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Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Slavik, Oct 12, 2010.

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  1. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Just a simple idea to tidy up avertisements from mods, but still credit the authors.

    Im sure youve all seen forums on VB.

    All times are GMT. The time now is 8PM.
    Powered by Vbulletin Version
    Copyright 2010 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Serch engine optimisation by VBSEO
    Theme By XYZ
    Extra Tabs by ABC
    Raiting system by TYU

    On top of that some authors also include credits on the mod pages and elsewhere.

    I think we all agree it gets messy. So why not have a "powered by page"

    Any mod installed gets a link in to that page by default just by title from importing it, and then if people want to see what addons you use, they can just go look for themselfs.

  2. JVCode

    JVCode Well-Known Member

    Nice idea, I hate the powered by information plastered all over the footer.
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  3. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    it doesn't look professional at all

    agree +1
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  4. Brentnauer

    Brentnauer Well-Known Member

    This is pretty much the greatest idea of all time. OF ALL TIME
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  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This would also require consent from the mod/add-on authors.
    Most of them I suspect would prefer to have their details listed on the specific page, if it's a portal or chat for example.

    If they are willing to do this then it would indeed make things a lot neater and professional looking.
  6. Brentnauer

    Brentnauer Well-Known Member

    Valid point.

    Why not have a little extending tab in the footer like we have the for forum display options for third-party credits? Search engines still see it but it cleans up our website.
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  7. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    There is of course a reason it's all in the footer; no one is going to look in a powered by page, the footer is where these notices benefit from. If you don't want them you need to buy branding free, donate the coder or look for alternatives ...
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  8. Hannah_M

    Hannah_M Active Member

    Best idea i have ever seen.
  9. Brentnauer

    Brentnauer Well-Known Member

    Thus http://xenforo.com/community/threads/powered-by-page.6301/#post-91992
  10. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Consider it this way, most of the time the people installing these mods have enough know-how to remove these notices on their own to make the site look more proffessional. I do it for sure. At least this way there will be some recognition, which, I would be happy to have a dedicated page if it were implemented.
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  11. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    only view people who cares about the name and address of the developer
    a lot of admin including me would agree to include a separate page
  12. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Hopefully you're not saying that you remove 3rd party copyright notices, etc., without having a branding free license.
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  13. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The only thing I leave on my VB forum is the powered by vbulletin notice. If I didn't remove the other addons id probably have 8 more lines of junk there.

    Hense my suggestion. This is a solution I would be happy with.
  14. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    If I did that, I surely wouldn't be admitting it publicly.
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  15. JVCode

    JVCode Well-Known Member

    I don't think it really matters. :)
  16. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    It matters to a helluva lot of coders who put in long hours to code an add-on for our use, and release it for free.
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  17. JVCode

    JVCode Well-Known Member

    No, I understand that, I meant that it doesn't really matter if he/she posts it publicly, nothing will come of that post. :)
  18. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    heh true. I just think it takes alot of nerve to admit, on a site full of coders, that you remove their copyright when you d/l their products. :eek:
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  19. Steve F

    Steve F Well-Known Member

    It surely does matter for a lot of coders/designers trying to make a name for themselves and or gaining traffic for their premium site. I myself can't stand putting 10-20hrs in (say a vb4 style) a design I do for free and find out people are removing the footer link. Makes me not even want to contribute. I try and decrease the font sized used so it is not a eyesore. I understand you idea but its something people are not going to agree with. Announcing you remove the links is just asking for flames..
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  20. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    We all know that a lot of admin do remove the links in the footer this is just a solution that would satsify both party
    something better than nothing
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