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A note regarding linking images.
« on: June 15, 2010, 04:44:32 PM »
We've got a lot of pictures we sling around here, what with the kittens, facepalms, and subjects of our Geek Lust.  Nothing wrong with that as long as we stay PG-13.  But I've noticed that often the images are hotlinked from whatever fun page we found them.  This can cause problems for wherever we got the images from.  The owners of those pages end up having bandwidth used by people who aren't even going on their site, just looking at the pics from the site here on ours.  Depending on their server setup, traffic, etc, this can bog things down for them.  And it makes them say bad, bad, words.

It's good manners to save the image, the upload it to whatever photo hosting site you prefer, and then post the image here for all to enjoy, cringe, laugh or weep at.  



Images by  http://chonastock.deviantart.com/  be sure to check out more of their work.  Especially if you like blue girls and star trek.  Or girls with swords.

If you right click the image and look at the properties, you'll see I'm using photobucket to host this picture of Geek Wonderment.

Then I've gone and put a link to the artist's site so all can make wonder and joy at them.  

If you post an artist's image as I have, and by that I mean art, please give credit where credit's due.  We're not talking a screengrab from Farscape you snatched from IMDB, but something somebody made, drew, shot, whatver.  Most photographers and geek artists don't mind if you show their stuff, just provide a link to the source page so people can come see the rest of their work (and maybe buy something.)  We artists love to know that people look at our stuff, we just want people to know it's our stuff their looking at.  And then we want them to look at the rest of our stuff, and maybe leave a little positive feedback.  Most people posting art on the interwebs don't mind sharing as long as you give them credit and don't grinch their bandwidth.
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Re: A note regarding linking images.
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 05:42:27 PM »
Especially if you like blue girls

Who DOESN'T like blue girls!?!?!   ;D
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Re: A note regarding linking images.
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2010, 05:52:25 PM »
Yup. Andorian babeishness FTW.

And yeah, linking to photo-hosting sites is definitely more intarwebz-friendly, since those sites are DESIGNED for traffic.
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Re: A note regarding linking images.
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 12:39:29 AM »
nothing to see here, move along.  Mods - can you delete this?  Cheers!

*edit by Shecky* NO! IT WILL STAY HERE FOR ALL ETERNITY! MWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA*hackcough* Sorry, addled brain from summer cold went all weird. I'll take this down as soon as I'm done being amused by it. :D

*edit by Wizwad*

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Re: A note regarding linking images.
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2010, 07:40:31 PM »
Who DOESN'T like blue girls!?!?!   ;D

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Re: A note regarding linking images.
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2010, 03:00:52 AM »
Compromise:  Happy blue girls singing the blues?

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Re: A note regarding linking images.
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2010, 07:16:42 PM »
We've got a lot of pictures we sling around here, what with the kittens, facepalms, and subjects of our Geek Lust.  Nothing wrong with that as long as we stay PG-13.  But I've noticed that often the images are hotlinked from whatever fun page we found them.  This can cause problems for wherever we got the images.  The owners of those pages end up having bandwidth used by people who aren't even going on their site, just looking at the pics from the site here on ours.  Depending on their server setup, traffic, etc, this can bog things down for them.  And it makes them say bad, bad, words.

It's good manners to save the image, the upload it to whatever photo hosting site you prefer, and then post the image here for all to enjoy, cringe, laugh or weep at.  



Images by  http://chonastock.deviantart.com/  be sure to check out more of their work.  Especially if you like blue girls and star trek.  Or girls with swords.

If you right click the image and look at the properties, you'll see I'm using photobucket to host this picture of Geek Wonderment.

Then I've gone and put a link to the artist's site so all can make wonder and joy at them.  

If you post an artist's image as I have, and by that I mean art, please give credit where credit's due.  We're not talking a screengrab from Farscape you snatched from IMDB, but something somebody made, drew, shot, whatver.  Most photographers and geek artists don't mind if you show their stuff, just provide a link to the source page so people can come see the rest of their work (and maybe buy something.)  We artists love to know that people look at our stuff, we just want people to know it's our stuff their looking at.  And then we want them to look at the rest of our stuff, and maybe leave a little positive feedback.  Most people posting art on the interwebs don't mind sharing as long as you give them credit and don't grinch their bandwidth.

I tried to read your post but my eyes were stuck to the blue girl.

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Re: A note regarding linking images.
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2010, 03:18:39 PM »
 
Compromise:  Happy blue girls singing the blues?
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Re: A note regarding linking images.
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2010, 03:55:52 PM »
Note to PG - and this is why the mods LOCK the threads after making an announcement..bwhahahahahahahahahahahahah!  8)
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Re: A note regarding linking images.
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2010, 04:36:54 PM »
Oh, I don't mind the chatter, as long as people read the first part.

Which reminds me why I left it unlocked... To see what ideas/preferences people have for photo servers. 

I've been using Photobucket, simply because it's the first free one I found.  For those that use a photo hostey thing, which one do you use and is there any particular advantage to it?

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« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2010, 04:44:02 PM »
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Re: A note regarding linking images.
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2010, 06:19:41 AM »
Oh, I don't mind the chatter, as long as people read the first part.

Which reminds me why I left it unlocked... To see what ideas/preferences people have for photo servers. 

I've been using Photobucket, simply because it's the first free one I found.  For those that use a photo hostey thing, which one do you use and is there any particular advantage to it?

I've only ever used photobucket, so I can't really speak in terms of comparison.

Some pros:

1)  Intuitive and easy to use.

2)  Some basic photo-editing options.

3)  Well known, fairly trustworthy.

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Re: A note regarding linking images.
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2010, 02:22:37 AM »
I have used Flickr, the only problem I found was, while it's free, you only have a limit of 200 images (I've been told that the older images are stored, just not visible). Of course, if you subscribe, there is more storage. So consequently I have also joined photobucket.

This thread is very appropriate, because I just checked fantasticfiction and according to them, the publishing date of Fool Moon Vol 1 (graphic novel) is 2035. link: (I took a screen shot before they correct it)

http://s763.photobucket.com/albums/xx277/judalea/?action=view&current=jimbutcher-glitch.jpg

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Re: A note regarding linking images.
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2010, 02:49:31 AM »
Hey Paynes,
    If you've taken a screen grab and then put it on photobucket then linked it in to your posts.  Where do you put the link so people can see the original stuff???  I use computers I don't really know all the ins and outs of them.

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Re: A note regarding linking images.
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2010, 03:15:55 PM »
Well what a lot of us do instead is if you just want to show the picture, you use the images html tags (which is right above the :) in the list of smileys and put the link to the picture in it, even if it's not photobucket.  If you want to show the original site then I imagine you can just link it.


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