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Postby bobfunland » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:12 am

I realise this is probably built into vBulletin as a security feature, however is it possible for the avatars to be hot-linked from a url instead of being cached on the forum server?
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Postby streaker69 » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:18 am

I believe that it is wiser to have the avatar's directly on the hosting server, otherwise you'll have some assjack out there on Mom&Pop's Webhosting service with a 28.8k dialup connection with his avatar, and we'd all have to wait for their host to give up the avatar.
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Postby Dutch » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:20 am

bobfunland wrote:I realise this is probably built into vBulletin as a security feature, however is it possible for the avatars to be hot-linked from a url instead of being cached on the forum server?

No hotlinking, but you can put in an URL from where the vBulletin server will get the image you want to use..

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Postby bobfunland » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:24 am

That's such a shame, I've got a php script set up to generate a random parade of tamagotchi creature thumbnails. Oh well.
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Postby streaker69 » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:25 am

bobfunland wrote:That's such a shame, I've got a php script set up to generate a random parade of tamagotchi creature thumbnails. Oh well.


Umm, Yeah. You want us to hate you?
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Postby bobfunland » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:28 am

streaker69 wrote:Umm, Yeah. You want us to hate you?
Yep, that's the reason why.
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Postby beakmyn » Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:10 am

I did that on a VAX once, while online I had a script running that would change my name every 5 seconds, along with some "scroller" scripts ;)

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Postby Dutch » Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:13 am

[quote="beakmyn"]I did that on a VAX once, while online I had a script running that would change my name every 5 seconds, along with some "scroller" scripts ]
If you'd been one of my users and done that, I'd force you to use every inch of that wasted tractor paper as toiletpaper.. Can you say "Butt with Papercuts...." ?

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Postby The Others » Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:14 am

streaker69 wrote:Umm, Yeah. You want us to hate you?


Don't forget the privacy worries. What next? Web bugs for all?
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Postby Barry » Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:23 am

bobfunland wrote:That's such a shame, I've got a php script set up to generate a random parade of tamagotchi creature thumbnails. Oh well.



Just make an animated gif. We'll still hate you though. :D
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