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Group Selection on GM Menu.

Posted by LissaAzules
LissaAzules
member, 13 posts
Thu 23 Jun 2022
at 09:09
  • msg #1

Group Selection on GM Menu

Could you please consider going back to the check boxes? It is SO much easier to visualize who is a member of what group instead of looking down the list of number codes ("01479", "01378", etc.) and having to look for the correct group numbers.

Some of us DMs like to have our groups set up to move different individuals around when they separate into private conversations without using PMs. The check boxes makes it simpler to see at a glance what groups are still available for new threads.
evileeyore
member, 703 posts
GURPS GM and Player
Joined 20150819
Thu 23 Jun 2022
at 14:33
  • msg #2

Group Selection on GM Menu

Wait... there were once check-boxes?  It's not just my imagination?

OMG, yes, please I love check-boxes for this sort of stuff (I could swear I've made this exact request at some point in the past though and was told, essentially, "It's for mobile usage, check-boxes don't work as well as number fields".)
SunRuanEr
subscriber, 445 posts
Thu 23 Jun 2022
at 14:47
  • msg #3

Group Selection on GM Menu

That is true, though. If you're working on a smaller screen, and have to scroll over or down, it's /incredibly/ easy to lose where you are in the rows of checkboxes.

Perhaps a compromise, where we could have a single row of checkboxes that indicate which groups are being selected for /use/, but then continue to fill them in as they're currently working for individual characters? That way, you'd never forget that a group was being used and accidentally reassign it, and you'd know at a glance which groups were open and available - while still maintaining the ease of functionality that comes from not having to hunt down the right checkbox for each individual character (which runs the risk of putting characters into the wrong groups if you get off).
LissaAzules
member, 14 posts
Thu 23 Jun 2022
at 15:00
  • msg #4

Group Selection on GM Menu

Or, instead of doing one long scrolling set of check boxes, break it up into smaller sections  one above the other...  Or do it vertically...
evileeyore
member, 704 posts
GURPS GM and Player
Joined 20150819
Fri 24 Jun 2022
at 00:31
  • msg #5

Group Selection on GM Menu

Or (and I know this is a terrible amount of more work) offer the old "checkbox" screen and the "new number entry" screen the same way the old "One Stop Wizards" are still available (though they too might be destined for the scrap heap).
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