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Monday, August 08, 2005

Hotlinkers Get Their Just Desserts

Ninme has a great post about what can happen when blog operators "hotlink" pictures off another blogger's website. Basically, the person who controls the picture can then replace it with whatever they want, as happened in this case. (If the last link doesn't show an insulting message, then they changed it; it was showing what is in the immediate preceding link.)

I had a couple of people hotlink from my most "famous" pictures; I was thinking about changing them to something like this, but then I would have had to change my links, and I didn't really feel mad enough to go through with it. I'm glad the guy did in this case.

Going deep...


Blogger ninme said...

Good grief, can you imagine if LGF linked to you and eight hours later you still hadn't noticed? Nor has any of your friends or co-bloggers? Pitiful.

8/08/2005 5:10 PM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

Apparently the Kos contributor who did the hotlinking apologized to the original blogger, but they still haven't changed the offending hotlink.

8/08/2005 5:36 PM

Blogger ninme said...

Y'know what's great about this is that somewhere out there someone's learning a valuable internet etiquette lesson. Making the world a better place, one insulting-photo-switch at a time.

8/08/2005 8:35 PM


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