Quoting Rebell44, reply 27
Stop spreading your stupid FUD. Steam accounts are not related to Steam forum accounts in any way. When your Steam forum account is bannned it doesnt have any other consequences.
Fine...so you say. I've read otherwise in many other places. But whatever (and I can't remember ever posting this before, so no sure why it's my FUD I keep spreading...LOL). The fact remains that Steam (and Impulse by the way) would remove all access to your games by banning you if they wanted...just like EA. My post wasn't a jab at Steam in particular but with all of the digital distribution methods and now even when you buy at retail if you must activate online (EA, Ubisoft).
You helped to derail one of my threads here some time ago
Yes, both Steam and Impulse can ban your account, but not for what you post on forum, because forum accounts arent linked to Steam/Impulse accounts.
People complain about disabled accounts, but those are disabled for for trying to scam other users, selling gifts (or entire accounts), chargebacks etc.
I dont know about any case when Steam account was banned based on forum post (which shouldnt be surprise, because forum account isnt linked to Steam account).
my OP is now slightly edited