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I came across this website and noticed that all the images of Yoda are hotlinked from Wookieepedia. Is there anything that can be done to block this? - JMAS 19:36, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

  • Actually, upon closer inspection, it looks like they just copied the entire page source right from the Yoda article here, and pretty much every other page there, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Jedi, all of them on that site. - JMAS 19:38, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
    • You can post it here, first. It you look very, very closely on the Yoda page, he does say "[Some content from Wookieepedia]" (Some. Ha!) at the bottom, but since he doesn't mention the GFDL, I'm pretty sure it's still a violation. -- Ozzel 19:43, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
      • Wow, good eyes. I had to scan up and down the page three times, and THEN highlite the whole page before I saw that tiny, and gray on black writing. - JMAS 19:58, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
        • Erm, the whole thing is from Wookieepedia. Jasca Ducato Sith Council 20:44, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
          • So is this legal or not, then? Unit 8311 20:50, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
            • The site is allowed to copy the information because its under GDFL, but it's not 1)Giving Wookieepedia proper recognition for our work, and 2) Stating that the information is released under GDFL, so it's breaking the law. Jasca Ducato Sith Council 20:57, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Here's another one. I went ahead and put it under partial violations, but not sure if it fits there. They aren't copying the text, just hotlinking the image. - JMAS 15:33, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
    • Not a long-term solution, but we could always kriff with these guys by moving the images to a different filename. jSarek 08:51, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
      • Indeed. And we could replace them with other images, like, say... an Ewok fishing trip. :-) -- Ozzel 02:59, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
      • Actually, scratch that. Better idea—give me moment... -- Ozzel 03:03, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
  • How's this? -- Ozzel 03:15, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
    • Yea give'em the mountain. -- Riffsyphon1024 03:22, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
  • I thought the term was deep-linking... --School of Thrawn 101 06:08, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
    • Either way, it's stealing. Wikia pays for bandwidth. Every time an image that is uploaded to a Wiki's server gets viewed, it uses bandwidth. So every time someone visits the site that is hotlinking (or whatever you want to call it) the image, wikia is paying for it. Hence, it is theft of bandwidth. - JMAS 06:22, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

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