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Character Notes
Version: 2.0
by: Talryn [More]
Character Notes allows you to set and manage notes on other player's characters. Notes are stored per realm so notes are shared across your characters on a realm. Notes can be set on any character name. The notes are simple and generic and they are not tied to a friend, an ignored character, etc.

Notes are displayed:
* When that character logs on
* When you do a /who on that character
* In unit tooltips
* Optionally as a hyperlink in chat
* From a command line interface
* From a GUI interface

Notes can be set and managed:
* By right-clicking on a unit frame
* Right clicking a name in chat or in the friends list
* From a command line interface
* From a GUI interface
* LDB launcher to bring up the GUI interface
* Minimap button to bring up the GUI interface

Additional features:
* LibAlt integration. See below.

Command-line options:

/notes - Brings up the GUI
/searchnote <search term> - Brings up the GUI. Optional search term allows filtering the list of notes.
/setnote <name> <note> Sets a note for the character name specified.
/delnote <name> Deletes the note for the character name specified.
/getnote <name> Prints the note for the character name specified.
/editnote <name> Brings up a window to edit the note for the name specified or your target if no name if specified.

Character Notes can use LibAlts to get main-alt information. If no note is found for a character but one is found for the main of that character, it will display the note for the main.

Notes can be stored for characters not from your server but you'll need to use /editnote or the "Edit Note" menu item due to the spaces in the name (from the server name added at the end).

Note Links will add a hyperlink in chat next to any player name that you have set a note for. Clicking the "note" link will display the note in a tooltip.
Version 2.0:
* Update for 5.2.
* Clean up global variables.

Version 1.9:
* Updated TOC for 5.1.

Version 1.8:
* Updated TOC for 5.0.

Version 1.7:
* Updated for the MoP beta. This version should work on live and beta.

Version 1.6:
* Updated TOC for 4.3.

Version 1.5:
* Updated TOC for 4.2.
* Added a new rating per character.
* The Edit Note window now uses a multiline edit box for easier reading/editing of longer notes.
* Added Export feature. Exports to CSV format.

Version 1.4:
* Fixed a bug with the "Move to Whisper Window"
* Fixed a possible bug with tooltip addons interfering with the Note Link tooltip.

Version 1.3:
* Updated for 4.1.

Version 1.2:
* Bug fixes.

Version 1.1:
* Added "Edit Note" menu items for character names in the chat window and the friends panel.
* Windows are now movable and can remember their positions.

Version 1.0:
* Updated TOC for 4.0.1.
* Clicking the LDB/minimap will toggle between the option and main window. Both will not be open at once now.

Version 0.9:
* Added LibAlt integration.
* Options to control whether notes show up at logon, who results, and in tooltips.
* Option to control mouseover highlighting for the main Notes window.

Version 0.8:
* Bug Fixes for the minimap icon and the Edit Note dropdown menu.

Version 0.7:
* Updates for Cataclysm

Version 0.6:
* Bug Fixes.
* Initial support for notes for party and raid members.

Version 0.5:
* Added a minimap button option

Version 0.4:
* Added an LDB tooltip and tweaked some window positioning.

Version 0.3:
* Added an option to wrap long notes in tooltips.

Version 0.2:
* Added an LDB Launcher for the Notes window.
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I'm interested in using this addon to replace SignOn - http://www.wowace.com/addons/sign-on/

Things I'd like:

- Have an option - if selected, display the guild public and officer notes alongside any existing user-created note (via this addon).

- Be able to display notes on logoff -- I still may not know an alt well enough, and being reminded of who that person's main was would be helpful.

- Have the list of people be groupable into folders. If in a folder, a character's folder name is included with any note. This could be leveraged to, for example, pile a bunch of people into a "dislike" folder.

If no note is found for a character but one is found for the main of that character, it will display the note for the main.
Personally I'd like to display both notes - for that alt and their main.

Right clicking a name in chat or in the friends list
This does not seem to work for RealID (email/real name) or battle tag friends.
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Ahh nice... I used to use something called Badapples which was very similar to this mod... another nice feature it had was that it would highlight peoples names you had notes on in the chat frame (trade and general etc) and if you clicked on their name it put your not info out in your chat window. Would be great if this did that too.
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Originally posted by Opaque
Would be great if it alerted you if you grouped with someone you have a note on too.
That option exists. If you look at the options (right click the minimap/LDB icon), under "Notes for Party and Raid Members" if you enable those it will display the notes for anyone in the party or raid who has a note. It will do it when you join or when they join.
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Would be great if it alerted you if you grouped with someone you have a note on too.
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Originally posted by Talryn
I tested it and I cannot duplicate that issue. Is it possible the census addon could be issuing the who requests and causing my addon to display extra notes?

I added the options you mentioned. I actually thought I already added them but I guess not. I'll have the release out in the next couple of days.
Yes, that is possible. I only saw it once. Thanks for the update.
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Originally posted by Sharkfist

If someone is on your friend list as well as in your guild, you get double notifications when they log in.
I tested it and I cannot duplicate that issue. Is it possible the census addon could be issuing the who requests and causing my addon to display extra notes?

I added the options you mentioned. I actually thought I already added them but I guess not. I'll have the release out in the next couple of days.
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I'm going to put out a new release this week which should have support for the alt feature we talked about. I'll add options to control when the notes are displayed. I'll also check into a way to limit the notes displayed for the guild and friend logon.
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I've found a couple of (minor) issues.

If someone is on your friend list as well as in your guild, you get double notifications when they log in.

I run an addon called census plus, which gathers statistics about the server population. It does a lot of /who requests in the background. It took me a while before I understood why I got those random notes in chat for no apparent reason.

Could you please add an option to disable the notes on who requests?
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The main/alt issue is somewhat more interesting than I thought but I may have some ideas on it. I'll post back soon on it.
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I'll look into the main/alt functionality. LibAlts only looks to manage the data in memory while running. I don't see where it saves it. I'm guessing it isn't meant to share the data between alts so much as provide an API. I'm still looking into it though. From what I saw Prat uses it. Chatter doesn't.
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You are right, the notes do show up in tiptac, just not where I was expecting them. I see them now.

Regarding mains and alts, there is a library, http://www.wowace.com/addons/libalts-1-0/ that keeps track of that. I believe it is what prat and chatter are using to display main names in chat, so if you use any of those, it might already have data. Either way, you wouldn't have to deal with the mapping of characters, just an extra check when looking for a note or something.

IF ((no note stored for name) AND IsAlt(name)) THEN getnote(getmain(name)); END

I guess there is more to it, but I hope you get what I'm after. If not, I can live with separate notes.
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I actually use the addon to store all kind of notes. It's just one example of what I use it for.

If I understand you correctly, you'd like to link characters together then so that they share the same note. If you know three characters all represent the same player then you want the same note for that player? I'm sure it is possible although the interface to set that up is probably the complicated part of it. I guess you'd have to pick a character and then tell the addon what characters are alts of that character. If you're just tying them together then which character is the main doesn't really matter unless you also wanted the addon to indicate that information too.

If people change their name, my addon cannot catch that. The old note just sits in the database.

I also use TipTac and the notes are showing up for me. I haven't done anything special in the configuration. It also worked correctly on beta installing both with no previous configuration. I wonder if another addon could be conflicting. I'll see if I can figure it out.
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I think we might use the notes for different purposes. I use it mostly to keep track of guild mates and friends and don't bother setting notes on people I pug with. That's why I bug you about guild frame and alts.

What I meant was sharing notes between other peoples alts. I might have a detailed note on someone but on their alt it just says "alt of N." I'd rather tell the addon they are the same person and get the same note on them both. That could get messy though if you store the notes based on name, with people changing main character and names all the time.

I have a question about tooltips. I use a tooltip addon (tiptac) for tooltips in the game world and I can't see notes on it. The only note tooltip I can see is on the friends panel. Is there a tooltip addon that can display these notes or do you have to go with the default?
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Sharkfist, I wrote this because I couldn't find an addon that did quite what I wanted. Often addons did too much and they were likely to break often. I made this fairly simple. I didn't mess with the friend or guild frame yet just because that one tends to change enough that it might break with new patches.

Notes should be shared between alts. The notes aren't specific to a character. They are stored at the realm level. That's important to me since the goal is to know who you like and who you don't like. Because I store notes only based on the name, it should apply to a character regardless of how it is set. For example, if you set a note for an Alliance character while logged onto your Horde character and you then log onto one of your Alliance characters, you would see the note for that Alliance character if you moused over them or did a /who, etc.

As for where I'm headed, I'm fairly happy with the notes themselves but I'm mostly looking to add other ways to show notes. I want notes to show for people when joining a raid/party with people with notes. I guess that gets a little ugly if you have notes on most of the characters in the raid but I'm not sure that will happen often.

I'm also considering adding a feature that asks you if you'd like to set a note for someone from a raid/party when you leave it.

Part of posting the addon was to see if others had ideas that made sense. If you have any ideas let me know. I'm sure there are features I'd like that I haven't thought of yet. I'm also trying to keep it modular to the point that I'd rather have multiple addons that make a huge one doing lots of different things.

I have the Friend Notes addon, for example, which just provides some of the same note display as this addon but for the Blizzard built-in friend notes. It's not necessary if you want to use my addon to manage notes but I guess the Blizzard friend notes are nice in that they are stored on the server.

BTW, the 0.7 release isn't critical as it mostly updates code to work with Cataclysm. If you are loading out of date addons, it should work in Cataclysm.
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Thanks for the update 0.6 which did solve the problems I had. Getting 0.7 now.

I've been trying this addon as a replacement for NotesUNeed, which often breaks. Character Notes seems to work great, but it's still unfamiliar. I miss seeing notes in the guild frame for one thing.

I wonder if you have been thinking about sharing notes between characters? It would be very handy to share notes between alts. But if you haven't planned it from the start with how you store the notes, it could be messy to implement.

I also wonder about your future plans for the addon, any todo list you could make public or is it already about the way you want it?
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