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FAQ: Don't Hotlink to Images and Image Size Info
Absolute Write Image Linking Policy
Absolute Write's official policy prohibits hotlinking (also known as inline linking) to images on sites that you do not own or where you do not have an account that is intended for image linking.
Hotlinking or inline linking refers to using the vBulletin image link tool (accessed via this icon: ) to link to an image on a site that is not yours, or that is not stored on your account on an image hosting site like PhotoBucket or Flickr or Picasa, or a site you control.
Sharp-eyed member Mac H reminds me that some sites, like xkcd.com, explicitly provide permission (as explained here) for hotlinking; they too would be an exception to the rule, though I'd include a link in the post to the hosting site's policy as a courtesy.
Why is Hotlinking a Problem
And for lots of other reasons.
How Should You Link to Images
Get a free account at PhotoBucket or Flickr or Picasa or ImageShack or Shutterfly or a site or blog account you own, and upload the image there. Look for a Share button or menu item on that site. Copy the image URL or use the Share feature to create BBulletin code, the code used by the AW Forums software, to link to the image.
Note: Many of the camera manufacturer's sites for image uploads directly from a camera (like Canon Image Gateway) won't work.
Look for a link that ends in an image format, like .jpg.
PhotoBucket makes this especially easy because they give you a link that's already formatted; you can just copy and paste it into the body of a post.
You want a link that looks like this [IMG]http://somewebaddress.example.com/mypony.jpg[/IMG]
Please don't use the image tool to link to images on: Facebook, IMDB, Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons or an AOL or Google or Bing Image Search cache.
Save the image to your own account on one of the approved image hosting sites, and link to that.
ETA: I'm having to remove an image hotlink to a malware site on an increasingly frequent basis. This is time consuming, and frustrating, because invariably the site is one that is clearly not allowed by this FAQ, which has been revised in small ways but is essentially the same as the one I first posted in 2007.
We will remove all ability to link images if we have to, but that would totally suck. Please work with us on this! If you see something that you think might be a problem, just click the report post icon. That alerts a mod that something needs to be looked at. Thanks guys--
Please take a look at The Newbie Guide to Absolute Write.
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