Hi everyone,

The new guidelines for SteamGifts are now live. It's been a long process but I want to thank everyone for their feedback along the way. Overall, I'm happy with the guidelines we were able to put together. I think they're fair and they help to clarify a number of questions the previous guidelines left to interpretation. Please take a minute to read through them when you have a moment. Thanks!

https://www.steamgifts.com/about/guidelines

3 months ago

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Could you please add a filter to stop seeing hentai games?

2 months ago
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By the way, the definition of "Hentai game" is the number of inhabitants of the earth. Physically impossible.
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How to Filter?
Click on the icon with a diagonal "eye" to the right of the game title.

Other methods may be found here.
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2 months ago
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while you're waiting for something official, ESGST option 8.3.1.32 filters genres

2 months ago
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^^^^ and the shovelware

2 months ago
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and...done 😏 https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/1kgzB/new-search-parameters

entry fee           point_min=5
metacritic rating metascore_min=50

2 months ago
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1 month ago
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I know games are marked as when there is a giveaway but I was wondering if it would a good idea to remove the after the keys expire. We know humble bundle giveaways run for a specific period of time and that the keys that they give expire after 1-2 weeks.

1 month ago
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The keys do not always expire and there are people farming 100s or 1000s of keys. So the game should be marked as "free" forever.

1 month ago
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To add to Oppenh4imer's comment, [by my understanding] staff already time-limits keys to their specific promotion periods, if the promotion period ever does end. Hence, any Humble freebies that actually do firmly expire [versus just saying they do, and then hiding their visibility] will be removed from SG's free game list following their listed expiration date (keeping in mind that it can sometimes take staff as long as several months before they can get around to updating the status of any given promotion, and thus such adjustments may not be immediately implemented).

Of course, if that's a misconception on my part then, yes, definitely, the system should be adjusted to match the above.

Beyond that, staff has also made individual exceptions on specific games and changed their list status after 5~7 years, or removed games due to them "not being exploited as much as initially thought", but- understandably- those adjustments are an exception, as such practices would be too easy to exploit if staff were to extend such measures more broadly.

1 month ago*
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I am glad that they do that. I think some people would refrain from making giveaways if they are marked as no CV.

1 month ago
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I appreciate all that went into this!

There is one item that is being enforced recently related to the new guidelines that isn't in the guidelines: Posts about anyone/anything that happens to have a Steam Curator, must go under User Projects.

When people read the relevant Discussion topic descriptions when creating a new post or reading Guidelines under Advertising, it is not clear that posts about someone/something that happens to have a Steam Curator is only allowed in User Projects:

Group Recruitment

Post your Steam group, explain how it works, and let others know how they are able to join. One of the primary aspects of your group needs to be SteamGifts or gifting using our platform.

User Projects

Show us what you are working on. You could share a website you are developing, a YouTube channel you recently launched, or home renovations for your gaming / theater room. Projects do not need to be gaming related. One open discussion per project. Each discussion should have work-in-progress or a finished product or service to show our community. Be considerate to not repeatedly bump your content if the community is not engaging with your post.

I propose updating the beginning of the guideline and discussion topic summary for User Projects to this (revision in italics):

Show us what you are working on. This is where you could share about your Steam group with a Steam curator, a website you are developing,...

Curators are currently only referenced in the Comments guidelines:

Comments

This refers to comments throughout our site, such as those contained within giveaways or discussions. You are able to advertise in your comments, but only when it is both relevant and valuable to the conversation. For example, if a user is searching for a giveaway group only available to users that have not yet won a game, and you are the owner of such a group, it would be appropriate to post a link to your Steam group. Or, if a user is searching for new strategy games, and you have a Steam curator page highlighting your recommendations from that genre, you could share a link since it would be helpful to those reading.

1 month ago
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I actually didn't plan on allowing discussions about Steam groups and curators as "User Projects". However, I also didn't mention they're not allowed, so I can see how we arrived at this point. I'll need to think this one through a bit more before making a final decision on them and updating the guidelines.

1 month ago
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Does new guidelines indeed lacks the old point that giveaway creator can't add custom rules for participation, or did I just missed it? Is this implies that "by entering you agree to delete this giveaway in case of any problem" is legit requirement now?
If answer is yes - I'm going to write "by entering you agree to send me your nudes" to every giveaway

1 month ago
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You might regret that....

1 month ago
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it's in FAQ not Guidelines ;)

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1 month ago
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I've read FAQ again, can't find it.

1 month ago
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hmm... THIS was removed recently

1 month ago*
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That's part of the terms of service.

1 month ago
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tyvm! :)

1 month ago
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