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Announcement Major SteamRep Announcements - OFPF, Donations, and much more

Discussion in 'SteamRep General Discussion' started by Xenophobia, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. SilentReaper(SR)

    SilentReaper(SR) Retired Staff

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    1. Do not post harmful links, really. Unless you intentionally want a ban for that.

    2. We don't like them either, but we're so far behind that by the time hijack reports are handled, the original owner of the account has regained the account already for a long time. Then the account would get tagged many months after it was hijacked and has to appeal to us, and wait again for a very long time. So if we would handle them, those hijack victims would have to deal with this like 1,5-2 years after by appealing. We find that useless of our resources, and unnecessary. Valve's automated systems will take care of it, as they can automate handling them, and there is, there is just a lower treshold to get over or w/e they use to get indications of it. Shame that most people don't know that those Steam activation mails do contain a link to "lock" the account and it then can only be unlocked via Steam support.

    3. Donating helps for upkeeping our server online, and the tools we need. Over time we will improve things gradually. Things cannot be build within days. We've come a long ways since start, prevented tens of thousands of scams.
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  2. Xenophobia

    Xenophobia Retired Staff

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    Not to mention, a phishing account getting banned by us doesn't stop them from posting comments on people's profiles. We have no power against phishers, only Valve does.
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  3. -hg- COBALT

    -hg- COBALT New User

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    Any plans on when the site profile redesign contest will be held?
  4. -hg- COBALT

    -hg- COBALT New User

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    Do you plan to offer any OFPF Certification programs anytime soon? Also, when will the OFPF legal documentation be uploaded?
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  5. Ln.Ris

    Ln.Ris New User

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    Are you guys willing to improve the system ? i have some reports so much time here and no reply and nothing i think is needed more peoples to review the reports.
  6. Xenophobia

    Xenophobia Retired Staff

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    Of course we want to improve, but wishing is a lot easier than making it happen.
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  7. Ln.Ris

    Ln.Ris New User

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    but what is needed to improve? donations? Peoples? in donations you guys should accept tf2/Csgo Keys, its easy for traders to help :)
  8. Thomas Matthias

    Thomas Matthias Retired Staff

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    Do you understand that accepting Steam items would put SteamRep at risk of getting unknowingly involved in some shady activities?

    Not to mention, Steam items are not something that we can use to cover our basic operational costs.
  9. SilentReaper(SR)

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    With the change to a official NPO, any income must be shown via a money account to the IRS. The problems arising with accepting digital items is that it becomes problematic on proving what items are for SteamRep and what not, managing it, etc. Also taxes for volunteers are accepting goods, and then turn it over into money by selling them, and then turn it over to StreamRep, IRS rules are against that, would need to withdraw taxes before giving it to SteamRep (income for that admin, donating to SteamRep for tax deduction/rebate administration shenanigans) etc etc etc. And also, would you want a SteamRep admin busy only with handling those goods, the administration, and all other shenanigans that would be needed, and won't have much time for normal admin duties. Not even to mention that this admin can't trade anymore for himself etc.

    All things considered, we cannot accept digital goods. We do are considering to allow donation for another account so that by selling digital goods the buyer can make that donation for the seller. But as that isn't fleshed out as we want yet, it needs some working on.
  10. M00N_$p@rk

    [email protected] New User

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    Hey guys,

    Finally registered on this forum and finally have a question: when donations wia webmoney will be available? As soon as I don't care about lounge and steam comment +reps (don't really +rep untill I am asked so by buyer), I do care about SteamRep community ^^ I do still remember how I was scammed first time for $50 and ect. ect. However, I was never reported for trade scam (as soon as I know :p)
  11. SilentReaper(SR)

    SilentReaper(SR) Retired Staff

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    I don't know if WebMoney can be supported by us, I think it can. Final word on that will be by @Mattie!
  12. VIPER {TRADING}

    VIPER {TRADING} Donator - Tier V

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    Can you guys email steam and ask if SR donators can have a special way of showing it on their steam profile?
  13. Clive

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    Steamrep isn't affiliated with Valve in any way. Making a donation on Steamrep has nothing to do with Valve.
  14. Aslan_

    Aslan_ New User

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    SilentReaper(SR) Thank you for your reply. I now understand the situation better and it looks like you're working to improve the free service Steam Rep provides. I will consider donating when I have the funds.
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  16. MARJINAL

    MARJINAL New User

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    I am a beginner getting banned .. ..and I do not know what wrong I ..but in a statement posted ..just because steamrep services + rep to add items only. I do not know if + rep is not allowed ... I beg to restore sepertisemula and I will not repeat .... if possible it has become a rule at least return the goods I bet ...

    thank you
  17. SilentReaper(SR)

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    We don't look at profile rep, for its worthless. And you're not banned here.
  18. T i t o

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    I can't donate, ty SR
  19. SilentReaper(SR)

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  20. T i t o

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    I not alt of Wz. i can get any proof.