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  MetaMeta

Hey!

Many of you have asked for an ad-free alternative, so we’ve put together this awesome ad-free experience we’re introduced today called Supporter.

But we didn’t want to just deliver an ad-free experience, we wanted to give you more value! So we’ve developed a package of perks alongside it including new name customization options, a way to share your ad-free experience with other members of your favorite communities, a forum to tell us what we’re doing right and what we’re getting completely wrong, and access to beta features so you can play around with upcoming, in-development features before they’re released.

Intrigued? Want more details? Check out our announcement post:

https://www.speedrun.com/news/895-2022-4-14-introducing-supporter

We also want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has generously donated in the past. You’ve played an important role in getting the site to where it is today. We’re giving donors codes for courtesy Supporter time, scaling from one month all the way to lifetime access for 21 extremely generous donors.

We hope Supporter hits the right mark for everyone. The team has worked hard to develop this in such a way that Supporters receive real value for their generosity and support but do not receive any competitive advantages. We’re not interested in paywalling the core experience of Speedrun.com.

Thank you so much for your continued support. The team appreciates it and is looking forward to hearing from you about all things Supporter!

Cheers,
Speedrun.com Team

CatSharkedCatSharked, KaweedFulKaweedFul and 3 others like this. 
  44

lol this is just discord nitro

still pretty cool tho, i just wish it was one-time purchase like donator not subscription

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  HiHi
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Yeah same.

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  RaggedDanRaggedDan

Oh how I wish this wasn't a subscription, the one-time purchase is reasonable surely

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  MetaMeta

@RaggedDanRaggedDan since you were an original donor, you have a complimentary code to redeem for Supporter https://www.speedrun.com/user/RaggedDan/settings/supporter_subscription

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  HiHi

Will there be added different badges based on how many months you have been supporting the site for, or is this gonna be the only badge available?

 
  RaggedDanRaggedDan

@MetaMeta that passed me by, really cool to hear lol

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  HiHi

Originally posted by Meta @RaggedDanRaggedDan since you were an original donor, you have a complimentary code to redeem for Supporter https://www.speedrun.com/user/RaggedDan/settings/supporter_subscription

I really hope there's an automated system for giving OG donators code to redeem for Supporter because I don't want to imagine how time consuming it would be to manually message every single donator.

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  WiiSuperWiiSuper

Hi, is there any to make the formatting of the rest of the runs on your profile not look abnormal once you have selected a featured run?

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  MetaMeta

We're still iterating on the layout, if you have feedback please let us know

 
  MetaMeta

@HiHi the OG Donor codes were all given out automatically

 
  HiHi

Ah okay.
What about my previous post though?

Originally posted by Hi Will there be added different badges based on how many months you have been supporting the site for, or is this gonna be the only badge available?

 
  DaejaDaeja

@WiiSuperWiiSuper have you tried disabling the Featured Run on the Beta Features tab?

 
  WiiSuperWiiSuper

The option was originally greyed out but after trying again it seemed to work now, thank you

 
  boldbold
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im just gonna use an adblocker

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  CamcorderCamcorder

Originally posted by HiWill there be added different badges based on how many months you have been supporting the site for, or is this gonna be the only badge available?

Interesting idea, we'll give it some thought!

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  PearPear
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One small piece of feedback—would you be able to make it so users that aren’t supporters don’t get the new post notification next to the supporters subforum?

Edit: looks like this was fixed already, so thank you

 
  boldbold
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"Interesting idea, we'll give it some thought!"

Breh, now they'll be copying membership badges from twitch and youtube...
https://i.imgur.com/pug1xQP.png

 
  DaravaeDaravae
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Neat. Personally think this is a decent step for people complaining about ads. We all knew this was coming some day. Even though I feel this is a pretty hefty subscription fee for a site that just shows stats, the way this is implemented is decent.

- Can there please be a way to return to previous formatting of runs on your profile?
- Besides 'game ordering', it would be kinda nice to also be able to sort invididual runs within each game.
- I understand why the custom name animations are subtle but right now, it's so subtle that if you didn't mention it, I probably didn't even realize it was a thing. Perhaps create a few more animations and have people choose which one they'd like or experiment with allowing mixing different color palettes for users.
- I don't really understand why at least the person who boosts a game can't see which 3 active players just received these benefits. (At least, I wasn't able to find that all). That said, how is an 'active' player defined? How exactly does that work on communities that have perhaps 1 or 2 active players?
- Kinda feel like the added second picture in your profile needs to be outright prevented entirely in the Moderator section on boards. With boards that have many mods, this is gonna lead to showing so many extra pictures and I can already see this becoming messy.