[wp-hackers] Advantage (or not) of hosting badges

Gali galeenet at gmail.com
Sun Jul 1 06:48:43 GMT 2007

Stats, simple control of who is displaying the badge, and control over
the picture if necessary

2007/7/1, Marci O'Daffer <marci at odaffer.net>:
> This isn't a WP issue, just a general question to which I haven't been able
> to find an answer.
> I have a site that wants to have some level of privacy protection in terms
> of who they give permission to use their badges, so it seems  like putting
> them out in the open is a bad idea. They could be on a private page....there
> are lots of options I realize....but I keep wondering about how I sometimes
> see "you MUST use my HTML to link to this badge" -- and I haven't been able
> to figure out if they are doing some kind of tracking -- which would be a
> nice feature for this site. Can anyone tell me the advantage of hosting
> images and insisting people link to them? In the past that was always a
> no-no because of bandwidth usage.
> Any insights would be appreciated!
> Marci :)
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