While I generally love more competition, Discord and Twitch as platforms for purchases makes me VERY apprehensive.
Their stance on (and corporate culture involving) SJW things has gone beyond the "reasonable" (Crazy by even moderate leftists / Libertarian standards) and into places like, "Banning a discord server because of adult themed channels" which happened in the case of FFXIV-Subreddit discord server. From the subreddit admins mouth, they basically had a NSFW channel for all "Adult Themed Art" and discord admins basically said, "Nope, no nudity at all" and gave the discord server admins a sort time frame to nuke the content, they didn't respond because of some reason (I THINK it was late at night) and the discord admin team took that as non-compliance and nuked the server.
It isn't like this is a one time thing either, Discord and Twitch monitor ALL things said on their platforms, some for good reason (threats) and others for "Muh Safe Space!" the issue comes with how they choose to enforce said "SJW" topics on a case by case basis skewed more towards the virtues of California than a general rule-set applied to all equally.
Steam may have it's issues but I am much more confident in spending money on their platform since they don't have a track-record of banning anyone but cheaters typically.
Even if i get banned from twotch / discord and retain access to my games, I don't want to support a business model with such a shaky foundation in terms of community ethics policing.
They didn't ban a channel for posting lewds, it got stripped of the title of being the "official" ff14 Discord server. There's a big fucking difference. The entire place still exists, it just isn't officially affiliated with FF14 anymore.
Steam would ban the fuck out of you for trying to make a porn thread on an official game discussion page as well. Stop being a fucking baby about people getting their waifus deleted.
From what I read when that happened, they revoked the partnership because they got A TON of complaints over time about the moderation and shit like that, and they took that chance to remove it, not because of the NSFW room. It was assumed it was because of the NSFW room and someone posted some Lala hentai shit, but when they made their statement on it they said it was because of the complaints and that it was more or less going to happen anyway.My bad, you are right, they didn't get banned they got their partnership revoked.
The other context seems to be correct though, am I right?
They had their partnership revoked because they had a NSFW section and were told "No NSFW section" and they didn't remove it in a time deemed appropriate?
As far as I am aware it had nothing to do with switching the "Official" hat from one server to another since multiple communities can be partners for a singular game, unless they changed that stance.
Either way, the other points still stand that the company does remove servers / people that go against their grain and they do monitor all servers for hate speech and "harassment", a statement they confirmed themselves a while back.
With the nebulous terms of "Hate" and "Harassment" that this company pulls from, I will always be hesitant to toss money their way.