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From: Elsi <>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: [FreeHelp] Content of pages
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2005 18:40:39 -0600
At 03:11 PM 1/3/2005 -0800, John wrote:
>This whole discussion is unintelligable. The only downloading of interest
>to Rootsweb is what is downloaded from Rootsweb, not that from another site
>to peoples' computers. Putting a tiny version of a picture at Rootsweb
>referring to a larger one elsewhere is surely a darn good way to save space
If you'll look at the URL that highlandgranny gave, it *is* on RootsWeb,
just not on the FreePages server. Which is why I took the time to give a
very simple explanation that there are differences.
And yes, a thumbnail linking to a larger image hosted on another server is
an excellent idea for pictures which might not fall into the 'genealogy'
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Elsi" <>
>Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 2:29 PM
>Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: [FreeHelp] Content of pages
> > At 02:19 PM 1/3/2005 -0500, highlandgranny wrote:
> > >Yes, I've been following this discussion with interest, and became
> > >concerned over the mention of "storing."
> > >
> > >My thumbnails are of tombstones and open to a larger image that can be
> > >copied to another computer. Not exactly a "download" is it?
> > Yep. That's exactly what a download is -- a transfer of a file from a
> > server to a user's computer.
> > >I would hate to loose my account because of some oversight on my part.
> > >
> > >http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohcnewma/sanders.htm
> > Web sites on the WWW server (as opposed to the FreePages server that this
> > list deals with) have slightly different rules. Firstly, they are not
> > personal accounts -- they are accounts issued because of association with
> > one of the online genealogy projects such as USGenWeb or ALHN or issued to
> > genealogical associations. Discussion of web sites hosted on WWW is
> > preferred on the RootsWeb-Help-L mailing list precisely because the rules
> > are different.
> > Web sites on the FreePages server are sponsored through advertisements
> > inserted into the web pages. Hence the sensitivity to 'storing' files
> > intended only for download and thus subverting the ads.
> > Back to the original request to clarify 'storing' in context of photos of
> > living persons in the family and military subdirectories -- display of
> > these photos in web pages is fine within reason.
> > For your township site on WWW, your usage is restricted to those image
> > which support the mission of local history and genealogy, so photos of
> > family members and other living individuals is less likely. Thumbnails
> > opening to larger images intended to assist researchers is certainly
> > acceptable use of the web space provided.
> > Regards,
> > Elsi
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