I don't know what you are talking about.
scenario 1: I post just the url straight to the image and I click it and it opens a download window to download the image. You click save, it saves it and shows the image. HENCE it completely bypasses anybody viewing my site, but still grabbing the image.
scenario 2: I take the medium size or the large image size url: http://www.domain.com/images/waterma...ile=126&size=1
and I put it on my forum using my bbcode [ss][/ss] which does this html:
Content visible to verified customers only.
and it shows the image RIGHT IN MY FORUM completely bypassing my image site again.
SOOO, how is IPS suppose to work because right now it isn't protecting anything I have. This is why I was hoping you could post the link here so I could grab it and test it with MY forum. I don't care how Photopost.com's forum is setup, I care how my forum is setup. If a forum only has to have some simple feature turned on to leech my image bandwidth that doesn't say much about IPS. I just wanted to test it on my stuff and not with your stuff. Is that possible? Does MPs viper car site use IPS? Could I grab one of his images and see if it works? My images are in the webroot, I deleted the ones that weren't, yet my forum can still hotlink to the images so it would HAVE TO pull it from the above webroot.