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Admin Image Caching

Discussion in 'Admin Shout Box' started by Bombardier, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    I have looked at a selection of old & new posts and have found some photos that are hotlinked from other sites.

    This is not what we like to see (unless they allow that) and I was concerned that we were using the bandwidth of those sites.

    As such we now permanently cache the photos wherever they are linked from. What this means is that we serve the image from our servers with no effect on the bandwidth of the host site.

    This is also true for your third party host like Imgur, so even if you delete an image from Imgur that you have posted here it will still show in the thread.

    If I had created this system prior to Photobucket preventing third party hosting we would still be able to see those images too but hindsight is a wonderful thing eh .
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  2. zipper

    zipper Mi Lance corporal MI.Net Member Mi.Net Supporter

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    Nice work
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