HOTLINKING

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HOTLINKING

Postby tarek » Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:16 am

I've been trying to embed some images (or even some links to images) into fora posts......

Is there a site on the internet which allows this (Hotlinking or direct linking). There is a chance of this not being possible because of sharing bandwidth. But not everybody has their own dedicated bandwidth:(

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Postby ronk » Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:12 am

I use tinypic and imageshack, but mostly tinypic.

Unfortunately I don't remember which, but one of them lost a few of my Sudoku images a year or so ago. Best strategy might be to split image hosting between two sites. Then if one host disappears forever, at least one only loses 1/2 the images.
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Postby tarek » Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:12 pm

Ah thanx for that........

will try it later today.....

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Postby udosuk » Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:51 pm

I don't know why ronk uses http://img523.imageshack.us/ ...:?:

I use http://www.imageshack.us/ and it works fine by itself.

Just want to note that I almost exclusively use imageshack instead of tinypic now, for the reason imageshack allows you to keep your filename (it does tag 3 random chars before the dot, but there's no confusion)... Whereas tinypic will just give you a random filename as the link.

But if keeping filenames isn't your issue, then they both should work fine.:idea:
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Postby ronk » Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:20 pm

udosuk wrote:I don't know why ronk uses http://img523.imageshack.us/ ...:?:

Because I'm the president of imageshack and I like to have access to the Login link.:) Actually, there's no particular reason, it's just the link I had saved on my desktop.
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Re: HOTLINKING

Postby tarek » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:42 pm

So after the demise of some of these direct links I started using imgur.com

I would prefer direct linking than to burden our host's server with uploaded images (although I have done that in the past)

I've managed to migrate some of the old dead links. There are still around 30-40 tinypic.com linked images (most still working) that need migrating :cry:

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