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  LivLiv

@Adamo Generally, we aren't going to instate a moderator simply because they have a faster time, it's not really a good basis for doing so. Moderators would be changing constantly if that were the case. What we can see is that your run has been pending for only a day, and your forum post was made only 18 hours ago. Neither of these durations are even close to what we would consider an issue, on top of the fact that @Chimp is not obliged to make you a moderator in this circumstance.

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  AdamoAdamo

Understood, however I would argue that its not simply because I have a faster time, but because I have an actual interest in moderating the game and growing the community because its actually a super fun speedgame. If you watch his PB, there are moments where he is testing out the new upgrades after beating bosses and also reading all of the text without skipping through to read the story, which really gives the viewer the perspective that the only reason that this game and his time exists on this website so that he can have a nice golden trophy in his profile. I definitely agree that just because someone holds the WR they shouldn't be a moderator, however my issue is that @Chimp moderates many many games where he is the only runner and it doesn't seem like he has an interest in actually moderating and growing any of them.

I believe there is a big flaw for a user to submit a game to this website and then have a monopoly over all the whole game, especially when the user clearly doesn't have an actual interest in moderating that game, only having 1st place. Like I said in my previous comment, @Chimp didn't even bother to specify rules for any% timing and a new runner would have to watch his run and time it and compare from the youtube timestamps in order to understand what rules he had used for timing, like I had to. For a popular game I agree that the mods should have 0 obligation to make anyone else a moderator, but I believe every game should be examined in a case by case basis and in this situation where we have a single user who moderates 10 different games and is the sole moderator and has a monopoly over all of them isnt fair since you can have people like me who want to grow the speedrun community for one of those games and cannot. (Edit: Upon more investigation, he is the SOLE mod for ALL 10 games he moderates and is the sole runner for all of them except 1 where his time is 5x longer than the other user. If someone is super passionate about any of those 10 games like me or that other user they are out of luck simply because Chimp happened to submit it to sr.com before them)

Thank you very much for your response however. I can see that not much can be done until more time has passed and so I will wait.

 
  Kirby703Kirby703

Hey, can @Theminerscode be demodded on Speed Builders? (It's a small issue, but various attempts to get in touch with him over the past few years failed and he's a super mod.)

 
  LivLiv

@Kirby703 No activity for 2 years, done.

 
  manticor5manticor5

Hello guys, @Daravae and @Liv I have waited for almost 1 month a pending run for the Capcom arcade game Three Wonders: Midnight Wanderers. The moderator is @xShiko but no verification of my run so far. I wish you could add me please as an additional moderator along with xShiko. I will grind my times in this wonderful game. I would appreciate a lot. Thanks. The link: https://www.speedrun.com/Three_Wonders_-_Midnight_Wanderers/run/z51ndq5m

 
  ChimpChimp

Hi all, if mods will permit me I have to respond to @Adamo, for he made several claims about me there. Don't worry, no drama/negativity here 🙂

I saw a notification right before bed last night that Adamo submitted a run, but couldn't even look at it bcus I had to sleep, had work/school today. Just now I was made aware of this thread from a Twitch message from this site's moderator FurryWulfz. It hasn't even been 24 hours since I got the notification of the run on my end. I see now there's a forum post, but last night it was not showing me that, just that there was a run which i planned to verify this weekend when i have actual time. Others use my computer and it stays on all day, it doesn't mean it's me at sr.com all the time.

@Adamo, you're saying things like "I have tried to contact @Chimp on all forms of communication and I am positive that he has viewed my forum post for the game". This is 100% false. No messages from you on my Twitch, forum posts are not going to be replied to instantly if the mod hasn't seen them. "Positive" I saw your forum post for the game? Also incorrect, and I would never make "positive" claims such as these about someone based on negative assumptions.

"he is simply ignoring/delaying my attempts at communication so that he can continue to be first place in a game that only he has submitted a run for" Again, this is false.

You say "It seems unfair that he can do this", Yet it's fair for you to smear me and make negative assumptions about me? That is biased and highly irrational. Unlike some runners I don't mind submitting initial runs even if they're terrible, and then progress from there slowly, since like most I have other obligations. For me doing it this way helps me keep working at the game. The first run I ever did for Friday the 13th (NES) was not very good at all, and now thru the course of a year just 6 days ago i got the WR for the game, and it's by no means an easy free WR. It's not even labeled as a WR anywhere, nor will it ever be, yet you claim I just want WRs. The work that everybody put in the game is what matters to me, not the titles.

I could go on with the many things that are false

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For the mods here, any advice on what should I do in this situation? Because I really have no interest in ever dealing with someone who has no problem lying just to get their way, showing impatience (Posting here instead of just waiting for a bit), being selective on the "investigation" done on my profile just to get his way, etc when just being respectful would have been sufficient.

On the forum post for the game he says he wants to be mod so he can verify his own runs, but generally the point is to submit and wait for the other mod to verify.

 
  LivLiv

@Chimp As I said above, you're under no obligation to mod anyone simply because they ask. I just wanted you to see the situation for yourself so you could respond.

This was mostly just a demonstration of how easy it is to get ahold of someone if you actually try.

@manticor5 I've tweeted at Shiko since he appears active on twitter, I'll give him a few days to respond to this.

 
  AdamoAdamo

Firstly, let me just say that I apologize for assuming that you were ignoring my attempts at contacting you as your speedrun.com info page claimed that you were getting on/off repeatedly (i.e. not an instance of leaving your computer on as then it would stay logged in) which to me seemed as though you were well aware of my attempts to contact you, however were simply ignoring me. I didn't think much of it until I looked at your profile and noticed that you were first place in a TON of other games that you moderate and were the sole runner for, another red flag to me. While I definitely thought this was the result of a user who seemed to enjoy being first place in a ton of various games and didn't want to lose those times, I always thought it was possible that I was completely misunderstanding the whole situation and in my first message here I even state "Also, in the off chance that @Chimp is very busy despite constantly being on speedrun.com and has genuinely not had the time to respond to me, I apologize."

I am completely in the wrong and I let my lack of patience and the evidence that I had found get the better of me. I also assumed that you saw my forum posts (when I said I was 100% positive that you saw it) because I saw the view count go up and assumed there was no one else that it could be besides you.

"he is simply ignoring/delaying my attempts at communication so that he can continue to be first place in a game that only he has submitted a run for" - Again, I was wrong. I didn't even try to message you on twitch as your last stream was half a year ago, and all the other links on your profile led to dead ends where I couldn't message you.

I have nothing against submitting "bad" times, but I do honestly still think that someone who has submitted a single "bad" run shouldn't be able to have full jurisdiction over a speedrun community simply because they submitted a run first. I saw your Friday the 13th run and it was really good, I watched the whole thing and enjoyed it.

I don't think I really lied about anything, just misinterpretation and maybe a severe lack of patience on my part which was fueled by the evidence that I came across when researching your profile. Also, I think its a bit hypocritical when you say that it isnt in the spirit of this website to want to be a mod so that I can verify my own runs, when more than half of your runs are verified by yourself... I think anyone can understand why someone with a 17 minute PB wouldn't want to have someone who has a 39 minute PB to have to verify each and every single run when clearly they're equally if not more qualified to assess the run.

Again, really sorry if you felt that I was smearing you, as that was not my intention. I was simply trying to point out the flaw that this website has where a single user can essentially hold multiple speedrun communities hostage by not allowing other equally qualified people to be mods when you aren't necessarily super interested in that game in the first place. I felt really bad commenting before and taking up space on this thread and now I feel even worse because I didn't want to start any drama. @Chimp if you would like to speak more let us do so on the forum on ASRS and again, I apologize.

 
  LivLiv

I will just say whether or not your run is good/bad doesn't really demonstrate one's ability to moderate properly. Some really good runners could potentially make poor moderators, and vice versa.

Anyway, can this conversation please be taken elsewhere? There is no issue here; Chimp can be contacted, the runs have only been sat pending for a day and at this point it's just going to be clogging up this thread. Twitch Whispers would be a good avenue, as Chimp responded to me within a matter of hours.

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  RatodanetRatodanet

I made a run of the game Unravel two, with all the compliments, however I discovered a glitch of climbing on the walls causing me to not have to accomplish some goals, and the moderators do not accept my race. @BnH247, @maskedmonkey2

 
  manticor5manticor5

Yes...I will wait also. Thank you so much, @Liv =)

 
  TheMadWaspTheMadWasp

I have had a run pending for The Sims 2 for over a month and the moderator has not been online even before I submitted it. As I've mentioned in previous posts here, I've tried and failed in contacting the moderator and the user @NTRG has been requesting to be a mod for some time. Now that it's been over a month is it possible for either @NTRG or myself to be added as a moderator so my run can be verified? Thanks.

https://www.speedrun.com/The_Sims_2

 
  TweniThreeTweniThree

Hi, please remove https://www.speedrun.com/user/Wretis/info as moderator and add me as super mod for the game https://www.speedrun.com/Animal_Super_Squad , he hasn't logged in since September, and has no linked accounts.

 
  DaravaeDaravae

@Ratodanet Please take this up to the moderators of the game itself. Both moderators are active enough to treat your request. Actually, I already found a forum post of you on Unravel Two which had moderators replying very shortly after. Just because you might not got the answer you want right now, does not mean this should be an immediate trigger to come here in this thread and request moderator status yourself. I suggest having a good talk with the moderators first.

@TheMadWasp I have looked into this a little bit and it seems like most of the socials from this moderator also don't work. I added you and @NTRG as mods. Please look into the current queue as well.

@TweniThree Seems fair. Done.

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  PegasDoggeAMPegasDoggeAM

Hello/ Help me please.
I want to ask this guy ( https://www.speedrun.com/user/Macamac2000 ) about becoming a moderator of this game ( https://www.speedrun.com/Gordon_Freakman_2_Kleiner_Life ), but I can't contact with him. Can I become the moderator of this game??

 
  videogamemaster22videogamemaster22

hello, me and my friend (Zombie1Kenobi) just did a run for a small game we found called Effing Worms - Xmas and have both submitted our runs, however i have now realized both mods have not been active on speedrun.com for 5/6 months, so i don't think our runs will get verified, is there any way me and him can be made super mods of the game? thanks for any help! 🙂

Link - https://www.speedrun.com/effing_worms_xmas

 
  CrroolCrrool

Hello, I'm contacting you guys in regards to the leaderboard for A Bird Story (https://www.speedrun.com/A_Bird_Story). The current moderator hasn't been online in at least a month. I've attempted to contact him through the e-mail linked on his twitter (as his twitter hasn't seen any activity in almost a year). This has not yielded any response either. His twitch link is, unfortunately, a dead link so no other means of contact seem to be possible. I'm currently series moderator for the Sigmund Corp series (which A Bird Story is part off) and it is the only game in the series I do not have mod rights to. Would it be possible to be added as a moderator of this game as well?

 
  DaravaeDaravae

@Crrool Seems fair, thanks for trying. I added you.

 
  FiresorrowFiresorrow

Hello, me and a friend submitted a run on Never Split the Party (https://www.speedrun.com/Never_Split_The_Party) 3 weeks ago. We contacted the moderator on Twitch but he didnt answer yet. Thanks for the help!