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Old 08-15-2005, 07:12 AM   #16
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A common problem...

What happened here was a swicheroo that websites are frequently applying to prevent and/or punish bandwidth theft from people direct-linking to their images. Direct linking (like most everyone does here when they post an image that isn't being hosted by their OWN server or saved to their OWN image hosting site before posting it here) costs site owner's money, copyright infrindgement, big headaches and can cause the site's web hosting service to even shut the site down (direct linking is usually a violation of the host's Terms of Service agreemen).

Many people think everything on the internet is free and theirs for the taking... or in the case of most linkers here, they think they are just innocently borrowing. When you're a site owner and you're paying cold hard cash for the wanted traffic to your site, you're not too keen on the idea of paying for the traffic that's caused by unwanted direct linking.

In an attempt to prevent this, site owners can modify their HTACCESS file to add a redirect, so that anyone attempting to link to their content (in this case, the image Coffee intended to post) gets redirected to the page of their choice (big butt image). Of couse the person (Coffee) who's doing the direct linking thinks they're posting an image of a cute bunny or whatever, until they go back and view their post and find a "This person was attempting to steal my bandwidth!" type message or offending image in place of the intended "bunny". I didn't even have to see the offending image and I knew this is what's happened... I've seen the pic before when I tryed to right-click/save an image off a site and they too had emplyoed this lovey shot as their "hey, get your own pix" precaution. It must be a popular image to use for it' shocking qualities

Just one more good reason to host your own images... besides as Trish mentioned, it can be done for free now.
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Old 08-15-2005, 03:10 PM   #17
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"some guy spreading his asshole" . ..... LOL
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Old 08-15-2005, 03:11 PM   #18
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do dee do just doing a google search on some great website applications and i.. oh, whats this? Zefrank? this looks both creative and interesting ill check it out...
do dee do... oh he has a message board aw look at the pretty colors, i OH SWEET HEAVEN ON EARTH WHAT THE HELL IS THAT GUY SPREADING HIS CORN HOLE SWEET JESUS GET ME OUT OF HERE
WHY IN THE NAME OF GOD
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Old 08-15-2005, 04:13 PM   #19
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do dee do just doing a google search on some great website applications and i.. oh, whats this? Zefrank? this looks both creative and interesting ill check it out...
do dee do... oh he has a message board aw look at the pretty colors, i OH SWEET HEAVEN ON EARTH WHAT THE HELL IS THAT GUY SPREADING HIS CORN HOLE SWEET JESUS GET ME OUT OF HERE
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Old 08-15-2005, 04:45 PM   #20
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maybe coffee posted that picture just so maybe a few people could get their heads out of there, just maybe
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Old 08-15-2005, 05:58 PM   #21
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I think the fact that Coffee didn't intend to post such a disturbing image should absolve him. Holding people accountable for intentionally malicious actions is one thing, but everybody makes mistakes.
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Old 08-15-2005, 06:17 PM   #22
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i think that to some extent the likelihood of it happening to someone will vary according to the grubbiness of whatever image they initially post
This is not true. I have seen that swapped out image before and the original was not grubby.

I'm really surprised you haven't had an image swapped out on with all the bandwidth you steal.
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Old 08-15-2005, 06:47 PM   #23
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I have seen that swapped out image before and the original was not grubby.
so what was it?
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Old 08-16-2005, 12:13 PM   #24
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Old 08-17-2005, 02:11 AM   #25
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Old 08-17-2005, 02:43 AM   #26
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Old 08-17-2005, 01:08 PM   #27
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Old 08-20-2005, 06:51 PM   #28
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Hey! At least it wasn't Tub Girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-20-2005, 07:34 PM   #29
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When I was in high school, my best friend had a Nirvana Nevermind t-shirt.

But he would get in trouble every time he wore it because it had a baby's penis on it.

So he started wearing a band-aid over the penis part.

So I think in the future, we should just replace questionable images with band-aids. 'Cause band-aids make everything better. They make the bad things go away.
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Old 08-22-2005, 01:41 AM   #30
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smiley-face band-aids are better.
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