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Forum: The Site

Thread: Games & Profiles - Moderation Features, Privacy Improvements & More

Started by: MetaMeta

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Although this update addresses a few things, it kinda feels like damage mitigation and doesn't even mention some of the obvious but just really important requests, like.. what about disabling comments for leaderboards entirely? No way to track comments in the audit log?

@CamcorderCamcorder I do wonder what kind of information are you being fed? How is it not obvious from dozens of comments on previous threads and also this thread that this should have been a thing already? Its really silly that Elo doesn't understand that you can't just have runners mod their own comments. Ultimately someone's run on the site is part of a bigger whole, a leaderboard.

Here are just a "few" examples of things Elo clearly missed. Read the rest of this thread properly after these as well:

- From Wartab: "This update does not change the main concern: leaderboard moderators do not want to moderate comments!"
- From Powdinet: "As a game moderator I have 0 interest in anything to do with comments. I would like the ability to turn them off entirely for every game I moderate."
- From Punchy: "Users being able to opt-out is nice but yeah, moderators should also be able to opt-out the boards they moderate."
- From Liv: "If a user hasn't used the site in a while, then they aren't going to be able to turn comments off... and trolls are obviously going to take advantage of this."
- From survivalMichi: "Also Comments should be wiped once all tools are finished."

Honestly, it's getting quite annoying. I don't want to moderate a comment section. It's getting to the point where I just can't even give credits to this new update since people are giving so much feedback but Elo just chooses to ignore the most obvious and important requests and decides to push their own silly propaganda instead time and time again, and doing so with lacking communication and transparency. Reminds me of the CEO posting on Twitter in Oktober 2020: "Any change on such an established community site is scary and we have to earn your trust." And a year later, here we are. Getting big features thrown in our laps with 0 communication beforehand. Yeah, great job on the promised trust earning.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: The Simpson's Hit & Run Blackout

Started by: Critch_Critch_

If Elo said: "We are going to listen to communities" then its about time to start listening to them and start listening less to the internal voices.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: The Simpson's Hit & Run Blackout

Started by: Critch_Critch_

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@CamcorderCamcorder Please beta test these features as well as large leaderboard design changes first. Besides that, Elo needs to take a serious look on how design is ran for these sorts of changes for this site. Start by reading what Liv posted in the initial thread from Meta and you could probably see that quite a handful of these mistakes were easy to spot and probably fix before even pushing live.

For comments, I think speedrun.com is better off without them. I would even raise the question.. who asked for this? Keep comments to YouTube and Twitch and keep speedrun.com to its roots and that is hosting leaderboards and representing communities.

Besides that, please please please, don't forget that there is a huge backlog of well requested features and bugfixes that are pending since years before Pac left. You would do the community a big favor by looking into these first and dropping these silly features like a comment section that I believe nobody asked for?

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Forum: The Site

Thread: The Games & Users Update - Feedback & Bugs thread

Started by: MetaMeta

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The good:
- News posts
- Recently added runs is neat

The bad:
- Font size. There is so much wasted space. Why should it be this small? Also, is it not kinda obvious during design that this would hurt the readability of basically everything on the leaderboard?
- Why did the moderation tab move to the bottom, now below an ad, while this is too important to have tucked away like this? At least push it above the statistics.
- The font. It feels.. messy.. it could be a little more clear. Especially on the category tabs it feels like the font is capitalized for no real reason.
- In general, the way these new elements are structured also feels messy. A pretty neat element "Recently added runs" is hidden and tucked away below a massive ad.
- I personally feel "Recent threads" isn't notable enough to be put on the front page, as a lot of threads are typically replacements for what would now be news posts, or in general just has users asking questions about things and I'd consider it a separate element from the actual 'leaderboard' so combining it feels unnecessary.
- Having rank 'icons' for the top 4 recent runs instead of people's actual rank in that list feels out of place since you first have to connect what icon is actually what rank, as to where looking on the leaderboard itself it makes sense since the top 4 icons are ordered that way.

In general, to me, a lot of this feels like: "Who thought this was a good idea to change?".
I feel like speedrun.com really needs to start thinking about how changes like these are immediately pushed live without some sort of beta testing beforehand (at least I haven't seen any beta testing on this design anywhere) and at minimum have beta testers flesh out rather 'obvious' mistakes like the font size before pushing this live to all users. It would also in turn save you costs in the long run, save Meta effort of writing down 12 pages of feedback and lets be honest, a company of this size like easily has the budget to run a beta program for huge design changes like these.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Notifications (likes, tagging etc)

Started by: jamesjames

I actually stopped getting notifications from likes on posts awhile ago. Even though I have the settings on (and they were unchanged)

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Forum: The Site

Thread: The First Mod Hub Update: Runs Awaiting Verification

Started by: MetaMeta

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1. Second Liv's post about collapsing submissions by default.
Perhaps make it a custom filter and leave it up to the user to have submissions show expanded or collapsed by default.

2. Could the font size on these small elements be increased?
https://i.imgur.com/FRIZ8Mu.png

3. Not a big thing but I also wonder if there could be a filter to include sub variables in the 'submission title'. This was still the case in the old RaV page. For example, you could get away by saying "No Major Glitches - Inbounds - Ultra Nightmare" in the title instead of having just the main category title "No Major Glitches" show and then have any sub variables be displayed kinda small text below the submission.

https://i.imgur.com/R2r0XJG.png

One more small bug I discovered is that the 'date text' element behind "Ran" and "Submitted by" is translated in my local browser language even though my SRC language is set to english and the other elements on the modhub page are also in english on that page.
In my case it says '14 dagen geleden' which is dutch for '14 days ago' in english. Example:

https://i.imgur.com/JCieO8l.png

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Is the site still slow for you when logged in?

Started by: LawliepopLawliepop

Faster for me. Going back and forth between several pages, like the boards I mod and the forums goes in 3-5s.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: [Request] TOTP 2FA

Started by: OrangutanGamingOrangutanGaming

I agree there could be additions to the MFA system, or at least one alternative if the primary MFA is not functioning correctly for some reason.
Back then E-mail authentication was just the easiest and most convenient option without requiring users to have a smartphone that could run an app for example, or require just a phone in general to receive a text message. (Not everyone has a phone still..) and we just went by: If a user has an e-mail they'd use to access SRC -> they can receive a 2FA code. The main reasons there currently aren't any additions to MFA are likely because back when Pac ran the site, his options were most likely limited. It was time and cost efficient to just go with e-mail authentication for now since it would satisfy the majority of its users. If Elo will actually consider an alternative to MFA, I'm not sure.. but I at least feel that there should be a back-up again in case the primary method is unavailable. Or you would essentially be locked out as others are describing hereabove.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: The site won’t let me back in

Started by: THE_WARRIORTHE_WARRIOR

Have you tried with a different browser? This might just be a browser related issue.

 

Forum: Dark Souls III

Thread: Recommended Setup and Controller for Dks3 Speedruns?

Started by: ValventuresValventures

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To be honest, there are a lot of different setups out there. There also isn't any setup necessarily better than another. Common controllers used to speedrun Souls games are PS4/Xbox (One)/PS3/Steam controllers. To improve in menuing, most runners would recommend learning a 'claw grip' to hold your controller in a certain way that makes it easier to do menuing while sprinting/running. You can find different types of claw here: https://imgur.com/gallery/n0rfx or look at runners with a handcam/webcam included.

To respond to the part stating: 'response between the controller and the game is pretty slow'. It's difficult to pinpoint what exactly is causing this without knowing if you are using a wireless or a wired setup. If things like these occur, I would first and foremost recommend running a wired setup (plug your controller in using a wire). Even though Bluetooth/Wireless controllers setups should in theory work properly and not cause any input delay. If you are running a wireless/bluetooth setup, this might be the case for you. If you are still getting input delay with a wired setup, something else might be wrong. Could be the cable, could be the controller, could be software in the background causing input delay.

Good luck furthermore. Hope you can get it sorted.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: A new Speedrunning site

Started by: GarshGarsh

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Decent idea, but I don't think donating excess money to charity is a good idea. Not because I think donating to charity is bad, but because I think the donations to a new, open sourced site would receive would be far from "excess" (unless it actually grows to such a significant magnitude in such a short time that donation money is pouring in) for one, and because that money that people interested in the site donate, should go into improving the site in any way or shape possible. Maintaining, but also important to note: growing a site to be on par with a site of this magnitude is not just 'hosting' costs. There is a lot more involved.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: It's time to say goodbye

Started by: R0mainR0main

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Thank you guys for all you did for the site. Even though the transition back then was a strange experience and a lot was still unclear, you guys stayed there through thick and thin either way which just earns all my respect and shows how dedicated site staff was to making the site a better place for everyone. Truly a group that was just the backbone of this site and working with you guys as site staff was always a blast.

I will never forget all the meetings (that were supposed to last a hour but instead lasted for like a few hours sometimes) we had going through game requests and discussing the site as a whole. Definitely one of the highlights for me. I wish you guys all the best in your future endeavours.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Elo team is unreachable or i am doing it wrong?

Started by: DelekatesDelekates

@AmeiAmei Don't forget the torch and hayfork.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Irresponsible Moderator

Started by: GSB25

Support Hub.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: remove adds

Started by: DelekatesDelekates

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@DelekatesDelekates To be fair, you started this thread off typing in all caps, almost yelling then continued being rude to a handful people in this thread.
I'd suggest changing your tone if you'd like a honest discussion since I am just assuming that's what you made this thread for?

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Forum: The Site

Thread: My opinions on the new changes

Started by: DarQ_MassacresDarQ_Massacres

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To me this looks like a pretty poor effort at creating a separate and different business (profit) model for speedrun.com and simply riding the business models of other sites that Elo owns like Dotabuff and Overbuff. If you go to either of these sites right now, you can see they operate completely similar in terms of ads and how they are displayed. Personally already realized it would only be a matter of time before speedrun.com would end up like this too when the PM announced at the beginning of the site transfer that they would release their ad program over the site in the near future. I really really dislike how a lot of corpo's think about these sorts of strategies nowadays. To me it feels like straight up pissing off an entire user base which consists of well over hundreds of thousands of users that have been around much longer than a corpo has and the user base that they only recently inherited is worth it when it brings in good profit. Don't get me wrong, I understand to a degree. This site has to become profitable when its owned by a corpo, and yes, everyone is going to be pleased with new moderator options but please, for the love of god, this way of making this site profitable is not it. This site is NOT a Dotabuff, not an Overbuff. This is speedrun.com. People here are not interested in game statistics. Listen to the communities and users here, and stick to your promises that you made on the 13th of October on Twitter Sabina. You were going to earn the trust of the community and so far you are not doing a good job.

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