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    posted a message on Blocked addons in WoW?
    Quote from cremor
    How does the protection of PickupInventoryItem affect these Addons? PickupInventoryItem is only for Inventory (worn items).
    Or did they also protect PickupContainerItem/PickupItem?

    I'm not familiar enough with the API to realize that Inventory meant equipped items versus carried items.
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    posted a message on Blocked addons in WoW?
    Is this a combat-only protection, or is it going to totally kill off addons like BankStack and trash vendoring addons as well?
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    posted a message on Looking For Fubar Addon
    I just use /print commands to calculate stuff in-game, like this:

    /print 1247+3976
    /print 132.5*98.4
    /print (47.3*9)-(92/4.7)

    etc.
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    posted a message on Game Folder Permission
    Quote from egingell
    Unless you're moving it to a different hard drive (physical or virtual), it takes only seconds because the files are not actually moved; instead, the pointers in the headers of each file and folder are rewritten to reflect the new location.

    Technically it's the OS filesystem tables that get changed (as opposed to the files themselves) when you move them to a different folder on the same volume. I moved my WoW folder out of Program Files myself into Users and had no issues. Even more, I am dual-booting Win7 RC1 and am running WoW from my XP partition (which Win7 sees as the D: drive) without issues. WoW is definitely relocation-friendly.
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    posted a message on What do you do on Tuesdays?
    I'm always at work during maintenance, so I never notice except on major patch days.
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    posted a message on WowAddon Studio: Abandoned?
    Quote from highflight1985
    Is the general consensus that using XML is bad or something?

    Yes, although I can't remember why. I do know that WoW only parses XML when you first load into the game, so it's much easier to use Lua-defined frames because you can tweak the code and reload your UI to test changes more on-the-fly.
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    posted a message on Dropdown Menu
    I've noticed that dropdown menus like to close randomly on me all the time, regardless of which addon is creating them. It's especially annoying with TomTom waypoints on the world map, and right-clicking unit frames.
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    posted a message on Game Folder Permission
    Starting with Vista, Microsoft's intention has been to have programs only install files and folders to Program Files that are not intended to be changed in any way. Anything like configuration files or savegame data is supposed to be saved under Documents and Settings or somesuch. Windows then protects files and folders under Program Files from changes, which shields you from viruses etc.

    Unfortunately, WoW was not designed to follow this philosophy. ALL of WoW's files exist under the World of Warcraft folder, including addons, addon settings, user preferences, log files, etc. This was fine when the game came was initially released because everyone used WinXP. When Vista was released, however, it caused chaos. Blizzard at at least one point had one of their patch updaters strongly recommend that you let it move WoW out of the Program Files folder for you to avoid problems with Windows' protection of that folder.

    There's just no reason to go against the strong recommendations of Blizzard, and it's silly to spend hours hacking away at your OS to try to needlessly hobble it in order to save 2 minutes of moving a folder.
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    posted a message on Game Folder Permission
    Do NOT install WoW to the Program Files folder on Vista or Win7, it will cause all sorts of problems because those versions of Windows try to protect the program files folder tree by wiping away any changes programs make to files under it after they've been created.

    Either reinstall it or move the World of Warcraft folder from c:\program files to something like c:\users\public\games
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    posted a message on Seeking support for my voice library
    Quote from Seerah
    I don't see how this would matter. 1 tab to my editor is 1 tab to yours, 2 to mine is 2 to yours, etc. Tab width doesn't make a difference.

    True, but only if you're using them for start-of-line indentation, and only if you can force every code contributor to use spaces for indentation.

    Tab width differences will still bite you if you're trying to make multiple columns of text.

    People will also be lazy and let some editors default to using spaces instead of tabs when they hit the tab key (as many editors do these days), resulting in a mess when someone views the now mixed code with an editor set to a different tab width.
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    posted a message on Seeking support for my voice library
    I've always used monospaced fonts for coding and spaces for code indentation.

    Using tabs always sounds nice on paper, but it never seems to work out well in practice for some reason if more than one person is contributing code. Probably it's because everyone likes to use different editors with different tab widths (or that use spaces instead of tab characters).

    The main thing is to be consistent. Stick to one editor and make sure you know how it's handling tabs and indentation.
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    posted a message on Map display addons and map data sources
    I think I ditched Cartographer3 back in TBC when I got frustrated at the fact that it didn't work well at all with Routes, partly because Routes likes to default Taboo regions to be so close to the edge of the maps that Carto3 won't let you interact with them to move them because it thinks you're trying to mouseover a different zone.
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    posted a message on 3.3: QueryQuestsCompleted()
    I'm sure it's character-specific.
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    posted a message on Langoustine Offical Thread
    Obviously. It would be addition to MainAssist's already existing feature of letting raid assists/leaders set up CTRA tank lists.
    Posted in: Raid AddOns
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