Please change this back, or make the old view default. The new view breaks the macaceupdater and it's hell to navigate manually. The old big page was working just fine.
Want to shut up, calm down, and be patient? It only just went up yesterday, it will get better, an a-z sorting is being written.
Funkydude, I'm puzzled by your response. (Especially for a moderator.) Under the feedback link says
"Your opinion matters!". Your responses seem to contradict that statement.
I would point out that without the dissenting opinions, I and others would never have found out about
jwowupdater. I, for instance, had been parsing the html with a perl script I had written and updating
the script each time the site format changed. I was going to change it to use xml this time, but
jwowupdater is much better.
And in funky's defense that link wasn't up until after that post. I do however expect that we don't flame people who come here to comment. This thread is for constructive feedback. I don't want it being derailed.
Well, I'll make one more reply in an alternative you could do:
I think you have a cron job setup to generate the zips. The files.wowace.com page simply reads the zip directory and pulls information from it. I'll go off those assumptions.
You could have the cron job also upload the addon info to a database. If the addon doesn't exist, it would create a new record (addon name, description, etc). Another record to a related table would store the new zip revision for the addon, and this would always be created when a zip is made.
I must say that I'm very happy to see that a "Show All" option was added. Also considering that the page has reduced loading time and categorys which I've started to like more and more I must say that I'm very positive.
I found a bug in the current http://files.wowace.com page.
Choose "All Categories" on the left. After the page has loaded, choose "Show All". The page will show all 900+ addons, but the advertisement on the right will now cover/overlap the first 10 or so addon entries.
This bug only seems to occur on the "All Categories" category.
we're aware of the issue with the Fury ad on some versions of flash, and I've had the frequency of that one tuned back. if you're having problems with it please post your version of flash so that I can try to isolate the problem