I dunno, it seems like it'd be incredibly easy to effectively TAS a run with just save states. Disable status messages, savestate wherever you want, and record your run in real time rather than with an emulator recording feature. Then after you finish it's a simple matter of cutting off the video where you save state and joining it back on the first frame after that in your next successful "segment". If we're talking about banning features that make it easy to cheat should we not ban save states?
Official emulators such as Sonic Mega Collection Plus and Sonic Gems Collection, have savestate functionality available, would they get banned too? Personally I think banning savestates is a step too far, there's been a lot of discussion lately about where TSC's going. And personally I don't think that everyone in this topic knows what's trying to be achieved by it, or everyone has different ideas. Generally, from this topic, I get the idea that people are just throwing ideas around, and looking for a solution to make it as hard as possible for people to BS. BSing is always gonna happen, nothing can be done about it, you can ban emulators, even official emulators, but that doesn't stop someone BSing. The reply people will give me to that is that when people get called up they can't provide proof from a TASable emulator (or from what is seems now any fricking console as you can TAS with anything apparently). My outake on that is let the Admins do THEIR job, they've done a fantastic job at picking out BSers (and that's not the hard part from what everyone's saying), and then getting to the bottom of people's activity, and coming to the correct conclusion, if they get presented with evidence it's their decision on whether it's valid or not. To be honest there are ways around everything, if someone wants to BS, and know what they're doing, then they'll manage it. To get 80% at a game and get a decent chunk o sitewide points you only need a bunch of orange stats, with some record ring attacks and you'll get it. Submitting fake stats like that and slipping under the radar isn't really hard, obviously the more it's done, the more noticeable it becomes, and if someone stays outside the community and never proves their skill in some way, then suspicion will arise, but we have admins for a reason and I'm gonna stop talking because I'm beginning to waffle on somewhat :V. lol
So what I'd like to know is where is this topic going? From the title I get the idea that TASable emulators are wanted to be banned, however alot of other things are being discussed here, perhaps around that ultimate subject, however (and can you even use however straight off the back of another however in a sentence lol) to come to an agreement we need to know what people are trying to achieve.
So could someone officially say exactly what is trying to be achieved? Ban Emulators, ban TASable emulators, require videos for everything, require videos for red stats, have a go at someone's sarcasm? yer i'm confused :P
And sorry for the wall of text.. I got a little carried away, and if I've said something that isn't relevant or has already been addressed then I apologise as all the posts I was catching up with were quite alot to take in.