Hot Linking

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Postby admin » Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:21 am

I've had no complaints, yet. I'll let you know if I do!
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Postby digger » Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:35 pm

The major issue with hot linking is bandwidth theft. Given that (a) chorlton web itself probably does not have THAT many hits in the great scheme of things (what's your current page-views-per-month figure, Mark?) and (b) you're not sourcing your pics all from the same site (you're not, are you? :oops: ) then I suspect the sites that own the pics won't even notice.

Having said that, if your source sites display any messages explicitly forbidding inline links then you'd help avoid a "situation" by not using pics from those sites.
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Postby admin » Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:33 am

digger wrote:what's your current page-views-per-month figure, Mark?

well it used to be several a day!! now, who knows? i'll check and get back to you...

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Postby sathanas » Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:35 pm

If you're worried, you could right click on the image in question and Save As... it to a location you can find.

Then use an image hosting website to host (i use http://www.imageshack.us ).

Saves the worry of sites complaining about hotlinking.


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