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Dale Prather
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I see this at the top of some pages. Probably only pages with files linked?

Thanks for the help.
 
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Screenshot?

"Files" are simply any file that may be useful in the context of the game. But I'm not sure what what "rolls" means. And I don't see that.
 
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It's exactly the same as Thread Rolls, Geeklist Rolls, Image Rolls, etc..

It's a log that keeps track of die rolls made using BGG's built-in randomizer, so people can't cheat by editing their posts. Most of the time there won't be anything useful in it, but if someone does this...

Example Roll 1d6 = (5) = 5

...it'll show up when you click there.
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Curtz, do you see one at the top of this page by the subscribe/unsubscribe link ?
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/76615/claustrophobia-...
 
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Oh, at the top of File pages. I misunderstood and assumed OP was talking about game pages.
 
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Kyle, forgive my slowness, I'm not quite sure what you mean.
It's an edit history ?

So, if I click "File Rolls", what happens ?
 
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dale12 wrote:
Kyle, forgive my slowness, I'm not quite sure what you mean.
It's an edit history ?

So, if I click "File Rolls", what happens ?
Click on the "Thread Rolls" link at the top of this page and it'll show you a log of all die rolls made on this page, in the order they were made.

Examples:
1d8 + 1d8 + 1d6 = (4) + (8) + (6) = 18
(I edited the middle one out of this post, but you'll still see it in the Thread Rolls log above.)
1d100 = (53) = 53

The File Rolls link shows the exact same thing for any rolls made on that particular file page, but if no rolls have been made there it won't list anything beyond the header.

The link is supposed to pop up as a small window, so if that's not happening when you click on it, your browser may be blocking it.


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The log keeps ALL rolls made on that thread/file/geeklist/etc. page even if the individual post where it was made gets edited or deleted later.

It's mostly for Play-By-Forum games and lotteries as an anti-cheating mechanism, so people can keep rolling and deleting/editing their posts until they get a result they want.
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Thank you for the explanation. Makes sense and I think this is key:

"The link is supposed to pop up as a small window, so if that's not happening when you click on it, your browser may be blocking it.
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My browser must be blocking it.
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dale12 wrote:
My browser must be blocking it.

Try allowing geekdo-static.com
 
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