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Updated:05/25/14 07:12 PM
Created:05/04/14 04:40 PM
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Zolan's Anchors Away
Version: 1.6
by: zolan, Harven
It seems that ZOS is attempting to fix the problem that this addon was written to deal with it. I've decided to stop maintaining it. I'll leave it up as an educational addon for people to look at. In the mean time, if you still need something to block errors I highly recommend installing BugEater. It has a bigger scope but is a nice alternative.

What does it do?

This addon will silence the 'Too many anchors processed.' errors that pop up. It will not silence anything else.

These errors happens for 2 reasons and it is impossible to differentiate between the two. So read this list to know what you are getting into. Note: Anchors are a normal part of any UI code in this game.
  • Some unknown problem which 'seems' to be on ZO's side of the game where if the total sum of anchors you have across all of your addons exceeds a certain number, it throws this error. In this case, it is not a valid error and everything should continue to run properly. It is mainly just an annoyance and frequently the reason you get this error. This is why this addon was created.
  • There is a legitimate problem with an addon that is making too many anchors or possible a recursive anchor. This is an actual problem with one of your addons. Anchors Away will still silence the error even though it is a real error. If you have an addon that isn't working, go into the settings "Z's Anchors Away" and either disable the addon OR make sure the notifications are turned on. If you are getting these errors it is possible that the addon is broken.

What are the future plans?

This app does what I want it to. It was intended to be simple and do its job well, which I think it does.

Known Issues:

No known issues as of version 1.3. Version 1.1 and 1.2 were jacked up though.

How To Donate To Zolan

I don't really need or want money for my addons, but if you are truly thankful and want to show your appreciation, here are a few things you can do.

Thank Him

I enjoy knowing that people are using my addons and that they like them. You can drop me a line on esoui.com or in-game. On US servers I am @zolannaloz

Give Him Some Gold

Though I truly like a good thank you, another super duper awesome idea is sending me a donation of in-game gold. While I work on my addons, I don't get to play the game at all. So I am doing this work to make everyone's lives a bit better and in return I don't get to play the game. I DO gain some enjoyment out of writing the addons, but getting some in-game gold for when I actually do play would be friggin' awesome. On US servers I am @zolannaloz

Donation Hall Of Fame!

These people have donated gold to Zolan! (This list encompasses all donations from all of my addons.)
  • choekstr - 11,000 gold! Yeah... The comma is in the right place. At one time this was the largest donation out there. Since then Awesomebilly got a donation for 15,000 so now I await a rich fan to make me #1 again. Aside from the donation choekstr has given me tons of ideas for features to add to my addons as well as inspring a couple addons.
  • Guardianrule - 500 gold! My very first donation I ever received. Sooooo nice to be appreciated for the amount of time I've put into making my addons for you guys!!!!
  • ironllama - 500 gold! And another! You guys are friggin' awesome! Makes me feel like addon writing is worth it and helping people!
  • jchudz - 500 gold! And another! Really happy that people enjoy my work!
  • luizterra23 - 2,000 gold! And another! I am a happy man!
  • Greiger - 2,000 gold! Just when I thought the well was dried up... WOOOOOOOOO!!!

Who is Zolan thankful to?

There are just too many people to list...
This isn't everyone that has helped but this is the major players that I'd like to call out.
  • The Arcane Scripters Guild - These guys are amazing. Too many to list them all specifically. I love being able to be part of the gang. Thanks guys!
  • choekstr - For complaining about the anchors error so much that I made an addon to suppress the error. :P
  • YOU - That's right. Thank you for using the addon! Seeing the number of downloads and favorites encourages me to do more work.

My Other Addons:

All of my addons are intended to be used together, so if you like one, you might want to install others. Here's the list.

Zolan's Chat Notifications - Makes audio queues on incoming chat that you don't want to miss. It is extremely configurable. Please give it a try.
Zolan's Junk Handler - Handles nearly everything you could hope for when it comes to junk. Including, tracking user junk marking and repeating it. Marking certain things like ornate items or 'icky food'. Then selling all junk upon visiting a vendor. It even has the ability to destroy junk under certain conditions. You really should give it a shot. It is, in my biased yet honest opinion, a pretty darn good addon.
Zolan's Auto Repair - Automatic repairing of your gear upon visiting a vendor.
Zolan's Slash Commands - A couple handy slash commands for doing stuff.
Zolan's Anchors Away - Blocks that annoying 'Too many anchors processed.' error. It is kind of like cold medicine. It doesn't fix the problem, it just makes the symptoms go away.

Final Notes:

If you have ideas of features you'd like to see added, post them in the comments. I keep my addons very specific so any ideas will need to be along the lines of marking stuff as junk and/or auto selling stuff.

If you have an idea for a 'hopefully' simple quality of life addon you'd like added to my suite send me a private message on the site. Keep in mind that I prefer my addons to do one thing and do it well.

-- Zolan
v1.6
Updated LibAddonMenu to fix 2 small submenu issues.

v1.5
Updated for the new API changes.

v1.4
Moved the config into the main Zolan's Addons section.
Revamped the way it hushes the anchors. It now will notify you if you have a secondary error and what that error is, explaining that it isn't this addon's fault and that you need to fix the other problem, blah blah blah. Hopefully this will clear up the confusion.

v1.3
Man, I'm batting a thousand... This new version should work. Sorry guys!

v1.2
My previous fix had caused problems where it wasn't catching all of the anchor errors. This new version should work correctly.

v1.1
Changed the way we identify the 'too many anchors' error. I do not suspect the previous version did this incorrectly but I can guarantee that it does it correctly now.
Also, reduced the amount of times it tries to clear the error screen just so we don't accidentally close an unrelated error.

v1.0
Initial release.
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Unread 06/10/14, 06:50 PM  
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Originally Posted by ThadOptimus
Zolan, I believe I have finally found the addon causing the issue I posted below.

I think it is caused by Codex - By Deonar.
NICE!!!
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Zolan, I believe I have finally found the addon causing the issue I posted below.

I think it is caused by Codex - By Deonar.
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Re: Re: saturday's fun stuff

Originally Posted by Garkin
Originally Posted by Ecchizuki
...
EsoUI/Libraries/Globals/globalapi;lua:156:function expected instead of nil
stack traceback:
EsoUI/Libraries/Globals/globalapi,lua:156 in function '(anonymous)'
...
This UI error is from function zo_callLater(func, ms) and it occurs when the first argument is not defined.
By the way ZAA does not use this function, so the error message is from some other addon.
Awesome, thanks a bunch Garkin!
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Re: saturday's fun stuff

Originally Posted by Ecchizuki
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EsoUI/Libraries/Globals/globalapi;lua:156:function expected instead of nil
stack traceback:
EsoUI/Libraries/Globals/globalapi,lua:156 in function '(anonymous)'
...
This UI error is from function zo_callLater(func, ms) and it occurs when the first argument is not defined.
By the way ZAA does not use this function, so the error message is from some other addon.
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Re: saturday's fun stuff

Originally Posted by Ecchizuki
since the maint on the server this saturday morning i have had the addon xrysGatherer causing an "unknown error" when attempting to load a character's info which kept me from playing until i removed it and now this addon, zolan's anchors away, is giving me:

ZAA:Handler -> handleLua Error -> 65538
EsoUI/Libraries/Globals/globalapi;lua:156:function expected instead of nil
stack traceback:
EsoUI/Libraries/Globals/globalapi,lua:156 in function '(anonymous)'

and it is a continuous error ... after removing the addon then i get a non-clearable error dealing with anchors ... *SCREAM* ... wtf did zenimax do this morning? every thing was fine just before the server was shut down ...
Woah. I am not seeing this problem. Is it still happening?
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saturday's fun stuff

since the maint on the server this saturday morning i have had the addon xrysGatherer causing an "unknown error" when attempting to load a character's info which kept me from playing until i removed it and now this addon, zolan's anchors away, is giving me:

ZAA:Handler -> handleLua Error -> 65538
EsoUI/Libraries/Globals/globalapi;lua:156:function expected instead of nil
stack traceback:
EsoUI/Libraries/Globals/globalapi,lua:156 in function '(anonymous)'

and it is a continuous error ... after removing the addon then i get a non-clearable error dealing with anchors ... *SCREAM* ... wtf did zenimax do this morning? every thing was fine just before the server was shut down ...
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Unread 05/25/14, 11:22 PM  
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The 0 xp message is from CraftXPMsg.

http://www.esoui.com/downloads/info113-CraftXPMsg.html
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Originally Posted by ThadOptimus
It popped up when I upgraded Anchors Away from v1.0 to 1.4.

Oddly enough it's not happening today. If it appears again I'll try to get better screenshots of it.

*edit: Today it did happen. Though the first screenshot I posted had all the info about the error.
ThadOptimus,

Hmm.. I don't think this is my addon, or the fact that you updated my addon and it started happening. This sounds like it is a problem introduced with the new patch along with a crap load of other problems I have noticed.

One small though I have is I notice that you have an addon that states 0 Clothing XP and 0 something XP. What addon is that? The 0 part is the only part of interest to me as sometimes nil can be confused with 0 and vice versa. I have absolutely no idea if this is related to anything. Just a shot in the dark.

If you can make it reliably happen, I might suggest disabling all addons and then enabled them in about 5 addons at a time until you can recreate it and then figure out which of the last 5 addons caused it.

Good luck to you and let me know if you figure it out.

~Zolan
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Unread 05/23/14, 08:31 PM  
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It popped up when I upgraded Anchors Away from v1.0 to 1.4.

Oddly enough it's not happening today. If it appears again I'll try to get better screenshots of it.

*edit: Today it did happen. Though the first screenshot I posted had all the info about the error.
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Originally Posted by ThadOptimus
Zolan, I'm trying to figure out what this is. If you have any insight.

Wow, that couldn't be much more obscure. I'm sorry but I have no idea what that error could be. Is that the entire thing?

It almost looks like it is a ZO internal thing. Did this start just after the patch or has it been going on a while? I can safely say I'm fairly certain it is not one of my addons. I'll be glad to try to help you if I can though.

~Zolan
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Zolan, I'm trying to figure out what this is. If you have any insight.

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Check Out Zolan's Author Portal

ATTENTION ALL: I have set up an Author Portal for myself and my addons. It has a place to submit bugs and whatnot. I would ask you to post bugs and feature requests there from now on.

Thanks, and thanks for using my addons!!

~Zolan
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Originally Posted by EQBallzz
Originally Posted by zolan
Originally Posted by EQBallzz
Thanks for all the info. I would like to help you troubleshoot this issue but I'm not sure what else to try. Like I mentioned before I tried loading addons in different orders (with Anchors Away disabled) but received no other errors. I tried disabling all anchors and enabling them 2-3 at a time to try and catch any specific addons causing a problem but saw no errors until the too many anchors error once I get to the end of the list (both with and without Anchors Away enabled). I tried enabling the addons in a different order at the end to rule out a specific addon causing an error that was being masked but it didn't matter which order they were enabled in the errors always happen as I load the last 2-3 of them which tells me it has something to do with the number of addons not a specific addon.

BTW, I did recently update Wykkyd's Quest tracker but I did it like he instructed and removed the old one first. It did give me a "bad argument" UI error initially but I haven't seen any issues since. Please let me know if there is anything else you want me to try. I can always remove 1.0 and try something else if needed.
Here are some other questions I can think of:

Are you using the English client?
When you log in, you should get a report in the chat window that the addon has loaded. Does it say that it suppressed a message in red text?

In the mean time, just keep using v1.0. I have one more idea to try but will wait for the answers to these questions.

~Zolan
I'm using the English client. While using 1.0 I did notice there was a message in chat that said a message got suppressed when loading the game. I don't believe I was seeing that with the other versions. I decided to double check so I removed the 1.0 folder and re-installed 1.3 version via Minion. I logged into the game and there are no UI errors and no messages in the chat. lol. I have no idea what has changed from before but I don't seem to be getting the anchor error or the message indicating anything was suppressed. I'll let you know if anything crops up again, though. Thanks!
So weird. I'm going to be making yet another release tomorrow and hopefully it will continue working.
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Originally Posted by Fing3rz
Yeah it's libfilters, ingeniousclown commented on the issue saying that it's harmless and he'll sort it out soon.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
No prob. He's good people.
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Originally Posted by EQBallzz
Thanks for all the info. I would like to help you troubleshoot this issue but I'm not sure what else to try. Like I mentioned before I tried loading addons in different orders (with Anchors Away disabled) but received no other errors. I tried disabling all anchors and enabling them 2-3 at a time to try and catch any specific addons causing a problem but saw no errors until the too many anchors error once I get to the end of the list (both with and without Anchors Away enabled). I tried enabling the addons in a different order at the end to rule out a specific addon causing an error that was being masked but it didn't matter which order they were enabled in the errors always happen as I load the last 2-3 of them which tells me it has something to do with the number of addons not a specific addon.

BTW, I did recently update Wykkyd's Quest tracker but I did it like he instructed and removed the old one first. It did give me a "bad argument" UI error initially but I haven't seen any issues since. Please let me know if there is anything else you want me to try. I can always remove 1.0 and try something else if needed.
Here are some other questions I can think of:

Are you using the English client?
When you log in, you should get a report in the chat window that the addon has loaded. Does it say that it suppressed a message in red text?

In the mean time, just keep using v1.0. I have one more idea to try but will wait for the answers to these questions.

~Zolan
I'm using the English client. While using 1.0 I did notice there was a message in chat that said a message got suppressed when loading the game. I don't believe I was seeing that with the other versions. I decided to double check so I removed the 1.0 folder and re-installed 1.3 version via Minion. I logged into the game and there are no UI errors and no messages in the chat. lol. I have no idea what has changed from before but I don't seem to be getting the anchor error or the message indicating anything was suppressed. I'll let you know if anything crops up again, though. Thanks!
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