Valve: Please make Game Activity a showcase and give a way to pick your profile badges.
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Please make "Recent Game Activity" an optional showcase and give users the option to select their 4 badges currently on display.
Having the ability to customize your Steam profile is one reason many users such as myself still use Steam. I do not even play any games; I stay around to chat with people and come up with pretty Steam profile designs. I also spend time looking for awesome game badges to craft in order to make the colors on my profile blend nicer. While the current system is certainly is an improvement, it still restricts users from being able to fully express their creativity and style. You are forced to have 4 badges on display, and they become updated every year or each time you buy a new game. It would mean a lot if I could actually choose the 4 badges on my profile, without worrying about them getting ruined randomly. In fact, this said lack of ability keeps me from buying new games, because I don't want to mess up my profile I put a lot of effort into.
In addition, for years now, tens of thousands of users have abused a small bug related to editing the "steam_appid.txt" on certain games in order to clear their game history. There are many guides for this - such as this one with over 30,000 views: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=612752835
On March 10, 2018, the bug was partially patched, but not even a day later, thousands of Steam users had already found a new exploit to clear their game history. Clearly, this small (although seemingly silly) and unintentional gimmick means a lot to a lot of people.
So my question is: why not just make recent game history an optional showcase? It fills up your profile with a bunch of games -- especially when you're using artwork showcases or other showcases. A lot of people don't even use showcases for this reason alone, because the profile page becomes too long and bloated. If, as a replacement, you need something to fill the void on people's profiles, then make a minimum limit of 1 showcase, but that showcase doesn't have to be recent game history, although it can certainly be the default.
And why not let us choose our badges? We want to be able to customize our profiles fully. Without restrictions. Without being forced to look for silly workarounds or bugs. Heck, there is even an entire subreddit dedicated to customizing your Steam profile - https://www.reddit.com/r/SteamArtworkProfiles/ This minor change would make a lot of us love Steam more; and make Steam more than just a gaming platform.
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