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Old May 22, 2000, 08:57 PM   #1
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(As listed at the top of the page) now requires a user name and password when you try to display a photo.

It used to work, so securityarms.com changed something.

Just FYI...

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Old May 22, 2000, 09:36 PM   #2
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From: http://www.securityarms.com/index.htm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>This web site features photos of assault weapons and NFA items only. The idea is to allow someone looking at a posting to have a resource to go to get an idea of what an unfamiliar item may look like.

NOTE : Most pages are now password protected. Please use 'guest' as your username and 'machine' as your password to view them.[/quote]

I tried it...it works.

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Old May 23, 2000, 07:40 AM   #3
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***?
Thats rather stupid. Why bother doing it?

OR IS JUST THE IMAGE OF A MACHINE GUN NOW RESTRICTED?

Thats just crappy. I'll have to find another sight with an image collection like that. Maybe one with better photos anyway.
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Old May 23, 2000, 10:01 AM   #4
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My, my, George. You sure do get testy when you haven't had your daily fix of "full auto"!
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Old May 23, 2000, 10:03 AM   #5
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George-
Actually, when I put that link up, I didn't realize it was NFA only. If you find a more encyclopedic link, let me know.
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Old May 23, 2000, 03:58 PM   #6
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George: People have a nasty habit of inserting multiple direct image links to SecurityArms' photos into their forum posts and even their webpages. Thus, SecurityArms' servers take a hit every time those threads and off-site pages are opened.

It is the moral equivalent of borrowing a friend's car and bringing it back with an empty gas tank. You are using up their server resources with no credit attributed. Proper netiquette dictates that it is better to provide the site's URL instead of direct image links when multiple photos are involved.
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Old May 23, 2000, 04:43 PM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>This web site features photos of assault weapons and NFA items only. The idea is to allow
someone looking at a posting to have a resource to go to get an idea of what an unfamiliar
item may look like.

NOTE : Most pages are now password protected. Please use 'guest' as your username and
'machine' as your password to view them.
......[/quote] http://www.securityarms.com/index.htm
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Old May 23, 2000, 09:32 PM   #8
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It DOES work, it just didn't used to be a requirement - a minor PITA and one that I didn't understand.

Daniel's post I think explained it very well... I shoulda thunk of that, myself. Doh!

I wasn't trying to cause a problem or appear to be complaining.

As an alternative, there's always the Firearm Image Library hosted by rec.guns.

I TRY not to take TFL for granted, but then excellence, once grown accustomed to...

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Old May 23, 2000, 11:30 PM   #9
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Welcome back, Rich.
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