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I discovered that if you edit a posting, and add new dice rolls to it, and use the preview feature, then you can see the results of the newly added dice rolls before you actually submit the edit. That seems like a bug.
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Note that it's not really that easy to "cheat" with this, because it only occurs when you're editing your posting, and then your posting will display as Edited, which is frowned on in most PBF games.
 
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Exactly.

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DaviddesJ wrote:
I discovered that if you edit a posting, and add new dice rolls to it, and use the preview feature, then you can see the results of the newly added dice rolls before you actually submit the edit. That seems like a bug.
This is intentional and not a bug, as far as I'm aware. You can preview to check your roll worked, but you can't edit or delete it.
 
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UnknownParkerBrother wrote:
This is intentional and not a bug, as far as I'm aware.
What's the benefit of allowing you to see the result of your roll before you post it when you edit a post, but not when you create a new post?
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DaviddesJ wrote:
UnknownParkerBrother wrote:
This is intentional and not a bug, as far as I'm aware.
What's the benefit of allowing you to see the result of your roll before you post it when you edit a post, but not when you create a new post?
because when you edit, the added roll WILL show up on the post. if you cancel the edit, the roll will not be visible in the text but it will show in the list at the bottom.

whereas during create, seeing a bad roll you might cheat by not posting at all, therefore the only record of your roll being in the thread rolls, and not many check that.

I think.
 
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