I'm amazed at how many forums using modphpbb3 are removing the footer link. The phpBB link is always left in, so why take out this one? We go through hours of modding a standard phpBB3 so all new forums are fully modded within minutes of installing your new forum(s). How much work (if you are good at installing) are you saving?
All the mod authors are fully respected with full credit wherever on the mod they have their links, they put the time and effort into these mods for everyone to use, so they always will be left within every modphpbb3!
So leaving all their links over your board, but yet removing the link back to our site is a little disrespectful.
From now on anyone asking questions or gaining help without a link on their forum will be directed elsewhere.