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    Hey
    I sometimes use pictures that I've sought out in a google search.
    I don't dl the image most of the time, instead I just copy the link and insert it into my post.
    I was wondering if there is anything wrong with this practice?

  2. Everything Related to the Board   -   #2
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    It's OK in most cases but some websites don't like hotlinking. Lycos is a good example.

  3. Everything Related to the Board   -   #3
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    Basically, you are stealing bandwith from the sites you take those pics from.

    I use pics from other sites too, but when I want to use one for a longer time (avatar, signature), I copy them, and use my free picture hoster for it.




    Look here for free image hosters.

  4. Everything Related to the Board   -   #4
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    Oh yeah, that's true. It's fine for one-offs but if you're going to use the picture regularly, get your own hosting. Good point Bender.

  5. Everything Related to the Board   -   #5
    Well it's to bad about their bandwidth I don't bother with any of that hosting cr*p

  6. Everything Related to the Board   -   #6
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    Yeah
    I figured some might get a little perterbed by this practice.
    Also I never use those pic's for an avatar or sig, just for a single post or something

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