They changed their TOU and they say they do not allow third party hosting (direct linking) anymore. But so far I haven`t seen my images replaced with their "third party yadda yadda" image. Most of the images that I use are in private albums, and for the most part, I am the only one who direct links to the images. I suppose my bandwidth usage may be low, so I seem to be okay.
I think that the people who may be having trouble are the people who have their images stored in a public account. Or maybe their bandwidth usage is very high because they have their signatures loaded into one of those siggy rotators. You know, if you post on a message board that allows signatures, then your signature will appear in every one of your posts and everyone who reads that thread will be "hitting" that image multiple times. I never used my signature that way and I don`t use a rotator either. I insert my siggies one at a time.
You`ll have to check some of the images that you`ve posted and see if you can see them. We shall see how things develop.
Thanks for responding!