Commons talk:Reusing content outside Wikimedia/technical
|On the costs and benefits of Commons allowing hotlinking, see m:Meta:Babel/Archives/2008-12#Proposal_to_disable_hotlinking.|
Moved from the main page:
- Note that hotlinking a thumbnail is unreliable, as these are automatically generated and cached and may be automatically deleted when no longer needed; you should copy these to your own server.
Per User:Bawolff's comment here, it seems hotlinking to thumbnails is no more dangerous than hotlinking to images (apart from the tiny risk of MediaWiki changing its thumbnail naming scheme). Rd232 (talk) 09:36, 3 August 2012 (UTC)