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About this thread

This thread is specifically meant as a last resort for moderation requests and changes to already existing leaderboards after following the requirements from section Moderation Requests at the bottom of the site rules

This thread may be used to:
• Request to become a moderator of a leaderboard when all existing moderators are inactive.
• Request the removal of inactive Super Moderators.
• Request to be upped to Super Moderator if there are no existing Super Moderators on the leaderboard.
• Address moderation disputes, though these are better addressed directly to Full Moderators which can be found HERE

Note that:
• Discussion should be kept only between site staff and the requesting party. Anyone who cannot contribute to the discussion in a meaningful way will get their posts deleted along with a warning.
• Moderation should be requested for yourself only, not for other users.


About Series moderation

Series moderation is currently under a lot of scrutiny. Site staff will more than often reject requests for series moderation if there is no real demand for adding a series moderator. For a series to become eligible for moderation, a series will often require a monthly/weekly workload of adding games to that specific series.

For adjustments to a series (theme, information, attach games, discord URL etc.) that doesn't have a series mod, please use this thread instead so a Content Moderator can add these for you.


Requirements before posting

By posting here, you confirm that you read and acknowledged the site Moderation rules

Requesting moderation

• All moderation requests should first be directed towards the game's current moderators. Most games are not looking to add moderators that are not well-known to the community. Moderators are considered inactive if they have not logged on or verified a pending run in at least 21 days. In the case of inactive game moderators, please attempt to contact them via social media to resolve the situation.

• ALL users requesting moderation in this thread are required to set up MFA (E-mail authentication) in their account settings before their request is being considered. This can be found in 'Settings' > 'General > 'Require e-mail authentication when logging in'. Site staff will also often ask users to have at least two working social media contacts of themselves attached to their profile that both offer DM/messaging capabilities.

• Site staff will most often need to see a pending run by you to make a moderation change for inactivity.

• If a game's moderators are highly inactive (have not logged on in three or more months) and not responding to off-site contact, and you have a run already on the boards, you may request moderation of the game without a pending run. Accepting these requests are at the discretion of site staff.

• If your account is less than 30 days old, your request may not be fulfilled.

• All moderation change requests are accepted or denied at the discretion of site staff.

Requesting the removal of inactive Super Moderators

• The removal of inactive Super Moderators should be requested by other moderators of the same leaderboard.

• If a Super Moderator is inactive, we require other moderators to perform a substantial amount of effort themselves in reaching out to these inactive Super Moderators in order to request that they remove themselves first.

Trevor.cranberryTrevor.cranberry, goldenONXgoldenONX and 61 others like this. 

have you tried making a post in the games forums about this at all because game mods may receive a notification for posts if they have not turned it off just like they do for most other activity.

AsherKashAsherKash, MidcamperMidcamper and ImaproshamanImaproshaman like this. 

hey i have a few runs pending in the game Shifting Temple https://www.​speedrun.​com/Shifting_Temple , they have been pending for about 2 1/2 weeks now, the moderator hasn't been online in 3 months and has no contact information

TerminalRealityTerminalReality and Fiddle_SticksFiddle_Sticks like this. 

Heyo! I'm relatively new to the site, I wanted to start with speedrunning one of my favorite games, and after a submitted the run I realized the mod for it has not been online for over 3 months and has not reviewed a run for the past 7 months. The game is Circle Empires and the mods name is "tollcross". I would appriciate if the game would get a new mod, or I'd gladly volunteer as I absolutely adore this game. ❤️

MidcamperMidcamper likes this. 

I would like to become moderator for https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​Dangerous_Driving . The game's page is currently moderated by three people who have no moderator experience, which is clear from the horrific structure of the board. Let's start with the fact that's according to the categories it is an IL board, even though the categories are made as Full Game categories. How did they even gain moderator position without submitting any runs? I'm am as confused as I am appalled.

If not me, then at least give moderation to someone like https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​user/​Mopsi , or someone else from the Burnout community that actually knows what they're doing.

Thebpg13Thebpg13, MidcamperMidcamper and 4 others like this. 

@afnannen136afnannen136 I am going to pass on your request due to no demand for moderation on this board. This very small board has not seen activity in two years, regardless of your current submissions.

@hekto76hekto76 Thats gonna be a pass for now since you are fairly new on this site. Try resubmitting your request in some time again. Alternatively, try and reach out to the moderator here: https:/​/​twitter.​com/​OSRSWarding

@MakkebakkeMakkebakke Firstly, did you try and approach these moderators yourselves concerning the state of the game? The initial game request requires a run. This doesn't mean the moderators actually require their run to be up on the boards, even if so they could delete the run(s) if they so please. The site doesn't force users to keep their runs up. One more thing I do wanna note is that every user in this thread should request moderator for themselves.


@Daravae i totally understand

But how am i going to get my valid runs on the leaderboards


Hello, I would like to request moderation status on the Dig Dug series https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​dig_dug.​ The only mod has not been online in 6 months, his twitter account has been taken down, and his twitch account seems to also have been taken down; making it impossible for me to contact him. Another user moderates some of the specific games also hasent been on in 6 months and I cannot contact him as it seems he has been inactive on his linked sites. All the games have either no rules or very vague and really need to be specified and written properly. One game has one category which is reaching the kill screen and the only run on the board is a joke thats listed as "fastest death" in the comments and has no video. This only happened because they took advantage of the fact that the game doesn't require verification. The boards all need some serious work put into them and I'm ready to step up for the task


@Carter44 You have one run for one board, both of these mods seem to be on all the games and have been inactive. I would assume these games are similar to one another in nature. However, I will grant you moderator for all the boards I won't add you as series mod but I will remove the existing series mod. Leopold67 will remain for their respected game but I did add you along side him as well as they aren't inactive.

The reason for the series mod removal is due to inactivity, the series doesn't appear to warrant a series mod at this time. I have also gone out of the way to remove that run.

ImaproshamanImaproshaman and Carter44Carter44 like this. 

@Daravae Will try, and will submit later, thanks for the reply ❤️.


@Daravae You rejected @afnannen136 request for mod because the game has no demand for 2 years, yet there's clearly some demand now. What sense does that make? Maybe I'm not getting something? You've basically told him: "Nah nobody else runs the game, also your runs aren't going to be verified now".

CabraCabra, mynameisAndymynameisAndy and 13 others like this. 

@KomradeKomrade I would like to point you to: ''1. Discussion should be kept only between site staff and the requesting party. Anyone who cannot contribute to the discussion in a meaningful way will get their posts deleted along with a warning.'' I would appreciate it if you leave discussion between me and the requesting party. If you have something to say about affairs that do not concern you, send me a direct message. Concern this the first and final warning.

As for @afnannen136afnannen136 your runs can stay pending until more demand for moderation for this board arises. You already moderate a good amount of games and I think its good seeing as your recent history of leaderboard requests to have someone else handle moderation in the future for this board. I suggest leaving them in the queue until more runners decide to submit to this board, and someone else requests moderation for this. If that happens, we will notice soon enough.

cool_brocool_bro, Fiddle_SticksFiddle_Sticks and 3 others like this. 

Users clogging up the thread with back and forth discussions regarding requests that don't involve them, making it harder for us to notice actual requests and talk back and forth with the requestees, is part of the reason this system would be preferred as a ticket-based system. However, this is the compromise right now.

MASHMASH, DelnDeln and 4 others like this. 

Excuse me moderator, I am trying to submit two new games and those are the first That's So Raven GBA game and Zack And Cody the Tipton Caper. I've finished Zack And Cody in 1 hour, 33 minutes and 46 seconds and That's So Raven in 41 minutes and 47 seconds. I want to get it verified.


And it to the Disney game series


@P1ZZAC4TP1ZZAC4T The game requests were rejected due to having invalid/outdated contacts; none of your contacts work. I imagine due to you changing Twitch / Twitter name at some point and those now lead nowhere. This was stated in all 3 game requests, please amend them and we will process the requests.


@NIKODIMI4NIKODIMI4 I have removed Nathaniel due to them being offline for 4 months. Duper has only been offline for just over 3 weeks however, so have you tried to contact them at all? Realistically we don't want to be removing moderators from games willy-nilly if they've only been offline for such a short period, especially if they can be contacted and it can be resolved between the moderators.

Duper also appears to be the only Moderator with a run of the game assigned to their profile, and for that reason on top of the above I am hesistant to remove them: https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​user/​Duper

As for the situation above with @afnannen136afnannen136 , I just want to give my take on it;

The game itself seems rather... weirdly set up? There's basically "17%, 33% and 67% of the game / 5 levels, 10 levels and 20 levels" categories that exist, one of which a pending run was submitted to (5 levels). There are a few level runs submitted, but it would perhaps be better to get a larger example regarding the game in this particular case, like more levels or an actual full-game run? There are some users requesting mod for a lot of games recently, and most of the time it's a single level run submission, or something incredibly silly that probably shouldn't be a category at all (like death%, 1 point runs, etc, or in this particular example 17% of the game as a full-game category essentially) that allow them access into the moderation for a lot of games, pretty much because of the questionable initial setup of those games.

Otterstone_GamerOtterstone_Gamer likes this. 

@Liv i totally agree, i thought the exact thing when i first saw the speedrun page. Levels 10 and levels 20 as categories should not exist but maybe levels 1-15 sounds ok if it was in the misc due to the length of any%

secondly sure i get it if the game is not ran by a large crowd theirs no reason to add moderators but i am not the first person to submit runs to this game, and in this situation i understand why my mod request was rejected and if you guys dont want to add me as a moderator thats fine but could you at least find a way to get my valid runs on the leaderboard or at least delete the silly leaderboards that really shouldn't exist, theirs no reason why my valid runs in this game should suddenly not be allowed due to the absence of the only moderator while everyone who did exactly what i did but at a different period of time gets their runs on the leaderboard

Edit: about 10 minutes after i posted what i did above i started reading some of the older messages in "Requestion leaderboard moderation" and i notice @Daravae already kinda responded to what i was gonna request before i even requested it if that makes sence so i'll respect his decision considering thats probably one of the best ways to go at this problem anyways,

and another thing @Daravae i only moderate in 11 games (only 1 of which i moderate alone) , and most of these games aren't even very hugely ran , i only get maybe 2 runs on average every 14 days (most of which being il's which i can go through in no time whatsoever) i need to go through which i can totally balance easily 150x that considering all the crazy amount of free time i have on my hands (not even exaggerating) and too kind of add to this abit i feel like it should up to the user to decide when he/she is overwhelmed with moderator duty not the site staff for we probably know alot more about how many runs get submitted and when too much is too much for us to handle

MASHMASH, Zero5Zero5 and 4 others like this. 

@KomradeKomrade Consider this your final warning. If you continue to post to matters from the requesting party without your involvement being required in them, we will take further action.

@afnannen136afnannen136 Again, looking at your history of recent moderation requests, I think its good to pass on these as of right now. If that means that your runs will be pending longer than so be it. We are not deleting this leaderboard because its so inactive, but granting more users moderator status that in your case request moderator quite often is not a healthy solution either. Consider this my final words on them.

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