PSA: Hotlinking images


stop doing that ish!

I’ve had to delete a few comments just today because y’all too damn lazy to either snip and save or right-click and save and upload the image to an image hosting site.

What is hotlinking for those that don’t know? Whoever wrote this for Wikipedia explains it very well:

Hotlinking is a term used on the Internet that refers to the practice of displaying an image on a website by linking to the same image on another website, rather than saving a copy of it on the website on which the image will be shown. So, instead of loading picture.gif on to their own website, a website owner uses a link to the picture as When the hotlinking website is loaded, the image is loaded from the other website, which uses its bandwidth, costing the hotlinked website’s owners money. For this reason many website owners use .htaccess files to prevent hotlinking. In some cases website owners use the .htaccess file to replace any hotlinked images with an offensive image to deter any other website owners from hotlinking.

The bolded is the reason for the deletes today.

If I see another offensive image in the comments due to hotlinking I’m just going to delete you….permanently :)

So stop hotlinking in the damn comments!

Thank you
– Management

Apparently it is Beth's Job to get on Slaus's nerves.

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