An IMPORTANT note for anyone sharing photos on another site

Recently published Johnny Depp photos.
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An IMPORTANT note for anyone sharing photos on another site

Unread postby Theresa » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:24 pm

An IMPORTANT notice to anyone who shares the Zone's photos on other websites:
When copying pictures from the Zone --

DO NOT paste the original Photobucket links onto your site.

We consider that to be hotlinking--stealing the bandwidth of the Zoners' Photobuckets. According to the Zone's rules and guidelines:

    Do not post links from Zone members' Photobuckets on other forums, or your own blog, Live Journal, or website. If you do so, you will be banned from the Zone. No warning will be given.

COPY THE PICTURES INTO YOUR OWN IMAGE ACCOUNT before sharing them on any other sites.

We have the means to monitor where our photos are being hotlinked, and are considering this message to be the notice that if you've done this, here is your opportunity to go replace those links.

I'm sorry I sound so harsh here, but there has been a recent increase in hotlinking from members' Photobuckets, and it needs to stop.

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Re: An IMPORTANT note for anyone sharing photos on another site

Unread postby part-time poet » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:25 pm

Thank you for the reminder, Theresa.

Zone policy is very clear on this: members cannot post links from another Zoner's photobucket. That means you cannot post links from the Recent Pics board or any other Zone forum. If you want to share a photo you see here, save it on your own computer and post it to your own image account first, then link to your own Photobucket. That's easy to do, and it's better to be safe than sorry.

We ban hotlinkers.


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