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Who are my technoliterate friends??

I have cut and pasted this in its entirety from slash_girl over in ci_graphics. I don't quite know how to do the html formatting to make it look like hers, though, so sp4z26 you might want to go there to read it. I know nothing about this kind of stuff. There are major flames going on over in that iconscraper community. is this really something to be concerned about? and is there an "official" place i can go to confirm the settings changes they are suggesting are safe or if it's really some kind of plot to make you do something stupid to your LJ? I still cringe over that Bunny IQ test scam, so I admit to being paranoid over this...

hotlinker on the loose
Got this information via medie's LJ. I'm xposting to a few comms I belong to that do icons...and I haven't noticed anything posted there already; if it has been, my apologies.

This guy is automated--he's set up a program to scan the feed LJ sends out which has people's icons on it. This process means that he hotlinks to all the icons he "scrapes" up.iconscraper I took a quick look at his LJ but didn't notice any of my own or anyone else's I recognised, but I only checked a couple of posts. He's an annoying little sob who think's there is nothing wrong with stealing bandwith.

Anyhow, there is a way to keep him from linking to your icons (and this only via the LJ feed, which is how he collects the icons).

Quoting from medie's post:

"the process to fixing this I got from elychari

To block your own journal from this? go to The Admin Console and input type set latest_optout yes and click on the execute button. Make sure that you are logged into LJ when you do this

If you run a community, type set for communityname latest_optout yes."

And apparently this guy is pissed off that people are pissed off that he's stealing their icons and their bandwith. Seventh ring of hell, I tell you. *G*



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Oct. 23rd, 2006 04:53 am (UTC)
Love ya Thanks for the icons!!!!!!
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