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Forum: The Site

Thread: Feature Request Thread for Elo Staff - December 2021

Started by: OxkniferOxknifer

Yeah, also kinda displays just how long people have been waiting for some of these. His post was made in July 2019, and that's only his post that collected all the info from a 70+ page thread.

And granted some of these are harder to implement than others probably, but how have we been waiting nearly 2 and a half years at least and still don't have the ability to label emulators runs with a specific emulator tag, ability to preview changes made in edit game, improved WR graphs, mod notes or the ability to organize games on your profile, etc.

There's also a ton of functionality in that very list no one would be opposed to, and so I really hope the next update is a large scale functionality update instead of profile stats that honestly should've been less of a priority I feel and a redesign that's still disliked by a fair lot. I imagine ELO are going to take the silence of criticism on the redesign as if people were overreacting or have learned to like it but really... there's still a lot of problems, but also only so much people can be arsed complaining on twitter and the forums. Maybe they're still getting a lot of feedback on it via the hub? But we'll never know. OpieOP

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Feature Request Thread for Elo Staff - December 2021

Started by: OxkniferOxknifer

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@DaravaeDaravae Do you mean this by chance: https://pastebin.com/raw/g1GkQvfA

This was from an old HowdenKing post.

This said, my feature requests for this year are:

1. Please allow Mods to claim runs in the mod hub.

2. It shouldn't simultaneously load every video at once on the page in modhub. Easy way to put massive load on weaker PCs as soon as they enter the mod hub and switch between pages, especially if it's like 5 Twitch VODs all loading at once or something. Also same issue people had with the front page Twitch VOD, it's a waste of bandwidth for people on data.

3. Mod notes for runs in the mod hub.

@MetaMeta And although the Support Hub does exist, it's still... not efficient I would say. Here at least users can give feedback on each idea, whereas in the mod hub it's concealed and like another user said it's easy to forget what you've even requested before, especially if a long time goes by and it's not been adjusted, etc.

A system like "uservoice" ( so like this: https://twitch.uservoice.com/ ) would be ideal in my opinion. Both current systems kinda have their own flaws.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Starcrytas outed for cheating in TG MEGATHREAD

Started by: WowIwasRight

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First thread is just you rambling to yourself. lol, the person who did respond in there is asking you the same question, can you prove it. You say in this thread you can prove he's cheated, yet there's still no proof whatsoever that you've posted.

Second thread is literally just a run verification thread where one asks him what the weird video blip is that he then explains.

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Forum: Persona 5 Royal

Thread: Possible full social stat run

Started by: MC_Colla_RollaMC_Colla_Rolla

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For All Confidants, @NanashiExileNanashiExile already does/has done those. Their old PB is even on the boards.

Full Social Stat though just seems random. There comes a point where there has to be a common ground on what a "Max" run is, otherwise you would just keep creating further new categories that max something else that the previous didn't.

Edit: Personally, I think that True Ending is already a good "Max" definition. The thing with all confidants is that from a routing perspective it would be fun, and would require you to work out the optimal way to do a lot of the game's systems. However, from a run perspective it would essentially be almost identical to Hard, True Ending when it comes down to it, and largely just result in more cutscenes. There's definitely people who like All Confidants, @NanashiExileNanashiExile is proof of that, but would the run be that different it warrants being its own thing? I don't think so. In the long run you'd see Hard, True Ending and All Confidants, and All Confidants would be mostly the same gameplay wise with just several extra hours of cutscenes/activities on top of it.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: PSA: Tumblr and DeviantArt Connections

Started by: SexSex

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It may or may not get fixed, but don't count on it soon.

Currently we're in a situation where it's radio silence for a month or two > update > complaints taken in for a day or two > radio silence for a month. Repeat.

A lot of the complaints about the past update still haven't been addressed at all a month later. There's a thread on it with pages and pages of critique, so they can't say they aren't receiving any.

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Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: NSFW Games on the Site

Started by: WrapWrap

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The NSFW rule has always existed I believe, it was just never in writing until a few years ago.

Pac's reasoning for not allowing them roughly was because advertisers don't really want to associate themselves with sites that promote NSFW (I think at the time it was against Curse's TOS). Obviously, you can't always combat all of it everywhere, but there was always an attempt to remove it.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: I come here to complain about site staff of speedrun.com

Started by: Pengu_KnightPengu_Knight

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Actually, people have the timezone similar or same as timezone of the site staff so they can always have many time ro contact the staff. But hey, have you ever thought of the feeling of the people having different timezone?

Timezones don't matter.

If they're employed then they likely have working hours, which means if you contact them at say 9PM in both your's and their own timezone, they don't have to respond until they're within their working hours again. I don't think just because it's for speedrun.com that their rules of employment should be different than anyone else's.

One thing that's excessively common for users contacting mods in general, is a sense of entitlement that the mod has to drop everything they're doing to immediately prioritise their problem. Just because you contact a mod when you're aware they are on, doesn't mean you're owed a response when you see fit to get one.

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Also you mentioned that mod farmer shouldn't moderate the games. Hey, you forget one thing: if you check, I haven't mod farm for a long time. Why can other people who get mod banned so easily to get unbanned but I have to wait like this.

What exactly is a 'long time', though? Point is your idea of a long time may be different than site mods, and if they deem you unfit to moderate, then it is what it is. They don't have to remove your blacklist on moderating, because moderating isn't a right.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: I come here to complain about site staff of speedrun.com

Started by: Pengu_KnightPengu_Knight

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I don't know why you'd assume that you would always be able to contact site mods anyways, regardless of time zones.

The site mods are now employees at ELO, however you can't expect them to be available at all times (or as you put it "immediately") for a userbase of currently 900K users. Especially when they also have their own reasons for coming on the site also, being speedrunners, and have their own lives.

I'm not trying to defend ELO and I have issues with the ways they are making updates and generally running the site too, but how do you know how much they make from ads? Can you provide this information? I have no qualms with people critiquing them but posts like this just reek of childish entitlement.

Personally my own view on the mod-ban stuff is that someone who's a self-admitted mod farmer should have no business being a mod, because their view on the role and what's required of it and what it represents is already distorted from what it should be, and until they can prove they've changed... why should they unban them from modding?

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Forum: The Site

Thread: List Of Things ELO Has To Fix

Started by: Act7Act7

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If anything, it'd be nice for token-based 2FA, like Authy, to be used. The one downside to this is not everyone has a smartphone, more than likely a lot of the younger users here. I don't know how confident ELO are in terms of their cybersecurity, but I definitely wouldn't feel comfortable inputting my phone number into a site such as speedrun.com. I don't think the problem is people putting their information out there, because there's a lot of people who drop their information to Amazon to become affiliates/partners on Twitch, the problem is does anyone trust speedrun.com to handle that information securely?

I mean the site still has a security exploit on it, that being if you can get onto someone else's account because they say... forgot to logoff, you can't freely change their password without knowing their current password for obvious reasons. However, you can change their email address freely without the requirement to enter current password... so the entire point of requiring current password to change password is meaningless. Do I trust a team that hasn't noticed this after a year of owning the site to keep my data safe? Definitely not.

Edit: Reverse's idea in my opinion is a pretty good one, which is post limits depending on how old your account is. Nothing is ever going to be a foolproof method of ridding spammers, all you can do is dissuade them from bothering and making it more difficult for them to spam. IP bans don't work and are a band-aid in most places anyway, like the US where a lot have dynamic IPs.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Pop up keeps showing up on the site

Started by: DragonSlayer19827DragonSlayer19827

I like how it says "Dear Apple User", as if it's from Apple, but then has the YouTube logo.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Mod abuse

Started by: I_PlayOsu

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How unfortunate, Mr. account-made-only-today!

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Forum: The Site

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

Started by: MetaMeta

Speaking of which, is there any update on the stuff on this page:

https://www.speedrun.com/news/676-2021-4-14-game-moderator-tools-sneak-peek-support-hub-release

I only ask because of the text at the very bottom:

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As we mentioned in February’s update, the User Profile Page widgets will be updated to better reflect the user. This will likely be updated after the moderator tools have been developed, but be on the lookout for that change.

Which is the change most recently rolled out. Stuff like mod notes, claiming runs, improved guide sections, ability for mods to review guides/resources, as well as improved mod tools in edit game are still very sought after.

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Forum: The Site

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

Started by: MetaMeta

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I think one thing we can be certain of is comments aren't going anywhere, and I don't think they're gonna give moderators full ability to disable them per game because that effectively means comments are gone. I don't think they've not heard users asking for moderators to have this ability, it's likely that they have and simply chose to ignore that suggestion.

Like others said, this doesn't solve the issue of inactive users or games. 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. So moderators are still going to be having these backs and forths with trolls over bad comments, or you're going to find inactive games with WRs that have walls of spam comments that aren't noticed.

Although you claim to be listening to the community, the problem is you give us zero feedback on our suggestions and instead drop updates like this, and the userbase is just expected to make do after an update drops, and the process begins again. You can't run this site like YouTube or Twitter, because an integral part of this site is communication. If there's going to be zero back and forth over how stuff should be implemented, or better implemented, between the owners and the users, then I can't see the supposed communication ever working well here. You're always going to have users feeling ignored. The inability for mods to disable comments for example. Did ELO not like that? Is it going to be done just not right now? People suggested that, many people, was it ignored or not implemented for X reason?

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Forum: The Site

Thread: The Simpson's Hit & Run Blackout

Started by: Critch_Critch_

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To stress what Daravae said, there are still many, many bugfixes that need to be done, as well as functionality that would be nice that we simply do not have at the moment.

Even stuff that isn't any kind of aesthetic feature, such as being able to:

- Submit runs in multiple parts, without the need to use 'Notes'
- Being able to better organize the guides section on each game.
- The "Games" section finally receiving the ability to search Games by title. Granted this was Pac's fault for not putting one in after he updated the Layout a few years back, but by now this should be a thing.
- Leaderboard backups / rollbacks.
- Previewing changes made in Edit Game (so you can see what the Leaderboard will look like before you commit to a change) / confirmation of changes and a warning if runs will be deleted because of a change before anything happens, so people aren't accidentally wiping tons of runs via a mistake.
- Ability to mass move runs.
- A separate section/icon for Image proof over Video proof, since some games allow Image proof.
- Claiming runs in the Mod-Hub so multiple mods don't waste time reviewing the same run. (Don't get me wrong, but being a site mod years ago I know Pac gave site mods a similar feature in the game request review page about a day or so after we asked him for it. It wasn't perfect, but I can't see this being a difficult task to do to warrant waiting forever for it.)
- Allow a slider in Edit Game for Smods/Mods to allow Verifiers to review their own runs if they so wish.
- Finally fix Twitch VODs that are inserted in posts/notes: https://www.speedrun.com/p5/run/yvge78xy (An example)

These are only things off top of my head, that aren't aesthetical, I'm sure there are more. Comments, statistics, etc were probably very likely close to the bottom of everyone's list for stuff we wanted out of the site from ELO and stuff like this I would say definitely needs some kind of "Preview" process before it's fully pushed live, such as an opt-in BETA.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: matthew felix aka starcrytas is a cheater

Started by: matthewfelisisacheat

Linking to a site that embeds porn is not a good idea on a site that has a large amount of minors browsing it.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: The Simpson's Hit & Run Blackout

Started by: Critch_Critch_

@TuttereyTutterey Well I think the point is that they want site admins to be made aware, because these guys have been hit with a lot of racist, transphobic, homophobic messages via comments, including stuff like hateful september 11th messages.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: matthew felix aka starcrytas is a cheater

Started by: matthewfelisisacheat

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Also have to bare in mind email screenshots are easily faked, as are emails in general honestly. That said unless at a bare minimum we know this guys email... how can we even be sure it's him you're communicating with and not someone else, or you just sending yourself emails back and forth? Is this dudes email publicly on display somewhere?

If you know of these particular instances of cheating, find them in the actual videos, or if he's so for revealing this information to specifically you... ask him for the timestamps.

Otherwise posting the emails is pointless.

And I mean, cheating accusations should be taken seriously, but when your username is literally a random sock account named 'matthewfelisisacheat' you have next to nothing to lose for calling this guy out if it's a false claim. Provide some real information on yourself if this is a legitimate claim first, such as not using a random sock account.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Can we please disable comments for runs on our respective leaderboards?

Started by: SBCzSBCz

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https://twitter.com/LiquidWIFI/status/1450115974623948807

They really need to do something. Please just turn them off until they're developed to a point where Mods/Users have some control, and there's also additional extras like bad-word filtering and such implemented.

(sensitive topic in the tweet ahead)

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Forum: The Site

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

Started by: MetaMeta

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This update (weirdly) seems to have broken something in the mod hub, which is that if you put multiple parts of a run into the video link field it seems to cause a playback error specifically with the embed in mod hub. It wasn't doing this a few days ago.

I tested a submission with only the one video in the video link field; no playback error.

Then tested a submission with the same video put twice (to emulate a 2 part submission)... playback error.

This only happens exclusively in the mod hub. It works fine if you fully view the submission. I hope an update to the game pages is just going to be actual multiple fields to put runs that are in several parts, instead of having to resort to putting a part in 'Notes'.

(And I think in general this is why people are a little ticked off about some changes, because there's actual functionality stuff that should be top priority over stuff like statistics)

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