Steam Users' Forums

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The Steam Users' Forums, also referred to as the Steam Powered User Forums or SPUF, was the official Steam Community message board hosted by Valve that held the official forums for Portal & Portal 2 among many other official forums for other Steam games.

Steam Users' Forums
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The forums were shut down on June 5th, 2017, replaced by Steam Community Discussions. However, most of the original posts have been archived in the Wayback Machine.


The main forum mainly consisted of threads for discussions about the Steam platform and other related issues. In the main forum there were many subforums for the many Steam games sold.


It was frequently cited by Valve that they read the posts on the forums, and users were encouraged to post and discuss various aspects of the game. They were interested in the problems that players come across and working towards fixing them; suggestions and solutions to certain mechanics are less helpful, as they do not provide as much focus on the root problem.