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Messages - [Lestrades.com] Nao 尚
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No, there are still 250-300 unique accounts logging into it every month (I'd say about 150 unique accounts per week, or so..?), it's not much compared with its beginnings but I'm not really fussed about it, the trading system has really never been the main feature of the site to me. It's all about managing your library, tradables etc with easier tagging than on BVG while remaining compatible with it, and basically it's about making things easier, since it couldn't gain enough traction to make the trading section really take off.

So, basically, people would tell me, "I would trade more on Lestrade's if there were more users to trade with", then they say "I can't find enough users, I'm sorry but I'm leaving", and then that's it, we lose users.
Not a big deal, again.

As for whether or not I'm working on the site -- nope, I'm afraid not. I still come on a daily basis (sometimes I'll miss a few days), if only to fix imported bundles and the likes, and I'll also fix bugs if they're reported (or if I can find them in my error log.)

A website is only dead when it no longer has any users and/or it's actually unplugged from the Internet. ;)
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I don't know, I haven't bought a game at g2a in ages, all I know is that I keep doing trades, so as long as money isn't involved, the gray market is still very much alive to me.
My dreams of turning LT's into a proper store are long gone, but I'm pretty sure any newcomer could make it work as well. Not everyone is as greedy as those other websites.
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The Fatal Problem / Re: Add to library button missing
« on January 10th, 11:28 PM »
It only appears if there's no way to get its ownership status from the Steam API.
So basically it's available for non-Steam games, as well as DLCs, and 'pending' games that have yet to be cleared.
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The Fatal Problem / Re: Issue(s)
« on December 29th, 2019, 10:45 AM »
Ah! At last :)
Were you on a Christmas break? ;)
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The Fatal Problem / Re: Issue(s)
« on December 23rd, 2019, 01:20 AM »
You'd have to ask Devotee, but he's not much around here...
I sent him a message on Steam, hopefully he'll see it.
It's only the second this has happened since the site opened, BTW. So I'm guessing this might be quite specific.
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The Noble Talk / Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
« on December 17th, 2019, 01:27 PM »
Please note that following 2 requests over the last few months, I finally implemented proper removal of accounts, including linked offers. So if you want to remove your account from here, send me a PM. I'll look into your account details and if you haven't had many offers completed, I'll delete your account. (I may also allow it for bigger accounts in the future, but that'd mean keeping the offers online and I like keeping track of every detail in the offer list, so I'd have to keep the account name in the archived offer...)
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The Fatal Problem / Re: Issue(s)
« on December 17th, 2019, 01:21 PM »
Yeah, I don't believe in ads. (I believe in money, I just don't believe in seeing it in my hands :lol:)
Possibly a browser bug..? Because I'm not seeing any problems here.
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The Fatal Problem / Re: Issue(s)
« on November 19th, 2019, 04:06 PM »
I have no idea what you're talking about...
The games listed at Lestrade's are from a database of Steam games, available or not. I haven't found any game named 'Gio-something', and I don't see why the presence of your ex-game on this database (which is also there to help users manage their libraries) would be a problem for you. Rule 38: if it exists, there's a database entry for it.
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The Fatal Problem / Re: Issue(s)
« on November 18th, 2019, 03:39 AM »
I've been using Open Sang for months here (custom admin settings ;)), and thought there was no reason not to apply it to everyone else (except in mobile mode, for bandwidth reasons.)
Why the issue..? Very readable to me.
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The Detective League / Re: Humble Bundles
« on November 12th, 2019, 09:05 AM »
As mentioned & discussed in my post 10 days ago. ^^
Although at the time, it was just a shot in the dark when I said that monthly would be the last one. Now we're pretty clear on the fact that Choice is coming right after the release of that monthly, so that'd be Friday, December 6.
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The Detective League / Re: Humble Bundles
« on November 3rd, 2019, 08:17 PM »
I remember the times when ZD used to be cool. :P
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The Detective League / Re: Humble Bundles
« on November 2nd, 2019, 06:02 PM »
"Pausing your subscription is fine, and will not cause you to lose access to Classic for doing so. Only canceling your subscription will cause you to lose access to the Classic plan. Additionally, if your subscription is paused when Humble Choice has launched you will still be converted over to a Classic plan."

Okay, I'm on board then...
I'll just have to remember to pause every month if it's just shit games, obviously. But being able to determine that ONCE the games are all out, is just great, and well worth the hassle.
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The Fatal Problem / Re: Issue(s)
« on November 2nd, 2019, 02:14 PM »
Yes we are.
The beta version of Lestrade's was actually running on such a vps, but it quickly moved to a dedibox server. Performance was doubled overnight.
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The Noble Talk / Re: Game stores & clients (Steam, GOG...)
« on November 2nd, 2019, 02:13 PM »
And just as with Bitcoin, there was a bubble that exploded at 25€ (!) valuation. Now it's back to around 10 euros. Still laughable.
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The Detective League / Re: Humble Bundles
« on November 2nd, 2019, 02:10 PM »
Looks like the can't miss humble monthly with Portia and Soulcalibur will be the last of its kind. It's being replaced with Humble Choice(s?), which is way more expensive but you get to choose your games. Current subscribers will remain at the old price, so that's great, but I hope we can still pause a month, otherwise it's not worth it to me.
Also I don't like being forced into subscribing forever...
Opinions?