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Not Solved [General] Footer Copyright
#1
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Hi Guys,
Would just like to ask if I can change the MyBB footer copyright from a linked text to an linked image? I don't want scrapers to scrape that I'm using MyBB so they can just register and spam. What I'm thinking on doing is replace the text with an image of the word MyBB or so then link it to mybb.com but the mybb.com will be on a shortened url service like bit.ly or goo.gl. Is that allowed or will I be denied support if I do that?

Thanks
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#2
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You might be allowed to do something like this.

https://href.li/?http://www.mybb.com/
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#3
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Hi there,

Quote:The text must contain a link to www.mybb.com, an image of the text is acceptable however it must still link to www.mybb.com.

An image would solve most of the problem though, and people have found it to work before.
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#4
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I think changing 'powered by' to something like 'software by' or 'forum by' might not be a bad idea either.
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#5
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Scrapers can use 'intext' and 'inanchor' (e.g. intext:by MyBB. inanchor:mybb.com) when scraping for forums that are powered by MyBB hence why I want it to be an image and the link will be a shortened url either by bit.ly or goo.gl but will still go to MyBB.com, overall the purpose is still there, to give them credits and the link will still go to MyBB it's just hidden measures for automated scrapers. Hopefully a staff could give me an answer.

Thanks


EDIT
Just noticed that the other one was staff

@user-43697
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#6
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Yeah, we're aware that scrapers can still find forums with inanchor, but we don't want linkbacks depending on another service (or its security). Hopefully our standpoint is understandable.

I think an image would help a good amount, at least. Then tweak your security questions and set up NoCaptcha. You should hopefully have next to no spam with those combined things.
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#7
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(08-30-2015, 07:12 AM)Josh H. Wrote: Yeah, we're aware that scrapers can still find forums with inanchor, but we don't want linkbacks depending on another service (or its security). Hopefully our standpoint is understandable.

I think an image would help a good amount, at least. Then tweak your security questions and set up NoCaptcha. You should hopefully have next to no spam with those combined things.

Hm, how about this? (Please see attached) Image goes directly to www.mybb.com

http://i.imgur.com/qEvkhJS.jpg
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#8
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Couldn't you do something like this?

<script>
	$(document).ready(function() {
		$('#footer-img').on("click", function() {
			location = atob('aHR0cDovL215YmIuY29t'); // Base64 - Works on everything above IE 9
			location = String.fromCharCode(104,116,116,112,58,47,47,109,121,98,98,46,99,111,109); // Char Code - Works on everything
		});
	});
</script>

<img src="http://i.imgur.com/qEvkhJS.jpg" id="footer-img"> 
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