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

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:54 pm

I think you will find very few software programs that allow you to remove the copyright even if you pay for them.

It is mostly free and/or open source that allows you to do this if you really must.


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

Post by stud » Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:37 pm

i would rather show some respect to the people who created it! :D

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

Post by stevemaury » Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:50 pm

As for the (specious) argument that the copyright enables hackers to find phpbb boards, the solution (to a problem that doesn't exist) is simple - make the copyright language a linked image.
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Re: Why would you remove the Powered by phpBB text?

Post by ToonArmy » Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:56 pm

stevemaury wrote:As for the (specious) argument that the copyright enables hackers to find phpbb boards, the solution (to a problem that doesn't exist) is simple - make the copyright language a linked image.
Really not going to help, phpBB can be easily found by searching for things like viewtopic.php and various other standard strings/files.
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Re: Why would you remove the Powered by phpBB text?

Post by stevemaury » Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:46 pm

Yes, I know. That's why I said it is a problem that doesn't exist. But if people use that as their excuse to not display it (and many do) then the response to them is to make it an image.
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Re: Why would you remove the Powered by phpBB text?

Post by Zagham » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:39 pm

phpBB is working hard,
i think we should give them credit
placing a link at the bottom of page is not a bad idea
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Re: Why would you remove the Powered by phpBB text?

Post by Niklas.SB » Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:18 pm

I never would remove the phpBB copyright.
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Re: Why would you remove the Powered by phpBB text?

Post by ViciousDuck » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:24 am

I don't understand how the fact that support isn't being offered for your version of phpbb is a valid excuse for removing the text. Just because they aren't going to help you answer questions that have been answered 1000 times before doesn't suddenly mean that you created and own the software. Phpbb still made it, and deserver credit...I personally would never remove the text. I proudly advertise that I use phpbb. If I didn't it would be wrong, and it would put up a bad front as a webmaster, since other people would recognize the software I was using and know I wasn't giving credit.

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

Post by moltendorf » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:57 am

I've personally never removed the copyright, I figured out that several spambots find you through search engines, and as such, removing that at the bottom will 'hide' your forum from search engines... Kind of...

I wanted to with phpbb 2 and "claim" it was my own, but that urge I quickly discarded when I told myself "hey, I'll really make my own, or join the phpbb team (I can't get away with my own conscience)." I couldn't get phpbb 2 to work anyways. (Check out my locked topic from years ago about how I couldn't get a unsupported, modded version of it to run on a PHP 5 server, and wanted support from here) :D // I'm excellent with PHP 5+

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The best way for protecting myself from spambots was to hide my entire forum from search engines using a robots.txt files, it worked so well I was even able to remove the CAPTCHA. I do understand that this does hide new visitors from finding my site through anything but referral. It is inevitable they will find me though when my project goes public. (I know, that paragraph was off topic, I'm good at that as of late) :P
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Re: Why would you remove the Powered by phpBB text?

Post by kilofox » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:09 am

Just like the author said,many people like to remove the Copyright Information of a forum in China.
In China,the most popular php forums are Discuz! and PHPWind.
I think it's no matter to remove the "PHPBB" text. Do it if you like.

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

Post by stickerboy » Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:31 pm

kilofox wrote:Just like the author said,many people like to remove the Copyright Information of a forum in China.
In China,the most popular php forums are Discuz! and PHPWind.
I think it's no matter to remove the "PHPBB" text. Do it if you like.
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Re: Why would you remove the Powered by phpBB text?

Post by the.ronin » Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:18 pm

I've removed the credits but created a credits page - a technical specification bibliography if you will. I'm all for giving credit where credit is worth but I would like to do so for all the mods and not just the main forum script.

I do hope this does not preclude phpBB or any mod author from providing support.

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

Post by stevemaury » Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:21 pm

the.ronin wrote: I do hope this does not preclude phpBB or any mod author from providing support.
It does.
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Re: Why would you remove the Powered by phpBB text?

Post by the.ronin » Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:45 pm

stevemaury wrote:
the.ronin wrote: I do hope this does not preclude phpBB or any mod author from providing support.
It does.
No more condescending, terse replies which don't really answer my questions then?

Oh no.

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

Post by stickerboy » Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:42 am

stevemaury's reply was in no way condescending. You asked a question and got an answer.
The same answer which has been posted countless times in this topic.
For anyone who is still unclear, please see the following 2 rules:

http://www.phpbb.com/rules/#rule4j
http://www.phpbb.com/rules/#rule4k

Removal of the copyright = no support!
With that note, I am closing this topic as the same questions are being asked over and over.
The answer remains the same :)
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