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Old 6th February 2012, 09:03 AM   #1
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Don't Wake the Sheeple!

XKCD warns us to not wake the Sheeple!

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/wake_up_sheeple.png

Mouseover Text: You will be led to judgement like lambs to the slaughter--a simile whose existence, I might add, will not do your species any favors.
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Old 6th February 2012, 09:18 AM   #2
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I'm looking forward to the action movie based on this. There were some good ideas in the xkcd-forum thread.
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Old 6th February 2012, 10:08 AM   #3
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i beleive XKCD asks if you are not embedding the image to link to the comic page instead, not the image

http://xkcd.com/1013/
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Old 6th February 2012, 10:21 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by defaultdotxbe View Post
i beleive XKCD asks if you are not embedding the image to link to the comic page instead, not the image

http://xkcd.com/1013/
Which would be contrary to the line under every strip that reads

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Image URL (for hotlinking/embedding): http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/wake_up_sheeple.png
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Old 6th February 2012, 10:52 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Alareth View Post
Which would be contrary to the line under every strip that reads
please re-read my post

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i believe XKCD asks if you are not embedding the image to link to the comic page instead, not the image
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Old 6th February 2012, 11:48 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by defaultdotxbe View Post
i beleive XKCD asks if you are not embedding the image to link to the comic page instead, not the image

http://xkcd.com/1013/
and which would the the correct SEO best practice as images do not accrue pagerank, but the pages they are on, do.

in this case however the link is nofollowed anyway, so it wouldn't make that much difference to him apart from there being more chance of a visitor clicking more pages into the site from the page link than the image link.

ps lol'd at the cartoon.
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Old 6th February 2012, 06:26 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by defaultdotxbe View Post
please re-read my post
Argh, I was just trying to avoid an illegal hotlink. I'd edit my post if I still could.
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Old 7th February 2012, 04:28 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Myron Proudfoot View Post
Argh, I was just trying to avoid an illegal hotlink. I'd edit my post if I still could.
xkcd is specificaly mentioned as hotlink friendly...
(see http://www.internationalskeptics.com...d.php?t=224939 )
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Old 7th February 2012, 06:25 AM   #9
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The better reason to link to the page over the image itself is that you miss the mouseover text with just the image.

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Old 7th February 2012, 07:04 AM   #10
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Linking to xkcd got me my only yellow card.
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