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Started by Katsunami, August 04, 2006, 08:19:19 PM
Quote from: [Unknown] on July 19, 2005, 07:51:48 PMYou can remove the version number if you like, but don't expect to get as good support from us if you do.You cannot change the "format" of the copyright statement. If you don't like it, use another software.-[Unknown]
Quote from: bpat1434 on August 04, 2006, 09:55:32 PMUm... why can't you change the forum_copyright variable? Can't you just edit it to say:QuotePowered by SMF | SMF © 2001-2005, Lewis Media?That's not violating it.... is it? No different than modifying the index.php page
QuotePowered by SMF | SMF © 2001-2005, Lewis Media
QuoteAll copyright notices within source files and as generated by the Software as output are retained, unchanged.
Quote from: bpat1434 on August 04, 2006, 10:09:23 PMwhatever.... I'll remove my posts...Removal of posts done...
Quote from: Thantos on August 04, 2006, 09:24:54 PMopen index.php and towards the top you should see something like:$forum_version = 'SMF 1.0.7';Change that to$forum_version = 'SMF';The SMF part has to be there or it'll throw an error. Also realize that some administrative functions of SMF won't work properly as it won't know which version you are running.
Quote from: Tippmaster on August 04, 2006, 09:32:20 PMThe chances of someone "exploiting" your forum simply because they see the version is minute. It really isnt much defense..
QuoteAre you sure about this ? I have seen about 3 phpBB boards gone down almost the same day they were activated after porting them from another (less well known) software package. After the security leak was patched and the version number of the software removed from the main page, they stayed up without problems.
$forum_copyright = '<a href="http://www.simplemachines.org/" title="Simple Machines Forum" target="_blank">Powered by ' . $forum_version . '</a> | <a href="http://www.simplemachines.org/about/copyright.php" title="Free Forum Software" target="_blank">SMF © 2001-2005, Lewis Media</a>';
$real_version = $forum_version;$forum_version = "SMF";
$forum_version = $real_version;
Quote from: Arbalot on August 05, 2006, 08:26:52 AMHarzem this is nice but somebody use this coding badly