August 3, 2011 in Feedback
I looked at places to ask this but couldn't find a place that fit the question exactly. It involves current IPS policy on embedded links in third party content such as mods and skins. I stopped buying and/or installing skins and mods from the UPS site when some of my forum members pointed out that some of the skins I paid for on IPS had embedded links to external sites such as online casinos. That wasn't conducive to the family friendly atmosphere I was trying to create for the small community where I live. I guess what I'm asking is what the IPS official policy is on third party developers using embedded links in their content of the nature I found in the skins I bought. Is that still allowed, and if so, are developers required to include that in the description on the content as advertised on IPS?
I apologize if this is not the proper place to ask this question (please, could a moderator move it if it is off topic here), but since the upgrade to IPB version 3.2 and the need for a variety of skins for use by current membership, I'd feel better about buying (pre-sales) from the resource area on IPS if I knew what the official policy is.
You should report anything you find doing something like that.
Indeed. If you come across a skin you got from here with embedded links such as that or anything else that should not be there for that matter, please report the file as broken as we'll take a look. If you'd rather not report the file as I think the details will be shown in the file listing to everyone, simply report its support topic first post instead.
We do test them prior to approval (yes, skins as well) but it would be nigh on impossible to check every single template's code. They also have to run through a couple of AV/AM scans too. Personally I look at the main views (index / forum view / topic view / messenger) then look at each app it should support too, to ensure they are OK.
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