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!

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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
« Reply #766,  »
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?
« Reply #767,  »
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?
« Reply #768,  »Last edited
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?
« Reply #770,  »
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:

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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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New here. Great job on the Site Lestrades. It's very helpful and I can tell you put a lot of thoughts into it. Looking forward to trading here.


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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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Thanks :) yes I worked on it for months and have been maintaining and improving it for years.
It's not a very popular trading site (which in turns means I didn't spend most of my resources on improving the trading system beyond the Ajax features), but I really enjoy using it as a library management tool.

Btw guys I'm thinking of removing restrictions on adding items to your library. There are so many situations where you Wouldn't want to rely on the Pending tag to be able to manually add or remove games ..
Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
« Reply #774,  »
Note: despite my lack of posting new updates on this thread, I'm still active on maintaining the website.
Mostly by fixing bundles as imported from ITAD (not doing a perfect job at it, but it still requires a lot of attention), also adding minor improvements or fixes.
I don't think my daily updates were followed by many people as I tended to talk a lot, so now I'm pretty much doing the opposite, ahah.
Anyway, hope you guys & gals had a nice vacation, personally I stayed home, stayed safe, and worked on this and other things.
Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
« Reply #775,  »
I've merged 'Twitch Prime' and 'Amazon Prime' items together. Should work better now. I've refactored many things internally to elevate Prime to 'real' store level, as opposed to occasional stores (console stuff, etc.), if anything because ITAD bundles often include those games. This should also automate importing Prime games into the bundle database, although it'll only work if BVG already has the game in its database _and_ it's associated with the equivalent Steam game, which unfortunately rarely happens. (I'm considering automating adding Steam associations when importing BVG games categorized as Prime or Epic, although it'd open the way for many false positives.)

Also, I've done the same with Epic games, although the store itself was already elevated to the highest level.
Now I know this doesn't matter much, as neither Prime nor Epic games are tradable per se, AFAIK, but I like having a clean database, and if I were to stop fixing bundles manually, I'd like for them to be as automated as can be. (Or maybe I'm just bored having to fix them all..)

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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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Hi, is there any possibility to use only the Steam profile ID number in all the URL of the Lestrades.com profile page rather than mixture of the Steam custom ID name and ID number?

I wrote a script to add a Lestrades.com link on the Steam profile page.  All works great except sometimes the URL of the Lestrades.com profile page is not correct because the ID names in the URLs of Steam and Lestrades.com are different.

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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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I don't remember how I'm handling those things internally.. I could, however, add a hidden URL option to redirect to a profile based on its Steam ID. I probably store them, even if I have access to the Steam custom URL...

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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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Nice!  May I ask when and how can I use that new URL system?

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