"Please contact me first!"
A pretty regular reader of this blog emailed me today with a mild complaint and a request. He'd noticed that there is some code in the blog template that completely disables the
Others of you have probably been (inadvertantly, on my part) frustrated by the same code. I explained to my reader that the popup is a result of an intentional bit of code I inserted into my template. The purpose is to keep people from downloading pictures (by right-clicking and choosing "save as...") without my permission . As I explained to him, the "delicious prose" I could care less about for the most part, but I am uncomfortable with the way bloggers steal each others' photos willy-nilly without permission or even credit - and with the creativity of some of the photoshoppers out there, I'd also prefer somebody didn't LOLcat one of my pets or edit one of my photos in a way I found disturbing or distasteful. It gives me a small measure of control over my blog content.
So that's the reason for the right-click blocking. Sorry for the inconvenience, but I hope that most of you - like my email correspondent - understand and forgive the annoyance.