What does it do?
Out Of Date Minder notifies you whenever a new game patch has disabled the "Load of out date AddOns" option, and gives you the choice to re-enable it right then and there, without having to re-log/exit!
Note: you will need to keep this add-on updated for it to work properly. This is trivial if you run the Curse Client on a regular basis.
Why does it exist?
Out Of Date Minder was created out of frustration with the auto-disabling of loading of out of date add-ons whenever the game is patched. Yes, I know that some of my installed add-ons might break, but most of them don't, so please load them!
So, with Out Of Date Minder, instead of the regular steps of:
- "Argh, where has my <insert old addon name here> window disappeared to?!"
- "Oh, right, new game patch. Forgot to re-enable loading of out of date AddOns. *sigh*"
- Log out
- Click the "AddOns" button
- Tick the "Load out of date AddOns" box
- Click the "Okay" button
- Log back in
you can instead do the following:
- "Oh look, Out Of Date Minder says my out of date add-ons aren't loaded, and asks whether I want to load them!"
- Click the "Yes" button
Frequently Anticipated Question
Q: Wait a minute, this add-on will become disabled too together with my other add-ons! How will it be able to re-enable things if it's not running itself?!
A: My plan is to well in advance of a new patch update Out Of Date Minder, so when the patch hits it will already be up to date and ready to go! There is of course the possibility I get things wrong or not catch things in time, but I will endeavor to make that not happen :-)
Additional usage information
If you select "No" when prompted, Out Of Date Minder will not ask you again until the next patch.
You can at any time type "/oodm" into chat to enable loading of out of date add-ons and reload the UI immediately.