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Including this word in your Steam profile will break your account

Not often you see Antidisestablishmentarianism.

Updated: May 27, 2023 5:36 pm
Including this word in your Steam profile will break your account

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There has been a discovery on the Steam platform, and this discovery is groundbreaking, or more appropriately, account-breaking. But what word could be so horrific as to completely destroy your Steam account? It’s actually not as bad as you think it is. Here’s how Including this word in your Steam profile will break your account

What is the word that breaks your Steam account?

The word that breaks your Steam account is Antidisestablishmentarianism, one of the longest words in the English language. This probably comes as a surprise to most, as you we’re more than likely expecting something vulgar and racist.

the word means “opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England.” And there’s a plausible reason why this word breaks your Steam account.

How one word breaks your whole Steam account

If Antidisestablishmentarianism is included in your Steam ID, then it will break your account, plain and simple. You will be completely locked out, and anyone who attempts to view your Steam account profile will be hit with the following message:

“You do not have permission to access https://steamcommunity.com/id/Antidisestablishmentarianism”

This was discovered by (b) or lotus as they are usually named. (b) expressed their frustration regarding what happened to their account on this Steam thread.

Why does this bug occur?

It is presumed that the word Antidisestablishmentarianism triggers some kind of safety mechanism within Steam that disallows users to then view an account with that trigger word on it.

It seems All URLs are blocked with the word in, as you can not access steamcommunity.com/blah/antidisestablishmentarianism either. It’s nice to have safety mechanisms in place for the Steam community, but it should not be allowed to totally brick accounts.

The word bug appears to be fixed now

(b) updated the post on 27/05/23 saying that the issue appears to be fixed, you can now find (b) on his new Steam ID – Antidisestablishmentarianism. A happy ending after all. Why someone would want Antidisestablishmentarianism in their name, we don’t know.

Jack is a Tech and News Writer who has a vast and proficient knowledge of CPUs, Motherboards, and Computer technology.

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