Hi SG,

The site has just been updated with a couple of changes for entering giveaways.

  1. You can no longer enter to win games you have previously won. You'll see a "Previously Won" error. This occurs when you have won the game in the past, and your win is marked either "Received" or "Awaiting Feedback". If you do not receive your gift after one week, and mark the giveaway as "Not Received", then you will once again be able to enter giveaways for the game.

  2. When your account is synced, the site will remove open giveaway entries for games which have been detected on your account. Points will be restored if any giveaway entries are removed. This way, if you buy new games or redeem bundles, you don't have to worry about searching for and manually removing your giveaway entries after syncing. As well, automatic syncing now occurs more frequently, and your account will be synced every 48 hours when you visit the site. This might be further shortened to 24 hours in the coming days.

I think the pros far outweigh the cons with the above changes. I believe this will greatly reduce the number of support tickets. Issues with users winning a game more than once, or winning a game they already purchased, is by far the most active support category. This should not only benefit support, but reduce the number of tickets giveaway creators need to create, and cut down on delays for winners receiving their gifts.

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SWEET!!!!!!!!! I can't tell you how much I hated having to double check entries after I redeemed some bundle keys to make sure I wasn't gonna have to ask some poor GA creator to reroll in the event that I won some overlooked entry.

But I thought the site already detected and removed the ability to enter for games in our Steam account... hmm, slightly confused but nvm, it's ALL good :-)

Also, I am hoping that the "Previously Won" fix helps with some of those pesky Steam API items that aren't recognized. At the very least we can be certain a winner did not previously win the game (due to the SG check) but suppose we'll still need to double check winners in the event that they own the game but entered the GA erroneously.

Lastly, I know I've said this before but "You rock, cg!", Thanks for all the cool new features and fixes :-)

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think the pros far outweigh the cons with the above changes
? What are the cons lol

1 week ago
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There is always cons ;)

Think of free week-end for (2)
Think of a fake GA or a GA from someone who didn't understand SG for the (1)

The pros are still above the cons

1 week ago
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Free weekend games have different app id no?

1 week ago
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I don't think... but i'm not sure

1 week ago
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this one does have a different app id for example
https://steamdb.info/app/571031/

1 week ago
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Great :-)

1 week ago
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Great changes :)

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Excellent!

1 week ago
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Thank you for this improvement and all the contribution to make Steamgifts better. There is still issue about syncing inactive accounts however, this especially impacts steam groups from what I heard, and also some way to go around recent steam gifting change would be nice, however it seems to be impossible task.

1 week ago
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love the changes :3

1 week ago
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ty really much. I love this change!!!

1 week ago
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Much appreciated, I've been a bit paranoid about going over my entries with a fine toothed comb to check for any redundancies after purchasing a bundle and syncing.

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Loving second one!

Isn't the first one old thing? It was so long time ago xD

1 week ago
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ok. Now cant enter to "Previously Won" games and DLCs
but! Why previously won DLCs on www.steamgifts.com/giveaways/search?type=recommended page?
PS. How about, for example: I won a game, but GA-creator doesn't send a gift all week, and then - refuse it. So, I cant enter whole week and try to win in another (with more chances) GAs. o_o

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Nice changes. Thank you!

1 week ago
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There's quite a serious (if limited) problem with this new system, in that previously-won beta keys for Guns of Icarus Online now prevent entries to giveaways for the full version of the game. Could this be looked into?

1 week ago
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That's excellent; thank you cg! :)

1 week ago
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Another great update :) You have been busy cg. Thanks.

1 week ago
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Awesome changes! I've certainly had issues in the past where I ended up getting a game through a bundle or other purchase and then missing removing a GA entry for it on the site. I'm glad this solution has been implemented! :D

1 week ago
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Thanks, Boss! D

1 week ago
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been waiting for something like this for a while now

1 week ago
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What about DLCs?

1 week ago
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DLCs you won on SG will be non enterable. DLCs you bought nothing vhanges, because Steam API does not report DLCs so SG cannot see what you own. So just as before - hide or chech dlcs manually.

1 week ago
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So, what will happen to people with private profiles?

1 week ago
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Same as now with sync once a week - in order to enter GA you have to make your profile public for sync, then you can set it private again.

1 week ago
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I can only see pros with this change. Thanks a lot cg!

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Don't you mean pros? ;P cons are bad things ;)

1 week ago
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Yeah, my mistake :P

1 week ago
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When you want to talk with your mods about the "faster suspension for not activating gifts"? Right now I have 4 opened tickets since 3 weeks for user who are not activated the gift and instead regifting it without any suspension.

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Glad to have these changes. Auto-sync and auto removing entries will help a lot.

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this will help a lot! thanks cg!

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