#2 Jul 08, 2009 01:37
a.) they are not 'inappropriate'
b.) you are allowed to remove any of them as this is an open source software
To extend my point of view, afaic, powered by b2 is essential, it should stay there as an appreciation of the great software you are using for free.To me, removing it is rude.
About the other ads, a few extra clicks would not hurt, maybe their contribution to b2evolution bugdet is low, but b2 needs all the contr. it can get, so i dont mind keeping them, you may do, and remove them as well, some even think they are 'spam' (: afaibeleive, it is not in spam stature nor a linkback of course, stand somewhere between these two.
And about the last question, the best way of helping b2 is endorse other people to use it, and let it be heard as much as it deserves..Depending on my experiences b2evolution is far more secure and efficient than wordpress, phpnuke, maybe even joomla -if we ignore the plugin variety- but unfortunately it's less popular than all