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  Bob-chickenBob-chicken

Thanks for removing the followed games stuff on the side.

 
  DaravaeDaravae
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The good:
- News posts
- Recently added runs is neat

The bad:
- Font size. There is so much wasted space. Why should it be this small? Also, is it not kinda obvious during design that this would hurt the readability of basically everything on the leaderboard?
- Why did the moderation tab move to the bottom, now below an ad, while this is too important to have tucked away like this? At least push it above the statistics.
- The font. It feels.. messy.. it could be a little more clear. Especially on the category tabs it feels like the font is capitalized for no real reason.
- In general, the way these new elements are structured also feels messy. A pretty neat element "Recently added runs" is hidden and tucked away below a massive ad.
- I personally feel "Recent threads" isn't notable enough to be put on the front page, as a lot of threads are typically replacements for what would now be news posts, or in general just has users asking questions about things and I'd consider it a separate element from the actual 'leaderboard' so combining it feels unnecessary.
- Having rank 'icons' for the top 4 recent runs instead of people's actual rank in that list feels out of place since you first have to connect what icon is actually what rank, as to where looking on the leaderboard itself it makes sense since the top 4 icons are ordered that way.

In general, to me, a lot of this feels like: "Who thought this was a good idea to change?".
I feel like speedrun.com really needs to start thinking about how changes like these are immediately pushed live without some sort of beta testing beforehand (at least I haven't seen any beta testing on this design anywhere) and at minimum have beta testers flesh out rather 'obvious' mistakes like the font size before pushing this live to all users. It would also in turn save you costs in the long run, save Meta effort of writing down 12 pages of feedback and lets be honest, a company of this size like easily has the budget to run a beta program for huge design changes like these.

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  Oreo321Oreo321

@Bob-chickenBob-chicken it's still there for me. Where don't you see it ?

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  Bob-chickenBob-chicken

Oh, never mind it just didn’t load.

 
  survivalMichisurvivalMichi

I never said that it shouldnt be fixed.
but fixing flags is more important because more users are affected.

 
  useruser
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I never said that it shouldnt be fixed.
but fixing flags is more important because more users are affected.

what you're forgetting is that i made a support hub ticket for this and a thread 3 months ago, not yesterday or a week ago or a month ago, and it still hasn't gotten fixed after even @CamcorderCamcorder responded to it saying that it shouldn't take long. i never said my account issues should be prioritized over the fixes and the major updates they're putting out but it's literally been 3 months after i've been promised by actual staff that it should get fixed relatively soon. i highly doubt they don't have a single day of free time where they don't work on making any new updates and stuff in which they could solve this issue and end this drama, this is way beyond ridiculous at this point.

 
  SioNSioN

good for adding breadcrumbs on the top of the threads and forums back :thumbs_up:

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  Oreo321Oreo321
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As well as game names and profile names, the breadcrumbs and the current thread should ALSO not be capitalized.

Edit: It's very easy to do.
Just remove the "text-transform: uppercase;" from "widget-title" class, please.

I tried it with a custom CSS tool, and profile/game pages look much more tidy this way.

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  MrMonshMrMonsh
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I'm afraid I've got yet another report about the "Followed Games" widget:

Yesterday, when I checked that widget it reported that I had exactly 1000 total visits to the Pepsiman page:

https://i.imgur.com/daDpDiC.png

However, it appears I've discovered about the wonders of time travel and I managed to clock less visits today, sitting at a measly 4 total visits:

https://i.imgur.com/ODmjiYC.png

Wha happun?

PS: The only thing I can think of that could possibly trigger this is that I accidentally removed Pepsiman from my Followed Games list (and promptly re-added it), but does that really affect the amount of visits I've made to a page?

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  KubeRunsKubeRuns

@MrMonshMrMonsh per another report I've seen: yes, it appears that removing and re-following a game clears its Visits count.

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  EstacacoEstacaco

Hate it. Change it back plz

 
  RaggedDanRaggedDan

Please remove the followed games tab on other user's profiles or at least add the option to remove it from public view - it has never been a feature and it's so strange to out of nowhere make it fully public on all profiles.

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  Matse007Matse007

Even if you unfollow the games, they are still listed.
Its straight up bs

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  Oreo321Oreo321

@Matse007Matse007 due to the discrepancy between number of a user's forum posts in the "info" and "about" sections;
It seems that the new side-bar section is taking all it's data from a cache, which takes some time to get updated.

So if you unfollow a game, it will take some time to disappear from your profile.

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  Matse007Matse007

How long does this take then? You cannot tell me the cache takes a whole day to refresh.

 
  Oreo321Oreo321
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shrugs
I have zero idea how that cache works.
I know that when you update trophy icons in any game, it can take up to several hours until they are updated for everyone.

So it doesn't inspire much confidence.

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  PentaghastPentaghast

So not only are the new info boxes redundant, they're also potentially inaccurate lol

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  EstacacoEstacaco

Src is not a social media site stop trying to turn it into one.
"In the spirit of increasing the social aspect of Speedrun.com beyond just forums" -quoted from the update announcement

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  hahhah42hahhah42
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@Matse007Matse007 Yesterday, it took about an hour for the games to disappear from my profile when I unfollowed them all. It took somewhat less time for the ones I refollowed to come back.

Based on past experience with cache issues, it'll probably vary based on the given day's traffic.

 
  PentaghastPentaghast

I just unfollowed all my games and it seems to have taken effect immediately (at least, I can't see them when viewing my own profile), so I guess mileage varies on that one