[wp-hackers] Credit Links
r at schestowitz.com
Tue Aug 15 02:16:43 GMT 2006
___/ On Mon 14 Aug 2006 21:01:08 BST, [ Dr. Mike Wendell ] wrote : \___
> We went through this over on the phpNuke platform a few years back.
> It was the opinion of Free Software Foundation that a link had to be
> in there:
> What started it all:
> Francisco Burzi's response:
> I had wondered about it since I see a number of themes that don't include it.
Intersting stuff! Thanks for the information. I have always
thought that Francisco Burzi's hardcoding of the footer
(with acknowledgements) was a matter of vanity and self
interest. I run two PHP-Nuke sites and I know it's hard to
remove that footer (I never have). All the 'out of the box'
themes appear to include the footer as well.
> I just tell my clients it has to be in there. If they have an issue,
> I suggest a color change for that line to make it match the background
> or a nofollow tag. :)
The former can get the Webmaster penalised for hidden links
(people like Matt Cutts have discussed this before). The
latter is more reasonable, IMHO.
Roy S. Schestowitz, Ph.D. Candidate in Medical Biophysics
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