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Character Notes  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 8.3.2
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.

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8.3.2 (2020-09-12)
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Unread 09-06-10, 07:19 AM  
Sharkfist
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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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Unread 09-05-10, 11:25 PM  
Talryn
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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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Re: Missing dependency?

Originally posted by Sharkfist
It doesn't load for me either. Complains that libdbicon is missing, which seems to be an addon used for making minimap buttons. I guess it should be made a dependency, or maybe bundled in the addon somehow?
I posted a new release with some changes that should fix that issue for you. Let me know if you have any issues.
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Missing dependency?

It doesn't load for me either. Complains that libdbicon is missing, which seems to be an addon used for making minimap buttons. I guess it should be made a dependency, or maybe bundled in the addon somehow?

I may install that other addon tonight and try again.

Lua error message below:

Message: Interface\AddOns\CharacterNotes\CharacterNotes.lua:8: Cannot find a library instance of "LibDBIcon-1.0".
Time: 08/19/10 16:48:42
Count: 1
Stack: [C]: in function `error' ...terface\AddOns\ArkInventory\Libs\LibStub\LibStub.lua:23: in function `LibStub' Interface\AddOns\CharacterNotes\CharacterNotes.lua:8: in main chunk

Locals: (*temporary) = "Cannot find a library instance of "LibDBIcon-1.0"."
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Originally posted by Aisenfaire
Typing /notes doesn't seem to do anything. I can't get the GUI to come up.
That's interesting. Are any of the other commands working? Do you get any of the options when you right click on a unit frame? If you select another player and right click their unit frame, you should see an "Edit Note" option.

If you're using an LDB panel you can also bring up the window from there. If not, you can use the minimap button. It's off by default as I thought most would use LDB. If you hit Esc to get the Game menu up, select Interface, click the AddOns tab, find "CharacterNotes" in the list and there should be a checkbox for "Minimap Button".

Only other thing I can think of is that the add-on isn't loading for some reason. If you don't see any of the things I talk about above then it may be the issue.
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Typing /notes doesn't seem to do anything. I can't get the GUI to come up.
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