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  kirkqkirkq

161803398874989: Making URLs non case-sensitive requires recoding some tedious site logic I think. It's suboptimal currently, we don't like that it works like it does either.

PackSciences: "It's obvious that nude mods increases the amount of viewers of your channel." - I mean they'll get you banned from Twitch. Realistically an "adult" category would apply to an adult game. Applying this same concept to individual runs is substantial addition work. Fortunately I think -Guy using adult mod in game that isn't adult and still getting accepted to the board- is a rare case.

1UpsForLife: I think it's tied directly to whether or not the board recognizes the variable as obsoleting. The more ideal solution is to let users choose how runs appear on their page in general, but an update to that probably isn't happening any time soon.

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  DyceronDyceron

I have a suggestion. Upon looking at the leaderboards, the sidebar on the left is really nice. Everything is neat and clean. Because of how neat it is, I would like to suggest if it would be possible to either remove the category list above the times entirely, or just hide it. Personally, I don't see a need for having it on top and on the side, as it gets rather cluttered. As for misc runs, they can act just like the level board is shown on the left: have a show misc categories button, which then reveals the categories. Thank you.

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  FoxAndRavensFoxAndRavens

I have a suggestion to be able to comment on submitted runs to have a mini forum between other mods and the submitter. If there are any discrepancies, it would help to point them out and possibly solve before rejecting or accepting a run. This would be a short lived forum that only exists for the duration of the run in that limbo state. I feel like this would be quite a large undertaking, though, so I know it might not be feasible in the near future.

 
  KlashikKlashik

Comments on runs have been suggested previously, and I'm pretty sure the admins liked the idea. 🙂

 
  FoxAndRavensFoxAndRavens

Ah okay, great! There's so much to read through...so I didn't 😛 Thanks!

 
  kirkqkirkq

Yeah, it would be good if we could just add locked text fields that only show up between the submitter and the mods (one reserved for each ideally). Using public comments to do this isn't ideal.

 
  KlashikKlashik

Request game might need to be moved somewhere more noticeable. Recently, we've been getting a lot of threads asking where it is.

 
  BocoBoco

I'm not sure if this been brought up or not, but hitbox VOD integration would be nice as it stands now when you put the url of the VOD in it looks like this http://i.imgur.com/mCGjeyO.png

I'm sure I don't have to tell you how bad this looks. I seem to remember hitbox VODs working at a prior time so I'm not sure if there was a change in one of the APIs.

 
  AhramanyuAhramanyu

I just checked the main page and saw that the game Silent Storm got a really big cover picture: http://www.speedrun.com/Silent_Storm

Is that intended?

 
  andypantherandypanther

Just a small thing about subcategories: Can you make it so they are also marked as empty when they have no runs, just like regular categories?

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  RiaSkiesRiaSkies

I don't know if I like the fact that game mods can submit runs "on behalf" of someone without that someone's consent to appear on the leaderboards here.

I doubt that everyone here wants every run they do submitted here, particularly first runs that are really bad.

 
  MLSTRMMLSTRM

While this viewpoint is understandable, it brings up the issue of having accurate leaderboards versus bowing to everyone's wishes on what runs should be represented.
I'm all for people submitting runs of non-users if it keeps the board accurate, but I realise that other people don't necessarily share this view, just pointing out the other side of the story.

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  zewingzewing

Probably already suggested but for games where emulator runs are hidden, can those runs not be given a rank? It's really crappy to see some games with a record stated as like, 7th, when the front page of that game indicated their stance on emu runs compared to console (check pokemon stadium).

What i mean is, if you click the run, it will state it's total rank and not it's real ranking

 
  1UpsForLife1UpsForLife

Is it possible to allow users to remove their own mod status from a game that they aren't a super mod in?

 
  mamamia1001mamamia1001

I had an idea which lead to another idea:

Allow users to favourite certain runs, for example a WR or former WR run they are learning from.

Allow mods of a game to highlight certain runs in the leaderboard. The obvious highlight will always be the current WR, but you could also highlight good runs that show off different strats. For example in GTA 3 Adam's PB is a good reference for pre-duping strats in Portland, and Oasiz's is a good reference for pre-dodo strats in Shoreside. You could also use it to just to show off older runs that were really good for their time but now are obsolete because of better strats/glitches. If the player has beaten it since you could have it appear like how runs that are on slower consoles do for players who have a better time in a different platform.

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  KlashikKlashik

Just wondering, do moderators of a game automatically follow the game they're modding?

 
  Lighnat0rLighnat0r

Originally posted by 1UpsForLife This run http://www.speedrun.com/run/0zn11j9m was verified by another mod (MLSTRM) on Oct 7 2015 but re-verified with the addition of a variable by me today, Dec 7 2015. The tag on the bottom of the run, however, says it was verified by me on Oct 7 2015. Shouldn't this say either "Verified by MLSTRM on Oct 7" or "Verfied by 1UpsForLife on Dec 7?"

Indeed, from now on the verifier is no longer updated when already verified runs are edited (unless they go back into awaiting verification and are then verified again).

Originally posted by thedarkboco I'm not sure if this been brought up or not, but hitbox VOD integration would be nice as it stands now when you put the url of the VOD in it looks like this [image]

I'm sure I don't have to tell you how bad this looks. I seem to remember hitbox VODs working at a prior time so I'm not sure if there was a change in one of the APIs.


Links are only recognized for embedding when they start with 'http://'
Additionally, the '/' at the end of the url also breaks embedding, although that's something that should probably be changed.

Originally posted by andypanther Just a small thing about subcategories: Can you make it so they are also marked as empty when they have no runs, just like regular categories?

That was something still on the todo list, it's done now.
Note that subcategories are currently only marked as empty if all possible subcategory combinations with that subcategory are empty, not on individual empty combinations. Obviously this is only relevant if there are multiple subcategory variables in play at once.

Originally posted by rotta Would it be possible to follow specified categories of a game rather than all of 'em?

At this point I don't think the benefit from having this functionality is worth the changes required to add it.

Originally posted by zewing Probably already suggested but for games where emulator runs are hidden, can those runs not be given a rank? It's really crappy to see some games with a record stated as like, 7th, when the front page of that game indicated their stance on emu runs compared to console (check pokemon stadium).

What i mean is, if you click the run, it will state it's total rank and not it's real ranking


I'm don't think having hidden emulator runs completely unranked is the way to go, but I see your point.
To that end, when calculating the place of non-emulator runs for games where emulator runs are hidden, emulator runs are not considered anymore.
This means its place matches the place it has on the actual leaderboard with emulator runs hidden.

Originally posted by 1UpsForLife Is it possible to allow users to remove their own mod status from a game that they aren't a super mod in?

Normal moderators are now able to see the mod overview on the edit game page, on which they can remove their own mod status.
The rest of the overview is view-only though, so normal mods don't suddenly have more power.

Originally posted by mamamia1001 I had an idea which lead to another idea:

Allow users to favourite certain runs, for example a WR or former WR run they are learning from.

Allow mods of a game to highlight certain runs in the leaderboard. The obvious highlight will always be the current WR, but you could also highlight good runs that show off different strats. For example in GTA 3 Adam's PB is a good reference for pre-duping strats in Portland, and Oasiz's is a good reference for pre-dodo strats in Shoreside. You could also use it to just to show off older runs that were really good for their time but now are obsolete because of better strats/glitches. If the player has beaten it since you could have it appear like how runs that are on slower consoles do for players who have a better time in a different platform.


Both solid ideas, I've added them to the todo list.
They're not small changes though, so I can't say when they'll actually happen.

Originally posted by Klashik Just wondering, do moderators of a game automatically follow the game they're modding?

I considered adding that when implementing following games, but decided against it.

 
  kirkqkirkq

In response to DriftingSkies comment, the general expectation is that people don't link awful times for the sake of completion unless the users specifically want their runs here.

Things like this really need written down formally and I haven't made the time to do so.

 
  1UpsForLife1UpsForLife

It seems Bounceyboy is getting a glitch with notifications, here is a tweet he made: https://twitter.com/Bounceyboyy/status/687648153340907520
It looks like it's related to subcategories, because his 1:16:49 is "Any% - Normal" while the notifications are being displayed for slower runs that are in a different subcategory, "Hoverless." (He also has the WR in Any% - Hoverless.)
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYsEWguW8AAGSRz.png