Why I Deleted My Steam Account

Wierdo

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Just because there's bottom feeding backwards trash out there doesn't mean the service promotes their agenda, just report to cleanup crew and move on, no reason to quite over it.

Welcome to the internet lol.
 

NickJames

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The great pussification of America is strong this generation. The other day I heard Overwatch is going to start banning "toxic" players. What the fuck? Trash talk is a way of life in video games, stop getting your panties in a bunch because someone called you out on sucking.
 

Motley

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What the hell? I don't even think I have ever even posted, or browsed forums on steam for that matter.

I just play games.

And this guy is probably a member of ARA. Wack jobs!!!
 

oROEchimaru

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What annoyed me on steam was cheating in tf2 and tona of fake groups trying to trade with u
 
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As far as I know, "alt-right" was coined by Richard Spencer: an idiot no one cares about but the media loves to use as a scapegoat. The media then goes on to use the term for anyone slightly aping that they have conservative thoughts. So in the true sense of the term, "alt-right" is white nationalism, which hasn't been responsible for any of the extreme violence you listed here since the armed wing of the Democrat party, AKA the KKK, fought against the Civil Rights Movement 40-50 years ago. White nationalism is such a small movement that you're probably more likely to run into a true transgendered person than a white nationalist.

If you look close enough at a single length of cable and squint just the right way you can pretend it's a thousand completely different wires, totally unrelated to one another.
 

zkostik

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This fits the very definition of an SJW keyboard warrior. He saw something that he thinks other people would be offended by that the press is saying everyone is offended by and is now using his platform to call other keyboard warriors to arms to try and force Steam to do something about this by being the loudest group of offendatrons on the internet. Best thing to do is treat these people like trolls and don't feed them by giving them attention.

It's not about seeing them, it's about finding out they exist in the first place. If they exist, then something must be done about them.

I like how the example presented in the article doesn't show the number of members, and the last active discussion was in 2015 with 3 replies. Meaning this guy had to do a deep search to find the thing that would offend him.

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The other example given has 40 members. Steam has over 125 million active users, with over 10 million concurrent users at any given time. This isn't even a drop in a bucket.

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Well, I don't find them because for one I don't look for them. Not sure how it's a surprise they exist. It might be a safer bet to cut them some slack as racism doesn't go away like that. They get banned and harbor even more hate and then it spills out in something much worse than a dumb forum post. Just because everything gets censored up the wazoo doesn't fix the problem at the root. The problem is a bit one and not new but a way to start fixing it is to educate yourself and your kids and learn from history (apparently this keep failing over and over again).
 

Zarathustra[H]

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No shortage of Storm Front-lites on the internet so that is a pretty piss poor reason to join Steam for.

Personally I wouldn't ditch Steam because of this, I just don't look or post at those areas of the forums, but I think he is right that better moderation is needed to weed out the racists and assholes. Plenty of other places for those types to go to so its not like they're going to suffer really.


I just buy games on Steam. I've never used any of their forums or communities.

People in gaming communities tend to just be asshats and spoiled brats anyway, and I have little desire to socialize with them :p

When I first got PUBG, I set it up the way I liked and joined a game. On the island in the beginning I heard all the asshats mic-spamming. I immediately hit ESC, and found how to disable voice com in the menu, and haven't turned it back on since. Much better :p

With as many users as Steam has moderating it properly would be a monumental task requiring many employees, which would just drive up the cost of games.

Boycotting the social elements of Steam may make sense, but cutting yourself off from the predominant source of games seems silly.

That being said, I wouldn't be upset if Steam were to just shut down all forums and groups all together. We don't need that kind of asshattery.
 

twonunpackmule

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Seriously, people like this are those that have like 30 background apps running on their computer and then complain about it running slow.
 

ZodaEX

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I just buy games on Steam. I've never used any of their forums or communities.

People in gaming communities tend to just be asshats and spoiled brats anyway, and I have little desire to socialize with them :p

When I first got PUBG, I set it up the way I liked and joined a game. On the island in the beginning I heard all the asshats mic-spamming. I immediately hit ESC, and found how to disable voice com in the menu, and haven't turned it back on since. Much better :p

With as many users as Steam has moderating it properly would be a monumental task requiring many employees, which would just drive up the cost of games.

Boycotting the social elements of Steam may make sense, but cutting yourself off from the predominant source of games seems silly.

That being said, I wouldn't be upset if Steam were to just shut down all forums and groups all together. We don't need that kind of asshattery.

Ass Hat? Is that one of those trending TF2 memes?
 

N4CR

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This fits the very definition of an SJW keyboard warrior.
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'Nazi'. As soon as you see 'Nazis' referring to themselves as such, they are larping. The correct term they typically use is National Socialist or Natsoc in short - 'Nazi' was a derogatory term invented by a Jewish man lol.
Looks like the SJW took the bait as per Armenius's post below.

Or maybe they're just jokes. People love to joke around on the internet, but these people lack any sense of humor. The link to the Nazi group on Steam was "nazigrouperinolol." Or, "Nazi Group, I know 'laughs out loud'."

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Armenius

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The great pussification of America is strong this generation. The other day I heard Overwatch is going to start banning "toxic" players. What the fuck? Trash talk is a way of life in video games, stop getting your panties in a bunch because someone called you out on sucking.
Does that mean "GG no re" is now a bannable offense?
 

Patton187

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Him deleting his steam account confirms to me that he, like many SJW "journalists" are not gamers at all. They have infiltrated another hobby to push their bullshit that is not wanted or needed.
 

Seventyfive

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Valve must be in damage control mode as these groups in the op are vanishing.

Steam allegedly made $3.5B in revenues 2016 and Valve (steam's owner) is a private company essentially owned by 1 guy who employs only 360 people. They might have not known about those racist groups and they're just cleaning them up now. "damage control" would be people willing to boycott steam en masse or shareholders freaking out. Neither of which is happening and even if it were, Gabe is still laughing his way to the bank.
 

Croak

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c_porter

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If you look close enough at a single length of cable and squint just the right way you can pretend it's a thousand completely different wires, totally unrelated to one another.

If you zoom out far enough from a thousand completely different wires, totally unrelated to one another, and squint just the right way you can pretend it's a single length of cable.
 

DejaWiz

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For anyone that does NOT want to be offended:
Turn off your computers, smartphones, televisions, and radios. Cancel your magazine and newspaper subscriptions. Sound-proof your home, board up your windows, and lock your doors. Once you THINK you have totally isolated yourself from the real world, then find a way to nuke yourself from orbit...it's the only way to be sure.

Otherwise, go about your day with your big kid undies on.
 

Comixbooks

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People on Steam have no life and if they play games all day are probably lazy don't worry they won't harm anyone.
 

zkostik

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The great pussification of America is strong this generation. The other day I heard Overwatch is going to start banning "toxic" players. What the fuck? Trash talk is a way of life in video games, stop getting your panties in a bunch because someone called you out on sucking.
Haha, some n00bs are forever like diamonds. Brings back the old Quake and CS days, just man up and kick the loud mouth pussies in the ass. Some people just take things too seriously and get it's just a game. Things not working out, take a break or grab a beer. Everything is better with some beer. ;)
 

Romale23

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I take it you had the same attitude towards English class. :)



I'm am actually rather curious as to what this guy's motivations are. Maybe he really does believe all the arguments he's putting out there but this sounds more like artificial outrage generation we've seen from corporate competitors than a legitimate criticism of the Steam service.
Always was terrible in English and at this point it isn't worth fixing.
 

Lateralus

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No you see the white supremacists are good because they make the SJWs mad.

I wouldn't mind if both went away. There are some of us a lot closer to the middle that are tired of all of this nonsense. Sanity, reason and logic may still be present in some people but the extremists make so much noise that sometimes it's easy to forget that reasonable people still exist. Fortunately it seems as though people are getting tired of their crap and/or able to see through it.
 

DuronBurgerMan

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Used to be a joke that the KKK was three guys plinking beer cans, and two of 'em were Feds. Wouldn't be surprised if it's the same for the 40 Stormfronters in that little group.

I guess I just don't care. Everything on the Internet has some toxic people, and usually cleansing the forum of them is spending too much effort picking nits. Better to ignore them and go on about your business.
 
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If you zoom out far enough from a thousand completely different wires, totally unrelated to one another, and squint just the right way you can pretend it's a single length of cable.

You are absolutely right, it's just not fair to treat them like Muslims.
 

GlowingGhoul

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You are absolutely right, it's just not fair to treat them like Muslims.

Communists have killed between 60 and 100 MILLION people in the last century, and subjugated hundreds of millions more to their "progressive" policies. You know, the same Communist movement upon which 'antifa' are based. The same knee-jerk leftist ideology your views emanate from. The same left wing views that inspire the security forces in Venezuela to use sexual assault and murder to silence "right wing" political opposition (you know, that socialist paradise every one of your like minded liberal celebrities praised just a few years ago).

It was a left winger like you who opened fire on dozens of congressman for the crime of being the "evil Republicans" you rail against. You might as well have been there whispering encouragement into the ear of the Bernie Sanders campaign worker/Rachel Maddow superfan who shot Representative Scalise in the chest, and tried to kill dozens more.

Lies like your claim that the "alt-right has killed thousands of innocent people" are exactly why Antifa and their allies believe "preemptive violence" is acceptable against anyone they label "alt-right".
 

modi123

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Let me get this straight.. The KKK made him put his steam account away?

(Hashtag - sorry Ramones)
 

zero2dash

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Cool, maybe the next Steam sale, the Steam store won't go down because one less wet blanket won't be trying to load it and suck up all the bandwidth.
 

zamardii12

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Valve offloads moderation of game-specific forums to the developers. Just like translation of its store pages or curation of its catalog, Valve seems to like nothing more to offload the work on others. That approach might be fine for some functions, but the company cannot abdicate responsibility for the community and culture that has come from its own neglect. That's why I'm terminating my Steam account.

Omfg. This was hard to read. Yes, let's abandon all free speech because some people can't stand to turn the page. It's like people complaining about violence on TV and sexual content on the radio. If you don't like it, turn the station/channel/whatever.

i swear these ultra-progressives are the worst kind of anti-american-value fascists.
 

mope54

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So in the true sense of the term, "alt-right" is white nationalism, which hasn't been responsible for any of the extreme violence you listed here since the armed wing of the Democrat party, AKA the KKK, fought against the Civil Rights Movement 40-50 years ago. White nationalism is such a small movement that you're probably more likely to run into a true transgendered person than a white nationalist.
HAHAHA, did you just poke your head out from under a rock that you been under for the past 30 years?
 

GlowingGhoul

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Governments shouldn't censor, but the social consequences for you conduct should always have the potential to be truly dire.

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Just to be clear, he's calling for "dire consequences" for "opinions" expressed, not "conduct'.

A leftist totalitarian. Express an opinion he doesn't approve of and of course the government shouldn't impinge on your right to free speech, but he and the left wing mob will do what they can to reveal the address of you and your family, hoping to make them fear for their safety, try to get you fired, intimidate your neighbors, deny you access to services, and with the warm embrace of "preemptive violence" by SJW's, probably hope that someone with more guts than he has actually kills you. For your opinion.
 

lcpiper

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Well, the whiners haven't killed thousands of innocent civilians like the alt-right have. So there's that.

It's not illegal to be a big, whiny baby. Parking a van full of fertiliser under a federal building is. Or mailing bombs to people that trigger your sensitivities, for that matter. Still, I'm actually a fan of these public alt-right groups. I'm a fan of keeping violent degenerates in places where they can be easily tracked, identified, and crushed out of society.

Governments shouldn't censor, but the social consequences for you conduct should always have the potential to be truly dire.

All of my pontificating aside. An article about a temper tantrum fuelled rage quit because you were exposed to idiots only makes the author look weak. Far too weak to deal with the consequences of publishing his thoughts on the internet. There will be future crying from this author, especially if he has made himself incapable of reviewing games and loses his job. Those are the sorts of tears ass holes like me want to bottle and sell.


The Alt-Right killed thousands of innocent civilians?

I wouldn't give those posers the credit, like Neo-Nazis, the real Nazis were hunted down and exterminated decades ago and those very few remaining who haven't died of natural causes yet are still laying low because shit ... people are still after that ass for what they did. The real Nazis are really all practically extinct.

Now these wana-be Nazis, they aren't the ones who killed millions and I don't think they could get it up to kill thousands either so either I don't know who you are labeling the Alt-Right, or You don't know who's actually been killing who o_O

P.S. don't get things mixed up here though, I'm all for keeping an eye on any violent asshole just like you are. Bullshit is bullshit and it stinks no matter what name you put on it.
 

Ur_Mom

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Shit. Racist motherfuckers on a Steam group. Personally, I have two options if I'm offended by something online:

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or

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It's worked out great so far. Sometimes, I can be the one being a dick, though. So, I show myself out before I get banned, usually.
 
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