Hi everyone who reads this, i just recently got connected my steam acc with steam trades, i changed my mind right away and tried to find a way to delete the account. there was no option in settings other than changing my username.

went into terms of use and there was only a statement that if i wanted to delete my account i was allowed to.
thought it seemd a bit strange so i went into FAQ for Steamtrades and Gifts but nothing was on the topic of removal of the Steamtrades.com account.

on privacy policy there was a statement that i had to manage to go to the delete account section; with an embeded link to: https://www.steamtrades.com/delete-account

this way of setting up an account deletion is really annoying. makes it seem like a fraud ful site. Even if it isnt.
Also i don't really mind the 1 week in the sence of the term that i can actually change my mind within a week.
but hey, sometimes this doesnt really stand a chance to justify the flaws in that Account management.

Ps: not to be rude, but i had to get it out there, if you have a account settings tab. please have more than an option to change username.

im done with my critic, please lets make them change this into a more valid account management.

With Kind Regards
RK

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Should there be an easier way of deleting the account?

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I don't really get the problem, as you did find the page. Deletion is not a common use-case, also Iā€™m rather against that in general for trading-sites as it allows for people with negative rep to hide their bad track-record.
Also kind of goes against the initial intention of the redesign to allow rating of all Steam accounts.
Scammers will now just delete their accounts..

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I haven't logged on here in ages but did so to respond here. What you say makes a lot of sense. I see that bobbinrobin302 is linked to a SteamTrades account that was created 56 minutes ago. I hope he didn't delete his old one and create a brand new SteamTrades account. I can understand someone wanting to delete an account but if they do and then create a new account, it should definitely keep the full trade history. I have no issues with it deleting the account holders reviews but if I create a review for person X on steam account Y. That review should be in place regardless of account deletions / renames so if the person ever creates a new steam trade account, those reviews should pop back in there.

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I hope he didn't delete his old one and create a brand new SteamTrades account

On SG you can return after year, but on steamtrades you are permanently gone:

If I delete my account, when can I register again?

You will not be able to register again using the same Steam ID, and you will no longer have a profile on our website.

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but if I create a review for person X on steam account Y. That review should be in place regardless of account deletions / renames

Fully agree, I use it as a sort of history record as well and having those things deleted would be unfortunate.

I don't really care about account deletions otherwise, except for those that have negative rep as it effectively whitewashes scammers.

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I agree that account deletions should be an option with all accounts. In a case where I have made a comment about a scammer, the comments should be kept because they aren't the "scammer"'s comments but rather mine. He/she should by all means be able to delete the account but not my comments.

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Actually i didnt really have a full ideal of what the site was.
Also not having a well made account management, even of it was passed by moderators then blacklisted if being a scammer. Which can be avoided with multiple account anyway.
For me a choice of your accounts existece is not a matter of why, but a right!
(Not upset, but it's true. Worrying about scammer is not valid. Of they want ur games they Will make new accounts)

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Deletion is not a common use-case

with GDPR, it's now mandatory if you have EU users (I'm not a lawyer)

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Yeah I know, but it's still not a common occurrence (and it is available)

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The problem is that the comments in this case would be mine, not the person deleting the account. If they delete the account then my comments should remain in the case where the person creates the account again.

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No.

and clicking a single button isnt easy enough and two weeks waiting is fraudesque?

why delete it anyway? you dont want to use the account? fine. why not just leave it alone then? better than permanently block your 11 year old account from registering again. you share no sensible data and its a new account. empty.

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better than permanently block your 11 year old account from registering again

If someone really doesn't intend to use that site, they lose nothing. Trading on Steamtrades is a nightmareish back and forth most of the time, with people having want and have lists but no indication of how they value the games, ending up with walls of "no ty" replies for any offer, with some exceptions, rarely.

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Fully right with that, which is also why I don't use it for traiding. But it is still fairly useful for leaving rep (even if not remotely as much as it was before the redesign)

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If someone really doesn't intend to use that site, yes

but who changes his mind after half an hour or so maybe regret that move in half a year or earlier

I would just let it rest and move on. but his decision

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If there would be anything to be regret about Steamtrades, but there is none :D

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Actually i didnt really have a full ideal of what the site was.
Also not having a well made account management, even of it was passed by moderators then blacklisted if being a scammer. Which can be avoided with multiple account anyway.
For me a choice of your accounts existece is not a matter of why, but a right!
(Not upset, but it's true. Worrying about scammer is not valid. Of they want ur games they Will make new accounts)

Haha wont change My mind, dont worry. Wont be having me lurk around Steamtrades xD idag rather gift on SG i dont, i dont play that much anyway. I mostly buy to pay back My past of downloading :)

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Yeah I saw that a lot. Probably the only reason I would never use it even if I can start affording bundles. How I get my games is good enough. Even if I have to wait for months to get my games sometimes.

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Why do you want to delete the account?

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Actually i didnt really have a full ideal of what the site was.
Also not having a well made account management, even of it was passed by moderators then blacklisted if being a scammer. Which can be avoided with multiple account anyway.
For me a choice of your accounts existece is not a matter of why, but a right!
(Not upset, but it's true. Worrying about scammer is not valid. Of they want ur games they Will make new accounts)

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Wow, I didn't know it can be deleted. I truly want to delete my account on steamtraders too. Thank you for the information.
As for your question, I believe the deletion of account should never be made too "easy" to do so, because people tends to abuse it. For example, someone might make a fraud there, delete the account, then recreate another one, then keep cheating others as if nothing happened. So it's OK to make the deletion process complex.

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Thank you for the clarification. To be sincere I actually treated both ST and SG as from the same owner so subconsciously thought both have similar rules.

9 months ago
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Ok, that sorts things out then. That makes much more sense.

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As Narayan stated, there's no gain to deleting your account, especially since ST no longer has any protections at all against multi-accounting, meaning exploiters have already become rampant without any special actions required on their part (hence Tristar's somewhat euphemistic 'redesign' comment, above).

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Oh I see, my bad. Thank you both for the clarification. I guess I didn't read it carefully.

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Wow, I assume the account deletion page is brand new because I looked for it a while ago and didn't manage to find it (and also the privacy policy was updated just a few days ago).
Appalled, but not surprised, to see a majority of people against account deletion. Everyone say they like privacy (and indeed do shut the toilet door), but most people just aren't ready to cope with the slightest drawback that may come with it ("boohoo, people with negative rep can hide their track record").

On a side note, that privacy policy is totally not GDPR compliant. You don't just list all possible legal bases for all your data processing (particularly if you don't even pick some but list all the 6 cases listed in the GDPR), you're supposed to detail which legal basis you use for each data processing.

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i want a button to delete steamtrades. šŸ‘

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goodbye complaints <3

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