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  JumpyluffJumpyluff

Multi-game leaderboards (https://www.speedrun.com/games#gametype=9) don't seem to have the support for certain features. I moderate the Spyro/Crash leaderboards and they're fairly active in comparison to other multi-games, especially as there are races very often. What seems to be lacking is the ability to display individual run times within the submission, and instead I often have submissions where the 3 or 6 run times are written in the description. I realize that what I am able to do is have variable columns, with a user-defined value, and I have tried this, but it doesn't work. I can assign column labels but only to a specific category, but I can't specify deeper to each subcategory. I'd be more than happy to put in the effort adding in each variable, but I can't control how many columns are shown for each subcategory, so it gets messy. Is there an other option I should be exploring?

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  DarazanjollDarazanjoll

It would be nice if people who follow a game gets a notification whenever the rules change for a specific category.
For Example: The rules has changed/updated for "category" "game".

It's the runners own responsibility to be updated about the rules before running. Everyone won't agree with this, especially if they just finished a run that took a long time to complete which now would be invalid. This Notification would prevent such cases.

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  Twan_JonesTwan_Jones

Generally rule changes are discussed and agreed upon by the community before being enacted, so speedrunners involved in the community will more than likely be aware of said changes. It's still not a bad idea to clue in people when rules suddenly change with little outside discussion though.

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  ShikenNuggetsShikenNuggets

I like that idea, although at the same time I don't want it to be like guides where I have to notify the entire community of a change anytime I notice a typo or decide to rephrase a sentence for a little extra clarity. A while ago I suggested a "this is a minor edit" toggle for guides that would disable the notification in the event that you're just doing a formatting fix/improvement rather than changing the actual content of the guide. If something like that was available for edits to rules then I'd be down to have notifications tied to them.

That being said, generally speaking the rules themselves tend not to change often enough for this to be a serious issue (at least once the community and the game solidify), and when they do moderators should always be discussing/announcing these in some way, either in the forums or the game's Discord server if there is one.

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  TreyaTreya

Can I request these theme editing options? I can't achieve the effect I want with the current limitations. These should be simple enough to implement;

1. Allow an option to scroll vertically instead of just horizontally
2. Allow an option for the foreground to appear on both corners of the screen. For horizontal backgrounds, this would be the top and bottom. Vertical would be left and right.

And...-cough-

3. Another foreground layer... (I doubt this will happen, but I can dream).

 
  MitsuneeMitsunee

it won't happen because the last theme update idea was removing backgrounds in favor of banners

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  TreyaTreya
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Aww, I really like backgrounds. Personalising the leaderboards was my favourite part of being a game mod - lots of people enjoyed how I did them (and no, they weren't close peers). A well customized leaderboard feels immersive.

Is it going to turn into the boring level of customization of modern youtube channels?

EDIT: I'll be honest, I'd rather much layout editing become a privilege than be taken away from everyone.

For example; a leaderboard mod submits a theme proposal (that they can preview), and it has to be verified by a site mod. If they are found to be trusted at making good custom themes, they gain the privilege and no longer need to be re-verified for every change.

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  VapoVapo
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Not sure if this is known yet, but just in case, since it still appears to be an issue: will there be a fix for obsolete runs done on the same day appearing out of order on profiles? Example: https://imgur.com/a/7JDagkw

Not a huge issue or anything, just a minor thing that looks a bit messy 🙂

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  OxkniferOxknifer

Mass reverification.
It would be nice to somehow select an entire leaderboard, category, or subcategory and throw all the runs into reverification. Of course with an "are you sure?" button.
Example uses:
- I want to change the name of a category, which will cause all runs to disappear from the leaderboard.
- I just changed a timing rule and need to retime all runs.
- Routine reverification (idk who would do this but hey)

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  ShikenNuggetsShikenNuggets

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I want to change the name of a category, which will cause all runs to disappear from the leaderboard

Can't you just... change the name of the category?

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  OxkniferOxknifer
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Nope, changing the name of a category causes all runs in the category to disappear. You have to keep the links open for all of them and reverify them.

Edit: Hmm, yup I was wrong. Sorry for spreading mis-info 😃 I was thinking about when you have to transfer runs into a newly created subcategory. For instance, having an lb with only Any%, and then created glitchless and with-glitches subcategories -- this will cause the runs to disappear from the lb because their IDs are not tied to a newly required subcategory.

Edit (6 months later): Also wait, I was right. Changing a category name does cause runs to disappear from the leaderboard. Runs are tied to the name of the category and need to be reverified in order to assume the new category name. I thought I was wrong for a while but just tested it again. I need to reverify 350+ runs in order to match them up to new category names and this should really be fixed.

 
  ShikenNuggetsShikenNuggets
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No... it doesn't. Categories internally have ID's, and runs are tied to the ID of the category, not the name. Changing the category name doesn't throw all the runs away, that would be ridiculous.

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  ImaproshamanImaproshaman
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Being able to mass move runs would be nice though, say from a full game to IL, or just mass editing runs in general.

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  meggachillymeggachilly

I think you should be able to sort a leaderboard by a user entered variable and then sort any runs that have the same variable by time. At the moment if you have a leaderboard for something where the objective is to complete the speedrun while doing one specific thing as little as possible (low% categories or low captures in SMO), there isn't really a good way of handling it. With this system, you could have a low% category and if a new trick is found to lower the %, or a new trick to avoid a capture in SMO, they would just submit there time and variable and go the top regardless of time, because they have the lowest percentage or lowest captures.

Sorry if I didn't explain it very well, if you're familiar with the Trials games, it's how the system works on their leaderboard. The board is sorted by faults first then time. I've tried to look for a way of doing this, but it doesn't seem to be possible. I think there are quite a few boards that would really benefit from this.

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  MitsuneeMitsunee

Adding file modification time after the filenames like profile_pic.jpg?_=1550781030 for profile pictures, custom badges and maybe theme backgrounds would help a lot. People getting confused about their browsers loading old pictures from cache is a really common thread.

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  DdariQDdariQ

Feature request: Search for forumposts

It would be useful if you could search for certain phrases in the forums section, finding a helpful forum thread, etc.

 
  SkyreonSkyreon
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An option to only enable milliseconds for certain categories. This has probably been requested before. Feel free to link me OP's idea and I'll updoot it.

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  OxkniferOxknifer
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Any word on these updates?
https://www.speedrun.com/post/27cqq

Edit: Thanks for creating the messaging system :))

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  IanwubbyIanwubby

Perhaps a way to have a custom number of decimal places in the time, as opposed to only 3 decimal places? 3 decimal places is certainly enough for almost any game; however, 2 decimal places is also enough for any game that runs at or below 100 frames per second, which is most games, and some games are timed with an in-game timer only accurate to the tenth of a second. While of course you can still use these timing methods with 3 available decimal places, it can somewhat clutter the leaderboards of games that aren't timed with that level of precision (with the extra 0 at the end of every time). So, by allowing custom levels of decimal precision, leaderboards can be as precise as they need to be without any redundant zeroes at the end of every listed time.

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