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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bump ;)

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Bump and thanks for the GA

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Bump!

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Thank you very much and bump!

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bump

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thx - just FYI, the giveaway is public (lvl 2 & above)
cheers

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this is, i know :) but that's not all there is

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omg Iยดm so used to the setup of your long term train, I didnยดt have a closer look ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

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Restricted just to Russia and Israel.

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thanks!

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bumpy thanks! :)

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thank you!

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Blessings for doing so many giveaways. Looks like I must have won one, because i'm on your blacklist.

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or it is because of your stats ....
or many other reasons that people can have for blacklisting someone.

The possibilities are nearly endless.

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Thank you for these!

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Thanks and bump! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Thanks.

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Bump and thanks!!

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bump!!

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Beep. Boop.

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Thanks~

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Bunks! xD

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Bump and thanks!

1 week ago
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Thanks again!

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Thanks!!!

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Thx! o/

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Skully โ€” KACQZ (LVL 2+)

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Aven Colony โ€” CC1YL (LVL 2+)

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Hi Ornoval,

Thanks for posting this.
I'm not sure how to use these codes. Is this still available? If yes how do i find the missing parts?

6 days ago
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steamgifts.com/giveaway/XXXXX/

6 days ago
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^
Second one has a region restriction, anyway.

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Ufff, I AM STUPID.
I thought those are part of the steamkeys.

Maybe the allcaps, maybe the thread, but totally have overlooked this obvious answer.
Thanks. I'm gonna quikly burn myself to ashes now.

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Yep, caps are just a funny coincidence.

Good old Auto-da-fรฉ...

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Can't join because of region restrictions but thank you anyway! ๐Ÿ’—

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Yeah, such a pain in the... head.

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Level 1+ Invite only giveaways posted on GGPlayers.com

Ending April 15th
(Visit the Fanatical Mystery Egg Bundle 2021 Review)

All the games from the Fanatical Mystery Egg Bundle!
Total of 38 Invite only Steam Gift Giveaways (50 keys including some duplicates from the Mystery Egg Bundle XD)!

All the invite only giveaways are a dynamic signatures under each review =)
scroll down to the bottom, it's hard to miss! You will see them!

Enjoy and stay safe everyone!

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Thank you!

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Thanks mate!

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Thanks, Tofu :)

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Thank you!

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Thankful bump!

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bump

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bump

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Thank you ๐Ÿ˜„

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bump

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Thanks!

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boopity bump :P

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thanks

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