Topic: Direct Linking - Don't do it

Direct linking is when you link to an image straight from another site. 

Most often, people who run the site frown on this as you're using their bandwidth and they're not getting traffic out of it.  You'll also find that a lot of sites block people from being able to do this and you end up with all kinds of weird "banned" images and mysterious little red "x" boxes and such.

Please don't do it.  It's just rude.