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FORUM TOS & RULES

12 Mar 2017, 22:04

There seems to be some discussion lately on the subject of what the Mods of our forum may and may not do. Let me preface this with one point. We welcome everyone to exchange ideas freely.
Our moderators have a tough job.
  • They are all volunteers. they have lives and a passion for this community. they are doing their best... for each of you
  • They challenge each other on choices in our staff boards. Believe it or not most if not all advocate hard for fairness and freedom of speech
  • Each of them are seasoned members of this community
We live in a world where we have legal responsibilities and commitments to our IP owners.
AHK is open source
  • We just cant allow obscene behavior. Children can and do visit this site. This is a moral obligation
  • We wont allow obvious SPAM.
  • We are committed to never allow this site or its content to be monetized. That means while you are free to write and charge money for scripts. You may not post those here.
  • Nothing that a typical new user is likely to find harmful if they copy it and use it. So called pranks are just an example.
  • Our Mods are the FINAL arbiters of what passes as acceptable content.
Each registered user agreed to this when you signed up. I have posted the TOS below as a reminder. In short we have a long history of being easy to get along with. but some recent discussions make it clear that some clarification of what the MODS can and cant or should or shouldn't be able to do is necessary. As always. This is your community. It will be as awesome as each of you make it
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Re: FORUM TOS

07 Nov 2017, 22:11

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https://autohotkey.com/forumrules/

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AutoHotkey Community Rules
Version v1.06, November 12th, 2017

General Policy and Clauses
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A. FORUM TOS: https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=29155  
B. NOTE: "This list is non-exhaustive - the Moderating team reserves the right to close any thread that they feel is contrary to the ethos of the forum."  
C. The Moderation team will do their best to act in a fair and reasonable manner. Sanctions will only be applied as a last resort and any action taken will be explained in the relevant thread.  
D. If moderation action is taken, you will need to acknowledge this through a dialog or you will be unable to post further in the forum. Please note that this dialog is not an agreement that the warning was justified - it is only there so that members are aware that moderation action has been taken and that they may have certain restrictions applied to their account.  
E. If you feel that you have been unfairly moderated then contact the Moderator concerned or an administrator - using a PM or the "Report" button (preferable) to open a new moderation case thread. That being said, do be aware that the Moderation team has the final word - the rules are set out by the site administrators.  

Malicious
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1. No prank scripts/code.
2. No malware or otherwise malicious scripts/code.
3. Malware of any form: trojan, virus, keylogger, spam tool, "joke/spoof" script, etc.

Open source
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1. No closed-source scripts/code.
2. No decompilation requests or details of decompilation code (exceptions may exist, eg. 10+ year old scripts, archival purposes, etc.).

Bypassing, Hacks, Legality
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1. No code that's intended to bypass security measures placed by any program (this is inclusive of games). Bypassing of security measures may be the following (not limited to): log-in and security dialogs, CAPTCHAs, anti-bot agents, software activation, etc.
2. No automation of software/sites contrary to their EULA or TOS (see Reporting section below). In order words, no scripts that break the EULA/TOS of the affected software.

Gaming Rules
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1. No anti-cheat bypassing or avoiding any form of anti-cheat or auto-kicking feature provided in the game.
2. Any kind of AutoHotkey script that removes intended drawbacks from the game or its elements, by automating, hacking or modifying the game in general, is not allowed.
3. Any kind of AutoHotkey script that take over a major role in controlling the players actions in order to gain an advantage over other players is not allowed.
To sum it up, "hacking", "cheating" and "botting" scripts are not allowed.

Spam
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1. Please do not react to spam in any way other than reporting it. Multiple reports are combined by the forum software, so there is no need to announce that you have reported the spam - in fact doing so only increases the work for the Moderator who deals with it.
2. Due to previous events, no tor or similar software is allowed for connections to the forum.

Inappropriate content
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1. Do not post material that could be considered pornographic, violent or explicit. Do not post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this site.
2. To protect this community, any files posted by you are subject to checks to ensure that they do not contain malware. This includes, but is not limited to, decompilation and reverse engineering.
3. Do not flame or insult other members; report the thread to a moderator (see below) if you are so attacked.

Behaviour
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1. Do not PM other users asking for support - that is why the forum exists, so post there instead.
2. Do not create multiple accounts - if you inadvertently created multiple accounts then contact a moderator to close the unwanted ones.
3. Do not repost the same question if the previous thread has been locked - particularly if you merely reword the question to get around one of the prohibitions listed above.
4. Do not delete your posts, nor completely remove their content: doing so will interrupt the flow and ruin the integrity of the thread/forum.
5. Signatures and avatars: There is no formal policy for the use of signatures, but if a moderator thinks it is too big and/or distracting, then you may be asked to tone it down. Nobody likes wading through signatures that are a page long. Similarly for avatars, expect distracting flashing and animated gifs to be removed. Additionally, signatures and avatars are subject to all other rules and clauses mentioned in this document.

Interacting with this website
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1. Anyone found abusing the website is subject to harsh punishment without warning. A non-exhaustive list of potential abuses include:
 - Automated forum registration or login.
 - Automated posting or sending messages on the forum.
 - Automated manipulation of polls, user reputation or other forum features.
 - Automated creation or comments on issue tracker tickets.
 - Automated creation or editing of wiki pages.
 - Other abuses which are either examples of excessive bandwidth usage or automation of the site.
2. Use common sense. If you do not have common sense, don't do anything. Do not automate the forum, issue tracker or what-so-ever in any way at all. Scripts which automatically update AutoHotkey are acceptable as long as they are not abused and do not generate excessive bandwidth usage.
 
Reporting
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1. If you feel a post needs moderator attention, please use the "Report" button next to the post date at the top. You can then enter details of why you have reported the post. The moderating team will be alerted to the post and will deal with it as soon as they can.
2. If you suspect a EULA violation, do not expect the moderating team to do all the work - please provide some evidence in the report, such as a copy of (or link to) the EULA violation in question, as well as the section you believe has been violated.
3. Please do not enter into an argument with the original poster - that is why we have moderators.
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Re: FORUM TOS & RULES

08 Nov 2017, 01:43

joedf as far as I remember we wanted the community to vote about this.
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Re: FORUM TOS & RULES

08 Nov 2017, 08:24

nnnik wrote:joedf as far as I remember we wanted the community to vote about this.
right :p marked as draft. I did say I would have a draft posted to get things going.
Could you set up a topic for that :mrgreen:
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