July 11, 2007
by: jovial_cynic
Every now and again, I'll look through my web logs and see how folks are getting to my site. Most of it is through the various forums I visit, but quite a bit comes from google image searches. I have hundreds of images stored on my site, most of which are my welded figurines, and project updates and the such.

I don't mind people getting to my site from google searches. What I mind is people leeching my images without my permission.

The most leeched image from my site, oddly enough, is the Wendy's Triple Classic image from a post I made back in 2005. For some reason, this thing has gotten passed around from forum to forum, often in the context of "wow - this is a lot of burger" or some such. Most recently, it was used in a terribly meaningful post about someone trying to figure out what to eat.

Ugh. There sure is a lot of worthless garbage on the internet. Anyhow, here's the relevant image:

I've swapped out the image with another one, as a friendly reminder that image-leeching is rude.

I thought about using a more-shocking image... something borderline vulgar or inappropriate-for-young-children, but I opted against it. I'll play nice.
np category: site


kendra said:
So, instead of a vulgar image, you have a guy that looks like it's either gonna punch me... or I thought he was eating something... like that burger. :) I was confused until I finished reading the post. :P
Cute Josh!

July 11, 2007

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