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Updated:10-21-10 04:11 PM
Created:11-21-09 10:28 AM


Version: beta-r29
by: Contiki [More]

About MOTDstripper

MOTDstripper strips the guild and system message of the day from your chat frame, freeing up precious screen real estate and making your chat frame cleaner upon logging in to the game. Messages of the day are only shown if they've changed since your last login.


You can change MOTDstripper's behavior through the AddOn Options in-game. By default, if MOTDstripper has seen either the current guild message of the day or the current system message of the day (or both), it will strip them from your chat frame when you log in to the game. Messages of the day only show up if they've changed since your last login. The AddOn Options menu allows you to specify which one of the two messages you want stripped. Options are saved on a per-character basis instead of globally for all your characters.

Bugs and Suggestions

Please post bugs and suggest improvements at the ticket tracker.

In case of new features please note that I'm not particularly inclined to add unnecessary bloat to the add-on. Features I'm considering are pop-up notifications upon changed messages of the day and being able to review past messages of the day. One thing at a time though, don't hold your breath.

Development Progress

The add-on is in its testing phase. At least on my machine it gets the job done. However, while it is unlikely, the add-on may very well melt your computer or show other unwanted behavior.

You can always find the latest alpha versions at the MOTDstripper WowAce home page where I maintain the add-on. Alpha versions may melt your computer even faster than beta and stable versions.

If you can, please review the source code and point out any obvious mistakes I made. For me MOTDstripper is a means of applying what little Lua knowledge I have to a real-world project. I'm fully aware that the source code must have plenty of room for improvement. I'm willing to learn and I'll gladly accept any hints you can provide.

Coming up Next

Haven't decided yet.

The five latest change log entries. Find the full change log at the MOTDstripper WoWAce home page.

r29: Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 10:04 pm GMT
  • Tagged as beta-r29

r28: Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 9:56 pm GMT
  • Updated TOC to interface version 40000
  • Converted Lua and XML script handlers to use local variables instead of the now-deprecated globals

r27: Friday, August 20, 2010 at 11:32 am GMT
  • Fixed typo in description

r26: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 10:53 pm GMT
  • Tagged as beta-r26

r25: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 10:49 pm GMT
  • Fixed spelling mistake in description
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Unread 11-23-09, 06:39 AM  
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I've got two suspicions about what's causing this symptom:
  1. MOTDstripper has saved a system message of the day at least once. When you login it doesn't recognize the current message as being identical to the saved one.
  2. MOTDstripper has not saved a system message of the day. Upon logging in it compares the current message to the saved (non-existent) one.
We'll check both options. I'll need your help with that. Please find your MOTDstripper.lua SavedVariables file. It's within your World of Warcraft installation folder in a sub-folder along the lines of \WTF\Account\<account name>\<server name>\<character name>\SavedVariables\. You can open MOTDstripper.lua with any text editor.
  1. Is there a line starting with smotd_last_saved in that file, and if so, what's its value (the part enclosed in quotation marks)?
  2. When you login, is there a system message other than the message of the day, like for example, "Dungeon Difficulty set to %s." or "You are now flagged for PvP combat and will remain so until toggled off."? Any other yellow-text message?
  3. What's the current system message of the day, the one you actually get in-game?


//edit: One more thing I'd like to know. MOTDstripper assumes that the system message of the day is being sent to your client within one second of loading the add-on. How "immediate" is the system message of the day displayed when you login?
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hiya, nice idea.

the gmotd is gone, however, the system message remains on each login.
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