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Teddy Bar
07-15-2004, 04:48 PM
I would like to politely say, that linking to images from other webs sites in not good form.

Now before anyone gets upset http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

You must consider that the host has additional bandwidth from the link without the benefit of someone visiting their web site.
The picture may be copy righted.
It also is common courtesy to ask first.
No-one has given due credit to where the information originated from.

So downloading the image and hosting it yourself is also not good form.

I hope that this post is taken in the spirit that it is offered.

Cheers,

Teddy B¤r

Teddy Bar
07-15-2004, 04:48 PM
I would like to politely say, that linking to images from other webs sites in not good form.

Now before anyone gets upset http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

You must consider that the host has additional bandwidth from the link without the benefit of someone visiting their web site.
The picture may be copy righted.
It also is common courtesy to ask first.
No-one has given due credit to where the information originated from.

So downloading the image and hosting it yourself is also not good form.

I hope that this post is taken in the spirit that it is offered.

Cheers,

Teddy B¤r

TASKFORCE1x1
07-15-2004, 05:03 PM
Good post. I agree. There is ways now that any website can disable right clicking keeping people from saving pictures from their websites is a good way to tell someone with a dialog pop-up that the picture is copy righted. I believe some are unintentional. Lots of places have free webspace like photobucket.com where you can store your "legal" pictures. I think the most concern is people stealing bandwith from other websites unintentionally which is called hot-linking. Most web sites now have the capability of detecting hot-linking to the pictures and files of their websites to keep bandwith stealers from stealing web volume. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif A final note I would like to address to people is to please reduce the size of their pictures because sometimes its a pain in the butt to scroll all over to see the 1600X1280 image in its entirety. Use pbrush at the run prompt maybe or Paint Shop Pro. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Keep on Smiling'

Drebbel
07-15-2004, 05:10 PM
Hear Hear !

Seeadler
07-15-2004, 09:09 PM
There are only few lines in the .htaccess file needed to prevent hot-linking for a webspace. Webmasters and Admins should know that. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif