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andyofne wrote: My forum was hit by 'hackers' using an exploit that had not yet been patched.
Looking at the server logs it was clear that they used google to find sites using 'powered by phpbb'.
I can certainly see the case for taking it off if you have a serious forum.
Fortunately mine was a simple gaming clan forum and was easily rebuilt.
mw-dnb wrote: while I have the link and even the link to the themes author on my site - i can't say that this 'link' should warrant the responses it has. the link is an advertisement for phpbb (don't think that it isn't) so I can't say I would ever blame anyone for removing it or not agreeing with their reasons.