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Community rules and guidelines.
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?
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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I think this meme was meant for the soviet bear. xD
Hey, I'd like to join.
Added you to the site. Welcome!
Also, just in time to vote for BLAEO game awards.
We always need more people on Blaeo bump!
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Could I be added to the site, please?
You were added to the site. Welcome!
Hello, can I be added to the site please?
Hello! Can I join?
Hi, may I come in plz ?
Hi, can I join?
Hey! done! thanks!
no more exclamation marks, I promise!
Heya, this looks pretty interesting. Hope it ends up being the new thing.
But yeah, you mind if I join in?
i completing monthly 5-40 games as sadly i love like all genre (yes, i have a job too lol, but luckily working from home, need go to office only if cant solve IT issues from here) and fighting backlog is impossible. 100-150+ on actual backlog and another 300+ games on "perhaps once" backlog.
nope, not want to join, i organise my steam library since the very beginning and i assign the games to the proper folders every time i buy new ones, activating bundles etc, just telling, that impossible to fight the backlog:-D
Hello, requesting to join BLAEO pls
Hello, requesting to join BLAEO, I need help to start playing my games pliss
Can I Join?
Says members only, can I join?
Site looks great...might I request to sign up please?
May I join?
My backlog begins to take control on me.
Can you help ? :)
Thank you! :)
Looks like a nice system!
Can I join?
Would be part of your group if you want me
I'd also like to join, if possible.
Looks interesting and helpful! ^^
With the aim to play through my library at some point, I hereby request to join.
Apparently, you already have access to the website, you must have requested it previously :)
I have indeed requested it previously, but I figured I was declined then since I don't remember getting a reply.
I may be remembering incorrectly, tho.
Well the admin I transmitted the list to said you were already there, so welcome again i guess :D