Games & Profile Updates

Introducing the new game pages AND profile pages. Some new features and a fresh new look for the existing ones. Let's also discuss some new things on the Speedrun.com roadmap.

By Cam "Meta" Enright

Filed Under: site update

Hey everyone!

We’ve got another site update, this time we’ve got an overhaul to the game page!

New Game Page Layout!

The new game page layout brings a fresh new look to your favorite leaderboards, condensing the main menu and shifting it to the top right under the title — letting the leaderboard theme shine through! A dropdown menu allows for better organization of the Full Game and Individual Level (IL) leaderboards, increasing visibility for leaderboards that contain a lot of levels & IL categories.

And for leaderboards with lots of sub-categories & filters, we’ve got you covered! Categories with more than 3 subcategories will now be placed into a tidy dropdown, and categories with a lot of filters will have extra values placed into a new section you can hover over. Oh, and if you don’t like the default sub-category and filter that gets shown, you can adjust their placement under Edit Game - Variables!

Recent Runs

The newly added Recent Runs widget can be found on the right side, showing recently verified runs across all categories and sub-categories for the Full Game and ILs. This change allows communities to celebrate runs from speedrunners of every skill level, and track the current activity on the leaderboard!

Run Comments

In the spirit of increasing the social aspect of Speedrun.com beyond just forums, we’ve now created a comments section for runs! There were a fair few people who have been asking for this feature for quite some time now, and now you can celebrate runs with your friends and favorite runners in the run comments section!

Game Page News

As teased in the last update, Game Page News is now live! Moderators are now able to update their community right here on SR.C without sticking to forums.

You can opt-in to receive notifications from their favorite speedgames on the latest updates from its moderation team! Aside from optional notifications, recent news will appear in the right-hand column on the associated game page.

Profiles

Surprise! We’re shipping revamped user profiles on top of the previously announced new game pages.

The goal with the new profile page is to allow for you to create your own space to express yourself, and make it feel like home. The new profiles come with an option for a biography, statistics around games ran, moderated games, and followed games as well as detailed personal statistics!

We hope this update to the profile page makes it feel just a bit more welcoming, and if you have suggestions for tweaks to this new change by all means please let us know!

What’s Next?

These past couple of updates have focused on improving some of the spaces commonly traversed by runners and moderators alike. This next update will be focused around entirely new spaces for Speedrun.com including new ways to interact with leaderboards and appreciate your favorite communities. We're excited to offer you some new options for showing your support in different ways across Speedrun.com!

We’ll continue to iterate on both the recently released new Mod Hub Run Verification tool as well as these game page updates moving forward, so please keep sending your feedback and bug reports to us. We’re also continually looking to improve site performance, so expect some tweaking here and there.

Wrapping Up

Anything you want to see fixed or added in future updates? Please, let us know! As a side note, I’d like to remind everybody that you can have your community featured right on our Front Page by putting in a request to the Front Page Stream Request Form!

As usual, I'm staying active in the forums and on Discord. Also, if you’d like to contact me directly on any of my social media, I have most things connected over on my user profile. I’ll see y’all around!

Meta // Cam

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