at least some disclosure about how the steps are 'at your own risk'. The guide could then be linked to directly from the review.

We will also be following up with the developer about the behavior described in the review.

If you have other questions or concerns, let me know.

Steam Support

and the screenshot of the response: https://imgur.com/a/VMIWK02

I am going to ask that the review be restored, and then I will add a note about how I believe the issue is most likely fixed as of 4/14/2023 when I retested and tried to reproduce it in a VM. I did not experience the issue like I personally did on Jan 24th.

Also will remove the registry part, it is only there to completely remove every tiny thing related to the anti-cheat. That registry part is what all uninstalled applications leave behind. So its just extra information. The established connections to a japan IP after the game is uninstalled is the important part, and i believe that although the bug is fixed there should be a record of it. Especially due to the shady behavior surrounding it.
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Slender Apr 13, 2023 @ 6:35pm 
Yeah I just got the same, I remember voting the review as helpful and it appeared to be a legitimate review.

Almost 2500 people voted on it

I've contacted support, let's see what they say
Same here! I don’t even remember the comment??
BRODAD3U5 Apr 13, 2023 @ 6:46pm 
Yep! Great job, Valve! /s
nwad Apr 13, 2023 @ 6:46pm 
I got hit by this, too. Banned from voting on any reviews until the 13th. I changed my password as recommended, but I'm not sure if my stuff was hacked or Steam's servers were. I don't remember anything about this game, but I see on the store page I have it set to ignore, so I guess there was something about it I didn't like. Another thing I don't like is being falsely accused of trying to scam people.
BRODAD3U5 Apr 13, 2023 @ 6:47pm 
Originally posted by nwad:
I got hit by this, too. Banned from voting on any reviews until the 13th. I changed my password as recommended, but I'm not sure if my stuff was hacked or Steam's servers were. I don't remember anything about this game, but I see on the store page I have it set to ignore, so I guess there was something about it I didn't like. Another thing I don't like is being falsely accused of trying to scam people.
You're not hacked. It's a template they use in the event that you "didn't" upvote.
Asimov Apr 13, 2023 @ 7:06pm 
Hey WTF was that??????????????
Asimov Apr 13, 2023 @ 7:07pm 
Originally posted by Sunflwr:
Same here! I don’t even remember the comment??
Me too and now i can't publish a review until 13 mai
HomicidalBeaver Apr 13, 2023 @ 7:09pm 
Same thing here, idk what that was about?
Paradise Express Apr 13, 2023 @ 7:17pm 
Hah yeah, wack stuff, and not sure why it bans from upvoting on other reviews for like a month.
magus_darklighter Apr 13, 2023 @ 7:38pm 
Same here seems like 100% ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. Never even voted on the game and didn't even know it existed.
Xasn Apr 13, 2023 @ 7:39pm 
Was it a positive or negative review?
magus_darklighter Apr 13, 2023 @ 7:40pm 
Negative review from what was show on the email.

Originally posted by Xasn:
Was it a positive or negative review?
Shadow Apr 13, 2023 @ 7:56pm 
I got hit with the same thing never seen this game before.
Achillezzz Apr 13, 2023 @ 8:00pm 
same
Flonno Apr 13, 2023 @ 8:02pm 
Me too
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