I was looking through my site logs today and happened to notice that, by gosh, I was getting a lot of referrals from MySpace pages, as well as some forums I’ve never visited. Turns out that some of my images are getting hotlinked pretty badly. There are a couple of them, like

Guybrush Threepwood

which is used on a forum. The worst, however (and I’m sure this will offend Rusty and S4R), is all the little MySpace twits (and I say twits not because they’re on MySpace, but because their creations would scare small children) who are hotlinking HUH.gif1:

Pelvic Thrust!

I need to, of course, rewrite my .htaccess rules to disallow image hotlinking (for some reason, I thought it was already taken care of), but having so many people do it has irritated me so much that I’m very much considering the possibility of getting a Goatse or Tubgirl picture, scrawling “Don’t hotlink, asshat!” on it in red, and replacing the offending picture. Then, of course, taking screenshots of their MySpaces.

It’s mean, I know, but dammit, hotlinking was verboten years ago; haven’t people learned yet?

Update

I’ve decided to be nice and merely use an insulting text graphic instead.

Don't hotlink, kids

[see the MySpaces (not all of them will have it, but if they do, it’s mostly in the comments): 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11

  1. Also, one person who linked to the book cover for Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian.[]
§889 · December 20, 2005 · ·

5 Comments to “There is mischief afoot!”

  1. Rusty says:

    Those fucking bastards. I say give ’em faeces. Or worse.

  2. rob says:

    How dare they hijack HUH.gif!

  3. Iris says:

    Ugh, this is another reason why I dislike myspace. All those kids have no design skills whatsoever and they don’t know how to use photobucket. Good for creating the anti-hotlink picture.

  4. […] When it happened to Heliologue he chickened out of putting Goatse or Tubgirl in place, but good old Ruosteinen doesn’t stand for it. I only hope you all get to see the offending page (linked again in case you missed it before) before it gets changed. […]

  5. […] MySpace denizens have a long history of stealing pictures from other peoples’ websites. […]

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