Random Steam game giveaway #4

Make sure you join my Steam group for a chance of getting it, it’s free!

This giveaway will end on Thursday 01.03.2018.

Extended the giveaway until the next Monday because no one wanted it..

Extended once again, for 20 days. The giveaway will end on Monday 25.03.2018.

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Random game giveaway #4

Getting blocked for no reason

This seems to happen often to me so I figured I’ll start uploading a video of them from now on..

I haven’t seen the player 76561198133786960 before and for no reason they just blocked me in for minutes and then didn’t save me or anyone else from the hook during rest of the game.

Steam link filter and spam

Steam is over run with spam, scam and other link sharing. Users have links on profile name, bio, comments, guides, screenshots and everything else where user content is allowed.

Valve is trying to fix the problem with their link filter which can block out dangerous links and warn about suspicious links, sometimes even about safe links. Only very few trusted links can opened directly without ending up on the warning page before you may open the link.

But it also can cause a lot of headache when they block too much.

For example now for the past week and a half all .pro domains have been blocked across the whole Steam platform. First week or so it was blocked everywhere. Now it’s only blocked in Steam messages, Steam profile page bios (not including group bios) and profile comments. Which means I cannot have the link to my (this) website on my Steam profile bio text and I cannot link anyone to any page on my website via Steam message.

This is not the first time they have blocked a whole top-level domain. Previously nearly all .ru domains were filtered in November-December 2016 because of a promotion and/or discount on .ru domains leading to massive amount of spam, scam etc in Steam platform.

I have not personally seen any .pro domain scamming or spamming in Steam but still, I have to suffer from it too.

At the moment I am “bypassing” the block by using my another domain on .net tld to redirect here in my bio and profile comments.