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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 4:58 am    Post subject: Auto-upload census data Reply with quote

Hello Everyone!
I searched the forums, but dind't find any info about this particular topic.
Is there any way I can upload my censusplus.lua to the site by a command line command, or any other means? or there is only the web upload?
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, Yes, No- sort of .. What are are looking for can be done with careful consideration.

If you were talking about from within game, that is impossible using the tools Blizzard allows third party addon developers. It is an EULA/TOS violation (I don't remember which has the prohibition).
Attempting to do this would get the user Banned from Blizzard games and the developer taken into court.

If you mean as a totally external program that doesn't interact with the game client, there is one (at least)[UniUploader].
But there are issues if you attempt to use the auto-upload feature.

If we had lots of people doing fast census runs across multiple character (realms/factions), the site processing code could get overloaded. [Not really a problem these days.. but]
The auto-upload feature of UniUploader triggers on changing of the data file time stamp, depending on your game play and CensusPlus usage, uploads could be as quick as once every 3 to 4 minutes.

There is code in place to protect against bad people from attempting to overload and deny service on the site.
The first line of defense is a minimum time between uploads from the same IP or user id.

What happens is that if there are too frequent uploads the previous upload is deleted and only the latest is kept for the hourly processing cycle on the web site.

Now that you know the above.
You can setup UniUploader from (13_UniUploader_2.7.2.0_Installer.zip) from www.wowroster.net
use Balgair's instruction found here http://www.warcraftrealms.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4591

What I do is when I am ready to do my first upload of the day:
I start Uniuploader
Press the upload button
Switch to the debug tab to see that all went well and to check the file size of the data file
Switch to the server tab to verify the site handled its side correctly
and then I minimize the Uniuploader window.

About once an hour more or less, or two or three hours...when I remember, I will open up the Uniuploader window from the taskbar tray and start the upload process again.

If the CensusPlus.lua data file has grown to a size that I have mentally set as an upper limit, the next time I am on a character in the game, I tell CensusPlus to prune data.

So yes for what you want, as soon as you are comfortable with the process.
Your actions are,
Log out of the character in the game.
Alt-Tab to the Uniuploader program
Press Upload
Alt-Tab back to WoW and log on to whatever character you want to play next.
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