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AuldLangSyne  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 3.3.5.3
by: Shefki [More]
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AuldLangSyne manages your friends list.

It...
  • will remember information about friends and display it in your friends list while they are offline.
  • allows you to write short notes about these friends.
  • allows you to back up and restore your friends list.
  • allows you to synchronize your friends list between characters. (This is disabled by default, mind you.)
  • provides a FuBar plugin with all this information, all sortable, with configurable colors. (You can also use the plugin's menu to configure the rest of AuldLangSyne.)

AuldLangSyne is modular. Any and all parts of it can be disabled if you don't want them around.

Things this does better than CT_PlayerNotes:
  • Notes can be set to display when a player logs on, and in tooltips for that player.
  • You can have different notes for characters with the same name on different servers.

Things this does better than FriendsFacts:
  • Has a "compact" mode, showing all the info on one line, and the note on the next.
  • Colors class names in the friends list.
  • Has options to adjust which bits of friend info get displayed.
  • Has been updated for recent patches. Oh yes, I went there.

I wrote this because CT_PlayerNotes was the last CTMod I was using, and I wanted to get some practice writing a non-FuBar Ace2 addon. So this resulted. Yes, I know, it's derivative. But I think I do a better job than either of the inspirations.

If you disagree, please file feature reqests or bug reports so I can make a better addon.

If you already use CT_PlayerNotes, load the game with both addons enabled, and type "/auld data ctimport" to load its notes. (Due to the way CT_PlayerNotes stores its data, you will have to do this once for each character whose friends you have made notes on.)

Documentation for the friends list tag syntax can be found here: http://wowace.com/wiki/AuldLangSyne

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Auld Lang Syne is the name of a song, mostly sung around New Years Eve, whose opening line goes "should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind." (Literally, "auld lang syne' translates from Scots as "old long since", but may be better rendered as "times gone by".)

In this, as in all things, Wikipedia shall be your guide.

I didn't expect this to be so little known. ;_;
3.3.5.3
  • Fix an error in the Fu Module when a friend is on Starcraft2.
  • Prevent errors with friends logged into more than one game in the Fu module.

3.3.5.2
  • Remove Real ID header and labels if Real ID is disabled/offline.
  • Fix for Fu module error when the cached class is messed up.
  • Fix for FriendList module error when cached class is messed up.
  • Use project version number rather than a hardcoded one.
  • Make the modules require the main addon rather than just optionally require it. Fixes the dependency tree.

3.3.5.1
  • Workaround for the attempt to index local 'fb' error in Note module.
  • Add the "Broadcast" localization I forgot to add to the Fu module.
  • Fix for is already your friend bug with Sync module.
  • configurable sorting for Real ID friends in Fu module.

3.3.5.0
  • Fixes to work with WoW version 3.3.5.
  • Fix taint caused by Info module.
  • Leaked variables in Fu module fixed.
  • Add [note] support for FriendList module.
  • Info module will now remove cached guilds from players that leave their guild.
  • RealID support for Fu module.

3.0.8.0
  • Fix for error in Notes module.

1.1.78536
  • Fix for the frame renaming in 2.4.3, which was causing some errors.
  • Split the tainting stuff out from Info into a new (disabled by default) module called Panel, which someday I will get around to rewriting so it's non-tainting.
  • Probably other things. I mean, it's been almost a year of it being intermittently updated on wowace and not here.

1.1.49802
  • TOC update for 2.2
  • Split out friend list coloring into its own module
  • Add guild list coloring
  • Minor bugfixes

1.1.45259
  • Switch to a tag-based system to customize the friend list display. It can now look however you want it to.
  • Offline friends are now shown just as faded versions of online friends (see the screenshot). Level of fading is configurable.
  • Modules can now all run without the core. So if all you want is friend list syncing, you can have just that.
  • Use libraries for friends and guild list.
  • Fix info gathering for unguilded /who results.

1.1.43668
  • Adjusted sorting in the plugin to: name>level>class>(zone|rank|online)
  • Alt-clicking on the fubar plugin will open the guild frame.
  • Stop notes flowing down in the fubar plugin if the character in question has no note.
  • Don't try to add the current character to the friends list while syncing.

1.1.42583
  • Modularize.
  • Add FuBar plugin.
  • Major changes were made. This might be subtly broken in some way. Other addons that think they know things about ALS' interior no longer will.

1.1.36304
  • Update for 2.1.
  • Bugfix when syncing friends.

1.1.29385
  • Add friend list syncing. (If you have a total of more than 50 friends between all your characters, this will complain and not work ideally.)
  • Add new slash-commands:
    • /fnote. Usage: "/fnote <player name> <note text>". Adds a note to an arbitrary player name. This note will appear in that player's tooltip and whenever they're /who'd. (If called with just "/fnote <player name>", all the notes for that player will print out.)
    • /fnotedel, for removing a generic note from a player. Usage: "/fnotedel <playername>".
  • Fix CT_PlayerNotes import (now part of CT_Core), patch provided by Sekuyo.

1.1.25615 - Add a Spanish translation by Shiftos. Update for new TOC version number.

1.1.19032 - Final WoW2.0 compatibility updates.

1.1.18659 - Various WoW2.0/TBC updates. zhCN localization. Fix PvP rank number display in compact mode. Get rid of delay on opening the friends list.
1.1.15514 - Scan /who results for updated friend information. Streamlined the scanning of frequently fired events. Reorganized the options slightly (moved several items under /auld data). Should be ready for Burning Crusade, for all you beta players.
1.1.12320 - Fixed a typo when importing ignore/guild notes from CT_PlayerNotes.
1.1.11323 - Added option to backup and restore friends lists. Options are under '/auld backup'.
1.1.10285 - Added friend note display when friends sign on. Added notes in player tooltips. Added options for both these under "/auld show".
1.1.10156 - Initial release on WoWI.
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Old 08-14-11, 02:42 PM  
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Originally posted by Maelynn
If my 2 coppers are of any value, I really do think it's worth it because of the incredibly convenient list that used to appear on mouseover.
A million different modern addons using modern libraries (or no libraries) currently provide that functionality. You don't need AuldLangSyne for it.

Examples of such mods include AraBrokerGuildFriends, the previously mentioned SocialState, StatBlock_Folks, Tekkub's picoFriends (more up to date version at this link) and my personal favorite: the 'experimental' Broker_Friends. My fav due to the fact it uses less CPU time than any of the others mentioned and allows you to click a name in the list to start a chat with them.

All of the above are LibDataBroker (LDB) mods (the "successor" to Fubar). Examples of LDB data display mods for them to work with can be found at this link.
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Old 07-11-11, 07:27 AM  
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Originally posted by Shefki
making it really work at this point in my opinion is just not worth it.
If my 2 coppers are of any value, I really do think it's worth it because of the incredibly convenient list that used to appear on mouseover. At one glance I could see which guildies and friends are online, whether they're afk or not (something the default social panes don't show, except when it's a realID friend), and if they're Officer rank in case I need one. Yes, I use FriendsWithBenefits these days, which is nice for the syncing, but it doesn't come anywhere near the list that ALS used to provide. I really, really wish I could have the functionality of this list again.
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Old 07-05-11, 04:18 PM  
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The only feature I'm missing is memorized guild-class-level of my friendlist in a convenient place.
I haven't used anything else of this addon ever.
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Old 07-02-11, 05:26 PM  
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Short of a rewrite it can't really be updated for 4.2. It uses tons of outdated libraries. I think most people cared about the FuBar plugin which can be replaced with SocialState (using Broker instead of FuBar).

Notes are built into the game now...

If you want sync look for Tekkub's FriendsWithBenefits.

There's some comments on the wowace side that can help you get things working sorta. But making it really work at this point in my opinion is just not worth it.
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Old 06-28-11, 03:10 PM  
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4.2

Man I really, really hope this gets updated soon for Patch 4.2. I've loved having it somewhat functional for the past few months! Now it's gone again
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Old 04-24-11, 10:49 PM  
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Any update on this?

I really miss the friends list syncing and social state is just not the same.
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Old 12-25-10, 03:31 AM  
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My friends list hasn't been the same for months 8^(
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Old 12-01-10, 10:52 AM  
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Originally posted by Shefki
I miss it too.
Just wanted to post my encouragement to this addons development
I'm really missing it and looking forward to being able to use it again

Thanks for your hard work Shefki!
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Old 11-24-10, 02:48 AM  
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Originally posted by Shefki
Not likely to be fixed in time for 4.0.1, intending to rewrite this but nothing usable will be ready by the time 4.0.1 hits. Sorry, only had a little over a month to get addons ready for Cata and this one took the lowest priority.
I don't mean to push, but would you consider moving up this addon's priority a bit? Looks like quite a lot of people already posted their wish to see it updated, and it's been a while now since it broke. I just really miss the overview of this gem, such as the ability to see all guild notes at one glance.
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Old 11-13-10, 10:08 PM  
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Is there any chance at all this will be updated? I really have a lot of notes/etc. invested into this addon and I really can't bring myself to switch to another.

Your dedication to repairing this addon is certainly appreciated!
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Old 10-25-10, 09:17 PM  
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Please update :)

Please update this add-on as soon as you get the tiime.

I have been sad at the look of my friends list since the release of 4.0.1. I know there are many others out there that are missing this add-on as well.

Thanks for your hard work on this great project.
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Old 10-25-10, 12:56 PM  
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They are ok, but I didn't like having to hover over both.

So I am using Broker_SocialState in the meantime. It allows for personal notes of friends, but the only thing that it does not do, that ALS does is add personal notes for guild mates.

I get very forgetful and like to put personal notes on guild members so I know who is who hehehe
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Old 10-24-10, 02:27 AM  
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Old 10-21-10, 11:57 PM  
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Cheers...

Alas... Friends Just aren't the same without this mod. Just wanted to take a bit to say that playing without Auld Lang Syne is like missing a limb. I took it for granted apparently, Having it at a glance for so long... really feels awkward without it. excellent work and so glad to see it's not dead. cheers...
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Old 10-19-10, 10:44 PM  
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I would like to offer encouragement as well. I miss the functionallity of this addon very much since the release of 4.0.1

Looking forward to a fix. Thanks for your efforts.
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