Akylen

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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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When steam is slow and doesn't work, and you go to Lestrade to check the wishlist.
Thanks for being here 'D

Btw... their website kicks me off every 2 weeks or so. I have to login again every time. So annoying!

[Lestrades.com] Nao 尚

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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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Yeah, Steam has been very unstable these last few weeks, dunno why... DDOS attacks? Either way, it's great to be able to refer to Lestrades.com in these situations, I do the same myself, but that wouldn't be surprising eheh.
Their website doesn't "kick you off" though, it simply expires the login cookie. Normally it shouldn't expire that often... I think there are tools to allow you to extend the lifetime of a cookie, you should look into that.
Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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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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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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I was thinking about the login cookie expiring. Perhaps they do it because of security, since it requires my steam guard to login again. Although, all other websites that use steam login will stay logged (including this one) :hmm:

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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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Fix: because there are very few users who get banned from Lestrade's (basically there's only just ONE user who keeps insulting people and trying to scam then, and then comes back under a new name), I forgot to implement a few things related to banning.
So, from now on, when a user is banned:
- this information shows up on their profile for everyone to know (previously, it was only viewable by me)
- their tradables, wishlist, library and blacklist are all emplied, and all ratios updated. (Previously, well, nothing.)
- you won't be able to send them an offer anyway. (I don't know if it's important, since their lists are emptied...)

I'm on the fence regarding deleting active offers, though. It might be considered as censorship. (?)
Posted: April 10th, 04:26 PM

Note: I've noticed a minor issue, but...
Lestrade's is set to auto-delete any accounts with no contents after 6 months or something without logging in. I never even considered ban status. Meaning people who got banned before might technically be able to come back after 6 months. I'll have to look into it seriously, but since this only applies to just a handful of people, it's easy to check.
Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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Quote from [Lestrades.com]Nao 尚 on April 10th, 04:31 PM
Lestrade's is set to auto-delete any accounts with no contents after 6 months or something without logging in.
My bad-- I double-checked, and I'm only deleting tradables/wishlist/library that were added automatically, so that nothing gets lost in the process. It doesn't delete members at all. It's just that I tested on a wrong member ID.
Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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As you may have noticed, I recently started overhauling the bundle page to separate giveaways from bundles.
The reason was two-fold:
1/ It was getting a bit crowded, especially with the many permanent giveaways that I didn't have the heart to remove,
2/ I wanted to make it easier for 'f2p' users to quickly access the latest giveaways.

First, I moved giveaways to the top of the page, and proceeded to hide 'older' giveaways, as well as giveaways that are already in your library (main reason being: why add clutter for something you already have, and which you're unlikely to be able to retrade anyway, since pretty much all giveaways except for Humble Bundle's don't come in the form of a redeemable key?)
Of course, you can show all giveaways, including those owned, by clicking the corresponding checkbox.
Then, I listed games individually, rather than giveaways entries (which were, internally, considered as bundles). This is because most giveaways only have one title in them. For actual giveaway bundles, I'm still listing entries individually, but they're now spaced in a way that indicates they're bundled together. (That's mostly for monthly Twitch Prime entries, really.)

Finally, today I restored store icons, and I added a link to the corresponding Steam game if it's listed in the database. For instance, if Epic releases a free game that was in your Steam wishlist, this will allow you to see that it's wishlisted, even if you didn't wishlist the Epic version.

I hope this helps as many people as possible. I find it helpful to myself, which is why I did it all anyway. I'm a selfish bastard! :eheh: