Steam Workshop content material now wants moderator approval
Steam Workshop submissions now want a moderator’s approval earlier than they’ll go stay. The change in coverage was not formally introduced; modders observed it solely on Friday within the Counter-Strike: International Offensive subreddit.
A modder made a “submission take a look at” to see what would occur, went to the web page for the mod, and was greeted with the discover that the submission is awaiting approval from a moderator earlier than it can turn into seen to different gamers.
Mod makers have been asking for some form of mod moderation for some time, because the unregulated Workshop was turning into polluted with spam mods and rip-off makers, crowding out the work of respectable makers (or in some circumstances, organizing botted downvotes of it in order that their dreck could be most seen).
A brand new (undated) Steam Help Web page explains that merchandise approval is now the second of two steps for getting listed; beforehand, customers would want solely to confirm that the submission was hooked up to a respectable Steam account e mail tackle.
“For sure Workshops which were the goal of scams resulting in hijacked accounts, newly submitted and up to date objects might be positioned right into a moderation queue,” the web page explains. “The approval course of needs to be accomplished in lower than a day, with most objects getting processed in lower than an hour.”