[lug] Web crawler advice

George Sexton gsexton at mhsoftware.com
Mon May 5 16:04:07 MDT 2008

Nate Duehr wrote:
> MySpace and people deep-linking to content off-site is really annoying 
> on busy pages on their site too, but that's easily handled with a 
> rewrite rule to send them off to REALLY nasty photos (if I'm in a bad 
> mood) so they'll stop using me as their "image host", by linking to only 
> the images in my content and then loading 100 copies of it every time 
> some moron hits refresh on a MySpace page where some doofus has used my 
> images in their "avatar".

Someone on the newsgroup alt.www.webmaster used mod_rewrite to have the 
image redirected to a graphic saying "I LIKE LITTLE BOYS" when it was 
linked from MySpace UNLESS the person viewing was the poster.

So, everyone but that person saw the wrong graphic.

George Sexton
MH Software, Inc.
Voice: +1 303 438 9585
URL:   http://www.mhsoftware.com/

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