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  • avatar Australia Tommygun July 02 2017 at 2:05 PM EST Posts: 6 1
    The purpose of this thread is to allow people to put forward ideas for new features and/or changes to HaloRuns. Replies should contribute to or begin a new discussion, and not just comprise of dozens of people all saying the same thing.
    Edited by Tommygun on July 02 2017 at 2:07 PM EST
  • avatar Australia Tommygun July 02 2017 at 2:25 PM EST Posts: 6 2
    Alright, so let's talk about this idea of having a 'Recent Runs' feed, in a similar vein to the currently existing 'Recent World Records' feed. This isn't my own idea, I'm unsure who first suggested it. It's been discussed in the HaloRuns discord quite extensively.

    This feed could potentially require users to opt-in, say as a checkmark on their profile. To show on the feed, a run would need video verification, hosted on Youtube/Twitch/Hitbox. Other requirements could also be put in place.

    Some starting points for and against:


    - Would allow for increased exposure for runners of the wider HaloRuns community, allowing runners to feature on the front page without being WR-competitive, or being tweeted out by the HaloRuns twitter.

    - Would provide additional incentive for runners to improve their times, and to document their improvement in video format, which otherwise would be seen by very few people unless their run is WR or close to WR.


    - Potential exists for people to abuse/troll this by posting times that link to irrelevant videos, screamers/rickroll etc.

    Personally, I think that it's a great idea. I can only see it increasing runner numbers and activity. With a flagging system, any bogus entries on the feed could be given minimal time spent on the front page, and those surely would be the exception rather than the rule.

    The work to implement this needn't be shouldered by one person, I'd encourage anyone with experience who could potentially contribute to say so in here.

    Thoughts, Halorunners?
  • avatar Allrounder July 02 2017 at 2:30 PM EST Posts: 1 3
    I want to add something to what Tommy said:

    The reason why I thought we could "need" such a feature is because I think it's really interesting to see who is actually actively running which games and to see how every runner improved. Another reason is that you can discover new runners who are only active in the background. There are plenty of active runners I don't even know that actively speedrun for example Halo 2. With the new "Recent Times" tab, runners, who know a lot about the game, could help newer runners to improve at the game or you could simply just find a new streamer you want to watch. We discussed this idea in the #general channel in the HaloRuns discord and a lot of runners said they like the idea.

    This is how it would look like:

    I think all in all it's a great feature, which will help to grow the community. Runners can discover new streamers, new runners will probably get help of runners with more experience and through this Halo speedruns will become more competitive for everyone and not just mostly top runners.
    Edited by Allrounder on July 02 2017 at 2:41 PM EST
  • avatar Canada Paradoxxic Moderator July 06 2017 at 5:35 PM EST Posts: 158 4
    I like the idea of recent times, though I actually think the community feeling would be increased if there was a point gate for it. It allows new runners to work their way up to WR pace in baby steps. First goal is to get times good enough to make the "recent times" page, then they can really go for WR times.

  • avatar Canada Paradoxxic Moderator July 06 2017 at 10:22 PM EST Posts: 158 5
    I would like to bring up the idea of dealing with ties in a different manner than we currently do as well. Currently, ties aren't dealt with, and there is no distinction in the rankings. It would be nice if levels that had tied WRs (like keyes and metropolis for a time) showed the ties on the WR page.
  • avatar Zxsx9 July 10 2017 at 3:09 PM EST Posts: 22 6
    I think we should add mottos to the profiles.
  • avatar United States Quikst3er July 12 2017 at 2:26 AM EST Posts: 49 7
  • avatar anastrianna July 17 2017 at 6:34 PM EST Posts: 9 8
    2 quick things: 1) I'm sure this has been brought up before, but I feel like adding co-op categories would be a nice addition. Even if they aren't as popular of runs, from what I gather the idea behind haloruns is to be a central hub for all people running the games, and if so I feel it isn't too much to ask to add in record categories for these runs.
    2) This ties into my comment at the beginning of the first point, can we add a search bar to the forums? Like I said, I am sure co-op has been brought up before, and if I was able to search the forums I could see what previous conversations on the subject have consisted of.
  • avatar United States RedMage08 July 18 2017 at 2:33 AM EST Posts: 61 9
    There's actually a link at the top of the site that leads to the coop leaderboards, which are held on a different site
  • avatar anastrianna July 18 2017 at 4:42 PM EST Posts: 9 10
    I'm clearly blind, lol. Thanks for pointing that out.
  • avatar Zaralyyth July 25 2017 at 4:14 PM EST Posts: 1 11
    The YouTube username space on profiles is broken. Example:

    It leads to:

    But it should lead to:
  • avatar kale November 24 2017 at 4:15 PM EST Posts: 1 12
    dude you guys need to use cloudflare, it can fix your invalid SSL certificate, PLEASE dude
  • avatar California (U.S. State) Backflip Admin January 14 2018 at 12:47 PM EST Posts: 140 13
    @Zaralyyth should be fixed. thanks for letting us know.
  • avatar Mexico Pedrogas January 16 2018 at 10:26 PM EST Posts: 21 14
    Is it possible to get a second WR bar but for coop using api? So we can see coop records too in the front page. Something similar to the "newest runs" idea
  • avatar kaizen January 19 2018 at 9:15 PM EST Posts: 4 15
    Edited by Hockeyfan on January 20 2018 at 12:34 AM EST
  • avatar United States Gamebuster February 08 2018 at 2:22 PM EST Posts: 1 16
    1. Allow special characters in a user's password, there is no reason to limit passwords to alpanumeric characters, I always have special characters in my passwords.

    2. I think it might be interesting to include some firefight runs, to see who can get the highest score. The only place I know of that allows this is TwinGalaxies, but nobody has submitted any runs there.
  • avatar Hoshka February 17 2018 at 9:06 AM EST Posts: 4 17
    What about "Top 10 longest standing records", something similar to what the Goldeneye community has (example: )? This could possibly be something to stir up the competitive ranks, allowing vets and newcomers the chance to try to take down the community's oldest records.
  • avatar Georgia AsterQuasi February 19 2018 at 8:37 AM EST Posts: 35 18
    Armory ILs anyone?!??!?!
  • avatar California (U.S. State) Backflip Admin March 02 2018 at 10:39 PM EST Posts: 140 19
    @Hoshka thanks for your suggestion! This has been implemented at
  • avatar Hoshka March 26 2018 at 3:33 AM EST Posts: 4 20
    I don't know how hard this would be to implement, but what about a search bar? Mainly for if you wanted to look up a specific runner but didn't want to go and try to sift through the runner list page to see if you could find said runner.

    Also, maybe having links for page numbers in forum threads. Some of these threads have had some heavy traffic (ex: Introduce yourself) and in order you check the most recent post, you have to spam click the Next Page link until you get there. Maybe even just a link that puts you at the most recent page? Either would be beneficial and more convenient

    Thanks for listening :)
  • avatar United States RedMage08 March 27 2018 at 3:06 PM EST Posts: 61 21
    Could use ctrl+f on the runner's list
  • avatar Spinning Kappa Reed_Tiburon Admin April 17 2018 at 8:37 PM EST Posts: 146 22
    hello, can we have a soviet flag for the flags list. thank you
  • avatar United States Noobs Moderator April 20 2018 at 3:47 PM EST Posts: 64 23
    hello, can we have a rasta flag for the flags list. thank you
  • avatar United States Masta Llama25 December 18 2018 at 9:04 PM EST Posts: 1 24
    Either with leaderboards (or at least a page with a list if rules) when can we acknowledge other categories and things besides JUST speedruns? It's a good chance to expand halo running, the community of people, and the site itself.
  • avatar Lantern0315 December 19 2018 at 1:26 PM EST Posts: 1 25
    You guys should add a new category for the games. Although only people of age will be able to do/try it. People should try to start drunk running. That would be fun to do and/or watch.
  • avatar Spinning Kappa Reed_Tiburon Admin January 06 2019 at 6:48 PM EST Posts: 146 26
    Can we get a 'pronouns' section for our profiles? A DC flag would also be cool.,_D.C.

    thanks yall, and way to go adding coop
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