July 22, 2010: Further thoughts on premium features
While other AH data-collection sites charge money, they may be more free to do so as they collect their data via voluntary uploads from users collecting the data in-game via an addon. Since all my data comes right from the Armory, I have no such permission.
I suppose I could still charge for site features, such as customized watch lists or notifications, but charging for the raw data is out.
Which brings me back to the question, should I supply raw data to the public in a more useful format (XML and/or addon savedvariables) than the Armory? While I may be concerned about other sites using the data that takes me time and effort to collect, I may make the site more useful, which may encourage more donations.
July 22, 2010, 18:06:31 J King wrote:
Allow them to export only the current `view`, i.e if they're looking at say 50 one-handed sword weapons for levels 1-9 then only allow them to export that dataset.
They can export everything but it means paging themselves and doing it.
Another option is to allow export for registered users, have a quota etc so they can't strip mine you.