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  DaravaeDaravae
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@GHGH The problem with a Hex color picker, or in general granting users complete control over their username coloring is how it will likely result in poor blending with the site's night and light mode and specific site themes. Some user colors, such as dark grey or a complete black color tend to stand out a lot in light mode, which on it's own isn't always the best approach, but colors like those can also become near invisible in night mode. Another situation is that is allows using very bright/vibrant colors which can easily become invisible on bright backgrounds. Hence the current available colors are mostly kind of saturated to assure it mostly blends well enough with the majority of the site's themes and color schemes. Knowing that, limiting user coloring to assure that a username will be blended properly on at least the majority of the site is a more preferable situation.

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  TalicZealotTalicZealot

This comes up every few months, but subcategory url routing or a better way to organize leaderboards seems like it should be among the priorities.

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  ImaproshamanImaproshaman
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I think allowing variables to not have to be one or all is a bug that should be fixed since half the requests are about that, but I'm not the first to mention this, obviously.

 
  ShikenNuggetsShikenNuggets
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@ImaproshamanImaproshaman No, it is not a bug, the site is working entirely as intended. But yes, we are aware that this would be a valuable improvement.

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  MorganMorgan

Is it possible for you to add a way to see obsolete IL runs on user pages? I don't understand why this still isn't a thing.

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  DareDare

There should be an option to search by developer, in the same way that you can click on a series. Also there should be more openness high score based games I feel, even though it's called Speedrun.com lol

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  DaravaeDaravae
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@poopseypoopsey Definitely not a good idea.
The like button is only meant to encourage positivity towards each other's posts. Having a dislike button just works the other way around.
Showing an x amount of dislikes on someone their post which could otherwise be a perfectly fine post would just disprove it, likely unfairly most of the times.

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  LivLiv
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Like/Dislike/Upvote/Downvote systems are, in theory, a good idea but frequently badly executed. Not because of an issue with them being implemented, but because they're misused for the purpose they're meant to serve.

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  LivLiv
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If people agree/disagree, I think it is better than they do make another post because then you find out why they actually agree/disagree in the first place.

The reason it doesn't really work for agreeing the same way is because if you like/agree, you'd just be mimicing their viewpoint anyway essentially because their view is also yours. If you disagree it's because you have a counterpoint or alternate viewpoint, so encouraging posting when disagreeing is actually more significant than with agreeing.

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  OxkniferOxknifer

Rules update:
- Edit rules directly in the rules modal
- View rules modal on run submission page
- View rules modal on run viewing page
- Don't show or disable "Game Rules" tab if no rules are supplied
- Don't show or disable "Category Rules" tab if no rules are supplied
- Instead of appending level rules to Category Rules, create a tab called Level Rules. Don't show or disable this tab if no rules are supplied.
- Disable "view rules" button if no rules are supplied on any tab

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  OxkniferOxknifer

Allow mods to add the same tool to multiple resource pages at once

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  OxkniferOxknifer
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https:/​/​media.​discordapp.​net/​attachments/​377268230646923267/​695953946199719997/​Screen_Shot_2020-04-04_at_5.​59.​47_AM.​png?width=1258&height=855

Display a count in parens for guides, resources, forum posts, streams, and subgames. The image above reflects what the community page would look like (based on a quick tally of each of those).

For users, this would allow for a quick glance at community activity and promote engagement with those tabs.

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  OxkniferOxknifer

Drag and drop a png or jpg into srcom to upload for forum, guide, resource, run comment etc.,
Reduces need for Imgur or Discord for image hosting and enables quicker sharing of media on srcom

 
  OxkniferOxknifer
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Bounties tab in the sidebar for all games.
Posted by: Username on Date
Column 1: Description
Column 2: Prize
Column 3: End Date
Optional Column 4: Link to run in lead

Sort by nearest end date automatically. Allow users to show/hide inactive bounties. Notify users if a bounty is added to a game they follow.

Optionally add an srcom bounties page with a list of active bounties to hunt.

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  SlevanasSlevanas

Could we ever get the option to select which variable applies to which ILs. Say only two characters can play three missions to have the variable apply to the three of them. Instead of creating the same variable for them three times. Which is incredibly inefficient and I don't know why this hasn't been addressed. Also sub category variables to select which categories too for full game. Why is it only one or all of the categories no in between?

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  MaximumMaximum

we need a "set default platform for all runs without a value" option like we have with variables. Fetch-a-fruit switched platforms from pc to web, and now none of the runs have a platform. Fixing the platform for each run would take forever.

https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​fetch-a-fruit

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  TalicZealotTalicZealot

People basically never read the rules, so it would be useful to have a page that makes them read the rules when they go to submit a run. Would happen once per user per category and would only reappear for them if the rules are updated.

 
  DaravaeDaravae
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@TalicZealotTalicZealot Pushing the rules into people's faces is no solution to people who don't actually read things in the first place. If people don't read the rules, they should first learn to read them (as finding the Rules is not even remotely difficult) and you can inform them perfectly fine about the same.

 
  TalicZealotTalicZealot

Seems like it is a solution to me, since absolutely nobody does read them. Yea they should, obviously, but they don't. That part aside, I feel like there should be a system to notify runners that a category's rules have been updated outside of a forum post, which they might not even see if they don't follow the game.

 
  TimmiluvsTimmiluvs
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As someone who has spent many years developing user interfaces for people, I can assure that when you pop something up in front of the user, they still won't read it. They ignore it, close it, move on and then probably complain about it later on ("why did you pop that up, if I wanted to look at the rules I would have checked them myself"). If a user is going to read the rules, they'll do it on their own, and if they don't follow them, they'll just need to be told to read them.

As for rules being updated, something like a little push/notification icon like a red exclamation point or something on the rules button might not be a bad idea to show that there is something new there that should be looked at. That would probably just need to be ironed out because it probably shouldn't be there for every user (maybe only for people who have run the game or something).

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