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Template talk:Crickets

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I see we got the audio equivalent of the "replace hotlinked image with the goatse man" trick. We really shouldn't be hotlinking to sound files like this, if we want a crickets sound for the template it ought to be hosted on the server proper. --JeevesMkII The gentleman's gentleman at the other site 01:36, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

How about this: commons:File:Field_cricket_Gryllus_pennsylvanicus.ogg?
If we host it ourselves, that's +73kb with every page view, and given that we just got slashdotted because of a link to a page with this on it... still, that's not an excuse for leeching bandwidth and violating copyright. This file is licensed under creative commons sampling plus, so we're supposed to attribute it. -- Nx / talk 17:26, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
RW got slashdotted? Link? — Sincerely, Neveruse / Talk / Block 17:35, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
It happened about a year ago with the Homeopathy one, and today apparently according to Armondikov [1] -- Nx / talk 17:37, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
Thanks...I'd been wondering about the slowdown. — Sincerely, Neveruse / Talk / Block 17:39, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
Aye, a lot of people were complaining about the page not working, but a few were realising that it might be the attention sending the site to sleep. (here) Scarlet A.pngpathetic 19:13, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Adding alt= tag to pic?[edit]

Not sure how to add an alt= to the image using wiki markup, but this template is probably the best location. (Or would be, if I could edit it.) Anyway, I suggest the following: Two tumbleweed balls rolling across the picture, left to right 81.253.30.211 (talk) 10:33, 21 December 2012 (UTC)