Porn Games Hub - Valve to moderate it on Steam

New York Times Magazine

When a user reports a discussion thread or post, Valve's moderation team will investigate to see if the content violates the platform's Community Guidelines. If this is the case, the team will remove the content and either warn or ban the offender.

Do you believe you can post venomous, abusive comments inside Steam game hubs without consequences? Consider again.

Valve announced on Wednesday that it will begin moderating reported discussion posts in all Steam game hubs on Tuesday, September 25, unless developers opt out. Valve has previously left this task to developers.

 

This is how the new moderation system will work: When a user reports a discussion thread or post, Valve's moderation team will investigate to see if the content violates the platform's Community Guidelines. If this is the case, the team will remove the content and either warn or ban the offender.

Valve has stated that it will not "actively peruse" community discussions or post in threads. "We will only communicate with players when issuing a warning or ban for reported content," the company promised.

 

Other types of reported community content on Steam, such as screenshots, art, guides, profiles, and reviews, are already reviewed and acted on by Valve's content moderation team.

"In the past, we were hesitant to get involved in the moderation of individual game discussions because we didn't want to step on the toes of game developers who want their own style of communication with players and their own set of behavioural guidelines," Valve wrote. "However, we've heard from an increasing number of game developers who would prefer for us to take a more active role in discussion boards, at least to the extent of handling posts that are reported by other players."


Developers: if you prefer to handle your own game hub moderation, you can disable this service in your game's Steamworks settings (Edit Steamworks Settings > Community Tab > General).

For more blogs and articles, please visit Reverb Magazine. If you wish to contribute to our blog, please email us on morhadotsan@gmail.com