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'Whisper to self' command

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I see there was a previous suggestion for this idea , but I'm hoping that it might be able to be revived. I can see a strong case for many situations where it would be helpful to have a 'whisper to myself' command for chat menus or hidden rolls or just notes to keep in chat. I don't think it would be a particularly hard implementation to add a '/self ' command to send the contents of the message only to the sender of the message.
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us /talktomyself or /w player or character name
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Unfortunately /talktomyself doesn't work with API commands, and /w player doesn't work with GM-created Collection Macros to only send those messages back to the player.
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I make macro for my players, with /w @{selected|character_name} or /w "the player's name" all the time. and it sends them to just the player.   /w @{selected|character_name} also works for the just to GM unless more than one person has control of the character/token.
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Oosh
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That would be a good addition for universal macros. Assuming that's the general context you're thinking of, it would specifically whisper the player (not the character, or /w gm, both of those can potentially go to multiple targets) and also have the noarchive flag, so it doesn't get posted to the chat archive. Is that the gist? I mean.... it would be really nice to have a custom UI area instead of forcing the chat bar to do double-duty, but that's a different kettle of Aboleth.... *peers suspiciously at other VTT which does this*
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Gold
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For a workaround... Create a "Character" in your game, which is controlled only by you. Whisper to that Character. example, /w Gandalf-Himself This is a secret whisper that can only been seen by the controller of Gandalf-Himself You could name the character "SELF" if that's the name you like, /w SELF This is a secret whisper that can only been seen by the controller of a character named SELF
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Oosh said: That would be a good addition for universal macros. Assuming that's the general context you're thinking of, it would specifically whisper the player (not the character, or /w gm, both of those can potentially go to multiple targets) and also have the noarchive flag, so it doesn't get posted to the chat archive. Is that the gist? I mean.... it would be really nice to have a custom UI area instead of forcing the chat bar to do double-duty, but that's a different kettle of Aboleth.... *peers suspiciously at other VTT which does this* Yep, agreed! Gold said: For a workaround... Create a "Character" in your game, which is controlled only by you. Whisper to that Character. example, /w Gandalf-Himself This is a secret whisper that can only been seen by the controller of Gandalf-Himself You could name the character "SELF" if that's the name you like, /w SELF This is a secret whisper that can only been seen by the controller of a character named SELF Yeah I use this technique already for a 'whisper to player' macro.    I was thinking about a way to create universal macros or even to simplify some API commands.  But it's also possible that it's not that big an issue for others and not worth the time to implement!  
Whisper self is something that keeps getting asked about and being able to handle it without the caveats of the various workarounds I feel is worthwhile. Also to add to the listed workarounds here is Macro overloading which doesn't require tokens/characters and can be used with GM-created collection macros or macro mules .
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Andreas J.
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API-based workaround: <a href="https://wiki.roll20.net/API:Short_Community_Scripts#Whisper_Self" rel="nofollow">https://wiki.roll20.net/API:Short_Community_Scripts#Whisper_Self</a>
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