I’ve seen the new kinda-requirement that makes it a must to use shortened ID’s to prevent map stealing; personally I find this a decent update, besides one factor: the notice that allows you to get a short ID from the model’s number ID.
I’ve heard that it’s soon to be removed within a couple of weeks, and I’m seriously worried about this case. They are…thousands of maps that have been submitted to FE2CM, and with this thing being temporary, we are basically forced into saving almost every single ID just to play an older map. One this goes away, many, many ids may be lost and will be even harder to find/convert shortened IDs.
I feel keeping the notice would allow people like me, who don’t know every single one of my ID’s in base64, to play my maps without much effort or converting it to base64. I think that would clear up some confusion that people have trying to play 2017-2020 maps through videos and other sources of media.
How do you feel about this idea?