Posting pics of other members in the forum

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    Jun 27, 2012 10:06 PM GMT

    Do you think it's bad?

    Considering that the pic is in their profile and that if they delete it, it will break the pic in the thread.

    Is it still a faux-pas?
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    Jun 27, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
    If it's hotlinked from their profile, no big deal.

    If it's saved on another server and hotlinked from there, it's copyright infringement, which most sites would immediately scold (or delete) the person's profile who posted it.
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    Jun 28, 2012 2:09 AM GMT
    I asked the admins about this a long time ago. Basically, if you delete your image from your CP, it won't necessarily delete in the threads or anywhere else that the image is hotlinked. As long as that image is accessed every X days, it will stay alive on the CDN. If you really want your pics deleted, then you'll have to ask the admins. I think they can issue a manual command on the CDN to have it removed permanently.

    And I generally think it's bad form to post someone's profile pics in the forums. Especially if their profile is set to be not visible to non-logged in members.
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    Jun 28, 2012 2:13 AM GMT
    Hmm yeah I guess for people coming in from google, the pictures would be visible without being a member if they're posted in a forum.

    Damn I delete a pic earlier today and could have tested this deletion thing.
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    Jun 28, 2012 2:41 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI asked the admins about this a long time ago. Basically, if you delete your image from your CP, it won't necessarily delete in the threads or anywhere else that the image is hotlinked. As long as that image is accessed every X days, it will stay alive on the CDN. If you really want your pics deleted, then you'll have to ask the admins. I think they can issue a manual command on the CDN to have it removed permanently.

    And I generally think it's bad form to post someone's profile pics in the forums. Especially if their profile is set to be not visible to non-logged in members.



    I think it is bad even when they have they profile set to be seen by everyone. What if they change their mind later? Just hotlink the photo.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jun 28, 2012 3:19 AM GMT
    What if you hotlink it for purpose of the conversation going on in the link, then return and delete it a day or two later? That's one reason I think old conversations should be purged from time to time ... suppose someone dies ... they live on forever in cyberspace I guess
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    Jun 28, 2012 4:21 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidWhat if you hotlink it for purpose of the conversation going on in the link, then return and delete it a day or two later? That's one reason I think old conversations should be purged from time to time ... suppose someone dies ... they live on forever in cyberspace I guess
    Problem is when someone quotes your post. You can delete your own post with the hotlinked imaged, but the image will still appear on other person's post.

    Anyways, all the hot guys will live forever on the internet. I'm starting to see some pics of guys from really old profile sites appear on Tumblr. icon_lol.gificon_confused.gif
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    Jun 28, 2012 4:45 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidWhat if you hotlink it for purpose of the conversation going on in the link, then return and delete it a day or two later? That's one reason I think old conversations should be purged from time to time ... suppose someone dies ... they live on forever in cyberspace I guess
    You should try buying a movie in which all the actors are dead.

    Dying you doesn't exempt you from all the stuff you did while you were alive. icon_wink.gif