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Hi All, Wikia are changing the way we deal with external images. They will be off by default, meaning an image from another site can't be embedded in pages here. We will make exceptions for agreed sites, such as those that have given specific permission for linking in this way. Images from other wikis hosted by Wikia will also be allowed. If you think there are images on this wiki that will be affected, then we can give you a list of pages to clear up. I think everyone uploads here anyway, and uploaded images are unaffected.

Please see Wikia:Help:Externally hosted images for more info on this, and more on why we feel external images need to be restricted in this way. Thanks -- sannse@fandom (talk) 14:24, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

  • I'd just be interested to know if there are any in use outside the User: namespace. I know there are some on userpages but I've tried to eliminate hotlinked images anywhere in main. -- Darth Culator (Talk) 15:04, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
Seems there are quite a few around... -- sannse@fandom (talk) 15:07, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

I just saw that, but most of those are external links to images, not images being displayed in the page. We do have lots of links to images, especially ones on Is there a way to distinguish them? -- Darth Culator (Talk) 15:10, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

I'd say the best way is to move the list somewhere, click through the links quickly, and remove any from the list that you can confirm have no external images. A lot can be cleared quickly that way I would say -- sannse@fandom (talk) 16:19, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Are links to images going to be OK? Does this just prevent them from displaying? -- Darth Culator (Talk) 16:21, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Links will be fine, this is just embeded external images -- sannse@fandom (talk) 16:40, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Well that's fine then. We've never allowed inline display of external images in main pages, and only tolerated it in other namespaces rather than explicitly allowing it. -- Darth Culator (Talk) 17:07, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

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