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One of the "substitute people"
Can I substitute for Kirsten?
Okay... does anyone know who owns this freaking site http://www.xanga.com/love_elizabethtown and uh... do you guys know they're hotlinking your icons???? And according to my bandwidth, this isn't the only place currently hotlinking to my stuff. They're hotlinking to my current user pic and I am OVER IT. I'm getting approximately 723 hits per *hour*. I'm not a math wiz, but that's a lot of freaking bandwidth! I find it unthinkable that there are that many people looking at my lj--for whatever reason--Orli or not.

I am NOT happy, to say the least.

I can easily pull down all the pics and icons. I asked nicely that people not hotlink, but obviously someone or many someones, are. I'm not pointing fingers--I don't have that kind of information. But I'm betting my server can pull IP addresses if I ask them to.

So here's the "get out of jail free" card. If you know someone who is hotlinking--they have 24 hours to stop. Period. Plain and simple. Then I get nasty with the little button and banners that say "I'm a badwidth thief".

I owe money now. Money I do not have. So that's why I'm posting this. I hate to be a bitch, I only wanted to share. And now it comes back to bite me in the ass. *sigh*

I think I want to cry now.

Current Mood: indescribable indescribable
Current Music: "Elizabethtown" Soundtrack

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beautiful_hooch From: beautiful_hooch Date: October 28th, 2005 12:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Hooch ;)
araestel From: araestel Date: October 28th, 2005 10:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes it is and I am NOT amused.
sibelle_art From: sibelle_art Date: October 28th, 2005 12:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Urgh! I hate people being so selfish and impudent >:( !
What is this site about anyway? They are stealing other people´s work, even hotlink it, and want others to subscribe to the site to be able to see it ?!?!? Grrr!
araestel From: araestel Date: October 28th, 2005 10:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Probably another youngster that doesn't understand what hotlinking is. What gets me is #2 on the front page is CREDIT. Uh huh. At first I thought I saw one of your icons, but I checked and it was someone else's. I didn't look at the link info on all of them, just about 5 or 6 of them to make sure I wasn't the only one that was receiving a hotlink. But I really don't think this is the only site that's hotlinking. I'm guessing it's a b-board somewhere by the number of hits.
_sweetangel From: _sweetangel Date: October 28th, 2005 01:27 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs you tight*
araestel From: araestel Date: October 28th, 2005 10:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks honey!!
redrouged From: redrouged Date: October 28th, 2005 01:34 am (UTC) (Link)

i'm sorry it happpened to you sweetie
araestel From: araestel Date: October 28th, 2005 10:32 am (UTC) (Link)
All I wanted to do was share. *sigh*
padabee From: padabee Date: October 28th, 2005 01:35 am (UTC) (Link)
you're not a bitch when you're angry about this! You have all the right on your side!
*hugs and kicks the thieves*
araestel From: araestel Date: October 28th, 2005 10:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm just the type of person who likes everyone happy and I always try to keep the peace. So being pissed like this is very foreign to me. But by damn, I have every right to be pissed. You know?
zee113 From: zee113 Date: October 28th, 2005 01:50 am (UTC) (Link)
This is not bitching, it's called righteous anger.

You need help, please tell me. *hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: October 28th, 2005 10:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks honey! *hugs*
sydvaughn From: sydvaughn Date: October 28th, 2005 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry to hear that. I love your Etown scans. Argh, hotlinkers need to die.
From: kailorien Date: October 28th, 2005 02:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Agreed. Whats happening here is NOT in the 'how-to-make-friends' guidebook. Sorry to hear it happend to you sweets.
mesnica From: mesnica Date: October 28th, 2005 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Have you looked into putting hotlink protection up for your side? Many hosts offer that option in their control panel, but even if they don't, you can put up a .htaccess file for it.
You'll just give those pages you want your images to appear on the right to hotlink to your files (your domain, your lj), any other page will only get a red x.

You should also report that xanga user to xanga, they're usually quick in suspending them as far as I know.

I'm sorry that those hotlinking assholes used that much of your bandwidth that you have to pay extra. That really sucks :(

*hugs you tightly*
araestel From: araestel Date: October 28th, 2005 10:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Because I use my account to post graphics elsewhere, the hotlink protection won't work for me. *sigh*

After the 24 hours is up, all gloves come off. Then they get me in pissed-off-for-real mode.

grey853 From: grey853 Date: October 28th, 2005 03:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I hope the situation is resolved quickly. Nobody needs to be aggravated and abused for being generous. Assholes abound as usual.
araestel From: araestel Date: October 28th, 2005 10:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. I should be used to it by now. *sigh*
jenlynn820 From: jenlynn820 Date: October 28th, 2005 03:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Apparently these Xanga users do this all the time. Someone had a whole slew of my icons hotlinked and I had to go and change all the links for them. It's really annoying :( *Hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: October 28th, 2005 10:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Wankers. Grrrrrrrr I think I remember you saying something about that.

Guess I know what I'll be doing tomorrow. *sigh*
claudia603 From: claudia603 Date: October 28th, 2005 03:40 am (UTC) (Link)
oh, man, that really sucks. I don't know why people don't think...
araestel From: araestel Date: October 28th, 2005 10:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Or don't care. *sigh*

These idiots that are hotlinking need the address to photobucket.

What galls me the most is rule #2 on the Xanga site--CREDIT. CREDIT???? Like they know the meaning of the word. I'm pissed.

Hey--how about some more Frodo/Aragorn fic?? I can beg........
eomers_mistress From: eomers_mistress Date: October 28th, 2005 03:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Shit!! I'm pissed. And, you are so not being a bitch. I agree with everyone, you have all the right to be pissed. And, you're still giving the little good for nothing asses the "get out of jail free" card. You are still being the considerate sincere person that you are. You so don't deserve this kind of heartache.

*big hugs* *muah*
araestel From: araestel Date: October 28th, 2005 10:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks honey!! *hugs*
tularia From: tularia Date: October 28th, 2005 04:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Unscrupulous asshole. They should be shot.
araestel From: araestel Date: October 28th, 2005 10:43 am (UTC) (Link)
*nods* Yep. Thinking that myself right about now.

*hugs* Thanks for your support.
From: bohochic Date: October 28th, 2005 04:38 am (UTC) (Link)
people are fucking idiots.. you have every right to be mad.. God how come people have to be so ignorant? jesus..
araestel From: araestel Date: October 28th, 2005 10:44 am (UTC) (Link)
*agrees with everything you said* I just wanted to share. *sigh*
tinkerfairy From: tinkerfairy Date: October 28th, 2005 04:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry I don`t know the owner of that site, but I know a lot of these icons and that is just not fair.
I usually save the icons I want to use and upload them when I want to use them. How difficult is that?
araestel From: araestel Date: October 28th, 2005 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I agree! I figured you'd recognize a bunch of those icons--I did too. *sigh* Problem is, I don't think it's jsut this site doing it. Too many hits for that. I think some b-board somewhere is hotlinking to my e-town pics. *sigh*
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