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Comments on Steam reviews have been deactivated by default. If I want people to be able to comment on my review I have to click the check box to activate comments. I want all my future and past reviews to have comments activated. Is there an option to change the default to active?

  • "I want all my future and past reviews to have comments activated" - past reviews do not have comments disabled. And it takes very little to learn to enable comments for new reviews. But yeah, it would be QOL improvement if I could opt-out from disabled by default comments, which Steam developers unfortunately ignoring for decades. – user135338 May 17 '19 at 14:48
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    I meant my past comments of the last year since April 2018. They do have comments disabled by default. I know how to enable comments I just don't think of it for every review I write. Maybe Steam will look harder into QOL when Epic Store is strong enough a challenger. – Linkblade May 18 '19 at 22:06
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Steam disabled them by default because of the new data privacy laws, like the GDPR.
It got changed around the time the GDPR took effect in April 2018.

I wasn't able to find a link to an official statement on the matter by Steam itself, but did find a related message on what I think might be that particular update.

Nor was I able to find a way to fix this, but, considering the comments and the age of the links, I presume there currently is no tweak to change the setting.

Here's a Steam thread where people comment on disabling comments, in case you're interested.

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  • I wonder why this is written as an answer. OP didn't ask for reasons nor you actually able to provide them. Should be a comment. – user135338 May 17 '19 at 14:04
  • Because, as addressed, there is no way to disable them (well, being software, there probably is a way, albeit very hard). It would make little sense to not answer any question that is based on mistaken premises. – Joachim May 17 '19 at 14:38
  • Ah, so it's a "no" answer. But it's very uncertain "no" and in the third paragraph... doesn't really sounds like a solid answer worth posting ;) – user135338 May 17 '19 at 14:43
  • You're right about that, but usually under these circumstances if long-winded threads on different popular websites offer no solutions, one hasn't been found. But you may always improve on my answer :) – Joachim May 17 '19 at 14:54
  • Thanks! Then it seems to be not possible at the moment. – Linkblade May 18 '19 at 22:02

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