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    posted a message on WowInsider: WoWMatrix responds to Curse and WoW Interface
    Well it all makes sense now.
    b) Technical implementations to reduce such bandwidth usage by third party updaters such as WowMatrix.


    No database = lots of CPU and Bandwitdh saved!
    Posted in: General Chat
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    posted a message on WoW Matrix?
    Quote from Adirelle
    The only reliable way to prevent leeching would be some captcha on any file download but that would bug the regular users too and break any other tolerated updaters.


    Or require a user login for download, you'd have to make a download management system too though.
    Posted in: Updaters
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    posted a message on WoW Matrix?
    Quote from Xinhuan
    Let me put a parallel twist. Let's say Joe decides to write a program that constantly scans the Blizzard forums for blue posts, and display all of these blue posts in the program. Joe also decides to puts advertisements in this program.

    No where does the program redistribute or hosts any of Blizzard's data, but it does consume Blizzard's bandwidth without the users normally going to Blizzard's website and looking at Blizzard advertisements among other things.

    This isn't really any different from all the various blue trackers out there, they ALL have advertisements. MMO-Champion is an example.

    ----

    If I then wrote a web browser and put advertisements in it (yes, nobody would use it), and then forcefully programmed my web browser to never display ads from webpages I retrieved (omg built-int ad-block!) it would still be legal, it is just an application to connect to a server to retrieve web content for display, even if I were to profit from my own advertisements therein.

    ----

    I like how hypocritical how some of you people can be, you block ads in your browsers, and yet some of you complain about a program called WoWMatrix is drawing away ads revenue from UI hosting sites (some of you might specifically allow ads to go through on say wowinterface site, but the principal applies).


    Blue trackers DO host the data, and that itself can be a deterrent on bandwitdh use as some people are only interested in reading the forums for Blizzard replies.

    For example i never visit the US forums, i visit a blue tracker to keep me updated on topics, i sometimes rarely follow the discussions in those posts, but i don't regularely visit the forum scouring for data, which i would need to do if i didn't have a Blue Tracker.

    When you download an addon through WoWMatrix the addon is downloaded from the original host, that would be equilivant to a blue tracker checking for new blue posts upon user visit, rather than on a schedule.

    But one thing is that WoWMatrix steals bandwitdh, the other is that they block communication between authors and users, by using WoWMatrix i don't know who maintains what addon, where to report issues, etc.

    Using Curse Client i know.
    Posted in: Updaters
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    posted a message on Grid
    Quote from Phanx »

    It seems to be ignoring pretty much all settings at the moment... I've posted about it in this unoffical thread:
    http://www.wowace.com/forums/index.php?topic=12413.0


    When i had this problem the other center icon's transparency didn't have issues, only the the GridStatusRaidDebuff ones, but after the recent changes it doesn't work for anything, making it pretty annoying as my frames are pretty much the size of the center icons :P
    Posted in: Grid & Grid2
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    posted a message on Grid
    There doesn't seem to be a dedicated topic for GridStatusRaidDebuff.

    But when i used it i found out it ignored transparency settings, atleast when using the debuff indicator as the center icon, it didn't display fel rage during bloodboil either, which would be somewhat fatal.
    Posted in: Grid & Grid2
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    posted a message on PallyPower - Official Thread
    From my experience you go into combat when buff players in combat, but it might just be proximity aggro or the combat pulse in raids.
    Posted in: General AddOns
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    posted a message on hosting -> thataway
    Quote from Shadowed »

    Why does your IRC client put a space after < but not before >


    Probably because of usermodes, so users without ops or voice are just " " :P

    I like the idea of purging a lot of the crap there, as well as requiring the persons to atleast visit irc sometimes :(
    Posted in: General Chat
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    posted a message on Grid
    Quote from FISKER_Q »

    http://jira.wowace.com/browse/COW-1

    ckknight recently fixed so CowTip will hide a tooltip immediately so it doesn't show tooltips where it's not supposed to show them.

    This doesn't seem to work with grid though, object-tooltips which i allow will also allow unitframe tooltips if haven't hidden the tooltip completely when mousing over a gridframe.

    Anyone know if this is a Grid or CowTip issue?


    Ok i figured out how to fix the issue, Grid also have some tooltip options for it's frames, when it was set to "Never show tooltips" it would result with the bug i reported on the CowTip tracker, but when i set it to "Always show tooltips" it worked so that tooltips were properly hidden.
    Posted in: Grid & Grid2
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    posted a message on Grid
    http://jira.wowace.com/browse/COW-1

    ckknight recently fixed so CowTip will hide a tooltip immediately so it doesn't show tooltips where it's not supposed to show them.

    This doesn't seem to work with grid though, object-tooltips which i allow will also allow unitframe tooltips if haven't hidden the tooltip completely when mousing over a gridframe.

    Anyone know if this is a Grid or CowTip issue?
    Posted in: Grid & Grid2
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    posted a message on Grid
    Quote from Pastamancer »

    Because there are still some outstanding issues with pet support.


    Alright, had hoped for some drama instead :D
    Posted in: Grid & Grid2
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    posted a message on Grid
    Sorry if this has already been asked, but is there any reason why jerry's grid isn't merged with the trunk?
    Posted in: Grid & Grid2
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    posted a message on PallyPower - Official Thread
    Can't wait to check out the AutoBuff feature, sounds nice.

    I don't know if this has been suggested, but it would be cool if you could make Pallypower auto-populate buffs, for example you could have like a priority system:

    Warrior
    1. BoK
    2. BoL
    3. BoM
    etc.

    If 2 paladins join then i would automatically assign 1 paladin for BoK and 1 paladin for BoL.

    It would also be cool if you could save a specific layout of buffs.
    Posted in: General AddOns
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    posted a message on More sites hosting your addons
    I was browsing some site, that was initially used for Command & Conquer mods, but it seems they have expanded their site to now include WoW Addons as well.

    Of course there's a lot of addons that are hosted here that is also hosted on their site, some of them even have an wowui incgamers website, although it is likely not noteworthy as most of them have the correct author website.

    I found a lot with a quick search here: http://www.isotx.com/crosus/modbrowser.php?lpsearch=wow though it might need registration to work.
    Posted in: General Chat
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    posted a message on Having several frameworks running at the same time
    Now Ace2 and Rock both have /print? Now i'm sure they're probably similar, or without change at all, but how does that work for addons? If i used print in an addon, or another function will it correctly use the library you use or will it just take a random one?
    Posted in: Frameworks
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    posted a message on release working mods?
    Quote from tekkub »

    I don't understand pants, you suck. I much prefer to be pantless... like I am right now.

    *Inserts WHAT?-Tape*

    WHAT?
    Posted in: FuBar AddOns
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