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    posted a message on WowAceUpdater - An update tool for Windows users.
    Re Amazon Honor Program

    Quote from Mrs. Steele »
    I make a lot of purchases at Amazon.co.uk and, less often, at .com. I have my card attached to my account so it's already available to make an Honor System donation. I guess you can start here for more info.


    So, if I read that right, I chuck $25US at Amazon, ~$23.99US gets kicked to the website. Seems pretty straight-forward to setup. I didn't go through it enough to see what kind of linking you can do (if any) between payer and forum ID to be built into the WAU to nix the spam but, hell, it beats PayPal just as a donation route.
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    posted a message on WeaponRebuff 3.0
    :)

    I know, they're part of the old slash command system -- they aren't the only localization strings that need to be yanked either. I gave in to the "is it done yet?" PMs I was receiving on wowinterface and just finished fixing the known bugs and released without the cleanup I had planned since they shouldn't be causing any negative impact.

    Though, heh, while you're there, why not translate them for me :D
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    posted a message on WowAceUpdater - An update tool for Windows users.
    Quote from Mrs. Steele »

    Quote from Vincent »

    Quote from Kaelten »

    One thing gets me though. Through all this bitching and complaining and criticizing (don't assume you're guilty of all of these, its a generalization) there is one thing I haven't gotten. A donation.


    Got an option that doesn't involve PayPal because that's the only option I see and after my last joyous experience with PayPal, I wouldn't trust them as far as I can throw my house.

    I suggested the Amazon Honor System and I've never had a problem with Amazon.


    I've had problems with Amazon but nothing bad since their 2nd year of operation and nothing on the scale of what PayPal tried to pull so is there a link describing this system?

    (Not that it's an option but maybe it'll light a fire under Kaelten to make it one)
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    posted a message on WowAceUpdater - An update tool for Windows users.
    Quote from Kaelten »

    One thing gets me though. Through all this bitching and complaining and criticizing (don't assume you're guilty of all of these, its a generalization) there is one thing I haven't gotten. A donation.


    Got an option that doesn't involve PayPal because that's the only option I see and after my last joyous experience with PayPal, I wouldn't trust them as far as I can throw my house.
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    posted a message on Dongle and Ace, a friendly coexistance.
    *sigh*

    The mod development can get along, the code can get along, why the living hell the people can't get along escapes me.

    I like (ok, love) Dongle's approach (if you saw my addon memory usage, you'd like low-overhead too); however, I don't have the kind of time necessary to work with it to the degree I'd be happy with and Ace has things I want in largely plug-and-play mode that Dongle doesn't so for now Ace is the framework that fits my most urgent current needs. Being an Ace mod or Dongle mod or neither mod is just...well, "what works for the author at that particular time" and little else. At least it should be like that.

    Competition, animosity, or any of that stuff between the two systems is just...*shakes head* disappointing.
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    posted a message on WowAceUpdater - An update tool for Windows users.
    Quote from Scalebane »
    pretty much do the wau free ad deal with only a premium monthly subscription I'm not sure very many will constantly donate like they say they will >.>


    This is perfectly fine with me and gets more $$ to the site than those insipid ads ever will -- those of us who'd pay to be rid of them aren't ever going to click them. Tie the usage to the username/password forums or something along those lines, 2-3 fields added to the DB and you've a poor-man's tracking system.

    Flashy ads, moving ads, any of that crap is an automagic 'hell no' even if it was something I might be interested in, they are designed to "get your attention" but they only really succeed in distracting you. And the type of ads is just...I'm not sure if insulting is the right word so let's just say "oh so terribly mis-targeted" -- they rank up there with the tampon samples I received as a promotional in the mail two years ago, which isn't even a square-peg/round-hole situation (more like round-peg/no-pegboard). Quiet, unintrusive, not-in-the-vertical-data-space ads have a much better chance; ones that match the viewer's tastes are better; however, the option to buy your way out is definitely preferred.

    How much does ye ol' average daily WAU user rack up anyway in terms of real $$? (honestly curious)
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    posted a message on WowAceUpdater - An update tool for Windows users.
    Quote from Kaelten »

    I don't want to have to include ads in them, hell I don't WANT ads anywhere, I'd be more than happy not to have any ads anywhere.


    Kaelten, we all get it -- well, the ones not being snarky to the those of us upset about this addition -- but regarding ads there is a two-pronged approach.

    I, for one, can't recall ever clicking-through for the type of ads that I've seen WAU display before I reverted. In the past, I've done the click-through dance just to support a site (please note I've never, ever purchased a product through them because they are so atrociously targeted as to be insulting) but the types I've seen so far...never, ever. So unless you're getting exposure-pay, it's not going to happen.

    Do I mind if ads are there? In Open Source projects, yeah, I do. The word "anathama" comes to mind; however, that said, we all do "get it" cost-wise -- some of us run our own sites, ya know.

    So, as to the two pronged approach I mentioned, basically everyone pays to use the service or pays for the convenience. And, yeah, I'll admit to being lazy and my limited game time adds pressure to adopt convenience.

    If you want to put in ads, fine. General Joe User prolly doesn't care and will deal with them. However, the prong you're missing is: pay here to remove the damn things.

    Though...I have to say that I'd have had a better reaction to this if there'd been some "um, guys, X in bills Y in donations Z is how much we're losing ever month" indicator over on the left under "support the site" It might have generated additional revenue to keep things afloat or at least been a "we told you so" but *shrug* I'm sure that'd feel kinda like begging which probably sits worse with you than ads in open source :)

    I've backdated WAU (as others have) until the ads go away, until either you take 'em out or give me a way to buy back that space myself. You stand to make more with that latter option, I'd wager.
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    posted a message on WowAceUpdater - An update tool for Windows users.
    Quote from Kirkburn »

    Dear complainers,

    Wowace needs money to run. Duh. Exactly how does a single advert on a program provided for free inconvenience you?

    Grow up, please.

    Love, Kirkburn.


    Dear Kirkburn,

    If writing a check to wowace.com removed the ad from the updater, perhaps you would have a leg to stand on. It doesn't, you don't, and if you don't grasp the problem I hope some day you have the chance to be properly educated.

    Grow thyself,
    Vincent
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    posted a message on ArkInventory v2.00
    Quote from Slice »

    Here is what I do, your mileage may vary.


    Yeah, that's pretty much the plan, I just have to think it all out ahead of time, figure out which are computed rules, which are buckets, etc.

    I'm crossing my fingers this will cut down the ~9-11mg memory bump I get opening AI near the bank.
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    posted a message on ArkInventory v2.00
    Quote from Seerah »
    Or you can download PTBrowser


    /facepalm *shakes head* I even had that installed before before I upgraded to mazz1.1 too. Thanks.

    Quote from Arkayenro »

    And... I know that rules are seen by all for the purpose of re-use but...man it's cluttered and confusing. Is there a way we can mark some of them "this char only" or something?

    rules can be enabled/disabled per profile, if your characters need different rules then just create another profile


    So, basically, I have to rethink the rule strategy from a global perspective across all characters and define those rules as "global - [rulename]" so I know to enable in every profile...then ones like, say, "unuseful - send to alts" or something, which are character dependant, need to be prefixed "[charname] - send-to-alts crap" so that only ONE of those is enabled. Ok...something of a pain in the ass since I have to redo *sigh* all of it but it'll be pretty easy to maintain in the future. I had a feeling that's what I'd have to do so I'm not too surprised. Thanks.

    Two things I'd like to ask for:

    1) Sorting - Even if only optional. Enabled at the top, Disabled at the bottom. I didn't notice any of that and it's...well, there's a lot of stuff to scroll through and things can get lost.

    2) Item Purging - For some rules, they just are buckets of item IDs. And option for the Rules panel to "purge item IDs not in inventory/bank" would be a blessing from on High. I looked at one item ID bucket rule that was converted...it has a ton of item IDs in it and only 6 items of that rule in inventory (yeah, for 6 items I blew the rule away and remade it; however, I've other similar rules that have 20-odd items in inventory and there's just no way to 'select' 20 items and say "move all of these" not to mention it'd be pretty messy in terms of ongoing maintenance)
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    posted a message on ArkInventory v2.00
    Is there a table available post-apocalypse of the period table categories?

    And... I know that rules are seen by all for the purpose of re-use but...man it's cluttered and confusing. Is there a way we can mark some of them "this char only" or something?
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    posted a message on ArkInventory v2.00
    Quote from Thortok2000 »
    In fact, I wouldn't mind putting all my rules in a 'rule suggestion' place on the wiki. Would that be minded?


    Honestly with something like this...I think a "rules repository" of some kind is not a bad idea. Or some way to export/import them.
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    posted a message on ElkBuffBars v2 (finally Ace3 version)
    Quote from phoenxhwk »

    Quote from kappe »

    this version is really cool, using it until some days. i'd just apreciate a reminder when buffs are about to expire, a sound and someting written in the error frame.. i'd really love if warnings are automatically write in party chat if i cant cast them myself.. do u remember buff options? :D

    I would definitely love a sound alert option - yeah, I'm pretty inattentive. It's the very last thing chaining me to ANY CT_* stuff.


    Smartbuff does this admirably (warns you of what buffs you're missing and lets you apply them dead easily, even tracking -- which is pretty much the only reason I find anything on tracking b/c I always, always forget). It doesn't track buffs on weapons though, but WeaponRebuff handles that and simplifies reapplication so they're never, ever down.

    My worry here (as it is with all mods) is that it's way, way easy to just add "too much" into a mod. 9 times out of 10, the simpler and more focused they are, the better they are and I'm dearly in love with this thing and have been for ages now. (But, of course, it's always up to the author where to draw that line)
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    posted a message on Sphere - Sphere Mod for all Classes
    I can't help but think the last page and a half of this thread should have been in PMs...and then with the site admins if not resolved to everyone's satisfaction.

    That said, guess I'll add "...and credit to every mod author whoever wrote anything for WoW or posted on a forum...just in case I got an idea from them...somewhere along the line" to everything I write now :p
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    posted a message on Sphere - Sphere Mod for all Classes
    Seerah, if you want all of the 'extras' that spice up life as a warlock then, as torano said, ShardAce is probably what you're looking for. I don't recall seeing it available here; however, it's available on wowinterface.

    I'm really liking this project and am looking forward to seeing it develop. I use sphereoids on a few chars but they're sadly not maintained well, off different codelines, and often problematic. Mostly I just want simple categorized system for stuff I need enough to want around but not used enough to waste UI space on or, worse, action bar space.

    Personally I'd love to have options to undock the buttons and hide the base sphere, though I doubt the author will take it that far (and I'm sure he'll get enough off-the-wall requests as it is w/o adding mine) though -- and this may have been mentioned -- I wonder if it would be possible to use the inner/outter circles to count items in an X of Y format. For instance, on my rogue, combo pts, health, and energy are already taken into account in my HUD however, being able to add a threshold and item count to those would let me put, say, blind and flash powder on there. Would work nice for reagent counts too since while I have a habit of checking those on some chars, I've plummeted to my death on my mage more than once b/c I was missing a feather ><
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