I tend to avoid hotlinking also, as it's possible for a webmaster to 'punish' you for hotlinking by changing the image to one you wouldn't expect, such as a particularly horrific piece of porn. (which i've seen done, yuk!)
No, they don't. Other people have either hosted their pictures as attachments on Clip The Apex or have hosted them on their own accounts on Photobucket. They have not linked directly to pictures on F1 Fanatic.
I know, i appreciate that, but i don't have online storage anymore. I think the pictures received correct credit with how they were posted, under the link. Without intending to be spiky, what is the difference between a hotlink to flickr of a plagiarised image, than linking the original? bizarre rule if it has been put to me correctly!
Not trying to cause trouble, just following the trend that was already started in this thread. It makes me look like im skirting the rules or something! Not my intention!
As Paul says, if you rehost them and the parent site moves the pictures, you end up with a load of broken links. Also, a rehosted picture on a site like Photobucket is not using the original host's bandwidth, which is a resource they are paying for.
OK, don't ever mean to be the centre of a commotion. The earlier images are posted in exactly the same way. I was just trying to make this the best thread i could, presenting the info/images straight to you.
Not your fault Grizzly, it's about time I looked at the rules anyway
As I said, trying to stop hotlinking is probably more trouble than it's worth and makes it difficult for members to know what is and isn't acceptable.
If site owners want to prohibit it then they can quite easily.