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  1. Community Founder Art Andrews's Avatar
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    Sep 5, 2008, 10:50 AM - TDH Reference Gallery Moved #1

    We previously had the reference gallery located at thedentedhelmet.com/misc/tdh_ref. This has been changed. The gallery is now located at:

    www.thedentedhelmet.com/reference

    Additionally, we had this directory password protected. We have now opened it up. However, we are going to block hotlinking, so please do not try to add an image from the reference gallery in to a post. You can post a link to it, but not actually add the image. We will be adding a permanent link in the Navbar soon.

    Edit - took out old URL for ref page now that wiki is present.
    Last edited by Art Andrews; Oct 16, 2009 at 4:23 PM.
  2. I helped at SDCC '08 MandalorFett's Avatar
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    Sep 5, 2008, 1:35 PM - Re: TDH Reference Gallery Moved #2

    You've added the Prepro 3 helmet shots, awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Sep 5, 2008, 9:54 PM - Re: TDH Reference Gallery Moved #3

    Thanks for the update!
  4. Rich D.'s Avatar
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    Sep 6, 2008, 1:21 AM - Re: TDH Reference Gallery Moved #4

    FWIW, it is possible to set it up where hotlinking is enabled if the referrer is on the same domain, but disable hotlinking from other domains. Seems reasonable to embed a picture in a thread, if it's hosted on the same domain.
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    Sep 6, 2008, 5:40 PM - Re: TDH Reference Gallery Moved #5

    Quote Count Dookie said: View Post
    FWIW, it is possible to set it up where hotlinking is enabled if the referrer is on the same domain, but disable hotlinking from other domains. Seems reasonable to embed a picture in a thread, if it's hosted on the same domain.
    That's how it is set up at the moment, though it may get locked down tighter eventually, if it becomes a problem. The reference gallery images are just WAY too big to embed in posts. Most are over 1200 px across!
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    Sep 6, 2008, 8:13 PM - Re: TDH Reference Gallery Moved #6

    I see. An alternative might be to batch compress all the ref photos to 640x480 into a "lo-res" directory, and any hotlinks from /forums/ could be referred to the lo-res version. I just like the idea of having photos inline, although I see the reason for not loading 4MB photos every time they're linked.
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    Sep 6, 2008, 11:15 PM - Re: TDH Reference Gallery Moved #7

    Quote Count Dookie said: View Post
    I see. An alternative might be to batch compress all the ref photos to 640x480 into a "lo-res" directory, and any hotlinks from /forums/ could be referred to the lo-res version. I just like the idea of having photos inline, although I see the reason for not loading 4MB photos every time they're linked.
    That's all The Dent's territory.

    It makes sense to me, and it would be easy enough to do those redirects.

    Both bandwidth and screen size makes it a bad idea to put high res pics inline. In my experience, the mods that auto resize images in the forum work, but slow the pages down hugely.

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