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    I found another site that had hotlinked one of my images. I deleted the image from my blog, and checked the other site, but it is still appearing on their site and it’s been about 30 minutes since I deleted it. Shouldn’t it automatically and immediately disappear because I’ve deleted it?

    I’ve cleared my cache and refreshed, so I don’t think it’s that. Does it just take time? *confused*

    Any help is appreciated!

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  • Got a link to the image on the other site?

    Hi Class,

    Yes I do, unfortunately it’s on a forum and you have to sign up in order to view it. I signed up (because I wanted to see which image he’d hotlinked and apparently it’s not just mine because there are others!).

    Url is:

    It’s in Turkish (i assume) but it’s pretty easy to figure out if you have the time… username is “mould” and password is: “oiuOZS7e”

    Mine is the first image of a crocodile, pulled from www byootaful com. It’s a lot of messing around, so I understand if you want to leave it alone! Thanks for the reply though! 🙂

    The image used is:
    (can you view it? Because I’m supposed to have deleted it!)

    Ahh, I got it! I had to remove the image from the uploads directory itself rather than just deleting it from wordpress. I’m not very computer literate! Thanks for your help, it is appreciated.

    I logged in and had a look.

    It seems like they’re not hotlinking it now, the URL to the croc image is

    Yours is gone though.

    Since you’re already registered, maybe you can post there and ask the person to remove the image?

    Class – Yeah I managed to remove it. I’ve sent the person a message through private message on the forum but I’m not sure how that will go (not sure if he understands English). I also found out where the other images were being hotlinked from and sent the owners a quick email just as a heads up with the url so they can change it and hopefully save themselves a little bandwidth too. 🙂

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