Rickroll with the punches

We’re no strangers to blogs
You know the rules, and so do I
But when I go and check my server logs
I see you hotlinking graphics on the sly

I just wanna tell you all to stop it
Gotta make you host your own

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you download
Never gonna host your graphics on my server
Never gonna just sit by
Never gonna let that fly
Never gonna be an idle observer

For those of you now reading this
You shouldn’t notice any thing that’s different
If images in posts now look amiss
Please post a comment and I’ll repair it

But if you hotlink graphics from me
I hope you aren’t too blind to see

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you download
Never gonna host your graphics on my server
Never gonna just sit by
Never gonna let that fly
Never gonna be an idle observer

For those of you who don’t speak Astley:

I’ve noticed multiple sites hotlinking images I’ve included in posts here. I don’t particularly care if people take images here and use them for other things — often, that’s how I came by them myself — but I do care when they just link the files directly from here instead of hosting them on their own server. If they want to use my bandwidth to power their site, they can help chip in for my hosting fees.

So, from now on, if some other website tries to hotlink images from here, they’ll be getting an image of Rick Astley informing them otherwise.

If you notice the change somehow breaking posts on this site, let me know and I’ll fix it at my earliest opportunity.