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  OxkniferOxknifer

Moderators often have to open the "Edit run" page to change timing or other details in runs they are watching.
This wastes a lot of time flipping in between the run page and the edit page.
It would be very useful to have an edit run button that, instead of taking you to a new page, simply opens the fields below the run video for editing and saving. (Also ensure that one cannot verify or reject a run while editing).

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  RenusekRenusek

How about changing the looks of uncontested WRs? Adding small letter U or even 🆓 or something? so looking at someone's profile you can see which WRs are uncontested and which are not.

 
  DaravaeDaravae

@OxkniferOxknifer Right click the "Edit run" property and select "Open in a new browser tab/page".

@RenusekRenusek Sounds like feature bloat. Also sounds like it would be a hard time implementing something that "defines" what WR is free or not. Possibly even a little.. hurtful? I wouldn't really like if my WR was labeled as "free". That just sounds silly.

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  Silo_SimonSilo_Simon

Looking at the forums, one thing I have thought might be useful, especially for site mods since they have to @ people to let people know that they are addressing their concern/comment, is the ability to reply to a specific forum post, and maybe have the reply to that appear below the post. (sort of like Reddit.) This would definitely take some time in regards to how the forum layouts would look, but I think it could make the forums a little bit more organized. Just throwing this idea out there though. So comments would appear in chronological order, but replies to the specific comment would appear below the comment, instead of having to scan through the other posts to find the reply.

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  TaruPantherTaruPanther

Not sure if this has been reported but there is a small bug with guides. When you click on a guide, it shows the name twice in the title bar https://imgur.com/q1PSpFN.png

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  QuivicoQuivico

Dunno how practical this would be, but how about an option to compare different speedrunners on the graph (per category)? This would be like the current setup, but instead of selecting categories, one would select runners within a certain category.

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  SlevanasSlevanas

Probably not that important of a feature, but would be nice to have. A column or section when a run is submitted to show where the video is from ie Twitch or YouTube. Any thoughts?

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  QuivicoQuivico

@SlevanasSlevanas That could probably just work with only a YouTube/Twitch icon next to the video symbol.

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  PlywoodPlywood

Please add the ability to submit a time as 0.00.

Yes, some games do allow a flat 0 for time in Individual Levels.

Below is an example from Metal Gear Solid VR Missions.

https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​mgs1vr/​run/​yjkldqom

Thanks!

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  TimmiluvsTimmiluvs

I believe that has been brought up before and the general consensus was that if a game finds itself getting 0s then it should probably use a different method of timing (if possible).

In the example of that run, the run did not take 0 seconds. It took (roughly estimating) 3-5 seconds. In a case like that, IGT probably shouldn’t be used as the timing method since it allows for inaccurate times due to how the game displays that time at the end.

Granted, the general opinion could have changed since the last time this was brought up, but I do remember this discussion from before.

 
  DerKODerKO

Feature Request: Add a "Community Best" time on the IL leaderboards page

Summary: This adds an extra row to the bottom of the ILs grid which contains the total time of all the ILs for each category.

Pros:
- A speed community can not only compete with each other for IL WRs, but that can also be compelled to cooperate to improve the Community Best time. "As a community, can we get to sub 20? Lets work together to make this happen!"
- At a high level, this seems very simple as its just adding all WRs and displaying them

Cons:
- Compared to full game runs, this time would not be accurate for games that have time out of levels, such as hub worlds and menus.

Example:
https://i.imgur.com/hkaswmH.png

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  PlywoodPlywood

@TimmiluvsTimmiluvs

Thanks for the response, but there are good reasons we wouldn't go to RTA or break ties some other way. I wouldn't propose this if I thought there was a valid alternative within the website's system.

1. VR's In Game Timer is excellent

It calculates score bonuses based on ammo and stealth, accurately accounts for framerate (lag), and starts and stops at the same time, every time. A time of 0.00 isn't inaccurate, as the score bonus gives you that time.

2. Precedent

The In Game Timer in VR has been the standard for over 20 years, ever since the official leaderboard ran by the game developers ( https:/​/​www.​konami.​com/​mg/​archive/​integral/​vr/​sn_sud.​html ). It is also the standard agreed upon by modern VR runners in spite of going so fast that the score bonus can give you 0.00 on select levels.

3. Punishing approaches players take unfairly

In VR, you can pause buffer by pressing start, or opening up the weapon or item menu with L2 or R2. Runners can play frame by frame, to perfect movement, shots, etc. I do not think it is reasonable to punish players who pause buffer, when it is a valid strategy within the game.

Hope that clears it up : ) My perspective is that if the game says a time is 0.00, it is. Even if the score bonus could go negative, the game does not track times this way.

P.S. This issue also occurs in Metal Gear: Ghost Babel's VR Missions ( https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​mggbvr/​run/​zp4ppjrz )

P.P.S. If there is concern about people submitting fake 0:00.00 times on boards, a checkmark option could be added for mods to "Allow 0 times"

 
  HabrenoHabreno

If it subtracts time due to a score bonus, then perhaps you should use the true IGT instead of the score bonus IGT. Either way, full zero times are a sign your timing method is flawed.

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  ShikenNuggetsShikenNuggets

Worth noting that there's also a technical reason for this. The site treats 0.00 as empty/non-existent, since there are situations where you may have the option to include an additional timing method but choose not to (there's an adjacent issue with milliseconds that has the same cause). You need to have a time attached to your run, 0.00 is "empty", and therefore it isn't valid.

This isn't necessarily unfixable, but it would be a major change in how the site works internally, which is a lot of trouble just to account for this relatively rare edge-case, especially when it arguably should not be fixed for the reasons previously discussed.

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  OxkniferOxknifer

Extending this request: https://www.speedrun.com/post/ldqou

If mods were able to edit run information and watch run videos on the same page, it would be great to have in-house retiming on the same page.
So while watching a run on YouTube, a mod can advance frames by using "." and ","
Then they could easily copy debug information and paste it into "start frame" and "end frame" fields, much like is done in Slush's Retimer: https://github.com/Slush0Puppy/retime
Finally, the user would find the FPS in "Stats for Nerds," and put that into a field, as well.
Srcom would calculate the final time and parse it into the Time fields that one would usually find in the "Edit Run" page.
Lastly, for documentation purposes, a meaningful comment would be added to the run description, such as:
"Username (mod): Time starts at 13.050 and ends at 1:26:30.367 at 60 fps to get a final time of 1h 26m 17s 317ms."

You could get help from the two individuals who have created frame-perfect retimers for speedrunners:
@SlushPuppySlushPuppy
@dadinfinitumdadinfinitum
(creator of https://mattbraddock.com/yt-frame-timer/ )

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  TadymanTadyman

When you're logged out, some of the more popular games have cool themes and background images however when you log in, they all disappear and you're left with the default settings. I looked at my profile and looked at changing themes but there isn't an option to and I don't know why this is. Am I just missing something or is there not an option at all.

 
  ShikenNuggetsShikenNuggets

@TadymanTadyman Custom themes only show up in Night Mode, could that be it?

 
  HabrenoHabreno

@TadymanTadyman : Settings - Disable Custom Themes - if you want to see the custom themes, have this be unchecked.

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  ziro_the_hiroziro_the_hiro

i would like to follow a speedrun.com account please.
Get notifications about their pbs, forums, etc.

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