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Re: Why would you remove the Powered by phpBB text?

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:34 pm
by A_O_C
Techie-Micheal wrote:Ah ha! So you do care
yes, but only when that one line becomes 2 or 3 or 4 :D . anyway, i think the developers should really consider it. thats all im saying. as for removing it, i dont, so im good.

Re: Why would you remove the Powered by phpBB text?

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:35 pm
by jazzking2001
A_O_C wrote:
Techie-Micheal wrote:Ah ha! So you do care
yes, but only when that one line becomes 2 or 3 or 4 :D . anyway, i think the developers should really consider it. thats all im saying. as for removing it, i dont, so im good.
good point

Re: Why would you remove the Powered by phpBB text?

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:09 pm
by Highway of Life
Drugs wrote:I didn't direct that statement directly towards you, was just a general thing. Sorry for not clarifying it.
My reply was not aimed at you. ;)

Re: Why would you remove the Powered by phpBB text?

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:19 pm
by jazzking2001
Highway of Life wrote:
Drugs wrote:I didn't direct that statement directly towards you, was just a general thing. Sorry for not clarifying it.
My reply was not aimed at you. ;)
it was aimed at me
are we not getting off topic now?

Re: Why would you remove the Powered by phpBB text?

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:33 pm
by ckwalsh
Just to jump in, I am starting to see the tension rising post by post.

While this topic does have discussion value (just look at the number of pages!), it will be locked should it become hostile. I hope it does not.

Re: Why would you remove the Powered by phpBB text?

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:46 pm
by jazzking2001
Brainy wrote:Just to jump in, I am starting to see the tension rising post by post.

While this topic does have discussion value (just look at the number of pages!), it will be locked should it become hostile. I hope it does not.
i do not think it has become hostile at all
we are just giving are opinions on this topic

Re: Why would you remove the Powered by phpBB text?

Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:19 pm
by ChrisRLG
But like Brainy, I would like to see this topic, return to the topic subject.

Re: Why would you remove the Powered by phpBB text?

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:50 am
by Lumpy Burgertushie
a few posts back, the idea was put forth that because you pay for certain software, you have the right to remove the copyright. that is not normally true.
you have to read what the license actually says about it.

robert

Re: Why would you remove the Powered by phpBB text?

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:47 am
by rhythm1
i didnt want another post added to this "almost useless" discussion as mentioned above. But its Lumpy's fault. :P

While what you mentioned is true, the logic behind the posters idea was like so i believe. Someone sells you a restaurent, then tells you, you should not eat apple pie there. You should also never eat roasted chicken from your restaurent. or incase of this, includes this as part of the original agreement. How logical would that be? :geek:

Re:

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:06 am
by Al Knight
Emufarmers wrote:I can think of several different reasons:
  • People don't want it to appear as though they're using free software, because they're trying to run a business site
  • People don't want to appear as though they're using phpBB, because they've set up a whole site around the forums and/or significantly modified them (think Gaia Online)
  • People think it will reduce the amount of spam they get (there are better methods)
  • People think it will protect them from hacking (keeping one's version up-to-date is far more effective)
  • People are greedy, and don't want to give away a free backlink on every page
I would maintain that it is still improper to remove the copyright, even in the cases listed above, but those reasons probably cover most of what's out there.
Gaiaonline is powered by phpbb :o :shock: ?!

I wouldn't remove it, I want people to know they are browsing the best forum software ever.

Re: Re:

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:36 am
by MartectX
Al Knight wrote:Gaiaonline is powered by phpbb :o :shock: ?!
Yes, you can verify this at big-boards.com; until recently they had it in their footer, too.

Re: Why would you remove the Powered by phpBB text?

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:15 pm
by drathbun
Gaiaonline certainly started with phpBB2. The owner / founder / whatever for that site (lanzer) is the one that started the "Tweaks for large forums" topic in the phpBB2 Discussion forum.

At this point, the code they're running probably does not have much of the original left. :) But some of the ideas lanzer put forth in the "tweaks" topic made it into phpBB3, so you could say that phpBB3 is based on Gaiaonline instead. :P

Re: Why would you remove the Powered by phpBB text?

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:59 pm
by Tripp
drathbun wrote:Gaiaonline certainly started with phpBB2. The owner / founder / whatever for that site (lanzer) is the one that started the "Tweaks for large forums" topic in the phpBB2 Discussion forum.

At this point, the code they're running probably does not have much of the original left. :) But some of the ideas lanzer put forth in the "tweaks" topic made it into phpBB3, so you could say that phpBB3 is based on Gaiaonline instead. :P
Without trying to go too far off topic...that's amazing. The biggest board I've ever seen is a warez board with aout 7 million posts and 600,000 members. I looked at that bigboards site...holy jesus...those are some HUGE boards.

Re: Why would you remove the Powered by phpBB text?

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:21 pm
by yenerich
The main reason is trying to avoid spammers that find the forums using the copyright as the google search.

Re: Why would you remove the Powered by phpBB text?

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:23 pm
by yenerich
Drugs wrote:The biggest board I've ever seen is a warez board with aout 7 million posts and 600,000 members.
Wow!! Iv never seen something like that.

But it was a "real" forum or just a way to place links?