I was wondering what the policy was for runs that don't have any evidence at all, screenshots or videos.
The rules state "Runs on emulator must contain video proof, console runs must either contain video proof, or a picture showing the time in the leaderboards of the game."; but a number of the runs on the board do not fit this requirement.
firnon: (Contradicts "Runs on emulator must contain video proof") https://www.speedrun.com/Tetris_DX/run/z13d6vgm - No video, despite being an emulator run.
Markymark: https://www.speedrun.com/Tetris_DX/run/zp07o0xm - No video or screenshot submitted
Thungarr: (Contradicts "Runs on emulator must contain video proof") https://www.speedrun.com/Tetris_DX/run/zn4wxkvm - No video, despite being an emulator run. https://www.speedrun.com/Tetris_DX/run/y439geqz - No video, despite being an emulator run.
SentimentalSpoon: https://www.speedrun.com/Tetris_DX/run/zn8go1lz - Links to a dead twitter accont
ZS45: (Contradicts "Runs on emulator must contain video proof") https://www.speedrun.com/Tetris_DX/run/m3dedpqz - No video, despite being an emulator run.
I just noticed these runs seeming to contradict the rules and I wondered how they got in. Were the grandfathered in because of a recent rule change, or was it a mistake?
Thanks for hearing me out! Legs
Haha, this is pretty amusing. I've ran the board pretty loose since I was just added by ZS45 to help him out, but in the end I suppose I've taken over most of the operations. The rule requiring video proof for emulator runs is something I wrote some years back when the game was added, and then I subsequently seemingly forgot about it. I'll go through and retroactively reject the ones you've listed since that's what should have been done to begin with. It's not enough that the times are within reason (and I personally believe the submissions); the rule has been there since the start.
Thanks! Much appreciated.
Speedrun boards do a lot more than track peoples PBs. The offer a great history of the game, the speedrun, and it's evolution. So the more accurately we can preserve this information, and the more information we can preserve, the better!
Especially for underloved handhelds like GB, GBC and GBA. :)
I was looking at this board again today and notices some new runs without video or screenshot. It's probably worth reaching out to them to see if they know where the image/video is before rejecting them as well. :)
BadMouthPunk : https://www.speedrun.com/tetris_dx/run/m7pjqgwm