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I"m curious, did you change the default because you observed early-adopters toggling the “powered by Discourse” button or some other concern?


I believe it would be because of the discussion in, ex, this topic:


7 posts were split to a new topic: Include version number in ‘Powered by Discourse’

Is there a localized version of the

If not, how can we help to get a localized version for DE, FR, ES and other languages …


Thank you very much for making this optional.
I value the work of Discourse programmers and the community as a whole. But in my use case, on a forum for patients and fellows in a certain disability - the whole forum is put on private viewing only, - and I don’t see the relevance for this particular group of people, or for them to come up with questions that concern Discourse as a whole, instead of our specific community.
Thanks again, very much appreciated. I have turned it off now.