Created By: Rothul on February 3, 2011 Last Edited By: mayofspace on February 4, 2011

Hotlinked Image Change

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Internet Trope

On the internet, there are a bunch of cool images. Most people are fine if they are spread and displayed, should the proper permission and bandwith be in play.

However, there are those who display images on their site directly taken from another site, "Hotlinked" or "Inline Linked", using the other site's bandwith without permission for their own purposes. Of course, when the home site find this out, it's quite easy to change the image to something else. Hilarity Ensues. Usually it's just changed to a warning against using images/bandwith without permission, but sometimes, snarky pranks or Shock Site images ensue.

This is why we have the Image Uploader


Community Feedback Replies: 2
  • February 3, 2011
    Conservapedia uploaded an image of the Grand Canyon citing "Fair Use." The owner responded by adding text to the picture denouncing Conservapdia's beliefs and their hijacking of the pic.
  • February 4, 2011
    • The Eve Online WMG section of this very wiki once hotlinked an image to the new galaxy introduced in Apocrypha. Upon finding it hotlinked everywhere, the author changed it to an image begging for the Naglfar-class Dreadnought to be buffed.