Majestic Turkey Mar 3 @ 2:32pm
Need "reason for add" on friends add requests......
When lots of people add you for trading or whatever, this would make it easier to deal with them, also they could make their offers in the note. It would also cut down on phishers, because those people/bots generally wouldn't bother to customize a message enough to make it worth checking out, and it would be an obvious ignore.
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Comendador Mar 3 @ 2:36pm 
Fo shizzle
Black Blade Mar 3 @ 2:36pm 
If and when it will be added the bots will have a message so it will not cut it (like they add something for steam guard when it was added)
And as these was ask many times there can be many problems like someone can just put a pouching site on it or spam (for the lolz)
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Saigon Mar 3 @ 2:39pm 
Not a bad idea, I receive friend requests from random people from time to time (and always decline them). I'd like to at least know why they're adding me.
Fox Mar 3 @ 3:11pm 
Originally posted by Majestic Turkey:
When lots of people add you for trading or whatever, this would make it easier to deal with them, also they could make their offers in the note. It would also cut down on phishers, because those people/bots generally wouldn't bother to customize a message enough to make it worth checking out, and it would be an obvious ignore.
"obvious" for everyone ? That's not sure at all.
Sadly, despite phishers being mostly recognizable, some people will STILL fall into the trap.

So, what would stop user 5289784 from clicking the provided link in the "reason for add", despite all the safeguards already in place ? Nothing.

The room for abuse is far too high, as of now.

For the rest, this post says it all :
Originally posted by Black Blade (Study again \(-.-)/:
If and when it will be added the bots will have a message so it will not cut it (like they add something for steam guard when it was added)
And as these was ask many times there can be many problems like someone can just put a pouching site on it or spam (for the lolz)
Discussions_Acc Mar 3 @ 3:20pm 
Originally posted by Fox:
So, what would stop user 5289784 from clicking the provided link in the "reason for add", despite all the safeguards already in place ? Nothing.
What would stop user 5289784 from clicking the first link received from the newly added "friend", despite all the safeguards already in place? Nothing.

So that's not really a reason against it. You might as well argue that Steam should remove all text input as there is too much room for careless people to run into some trap.
TeKraken Mar 3 @ 3:24pm 
It shouldn't be implemented as it could be used to harass someone without them ever agreeing to the contact.
TirithRR Mar 3 @ 3:25pm 
Ya. And it sucks as an anti bot measure because bots would have a much easier time automatically filling out a text input than a user would...
Majestic Turkey Mar 3 @ 3:49pm 
Originally posted by Fox:
Originally posted by Majestic Turkey:
When lots of people add you for trading or whatever, this would make it easier to deal with them, also they could make their offers in the note. It would also cut down on phishers, because those people/bots generally wouldn't bother to customize a message enough to make it worth checking out, and it would be an obvious ignore.
"obvious" for everyone ? That's not sure at all.
Sadly, despite phishers being mostly recognizable, some people will STILL fall into the trap.

So, what would stop user 5289784 from clicking the provided link in the "reason for add", despite all the safeguards already in place ? Nothing.

The room for abuse is far too high, as of now.

For the rest, this post says it all :
Originally posted by Black Blade (Study again \(-.-)/:
If and when it will be added the bots will have a message so it will not cut it (like they add something for steam guard when it was added)
And as these was ask many times there can be many problems like someone can just put a pouching site on it or spam (for the lolz)

Sorry its very simple to solve. No urls in the reason for add notes.

Majestic Turkey Mar 3 @ 3:50pm 
Originally posted by TirithRR:
Ya. And it sucks as an anti bot measure because bots would have a much easier time automatically filling out a text input than a user would...

Actually it wouldn't.

If I'm not buying a team captain and it adds me saying its interested in a team captain for some reason I know its a nonsense add.

Customizing adds so they actually make sense is not an easy problem for a bot to solve.
Satoru Mar 3 @ 4:21pm 
Originally posted by Majestic Turkey:
Sorry its very simple to solve. No urls in the reason for add notes.

And like that has ever stopped spammers? really? have you seen your inbox?
TirithRR Mar 3 @ 4:24pm 
Originally posted by Majestic Turkey:
Originally posted by TirithRR:
Ya. And it sucks as an anti bot measure because bots would have a much easier time automatically filling out a text input than a user would...

Actually it wouldn't.

If I'm not buying a team captain and it adds me saying its interested in a team captain for some reason I know its a nonsense add.

Customizing adds so they actually make sense is not an easy problem for a bot to solve.

Reason for add:

"Hello, I would like to trade with you." or "Hello, I'm interested in your trade offer". Automatically filled in like the rest of the fields required to send a message.
Rick Mar 3 @ 4:30pm 
I like the idea of an autofill option as stated by TirithRR.Misunderstood and clarified for self by reading previous post Being given the option to disable it as well would be an acceptable compromise if such a feature was implemented to avoid abuse.

Options such as what game a person is from, what date they met, and a list of reasons as to why they're adding someone would be a good set of options for sending pre-made messages.

"Username123 is requesting to add you from game "Team Fortress 2" from 3/2/2013 (7 days ago) to become friends."

"Username697 is requesting to add you from game "Counter Strike" from 5/2/2013 (6 days ago) to trade."

A few examples although I've always wondered why there isn't a greeting option when adding someone. Restricting such a feature only to people you've played with for example may be an acceptable option to avoid abuse.
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TirithRR Mar 3 @ 4:32pm 
Originally posted by 90999:
I like the idea of an autofill option as stated by TirithRR.

You misunderstand me. I wasn't saying they should add the feature with an auto fill. I was saying that bots would just automatically fill it with the exampled phrases and bypass this little feature that would supposedly make it easy to spot and stop bots.
Rick Mar 3 @ 4:52pm 
Originally posted by TirithRR:
Originally posted by 90999:
I like the idea of an autofill option as stated by TirithRR.

You misunderstand me. I wasn't saying they should add the feature with an auto fill. I was saying that bots would just automatically fill it with the exampled phrases and bypass this little feature that would supposedly make it easy to spot and stop bots.

Apologies for the misunderstanding. I do however stand by my post although even with such a feature restrictions should be met.
☉ DustiestCaliber ☉ Mar 3 @ 6:27pm 
Agreed.
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