evileeyore
 member, 28 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Sun 22 Oct 2017
at 16:42
href tag only usable by GMs?
Just wondering what the rational behind this is?
bigbadron
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Sun 22 Oct 2017
at 18:57
href tag only usable by GMs?
It's to reduce the chances of links being abused.
  • The image links, if they connect to something inappropriate, are highly visible, and would be dealt with as soon as the GM saw them

  • A regular link indicates what site it connects to, so a link to inappropriate content would be noticed.

  • A <a href=> type link could, for example link to inappropriate content, but be labeled as "Kitten photos".  Nobody would know what was there, until they clicked on it.

evileeyore
 member, 29 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Sun 22 Oct 2017
at 19:20
Re: href tag only usable by GMs?
bigbadron:
[*]A <a href=> type link could, for example link to inappropriate content, but be labeled as "Kitten photos".  Nobody would know what was there, until they clicked on it.[/list]

Sure, if they don't know to look down and check the pop-up at the bottom of their webpage...

Hmmm.  Do mobile devices do that?
Tyr Hawk
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Sun 22 Oct 2017
at 20:31
Re: href tag only usable by GMs?
In reply to evileeyore (msg # 3):

Assume not that folks know how to do things. If they did, we wouldn't need so many anti-virus programs, or tutorials, or encryption software, or instruction manuals, or... the list goes on. Basically, as xkcd put it, every day there are 10,000 people in the U.S. alone learning something for the very first time, so you shouldn't assume anyone knows it unless you know your entire population.

Basically, it's easier to be upfront and safe than it is to open up the can of worms (so to speak) just so some folks can have prettier links.

As for mobile devices, generally not, or at least not in the way 99% of users (a guesstimation based on my time as a Verizon rep) use their phones, no. :D
LoreGuard
 member, 653 posts
Tue 24 Oct 2017
at 21:54
Re: href tag only usable by GMs?
If my memory serves me correctly, it may also work for characters which are NPC as well GMs, so if you want to enable someone to do them, you could potentially grant them a character as an NPC tag.  I don't think I have a game that I have an NPC character in any longer however to test it, so you might need to test if that is still accurate, or if I am mis-remembering it (or if that has changed since then).
steelsmiter
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Fri 27 Oct 2017
at 23:58
Re: href tag only usable by GMs?
LoreGuard:
If my memory serves me correctly, it may also work for characters which are NPC as well GMs,

I as GM have edited player's posts who tried to do that, and my edit worked. Don't know if they fixed the fact that GMs have been able to do that or if they left it in though.