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Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: A new Discord bot for game communities

Started by: dadinfinitumdadinfinitum

Thought I'd post and say, I'm a fan of the simplicity of the bot and what it does. Recently started using it in our community and it was a welcomed addition, hope to see more development out of this.

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Forum: Mario Party 6

Thread: Request to add Individual Boards for the Level lederboard

Started by: teh_supar_hackrteh_supar_hackr

Because it's really arbitrary, there has never been any interest in doing them for the last three years that I'm aware of, there's also the problem of even trying to define a proper ruleset for those because of all the customization you can make with mini-games and settings.

Instead I let some of the mini-game have a reserved place for the IL board which seems to have some small community interest.

Speaking of that, I saw that another thread of yours spoke of another mini-game that is not on the list. Was that a mic exclusive mini-game and if so, how many of them are there because I would not mind adding them.

 

Forum: Mario Party 6

Thread: All Board Leaderboard Difficulties

Started by: FuzzynessFuzzyness

I have looked at different perspectives and in general, the only complaint is nitpicking. If anyone really had a serious complaint it would be how runs are actually displayed on your profile but this isn't really my fault but how the site handles runs on profiles.

Just because runs aren't all being displayed as "default" with subcategories does not mean the exact same thing still exists either way, besides having to click a couple of times to sort out the runs. The runs that display are all the best runs the runners have provided and placed onto the board as a "default", which statistically is interesting data to easily view between these modes.

Other Mario Party games "could do this very same thing for the same similar reasons" if they wanted to but I have already expressed why they don't. To be frank, some of them are fairly small games with a lack of runners to really care enough to apply or make any changes. The ones that are large and active could easily do this for all the same reasons but these boards were added during a time when the filtering option wasn't even a feature yet and no one was that interested by the time it was a thing due to the amount of runs and work it would take to move such runs. However, this isn't about those games, this is just about Mario Party 6.

The fact of the matter here is, I get the nitpicking issue but its an extremely minor complaint and pointless one to boot. If you are too half-assed to manually sort the runs, I'm still not sure what to tell anyone. The runs across these modes are generally nearly all the exact same, if people want to find your runs trust me they will do it and if a runner wants to see where they stand they can still sort out the runs to see where they stand among those who also did those runs. Having all these extra categories is still pointless because they literally almost all mimic each other to the T. I would reconsider if there were significant differences in play here, but that just isn't the case here.

I'm not going to turn the other way and revert the board back to how it was almost a year ago. You can feel free to dislike it, but it is not stopping anyone from submitting and running the game.

Edit: At this point, I feel I've answered everything to the best of my ability and I've also made it clear where I personally stand with this. I don't think there is anything else I need to say, but if others still feel they have something say please feel free to use this thread and keep it civil.

 

Forum: Tetris 99

Thread: Moderators of Tetris 99, please read.

Started by: DangerlessDangerless

Locking this thread, the issue has been resolved.

 

Forum: Tetris 99

Thread: Moderators of Tetris 99, please read.

Started by: DangerlessDangerless

Since group messaging is not enabled on the site yet, I will create a forum post to get the attention of the moderators here.

Out of a curiosity, I recently discovered this game exists on the site although I didn't expect it to be mostly tracking PvP related activities from the game. We have an on site policy about PvP activities that we do not accept them onto the site, this game is doing mostly that and changes need to be taken into effect. These rules were strictly put into effect of spring of 2018, games prior to this date were not affected by the change due to legacy reasons and previous staff. This game however does not get a slide by with this.

We want these particular categories removed as it makes absolutely no sense in tracking times for them, those being the PvP related categories.

Series moderators are to abide to the rules as we have set here; https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​requestgame

We would strongly prefer that the moderators here adapt the proper changes without site staff having to interfere and apply changes ourselves. In the meantime, we will be watching this thread expecting responses to be made to this thread.

 

Forum: Mario Party 6

Thread: All Board Leaderboard Difficulties

Started by: FuzzynessFuzzyness

No. This was mentioned here; https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​marioparty6/​thread/​wn38s

Filter out the runs on the board if you want to see the top runs for your respected category, this is literally no different than using subcategories and this is a lot easier to maintain and manage. The change was to reduce the pointless extra categories for having no differences aside of what the AI may do at times which isn't very notable overall so it was just a bunch of people submitting runs for free world records, even then as I've mentioned on discord I am still letting people submit different difficulty runs onto the boards.

I want subcategories to be meant for actual different categories on the leaderboard (in this case "CF" and "100 Stars" for solo mode). So, if you can't make two clicks, I'm not sure what else to tell anyone because it's as easy as that. Other Mario Party games could actually do this very same thing for the same similar reasons but that also means they would have a lot of runs to move (this game didn't have as many runs that I had to move) so that is likely why other games in the series don't do the same thing at this point. Though they could at any time.

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/498967712438157349/663627762765922314/Untitled.png

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Request leaderboard moderation (Read the first post before posting!)

Started by: DaravaeDaravae

@chriswftchriswft No, and honestly we don't want games like this on the site period because its centered around PvP activities so we are stingy about doing much about it. You can use the auditlog to place the runs back onto the board.

 

Forum: Talk

Thread: Stupid Question, What's your favorite childhood TV show?

Started by: Mario160Mario160

Mr. Rogers, I assume "TV show" could be anything but if it doesn't have to be a cartoon then I'd have to say Mr. Rogers. It's the most memorable show for me growing up.

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Forum: Super Mario Bros. Category Extensions

Thread: Pending runs

Started by: DangerlessDangerless

@roopert83roopert83 I will send you a friend request on discord in a bit and we can talk, thanks for the quick reply.

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Forum: Super Mario Bros. Category Extensions

Thread: Pending runs

Started by: DangerlessDangerless

We've been told there have been runs pending since October (an insane amount), I'm not sure who to begin to contact for this leaderboard but I need to bring this to attention that they need to start being verified. I've already looked into as much as I can and I would highly suggest replacing moderators that can start re-assisting with the verifying process.

I know the stress and headache it is with a large amount of pending runs (this is how our game request queue tends to look at a faster rate) but these can't be left alone as it is because it means I'll have to manually make adjustments to the moderation here.

Again, I'm not sure who I should begin to contact and I'm trying to make this aware.

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Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: What Motivated you to become a Speedrunner?

Started by: Atlas100Atlas100

I'll give you my take if you are willing to commission me for my input.

I do not believe for a minute any school, college or program is giving out assignments to take on an essay about speedrunners (if this is being posted on a website, then I really want commissioned). If this is more along the lines of a survey, I still want commissioned.

I'm going to be that guy that calls out how incorrect this is.

Edit: Just to clarify, I'm being honest. I'd just like to know what specifically this is meant for.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Request leaderboard moderation (Read the first post before posting!)

Started by: DaravaeDaravae

@petaQpetaQ I will move Jess up then, he should be able to add you now.

@oORaydenOooORaydenOo Patience

 

Forum: LSD: Dream Emulator

Thread: Rom Available In Resources Section

Started by: GarretLaRiviereGarretLaRiviere

As a general matter, copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner. In this case, these files were distributed and publicly displayed, violating copyright laws will get users into trouble with the law which whatever your country laws typically are and speedrun.com will follow through with any DMCA claim made. I recommend researching your own laws in your own country. Speedrun.com follows the laws across the world as much as possible.

Emulation itself is not illegal, however providing illegal files on speedrun.com will result in a permanent ban, again consider this a warning. "Playing" is not the same as illegally providing said content on the site.

Feel free to review the site rules here: https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​rules

If you want a reply from the owner himself feel free to contact him here regarding illegal practices; support@speedrun.com

If there are other leaderboards that you are aware of that are doing something similar to this, please contact us Full-Mods immediately.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Platform Requests / Tagging games to be part of a series / Adjusting game type or game title

Started by: DangerlessDangerless

@BostonBrewBostonBrew First you need to submit a game request here; https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​requestgame

Make the name of the title of the submission: Star Wars Battlefront (2004) Category Extensions

We will then accept the request, category extensions are a separate leaderboard but it will be linked up to the original board.

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Forum: Talk

Thread: Help with getting a game onto this website?

Started by: killabynature480killabynature480

If it's not possible to turn it into a speedrun then it'll instantly get rejected but unless you try and make it into a speedrun no one is going to know rather it gets accepted or rejected since we also know nothing about it.

Just from the sounds of it, I'll save you a little bit of time and suggest that you ask the moderators of Tony Hawk's Underground 2 for their opinion and input since from the wiki source its a type of mod of the game. https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​thug2

Note: In the meantime, even if you wanted to submit this to the site for review we have rules in place that users need to connect some form of social media to their account (this is to make life easier for other people that need to get in touch with you regarding the game/mod in questions at any time) and you need to be registered on site for a minimum of seven days.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: How many games do you need to mod to request multigames?

Started by: marquisdanmarquisdan

1) You need to be a moderator of one of the games in question

2) You also need approval from other moderators from those other games (all of them)

3) Afterwards, those other moderators would be usually added along with you (the ones that would want to)

4) Lastly, if you are the only person that ends up moderating all the games....we might grant it? Depends if its warranted at all and it would be a case by case but honestly if you are the only person I'm going to lean on probably not.

Edit: Also, while a series moderator could bypass us and add a leaderboard they would still have to come to us to mark the board properly and of course, if its done purposely in secret everyone will be getting into some trouble.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Request leaderboard moderation (Read the first post before posting!)

Started by: DaravaeDaravae

I will try and talk to them, but in the meantime the answer is still a flat: No.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Request leaderboard moderation (Read the first post before posting!)

Started by: DaravaeDaravae

@RicoDexterRicoDexter First, your behavior isn't doing you any favors.

Second, did you read this at all prior https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​the_site/​thread/​dueac/​1

Third, you have zero runs for any game in the series itself.

Fourth, SwitchVC isn't a thing and it's not even an actual platform, these runs could simply be tagged as emulation runs if that's such a problem. Though didn't think get a disc release? You could you know...explain to the moderators about it and they could easily get "Switch" added.

Fifth, all things considered you still have two active super moderators on the game have you not made a single attempt to express what your actual problems are to them? If you have, maybe I should suggest to get T3tsuya and Kryptek to communicate with us.

sixth, this was also a request for series moderation and let me be frank, we have zero reason to add you as one with just the small handful of things listed above.

Seventh, just because someone isn't part of some discord community doesn't mean they aren't allowed to moderate a game more so if there is still a form of contact with one another among moderators.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Request leaderboard moderation (Read the first post before posting!)

Started by: DaravaeDaravae

@baldnatebaldnate Do you have a public tweet that you did this?

@RicoDexterRicoDexter No, no and no. Tell HDlax hi for me.

@PeteDorrPeteDorr I'll add you to the game but just gonna tell you something for next time; You can still publicly tweet at people, if we have to do it when we can't DM then I think everyone else should at least do it as well and anxiety is not an excuse.