Fine with me, Grizzly. I don't hold grudges against members unless they get personal
If whateversite.com/attachments/dldkdkdkd.jpg gets hot linked, then that raises the awareness of that forum. At least in general how most admins feel about it (to a point)....Perhaps any site which permits images to be hotlinked is actually OK with it?
I don't really know how site owners consider this issue these days considering hosting costs and bandwidth, etc. aren't as big an issue as they used to be.