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Mouseover Chat
Version: 1.0
by: Choonstertwo [More]
This is a small AddOn that sends a custom chat message every time you mouseover a unit. You can send the message to any chat type (e.g. SAY, PARTY, YELL, etc.) and target (player name for WHISPER or channel number for CHANNEL).

You can disable chat messages when mousing over an NPC if you only want to send messages when you mouseover a player (the default is to send messages for both).

Use /moc or /mouseoverchat in-game to see how to configure the AddOn.

Thanks to dont of Wow Interface for suggesting this AddOn here (I can't yet link directly to the comment unfortunately).
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Unread 10-06-12, 08:33 AM  
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I'm so sorry. I must have accidentally edit the file when I was opening it to learn from it.
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I'm getting a LUA error today, on line 6 near symbol '2'.
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Unread 09-24-12, 09:00 PM  
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It is very helpful, thanks

I use this addon, on average, every 5 minutes to spot who is around me. Super! I can't live without it. I wonder how an addon gets "noticed" by other people. As soon as people notice it then it will become popular.
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You could also join a channel of your own (with /join channelName) and have your output sent to it.

The target is only needed if you're using the CHANNEL or WHISPER types. The CHANNEL type silently ignores invalid channel numbers and the WHISPER type puts an error in your chat if the target isn't an online player.
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I am thrilled that the writer of this addon did this for me (and for the world). I hope everyone likes it. It's a very simple addon that does something I frequently need. What does it do? It simply writes the names of the people that you "mouseover" into a chat log. And why does it do this? Because I need to remember the names of people that are around me, for example, if I'm farming in Uldum I want to know who is farming with me at the same time. This addon puts the name of each person that you mouseover into a chat window of your choice. I currently use the GUILD chat channel (because I have my own personal guild for every toon, you may not) because I don't want to annoy other people using the SAY chat channel. Now as to recording the channel you can either turn it on with the builtin command /chatlog or (if you don't like turning the log on each time you log in) you can get an addon to turn on logging automatically for you (I use WOWscribe, but there may be other such utilities.)

For those of you who can't use the PARTY or GUILD channels for this purpose, let me suggest that you be nice to the people around you by not simply SAYing only their name, but by putting their name in a string like this:

/moc message MOUSEOVERCHAT: Placing %M's name into my logfile.
/moc type WHISPER
/moc target your-name-here

Not only will that tell them why you are "chatting" with them, but it will be good advertising for this addon. Also, it will enable people with chat filters to remove any message that contains the string "MOUSEOVERCHAT". If Blizzard had better logging features then maybe none of this would be necessary. Hopefully this will force Blizzard to provide better logging features. Then maybe this addon won't be required. The simplest fix would be for Blizzard to allow people to write to the PARTY channel even if they aren't in a party, as that would provide a private chat area. Perhaps that feature will be added by Blizzard once enough people start using this addon.

Sidenote: I discovered that apparently you don't need to use the "/moc target" subcommand if you use the GUILD channel. And also I discovered that if you use the WHISPER channel then each time you log into an alt you have to reissue a "/moc target" command because it doesn't save the target name for each separate toon. I presume if this utility becomes popular the author will fix that, but since I prefer the GUILD channel I don't expect him to change that at this time.
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