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i was about to help this one person intill i found... [Jun. 13th, 2009|08:51 pm]
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[mood |shockedshocked]
[music |McFly - That Girl | Powered by Last.fm]

So i went to go help this person over @ icon_tutorial and i found this...
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So annoying [Feb. 1st, 2009|07:59 pm]
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[mood |annoyedannoyed]

I just had to purchase a pro account on photobucket because people hot linking my graphics exceeded the bandwidth.
How can I know which image its being hotlinked??
Or what else can I do?
Thanks <3

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something that will hurt in the efforts against icon-stealers and hot-linkers [Jul. 14th, 2008|01:13 pm]
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[mood |pissed offpissed off]

LJ has made it more difficult to get anything done about hotlinkers and bandwidth thieves. :(


theljstaff (theljstaff) wrote in lj_policy,
@ 2008-05-30 09:58:00


* We have removed the Bandwidth Theft policy; we feel that it is not LiveJournal's role to intervene in such situations, and that the issue should be resolved through controls on the site which the content resides.


1_steal_icons mention this at 0_i_t_y_t_0 yesterday in this post:

TO: Members
Jul. 13th, 2008 at 6:52 PM

A while back I've said that it will be easier to steal icons. So I've added the following to the profile of this community.

New policies = Easier to steal

* We have removed the Bandwidth Theft policy; we feel that it is not LiveJournal's role to intervene in such situations, and that the issue should be resolved through controls on the site which the content resides.

From Lj's post here

I'm so going to throw out the rules :D

Plus, any last post I make will be kept open until another post is made.
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There is of course, no way to reply to them.

I have reported 1_steal_icons , 0_i_t_y_t_0 , and t_w_o to LJ Abuse, but with the new policy, I am not sure that it will do any good. :( I have banned these users via my Admin Console, and when I have the time, will ban all their friends and members. )
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(Tiny, wee) VICTORY! [Jul. 11th, 2008|01:09 am]
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[Current Location |65109]
[mood |busy]

As a follow up to this post made yesterday.

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NOW, APPARENTLY. :D Less than half an hour after I post this, I go back and find this:

I know it's a small victory, and that she'll start up another one and hundreds of other people hotlink all the damn time, but still. A victory nonetheless. >:D
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*big sigh* [Jul. 10th, 2008|08:15 am]
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[mood |annoyedannoyed]

Url of site doing the hotlinking: iconfrenzy16 @ Xanga (I know, I know - dead horse, big red truck)
What is being hotlinked: Icons of every type (lots and lots of stock) and a couple banners here and there.
Who (if anyone) you know is being hotlinked there: pale_septembre is the one photobucket that I recognized, but she has been informed. :) LOTS of Photobuckets and, oddly enough, LJ icons (like from your "Manage Userpics" page).

I stumbled across this person about four days ago, asked politely to have my icon(s) - which are hosted on my personal website - reuploaded elsewhere and even offered options (Tinypic, Photobucket, Imageshack). After a rather hostile response, that made no sense whatsoever, I sent in a request to Xanga to have it looked at. It's been more than 24 hours since that request, so I did the noble thing. I replaced my icon with a big image. :D

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us

I'll update as soon as I know something further.
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Avatar en Folie, a French hotliking site, many categories and tons of icons there [Jul. 6th, 2008|05:25 pm]
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I have found this French avatar site that is hotlinking ALL the icons featured in pretty much all the categories featured. All the icons they're hotliking from my server were posted by Admin member CRI CRI ADDICT <3 The site has tons of categories so I can only imagine how many icon makers could have their graphics hotlinked.

ETA: I found the email of CRI CRI ADDICT which seems to be the main Admin in that site. If you have registered you'll find it here. I will save it in case she decides to delete it.

I don't speak French but with the help of a translator I read that their rules, one of them is funny:

- It is forbidden to take the creations without the agreement of the creator

I certainly wasn't asked.

I have surfed the site and I recognize some icons from the BTVS thread but I can't remember the icon makers.

The bad news is that you need to register to see the icons.

If anyone speaks French it would be nice to contact them and let them know.

ETA: I found more referrals from this site. They have moved to a new forum. It has a few threads but I guess it will be growing and so far, the icons at the 100x100 section are hotlinked from various photo hosts.
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hotlinkers again! [Jan. 21st, 2008|02:21 pm]
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Again these idiots are hotlinking my icons, again in a forum....There are more icons, check if there are some of yours, they're about 'The Notebook'.

here is the page :@

It's always the same damned forum!!!!!!!!!! :@
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LJ user hotlinking tutorial preview images [Jan. 12th, 2008|09:55 am]
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 noypi_buzzis hotlinking several different imageshack, tinypic, and photobucket accounts, plus hotlinking pic accounts from LJ users, plus a website or two (mine included) for their tutorial list. The images that are being hotlinked from me aren't even for my own tutorials, they're images hotlinked from my tutorial list for tutorials by other people.

Most of what's being hotlinked are popular icon tutorial images for various subjects, plus a couple of wallpaper previews.
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Yuku Forum Hotlinkers [Dec. 6th, 2007|09:35 am]
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[mood |amusedamused]

After being narcissistic enough to Google my own tag, I came upon this site, where the users are posting icons from the tv show Supernatural and at least one of the users is hotlinking in an entire post.

See? Sometimes self-absorption pays off! ;)
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(no subject) [Nov. 26th, 2007|05:38 pm]
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Just to let you know that t_w_o is stealing and hotlinking whole posts from various icon makers at 0_i_t_y_t_0
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