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Hugh
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dublin, Ireland
Insane since: Jul 2000

IP logged posted posted 04-13-2006 20:08 Edit Quote

Check your referrals for hotlinking, then stick this code in .htaccess in the directory of the stolen images:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(www\.)?icklepix.com(/)?.*$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(www\.)?ozoneasylum.com(/)?.*$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(www\.)?boards.ie(/)?.*$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(www\.)?eatpoo.com(/)?.*$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(grail\.)?coonabibba.de(/)?.*$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(www\.)?sijun.com(/)?.*$ [NC]
RewriteRule .*\.(gif|jpg|jpeg|bmp)$ http://www.icklepix.com/idontlikesquirrels.gif [R,NC]

Make sure to leave in ozoneasylum and grail.coonabibba along with any other sites you have signatures on. It will now display your image of choice (nohotlink.gif) in my case, an image of some fat woman shitting herself, great!. You now get to see this image on blogs all over the internet :P My below signature was being used in a few places, worst of all its meant for this background and doesnt look good anywhere else. One person who used it as there avatar, just looked at the image with no refferer and then hosted it themselves..

I know a lot of you already know about .htaccess files, and this is certainly nothing new, but I found it very hard to find the code I wanted when I was looking for it, so I thought id put it here for everyone.

edit: forgot it would make it a link.

IMAGE DELETED AS IT IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS FORUM

(Edited by Hugh on 04-13-2006 20:50)

(Edited by WarMage on 04-14-2006 18:27)

krets
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Right-dead center
Insane since: Nov 2002

IP logged posted posted 04-13-2006 20:17 Edit Quote

Ummm, yeah, you might want to put a "not safe for humanity" warning in there about that image...

:::11oh1:::

newbielike
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: The Outer Limits
Insane since: Mar 2004

IP logged posted posted 04-13-2006 20:37 Edit Quote

lol yea what he said ^^^^

Here at Last

DL-44
Lunatic (VI) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

IP logged posted posted 04-14-2006 15:13 Edit Quote
quote:

Hugh said:

in my case, an image of some fat woman shitting herself, great!. You now get to see this image on blogs all over the internet



Mmmm, because I know I've been dying to see more people shitting themselves online

I would like to think we can come up with something more tasteful than that....

Hugh
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dublin, Ireland
Insane since: Jul 2000

IP logged posted posted 04-14-2006 19:04 Edit Quote

Warmage: Did you actually see the image on this forum? You just removed my signature, if you saw the bad-image it was only in your cache.
The original bread animation should have showed sorry if it didnt.
The idea of having such a gross image is to teach them a lesson for hot linking.

Its not turned on anymore as people have stopped the hotlinking and just incase it does appear in the archives somewhere, I'll turn it back on again every once in a while when I spot thing in my referrers, possibly with a less offensive image, its annoying though.

(Edited by Hugh on 04-14-2006 19:16)

DL-44
Lunatic (VI) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

IP logged posted posted 04-14-2006 20:29 Edit Quote
quote:

Hugh said:

The idea of having such a gross image is to teach them a lesson for hot linking.


A lesson?

Certainly either an image with text explaining why the image is not being displayed, or a redirect to an index page would be much more effective, and without the need to have people forever associate you with a woman shitting on herself...



WarMage
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Rochester, New York, USA
Insane since: May 2000

IP logged posted posted 04-14-2006 20:37 Edit Quote

I did see the image, and it would not have been cached. You might want to check on a misconfigured script.

It might be a better idea to have your mod_rewrite rule link to a script that would render text over the image informing the viewer that the image has been pirated and provide them a link to your website so that you will get the credit for your work that you deserve.

Dan @ Code Town

krets
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Right-dead center
Insane since: Nov 2002

IP logged posted posted 04-14-2006 21:14 Edit Quote

All I ever saw was a piece of toast making a face WarMage. I don't know what you were seeing.

:::11oh1:::

Hugh
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dublin, Ireland
Insane since: Jul 2000

IP logged posted posted 04-14-2006 22:05 Edit Quote

I'd have to disagree with you there warmage, I had to test the script by switching from IE to FireFox because it wouldnt refresh the image, as long as you never had gone to the bad-image link you shouldnt have seen it, or maybe it was a proxy problem.

Anywho, its off now.

By the way, just today I saw a modified version of mahjqa's eye on this page.
http://2nirvana.com/forum_view_topic.php?t=3324&start=135&PHPSESSID=95710a3a0c707d3bb514507f9616e8d6

And DL-44: I know its childish but it might make them think twice about hotlinking to other sites also which is what I was implying by a lesson.

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

IP logged posted posted 04-15-2006 00:50 Edit Quote

If you know it's childish, then there's no buts about it. Would you lower yourself to the level of the petty people who hot-link your work by throwing childishness back at them? And, according to your rewrite rules, if google image-spiders your site, unsuspecting people who may be searching for images on a certain topic, not to hot-link them (since that's not what google does, it takes them to your site if they want to get the image) are going to be redirected to a disgusting image for no reason. There's another reason to decide to make yourself a bigger man about it. There are potential return visitors to your site that you're going to scare away with this image.


Justice 4 Pat Richard

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 04-15-2006 11:57 Edit Quote

I just want to mention something here because no one has brought this up yet: yeah, us computer savvy folks here at the Asylum may know that it's bad to hotlink, but Hugh, did it ever occur to you that some people might not realize this is a bad thing? There are plenty of people out there who do not understand concepts like bandwidth and hotlinking. If you mentioned those words to them, they would stare at you and blink confusedly.

Case in point: my wife is a language teacher, and one of her colleagues routinely downloads images from the internet to use for teaching materials. Never mind whether or not this is a bad thing. The real kicker of this is that she drags these images from her browser directly into MS Word documents, which apparently creates a link to that image on the internet. She asked my wife one day why her Word files were always loading up so slowly (my wife is the most computer savvy of the teachers, which isn't saying much). My wife took a look and suggested that maybe it was because of all the links in the files.

When my wife told me this I was flabbergasted. But the fact is that this woman has no idea how the internet works, and she has absolutely no clue that what she is doing might be wrong in some way. And she is not alone in the world. Let's face it: a lot of people on the internet are clueless, and they break the rules that we think are so obvious simply because they don't know any better. Now, how far do you think a photo of a fat woman defecating herself is going to go in teaching these people the lesson they really need to learn? You are doing this to get revenge, perhaps on people who don't even know that they've wronged you. Just imagine how they would feel upon seeing that image.

I have no problem with an image replacement solution to discourage hotlinking. But I think an instructive approach (such as those mentioned above by DL and WarMage) is far more effective and helpful than a vengeful approach. I'm not saying that everyone who hotlinks does so out of ignorance. But a lot of people do. And even if some hotlinkers should know better, an instructive image will still serve the same purpose (i.e., prevent your image from being hotlinked/displayed without credit).

Sorry if I carried on too much here, but I have a real problem with the attitude Hugh has shown here (note: I do not have a real problem with Hugh himself ). I guess I have a problem with it because I was angry the first time I discovered that an image of mine was being used without my permission and without credit (not to mention sucking up lots of bandwidth--the culprit was a popular teen book author whose site gets a lot of hits), and I thought that the hotlinker needed to be taught a lesson. But after I cooled down and thought about it, I realized that this woman had no idea what she was doing when it came to the internet. Then I heard about my wife's colleague, and I decided that a more measured response was in order. Was it fair for that author to hotlink my image? No. But would it have been fair for me to subject her and her many readers to either a disgusting image or abusive text? Again, I believe the answer is no.

But that's just my philosophy. I only mention it here because it occurs to me that you might not have considered all the possibilities here. Sorry for rambling.


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Hugh
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dublin, Ireland
Insane since: Jul 2000

IP logged posted posted 04-15-2006 18:40 Edit Quote

ah like I agree with you all, I think it comes down to fun vs being responsible and I chose the former.

Also, the purpose of this thread was to spread the code to others as its handy to have snippets like that in here, not about the image I used.

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

IP logged posted posted 04-16-2006 03:20 Edit Quote

Yes, well, intentions aside, the image is partially what it has become about. Putting it in context, though... the purposes of such .htaccss rules as you have listed is both a) to discourage people hotlinking to your site's images; and b) to encourage people who want to seethe real image to come to your site, and this maybe find more good stuff and keep coming back. Because that's what people are really doing when they hot link. They are stealing the bandwidth you pay for, and they are stealing the users who should be on your site looking at these images instead.

So, what you've got there, it may 'discourage' people from hotlinking to your images (if, as Suho said, they actually know they're doing anything wrong, which I would guarantee about 80% of them don't). But does it encourage the users who may see the replaced image to come to your site to see the real thing instead? I doubt it. I think it encourages them to stay the hell away from you. Congratuations, through this attitude you're singularly ensuring that you fail to take advantage of the bandwidth being stolen from you by directing people to your site instead of the place they saw the image. You're also encouraging the 'net filter companies to block your site for inappropriate content, as well as potentially punishing a bunch of people for doing something wrong, with absolutely no indication of what it is they've done wrong. All because you decided to be childish and have some 'fun' with it. Be an adult about it, and take the time to craft a replace image that tells them and their users what they've done wrong, and direct the mto your site to get the real image instead.


Justice 4 Pat Richard

RhyssaFireheart
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Out on the Sea of Madness...
Insane since: Dec 2003

IP logged posted posted 04-17-2006 06:43 Edit Quote
quote:

Hugh said:
By the way, just today I saw a modified version of mahjqa's eye on this page.
http://2nirvana.com/forum_view_topic.php?t=3324&start=135&amp;PHPSESSID=95710a3a0c707d3bb514507f9616e8d6



The guy using that eye sig didn't even rename it. It's called "eye_mahjqa.gif" right there if you look up the properties.

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