Bug all imgur images on forum have broken

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

  1. DeathOfTime

    DeathOfTime New Member

    I have been looking around for a different hosting option.

    It doesn't look like any of the free ones are all that good. I looked over the file hosting sites as well. Photobucket does seem to be a good paid option. If I am going to be paying for it though I rather get the most versatile and least expensive option out there. Preferably a site where I can place any file and embed it wherever I want.
  2. Azzanine

    Azzanine New Member

    I guess imgur is trying to become more of an image board then image hosting. It's already treated like a half baked 4chan anyway.

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  3. Henry Link

    Henry Link Popular Member

    I use the public folder on my dropbox account for any images I post here. But, I'm not sure that will work for everyone because I pay for dropbox so I can automate the backup of my server worlds to dropbox.
  4. DeathOfTime

    DeathOfTime New Member

    From what I have tried so far it doesn't seem to work for free accounts.

    Can you embed content that is saved on your dropbox account? What is the difficulty level for setting it up for sharing files?
  5. OniyaMCD

    OniyaMCD Well-Known Member

    I don't know how feasible it would be here, but another forum that I'm on allows people to upload images to a local wiki, rather than hotlinking to other sites.
  6. Henry Link

    Henry Link Popular Member

    I copy the image file to my dropbox folder on my PC (I do have the dropbox client installed). Wait about 1 minute for it to sync the box. Then I can right click on the file select copy public link then paste that link into my posts here. So it is very seamless.

  7. CaptPanda

    CaptPanda Well-Known Member

    That's what happened with pics back when I was on TVB, another option is to host directly on the forum, similar to avatars. It may not be so feasable since that could be a whole lotta data to store.
  8. DeathOfTime

    DeathOfTime New Member

    I tried this with a basic and pro account. It doesn't offer me the option of a public link. It just offers a dropbox link option. The link I get won't work for embedding as a image either.

    this is the link I get from trying it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/t7cc81s6ceou5dt/2010-11-25_05.33.33.png?dl=0
    this is what the drop menu looks like: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9jbphhx9r4ov5ym/160212_0908CDT-Link Embedding attempt.jpg?dl=0

    I think the issue I am having is I am not for sure how to get dropbox to recognize them as images and not files.
  9. OniyaMCD

    OniyaMCD Well-Known Member

    The forum where we did this basically requires signature images to be hosted locally - we were having a problem with those remotely-hosted dragon eggs causing issues when the dragon-egg site was down. Images for posts are a little less stringent, but the admin requested that they at least be hosted at a site under the poster's control, so as to not steal bandwidth and bring down the wrath of the hosting site (like this incident when the Huffington Post hotlinked to an Oatmeal comic.)
  10. Henry Link

    Henry Link Popular Member

    The copy public link works. That is just the windows 10 version. Use the insert image button on this website or use the IMG tags.

    [IMG] insert URL here [/IMG]
  11. Celestialphoenix

    Celestialphoenix Too Much Free Time

    Well looks like I need to change host. Again.
    Any thoughts on using Facebook, Flickr or Tumblr as an image dumpster?
  12. Someone Else 37

    Someone Else 37 Forum Addict

    FYI: This forum already lets you attach images directly to posts. The "Upload a File" button right below the box I'm typing in right now does precisely that. I use it whenever I post screenshots.

    I find it convenient, since the screenshots are already on my hard disk and it cuts out the step of uploading them to a third-party service, then linking them here. However, for those who already use Imgur or Dropbox and are familiar with those services, I could see why that would be more convenient.
  13. Celestialphoenix

    Celestialphoenix Too Much Free Time

    I've used it a fair few times, but I've always preferred using an external site as in image dump.
    The main issue with attachments is they're stored in the post- so keeping track of images and using them again elsewhere is somewhat inconvenient.
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  14. DeathOfTime

    DeathOfTime New Member


    Finally got it figured out. I dug around on their site for a little bit and finally found what I needed. The link that was provided to me needed to be reformatted.
     It gives the link as:
    I needed to reformat the link to:
    to be able to embed it as a image.

    I will have to note this all down somewhere so I remember. Probably going to break all these links when I sort my dropbox folders out.

    Thanks for your help Henry Link.
  15. Henry Link

    Henry Link Popular Member

    Interesting because when I do right click and select copy dropbox link I do get https://dl.dropbox.com/..... makes me wonder what the differnce is and why your getting the wrong URL.
  16. epidemia78

    epidemia78 New Member

    seems to be working now
  17. rhn

    rhn Too Much Free Time

    Hey what! Excellent!
    Nice job @Captainnana
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