Zag24
 supporter, 669 posts
Tue 26 Jan 2021
at 02:58
Game Map behavior changed
In the old site, if you were in a Group 0 thread and pressed 'Game Map' then it would take you to the Group 0 Map.  In the new site it always just takes you to the non-group-specified map and you have to pick Group 0 in the select box and click submit.

I hadn't even known about the old functionality, because I had never played in a game where the GM made use of the Game Maps that way.  I requested that he put map that changes more frequently in the top level and the GM pointed out this behavior to me.  Since I use the new site exclusively, now, his careful planning was wasted on me.
jase
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Tue 26 Jan 2021
at 11:53
Game Map behavior changed
On both the "old" and responsive sites clicking "game map" takes me to the main game map, from there I can select the map for group 0.  As far as I can tell the behaviour is the same.
Skald
 moderator, 927 posts
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Tue 26 Jan 2021
at 13:16
Game Map behavior changed
Just tested ...

On the old site:

a) clicking on Game Map from game menu takes me to the Main Game Map
b) clicking on Game Map from within Group 0 thread takes me to the Group 0 Map

On responsive:

a) clicking on Game Map from game menu takes me to the Main Game Map
b) clicking on Game Map from withing Group 0 thread takes me to the Main Game Map

So I'm getting the same results as Zag24 - different behaviour on which game map loads from within a thread.  :>

Using latest Firefox on Win 10 PC.

jase
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Tue 26 Jan 2021
at 15:02
Game Map behavior changed
Sorry, completely missed the "in a thread" part, shall fix!
Zag24
 supporter, 670 posts
Thu 28 Jan 2021
at 00:34
Game Map behavior changed
Awesome!  Thanks for the quick fix.  I see you've added &gamemap=0 to the URL.  Now that you've given me an inch ... :-)

Could we have the same behavior if you are editing a post from such a thread, or if you are making a reply to such a thread?  The usage pattern is that I'm making a response or editing one (that is, already on the edit screen), and I realize that I need to state the exact position I'm moving to so I have to look at the tactical map.   I middle-mouse-button the Game Map link in order to bring up the map in a new tab, but I don't get the cool, new (to me) behavior because I'm no longer on the thread page.  (I know, I know -- plan better.  Not my strong suit.)

While you're mucking about in there, since I see that game maps already can work off a GET rather than a POST, you might change the action in the Game Map page to use that.  The problem is when you navigate to a particular map via the controls on the page, then leave the page and return by hitting the back button -- Chrome has to "Confirm Form Resubmission."  You could even put it in the onchange event of the select rather than needing the button at all.