Yesterday, while reviewing my daily site logs, I discovered I was getting a lot of referral traffic from an article on Topless Robot. Upon further investigation, I noticed two things:
1. The “traffic” was simply a hotlinked image in an article.
2. The “article” in question was complete trash.
It seems that some loser named Caleb Goellner was too lazy to host his own images for his paid submission to Topless Robot, so he hotlinked to one of my pictures of the Mega Man antagonist Burst Man for an article entitled The 9 Most Suggestive Mega Man Boss Names Ever. The article was the most embarrassingly stupid and incoherent drivel that I have ever read in my entire life, and I felt personally insulted that my bandwith was being used to further its existence. So at 3:30 PM EST yesterday, I did something about it. Specifically, I used my htaccess skills to block Topless Robot’s use of the original Burst Man image and replace it with one with a SydLexia.com watermark on it. After several hours of that, I realized that Caleb hadn’t bothered to assign any size attributes to the image, which meant I could replace the original image with a giant image if I was so inclined. As it turned out, I was so inclined, so I forced out this image to Topless Robot:
As of the publication of this post, that image is still on the site. See it HERE.