Skip to comments.Do Not Post Images From Rotten.com and Foo.ca
Posted on 01/03/2004 5:51:16 AM PST by I Am Not A ModEdited on 01/03/2004 9:23:56 AM PST by Lead Moderator. [history]
Occasionally we have had to point this out to people on threads, but I don't think the word is getting around because it keeps happening.
Some Freepers like posting images on Free Republic, which is fine by me. Some are absolutely hilarious.
And some Freepers like to go to Rotten.com to look at the graphics there, and then decide to post them to threads here.
The problem is that Rotten.com hates us, and hates conservatives. Whoever it is over there likens us to nazis.
When one posts an image from rotten.com on a thread, it may look normal on that user's computer, if the image is in the user's cache. However, for all the other users, the image won't be what the poster intended. The rotten.com server sees that the img request came from Free Republic, and swaps it out with something else. Sometimes it is porn (of the more vile sort, to be honest). Sometimes it is a picture of a rotting corpse with some text calling us gun-freak nazis who love female corpses.
So please do us a favor, and yourself a favor too since others might think that you intended to post whatever graphic ends up being displayed, and avoid rotten.com when posting to Free Republic.
And if you want to still give them your traffic by visiting their site despite the fact that they hate your guts, that is your own business and I really couldn't care less.
Update: While Rotten.com does indeed do this to us, and while rotten.com was the source of the picture that was involved, the site that did the switch this time was foo.ca.
Here is the image they swapped:
Click to see it- warning, it is gross.
Given the name of the URL, I am guessing it was the pic of the lady golfer kissing the trophy she won.
Got a freepmail that has a good tip in it:
"When one posts an image from rotten.com on a thread, it may look normal on that user's computer, if the image is in the user's cache."Thanks to the always helpful Sabertooth for that handy tip!
A slick and foolproof way to avoid this problem with any site is to search for images with a different browser than the browser in which one is posting.
I search in Explorer and post in Safari. Nothing from Explorer goes into my Safari cache, so whatever image I preview in Safari will be exactly as the rest of the forum will see it. Works for all browsers and all websites. Also provides protection against the Red X, "hosted by tripod," etc.
I thought of posting this on the thread, but it's already 100 replies, and would probably get lost. Perhaps a re-edit wit this tip might be useful.
But I wanna see the switcheroo.
iamnotamod certainly isn't the owner.
Their website name defines their mindset and anyone who would get jollies collecting pictures of mangled corpses, birth defects, etc. is a ghoul who would find some admiration in the handiwork of real Nazis. They are just projecting again.
I simply tire of the Puritannical brigade on FR that believe the rest of us actually need instruction on where we go and what we do. In short, these sorts of posts piss me off.
Because that is what was there this morning.
Just ask fzob.
fnord, you are not in trouble here. You didn't know. Most didn't know. That is why I posted this thread.
But I guess some like Glenn think I am lying. That is their perogative.
William, the reply that fnord made was on the 23rd of December. We got the abuse report today. It could have been switched any time in between. We have seen it happen as short as a few minutes, and as long as a few months.
Then you can well imagine how those Cornflakes feel.
But right now that service isn't available. John's reworking it, I think.
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