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Old 08-30-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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You Can Get Banned For Mis-using Steam Greenlight

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My friend and I learned the hard way. If you make a fake Greenlight project, prepare to get banned a week from community features. I'm not contesting this ban, but I wish I could just make fake projects for the hell of it. I made my second project visible to friends only as an inside joke, and it got banned in seconds.

You cannot change your avatar, name, comment on anything, or upload screenshots. At least chat still works.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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I'm not contesting this ban, but I wish I could just make fake projects for the hell of it.
You can make all the fake games you like...just not on Greenlight. That's not what it's for.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:33 PM   #3
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Stop ruining the new features with bull like that. 1 week punishment is not enough for something like that.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:34 PM   #4
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Oh yeah... Let's take away space from legit games just so you can make a little joke...

No wonder you got a 1 week banned... Stick to the rules fella
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:34 PM   #5
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You can make all the fake games you like...just not on Greenlight. That's not what it's for.
Of course I can. I'd prefer to showcase them on Steam though. Like I said before, I made it private to friends only with the intention of only letting my friends see - so we can share a few laughs.

Not contesting this ban at all.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:39 PM   #6
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Tbh, thats how it should be. We can be happy to have something like this. And it would be a shame if it would get ruined by trolls.

Although I have to admit that some fakes were funny :P
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:41 PM   #7
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At least it's a one week ban and not permanent.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:41 PM   #8
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Yeah not a good thing but understand the inside joke thing. Problem is, if you thought of it, then 1000's of other have to. Place would be flooded with inside jokes and make Greenlight irrelevant. I think if its made private though, and kept that way it should not be a bannable offense. Humor is not Valves strong suit trust me though. My only 2 infractions ever on Steam were 2 jokes.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:42 PM   #9
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Good.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:42 PM   #10
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I think it's justified. Valve could risk getting sued if someone puts up a project that violates some sort of copyrights on Greenlight.

Also cuts out the crap. Funny crap but crap nonetheless.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:46 PM   #11
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Stop ruining the new features with bull like that. 1 week punishment is not enough for something like that.
More or less this, this could possibly be a great new feature, and having people flood it with pointless crap because they think they're funny is just stupid.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:47 PM   #12
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I agree with all of you. Fake projects shouldn't be allowed for obvious reasons.

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Problem is, if you thought of it, then 1000's of other have to. Place would be flooded with inside jokes and make Greenlight irrelevant.
True, very true - but my project was listed as friends only with intentions of it being an inside joke.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:48 PM   #13
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You're messing with peoples' emotions!
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:50 PM   #14
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I agree with all of you. Fake projects shouldn't be allowed for obvious reasons.



True, very true - but my project was listed as friends only with intentions of it being an inside joke.
Im sure anyone reported it, otherwise they wouldnt have noticed it. So your friends or at least some (or one) of them thoughts its not funny at greenlight.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:52 PM   #15
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Im sure anyone reported it, otherwise they wouldnt have noticed it. So your friends or at least some (or one) of them thoughts its not funny at greenlight.
It got banned in a matter of seconds. Within 10 seconds of being posted. It was my second project though, so my assumption was that the admin was on to me and banned it immediately.

Just to be clear: I'm okay with the ban. Fake projects and other scams should be done away with and banned asap. What bugs me more than the community ban is the principle. Private projects shouldn't be moderated unless it's something extremely heinous like child porn. What harm is a fake project going to do if it's only allowed within a circle of friends?

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