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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🅱🆄🅼🅿

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https://www.steamgifts.com/"=insert R/e*1NN/brigador-up-armored-deluxe

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˜”°•.˜”°• thankful bump •°”˜.•°”˜

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Thanks! Note to others: level 4, end Nov 17.

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https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/ i0xoJ /hidden-object-bundle-5-in-1

Level 2. Made it invite only by accident, remaking giveaway is too much work.

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https://www.sgtools.info/botaways/d395e(7+7)b-6277-11ed-9e37-fa163e0a8583
Mysterium: A Psychic Clue Game
L0+
Ends 19.11.

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I might be doing something wrong, but it's not working for me. I tried to compare it to other such links, and I don't see what's wrong.

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You need to change the link in 2 places. Change out "bot" with "give" and "(7 + 7)" with "14"
Common trick to throw off bot accounts, and lower the amount of rerolls you have to request.

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oh, that's it! the bot one... the other link I checked had botaway in it, too, and I thought it might be normal with a sgtool link... I hadn't tried the other one as I wasn't interested in the game, so I didn't even fathom it was wrong haha!
Thank you!!

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bump ~_^

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( Bump ! )
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<3

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https://www.sgtools.іnfo/giveaways/9b4020ae-665b-11ed-9e37-fa163e0a8583
Darksiders Warmastered Edition + Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition
ends 18.11, no lvl requirement

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Bump ❤️

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
Join only if you intend to play it and not for +1.

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Thanks.

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Someone solved it in 17 minutes. Just how?

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Too many Jigidi use BOT, that's the reason I don't want to visit the JIDIGI site anymore

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This is not jigidi.com though.

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Jigidi or Jigsaw are pretty much the same thing, in my personal opinion

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Sure, but a bot for one site typically does not work for another

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Average solve time is 44 minutes. If there are slow people like me, makes sense there are faster ones.

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Honestly, I did it in 20 minutes, and I am not the fastest solver around (though I have a big screen and a good mouse, it helps). I imagine some people might be able to do it in 17 minutes -- without bots.

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Bump :)

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bump ;)

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First time on 2solve for me... Don't really like haha but thanks for the giveaway :)

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Thanks. It was a real pain to do it on a small screen.

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Better late than Larry.
https://www.steamgifts.comXgiveawayXutBoTXleisure-suit-larry-wet-dreams-dont-dry

Yes, the word "BoT" forms part of the code...

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Yes, the word "BoT" forms part of the code...

That's what a bot would say... ^^

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Better late than Larry

Nice 😂

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... lvl 3

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bump ~_^

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Thank you!

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https://www.sgtools.info/giveawaўs/b3af8833-6d7d-11ed-b46b-fa163e0a8583
one of my all-time favourites, Eversion. L1+, ends on Sunday.

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Freshly revealed 2 years old fanatical visual novel keys. Both L1+.

How to Take Off Your Mask
Forgotten Trace: Thanatos in Nostalgia

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Good Luck!

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cvnq

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Game: Antigraviator

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L0+, ends on 12/10

Idle Champions - Prismeer Sentry Skin & Feat Pack
https://www.sgtools.info/botaways/huehue/75802535-72f5-11ed-b46b-fa163e0a8583

Idle Champions - Polymorphed Shandie Skin & Feat Pack
https://www.sgtools.info/botaways/huehue/a321ce4e-72f5-11ed-b46b-fa163e0a8583

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Crazy Machines 3
L3+

(3+4)c8956ea-72fd-11ed-b46b-fa163e0a8583

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Heh, I posted this on the Anti-ninjas thread instead of here. Still a few days to go for your chance...

Trust me, you want to look at the description of this giveaway:
https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/P9cqy/frostpunk-original-soundtrack

The last character of the code is in uppercase.

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Bump. Thanks :)

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I trusted you and I do not regret it.

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Thank you very much. :)
I'm sorry I didn't ask you about your new job while we were friends for a few minutes at Steam a month ago. But I'm glad everything is going well. :)

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Never made an invite only giveaway, here's one for The Turing Test. Level 2+ ends saturday night.

https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/pxsyq/the-turing-test

The first 2 letters in the code should be uppercase.

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Great choice for the first invite only.

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Holiday bump!

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Thank you!

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(3-2)c79a68d-7722-11ed-b46b-fa163e0a85(4+4)3

EDIT:
ROCKETRON
L0+
Ends 12/17

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Does that need to be decoded to get 5 characters, or is that a code for MS store or something?

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Nope. Just check previous messages in this thread and you will understand. :)

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L0+, ends on 12/17

Company of Heroes
ad7a301d-77ab-1(0+1)ed-b46b-fa163e0a8583

Company of Heroes 2
e764657f-77ab-11ed-b46b-fa163e0a8(2+3)83

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Those Steam codes are not orphan unless someone at Humble or SEGA messed up but chances for it are pretty much low.

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Another one for the nobots thread:
https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/??804/hell-let-loose

?? = Two-letter acronym in lowercase of a long standing fighting game saga (with movie n stuff) that started in arcades using photographs of real actors for the character sprites. Deadly Combat? Lethal Melee? Mortal Phight? Oh yes, I remember now. Meowrtal Koombath.

Me failin inglis? Dats imposibol!

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