mickey65
 member, 76 posts
 Long-time PbP player
 Love several systems
Tue 18 Jul 2017
at 05:07
is this a feature or a bug?
Is it a feature or a bug that, when the game owner archives even one thread, the threads filter stops working for the game owner, and all threads, including archived ones, are always displayed no matter how he sets his filter?
LonePaladin
 member, 613 posts
 Creator of HeroForge
Tue 18 Jul 2017
at 11:28
is this a feature or a bug?
I just tried this myself. I set the filter to only show Group 0, and got just that -- nothing but Group 0 threads.

Then I archived one old thread. I set the filter to only show Group 0, and saw only the Group 0 threads plus the archived thread (which is in Group A).
Skald
 moderator, 786 posts
 Whatever it is,
 I'm against it
Tue 18 Jul 2017
at 12:30
is this a feature or a bug?
It's a feature !  :>

Yes, it has been remarked upon - the winning answer was that "the point of archiving a thread is that it then becomes visible to everybody, no matter what Groups they have access to" per link to a message in this forum

Though there is a proposal in RPoL Development to modify that either by checkbox to exclude or a separate "Archives" option for the filter per link to a message in another game
horus
 member, 189 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Tue 18 Jul 2017
at 17:49
is this a feature or a bug?
In reply to Skald (msg # 3):

It would seem, then, that archived threads had best not contain adult content?

(Seems like it would be the safe way to go...)
mickey65
 member, 82 posts
 Long-time PbP player
 Love several systems
Tue 18 Jul 2017
at 17:53
is this a feature or a bug?
It's not clear whether archived threads are publicly visible or just visible to all players and the GM if they're in a group not visible to the public.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15385 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Tue 18 Jul 2017
at 18:23
is this a feature or a bug?
I believe they're visible to everybody.  If I switch off my Modhood, I can still see them.
mickey65
 member, 83 posts
 Long-time PbP player
 Love several systems
Tue 18 Jul 2017
at 19:40
is this a feature or a bug?
Well, I don't want to get banned for saying this, but that's entrapment in terms of ToS violations unless you make it VERY clear to GMs of Adult games right up front.
JohnB
 member, 2038 posts
 Demigod of the Stunties
Tue 18 Jul 2017
at 20:09
is this a feature or a bug?
Just as a matter of interest -  What part of ...

The Help Button:
Archive Makes the thread publically* viewable with all private lines


...  did you not understand?


*  My emphasis
mickey65
 member, 84 posts
 Long-time PbP player
 Love several systems
Tue 18 Jul 2017
at 20:12
is this a feature or a bug?
My concern has shifted to the fact that GMs running Adult games are likely completely unaware that archiving a thread containing Adult content causes them to commit a grave violation of the RPoL ToS without having any awareness whatsoever of having committed the violation. While technicalities can be relied upon to assert that those GMs are duly notified by the ToS, I consider those to be mere technicalities as there is no clear and explicit noification of this risk.
JohnB
 member, 2039 posts
 Demigod of the Stunties
Tue 18 Jul 2017
at 20:38
is this a feature or a bug?
Actually - I expect all Adult Game GMs to be grown ups, make themselves aware of the rules  and the way the site works - and then to take responsibility for themselves, their actions and their games.  I don't expect GMs of Adult games to need stuff handed to them on a plate, like they are kids.

TBH, if they are not prepared to take responsibility for understanding hoiw the site works, I wonder whether they should they really be running Adult Games,
Shannara
 moderator, 3736 posts
 Keep calm, drink more
 COFFEE!!!!
Wed 19 Jul 2017
at 21:12
is this a feature or a bug?
Now that adult access is controlled by the system, there is no reason to worry about getting banned for mistakenly archiving threads (so long as the Group is not 0 or Public) in an ADULT classified game.

Noone without adult access will be able to see the archived thread content without requesting, and being approved for, adult access.

Problem solved.

(I tested it using a test game, and the RPoL Moderator account which does not have any special privileges).

If they are revealing adult content in a non-adult games, yes, they will find themselves in hot water, and deservedly so.

Archived content in Group 0, which should not contain Adult material, is visible whether archived or not.

Archived content in private groups (1+) triggers the 'request adult access' screen and does not reveal thread content if the reader does not have adult access already.

Looks like jase had already covered the bases. :-)

This message was last edited by the user at 21:32, Wed 19 July.