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#370905 - 11/14/05 12:08 AM How to use the [IMG] tags!  
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Hot-linking images from website's that you don't own is considered Bandwidth Theft.

Please refrain from linking to images that you haven't uploaded somewhere. If you see an image that you'd like to share here, please do the following -

Try to set up the image you'd like to share on your own server/website/image host and link from there.

Or, you can use our File Manager feature found on the Full Reply pages.

Or, upload it to the LegionPics gallery forum and link to it from there.

Or, if your having technical difficulties, contact either me via our site e-mail, legionadmin@legionworld.net, with a copy of said image and I'll upload it here for you to share.

Or, if all of the above fails or is too complex for a quick little joke/post/whatever, you can always link to the image instead of showing it in the post itself. smile

#370906 - 11/14/05 01:24 AM Re: How not to use the [IMG] tags!  
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Thanks for the info Gary - this technodope herenever thought about the ramifications for the original site.


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#370907 - 11/14/05 04:13 AM Re: How not to use the [IMG] tags!  
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So setting up an album at a site like Photobucket and linking to the images there is cool? You're referring mainly to just linking to an image on another site rather than one you specially uploaded to another site?
(I suspect you are but it's late here and I'm tired. wink )


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#370908 - 11/14/05 04:31 AM Re: How not to use the [IMG] tags!  
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I have no idea who Pariscub is. I've never talked to him before. This is what I told the FBI.

Star Boy setting up your own account on any of the websites that offer the service should be cool.

#370909 - 11/14/05 07:07 AM Re: How not to use the [IMG] tags!  
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Gary,

Might I suggest also placing this thread (and making it a sticky) in the other forums.

Just so more people will see it


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#370910 - 11/14/05 07:16 AM Re: How not to use the [IMG] tags!  
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I have to admit I've gotten really bad at hotlinking lately because we've basically cut off every conceivable way of uploading from work (where I tend to live). PowWeb sites especially, for some reason, have been blocked from work for FTP purposes. Even their on-line web-based FTP only works when we are having some network issues at work.

So while I am more than glad to help out uploading or storing images here or at my sites if you ask me during the day chances are you'll have to wait until past 8:00 pm (Mountain Time) before I can upload it.

#370911 - 11/14/05 07:25 AM Re: How not to use the [IMG] tags!  
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Photobucket, ImageShack.us, and other such sites encourage you to upload images, and provide hotlinks in various formats for use with message boards like this one. These services are usually free. They don't take bandwidth from private parties' Websites.

ImageShack, which I've long been using, has no limits on the number of such graphics you can place on line. (They do have maximum sizes, but it's a courtesy to others strongly down-size such Web-posted graphics anyway. And you can only upload one image at a time with the free service.)

More details are in the storage/hosting/linking thread that's stickied at the top of Bits. (Soon to be updated.)

#370912 - 11/17/05 06:23 AM Re: How not to use the [IMG] tags!  
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I'm still not super-clear on why it's such a big deal. Does it damage the other person's computer or files-- or increase their costs in any way?

Don't we link images from other comics websites ALL the time... (namely, various comic book covers)?


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#370913 - 11/17/05 06:58 AM Re: How not to use the [IMG] tags!  
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It is a cost issue Lash. Most providers charge you for the bandwidth used and with us linking to their images it counts against their bandwidth. In some cases they may not have much and going over their limit can incur major charges.

As for us linking ALL the time, we shouldn't be unless we have the permission to do so. Regular linking, like this is fine. It is when we pull an image directly into our site that causes the issue.

Like Gary stated if you want to share a photo that is posted elsewhere on the web and do not have permission to hotlink to it, send it to us for hosting or just provide a regular URL link instead of a IMG or THUMB link.

#370914 - 11/17/05 12:35 PM Re: How not to use the [IMG] tags!  
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Right.

Let me give you an example. I own a free domain, http://nightcrawler.8bit.co.uk/ that's hosted by a company called http://www.portland.co.uk/ and costs me nothing. Usually. As long as the account does not exceed 100MB of transfer each month (FYI, LegionWorld.net averages about 400MB or more a day). Anything above that I have to pay hard-earned money for.

So one day, I decided to host some images about some DCD toys and link to them at the DC Direct message board at DC COMICS. Within a few hours I had exceeded my bandwidth and got a bill from Portland. I had to pay 15 at the time which equated to almost $30.

It doesn't sound like much. But for an otherwise free site and money that I could have used elsewhere, it was a lot. For a momentary act of kindness for toy collectors I don't know or at the end of the day even care that much about. The only good part was that this was my bonehead move to make and not the result of someone else finding the images and linking to them. That's how it can cost other people and why it could be a problem.

The above example was just from linking to something. But when we display an image here on the message board pages those images are loaded onto our computer's cache from the other person's webpage everytime someone looks/loads at that page here. Not there. Not just when they click the link. Everytime. It adds up and can ultimately cost the original website money.

Anyway, I wanted the members to be aware of the situation. I'm not going to police it unless I get a notice from the original website as I did in the above example or if I'm pretty certain that displaying the image(s) will cost or be detrimental to the original site. However, I would appreciate everyone becoming aware of the issue and trying their best not to contribute to it in the future.

Scott and I are around to help if need be and Grey has given wonderful examples on how people can host their own images to share.

#370915 - 11/17/05 12:51 PM Re: How not to use the [IMG] tags!  
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#370916 - 11/17/05 12:59 PM Re: How not to use the [IMG] tags!  
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Aw. I'd just HATE it if I ended up costing this !@#$er some money:



evil lol

Edit: Images removed smile


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#370917 - 11/17/05 01:04 PM Re: How not to use the [IMG] tags!  
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^^^^
Bad boy

I suggest we all go to that sight and leave multiple messages of apology.

~snicker~

#370918 - 11/17/05 01:06 PM Re: How not to use the [IMG] tags!  
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Quote
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Aw. I'd just HATE it if I ended up costing this !@#$er some money
Actually, since you only linked to one image, they all count as Just One Hit smile


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#370919 - 11/17/05 02:57 PM Re: How not to use the [IMG] tags!  
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I had no idea this could cost people money. I'm totally against that; their money isn't mine to spend.

Just in the past week I bet I THUMBed about 20 different creator pictures found on various comic book websites to the "Sexy Creators" thread; do I need to delete these?

I just figured they were public domain or whatever.


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#370920 - 11/17/05 03:21 PM Re: How not to use the [IMG] tags!  
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Lash, just send me the links to the images or the images themselves in a PM and I'll create a folder for you to store them in.

#370921 - 11/17/05 03:25 PM Re: How not to use the [IMG] tags!  
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I'll take care of it.

[EDIT: Every image displayed on this topic is not only 99% locally hosted (w/1% hosted by Scott), but most are now editable by Lash in his photo album. (Admins have the ability to put in images of any size and number into other albums, FYI).

And *whew!* similar dealie done here .]

#370922 - 11/18/05 03:53 AM Re: How not to use the [IMG] tags!  
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Sorry 'bout that.... but I found some cool pictures though, didn't I?


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#370923 - 11/18/05 06:16 AM Re: How not to use the [IMG] tags!  
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Originally posted by Spellbinder:

Edit: Images removed smile
AAAAWWW! mad Boooo! Hissss!

wink lol


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#370924 - 05/10/10 07:05 PM Re: How not to use the [IMG] tags!  
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Wow, I probably dodged a bullit by not knowing how to link unless the site had a link available, like photobucket.
Otherwise I save to my computer and use tinypics..

I don't even know what most of the terms used really mean.
:rolleyes:

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#860192 - 07/16/15 09:48 PM Re: How not to use the [IMG] tags! [Re: Nightcrawler]  
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In the old software, we had a photo album set up to help users host their images to include in their posts.

I've decided to try that again, only this time a separate log in will be required to use the service.

[Removed link]
If you use this, your images will be hosted here for you to link to much like photobucket or tinypics.

Please let me know if you have any issues.



Edit: I am having issues trying to use this, so bare with me until I work out the kinks.

Edit part 2: I can't seem to get this to work for other people. So, I may remove this altogether.

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