Do tradables expire?

kirbman101

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Do tradables expire?
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It's been a while since I last updated my tradables list, but last time I did, I had more than 300 games listed. I just went to update it and only have 67. Do tradables expire? Is this a bug? Can I recover them somehow?

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Re: Do tradables expire?
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Yes, they expire after something like 6 months. This is to keep the database lean & clean, and avoid having outdated ratios coming from users who left long ago.

However, don't fret -- the only tradables that actually expire are those that you imported from BVG, if you used the import tool. Any tradables added manually here are safe from being removed. If you want to recover your tradables, you can simply re-import them from BVG. It'll also have the added benefit of being up to date.

kirbman101

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Re: Do tradables expire?
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I entered them all manually, though. I don't know what BVG is.

Update: I was able to bulk add the missing games back to my list. I also figured out that BVG is barter.vg, although I've never used it, so I don't know why my games expired.

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Re: Do tradables expire?
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Yeah, it's not normal... My code specifically checks for tradables that were marked as being imported automatically from BVG. It will never remove anything that was entered manually here. BTW, I'm seeing 380 tradables in your list... Are you sure you're talking about tradables?

Either way... I usually wouldn't shoot myself in the foot willingly, but still, I would suggest you export your tradables to BVG format (there's a tutorial for that because there's a learning curve), then import them over there, and you'll probably have more potential trades. Lestrade's never reached the number of users needed to make it sustainable as a trading site (I was really hopeful for that back in 2017, but I've moved on from that), so I simply use it myself as a clearer, cleaner way to manage my tradables (which were all entered here and never deleted automatically), since BVG is targeted towards trading and not maintaining lists in a friendly way. Then I occasionally export them to BVG to get offers.