[IDEA] appear offline on specific friends
i brought this idea because some my friends are annoying. and i cant remove them. [so rude] so, i really appreciated if steam will make this feature. like facebook chat, u can appear offline on specific friends and keep online on specific friends. hopefully dev steam really consider this.

thanks for attention - BlackStrike
< >
Showing 1-15 of 43 comments
LeVvE Mar 4, 2013 @ 4:42am 
Tell them they are annoying, done.
This! I want this.
Smartnik Mar 17, 2013 @ 1:35pm 
What exactly prevents you from deleting them? And why are you even still friends with them if you find them so annoying?
✪ BlackStrike Mar 17, 2013 @ 1:59pm 
Originally posted by Smartnik:
What exactly prevents you from deleting them? And why are you even still friends with them if you find them so annoying?

for some reason, u have 1 friend that if he and u both online, he keep party although he is very bad player [dota2] u dont want to ruin, and its impossible to tell him "already full party" and impossible too. to delete, so mean. this friend not so close to me in real life. so.... if this will implement. i love u steam
Zombie72 Mar 18, 2013 @ 6:50pm 
did you try "block all comunications" from that friend when you dont want to be bugged? Never used it myself but might help.
Dimpl Mar 20, 2013 @ 8:38pm 
I agree! There are people I want to talk to sometimes, and not at other times.
Frazer Mar 20, 2013 @ 8:43pm 
Originally posted by Dimpl:
I agree! There are people I want to talk to sometimes, and not at other times.
"Sorry, I don't want to talk right now."
- "Why are you online, then?"
"I told someone else I'd be around if they needed me"
Last edited by Frazer; Mar 20, 2013 @ 8:44pm
Sporkinator Jun 30, 2013 @ 9:43pm 
This would be useful for me too.
Mizutina Jan 3, 2014 @ 11:09pm 
Originally posted by FrazerJC:
Originally posted by Dimpl:
I agree! There are people I want to talk to sometimes, and not at other times.
"Sorry, I don't want to talk right now."
- "Why are you online, then?"
"I told someone else I'd be around if they needed me"

That works on some people, I have this one friend who won't even listen and starts laying on the guilt. This also applies to me wanting to play some games on my own without the idiot knowing.
So this feature would be really handy.
Samago Jan 4, 2014 @ 12:43am 
How about you stop being a coward and tell these "friends" that they are bothering you. If they persist, block them.

I understand that you don't want to hurt their feelings, that blocking or deleting them seems too harsh. And the reason you feel this way is probably because you prefer to avoid confrontations or because you may selfishly need them later. Well, grow up. Do you know what hurts more than being outcasted? It's finding out that you were being led on the whole time, that your friend (in actuality) couldn't stand you. You're giving them the signal that their behavior is socially acceptable. It's messing them up developmentally and making them harder for you and everyone else to deal with. Communicate guys. One thing that is worse than no friend is a fake friend.

Valve, please do not support two-faced behavior in this community.
Jade Jan 4, 2014 @ 2:32am 
Completely agree with Samago.

Removing someone is "mean" but ignoring them isn't? What's the point of having someone on your friendslist if you're always going to appear offline to them?

It scares me how socially inept some people are. Just a few simple words, "I don't feel like talking now". If they keep pestering you, tell them you don't like it. Stop hiding behind technology.
JusMλyhem Sep 29, 2014 @ 5:53am 
Though there has been some really good points made here, i do however agree with the whole "offline to an individual" idea, mainly because i have the same situation where this person can be annoying at times for no reason, such as say really weird ♥♥♥♥ to me, begging to play the same game constantly where maybe i want to play another game and he would get mad about it or even when i come online and play a different game he then starts talking to me weirdly yet he can be a good guy cus i've been his friend for years, so its a 50/50 situation. Recently i had to remove 2 ♥♥♥ holes cus of all the things they said and did to me in the past, but when i removed them i didn't feel a tad bit sorry because they were known to be ♥♥♥♥ heads. So i approve of the offline to a certain user.
Obiconkenobi Feb 9, 2015 @ 4:53pm 
Yaaaas make it happen Please!!
VVind0wM4ker Apr 14, 2015 @ 6:46am 
Would like it too :) also an options would be cool to define who is allowed to do what, like an permission system. Especially for VoIP calls, so not everybody can call you. Especially your opponents in CS Matchmaking :D
Kabane Oct 4, 2015 @ 9:06pm 
I would like the feature, I have a friend that can be this way on occasion, I know him in real life, so removing him would be stupid, but thats not even the main reason I want it. Lots of people have a tendancy to jump into your game whether or not they began talking to you, what if im having an important convorsation while the two of us game? Obviously im not going to want those people jumping in, not because they are annoying me but because im focusing on a specific individual(s). of course if they asked first it wouldnt be an issue, but many people i know see me on a game and just join first questions later lol. so it has less to do with dealing with annoying people and just dealing with people im in the mood for at the moment. Im one of those guys who likes people in bursts, there is no human being on earth, not even my girlfriend, i could literally spend all day every day with, its just who i am. Does that make me a bad person? Am i leading anyone on? no. So i think the feature would be nice.
< >
Showing 1-15 of 43 comments
Per page: 15 30 50