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    posted a message on Looking for help from a good coder
    *time passes*

    Wow. I suck a LUA.

    Okay, I give up on this one, I'll never get it working. *laugh*

    I came up with an idea, though, that I suspect somebody would be able to whip up rather swiftly. I need a tiny mod, that when used in concert with WebDKP, can be used to manage bidding for our currency system. (Some of you may recognize the half/10 system, it's a derivative of the Shroud Loot System.)

    All I need is a mod that watches incoming /tells for the word "10" or the word "half" sent from members of our raid group. (Non case sensitive, nothing else in the tell) Then, it pops up a window with a table that contains a list of the names of the raid members who have sent the aforementioned tell, and shows which one they said. All it needs is a "clear" button to zero out the list and make the frame disappear. It doesn't need to sort, I don't need to individually remove people from the list, it doesn't need to announce winners, and it doesn't need to save any of the data. That's it.

    How difficult do you think that might be? I've been trying for days and I've accomplished little other than ripping tufts of my hair out.
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    posted a message on Looking for help from a good coder
    Sekuyo,

    I'll keep plugging away at it. If I have anything going for me, it's that I usually have more comments in my code than actual code, and I'm very methodical in my approach. So, I'm hoping that if I could at least get a framework put together, that I could get help on a case-by-case basis where I need it, even if I can't find someone to partner with me. IE, if I can do the heavy lifting, maybe someone can help me with the details. We'll see.

    In either case, thanks for your responses. If you happen to come across someone with a wee bit of spare time, send 'em my way, huh?
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    posted a message on Looking for help from a good coder
    Moon Witch,

    Thanks for your input. I've already done some of what you suggested - Looking through existing mods that do similar things, seeing the triggers and events that the author uses, etc. I was a decent coder in my time, but as you surmised, I stopped programming prior to object oriented languages becoming mainstream. Heck, I used line numbers for half my programming career. Heh.

    I've actually already written the mod in, as you say, pseudo code. (The "flowchart" I mentioned earlier) Each subroutine is written showing what data goes in, what comes out, etc... I am just not good enough at LUA and the WoW API to figure out how to bring it to the next stage of it's evolution. Given long enough, I could, but I sadly just don't have enough spare time to devote to it.

    Perhaps I'll clean the framework up a bit and put it in text form, and post it here. I am rather visually oritented, so my flowchart is handwritten on a big piece of poster board... That's how I used to plan out all my programs that I'd write. Old fashioned, I suppose, but it always worked well for me.

    Sekuyo,

    Maybe you misinterpret the overall tone of my request. When I coded, I coded for fun. I wrote programs to help out my friends, my school, my college, that sort of thing. It is my hope that I'd match up with someone who knows what they're doing and enjoys helping others out, we'd become friends, and we'd work on this mod together. My offer of payment was not a solicitation for employment. It was a "hey, thanks for the help, lemme send you a hundred bucks via Paypal" sort of offer. :-)

    Anyhow, no gung-ho coders have contacted me yet, so, I'll keep hoping. *laugh*
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    posted a message on Looking for help from a good coder
    Greetings,

    I'm the GM of a relatively successful casual style guild. I have begrudgingly decided that it's time for my guild to start using a currency-based loot system, as we are raiding a lot more than we used to. We used the SK system for a while, but it has proven a too limited and restrictive for us. At the same time, the alternatives out there are far too complex and require more management than we'd like to have to deal with.

    As such, I and my staff have come up with a pretty balanced and effective "DKP" (for lack of a better word) system that can be tracked using pen and paper. It works, it's simple, and it's fair - But it's annoying to calculate manually in the middle of a raid.

    Here's where you, the skilled coder, hopefully comes in. I've been struggling to employ my antiquated coding skills into making a simple mod to track DKP totals and handle in-game bidding. (To give you an idea of the level of antiquity I'm talking about, I took QBasic and Pascal in college, and programmed Applesoft Basic when I was growing up. Bottom line, I'm in way, way over my head.)

    Therefore: I need a hand from a coder whom, if given a flowchart of how our loot system is supposed to work, could create the mod. Hopefully, also share some knowledge with me along the way so that I can get to the point where I can support and modify it myself, and share it with the rest of the WoW community.

    If you'd want payment for your work, that can be arranged. I'm not exactly rolling around in spare cash, but I'd be happy to compensate you for good work.

    Please post here and let me know if any of you guys are interested in giving me a hand. I'd really appreciate it!

    Thanks,

    Kailef
    Guildmaster
    PIF Silvergate
    http://www.wowguild.com
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    posted a message on WowAceUpdater - An update tool for Windows users.
    Quote from Kaelten »
    I also can say for those there isn't any malicious content in the text based ads


    What??? No "Punch teh monkey" for free Spyware banners? ;-)

    You got to let me know how it goes, too - As I said, I'm thinking about banners myself, but, I'm wondering how much revenue they'll actually produce. <relurk>
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    posted a message on WowAceUpdater - An update tool for Windows users.
    I don't post here much, but this banner add issue has generated so much outcry that I really felt it was time to say something.

    I am in a similar situation to Kaelten. I own and operate a successful, not-for-profit Internet radio station called Epic Rock Radio. ( http://www.epicrockradio.com ) As my station grows in popularity, my streaming and hosting fees continue to rise. It already costs me several hundred dollars a month to run the station.... With the latest rate hikes that are scheduled, I realized I would either have to shut down, or find a way to get the station to help pay for itself.

    So, a few months ago, I implemented a "Save ERR" program with PayPal. I have links at the top of my site which link to a 5, 10, or 20 dollar a month donation subscription. Mind you, I have thousands of regular listeners, with total listening hours of almost 20,000 each month. Despite this, I have only received donation subscriptions from 4 people. Two 5-dollar and two 10-dollar ones, for total of thirty US dollars a month. Not even a tenth of my monthly costs to run the station. I passionately hate banner ads, yet, I am considering using them.

    So, what am I saying? If Kaelten can't get regular donations, then he HAS to do something to take up the difference. The more popular WowAce gets, the more it costs him.

    Like I said, I hate banner ads. A lot. But I'm going to respect Kaelten and his FREE software that he provides to me FOR NO CHARGE, and not complain about it.

    Please, before you decide to post more negative comments, think about how unreasonable it is to expect Kaelten to pay his hard-earned money so you can receive free delivery of your Ace mods.

    That being said, Kaelten, you were talking about text ads? Something like Google's AdSense? I suspect you'd get less whining from your users that way.
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    posted a message on Ace SVN Zip-updating script
    I'm having a bit of trouble with the script as well, but I'm pretty certain that I've set it up right... I'm not much of a coder any more, but I know enough of what I'm doing to look at the script and figure out what it does. I think that the script is actually failing to download the files, although it IS able to generate the file listing itself. I can't tell enough about how the script determines if a file is newer than the local copy, however. (My local copies are noting but a bunch of empty randomname.txt files renamed to modname.zip, etc... If it's doing pure date checking, that would explain why it's not downloading anything - These files were of course just created so the creation date of the files on the site are likely older. Either that or something's goofy with the site at this particular moment... *shrug*
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