So some idiot...
So some idiot decided that some of the paltry graphics on my site were
so nice that they would appropriate them. I'm okay with that, there's
nothing special here and anything that is really nice and not derived
from a photograph I probably took from someone myself. What I'm not okay
with is that rather than just take them, they decided to attach
them through an image link to every post they made to a busy web forum. Thanks, but no thanks. If you want it, take it, but don't bleed my limited upstream bandwidth all day and night. At least the webspiders tend to run very early in the morning so I don't feel it.
I'm surprised it had not happened long ago, much of this stuff is years old. It may be the success of Google and particularly Google Images.