I'll preface what I'm about to say with I think Cartographer is the best map odd-on out there. I'm not one for stroking egos, but I think what you guys have created is great. The thing that attracted me to Cartographer over MetaMap was the modular design and it's efficency.
However it's the modular design part that I think is really attractive. If you don't want a function, you don't load it and it takes up no room. This should really apply to all functions that are not core functions. GuildPositions, while a REALLY great idea, is not really a core function map function.
Quote from funkydude »
i was pissed because the people who spend time on cartographer spend A LOT of time, recently i have been spending most of my evening adding the new TBC instance maps so people can be happy. for someone to come and say OMG BLOAT, OMG REMOVE IT
While I see your passion and appreciate your dedication to the community, I don't think that ANYONE is saying get rid of it. They are merely saying "Please make it a seperate function so we have the choice to load it/use it when and if we choose to.
I for one would LOVE to use GuildPositions, but I find myself in the same position as those other guys who are in large split guilds. We use a custom channel and /g is blocked. I don't understnad the technical issues involved, but why is not possible to transmit data as well as text over a custom channel? Or are the /g, /r channels special? Personally I'd love to see GuildPositions being used in our guild. I've seen one of our officers using it so far (as officers still have /g) and it looks like it would be cool to be able to use it more widely.
Enough rambling from me. I really do appreciate the work you guys have put in, though I would like to see some of the newer non-core functions spit off into seperate modules.