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Mrs Mungo

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Mrs Mungo last won the day on January 10 2015

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About Mrs Mungo

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  • Birthday 11/01/1972

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    almost anything crafty and/or nerdy unless it involves a lot of math
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  1. “Atticus–†said Jem bleakly. He turned in the doorway. “What, son?†“How could they do it, how could they?†“I don’t know, but they did it. They’ve done it before and they did it tonight and they’ll do it again and when they do it — seems that only children weep.†— To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

  2. But, it is also counting as hits on your site. That increases your googlability and page views, which is part of what advertisers look at when they pay to put advertisements in your site. So, it does help you. I think this is one of those things that some sites care about and some don't. Some sites don't allow hotlinking and when you hotlink the image changes to say something to that effect.
  3. And most of the photos posted here are not uploaded, but hotlinked via the icon button. In theory, it should be the same thing. I don't want Susan or PHP to engage in a legal battle over it, but I disagree with those who imply that people are doing something unethical by hotlinking. The point of hotlinking is that 1) you aren't taking an image and 2) you aren't taking hits away from the original site, they get the hits to improve their google ranking match for that item, even if the thread here has more hits (especially with refresh). Right now we are in this muddy stage of the internet where many things are not well defined and most judges don't understand the issues or the difference between uploading and hotlinking.
  4. You can't copyright sewing patterns. So, you are fine. I know some crafters want people to believe that you can, but you can't. The illustrations and text, yes, so you shouldn't scan it and share the actual pattern online. But, they can't copyright the method or design. This is well established by the courts. So, you are fine.
  5. I totally agree. Hey, at least I was able to relive some of those hilarious threads while reporting the posts. I think Gerard Butler in the pink shirt and kilt must be the hive's all time favorite outfit. Hopefully, he isn't the one threatening to sue you.
  6. You should have your kids draw a picture of her, then use that. :)
  7. It looks just like Ewan!! DD suggests we could just use photoshop to replace the celebrity heads with cupcakes. Would that work? Do we need faces?
  8. My middle dd could draw them as anime characters, would that be close enough? ;)
  9. You have to make sure that you are searching the whole board. "This topic" or "this forum" I think tend to be the defaults.
  10. LOL, likewise, I am sure. OTOH, we could become paparazzi ourselves and get our own pics?
  11. I didn't worry about finding my own posts. I simply searched the words "Ewan" and "Tennant" and "Gerard" and so forth (to be displayed as posts), then scrolled through for photos, reporting at least one post per thread to be reviewed.
  12. Exactly, I fully agree. IMO, most of the images shouldn't be a problem because they are only linked, not hosted here. BUT, there is no sense in TWTM engaging in a legal battle over shirtless photos of Ewan McGregor, Viggo Mortenson as Aragorn or cupcakes decorated like kilts. Making an effort to remove them is the least the company can ask, given all that they provide, including tolerating moms releasing some steam now and then. From now on, we have to draw our OWN pictures of shirtless Ewan McGregor.
  13. The vast majority if them are hotlinks, not images people *actually* published here. It is a different issue, for example, than people from reddit downloading the images from hacked celebrity phones from another site and uploading them to reddit so that they display even if they are removed on the original site. People are mostly using the button above the text box that looks like a little photo. If you click it, then you can put in a link to an image, and the image will show up in your post. You are not copying and pasting it. You are hotlinking it. It uses the bandwidth of the original host site to display it. The original site maintains its google standing over this site, even if the thread here gets more hits. Technically, it is just a link, so none of those should (technically, according to my understanding, I am not a lawyer) need to be deleted, but that is the majority of what is being deleted. I went through and deleted a bunch of stuff and reported lots of threads that have since gone missing. I feel that the supposition that a good faith effort should be made for legal reasons is a logical conclusion. But, I think your assessment of the situation is off. People haven't generally been taking the images, they have been linking them, which is generally allowed or things like Pinterest could never exist.
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