Time to dispel the doom and gloomSeptember 29,2019 13:36 - bringoutyourdead
With help from unexpected sources
Shortly before collapsing into bed
I was able to do a census run
Not with CensusPlus or ClassicCensusPlus so the data captured was not what we need.
But it helped show me the direction I was heading will work.
Hopefully not as BADLY as the code I was testing, which has serious issues.
We will have the ability to collect census data.. and much sooner then I had feared.
Yes the only way to do this collection requires the user interaction (i.e. mouse click or Macro bound key click) for each query that is submitted.
I had read that a side impact of the function protection was that it would not work if the character was 'in combat'.. this has proven wrong.
And that is a very good thing.
Others have run into the server side limiting Blizzard has in place to stop server flooding via this query function.
This is something we have known about for years and nearly forgotten due to coding in buffering delays along with the processing time required to take the found data and integrate it into our in game table of Characters.
Bottom line census taking will be much slower and will require more action from the census taker.
Since I got some of the confirmations from real problem addons..
Yes the Gold Sellers, nearly Auto Guild-Invite /Guild-invite spammers and all the rest of the stuff we hate.. will be back in business.. and much quicker then I will be able to release the updated code for our census runs.