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Hey, I've just sent the last gifts in the recently ended GnC Summer '19 community event. It's been really fun and I hope everyone who participated had fun also and the winners are happy with the games they got.
(it's on all in one page on the steam hub, not any sort of 3rd party website/library, don't worry)
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I like Tewam's work: a neat idea and nice execution :) and also I like mine, hahah xD
Sadly, out of 1500+ entries (300 in the first hour only) artworks got... 0 new likes total. Even the open question in the description gets fully ignored. SG has changed a lot since its beginnings, that's for sure. I wonder if these are mostly bots...
Would really like to see captcha necessary for entering public giveaways, but sadly that will never happen.
I don't know about bots, but even 'real people' tend to avoid even seeing descriptions completely: the mandatory description popup change in ESGST was met with so much hatred.
I was not here in the beginning of SG, so I don't know if the situation was different back then. But I'm sure the captchas would get a lot more than just hatred. So, yeah, it will never happen...
Well, back then, actual people actually browsed the website using their browsers and eyes and read questions, answered, communicated... Like we are talking right now. It was a community of sorts. Now I feel no one even enters the page, they just click buttons in scripts. 90% of them would use autojoiners if it was legal. Maybe I have the wrong impression, but hey, everyone is allowed to prove me wrong by responding to that one question - if they even see it.
This is a giveaway website, so a lot of people came here just to get free games (and then idle them for cards), so they don't need anything else. I'm not defending them of course, I'm just trying to find a reason why. I came here myself because of the possibility to get free games (except for the thing that I don't idle and don't care about cards and +1s).
I can still see some communication in closed groups giveaways, SG discussions, Steam groups and Discord servers. So my bet would be that actual people just moved to all that places, instead of public giveaways, filled mostly with bots. I might be wrong though, and the site is really dying. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
is it possible nobody likes the art?
Sure. But is it possible they'd write the comment like you did?
Or is it possible there's 3 people actually entered this thread, and everyone else entered the giveaway by not even entering the thread using scripts.
Reforced recently (2 weeks ago) did a sneaky test to see how many people loaded the giveaway description vs how many people entered the giveaway and it turned out to be that just over half of the people loaded the description.
A decent amount of them(us) are probably just using a script to just add the enter button, but the rest is just depressing.
If my point was to blacklist people or something, sneaky test would be cool. It's not. I'm just sad there's no basic interaction anymore and everyone is just grab grab grab...
Never said it was done for the blacklist and I am pretty sure Reforced did it out of curiosity. I just thought the data was interesting and shared it :)
Do agree tho, I am trying my best to at least get people to play what the grab :/
No, I just meant while interesting, there's not much point for me to do it if not for... you know.
ESGST has a feature to make all images lazy-loaded. Don't know exactly how it's implemented (and too lazy to look ^^ ) , but It could have affected the results of the test, I bet esgst is very popular.
But anyway, loading the description doesn't mean reading it.
Ah, I was not aware of that, thanks for letting me know (will also pass the info on) :) and I enabled it now myself.
Oh yea, that is for sure, I just wanted to share the data I had.
i'm quite sure a big bunch (as 've said below) of those peeps did read the description. (also really glad Ref still is curious 'bout these things! +<3)
writing something, even just a copy and paste, is a completely different thing...
(also, you've just been elected as my Best Personal Next SG Hero ...that's something! :P)
No idea and I don't have any up to data statistics for that one but from the ones I have seen in the past it didn't look good :/
i think you're wrong, mate.
i'm more with Ardiffaz, on this (best work, btw. Tew is right after :D)
and tellin' you're wrong cause of results you've got, here around.
we're just speculating, but i think since looong time that SG members are very, but very spoiled.
so much spoiled that they act like bots.
a big, big bunch of entries had read your question, but none answered (also, pretty much none says something) ?
"too much of an hassle, man!"
but still... came here to congratulate:
an outstandingly curated work, grande NB!
tl,dr; almost all sg members are bots or act like bots which makes them bots for all intents and purposes. :)
in the end, Ardiffaz got 1 more like, so I guess mission accomplished.
Thank you :)
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Thx a lot!!
Thank you :3
thanks blue 4 you