Status images

Temporarily used images and their meaning

ThumbSniper provides different dummy images to reflect the current generator status for a requested URL. These images should make it easier for you to distinguish the thumbnail creation progress:

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Thumbnail creation in progress

This image means that the creation of a thumbnail for the requested URL is either queued or is already being processed.

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Indexing forbidden by robots.txt

Some websites use a robots.txt file to manage page indexing. If this file forbids indexing, ThumbSniper will not process the URL and shows this final image instead.

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Broken target URL

This image is shown if there was an error while processing the requested URL. The cause may be a typo in the URL, a no longer available website or some other connection problem. In rare cases it may also be possible that the generators stopped processing because of some other problem.

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Usage policy violation

You should never see this image… and your site’s visitors shouldn’t, too. BUT: if it’s exposed that a website uses the ThumbSniper service against the rules, the website will be blocked and all thumbnail images will be replaced by this one.