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Author Topic: OK to, (and where?) remove "Powered by Coppermine?"  (Read 4921 times)

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OK to, (and where?) remove "Powered by Coppermine?"
« on: May 21, 2008, 11:15:53 pm »

Hello again,

I have installed a family gallery on our personal home web server, for things such as family reunions, anniversaries, etc., for my 64 year old grandmother. Very low traffic. I have already posted how to hide it from the search engines, and am wondering if it is OK (i.e. can someone form Coppermine give me permission) and if so, which file(s) would I edit to remove the bottom tagline Powered by Coppermine.

the reasoning is, I know that hackers and spammers may use that in a search to stumble across her galler and I'd really hate to see someone get in somehow, and start filling it up with ads for viagra and porn sites. :) We all know those spammers couldn't care less if they do that to an old person's website.

thanks!
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Re: OK to, (and where?) remove "Powered by Coppermine?"
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008, 11:54:56 pm »

ahh good, I'll just add spaces between the letters, I have no problem leaving the tag there. Thanks :)
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Re: OK to, (and where?) remove "Powered by Coppermine?"
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2008, 10:38:28 am »

Now, you won't do that. You're not allowed to do so, license wise. Additionally, it won't be an easy task, code-wise.
It's silly to be afraid of spammers and therefor wanting to remove the footer; spammers are being attracted by other tokens. Just make sure to disable comments - you will find this much easier (using the corresponding coppermine user interface) and you won't have to bother with spammers no matter how the footer looks like.
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Re: OK to, (and where?) remove "Powered by Coppermine?"
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2008, 03:39:11 pm »

So it's a choice between adding spaces to the word "coppermine" .. like "C o p p e r m i n e", or totally removing some of the functionality, and a big part of the fun by disabling commenting pictures?
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Re: OK to, (and where?) remove "Powered by Coppermine?"
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2008, 04:54:46 pm »

So don't enable commenting for guests then. Make it only for registered. Or use the captcha plugin.
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Re: OK to, (and where?) remove "Powered by Coppermine?"
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2008, 12:12:07 am »

What I was thinking about were the spammers who hunt down specific php systems, (i.e. pligg, joomla, nuke, etc.) and register over and over with false info (and maybe a temp email just for completing registratons), long enough to spam keywords and links to whatever it is they're pawning. I've run many different cms's and forum software for about 8 years and have seen this problem over and over.  :)
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Re: OK to, (and where?) remove "Powered by Coppermine?"
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2008, 12:22:11 am »

As already suggested; use the captcha plugin to keep the bots away.
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Re: OK to, (and where?) remove "Powered by Coppermine?"
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2008, 03:04:06 am »

So it's a choice between adding spaces to the word "coppermine" .. like "C o p p e r m i n e", or totally removing some of the functionality, and a big part of the fun by disabling commenting pictures?
You don't seem to get the point: you're not allowed to edit the footer. Asking further silly questions on editing it will go unanswered.
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Re: OK to, (and where?) remove "Powered by Coppermine?"
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2008, 06:25:20 pm »

Gotta love Zero Tolerance.  ::)

60-70+ year olds don't want to, and often are very confused and annoyed by Captcha's. Rather than fighting through captcha's they'll simply throw their arms up and stop using it. It's not a good solution.

Anyway, whatever. Lock this thread.





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Re: OK to, (and where?) remove "Powered by Coppermine?"
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2008, 06:38:57 pm »

Well, I've never heard of a gallery aimed at 70 year olds that has a lot of user comments. Imo comments is a feature that kids ask for. Older visitors hardly comment, so just turn commenting off.
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