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    Arrow The Last Jedi Speaks

    I am the The Last Jedi Standing.



    The the orginal Star Wars film now called a New Hope the CO of the Death Star , Peter Cushing, refered to Darth Vader as the last of his kind.

    Members.. I have been thinking about open a thread so I can establish a dialog between myself and the membership of this forum.

    First off I'd like to remind everyone to re-read the rules of this forum.

    FORUM RULES: Things to Remember Before Posting, important, please read!

    What this thread will be about is reminders of the rules and the way this forum conducts it's discussions.

    DO NOT in this thread post/report about any other members misbehavior. Just simply send me a PM..not a visitor message but a PM.

    Recently I banned a couple of new members because they were trolls. Pure and simple. We cannot allow that sort of behavior.

    Read the forum Rules
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    Re: The Grand Pubah Speaks!!

    Yesterday I edited a new members photos because he hotlinked them. Last night he re-posted the same photos still hotlinked.

    DO NOT edit your post when a moderator edits it. READ THE RULES!!

    ..and STOP HOTLINKING PHOTOS!

    All members are here by advised not to hot link your photos when posting photos. Use a photo hosting site such as imageshack or tinypic. They are very easy to use.

    Download the photo you wish to post to your computer. Use a photo hosting site to upload it. Use that URL to host your photo.

    Hot-linking images eats up band width!

    Don't know what Hot-linking is??



    Hotlinking and Bandwidth Theft - What is it?

    Are you a hotlinker?

    Ok, so you may be new to the web or even web design in general and want to create your own space online...
    You see an image you'd love to add to your website, you:

    1. Download it to your hard drive and upload it to your own server (after checking that is is allowed to be used)... or,
    2. Add it to your page without uploading it to your website.

    If you chose #1, congratulations, you've already decided to not hotlink! If you chose number 2... please read why this is theft.
    Hotlinking - What is it?

    Hotlinking, inline linking, remote linking and many other terms are used to describe a way taking images, or other files and embedding it directly into a website. In other words, unauthorized use of someone else's bandwidth. Hotlinked files are files Not stored on your own server. For example, a hotlinked image code would look something like this:
    <img scr="http://www.notmysite.com/not-my-image.jpg">
    OK, so why is Hotlinking wrong?

    If the person who owns the media file you are embedding into your own website gives permission to hotlink, then nothing is wrong. Sadly, this is not usually the case.

    If you don't have permission, remote linking to any media and / or program file is theft.

    Yes, theft.. even if it's a clipart archive offering free images, a music server giving away free tunes or a website with freeware... Unless the original website specifically states otherwise, hotlinking is stealing.

    "Wait a minute" I hear you say, "I didn't steal anything, the file is right where the owner left it!" OK, let me explain this a bit. Each time a file is called from our servers we have what is called a data transfer request, or another way of saying it.. we have bandwidth used.

    Bandwidth is a bit like gas for a car. Every time you drive (or a file is loaded), a bit of fuel (or bandwidth) is used up. Now imagine if each night one of your neighbors siphoned out a tiny bit for their own car... then other neighbors thought "I'll just take a couple drops as well"... by morning your fuel tank is empty. Your neighbors each thought taking just a tiny bit would be unnoticeable.. but added all up it left nothing for you.

    Serving up images is not only usually our biggest consumer of bandwidth, when others remotely link to them (ie. embed them in their websites from our servers without our permission), we have to pay... bandwidth is not free! Most websites have a limited amount of data transfer and the website owners either have to cough up extra money each month to pay the fees, or face shutting down.
    The difference between hotlinking & linking to a web site:

    When people link directly to a media file (gif, jpg, png, mov etc.), the webmaster of the original site has to pay the fees. When someone links to a page on that same website, the webmaster still pays fees but the content is shown in the form the designer (and copyright holder) wished, and they may be able to cover costs by displaying advertising on the page.

    Super simply put... Hot Linking to media files = bad... Linking to pages = good ;-)
    Other reasons you shouldn't hotlink files

    Eventually every website owner that faces this dilemma has to make a decision. Close up shop... or fight back? Since their files would now be embedded into your website, they are free to do with those files as they wish... and most will.
    Some things webmasters can do to hotlinkers:

    1. Rename the file and give the hotlinker a broken file.
    2. Replace it with a very nasty file (think of whatever you'd most dislike seeing on your page and I can guarantee the website owner with the original content can imagine something ten times worse.)
    3. Replace it with a notice that hotlinking is not allowed and an advertisement for their own website.
    4. Contact the hotlinker's website host and submit a copyright / terms of service abuse report. In most cases this will result in the hotlinker losing their website.

    OK, but...

    So by now you (should) realize why hotlinking is wrong, but what if your web site host doesn't allow images stored? That's an easy one!

    Either find a better host, (here are free subdomain hosts and a list of free domain hosts) that will allow image uploading.

    Option number 2, keep your current host and use a free image host that allows hotlinking.

    Can't save files?
    If for some reason you can't save a file, or perhaps not on your own computer and find an image that you want, there's the Transload Service that will upload it for you, or you could always email yourself the file for later use.

    Oh, and please, before you take any file whether it's an image, sound file or anything else.. check that it is allowed to be used elsewhere. Just because something is on a website does not mean that anyone is free to take it! There are copyright laws online as well.
    Thank-you for taking the time to learn about hotlinking

    If you didn't understand what hotlinking or remote linking files before was, a big thank you for reading this! My hope is that by reading through this, learning why hotlinking is theft and how to avoid it.. there will be more responsible linkers in the future.

    Please help keep the free clipart collections and sound files that are freely offered online, and available for free for future users. Do your part by linking properly and explaining it to other people you might know that hotlink simply because they don't know any better.
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    Re: The Grand Pubah Speaks!!

    To all new members..welcome to SDF! The best English language Chinese military forum on the internet!

    Many times new members post in frustration because often times new post are moderated. This moderation occurs when a member with less than 15 post post links or hyper-links in his/her post. This is an anti-spam feature to thwart spammers. Sorry for the inconvenience. But be patient and your post shall appear in a few hours.
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    Re: The Grand Pubah Speaks!!

    Tonight I banned a spammer before he got his first post in. I have the ability to stop spammers before they post. One of my super mod powers.

    So spammers beware! If you try to spam this forum..well
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    Re: The Grand Pubah Speaks!!

    Once again all members are invited to re-read the rules..all of them. The whole thread.


    http://www.sinodefenceforum.com/anno...e-read-20.html

    5, The following posts will be deleted or edited;

    * Posts containing personal attack, swearing, foul language, political propaganda, and commercial advertisement better know as spam.
    * Posts that are offensive to any ethnic, racial or religious groups or government. This isn't political forum.
    * Posts that prompt hatred between different countries or groups of people.
    For the second time in less than a month a member started a thread about some of the ethnic difficulties in China's past. I for one do not know the history of the ethnic strife in China. But I do know this..>>> We will not allow such discussion at SDF. The next member that starts such a thread shall be banned instantly and anyone that responds in said thread shall get a warning..or more.

    I'm sure I've made myself perfectly clear!
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    Re: The Grand Pubah Speaks!!

    Yesterday evening I deleted 32 post in the Chinese Military & Defense News Thread

    Why? The discussion was way off topic and the flaming and country bashing was in full effect. Gents in the news threads just discuss the news. Stay on topic. Don't get into ideological discussions about politics and the like..just....

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    Re: The Grand Pubah Speaks!!

    Gentlemen..feel free to post in Chinese. But you must translate your post to English the best of your ability. Many of our members and guest do not speak or read any of the Chinese languages.

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    Re: The Grand Pubah Speaks!!

    Members..if you have a question about any military gear do not open a thread just to ask a single question use our..

    Military FAQ thread

    The Grand Pubah has spoken!
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    Re: The Grand Pubah Speaks!!

    Members, be careful when opening videos posted from Chinese web sites. From now on I only open videos from sina.com. Many of the other Chinese web sites are infested with spyware, worms and viruses. Two days ago my Norton anti virus caught eight spyware and two viruses from a Chinese website. Beware gents ..BEWARE!!
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    Re: The Grand Pubah Speaks!!

    Today a newer member used the term "Chinaman" in their post. I edited that word out. DO NOT use the term Chinaman in your post. Why? Read below.


    Chinaman is a term that refers to a Chinese man, person, or in some cases, a racial term for any person of East Asian descent. Although the term originated in usage that was not originally offensive in intent, and was listed in older dictionaries, its use evolved into a term often used against the Chinese and other Asians as they encountered increased discrimination and injustice in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Currently, usage of the term Chinaman is strongly discouraged by Asian American organizations and others, and considered offensive by modern dictionaries, dictionaries of slurs and euphemisms, and guidelines for racial harassment. It can be compared to the ethnic slur, nig*er, used for persons of African descent, which was also used as both a self-referential and pejorative description.
    And the rules state;

    The following posts will be deleted or edited;

    * Posts that are offensive to any ethnic, racial or religious groups or government. This isn't political forum.
    This person also used the term ChiCom. Do not use that term for the reasons stated above.^^.

    These terms,Chinaman & ChiCom are offensive to many of our members.


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    Re: The Grand Pubah Speaks!!

    To all new members..welcome to SDF! The best English language Chinese military forum on the internet!

    Many times new members post in frustration because often times new post are moderated. This moderation occurs when a member with less than 15 post post links or hyper-links in his/her post. This is an anti-spam feature to thwart spammers. Sorry for the inconvenience. But be patient and your post shall appear in a few hours.

    and...

    Once again gents do not hot-link your photos. Hot linking eats up bandwidth. I'll be deleting any hot linked photos. So if you want your photos to stand read what I posted below a few months ago.

    Orginally posted 02.10.2010... Once again I need to remind members not to hot link your photos! Use a photo hosting site. It is very simple.

    Try tiny pic..very simple!


    TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting

    HOT LINKING EATS UP BANDWIDTH>>>DON'T DO IT!! Henceforth I will delete hotlinked photos and just leave a link.

    Hotlinking and Bandwidth Theft - What is it?
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    Re: The Grand Pubah Speaks!!

    Gents I'm going to be out of the forum until Sunday evening. Behave yourselves...The other mods shall keep an eye on you!
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    Re: The Grand Pubah Speaks!!

    Gents I've deleted the Asian actress and model thread, Sorry. Someone porn spammed up that thread while I was away. This has happened before. So I deleted the thread. I don't do porn nor will I allow any sort of porn in this forum.
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    Re: The Grand Pubah Speaks!!

    you could've pm the pics to us before deleting them....the porn pics i mean

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    Re: The Grand Pubah Speaks!!

    Quote Originally Posted by pla101prc View Post
    you could've pm the pics to us before deleting them....the porn pics i mean
    popeye didnt. that meant it must be sth we dun wanna know

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