Commons talk:Reusing content outside Wikimedia/technical

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Hotlinking thumbnails[edit]

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)