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Hidden link spam in module

Anything about the All in One Video Module for Drupal. Current Version 1.3!
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Hidden link spam in module

Postby davereid on Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:36 pm

Any idea or answer as to why people would want to use a Drupal module that creates hidden, unwanted SEO links back to your service?

Placed inside _kaltura_replace_tags in kaltura.theming.inc:
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    $hidden_links = '<a href="http://corp.kaltura.com/technology/application_gallery">video platform</a>
      <a href="http://corp.kaltura.com/about">open source video</a>
      <a href="http://corp.kaltura.com/">video tools</a>
      <a href="http://corp.kaltura.com/technology/video_publishing">open source player</a>
      <a href="http://corp.kaltura.com/technology/editing_and_annotation">free video editor</a>
      <a href="http://corp.kaltura.com/solutions/overview">online video platform</a>
      <a href="http://corp.kaltura.com/solutions/overview">free video player</a>';
...
    $html = $comment_div .'
      <div id="'. $div_id .'" class="kaltura_wrapper" style="'. (($comment_div != '')? 'display:none;':'') . $align . $embed_options['custom_style'] .'"'. $embed_options['js_events'] .'>'. $hidden_links .'</div>'. $kaltura_poweredby .'


This is simply unacceptable and wrong.
davereid
 
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Re: Hidden link spam in module

Postby lishkee on Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:31 pm

Thanks for the comments - Kaltura offers an open source module with all of the branding elements that we include in all of our solutions, including these links.

We follow strict guidelines and make sure to include only highly relevant links that do not harm any of our publishers or Kaltura itself. Being open source anyone can remove the links, as well as change any other portion of the code.

Since we do not want to cause any negative feelings in the community (of course!), we have already updated the module, and removed all but one link.

We look forward to the community's continued feedback - it's a huge part of how we develop and further improve on our solutions.

Happy Holidays!
lishkee
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