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Greetings, folks. Inspired by The Community Giveaway, first started by IAmSinistar, then carried on by moonshineshadow, I have decided to open up my own, but with non-GOG keys.
This giveaway was made possible by the amazing sharonbn. He opened up a giveaway here with some 90+ games to giveaway, but the poor guy got swarmed with scammers. He then entrusted me with these keys, I threw in a couple of my own, and thus is how it started. Since then, a whole slew of lovely community members have shown up to throw in theirs as well, and the list has more than doubled in size and continues to grow.
*****RULES*****
READ THESE BEFORE ASKING FOR ANYTHING!

1. Keys are given AT MY DISCRETION. If you want to be the judge on where your keys go, either open up your own giveaway or go to the Non-GOG Gifting Thread.

2. Reputable members ONLY are accepted. By "reputable", I do not mean having a high rep, but having an active presence in the community. Who I deem reputable is AT MY DISCRETION.
As a general guideline, you must have a non-recent registration and have been actively participating in the community for at least a month or so. I WILL BE THE JUDGE on whether you are reputable enough or not.

3. You will be banned from this giveaway if:
- you are rude
- you are on the Known Scammers list or have otherwise been shown to be an alt account/impersonator/troll
- you lack meaningful community participation (which usually means that most of your participation is taking from giveaway threads)
- you knowingly give empty/false/unusable codes
All blacklistings are, again, AT MY DISCRETION. If you don't like it, too bad. Find somewhere else to get games.

4. No code-dropping of any sort. Please. I know you mean well, but I'd rather you donate to this giveaway.

5. If you wish to make a donation, give me a PM containing the keys. You will receive full credit for your donation and your name will be added to the list of donors. You may, however, request to be anonymous, and I will honor this request.

6. Nominating other members is allowed, and encouraged. The nomination will only be accepted if the nominee falls within the terms of this giveaway, however.

7. As a general rule of thumb, the limit per month is 2-3 games. I may be lenient depending on the special conditions listed in rule 14, and if there are a lot of games, I may remove the limit altogether.

8. Keys are first-come, first-served.

9. NO FEEDING THE TROLLS! In the event that a scammer or troll DOES arrive (and I have no doubt that they will upon seeing the very title of this thing), DO NOT PROVOKE THEM! I know who they are. You know who they are. Leave them be. I will NOT allow this thread to be derailed into a discussion about scammers.
If you want to help, flag their comment as spam and keep on moving.
If you're concerned that they're a scammer and I'm not noticing it, notify me via PM rather than clogging up this thread, please.

10. Ask in the thread. No requesting via PM unless you've already requested in the thread and I somehow missed it (which is unlikely since I'm on this forum a lot and this is one of the threads I lurk on frequently).

11. All keys from non-GOG sources are accepted. If you wish to donate a GOG key, you can PM it to me and it will be added on the GOG edition of this giveaway.

12. Sometimes, packs will be added. This means that the key will contain multiple games which cannot be separated, so if you ask for it, know that you're getting everything on it. I will count packs as one game.

13. In post #4 in the "retired keys" link are a list of keys which are being "retired". This means that these keys are freebies that have been daggered for an unusually long time or are otherwise hard to get rid of (I'll try to use good judgement on this - for example, I probably wouldn't retire Her Story if it's been on the list for 8 months without going anywhere, but I'd consider retiring a Digital Homicide game that hasn't gone anywhere for 3). They have been moved to this link to save space in the main list. In the interest of ensuring that these games go to a good home, I'll be finding other venues to give them away on and using them to try to bring people to GOG. Please be aware that retired keys can disappear at any time without warning. If you are a donor, please be aware that you might not receive thanks for a retired key since I can't guarantee I'll be able to convince the recipient to join the forum or even GOG in general, though I will inform them where it comes from. If you are making a donation and you do not wish for something in it to be retired, please let me know and I will respect this request.
As this is a new feature that I'm trying to do my best with (especially after losing contact with most of the donors), I'm definitely open to suggestions and feedback from the community.

14. Things that will cause me to be lenient with the limit are:
- Asking for DLC
- Asking for a game that has recieved lots of negative reviews
- Winning one of my games/competitions
- Asking for a game that was recently given away for free
- Asking for a Desura or itch.io game
- Asking for a game in retirement
To make it clearer, games which don't count toward the limit will be marked with a dagger (†).

IMPORTANT WARNINGS:
I will NEVER ask for keys to be resent. Do NOT give them if I appear to be requesting this.

GOG has changed the chat privacy settings to default to "friends only". If you wish to be contacted by anyone here in the thread, make donations, receive nominations, etc., please remember to change your privacy settings accordingly even and especially if it was set to "anyone" before. Go to "orders & settings" and then "privacy" to accomplish this. You can read more information here.
Post edited June 28, 2018 by JudasIscariot
Hi zeogold I wanted to donate some codes but cannot message you as I don't have permission from your end. Please feel free to contact me.
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pferreira1983: Hi zeogold I wanted to donate some codes but cannot message you as I don't have permission from your end. Please feel free to contact me.
Unless zeo has you actively blocked, it's actually your end where a setting needs to be changed. (I can start a chat with zeo, but not with you.)

From the 1st post:
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zeogold: GOG has changed the chat privacy settings to default to "friends only". If you wish to be contacted by anyone here in the thread, make donations, receive nominations, etc., please remember to change your privacy settings accordingly even and especially if it was set to "anyone" before. Go to "orders & settings" and then "privacy" to accomplish this. You can read more information here.
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gogtrial34987: Unless zeo has you actively blocked, it's actually your end where a setting needs to be changed. (I can start a chat with zeo, but not with you.)

From the 1st post:
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zeogold: GOG has changed the chat privacy settings to default to "friends only". If you wish to be contacted by anyone here in the thread, make donations, receive nominations, etc., please remember to change your privacy settings accordingly even and especially if it was set to "anyone" before. Go to "orders & settings" and then "privacy" to accomplish this. You can read more information here.
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gogtrial34987:
I see the problem now. Thanks!
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pferreira1983: Hi zeogold I wanted to donate some codes but cannot message you as I don't have permission from your end. Please feel free to contact me.
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gogtrial34987: Unless zeo has you actively blocked, it's actually your end where a setting needs to be changed. (I can start a chat with zeo, but not with you.)

From the 1st post:
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zeogold: GOG has changed the chat privacy settings to default to "friends only". If you wish to be contacted by anyone here in the thread, make donations, receive nominations, etc., please remember to change your privacy settings accordingly even and especially if it was set to "anyone" before. Go to "orders & settings" and then "privacy" to accomplish this. You can read more information here.
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gogtrial34987:
But I still cannot see why pferreia1983 should have problems contacting zeo if zeo has set his setting to "anyone". Should not be important then what settings pferreira1983 has.
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MarkoH01: But I still cannot see why pferreia1983 should have problems contacting zeo if zeo has set his setting to "anyone". Should not be important then what settings pferreira1983 has.
Had the wrong settings, got it fixed.
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MarkoH01: But I still cannot see why pferreia1983 should have problems contacting zeo if zeo has set his setting to "anyone". Should not be important then what settings pferreira1983 has.
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pferreira1983: Had the wrong settings, got it fixed.
I cannot imagine any settings which could cause you to being unable to contact a user at all. So as long as this user (in this case zeogold) has not set his settings to "friends only" I fail to see the logic here.
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MarkoH01: I cannot imagine any settings which could cause you to being unable to contact a user at all. So as long as this user (in this case zeogold) has not set his settings to "friends only" I fail to see the logic here.
Well I had it set to friends only so got that fixed.
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MarkoH01: I cannot imagine any settings which could cause you to being unable to contact a user at all. So as long as this user (in this case zeogold) has not set his settings to "friends only" I fail to see the logic here.
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pferreira1983: Well I had it set to friends only so got that fixed.
But it still does not make any sense because the "friends only" setting is only preventing OTHERS to contact YOU. You told here that you tried to contact HIM and if HIS settings were set to anyone YOUR settings would be completely irellevant. Of course it still is a good thing that you managed to fix the issue but I still don't understand the logic behind it. Changing your settings would only enable others to contact you but not the other way around.
Post edited October 21, 2017 by MarkoH01
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MarkoH01: But it still does not make any sense because the "friends only" setting is only preventing OTHERS to contact YOU. You told here that you tried to contact HIM and if HIS settings were set to anyone YOUR settings would be completely irellevant. Of course it still is a good thing that you managed to fix the issue but I still don't understand the logic behind it. Changing your settings would only enable others to contact you but not the other way around.
Before I changed my settings I couldn't pm him, now I changed the settings I can. It all depends now on whether he responds.
Post edited October 21, 2017 by pferreira1983
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MarkoH01: But it still does not make any sense because the "friends only" setting is only preventing OTHERS to contact YOU. You told here that you tried to contact HIM and if HIS settings were set to anyone YOUR settings would be completely irellevant. Of course it still is a good thing that you managed to fix the issue but I still don't understand the logic behind it. Changing your settings would only enable others to contact you but not the other way around.
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pferreira1983: Before I changed my settings I couldn't pm him, now I changed the settings I can. It all depends now on whether he responds.
I understood completely what you did. It just does not make any sense that it worked - that's all.
Post edited October 21, 2017 by MarkoH01
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MarkoH01: I understood completely what you did. It just does not make any sense that it worked - that's all.
I just followed what gogtrial34987 said in his post.
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MarkoH01: I understood completely what you did. It just does not make any sense that it worked - that's all.
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pferreira1983: I just followed what gogtrial34987 said in his post.
O.K. I just tried it myself :
Having my own privacy settings set to "friends only" is not just preventing others to contact me but also preventing myself from contacting others who aren't my friends.

So I finally understood why the solution suggested by gogtrial34987 worked. However the GOG logic here is completely crazy. Why should I prevent MYSELF to contact people who aren't my friends? Why do I need a mechabnism for that? I just don't contact them and that's all right - I don't need a setting that prevents me from doing that.
Post edited October 21, 2017 by MarkoH01
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MarkoH01: O.K. I just tried it myself :
Having my own privacy settings set to "friends only" is not just preventing others to contact me but also preventing myself from contacting others who aren't my friends.

So I finally understood why the solution suggested by gogtrial34987 worked. However the GOG logic here is completely crazy. Why should I prevent MYSELF to contact people who aren't my friends? Why do I need a mechabnism for that? I just don't contact them and that's all right - I don't need a setting that prevents me from doing that.
Yeah it's weird. It must be since the last update. I have contacted Zeogold before. This time it seemed to be set to friends only as default. I understand the logic behind needing this makes no sense.
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MarkoH01: So I finally understood why the solution suggested by gogtrial34987 worked. However the GOG logic here is completely crazy. Why should I prevent MYSELF to contact people who aren't my friends? Why do I need a mechabnism for that? I just don't contact them and that's all right - I don't need a setting that prevents me from doing that.
It is crazy but has one advantage: You will quickly understand that something is wrong.
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MarkoH01: I understood completely what you did. It just does not make any sense that it worked - that's all.
No, it makes perfect sense - if someone has their privacy settings to "nobody" or "friends only" and then could sent a message via chat to a user who has it set to "anybody", how in the hell this user would be able to respond to this message? O.o