So you want to create public GAs, but you don't want bots and auto-join scripts to enter? Good. Just post a comment in this thread with a link to an invite-only giveaway. The idea is very simple and is really not different from many (most?) of the other threads in the forum, except that you don't need to invest much time or thought into it. Just post the link in a comment, and you're done :-)

A few additional guidelines:

  • Feel free to obfuscate the link to make it more difficult for bots/scripts to enter. This is completely optional and may not make much of a difference, because the forums are probably not as infested with bots and auto-join scripts as public giveaways (see example).
  • You may use itstoohard.com, sgtools.info or other sites as filters to the link, but do try to keep things easy (for humans) to enter.
  • Don't feel obligated to write anything to accompany the giveaway link. If you have stuff to share beyond just the link, you probably should create a dedicated thread for it. Needless to say, you can also write it here, but it's not required.
  • Cross-posting giveaways your posted in other threads is fine, as long as they are your giveaways.
  • If you want to add a dynamic signature showing the game name, giveaway end date and current number of entries, but without revealing the URL to bots, you can use this tool created by Reforced. It takes the signature created by SG and provides you with a new URL that hides the original giveaway address. Just add it to your comment using the regular format for posting images: ![](URL)
  • Just like public GAs typically have a lot of entries, there's no need to maintain a low number of entries in GAs posted here. If you want to give especially good odds to people who enter and still get CV, you may want to instead consider posting the link here (and then remove it when you have your 5 entries). This is not needed here in this thread. The more (humans) the merrier :-)
  • The best way to bump this thread is by posting a link to your own invite-only giveaway. With that said, if the thread drops from the first page a regular "Bump" would also be appreciated.

I'm trying to find how serious the issue with bots really is. So far the results don't really prove things one way or another. Here are some stats from my latest experiment:

Game: Space Trader: Merchant Marine
Number of giveaways: 5
Period: 3 days

Giveaway # Level Type Number of entries Winner's Sent:Won Reroll needed?
1 Level 0+ Public 891 0:82 No
2 Level 0+ Invite only, direct link 55 4:47 No
3 Level 0+ Invite only, SGTools (no restrictions) 48 6:71 No
4 Level 0+ Invite only, shortened URL, captcha-free 50 1:205 No
5 Level 0+ Invite only, shortened URL with "I'm not a robot" captcha 54 162:86 No

Yet some more stats:

Giveaway game Period Level Type Number of entries Winner's Sent:Won Reroll needed?
Tales from the Void 5 days Level 0+ Public 755 0:37 No
Tales from the Void 5 days Level 0+ Invite only, obfuscated link 183 42:514 No
Hyper Box 4 days Level 0+ Public 554 0:32 No
Hyper Box 4 days Level 0+ Invite only, obfuscated link 193 178:188 No
Ace Combat Assault Horizon 3 days Level 0+ Public 1596 0:28 Yes
Ace Combat Assault Horizon 3 days Level 0+ Invite only, obfuscated link 234 88:107 No
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also:

In Between Games - YiCgH
https://store.steampowered.com/app/779700/

Reroll: Back to the throne - qU1dL
http://store.steampowered.com/app/741630

Titanic - 0uLR1
https://store.steampowered.com/app/727910/

https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/insert-code-here/game, ends in 1 hr or so, 0 lvl

2 months ago
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in BL :{ dont know why
but anyway thanks

2 months ago
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anyway thanks

still missin' a "thanks" from you! :D

blacklist removed, also

2 months ago
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How can one relive the Titanic now that the icebergs have melted? hmm.. :/

2 months ago
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Don't believe the lies. They only show you the ice melting and disappearing in the warmer months of the year like it always has. It comes back every year, but it wouldn't fit their agenda to mention that.

There's still lots of large icebergs in the same spot where the Titanic sunk.

https://icebergfinder.com/map

Edit: I just want to add that I know very little about how much ice is there. I know that a lot of it melts every year and then comes back, but I don't know overall how much ice there is in total. We could be losing small amounts each year and the overall mass could be getting less. There are still a lot of factors to consider though, like the 11 year cycle of the sun. I'm sure the solar min and max cycles have an affect and the amount of ice probably changes based on how much the sun warmed the earth in recent years.

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I see.. Interesting...

2 months ago
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"Agenda" - you're aware it's the fossil fuel liars who have agenda? Yes, there are lots of icebergs, from glaciers breaking up from record temperatures. That is BAD thing, not good. And ice "comes back" but first, it's temporary, current season ice, not healthy multi-year, permanent one, and second, funnily enough, despite attempts of deniers trying to cherrypick data any way they can, even this temporary winter ice covers half the area permanent one used to just 30 years ago:

https://media.globalcitizen.org/thumbnails/6d/11/6d113f7b-8668-450a-8485-437e0cec6101/3268623163_315912b25c_z.jpg__640x228_q85_crop_subsampling-2_upscale.jpg

As for 11 year cycle, one of the favorite FUD pieces of the deniers, we're currently at minimum, so we should be noting low temperatures. Instead, we're at 5 hottest years in recorded history. I wonder what they will say when we go back to maximum and temperatures will skyrocket? Try to shift blame to volcano, bad thermometers, or evil data not behaving and trying to interfere with coal and oil profits?

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Everyone has an agenda. That includes the fossil fuel companies, the ones who will profit off carbon taxes, and the ones who want to gain control over how different countries can produce. I have been hearing about global warming for probably 20 years and there was a lot of lies, misinformation, and incorrect data thrown around in the past. The polar ice caps should be gone by now and we should all be dead if we believed what they said in the past. There is not just one side to the argument, there are still plenty of scientists today that are doing studies and say that they don't believe in man made global warming to the extent that it is being hyped.

There is a lot of talk about the arctic ice decreasing, but what about the news of record high amounts of antarctic ice?

There is a lot of technical data and theories about weather that I won't pretend to understand because I am not a scientist. There are weather patters happening to the earth that scientists don't even understand because we haven't been tracking and studying it long enough to understand it.

All I know is that there has always been a lot of lies and misinformation surrounding climate change, it is still debated, and there are definitely some agendas surrounding it. From what I have gathered over the past couple decades, I don't believe a lot of the drastic things they are saying about man made global warming.

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''The polar ice caps should be gone by now'' - can you link that statement or it just your imagination ? I have never heard some1 saying in 2000 that we will extinct till 2020. Excluding meteors and end of the world mayans and others calendars thingy. As they are not related to global climat change.

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I don't remember exactly, but I think in the early or mid 2000s people were saying that the ice caps would be completely melted by around 2015 and places like NYC would be under water.

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yes, very old game April 14 1912
didnt know they had games back then

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Thanks a lot for the giveaway. :-)

2 months ago
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You're welcome :)

2 months ago
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new !!

Abstract Arena - code: NL7JG (lvl 3)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/678230/

Achievement Machine - code: XfXLa (lvl 3)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/851000/

Ace of Protectors - code: RMq0k
https://store.steampowered.com/app/398150/


A Plot Story - code: tMiVK
https://store.steampowered.com/app/699160/

A Hand in the Darkness - code: gG5Sz
https://store.steampowered.com/app/620200/

https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/insert-code-here/game
ends in 1 day, lvl 1

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I am in the blacklist for an unknown reason.
but anyway thanks for the giveaways.

2 months ago
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...unknown reason

same as here :P
you're welcome to join 'em

2 months ago
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👍

2 months ago
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Thanks a lot for the giveaways. :-)

2 months ago
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Thank you for the giveaways! :)

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thank you :)

1 month ago
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Thanks for sharing!

1 month ago
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Thanks a lot for the giveaway. :-)

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thx!

1 month ago
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Thank you

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Thanks a lot & bumped. :-)

1 month ago
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ty! bump too

1 month ago
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bump

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Bump

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Bump

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Stronghold Crusader 2
will end in 9 hours

1 month ago
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BuOmTp

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Global Ops: Commando Libya - 5P, 100%CV Free, Mostly Negative reviews, 1hr or so

https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/xxxxx/global-ops-commando-libya

edit xxxxx and insert code otcms for level 1 and/or V34yr for level 5

1 month ago
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try for:

https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/insert-code-here/game, 10 hours remaining

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Not Without My Poop 1P

code for level 2+: DdGrD
code for level 5+: NeGMK

https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/insert-code-here/poop
3 hours remaining

1 month ago
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11 hours remaining, level 3

https://store.steampowered.com/app/570890/
/giveaway/pxOMG/ fallen

https://store.steampowered.com/app/690130/
/giveaway/09KhD/ flatfatcat

https://store.steampowered.com/app/810570/
/giveaway/Xj1JQ/ face

https://store.steampowered.com/app/263740/
/giveaway/taIcI/ footlol-epic-fail-league

https://store.steampowered.com/app/405610/
/giveaway/5m4es/ flight-of-the-paladin

1 month ago
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A wild DLC appears!
Please don't enter if you already own it. No one likes re-rolls, and the support staff (and I) have better things to do.

1 month ago
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A help to identify the wrong or right ones would be great

1 month ago
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yOu WiLl FiNd it'S All in the urL

1 month ago
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Too complicate for me, i am out

1 month ago
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Bump

1 month ago
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Neighboring Islands
https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/ahz4a/ ended
3P, level 2, ends soon

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Desert Child for level 1 users
https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/*VNTc/desert-child

  • = 2 - 1
    ends in less the 1 hour
1 month ago
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osom!

thank you, PlayerEmers!

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Aegis Defenders for level 1 users
ends in less than 2 hours

https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/**Ksx/aegis-defenders

First letter = first letter from "Humble"
Second letter = first letter from "bundle"
YES, its case sensitive (first one is upper case, second one is lower case)

1 month ago
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Nice :)

1 month ago
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level 1+, 24 hours remaining and a / is missing

1 month ago
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thanks

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3 keys for Sento Stream: https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/L06dX/(put game's title here: sento-stream)
Only for 18+ players! Will end in 18 December, 10.30 pm.

1 month ago
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Thanks a lot!

1 month ago
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ty!

1 month ago
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Ragna Maya

level 3+, 5 hours remaining, /giveaway/ig9Yn/ragna-maya

1 month ago
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Nice group...seems to me, we share opinions. ;)

1 month ago
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sgtools lv2+

82e364d4-yzxe-11ea-98fa-fa163e96784d

0-x-y-z-4-5-6-7-8-9

View attached image.
1 month ago
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I don't know what to do with this code unless it's a puzzle. If that's case I can try to "solve". But this doesn't look like a puzzle, rather it looks like a basic feature I don't know about.

Edit: Sorry, found out what it meant now.

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It's a sgtools giveaway which means that you need to get a giveaway link to sgtools and replace the giveaway characters with the one provided. Also, 3 numbers were removed from the url and replaced with yzx to make it so a bot can't just recognize and complete the sgtools url.

So, replace yzx with the correct numbers and then add that part of the URL to the end of this link: http://www.sgtools.info/giveaways/

Edit: Hopefully the OP doesn't mind me answering since this isn't a puzzle thread and my answer won't help a bot enter.

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No problem :)

1 month ago
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There are some great games here, thanks! ^^

1 month ago
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Which can you recommend? ^^

1 month ago
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Honestly, I don't know yet :P I haven't played any of them but some of these games look really great and I would love to try them out if I have the chance

1 month ago
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Bump.

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