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They dont seem to have much money and are publishing an interesting site. Their disclaimer reads...
"...Please do not bother to attempt to sue us. We have no money and we could not even pay off an out of court settlement in tiny installments..."
Its actually a compliment as the css file only went up 16 hours ago and is our first attempt at css! (Pity we cant add any advertising to the cSS file! - or can we? ..being cheeky - just colors i guess...)
Im not worried too much as it is mot much burden on the server- but would this cause any problems with spiders and say google, given their interest in linking patterns etc.
We are treating it a bit of a joke really, but if it harms us other than the small strain on our server, we should contact them. Otherwise will leave them alone.
Silly thought - use a css file called something else for your own site and meantime put something funky in the one they're linking to.
Or cloak the css file, best solution - give them a custom creation. Some know how to do that.
Actually we could have fun and change our own links to another css file name with the original content and "theirs" to mega sized fonts and hideous colors and maybe even some blinking thrown in for good measure.. Wow ive never been able to change another site like this before..
Now if had some spare time, it would be a bit of a lark..
Pity we can't add any advertising to the CSS file! - or can we? ..being cheeky - just colors i guess...
Ah, but of course you could do just that, and if you wanted to get back at them it would be very easy: just rename the CSS links on your own pages and leave the CSS file they are linking to in place, but change it however you like. You could make their pages come up with background images, bizarre colors, a tiled pattern that reads "thief" -- just about anything. In fact, forcing someone's site to link to a CSS file under your control would be a good way to wreak havoc in general.
Chances are they simply copied the meta tags without really understanding what they're doing, so they may not immediately figure out what hit them... ;)
But the one you want is still hosted in London, with iXguardian Ltd.
Do a search on www.ripe.net/perl/whois for the IP, and you have them.
Hehe, looks like I'm the find expert among the search experts here, eh? ;)
That disclaimer is indeed pretty unique.
it's easy to add advertising or "theif" messages simply by using background-image in the CSS. i cant wait for someone to try it on with my sites ...
Opera is the only browser that currently support this. When it becomes more wide spread, you can start to use content before and after class names to inject links onto the page at key locations.
That should shut hotlinking to css files off cold.
or something like that, I think. :-)
You should be all right with search engines anyway, I can't of any that bother look at stylesheet links.
I'm suddenly wishing that someone was jacking my css file... oh the tempations.
a) because they like your css and don't know how to copy it to their own server, and don't realise it's wrong to link directly to your css file
b) because they like your css and do know how to copy it to their own server but prefer to link as it uses your bandwidth, not theirs
same applies to images