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09-10-10, 12:46 PM   #1
Ashmani
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Grr..

So I've tried Curse and now this and there is one issue i have with both. Mod authors regularly fail to update their mods on all of the sites they have it posted. so I still end up having to manually install mods from several sites to get what I need.

Secondly this one asking me to update add-ons that are current.( i double checked)

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09-10-10, 12:59 PM   #2
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I understand that this can be an inconvenience to you, but you have to look at it from an author's perspective.

You should be thankful that you are even getting updates at all. Or even the fact that there is an AddOn you enjoy that is available for you.

To make it easier, you can always use the WoWInterface Minion or the Curse Client.
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09-10-10, 01:24 PM   #3
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You misunderstand me i'm not complaining about The Addon authors. i'm complaining about the fact that there isn't a single Client that will check the top sites or what ever and find the most current update. It means that these clients are while a nice idea frustrating in that they inevitably fall short of their desired function. And i understand the the developers of the these clients are limited in what they can do. so all i can do is what I've always done bookmark the relevant pages and manually install.

I apologize if I've offended anyone and I hope future updates will change my mind at some point.
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09-10-10, 01:43 PM   #4
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MMOUI Minion and Curse Client can conflict with "which AddOn is really up-to-date", so I suggest you stick with one or the other, and manually download any other updates from the other site.

As another alternative, and something that you can also have in tandem with one of the two clients, is the email updates. I do not know the specific process on Curse, but at WoWInterface, if you make an AddOn your Favorite (button under the big Download button), it will then email you (the email account you signed up with) when any updates are uploaded.
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09-10-10, 05:41 PM   #5
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The email is unreliable, sorry to say. I've lost count how many times I've checked in to find my update number glowing yet never receive an email. Another issue that comes up is different version numbers for the same addons on different sites. As suggested it's simply best to pick an updater and stick with it.
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09-10-10, 06:12 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by ChaosInc View Post
The email is unreliable, sorry to say. I've lost count how many times I've checked in to find my update number glowing yet never receive an email. Another issue that comes up is different version numbers for the same addons on different sites. As suggested it's simply best to pick an updater and stick with it.
Weird I always get my emails (I tag a good amount as fav's so I know if the email is working or not) and I'm sure its working fine for Cralor that suggested it. I use gmail though and it does a great job getting me my mail.

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09-10-10, 06:31 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by ChaosInc View Post
The email is unreliable, sorry to say. I've lost count how many times I've checked in to find my update number glowing yet never receive an email. Another issue that comes up is different version numbers for the same addons on different sites. As suggested it's simply best to pick an updater and stick with it.
The addon update emails apparently look like they are dripping with evil things to email providers. I had to specifically add the [email protected] to my safe list (even though I had @wowinterface.com already added) AND even when I get these emails that I have specifically approved to receive I still get this red warning banner across the top of the email saying -

This message looks very suspicious to our SmartScreen filters, so we've blocked attachments, pictures, and links for your safety.
If only it were so aggressive with the ACTUAL phishing emails pretending to be Blizzard....
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09-11-10, 09:23 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Cralor View Post
I understand that this can be an inconvenience to you, but you have to look at it from an author's perspective.

You should be thankful that you are even getting updates at all. Or even the fact that there is an AddOn you enjoy that is available for you.

To make it easier, you can always use the WoWInterface Minion or the Curse Client.
Both clients have plenty of issues - so much so, I just manually update my addons.

No one has come up with an addon updater as good as the previous one that worked on WoWI and Curse - it just worked. I understand why WoWI and Curse disabled it's access to their sites and all (I guess), but yeah. Neither of them comes close to comparing.
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09-11-10, 09:10 PM   #9
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currently I have both updaters installed. haven't' bothered to uninstall yet anyway. I was messing with curse's and found that I could add a column that listed the date of most recent update. If MMOUI had such a column. it would be much more handy. I could open both compare dates update individual mods with whichever site had the most recent.
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