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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.
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.
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!
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.
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'm interested in joining ! nn'
Added to the site, welcome! :)
Hi, I would like to join
Thanks, have a nice day =)
New here, what is it?
it's a website/community to help track your playing progress while you try to clear/reduce your backlog on Steam. Read the OP if you'd like to know more, and feel free to poke around the linked website in the OP
Hi, I'd like to try it out.
A way to play through the 1000+ games on my backlog? Sign me up! :D
i would like to join
Assuming that's a "let me in/I wanna join" gif, so added to the website :)
Hi, may I join?
What does the "games owned" in the Group statistics mean? Just sum of all the current members game counts, or do inactive members also count? If its the first case, I'm just astonished that on average each member has over 13000 games. Could I get access to the website?
I'm not 100% sure which "members" are counted for that - the number of members is just the people in the actual Steam group, it's possible that the number of games is pulled from all website users though (active and inactive). It's also possible that we have a few game collectors in the Steam group with 20k+ games (we'd need a lot of those though, as I would guess we also have lots of members with less than or around 1000 games)
And added you to the website, welcome! :)
Hello, I would love to join. Thank you!
Can I join the website please?
I'd like to join if possible!
Can I join?
I would also like to join
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Hello, could i join the site please?
Thank you! :)
I would like to join.
Hey, may I join?
I'm finally asking to join this thing. I've used AStats for backlog logging before but now I'm curious to see if this is easier.
I'd say it's pretty different from AStats, but I hope it's what you're looking for, so added to the site, welcome! :)
I'm curious as well. I like the idea of other people picking games they love off my backlog for me to play next.
Added to the site, welcome, and I hope people pick good games for you! :)
So, I have a request, right now Finished is green and Completed is blue, but I would love to have it the other way, since I assume not everyone agrees, is it possible to make it so we can give them their own color just like you did for lists?
I'm not sure that's a thing that's practical (plus personally, I like that you can go on anyone's page and see their status immediately), but you're welcome to create a suggestion post in the forums if you want so mandrill sees it.
Yeah, figured small chance it would be done but decided to suggest it anyway, I will go to that page and do it there, thanks!
Hi ! Can I join please ? :)
Hey, can I be added to the site ?
Added, welcome! :)
Can i join?