This thread is created so you can ask other community users the source of those giveaways.
Last page - https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/EhJvw/where-are-those-giveaways-coming-from/search?page=999

Make sure to check the forums first and still haven’t got the answer before asking tho.
https://www.steamgifts.com/discussions/deals
https://isthereanydeal.com/
https://barter.vg

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Another spammy thread..

Immortal Planet?

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OMG thank you!

4$ insta buy!

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No problem. Enjoy.

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why is there a ref code in your link?

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See this thread, that's SteamGift's ref code.

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Actually it is user reflink.
You can check it by turning off reflinks in settings, reloading site, and inspecting site address. Now link should be clean.

Using your site as an example:
https://www.humblebundle.com/games/rpgs-2019 - link to bundle with referrals turned off
https://www.steamgifts.com/redirect?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.humblebundle.com%2Fgames%2Frpgs-2019 - link to bundle with referrals turned on

Above:
https://www.humblebundle.com/games/rpgs-2019?refc=ydg6Ps - link to bundle with refereals turned off
https://www.steamgifts.com/redirect?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.humblebundle.com%2Fgames%2Frpgs-2019**%3Frefc%3Dydg6Ps** - link to bundle with referrals turned on

I was corrected by seNs. So this way to check if user uses reflink is not accurate.

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Are you sure? I mean %3Frefc%3Dydg6Ps is the standard SG referral.
With referrals turned on, the standard link (without ref.) and the link that BHTrellis188 linked above led me to the same URL with the end of ydg6Ps like any other humble link in the deal section.

Edit: They probably just copy-pasted that link (with SG referral) from their browser address bar.

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Yes, looks like I made a mistake here. This part did not appear when I was testing it, so I thought it's a reflink. It did not have this "ydg6Ps" part when I was switching between reflinks on / off, and refreshing the page.

I was right clicking on hyperlink, to copy address. Not entering link per so. So it may be a reason. Sorry about the confusion.

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In both version (referrals on/off) the hyperlink ends with those 6 characters (ydg6Ps) aka the user-specific referral code. In this special case the steamgifts/Cg referral.
Should be added to the referrals as an official site ref code for Humble Bundle.

Btw I have some trouble with would/could/should/shall/might/may phrases (and in general with English). So please read it as I've written it in a polite manner.🙃

Thank you!

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2 weeks ago
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Problem is my hyperlink looks different. When I hover over highlighted hyperlinks I get address without reflink. It's only visible when I hover over this user hyperlink. It's on Chrome.

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Thank you for doing such a thorough analysis of what happened!

Proposal: have SG do an automatic 'sanitize' of all links posted, that cleans out all referral codes (and just add SG ref code automatically when link clicked) -- less of a chance of someone accidentally posting a ref code (and much less work for mods!).

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https://www.humblebundle.com/games/rpgs-2019?refc=icaiosfakeref

try this fake one...

edit: the "sanitizer" (the "redirect?" you see hovering the link) obviously works for links where SG actually has a referral, so users can't never get their referral for Humble, GMG, Fanatical ... if user puts a referral for XY site, mods will ask for removal)

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I tried your fake and and still ended up with the "ydg6Ps" ref code

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Using your site as an example:
https://www.humblebundle.com/games/rpgs-2019 - link to bundle with referrals turned off
https://www.steamgifts.com/redirect?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.humblebundle.com%2Fgames%2Frpgs-2019 - link to bundle with referrals turned on

Sure when a hyperlink doesn't have any referrals on it (your version), chrome won't show the site refcode on it. Only after opening the link in a new tab, if referrals turned on.


I mean on Chrome (referrals turned on or off) either I hover my mouse over user link or right click -> copy address to a text file/address bar, as the user copy-pasted the hyperlink it has the referral end.

Above:
https://www.humblebundle.com/games/rpgs-2019?refc=ydg6Ps - link to bundle with refereals turned off
https://www.steamgifts.com/redirect?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.humblebundle.com%2Fgames%2Frpgs-2019**%3Frefc%3Dydg6Ps** - link to bundle with referrals turned on

In both version the hyperlinks ends with the ydg6Ps string.

It did not have this "ydg6Ps" part when I was switching between reflinks on / off, and refreshing the page.

That is what I don't understand.

But it doesn't matter at the end. Problem resolved. User rehabilitated. Thanks!

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Worry not. I am not upset. Simple mistake there. I just won't post links like that anymore in the future.

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I said to someone that using ref aren't allowed and he better take the ref out of the link. Users told me then that "ydg6Ps" is from sg/cg.

2 weeks ago
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I see, since it is added by default if the referral links setting is enabled, users should not add any ref code to their links. You can't expect us to memorize all sg ref link codes, they should be different for other sites.
Also it is in Proposed Guidelines -> User Content -> 5. Referral links. "If you choose to post a link, please be sure all referral codes have been removed."

I was a bit annoyed because I had to delete the cookies and had to relog to hb to get rid of the referral...

2 weeks ago
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Please forgive me as I have almost no knowledge about coding. I was just using the formatting codes here.

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bad shooter 2?

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Gamehag

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thanks, ill pass

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HIVESWAP: Act 1?

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Humblebundle RPG bundle tier 1

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I got a key with the dev, only one and for me but I guess the keys came from him.

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Ah, thanks very much for the response. Noticed 2 or 3 giveaways, so figured I'd ask.

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WARMA? Is it from one of those shady russian sites or a free giveaway somewhere?

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Yup, giveaway dot soviet union.

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Thx, guys.

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Does dot soviet union exist??

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I thought it phased out time ago.
Anyway there are always strange political things with domains.
Thanks for clarification.

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They arrive from this web - giveway(dot)su

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Cat Quest?

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Ah, thank-you.

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you're welcome :-)

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Hello! The StoryTale?

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oh, my bad. thanks

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Conarium?

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Thanks. I just saw it's the next freebie from Epic XD

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Hope for love?

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Gamehag

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ty

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Guacamelee! 2 ?

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monthly hb i guess

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Thanks

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September monthly

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Seeds of Resilience?

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Chrono.gg coin shop

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Thanks

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Oh, goodie. The first time Chrono has something I want since White Night pretty much exactly a year back, and it's super high wishlisted, and I miss it 'cause I can't figure out where it's coming from. Pssh. :P

Appreciate the belated heads up, though. ^.^;

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Oh my, I did not know it was already gone. People must be sitting on a lot of coins...

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People must be sitting on a lot of coins...

The first time Chrono has something I want since White Night pretty much exactly a year back,

I'm probably not the only one in that situation, in fairness, and even if others don't view Seeds of Resilience as highly, it was a fairly low price [within the scope of recent Chrono giveaways] for a previously unbundled/non-promo-ed game. Heck, even the other game accompanying it, Distrust, has been bundled multiple times, and it had a higher coin cost. So yeah, not surprised it got eaten up fast. Just annoyed that I couldn't track down where it was coming from in time. :S

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People Bots must be sitting on a lot of coins...

There, corrected.

a previously unbundled/non-promo-ed game with cards.

And here's why.
Add to that the fact that they probably have something like 50-100 keys, and they end quite quickly.
This one probably lasted a bit longer because cards aren't advertised on the store page.

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Since it's that time of the month again...

September 2019 Humble Monthly:

  • Distance
  • God's Trigger
  • Guacamelee 2
  • MOTHERGUNSHIP
  • State of Mind

October 2019 Humble Monthly:

  • BATTLETECH
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Thank you for that. I was going to post it but I just got home from work.

2 weeks ago
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Came here to ask about the State of Mind keys, thank you :)

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ISIS Simulator?

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Giveaway.su

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My Brother Rabbit? Saw 3 GAs in the past 24 hrs suddenly.

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Thanks. :)

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TransOcean both parts? They keep popping up once in a while

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Probably from Lottboy boxes

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thanks

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ARK: Survival Evolved.
Thanks

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No bundle i think, really low price on grey market, 3.29€ cdkey right now

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Nightshade? Noticed a few of them over the last day or so.

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Thanks for the help.👍 Can't believe I didn't notice the bundle.

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Rage? Thanks!

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It's been in a ton of Green Man Gaming bundles over the last year. Looks like the only one you can currently get it in is their "Mystery Mix - 10 Pack." Chance of getting it is 2.67%.

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GraFi 2?

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gamehag

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thanks!

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Tyranny (standard edition)?

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Physical madness? thanks

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gamehag.

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Dungeons Of Kremlin: Remastered

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giveaway Dot su

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Alien Kingdom.

Guess those shady GA sites are in full gear these days. Unless I was wrong and it's in a bundle.

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gamehag

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Suicide Guy?

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A chubkeys giveaway, but it's ended.

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