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Hi there I’m new to here, after several weeks on SG I own 900+ whitelist guests and 1+ blacklist guests...
It’s not easy to maintain such long lists, wondering how you SGers manage your lists.
💙 I update my 999+ white list frequently, if I join your public GA I might consider to white list you. If you are inactive(like no GA activity for several months) or suspended I’d remove you.
🖤 I update my 9+ black list frequently, if you’ve won 100+ GAs but still no SG community activity (Lv 0 or 0 comment) I’d consider you as a bot and block you.
Most of my GAs are for groups and white list, if I enter a public GA I'd consider to blue heart the gifter so he'd have chance to win from me
Since I have 900+ white list, I randomly remove inactive members who has no GA activity in six months
As for my black list, a few "0 GA 0 comment 0 lv" guys
Whitelists(280+)and Blacklists(5),seems a good rate for me:)
Happy steaming and may the luck be with you!
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How many guests do you own in your Whitelist & Blacklist?
I also have more than 800 in my whitelist. I don't do much management, so I'm sure there are some inactive/suspended users in there.
I used to have more than 200 in my blacklist, but I cleared it for last year's community train and I don't plan on bringing it back. Life is too short for blacklists.
I wanna add all my Steam friends to my whitelist but idk how to find them, any idea? >.<
If you use enhanced steam you can simply click the steamgifts link in the users profile in your web browser.
edit:// new version of enhanced steam: https://es.isthereanydeal.com/
Thanks, I’d try. Need to click in every profile and check...Oh if I’m a programmer I’d write a script for automation...
Since SG could access all my public info it’s a pity that it can’t recommend friends to me.
You are welcome :)
Yeh, unfortunately you need to visit every bodies profile for it. I guess you could slightly speed up the process holding the ctrl key so can easily open multiple tabs of friends in your browser. I am sure there are other ways, but this is the only one I know of. I generally use it for streamtrades to check peoples reputation.
I have no idea! But I suspect some other people might have some suggestions. There could be a user script out there somewhere that could help.
I know some softwares that could let you write scripts to record movements and behaviors or your mouse, then you could set rate or endpoint and let your PC auto click and select for you.
Some years ago I wrote one for some automation in FM, but now I totally forgot it >_<
I noticed some users have made a steam group as a "whitelist", that way if you have lots of steam friends, it won't clutter your 1k WL limit, and you can just invite all of them to the group with a few clicks.
life is too short for blacklists <3 so true
A long blacklist could make my life a little brighter >.<
In a way, yes. From the other point of view.... If you have to blacklist every idiot on the internet you are going to be very VERY busy :P
I’m brain damaged enough so I can’t stand people who’re worse than me >.<
that's how it works, remove unwanted users and remain happy making giveaways. 💃
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i need more candidates for both lists ^^ pity i don't do whitelist4whitelist threads, they are pretty popular amongst "generous users"
I was shocked at the first moment I saw your comment. In my language, w is the abbreviation of 10k. >.<
128 vs 302. We are pretty similar, once again. ;)
0 Whitelist .
1 Blacklist (1 year ago).
I don't work with these lists, and I don't remember why I have this guy iblacklisted, But he's even VAC banned recently on Steam and did another account (according to his new profile, his acc was hacked), so I'll keep him there. If it wasn't this one, it would be Zero Zero.
Then you save much time for list maintenance:)
80 Whitelist, 0 blacklist.
Did a purge months ago and never added anymore to my blacklist.
I’m here applying for your blacklist 🖤
Sorry, you haven't done anything to piss me off yet. Like in baseball, everyone gets three strikes. You haven't even gotten strike one. :P In fact, you are on my whitelist already.
Did you know that you can only have 1000 people in each WL/BL?
Idk, thanks for sharing that tip >.<
No problem ;)
As for maintaining the WL... I just set a list of reasons and after each WL GA ends, I go through the entries and see if they still fulfill my "Whitelist reasons". Pretty simple actually...
Wow you're so patient, I only take a quick glance at winners & comments then decide.
Usually my WL comes from GAs I entered or threads I replied.
200 Whitelist, 991 Blacklist
Bad that the maximum is 1k.
How to manage them ?
From time to time i look over, a part of, it and decide by a few a change.
In the BL i kick the perma suspended ones and all lvl 0 ones because i don't do lvl 0 public GA's anymore (public lvl 0 = a waste of money, time and energy in my opinion and i don't want to support all the rule breakers, extrem leechers and other "not so nice" people -yes not all lvl 0 are such ones but much too much of them-). That steps bring around 20-30 spaces each 4-8 months + one time the spaces from the level 0 users = maybe around 70-130 spaces all together.
At the last days i sort out at the Blacklist. A - S finished. The rest will come in the next days as soon as i have the time and want to do it.
When i read that the life is to short for a BL i am a bit surprised and shocked because for me was it without a big BL much more stressfull with all the annoying autojoiner winner that activated there wins MAYBE after 4-7 days or sometimes i was forced to run behind them that they take the wins. Basic manners as example "thanks" was often not involved too. A lot of work, a lot of time wasted and in general a bad mood because of such assholes users that brought up thoughts of " i prefered to kick the games into the trash before i give it to such people".
With the big BL and lower ammount of using steamgifts in general the stress level is much reduced and the mood much better because more of the winners know a thanks and other basic manners, are more relaxed and in general much more positive experiences and meeting much more often nice guys and girls.
Yep that’s exactly what I did, kick away impolite users and happy SGing:)
Love for love, gift for gift. >.<
Thanks, i give back the WL to you and your steam profile are very cool and interesting :o)
Thx, I'm trying to be as cool and interesting as I could :bite:
Exactly my thoughts.
Why giving games to rude people and rulebreakers while you can exclude them? Despite of what many users are saying, not everyone deserves a chance...
Thanks, i give back the WL to you too :o)
No everyone deserves a chance, really cool quote!
386 white. All levels, 0 through 10, all sorts of people. The only thing they nearly all have in common is that they're chill.
486 black, but I'd guess 100 or so are perma-banned users I just keep on there for the hell of it (trophies?). Strangely, the average level is around 7. I tend to find lower level users to be less full of themselves and much less inclined to act as if they're owed something.
So far you’re the very few SGers who own more blacklist guests than me.
Hope your prisoners deserve it:)
WL:over 100 BL:over 9000
Some SGers just told me SG has 1k limitation...
they're lying ;)
She make a joke to the "over 9000" :o)
Search for that at different sites, as example at youtube, and you see the reason behind it.
That isn't ever her final form!
I don't have any on either white/black.
I used to have a maxed blacklist, I used to add people I thought were re-gifting mass giveaway games (based on searching their names on the winner list of the mass giveaway), but cleared it maybe a year ago.
Zero whitelist because I don't do whitelist giveaways. When I do a giveaway, I figure everyone can have a shot.
I used to have such black list like you, but smaller. Cuz I check my blacklist from time to time, try to free some prisoners.
When I create gibs, I prefer to let people I like(Whitelist & Groups) have more chance.
Now I have six prisoners waiting for my judgment. Wish them gl then.
Thanks for all your answers, here’s a greeting from my friend Fat Cat >.<
You drew that? :3
Nah, it’s logo of my favorite dessert shop irl 🧁🍨
Ah, a mascot, very nice. Its cute. yumyum :3
54/6 (actually, it's only 4 people in BL, other 2 are their second accounts. Also, three accounts of those 6 already suspended permanently anyway).
194 people on my whitelist
12 on my blacklist
You have to be the worst type of person - not activating multiple games (5+), racist, antisemitic - to be on my blacklist.
only missing anti semitic, but wait fo' me, working on that...
389 white, very mixed type of peeps, all carefully handpicked
(zero black, and it feels good)
0 on my blacklist, 0 on my whitelist.
Currently 69 (heh) on my whitelist and 3 on my blacklist, I used to have a bunch more on my BL but it started feeling petty to me excluding some random schmucks out of a million from a raffle ticket because they won too much or said / did something stupid, I do and say stupid stuff daily. Most on my BL are people who waited a week or more to mark a game as received while showing up as online every day...by my own logic that's still kind of petty but screw em' they're the worst
I don't know how to see my whitelist or blacklist but I've never added anyone to either. I don't have any need for them because I don't intend making whitelist only giveaways, and the idea of trying to punish someone that I disagree with by blacklisting them seems petty to me (and not very effective). There are community rules to deal with people behaving badly, so if someone does something abhorrent, I will report them. I guess there are 16 people on my blacklist as a result of the reciprocation rule if I understand it correctly.
You see it at the left side of https://www.steamgifts.com/account/settings/profile
Punishing for disagree with said stuff is for sure not the best reason for Blacklists but very common at steamgifts. I don't use it because i think it is a dumb behavior and the 1k max are not enough for the real rulebreakers, autojoiner users and such ones so i don't want to waste spaces for such kiddy stuff.
A lot of the BL i got are because of this reason because i don't say what the mass want to hear and have a own opinion -far away from all like that :-D-, Its there right to use there BL this way, not from interest how i think about it, and i always have in my mind that 99% of them loose more, GA's, then i from there BL because they can't join my GA's too :-D
And yes i have a very black/dark evil humor, love sarcasm and irony :-D
Oh and to the "you report people when the break rules" thats good and for sure helps but you see users that not activated 6+ wins and they are still around because back in the past were the cases lower punished as today and winning. By such people i say "not my GA's!".
They are only one example why "the staff will handle it" isn't enough for my taste to sort out "the bad apples" before they can enter my GA's.
And when i see users with 36 and 48 not activated wins no joke this 2 one existed and were found by a friend and me then i want to puke why they aren't checked, reported and kicked earlier.
Yeah, I always contact Support if a winner of mine has a record of multiple wins or unactivated wins. I once got someone suspended two years after their offence. If somebody has already been punished, then I hope they have learned from it, and I'd like to think that the system takes care of chronic offenders by increasing their punishment and ultimately banning them. I would prefer that SGTools could tell me if a suspension had already been served so that I don't need to bother Support to check. In any case, being blacklisted by me would not significantly change any user's experience on this site - I can only remember noticing about one giveaway per year (out of about 12,000) that I have been excluded from due to blacklists.
Oh, thanks for the info, BTW. I need to change my poll answer because I've been misled about the reciprocal blacklists. I have zero in both.
hundreds on my whitelist and 0 on my blacklist
Looking on my stats I have 62 whitelisted. I don't really do whitelist giveaways in general let alone whitelist only so I don't go about whitelisting everyone I see. Most of those 62 are people have whitelisted me before as well so my list looks more like a wl return list. However every now and then I will come across someone I like, most likely by talking to so I'll add them
Currently I have 298 on my blacklist. No hard feelings towards any of them, I just have my reasons. However since joining PA I haven't really blacklisted anyone so that feels good. Even when doing public ones I haven't found a reason. 1 day again I'll remove them but until I have the time it will have to stay at that number
Well I’m always a blacklist supporter, cuz a large blacklist would stop bad guys from my GAs and give good guys more chances:)
well actually when typing this it wasn't that long after I removed people so now I have 289.
Plus have 65 whitelisted now
generally most of my blacklist consists of ungrateful people. I know not everyone can afford to give back as much as they win but when I have someone win without saying thank you and I notice they have 300 wins (not even an exaggeration for some of them) and have under 10 some not even having 1 given away I just dislike it. Go ahead win as much as you like but a little appreciation will not kill you
but as i said I will clear it out soon. I've found an ok system that works for giving now so having all those level 0/1 is pointless
Yep, I always consider silent winner as ungrateful, no everyone deserves a chance here <3
Oh don't worry I'll give another update on how many soon. I decided to go through and get rid of anyone I thought I could live with being off especially since I'm doing high lvl public and groups now. Just the 1st 3 pages alone I found out around 40 of them have an unactivated win or multiple win attached. Checking which games I saw no reason for them not to be put on account, however honestly even if there's a valid reason its as I said people with hundreds of wins and nothing given away which is sad.
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I've got around 250 whitelisted people, and 0 blacklisted.
Promoting my own thread about this I made awhile ago https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/YXOpO/how-many-times-have-you-been-blacklisted. 0 regrets posting this.
Hi there, how could I know that I was blocked?
You only notice it when you try to enter one of the blacklister's giveaways and you are blocked out. There is no other way to tell you which specific person has blacklisted you.
185 W, 277 B
YOU just earned next bl for posting symbol of hate!!!1111!
100 W, I did BL 0 but 4 people did BL me :P
But I think I will BL two bots that didn't even clicked Received for last 3 days.
Honestly I really enjoy blocking and kicking:)
Well now it is 65 WL (did some spring cleaning) and 1 BL (guy creating Region Restricted GA as not restricted ones) and soon another one will be BL for winning the game but never clicking received.
My enteral lore would be ended in a few minutes...
I know but I'm still poor to enter more than 2 GA I entered already :(
Maybe in next few weeks people will feed me so I can spend more :)
You already needed spring cleaning within a month? :D
I know! Also getting more and more angry at the guy that won the game 5 days ago is online here and on steama nd still did not activate it.
Life's too short for that (getting angry at people online) just throw em on the blacklist if it bothers you that much. :P
Won't help you this time but at least next time. And maybe write a comment on his profile or so like "hey I see you haven't activated it yet, could you please activate it and mark it as received?".
Thanks! Fixed my english.
He has 2 more days left or he will be on my BL.
has or will have sorry :P
No need to be sorry. I need to be corrected to learn english better.
Oh yep alot of people don't mark down games as restricted by say it is. It's very silly when I see it since one day those people are going to have a winner receive the key only to find out they cant have it, then they will have to remake the whole thing all over again
Im very surprised by the whitelist spring cleaning though, you've barely been on this site and yet you work like someone who's been on it for years
Well I LOOOVEEE order. So I like to have order in my wishlist on steam and in ignored games on steam and in my whitelist here and ignored games here :P
I have so much order that I know where every single thing is in my room :P
I need something --> 5 seconds and I have it in my hand and I always put it back in its place :)
Let me guess, you enjoy fighting games? :P
Yeah, I am very into ARPG, I also enjoy hunting blacklist on Steam as well:3
Hunting blacklist? How does that work, you catch someone with a blacklist and then shoot them?:P
I like to keep as many prisoners in my jail as I could:bite:
Yeah, that emoticon doesn't work outside of Steam chat hehe