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Steam revoked a game I got from a giveaway nearly 7 months ago, what do I do?
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And contact the person who made giveaway.
Thank you, just did both.
system may auto-suspend for a non-activated win, while humans sort things out
fastest and easiest solution is to buy the game yourself, albeit neither fair nor just
To say this is the easiet solution is very out of touch with the reality of most users, to be honest.
easiest and/or simplist is rarely the best or cheapest. I've been stuck below the poverty line for 25 years.
Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I am pretty damn sure there is no "auto-suspend" system (why would there be so many people who never got suspended for their not activated wins till someone actually reported them then). So this advice is actually really bad, the winner should never have to buy a game they won that got revoked.
I did say it wasn't fair or just
Revoked game leading to unactivated win?
if i re-buy an unactivated gift that i won would that make it like i activated it?
Not sure what those links supposed to show other than this happens a lot.
And I know you didn't say that, but it is actually really bad advice to give in this situation. I also saw your comment before you edited it, I would love to see some proof that people are getting suspended automatically without anyone reporting them (or I guess a mod seeing it by chance) and the user in question not reporting beforehand that the key has been revoked.
it's not bad advice for the impatient, so they think twice and hopefully gain more patience
don't get me wrong, the onus is on the gifter
couldn't find proof in a quick search, only assure I've read such posts, so pointless stating and so deleted that bit
apologies for not striking instead, but I didn't want to detract this topic even further
links were what little references still exist, albeit a tangent stretch
let's agree to disagree on all of this and move on, shall we? 🙂
It don't give a auto suspend. Cg is since years, obvious, not smart enough for such a basic system. Maybe because 40% of the level 0 users have infractions and his income would be, significantly, reduced when the site don't had 1kk+ [inactive] users and instead a lot lesser.
Only if someone report him, did he have a problem for a short time, till he explain why he have the "unactivated win" mark.
I wouldn't worry about that. Just about 2 days ago I ran into a user who regifted all of his wins. About 6-7 of them starting in late 2020.
write to giveaway creator
Kona (2020-12-22 14:25:00)
Hey, SabertoothSage, I am the one who made that giveaway. I'll look into it right away, sorry for the inconvenience.
SabertoothSage, there was a guy I used to know on Steam who gave me spare Humble keys, I talked to him and apparently his Humble account is suspended due to using stolen credit card and all of his keys revoked by the Humble. He cannot solve it further, but fortunately, I have fresh one in my account. I replaced the key for Kona, try it tell me if it's working or not.
Deeply sorry for the inconvenience and I hope it solved it, sorry for the brief frustration. Have a nice day :)
Kinda off topic to your question (sorry) but still.. I am wondering, how do you know when one of your games gets revoked? Do you get a notification or something?
I ask because I swear that sometimes I knew for sure I had “x amount of games” in my library, and then, I activate or buy a new game and when I check my profile it is the same number as I remember it previously. This happened too many times to be a memory mistake on my part. I just believe that some of my games got removed over time, but I can’t possibly know which or how many.
Yes, there should be yellow notification icon next your name on the site. This opens a popup telling which game, when activated and for what reason was disabled.
Got it! Thanks for the reply! :3
You gets flashing warning notification for your Steam account, it looks very scary with yellow box so you would hardly miss it.
Your Steam library number shrinking is mainly due to the games you own gets delisted by the Steam for whatever reason. It's rarely due to the games actually removed from your library or the keys revoked. But when it happens, the warning message is so big and scary, you probably won't forget about it.
Oh okay, thanks for the explanation! Hopefully I’ll never get to see it.