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  Matse007Matse007

As the previous feedback thread got closed, I decided to open a new us for us all to discuss feedback with one another. This is in my opinion something that even with the inclusion of the new supporthub, shouldn't have been taken away from us.

Of course this is might not be recorgnized or read by elo, so any feedback you want to be guaranteed to be forwarded to elo should be submitted through: https://www.speedrun.com/knowledgebase/supporthub/give-feedback

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  OxkniferOxknifer
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Nice! @Matse007Matse007

And with that, I'll go ahead and port over all of my ideas to this thread.
Four years of ideas. All the good and the bad.

List of Oxknifer’s Feature Requests on Speedrun.com:
Bolded ideas have been implemented

1. Disqus Implementation: https://www.speedrun.com/post/ogk6d
2. Run comments: https://www.speedrun.com/post/6cz8i
3. WR Graph Click to Find Run: https://www.speedrun.com/post/0b8zc
4. Sub-category Custom Level Count: https://www.speedrun.com/post/hhdmg
5. WR Graph Multiple WRs in One Day: https://www.speedrun.com/post/didpg
6. WR Graph All Categories Toggle: https://www.speedrun.com/post/7xwjd
7. Latest Runs Based on When Verified: https://www.speedrun.com/post/srkxt
8. Speedrun.com FAQ: https://www.speedrun.com/post/dvw4u
9. Timestamps on Runs: https://www.speedrun.com/post/9g0fm
10. Random Runs on Explore Page: https://www.speedrun.com/post/3u55y
11. Re: Run Comments: https://www.speedrun.com/post/7by5z
12. IL and IL Category Easy Switch: https://www.speedrun.com/post/vsh3f
13. Marking Platforms as Primary: https://www.speedrun.com/post/ac5y4
14. Automated IL Population / Searching Forum Posts: https://www.speedrun.com/post/mr2qq
15. Subcategory Timer Ascending: https://www.speedrun.com/post/4lbsm
16. Re: Subcategory Timer Ascending: https://www.speedrun.com/post/toy9f
17. Re: WR Graph Click to Find Run: https://www.speedrun.com/post/wx4yo
18. Run Rejection Update: https://www.speedrun.com/post/zoo0a
19. Promotional Banner Mismatch: https://www.speedrun.com/post/zjp9w
20. Watching Frame-by-frame in srcom: https://www.speedrun.com/post/wqbba
21. Re: Re: WR Graph Click to Find Run: https://www.speedrun.com/post/n5mr2
22. Dropping Likes on Runs / “And X Others”: https://www.speedrun.com/post/lw17j
23. Viewing Rules on Run Pages: https://www.speedrun.com/post/fxpsg
24. Submit Run Subcategory Syncing: https://www.speedrun.com/post/m0f3k
25. Re: Automated IL Population: https://www.speedrun.com/post/8afel
26. Hot Keys for Edit Game and Edit Theme: https://www.speedrun.com/post/i4j7u
27. Default “Edit Game” Template Page / Autosave for First Window of Edit Game / Re: Viewing Rules on Run Pages / Viewing Rules on Submit Page / Custom Checkboxes for Submission: https://www.speedrun.com/post/2szjw
28. Re: Searching Forum Posts / Game Search Results Sorted by Active Players: https://www.speedrun.com/post/5vcbt
29. Custom Leaderboards beyond FG and IL: https://www.speedrun.com/post/7kko1
30. Custom Badge Icons for Bounty Runs: https://www.speedrun.com/post/fcnd2
31. Bounties on Leaderboards / Bounties in site navigation: https://www.speedrun.com/post/a6w75
32. Re: Bounties on Leaderboards: https://www.speedrun.com/post/1nhrp
33. Game Notability Added to Official Game Submission Rules / Automatic Game Rejection for Previously Rejected or Currently Pending Game Submissions: https://www.speedrun.com/post/t23vb
34. Leaderboard Duplication / Re: Default “Edit Game” Template Page: https://www.speedrun.com/post/tn655
35. Differing Icons for Videos, Picture, Link Submission: https://www.speedrun.com/post/29591
36. Search Bar Removal of Etc.: https://www.speedrun.com/post/mqili
37. Discord Dream Land for srcom / Re: Custom Leaderboards beyond FG and IL: https://www.speedrun.com/post/v9pjt
38. Redirect After Navigation from Rejecting Run Instead of 500 Error: https://www.speedrun.com/post/wovgq
39. Re: Viewing Rules on Submit Page / Re: Custom Checkboxes for Submission / Button to Copy Forum Post URLs: https://www.speedrun.com/post/9ced3
40. Re: WR Graph All Categories Toggle: https://www.speedrun.com/post/w5o5r
41. Giving regular mods access to audit logs: https://www.speedrun.com/post/88fwf
42. Analyzing room for improvement on site with web.dev: https://www.speedrun.com/post/1kp6k
43. Asking site mods to engage with the feedback thread more: https://www.speedrun.com/post/23yo7
44. Button for mass reverification: https://www.speedrun.com/post/pdxed
45. Making website progress accountable (regarding specific updates): https://www.speedrun.com/post/5zjwt
46. Interactive list of all runs on a leaderboard: https://www.speedrun.com/post/ribm0
47. Pause the Twitch stream on the home page: https://www.speedrun.com/post/09nq3
48. Re: Re: Viewing Rules on Submit Page / Re: Re: Custom Checkboxes for Submission: https://www.speedrun.com/post/427od
49. List of Rejected Game Requests: https://www.speedrun.com/post/mc4lp
50. Optional comment for profile page: https://www.speedrun.com/post/7dnse
51. Guide archiving / Guide categorizing / Sorting guides by date: https://www.speedrun.com/post/0ps09
52. Game type thread locked: https://www.speedrun.com/post/j016n
53. Notification collection / Searchable notification collection: https://www.speedrun.com/post/l9g1c
54. Make srcom open-sourced / rewrite the code base: https://www.speedrun.com/post/1trpu
55. Show clearer information in audit log to help with identifying runs: https://www.speedrun.com/post/vsnin
56. Export audit log: https://www.speedrun.com/post/3vsgn
57. Multiple Discord links on a leaderboard: https://www.speedrun.com/post/gya3l
58. Re: WR Graph Multiple WRs in One Day / Re: WR Graph All Categories Toggle https://www.speedrun.com/post/hb9dq
59. Ability to submit time of run: https://www.speedrun.com/post/46l0u
60. Making Slush Puppy and Matt Braddock’s Retimers Official Speedrun.com Resources: https://www.speedrun.com/post/leqjl
61. Edit run in the same page as the run video player: https://www.speedrun.com/post/ldqou
62. Re: Edit run in the same page as the run video player / Retime runs on srcom: https://www.speedrun.com/post/lz86a
63. Series Discord link: https://www.speedrun.com/post/tyti2
64. Enhanced search/tag in text fields: https://www.speedrun.com/post/lduzz
65. Re: Differing Icons for Videos, Picture, Link Submission / Re: Re: Searching Forum Posts / Re: Dropping Likes on Runs / Re: Show clearer information in audit log to help with identifying runs: https://www.speedrun.com/post/heerx
66. Re: Re: Viewing rules on run pages / Re: Re: Viewing rules on submit page / Edit rules directly in rules modal / Don’t show or disable “Game Rules” tab if no rules are supplied / Don’t show or disable “Category Rules” if no rules are supplied / Create a tab called “Level Rules” / Don’t show or disable “Level Rules” if no rules are supplied / Disable “View Rules” button if no rules are supplied on any tab: https://www.speedrun.com/post/f1rt0
67. Allow mods to add the same tool to multiple resource pages at once: https://www.speedrun.com/post/zria8
68. Display a count in parens for guides, resources, forum posts, and subgames: https://www.speedrun.com/post/dyykz
69. Drag and drop a png or jpg into srcom: https://www.speedrun.com/post/x59u4
70. Re: Re: Bounties on Leaderboards / Re: Bounties in site navigation: https://www.speedrun.com/post/ob19t
71. Reply to forum posts: https://www.speedrun.com/post/dyka6
72. Thread Subscription: https://www.speedrun.com/post/bs0e9
73. Thread Column Sorting: https://www.speedrun.com/post/ldk1r
74. Make threads deletable by the user who posted them: https://www.speedrun.com/post/fvctd
75. Mark all forum posts as read: https://www.speedrun.com/post/0epm2
76. Re: Marking platforms as primary | Ordering platforms: https://www.speedrun.com/post/iv7dp
77. Block a game, series, or platform from home page: https://www.speedrun.com/post/j8w0t
78. Edit pending game requests: https://www.speedrun.com/post/oa3u6
79. Re: Submit Run Subcategory Syncing: https://www.speedrun.com/post/davkv
80. No GIF profile photos: https://www.speedrun.com/post/g4guo
81. Add the changelog back: https://www.speedrun.com/post/p17xe
82. Run rejection templates: https://www.speedrun.com/post/pcurr
83. Remove Mixer as a profile icon: https://www.speedrun.com/post/ydimy
84. Mark a forum post as a guide: https://www.speedrun.com/post/bc3qr
85. Add a new verification stamp if a run verification is marked as a "reverification": https://www.speedrun.com/post/xjfpw
86. Pin runs on your profile: https://www.speedrun.com/post/2bibj
87. Hide runs without video proof on leaderboards | Re: Differing Icons for Videos, Picture, Link Submission: https://www.speedrun.com/post/w4s0l
88. Strip Inactive Mods of Mod Status | Create a bank of mods to replace inactive mods: https://www.speedrun.com/post/bmjny
89. Re: Run Rejection Update | Re: Redirect After Navigation from Rejecting Run Instead of 500 Error: https://www.speedrun.com/post/xau5o
90. Tied WR notification: https://www.speedrun.com/post/xtly6
91: Link to Support Hub from Game Type: https://www.speedrun.com/post/2frwa
92: Scrap the main forum: https://www.speedrun.com/post/na3u3

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  OxkniferOxknifer

And just a small front-end update to suggest based on the new Support Hub.

From any leaderboard:
Edit Games -> Game types
Note: game types can only be set by content mods.
Use this thread to request changes.

Should be changed to:
Note: game types can only be set by content mods.
Use the Support Hub to request changes.

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  AmeiAmei

they'll delete it, you don't really think they plan to be transparent with us do you?

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  LorLor

the site is a good forum topic!

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  Sandstorm187Sandstorm187

Besides, the site mods are probably not going to see our suggestions.

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  survivalMichisurvivalMichi
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Gems in the feedback tread:

- Leaderboard Features:
-- Ability to not show platforms on the leaderboard in favor of custom variables
-- Different icons for different kind of proofs (video, picture etc.)
-- Timing Features:
--- Option to sort by Custom variables first then Time
--- Option to use RTA as IGT Tie Breaker
--- Use 1/100 of a second instead of millisections as a option
--- Custom timing method (ability to rename IGT / RTA w/o loads)
-- better variable management:
---Assign variables to subcategories
---Assign variables to more than one category

- Run Submission Features
- ability to embed youtube playlists
- Autofilling Zeros in milliseconds (to avoid confusion)

- Forum features:
-- Forum moderators
-- maybe new Forum Software (other forums have way more capabilities)
-- :code: as emoji code instead of just the code

- Profile features:
-- ability to highlight runs
-- maybe some minor stats
-- Github link as social link

- IL Features:
-- I wont even touch this, much to do and i dont know much of it because i wont bother to even try to use them currently
(I hope somebody can post in depht about this)

- Game/Series Moderator features:
-- Sorting "Runs awaiting verification" by game
-- moderator comments on runs (at best accessible without edit run)

I took a bit of time sorting and writing down some of the (in my opinion) best request i can remember by lurking the feedback forum regulary.

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  ShikenNuggetsShikenNuggets

@Sandstorm187Sandstorm187 As a former site mod, I can say pretty confidently that someone reads these threads, even if things aren't formally acknowledged.

In any case, I reached out to ask for clarification on the future of this subforum, but I'd be very surprised if they were seriously planning to remove it entirely.

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  swordguy617swordguy617

The new support hub sucks, there is no true ticketing system your request is just tossed into a pile somewhere and you have no way to check back up on it like I did with the forum threads. Super annoying

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  Matse007Matse007
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Im still hoping for advanced forum tools/updated forums. Custom flairs, editing thread titles, a better editor.... It is not hard to do that... It really isn't and it would improve quality of life so much. And especially about the custom flair or different pronoun options, we do have now an improved reporting system in the support hub.

I do not see any reason anymore to still deny people that.

Edit: Also yeah, subscribing to threads would be nice

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  OxkniferOxknifer
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I'd be one to vote for scrapping the main forums altogether.
I see more productive community-building happening in speedrunning Discords.

I might see an argument for keeping a tournaments/races/marathons thread to spread awareness of those things, but there's probably a better way to handle those.

Edit: Good points from all who responded. I'd be inclined to appreciate the forums a little more if ELO shows a future commitment to improving forum functionality.

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  survivalMichisurvivalMichi

@OxkniferOxknifer
discord isnt sorted at all and a pain to document long term.
i way more prefer a more modern forum with better moderation.
also doing things over the forum is way more "official" than over the discord.

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  Matse007Matse007

I can just second this Liv. There is the common issue of people no longer agreeing on disagreeing in a discussion and sometimes it results in bans in discord communities/speedrunning discords.

I know the priority is super low on the forums, but it would just be nice and it would show that they do care about the community that is on here.

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  GarshGarsh
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I certainly agree with @LivLiv in every way on this issue, however it may be worth noting that game moderators can delete threads and individual posts so game moderators can still suppress forum posts if they wish to do so.

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  GarshGarsh

Well, fair enough.

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  Matse007Matse007

With the inclusion of the support hub and an easy way to report people, one of the major reasonings behind not allowing a custom flair, perhaps in place of the current pronoun system or somehow else, is gone. (Refering to here: https://www.speedrun.com/knowledgebase/supporthub/report-user )

What are now the reasons as to why we cannot get custom flairs? Is it still the fear of a few individuals abusing it, which can now be easily reported? I might be missing something, but I do not see any major reasons that are preventing it from becoming a thing (except for maybe priorities on what is being added to the site)

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