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 1000 members and over 25000 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!

4 years ago*

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I would like to join with Option 2 :)

3 months ago
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Hi Floydinator, one of the group rules is to keep your profile public and without you doing so I can't even check if you fulfill all other requirements. So if you would like to join please put your profile to public.

3 months ago
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Hi, changed it to public.

3 months ago
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Ok, you are welcome to join the group now. Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it.

3 months ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

3 months ago
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Thank you. Giveaway is up! :)

3 months ago
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Thank you for sharing!

3 months ago
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I'd like to join with Option 2

3 months ago
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Hi ZEROzver, 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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Hi ZEROzver, you still haven't made a giveaway for the group. Please do so in the next 24 hours or you will be removed from the group, thank you.

3 months ago
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Fix it:)

3 months ago
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Why u kick me?

1 month ago
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Seems you haven't played the game you won here.

1 month ago
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You do remember that you must play games won from this group within a month, right?

1 month ago
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Because you failed to follow not one, but 2 rules:

  • Play the games you have won in the group whiting a month
  • Keep your playtime public
1 month ago
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Hi, I would like to apply as a player, I have not won many draws because of the massive amount of people that participate in them, I hope to have better odds here and be able to win better draws :)

3 months ago
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Hi McInverse, please read the instructions how to join and then let me know how you would like to join (and if you would like to join with option 1 which game it is going to be). Also please note that this group is not about winning a bunch of games but about playing the ones you win.

3 months ago
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I'd love to join this group, it would certainly motivate me (force me :P ) to play games I won.

3 months ago
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Hi rotie18, sorry, but you are currently not welcome to join.

3 months ago
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Hi, Reforced and MouseWithBeer!

I've known this group for a long time now, but I hadn't asked to participate because I was focused on studies until last month (and then I couldn't commit to any game or anything else in life besides studying). Well, now I've graduated and would be happy if I could join the group too.

The last two games I played in the last few days were Basement and Evoland Legendary Edition, that I'll play for a few more days, until I get all the achievements. After finishing Evoland I intend to resume Train Valley 2 (which I stopped before reaching 100%, but I want to complete, because it's a very challenging game) and only then start new games. I don't know if this is enough to fulfill this requirement (the Option 1 says I have to pick a game that I haven't played yet, but I started both very recently: Basement on June 22nd and Evoland early last week, so...), If not, I will play State of Mind within 30 days.

I should only request group membership after receiving a message here, right? Well, in a few days I'm going to post my progress on State of Mind here. : )

Cheers!

3 months ago*
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Hi rurnhani, as you pointed out yourself the game has to be unplayed before you apply to join so neither of those games would work. State of Mind works perfectly fine tho. Let me know once you beat it.

If not, I will play State of Mind within 30 days.

The one month rule doesn't apply for this game, it only applies for the games you have won from the group. If it takes you more than 30 days to beat it, it is fine.

I should only request group membership after receiving a message here, right?

You can request it whenever, but it won't be approved till you actually beat the game.

I hope that clears everything up, if you have any questions feel free to ask :)

And congrats on graduating!

3 months ago
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Done! : )

2 months ago
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Congrats on completing the game. Looks like you actually requested to join the group without commenting years ago so your request was rejected back then. Since I assume now you cant request to join the group anymore I have sent you a friend request so I can invite you. Please leave me a message once you accept it so I don't forget :)

1 month ago
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Thanks for your kindness, MouseWithBeer! I just accepted your request on Steam. : D

1 month ago
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Invite sent! :)

1 month ago
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Can i join by option 2?

2 months ago
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Hi CuteSlayer, you are welcome to join the group with option 2. Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)

2 months ago
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Thanks ^_^

2 months ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible :)

2 months ago
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GAs made!

2 months ago*
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Thank you for sharing so many! ^^

2 months ago
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Oh, I'd like to join, may I?

2 months ago
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Hi Mcaxeman, you are not welcome to join till you play all the games you have won from the group in the past.

2 months ago
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Hi! I'd like to join as a player. Gonna complete Tales of the Neon Sea. Thanks!

2 months ago
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Hi mrstasilo, you are welcome to join by playing Tales of the Neon Sea, let me know once you beat the game! :)

2 months ago
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Done, just completed it.

2 months ago
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Congrats! Join request approved, welcome to the group :)

2 months ago
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Thanks :)

2 months ago
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2 months ago
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Hi LopesLenda2, please read the instructions on your to join and then let me know how you want to join.

2 months ago
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2 months ago
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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.

2 months ago
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2 months ago
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Looking at your achievements in Crash Drive 2 you are not welcome to join anymore now or ever again.

2 months ago
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Hello MouseWithBeer, I'd like to join as option 2. My first giveaway will be Quantum Conundrum, a puzzle game which I've platinum way back when in the PS3 era and that I enjoyed a lot!
I've just sent a join request on Steam and will be awaiting for your verdict. Thank you!

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

2 months ago
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2 months ago
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Thank you for sharing! :)

2 months ago
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nice concept for a group.
I would like to join with option 2

2 months ago
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Hi n0v4, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible. :)

2 months ago
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2 months ago
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Thank you for sharing! :)

2 months ago
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Hello, i wanna join by option 1 by playing MURDERED SOUL SUSPECT

2 months ago
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Hi emperoru, sorry but you are not welcome to join.

2 months ago
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Hi, may I rejoin please? with Sniper Ghost Warrior : Contracts?

2 months ago
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You still haven't played the giveaway that got you kicked out 8 months ago ...

2 months ago
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if I play it I can rejoin?

2 months ago
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Maybe, that's up to an admin to decide. But you certainly can't if you haven't played all your previous wins.

2 months ago
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If I get kicked from the group, can I re-join later?

If you get kicked for the first time for not playing a game within a month, you can ask to join again once you have played this game and any other unplayed games (visit and login to the group tool[www.playingappreciated.com] to see which aren't approved yet). If you are sure that you've played them all, just ask in the application topic on SteamGifts to join again. We'll then check the games again and if they were indeed played, we'll invite you again. Note that if you get kicked a second time or if you get kicked for cheating, you won't be able to join the group again.

From the FAQs

2 months ago
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Hi Jack2Shepard, as Golwar and MoonQueen3 already explained you are not welcome to rejoin till you play the win you have been kicked for.

2 months ago
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Hey! just letting you know that I finished my win "Shadows Awakening" today. so can I rejoin please?

3 weeks ago
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I have sent you a friend request so I can reinvite you. Please message me once you accept it so I don't forget to invite you. Also please note that if you happen to get kicked again you wont be able to rejoin anymore.

3 weeks ago
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alright, thanks.

3 weeks ago
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Can i join as a player?
Option 1 : Devil's Hunt.
I won the game 1 week ago.
His game has achievements unlike other games I won.

2 months ago
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Hi majar1, you are welcome to join by playing Devil's Hunt. Let me know once you beat the game.

2 months ago
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I just finished the "Devil Hunt" and completed 100% of all achievements, as well as shared screenshots during the passage of the game.

I sent a request to join very early, without submitting an application, for which I was rejected. I can join the group only by invitation.

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Friend request accepted, invite sent!

1 month ago
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Can I join? The game was not very successful ... 🙃

I would like to join with option 2

2 months ago
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Hi Wenrok, this is literally your 4th time asking to join. It this point I don't actually have any faith left that you will actually follow the rules once you join the group and therefore I will just simply say no.

2 months ago
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It's a pity.

2 months ago
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hello, i'd love to join the group :), i will enter with the option 1 ok? i will be playing Learn Japanese To Survive! Kanji Combat

2 months ago
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Hi Kitiqueior, you are welcome to join, but Learn Japanese To Survive! Kanji Combat wont work because it does not have achievements. Please pick a different game and let me know which one.

2 months ago
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hi there, so i'll be playing Silence alright?

2 months ago
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Silence will be fine, let me know once you beat the game.

2 months ago
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Can I enter the group again? I had time inconveniences for the university. But never leave a game without playing it, just don't spend the time they deserve, please let me join the group again. I will finish the games that I have pending to finish.

2 months ago
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Hi Cbasplay, you are not welcome to rejoin till after you play all the games you have won from the group that aren't played enough. And if the game doesn't have achievements I am expecting some screenshots to show your progress in the game.

2 months ago
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Hello Reinforced and MouseWithBeer how are you?

I would love to join the group through Option 1, I will play the Yoku's Island Express game until the end and take screenshots. What do you think about him ?
Since now I appreciate the opportunity :D

2 months ago
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Hi RenanFB, you are welcome to join by playing Yoku's Island Express. Let me know once you beat the game!

2 months ago
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Hello MouseWithBeer 🧀, I just finished Yoku's Island Express story mode and completed 79% in total. I took some screenshots of the game while playing. Even so, I go in search of 100% later.

I believe everything is fine and I'm sending a membership request there in the Steam group. If you have any problems let me know. 😉
*And happy late cake day 🎂❤️

1 month ago
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Congrats on beating the game!

Join request approved, welcome to the group!

And thank you! :)

1 month ago
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Hello!

I have tried to join here with playing Broken Age some months ago, but I won't lie to you: I failed miserably.
I really tried to enjoy the game but for me, the whole point and click genre is somehow boring, and playing only to get achievements isn't my cup of tea.
I would like to request an invitation for the last time, and I would like to get in with option 2. My game to give away will be Railway Empire!

I'm really sorry that I haven't said anything or done anything, I really tried to enjoy it but I couldn't make it sadly.

2 months ago
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Hi SharkY055, considering you have already once tried to join with option 2 and then once accepted claimed that you can't make a giveaway for at least 2 weeks I am very concerned about of letting you join like that. The only way I am gonna consider accepting this is if:

1) you make a giveaway literally right after I send you an invite (I have to manually invite you since you were kicked in the past so I can easily do that when both online)
2) you don't enter any group giveaways till the giveaway ends and the gift has been successfully delivered to the winner

I would also like to note that while it is fine if someone swaps the game they use to join the group with something else if they don't enjoy it, any group wins have to be played up to group minimum requirements and "I don't enjoy the game" is not a valid excuse for those.

1 month ago
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I completely agree with your concerns! Speaking a bit about me, I was mentally at a really bad state about the time I joined first and then a bit later again, but since then I've finally found a way and I look at life differently. Back then I join all GA, not looking which game was it, now I only join those that interest me in some way :-)!

I can do instantly the giveaway after you send an invite and I also won't join any giveaway till mine is over :-) I hope we can start everything again, as I'm a different person I used to be.

1 month ago
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I have sent you a friend request. Please let me know once you accept it.

1 month ago
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Hey Mouse (as you're currently online),

I'm slowly starting to become more active again. Still got some real life stuff to do, the next weeks.
But played and mostly completed my wins from back then.

I'm wondering is there a way to update the play stats on the website - including the games I've sent. If they were played in the meantime by the members who also left the group.
Not sure if that is possible as well - but games I won via shared groups, while I was not in PA? Else I'll try to track them down myself.

Thank you

1 month ago
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Hey D3D,

I ran an update on all the games you have won or given away. Some stuff from kicked members might not be accurate due to private profiles.

Not sure if that is possible as well - but games I won via shared groups, while I was not in PA?

We don't track stuff that is not PA. I would suggest BLAEO.

1 month ago*
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Hey, i would like to join with option 1 by playing LEGO® Batman™ 3: Beyond Gotham or Sakura Gamer :)

1 month ago
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Hi lav29, you are welcome to join by playing LEGO® Batman™ 3: Beyond Gotham, let me know once you beat the game!

1 month ago
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Hello MouseWithBeer, i just finished the game :D

1 month ago
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Congrats on completing the game! Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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Hi iMatrix7, I don't know when you requested to join as it was long enough ago that I don't have the exact date marked down (aka years ago), but I know why it was rejected (other than you not leaving a comment on the thread) which will make the answer from me: no sorry, you can't join.

1 month ago
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Happy Cakeday, MouseWithBeer! =)

1 month ago
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Thank you! :)

1 month ago
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Happy cakeday mouse!

While I haven't made a giveaway neither for the group nor SG in general for quite a while I or I suppose I can savely say we highly appreciate you fighting the good fight for games to be played rather than horded. Also time and time again I'm very impressed by your composure. If it was me I'm pretty sure I'd have ripped at least some of those applicants a new one 😅

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1 month ago
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Thank you for the wishes and kind words <3

Yea haven't been making any giveaways lately either and there wont be any for the cake day, unemployed life problems I guess.

Trust me, there is a lot of ranting about people going on behind the scenes :P ehhh there is a few people who it ripped into them, but I do try to keep my cool if I only can .... but man.. some people people just know how to push those buttons :D

On an unrelated note: I kinda want some m&ms right now, dunno why ;D

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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Happy cakeday MouseWithBeer :)

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1 month ago
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Thank you! That is one great image :D tho that might be BeerWithMouse :D

1 month ago
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Happy cakeday Mouse :D

1 month ago
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Thank you! ^^

1 month ago
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Hello, I'm interested in joining using Option 2. Let me know if everything's ok and I'll set up a giveaway.

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

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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maybe you want to re-read the "How to join" part :)

1 month ago
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Hi ELGADO26, as lav29 said, please read the instructions how to join :)

1 month ago*
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can i join

1 month ago
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Hi Sergiofa67, considering you have spammed a bunch of group request to all kinds of groups and you obviously haven't read the instructions how to join this one the answer will be no.

1 month ago
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