Originally posted by Master Dan:The whole reason behind it is because they want it to remain their business and not yours, which instantly defeats the purpose of this thread.
Originally posted by An Invisible Hand:By default you shouldn't give strangers or Internet databases any information about you that you don't need to divulge in order to accomplish your goals. If you don't have a reason to share information about yourself on the Internet then you shouldn't do it. It's that simple. It doesn't matter whether the information is as trivial as your favorite breakfast cereal or as important as your social security number. You should never share it in any way that creates a permanent record beyond your control without a good reason.
Originally posted by GeorgePatton:What right do you have to see it?
Originally posted by 19delta3:Ask yourself this, why does it interest you what complete strangers do or not do?
Originally posted by 19delta3:Good points.I can see why access to anothers profile could be interesting at times - trading, fuller context of an issue one may be having in a thread, etc.For all of my years on Steam, the general attitude by a lot of folks regarding those who keep their profiles private is generally not positive, I don't think this is the case in TinyTim's thread, so I took the time to give an honest opinion.Who better to get a response from then someone who does keep their profile private. Whether or not someone agrees with it is entirely irrelevant, as it is my opinion and my reasoning.Steam is for the introvert, the extrovert - and the 'mid'trovert. It is all good.
Originally posted by Thomson R:If I had the option to I'd make my avatar appear as friends only as well.
Originally posted by GeorgePatton:You act like its your right to see my information. Entitled gamer much?