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1. Posted: Wed 14th Dec 2011 18:49 GMT
So I noticed you guys put a new anti-hotlinking macro on your images. I noticed because my site where I steal all your articles and content lost all its pictures, YOU BARSTEWARDS.
Bit of a bug with it though - it has a habit of popping up when I click images in articles to enlarge them, like so:
Thought I should point it out. Fixey?
Edited on Wed 14th December, 2011 @ 18:52 by Raylax
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2. Posted: Wed 14th Dec 2011 19:55 GMT
It happens off and on, and it's never consistent between users — some will be able to see the image(s) in question just fine, others will report seeing the anti-hotlinking image. For me, usually shift+F5ing or checking back in a while will take care of the problem, but just so you know Ant is aware of the situation and will hopefully have a solution soon.
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3. Posted: Wed 14th Dec 2011 20:09 GMT
That's why Phtobucket/Flickr/ and imgur are here.
I know on other sites Hot linking is ban worthy.
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4. Posted: Wed 14th Dec 2011 20:23 GMT
@shingi: i'm pretty sure Raylax is just joking about stealing our content and hotlinking our images — he runs an anime-based site last i knew. unless he's telling the truth, in which case it's BAN TIME
5. Posted: Wed 14th Dec 2011 20:27 GMT
Bannination will never stop me from stealing content for my site; www.whyisthisnintendolifeofpeopleless.com >:3
6. Posted: Wed 14th Dec 2011 20:31 GMT
We've actually had this hot-link protection for a long time, many years in fact. This recent issue has only occurred since we switch to using cloudflare which caches a lot of our resources to save bandwidth. I've now fixed the bug that was causing denied messages to become cached and others see them.
The beauty of the hot-link code is that the website authors often don't know their visitors are seeing the hot-link denied message as they will be seeing a cached (complete) version of the image on their own website since they already viewed it on our site, all visitors to their site will just see the hot-link denied
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