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Muon

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Poiscenter's Steam group
« on: September 26, 2020, 10:38:37 AM »
Too long to read: Send me your Steam Friend code via private message and I will add you.

You can use steam for gaming or voice/text (group) chat, an account is free: https://store.steampowered.com/

I've made a closed steam group. You can only join this group by invitation from admins (me), this has been done to prevent requests from bots and randoms. Your steam friends are probably unable to trace the group title back to POIS. I haven't made anyone admin yet. The only way to join is to send me your friend code (go to Friends ---> Add a Friend) via Poiscenter/Reddit's private message.

Doing it this way prevent you from crossinviting other POIS steam users, you will be able to see the full member list once joined and can invite people from there. Even if you are not using it for gaming you can still use it for its chat functions. I have blocked every discussion/category which are placed within that group from public view (including steam friends). So there is nothing to see except for members.

Btw my Poiscenter username is not the same as my steam username so don't expect to get invited by the name Muon. I need to add you to my friendlist first in order to invite you to the group.

It's also handy to make use of multiple platforms. When your access is blocked to one site (which happened to some people, even by error on the host's side) you can ask help on the other to regain access. 

Related threads:

Playstation Network: https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=3494.0

Xbox Live: https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=2165.0

Nintendo: https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=3495.0
« Last Edit: October 03, 2020, 07:18:06 AM by Muon »

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Re: Poiscenter's Steam group
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2020, 02:06:11 AM »
Thanks for setting this up, Muon. :) Just in case anyone else had missed it: Steam has integrated voice chat now.

Also, in case anyone else was wondering, I confirmed with Muon that the purpose of this group is primarily to have group voice chats. So it's not just for gamers! But gaming is cool too of course.

A tip: If, like me, you have your real name as part of your Steam account name, you don't have to share your account name. If you select "add friend", you'll find a "friend code" you can share instead (via private message). If you then change your social profile name, which is distinct from your account name, AFAIK other users should not be able to see your real name. Disclaimer: This is based on 10 minutes of googling; If it's important to you, please verify independently. :)
Steam Group -- come hang out :)

Muon

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Re: Poiscenter's Steam group
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2020, 05:26:37 AM »
Thanks Clues, I wasn't aware of the friend code. Will adjust the message above. I've never used discord but after seeing it on youtube it appears steam has incorporated similar functionalities. Someone could set up an additional discord server for poiscenter as well. Perhaps make a separate thread for that.

I confirmed with Muon that the purpose of this group is primarily to have group voice chats. So it's not just for gamers! But gaming is cool too of course.

Order of purpose from left primary to secondary going right: Group text chat, group voice chat, gaming.

You can hang out in the group chat lobby even when you don't engage in chat. Sitting there being AFK is fine.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2020, 10:12:44 AM by Muon »

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Re: Poiscenter's Steam group
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2020, 05:18:00 PM »
Come hang out in the steam group :)