Steam (Again): Thanks to your feedback you didn't make, we've removed UInt32.MaxValue items!



  • Pretty sure I've never reported inappropriate content on Steam. Pretty sure they didn't remove 4.2 billion community items. Pretty sure that number is UInt32.MaxValue.

    And yes I am inexplicably awake at 5:00 AM, fuck.



  •  Valve fuckup or email envelope faking?

    News at 11




  • Pretty sure this violates the NDA somehow someway, but fuck it. I got this email a few weeks ago:

    Imagine my confusion, because I did log on, and I played for close to an hour. Can't be too hard on them, though, it is beta testing, WTFs are to be expected.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Pretty sure they didn't remove 4.2 billion community items. Pretty sure that number is UInt32.MaxValue.
    Signed-vs.-unsigned error. They're trying to say that they have [i]added[/i] one item of inappropriate content at your request!



  • @DaveK said:

    they have added one item of inappropriate content at your request!
     

    What could it be?

    That Diablo III expansion?


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    @mikeTheLiar said:


    Pretty sure this violates the NDA somehow someway, but fuck it. I got this email a few weeks ago:

    Imagine my confusion, because I did log on, and I played for close to an hour. Can't be too hard on them, though, it is beta testing, WTFs are to be expected.

    I'm so jealous. How is it?


  • Oh I LOVE when people hijack my thread for their own WTF instead of making their own fucking threads! I LOVE NOTHING MORE THAN THAT!!!

    Are people seriously too cowardly to make threads on this forum? What the fuck is up with that? Why does it happen? Goddamned. This forum is the worst, and you all are the worst, and mikeTheLiar you're the worst of the worst.



  • @joe.edwards said:

    I'm so jealous. How is it?

    It doesn't feel like a TES game, it feels like a MMORPG. So, fine if you're into that, but it's not really for me. I'll probably keep playing during the beta, but I won't bother to actually buy/subscribe to it.


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    Error'd has desensitized me from any amusement MaxInt might ever cause.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Oh I LOVE when people hijack my thread for their own WTF instead of making their own fucking threads! I LOVE NOTHING MORE THAN THAT!!!

    Are people seriously too cowardly to make threads on this forum? What the fuck is up with that? Why does it happen? Goddamned. This forum is the worst, and you all are the worst, and mikeTheLiar you're the worst of the worst.

    Getting a stupid email from a piece of beta software does not warrant its own thread, IMO. But, I do love your reaction, that was totally worth it.



  • @mikeTheLiar said:

    Getting a stupid email from a piece of beta software does not warrant its own thread, IMO.

    There's no limit the number of threads. It's either worth posting or it ain't. If it is, then post it (in its own fucking thread you dick), if not then don't. Don't give me this "between worlds twilight zone" bullshit.

    Fuck this, I'm done with this site.



  • @joe.edwards said:

    Error'd has desensitized me from any amusement MaxInt might ever cause.
     

    You've had it up to -2147483647 with this shit.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Fuck this, I'm done with this site.
     

    You've had it up to -2147483647 with this shit. 



  • @blakeyrat said:

    mikeTheLiar you're the worst of the worst.

    This makes me kind of sad, but rather than be a dick about it, I'll just congratulate mikeTheLiar instead!



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Oh I LOVE when people hijack my thread for their own WTF instead of making their own fucking threads! I LOVE NOTHING MORE THAN THAT!!!

    Are people seriously too cowardly to make threads on this forum? What the fuck is up with that? Why does it happen? Goddamned. This forum is the worst, and you all are the worst, and mikeTheLiar you're the worst of the worst.

    Good bye.

     


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    @boomzilla said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    mikeTheLiar you're the worst of the worst.

    This makes me kind of sad, but rather than be a dick about it, I'll just congratulate mikeTheLiar instead!

    This site has finally fulfilled its ultimate purpose! The messiah has emerged!



  •  What the hell is this sudden true dickness?



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Oh I LOVE when people hijack my thread for their own WTF instead of making their own fucking threads! I LOVE NOTHING MORE THAN THAT!!!

    Are people seriously too cowardly to make threads on this forum? What the fuck is up with that? Why does it happen? Goddamned. This forum is the worst, and you all are the worst, and mikeTheLiar you're the worst of the worst.

    I've been worse a lot longer than he has.

     



  • @dhromed said:

    What the hell is this sudden true dickness?

    I don't follow. Hasn't blakeyrat nearly always reacted inappropriately to things posted by people not logged in as blakeyrat? I guess he thought the topic was his apparently factually incorrect email, not apparently factually incorrect email.

    But, let's get back on topic. They never said anything about him reporting anything, just that the removal was because of his efforts. Knowing blakeyrat but not anything about the "Steam Community," I'd assume they just deleted some rants.



  • @dhromed said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    Fuck this, I'm done with this site.
    You've had it up to -2147483647 with this shit. 

    Coincidentally, the number of times he has said "I'm done with this site" is UInt32.MaxValue

     

     


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    @El_Heffe said:

    @dhromed said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    Fuck this, I'm done with this site.
    You've had it up to -2147483647 with this shit. 

    Coincidentally, the number of times he has said "I'm done with this site" is UInt32.MaxValue




  • @blakeyrat said:

    Oh I LOVE when people hijack my thread for their own WTF instead of making their own fucking threads! I LOVE NOTHING MORE THAN THAT!!!

    Are people seriously too cowardly to make threads on this forum? What the fuck is up with that? Why does it happen? Goddamned. This forum is the worst, and you all are the worst, and mikeTheLiar you're the worst of the worst.

    You want some peanut butter with that jelly? It's not mikeTheLiar's fault his story is infinitely more interesting than your own.

     



  • @blakeyrat said:

    mikeTheLiar you're the worst of the worst.

    Good coder though.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Oh I LOVE when people hijack my thread for their own WTF instead of making their own fucking threads! I LOVE NOTHING MORE THAN THAT!!!
     

    That's a weird thing to like, but at least you're in luck. You'll get tons of that here.  Glad that we can make you happy.

    You know what I hate? People who completely miss someone's sarcasm, and make an unfunny joke at the OP's expense. Fuck those people.



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    You know what I hate? People who completely miss someone's sarcasm, and make an unfunny joke at the OP's expense. Fuck those people.
     

    My sarcarsm meter broke when I tried to adjust the grumpy cat as "not sarcarsm" in my head. If more people had the same problem, you may be responsible for lots and lots of this behaviour.



  • @Mcoder said:

    @Lorne Kates said:
    You know what I hate? People who completely miss someone's sarcasm, and make an unfunny joke at the OP's expense. Fuck those people.
     

    My sarcarsm meter broke when I tried to adjust the grumpy cat as "not sarcarsm" in my head. If more people had the same problem, you may be responsible for lots and lots of this behaviour.

    DO NOT ADJUST GRUMPY CAT!!
         \



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @mikeTheLiar said:
    Getting a stupid email from a piece of beta software does not warrant its own thread, IMO.

    There's no limit the number of threads. It's either worth posting or it ain't. If it is, then post it (in its own fucking thread you dick), if not then don't. Don't give me this "between worlds twilight zone" bullshit.

    Why did you post that here? Make a new fucking thread, you dick.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Oh I LOVE when people hijack my thread for their own WTF instead of making their own fucking threads! I LOVE NOTHING MORE THAN THAT!!!

    Are people seriously too cowardly to make threads on this forum? What the fuck is up with that? Why does it happen? Goddamned. This forum is the worst, and you all are the worst, and mikeTheLiar you're the worst of the worst.

    Does this mean you're gonna take your ball and go home?

     



  • @Snooder said:

    It's not mikeTheLiar's fault his story is infinitely more interesting than your own.

    While this point of view makes sense, I get the impression it might be worth taking a step back to examine the particular brand of psychosis.

    Blakeyrat might have been (at least potentially) a well-adjusted individual until the vast array of bullying tactics used by the politicians we work for (and usually responsible for TRWTF that gives this site visitors) got to him. Then he comes home to get away from the harsh reality and this technical issue is stopping him from escaping. At this point he is blindly enraged at being victimised by the machines he trusted.

    I put it to you that while this may not be an interesting story on it's own, it hints at a psyche riddled with some very interesting stories, but being the subject of those stories has changed the mind they're stored in. I put it to you that if Blakeyrat tells this story and is so angry at it being ignored, perhaps he doesn't know what TRWTF is, but is a potential WTF mine like Snoofle.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, grab your mining picks (and place your innuendos). Deeply encrypted in Blakeyrat's soul may be the holy grail of WTFs, or perhaps even a key to such.


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    @Shoreline said:

    Ladies and Gentlemen, grab your mining picks (and place your innuendos). Deeply encrypted in Blakeyrat's soul may be the holy grail of WTFs, or perhaps even a key to such.

    All we have to do is taunt and torment an already deeply disturbed individual for our own personal amusement.

    I see no moral problem here. Proceed.



  • @Shoreline said:

    Blakeyrat might have been (at least potentially) a well-adjusted individual until the vast array of bullying tactics used by the politicians we work for (and usually responsible for TRWTF that gives this site visitors) got to him.
     

    Or it could be that working in the ad industry has eroded and blackened his soul, leaving him a near-empty husk of a meatbag. If it were not for the constant infusion of MLP:FIM to offset the wave of mutilation that flows through his veins, we would have lost him long ago.

    We tried to save him with the various adblocking threads, but in the end, our efforts were not strong enough. Friends just don't let friends work in analytics.



  • @joe.edwards said:

    All we have to do is taunt and torment an already deeply disturbed individual for our own personal amusement.

    Not at all. Trying to, e.g., help him results in similar reactions. All we need to do is to interact with him like we would with an ordinary human being and we'll still get the extraordinary responses.



  • I think blakeyrat is a pretty cool guy, eh posts threads and doesn't afraid of anything



  • @joe.edwards said:

    I see no moral problem here. Proceed.
     

    Well, I do.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Oh I LOVE when people hijack my thread for their own WTF instead of making their own fucking threads! I LOVE NOTHING MORE THAN THAT!!!

    Are people seriously too cowardly to make threads on this forum? What the fuck is up with that? Why does it happen? Goddamned. This forum is the worst, and you all are the worst, and mikeTheLiar you're the worst of the worst.

     



  •  @lettucemode said:

    I think blakeyrat <font color="#ff0000" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">tdwtf</font> is a pretty cool guy, eh posts threads and doesn't afraid of anything

     FTFY.



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  • @joe.edwards said:

    @El_Heffe said:

    @dhromed said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    Fuck this, I'm done with this site.
    You've had it up to -2147483647 with this shit. 

    Coincidentally, the number of times he has said "I'm done with this site" is UInt32.MaxValue


    This brings us in a very interesting direction. Such as:




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    Snake? Snaaaaaaake!



  • @joe.edwards said:

    Snake? Snaaaaaaake!

    I need scissors! 61!



  •  Let'sget this thread back on topic.@mikeTheLiar said:


    Pretty sure this violates the NDA somehow someway, but fuck it. I got this email a few weeks ago:

    Imagine my confusion, because I did log on, and I played for close to an hour. Can't be too hard on them, though, it is beta testing, WTFs are to be expected.

     

    Looks like you're part of the beta test for the beta test. I guess this is a good thing - too often game studios do not spend enough time testing their products and release what could charitably be called "perl code written by repeatedly slamming your face against your keyboard until it compiles".



  • @Mo6eB said:

    beta test. I guess this is a good thing
     

    The hypothesis "public beta testing increases the quality of a game" is not supported by the data in my memory.



  • @dhromed said:

    @Mo6eB said:

    beta test. I guess this is a good thing
     

    The hypothesis "public beta testing increases the quality of a game" is not supported by the data in my memory.

     

    No, the hypothesis is "public beta testing of the beta test increases the quality of the beta test".

     



  • @Mo6eB said:

    No, the hypothesis is "public beta testing of the beta test increases the quality of the beta test".
     

    Ah, I'm sorry. I have no data, then.



  • @Mo6eB said:

    @dhromed said:

    @Mo6eB said:

    beta test. I guess this is a good thing
     

    The hypothesis "public beta testing increases the quality of a game" is not supported by the data in my memory.

     

    No, the hypothesis is "public beta testing of the beta test increases the quality of the beta test".

     


    Isn't beta-beta testing called alpha testing?



  •  @dhromed said:

    The hypothesis "public beta testing increases the quality of a game" is not supported by the data in my memory.
    I'm not a particularly avid gamer, but my admitedly limited experience suggests that "game" and "test" are mutually incompatible concepts.

     



  • @HardwareGeek said:

    Filed under: Fix it in a patch (in 4 or 5 years)

    Or just go the Bethesda/GSC route and wait for the modders to fix it


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    @mikeTheLiar said:

    @HardwareGeek said:
    Filed under: Fix it in a patch (in 4 or 5 years)

    Or just go the Bethesda/GSC route and wait for the modders to fix it

    Filed under: unofficial (skyrim|oblivion|morrowind) patch


    I'm actually pretty awed by how much they were able to fix (and how much was broken in a production release game). Now I'm getting nervous about the MMO though, since presumably there will be no [permitted] third-party modding.



  • @joe.edwards said:

    @mikeTheLiar said:
    @HardwareGeek said:
    Filed under: Fix it in a patch (in 4 or 5 years)

    Or just go the Bethesda/GSC route and wait for the modders to fix it

    Filed under: unofficial (skyrim|oblivion|morrowind) patch


    I'm actually pretty awed by how much they were able to fix (and how much was broken in a production release game). Now I'm getting nervous about the MMO though, since presumably there will be no [permitted] third-party modding.

    The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Complete mod was pretty freaking amazing as well.

    Oh and BTW, it looks like the ESO beta is open-enrollment now. I think there's an event on Friday evening.



  • @mikeTheLiar said:

    @HardwareGeek said:
    Filed under: Fix it in a patch (in 4 or 5 years)

    Or just go the Bethesda/GSC route and wait for the modders to fix it
    Yeah, modders are awesome. (No, I'm not a modder, although there are a couple I would like to write, if those tasks ever get to the top of my 157 page to-do list.) I wouldn't play without mods.

    To give EA due credit, they do occasionally fix a bug that modders fixed years ago.


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