Touhou Giveaways recruitment

Greetings, and welcome to Touhou Giveaways recruitment thread!

We're looking for friendly, active people who are interested in joining a welcoming community involved in more than just Steamgifts and giveaways, but also a variety of other activities such as chatting, playing, and occasionally hosting some of the best giveaway events Steamgifts has yet to see.


What is Touhou Giveaways?

Unlike the name suggests, the theme and focus of the group is not centered on Touhou - We're an inclusive giveaway group with all kind of members with various different hobbies and passions; all are more than welcome to join and enjoy the many benefits of being a member of one of the most complex giveaway groups on Steamgifts. Being more than just a simple giveaway group, we strongly encourage participating in the community by joining the group chat, or participating in gaming sessions or giveaway events we host, although it is not a requirement for joining the group.

Touhou Giveaways is a group where all, members and staff alike, strive to provide the very best gifting experience possible. Since its founding on February 18th 2015, the group has been in a constant state of development - Today, we're proud to say that Touhou Giveaways is better than ever, and still improving every day, and with every of our members' and staff awesome efforts and suggestions to make the group a truly unique experience for all. We enjoy great company, and new members will have no trouble adapting to the friendly, relaxed attitude we like to maintain within the group.

The group offers a variety of innovative features, most importantly being the implementation of a semi-autonomous bot which ensures that the entire group is run smoothly. From managing members' giveaways to calculating, transferring and awarding points to members, ArchiBot takes care of the manual labour so that you can focus on what really matters - the Touhou Giveaways community activity. In addition to that, we have a website, an active chat, a userscript, and even a shop where you can spend a special currency earned through group activity to decorate your profile within the website! Those are just a few benefits that our users can make use of.


What we look for in potential members

We are looking for friendly people who want to join a community-based giveaway group and who fulfill the requirements of being level 2+ and having a minimum ratio of 0.5 sent/won in giveaway counts or contributor value for application. We want new people to join us and have fun chatting and playing games with us, so if you're looking for a group where the focus is on community-driven activity such as this, with the giveaways being an extra, you've come to the right place. Most importantly, we want members who will care for the group and its members as much as we do, and won't treat it as just another source of free games among others - Touhou Giveaways is, at its core, and before all else, a group of friends who enjoy each other's company.

To best determine whether or not Touhou Giveaways is the group for you, we encourage you to review our group rules which are accessible from the group page. We also strongly encourage joining our group chat, where the most active members participate in conversation on a daily basis. There, you can introduce yourself, ask questions, or jump in on a conversation - The chat is open to all and we're always happy to see a new face. Plus, taking the time to come visit us is a sign that you care enough to take a moment of your time to take a tour, and will definitely increase your chances of being recruited. Even if you don't apply, we'll be more than happy to have you drop by, or even be a regular visitor.

A few other minor factors may affect your odds of being recruited, such as having a positive ratio or recognition within the Steamgifts forum, but these are hardly considered in comparison to the factors mentioned above, and they shouldn't heavily affect your chances.

With that said, the only requirements for applying is to fulfill the initial requirement of being at least contributor level 2+ and having a minimum ratio of 0.5 sent/won, either in numbers or contributor value, and the above is only meant to give you an idea of what kind of member is more likely to make it through - The more you fit the criteria, the better are the chances that the Touhou Giveaways members and staff will pick you as a candidate. All are welcome to try their luck even if you only fulfill the initial requirements, though!

Until now we've organized a group recruitment every 3 months, with very positive results. Starting today, we've decided to maintain a single ongoing recruitment which will last until further notice. If you're wondering how things were organized in the past, feel free to check out our previous recruitment thread.


How to apply

Applying is simple - all you need to do is post a comment below and ask to be considered for membership. We encourage telling a bit about yourself, but this isn't a job application - just be yourself! The more effort you put into your application, the more likely we'll appreciate you for taking the time to post more than a generic "please invite me" message, and your chances of being invited may increase as a result.

After posting the application we'll evaluate your potential as a member and decide on your invitation. Waiting for your application to be reviewed is also one of the best moments to visit us on chat and get along with the community.

We'll usually let you know the outcome of your application in a few days since posting, but it may take up to a week if we're especially busy. If you made it in, one of our staff members will contact you shortly on Steam, where the group introduction will take place during which we'll happily show you the ropes.


More information?

Please check out our Steam group where you can find our website links, including the group rules page, that we are not allowed to post due to SG guidelines - You can also have a look at our group's Steamgifts profile for an idea of the kind of giveaways you can expect. The group chat is always open to the public, so if you have any questions, don't hesitate to hop in and ask us directly!

Good luck!

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Hi, i would like to request to join

1 month ago
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Hello! I'm very happy to announce that we've decided to go forward with your application, therefore we are accepting you into the group. Congratulations!

You can expect a friend invite on Steam from one of our staff members soon. If you're interested in the status of your introduction, including who will be in charge of it, you can find the appropriate link on our Steam group profile.

All the best!

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hello, I am still interested in joining the group, the reason why I didn't answered was because I was afk for a week.

1 month ago
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Re-issued your recruitment (meaning you'll be contacted by our staff for your recruitment again). Please ensure to make yourself available so we can introduce you and invite you to the group in the days to come.

Thanks!

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Thank you

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Hi y'all! I'd love to join the group, I'm not really into Touhou games but only because I didn't have the chance to play some of them properly. Lately I didn't have a lot of spare time (in fact I have a lot of Humble Bundle keys waiting for me to giveaway), but I hope this summer I'll be able to participate in gaming events or even create some for you :)

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Hello! I'm very happy to announce that we've decided to go forward with your application, therefore we are accepting you into the group. Congratulations!

You can expect a friend invite on Steam from one of our staff members soon. If you're interested in the status of your introduction, including who will be in charge of it, you can find the appropriate link on our Steam group profile.

All the best!

1 month ago
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Thank you very much! I appreciate it :)

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Hi, I would like to apply to join you group, please. As I've gotten to know steamgifts better I am interested in doing more group and blueheart giveaways and your group sounds pretty cool. I don't have a 1:1 won/sent ratio (because I've been pretty lucky) but I try to do a couple giveaways each month so I should rectify that eventually. If accepted I plan on doing touhou group giveaway right away to introduce myself and start off on the right foot.

Full disclosure, I have not played any touhou games. They look cool though. For me, some of the most important elements of games are story and characters. For example, I liked Firewatch and What Remain of Edith Finch a lot more than I expected to, despite them not having any traditional action. I also love pixel/retro games because I think that well-done pixel art is beautiful to look at.

Thank you for your consideration.

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Hello! I'm very happy to announce that we've decided to go forward with your application, therefore we are accepting you into the group. Congratulations!

You can expect a friend invite on Steam from one of our staff members soon. If you're interested in the status of your introduction, including who will be in charge of it, you can find the appropriate link on our Steam group profile.

All the best!

1 month ago
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Thank you, 007!

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I am tired of people who did not activate their wins and would like to join your group because your concept sounds a lot better and gifting to your group would make me more happy than gifting to people who don't appreciate my gifts.

As we did already discuss in Chat I wouldn't gift HOG to your group because the HOG group would appreciate these games even more than you. But sometimes I got some non hidden object games in bundles. I know that these are mainly just garbage but maybe somebody still like them?

I would like to gift these leftovers below value because I don't expect anybody to play them and don't want you to waste your touhou points. If you still would like me in your group I appreciate it. And maybe the time will come and some of you do find a not needed HOG which I would like to win from you :)

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Hello! I'm very happy to announce that we've decided to go forward with your application, therefore we are accepting you into the group. Congratulations!

You can expect a friend invite on Steam from one of our staff members soon. If you're interested in the status of your introduction, including who will be in charge of it, you can find the appropriate link on our Steam group profile.

All the best!

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Hello! I'm sorry, but we've decided to not go forward with your application, therefore we will not be accepting you into the group at this time.

In particular, due to reasons which will be communicated to you in a more private manner.

We encourage you to apply at a later date, once you correct all of the noted concerns if you're still interested in joining the group.

Thank you for applying!

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1 month ago
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Hello,I'd like to re-apply. (Have done evrything u asked for)

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Hello! I'm very happy to announce that we've decided to go forward with your application, therefore we are accepting you into the group. Congratulations!

You can expect a friend invite on Steam from one of our staff members soon. If you're interested in the status of your introduction, including who will be in charge of it, you can find the appropriate link on our Steam group profile.

All the best!

1 month ago
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THX

1 month ago
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Hi I like your group concept very much I got bored of people did not activate their wins this sound a lot better I am interested in doing a lot of giveaways your group sounds better thank you

1 month ago
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Hello! I'm sorry, but we've decided not to go forward with your application, therefore we will not be accepting you into the group at this time.

In particular, due to not fulfilling the requirements for application.

We encourage you to apply at a later date, once you correct all of the above concerns if you're still interested in joining the group.

Thank you for applying!

1 month ago
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what is wrong?

1 month ago
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The level requirements for joining is 2+. It's highly recommended you actually read our rules before applying.

1 month ago
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I thought you can man an exception. When I became level 2 can I apply sir?

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No, there will be no exceptions to written rule. As mentioned above, you may apply again once you have read and understood our requirements, and have fulfilled them, and we'll gladly evaluate your application again. Just make a new comment on this discussion (not as a reply to these comments) when you're ready to apply again.

1 month ago
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Requesting to join, I still have unused keys that I want to share. In addition, I was fascinated by Archi's SG automation. Stay frosty!

1 month ago
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Hello! I'm very happy to announce that we've decided to go forward with your application, therefore we are accepting you into the group. Congratulations!

You can expect a friend invite on Steam from one of our staff members soon. If you're interested in the status of your introduction, including who will be in charge of it, you can find the appropriate link on our Steam group profile.

All the best!

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I want to join the group. I have played thousands of game on almost every device like pc , consoles , mobile etc. I have to put some breaks on this hobby due to some family responsibility but by heart i am still diehard gamer and still playing many games.

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Hello! I'm very happy to announce that we've decided to go forward with your application, therefore we are accepting you into the group. Congratulations!

You can expect a friend invite on Steam from one of our staff members soon. If you're interested in the status of your introduction, including who will be in charge of it, you can find the appropriate link on our Steam group profile.

All the best!

1 month ago
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thanks for approval. I am eagerly waiting for invitation..!!!

1 month ago
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Can I join?

1 month ago
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Hello! I'm very happy to announce that we've decided to go forward with your application, therefore we are accepting you into the group. Congratulations!

You can expect a friend invite on Steam from one of our staff members soon. If you're interested in the status of your introduction, including who will be in charge of it, you can find the appropriate link on our Steam group profile.

All the best!

1 month ago
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Thank you!

1 month ago
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Hello everyone, you have a good group, I would like to join her) please invite me

1 month ago
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Hello! I'm very happy to announce that we've decided to go forward with your application, therefore we are accepting you into the group. Congratulations!

You can expect a friend invite on Steam from one of our staff members soon. If you're interested in the status of your introduction, including who will be in charge of it, you can find the appropriate link on our Steam group profile.

All the best!

1 month ago
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Can I join the group? :)

1 month ago
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Hello! I'm very happy to announce that we've decided to go forward with your application, therefore we are accepting you into the group. Congratulations!

You can expect a friend invite on Steam from one of our staff members soon. If you're interested in the status of your introduction, including who will be in charge of it, you can find the appropriate link on our Steam group profile.

All the best!

4 weeks ago
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Can i join your group?

1 month ago
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Hello! I'm very happy to announce that we've decided to go forward with your application, therefore we are accepting you into the group. Congratulations!

You can expect a friend invite on Steam from one of our staff members soon. If you're interested in the status of your introduction, including who will be in charge of it, you can find the appropriate link on our Steam group profile.

All the best!

4 weeks ago
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Glad to hear, i ll be on the look for the invite, and thanks for inviting me.

4 weeks ago
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Looks like a great group, but I feel like I got lost a little bit in the rules for entering giveaways and all that so if I joined I might not follow the rules accordingly and get kicked.
Still having said that, I would like to say keep up the good work and thanks for providing a good experience for the community.

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Thanks for the kind words! ^^

We actually make sure new members understand the group perfectly before inviting them through a 1 on 1 introduction by one of our staff members, if your application is accepted. It allows each member the opportunity to get familiar with the key rules and features of the group, as well as ask for clarification in regards of anything that wasn't clear.

We also have lots of neat features like a browser userscript to help members get the best, "kick-free" experience.

If you're genuinely interested in joining but the confusing rules are keeping away, please do reconsider - it becomes very clear after the introduction! Also don't hesitate to jump into our group chat to test the waters before taking a plunge - We're always happy to welcome new chat users, member or not. :)

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Judging by your response I can definitely see this is a very friendly and well developed group/community, so I'd like to submit my application of request to join the group.

A little about me:
My preferred genre of game is RPG, but I do try to play a wide variety. Currently I'm trying my best to finish off Assassins Creed Odyssey (it's a huge game).
I'm addicted to and have a love/hate relationship with Rocket League. Sometimes I play really well, and other times I just bomb out.
I've got a large back log of games to get through since work keeps me fairly busy (I'm an Armed Guard), but slowly I'm trying to catch up on my gaming.
Used to be more of a PS4 gamer (still play Monster Hunter World sometimes with friends) but since I recently built a good PC I'm mainly gaming on PC now.

Well, thanks for the reply, and considering me. =)

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Glad to hear you've reconsidered! You'll get a reply in a few days after we've evaluated the latest applications. ^^

1 month ago
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Hello! I'm very happy to announce that we've decided to go forward with your application, therefore we are accepting you into the group. Congratulations!

You can expect a friend invite on Steam from one of our staff members soon. If you're interested in the status of your introduction, including who will be in charge of it, you can find the appropriate link on our Steam group profile.

All the best!

4 weeks ago
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Great to hear, thank you very much.

3 weeks ago
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touhou is the best WOHOOOO

4 weeks ago
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Hi, I'd like to request to join, please.

4 weeks ago
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Hello! I'm very happy to announce that we've decided to go forward with your application, therefore we are accepting you into the group. Congratulations!

You can expect a friend invite on Steam from one of our staff members soon. If you're interested in the status of your introduction, including who will be in charge of it, you can find the appropriate link on our Steam group profile.

All the best!

3 weeks ago
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Add me

4 weeks ago
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The thread is dead. Long live the thread!

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I want enter in he group

3 days ago
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Hello! I'm sorry, but we've decided not to go forward with your application, therefore we will not be accepting you into the group at this time.

In particular, please note that the requirements for application is a minimum contributor level of 2. It's advised you read the thread and our group rules thoroughly before applying.

We encourage you to apply at a later date, once you correct all of the above concerns if you're still interested in joining the group.

Thank you for applying!

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