Okay, so I’m going to try a little experiment, based on a number of conversations I’ve had with people recently.
It seems that Steam highly values “community engagement,” based off of a conversation I recently had with a rep there (I got permission to share this, don’t worry):
The issue is, most activity around my games right now takes place on Discord.
So I’m going to try an experiment, and see how Steam community activity effects visibility (my internal view-count on Steam has been almost perfectly consistent the past few days, so if I see a significant change there, I can be pretty confident there’s a causative effect)
if everyone who is willing to participate in this could please post in https://steamcommunity.com/app/1079740/discussions/ what your favorite flavor of ice cream is, or what’s the coolest poem you’ve read this year (if any). Feel free to be as long or as short as you like (and to respond to other posts if you want to), and while you’re there, going to the store page and checking the “follow” button would be appreciated as well. The more people who do this the better, since it should have a larger (and easier to detect) causative effect, if my hypothesis holds.
I want to be perfectly open and ethical about this experiment, so if you have any concerns/questions at all, feel free to ask