|If they are going to be private and not view-able by the majority of players, plus you can hide them from any possible readers, then why post them at all? Why not just use it to check their perception and delete the rolls and narrate what they do or don't see as a result.|
Using private tags for hidden roll allows to remove those tags in case players ask for it - but that's personal preference, in the end.
There might be a situation where I as player ask the the GM to show the dice he rolled. If the GM then says he used the preview function to roll, it would leave a bad taste for me.
Also, there is no way to hide anything in a a game forum from a
reader; readers can see private text and threads.
|meaning, a user accepted as 'reader' of a game, not someone just reading the forum|
|Could you please explain? I've been using this method for my zombie game to make awareness tests for my players. I haven't gotten flagged for anything.|
|If you really want to be sneaky about it, you could roll dice in private tags until you get the result you want, then just unhide the results you want to hit the players with.|