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I removed this, which was added recently:

== Start WoW ==
Start WoW. There's an version number in the lower left-hand corner of the login screen that will look like this: 2.0.6.6854 (major.minor.alpha.build). Just picture it like this: 2.00.06 (ignore the build number) and take out the dots (.). You are left with 20006. It's really not that complicated as the "Do it yourself" section would suggest.

This is straight-up wrong. For example, after the 2.0.3 patch, there were no UI changes until... I believe 2.0.7. In fact, there may still not have been any changes (I haven't checked). As a result, the interface number was still 20003. You shouldn't go by this number; you should always extract it based on one of the other means specified in the HOWTO. Using numbers like this is just straight up wrong. Yes, the interface number is based on the patch number, but it is based on the last update to the UI, not the last update, period. Shirik 09:16, 17 March 2007 (EDT)

And, after checking, the interface number is in fact still 20003, thus proving the above statement blatently false. Shirik 09:17, 17 March 2007 (EDT)


  • Removing the section called 'Current.' Its no longer current. Which illustrates a good point--even if it were brought up to date, it would soon not be current anymore. and people would have to do what they should be doing anyway.... which is letting the current version of the wow client be the direct source of information...

Ukadrezel 06:42, 25 May 2007 (UTC)


  • Removing the following content:
== Steal It ==
Chances are someone else has beaten you to it, and already updated their addon to the latest version, and you might already have the updated version, especially for addon packages with a .exe updater.  Simply open one of their addon's .toc files to see the valid interface number.  
This number might be wrong, or you may not have any up to date addons, or you may feel horrible for ripping someone else's hard work.

This advice is dubious, since its only correct when the mod author has downloaded other mods recently enough... Beside that, most people who just want a quick shortcut to the info can figure this out themselves. Ukadrezel 06:54, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

I re-added somewhat similar advice. It's a mildly amusing method that will work more often than it will not (plus there's an easy way to determine whether the number you're copying is really the latest). I don't expect the method to get much actual use, but it's an option nonetheless. -- foxlit (talk) 21:31, 6 August 2009 (UTC)