Introduction


Playing Appreciated is a group for members that like to play games they win and for giveaway creators that like to see their games getting played. This sounds simple, yet requires committent and dedication from members by filtering out games they like to play from all group giveaways and when won playing those within one month. In return members will get higher chances of winning games they want and creators will know their giveaways have a high chance of getting played. The group has more than 850 members and over 14500 historical giveaways.

Group rules


  • You need to set and keep your Steam privacy settings for My profile and Game details public (example);
  • You will play all giveaways you win via this group within one month;
  • When creating a giveaway it is recommended to include a small group rule reminder in your giveaway, something like: "This is a Playing Appreciated giveaway, by joining you commit to playing this game within a month when won.".

How to join


  1. Make sure you did not violate any SteamGifts rules in the last month;
  2. Comment one of the two options to enter the group in this discussion:
    • Option 1: Showing your commitment by playing a previous won game on SteamGifts that you did not yet play. The game shouldn't be very short and must have achievements. Comment with the name of the game before you start playing it and comment again when you finished playing it. Please upload some screenshots to Steam as well.
    • Option 2: Supporting the cause by creating a group giveaway of a game that you would like to see getting played by other group members within a month as soon as your membership request was approved. The game should not have been given away free before (marked by ** when creating a giveaway on SteamGifts).
  3. Press "Request To Join" on our group page;
  4. Wait for us to approve your request, we'll always reply on the comment you have made in this topic.

Final notes


More information and a FAQ is available via the Steam group. Current group giveaways can be found here on SteamGifts. Feel free to comment below if you have any questions!

2 years ago*

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Hello! I love the idea of your group and I'd like to join, too! :) I'd like to go with the first option and the game I want to make a GA for is The Town of Light.

3 months ago
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Hi Aniva, I am assuming you mean option 2 not 1 since you want to make a GA. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

3 months ago
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3 months ago
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Happens :) thank you for the giveaways! :)

3 months ago
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I would like to join your group. As the first distribution I can offer a game "Masky")
Hope to replenish your group. Filed an application. =)

Have a nice day

3 months ago
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Hi diiziifam, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

3 months ago
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gift is created, thanks for accepting)

3 months ago
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πŸ‘πŸ‘

3 months ago
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Hello, hello! o/
Option 2 please.

3 months ago
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Hi TinTG, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved welcome to the group! :)

3 months ago
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Thank you :)
Giveaway created. o7

3 months ago
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πŸ‘πŸ‘

2 months ago
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Hey there, I'd love to join your group, too, via the first option.
I want to give away two of my favourite games (Worlds Dawn and Amenisa: Memories), and I'd really like to see them played and not just farmed for cards or sitting in the library of a collector :)

3 months ago
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Hi LostSeraph, I am assuming you meant you want to join with option 2 (not 1) since you said you want to give two games away. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

3 months ago
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Ooops, that's right I meant option 2, haha
Thank you very much for having me. I create the giveaways right away!

3 months ago
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Thank you for the giveaways! :)

3 months ago
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Hello option 2 please

3 months ago
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Hi yorgunasker, you are welcome to join with option 2. Please make a giveaway as soon as possible. Join request approved, welcome to the group!

3 months ago
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Thanks

3 months ago
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Hello option 2 please

3 months ago
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Hi Mcaxeman! Alright, approved :) Welcome to the group, I'm curious what game you'd like to see getting played. ^^

3 months ago
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Hello my fellow playing appreciated group, i have a new job! and i will keep me busy for a while, so i won't have time to play all the games on time, thanks for all the gifters, and i will play the games when i have some time to spare, so please can kick me out, well have have fun , and most of all have a great week :)

3 months ago
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Hi Leonidas007! Congratulations on the new job. :) You'll be kicked then soon for Pony Island, but you can also leave the group on your own before that. You can be kicked once, feel free to check in once again in the future when you've played all outstanding winnings and want to join again. :)

3 months ago
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Thank you very much Reforced i will be happy if it works well, i will play yours amazing gifts when i have the time, so long pals and gals :D

2 months ago
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Option 2 sounds a bit more reasonable.

2 months ago
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Hi vaidotas203, I would say they are both pretty reasonable. So I guess you would like to join with option 2 then?

2 months ago
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Yes, I not always have time to play new games as sometimes you just have to get that 100% of the game you are playing now done. So I rather put some games and enter some, than be rushed to play asap a won game.

2 months ago
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Well with this group you have to give a decent try(no need to finish it) for the games you win through it so please take care with any giveaway you enter for. Join request approved, welcome to the group!

2 months ago
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Thanks, but I still cannot create or enter any giveaway in the group.

2 months ago
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You need to sync your account on SteamGifts. You can do that here: https://www.steamgifts.com/account/settings/profile

2 months ago
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Thx

2 months ago
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I would like to join with option 2. Of course, if I'm accepted, I will only be entering giveaways for games I intend to play.

2 months ago*
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Hi FinnBalor, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group :)

2 months ago
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I can do option 2. I have a few Humble Bundle games taking up space which I haven't used.

2 months ago
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Hi Torquey, you are welcome to join with option 2. Please request to join the group here. If you are for some reason unable to do that you can send me a friends request instead.

2 months ago
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Join request approved. Please make a giveaway as soon as possible :)

2 months ago
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Hello, been inactive on the forums for a long time. I've not entered for giveaways in like 2 years and I left all my SG related groups. My win to played ratio is a big reason behind this, tried to catch up but backlog is backlog yo. Basically in a roundabout way I'm saying I'm not too interested in joining giveaways(not saying the right game wouldn't tempt me).

However with no groups any more, I have no where to give other than publics, whitelists and puzzles, im not really ready to be fully active on the forums again, not sure what my whiteliste like, so id like to join with option 2 if possible(i am about to play Portal 1 my first ever win, but im too busy to guarantee a timeframe of completion at this moment).

Cheers.

2 months ago
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Hi Wallister, you are welcome to join with option 2. Please request to join the group here. If you are for some reason unable to do that you can send me a friends request instead. Hope you will enjoy Portal 1, it is a great game IMO :)

2 months ago
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Oh I love it, played it on xbox when the orange box came out, just never got around to playing it on PC because I kept adding to my backlog...:(

But a good 2 years away from entering gibs, a year away from the site, ive managed to finish a bunch of stuff! :) cathartic!

2 months ago
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I feel you on the adding to backlog part :/

Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

2 months ago
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This seems like a good group for me, so I am requesting to join here. The group will likely keep me in check in, to put some responsibility on me for actually entering the giveaways.

I am going with option 1:
I just started playing Strider last night and plan to continue. I will plan to run through everything I have won (6 games so far).

Cheers!

(My giveaway slots are mostly tied up in the community train right now, with plans to put more into there soon. I will plan to make some giveaways (option 2) when they free up at the end of the month.)

2 months ago
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Hi YQMaoski, you are welcome to join with option 1 however I am afraid you have to comment the name of the game here before you start playing it. So if you still want to join please pick any of your other wins and let me which one it is going to be :)

2 months ago
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Hi MouseWithBeer, I will pick The Low Road then, it's my latest SG win. :D

2 months ago
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That works! Let me know once you beat it and have fun! :)

2 months ago
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Played it on and off all day today, I finished Chapter 4, and restarted several times trying to get into Chapter 5, but end up with a loading screen and no successful transition. Just stuck for now... :-(

2 months ago
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Tried any of the solutions here?

2 months ago
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Tried a few of them, trying last ditch with the final suggestion, with the low Res/Window size + Compatibility Windows 7 Steam launcher mode...

2 months ago
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The final solution worked for me, and I managed to worm around that section before moving back to the previous settings. Finished the game in a little under seven and a half hours, so a pretty short game, and I was fumbling around with different dialogue options chasing after a few achievements too.

2 months ago
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I am glad it worked in the end! Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

2 months ago
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oof, I would love to play a game I win when I actually win a game lul

2 months ago
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Hi anisakis, well since you don't have any wins you can pick any unplayed game with achievements from your Steam library instead if you want to join the group. You just need to let me know which one you picked.

2 months ago
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allrighty! I'll play Stories untold

2 months ago
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Enjoy Stories Untold then! Let me know once you beat it :)

2 months ago
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wew, what a ride. I thought episodes 1-3 were separate short stories (that would've been awesome as their own games) but ep 4 put it all together. I wish the game was longer though

2 months ago
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Would you mind snapping some screenshots? It seems you've either played the game offline for some time, or have used SAM (which is not allowed in our group). I'll assume the first, but I'm still asking since you've used SAM before in the past.

2 months ago
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yeahh I don't mind but the game is episodic, so screenshots aren't a good way to gauge since I can just jump into episode 2-3 and claim I played half the game. And I never played this game offline in the past 0_o
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1865181454
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/785238527392219051/E38B64DE4E821C2F90CB0EF6A351614EBA9DEF43/

2 months ago
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2 months ago
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I would join with Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure, but it doesn't have achievements. Can I do Tomb Raider even though I played a bit already? Most of the hours are idled.

2 months ago
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Hi TheGuy92, no you can not do Tomb Raider. You might want to take a look over the SteamGift rules first before trying to join any groups.

2 months ago
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Hey, i'd like to join with option 2 :)

2 months ago
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Hi murkotlyvo, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make a giveaway as soon as possible.

2 months ago
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Hey there, I wanted to know if I could enter by playing a game that I already have some hours but no achievements at all (it would, for all intents and purposes, be like starting from scratch, except for a couple "fake" hours played).
Thanks a lot :)

2 months ago
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Hi feva67, I am assuming the game was just idled? If that is the case, then yes, it is fine :) You just need to let me know which game it is going to be :)

2 months ago
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Great, if it's long enough I'd like to enter by playing Escape Doodland. If it's too short, I'll take on The Flame in the Flood instead. Thanks!

2 months ago
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There is not much info on Escape Doodland but from the looks of it is really really short so The Flame in the Flood will do better :)

2 months ago
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Sorry for the delay, I just finished the main story and got some achievements with it. Is that enough?

1 month ago
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No worries about the delay. Yes, it is enough. Please request to join the group here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)

1 month ago
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Done! Thanks a lot :)

1 month ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

1 month ago
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Hello, I have a question. I used to be a member of this group but I left because I thought I wouldnt be able to play anymore. Im interested in joining in again, do I have to play another game to join?

Here is my profile: https://www.playingappreciated.com/profile.php?u=76561198047028160

2 months ago
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Nevermind! I found the answer in the FAQ:

If I leave the group voluntarily, can I re-join later?
Sure, unless you have any not played winnings. If you leave the group while having winnings, they will still be tracked. If you don't play them or make your profile non-public, you are effectively being kicked from the group after the time to play them is up. As such if you reapply you first need to play your rejected winnings before being accepted back and you can only join back one time. If you played all your winnings, just comment in the application topic on SteamGifts and we will invite you again.

I just sent the request to join. Thank you!

2 months ago
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Hi GiDEC, you are welcome to rejoin back in. Join request approved, welcome back! :)

2 months ago
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Thank you!

2 months ago
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Hello, I am 1,9 hours in Wolfenstein The new order. Can I join once I beat that game,nor should I choose another one?

2 months ago
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Hi pas1966, you are welcome to join but please pick another game and let me know which one it is before you start playing it (it is fine if it is idled, just that it doesn't have any real playtime on it).

2 months ago
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Thank you for the quick reply.
Since I don't want to pause games, I will most probably choose option 2.
I will let you know once I get back home and check the games I have available for ga

2 months ago
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I have a steam gift for endless legend. Would this be ok for the option 2 giveaway?

2 months ago
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Yep, gifting away Endless Legend would be fine. Please request to join on the Steam group page and I shall approve it as soon as I see it :)

Edit: approved, welcome to the group :)

2 months ago*
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Hey I wanna join by playing Strife: Veteran Edition. I often find it hard to get the motivation to try new games so being in this group should help me actually get games done haha, and making sure people try the hidden gems I like is icing on the cake. Also I accidentally clicked apply first cause I was gonna Option 2 until I remembered I already gave my friend the game I was thinking about giving away lmao, apologies, I'll try again when I actually finish this game lol.

2 months ago
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Hi Embry, you are welcome to join by playing The Original Strife: Veteran Edition. Let me know once you finish the game :)

2 months ago
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I'll do a lovely bump for a lovely group!
Can anyone tell me why there is no picture on my giveaway here? https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/FCZPd/failed-state
Is it because it's unbundled?

2 months ago
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I don't think it's beacause it's unbundled. Maybe it's because it's a new game ?

Thank you anyway :)

2 months ago
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Well its a couple of months old..

2 months ago
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I lived on the edge (and forgot my customary thanks post), so I played the game and am now reapplying.

2 months ago*
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Hi LordSpyMaybe,
I have sent you a friend request so I can re-invite you. Please keep in mind that this is the last the only second chance you get.

1 month ago
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2 months ago
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Hi PiNoOuZa, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group!

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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well see the group got another mod (or a name change). was a surprise to see a random face giving reminders

1 month ago
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It is a new mod indeed :)

1 month ago
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always good to see that you will have some more help and hopefully more people will also continue to join to help overwhelm the newbie too

1 month ago
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Yep, I have someone I can boss around now :P

1 month ago
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Hi! May I join the group with option 1? Wanna start my first playthrough of Yesterday Origins :)

1 month ago
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Hi buterbrodick, you are welcome to join by playing Yesterday Origins, let me know once you beat the game!

1 month ago
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The game is finished! Pretty neat quest btw :)

1 month ago
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Congrats! Please request to join the group here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)

1 month ago
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Done! Thanks in advance :)

1 month ago
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Approved, welcome to the group! :)

1 month ago
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Hey! Anyway I can join with no games won?
I will gladly play one or two games from my library that I did not play yet.
Thanks either way.

1 month ago
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Hi Arwiee, you are welcome to join by playing an unplayed game with achievements from your library since you indeed don't have any wins. Just let me know which game it is going to be before you start it :)

1 month ago
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I'm going for the Spyro Triology i just got from HumbleB, to re-live some old school PS1 days! Thanks!

1 month ago
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Playing Spyroβ„’ Reignited Trilogy will do fine. I hope you will enjoy it and let me know once you beat the game :)

1 month ago
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Hi again! i beat the game :) I mean... the 3 games in one :) That was a trip down the nostalgia railroad!

1 month ago
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Congrats on beating the game(s)! Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)

1 month ago
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Done :) Thank your very much

1 month ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

1 month ago
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