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Remove powered by PHPbb

Post by JC3 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:24 pm

Can you remove "powered by PHPbb" and all th dates at the bottom of the templates?

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Re: Remove powered by PHPbb

Post by Anthony Shaw » Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:27 pm

Yes, I believe its in the overall_footer file in the template.

Remember tho, if you remove it, you will not be able to receive support from this board without the copyright info.

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Re: Remove powered by PHPbb

Post by KevC » Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:28 pm

Is it in the way?

The footer contains this text
We request you retain the full copyright notice below including the link to http://www.phpbb.com.
This not only gives respect to the large amount of time given freely by the developers
but also helps build interest, traffic and use of phpBB3. If you (honestly) cannot retain
the full copyright we ask you at least leave in place the "Powered by phpBB" line, with
"phpBB" linked to http://www.phpbb.com. If you refuse to include even this then support on our
forums may be affected.

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Re: Remove powered by PHPbb

Post by JC3 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:46 pm

I'm all for giving PHP cred,

Building a forum for a company and I want to use PHP, but they won't allow this on the botom of their site. What is worse not using PHPbb or taking off the plug?

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Re: Remove powered by PHPbb

Post by jrolson » Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:01 pm

Why remove the copyright? It sits all the way on the bottom and doesn't hurt noone.

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Re: Remove powered by PHPbb

Post by JC3 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:12 pm

jrolson wrote:Why remove the copyright? It sits all the way on the bottom and doesn't hurt noone.
Not my call, but I think its not good to have a Company powered by someone else. You know

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Re: Remove powered by PHPbb

Post by KevC » Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:16 pm

As has been said, you can remove it if you want but you will get no support for your board.
You also have the option to reword it a little. Nothing to stop you having the text say that it's the board software that is phpBB but the rest of the content is your company's. As long as the basics of the link and the copyright stay, you can get support. You can make it smaller, you can colour it to fit better with that you have, you can move it to a corner. As long as it's there somewhere you'll get support.
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Re: Remove powered by PHPbb

Post by bigone5500 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:27 pm

If a company wants a forum and doesn't pay for the software but doesn't want the link to those who worked hard to write it, then phpbb isn't for them ... IMHO...

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Re: Remove powered by PHPbb

Post by gamedudex » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:18 pm

JC3 wrote:Not my call, but I think its not good to have a Company powered by someone else. You know
That's not true Infinity Ward Forums use SMF (which is stated at the bottom), EA's forums are powered by Jive Software (also stated at the bottom), Steam Forums (from Valve Software) is powered by vBulletin.

Many companies (even professional ones) use forums that were created by other people.

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Re: Remove powered by PHPbb

Post by gb1200 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:04 pm

Why don't you just use the display:none property in CSS?

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Re: Remove powered by PHPbb

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:11 pm

gb1200 wrote:Why don't you just use the display:none property in CSS?
why is that a good idea?
If that does not display the copyright it doesn't matter how you do it, it is still not showing the copyright.

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Re: Remove powered by PHPbb

Post by varundbest » Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:04 am

Well i think they are giving a great script to you for free so you should respect it! If you cannot then you should buy another script.

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Re: Remove powered by PHPbb

Post by sunsop » Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:16 pm

Tell your company that if they don't want to keep a simple text and link of "Powered by phpBB", then go buy a $500 commercial use copy of vBulletin or the like and use that. For a company that would doubtless sue the pants off anyone who violated any of their copyrights they sure are being anal about this. What is the big deal about some text in 10px font all the way at the bottom of a forum that nobody will likely ever see?

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Re: Remove powered by PHPbb

Post by KevC » Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:19 pm

Er...
This topic is well over a year old.
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Re: Remove powered by PHPbb

Post by RMcGirr83 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:07 pm

Kevin Clark wrote:Er...
This topic is well over a year old.
:lol: and :shock: all at the same time.
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