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When is the censusplus.lua written to?

 
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 4:35 pm    Post subject: When is the censusplus.lua written to? Reply with quote

I'm trying to use uniuploader to automatically upload every hour or so (while im playing).

When the "auto-upload on file changes" is selected it only seems to upload on wow exit or when i do a purge. How often is the .lua actually written to, is it uniuploader missing the changes to the file or are the changes stored in memory and written on game exit?

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When the console reloads.

I am for certain this happens when you do a
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/console reload ui
, as well as when you exit the game. Other than that... >.>
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, thats what I thought. Would be great if I could find a console command to avoid having to reload. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In addition to reloading your UI... It normally saves if you change continents or enter/exit an instance.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, I just reload my UI regularly while in flight or something, or right when I go bio Razz I've got a fubar plugin for it too, so I don't have to keep typing it out... I used to have a macro for it but I like the little plugin better Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just out of interest, is it really necessary to upload that often? I only upload (manually) every few days... Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The more often you submit, the more accurate it is Smile
Submitting every few days means the data captured is a few days off.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few days behind or a few days off?

Surely the Census data includes times and dates etc for the activity charts? In which case updating once a day should do the trick I guess.

If the data uploaded doesn't include times and dates for the individual censuses (sp?) then I can see your point.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it really depends on how many other people are doing uploads for your server(s). If you're the only one, then the data will just be behind. If you're not though, then when your data comes in behind the other data that's more updated than yours, then your data is discarded I believe. Overall, once a day should be just fine, but some people like to update more often than that for more update numbers on here. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On Monday you capture someone lvl 63. You submit and it shows here that he's 63.
On Tuesday he lvl's to 64 and you capture that. You don't submit
On Wednesday he lvl's again to 65 and you capture it. You submit.
The data here will only show he's 63 and then 65. And not 64 Sad

Thats why you got to submit often. So to keep the history accurate Smile


The lua file keeps track of the last date, lvl, and guild each person was seen. Not the last time. Time is not recorded on the character. So while you saw the person lvl 64, when the lua sees him at 65 it records that and doesn't care if you submitted your data or not.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhhh, now it makes sense.
Would also explain why a character I haven't played for years, on an account I haven't paid for years either, still shows up on the search Very Happy
(Had a US account back before the Euro version was released)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But but but =)

If you submit only every few days, that is still leaps and bounds better than never submitting at all!

I know it takes a bit of dedication to upload after every play session, I'd be a very happy person if we could get uploads from folks once a week =)
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