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Offline Mánagarmr

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Viral friends list
« on: October 26, 2016, 01:12:31 AM »
While I personally only have ten friends or so, I just wanted to inform you that Steam will automatically remove shortened links like goo.gl.
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Re: Viral friends list
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2016, 01:20:30 AM »
Steam actually removes a number of links from chat. Its irritating when you're just trying to show things to people, but I'm sure its like how they disabled /me: Because some people are just too stupid and scammed to let us have nice things in steamchat.

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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2016, 01:48:15 AM »
Steam actually removes a number of links from chat. Its irritating when you're just trying to show things to people, but I'm sure its like how they disabled /me: Because some people are just too stupid and scammed to let us have nice things in steamchat.
It is indeed annoying, but for shortened links I can understand it. There's no way to verify where it goes prior to clicking in Steam.
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Re: Viral friends list
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2016, 12:17:31 PM »
Thanks for the note!  I fixed that, and have released two more updates on this irritating subject: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arcengames/ai-war-ii/posts/1719581

I hate this part of my job, I swear.  :(

But on the plus side, as noted on the link above, even if you just have 10 steam friends that can still be a huge force -- if they have friends that are not in your list, and so on.
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Re: Viral friends list
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2016, 12:22:48 PM »
But on the plus side, as noted on the link above, even if you just have 10 steam friends that can still be a huge force -- if they have friends that are not in your list, and so on.
Oh, I'm "pestering" them. Don't worry ;)
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Re: Viral friends list
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2016, 01:01:40 PM »
I have all of two people on my Steam friends list...  and they both know about the KS.  One is beating the bushes pretty hard though ;)
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Re: Viral friends list
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2016, 01:09:50 PM »
Steam actually removes a number of links from chat. Its irritating when you're just trying to show things to people, but I'm sure its like how they disabled /me: Because some people are just too stupid and scammed to let us have nice things in steamchat.
It is indeed annoying, but for shortened links I can understand it. There's no way to verify where it goes prior to clicking in Steam.
Yeah, I can understand for shortened links. Not for the other things.

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Re: Viral friends list
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2016, 03:56:44 PM »
Steam actually removes a number of links from chat. Its irritating when you're just trying to show things to people, but I'm sure its like how they disabled /me: Because some people are just too stupid and scammed to let us have nice things in steamchat.
It is indeed annoying, but for shortened links I can understand it. There's no way to verify where it goes prior to clicking in Steam.
Yeah, I can understand for shortened links. Not for the other things.

I've seen some comments on reddit that people have had "http://store.steampowered.com/" turn into {Link Removed}
Like, holy hell.

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Re: Viral friends list
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2016, 08:23:55 PM »
I've seen some comments on reddit that people have had "http://store.steampowered.com/" turn into {Link Removed}
Like, holy hell.

That is baffling.
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