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Old 12-05-2015, 09:05 AM   #15
Undertoad
Miserable contrarian
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Cottage of Prussia
Posts: 29,531
10 years ago hotlinking was a terrible problem for us because

words = small
images = big
video = huge (it's actually many images per second)

But since bandwidth has increased worldwide, hotlinked images are not much of a problem for us any more, and certainly not for image hosting sites like Imgur. The only problem with hotlinking now is that we will outlast the other sites and the threads won't be pretty. I like the idea that our threads may still be useful and interesting in 10-20 years.

I have always wanted to fill out the utterly simple image hosting that IotD uses, and make it available to all Dwellars with a nice interface, inside the Cellar security so that your username and password allow you into the image hosting. It could still happen.
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