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Linking directly to an image

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My fanart page is getting absobloated with so many images all loading on one page. I know the usual thing to do is making a lot of thumbnails (not looking forward to that work) and having each one link to the proper full-size image (which the images already do, the way I currently have it set up, so they can be seen at full size),
but I also know from experience that a quirk of CG is that if you view an image embedded on a page first, then view that image file directly, it's fine, but if someone links you directly to that image, you get a "no hotlinking" warning... which is then saved as a cookie in your browser, so you can't EVER see that image properly, even if you go to the page, until you clear your cookies.. That's a whole different issue. Anyway,
Is that issue going to trigger if the link to the image file is on the site itself, or does that tell the CG system 'nah that's okay, let them view the file' ? If so, maybe I'll have to make fanart sub-pages just so there aren't so many loading on one page at once. I can't really test it myself, not easily, since I'd have to use a fresh browser that's never viewed the site, in between each test.

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Actually, the anti-hotlinking features don't seem to be active any more, so you should be fine. If you want to play it safe, you can embed each image in its own individual html file, or upload them to a third-party host like imgur.
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Oh thanks!
There's no host as reliable as CG anymore, so I wouldn't wanna externalize it, but that's worth a shot. I'll test it out.

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Re: Linking directly to an image

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ColdFusion wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:54 pm
My fanart page is getting absobloated with so many images all loading on one page. I know the usual thing to do is making a lot of thumbnails (not looking forward to that work) and having each one link to the proper full-size image (which the images already do, the way I currently have it set up, so they can be seen at full size),
but I also know from experience that a quirk of CG is that if you view an image embedded on a page first, then view that image file directly, it's fine, but if someone links you directly to that image, you get a "no hotlinking" warning... which is then saved as a cookie in your browser, so you can't EVER see that image properly, even if you go to the page, until you clear your cookies.. That's a whole different issue. Anyway,
Is that issue going to trigger if the link to the image file is on the site itself, or does that tell the CG system 'nah that's okay, let them view the file' ? If so, maybe I'll have to make fanart sub-pages just so there aren't so many loading on one page at once. I can't really test it myself, not easily, since I'd have to use a fresh browser that's never viewed the site, in between each test.
Historically we disabled the hotlinking on purpose because people would post stuff to their CG site to use as a dumping site for other sites that didn't allow uploading attachments. The code for it still applies.

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Re: Linking directly to an image

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Kisai wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:24 am
Historically we disabled the hotlinking on purpose because people would post stuff to their CG site to use as a dumping site for other sites that didn't allow uploading attachments. The code for it still applies.
Am I gonna be outta luck if I try that, then? Not that I can even update currently.

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