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Chat Consolidate
Version: r9
by: Xubera [More]
Chat Consolidate
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Chat Consolidate is a stand alone AddOn for World of Warcraft that filters the chat frame. Too long have players made a macro for the group and spammed the chat lanes with their posts that take up half the screen. Those posters make other posters post just as frequently to get their group advertised as well. Well no longer!

r8 changes - 09/03/10
* Fixed the bug where the tooltip likes to stay on indefinitely
* Fixed the bug where filtering custom channels completely hid the channel
* Fixed a lot of compatibility issues with other chat related addons.
* Added a report feature, where you determine which ignore words you want to report. Either auto report, or a prompt. Also able to hide the report message when using auto report.
* Adjust some dictionary entries
* Adjusted the ASCII Filter to be less strict.
* Adjusted the throttle to be between 1 and 128 instead of 1 and 50.


Chat Consolidate uses a few simple techniques so you can take control of your chat frame once again. Chat Consolidate will do the following:

* Transform long posts that naturally take up more than one line, into a condensed one line Link.
* Transform macroed posts that are small, but send out 5 separate lines, into a one line Link.
o A link upon clicking will display the full message as intended by the poster.
o A link will scan the text for meaningful keywords that you choose. (Comes default with the most common)
o A link can be mouseovered while holding shift (with an option, you can view without shift) into the user's tooltip.
* Color codes keywords. The default addon comes with 26 keywords and predefined colors. These are completely customizable. Change the keyword, change the color, delete it, add more. You highlight and filter what YOU want to see
* Has an ignore feature. Add words you do not want to see. This feature is useful for
o Gold Spam! Comes with common keywords used by gold sellers to filter them out.
o Word filters, like Thunderfury or Anal. Add more like murloc or Chuck Norris if those are prominent on your chat lines.
o Saved or tired to ICC this week. Add ICC to your ignore words and everything ICC related gets filtered out. Then, just open up the dictionary and delete the ICC keyword when your ready to read information about ICC again.
o Language filter! Have kids that play WoW too? Add words you do not want your little one to see. The stock filter merely covers the word, where you can still infer what the word is. Chat Consolidate will remove the entire line! Turn "$@!% these n00bs!!" into ""... that's right! Into nothing!
* Makes your chat frame slimmer. [2. Trade] goes to [2]. <Busy> and <Away> tags are removed! Obviously if they are annoying you with spam, they are neither away or busy.
* Throttle tracker. This will keep up with the number of times you chat is throttled. Just cosmetic so you know how hard this AddOn works for you! As of now, my counter is up to 13,810. How high does yours go?
* Dump Frame. Setting a dump frame allows you to set a frame where chat will never be filtered, throttled, or ignored by Chat Consolidate.
* Override. Sets a frame that you want to always check for width. The addon selects the current frame in focus to determine the width allowed to truncate properly. The override feature is there in case the chat frame you want the filtered chat to appear is not the same width as the one that's usually in focus.
* Auto Report. Automatically reports people you ignore that you opt for. For example, you have the ignore words Black Temple and Anal. You flag anal to be reportable. So when someone says black temple, it just gets ignored; however, anal get ignored and reported.

Slash Command List
/cc or /chatc or /chatcon opens the interface menu
/cc dump n where n is a number 1 through 10 (sets the dump frame, where text will always go unfiltered and unthrottled)
/cc override n where n is a number 1 through 10 (sets the frame used to determine width for truncating messages)
/cc spam - Displays the last message Ignored.

How is this different from SpamThrottle?
Simple, SpamThrottle looks at a message and blocks it for a set amount of time (default is 10 minutes), My addon looks at a message and blocks it for a set amount of unique posts to go by. For instance, if your throttle bar is set to 15, and PosterA posts a message, he has to wait for 15 more unique posts to enter your chat screen before his message can be posted again.

Prefer SpamThrottles method over mine? Chat Consolidate will work together with SpamThrottle, giving you the double layer of spam reduction you desire.
r8 changes - 09/03/10
* Fixed the bug where the tooltip likes to stay on indefinitely
* Fixed the bug where filtering custom channels completely hid the channel
* Fixed a lot of compatibility issues with other chat related addons.
* Added a report feature, where you determine which ignore words you want to report. Either auto report, or a prompt. Also able to hide the report message when using auto report.
* Adjust some dictionary entries
* Adjusted the ASCII Filter to be less strict.
* Adjusted the throttle to be between 1 and 128 instead of 1 and 50.

r7 changes - 8/18/10
* Add additional channels to be filtered. (General, Trade, and Customs)
* Added a slash command to add a "dump" channel... Pretty much unfiltered content.
* Strip {star}{circle} ect from the tooltips
* Devise a system to counteract ASCII art, an option of course if you like to see the STFU truck and the like
* Created a sandbox to create key words and ignore words.
* Add an option to allow 2 lines of trade chat through before condensing
* Another fix on the tooltip, hard to reproduce, so hopefully I got it this time
* Fixed where achievements with keywords in them would mess up color coding (Ulduar in [Glory of the Ulduar Raider])
* Added gold spam words Secur (as in "Secure"), Welcome, and Greet (as in "Greetings")

r6 Changes - 08/15/10
* Popup upon clicking a link now scales with UI
* Now compatiable with SpamThrottle
* Changed the settings UI (added more options, hide Blizzard Interface buttons)

r5 Changes - 08/11/10
* added slash commands, /cc reset (resets the key word dictionary) /cc default keys (adds the default keys to the Key word dictionary) and /cc default ignore (adds the default ignore keys to the Ignore dictionary)
* added more ignore words, along the lines of gold spam
* added an option to have it alert you via Floating Combat Text, anytime you throttle or ignore a line. Throttled (person) and Ignored (person):(word Ignored), /cc alert (the option isnt in the GUI)
* began color coding the tooltips and the links upon clicking them, to see your color enriched text there as well.
* The box when you click a link will now adjust its font/font size to your current chat frames font and font sizes
* added a fix to work with SpamThrottle

r4 Changes - 08/08/10
*Fixed the bug where the tooltip kept hiding.
*Made it more friendly with Chatter, removed the double post issue
*Fixed the one line issue with font size, Should now work with any font size, tested up to Font of 29.
*Changed it where it requires more than one keyword to condense.
*Editing key words, now edit their associated key
*added slash command /cc default to reset the Key Word Dictionary to its default state (/cc still just opens the options menu)


r3 Changes - 08/07/10

* Fixed a bug where the statistics bugged out after 999
* Fixed a bug where making a Key Word required or not required would not work
* Added current session throttle and ignore stats to the stats line
* Added Thunderfury to default ignore list.

r2 Changes - 08/07/10
*Added a settings Interface
*Added a customizeable Key Word and Ignore Word Dictionary
*Added the ability to mouseover Links in chat so display the chat messages while holding Shift (default option, can disable the ability to need shift)
*Just for fun, keeps track of total Throttled Chat and Ignored Lines
*Allows the setting to choose how much you want your chat to be throttled.
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Re: Re: Re: Possible bug, or user being foolish

Originally posted by desfido
I use Prat 3.0. I don't use any other chat addons per se, but I *do* use a truly absurd number of addons. However, the problem remained even when I had all addons disabled other than Chat Consolidate.

Could it be related to the fact that I have trade redirected to ChatFrame3?

Not sure whether the first version I used was 1 or 2. If you like, I'll try downloading v1, and see whether the problem goes away, either w/ all addons on or only Chat Consolidate on.
Yeah, well if you dont have chat frame 3 open when the message post, it slips through the filter... however, i thought that might be the issue, so i didnt make an editeditedit on ym post but I'm working on my filter to fix that, and also working on the next feature i plan to implement. if you want the quick fix now, i can email you a copy
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Possible bug, or user being foolish

Originally posted by Xubera
Yeah, well if you dont have chat frame 3 open when the message post, it slips through the filter... however, i thought that might be the issue, so i didnt make an editeditedit on ym post but I'm working on my filter to fix that, and also working on the next feature i plan to implement. if you want the quick fix now, i can email you a copy
*shrugs* It can wait until you have everything else done -- unless you want a tester, in which case send it to me at my username at gmail.
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This is probably not what you want to read, especially after the hard work you have done on this mod.

BUT

Why are we encouraging people to use trade channel for LFG? We have a global LFG channel in place that is better suited for this and frees /trade up for. . ya know. . trade.

But that aside, good job on the mod.
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Originally posted by Valimonde
This is probably not what you want to read, especially after the hard work you have done on this mod.

BUT

Why are we encouraging people to use trade channel for LFG? We have a global LFG channel in place that is better suited for this and frees /trade up for. . ya know. . trade.

But that aside, good job on the mod.
Well, in all honesty, people arent ever gonna switch to pure LFG channel anyways. I mean, when people are desperate to get group members, they want as many people to hear as possible. If i have guild recuirt, LFG, and trade up, I was getting the same message all 3 times. You know ALL people arent in LFG, but the majority of them are in trade, so they are gonna post in trade.

Until the day comes where everyone uses LFG channel, this is the mod to help contain the monster wall of text that is trade channel.

On my server last night, i logged on around 10pm server, set my throttle to 10 messages, and before 11pm, i had throttled more than 600+ messages. And people spam their 5 lines macros. This addon to me is absolutely necessary for my trade chat

and i got up to 50 ignores just by adding black temple (and it throttle before ignores, so thats 50 ignores that made it through the throttle)

I hope this addon helps you out until we can all use the proper channel
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Originally posted by Xubera
Got that implemented, by default, the option is to hold shift on mouse over to view a link, you can change that so you dont have to hold shift by typing /cc or opening the interface menu and going to Chat Consolidate and deselecting that options
Perfect, thx alot. I downloaded the update but I'm getting this now:



I get the double text when I click it and Shift-hover it, also should it truncate the text if it is only one word?

FYI: I use Chatter for my chat add-on
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it will truncate it, if the use posted "25" and then posted "25" again. When it cant find a keyword, and there are multiple lines, it adds the truncation, as a reminder that it is infact a link, even though its that small. Let me download chatter and see if everything is getting double posted.

Maybe thats why every chat link is getting like that... Unless its just a coincidence that all the people in your trade chat double post regular conversations Also, what size font are you using (14 pt., 16 pt. 18 pt?) if you know? The truncation is also suppose to stay on the first line.


Edit:Also I know my description is pretty lousy, but a line of chat, that only takes up one line, won't be transformed into a link. It will be just like normal. Even if its like "LF2M Icc10 Need 2 Tanks" - It will displayed as if you didnt even have the addon. But I'm gonna download chatter and see if I can make a workaround so we can get rid of this double posting
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Originally posted by tewan
Got a possible bug, whenever shift-hovering over an item to compare them, whenever receiving a new chat message the tooltip disappears.
Oh, i just realized what you meant by the toolip bug. I thought you meant the one caused by my addon... But now i see its every tooltip, ill get that fixed asap
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You da man, working perfectly
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Feature request: Support modification of the font of the frame that opens when you click links (example)
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Originally posted by tewan
Feature request: Support modification of the font of the frame that opens when you click links (example)
How about I make the font of the popup whatever the font of your chat frame is, that way theres no extra page on the interface for me () and when you change your font, it changes with you win-win?

p.s. It's underway
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Doesn't look like the update fixed the font for me...


Oh yeah, ignore the overlaying item icon... no idea why it's doing that.

edit: Oh, I'm using Prat so that may have something to do with it not updating, but shouldn't clicking the links use the tooltip info instead?
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Originally posted by tewan
Doesn't look like the update fixed the font for me...

Oh yeah, ignore the overlaying item icon... no idea why it's doing that.

edit: Oh, I'm using Prat so that may have something to do with it not updating, but shouldn't clicking the links use the tooltip info instead?
The reason it doesn't use the tooltip info as in your image, is because if someone had a message like
WTB [This super cool awesome Item]
and you clicked my link. If i used the one your referring to, upon clicking the super cool item, the popup would close. Thats why it is its own separate window.

Also it looked like it changed it to me, I run prat as well, and it changed with me. Try changing your normal font style, the code checks every 10 seconds for your current chat frame's font. So if you change it right away to see it adjust, then get let down and change it back, you might not have waited long enough.

edit:: and looking at your picture you posted about the font request, and looking at your latest picture, its real clear that the feature is working
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Originally posted by Xubera
edit:: and looking at your picture you posted about the font request, and looking at your latest picture, its real clear that the feature is working
That's because I used your screenshot found here: http://s.wowinterface.com/preview/pvw42537.png >_>

It is changing, but it doesn't look like it's scaling with the UI.
uiScale is set to "0.71999996900558", so lets see if I can recreate this...

Here's the chat at the current uiScale:

Here's the popup at the current uiScale:

Here's the popup at the current uiScale resized 72% in photoshop:
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Originally posted by tewan
[b]That's because I used your screenshot found here: http://s.wowinterface.com/preview/pvw42537.png >_>

It is changing, but it doesn't look like it's scaling with the UI.
uiScale is set to "0.71999996900558", so lets see if I can recreate this...
Okay im confused, the popup IS scaling and you DO NOT want it to scale, or the popup IS NOT scaling and you DO want it to scale?


edit:: How do you feel about me color coding the popup boxes too? I felt like the plain white was a little bleh
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Originally posted by Xubera
Okay im confused, the popup IS scaling and you DO NOT want it to scale, or the popup IS NOT scaling and you DO want it to scale?


edit:: How do you feel about me color coding the popup boxes too? I felt like the plain white was a little bleh
The popup is not scaling with the uiScale and I feel it should (since the uiScale is a pretty global thing)

Color-coding popups would be awesome in my opinion.

Perhaps later on in development you can have a summary type popup by default and an option to show original text instead.

Clicking on a popup might have the following layout:
[Player]
[LF[G/M]][WT[b][T][S]]: [Instance[10/25]][Item]
[Need][Price]: [[#][Role]][$]
[Req]: [Achievement][Gear Score]
[Other ([Reserves][Loot type][Hosted by][Guild run])]

An example would be:
[Aplayir]: <Grinders> hosted ICC25 run LFM 7 dps 1 heals. All BOEs and saronite reserved. PST LK achiev and gs (5.5k min)
*note: Aplayir is a paladin

Aplayir
LFM: ICC25
Need: 7 DPS & 1 Healer
Reqs: LK Achievement & 5.5k GS
[Guild Run][BOEs Reserved][Primordial Saronite Reserved]
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