- Oct 25, 2017
There was also a limit where if you won alot, over a hundred or 150 keys you had to give something away after every win to continue.
Ah, shame. Worth a shot though!While Stump did give a few notable members of the SteamGAF community modesque access to ModBot for giveaway purposes, we weren't privy to the particular details that govern the cooldown system. All I can say is that claiming a game would impose a 15-minute cooldown and the time would increase on some sort of exponential scale from there.
Idea: With this 3 week cooldown (its good thing), there will be maybe some "less worthy" games that no one takes, maybe make system that if no one takes the code in like 24h after the timer ended then its free-for-all.After a week+ of analyzing usage under the new cooldown period, the gift distribution is much more normal. Giftbot abuse has been significantly curbed and in many cases eliminated.
As an experiment and after listening to your feedback, I've reduced the cooldown period from 4 weeks to 3 weeks. I'll also be experimenting with other cooldown strategies, some recommended here, and will keep you updated as features roll out.
Currently, no, this isn't possible.Can I close a giveaway after a certain period?
I made a few raffles, but no one claimed some titles, not even after they entered the first come, first served period, or after reposting them several times.
So, I was wondering if I can close those active giveaways, so I can offer them some other way?
I want to know this too, i did not know it was down and just made a gift, will it show up automatically or do i have to submit it again once is working?
Giftbot is back up. Apologies for the delay. We've been working on some other *secret* things that have taken precedence unfortunately.
Thanks for the fix - and good plan re the reduced cooldown IMO. I look forward to hearing about the other developments in due course!
I got this yesterday so I thought it didn't post. I reposted same qifts but now afraid people will enter for keys that will be gone since other people are saying they got the original keys
Yeah I'd rather wait than end up with people getting keys that have been used. I sure the giftbot people (bless their hearts) will eventually fix it.
As you can imagine, I kinda have my hands full right now with the site lol. I would say probably early next year, def not this year.