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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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Talking out of turn? That's a blacklistin'. Lookin' out the window? That's a blacklistin'. Staring at my sandals? That's a blacklistin'. Paddlin' the school canoe? Oh, you better believe that's a blacklistin'.
Wait, is that mold on your toenails?....
Huh, I mean, I was not staring, swear!
Unhappily, a bit too common, but... oh well.
Anyway, welcome to SG (not ironically!)! There are many cool, nice people here too, try not to be too bothered with the BLs.
have a wl instead
Oh, you breathing my air? Have a bl!
/jk have a wl instead.
blacklisted, crocodiles should not be on fire, that's not OSHA compliant
he is the alligator king
A blacklist thread! Just like in the good old times! We used to have these frequently.
As others have mentioned, some people are probably assuming you are a bot account since you have only been registered for a few days, are level 0, but have already won some games. For some people, just being level 0 is enough for a blacklist.... You mentioned that you want to make some giveaways of your own, so that will raise your level and put some people at ease. Actually playing the games you win will go a long way, too (idling for cards first is fine, but if you don't make a serious attempt at playing at least some of your wins, it will turn some people off).
But most importantly just keep going about your business, enter some giveaways, and have fun!
Oh man, don't even sweat it. People blacklist, that's what they do. Could only be that you've been here 4 days and already won 3 GAs and that made a couple of people bitter.
Kudos btw, 3 for 300 entries, that's an amazing rate! Took me about 1000 entries to get my first win I think
Regardless, it really doesn't matter. Two blacklists. Hundreds of thousands of users. A couple thousand gifters. You won't miss their GAs and in any case they will miss yours (blacklists go both ways).
As I always say, the best way to make up for blacklists is to make great GAs the people who blacklist you will miss out on ;)
Hell, the best way to make up for blacklist is don't look at that blacklist counter, it serves no purpose but to aggravate.
Welcome to SG. Forget about blacklists and enjoy your stay :)
i love getting blacklisted. im fueled by the hyper-sensitive's hate. i take great pride knowing that every moment i draw breath makes another person angry.😜
blocking me from entering to win a game will never sway me from speaking my mind.
actively using their blacklist as a form of punishment for having opinions that differ from theirs is a fascist move and speaks volumes about the type of person they are.
dont sweat being blacklisted, whats the odds that the person actually does gives, or there give are nothing more the $1 bundle trash, or that you will actually win.
i blacklist those who blacklist me first and those who didnt say thank you for the win.
cant wait to see how many i get today.
right now im at 153 white, 105 black
Well apparently I whitelisted you March 2020 👍
But here... you'll need a big white book, to store a big black list 😜
smiley face sticker for you.
🐱🐉 im not sure what that is but you can have it as a sign of give's respect.
im pretty sure the dino can press charges against that cat.
ur on my whitelist as well.
the best part for me is being blacklisted (by revenge) for have blaclisted someone (for a reason not so hard to find)
its about being left hander or right hander lol.
I think this is not always pertinent, unless you're able to say why in public without breaking laws and rules.
I wonder where is the frontier with the law when you exclude someone for physical details, origins, or opinions. I try to be fair BL only for leeching or being disrespectful so there are not too much since to avoid leechers its more simple to put a minimum lvl or using groups/lists
i used to say thanks on entries but stopped it since i read some accounts use some scripts to do that and some gifters dont like it, but i dont understand the gifters who blacklist someone who say just thanks... sounds pretty rude to me
dont bother giving a thanks for entering, any bot can do that. but if you win give props to the dude or dudet who did the give.
so far i have gotten 1 bl and 1 wl in the 10 hrs from when i posted.
I was wondering the same thing. Before I even started using my account I was already on one blacklist.
It's not that I'm offended, I'm just really curious what happened there. Did I piss off someone in multiplayer and they went to find my account here just so they can blacklist me? I'll never know.
To add to the mystery, it seems that I'm now on no blacklists at all. Puzzling stuff.
Yup, same happened to me. I am also added to a whitelist, I really don't know why! I barely comment here.
it tells them when you blacklist someone? lol i always assumed it was annonymous when i was blacklisting all those people lol
It is anonymous... until they try to enter one of your giveaways. Then they will be denied, and so so sad.
I mean it is possible to track them down with ESGST, but kind of hit or miss because it checks the comments/giveaways/discussion creators (depending on where you run the check) and looks at their giveaways (so you would still have to know where to look because it doesn't search all users)
I can't seem to hover over the None but I don't understand how it's different than Not Blacklisted. Also blacklisted shows both people I've blacklisted and people who've blacklisted me, same for whitelisted. Just wondering if you could help me understand it. I can ask in the ESGST thread but since you use it, I was hoping maybe you had an answer?
I'm sorry, I don't have answers for why blacklist and whitelist are showing those that you have blacklisted/whitelisted.
I do know that blacklisting goes both ways (if 1 one user BL the other, then neither can view/enter each other's giveaways).
I'm still pretty new to SG and using ESGST, so it's probably better to ask in that thread if you need more info.
This is what shows up when hovering over those ⍰ if it helps:
Whitelisted: "Users that have whitelisted you"
Blacklisted: "Users that have blacklisted you"
None: "Users that have neither whitelisted nor blacklisted you"
Not Blacklisted: "Users that have not blacklisted you, but there is not enough information to know if they have whitelisted you"
Unknown: "There is not enough information to know if these users have whitelisted or blacklisted you"
Not Found: "These users were not found (most likely they changed usernames or deleted their account"
You're not really a member of SG until you're in a few blacklists. You've cleared that barrier. Welcome! ;)
But more seriously -- as others said, that's just how things are around here. Blacklists are a fact of life. Don't pay them much attention.
If you dare breathe on the platform you will end up in a blacklist or 2 dont sweat it :p
i havent got any blacklist yet, guess thats because i dont write comments much
anyway, i wl-ed you, to balance out the scale :)
Picture SG as a super-organism. Every newcomer to the bloodstream will trigger an immune reaction inevitably. I do hope you stick around despite your first impressions there are a lot of nice people here.
Not sure how many people were whitelisted by him, but please check iankiller64's page to see if you can enter the whitelist giveaways. They need at least 5 entries for a winner to be chosen.
the giveaway ends 1 pm, hope enough people enter in time
dont think about it, just go about doing whatever you like to do.
Welcome to steamgifts! There are multiple reasons for blacklist. Be it reasonable or erratical Just live with it :D.
just a quick reminder for you guys to enter the GA
Yeah, don't sweat this too much. Happens all of the time. Most of the time, I have no idea who blacklisted me or why. I'm generally pretty polite and positive, and only get into a confrontation when someone is an epic douche canoe. So it really is a mystery for me the majority of the times it happens.
The thing to keep in mind is that blacklists are automatically bi-directional. So, when someone blacklists you, then they are also essentially blacklisting themselves from any of your GAs. I tend to, uh, do a lot of GAs (next goal is 10,000). So when someone blacklists me, they're generally cutting themselves off from a lot more GAs than from whatever they think they're preventing me from entering. What's really funny is that I often do these big "events" where I give away 100-200 games all in a week, and it's tied to some silly graphical story or even a small video game that you have to complete to enter the GAs. Whenever I host my next one, a bunch of blacklist entries often fall off because people want to participate in the event. It's pretty hilarious.
At this stage in the game, I really don't even look at it any more, and I basically don't blacklist anyone unless they do something really egregious. I think that there are like 10-12 people total on my BL after over 4.5 years around here. If other people want to have silly, knee-jerk reactions about stuff that doesn't matter and blacklist everyone who doesn't do things exactly the way that they do, it's fine by me. That's their bad karma to lug around, and they're usually shooting themselves in the foot, anyway.
So don't worry about it. Just participate in the community and the regulars will start to recognize you. Join high quality groups and participate actively in what they do (and you'll start getting invited to private ones if you're really active and have a positive giving ratio, especially in terms of real CV). Be cool, give lots back to SG, and you'll end up on a lot more whitelists than blacklists, which will more than make up for any toxic or bitter people that just can't stop themselves from throwing negativity around.
In the meantime, welcome to SG, and know that there are more fun, interesting, and chill people here than tools. The former usually stick around and the latter eventually get filtered out. You're gonna be just fine.
I have seen discussions of people asking to give more space to the blacklist... with that you see how toxic they are :P
Thanks for the info! Hadn't seen those threads.
I WOULD LIKE TO ENDORSE THOSE REQUESTS FOR MORE SLOTS ON THE BLACKLIST. I had to make some space on mine a while ago because I had reached 1000 and it was very depressing seeing those people go. :/
BTW, welcome to my blacklist.
First of all, you don't need to use capital letters, unless you have some psychological problem, second, I didn't ask for your opinion, so, I don't care, and lastly, you can put me on as many blacklists as you want since I'm not interested in macaques. 🍌🍌🍌
One piece of advice, don't bite your tongue or you will die with your own poison.
People blacklist me because I have a cute cat so they're jealous. But I don't blame them. Just look how cute he is!