Saturday, October 16, 2004

Linking Netiquette

According to linking etiquette you're not supposed to link to images on another persons server. The explanation is that you're stealing their bandwidth. If you want to show one of their pictures, host it yourself. I myself have been violating this policy lately with some one my posting images. I've gone back a few months and corrected those posts.

Why bring this up? I've noticed a couple of people linking to images on my site. If it's in the context of a link to a blog entry I wouldn't mind at all but in one case the images is just being used as a background for their web page. I can't really get too mad however. The young person has used the image to such good effect and is obviously a Red Sox fan. Given the outcome of the first couple games of the ALCS I feel the same way.

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