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Why do people private their steam profiles?
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Do they want to remain anonymous or something? Is it the cool thing? Just curious, that's all

Do they want to remain anonymous or something? Is it the cool thing? Just curious, that's all
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#2
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Im curious why your curious.

Im curious why your curious.
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#3
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hrt

hrt
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#4
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its cause theyve not got a dark secret

its cause theyve not got a dark secret
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#5
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ppl in csgo casual would make fun of my tf2 hours

ppl in csgo casual would make fun of my tf2 hours
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Chief Video Editor
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Doesn't it hide your backpack so that you avoid having scammers contact you constantly?

I think some players also do it to combat ddosing

Doesn't it hide your backpack so that you avoid having scammers contact you constantly?

I think some players also do it to combat ddosing
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#7
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emo

emo
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#8
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i love privating my steam profile like...you're not looking at my tf2 hours lmfao

more practically speaking, it keeps away scammers and makes sure people irl can't happen upon your hours/2 weeks without u knowing.
also keep in mind a that a lot of private profiles are just on "friends only", also that i'm pretty sure valve made private default in the past couple years, so normie or old accounts are private much more commonly

[url=https://i.imgur.com/DF3Ypn3.png]i love privating my steam profile like...you're not looking at my tf2 hours lmfao[/url]

more practically speaking, it keeps away scammers and makes sure people irl can't happen upon your hours/2 weeks without u knowing.
also keep in mind a that a lot of private profiles are just on "friends only", also that i'm pretty sure valve made private default in the past couple years, so normie or old accounts are private much more commonly
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#9
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Essentially, I think of my Steam profile as my home. If you're commenting on it, it's like you breaking into my home and stealing my stuff.

Essentially, I think of my Steam profile as my home. If you're commenting on it, it's like you breaking into my home and stealing my stuff.
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#10
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This Thread.

[url=https://www.teamfortress.tv/38118/worst-steam-profile]This Thread.[/url]
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indecencyhrt

this and anime accounts for 100% of tf2 players with private accounts

[quote=indecency]hrt[/quote]
this and anime accounts for 100% of tf2 players with private accounts
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for me the main reason was that bad players would instantly look at my hours and try to justify how shit they were in comparison even though the majority of the time they had the exact same amount/more, and having a private profile just eliminates that conversation

its to avoid the same kind of player whos been stuck in open for 5 years who non stop makes fun of people in open

for me the main reason was that bad players would instantly look at my hours and try to justify how shit they were in comparison even though the majority of the time they had the exact same amount/more, and having a private profile just eliminates that conversation

its to avoid the same kind of player whos been stuck in open for 5 years who non stop makes fun of people in open
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edge

edge
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BeaterDoesn't it hide your backpack so that you avoid having scammers contact you constantly?

I think some players also do it to combat ddosing

I keep mine friends only so I don't get dumb spam comments, before I'd get both bots and real people trying to phish/shark me at least once a week. I used to report them all to valve as hijacked accounts engaging in scam behaviour but I stopped bothering. Valve emails you when they take action on a report you submitted, and despite sending sometimes multiple reports a week, I'd be lucky to see one email a year from Valve about anything happening based off my reports.

I have since had pubbers vehemently insist that I'm hacking and try to kick me specifically because I have a private profile, swings and roundabouts I guess.

[quote=Beater]Doesn't it hide your backpack so that you avoid having scammers contact you constantly?

I think some players also do it to combat ddosing[/quote]
I keep mine friends only so I don't get dumb spam comments, before I'd get both bots and real people trying to phish/shark me at least once a week. I used to report them all to valve as hijacked accounts engaging in scam behaviour but I stopped bothering. Valve emails you when they take action on a report you submitted, and despite sending sometimes multiple reports a week, I'd be lucky to see one email a year from Valve about anything happening based off my reports.

I have since had pubbers vehemently insist that I'm hacking and try to kick me specifically because I have a private profile, swings and roundabouts I guess.
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made my profile public (from friends only) after this thread to test how many bots add me. i used to get maybe one a month and i think i've gotten almost one a day since.

made my profile public (from friends only) after this thread to test how many bots add me. i used to get maybe one a month and i think i've gotten almost one a day since.
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#16
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b4nny yells at you to do it when the froyo server starts getting ddosed as if its coming through you and not someone way more famous =]

b4nny yells at you to do it when the froyo server starts getting ddosed as if its coming through you and not someone way more famous =]
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#17
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I private my profile because I dont want angry nerds to literally stalk my friends just to get to me cuz they're mad. People do stupid shit when theyre upset

I private my profile because I dont want angry nerds to literally stalk my friends just to get to me cuz they're mad. People do stupid shit when theyre upset
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