Friday, July 13, 2012
Hotlinking Not Allowed
What is hotlinking?
Hotlinking (also known as direct linking) is when you add an image file to your own website - only instead of uploading the image to your server; you just link it in from another website.
Why is it considered bad practice?
The obvious reason is that you are using the bandwidth of someone else’s server. He is paying the money for the bandwidth of his own website and not for us. It is considered really rude and unethical practice.
Either you have to upload the image to your own server or use a free image uploading server. Image uploading service at CSS forum has been disabled by the Admin due to technical reasons. The only way left is to upload the images on free image uploading servers that you want to use in your posts and threads on CSS forum.
Recommended free image uploading websites
You can use any service that you like. But I would personally recommend imageshack.
Photobucket also is a great service.
The reason to prefer imageshack is that it has the option to choose whether you want the image to auto resize or not. If you are using large images and want them to display in full size as they were on your computer hard drive, then imageshack is the best solution. Photobucket can be used to upload small and medium images and it might not auto resize them, but if you upload an image that is having large dimensions then Photobucket will certainly auto resize them. On the other hand imageshack gives you the option to choose.
Special attention please: All posts and threads by any member in any section that contains hotlinked images will be deleted straightaway without any kind of warning and no threads in the feedback regarding this issue will be entertained.