A quick note here about the “Stop Stealing Bandwidth” message that posts linking to The Eye of Photography are displaying here at The Click:
The Click links to the best content, mostly photojournalism-related, from around the world. When we link to a site, The Click (through code) asks their site for the open graph information that their site provides. This is the same image and headline and text information that comes up when someone posts a link to Twitter or Facebook. It is provided by sites to make links more attractive.
Again, it is provided by their site, voluntarily. It is in the code of every page on their site.
Eye of Photography, if you feel that sites that link to your posts are stealing bandwidth by presenting images that you yourself are providing in your open graph data, feel free to remove that open graph data from your site.
Until then, or the Stop Stealing Bandwidth image is removed from their posts, we highly recommend The Eye of Photography to all readers as an excellent source of amazing photography, but will refrain from linking to its articles.
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