Gimplist Addon... a way of keeping track of idiots without having to ignore them.

Are there a bunch of people on your server who are a bit of a liability but not quite a moron? Definitely not a friend, but not hated enough to hit your Ignore list (or at least to not use up valuable ignore slots!)... Something between Friend and Ignore... between F & I... either a Horse's Behind or a Gimp.... lets call them Gimps.

Gimplist... this will allow you to select a user, give them a title and also a note as to why they're on the list. Right click the icon or use /gimplist a to add a gimp. In the addon options you can enable right clicking of frames and chat names which is particularly useful for people with unusual characters in their names.

  • Feature 1: the Title in chat... you add Arthus and give him the title "Rage", perhaps he is a very angry young man?

[2. Trade] [Arthus]: WHY DOES EVRY1 LEAAVE MI GUILD??!?!!!
[2. Trade] [Arthus <Rage>]: WHY DOES EVRY1 LEAAVE MI GUILD??!?!!!

This is also useful for tagging alts of guildies (or ex guildies) where Mooalt could be your guildleader's alt so you flag him as Mooalt <Kergul>

Chat text

  • Feature 2: the Title in tooltip... poor old Arthus... he's having a hard time, but when you mouse over him your tooltip will now show <Rage> at the bottom. See this person is tagged as a Tree

Tooltip text

(TIP: don't make your titles too long)

  • Feature 3: Warnings given when you group with gimps... new character Moardots, he always stands in the fire, but you don't want to ignore him as he sells you primordial saronite for 50gold, lets give him the title Idiot and a note. One day you join an ICC10 man and you get the following alert:

Gimplist: Idiot detected: Moardots. Stands in fire.

Party Alert

  • Feature 4: you're a very angry young man... you've added half your server to your gimplist in your rage. You really don't want 20 alerts popping up on your screen when you go to wintergrasp... you can suppress the alerts in Battlegrounds & Wintergrasp.
  • Feature 5: an easy to use interface to manage your gimps
  • Feature 6: a list of the last 10 gimps that you saw, so that you can see the note of the "Gimp" you saw spamming trade chat
    Recent Gimps

Gimplist also works for people from different realms.
You can also share your gimps with friends, although this functionality is only for your current realm.
All other functionality should work if you have added cross realm gimps that you come across in Dungeon Finders and Instanced Battlegrounds

If a gimp changes their name then you're out of luck unfortunately, you'll only track the original name they used to have


P.S. Thanks and kudos go to the following addons & coders for their original ideas: Forumname2 (omni and arnath) & HaveWeMet? (lintydruid), plus the hordes of other addons I used to see how to do things smartly... e.g. ignoremore, goldenticket, impignore, sh.performance

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  • Avatar of Moo Moo Oct 04, 2010 at 09:53 UTC - 0 likes

    Yes, i can imagine, that's why i added "optional" as in "not on by default" ;)

    But there's times where people play without sound and a popup that can be turned on in the options for certain "events" might be really useful. Give an option to disable popups in BGs. Or only enable them for 5man groups or raids that are not BGs. Or make it a OMGSCREENSHAKESANDTURNSRED. Or all of the above, since sometimes i am so dense you probably have to zap me with a cattleprod to point something out to me.

    And yes i play a tauren.

    You get the idea, give people more than just chat text to point out gimps. Personally i'd like to see a huge window pop up in the middle of my screen if some random idiot joins my 5man group and i am halfway in a coma after 5 hours of xp grinding or something.

  • Avatar of DrKazza DrKazza Oct 04, 2010 at 09:39 UTC - 0 likes

    Cool idea... I'll do the sound though, popups are too obtrusive, can you imagine entering a battleground and 10 gimps joined your group... you'd punch the screen

  • Avatar of Moo Moo Oct 03, 2010 at 23:35 UTC - 0 likes

    Feature request/suggestion:

    Optional warning for people that tend to ignore chat windows when joining dungeon finder groups. Add a popup "Warning, %gimp just joined your group", maybe also a sound alert or something?

  • Avatar of DrKazza DrKazza Sep 13, 2010 at 12:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Should be implemented with v1.02

  • Avatar of DrKazza DrKazza Sep 11, 2010 at 04:08 UTC - 0 likes

    Not a bad idea... I'll have to figure out how to do that though.

  • Avatar of Carnacki Carnacki Sep 11, 2010 at 02:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Any plans for extra features? I'd love to see the ability to right click a persons name in chat or on their player frame and get an "add to gimplist" option - specifically for those gimps who use weird characters in their names.

  • Avatar of DrKazza DrKazza Aug 06, 2010 at 03:46 UTC - 0 likes

    thanks enkil... It still needs a couple of hiccups smoothed but hopefully a bit of beta testing will sort it out

  • Avatar of enkil80 enkil80 Aug 05, 2010 at 17:13 UTC - 0 likes

    woot a doIknowYou replacement! TY! About time we got something like this :D



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