We just released an update for the Steam Workshop that adds a voting queue for item selection and a new home page for each Workshop to highlight cool content.
New Voting Queue
Workshops for games such as Team Fortress 2, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive include a type of items that players vote on to help determine which items can get accepted and made available for use in the game.
Workshops with these types of items now have a voting queue, similar to the queue in Greenlight or on the Steam home page. This queue will make it easy to discover new and interesting items to vote on, and will help the game teams get a better measure of community interest on the variety of items being considered for use in the game.
New Home Pages For Every Workshop
Each product Workshop now has a new home page design, helping to highlight the most interesting content in the Workshop, and to also better expose a variety of ways to browse the Workshop. With this new home page, customers can now more easily see mods, maps, or items created by authors they follow, see what their friends are marking as favorites, and read about recent Workshop news from the game teams.
This new home page also provides space for games to run special events such as themed contests, or to highlight new types of content supported by their Workshop.
This update has automatically applied to all games and software with a Steam Workshop, so just check out your favorite Workshop to see these new features.
- Added views for most popular items over trailing three-months, six-months, and year. This only applies to ready-to-use content such as mods and maps.
- Adding tabs lists to the home page for ready-to-use items. These lists include a new 'Most Subscribed' list as well as 'Most Popular' and 'Most Recent'.
- Adding larger voting controls to item voting to support the voting queue.
- Removing comment threads from the main page for items to be voted on. Giant ASCII art is now relegated to the 'comment' tab on each Workshop item.
- Hiding star ratings on items to be voted on to help avoid biased voting.