1. I’m sort of exhausted by the classist chatter on Twitter about this, but wanted to point out an excellent article by Rob Remakes describing his situation in light of the Greenlight fee.

    When reading that initial announcement over on Steam’s site, my first reaction, honestly, when reaching the first sentence about the fee, was that it must be a joke. Greenlight is already almost completely crowd-sourced, allowing Valve staff to ignore anything but the most highly voted-for entries and those entries that have been flagged as spam, etc. A paragraph that should have been building up to a smart technological fix for the discoverability issue (I mean, at least as of a few days ago it was randomizing the order of entries — as it should — but re-randomizing each time you went to the next page, meaning you’d see repeats and get to the last page without realizing you hadn’t been shown everything) instead introduced a money-based barrier to entry.

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