This image is too big April 25, 2006 11:19 AM   Subscribe

Can this big-ass image be made to go away? It's just stupid.
posted by cedar to MetaFilter-Related at 11:19 AM (27 comments total)

Oh God! Please smite that! I commandeth you!
posted by Stauf at 11:28 AM on April 25, 2006


It's just stupid.

Well it's not just stupid. It's so much more.
posted by iconomy at 11:28 AM on April 25, 2006


Ugh. FWIW, I adblocked the filename.
Considering who posted it, you could also just get that specific user-comment killfile script thingy and be none the poorer.
*Snickers*
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:30 AM on April 25, 2006


What iconomy said. Do not understate the case for such an image.
posted by cortex at 11:32 AM on April 25, 2006


Alvy Ampersand is a Den Beste sockpuppet ? Take a note, crunchland.
posted by y2karl at 11:37 AM on April 25, 2006


I think it's beautiful.

Uh oh. Seizure.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:43 AM on April 25, 2006


I'm pretty sure I'd flag it -- either as "breaks the guidelines" or "fantastic" -- if it didn't crash my goddamn Firefox. Ah well.
posted by donpedro at 11:49 AM on April 25, 2006


gone.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:50 AM on April 25, 2006


Guh?
I used AdBlock on the picture so I could go back to the thread without my FireFox going all spastic, and was just suggesting it as an alternative solution.
If cedar wasn't using AdBlock or similar thing, the suggestion wouldn't be very helpful, hence FWIW.

Sorry to disappoint The MeFite Defective Agency. You can take your deerstalkers off now.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:56 AM on April 25, 2006


What you saw (it's gone now) is the image my server is programmed to send when anyone deep links any of my image files. What Matteo thought he was linking to is a frame grab of two kids doing akanbe, from the third DVD of Ah! My Goddess! TV anime.)

Considering the topic and my first post in it, it's actually apropos. That blinking image is the one I created to drive away all the MySpace people who kept deep-linking to my image files, which I mentioned in the first post in that thread.

The goal was for it to be obnoxious and painful to look at, without being gross or obscene, while using up as little of my bandwidth as possible (only 17K). Did I succeed, or what?
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 11:57 AM on April 25, 2006


once more, evidence is presented for images to be thumbnailed. That way they could still be used to convey important information but limited in their collateral-damage.
posted by blue_beetle at 12:21 PM on April 25, 2006


I already miss it.

Uh-oh. Another seizure.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:27 PM on April 25, 2006


Of course, I just set my site's htaccess file so you can't link to my images and leave it at that, thus removing the aggravation for everyone else who reads a thread on a board like this one where someone posts an external image, but then I'm not a douchebag.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 12:44 PM on April 25, 2006


If SDB did it to annoy MySpace users, then he is by definition not a douchebag, but rather the anti-douchebag.
posted by kindall at 12:59 PM on April 25, 2006


That image was terrible. I say that as someone who usually enjoys terrible images from hijacking htaccess redirects.

A simple and tiny "don't steal images" GIF would probably suffice. That, or goatse.cx or tubgirl.
posted by loquacious at 1:00 PM on April 25, 2006


once more, evidence is presented for images to be thumbnailed.

What you see as evidence for thumbnails, I see as evidence that the image tag sucks.
posted by cribcage at 1:01 PM on April 25, 2006


If SDB did it to annoy MySpace users, then he is by definition not a douchebag, but rather the anti-douchebag.

And yet all we got was a bunch of users getting annoyed and work being created for a mod. But yeah, we sure showed that MySpace person, maybe.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 1:06 PM on April 25, 2006


"Of course, I just set my site's htaccess file....."

Exactly. This is the right way if the goal is to stop bandwidth theft. The image swap thing is only the right way if you want people to understand that your concept of "clever" hasn't matured since grade school. Seriously. It was funny back in '98. Now? Not so much.
posted by y6y6y6 at 1:28 PM on April 25, 2006


And yet all we got was...work being created for a mod.

Wait. If I understand what happened, matteo tried to deep-link an image from someone else's server. And you figure the cleanup should be blamed on Steven C. Den Beste?

I also like the alternative suggestions. Steven C. Den Beste says he tried to create an offensive image so people would stop leeching his bandwidth, and a bunch of y'all reply, "But it's too offensive. Could you choose something easier to look at?"
posted by cribcage at 1:38 PM on April 25, 2006


cribcage? Hello? We're fuckers? Try to keep up, okay sparky?
posted by y6y6y6 at 1:46 PM on April 25, 2006


You certainly are.
posted by cribcage at 2:01 PM on April 25, 2006


And yet all we got was a bunch of users getting annoyed and work being created for a mod.

By the guy who hotlinked to the image. Not by SCDB.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 2:10 PM on April 25, 2006


shit, folks. people link to images, and sites create substitutes to discourage the bandwidth leech. shit happens. it was a mistake, and it's fixed. easily at that. pitchforks and torches down.
posted by shmegegge at 3:14 PM on April 25, 2006


once more, evidence is presented for images to be thumbnailed.

Better would be a site-wide preference toggle to show/hide inline images, like the one at Metachat. Easy peasy.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:26 PM on April 25, 2006


On the other hand, that might encourage inlining images, so maybe not.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:44 PM on April 25, 2006


Well, hell. If I'd known it was:
...a frame grab of two kids doing akanbe, from the third DVD of "Ah! My Goddess!"
I never would have said a word.
posted by cedar at 5:38 PM on April 25, 2006


Killer Japanese Seizure Robots!
posted by dgaicun at 2:29 AM on April 26, 2006


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