Maybe it’s a false alarm, maybe somebody somewhere hit the wrong button, maybe it’s a late April Fools’ joke. But right now, our beloved Steam User Forums redirects to SCUD. Update: According to Ianskate, SPUF moderator, it’s official, SPUF is gone.
This happened extremely recently (I was surfing SPUF a few minutes before it stopped letting me) and it’s something people have kinda maybe vaguely suspected might happen at some point, but not really because Valve has loads of money and there were at least a few thriving communities, such as the TF2, Dota 2, CSGO and Off-Topic forums. SCUD even still has the note reading: “Looking for the old forums? They’re still available at http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/” but clicking the link sends you back to SCUD.
We’ll have to wait a bit longer to see if it sticks, but for the time being, I hope you left a really killer final post. Mine was about my Steam birthday.
For the time being, if you were hoping to converse with a SPUFer who you foolishly never traded Steam information with, or share your last condolences for the forum, we have a SPUF subreddit. See you all over there until/unless Valve unkills SPUF.