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  1. #1
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    So a ripper is linking to screenshots on our site

    What mean, evil, horrible nasty prank should I play on him? He stole all the content from a subsection of the site but left the images, which are about 150x150 pixels, linked to our server. I'm going to edit the pictures of course but I need ideas.
    If you have to operate your company behind the scenes or under a fake name, maybe it's time to leave the industry and start something fresh.

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    Edit the images to advertise a blatant warez site

    e.g.
    www.warez.com

    or whatever comes up highly in a google search

    Then report him to his host for advertising warez sites. His site is toast!

  3. #3
    Something Naughty



    Joking ofcourse..

  4. #4
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    Originally posted by Joseph_M
    Edit the images to advertise a blatant warez site

    e.g.
    www.warez.com

    or whatever comes up highly in a google search

    Then report him to his host for advertising warez sites. His site is toast!
    Ooooo, that hadn't crossed my mind, good idea. Too bad the images he linked to on our server are .jpg or I'd make a little animated banner for him.

    His IP block is hosted by sbcglobal.net. The ripping company runs their own nameservers. I'm hoping SBC is good at taking this stuff down.
    If you have to operate your company behind the scenes or under a fake name, maybe it's time to leave the industry and start something fresh.

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    The follwing URL may help

    http://help.sbcglobal.net/servabuse.php

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    Hehehe,just change the image URLs,then he will be linking to nothing

    Tinyurl is the answer for posting long urls!!!

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    PORN PORN PORN

    Come on you know you want to,that's the most eviliest thing you can do.

    Or gay porn if u wanna be really nasty.
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    Originally posted by RHShawn
    PORN PORN PORN

    Come on you know you want to,that's the most eviliest thing you can do.

    Or gay porn if u wanna be really nasty.
    Thats just ..... wrong, yet something I would expect coming from WHT.com

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    i'd go with the tub girl.

    that'd make people stop visiting his website.

  10. #10
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    If your website is on a linux server, put this into your htaccess file


    Code:
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(www\.)?example\.com/ [NC
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$
    RewriteRule \.(jpe?g|gif|bmp|png)$ images/nohotlink.jpg [L]
    Replace the url with your website, & the image url should lead to a picture which will appear on their website. This can be a simple notice saying "thief" or gay porn or gorish pictures or pictures of norah jones. You decide

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    & you probably wouldn't be able to do this in notepad. Get Ultraedit from ultraedit.com

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    We've always changed the images to mention they were stolen, like:
    "Image taken from www.domain without permission", or "I ripped this image off from domain.com".
    Seems to get their attention.
    Having problems, or maybe questions about WHT? Head over to the help desk!

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    Theres not need to sink to there level by replacing the images with porn or anything. Just re-name the image files. These people are just n00bs.
    Regards

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    Are you going to rename the files every hour & update the img source on your pages? Ha!

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    Originally posted by bear
    We've always changed the images to mention they were stolen, like:
    "Image taken from www.domain without permission", or "I ripped this image off from domain.com".
    Seems to get their attention.
    I agree there, something professional, rise above them scammers.

    I would personally link it to your site, get some free advertising.

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    Originally posted by mikeylove
    i'd go with the tub girl.

    that'd make people stop visiting his website.
    Hehehe,thats site went down the other day,dunno why.....PRETTY DISGUSTING PICTURE

    EDIT:

    Hehehe,i found it
    Last edited by The Dude; 07-25-2005 at 07:46 AM.

    Tinyurl is the answer for posting long urls!!!

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    adam, How do you link to a website within an image?

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    Just make a no hot linking place holder.

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    I had a similar problem except they were linking to .zip files, im not going to get into detail what they were but i just used IP Deny Manager in cpanel and they were too stupid to use a proxy and all my problems resolved.

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    Originally posted by RHShawn
    PORN PORN PORN

    Come on you know you want to,that's the most eviliest thing you can do.

    Or gay porn if u wanna be really nasty.
    I saw the latter part of that on another hotlinking site - nasty when you're the viewer

    Please tell me of the site so I don't have to see it
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    It would be funny tho, the dude's site is all porn pictures.

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    Revenge is sweet...

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    come to think about it my first client came to me because his old free host put gay porn on his site
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    Oh yes i just remembered, if you cpanel is like mine you can set hotlinking up so only images/files can be access by whatever sites you put in. Very useful.

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