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AuldLangSyne  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

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AuldLangSyne manages your friends list.


  • 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


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. ;_;
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fix for error in Notes module.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Update for 2.1.
  • Bugfix when syncing friends.

  • 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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Unread 09-05-06, 05:59 AM  
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how do i make it show guild in friendslist?
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Unread 09-19-06, 08:30 AM  
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I'm sure that begs the question:

Why do you want to show guild in the friends list when it has it's own panel?

Don't suppose you've considered changing the name to represent what it does a little?

ImpFriendsList or something, only saying cause I had originally paid no attention to it because off the name
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Unread 09-19-06, 08:52 AM  
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That would be the guild of those in your friends lists, so if that isn't your guild...

Try a /who on the person or their guildname
I also find it adds guild info if the person has been in a party with me.
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Unread 09-21-06, 08:26 AM  
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I like this addon a lot, the only thing it is missing to make it complete for me is the ability to organise my friends ie. list all the alts of a player under one main character. Still, I like this addon a lot and recommend it.
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Unread 09-30-06, 05:39 AM  
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A FuBar addon for this would be soooo SWEET!! It would make it very easy to navigate. I was able to backup and restore..but it took a little while...
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Unread 10-06-06, 08:03 PM  
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I like this addons , and would be more excitement that if u can separate the information to some location file for easyly translating .
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Unread 10-09-06, 06:01 AM  
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Can't get it to display the info underneath the name like Friendfacts did. I have compact mode on and nothing. Any ideas?
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Unread 10-12-06, 07:24 AM  
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Is It possible to load a friendlist from from one character to another usind the /auld backup load ?
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Unread 11-04-06, 03:24 PM  
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Great addon, but I seem to be getting an error that claims its caused by AuldLangSyne, but has other addons listed in it. Any ideas as to the issues? Could it be a conflict? Heres the error BugSack gave me:

[2006/11/04 13:18:28-2]: AceLibrary\AceLibrary.lua:160: Bad argument #1 to `error' (table expected, got string)
<in C code>: in function `error'
AceLibrary\AceLibrary.lua:48: in function <...ce\AddOns\AuldLangSyne\lib\AceLibrary\AceLibrary.lua:46>
AceLibrary\AceLibrary.lua:160: in function `argCheck'
AceLocale\AceLocale-2.2.lua:167: in function `RegisterTranslations'
AuctionLink\AuctionLink-enUS.lua:2: in main chunk
<in C code>: in function `LoadAddOn'
FrameXML\UIParent.lua:639: in function `UIParentLoadAddOn'
FrameXML\UIParent.lua:155: in function `AuctionFrame_LoadUI'
GFW_FeedOMatic\GFWTooltip.lua:231: in function <Interface\AddOns\GFW_FeedOMatic\GFWTooltip.lua:230>
<in C code>: in function `pcall'
Stubby\Stubby.lua:260: in function <Interface\AddOns\Stubby\Stubby.lua:242>
FrameXML\UIParent.lua:577: in function `UIParent_OnEvent'
<string>:"UIParent:OnEvent":2: in main chunk

Edit: Well, I did some disabling and found the culprit. It was AuctionLink. With it disabled the errors no longer occur, so I rolled back to the old aceless version and all is back to normal with no errors. Sorry for the false alarm.
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Unread 12-02-06, 10:13 PM  
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I currently use an addon called HoloFriends and I was hoping that you could look at it and maybe incorporate some of the features of it into your addon. Holo Friends is the only addon right now that allows you to have more than 49 friends in your friends list, it does this by storing the names of all of your friends in a saved variable. The down side is that it can only monitor 49 of your friends at a time. you can click on the link below and check out the last version of it that exists online to understand what i am talking about. the version I have is newer but no longer hosted online as such I have placed a link to it on my website so you can download it and check it out.

there was another addon that worked with holofriends called halowar and it was basicly a Kill on Sight addon you can use it to make notes about a person or an entire guild you want to kill on sight or maybe someone that you had a bad experience with you could say put a note that he ninja'd an item or doesnt heal the tank well ect...

link to holofriends on curse-gaming.com <--- note only 0.11 on here.

this version 0.12d was posted by someone else but is no longer updated and does not exist on the net anymore. both holofriends and holowar are in this zip and should be used at your own risk so far they work for me but the patch coming up might break them which is why i am hoping that the author of this addon can check them out and either make them work with the next patch or add the features of halofriends and holowar into his addon.


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Unread 12-03-06, 03:43 AM  
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It would be nice if this mod could also keep my friends list the same across characters. I've got an alt for each class on my server, with 3 dedicated mains, and one of the reasons I don't use my friends list (besides it being so small) is that it's bound to be different on one character than another. It would be a pain to have to copy over SV files from one character to another every time I add somebody.
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Unread 03-11-07, 04:23 AM  
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Prevent auto adding alts as friends

How do I prevent this mod from auto adding alts as friends?
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Unread 04-03-07, 01:18 AM  
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I like the looks of this and I'm downloading it, now. I have one suggestion. Now that you include sharing friends between alts, how about an automatic 'seen first' field? I often forget which of my alts knew and added the friend to the list. It would save some of us limited memory folks from embarrassment.

Thank you so much for your work on this. Looks really good.

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Unread 05-04-07, 08:10 AM  
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@ Wingedkat - Yes! That's exactly what I'm looking for. I haven't been able to find any addon that can do this, if it could be implemented would be really really cool
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Unread 05-27-07, 10:39 PM  
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It would be very cool if you implement automatic synchronizing of friends and ignores.
So if I add a friend or ignore on one char and login to another char on same server/realm then the friend/ignore is automatically added to the friend/ignore list of that character.

And an option to hide the note icons of CTCore and/or the icons of AuldLangSyne is necessary because notes option of CT can't be switched off.

PS: Importing data of FriendsFacts and FriendData would be nice too.
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