helleborine - 1:37 pm on Mar 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
AHEM! I've been swimming with the sharks on the internet for 10 years, I've have worked very hard, and done very well. My content just doesn't lend itself to pinterest's brand of lemonade-making. That's the reality that I have to work with.
I have a few questions about some solutions that have been offered that are workable.
(1) Cloudflare. That looks good and easy. I looked up their terms and services, and I understand that I must point the nameservers to them, and that they will modify my code. My question is: are these modifications advertisements, hidden links for SEO, or are they legitimate? How do they make money?
(2) TWO image directories. That's going to be a lot of work, however, I like that it offers a permanent solution to the inevitable bevy of Pinterest clones that are bound to appear. The problem with Pinterset's "no-pin" meta-tag is that not only can people still pin your images after the warning, but it only targets Pinterest. My question is this: I am not enough of a .htaccess expert to figure out how this should be coded. Could someone kindly provide a sample rewrite for this solution to work?
(3) Legal avenue (illegal use). This could bring some collective relief, if it forces Pinterest to (a) shrink images to thumbnail size only or (b) allow pins on websites that actively opt-in only, or at offer a single-action, opt-out solution.
In essence, the core of my objection is that Pinterest allows FULL-SIZE images. If they were shrunk down to a maximum single dimension of 150 pixels, I'd be all for it. Not to mention that there is legal precedent, this would be legitimate fair use. Why can't they be honest, and just do that?