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    posted a message on ElkBuffBars v2 (finally Ace3 version)
    Did you check the "load out of date addons" box?
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    posted a message on Spamalyzer-Monitor Addon Communication
    Got this one tonight:

    Unknown (Whisper): [BF] [BIGFOOT_VERSION_QUERY]

    Not quite sure what addon that is.
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    posted a message on PitBull 4.0
    It's not buggy, you just don't understand how it works, because it's very different from X-Perl. Go to the Pitbull project page (http://www.wowace.com/addons/pitbull4/) and click on the Pages tab at the top. You'll find guides and FAQs in there. I highly suggest you read them all, as it will solve everything you've asked.
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    posted a message on BigWigs
    There's an option to disable Bossblock. It was added shortly after the discussion about it in this thread a few months ago. Click Show Addon Warnings in BigWigs' main option screen.
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    posted a message on BigWigs
    Had something weird happen during Malygos yesterday. It was our weekly raid quest, and obviously, we overgear the encounter. We happened to trigger P2 while we were in the air (vortex) and Big Wigs started spamming "Phase 2 soon" non-stop. I had to click on it to reset the module to make it stop. It then picked up from there without any issue.

    Not sure if it's because of the vortex, or his health going down too fast... etc, but there's a set of circumstances here where "Phase 2 soon" ends up getting spammed non-stop.
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    posted a message on New RSS feeds on the Armory and Privacy Concerns
    Uh yeah that's easily avail through forums. That doesn't get you far. You're right that it's personal info, but that's not something I've hidden...

    Either way, feel free to be uncomfortable with the feed. This is still not personal info, nor does it breach your privacy unless you provide the link between your character and yourself. Case in point, if I hadn't posted anywhere, you wouldn't have found out any of this.

    Look, idc if people don't like the feed, but it irks me to see people call it an invasion of privacy. It isn't one.
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    posted a message on New RSS feeds on the Armory and Privacy Concerns
    Shrug... there's no private info being divulged and the info belongs to Blizz. You don't have much of a case. I assure you I value my privacy, but I frankly could care less if all of you followed my armory feeds rabidly. It doesn't really have anything to do with my real identity so I don't see why I should be up in arms about it. Argue all you want about an opt-out, but the fact remains that none of your private info is out there because of this feed. What I really don't get is why there's an uproar now when you could have been tracked before. That boggles my mind.
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    posted a message on New RSS feeds on the Armory and Privacy Concerns
    And as I said before, you have no case here because no private info is being revealed, whether you like the feed or not.
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    posted a message on X-Perl Thread
    Keep in mind that there are 2 different things to save. One is the layout, the other is the rest of the settings. Open up the options: on the bottom left is where you save/load layouts. On the bottom right is where you control profiles and non-layout settings.

    I would prefer those 2 be combined personally, but anyway, this might help you if you didn't know there were two "saves" (so-to-speak).
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    posted a message on New RSS feeds on the Armory and Privacy Concerns
    So just for the record, you do not own your characters or any info related to them. Blizzard does. What you pay for is the service.

    From the EULA:
    All title, ownership rights and intellectual property rights in and to the Game and all copies thereof (including without limitation any titles, computer code, themes, objects, characters, character names, stories, dialog, catch phrases, locations, concepts, artwork, character inventories, structural or landscape designs, animations, sounds, musical compositions and recordings, audio-visual effects, storylines, character likenesses, methods of operation, moral rights, and any related documentation) are owned or licensed by Blizzard.


    Terms of Use:
    All rights and title in and to the Service (including without limitation any user accounts, titles, computer code, themes, objects, characters, character names, stories, dialogue, catch phrases, locations, concepts, artwork, animations, sounds, musical compositions, audio-visual effects, methods of operation, moral rights, any related documentation, "applets" incorporated into the Game Client, transcripts of the chat rooms, character profile information, recordings of games played using the Game Client, and the Game Client and server software) are owned by Blizzard or its licensors.


    and:
    you may not:
    [...]Communicate or post any user's personal information in the Game, or on websites or forums related to the Game, except that a user may communicate his or her own personal information in a private message directed to a single user;


    That one is admittedly ironic since it prevents you from posting your toon name on, say, Facebook, yet they encourage you to use the RSS feed for that purpose.

    From the Armory:
    The data contained herein is proprietary to Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. You are granted a limited license to make personal use of the information contained herein for non-commercial purposes only.


    We've all agreed to the EULA and ToS.

    It's info owned by Blizzard that they're posting in those feeds.

    Point being... keep your RL info private.
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    posted a message on New RSS feeds on the Armory and Privacy Concerns
    Quote from Zidomo
    OK, you are in fact concerned about your own privacy. But...not about other people's then? ;)


    *scratch head* No... my privacy isn't affected by that feed, and neither is anyone else's. That's what I said.

    Quote from Zidomo
    The same argument can be made for placing video cameras on every street corner. Or in public parks. Or heck, wiretaps & a telescreen in everyone's home.

    These privacy issues arise in many other online activities; search engines tracking your web browsing, Flash cookies tracking what you do on websites you visit and on and on. But hey, no "personal info" is given, so its OK! No, it often is not. It may be OK for you, but not for others.

    Everyone has different thresholds for what amount of privacy they are comfortable in losing when online (or in real life). Some may have different thresholds for themselves vs. what they think other people should be comfortable with.

    Basically, increases in ease of access to either personal information, personal behavior or personal activity (or any/all of them)=reductions in privacy. What reductions you are willing to accept may be different from what others are willing to.


    You just don't see my point... in your examples, your real "self", for lack of a better word, is affected (a camera films you, not a virtual toon...). In the case of the feed, it isn't. It's just a toon that cannot be linked to a real identity (unless the player specifically reveals that info). This is what I'm trying to say that's not getting through. Blizzard is not publishing anything personal. "Privacy" and "invasion of privacy" have a real clear defined meaning that does not apply here, no matter how much you want it to be.
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    posted a message on Improved Damage / Healing Meters..
    It could be faked very very easily by a simple copy/paste or macro...
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    posted a message on New RSS feeds on the Armory and Privacy Concerns
    Quote from Zidomo
    You need to learn that not everyone shares your disregard for privacy.


    You got me figured out all wrong. I don't Twitter, I don't have a Facebook page, I don't have a myspace page, I don't use IM clients, very rarely do I go on IRC and I use multiple e-mail addresses. And that's the whole point. I value my privacy. And I made damn sure that there is no link between my real life ID and my in-game character. Starting by not giving out my full name. Which is exactly why I don't care about this feed. Nobody is going to ID me from it, no matter how much they stalk my feed.

    I would care if personal info was published. But that's not the case. That's where you don't understand my arguments. I very much care about my privacy, contrary to what you think. But my toons' feeds are NOT me, nor are they tied to my real-life ID. I have no reason to be worried about the feed. Keep RL and virtual life separate and you won't care either.

    Oh and about your kitty analogy... people would know it's yours. People shouldn't know who your toons belong to. If they do, it's something you should rectify.

    You can't argue invasion of privacy when no personal info is given.
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    posted a message on New RSS feeds on the Armory and Privacy Concerns
    Quote from Zidomo
    Blizzard has your name on the account your characters are on. People in the past you have given your real life name to can far more easily look up your goings-on in WoW now. And many (if not all, i.e. griefers/idiots) people playing on non-RP servers play their characters as a representation of themselves. They behave in RL similar to how they do in-game. Along with people getting to know you even better over Ventrilo voice chat, etc..


    Then don't give out your name. That's a pretty silly thing to do on the internet anyway. I've met some guildies in RL in the past, and they still don't know my last name. Why on earth would I give them that info?

    The rest has nothing to do with privacy. So what if they behave online as they do in RL? What are the odds someone will actually recognize you from your voice on vent or actions in game? And if they did, why does it matter? Is it gonna be your boss recognizing you, out of all 11.5 million possible players out there? And do your play when you shouldn't?...

    And no, your privacy has nothing to do with your toon's privacy. You need to learn to break the link between the toon and the player and that starts by not giving out your name on the net. Your personality online isn't enough to ID you.

    And frankly... what kind of disturbed individual is out there stalking people on the armory? And what are the odds that you're the one being stalked? Before the feed, anyone could have written a script mining someone's achievements and stats from the armory every few hours and they'd have gotten the same result anyway... this thing is being blown out of proportion.
    Posted in: General Chat
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