Who is behind this site?

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.

How can I accumulate contribution points?

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:

  • Upvote an item. If the price gets accepted and you've voted on the item, you will get 1 contribution point. You will lose 1 contribution point if the vote gets denied.
  • Downvote an item. If the price gets denied and you've downvoted on the item, you will get 1 contribution point. You will lose 1 contribution point if the vote gets accepted.
  • Start a price suggestion. You will receive 10 contribution points if it gets accepted. In the case it gets denied, you will lose 5 contribution points.
  • If you close your own suggestion, you will not lose any extra contribution points than the already accumulated. (this is to promote self-moderation!).
  • Negative votes affect your contribution points instantly, and positive ones are only added after a suggestion is accepted. The rationale behind this is very simple: block trolls from suggesting multiple bad suggestions in a row.

If you ever end up with negative contribution points:

  • You cannot go lower than -5, it will be reset to -5 every day.
  • Every day passing, you will gain 1 point back. So if you're in the negatives, you could wait it out for 5 consecutive days and be automatically back to 0.
  • You can still vote on items. You can gain points back by voting accurately.
How can I get tickets for the monthly raffles?

There are currently 3 ways to earn raffle entries.

  • Vote on suggestions. Every month, we remove the rejected votes from the accepted votes (this ensures you're not simply voting on everything, we're looking for accuracy!). For each 100 votes left you will receive 1 entry up to a maximum of 5.
  • Make a donation. For every $1 of items donated, you will receive 1 ticket.
  • Become a Premium Member. Each Premium Member receives 5 tickets every month and are also entered in a premium-only raffle.
I've seen people with badges on their backpack, how can I get one?

Earning badges is very easy. Badges can be obtained by participating in events or contributing to the site.

Early Adopter

This badge was awarded to people who logged in to the voting section prior to July 13, 2012.

Supporter

This badge is awarded to anyone who joins our Steam Group.

Submission Award

This badge is awarded for contributing successful price submissions. The more submissions, the better the badge.

Unusual Submission Award

This badge is awarded for contributing successful Unusual price submissions. The more submissions, the better the badge.

Reputation Award

This badge is awarded based on your reputation. The higher the reputation, the better the rank. Hover over the badge to check the progress to the next rank.

Donation Award

This badge is awarded to donators. The more you donate, the better the rank.

Lightning fast

This badge is awarded to users who sell an item using backpack.tf automatic.

How does the site handle special price adjustments like painted items?

Here are the modifiers applied to modified or special items, based on prices from the pricelist. These modifiers are cumulative, and in this order:

  • Price assigned is from the pricelist.
  • If the item is painted, the item will get a 50% bonus from the price of the paint.
  • If the item has a strange part applied, the item will get a 50% bonus from the price of the strange part.

Untradable and uncraftable variants of items have their own prices, as the rarity of these can vary.

Is there a developer API?

Yes! Check out our API documentation.

How can I get more listings in the classified section of the site?

The default cap is 50, but if you need more:

You can also to gain more classified listings.

What technologies are used behind the site?

We're running a combo of nginx/php-fpm on CentOS. Our database of choice is MongoDB.

The back-end is built with vanilla PHP. Stylesheets are compiled using SCSS. We use Steam Condenser to fetch the list of servers that are on this page.

The issue and report systems are integrated with Slack to ensure moderators keep up to date with any issues.

Our bots are written in node.js using the node-steam and node-steam-tradeoffers libraries.

The front-end consists of:

Our servers are located in Las Vegas.