My last post was my first in a long time with the Flock browser’s blog editor. It has a feature that you can drag and drop images into your post and also into a section it calls ‘webclips’. I assumed that this would use the WP API to upload the image to my server when I published the post. Unfortunately, it just directly linked the image from the Gentoo website. This is very sad, because I’m sure a lot of people are using this thing to post to their blog, and they don’t realize they are stealing bandwidth from the servers that they grabbed the images from.
Shame on Flock for this. They should at least show a popup the first time that you drag an image, to warn the user what this does and that it is a bad practice to steal bandwidth like that.