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14th Feb '16 7:26:20 PM gophergiggles
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* ''WebComic/TheOatmeal'' had the [[http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/oct/28/cartoonist-the-oatmeal-trolls-huffpo-over-images-published-sans-permission Huffington Post]] hotlink to some of his images. He first hit them with a polite letter asking them not to along with a graph showing his monthly bandwith costs. When that failed he swapped it for "a butt and a pee pee".
13th Dec '15 9:17:15 PM DavidDelony
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Another variant is to detect people running ad blockers in their browsers and either guilt-trip users into disabling them or signing up for a subscription if the site offers one.
16th Sep '15 11:16:17 PM bwburke94
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* The John [=McCain=] MySpace site featured an update template which didn't give the requested credit to its designer, and leeched images from his site. He responded by replacing it with [[http://mike.newsvine.com/_news/2007/03/27/633799-hacking-john-mccain a fake message from John supporting gay marriage]].

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* The Website/MySpace page of 2008 Presidential candidate John [=McCain=] MySpace site featured an update template which didn't give the requested credit to its designer, and leeched images from his site. He responded by replacing it with [[http://mike.newsvine.com/_news/2007/03/27/633799-hacking-john-mccain a fake message from John supporting gay marriage]].



* When Website/{{Something Awful}}'s paywall went up during the finale of VisualNovel/DanganRonpa LP, they discovered people on Website/{{Tumblr}} were leeching images, and redirected it to an image of a girl lifting a table in rage with the tagline "STOP LEECHING YOU FUCKS"
* Jameth, a user of ''Encyclopedia Dramatica'', keeps an eye on his bandwidth and if enough people hotlink to an image, he'll replace it with a photo of four black men being lynched with this suitably offensive message: "NO NIGGERS" printed on it, invoking the /b/elief on 4chan about larceny and Americans with African heritage. It's bad enough that it won't even be linked to here.

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* When Website/{{Something Awful}}'s paywall went up during the finale of the VisualNovel/DanganRonpa LP, LetsPlay, they discovered people on Website/{{Tumblr}} were leeching images, and redirected it to an image of a girl lifting a table in rage with the tagline "STOP LEECHING YOU FUCKS"
* Jameth, a user of ''Encyclopedia Dramatica'', Encyclopedia Dramatica, keeps an eye on his bandwidth and if enough people hotlink to an image, he'll replace it with a photo of four black men being lynched with this the suitably offensive message: message "NO NIGGERS" printed on it, invoking the /b/elief on 4chan about larceny and Americans with African heritage.stereotype of black people stealing things. It's bad enough that it won't even be linked to here.
30th Jul '15 10:53:51 AM Korodzik
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* ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'': The "National Organization for Marriage", an anti-gay-marriage group, hot-linked a [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2144 comic from his site.]] The author responded by [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome changing the image]] to one [[http://twitpic.com/3w7b1j supporting gay marriage]].

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* ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'': ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'': The "National Organization for Marriage", an anti-gay-marriage group, hot-linked a [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2144 comic from his site.]] The author responded by [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome changing the image]] to one [[http://twitpic.com/3w7b1j supporting gay marriage]].


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* Joemonster.org, a Polish comedy website, did this once. Another humor website hotlinked to a funny video on Joemonster's server (and even copied Joemonster's description), so the site administrator [[http://joemonster.org/phorum/read.php?f=15&t=920005 replaced]] the original video--with hard pornography.
28th Jul '15 3:11:19 PM rjd1922
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* Jameth, a user of ''Encyclopedia Dramatica'' keeps an eye on his bandwidth and if enough people hotlink to an image, he'll replace it with a photo of four black men being lynched with this suitably offensive message: "NO NIGGERS" printed on it, invoking the /b/elief on 4chan about larceny and Americans with African heritage. It's bad enough that it won't even be linked to here.

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* Jameth, a user of ''Encyclopedia Dramatica'' Dramatica'', keeps an eye on his bandwidth and if enough people hotlink to an image, he'll replace it with a photo of four black men being lynched with this suitably offensive message: "NO NIGGERS" printed on it, invoking the /b/elief on 4chan about larceny and Americans with African heritage. It's bad enough that it won't even be linked to here.
28th Jan '15 7:01:32 PM enderheisenberg
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* Jameth, a user of ''Encyclopedia Dramatica'' keeps an eye on his bandwidth and if enough people hotlink to an image, he'll replace it with a photo of four black men being lynched with this suitably offensive message: "NO NIGGERS" printed on it. It's bad enough that it won't even be linked to here.

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* Jameth, a user of ''Encyclopedia Dramatica'' keeps an eye on his bandwidth and if enough people hotlink to an image, he'll replace it with a photo of four black men being lynched with this suitably offensive message: "NO NIGGERS" printed on it.it, invoking the /b/elief on 4chan about larceny and Americans with African heritage. It's bad enough that it won't even be linked to here.
12th Aug '14 1:49:02 PM bwburke94
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* When Website/{{SomethingAwful}}'s paywall went up during the finale of VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}} LP, they discovered people on Website/{{Tumblr}} were leeching images, and redirected it to an image of a girl lifting a table in rage with the tagline "STOP LEECHING YOU FUCKS"
* Jameth, a user of ''Encyclopedia Dramatica'' keeps an eye on his bandwidth and if enough people hotlink to an image, he'll replace it with a photo of four black men being lynched with this suitably offensive message: "[[spoiler:NO NIGGERS]]" printed on it. It's bad enough that it won't even be linked to here.

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* When Website/{{SomethingAwful}}'s Website/{{Something Awful}}'s paywall went up during the finale of VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}} VisualNovel/DanganRonpa LP, they discovered people on Website/{{Tumblr}} were leeching images, and redirected it to an image of a girl lifting a table in rage with the tagline "STOP LEECHING YOU FUCKS"
* Jameth, a user of ''Encyclopedia Dramatica'' keeps an eye on his bandwidth and if enough people hotlink to an image, he'll replace it with a photo of four black men being lynched with this suitably offensive message: "[[spoiler:NO NIGGERS]]" "NO NIGGERS" printed on it. It's bad enough that it won't even be linked to here.
4th Jul '14 9:13:27 PM Alucard
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* When Website/{{SomethingAwful}}'s paywall went up during the finale of {{Dangan Ronpa}} LP, they discovered people on Website/{{Tumblr}} were leeching images, and redirected it to an image of a girl lifting a table in rage with the tagline "STOP LEECHING YOU FUCKS"

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* When Website/{{SomethingAwful}}'s paywall went up during the finale of {{Dangan Ronpa}} VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}} LP, they discovered people on Website/{{Tumblr}} were leeching images, and redirected it to an image of a girl lifting a table in rage with the tagline "STOP LEECHING YOU FUCKS"
15th Apr '14 10:13:02 AM LongLiveHumour
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* When {{SomethingAwful}}'s paywall went up during the finale of {{Dangan Ronpa}} LP, they discovered people on {{Tumblr}} were leeching images, and redirected it to an image of a girl lifting a table in rage with the tagline "STOP LEECHING YOU FUCKS"

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* When {{SomethingAwful}}'s Website/{{SomethingAwful}}'s paywall went up during the finale of {{Dangan Ronpa}} LP, they discovered people on {{Tumblr}} Website/{{Tumblr}} were leeching images, and redirected it to an image of a girl lifting a table in rage with the tagline "STOP LEECHING YOU FUCKS"
27th Mar '14 6:55:24 PM gophergiggles
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* Jameth, a user of ''Encyclopedia Dramatica'' keeps an eye on his bandwidth and if enough people hotlink to an image, he'll replace it with a photo of four black men being lynched with this suitably offensive message: "[[spoiler:NO NIGGERS]]" printed on it. It's bad enough that it won't even be linked to here.
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