Hello all, I’m breaking this off from the main Safe-CMS discussion to publicly tackle an issue I’m torn on.
Below, you can see the most basic, smallest, cheapest to upload default “template” supplied with Safe-CMS (it’s worth mentioning that the vast majority of users will probably opt to create their own templates or edit an existing one to personalise their blog) - obviously, it doesn’t look amazing, the goal of this template is to be as simple and cheap as possible:
At the bottom of the page, I’ve placed a small “Built with SafeCMS” link. The link does no tracking of any kind and is designed only as a way to let people who came across your blog know how it was made, so that they can discover Safe-CMS and start making their own content. Having this button in your template adds only 96 bytes and removing it from your template (and thereby all future posts) takes around 10 seconds (Load the templates list page, click on the currently selected template, remove a single line of HTML, save the template).
With this being said, I’m wary of this being a slippery slope and I don’t want this to lead to any future monetisation attempts or justifications. Obviously, I have a vested interest in this, as the more people who use Safe-CMS, the more Safecoin I will make in developer token rewards, so I’m a biased party.
As such, I thought I would open this up to the community instead of just throwing it in there: what are the communities thoughts on having this advert in the default template?