As I'm sure some of you have noticed based on your speedrun.com notifications, many old runs from the various miscellaneous categories have been re-uploaded. This is because when you attempt to make category changes, speedrun.com can on occasion get confused and think these runs belong to a different category that is no longer viewable. From my experience this can happen when adding sub categories and changing category names, but I'd imagine it can happen through other means. So when implementing leaderboard changes we've been planning on making for months, I compiled a list of every runner, time, and video that would be affected by these changes, and simply re-uploaded them.
As for what these changes are, have no fear these do not alter any existing times or how future runs are played. The changes are mainly adding new categories that quite frankly had to exist (for example, why have SMB NG+ No Level Select but not a version for Lost Levels and Special), clearing up some confusion in category rules (several any% categories said no restrictions, referring to warps, and then said cheats were banned, a type of restriction, immediately after), and a few category renames to be a bit more clear.
If you would like a closer look at what changes you made, here is the document I was using as a "To-Do List" when making these small adjustments. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F3zmxJFJosMDrEAJivGQBNUCWIL-5mKbXue2_0EJopQ/edit
I understand the amount of changes look intimidating, but they are changes with 0 impact on gameplay/rules, and instead just make things a bit less confusing, something this leaderboard has struggled with over the years.
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