I frequent multiple sites and usually upload my images to DeviantArt and then link them here. Offsite image linking doesn’t work.
Likewise, you can’t link offsite to an image here.
For a site dedicated to ART, these are pretty big fricken’ oversights…
Actually that’s not an oversight, that’s a preventative measure so that a site’s server bandwidth isn’t stolen. It’s considered “hotlinking”, and I have my site set up so that no one can link to any of my graphics on another site. They’ll be rudely surprised when they try.
A site owner is give a certain amount of bandwidth, and every time they go over that bandwidth, they have to pay extra. Whether they are doing it, or someone else is doing it by hotlinking to graphics sitting on their server, doesn’t make a difference. The site owner is going to be the one paying for it. Considering the size of the membership on this site, that could run into a very large fee.