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Workaround for WoW.com addon's /note issues.

Since we launched WoW.com late last night, we've had numerous people writing in about an issue that has cropped up regarding one of the aspects of our tracking addon. We'll continue to respond to those reports personally as necessary, but we figured it would be wise to get the issue and the fix out in the open right off the bat.

The command that's used for the WoW.com addon's Adventurer Notes function, /note, is a fairly common command used in various addons. For example, Cartographer makes use of it. Since the command overlaps between addons, it causes conflicts and one addon ends up blocking the others from using it. If you've run into this issue, there's a very easy workaround if you're not afraid to look at a little LUA. Don't worry, you won't need to do any serious coding. It's a simple fix, I promise.
Open your AddOns folder (within the World of Warcraft directory) and find !WoWInsider. Pop open that folder, and you'll see six different files. The one you're looking for is WoWInsider.lua (see above). Open it using a basic text editor (such as Notepad), and look for this line:
  • SLASH_WOWINSIDER1 = "/note"
You can use the Find/Search function of whatever text editor you're using, and it should bring it right up. Change the word 'note' to whatever command you want to use instead. I changed mine to /adventure, just because it struck me as funny at the time. You can use whatever you want. It can be /butt if you're so inclined. Or a much more mature and simple /wow. Whatever floats your boat!

And now we return you to your regularly scheduled WoW blogging. The rest of the day should have much less WoW.com yammering, and more WoW news.

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