• QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED BELOW! See replies by PeteOzzy, EpicKK, and Aeshma *

So I noticed unless I force the site to resync with the steam servers, it only does so every so often - maybe a couple of times per day. So if I win a game in one giveaway and a giveaway for the same game ends soon after and I win both, does the site automatically know and not let me win the second one?

Is it therefore frowned upon to enter multiple giveaways for the same game or is it no trouble if that happens and I ask one of the gifters to reroll the winner?

Bonus points for: How do I message a user on the site? I got a nice little thank-you from one of my winners in my inbox that I really appreciated and I wanted to tell them 'you're welcome' but I'm not going to go around pestering their actual steam account :)

Thanks for any replies!

*EDIT: My questions were answered really fast so I hope this helps anyone else who has a similar question. I wanted to edit the main post to update it but I'll keep the thread open to foster discussion and spread the love! Thank you folks for the warm welcome!

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If you win a game it should remove all your other entries for this game .
If it would still occur that you would win the same game twice ,aslong you dont touch reveal key ,a reroll is perfectly fine .
If you activate some new bought keys ,you should manually sync your steamgifts account so you dont win a game you just activated .

4 weeks ago
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That makes total sense. Thanks much!

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Thank you for your lovely, helpful reply! That makes total sense. The odds are one in a million but I'm paranoid that reason would be the crappiest thing to get suspended over lmao Glad to know it's not a concern.

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4 weeks ago
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Don't apologize, I appreciate the in-depth answer so much! Honestly, I'm kind of intrigued by the way the site and Steam's API works anyway so this was a good read. I love how friendly and helpful everyone here is. Cheers!

4 weeks ago
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Pete is a lovely, helpful person, so it follows that's the response you got from him!

4 weeks ago
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This place is so sweet 🥰 I'm definitely taking this opportunity to whitelist the lovely people who've responded.

4 weeks ago
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Welcome to the SG! For your first question yeah system automaticly drops your other entries when you win one. You cant win 2 giveaways of the same game. Also you have to activate your game on your account so you wont be able to enter them again since steam will give the info that you have the game. This doesnt apply on DLCs and some games, you often see a warning but be sure to check it yourself too. Dont enter stuff that you own.

There is no messaging system in place. You can talk only through giveaway comments. Also you can go to that message you got and click "Reply" below it. That way they will get a notification too.

4 weeks ago
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Thank you!! Wait, you're saying that the site doesn't automatically know if I have a DLC? o_o I've never seen a warning about that but regardless I'll be sure to be careful in the future. Thanks again!

4 weeks ago
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SteamAPI works in a ways only Valve understands.

It used to be like that:

All games or DLCs listed here were synced: https://steamcommunity.com/id/ginatonik/games/?tab=all As you can see majority of DLCs are not listed there, which means SteamAPI does not report those. And SG can't sync them. Steam should move DLCs to separate tab from Games, and start to report them all. That would make some sense at least.

Now it is like that:

SteamAPI will sync games that are listed on your games/?tab=all unless they are Profile Features Limited games. Those are not synced, even when they are shown on this page. It is also not possible to sync games which were banned by Steam - they are still visible in your library, but not on your games/?tab=all page.

Both problems arose from fact that Steam started to turn into pile of trash, with "Developers" uploading tons of shovelware that sometimes was even missing .exe file to start it. They were releasing tons of poo, as people were buying it in "60 games for 1 dollar" bundles to farm cards or get thousands of achievements.

I think it started around time when Valve resigned from Greenlight (which had it's own problems of buying votes for promise of the free game in the future) for being able to list your game with a small fee. This opened floodgates. And instead of trying to moderate their shop (which would require effort) - Valve did nothing. Only after it was not possible to find any good game among this garbage they started to "fight it" - introducing user-based curators; not allowing card drops + achievements + counting those games in your total games statistic when game has "Profile Features Limited" tag; adding user scores; and finally banning most toxic developers.

Still those are only half-measures that base their work on algorithms. As it's expensive to pay for worker that would install game and see it's utter garbage, and should not be in the shop. And we will most probably see even more "broken" SteamAPI in the future, as Valve will try to find new ways to fight with this junkyard (that their shop became) without actually have some quality requirements for games in their shop.

TL;DR: SteamAPI gets more and more limited in which games it reports, and we can't do anything about it.

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🍿 I appreciate you writing that up - that's interesting as hell. Sad. I was aware of part of it but not about how they changed the API over time. It's like putting a band-aid on a bullet wound eh? No matter, I'm glad I posted here and the lovely users on this site informed me to just be careful :) There's no excuse for breaking the rules so it's really no trouble. Cheers!

4 weeks ago
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Welcome to the site.

I recommend you to hide all games and DLC's that you own.
That set the risk to enter them if they get banned from the steam store -or such cases- to zero and in the case of DLC's are the normal steam api don't work, so it's the only way that you don't see it anymore at the possible Ga's to enter.

3 weeks ago
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Thank you! I happened upon that option last night, actually, and enabled it. Great tip for newbies!

3 weeks ago
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I mean on top to that the hiding button. The last symbol behind a games name.
The "eye with a line through it"

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3 weeks ago
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I apologize for spamming you with replies, I didn't see this response until now! Thank you for that image, I see what you mean now. I will certainly utilize it.

3 weeks ago
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I have no problem with answers and don't see them as spamming :o)

But in general i prefer discord Masafor#1075 for chats

3 weeks ago
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OMG, new user, actually leveled up and asking sensible questions. What is the world coming to? Instant whitelist.

If you want to improve you chances of winning, check out the groups especially PA and Unlucky (after 2 months).

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Just saying, he/she doesn't have to wait for 2 months for Unlucky-7.

"OR
(1b) In case your account is less than 2 months old -
you need to have 7 or more completed giveaways on steamgifts (You gave away 7 or more gifts of reduced or full value"

P.S. Unluckies is a great group :)

4 weeks ago
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Cheers and thank you! Not sure that it means much from a newb but I'm whitelisting you as well :)

4 weeks ago
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Oh man, that's so kind of you! haha Thanks so much xD Honestly I joined because I've been saving a bunch of keys for a long time so I'm super happy I found somewhere to spread the love. I don't have many games that haven't been discounted but I'm def building up my whitelist from helpful people in the forums, you included! So thanks for the kindness and resources!

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And like hippo and fluffster said it before, you are one of the few new members that write in a normal way, questions that aren't already answered 234892 times + are in the rules or FAQ, you gave something to the site/members and act friendly.

Trust me or better us that this is,sadly , not common here.

Thats the reason why we interact with you so friendly :o)

In germany we say "How you call/shout in the wood, it echos back"

3 weeks ago
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haha, I understand what you mean :). I'm here honestly to spread positivity so I am humbled by the positive echoes in return 😊 Don't mind me if I add that saying to my vocabulary haha.

3 weeks ago
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Was soll ich auf Deutsch sagen? Ich kenne das nicht.

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I was thinking the exact same thing. Mirabile dictu! A new user with a cogent question and conversational skills! Whitelist!

3 weeks ago
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I think the questions are already answered so just welcome to SG 👋😊

4 weeks ago
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They are I appreciate the love and friendliness here ❤️️ Thanks!

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😂 thank you!

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Congratulations on being a rare newbie who asks relevant questions that are not already answered in the FAQ and Help, or about why they are not leveled up after making at least 2 giveaways for games they got for free.
I have a huge weakness for newbies who make giveaways (also love your avatar).

Check out the Unlucky 7 group recruitment thread. You already meet their requirement and it could help you get your first few wins on SG.

Also have a 💙 and welcome to SG

3 weeks ago
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Dang, I'm so glad I found this site. You guys are really cheering me up after a crappy week. Thank you! I just like spreading around positivity so it's heartwarming to get some back ♡ Another user recommended Unlucky 7 and I actually joined them! Thanks so much!

Btw, I made the avatar with an avatar-making site, I think it was Picrew but I searched and couldn't find the one I used sorry :(. There's a lot of avatar making sites out there - it's kind of silly but fun.

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Sorry you had a crappy week (it's still 2020!) but I'm glad you got some cheer out of us. SG is full of good people and it made up for more than one crappy week of mine. I'll see you around U7 if nothing else since I'm a donating member there and hopefully around the forum as well ;)

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I knowww, a crappy week in a crappy year haha. All I am certain of is that things will get better :) Communities like this help. Indeed, I'll see you around! I may lurk more often than not but feel free to hit me up any time.

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Communities like this help

Community is how we go through the worst of our lives, isn't it?

I may lurk more often than not but feel free to hit me up any time

I'm always around lol but feel free to hit me up here or on Steam if you have another crappy week and feel like a chat

3 weeks ago
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welcome to the site, and congratulation with almost getting to level 2 in a week time!
your questions are already answered above I see.
Feel free to ask questions to the community that's why it is there
be welcome on my whitelist

3 weeks ago
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Thank you friend! Welcome to my whitelist as well :) I appreciate the warm welcome.

3 weeks ago
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Added to my whitelist! Thanks for adding good discussion

3 weeks ago
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Thank you :) It is appreciated. Welcome to mine as well, happy to see friendly faces.

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Welcome to SG :)
I see you already been recommended to join "Playing Appreciated" and "Unlucky7" two of the best groups on SG.

I'd also like to recommend you some add-ons to make your life easier.

 • ESGST
 • RaChartT Enhancer
 • Add links to SGtools
 • Do You Even Play, Bro?
 • SteamGifts v2 Dark Userstyle
 • Add sgtools.info links to your giveaway's Winners page

As the creator of "RaChartT Enhancer" deleted his account im unsure how to obtain it now... Maybe someone with more knowledge than me knows?

Anyways, just ask and i'm sure people will help :)

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Those links are so helpful. I'm especially in love with the different themes on Stylus and ESGST. I'll bookmark this post to refer to later. Thank you very much and I've whitelisted you <3

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Welcome to SG! I have added the Wayback Machine's archived copy of RA-chart enhancer, with a link to the script on github/tampermonkey.

I hope that you really enjoy it here!

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That is lovely and helpful of you thanks <3 I'm whitelisting all you kind souls.

3 weeks ago
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I wasn't asking or expecting to be on your WL, but I appreciate it! Thanks!

Welcome to mine as well!

3 weeks ago
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Welcome to Steamgifts Gina.
People above me have already answered your questions in thorough detail so need for me to elaborate.
I wanted to wish you best of luck on here and remember to try have some fun. With the groups mentioned above, i suspect it wont be too long before you can see space cat appear. I was looking for some new nice people for my whitelist and you seem to fit the criteria nicely.

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I haven't figured out how to add gifs yet so I will give you my reaction in a smiley 😊 and say thank you very much, friend. Whitelisted as well. I appreciate your kindness.

3 weeks ago
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Welcome to SG! 🙂

Here you will find the answer regarding how to add gifs and more.

this is the quick solution just for gifs:

! [text or something] (link)

just without the spaces inbetween

3 weeks ago
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Thanks friend! Whitelisted for being helpful <3 and for apparently consistently being helpful because you have that on copy/paste lmao :')

3 weeks ago
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Thank you I appreciate that, though I wasn't angling for a place there. And you already reside on my WL for a few days now. :-)

I have half a dozen comments ready to copy / paste regarding questions often asked by new users.

3 weeks ago
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AWH! You are too sweet. I know people reading this thread might angle for a place there but you're not, you're being entirely helpful and made me giggle so cheers

3 weeks ago
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I see igel got to it about a minute before me. It took me a while to learn it and now i cannot go without it :)

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The advantage of just copy pasting one of my SG standard comments ;-)

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I've added a lot of helpful people to my whitelist and met some friends in this thread. I'm really humbled by the positive reaction from everybody. That said, I'm going to go ahead and close the thread. Thank you so much for the welcome to this community and for the prompt help!

If anyone wishes to speak with me don't hesitate to comment somewhere - notifs do not annoy me. I'll try to pass on any helpful knowledge to newbies in the future.

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Closed 3 weeks ago by GinaTonik.