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Author Topic: HOTLINKING IS NOT ALLOWED  (Read 26136 times)

Offline nina8

« on: September 11, 2013, 08:13 AM »
HOTLINK:  A hotlink is a direct link in an HTML file to a file on another server.

Hotlinking seems to be a bit of a problem on here.  If you see a post with "Hotlink removed"  it means that the picture file was a Hotlink.  We do not allow any hotlinks.   

Anytime you use THEIR Address to create an image on your post be it for bookcovers in threads about MY FAVORITE BOOK or Book reviews or for a birthday greeting you are telling them we are stealing actual money from them.

Those who put those images up have to pay for bandwidth.  Our site has to pay for bandwidth.  You see that contribution on the front page?  If you would hotlink from this site by taking the URL of pictures here and posting on another site, YOU have to pay for it by raising the server costs we ask for each month. 

Now some sites say "Please use our images by using this link"  That's fine.  Just don't copy the URL of the picture, use that link they tell you to use.   And sites like Photobucket, Serving.com are just fine with that because that is why they were created.  You can use the files on those sites with the image file.   

Any pictures from these websites are going to be a hotlinked image.
Do not use these websites!

Barnes & Noble

Sites that are okay.

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In short, if you don't want people to steal our bandwidth by hotlinking and raise the server costs?  Why would you do it to them? 

IF you have questions or aren't sure, please pm a Mod.  We will be glad to help out. 
« Last Edit: March 13, 2014, 07:32 AM by FireWings »
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