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  manticor5manticor5

Oh no... I don't have Twitter, maybe some whisper to the moderator through Twitch would help =). I will see if I can get an answer, thanks for your comment Dangerless.

 
  LivLiv

Just thought I would say, since the last two requests seem to be centered around having a lack of contact oneself; it is always best to create a twitter (or the necessary social media) for these specific situations yourself, even if you do not intend to use it past that one purpose. It takes less than 2 minutes to do, and is likely going to circumvent a lot of the waiting you're going to have to do in these situations. That, and you can come back to it again in the future if you ever find yourself in the same situation again.

Not having a specific contact method yourself, does not mean that a moderator cannot be contacted. That issue lies with you. One thing to consider is that if you cannot contact other users due to a lack of social media, people also will not be able to contact you.

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  brassbeatbrassbeat

Hey there, can someone add me as a moderator for Not Tetris 2? (https://www.speedrun.com/nt2). The one mod on there seems inactive and doesn't have any social media listed. I have been able to find his yt through one of his runs posted and I tried posting a message on his community tab, but so far I've seen no response.

 
  VaruunaVaruuna

Hello. I would like to request to become upped to a Super Mod on Daytona USA https://www.speedrun.com/Daytona_USA
Reason being the previous 2 Super Mods are no longer active (one last online 2 years ago, and other 4 months, with no social media connected to his account).
Back when I joined them to post my own results, I was lucky to be able to get ahold of the more active one of the mods and was able to become a mod myself, but now, I want to make changes and additions to the leaderboards and the other mods are nowhere to be found or contacted.

 
  WeaponLordWeaponLord

@Liv I understand that trying alternative ways to find mods in SR.com might be feasible when needed. But it kinda gets out of point like being the "only way" to find them, to make "so mods do moderate".
I mean, a person is a mod, is responsibilty of him/her to keep in touch with community of games that they moderate. At least keep a look once in a while. Otherwise... why becoming a mod in first place? So in a nutshell it means that I'm a mod, it's simply okay for me to ignore game forums for like months and vanish. It will be a problem of those runners of those games, not my problem, since they "haven't found me".

We are all part of Speedrun.com. That's our network. We have to give it credit. We are not Twitter users, not facebook users and stuff... =( We are runners in Speedrun.com. Social medias are kinda personal stuff, So a runner has to go in personal profiles beg for people to come here to take a look on forums that they own and should take care of.
in their private social places. Using twitter, Facebook, whatsapp, skype, call them and stuff... 🙁

Imagine you super mods of the website just forget about this thread here and not giving attention 'unless' someone would have to look for you in your twitters. it would be a mess and the end of the site.

The mod is usually online. I'm pretty sure he has seen the thread in question. He just doesn't want to care at the moment. So nothing wrong with that, one has a life to take care of first, when the inactivity its like for days or couple weeks. It's all understandable,
but when it comes to a month and keeps going... at least the job should be given to other person with just enough experience to solve the problem so forum keeps going =(
You guys would have way less problems to deal with in games in general if this was considered

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  DaravaeDaravae

@brassbeat Seems accurate. Done.

@Varuuna Also accurate. Its done.

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  DaravaeDaravae

@WeaponLord Since when is social media "private stuff" ? It is your public profile on the internet meant to be accesible to be, you know, social?
In the time you were writing this post you could also have contacted Crisco on social media since Liv already pointed out he has an active Twitter account listed and that user should easily be able to get back to respond to your question going off from that activity.

Please try and make a substantial amount of effort of contacting moderators yourself before asking for mod here. As you can read above other users who also request becoming moderator also checked these aspects themselves just fine so I want to ask you to please respect our guidelines and make an effort yourself before proceeding in this thread.

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  Wipeoutjack7Wipeoutjack7

Hey! I submitted a game which got accepted an hour ago. In the request for the game I mentioned how the game was in the same series as a game thats on the site. The series got a board created, and both games are under the series, but theres no mod https://www.speedrun.com/ptseries I'd like to be mod, so I can add a logo etc. Thanks!

 
  LivLiv

@Wipeoutjack7 Didn't verify this request myself, but just due to the subject of those games... probably best these particular requests are sent through the request form. Series don't necessarily need series mods.

 
  ZojalyxZojalyx

I would like to be a mod of the game Thrillville. The current only active mod has been removed for reasons i am unaware and I have a run I would like verified but none of the other mods, have been active for over 4 months and I have no way of getting in contact with them. Thank you.
https://www.speedrun.com/Thrillville

 
  CmdrCmdr

Well this is going to be awkward.

So the very first game submitted to src was Oregon Trail 5 (I was bad at leaderboard creation back then). A few months after I had the leaderboards, I changed computers, and could no longer run the game. Feeling it was time to break it up, once a couple others had ran the game, I figured it was time to pass it up. So I gave moderator to Baldr (current WR holder) and some guy I won't name cause he got banned the day after I gave him mod.

Fastforward to March 2019, and now I have a way to safely play the game on my new computer and record it. Baldr hasn't been on in 10 months, I shot him a message couple days ago on his twitter (which he has posted tweets since my message, but no reply.) And as I'm writing this, throwing in a run to submit as good measure. I know, a little awkward with it originally being my leaderboard, but I didn't feel ok moderating a game I could no longer run. Now with the ability to run the game safely, and definitely, know a lot more on leaderboard creation.

Here is the link to make things easier: https://www.speedrun.com/ot5the#Oregon_City_Any

Cheers,
Cmdr

 
  DaravaeDaravae

@Cmdr Took a look and noticed Baldr has Twitter which he actively uses. I recommend waiting a little longer for him to respond.

 
  WeaponLordWeaponLord

@Daravae

I may have used the wrong word. I meant that social medias are personal (not private). They are personal stuff of people, and not related to Speedrun.com like "in order to have one you gotta have the other"
As I explained to you. I already tried to contact the super Mod. I made effort to contact him on "alternative" social medias available for both of us. The problem is, I don't have twitter, he doesnt have youtube or steam. So, who is to blame? Me for not having twitter, he for not having youtube or steam...? (That's the problem on depending on other medias to use the site). Who would to tell which medias one must have or not in order to be a runner?
Unless you tell me that it is a rule to must have specific social medias to use Speedrun.com. If so, then I didn't know and I'm sorry.

Liv said I don't have a way to be contacted as well. What does it mean? I am right here, lol

>> I created the right thread on the right place, at the right forum of the right game in the right website. Where super mods get notification about.

I don't plan to insist on that, But I do wan't to be fair for the fair it is:

>> I created a thread on the forum about a month ago. The only super mod available saw and ignored. '-' I contacted other Mod on steam, since this mod has steam (he had seen the thread on notification before I contacted him by the way), and he said that there's only one super mod and only one that can do something

This super mod saw the thread and ignored. So do I have to create a twiiter account and go after him and beg him?

So I create a Twitter account and go there and send messages
So he ignores my messages on twitter too.
So I come here and bring you printscreens to prove that I tried to contact him and he keeps ignoring...? Is that what "substantial efforts" mean?

You guys have an idea how far can it go instead of just giving someone ways to fix a problem? (since the only super mod available is absent)..

At least, It would be possible to give @JayTheIdiot the status of super Mod in the game? So I could at least contact someone?

 
  LivLiv

Just to note, receiving notifications for forum posts/threads is not a mandatory option, it is optional. So it's entirely possible he just never saw your thread. Most people mainly rely on discords and their social media for contact. Is it kind of counter productive? Sometimes. It is what it is.

Going back to this point of your post:

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At least, It would be possible to give @JayTheIdiot the status of super Mod in the game? So I could at least contact someone?

Have you tried to contact this particular user already? If they're a mod for the game, then they should be able to sort this out for you already. There is no difference between Super/Standard mod in terms of permissions for editing the board itself. So, I'm not sure what giving them Super Mod would actually accomplish for this particular task.

I've tweeted at Crisco myself on twitter for you, and directed him towards your initial post. I'll give it a little while to see if he replies. And is it a rule to have certain social medias on speedrun.com? No. However, would it be productive for users to actually reasonably attempt to reach out before coming here? Probably yes. User's going that extra mile is kind of what is meant by 'substantial effort', because from my perspective he is contactable (unless he is intentionally ignoring) but the problem is a user's choice to not try that avenue.

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  OldWorldGamerOldWorldGamer

Well, it looks like ALL the boards I was moderating are being taken from me without any reason. I know a member has been submitting a plethora of games without a timer and I keep telling them to add one. the rules for each of those games also clearly state "start the TIMER..." which I thought most people would know that that means use a timer.

I read through this thread over the past few days and it says I would be contacted about moderation yet no one has bothered whatsoever and I am not someone who is hard to get a hold of. As of right now, I am messaging an admin about this at it seems fairly unprofessional to remove someone as a moderator for no good reason.

 
  DrakodanDrakodan

What's unprofessional is not being able to exercise any discretion as a moderator. The only action here with "no good reason" is rejecting runs for having no timer onscreen. Unless there's a very specific game-related reason for the presence of a timer being a prerequisite, it has no bearing on a speedrun. It should be obvious to anyone with common sense that if a ruleset contains the phrase "Start the timer" that it's a colloquial way to define when the timing for the run begins. Are you going to reject every speedrun that was performed before the advent of timing software became common? Maybe some benefit of the doubt can be given since you appear to be interpreting the rules in the most literal sense possible (Which still shows poor judgement, but whatever.) but to any other outside observer, it looks like you're rejecting runs because you can't be bothered to time it yourself, which is part of a moderator's duty. I don't blame the site staff for taking ownership of games away from you.

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  LivLiv

@OldWorldGamer I did message you on twitter multiple times:

https://twitter.com/FurryWulfz/status/1108527793573425152

Between the third/fourth tweet there was approx a 12-13 hour gap where I went to sleep, after I came back on I checked to see if you had used twitter (you indeed had) and so I sent the fourth tweet. After not receiving any response at all... I assumed you were ignoring me, so we discussed it and took action as a perhaps way to fully get your attention.

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  KunoDemetriesKunoDemetries

I was wondering if for the recent occurrence in the cod community if it was ok if I got to be the mod for call of duty ww2 because nobody is modding the game atm, and we would like someone in the community to be the moderator for it.
If not I recommend Klooger