So last week I got a 1 week suspension for not activating 2 games.
1 was all the way from 2018 and the other from October 2019: https://imgur.com/MHuCbuz
I personally think its a bit ridiculous for getting suspended this late as the rule of activating won giveaways is a total joke as it just goes to show people dont even check it that often, so why make the rule if you dont have a system in place which is able to verify that, if you cant implement that maybe change the rule to something like 30 days?

All in all fine I did break the rules (not intended to), I had my punishment of starring to my suspensions 7 days long.
But on the day I got banned I also won an giveaway, which I was not able to claim due to my suspension and because it most likely took to long for the giveaway creator for me to respond I got blacklisted: https://imgur.com/QM3RGbr

Now coming back to my punishment of the 7 days suspension, I think thats perfectly fair, but maybe let a giveaway creator know when a winner has been suspended for whatever reason so the one being suspended has not to be blacklisted for something they arent in control of in point of time.
Thats the way how I think about it, let me know your thoughts as im curious how you guys look at this.

Oh also maybe an email with hey your suspended because of this and this or just a message stating your suspended through email would be nice, instead of only through mail, I mean we are also able to send a mail when you won something, why not with this?

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How did you unintentionally break the same rule a year apart?

1 month ago
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Cool story bro

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why make the rule if you dont have a system in place which is able to verify that

Why not obey the rule if there is one?

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You got blacklisted not because you were not able to claim the game, was because of your faults, you're not new, you had plenty of time to read the rules, you didn't even say thanks in that giveaway and it was 2 months ago so don't tell me that it was a very long time ago, the only reason you got lucky so far is cause Russia Battlegrounds isn't showed on sgtools as not activated so I give the staff a thumbs up for detecting that. Would have been a lot easier to ask personally but you go the wrong way and started a forest fire with a matchstick and showed us your real colors, now I have it really hard to take you out.

However I see that you're contradicting yourself "I personally think its a bit ridiculous for getting suspended this late" but then you said "Now coming back to my punishment of the 7 days suspension, I think thats perfectly fair" so I have the hope that you didn't really mean to say that rules are a joke

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I dont mean all rules are a joke, I just think that that 1 particular rule its there but what does it serve for if they cant even maintain it.

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People can blacklist for whatever they feel like. I don't personally blacklist for rule breaking, but I would have submitted a reroll request. You seem sorry that you got caught, not that you didn't activate games that you won.

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I'm curious how many times you're going to be blacklisted after creating this thread. My guess is at least 20+.

I was in similar situation when i was kinda new here - won a game, realised it was online/region restricted, so i contacted the creator and said sorry, pls reroll. But i didn't mark it as not received and after 7 days i got suspended. And... just one day before suspension I won another GA. Obviously i could not claim it and creator blacklisted me and rerolled. Luckily the support explained me the rules.

Learned my lesson, follow the rules, stay hydrated.

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I'm curious how many times you're going to be blacklisted after creating this thread. My guess is at least 20+.

Put an 0 after that 20 and you will get close: https://imgur.com/ikibor7

and yes offcourse I learned my lesson, but its just sad to see everyone here (not all, but mostly) just has to see it only from a negative point of view.

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i think that this will get you blacklisted more

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^^ This

Not the best idea to open this kind of threads being a rule breaker...

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i already did - i have enough trouble with some peopl not marking my giveaways without someone who seems proud to do so

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Sorry, but I'm not exactly sorry for you. I mean, it's so easy to rectify your mistakes (as you've been already told above), all you need to do is own them and stop perceiving yourself as a victim. You are in control now, after all. And all you've chosen to do with this control was to start blacklist farming.

1 month ago
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Sometimes it is just better to shut-up...

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the rule of activating won giveaways is a total joke as it just goes to show people dont even check it that often

i mean you enter giveaways, you should be aware of the end dates and at least log in to check. it's not fair to the gifter to have to wait for you to accept your free game while there are plenty others willing to accept it within an hour. you think it should be up to 30 days? i think 7 days is more than enough time.

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Dude just activate your wins. it's not rocket science.

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So last week I got a 1 week suspension for not activating 2 games.
1 was all the way from 2018 and the other from October 2019: https://imgur.com/MHuCbuz
I personally think its a bit ridiculous for getting suspended this late as the rule of activating won giveaways is a total joke as it just goes to show people dont even check it that often, so why make the rule if you dont have a system in place which is able to verify that, if you cant implement that maybe change the rule to something like 30 days?

You registered on May 31, 2015. You had about 3 and 4 years respectively, to read the FAQ and site rules and not break them. And now you complain about it, 5 years after you accepted the rules of the site. You blame the mods and every user for not checking every single user (including you), instead of them/you not breaking the rule you promised to keep.
We're not your mother to remind you to keep the rules. and then tidy up after you.

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Curious question here, how many blacklist have you received from making this thread?

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you can even get blacklisted by doing nothing

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Really, the only way to avoid a blacklist is by not having an sg account. I do wonder if CG has a blacklist though

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haha, well i really did nothing for some month
not actively writing anything, just enter some ga (occasionally make ga)
and after some time when i check, hey i got more blacklist

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but entering GA is doing something

1 month ago
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You called yourself out here. But normally everyone who'd write "Just activate your wins!" would be suspended for calling out. Just a reminder :blobevil:

Also don't think anything good will come from this thread. "You must activate your wins" rule will not disappear, same as we will not have cutoff for how long after infraction we can issue suspension. So you may close this thread to avoid further negativity. Don't think anyone from the community will agree with you.

1 month ago
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So last week I got a 1 week suspension for not activating 2 games.

Is it calling out after OP directly states it?

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No. That's why I wrote "You called yourself out here".

But if OP would come to write about "bad support" without giving any details, and someone writes "Just activate your wins!" - it is calling out.

1 month ago
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"Just activate your wins!"

I'd call that support actually - it's helpful to know things.

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We now allow pointing to the rules:

If you notice a user not following our guidelines, do your best to politely explain our rules with relevant links or quotes to our guidelines when appropriate. If they do not take action or deny any wrongdoing, please submit a user report ticket so we can take action if necessary.

So if you see someone with potential regift you can write:

Hey, can I point you to the site FAQ and guideliness, especially this point:
>Won gifts must be activated on the Steam account used during registration, and they cannot be regifted, traded, sold, or removed from your Steam account after activation.

But you can't write:

>Regifting is not allowed, delete this giveaway or I will BL you!
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But if OP would come to write about "bad support" without giving any details, and someone writes "Just activate your wins!" - it is calling out.

Okay, that's what I was thinking too, and how it was handled. Likely skipped over your first sentence, sorry :)

1 month ago
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Good support, but bad won gifts page calling me out every time I go there.

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Also don't think anything good will come from this thread. "You must activate your wins" rule will not disappear, same as we will not have cutoff for how long after infraction we can issue suspension. So you may close this thread to avoid further negativity. Don't think anyone from the community will agree with you.

Sadly most people here are like that, all I wanted is to try and improve the system to make it better for everyone as there clearly is something broken....

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getting a 5 day suspension for not activating seems like a really mild punishment

1 month ago
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7 days, not 5.

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Closed 1 month ago by HeadfullEyeballs.