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Request Secondary GM Restricted Access Settings.

Posted by evileeyore
evileeyore
member, 543 posts
GURPS GM and Player
Joined 20150819
Sun 26 Sep 2021
at 17:55
  • msg #1

Request Secondary GM Restricted Access Settings

I don't know if this has been brought up before (likely) or even by me (also possible?), but I didn't see anything like it in other threads and got tired of hunting for a thread to bump with my "Yes, this please" response.

My request is simple, create a series of Check Boxes (Flags) so that secondary GMs can be created with a more restricted access than they currently have.

I see a GM having these access levels as being distinct and separate, but right now are (mostly) completely lumped together:

Primary GM
Game Control
Game Creation/Closing
Game Ownership Control

Primary and Secondary GMs
Game Control
Game Intro Editing
Thread Creation/Deletion
Thread Type Control

Character Control
GM Promotion/Removal (I'm not sure if this is something a CO-GM can do, I've not tested it)
NPC Creation/Removal
Player Creation/Removal
Character Creation/Deletion

Posting Privileges
'Post As'
All Post Editing/Deletion

Character Privileges
Character Sheet Viewing
Character Sheet Editing

Private Messaging Privileges
Character Private Message Viewing
Character Private Message Editing/Deletion
Character Private Message Purge
Character Private Message Response (Jumping into an ongoing thread)

Dice Roller
Dice Roller Configuration
'Roll As'

Map Creation
Map Creation/Removal



If there is something someone sees that I have missed as a Privilege/Power that Co-Gms get or do not get, please post it.

My aim is so GMs can set up say "Post Moderators", assistants who can mod posts but not see Character Sheets or post as other Characters; or Narrators, Co-GMs who can 'roll as' or 'post as', but don't have access to editing posts made previously, or PM or Character Sheet access; or as Character Creation Assistants, who maybe get access to PMs and Character Sheets, but can't 'post or roll as', or moderate threads; etc.

There are a whole host of access levels I've seen at other sites (generally not rpg forums, but frex MMO Clan leadership access levels, etc) that allow for greater fidelity in Co-Game control.

But right now it's either "Have a Co-GM with complete control, or don't have a Co-GM" and that's a might bit unsatisfying.  This has caused problems for me at other sites, I'd like the tools to avoid it here.

Thanks for the consideration.
bigbadron
moderator, 16042 posts
He's big, he's bad,
but mostly he's Ron.
Sun 26 Sep 2021
at 18:34

Request Secondary GM Restricted Access Settings

Site rules require that everybody with GM/Co-GM access be able to view/edit all game content, since they are all responsible for handling any issues with that content (such as immediate removal of Adult material posted by a player in a non-Adult game).  This includes both public and private message threads.

Note that GMs can currently give a player an "editor" access level, which allows them to edit player posts, but otherwise restricts them to player access functions (no viewing other character sheets, for example).  This seems to be what you are looking for with the "Post Moderator" function.
evileeyore
member, 548 posts
GURPS GM and Player
Joined 20150819
Sun 26 Sep 2021
at 19:03
  • msg #3

Request Secondary GM Restricted Access Settings

bigbadron:
Site rules require that everybody with GM/Co-GM access be able to view/edit all game content, since they are all responsible for handling any issues with that content (such as immediate removal of Adult material posted by a player in a non-Adult game).  This includes both public and private message threads.

I get that, but I'm rather asking for more fidelity in assistant control levels.  Not everyone needs to be a Co-GM clearly, as evidenced by the rest of your response.

So the wedge is in the door already so to speak.

quote:
Note that GMs can currently give a player an "editor" access level, which allows them to edit player posts, but otherwise restricts them to player access functions (no viewing other character sheets, for example).  This seems to be what you are looking for with the "Post Moderator" function.

I presume this is only in threads they have access to?
And where is this permission level granted, under 'Edit Character Tags'?

(the FAQ is not particularly clear on these two points)
bigbadron
moderator, 16044 posts
He's big, he's bad,
but mostly he's Ron.
Sun 26 Sep 2021
at 19:12

Request Secondary GM Restricted Access Settings

In reply to evileeyore (msg # 3):

It isn't under Edit Character, it's under Edit Player --> Edit (Wizard) and Edit (One Stop).
evileeyore
member, 549 posts
GURPS GM and Player
Joined 20150819
Sun 26 Sep 2021
at 19:18
  • msg #5

Request Secondary GM Restricted Access Settings

bigbadron:
In reply to evileeyore (msg # 3):

It isn't under Edit Character, it's under Edit Player --> Edit (Wizard) and Edit (One Stop).

Ah, it's under the Game Access dropdown.  I've never looked at that aside from setting initial access and never noticed the 'editor' tag there.

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