No is what I was saying is if you have a test board that has this above webroot post a link to the page, and I will post that url on my forum and test it and then I will link you to the forum thread that will be hotlinking your image.
Can you do that? I'm trying to keep my domain as hush hush as possible for the time being.
I saw it work on my forum, I made sure I had a htaccess in the directory that is above webroot and it pulled the images and showed them on my other site with no problem what so ever. Like the htaccess file wasn't even there. I even tried viewing the forum page in another browser incase it was cookies or from the cache in the same browser and the other browser showed the images as well. Can you post a url for a test image that I can test this on?