Recently I've been spending a lot more time in G&T than I used to, and I've noticed that almost every single image in any pic-heavy thread you care to name is being leeched. More than a few don't show up unless I right-click and "View Image", and whilst some lovely individual jumped to the conclusion that my computer's broken, I prefer the other explanation put forth: blacklisting. (And, yes, I've seen several "This image has been stolen" placeholder images to confirm this.)
Let me put it this way: PA is the only (sizable) forum I've ever been to where image-leeching is not a bannable offense. Is there any reason for this oversight in the rules? I know it's awfully inconvenient having to host every single image in an image-heavy post yourself, but compare that to the inconvenience of being blacklisted. If you want people to be able to view your images, either host them yourself or find one of the numerous free image hosts available.
Or we could wait until someone leeches and inadvertently goatses the forum. I'm not fussed either way.
PS. Of course, hey, if you've gone this long leeching images without a problem, then feel free to keep doing so. I'm just curious why it's overlooked, considering it's a major faux pas everywhere else.
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