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Old 04-14-09, 03:34 PM   #201
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... You say you're a "Network Admin," Stormlor? ...

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Originally Posted by Silenia
I would. It would definitely be easier than giving it to Allakhazam just so I can log on add free over here. Alla was definitely useful when I played EQ. Not so much now that I don't.
What you're talking about is a premium service. I doubt WoWI would be half as popular as it is if most of its offerings were only for premium members.

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Old 04-14-09, 03:37 PM   #202
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I would hope that WoWInterface and Curse would learn from this - build a better simple client.

I find it interesting that WowInterface says to use their updater and links to a page that has this at the top:

Please Note: This updater is being discontinued. We're allowing you to continue downloading this current version until the new one is ready, but please be aware that it may not work as well as could be hoped for.
Instead of spending so much effort trying to prevent WowMatrix from working, how about trying to build something that is so much better than WowMatrix.

You sound like the RIAA trying to sue 80 year old grandmothers.
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Old 04-14-09, 03:37 PM   #203
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1 ) You (WOWI for example) should of your systems being monitored closer. This shows that your Network Admins are lazy as hell. As soon as something came into your network and you did your research and found it came from WOWM you should of blocked no questions asked, no posts. Its their responsibility not yours because they found an exploit in your network.

I call the admins here "fake" because honestly they know this site is just a portal to other hosting sites. They have no idea how their network infrastructure actually runs because if they did they would of blocked the ports that were being used.

Lastly I think this is where some sites like WOWI are all about money, and not about the community. Your site has just as much data as other big sites. You guys should of taken the time to research what ports WOWM is using, and blocked them right away.
Heh... you obviously have no networking knowledge whatsover. The port WoWM was using is port 80. Same as ALL http. Block port 80 and no one gets in.

Secondly, WoWI is NOT a portal to another site, they host all thier own content.

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Old 04-14-09, 03:41 PM   #204
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You sound like the RIAA trying to sue 80 year old grandmothers.
I don't recall WoWI sueing anyone.
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Old 04-14-09, 03:42 PM   #205
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Is it just me, or do all of the arguments made by WM-defenders here seem to boil down to "the ends justify the means?"
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Old 04-14-09, 03:42 PM   #206
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Originally Posted by Arcadian Del Sol View Post
Im curious to know whether or not you fast forward through commercials when watching TV shows you've recorded.
Sometimes I do. Perhaps that's wrong of me. I also pay a hefty monthly subscription fee for my TV so I'm not too worried about my television content providers going out of business.

I guess I just feel like Curse/WowInterface are pretty small businesses and all they ask of me is that I let them serve up ads on their web pages. Ignoring ads is a pretty tiny cost, IMO - certainly smaller than watching 8 minutes of television ads for every 30 minutes television show.

So, if you want to call me a hypocrite - have at it. But the question still stands: How do we expect Curse/WowInterface to generate revenue to pay their expenses?
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Old 04-14-09, 03:42 PM   #207
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Heh... you obviously have no networking knowledge whatsover. The port WoWM was using is port 80. Same as ALL http. Block port 80 and no one gets in.

Secondly, WoWI is NOT a portal to another site, they host all thier own content.
Beat me to it. This kid's as much of an admin as I am interested in his opinion.
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Old 04-14-09, 03:42 PM   #208
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How about running a very professional website which obviously has the community's best interests at the forefront? That gets people like ME to support them.
That obviously. I don't use AdBlocker, mostly out of laziness than belief that I have to see ads or else bad stuff will happen. So as WoWI is right now, the site is very fine, and in my opinion a lot better than curse. I want an updater too, because having a half-page rss-looking list that tells me "this and this was updated" is a lot more convenient that having to open 20 tabs to check each addon one by one. Obviously the "my favorites" feature here goes a long way towards that, and with a little tweaking (I'll go post it in the suggestion forum), would eliminate a third of what I used WM for: see in a short and concise way what may need to be updated. The second third is the same thing for curse, and the last third is what in my opinion the updaters do best: not having to manually extract and replace every addon/module folder archive by archive. Which gives me an other idea for a suggestion in fact.
Concerning ads on the future WoWI client: I don't have any problem with them either, as long as it's non-intrusive, like it is on the site.


Up till now, they only site I went out of my way to remove ads from is Facebook when they changed their layout a couple weeks ago, adding a whole column of promoting crappy facebook apps (that were otherwise blocked, to boot) mixed with ads and legitimate friend stuff, while the previous ones had ads separated and no crap-apps suggestions forced on me.
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Old 04-14-09, 03:43 PM   #209
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Originally Posted by Tuhljin View Post
Is it just me, or do all of the arguments made by WM-defenders here seem to boil down to "the ends justify the means?"
Not only that, they all look like 14 yr old kids pretending to be network experts.
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Old 04-14-09, 03:44 PM   #210
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Originally Posted by Tuhljin View Post
... You say you're a "Network Admin," Stormlor? ...

Anyway...

What you're talking about is a premium service. I doubt WoWI would be half as popular as it is if most of its offerings were only for premium members.
That's not what I meant My bad for not being clear. What I mean is, I would rather donate directly to WoWInterface rather than donating to Allakhazam. I don't use that site and would prefer the donation link be here rather than over there. Yes, I know it's all one in the same, but it's easier to do it from the site you visit rather than from a site that you don't.
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Old 04-14-09, 03:44 PM   #211
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Well, *I* was one of the *****ers before I came here and educated myself, sad to say. Those of us who don't understand the tech issues might not see what is pretty obvious to you.

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Of course there will always be the immature whiners who want instant gratification. Not all of us are though. From coming here, I at least learned what the problems are with WM.
See but that's the key. You didn't just *****, you wanted to understand the situation. You came here probably looking for a better explanation than the o.forums and wowins... or at least in hope of less immature whiners posting here since that would be effort (finding the site's thread, opening an account so you could post...) That's a lot more than the simply pissed off people will do.

The o.forums are a lost cause. Wowinsider could have done a better job of understanding the situation before they posted their story, and *should* have contacted Cair and Kael for comments, even if they were edited in later as updates. I don't know exactly how Curse has responded on wowins, but over here and on the o.forum Kael has admitted a few times that he knows their updater isn't as good, and it is being worked on. Shirik has said similar with regards to WoWI's updater.
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Old 04-14-09, 03:44 PM   #212
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I tried the CurseClient and got burned. I spent a good 2 hours fixing my UI after that, so no thanks. Add to my personal experience, the bad name CC has on the internet as a vector for malware and it's not a great option. (Edit: really? You're injecting an ad into my comment? I'll have to check some IP law, but I wonder if you're not in violation by making money off my creative writing.) (Edit2: and now it's gone while I edit? WTH?)

WoWI apparently doesn't have a "supported" add-on manager, and the only other one is in Alpha. I love you guys, but I don't think you planned the timing of this very well.


So here's the net result FOR ME:
I will use fewer add-ons. (read less ad impressions for WoWI)
I will try out fewer new add-ons. (read less ad impressions for WoWI)
If hand-managing the 192 items I have in my Add-on folder becomes too painful, I'll just write my own script to update my own mods. (guess what? Yep, less ad impressions for WoWI)


The only part of the rhetoric flowing on this issue that really bugs me is the "stealing bandwidth" spiel. If WoWI can provide a slim, sleek, low-resource, clean, easy-to-use, "supported" client, I'll gladly use it.

I really wish you guys had planned your timing better by waiting until you had an alternative. As it is, now I'm just annoyed at WoWI, unwilling to even visit Curse, much less install their client, and about ready to start blocking ads all over again.


Well played, WoWI. Well played.

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Old 04-14-09, 03:45 PM   #213
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@ Stormlor:

And the IP that wowmatrix was using what the IP of the *user's computer*.

Don't come in here and tell us that we don't know what we are doing and didn't try to stop this before. You *obviously* have not educated yourself on the subject. We have already stated time and time again that this was not our first effort at attempting to block wowmatrix. Closing the port was not an option. Blocking the IP was not an option. Requiring logins, captchas, etc, we did not want to impose on our users. Every thing that we did try to block wowmatrix was summarily hacked around as they continued to *knowingly* steal what we did not want stolen. We even tried ignoring them. The patch coming and the looming bandwidth costs and site crashes were the last straw. Some of you say we threw the baby out with the bath water. IMO, we cut a foot off to save the rest of the body. WowMatrix was a *parasite*. No matter how pretty that Venus Fly Trap looks, it's still a Venus Fly Trap.
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Old 04-14-09, 03:49 PM   #214
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I love you guys, but I don't think you planned the timing of this very well.
The timing was actually very well planned. The intent was not to drive demand for their own updaters...
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Old 04-14-09, 03:53 PM   #215
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Originally Posted by Tekkub View Post
The timing was actually very well planned. The intent was not to drive demand for their own updaters...
I think people are failing to realize that if they hadn't done it now, the site would be crushed under the wieght of all the WM users updating... and we wouldn't be able to have this lovely converstation.
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Old 04-14-09, 03:55 PM   #216
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Yup! My hopes are that we don't see "low bandwidth mode" ever again.

Cair/Dolby/Kael, can we get updated bandwidth stats for today?
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Old 04-14-09, 03:56 PM   #217
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Originally Posted by Tekkub View Post
The timing was actually very well planned. The intent was not to drive demand for their own updaters...
That's it right there. Everyone whining about WM aren't understanding the intent. We (both wowi and curse) ***know*** that our updaters aren't finished and aren't as nice as wowmatrix. But, guess what? It wasn't about that.

The timing was planned for the patch. I don't know how much it costs to foot the bill on about 10TB of data these days, but we'll say $5000. I'm probably way off on my estimate, but that would be $5000 THIS WEEK (not this month). Combine that cost with continual site crashes, crawling load speeds, and time outs, and you will see that we did plan the timing very well.
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Old 04-14-09, 03:59 PM   #218
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I am still stunned by the number of people making arguments for WM. WM is not broken, folks. It just can't update from here or curse. Okaaay. So that means if you use addons that are exclusively posted here or there, then you will have to manually update them... OMG!!! I feel for you guys. You have to move that mouse several times and push buttons and click on files and... Oh the HUMANITY! WoWMatrix=Hindenburg + Titanic!
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Old 04-14-09, 04:01 PM   #219
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Originally Posted by Tekkub View Post
The timing was actually very well planned. The intent was not to drive demand for their own updaters...
I respectfully disagree.
I know a lot of folks that are 100% uninterested in getting anything Curse anywhere near their hard drives. Which leaves author sites and WoWI, essentially.

Except WoWI's own client is, apparently, not up to par.

The message from an outsider is "Hand update or go get Curse, we don't care."
The net result, for me and mine, will be to now have a much lower regard for WoWI while not really having a viable option.

We'll use WoWI until something better comes along.

Ideally, WoWI would have either had the new client ready or updated the page on the old client to say "Due to our new alliance with Curse to prevent third-party updaters, we will continue to support the previous version of our own client until such time as we release the next version."
The current message is, in essence, "Nyah, nyah! You're boned. Better go get curse!"

I agree setting this on a patch day was ideal, but not having your own client and not having an updated message on the very page linked to by the front page article - the one that goes to the old WoWI Client - says bad timing or poor planning.

Unless, of course, WoWI really does want everyone to go get curse or to *grudgingly* continue hand-updating via WoWI. Probably with adblockers.

Not fully planned. Or maybe not fully implemented. One of those is only half-assed.
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Old 04-14-09, 04:08 PM   #220
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Originally Posted by duckilama View Post
The net result, for me and mine, will be to now have a much lower regard for WoWI while not really having a viable option
Then there are those like me who have a much higher regard for WoWI as a result of these recent actions. I offset you and I put my money where my mouth is. What do you do? Gripe about something free? And, as long as you have the option to not use anything, you have a viable option. In fact, I encourage you to make use of that option.
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