Bug all imgur images on forum have broken

Discussion in 'Web Feedback' started by CaptPanda, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. CaptPanda

    CaptPanda Well-Known Member

    I logged in the other day to find all non-avatar images to be broken, and after a bit of investigation, I've narrowed it down to just Imgur. Is that an imgur fault or forum fault, and it that just on my side? If so, how would I fix it?
     
  2. RealKC

    RealKC Popular Member

    Me and @rhn have discusse about this problem in the Ask a simple question. Get a simple answer. I'll post the link imediatly
     
  3. RealKC

    RealKC Popular Member

    I cannot get the link(derpy browser) so I'm gonna post the quotes.

    P.S.: who should I ask to unite this and the other post?
     
  4. rhn

    rhn Too Much Free Time

    As far as I can see it is only images from Imgur that's an issue, and it is only a problem when you are redirected to the image from the forum.

    Like if an image is embedded it doesn't work. If I right click on it and "View image"(goes to the direct url of the image) it doesn't work. If I refresh the direct image url page it doesn't work. If I put my cursor in the url on the browser and press enter(or copy the url and paste it) it works just fine!

    Example:


    [​IMG]
    Doesnt work..


    http://i.imgur.com/78DY6BL.png
    Doesnt work...

    Copy and paste this: http://i.imgur.com/78DY6BL.png
    and it works.
     
  5. RealKC

    RealKC Popular Member

    For me it worked when I clicked on view image, but that was after I clicked in the link you provided
     
  6. RealKC

    RealKC Popular Member

    @rhn now it worked!

    Also:
    And Xavion says that it may not be a issue of here specifially
     
  7. rhn

    rhn Too Much Free Time

    I filled in a help request on Imgur with the details of the issue. But I am practically a complete novice when it comes to matter of this nature. Maybe someone like @Captainnana could help look into what is going on?
     
  8. rhn

    rhn Too Much Free Time

    Lol what?
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2016
  9. DeathOfTime

    DeathOfTime New Member

    Are they saying they aren't a site meant to be used to host images? That they are image sharing site. Where you can upload content and share with other users of imgur, yet not share it with other people else where?
    That sucks then. I totally misunderstood what their site was for. Guess I can close that account.
     
  10. RealKC

    RealKC Popular Member

    Yep, also from their ToS:
    I guess we need to find another site to host our images..
     
  11. rhn

    rhn Too Much Free Time

    This is BS... The whole Imgur system is set up to function as a way to store images you link to from elsewhere. It even provides BBCodes for your pictures etc... It has galleries you can collect the images in and link to... Everything screams "We are an image hosting site, come use us"...
     
  12. RealKC

    RealKC Popular Member

    Yep, that's very true.
     
  13. rhn

    rhn Too Much Free Time

    Imgur example.PNG
    If they did not want to be a image hosting site, then why are there all these options other than the top green button?

    Aaaaannnddd, I can no longer upload pics to Imgur now :p


    EDIT: Just noticed the HTML code thing lol...
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2016
  14. RealKC

    RealKC Popular Member

    Because they are jerks
     
  15. DeathOfTime

    DeathOfTime New Member

    What would be a good image hosting site?

    I was using photobucket before imgur. I never really felt right using them either. I already deleted my imgur account. I was never much for the temp hosting sites.

    I would like to get a good site for hosting my images.
     
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  16. CaptPanda

    CaptPanda Well-Known Member

    Edit: Ninja'd
    Right, so in that case, if Imgur is no longer an option, what would be a suitable substitute?
     
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  17. Inaeo

    Inaeo New Member

    I imagine the reasoning behind this stance from Imgur is due mainly to ad revenue. I've no doubt their legal department agrees whole heartedly, as this likely provides cover from some unsavory users, but ad revenue is the reason that stands out in my mind.

    If you link the image directly, viewers will never go to the Imgur pages, never count on a traffic ticket, and never help pay the bills. Where as, if you link an album or provide a link to the Imgur pages, they get credit for an IP viewing the page, and can charge advertising accordingly. When in doubt, follow the money.

    I'm honestly not sure why they would provide the links that violate their own Terms of Service. Any images I've ever linked to Imgur have used the links provided by the site itself. Granted, my library is miniscule (manybe 4 albums of a dozen pics at the most) compared to some of our users, but my primary reason for using their site was to be able to reliably post pictures on the forums. If this is no longer an option, they have not only lost my business (as a way to attract viewers, which pays them via advertising revenue), but my opinion of them has degraded to a point where I will discourage others from using their site as well. I know I'm just a drop in the bucket, but even small drops ripple.
     
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  18. Captainnana

    Captainnana New Member

    I believe it's more regarding us using imgur images in the page content such as buttons or logos as they say. I'm not sure how our site would have been flagged up for this as we don't do that for any buttons or any elements loaded on every page. It's possible that it's been flagged because we use a lot of images in posts including news posts on our homepage but I can't imagine imgur would have an issue with images being used in forum posts.

    EDIT: I've just wrote to imgur to see if we can get this sorted
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2016
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  19. rhn

    rhn Too Much Free Time

    Could it possibly be peoples use of Imgur hosted images in signatures that have triggered it?
     
  20. RealKC

    RealKC Popular Member

    That may be the problem
     

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