Why do I get random “Stop Stealing Bandwidth” signs every now and then?

Sometimes when I’m looking at pictures on the internet (usually through Google Images) I get these annoying “Stop Stealing Bandwidth!” signs / warnings. They are rare but I do get them. What do they mean? Are they referring to me or the person who posted the image? I am not stealing bandwidth, I am on University Internet in my dorm!

Does anyone else get these?

4 Answers

  • Jason W
    1 month ago

    This happens when someone posts an image on a website that is being hosted on a server other than the one the actual website is being hosted on. It’s called hotlinking and some people get very annoyed when this happens because some servers charge for the amount of bandwidth being used and this essentially “steals” someone elses bandwidth.

  • hamon
    5 days ago

    Stealing Bandwidth

  • Melissa
    5 days ago

    Taurus, and plenty of times. I stole a pendant from Walmart, and Whenever I’nm in target, I steal candies, or items I want to try but don’t wanna pay for. nothing too large. Oh and once, I stole a soda, or something from Target. My cancer friend often helps me! I think My moon in Aries (but that makes it look like tauruses aren’t capable of being daring, which I’m sure some are), my mercury in Aries(new ways to steal or a back up plan???) (?) make me bored enough to try and and daring enough to get away with it, or try to. Havent gotten caught yet, and I don’t steal from every store. Just coroporations, muhahahahaha! I also open boxes of stuff and try it.. I want to have the exciting experience of trying something new, but I’m 2 cheap to risk not liking it and wasting my money. My cancer friend has an Aqua moon and occassioanlly steals.

  • i like cereal
    1 month ago

    hotlinking. Only view images hosted on their appropriate sites.

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