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What's the best way to approach linking to a site with limited bandwidth?

What's the best way to approach linking to a site with limited bandwidth?
posted by handee on Jul 4, 2005 - 17 comments

Can I link to Geocities?

If I have found a website that I think is interesting and I'd like to share it with MeFi... but it is a geocities page that will be useless after the bandwidth limit is hit, what is the protocol? Simply not post it? Post it and let the bandwidth chips fall where they may? Advice on proper etiquette appreciated!
posted by limitedpie on Jul 26, 2004 - 12 comments

LGF quiz

Some users feel that this needs to go, and I agree with them.
posted by Krrrlson on Apr 11, 2004 - 97 comments

Etiquette: Linking to fragile sites


GeoCities
is, of course, notorious for falling to pieces if more than three people click on one of its sites (though anastasiav's secondary links more than make up for her first). It's happened to everyone, so I wonder whether more experienced posters have untold ways of guessing what sort of traffic a posted website will bear? Are there any ways to avoid the "MetaFiltered" meltdown? Are there any steps posters can take to preempt the predictable outcome, besides including the (unsatisfactory) Google cache? Can the content be saved in another way, in order to answer users' queries?

In short, what is the best policy for fragile links, assuming they're worth posting anyway?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Oct 7, 2003 - 15 comments

We've discussed problems with geocities links before

Regarding this post: We've discussed problems with geocities links before. Unfortunately people are not requiored to have read that discussion before posting. Can we grep front Page posts for sites with limited bandwidth quotas (geocities and other known free hosting sites) and then at least warn the posters on the preview pane that they should probably get the google cash or try and find the content elseware?
posted by woil on Jul 17, 2003 - 21 comments

Geocities sites go down when their traffic goes up.

Postus Interruptus . . .

Often times, obscure and non commercial websites are hosted on free but metered sites like Tripod and Geocities.
These simple sites make for great FPPs, except the instant surge in traffic puts the site over its hourly bandwidth quota. here's an example where the poster anticipated this and even cautioned everyone to stay away from the video link on the page for a day or two. But to no avail. . .
When the masses will foreseeably shut the site down, wouldn't it make more sense to link to the google cache of that site instead?

posted by BentPenguin on Jul 26, 2002 - 15 comments

Geocities Migration

Now that Geocites has cut off FTP to its free users, we're likely to see a mass migration of Geo-based bloggers to other free FTP-capable hosts. (more inside)
posted by brownpau on Mar 1, 2002 - 18 comments

Please kill this thread

Please kill this thread. [More]
posted by Steven Den Beste on Dec 11, 2001 - 16 comments

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