zeogold: What is the Community Giveaway?
- This is a series of giveaways which have sprung up and have been successively hosted by users trentolf, IAmSinistar, and moonshineshadow.
- These giveaways have been extremely popular due to their being contributed to by the entire community, central "hub" giveaways of sorts.
- All Community Giveaways are currently defunct except for an offshoot, "The Community Giveaway - Steam Edition
" hosted by user zeogold.
- User zeogold is currently collecting GOG keys with plans to re-open the Community Giveaway.
- Giveaways by other users are commonly announced here
While the community giveaways are deservedly popular and those who put in the administrative effort to make them possible should be applauded, giveaway culture on GOG is much broader and more diversified than these big ongoing events alone. All giveaway hosts, offering occasions that are sometimes celebratory, informative, about forum games, riddles, creative challenges, are contributing to engage users in order to possibly bring the community together.
If we want to accurately and fairly portray giveaway culture in this official FAQ, my suggestion would be to call the section just that, indeed perhaps giveaway culture
, and talk about the subject with a wider, equal focus.