Members of our community brought to our attention our benchmark validation regulations lack the specific requirements for validating Futuremark benchmarks with verification links for Global Top-20 results. In particular, there is no specific instruction for the SystemInfo component of said benchmark results. Previously we accepted benchmark submissions with SystemInfo disabled.
From December 1, 2014 it is no longer allowed to disable SystemInfo for the validation of Global Top-20 benchmark results. Benchmark submissions lacking this information will be invalidated by our Moderators and tagged as insufficient validation.
The main motivation is that we rely on the information provided by SystemInfo to verify the benchmark submission information. For example, we need the SystemInfo for benchmark submissions on Windows 8/8.1/10 operating systems. When SystemInfo is disabled we cannot verify this information.
The amendment to the rules only affects the Global Top-20 scores and competition submissions which require a verification link. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
The HWBOT Staff
(PS: download systeminfo here)
Update 06/11: as a result of the community discussion the revision of the moderation guidelines, we have updated the requirements for validation. All Futuremark legacy benchmarks are exempt from the System Info requirement. The legacy benchmarks include: 3DMark03, 3DMark05, 3DMark06 and PCMark05. Note that Windows 8/8.1/10 benchmark submissions still require a valid verfication link.