Book: Practical AutoHotkey; useful for new users? link to it from website footer?

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Book: Practical AutoHotkey; useful for new users? link to it from website footer?

Post by TheNickMay » 28 Mar 2017, 10:53

Hello,

I recently published a book that users new to AutoHotkey may find useful.

I'm happy to provide a copy for review to the admins, and was wondering if it would be possible to get it mentioned on the AutoHotkey website (perhaps in the footer, near Jack Dunning's work?) as a basic hand-holding resource for new users?

Thank you for taking a look,
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Re: Book: Practical AutoHotkey; useful for new users? link to it from website footer?

Post by joedf » 30 Mar 2017, 22:59

Intriguing... Please send me a copy for review first (email preferably). I will then most probably mention this. ;)
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Re: Book: Practical AutoHotkey; useful for new users? link to it from website footer?

Post by just me » 31 Mar 2017, 02:45

IMO, the link in the OP is advertisement "Buy Practical AutoHotkey on Amazon.com" and should not be included within a forum thread. But feel free to mention it on the homepage.
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Re: Book: Practical AutoHotkey; useful for new users? link to it from website footer?

Post by joedf » 01 Apr 2017, 08:40

I understand the predicament... It's likely worth a mention. I want to see it though, make sure what kind of material is in there :b
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Re: Book: Practical AutoHotkey; useful for new users? link to it from website footer?

Post by nnnik » 01 Apr 2017, 12:52

just me wrote:IMO, the link in the OP is advertisement "Buy Practical AutoHotkey on Amazon.com" and should not be included within a forum thread. But feel free to mention it on the homepage.
Any reasons for that opinion?
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Re: Book: Practical AutoHotkey; useful for new users? link to it from website footer?

Post by just me » 01 Apr 2017, 15:58

Reason:
"Buy Practical AutoHotkey on Amazon.com"
Did you follow the link? :roll:
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Re: Book: Practical AutoHotkey; useful for new users? link to it from website footer?

Post by nnnik » 02 Apr 2017, 02:18

just me wrote:Reason:
"Buy Practical AutoHotkey on Amazon.com"
Did you follow the link? :roll:
Yeah it's a link for buying a book about AutoHotkey. It is nothing unrelated. Towards me it's an "other ressource" - where other paid .
And no I didn't follow the link ( Or I followed it and don't remember what exactly was there ).
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Re: Book: Practical AutoHotkey; useful for new users? link to it from website footer?

Post by just me » 02 Apr 2017, 04:17

I don't see any difference between 'buy my book' and 'buy my CS:GO script". The members of the AutoHotkey Foundation have to decide whether and where such a link will be placed. As a result of our last discussion I think that the forums are not the appropriate place for $$$ links.

Also, in times of Google everybody interested in buying a book about AHK will find it.
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Re: Book: Practical AutoHotkey; useful for new users? link to it from website footer?

Post by joedf » 02 Apr 2017, 06:20

What just me did is perfectly fine.
This topic is simply here to decide if this should be mentioned in the resources of the home page.
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Re: Book: Practical AutoHotkey; useful for new users? link to it from website footer?

Post by nnnik » 04 Apr 2017, 08:34

joedf wrote:What just me did is perfectly fine.
This topic is simply here to decide if this should be mentioned in the resources of the home page.
I don't disagree.
[quote="just me"I don't see any difference between 'buy my book' and 'buy my CS:GO script".[/quote]
nnnik wrote:Yeah it's a link for buying a book about AutoHotkey. It is nothing unrelated. Towards me it's an "other ressource" - where other paid programs and ressources are.
The difference is that distributing a book costs money ( printing and all that stuff ( I can't tell whether it is an e-Book or not ) ). Where as distributing a script from this site only costs us money ( hosting etc. ). A book with the goal set to teach AutoHotkey is a totally different thing then a already working AutoHotkey script which doesn't amount to anything at all.
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Re: Book: Practical AutoHotkey; useful for new users? link to it from website footer?

Post by Exaskryz » 04 Apr 2017, 15:33

Just throwing it out there if referral links can be done to share a little bit of proceeds to the AHK Foundation in return for hosting on the main site or in forums? It sort of sets a bit of a sticky precedent if other people say they're willing to pay for their CS:GO scripts being shared on here though...
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Re: Book: Practical AutoHotkey; useful for new users? link to it from website footer?

Post by joedf » 04 Apr 2017, 23:55

We all want to promote and share AHK...
The means is however... That's another story. :/
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Re: Book: Practical AutoHotkey; useful for new users? link to it from website footer?

Post by nnnik » 05 Apr 2017, 00:14

Exaskryz wrote:Just throwing it out there if referral links can be done to share a little bit of proceeds to the AHK Foundation in return for hosting on the main site or in forums? It sort of sets a bit of a sticky precedent if other people say they're willing to pay for their CS:GO scripts being shared on here though...
No that's impossible for us due to some rules involving the AHK foundation - I think
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Re: Book: Practical AutoHotkey; useful for new users? link to it from website footer?

Post by joedf » 05 Apr 2017, 10:19

Yes-ish :b
Everything is looking good for the book so far.
I'll be putting up a link in resources sometime next week.
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Re: Book: Practical AutoHotkey; useful for new users? link to it from website footer?

Post by TheNickMay » 11 Apr 2017, 13:57

Thank you for linking to the book; I hope it brings AutoHotkey to more people who can benefit from it.
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Re: Book: Practical AutoHotkey; useful for new users? link to it from website footer?

Post by joedf » 12 Apr 2017, 08:29

No problem. And, likewise :+1:
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Re: Book: Practical AutoHotkey; useful for new users? link to it from website footer?

Post by tank » 16 Apr 2017, 12:25

we cant post links to paid autohotkey products. this would violate my commitment to keep this site free. I realize its kind of a gray area but its advertising a paid product. which constitutes as an endorsement.
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Post by guest3456 » 16 Apr 2017, 12:30

^exactly. you are giving free advertising and promotion

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Post by joedf » 16 Apr 2017, 15:49

... :/
Do I remove it now, or what? it is a grey area. I had it up since there seemed to be no decisive position. :/
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Re: Book: Practical AutoHotkey; useful for new users? link to it from website footer?

Post by tank » 19 Apr 2017, 15:57

I think you know the answer. if it is a paid product we cant advertise/endorse it. That is not keeping AutoHotkey free
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