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I'm not sure if this was a feature, but I think I remember the eye button to block games showing on user profiles for the games they are giving away. It's not a big deal, but it makes it easier to see if the user is giving something I am interested in because I block all games that I don't want.
I can understand if it was removed if it adds a bunch of server load for a feature that most people don't find beneficial, but I was just curious if it was ever a feature or if it could be added if it isn't too hard on the server.
Edit: It would be nice to have the button on the list of giveaways for the group profile pages as well.
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Do you want the eye icon to block games on giveaways in user profiles
I'm not sure about this one. It might lead to issues with miss-clicks...
I'm not sure why anyone would click the button by accident on a user profile page, but not on the main giveaway page. It's the exact same type of list and already has the 2 other buttons next to each game name, it's just missing the one button.
There is one on giveaway page. There is 25 on user...
I still don't understand what you are saying. There are 50 on the main giveaway page. There is one next to every giveaway. Why not have the exact same thing on the 25 giveaways show on each page of a users profile?
Edit: Also, a miss click wouldn't really matter because after you click the button there is a confirmation box that shows up and you have to click another button.
You can missclick in every pixel on screen
Yes and most of them don't do anything...
the way i understand it.... the profile shows all GA from the user no matter if you already blocked a game or not.
so blocking it on the profile wouldnt change anything
since the blocking feature only effects the normal GA listing and not the profile listing, it somehow makes sense that its only available there.... and on the individual GA.
i hope i phrased it understandibly @_@
I don't want to block giveaways so that they don't show on a user's profile, I just want the ability to add a game to my blocked list from a user's profile the same way we can on the main giveaway page, by clicking the eye symbol.
Once you add a game to your blocked list, it only blocks the game on the main giveaways page, you can still see the game everywhere else on the site. Once you block a game, the eye icon is no longer there which lets me know that I have the game blocked.
Now when looking through giveaways everywhere other than the main giveaway page, the missing eye symbol lets me know I have the game blocked and I don't have to go to the Steam page to see what it is if I don't remember. I have over 13,500 games blocked, so it helps a lot. When this eye symbol is missing, like it currently is from user and group pages, I don't have this information.
This feature was previously missing from the actual giveaway pages for games and SG added it because people wanted it. It makes going through long trains much faster because you don't have to remember what every single one of the tens of thousands of games are that are on Steam. You only have to look up a game once and decide you don't want it, then you just click the button and you never have to remember it or think about it again.
ah i see. so its more like an indicator to see if the game is already on your blocked list or not.
Yes, that is the only reason I want the eye symbol to show. It makes everything much quicker and easier if you use the block feature on SG.
Edit: I just clicked through a train earlier today that had 300 giveaways. There was only 3 or 4 games that had the eye symbol next to them which means I could ignore the other 296 and not have to try and remember what they were or look them up on Steam. If I don't see the eye symbol, I know that I already decided I don't want the game and click to the next one.
You can use ESGST and if you have hidden or you own the game you won't have the option to enter.
Thanks, I prefer not to run scripts for everything, but I guess that would work. I thought this was a previous feature that was already on the site, but maybe it wasn't.
Well as long as i use the site i can't recall such feature on users profiles. But maybe i'm wrong and it just got removed.
I am not sure of the backends but some of the giveaways are Whitelist/Invite-Only/Group-Only, these are restricted giveaways so there maybe a threshold to access from gifter's page since they are not public. You can't enter Invite-Only(s) from the user page even if the gift ended and you had entered it previously. Maybe such restrictions had in a way restricted the Eye-button function.
Some workarounds will be if its a public gifts or a restricted gift you are able to enter to the Entry page from the User page then you can use the Eye-button to strike it out from there and then backpage to the previous page. Alternatively, open a new tab/window, search the game in the giveaway search and remove it, although there is a chance its not listed in public.
Thereby, I do not think its necessary for this function to be available. Cheers~
I don't see how any kind of giveaway restriction would have any affect on this feature. The site knows the Steam IDs of all the games listed and it knows the Steam IDs of all the games I have on my block list, it should simply just compare the two and either give me the option to block the game or not. Any kind of giveaway restriction should be completely irrelevant.
Edit: I didn't think about the currently running invite only giveaways that don't show what the game is. The ability to block them wouldn't be needed because we can't see what the game is, so I guess they can just set the eye icon to not be visible for unrevealed invite only giveaways, if that is possible. Group and whitelist giveaways are show though, so I don't think that would be a problem.
I am just thinking in a programming situation where you set conditions and the 1st threshold as you mentioned is not showing the game for current invite-only(s) if that's the main threshold, although what you mentioned is doable but to slim down or to minimise conflicts in looping and not to weigh down on response time, it is easier to remove the function all together.
That function itself, can be a loop hole if you hide it and view your hidden list. I suggest you work with the work-arounds as they do not require any scripts installed which only invites-only have the issue.
I don't really remember if this function was available earlier but if it is most likely it is taken out to slim down the coding or due to conflicts with the site functions. Regards~