It's possible that a lot of people don't understand when they are hotlinking. I know I don't. When I post my photos that are on Flickr, I go to the image on Flickr, right-click the image, click "Properties," then copy the entire address (URL), and paste it in an IMG code here, like so:
Had I used  instead of (), and not deleted the colon after "http," an actual image would have appeared in that spot. Anyway, is that what is meant by hotlinking?
Edith Bunker (responding to her husband's outrage that his beloved daughter was cheating on her "Meathead" husband): No matter what she done, it's none of your business!
Archie Bunker: Whaddya talkin' about, it's the world's business!
Edith: No, it ain't the world's business, neither!
Archie: Well, it's certainly God's business!
Edith: Then you let God tend to it.