STEAM GROUP bartervg
STEAM GROUP bartervg
November 25, 2014
This topic has been locked
Revadike Jul 28, 2017 @ 9:34pm
[Userscript] Enhanced Barter (Proper library sync + DLC, Automated offers and feedback, Invert selection)

Please post suggestions, feedback and issues in the issue-tracker on github.
You may discuss anything else in here.
I hope you guys like it!

You can use discord to discuss it.
And again, please use GitHub for suggestions and bug reports, otherwise it may get ignored!
Last edited by Revadike; Jun 23, 2019 @ 2:00pm
< >
Showing 1-15 of 76 comments
Yirg Jul 30, 2017 @ 4:21am 
Can you include some documentation about each feature?

Revadike Jul 30, 2017 @ 4:33am 
When it gets more polished. Sure.
Revadike Aug 2, 2017 @ 2:38pm 
Added install notes
Yirg Aug 2, 2017 @ 2:58pm 
I think I'll wait for some information about what this script does and how to use it before I install :-)
【LongBow】 Aug 4, 2017 @ 2:09pm 
A lot of garbage exchanges. In fact, it's spam.
Revadike Aug 4, 2017 @ 2:14pm 
I'm sorry you see it that way :(
I hope I can some day improve the script to a level of your satisfaction.
Yirg Aug 4, 2017 @ 2:31pm 
Royalgamer06, you know what would be very useful? Something like ESGST user notes, allowing to add info about why a user is in the ignore list.
Last edited by Yirg; Aug 4, 2017 @ 2:31pm
r6d2 Aug 4, 2017 @ 2:41pm 
Originally posted by Royalgamer06:
I'm sorry you see it that way :(
I hope I can some day improve the script to a level of your satisfaction.
Some feedback just in case you're serious about improving your script:
  • First of all, please do as requested by the admin. This is not optional.
  • Send offers including games on the other party's wishlist. You seem to behave like the typical giveaway hoarder that tries to trade only free games for paid games.
  • Don't send offers with more games that those allowed by the receiving party. I got an offer from you[] asking me to check literally HUNDREDS of games. IMHO, it's quite rude that you put the burden on the other party to check enormous offers. It's pretty much what @manji_chiba does, and I guess you don't want your own fan thread, do you? :-)
Hope this helps. On the meantime, I'll just have to ignore your new account.
Last edited by r6d2; Aug 4, 2017 @ 2:44pm
Revadike Aug 4, 2017 @ 3:05pm 
I only have one account. Many people seem to have misread the message that comes along with anyone's automated offer. The link was to the script and not my profile. I bet I got a lot of ignores from that misunderstanding. Next update will have a better message:
This is an automated offer sent by this script: You may unsubscribe from anyone's automated offers here: /barter. Please forgive me if this offer is stupid!
I am limited by the 255 characters, but I think this is the best I can do. Using an URL shortener will probably cause even more people to think I am a scammer.
I already was working on limiting the asked games by random picking. Choosing the best games calculated from all games that pass the automated offer filter may result in asking too much. What do you think is a reasonable limit of games to ask? I want to respect everyone's preferences and limits, but I am really limited by the site. The admin is rarely time to answer my questions and there is no documentation on the JSON output. I don't really know what to look for.
Last edited by Revadike; Aug 4, 2017 @ 3:06pm
Revadike Aug 4, 2017 @ 5:19pm 
Yeah, so this misread/misunderstand led to me having even more ignores.
A few examples of traders adding me to their ignore list instead of the actual sender:

Luckily I released a new version of the script (V0.9.4) with this new message (see above), among other improvements. I now added 2 fields in the automated setup, that asks the maximum number of trade offers you wanna send and the maximum number of tradables you wanna ask. This is untested, since I don't want to send unneeded mass offers, but it should work. Let me know if there are problems.
Last edited by Revadike; Aug 4, 2017 @ 5:23pm
r6d2 Aug 4, 2017 @ 5:44pm 
Oops! So this Delite[] guy is not an alt of yours but a user of your script? Sorry about that. Anyway, my comments still apply to whoever is using your script disregarding other people's time and preferences.

Regarding the tradables limit, I seem to recall that particular setting is not available on the JSON files, but the script still should be able to "read" the offer page and respect the setting whatever it may be. Otherwise you're just circumventing the limit which, unfortunately, is not enforced on the server side yet.

I'm afraid since some proliferation of inadequate usage of your script may arise, the admin will be forced to invest time into fixing that sooner that planned, postponing more interesting things.

Regarding the offer message I'd suggest something along these lines, to make it even more clear:
I made this offer using this script: You may unsubscribe from anyone's automated offers here: /barter. Please blame me, not the script's author.
Last edited by r6d2; Aug 4, 2017 @ 5:45pm
Revadike Aug 4, 2017 @ 6:04pm 
Yes, that's not me. He's actually a friend of mine. The whole point of the JSON is to not scrape barter's HTML pages, so it doesn't have to spend as much resources. I'll just wait for barter to add this piece of information to the JSON. I think automated offers are worth investing time in, but I understand there are other priorities. I offered barter my help in coding, but he doesn't seem to accept. Nice message, I adapted your message in the new update that is live.
Omega Aug 4, 2017 @ 6:48pm 
How about an option where you can go to the game page on Barter and have the option to send offers from there. It gives another option to users to use as well as the "copy and paste game name" option.

Also a way to add a custom message would be nice.
Last edited by Omega; Aug 4, 2017 @ 7:13pm
KusanagiASK Aug 4, 2017 @ 10:24pm 
Sorry but I consider this as spam, because its offers low balls games (manji_chiba will be happy whith this script), no fair for new users... I remember that in the past, the page has an option for public offer, what happened with this option?
Revadike Aug 4, 2017 @ 10:30pm 
It doesn't necessarily have to offer low ball games. That is up to the sender. What makes it that you don't want to receive more offers ("spam")? Please be open minded, like I am trying to be. I really wanna try to understand.
< >
Showing 1-15 of 76 comments
Per page: 1530 50