Quite a disgrace for the affected users.
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The issue of ratings in video game stores is very curious, and it is that although it is often used as a speaker to discredit certain games, for the simple reason of belonging to another company, or for certain topics that it deals with, it is also important to put in value the fact that it always helps a lot when deciding whether to buy a title or not. Even so, as we have said, there are many people who misuse this great tool that most stores provide us, so there must be a moderation team behind it, ensuring the good use and good functioning of the evaluations.
Curiously, on Steam (from which we leave you its best tricks here), the platform that interests us today, there is another tool that also allows users to know if an assessment can be useful or not. Specifically, we are referring to the utility system, which is that all users can decide if an assessment is useful or not, although in this case we can say that the users we will be talking about today wish they had not used this option.
Yes, they have been banned for expressing that a negative review is helpful
As it has been learned, Steam has banned more than 2,000 accounts simply for showing that a negative review of the game Warlander (a video game of which our analysis is available to you) is useful, although to tell the truth, this has a trick. Specifically, according to this user’s negative review, the title we are talking about in question bears a very aggressive anti-cheat software, which was still active even when the game was not running. Therefore, he proceeded to explain in his assessment how to remove it, something that a moderator did not like very much.
He saw it, and then he banned the user in question, but he didn’t stop there, he also banned all the people who expressed that this assessment was useful, although this only affects Steam social featuresand it will last about 30 days.
Still, luckily for these people, and the user who posted this review, Steam has admitted its error in moderation, agreeing with the user who filed a complaint. Therefore, we can expect these bans to be revoked shortly.
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