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Give me back my bandwidth!

After getting sick and tired of people direct-linking to the LJ user pics I posted on my site, I pulled all of them off my site and posted a page saying why in place of the LJ icons page.

Yesterday, I checked my site stats. My goodness, did my bandwidth go down!

According to my stats for previous months, there'll probably be a lot of people without icons all of a sudden, but I don't feel sorry for them - I asked them to upload the pics to their own sites in the first place. :D

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kaith_rustaz
Jun. 5th, 2006 12:42 pm (UTC)
You can try a strictly controlled .htaccess file in that directory. I just upload to lj and deny lj access to my domains completely. Too many image thief's on here IMO.
dances_withcats
Jun. 5th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
If people are too lame to understand the concept of "upload image to your own image hosting site," they deserve much worse than a red X.

(I've seen people substitute beloved icons with userpics that say "I Steal Bandwidth" or that have extremely inappropriate photos in place of the icon.)
meepeek
Jun. 5th, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
I have done that a couple of times. "I stole this image from.." (whatever username I was doing at the time. Prolly Nocturne.

Seriously, there's a way to keep people from saving your images, there ~must~ be a way to keep them from linking to them. Right?
justric
Jun. 6th, 2006 05:39 am (UTC)
Damn, but some people are lazy! Good on you!
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