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sounds fair.

its about a year old I think but little known rule

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there is no rule as far as im aware, the poster removed it of his own accord. its all there in the link

netiquette

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My response is in the original thread.

hotukdeals.com/ite…=18

We've always recommended that members upload images that they can control.

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aScottishBloke;8082188

My response is in the original … My response is in the original thread.http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/630852/playstation-4-concept/showpost.php?p=8081960&postcount=18We've always recommended that members upload images that they can control.



Thank you it's not a rule. Statement sounded like a demmand.

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Adam2050;8082235

Thank you it's not a rule. Statement sounded like a demmand.



I would treat it as a rule, otherwise you run the risk of a post being pulled. The responsibility is for the member to ensure full control of any images posted.

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aScottishBloke;8082383

I would treat it as a rule, otherwise you run the risk of a post being … I would treat it as a rule, otherwise you run the risk of a post being pulled. The responsibility is for the member to ensure full control of any images posted.



Well the rule needs implimenting. Sorry you can't say oh treat it like a rule if it isn't. Otherwise your going to be pulling hundreds of posts.:)

Adam2050;8082391

Well the rule needs implimenting. Sorry you can't say oh treat it like a … Well the rule needs implimenting. Sorry you can't say oh treat it like a rule if it isn't. Otherwise your going to be pulling hundreds of posts.:)



and thats unusual?:?

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I ALWAYS hot link :oops:

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aardvarking;8084622

This thread is in trouble … This thread is in trouble then.....http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/523841/the-never-ending-counting-with-pict?t=523841&page=24


LOL - must be some pron in there somewhere by now :-D

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aardvarking;8084622

This thread is in trouble … This thread is in trouble then.....http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/523841/the-never-ending-counting-with-pict?t=523841&page=24



looks like ASB got his work cut out for him for the next few weeks if his previous post is anything to go by.......all those posts should be pulled apparently if they are not being self hosted

maybe its the barbados heat:)

in b4 excuses

noticed this "rule" being enforced on the old skool wwf (stuff the pandas) thread last night with pics being removed so how come that daft counting pictures thread is still full of hot linked images?

aScottishBloke;8082188

We've always recommended that members upload images that they can control.



Thats not really true, you [the moderators] recommend sites such as imageshack and tinypic where the user may not have any control after an image is hosted. I would personally trust a major service provider such as the BBC, Google (cache) and Wikimedia just as much as a free image-hosting service...

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jah128;8240582

Thats not really true, you [the moderators] recommend sites such as … Thats not really true, you [the moderators] recommend sites such as imageshack and tinypic where the user may not have any control after an image is hosted. I would personally trust a major service provider such as the BBC, Google (cache) and Wikimedia just as much as a free image-hosting service...



We recommend the image sharing sites in order that the member posting retains control on the link and the content. Are you stating that these links are recycled by chance or changed by other internet users ?

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ants97;8234500

noticed this "rule" being enforced on the old skool wwf (stuff the … noticed this "rule" being enforced on the old skool wwf (stuff the pandas) thread last night with pics being removed so how come that daft counting pictures thread is still full of hot linked images?



Apologies, missed this comment.

We will review, however members have to assume responsibility for the content when posting links.


The wrestling thread had to be pulled for 'trolling' reasons and cleaned up. Links to porn stars is not acceptable, even if intended purely as a wind up.

aScottishBloke;8240835

Apologies, missed this comment.We will review, however members have to … Apologies, missed this comment.We will review, however members have to assume responsibility for the content when posting links.The wrestling thread had to be pulled for 'trolling' reasons and cleaned up. Links to porn stars is not acceptable, even if intended purely as a wind up.



Cheers for that, must've missed the porn stars thing. I thought sigma pulled the thread halfway through due to the hot link thing as some of the wrestlers had disappeared and she left this comment,

"Please don't hotlink images from other websites as it can lead to problems - Upload & host any images from your own image site account please, thanks."


with a further mod edit in the op telling people not to hotlink.


anyway no biggie, was just wonderring why the counting thread remained unscathed.

aScottishBloke;8240811

We recommend the image sharing sites in order that the member posting … We recommend the image sharing sites in order that the member posting retains control on the link and the content. Are you stating that these links are recycled by chance or changed by other internet users ?



No, but on imageshack and others similar there option to upload without control and even on registered sites there is a risk, perhaps greater than the risks involved when hot-linking, of the image being tampered with through malice. There is also a risk in people using seemingly honest image-hosting sites which may be uncontrolled or worse maliciously controlled/malware infected etc. My point is several image sources are more trustworthy and often a better option to use (in my opinion) than the recommended image-hosting sites...

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I appreciate what you're trying to say. Should any issues arise with the sites we've 'recommended', of which I'm aware none have been realised to date, then our advice would reflect such concerns.

As before, if any such examples were identified, we'd be happy to review.

aScottishBloke;8241491

I appreciate what you're trying to say. Should any issues arise with the … I appreciate what you're trying to say. Should any issues arise with the sites we've 'recommended', of which I'm aware none have been realised to date, then our advice would reflect such concerns. As before, if any such examples were identified, we'd be happy to review.



I can recall someone complaining about there account being hacked at one of the hosting sites a while ago. But my point is more that you should not restrict people from hotlinking to certain image providers, such as the aforemention beeb, google image-cache, wikimedia etc. etc.
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