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  • World of Warcraft
  • 8 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 4.0.1
  • 1,252 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/21/2010
  • Created 10/22/2009
  • 3 Favorites
  • Project Site
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: beta-r29

About MOTDstripper

About MOTDstripper

MOTDstripper strips the guild and system message of the day from your chat frame, freeing up precious screen real estate and making your chat frame cleaner upon logging in to the game. Messages of the day are only shown if they've changed since your last login.


You can change MOTDstripper's behavior through the AddOn Options in-game. By default, if MOTDstripper has seen either the current guild message of the day or the current system message of the day (or both), it will strip them from your chat frame when you log in to the game. Messages of the day only show up if they've changed since your last login. The AddOn Options menu allows you to specify which one of the two messages you want stripped. Options are saved on a per-character basis instead of globally for all your characters.

Bugs and Suggestions

Please post bugs and suggest improvements at the ticket tracker.

In case of new features please note that I'm not particularly inclined to add unnecessary bloat to the add-on. Features I'm considering are pop-up notifications upon changed messages of the day and being able to review past messages of the day. One thing at a time though, don't hold your breath.

Development Progress

The add-on is in its testing phase. At least on my machine it gets the job done. However, while it is unlikely, the add-on may very well melt your computer or show other unwanted behavior.

You can always find the latest alpha versions at the MOTDstripper WowAce home page where I maintain the add-on. Alpha versions may melt your computer even faster than beta and stable versions.

If you can, please review the source code and point out any obvious mistakes I made. For me MOTDstripper is a means of applying what little Lua knowledge I have to a real-world project. I'm fully aware that the source code must have plenty of room for improvement. I'm willing to learn and I'll gladly accept any hints you can provide.

Coming up Next

Haven't decided yet.

r29 | contiki | 2010-10-21 22:04:42 +0000 (Thu, 21 Oct 2010) | 2 lines
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   A /tags/beta-r29 (from /trunk:28)

Tagged as beta-r29

r28 | contiki | 2010-10-21 21:56:51 +0000 (Thu, 21 Oct 2010) | 2 lines
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   M /trunk/motdstripper.lua
   M /trunk/motdstripper.toc
   M /trunk/motdstripper.xml

Updated TOC to interface version 40000
Converted Lua and XML script handlers to use local variables instead of the now-deprecated globals
r27 | contiki | 2010-08-20 11:32:21 +0000 (Fri, 20 Aug 2010) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/meta/description.txt

Fixed typo in description


  • #1
    nice addon, i've been using this for a while now ^^
    could you add an option to remove the /played info too? i don't know if it's only me, but it appears everytime i login with one of my characters.
  • #2
    Hi, saenokda,

    By default, on a clean WoW installation the /played info isn't displayed when you login. It's only displayed if you manually ask for it with the /played command. I'd imagine that you're using another add-on that asks for your /played info each login.

    Just to make sure it hasn't anything to do with MOTDstripper though, in case you do use other add-ons, please disable these other add-ons temporarily. If you login with just MOTDstripper loaded, does your client still report your /played info? If it doesn't it's save to assume that another add-on is asking for this info. And in that case it'd make sense to modify the responsible add-on instead of MOTDstripper.

    Please do report back with your findings ;-)

    All the best
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