AHK(v2) rebranding [Name Suggestions]

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Re: AHK(v2) rebranding [Name Suggestions]

17 Jul 2014, 22:03

+1 I suggest we should do it. I have notified the staff about this.

also, http://ahkscript.org/foundation/ - under, "Who manages it?"
The foundation's managers are Charlie Simmons and Steve Gray with guidance from Chris Mallett (the creator of the software "AutoHotkey").
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Re: AHK(v2) rebranding [Name Suggestions]

23 Jul 2014, 10:48

I like Meerkat.
A group of meerkats is called a "mob", "gang" or "clan".

Meerkat: Macro Emulation Environment Reintegrating Keyboard Automation Tool

Definitely a mouthful, but I like the simple name Meerkat.
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Re: AHK(v2) rebranding [Name Suggestions]

23 Jul 2014, 10:52

AfterLemon wrote:I like Meerkat.
A group of meerkats is called a "mob", "gang" or "clan".

Meerkat: Macro Emulation Environment Reintegrating Keyboard Automation Tool

Definitely a mouthful, but I like the simple name Meerkat.
I second Meerkat. It's cute. :3
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Re: AHK(v2) rebranding [Name Suggestions]

23 Jul 2014, 13:56

I don't think so.
AHK is a serious language that Help both people working, and people using their PC in any other way.
Meerkat is not a serious name compared to AHK, completely skipping a part of AHK.
Recommends AHK Studio
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Re: AHK(v2) rebranding [Name Suggestions]

23 Jul 2014, 14:41

Random Ideas for a Name:

Cloak
C++-based Language for Optimized Automation of Keys

Shift
Scripting Hotkey Integrated Freeware Tool

Ash
Automated Scripting for Hotkeys

Hawk
Hotkey Automation for the Windows Kernel

Mahk (pronounced Mach)
Modern Automation with HotKeys

Fast
Fast Automating Script Tool

And a couple as bonus :]

Shawn
Scripted Hotkey Automation for Windows NT

Scam
Scripted Coding for Automation and Macros
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Re: AHK(v2) rebranding [Name Suggestions]

23 Jul 2014, 15:54

Allah
AfterLemon Likes AutoHotkey

;) jk
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Re: AHK(v2) rebranding [Name Suggestions]

09 Oct 2014, 14:25

I still like AHK++
Also tidbit had a good point (page 4 last post):
Or we could go entirely different. Lots of professional programs have seemingly random names, or clever names slightly related to their program.
Chrome, firefox, pidgin, blink, python, avast, blender, etc
We could do something similar, not a typical (and IMO, overused) acronym or abbreviation that spells out a word. Think of a random fruit, animal, veggy, location, inanimate object, profession, ancient dead person, whatever.
Then I was thinking about the early html days there was HoTMetaL which included html in the word.

So maybe a word that includes AHK in the word (and in that order).
I went to findtheword.info and did a search for the pattern *A*H*K. (I didn't put a * at the end)

Here is one: AnytHinK
Some others:
AtHinK
AutHenticK
AftersHocK
blAckHawK
cAsHbacK
cAtsHarK
eAgleHawK
flAsHbacK
jAyHawK
mAtcHsticK
mAtcHbooK
scrAtcHworK
tomAHawK

Although I still like AHK++

I don't know, whAddayatHinK?
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Re: AHK(v2) rebranding [Name Suggestions]

09 Oct 2014, 14:27

Looool Nice
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Re: AHK(v2) rebranding [Name Suggestions]

09 Oct 2014, 15:12

cAtsHarK made me laugh.
Searched for it. :idea:
Was not disappointed. :wtf: :HeHe:
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Re: AHK(v2) rebranding [Name Suggestions]

09 Oct 2014, 15:26

Searched for Enough Internet today.
Was not disappointed.
Recommends AHK Studio
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Re: AHK(v2) rebranding [Name Suggestions]

09 Oct 2014, 15:37

@kon Now that's ... scary! :offtopic:
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Re: AHK(v2) rebranding [Name Suggestions]

22 Oct 2014, 07:21

RASH
Rapid Application, Scripting, and Hotkey Language.
or
Rapid Automation, Scripting, and Hotkey Language.
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Re: AHK(v2) rebranding [Name Suggestions]

26 Oct 2014, 13:41

I am kindof digging Meerkat. When someone asks me what I'm writing my tools with I just say AScript++ but google leads them nowhere. Gotta do something here soon...
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Re: AHK(v2) rebranding [Name Suggestions]

26 Oct 2014, 18:52

Guest wrote:I am kindof digging Meerkat. When someone asks me what I'm writing my tools with I just say AScript++ but google leads them nowhere. Gotta do something here soon...
why are you being an idiot on purpose? why not just tell them the truth, that you are using AutoHotkey?

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Re: AHK(v2) rebranding [Name Suggestions]

26 Oct 2014, 20:52

Professional
Object
Oriented
Programming

:lol:
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Re: AHK(v2) rebranding [Name Suggestions]

26 Oct 2014, 22:28

Lol :facepalm:
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Re: AHK(v2) rebranding [Name Suggestions]

27 Oct 2014, 05:49

guest3456 wrote:why are you being an idiot on purpose? why not just tell them the truth, that you are using AutoHotkey?
Well I write automation scripts, GUIs, and site diagnostics; not hotkeys. If R&D devs hear I'm writing hotkeys for everything, I'm going to be in trouble, idiot.
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Re: AHK(v2) rebranding [Name Suggestions]

27 Oct 2014, 06:32

Hey now, guest3456 is right, you can't intentionally tell people the wrong name and then complain that nothing comes up when they google it. I think that was his point.

But I do understand the reluctance to say "AutoHotKey". I wrote a great program for a group of radio stations couple years back I remember one guy went nuts over it and asked what is was written in, I told him "AHK" and provided a link to the AHK download page. Point being I felt like saying "AutoHotKey" undersold the worthiness and potential of the code. Now'a'days I don't care, "AutoHotKey", "python", "PHP", "node.js" I just tell it like it is. Whatever gets the job done is what's best for that job.

At least you're not telling them it's written in P.O.O.P., try googling that.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=p.o.o.p.
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Re: AHK(v2) rebranding [Name Suggestions]

27 Oct 2014, 08:59

metacognition wrote:Hey now, guest3456 is right, you can't intentionally tell people the wrong name and then complain that nothing comes up when they google it. I think that was his point.
yep, some people are just retarded

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Re: AHK(v2) rebranding [Name Suggestions]

27 Nov 2014, 16:20

AfterLemon wrote:Scam
Scripted Coding for Automation and Macros
xD I like that. But what if people think that it is scam? :o
No problem, I got you:
ASL100%TNSOVOSOMENRK
Awesome Scripting Language 100% Trusted, No Scam Or Virus Or Spyware Or Malware (Especially No Rootkit Keylogger)!

Hm, Au2Hotkey maybe, idk..

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