Second attempt at creating some GAs. Read this for the previous attempt.

More info about the previous event can be found in this GA:
https://www.sgtools.info/giveaways/79bd23ec-fc42-11ec-a730-fa163e0a8583

I am keeping this one a lot simpler this time. Note to self: I might need to update this, add some info once I create the puzzle.
Anyway, I hope this event doesn't get spoiled like the last one.


Apologies to the previous participants. I'll try to make up to you guys and contact each one of you .However, since the leaker is one of the participants from the previous event, I'll not be sharing the GA links directly with you. Once again, sorry about that.


1stCheater informed me that my puzzle is kinda useless against those who use ESGST (because of how it formats links apparently). Thanks you!
So, instead, here is something boring but proven. guess I spoke too soon. jigidi is proven to be a bad puzzle for stopping bots!


In case someone knows of any loopholes with the current setup, or has any suggestions for more puzzles, please feel free to let me know.
I am already aware of zelgh magic guide to basic sg puzzling (thanks Frannc for the link)


My notifications/inbox is flooded with messages, specially because I am also pinging all previous participants, so that's personally messaging (as in commenting on their GAs) a few 100s of [mostly active] users here.
So, in case I miss someone's message and don't reply, please forgive me. I certainly didn't ignore you.

Also, to all the welcome-ers, well wishers and bumpers, thank you all!


Update

After about 8 hours, I have informed all the participants from previous event. In case I missed someone, sorry, but I did my best.
Also, I did BL a few along the way (I think just 2 people). Feel free to reach out to me in case you are one of them, preferably on steam.


Success

Just checked the ticket I created after the first event. The accounts I reported have been perma-suspended!
I few less accounts to worry about. Only a few thousand more to go.


Heads up

You might need to set your steam profiles to public in order to pass the SGTools rules.


Update v2 - Leaks Again

Man, this time around the leaks are even worse than before. I mean it seems the leaker didn't even care to read this description even a little. This whole thread is about there being being a leak in my previous event and me having to recreate all the GAs. And if they read the description, I can't believe they can be dumb enough to still leak links this time.
The leak this time is even worse. All 10 GAs have been leaked. There are a total of 59 invalid entries so far, and obviously at least one of the valid entrant is the leaker.

Sadly, this time I am too tired and busy to bother with deleting and then recreating all the GAs once again. So, I'll probably just re-roll if any of the invalid entrants win, or maybe delete just those GAs.

Also, I apologize about this, but expect huge delays with distributing the keys. I'll probably check each winner somewhat intensively, so it's gonna take me a lot of time.

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Fake Bump for Fake Ga

2 months ago
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That was fast.
I don't understand what you mean.

2 months ago
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+1

2 months ago
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It's puzzle, but not fake :)

2 months ago
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How can you be so sure?
Even I am not sure.

2 months ago
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You know... that feeling inside... right now I'm also not sure... :(

2 months ago
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Well, I think some more.
I have a bad habit of creating the discussion thread before planning things properly.

2 months ago
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I rechecked and see now GA, you forget add it earlier or I getting blind....

2 months ago*
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You blind.
The whole thread has been changed since then.

If you are curious, you may read on
Earlier, what you could see was a single link. However, the last 10 letters of the "one" link were actually all different links.
eg. trying licking the "com" in the following
https://www.steamgifts.com

2 months ago
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Bump and meow. Thanks!

2 months ago
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Bump

2 months ago
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Bump and thanks for them !

2 months ago
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Bump

2 months ago
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Thanks, bump and good luck!

2 months ago
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Thanks, Bump!

2 months ago
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Hmm...?
💡 Thank you (*p'Θ'q) 

BUMP♪

PS( *'Θ')σ🎂 Come to think of it, I don't think I noticed your cake day. A belated Cake Day.

2 months ago
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Don't "hmm..?" me. Read up on Nuclear Throne. They are a sensation rn.

Thanks. It was some days ago.

2 months ago
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Bump & Thank you (:

2 months ago
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The puzzle is clever.
Have a bump!

2 months ago
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man, you must be from the future. I am still thinking about the puzzle, and you already solved it?

PS: Oh, I get it. You are talking about the puzzle from the previous event that I linked above.

2 months ago
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lol maybe i am🤫

2 months ago
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Damn ,leakers always ruin the fun for everything .
Same with updates nowadays you already know what updating is coming a month away .
Hope you got everything sorted out and didnt loose to many slots .

2 months ago
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Damn ,leakers always ruin the fun for everything .

Yeah, sadly. That's why I am gonna make the puzzle this time extra hard for bots, and the links are gonna me protected behind the best security the world has to offer, so far.

PS: Also, I am planning on something, to help us get rid of at least some of such accounts, or hide GAs from them.

Same with updates nowadays you already know what updating is coming a month away .

I am not sure what you mean, but I guess you are not happy with it?

Hope you got everything sorted out and didnt loose to many slots .

Wait, what? We loose slots even if we delete the GAs that didn't end? I deleted only those GAs that had not ended when I discovered the leak (Luckily all the GAs had different start and end time).

2 months ago
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Bump! 😉
and:

Wait, what? We loose slots even if we delete the GAs that didn't end?

Confirmed even when deleting a GA before it starts 😐

2 months ago
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That sucks. Luckily, I still have more than double the amount of slots left.
I doubt I'll be doing another event like this anytime soon. Hopefully I'll gain enough slots by then.

2 months ago
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Read below, no worries about that!

2 months ago
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You lose the slots until the GAs "end", even if they're deleted, they are still "running" hidden. When the deleted GAs reach their end date, you recover the slots.

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Oh, I see. That's a reasonable system.
Thanks for the info.

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Wait, what? We loose slots even if we delete the GAs that didn't end? I deleted only those GAs that had not ended when I discovered the leak (Luckily all the GAs had different start and end time).

You loose one GA slot for each GA that you delete.
And you get 1 GA slot for each 3 GAs that get marked as "recieved".

It is possible to cheat on Jigidi, other ones made trains, weekly GAs with jigidis etc., and all of them stopped to use it.
You could look for a thread from DrTenma, he made the most reasearches when the site was save and at which time the cheaters were again in advantage.

I am too sleepy now for solving something, it was a hard and long day, so hopefully the GA(s) are longer up.

I will look tomorrow into it.

Have a good day.

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You loose one GA slot for each GA that you delete.
And you get 1 GA slot for each 3 GAs that get marked as "recieved".

Thanks for letting me know.

It is possible to cheat on Jigidi, other ones made trains, weekly GAs with jigidis etc., and all of them stopped to use it.

Oh, yeah. Now that I think about it, it should be easy enough to write a script for jigidi. Honestly, I am a bit tired today, so I think I'll not change the puzzle just yet.

I am too sleepy now for solving something, it was a hard and long day, so hopefully the GA(s) are longer up.

Yeah, this time they are running for 3 days.

Have a good day too :)

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Yeah there is many ways leakers come and go not only in puzzles ,but in gaming ,alot of people leak suprises,rewards,updates,news etc.
You already know what the game is gonna do in 1-2weeks/months ,people are reviewing the patches ,post stuff on twitter,facebook,discord,talk about it outside.Footage on Youtube with clickbait title spoiling everything.
You gotta dodge spoilers everywhere nowadays
And yeah every deleted giveaway -1slot
Every 3 succesful giveaways +1 slot.

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Oh, I get it now. Well, I am not worried about stuff like that.
I stay far far away from any kind of social media. Haven't had the time to even open YT in the last 1.5 years I think.
Even the games, movies and anime that I am interested in get released and become old news, and I don't even notice most of the time. Things have been, well not exactly busy, but something like that for me for quite sometime now.

And yeah every deleted giveaway -1slot
Every 3 succesful giveaways +1 slot.

Got it. Thanks!

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Quite bumpy ;)

2 months ago
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Bump

2 months ago
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Bump ;)

2 months ago
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Bump!

2 months ago
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bump! letsss goooo

2 months ago
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bump

2 months ago
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Thanks for GA's and a reminder

2 months ago
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Bump! thanks!!

2 months ago
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Bump!

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Jigdi is a life saver for me.

I Use ESGST but it didnt show me anything. Dunno what 1stcheater informed but maybe few settings were revealing something in the puzzle. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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Maybe. Well, they shared screenshots, and imo the way ESGST formats the links, it was enough to giveaway the "puzzle".

2 months ago
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+1 ESGST didn't show me anything

2 months ago
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Well, happy (belated) cakeday once again :D

2 months ago
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Bump!

2 months ago
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Bump!

2 months ago
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So the area in the puzzle isn't approved for Titanfall 2 play? aw man :(

2 months ago
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Never played that game, so sorry, don't really get it.

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I'm not sure on how relevant it was to the image, but it did remind me of the game.

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I see :/

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Closed 2 days ago by aklgupta.