Hello [Kube]! Followed Games fits in under "User Submitted Content". Also as a reminder, you can 1) Export Data collected by Speedrun.com from your profile settings and 2) hide Followed Games through the new Privacy settings (also from your profile)
Edit (October 19th): Recent additions and changes to Speedrun.com make the text below out-of-date.
Quick disclaimer! I'm the creator of paceboard, a simple leaderboard tool for speedruns. I've also contributed to Speedrun.Website.
All of the screenshots I've taken are adless via uBlock Origin. I can confirm that the issues discussed persist with uBlock disabled.
Today, Speedrun.com (SRC) introduced "Games & Profile Updates" (alongside a forum thread for feedback).
Here are the relevant changes:
And for reference:
The new user profile layout includes a Games Followed section. This section includes info not previously or currently exposed by the SRC API.
For every SRC member, this new section exposes:
Rather, it appears SRC stores and fetches this data from its Service logs. To this end, Elo must utilize logs from before its acquisition of SRC, as indicated by certain "last visited" dates.
There's no way for SRC users to disable their Games Followed view, other than by unfollowing all followed games. (Though as of writing, a bug prevents newly-unfollowed games from leaving the list.)
This update also introduces comments below each run. There's no way for moderators or runners to disable these comments sections.
From a quick peek, it's evident that popular, well-moderated leaderboards are finding it difficult to manage the rapid influx of spam comments.
Moderators received no warning that this feature would be introduced. Comments are highly visible, and often address runners directly.
Also of note: non-moderator runners can't delete comments underneath their own runs.
This write-up doesn't discuss all of today's layout changes. The aforementioned feedback thread provides a smattering of opinions regarding tweaks I left unaddressed.