So, SMF has declared the cold war...

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Re: So, I've been asked...
« Reply #30, on March 31st, 2011, 08:21 PM »
Quote from Nao/Gilles on March 31st, 2011, 06:58 PM
Plus, I'm jealous of your avatar... :P
hehe ;) the original picture was taken in 1991 and the box in front of my face is a box of gauloises  :P . Meanwhile my hair is short but I'm still a "freak" :lol:
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EDIT: Did I mention that I'd never heard of this rule before now?
+1, maybe JBlaze (he's still on the team) can quote the related topice / rule?
Quote from Arantor on March 31st, 2011, 07:25 PM
It's entirely possible, but unlikely.
I doubt they'll start a mass-ban again. We could release some small mods and/or themes with the wedge-link in the footer :D. AFAIK there is no rule about competitor links in mods / themes but they'll probably never approve these.
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Re: So, I've been asked...
« Reply #31, on March 31st, 2011, 08:23 PM »
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+1, maybe JBlaze (he's still on the team) can quote the related topice / rule?
Or Runic if I ask him now that he's back on the team...
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We could release some small mods and/or themes with the wedge-link in the footer
That's genius. Actually genius. And there's no reason why they can't approve those, given that links to paid services are available through them...
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AFAIK there is no rule about competitor links in mods / themes but they'll probably never approve these.
There isn't on the official guidelines, no.
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Re: So, I've been asked...
« Reply #32, on March 31st, 2011, 08:27 PM »
Maybe I could put the link in the AeMe footer.......

Okay, I'll just shut up :P

Okay, I could simply announce the release of Wedge in the AeMe admin area through the "latest news" box... And they can't do anything about it, it's already installed on 10k forums. That's a Trojan horse if I say so myself! :niark:

TE, I thought your picture was Snape from HP! :^^;:

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Re: So, I've been asked...
« Reply #33, on March 31st, 2011, 09:15 PM »
That's just dumb. Looks like you've got them running scared.

But a question Pete, that after Oldies asked you to remove the image, did they just edit your profile and take it out anyway without your consent so much like they did with the begging for money links in sigs during the MOTM event. (I refused to beg for money so Thantos edited my profile and placed it in without my consent conveniently after I signed off for the night, I was swift to remove it again as soon as I signed back on)

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Re: So, I've been asked...
« Reply #34, on March 31st, 2011, 09:40 PM »
No, I removed it, followed by my message in reply. That way they can't accuse me of refusing to comply with a request and they can't accuse me of being uncooperative, i.e. the moral ground is mine.

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Re: So, I've been asked...
« Reply #35, on March 31st, 2011, 09:50 PM »
Quote from Nao/Gilles on March 31st, 2011, 08:27 PM
Okay, I could simply announce the release of Wedge in the AeMe admin area through the "latest news" box... And they can't do anything about it, it's already installed on 10k forums. That's a Trojan horse if I say so myself! :niark:
It's soooo evil and so..... tempting! ahahah :lol:

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Re: So, I've been asked...
« Reply #36, on March 31st, 2011, 09:59 PM »
Quote from Nao/Gilles on March 31st, 2011, 08:27 PM
Okay, I could simply announce the release of Wedge in the AeMe admin area through the "latest news" box... And they can't do anything about it, it's already installed on 10k forums. That's a Trojan horse if I say so myself! :niark:
It's a good idea. :niark:

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Re: So, I've been asked...
« Reply #37, on March 31st, 2011, 10:02 PM »
Quote from Arantor on March 31st, 2011, 09:40 PM
No, I removed it, followed by my message in reply. That way they can't accuse me of refusing to comply with a request and they can't accuse me of being uncooperative, i.e. the moral ground is mine.
But wouldn't that mean you're agreeing with them considering you cooperated?

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Re: So, I've been asked...
« Reply #38, on March 31st, 2011, 10:21 PM »
I wouldn't have thought so, it's more of a "just to keep them quiet for now" kind of thing to me.

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Re: So, I've been asked...
« Reply #39, on March 31st, 2011, 10:23 PM »
No, it doesn't mean that at all, Chris. I really don't want to argue with you, I have taken the action I deem appropriate for the situation.

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Re: So, I've been asked...
« Reply #40, on March 31st, 2011, 11:02 PM »
You could also do that in the Aeva and SimpleDesk... it's impossible not to pissed them off...

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Re: So, I've been asked...
« Reply #41, on March 31st, 2011, 11:37 PM »
Quote from Nao/Gilles on March 31st, 2011, 08:27 PM
Maybe I could put the link in the AeMe footer.......

Okay, I'll just shut up :P

Okay, I could simply announce the release of Wedge in the AeMe admin area through the "latest news" box... And they can't do anything about it, it's already installed on 10k forums. That's a Trojan horse if I say so myself! :niark:
good idea
and you have every right to
aeva will become part of the wedge? here and announce this
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Re: So, I've been asked...
« Reply #42, on March 31st, 2011, 11:40 PM »
Yes, AeMe will be part of Wedge. I said it countless times over at AeMe's official site actually. I said I'd put an end to AeMe for SMF because I was focusing on porting it to Wedge, where it will live a new life and be used in more places than just media galleries. (I know that Pete is quite eager for me to finish the job eheh. Hopefully I'll take my chances and do it next week. I just finished committing my new default theme.)
Re: So, I've been asked...
« Reply #43, on April 1st, 2011, 01:54 PM »
So, Pete... What's up with the SMF team? Did they write back or do they not care about your request?

Has anyone else received complaints?

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Re: So, I've been asked...
« Reply #44, on April 1st, 2011, 03:13 PM »
i think a direct advertisement to wedge can be considered rude, but an indirect link to the software from a developers point of view and an honorable mention of where the new software come from might alleviate said issues.

wedge, smf forum software spinoff

im not so sure the mention of wedge is the issue, its the 45000 mentions of something else that isnt smf and no honorable mention of where it originally came from.

give them credit where it is due, but state that it is a different alternative for those that wish it. dont take away from them, just add to yourself. and to be honest, carrying smf with you in the beginning will help you more than it will hurt.
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