chelvo
 member, 6 posts
 The Swampseeker.
Wed 4 Oct 2017
at 12:01
Faking who edited what
I wonder if it was possible to implement a function that allowed to edit the "edited by ..." message.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15443 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Wed 4 Oct 2017
at 12:39
Faking who edited what
Afraid not, being able to edit it would defeat the  whole purpose of it.
chelvo
 member, 7 posts
 The Swampseeker.
Wed 4 Oct 2017
at 17:45
Faking who edited what
I meant that "This message was last edited by the GM at ***, ***."
If I use it on a DMPC, it shows: "This message was last updated by the player at ***, ***."
bigbadron
 moderator, 15444 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Wed 4 Oct 2017
at 17:58
Faking who edited what
Yes, that's working as intended.

The idea is that a DMPC should not be identifiable as belonging to the DM at all, it's suppose to just look like another player (so that the DM can conceal a traitor or assassin within a group, and that character will not be revealed as such until he strikes).  So nothing about a DMPC will connect it to the DM.

If the character is flagged as an NPC, then those are identifiable as belonging to the DM.
evileeyore
 member, 19 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Wed 4 Oct 2017
at 18:19
Faking who edited what
How does it look if the DM edits a DMPC's post?
bigbadron
 moderator, 15445 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Wed 4 Oct 2017
at 18:35
Faking who edited what
As if the "player" had edited it, which is exactly what happened.
chelvo
 member, 8 posts
 The Swampseeker.
Wed 4 Oct 2017
at 19:01
Faking who edited what
My problem is that there is no way to decide wether the "player" or the Dm has edited the post.

I play a game where DM-edits are a normal part of and thus it would be be obvious who is who
evileeyore
 member, 20 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Wed 4 Oct 2017
at 19:10
Re: Faking who edited what
bigbadron:
As if the "player" had edited it, which is exactly what happened.

Ah, I see chelvo's issue now.  he wants to be able to "logout as the Player" and be able to make a DM edit to the DMPC which would appear as a DM edit.

I can see the use of this.
LonePaladin
 member, 655 posts
 Creator of HeroForge
Wed 4 Oct 2017
at 21:38
Re: Faking who edited what
I think a way to make this happen would be to give GMs the ability to change which character they are signing in with. Basically, on the top left, where it lists your character name

Example From This Page:
LonePaladin : User Preferences


It would replace the name with a drop-down. Anyone with multiple characters (which automatically includes the GM) would be able to select one from the list, and have the page show only that character's options.

For the GM, this could also let them see how a post appears to a character, with hidden elements actually hiding. (This would let them double-check to make sure secret bits don't leak.)

This message was last edited by the user at 21:39, Wed 04 Oct.

bigbadron
 moderator, 15446 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 6 Oct 2017
at 05:39
Re: Faking who edited what
The ability to drop GM status has been requested previously, but has been denied on the grounds that a GM is required to be aware of all game content.

As for faking  edits on a GMPC, it is possible with a small work round.  Transfer the character to a player (an absent one if possible), do the edit, switch the character back to the GM.  Edit shows as having been performed by the GM.

This message was last edited by the user at 06:03, Sat 07 Oct.

chelvo
 member, 9 posts
 The Swampseeker.
Fri 6 Oct 2017
at 09:59
Re: Faking who edited what
The workaround is what I wanted, thanks for the hint