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  OxkniferOxknifer

WR history graph fix #2:
It would be great to have a switch to toggle every category off/on so we don't have to toggle all of them just to get a close-up on one category.

 
  ROMaster2ROMaster2

I think there should be something that encourages users to 'explore' the games on the site to let them see what they may be interested in following. There's plenty of games users would recall from memory from seeing the name or cover art. All Games doesn't do a very good job of this in my opinion; a different tab with its own system would work better (maybe called Explore). I'm still conceptualizing how it would work and I'll come back to it when I have some solid ideas.

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  Tron_JavoltaTron_Javolta

Bumping a little something from a month ago, XBL and PSN would make a great addition to social contacts

 
  OxkniferOxknifer

I just wrote a nice post that got deleted because I logged out in another page... 😕

Summary:
The speedrun.com homepage has the "latest runs" feature, which is perhaps one of the best on the site. It really helps get all sorts of games the recognition they deserve, and even helps people find games they may want to run.

Currently, the "latest games" acts like a queue that is based on when runs are submitted. But it ~should~ be based on when runs are verified.
For example, a user named Jonas submitted a Color Switch run yesterday that was verified today. When I logged out of my account to see where it was on the latest runs page, it was the last game featured. I reloaded the page a minute later and the run, along with several other runs that the mods verified today, were grouped together off of the page. This is because other games that were submitted and verified later pushed Color Switch off of the "latest runs" page.

Please change the page to feature runs that have just been verified. This will help ensure that all games get the attention they deserve -- until an "exploration" feature is implemented (see ROM's suggestion above).

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  ROMaster2ROMaster2

@Oxknifer I mentioned something like that some time ago. It gives huge bias to games whose mods auto-approve, and since it helps get the run attention, actively encourages self-approvals. It can't just be switched to date verified though, since then it would begin to include a lot of old runs. It'd need some kind of 3 day or so requirement.
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Edit: A global user notification setting for "A run is awaiting verification in a game you moderate that has been pending for over a week" that's not only enabled by default, but also has the email checked by default.
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I think I suggested this before, but unofficial games/leaderboards with a notable number of players (like 5 or more) should be allowed to appear on the front page by default. There's clearly some competition going on that makes them worth giving some attention to.

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  PlywoodPlywood

I don't know if this was posted previously, but a Guide section for profiles would be really cool to recognize people that submit guides. Also that would mean for those who submit guides that they don't have to go from game page to game page to edit their guides.

Thanks!

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  TARSTARS

Noticed there's no /user/ in the URL of @cLaW [https://www.speedrun.com/claw] an every time I wanna go to the game Claw [https://www.speedrun.com/Claw] by typing it in I end up at his profile. Could u change the profile link for @cLaW URL to {https://www.speedrun.com/user/cLaW} and redirect the old URL to the game.
Thanks in advance

 
  CardsOfTheHeartCardsOfTheHeart

@TARS Game URLs are case-sensitive. You have to capitalize the C to get to the game page. I feel like this issue has been pointed out before, but I don't know if anything was going to be done about it.

 
  TARSTARS

@CardsOfTheHeart Didn't know about this coming up before and I know this is not the biggest deal or anything but if there's anything the admins can do to fix it in some way It would make my life easier.

 
  ROMaster2ROMaster2

Suggestion: Have users auto-follow games they submit runs to. This would be toggled in settings and on by default. If it's possible, have it so it'll only auto-follow if it's their first submission, even better if it's the first submission since the feature was added, otherwise someone who runs a game (and doesn't want to follow) would be rather harassed by it. Applying it retroactively may not be a good idea, unfortunately, but retroactive follows may be good for moderators that existed before that mod update a while ago.

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  kirkqkirkq

The case-sensitive URLs are really dumb. I have no idea how much work it would be to fix it at this point though.

ROMaster2: Maybe as an option for users to enable but off by default. Users shouldn't be forced to follow just by submitting unless they want that to be the behavior.

 
  ROMaster2ROMaster2

Originally posted by kirkqMaybe as an option for users to enable but off by default. Users shouldn't be forced to follow just by submitting unless they want that to be the behavior.
It's not forcing users to follow; if they have a real problem with it they'd just turn the setting off, and with the first submission clause it would only happen once in a while. It's to encourage users who don't notice or care about the follow feature to keep tabs on the games they run. It's especially useful for unpopular games.

Highly active users would be well aware that it exists; it's primarily intended for those who aren't 'power users' of the site.

 
  RibSharkRibShark

I don't know when this started happening (probably with the new site update), but bullets are no longer showing on unordered lists. Here is an example:

• An item
• Another item
• A third item

 
  BulletsBullets

I show up just fine in any list thank you very much.

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  OxkniferOxknifer

For some runs, users write something like "run starts at 2:20" in the comments of their run. Is it possible to allow for submissions of YouTube videos that start at a specific time? Currently, any video submitted with a time modification (?t=##m##s at the end of the link) will ignore the modification and start at 0:00. This fix would save a lot of editing time for users who submit runs using YouTube.

June 2018 Edit: Thanks for implementing this feature!

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  arminarmin

idea: ability to sort runs by username, date

 
  MrRacingmonster

@armin not a good idea. There is no one worth sorting by username, 99.6% of the site users don't know about noteable runners and makes it meaningless to have. Date was a good idea. But the downside to that is that there is probably a older run out there on another site on the web.

 
  ROMaster2ROMaster2

Were notifications for old added runs disabled? That was one of the main reasons why I follow games, to know if there's been a run at all. I really hope it's just a bug.

 
  PresJPolkPresJPolk

in the Legend of Zelda and Zelda II we have two or three categories that need load times. But if we turn on load times for the whole GAME, then it spams load/no load times for all the categories that don't need them.

I wish it were a per-category setting, and not a per-game setting.

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