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I'd like to be able to manually add games to my recommended list. A button maybe?
Or is there already a way to do this?
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Use the wishlist instead since that's actually meant for it?
But this got me looking at the "recommended" category, which includes gems of cryptomining and scamming players of other games like Abstractism. So where on Earth are those "recommendations" coming from?
Thanks for your reply.
Here more on the recommended category: https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/3OQoG/what-are-recommended-giveaways
Yeah, but I don't want to add all those games to my Steam wishlist. It's already getting out of hand as we speak...
That makes it even sillier, having asset flips that are actually harmful in the top 100 wishlist. But I guess that's democracy for you. :)
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There are several GAs for it in mine. Maybe you already own it from some bundle?
As in they are frequently given away because of cheap crap bundles so people enter them more. I'm quite sure that's not anything I would specifically pick to enter more than any other game. I still don't see that as any reason to recommend them.
Worth noting that Abstractism was removed from Steam, and thus isn't in the community wishlist at all. As such, it theoretically couldn't be pulled by ranking recommendations. Besides, as far as I've personally noticed (though I can't say I've kept close tabs on it) nothing that skeevy ever makes it into the top wishlisted count. As with the current top 100, games like PC Building Simulator, Bus Simulator, and House Flipper are really as low-key as top wishlisted games seem to get.
Personally, and this may just be because I keep up well with my ignore listing (and thus perhaps ignore games before they make it into the top community recommendations), the least notable games I've ever gotten in recommendations were ones like Rust and PUBG. Everything else that the list has given me has always been a direct result of my own entry habits.
I had my doubts over the utility of the concept of the recommendations feature when cg introduced it, but the implementation does seem to be a well-handled response to any individual's approach to the site. You can utilize the Wishlist tab for games you're "into", and the Recommended tab to quickly check against top community results and non-wishlisted games that you've expressed strong interest in via your entry habits.
Other than perhaps stripping wishlisted games out of the results (to remove inefficient overlap), I don't see any way to better optimize the recommended tab than its current setup, while still keeping it accessible to the different entry habits various users may have.
I do use wishlist now, but like you I don't want it to flood as much as I did just to use SteamGifts better. Not to mention titles I cannot wishlist since I got episode 1 for example (Like The Descendant season pass for example, or Life Is Strange before it got into Humble Monthly)
Steam wishlist works on many other sites as well. I find it much easier to keep everything in one list rather than making a new one for every site. With this nice script I can see wishlisted games quickly on many sites for easier buying. Also ITAD can notify by email if those games are on sale somewhere etc.
I get what you mean. I have 300+ games wishlisted on steam. I do not always wishlist a game I fancy. I will "uninterested" the game and bookmark it in my browser. I do not want to expand that list infinitely. Wishlisted games are games I will buy if they are on good sale/bundle or are visually appealing to me.
There are instances where I see a game gifted but its not on the wishlist. Its not one I want to put on the list and I was looking for a way to keep track. Previously I just wishlisted everything I liked and a friend told me it was excessive. I reduced it to 100+ but after which, I just came up with a better curation method and it has been expanding ever since.
If adding recommended list is not possible, I thought of using the Follow function on Steam though they consist of mainly to be release, newly releases or releases I am really unsure of.
Cheers and Thank you for the suggestion, Cruse~
I just hide games I'm not interested in andso never have the problem 🤷🏼♂️
I like the suggestion. I use recommended a lot and sometimes after entering giveaways for a game multiple times it still doesn't show up in my recommended feed. I know wishlist does this as well, but I keep a pretty exclusive wishlist on steam for games I REALLY want if a friend is looking to buy me something for my birthday or something like that. I tend to rely on recommended for games that I want to win in a giveaway only. Like right now in the new Humble Bundle, I'm interested in Dirt Rally, because I played Dirt 3 and loved the rally mode in that game, so I figured I'd like Dirt Rally too, but if someone was going to spend money on a game for me, I'd prefer one off my wishlist.
That's exactly what I'm talking about.
I'd like to win certain games that I don't want to put on my wishlist.
If I'm gifted a wishlist game, I'd like it to be one I would buy... not one I would like to win.
Recommend game to yourself? Doesn't it sounds strange?
I don't think so...
The algorithm takes your entries into account.
If you enter some game x amount of times, it's added to your recommended list.
But if that game isn't offered that many time over some amount of time, it will never be added to your recommended list.
So, my suggestion is a button: "add this game to my recommended list"
Technically it would be just appending that manual override to the algoritm.
Your wishlist stays pure. Just the games you would BUY or be gifted at some time.
If those needs no be added anywhere - then only suitable place is wishlist. Wishlist on sg could be made to consist of two halves, steam wishlist + sg only wishlist. Those two have to be concatenated and used as a filter for a wishlist section of site. Recommending games to myself sounds like a schizophrenia to me.
What I would like to see in recommendations section - is a way to remove games I don't like. I don't want to add those games to ignore list, I want to see what people give away, but I would like recommendations to be more relevant.