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    Post by Ivo on Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:48 pm

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    Post by Silly Person on Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:15 am

    Ivo wrote:
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    5. Post pictures and not the link to the picture.
    We have a link that shows how to post pictures, so post them if you can. Not the link.This goes to videos too, post the video before the link if you can. Use the 'EMBED' code.
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    Uploading media that you wish to share is a great idea, and it can save a whole lot of problems

    If, instead, you put in a hot link to a chunk of media on anther website, there can be trouble. Hot Linking is frequently considered to be poor Internet manners. Grabbing of internal content like has a couple if issues:

    1) It is considered by some to a copyright violation, as it is a reuse of the materials without given proper context -- for example, the full original web page, and not just a picture that is part of it.

    2) Small web sites frequently have a limited number of (mega)bytes that they can transfer each month. Hot linking can cause smaller sites to unexpectedly run out of transfer bandwidth and take the site down. This takes out your link to the media, and messes up the operation of the web site.

    When hot linking can be ok: The limited bandwidth issue is not an issue at Flickr, YouTube, and other big sites , because their business is to push out the gigabytes. Hot linking with these folks is also not an issue as they give you the url to hot link the content!

    Here are some links to further discussions of the subject:

    http://montaraventures.com/blog/2007/12/21/guide-to-link-etiquette/

    http://www.cybermediazone.com/Hotlinking-and-Bandwidth-theft.html

    http://ask.metafilter.com/4302/Is-there-any-etiquette-to-hotlinking-images-from-third-parties

    ...or you can do a net search on "hot linking etiquette" like i just did.
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    Post by Lrodshy on Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:57 pm

    Simple post! anyone with building a three pice bow (30 , please get in touch with me, Thank you
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    Post by Aaerive on Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:42 pm

    Are we allowed to discuss crossbow battle formations/using crossbows in modern warfare?
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    Post by kenh on Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:35 am

    I suspect the kind of thing you're asking about will 'play better' on
    one of the many medieval/renaissance/fantasy combat sites.

    You could ask, but 99% of the folks here are interested in building crossbows and shooting them for hunting and target; but not their application to outmoded military strategies or current military activities.
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    Post by ferdinand on Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:29 am

    Nope, the time of shooting the neighbours over land and money are long gone!
    Target shooting and hunting is indeed the only thing.
    But if u want to talk equipment or distance that should be fine!
    Man vs man is more a larp thing i guess.
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    Post by Aaerive on Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:22 pm

    Not for combat sites.

    I just want to know if its against the rules
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    Post by kenh on Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:31 am

    Rules? What rules? Nah, your topic isn't against any rules, as long as you don't call names and are reasonably careful in language (we have a lot of European members who won't understand American slang and abbreviations).

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