Hotlinking is a term used on the Internet that refers to the practice of displaying an image on a website by linking to the same image on another website. If you post a photo in our Deppography forum that is linked to a photo in another blog or forum, you are using their bandwidth. Why is this bad? It slows their site down. Also, and this is a huge reason, the original website will detect the hotlinking and disable it. How does that affect us? We're left with a sloppy thread full of picture posts that look like this:
If you can't directly link to photos, how are you supposed to get them into your post? Please see the thread, How Do I Post Photos?