poll for you!

Blacklists vs Whitelists
let's say you have to only use one, starting tomorrow. which would you choose?

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if you promise not to add me to either of them, then i might put smth lil' mandatory here
steamgifts.com/giveaway/px1dq/titanic (1 hour)
...../uFsR7/ (5 hours)
..../NYYQe/ (23 hours)
..../3KNGA/ (4 hours)
..../LepKS/ (8 hours)

3 weeks ago*

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i would use...

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the BLACK list
the WHITE list
the NONE

I'd choose to use the whitelist, since it actually adds new functionality, whereas all the blacklist does is prevent future headaches for me.

3 weeks ago
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I like those BLUE hearts

3 weeks ago
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Whitelist! It's much friendlier.

3 weeks ago
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That's the truth! ;)

3 weeks ago
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The Pink Forest Fairy List. <3

3 weeks ago
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Very easy choice, as I don't make use of my blacklist.
But I very much love the idea of making giveaways exlusively for people that I like, and those are on my WL.

3 weeks ago
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Well, seeing as I have 58 people on my whitelist and only 5 on my blacklist, I think that speaks for which one I find more valuable. :)

3 weeks ago
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My blacklist is empty, so easy choice 😉💙

3 weeks ago
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A PURPLE list would be awesome. It wouldn't do anything, but I think purple looks great.

Seriously though, there are two points of view to have:

As a giveaway maker
Blacklist allows to control who doesn't have access to a giveaway, which can be useful for people in groups, people who make puzzles or just public giveaways.
Whitelists are pretty great to reward people who you think behave in a way you appreciate, but it requires more curation and takes longer to expand.

As a giveaway enterer (is that even a word)
Seeing in your stats the whitelist go up is always a positivity boost, and every once in a while seeing you're part of a whitelist giveaway is always a pleasant sight.
Blacklist on the other hand brings a bit of introspection and self-doubt, but I guess in a way that's quite the point ^^.

Concept
I'd say that if we follow the broad principles, having the whitelist is like assuming that everyone is bad until proven good, while having the blacklist is giving every person the benefit of the doubt.
Everyone has a different view of who deserves to be whitelisted or blacklisted.
But either way it separates people in 3 categories:
 - BAD - Person who deserves to be blacklisted
 - GOOD - Person who deserves to be whitelisted
 - NEUTRAL - Any other person
The people in NEUTRAL might be awesome, or awful people, or neither. We just don't know it yet, or haven't noticed.
So keeping one of blacklist or whitelist has to do with how you consider the NEUTRAL group.

Conclusion
Tough to say.
If I had to keep one, just for the practicality of restricting group and puzzle giveaways, I'd go with the blacklist.
Also I give the NEUTRAL group the benefit of the doubt.
That being said, I currently have no one on my blacklist, and quite a handful whitelisted.

3 weeks ago
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A PURPLE list would be awesome.

I second that.

3 weeks ago
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I don't use either to be honest, but if I had to choose, I would go for whitelist for sure, I rather treat great people to something than deny meh people something

3 weeks ago
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considering i barely use my whitelist its an easy choice for blacklist. My blacklist is pretty much just reserved for those who have unactivated or multiple wins so losing out on that would cause alot of annoyance. if I did whitelist it would probably be the same because well I don't want to know that my stuff won't be actually used and most of my whitelist are in the groups I do giveaways for so except from stopping like the pa rule it doesn't really change much

3 weeks ago
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few random things:

  • you're a hella important PA member
  • a -small- bunch of blacklist slots are for PA members, here (and felt kinda dumb, writing it)
  • PA -GA's and entries- is where i've found a -big- bunch of whitelist/really good members
  • "unactivated or multiple wins" should be handled by Support, imho

and a question: is the whitelist a "Group"... or, like i use to think, is whitelist the, ultimate SG Group?

3 weeks ago
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yeah most of my whitelist is between the play your wins thread and pa. It's not like i've even purposely did just those it just happened to be that alot of my original whitelist ended up in those groups. When I do, do wl gas though its never the people in the groups its always those random outsiders who for some reason I've whitelisted.

Also sure you say they can done by support but whether its years ago or not how can I trust it won't happen again. I've seen people try to join groups with those and its like erm no thats a very recent rule break. I'd rather give the key to people who will activate it but i'm not actively bl anyone if they win I'll still give them the key of course (and not just cuz I have to)

Whitelist may as well be the ultimate group. The only group out there where you believe you have the best of the best. People who you can enjoy a conversation with

3 weeks ago
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I am the chairman of the association that greatly raises the blacklist limit! ( ・ิΘ・ิ)

・::・d(´Θ`)b lie!・::・

3 weeks ago
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Whitelist for sure. (I can't promise what you requested though, you were already on my whitelist that I am starting to build up a bit. Still need to come around to doing some WL giveaways though.)

3 weeks ago
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I have already chosen. I have no one in my BL, and hopefully never will. :D

3 weeks ago
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Blacklist, since you can replace whitelist with a group (albeit you'd have to ask your favorite people to join) while blacklist can't really be replaced.

3 weeks ago
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Smart thinking

3 weeks ago
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Well you could always ask your not favourite people to not enter. Right ?

3 weeks ago
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you don't need to choose if you don't use it

3 weeks ago
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Whitelisting because IMHO blacklisting leads to censorship and makes people feeling bad while whitelisting makes some people happy.

3 weeks ago
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removed mine!

3 weeks ago
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thanks caio

3 weeks ago
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Yeah, I don't use the blacklist, so I'll pick the whitelist instead.

3 weeks ago
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Whitelist ,i rarely use the blacklist .

3 weeks ago
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Whitelist, of course.

3 weeks ago
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delete from BL. i dont know what i did wrong

3 weeks ago
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maybe you should ask a little more polite ;)

3 weeks ago
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I dont use blacklist so I choose whitelist.

3 weeks ago
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Whitelist for me. I used to use the BL feature as a tracker for people who blacklisted me by counter BLing them. But while reading this discussion I realized I don't care anymore so I removed them.

3 weeks ago
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whitelist to the point where i wish we could have multiple whitelists

3 weeks ago
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LE nope, le pOl. just one.

wanna white and whiter whitelist? a grayish one?
not allowed!

3 weeks ago
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how about white list, silver list, diamond list?

3 weeks ago
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3 weeks ago
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a "beautiful people" list. There you go. lol

3 weeks ago
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Blacklist all the users all the way!

3 weeks ago
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The blacklist expresses bad feelings and it is often used for wrong reasons.
The whitelist expresses positive feelings and can not be misused.
The choice is quickly made.

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