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
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
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?
I’ve decided to be nice and merely use an insulting text graphic instead.
- Also, one person who linked to the book cover for Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian.[↩]