Channel Tooltip

Spamalyzer monitors and collects data for traffic on the AddOn communication channels in order to help identify AddOns which are sending unnecessary or excessive traffic.


  • Configurable LDB datafeed.
  • Optional Minimap icon.
  • Configurable interactive tooltip.
  • Three tooltip view modes - AddOns, Channels, Players.
  • Ability to output known and/or unknown AddonMessages to ChatFrames 1-7

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  • Avatar of yoshimo yoshimo Jun 26, 2010 at 07:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Unlike its predecessor , addonspamfu, Spamalyzer is using LDB/Broker as display.
    You need either a broker2fubar converter or a broker-display.
    In the screenshots i'm using bazooka which is very close to the original fubar style.

  • Avatar of tlai tlai Jun 24, 2010 at 15:49 UTC - 0 likes

    What type of bar addon is that attached to in the images. I'm using Fubar 3.6 still and dont see it hooked.

  • Avatar of Torhal Torhal Jan 31, 2010 at 02:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Those AddOns are listed because your client is receiving messages from them. It tells you how many and the total size. This can, conceivably, have an impact - even more so if you actually have one of the listed AddOns running on your machine and it actually does something when receiving a message.

    If an AddOn is sending 120 messages per minute, there is more than likely a problem and it could cause issues regardless of whether you have the AddOn installed or not.

    Last edited Jan 31, 2010 by Torhal
  • Avatar of Snargul Snargul Jan 30, 2010 at 18:18 UTC - 0 likes

    I got this addon to maybe monitor (if possible) what could cause my random disconnects... Now that I've had it running for 37 minutes, AFK in Shattrath, I noticed that I don't have any of the addons that are on the list. I don't know if they're really creating "traffic" (i.e. is the amount of messages significant or not), but I was wondering what the meaning of it all is really? :P Can you explain it for the dummy? :) for instance, can other's addons affect my performance even if I don't have any of those addons installed myself?

    Last edited Jan 30, 2010 by Snargul
  • Avatar of Torhal Torhal Jan 25, 2010 at 23:05 UTC - 0 likes

    I added a throttle to the tooltip refresh because I encountered what you're describing as far as the lockup - I entered an AV with the tooltip up and my machine virtually locked. What you're saying for the "Elapsed time" counter, however, is simply impossible - unless I'm mistaking your meaning. This behavior occurred with FuBar_AddonSpamFu, but due to the way I handle time updates it will never happen with Spamalyzer.

  • Avatar of sayntavarice sayntavarice Jan 25, 2010 at 16:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Tried this out last night during 25man raiding, after a couple of hours raiding, mousing over the data feed would lock the screen for several seconds - I ended up disabling it due to not wanting to accidentally mouse over the data feed. I also noticed that the counter continued to tick up constantly, as it seems set to go up by 1's instead of larger chunks (10, 50, 100).

  • Avatar of Torhal Torhal Jan 24, 2010 at 18:05 UTC - 0 likes

    It has differences - it has the ability to sort the list directly from the tooltip by name, number of messages, or bytes sent. The datafeed can also by cycled to show different statistics other than the number of bytes you've sent out.

  • Avatar of Road_Block Road_Block Jan 24, 2010 at 15:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Please do not read a statement in my question, it is just a question.

    Is this an alternative (which is fine) to Fubar_AddonSpamFu or it has differences other than implementation?

    Edit: Never mind I stumbled upon the FASF thread on the forums so my question is answered.
    I'll give this a try.

    Last edited Jan 24, 2010 by Road_Block


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