IamJacksUsername
 member, 29 posts
 Any Serenity RPG games?
 South Africa, Cape Town
Sat 6 Feb 2021
at 17:27
Editing character sheet by DM and user at ab. the same time?
What happens if 2 people edit a character's sheet at about the same time?

Is it overwritten, is the 2nd person prevented from editing because of a lock, is there a warning about overwriting, is there a diff shown when the later edit is saved?

Should the DM just disable editing first before they edit it? What happens if the user already clicked edit but hasn't submitted their changes yet?

Thanks.

This message was last edited by the user at 17:28, Sat 06 Feb.

Imladir
 member, 50 posts
Sat 6 Feb 2021
at 17:41
Editing character sheet by DM and user at ab. the same time?
If:
- you open the sheet to edit,
- the player opens it
- You save
- He saves
Then it's the same as you having done nothing.

There's no lock, diff or anything (this isn't git ^^)

If you lock, I suppose the player cannot save the sheet even if he opened it before the lock.
donsr
 member, 2178 posts
Sat 6 Feb 2021
at 18:04
Editing character sheet by DM and user at ab. the same time?
some  GMs   will not allow    players to edit thier own sheets.. I'm in a game like that and its  wothless?.." you get  20 gold  and a +1 Dagger"..big deal? i have to wait for the GM to put it in before its official.

 So..if GM  doesn't allow  'user  edit"..you question is moot.

........

 In my games, the CS is  user edit.. i will PM players  what to add, and changes to be  made  and adds  ect ect.

 Now?  if you have user edit and you bot edit at the same  time, only  the most currant one will 'take'.

 no other players   can mess with a CS.
IamJacksUsername
 member, 30 posts
 Any Serenity RPG games?
 South Africa, Cape Town
Sat 6 Feb 2021
at 18:06
Re: Editing character sheet by DM and user at ab. the same time?
Imladir:
If:
- you open the sheet to edit,
- the player opens it
- You save
- He saves
Then it's the same as you having done nothing.

There's no lock, diff or anything (this isn't git ^^)

If you lock, I suppose the player cannot save the sheet even if he opened it before the lock.


Thanks, that makes perfect sense.

I think I'll lock it, and maybe not unlock it until the next day. If the player clicked edit before it was locked, then they can probably use at minimum their browser's Back button when they can't save it due it to being locked, and then make a copy of the entire sheet as it was originally + their edits.
Ski-Bird
 subscriber, 154 posts
Sun 7 Feb 2021
at 16:46
Editing character sheet by DM and user at ab. the same time?
IamJacksUsername:
What happens if 2 people edit a character's sheet at about the same time?


This just happened to me.  I had a sheet open and was making edits (I'm the GM).  When I clicked save ... a warning message popped up and let me know that edits had been made to the sheet between me opening it and trying to save it.  It went on to suggest that I review those changes, yadda, yadda.
IamJacksUsername
 member, 31 posts
 Any Serenity RPG games?
 South Africa, Cape Town
Mon 8 Feb 2021
at 04:16
Re: Editing character sheet by DM and user at ab. the same time?
Ski-Bird:
a warning message popped up and let me know that edits had been made to the sheet between me opening it and trying to save it.  It went on to suggest that I review those changes, yadda, yadda.


Good to know, thanks.