Reminder about posting images - No hotlinking

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Reminder about posting images - No hotlinking

#1 Postby southerngale » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:56 am

Please upload images before posting them. If a member posts a satellite image or a model map, using the original link, then that image will eventually change and we'll have a disparity between the comments and the image. It's nice to be able to read a post a few hours, days, or weeks after it was posted and to be able to see the image that's being discussed.

We've asked this numerous times, but many people still hotlink images. This is highly discouraged.

Right click on the image and save it to your computer. Then upload it wherever you choose.
I like this site and you don't have to register, but you can use another one if you prefer.
http://tinypic.com/

A few more:
http://www.imagehosting.com/
http://www.imageshack.us/
http://imgur.com/

Also, we have ImageShack built in when you click on Reply. Just save the image, click on Browse when replying, find the image, and click on Host it. Voila!
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Re: Reminder about posting images - No hotlinking

#2 Postby tolakram » Fri May 31, 2013 12:36 pm

*bump*

Seasonal reminder, do not directly imbed images from other sites using the IMG tags as this can create traffic issues on those sites. Copy to a dedicated image hosting service first or simply post the link to the image so those interested can view it.
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Re: Reminder about posting images - No hotlinking

#3 Postby tolakram » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:47 am

Reminder, since this issue is creeping up again. Thanks.
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Re: Reminder about posting images - No hotlinking

#4 Postby jaguarjace » Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:42 am

I highly recommend http://imgur.com/.
Images hosted on Tinypic and ImageShack may not be permanent.

For those who use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as their default web browser, install:
Imgur Uploader Extention for Google Chrome or
Imgur Uploader Extention for Mozilla Firefox
which will add an Upload to Imgur option on the right-click context menu.
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Re: Reminder about posting images - No hotlinking

#5 Postby abajan » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:02 pm

As things are relatively quiet in the Atlantic, I thought I would go down memory lane and browse the discussion thread about Tomas (whose winds were the most intense I've ever experienced) and was somewhat disappointed to discover that practically all of the images were hotlinked, showing placid conditions where at the time it was anything but!

Come on, guys. Quit the hotlinking.
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Re: Reminder about posting images - No hotlinking

#6 Postby CajunMama » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:49 pm

abajan wrote:As things are relatively quiet in the Atlantic, I thought I would go down memory lane and browse the discussion thread about Tomas (whose winds were the most intense I've ever experienced) and was somewhat disappointed to discover that practically all of the images were hotlinked, showing placid conditions where at the time it was anything but!

Come on, guys. Quit the hotlinking.


In all fairness abajan, the Tomas thread is from 2010 and this thread requesting members not to hotlink is from 2011.
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Re: Reminder about posting images - No hotlinking

#7 Postby abajan » Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:32 am

CajunMama wrote:
abajan wrote:As things are relatively quiet in the Atlantic, I thought I would go down memory lane and browse the discussion thread about Tomas (whose winds were the most intense I've ever experienced) and was somewhat disappointed to discover that practically all of the images were hotlinked, showing placid conditions where at the time it was anything but!

Come on, guys. Quit the hotlinking.


In all fairness abajan, the Tomas thread is from 2010 and this thread requesting members not to hotlink is from 2011.


Very true. Good catch! :lol:
More members seem to be following the rule now anyway (I think).
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Re: Reminder about posting images - No hotlinking

#8 Postby RL3AO » Fri May 12, 2017 12:49 am

dixiebreeze wrote:Was my post "hotlinking?" How else can one post an image.


You can upload it to an image hosting website like Imgur, PhotoBucket, TinyPic, or even Google Photos.
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Re: Reminder about posting images - No hotlinking

#9 Postby tolakram » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:47 am

bump,

reminder.
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