Forums  /  The Site  /  "Lost in the GDQ event hype and other things: speedrun.com's owners, Elo, are attempting to re-license leaderboard data (previously under CC BY-NC) under our nose on their terms, removing attribution requirements and community ownership of leaderboards."
  SBCzSBCz

I think the very swift and panicked state of the people when they saw this update without any clarity from SR.C should show Elo that there truly isn't any trust left on this platform. Many communities bundled together to say that too many bad updates in a row was enough and showed that leaving wouldn't be a bad thing for many communities. I really hope Elo takes that in and tries to make the site better and shows a lot more transparency otherwise I believe that lots of communities, including my small one, will take this elsewhere.

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  MadGamer1984MadGamer1984

Thank God this clarification happened! Otherwise, my Columns III speedrun could be left in limbo. That board is small (only four times, five if you count an obsoleted one, and one active moderator.) I found a few other speedruns on YouTube, and if I made my own website, I might list those times. I would also list the one without video proof (but with a witness) that's slower than my time, but not if it were under 30 minutes.

 
  O.D.W.O.D.W.
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@SBCzSBCz telling the hard truths.

That reddit thread exploded hard and fast (even for reddit), so the lack of trust isn't just for us usual sitegoers.

This whole thing's been rather wild for me, as I took about a year and a half hiatus from speedrunning a few months before the sale. I've since come back in time to see all of this go down and find the state of things to be quite different.

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  EmeraldAlyEmeraldAly

Meh. All this site ever was for Pac was a cash cow, too. I'm not really concerned by any of this.

 
  [user deleted]

At least Pac treated it less like a cash cow

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I find it a bit amusing that Pac's main speedgame doesnt use speedrun.com