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Have you tried your old name, Anna?
Might make you feel better..!
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Hmm, they got some of mine that I haven.t put on any websites. The cheeky f******
If you haven't put them on any websites how could they possibly get hold of them?
Quote: Hmm, they got some of mine that I haven.t put on any websites. The cheeky f******
Well if you haven't someone else has! Or, they have access to your hard-drive, which, I would be more worried about.
They've lifted four of mine from here.
Fortunately they've all suffered quite badly in the transition and won't be much use to anyone.
Lots of my stuff but, as mentioned, it's all from Google. Some still links but many links have expired.
I've just looked again and all they've taken from me are the thumbnails in my pf.
No wonder they're no use!
Quote: No wonder they're no use!
Having looked at this closer it seems they are a Spanish image search...a bit like Google. You don't upload to Google, Google crawls web sites and indexes the content so when you search you find content/images/news etc on the relevant web sites. If the indexed pictures on this site are found, the finder will click the thumb and land on ePHOTOzine or any other site that the photo was indexed on. It seems the site is trying to make money from it's google ads and uses the images as a way to get people to its site. Google pay money if their search box is used and if ads are clicked on. Those are the first things the users.
So it's main catch is providing wallpapers. The idea is you would search, find a pic you like and then click on the thumbnail to get a big version pulled from the original site into a box within their site. So it looks like the picture is available from them to use as a wallpaper.
The good thing about ePHOTOzine is that we protect you by turning off the hotlinking so the person cannot access your photos on here. Try it. do a search for ephotozine. On the first page click on an ePHOTOzine image and then on the slightly larger and poor quality thumbnail. You will be directed to a page that says www.ephotozine.com. Then try clicking on one of our members Tim ambientlight.co.uk's photo spreads....and see it takes you to the full size version.
Hopefully that will reassure most of you. If you're picture has been lifted from any other source check to make sure it is hotlink protected.
Already tried it Pete.
You're dead right but thanks for the reassurance anyway.
Yayyyy, International fame at last.............
I've just searched my username and 7 pictures resulted, 4 from here, though 2 are not my pictures and I don't remember commenting on them.
As has been said, clicking on the Ephotozine images just brings up www.ephotozine.com.
I'm too scared to try and search for mine again.
I can't say it bothers me in the least but was amused last night to find typing in Cattyal produced 10 pages of results Somehow I think it very unlikely anyone would search on my username
So I decided to type in my nom-de-web and up came 66 images (or was it 77?) mostly from my flickr account. There are also photos taken from Photoanswers website, including thumbnails of avatars of other Photoanswers members who I exchanged PMs with. So they've even been in the private PM inbox of Photoanswers. Now I don't give a f**k who copies pics from Flickr, if you post there, you expect that, or at least, you understand you're leaving yourself open to that, but I'm a little surprised to see those avatars from a private message box harvested.
Looks like the site has been suspended
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