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dude, i just started to use this site and i barely even talked to other people but i am already am in 2 blacklists, i dont even know how, is this a regular thing here?
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people here are very toxic and will blacklist for any reason
the most common reason for a blacklist is thanking the giveaway creator because being polite gives some people allergies
just ignore it since they are blacklisting themselves from your giveaways
theres tons of people here so 1 or 2 blacklists is nothing
you are welcome
good luck on winning some giveaways!
Grab a WL to counter the BL you will get for writing anything :P
ohh you are just in time for one of my whitelist giveaways 😎👌
Oh no you wrote anything in the forum again! That will be even more BL :D
WL for you, WL for him, WL for her, WL for Everybody!
I'm in on this WL tag!
You get a WL from me too :o)
Most I've seen is people trying to avoid the spam of "thank you" messages, not because they are mean, but for a rather practical reason.
They frequently use bots to enter into giveaways and you will gain +5 same comments from one user. This is not a "thanks", it's a "spam-thanks". You ask not to do it in the giveaway description - but your request is ignored.
Sorry but I want to read responses for my comments etc. - not a "spam-thanks"!
Example of this situation:
Huh. Never seen such activity.
No wonder people wish to avoid this! Otherwise it does seem like a dead giveaway.
Thanks from the winner are always appreciated. But not 1001 annoying messages without any sense. It's just a waste of your time to check them - oh, someone just replied to my post! - no, it's another spam :<
happy cake day! blacklisted!
Damn bro, only a second apart in each GA too, the botting couldn't be any more obvious. Which is a shame. That said I hope you don't get in trouble for leaving their names in the open, not sure how the rules are about name-calling bots. 'cause even when it seems obvious, innocent till proven guilty, right?
Those comments are placed on my public giveaways. They've placed their names in the open. BTW I did not call those displayed as bots - "user A, user B, user C is a bot" - this is just shown as an example of what I see very frequently.
Oh, hey, happy cakeday!
in addition, I guess they filter some bot users because they send auto thank message even if the creator wants no thanks in the description
oh i get it...
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I whitelisted you too (PedroNF)
True words, my friend. Someone blacklisted me even in 25th December, what a nice gift to Christmas. Btw whitelisted you :)
welcome to mine 😎
Where's the like button, huh? WL 4 All : )
I would not consider spam to be polite. And that's how a fare few people see people just copy/pasting thanks messages.
I remember the early days of the site when NOT thanking the giveaway creator would net you lots of blacklists. Oh, how the times have changed. :-(
well you wrote 20 comments, that's enough to probably have pissed someone off at some point without even a reason
all i said was thanking when i won something or trying to help someone in discussions and im already in 3 blacklists lol
Toxic kids supposedly from Reddit, ignore and move on. Welcome to SG :)
oh btw I get blacklisted a lot and I really like it LOL :D
blacklisted to oblivion gang represent 😤🔥
LOL, I'm quite unfamiliar with any sort of a gang here so far :P
“I get blacklisted a lot and I really like it” This totally changes my thinking! I had an irrational fear of the number 13 and started thinking of it as a Halloween number in order to like it more. Blacklist is now a Halloween achievement and every 13 blacklists is lucky :)
Hmmm, you really need to post more.
Every multiple of 13! Like 26, 39…But I should aim higher yes. Maybe getting 13 blacklists for every one post is a good ratio goal lol
Unfortunately, discussing this will net you some additional ones :/
yeah, since i started this discussion i already got 4 bl
LOL, I had the same experience. All you have to do is give signs of life for someone to BL you.
It felt so unfair initially, but you just need to grow from there and understand that's part of the ecosystem. Just be free and enjoy your winnings, if possible GA some yourself and keep the circle of life in SG rolling.
Hope you have a great experience on the site!
Brace for more to come ;) I guess I´ll never be able to understand how an overly positive site like Steamgifts can attract folk that would see a person beeing sad about getting blacklisted for seemingly no reason and think to themselfes "Hey, I should punish that guy by blacklisting him too" 😅
As many people already said: Don´t take it to heart, someone will blacklist you no matter what you do. But those are more than countered by the huge amount of awesome people!
And the big upside: Those who blacklist you can´t enter your giveaways either. I always took great joy in that fact.
Welcome to Steamgifts! Now go and win some Fortix! 💗
Well, here is a WL to compensate a little bit
another WL to compensate ;)
+1 was just about to say this
Dont take it upon yourself, as diverse as people are, so are their reasons for blacklisting. Some have actual reasons, others are doing it on a whim.
If you wrote blacklist anywhere on this site you will earn immediately 200+ blacklists. That word is cursed bro!
Now watch my stats :D Currently I have been blacklisted by 34 sweet people.
try to favourite this page and respond to this comment in a month from now xD
Do not worry. This happens for various reasons.
For example, I'm sure this topic will bring you some new BL.
Perhaps this message will bring me some new BL.
It does not matter.
Recently, I think that people who put me in the BL are very positive - they just don't want to see my giveaways, so as not to reduce the chance of winning for other SG users)
I love your recent attitude, now you're on the other list <3
yeah, i am just confused because i am new at this :v
oh one more thing to get any CV even if the game is not double stared you need 5 entries minimum
Happy Cake Day! :)
Thank you all, if it weren't for you, I don't think I would have even noticed it)))
Happy cakeday :)
Thank you friend)
Happy cakeday Starpony one of the nice people around here
Thank you, now I'm officially two years on the SG
Happy Cake Day! 🍰 😊 👍 🎂
Happy Cake Day!
Happy factory day :)
Happy cakeday !
Do not worry. You can be added to the blacklist just because. Someone not liked your avatar, someone not liked that you entered his giveaways, someone not liked that you won something etc. You don't even need to write anything or start discussion with someone. Just forgot about that tab and do not bother, better care about whitelist :)
ok, i am going to do that
When someone blacklists you, it means you can't participate in their giveaways, and in return they can't participate in yours. So there is a solution - start making giveaways so that they will regret that they cannot participate in them :)
I like your avatar, and I could more easily find it if I add you to my blacklist.
Reasons for blacklist
people are weird sometimes
Entirely normal. Take it as badge of honour.
Greatest of us even reach over 1000...
i thought the max was 1000 - oh wait it's a max 1000 on y0our list not on other peoples (why are you on 1000+ lists)
I'm not... I'm weak not even half of that yet :(
I'm currently at 33, I try to clear out the list when I can. It's not fun not liking someone, it makes me stressed.
Damn, you set this "goal" high.
I think i am one of the active ones with a high ammount but still only on 30% (and a good bunch of them are in my BL and only noticed it in the community train etc.).
I don't think i will reach this goal before i leave the site.
Yeah, somehow it is hard to get there when you highish-level and some giveaways...
You won't but i know some one who probably has.
waitwaitwaitwait, how is that comment 5 years old?? how have I been around for this long for the whole konrads thing to have been over 5 years ago already??
don't mind me, just having a small existential crisis over here I guess
Time sure does fly when you're having fun :)
Drama times xD Oh I miss this in old forums.. Now it's all discord, messenger, live chat, whatever and no sense of history :(
For the "drama" people want sg to be, it is not.. Dunno if it was in the past but now it feels quiet. To a new-ish person anyway
For sure! Especially after you couldn't buy gift copies that went to your inventory on steam anymore, I feel like things just died down a little.
Lol, I thought the same.
There is whole generation of users here who don't know who Konrad is.
Right? Man, time flies, and yet I remember it as if it was last month or something.
the only thing that blacklist does is make it so you can't enter giveaways and that is both ways so people who add people are band from entering the giveaways of the people they blacklist as well as banning the people they blacklist - maybe it's because you have won 3 games and not made any giveaways yet? so maybe they think your just another taker and will give 0 back (too many people like that on here) but anyway it's not that bad really
i enter blacklists out of nowhere . like who are you trying to hurt? Not like i want the garbage you give away anyway
i am going to GA games that i have a copy i just need some more time to settle :3
Some people also blacklist winners to give people who still didn't win any of their giveaways more chances. I don't do this, but there's definitely some people who do it, so you were not necessarily blacklisted out of toxicity
thanks for the help fellas, i am going to retribute by giving away a game just for the people in this thread, wich one you guys want?
A case of distrust
Close to the Sun
Guts and Glory
Iris and the giant (2 votes)
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels
The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia( 1 vote)
i am goint to wait some hours before doing it, so you can decide:3
Can I get The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia? xD
wait until more people type here what they want and i shall choose the game the with most votes to GA for the people that helped in this discussion,
I think OP wants to create a giveaway for a game, not just gift it :P
i think its fair, because i cant give a free game to everyone here, thats why is fair to make it random dont you think?
Oh sure no problem, My vote goes for that game than, thanks for the giveaway.
Iris and the Giant would be my choice for a giveaway, but I know everyone has different tastes.
its really a great game
Yea it's on my wishlist (so I'm biased vs the other options) but whatever you go with is fine. I'm thankful for those who make giveaways (even if I don't win or feel like entering).
i'm just happy you feel like making a giveaway - as you might see i don't enter giveaways but i'm happy to see you start making some
feel free to entre any of my giveaways (of course some will not be able to have you entre either because of group inclusion/whitelist or level minimum) but of course the more giveaways you do the more and high levels you can reach - oh and guts and glory while it is ok and lovely to give it away it has two stars next to the game name meaning it was free before and won't gain you CV or level up at all but will go on the total of giveaways and amount of money worth you have given away - need any help just add me on Steam or message me here ok :)
thanks for the help dude
I vote for Iris and the Giant as it has an interesting visual look to it's gameplay.
i managed to get both keys from a friend of mine, just wait until i start the GA :)
IRIS ANT THE GIANT AND TEXTORCIST WILL BE THE ONES
i also going to close the thread to prevent random people to enter just for the chance of winning this, since i promissed to give the keys to people that were helpfull on this discussion, have a nice day folks
GIVEAWAY BEGINS NOW
btw your thread isnt closed ,if you want to close the thread you need to go to the right corner click on open and change to close thread .
and you need atleast 5 entrys so the Giveaway counts to your Contributor Value .
and in best case you should have like 30-100 people on WL so you get enough entrys
u are right, i added all the people that helped me on wl
Not sure if what I said helped or not, but it says I'm not on the wl
Making wl-only giveaways for the start is not the best idea, as for me, you need at least 5 entries to recieve some XP in return, and are you sure that you have enough whitelisted people who want to enter them?
It is still okay to give away something, but you just started, and some leveling up will be good for you too.
oh the textorcist is a really neat game, very hard for just 1 person, i beated it with my bf moving the dude and i typing, it is really fun with a friend but the story is quite skippable
i recommend you maybe keep it for yourself and try it, is very interesting, specially considering how scarce the typing kinda games are
Did you have an opinion about something? I find that is a fast-track to many blacklists.
'Though, as others have said, often just saying anything at all is enough to hit a few blacklists :P
How about blacklisting for not having an opinion, like some NPC? :D
Yes, sadly, true.
But to be fair, it give a good bunch of understandable reasons for BL too (like autojoiner, multiaccounter, not activated wins, don't know a thanks after winning something etc.)
The only guy i blacklisted so far after 5.5 years was this dude who ignored my messages for a week after redeeming a key and not claiming victory. I got so mad because of him
Hah, that's the same reason for my first blacklist too! It's also reason I put up my public GA's to level 1+. Then it happened again with people who gave away one really cheap game/DLC years ago to get to level 1 and entered 100k GA's. I do level 2+ now and never had a problem. There's definitely a big bot and/or leecher problem for level 0's and 1's.
I've found level 3+ for publics helps speed up the redeeming/feedback. 1+ usually for group giveaways so I can reach the 5+ entries.
Ignore blacklist thing, actually nobody care. Its just some empty number.
But am impressed, u are here 4 days and already won 3 games.. i had to wait on my first win like 1,5 year x'D
i am cheking this site every 30 minutes
like i said before as long as your wins are not too much more (in value or amount) than your giveaways because if they are i for sure know you will get blacklisted a lot (not by me of course)
Dont feel bad about it, i've been put on hundreds of blacklists in the past 2 years.
I've also been put on about a dozen whitelists in that time.
Generally people will take you off their blacklist if you give more than you take.
but what is the point of giving something away and ask for something in exchange later? isnt way better to just sell the key instead?
Not sure if this comment was directed at something, but here is a discussion about "Why Giveaway Games?"
It might be different reasons depending on the person (got the game key free/bundled/cheap and want to share, not interested in the game, just to be nice, want a higher contributor level, etc.)
As for "ask for something in exchange later", I haven't seen someone do this yet, but it sounds like it is against the guidelines.
Begging. Do not ask game developers or users for keys or games, unless they are offering and searching for interested parties.
Trading. This site is not for trading, so do not attempt to directly trade games or other items with users in our community. If you attempt to indirectly trade or express a willingness to trade with an unusually high frequency, it will also be viewed as trading.
i just said that because if you gift someone just to be nice, you shouldnt expect that the person that recieve the gift do the same. (of course, that would be nice) But wouldnt be greedy to give to people that just gives back one day or another? i am not saying that is wrong or anything, i am just asking if it makes sense at all. I thought that the whole point of GA something is to just give what you dont need
if you dont want to people that give back something on the GA should you just put a level limit on the GA instead of BL anyone who got lucky?
"I thought that the whole point of GA something is to just give what you dont need"
"I thought that the whole point of GA something is to just give what you dont need"
I personally agree (not that it should be the only reason, maybe you are just in a generous mood at the time), and I think people with the "What is the point... isn't it better to just sell the key instead?" outlook are in the wrong place.
There are other sites for trading/selling.
yeah, you are right
at first and foremost, welcome to steamgifts, i hope you will enjoy the stay!
atleast for me i blacklist people mostly when they spam thanks on every giveaway i have (then i may verdict that it is a bot) or if they got like 1000 giveaway wins and never gave anything away. i know regional difference exist and games can be depending where you are 10% of your monthly salary. i dont blame you to not afford your games because i was in the same situation and it got only better in the last ten years for me.
had also someone who blacklist to mark which he had gifted before ...
the best thing is dont bother about blacklist, one of the first thing i made was a post with unicode characters and it got me to +11 blacklist immeadiatley :D
i live in brazil, games here are really expensive, but anyway, wich game you want to vote for?
first, you can send something if you CAN ... i dont demand that you make a givaway right now. i dont know your situation and you will most likely be happy if you get the luck to not buy a game that you really like
latin american countries are landmines of prices when it comes to digital hard and software. you dont need anything expensive, look up for some indies that you like, or if you find good deals that arent too expensive for you. if you are unsure, what to give you can look up for the community wishlist
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Don't think so much about a few blacklists, they are normal here as soon as you dare to write a opinion somewhere. Special if that opinion is different from the masses one.
In your case it is maybe if you say thanks for a GA before you won it.
Because that is, mostly, done by autojoiner accounts that have a automatic thanks script running.
People are lately very annoyed because of this autojoiners with their thanks script i am too.
So this could be a sensitive thing that get fast Blacklists, besides that i can't think on something, for a fresh account like yours, that you could avoid.
Because you wrote you want to make GAs i want to advice that you set a minimum level for your GAs because each one that gave one, not free, game is, at least, level 1.
Easy solution to hold the worst rulesbreakers, win resellers, autojoiner user and bots outside (40% of the level 0 accounts have infractions for unactivated or multiple wins + the ammount of used autojoiners are much more as in higher levels).
And besides that it lowers the cases of problems with your winners.
You can check accounts/your winners with:
If someone have red marks there request a reroll and put the link(s) into the support ticket.
Scroll down to the bottom and look at the "per level" info and you see 970k are level 0 and only around 165k have a level, 113k of them are level 1. So around 15% of the members from sg gave something and only 4% gave more as 5 games.
Have a nice day
You can check accounts/your winners with:
You can check accounts/your winners with:
I have only won 1 game, which I redeemed, but isn't showing as activated. Do I have to play the game for it to work?
Write your problem in this thread, knsys is the owner from sgtools and will answer you to your problem.
And no, playing the game don't change something. It give a other problem.
But on my side, i don't see a unactivated win on your acc..
My bad I was reading it wrong. I thought that was checking for "activated wins", and not "not activated"
Not trying to bother you, but just wanted to say thank you again. That link really came in handy, as one of my recent giveaway winners has a not activated win. I have requested a new winner.
If I want to thank prior to a win, just for the creation of a ga, I usually go for something.. A bit different. Just to distinct myself from the typical bot lang xD Or I make a full comment + the thank you xD
It's a good solution imo
a detailed comment, and on the topic, of course, will not raise questions. bots are usually very boring and monotonous, besides, looking into the profile and seeing the ratio of the time since registration and the number of written comments, there are usually no questions left.
Yes, i thank in very few cases too when i join a GA but i write then much more text and the thanks is only the addition to the text and not the main thing or at least clear that no bot/script wrote that text.
Did I have a different opinion for being on your blacklist?
Not that I care too much I barely join giveaways anyway but I would just like to know.
Last GA 2 years ago. To name one thing.
I don't blacklist for different opinions.
you've only been registered for 4 days and won 3 giveaways already? holy cow
thats problably because most of the games that i buy a ticket cost only 1 coin
i heard this thread gives you free blacklists :)
I haven't been blacklisted since December 19th... what a month :D
got 10 already :)
i was spam ty when i join steamgifts, i was thinking people should do it XD then i realise that they just using scipt
There's a few days left and i can arrange one for you if you really miss it that much :P
This made me curious, so I checked - June 4th 2021 for me, hehe
I know this is gonna add some bc people are trolls but I don't really care bc usually only people who don't create giveaways (I'm interested in) blacklist me, so I hardly ever see a "you can't access this gib" screen anyway.
If you want some, then advice people that make level 0 GAs that they should create in the future the GAs with a level restriction because 40% of the level 0 accounts have unactivated wins or multiple wins on sgtools.
I am very successful with that and get each few days one or more -most likely from level 0 accounts and partly from their higher multiaccounts- :-D
So they give me tracks to hunt the multiaccounters down. Win:win for sg and me, in the most cases :-D
It does! I just got my first!
yeah it does, screwd my perfect 69 up