bandwidth thief

Discussion in 'The Logo Creator Gallery' started by jamirae, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. jamirae

    jamirae

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    I caught someone stealing bandwidth from my site. they were directly linking to a little button graphic I had, and their lame site kept showing up on my stats. So.. I replaced the graphic with this one and now this shows up on their site instead of the button! I bet they take the link off now!

    sheesh.. some people have no class or no clue.. not sure which...

    :)
     
  2. Lats

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    That's cute :)

    Can I link to that :D j/k
     
  3. jamirae

    jamirae

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    ha ha haa! I had a feeling someone would say something like that!

    but go ahead and link to it...since I uploaded it, it's on Marc's site now! :) hee heee
     
  4. Elect

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    I bet the thief even had to smile.

    What can you do to prevent it? I'll have to get a site created soon (as well as learn some basic HTML and flash).
     
  5. jamirae

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    well it worked.. I checked today and they took off the link to my graphic and just have plain text for their link now.. no links to graphics. :)

    And there's probably some fancy coding that can be don to try and prevent such a thing but I dont think it's a huge occurence any longer so probably would take me more time to figure out then it's worth. This little graphic replacement scheme seems to do the trick nicely.

    : O-Yeah:
     
  6. Azionite

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    LOL! Way to go Jamirae, good way to handle the situation.
     
  7. Lats

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    There's a couple of ways of stopping this with the easiest method being through your hosting control panel. ie. in cpanel it's just a matter of clicking on 'hotlink protection' and selecting a directory.
     
  8. Mr Laughingbird

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    Very funny idea there J! (Excellent looking logo too!)


    Awww man!
    I just linked to it!

    That means I'm stealing a graphic from you ... but eating up my own bandwidth! This may create some sort of time warp!

    Be careful all ... be very very careful.

    :0

    - Marc
     
  9. LogoCreek

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    Jamirae

    As Always .. you have a great look to all your logos..

    btw.. You also have some AWESOME Websites you have done..

    - Erik
     
  10. jamirae

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    hee hee.. funny Marc!

    thanks Erik..

    now if I can just find the time to redo my own website to match the logo I created with TLC... :)
     

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