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    posted a message on Cannot download files from CurseForge due to CAPTCHA [resolved]
    Quote from Tekkub
    There are some times when you just *must* use flash. For example, if you want to copy something into the clipboard. File uploaders can usually be done cleaner in flash than in ajax as well for inline stuff. And of course, every streaming video system (except netflix) uses flash, but I think that's just a case of it being the only viable option currently.

    Frankly, I wouldn't hate flash if it was like java, only used where necessary. The problem is that 99.9% of the flash content out there is useless shit. Of course, I blame advertisers for this.

    Javascript, on the other hand, has become a staple of everyday internets. Call it "web 2.0" if you like, but frankly sites that use js well are nicer than even the best of their js-less counterparts.


    I am with Tekkub with this one. If Flash is used when needed or useful, that is OK. However when advertisers insist on using banner ads that coded in Flash, that what raises my hackles. Java and Flash are not bad, it's what the code is used for that can be an issue.
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    posted a message on Cannot download files from CurseForge due to CAPTCHA [resolved]
    Quote from kaimon
    Guess what? Since I installed flash, WoWI is not working anymore ...

    God I hate this stuff.


    WoWI has been totally slammed however they have got their lite page up:

    http://s.wowinterface.com/the_list.html

    Downloading from that page works. The rest of the site is hit or miss on whether or not you get a connection. It will be this way for a couple of days.
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    posted a message on Captcha/wowmatrix
    Quote from kaimon

    6. Did I understand you right, that, if I installed Flash, there would be no captchas at all and the download would work like before?


    Yes that is correct. Tested this myself

    7. Did I understand you right, that, if I installed Flashblocker, I could restrict Flash to curse.com and nothing else?


    I think Flashblocker does work by domain. I don't use Flashblocker myself, I use NoScript which also handles Flash. If NoScript is not enabled for a site, then no Flash.
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    posted a message on Custom Cursors
    Possibly the path or name of the texture has been changed. It won't be the first time something like this has happened and the change not documented.
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    posted a message on Just noticed...
    Happy birthday to the WoWAce Overlord, Kaelten :D
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    posted a message on Captcha/wowmatrix
    I did some testing with the Flash link. No lag, just the usual wait time while my request was sent up the line. The time was no different than when it was a plain HTML link.
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    posted a message on Captcha/wowmatrix
    I frankly never have had any issues with Flash and Firefox (and I have NoScript installed). However some people have this "Flash= Bad" attitude likely stemming from sites that use Flash way too much or poorly coded Flash apps.
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    posted a message on Ace3 Modular Library
    Quote from Arcanefoam
    Hello,

    I think this must have been asked before but I couldn't find any post about it. In Ace2 we had AceModuleCore for managing modular libraries, how do we do it in Ace3?

    thanks

    Arcanefoam


    I believe this is done through LibStub. Quote from WoWWiki:
    LibStub is a minimalistic versioning library that allows other libraries to easily register themselves and upgrade. It is meant to be a cross-community library sharing system.


    http://www.wowwiki.com/LibStub
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    posted a message on Unauthorized Addon Sites - Authors Beware!
    Quote from Anaral
    My apologies. I forgot to check the box in my haste, had my arms full with a one year old. :)


    He he, I know what you are going through. Mine used to try to "help" me playing C&C Generals at that age. Now I wonder when she will ask for her own WoW account (she is 6 now).

    On Topic now: That looks an aweful lot like the official Tourguide guides (feels kinda nasty saying that).
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    posted a message on Unauthorized Addon Sites - Authors Beware!
    Quote from Tekkub
    Yea I just fixed all those links, you people suck at following directions.


    Hey, I don't want those ripoff artists getting any higher in the Google rankings. Today I did a Google search for Grid (just to see what I would get). I used the search terms "Grid", "WoW, "mod". The site rankings for Grid where in this order:


    1. Curse
    2. WoWInterface
    3. WoWAce (just a link to WoWAce itself, no link to the Grid project page)
    4. WoWInsider (AddOn Spotlight story about Grid)
    5. WoWMatrix
    6. addon.hotwow.com
    7. Softpedia
    I would rather see #5, 6, and 7 get banished further down the list (like on the next page or so).
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    posted a message on Unauthorized Addon Sites - Authors Beware!
    Quote from Anaral
    While Stumbling, I came along a Shanghai based site, <<addon.hotwow.com>>. It seems to actually be hosting the addons. They list an addon's basic info, including author, and then a copy/paste of an addon's info. Now maybe they're legit, and just Chinese... but as there is no info on how people are supposed to contact authors for support or what not, thought better to post and be wrong, then not.


    That site has already been added to the list of shame when this thread was created.

    Also see this in the first post:
    please disable automatic URL linking when posting additional sites, so as not to promote the site through things like Google page rank etc.
    There is a check box under the Additional Options heading for "Automatically parse links in text". Clear that check box. If you don't see the Additional Options section then you need to click the "Go Advanced" button.
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    posted a message on Unauthorized Addon Sites - Authors Beware!
    Quote from front243
    This site is packaging various addons (Talented, Tourguide, etc.) and selling it for real money as a "leveling guide":

    http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/

    PS: unsure if its wow-pro's addition to tourguide or if its Tourguide's own guides. In all cases I reported the site to Jame at wow-pro as well.


    WoW-Pro has always distributed his guides free, thus I think he would be a bit pissed to see he his content being "sold". Regarding the AddOn, that does look a lot like Tourguide. Looks like Tekkub is going to get sicced on those nublets. I think I will go find a nice bunker now so I don't get hit in the resulting explosion.
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    posted a message on Lawyer speculation: Blizzard monetizing addons?
    That lawyer's opinion has been pretty much torn to shreds by the WoWI community.
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    posted a message on [PitBull] - Text Color
    [Name: Color] There are several predefined colors in DogTags such as Blue, Fuchia, Yellow, etc.

    [Name: White]

    Click the DogTags help button when you are editing and you will get a window listing various DogTags plus an area where you can test DogTag strings.
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    posted a message on Unauthorized Addon Sites - Authors Beware!
    Quote from Torhal
    I believe all they're using is curl.


    WoWMatrix does use Curl, WUU does not (its written almost exclusively using Python thus the various Python libs).
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