As some have you may have noticed, there are several (if not all) leaderboards on this subforum that are horribly out of date. Some are the best part of a year out of date, others include some recent scores but not all of them. I'm a firm believer in the spirit of competition and bragging rights as a motivation tool, and I know for a fact that if the leaderboards were so poorly maintained back when I was a blossoming TGM player, I probably wouldn't have kept nearly the same passion to improve my score as I did - (or at the very least I'd have been pestering for the boards to be updated every time I got a new personal best) A while ago I suggested to muf that I'd get around to clearing them up. Muf gave me relevant forum permissions for me to do it, and then I was a lazy fuck and never actually got around to acting on my word (also I was partly hoping that an automated system would come in and cover it and I'd never actually have to). But no longer! Over the next month or so I'm going to be making a concerted effort to update leaderboards so that they are fully up to date and represent all scores posted in the thread. This is a shitload of work (there are 193 threads on this board) and a lot of threads are essentially dead (which is good in a way, because most of the dead ones don't need further updating), so I'm going to be prioritising based on total number of replies, plus those currently on the first page of the board. Namely, in descending order: - TAP Master - TGM1 - TAP Death - Texmaster Special and Sudden Ti - NES NTSC A-Type - Ti Master - Texmaster Special & Sudden - NES NTSC A-Type Level 19 - TAP Normal - Ti Shirase - TAP Doubles - TGM 20G Code - TAP Master BIG CODE - Tetris & Dr Mario - Texmater Novice/Normal/Advance/Doubles - TAP Item Code - TGM|TAP Secret Grade - Ti Master BIG MODE - Ti Sakura Mode To assist me in this, I'll probably be converting all of those into a Google docs spreadsheet that will spit out the forum leaderboard text automatically (à la the one used for the Carnival of Death) to save a huge amount of hassle that is otherwise required with these threads. This is in the hope that reducing the faff will make it easier for people and therefore more likely that these threads stay up to date in the future. The plan is that there will still be the exact same leaderboard format as there currently is in each thread, which will remain up to date as much as a mod or admin can be bothered to copy across from the spreadsheet (I'll try and do it at least once a week), but that each thread will also contain a link directly to the source spreadsheet which can be updated by a wider team and therefore should remain more consistently reliable. So, from you peoples, I request the following: 1) If you've got any requests for leaderboards that aren't on the list, but you believe should be, name them now 2) If anyone already has any kind of spreadsheet format for any of the leaderboards that would save me the trouble of the data entry for a specific thread, please share 3) Anyone that is interested in helping and therefore would like spreadsheet access, give me a shout 4) Anyone that is interested in maintaining the leaderboards in the future and therefore would like spreadsheet access, give me a shout 5) If you're about to finish up some sort of automated leaderboard system please for the love of god tell me before I put serious time into this or I might just kill something when you later reveal it And obviously once I've marked a thread as "done", please tell me if I've missed scores here or there. I'm concerned that some threads might have patches where they were partially updated and it could be that I get to a point where it looks like I've caught up, only for there to be scores even further back in time that were never added (for example the Death thread indicates the last update on 22nd Dec but there are scores from before then that still aren't updated).