If you're trying to take control of your backlog, you've come to the right place. The Backlog Assassins Extraordinaire website can provide you with the tools that you need to successfully assassinate your backlog in an organised manner. While the website helps you track your progress and break your backlog down to smaller chunks by creating custom lists, the BLAEO community is there to provide advice and support if you need it. We also run various events (monthly themes, challenges,...) that can help your choose the next games to play.


Joining the website

To join the website simply post a reply to this thread.

You can post in the Steam group discussions without being a member of the group. You can also stay up to date with the announcements without being a member of the group -- simply subscribe to this thread and you'll be notified when a new announcement is posted. You can also subscribe to the Website Changelog to be kept up to date on changes made to the website.

Joining the Steam group

Once you've been active on the BLAEO website for a while, you can request to join the Steam group by clicking the request button on the Steam group page AND posting a link to your BLAEO profile in this thread. Make sure to do both of these steps, otherwise your request to join the group won't be approved. Please do not add group admins/mods or post on their Steam profiles to get invited to the website or the Steam group!


Useful links:


Guidelines

  • Be nice.
  • When posting content, it should respect the privacy and rights of others.
  • Piracy, pornography, and other material that may be inappropriate to a general audience should not be posted to the site.
  • While the site gives you a lot of freedom for writing posts, do not abuse that. Try to keep your posts readable. Also, if your post has too many large screenshots, try embedding only one of them and linking the others, or reducing their size, or use HTML to come up with a creative way to alternate between them.
  • Do not spam.
  • Do not double post.
  • Do not beg users for gifts or ask for any kind of donations.
  • External links are fine as long as they do not contain referrals. If you want to promote your own website or any kind of project, you can include it in one of your regular posts only once (see guideline number 5). You can have the link displayed on your profile, but don't try to circumvent this particular guideline by repeatedly telling people to look at your profile to check out your website/project.
  • Do not enter group-exclusive giveaways if you have not been active lately. If you do, you will be kicked out of the group.
  • Once you apply for Steam group membership do not keep asking for updates on your application.

FAQ

I just joined, and the site isn't showing achievements for my games. Help?
The site starts compiling everything starting with your first login, so if you just used it for the first time, just wait a bit (usually minutes, but if your library is large or it's a busy day, it could be hours). Same with new achievements and game additions, just give it some time.

How do I post on the site?
Read the guides posted above.

How do I join the website?
Post a comment in this thread. If everything looks fine, you'll be invited to the website.

How do I get into the Steam group?
Steam changed how groups manage new members and we can no longer invite people we aren't already friends with. So after you're added to the website and have been using it for a while, request an invite to the Steam group AND post a link to your BLAEO profile in this thread. We'll review your request and accept it if you have indeed been active on the site (keep in mind that it might be several weeks until you get an invite).
PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST TO JOIN THE GROUP WITHOUT HAVING BEEN ADDED TO THE WEBSITE! Request to be added to the website in this thread first!

I applied in this post and didn't get invited to the Steam group.
See above.

Why was my request to join the group denied/ignored?
You might not be active enough in the site. We only invite users to the group after some period of activity on the website, which is analysed on a case-by-case basis. There is no pre-defined formula for activity; it depends on the extent and frequency of the activity. For some users it can be a month and for others it can be longer. To be considered as active you must update your profile regularly, and if you are involved in the community (by creating posts/commenting and/or participating in events) that is definitely a plus.

I left the Steam group. Does that affect site usage in any way?
No, but please let us know about it, especially if you don't want to get invited back into the Steam group, so we can make a note of it.

What are monthly themes? Do I have to participate in them?
Monthly themes are suggestions for users who are unsure about what to play next. You do not have to participate if you don't feel like it or if you don't own any games that fit the theme.

What is the monthly "Challenge Me!" event? Do I have to participate?
The monthly "Challenge Me!" event is an event designed to help you reduce your backlog. You can participate either by 1) asking to have games picked for you by a (random) member of the BLAEO community, or 2) picking games for fellow assassins. As with monthly themes, participation is not mandatory.

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Hi, i'd like to join

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Added to the site, welcome! :)

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Hi. Can I join? :)

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you were added already :)

3 months ago
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hi, would like to join.

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Added to the site, welcome! :)

3 months ago
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I leave a comment to have a profile.

I am in a similar group called "playing appreciated" where I must play everything within a month. I am one of the first members of the group and since then I only joined giveaways what i wished to play.

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Added the the website, welcome :)

3 months ago
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hey I want to join if possible

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Added the the website, welcome :)

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bump
since I have a pc that can run 100% of my steam games
I wanna clear my backlog

3 months ago
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Hi, just to clarify: Is this just a bump or did you want to be added to the website?

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I also wanna be added :D

2 months ago
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done, sorry for the extra wait!

2 months ago
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Hello anychance I could get added to the site

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Added the the website, welcome :)

2 months ago
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bump

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Add me, please

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Added the the website, sorry for the wait!

1 month ago
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Hello. May I join to the website please?

2 months ago
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Added the the website, sorry for the wait!

1 month ago
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I'm really tempted to join because my backlog is HUUUGEEE ; ; (a lot of the games I get I get them because I used to have them on the 360 before I broke up with my ex ages ago and he took the system + physical games so technically I already finished them but I hate seeing them unfinished on steam) but I'm a huge acheivment wanter and I always wanna 100% everything and end up burning myself out...

I don't wanna join and be a disappointment ; ;

Ah, also I share libraries with my bf so I have some games I wanna finish that I don't have listed on my account but they're technically there... Would I be able to do that? I still haven't finished Prey, I kept getting sidetracked...

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Hi!
My experience with the site is that no one judges you but you.
You can share post with others about your progress, but you don't have to.

About the library sharing. When you play a game that you don't own it is shown on BLAEO. But it will not know all the games that you library share. Only the ones that you have recently played. You could add them to a list. You could also decide to remove them from your list. I'm not sure if they stay on the site or disappear after a while.

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They stay, however they are listed under the games list where you find the games you are not owning.

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I don't really know anything about library sharing, but I assume, like others already said, the games won't show up if you're not playing them (so you can't add them to lists for example), but when you play them they should be registered as being in your library.

Let me know if you still wanna join the site, there's really no pressure to even join any of the community activities if you don't want to - you can just use the site to track your progress, or connect with others and participate in challenges if you prefer that kind of motivation.

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I want to join.

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Added the the website, welcome :)

1 month ago
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Hello! I'd like to join the website.

I don't have that much of a backlog but it seems really nice to plan and organize which games I need to play!

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Added the the website, welcome :)

1 month ago
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Thank you! Made my first post :D

1 month ago
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I have sent request to join the group. Have already been a part of the website, though not very much active.
Here's the link to my profile https://www.backlog-assassins.net/users/RiseV7

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Hi, I'd like to join

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Added the the website, welcome :)

1 month ago
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Thanks. Send request to join group.
https://www.backlog-assassins.net/users/x60id

1 month ago
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Hi, you have to post the link in this thread :)

1 month ago
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sorry, now it's done :)

1 month ago
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Hi there! I'd like to join the site!

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Added the the website, welcome :)

1 month ago
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Hey salut!

1 month ago
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Coucou, ça va? Faut poster alors je poste, c'est bon pour vous? :)

1 month ago
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Hi, I'm not sure if your message means that you want to join the website? The google translation is a bit weird, sorry :/

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Hi! I would like to join :)

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Added the the website, welcome :)

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join

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Hi there! I'd like to join the site!

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Added the the website, welcome :)

1 month ago
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Hello, can i join ? ty

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1 month ago
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Hi, newcomer here, can i join?

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Added the the website, welcome :)

1 month ago
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May I join?

Since this appear after login "Looks like you don't have a profile here yet … please leave a reply in the thread on SteamGifts."

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Added the the website, welcome :)

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Thanks for accepting me here !

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Are you asking to join the Backlog Assassins website or just saying thanks to steamgifts (since you just joined steamgifts)?

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In fact both !

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Added the the website then, welcome :)

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