Followup to GM signup changes

A few days ago we announced a couple of changes related to signups. One of those changes was to require event staff to indicate which attendees are allowed to sign up as GMs by explicitly assigning those attendees the GM role.

We got quite a bit of feedback that this was creating a lot of difficulty for event staff, forcing them to perform a lot of manual work to assign the role to each of their GMs. While the people who want to explicitly choose who gets to sign up as a GM were fine with doing this, there are many event organizers who are happy to let anybody GM for them. And we didn’t respect that with this change. So, as of this afternoon, we’ve pushed out some followup changes intended to address this issue.

We’ve added a new event setup option: “Require attendees to have the GM role in order to sign up as GMs“. This option is turned on for all events by default. If you don’t want to have to explicitly indicate which individuals can GM for you, then just go to Setup > Options and turn this option off. Simple as that.

As a bonus, we’ve also added an indicator to the session schedule page that shows up whenever GM or player signups are not available to explain exactly why they aren’t available. Hopefully this will reduce the number of times people write to us in confusion trying to understand where their signup buttons went!

We hope this shows that your feedback is important to us. Please let us know what you think of the new setup option here, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

Good gaming!

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One comment on “Followup to GM signup changes
  1. Alexander says:

    I am glad to see this change and that you are paying attention to feedback. I feel it would have been better to make the default be to allow everyone to gm and then have to go into settings to limit who can GM. From my experience the number of people who want to prevent random GMs dropping in is in the minority. I mostly play pathfinder, maybe it’s different for other types of events.

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