We already have a zero tolerance for pranks (it's in a pinned topic)
same with malware, which is covered in that topic. ANYTHING malicious or annoying.
"website automation"... Who is going to make a database of every website stating that their EULA permits automation? That's not something we AHK mods can moderate. We are not required to learn the terms of every website ever made, ever. Most people don't even tell us their website, they just give us some HTML/spy info. So we don't know.
"code injection"... That's really a case-by-case thing. Injecting JS into an activex control to trigger a button press? Inject some code to add custom menus/buttons into a program? That's fine. If it's malicious, we already cover those things in a zero-tolerance pinned topic, and it'll be removed asap.
"CAPTCHA automation, anti-bot agents, software activation without proper license" ... Never seen anyone do these with AHK. Do people make software cracks in ahk? yes, probably. But those are usually on crack/gen communities, highly doubt there are any on here. We do not moderate the whole internet, we stay on this domain name.
"AHK is used mainly to bot games" ... you keep saying that but we keep showing otherwise. Where are your stats that "AHK is only for gamers, the majority of AHK is used as bots". Only 3% of the posts are about games, even fewer are bots. Burst-fire pistols are not a bot. It's an advantage, but not a bot.
Few things - first you show a site that is C+ language based and supports gaming. THERE ARE MANY SITES THAT DISCUSS C+. I could put up 50 sites that discuss C+ and they would not discuss gaming. Remember - There is one main site that discuss AHK so that is a big fat FAIL.
I give up trying to get you to see how foolish this community is acting toward gaming and how they thiink it does not harm the reputation of AHK.
You guys want to be treated the way you are NOW then have at it. I will bet the house that in 5 years time you will be no closer to your goal of being taken seriously in the corporate world than you are right now. (which is what I've told you over and over isn't good and you wish to put your hands to your ears and cover your eyes.) Feel free to book mark this and check back from time to time and ask why you are not getting to this goal you seem to want yet you keep shooting yourself in the foot. It is YOUR reputation after all and you are doing this to yourself by acting this way. Do as you like.
edit: BTW - how long has AHK been around and it still ISN'T being taken seriously by the business world and AV companies? That long huh? and threads like this are made asking "WHY??????" You REALLY want to know WHY is that?
Be careful what you ask. It is painfully obvious you do not like the answer, I can see in this case you want sunshine blown up your backside and when someone tells you the truth, you don't like it.
Last thing - Your an admin and you say that making a script that makse a gun rapid fire is NOT a bot? FACEPALM.
ANY SCRIPT THAT IS RAN TO GAIN ADVANTAGE IN A GAME IS WHAT BOTTING IS. Put another way - botting is the practice of using a script, program, or a hack of an existing program provided by the makers of the game that automates a task or actions in the game to gain advantage over other players directly or indirectly.
OMG. I can't believe I have to comment on that and you are an admin in this place. You should be ashamed of yourself.
edit2: I see dropbox is flagging AHK scripts too! http://www.autohotke...mpiled-scripts/
Seeing how you are an admin and I see a moderator chimed in I wish to give you a project. It is really simple one. Contact the major AV companies around the world. Do NOT tell them who you are but present yourself as a reporter trying to find out the stance of different computer languages and how they are treated by the AV companies. Watch what happens when you ask them about AHK. You WILL not like what they tell you. I should know. I've done this for other languages and it was a very unplesent experience. And no before you ask, I'm NOT going to share my results for you REFUSE to listen to me. Since you are being such a hard headed &(*@ ...You need to find out yourself.
Reputation people. That is the point here. If you refuse to understand that and argue things like "only 3% is gaming" and other nonsense like that then you are who people say you are. Have fun. I'm out.
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Ask to learn how to fish instead. You will never go hungry again...