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As part of our recent forum upgrade, we have added a filter that only allows the posting of images from specific image hosts. The reason we made this change was not to inconvience you, but for your protection. Without the filter in place it was possible to host an image on a private website and harvest the IP addresses of everyone who loaded the page with that image on it. Because of this we decided that the extra security of whitelisting image hosts was necessary when we gained the capability to do so with the recent forum upgrade.

 

We have already added most of the major image hosts to our whitelist and are constantly watching for more safe hosts that people regularly use to add to the list. That being said, we don't think of everything and there might be an image host that you want to use that we just don't know about. If you have an image host that you would like us to look into, please post it on this thread and we'll take a look. However, we will NOT be allowing personal websites for the reasons listed above.

 

Current Approved Hosts

 

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Is there going to be a sticky posted with the list of approved hosts?

 

also please add Imm.io (http://i.imm.io/vSl7.gif)

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My clan use images and sigs uploaded to the following place, including the ones on our tip.it recruitment thread here since 2008!: http://britishelites.com/

Stat sigs we use regularly from: http://junglebiscuit.com/


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http://speedtest.net/

 

Speedtest would be useful, especially since this thread doesn't work at all now.

FYI I added this one earlier :) I can't do the others right now since I'm on a phone. Another admin may have already looked at them though.


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Screensnapr s'il vous plait.

Is there going to be a sticky posted with the list of approved hosts?

 

also please add Imm.io (http://i.imm.io/vSl7.gif)

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Dynamic stats images for http://whatpulse.org/

 

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These have been added so far.


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Just so you guys know - we'll work on processing some of the other requests soon. :) We need to more concretely establish our criteria.

 

But just a heads up, we probably will have to decline some of them. Adding too many unknown/personal/small sites to the whitelist kind of defeats the purpose of having it in the first place. In order to maximize everyone's security, we need to keep the list limited to bigger and more established sites that we know for certain are trustworthy.


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Since my host will be ignored, can anyone recommend an image host that allows for dynamic images (ie: cycle through different images upon refresh)?


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Since my host will be ignored, can anyone recommend an image host that allows for dynamic images (ie: cycle through different images upon refresh)?

Uzzisoft - it's on the list and I used to use it. Works great.


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How about adding tip.it.stealingyouripswhenyoucometomywebsite.com/trustme/it/is/safe/virus.exe?

 

As for solid criteria for what you think is acceptable, how about reading the ToS and Privacy Policies of each place you want to allow?

 

If anything in there says "we want to steal your audience's IP so we can steal their RS accounts", you won't want to allow those ones.

 

Alternatively, if you guys are going to be so paranoid as to whitelist where you can link images from, how about providing a service that allows people to upload them here? Oh, wait, you do. It's the Gallery.

 

Leaves those of us who want dynamic sigs in the dark tho. Maybe an Image proxy? Community Protection vs. Server Load?

 

 

 

I joke; I joke; I kid; I kid;

 

Thanks for adding whatpulse!!

 

 

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http://tfssig.g00glen00b.be/

Stat sig based on google docs (for F2ps in my clan : TFS)

 

Ex: http://tfssig.g00gle...0/Medaragon.png

 

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Unfortunately we can't add this right now because it is a personal site and isn't a 'reputable' or 'trusted' image host. :( I'm sure you're not out there grabbing IPs, but we do have to draw the line somewhere and we chose to draw it at personal sites. If you were to expand this and develop it into a more well known and trusted signature hosting site, we might be able to consider it. But right now it's very much a personal site used by a close group of friends so it doesn't meet our criteria. Sorry. :(

 

My clan use images and sigs uploaded to the following place, including the ones on our tip.it recruitment thread here since 2008!: http://britishelites.com/

Stat sigs we use regularly from: http://junglebiscuit.com/

 

Added junglebiscuit, but unfortunately we can't add clan sites, for a reason similar to what I told Medaragon. British Elites might be fine, but clan sites are a big part of the IP grabbing problem so we have to put a blanket ban on them. But it shouldn't be too difficult to reupload your recruitment images to one of our allowed hosts. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we really have to do everything we can to protect our users (including you).


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Has the unlock for long standing/trusted members been canned or is that still a possibility?


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Has the unlock for long standing/trusted members been canned or is that still a possibility?

 

 

Based on what tripsis has said previously, I'd bet they are still hashing out the guidelines for what they want to allow.

 

Just so you guys know - we'll work on processing some of the other requests soon. :) We need to more concretely establish our criteria....

 

Since some of those sites would be considered personal sites but they have outlawed personal sites, I am sure they don't want to just start accepting some without a baseline of why they allow one but not another.

But just a heads up, we probably will have to decline some of them. Adding too many unknown/personal/small sites to the whitelist kind of defeats the purpose of having it in the first place. In order to maximize everyone's security, we need to keep the list limited to bigger and more established sites that we know for certain are trustworthy.

 

 

Give it time, I know they can take awhile but they will get to it eventually.

 

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Has the unlock for long standing/trusted members been canned or is that still a possibility?

It's all kind of done on a case-by-case basis at this point. But generally:

 

  • Websites strictly for personal use will not be allowed. This might include personal blogs, personal portfolios, or just using your own hosting for images.
  • If you create a small RuneScape-related site, it won't be allowed at first. Examples of what I mean are your own fan site, your own dynamic signature site, or any other kind of RuneScape "service" site. Along the line, if/when it becomes well known, established, and 'trustworthy,' we will consider allowing it.
  • Clan sites will not be allowed.


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http://tfssig.g00glen00b.be/

Stat sig based on google docs (for F2ps in my clan : TFS)

 

Ex: http://tfssig.g00gle...0/Medaragon.png

 

-Med-

 

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Unfortunately we can't add this right now because it is a personal site and isn't a 'reputable' or 'trusted' image host. sad.gif I'm sure you're not out there grabbing IPs, but we do have to draw the line somewhere and we chose to draw it at personal sites. If you were to expand this and develop it into a more well known and trusted signature hosting site, we might be able to consider it. But right now it's very much a personal site used by a close group of friends so it doesn't meet our criteria. Sorry. sad.gif

 

What is well known for you? Because TFS, as the largest F2p clan in runescape, includes over 150 people in our spreadsheet, that's a bit more than "a close group of friends" :P We just had to find a way to keep our hiscores even if Jagex doesn't allow us.

 

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http://tfssig.g00glen00b.be/

Stat sig based on google docs (for F2ps in my clan : TFS)

 

Ex: http://tfssig.g00gle...0/Medaragon.png

 

-Med-

 

Medaragon.png

Unfortunately we can't add this right now because it is a personal site and isn't a 'reputable' or 'trusted' image host. sad.gif I'm sure you're not out there grabbing IPs, but we do have to draw the line somewhere and we chose to draw it at personal sites. If you were to expand this and develop it into a more well known and trusted signature hosting site, we might be able to consider it. But right now it's very much a personal site used by a close group of friends so it doesn't meet our criteria. Sorry. sad.gif

 

What is well known for you? Because TFS, as the largest F2p clan in runescape, includes over 150 people in our spreadsheet, that's a bit more than "a close group of friends" :P We just had to find a way to keep our hiscores even if Jagex doesn't allow us.

 

-Med-

Well known for us would be something that is commonly known throughout the entire RuneScape community. Like take RSBandB -- they have a really well set up, very well known, and very popular site. They probably have thousands of people using their signatures and they are a Jagex recognized site. While that's not required, it does help "establish" a website.

 

Another thing we consider is how fleshed out a website is. Like if you compare yours to RSBandB, yours has no design and isn't that fleshed out. In terms of functionality it's fine, but try to look at it from the standpoint of an outsider. If someone looks at a website with no design, and then compares it to one that does have a design and a very fleshed out website, they'll probably "trust" the latter one much more.

 

I'm sorry to put you on the spot like this, but I'm just trying to help you understand where we're coming from. Until you made this request, no one on the admin team had heard of your site. We're much more inclined to accept websites that are very well known around the entire RuneScape community, are recognized by Jagex, have thousands of visitors, and/or have a well established community. The whole point of this feature is to disallow any personal sites or "not very well known" sites because we have to protect our users from people who are farming IPs. That usually comes from "not very well known" sites and clan sites, so that's where we're drawing the line.

 

I'm sorry it came down to this, but I hope you can see it from our point of view. We're just trying to be as fair as possible and it's not fair if we allow in some personal/smaller/less known sites, but not others.

 

Feel free to send me a PM If you have any further questions.


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[11:37:19 AM] Enaid Anwen | Q: Could Picasa be added to the whitelist of image hosts?

[11:38:12 AM] Paul: wait, let me post it in the thread.. it's free post count

[11:38:16 AM] Enaid Anwen | Q: OK

 

TLDR: http://picasa.google.com/


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[11:37:19 AM] Enaid Anwen | Q: Could Picasa be added to the whitelist of image hosts?

[11:38:12 AM] Paul: wait, let me post it in the thread.. it's free post count

[11:38:16 AM] Enaid Anwen | Q: OK

 

TLDR: http://picasa.google.com/

Please enable speedcap - http://speedcap.net/

 

It's like gyazo but without annoying adverts.

 

Both added.


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I administrate at the moment 3 different hosts (of which 2 are personal) should I post here each time I change my personal webhost?

 

 

Protecting people by obfuscation (which simply hiding IP is) is never a good method: the internet protocol depends on the IP addresses. (Heck IP means internet protocol). By disabling this you simply remove all kind of interaction into a forum and you try to make it a monolyth. Where the internet is only succesful over other network protocols because it didn't adapt to a monolyth structure. The IP knowledge is one of the corner stones.


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and I didn't speak out because I wasn't fishing

 

Then they came to the yews

and I didn't speak out because I didn't cut yews

 

Then they came for the ores

and I didn't speak out because I didn't collect ores

 

Then they came for me

and there was no one left to speak out for me.

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