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Forum: The Site

Thread: Feedback thread

Started by: PacPac

I can't make much sense of the response, but if you are fine with Website / wiki being used in more ways then so am I. It should be clear though

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Feedback thread

Started by: PacPac

I don't think you can put all Wikipedia links down to the old labeling. I agree that a concise note is difficult to write. I would suggest something like "Not for wikis unrelated to speedrunning, or direct links to the game".

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I'm not sure how prevalent Wikipedia links are now compared to in the past, but one suggestion I just heard is to block Wikipedia links in that field. There's no circumstance that would be the correct usage of it.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Feedback thread

Started by: PacPac

Thanks for both including those ellipses. I wanted to be absolutely clear on what the staff intend it to be used for before suggesting any games use it "incorrectly".

Originally posted by ShikenNuggetsalso if you're bringing in examples of leaderboards misusing it, worth noting that IIRC it was actually mislabeled for a while, so that's likely why it's been used incorrectly

I remember when it was labeled as "Website / Wikipedia". That was a while ago though and Wikipedia links are not the only issue. Also, "wiki" still makes some people's minds jump to Wikipedia.

I won't list specific examples of misuse, but if you search 'site:speedrun.com "website / wiki"' you can see how common it is. The issue is of course how few games have a dedicated speedrunning site. It's probably one of the least used features on the site, but since it exists, I think it's a good idea to provide some information on it. Other fields have this, such as "eg, smb2. Optional, must be unique", "For matching streams on Twitch", and "Non-expiring invitation link". Community website / wiki only has the example of "zeldaspeedruns.com", which is not explicit at all.

And yes, even if you put in big capital letters not to link to the Wikipedia article, people would still do it, but it won't hurt to add some clarification to a feature that is so often misused.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Feedback thread

Started by: PacPac

I'm glad it is so obvious to you, but if you explain to me what the intended purpose of it is, I'm sure I can find many leaderboards where the purpose was not clear to the moderator.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Feedback thread

Started by: PacPac

Can there be a note under the "Community website / wiki" field clarifying the purpose of it?

 

Forum: Bloons Tower Defense

Thread: Gerbs now supermod PogChamp

Started by: GerbungisGerbungis

Can you retime my run? I think it might just be a 13:06

 

Forum: Rusty Lake: Paradise

Thread: 100%?

Started by: 148thKakapo148thKakapo

This isn't one of the Rusty Lake games I've played so I don't know how to identify 100% completion. I messaged chryoyo about this last week but didn't get a response.

Regardless I would agree with doing a run first.

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Forum: Wii Party

Thread: i need clarification on individual minigame rules

Started by: SoloQSoloQ

https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​Wii_Party/​run/​yw1p769z

And the Cosmic Capers rules:

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- You don't have to record your run, but you still must show evidence of your time by showing a video/picture in the Cosmic Capers leaderboard screen.

I won't necessarily object to changing the rules though.

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Forum: Wii Party

Thread: i need clarification on individual minigame rules

Started by: SoloQSoloQ

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Video proof is required for all runs.

That's not true

 

Forum: Club Penguin

Thread: Puffle Launch target times

Started by: RandomnoRandomno

While some levels in Puffle Launch are likely dead, others have known improvements or are frames away from an untied. I am posting this to keep a record of which levels are the closest to being improved.

I made a mod of the game which has all levels, the timer, turbo mode and slow motion unlocked from the start, and tracks centiseconds. If you want the file ask me on the Discord server. Note that it is not valid for submitted runs.

The game rounds all times, so to cut a full second you must get below x.50. So x.54 is two frames away from untied, x.58 three frames, and so on.

Level 4: 13.58. Very possible if a balloon bounce can be cut from the ending.

Level 5: 4.54. Still can't beat 4.54 after many dupes. A different bounce may be possible.

Level 8: 8.5. I don't know if this run had any imperfections.

Level 12, 24, 36: All boss levels, not heavily optimised.

Level 13: 8.5 (not recorded).

Level 14: Bounce from the last anvil into the catapult is possible, likely saving a second.

Level 19: Very long and difficult level, under a minute is certainly doable. Panda has posted a slightly faster start.

Level 20: See the videos here. Last shot is very precise but combining the runs should save 2 seconds.

Level 21: A second faster with a single bounce on the penultimate balloon.

Level 22: Not well optimised.

Level 33: A couple of bounces can be done first try saving a few seconds.

Level 34: A few bounces on the boxes can be saved.

Level 35: Flying straight into the goal is possible and may cut a second depending on how low the decimal of the current WR was.

 

Forum: Purble Place

Thread: Release date

Started by: RandomnoRandomno

The release date is listed as 2009, it is apparently 2006 or 2007 though. Nov 8 2006 was Window Vista's manufacturing release. Jan 30 2007 was the consumer release.

This is assuming the Vista version is the same. I didn't actually know that it came with Vista before just now.

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Forum: Escape The Office

Thread: TAS in 00:09

Started by: RandomnoRandomno

Made this a couple of weeks ago but forgot to post it. Gets to the elevator game in under 2 seconds.

 

Forum: Wii Party

Thread: Mod Application

Started by: GamingLandGamingLand

@BashCross @AdamLikesCars @AntoninZeKing please join the Discord server to discuss this before making any surprise decisions. Also @Danish_Soda if you want to discuss it. I demoted myself to avoid being the only supposedly active person who can make a decision because I don't want to do anything without discussing it.

@AdamLikesCars since the tag didn't seem to work

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Forum: Escape The Office

Thread: Request to link this game to a series

Started by: AscendingAnthemAscendingAnthem

I didn't say you were incorrect 😛 But okay

 

Forum: Escape The Office

Thread: Request to link this game to a series

Started by: AscendingAnthemAscendingAnthem

I forgot I'm not a mod for this...

Looking at the series though are you sure all the games there should have a colon in the title? ETO clearly shouldn't based on the title screen but I didn't see anything like that in the other games.