This site is currently maintained by two individuals: Fiskie and Steve "Brad Pitt" Rabouin. We also have a few people helping out - you can identify these guys by their cool personas, colorful names and profile tags.
If you are looking to contact someone that is in charge, please read the contact information page before attempting to add someone from our team.
There are currently only two ways to accumulate contribution points. Note that if you ever go into negative points, you will not be able to post new price suggestions until your contribution points are positive again.
Here's how to gain contribution points:
If you ever end up with negative contribution points:
There are currently 3 ways to earn raffle entries.
The multiplier is very simple and was created to allow people with more knowledge about the market to participate in higher price suggestions. It's currently calculated with the formula: contribution points divided by 250.
There is a bottom and top limit. The minimum multiplier will always be 1, and the maximum multiplier one person can get is 5.
In other words, if you have 500 contribution points, your multiplier will be 2. If your backpack's all-time highest value has been 1 bud, this means you can now suggest a price of up to 2 buds, and vote on items valued up to 2 buds.
Earning badges is very easy. Here are a list of badges and a description on how to acquire them:
We also have special donator badges, you can find more about them on the donate page. More badges may appear in the future.
Here are the modifiers applied to modified or special items, based on prices from the pricelist. These modifiers are cumulative, and in this order:
Yes! Check out our API documentation.
In short: We're running a combo of nginx/php-fpm on CentOS and the database is MongoDB.
The entire back-end is custom coded. We're not using any pre-made libraries for pretty much anything. The front-end uses parts of Bootstrap, Font Awesome (including Accell's Steam icon pack) and jQuery.
Our servers are located about 2ms from the Valve Web API server. This was a strategic move to ensure backpacks loaded extremely fast.
You can find more details about some of the other technology we use in the stats.tf faq page.