ok, but what is the difference?
The rules of this thread (in the first post) specify:
4. No code-dropping of any sort. Please. I know you mean well, but I'd rather you donate to this giveaway.
I'm not fully up to date with the background and history behind it, but it has to do with the huge problem gog had in the past with scammers and code-sniping 'bots' or users who've scripted a large part of the code gathering (that's still the case, really; the percentage of publicly posted codes which end up redeemed by gogdragon2011 defies belief).
This particular thread is also meant to spread the joy of receiving a new game over the community as evenly as possible, with the most important part being that no one can get more than one game a month from here. Code dropping goes directly against that. Plus it adds noise that the administrator of this thread (zeogold) has to filter out while trying to track requests.
If I am already asking, how do I access other forum posts from galaxy? I am not sure how to find new posts except with google... thanks
I don't use galaxy, so I don't really know, but from the regular browser perspective, you access the list of all threads from the general forum
, which has a search function in the top right. Now it's still hard to be aware of the existence of long running threads like the ninja giveaway (or this one) when you're just getting started. My best advice is to "favorite" them when you come across them, which will permanently put them at the top of the list.
Also, particularly in the case of giveaways, always check the first post of a thread to check up on its intent and rules.