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mseals

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If it is a guaranteed one then you need to contact support The person giving it away has no bearing on that key.
 

Sandsniper

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This is simply a place to report if you feel a giveaway is breaking the rules. and it will be looked into. Since everything is done manually it may take a few but it will be looked at. thank you for your reporting and help making Indiegala a decent place for giveaways.
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This is simply a place to report if you feel a giveaway is breaking the rules. and it will be looked into. Since everything is done manually it may take a few but it will be looked at. thank you for your reporting and help making Indiegala a decent place for giveaways.
[ This is the 3rd time I beleive I have gotten A skara key maybe 4th and its free to play maybe dlc or something but i keep getting the same crap
 

mseals

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unfortunately that is out of My realm. I mean I can ban the giveaways but in doing so would ban any legit ones .. Just have to email support
 

ASAC_Nobody

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Nothing to report here, but an observation + suggestion:

I created a giveaway for the game "Aliens Invaded Our Planet". Mere seconds after the GA was finished, I received a negative feedback from that user claiming it was a duplicate key. So far, so good.
However, that got me thinking about what I would do in such a case, which is pretty obvious: try to contact the giver. Unfortunately, that hasn't happened to this day. My forum profile isn't exactly hard to find. However, I can't say the same about the recipient whose user name is as generic as can be (just one upper-case letter. Maybe in order not to be found / contacted?)

This was my first (and sole) negative feedback to this day. Maybe I should just count my blessings and move on. But there's something else: this user has himself not created a single giveaway (according to their trade profile...), but is still eligible to give others negative feedback.
How about making it a requirement to be at least level one (or have at least received, say, 10 - or 20 - positive reactions to your GAs) in order to be eligible for giving negative feedback (very similar to the way the big four letter online auction site is working)? And / or even have the recipient contact the giver (via form...) prior to giving a negative feedback? Just my two cents...
 
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mseals

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Nothing to report here, but an observation + suggestion:

I created a giveaway for the game "Aliens Invaded Our Planet". Mere seconds after the GA was finished, I received a negative feedback from that user claiming it was a duplicate key. So far, so good.
However, that got me thinking about what I would do in such a case, which is pretty obvious: try to contact the giver. Unfortunately, that hasn't happened to this day. My forum profile isn't exactly hard to find. However, I can't say the same about the recipient whose user name is as generic as can be (just one upper-case letter. Maybe in order not to be found / contacted?)

This was my first (and sole) negative feedback to this day. Maybe I should just count my blessings and move on. But there's something else: this user has himself not created a single giveaway (according to their trade profile...), but is still eligible to give others negative feedback.
How about making it a requirement to be at least level one (or have at least received, say, 10 - or 20 - positive reactions to your GAs) in order to be eligible for giving negative feedback (very similar to the way the big four letter online auction site is working)? And / or even have the recipient contact the giver (via form...) prior to giving a negative feedback? Just my two cents...
Well it would be nice if people would contact first. About every giveaway i have done was guaranteed and I still had some that were bad. It happens. the negative feedback goes more on a % than anything else . For instance if you gave away say 1,000 games and have 50 negative feedback the site doesn't look at it as a big deal.. Personally I do But isn't my site. But then again I don't enter giveaways because I feel people would be upset if I won.
 

ASAC_Nobody

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Just a friendly reminder to always reflect upon who you admit to your GAs and who you exclude from them.
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I guess this is not even against the rules. But: taking part in a GA only to give it away again right away while not even bothering giving a feedback is, at least in my eyes, somewhat questionable. Has me thinking how many use this method in order to inflate their trade profile.
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Which raises two more questions:
1) why not automatically block somebody from giving away a game they have won in an Indiegala giveaway (with the same profile... I guess some users might even have multiple scam profiles on here...)? Simple as that: "you have won A - you can't give away A anymore". I don't even see any downsides to this.
2) And why not prevent somebody from entering a giveaway of the same giver AND the same game when they have already won it from them?
Analogous to the above example: "You have won A from X - you can't enter a giveaway of A from X anymore." (You could still enter X's GAs and GAs of A - but not the combination A/X)

I'm checking my past GAs (and the respective winners) right now and gotta admit: the number of slots in my blacklist are not even remotely sufficient for all those that I'd like to exclude...
 
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ASAC_Nobody

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Story of a Gladiator Soundtrack is being given away on Alienwarearena right now:

Has already reached the giveaway section.
This is the first one, ending in around 19 h: https://www.indiegala.com/giveaways/detail/593873 There are currently 14 of them.
 
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Stranger

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Just a friendly reminder to always reflect upon who you admit to your GAs and who you exclude from them.
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I guess this is not even against the rules. But: taking part in a GA only to give it away again right away while not even bothering giving a feedback is, at least in my eyes, somewhat questionable. Has me thinking how many use this method in order to inflate their trade profile.
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Which raises two more questions:
1) why not automatically block somebody from giving away a game they have won in an Indiegala giveaway (with the same profile... I guess some users might even have multiple scam profiles on here...)? Simple as that: "you have won A - you can't give away A anymore". I don't even see any downsides to this.
2) And why not prevent somebody from entering a giveaway of the same giver AND the same game when they have already won it from them?
Analogous to the above example: "You have won A from X - you can't enter a giveaway of A from X anymore." (You could still enter X's GAs and GAs of A - but not the combination A/X)

I'm checking my past GAs (and the respective winners) right now and gotta admit: the number of slots in my blacklist are not even remotely sufficient for all those that I'd like to exclude...
I don't think that blocking will help, but it would be nice to make some restrictions. I will make some additions. For example:

1. When you win a game, you can't give it (or other keys from it) away until you don't leave feedback.
2. When you win a game and leave feedback, you can create GA with this key after 3 days (if it was not guaranteed GA) and 1 day (if it was guaranteed GA).
 
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