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Please STOP using imgur

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by lookhigh, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    If it is posted on imgur you may be able to see it in the reply window if you reply to it. Most imgur posted pics can be seen this way if they weren't removed by the poster.
     
  2. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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  3. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    Jinks 123
     
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  4. Whisper

    Whisper Well-Known Member

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    I just wanted to post that helped tremendously.
     
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  5. DJ Colonel Corn

    DJ Colonel Corn The Vapor Ninja

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    Wow, I had no idea, dang.
    There should be some notice printed above the image link input to avoid imgur.

    Ok so
    I see tinypic has no Android app.

    Which Android app image uploader will display images inside of a forum post ?

    I guess I can use my old friend Dropbox.
     
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  6. DJ Colonel Corn

    DJ Colonel Corn The Vapor Ninja

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    OK, well,
    What if tinypic doesn't work in 2 years ?

    I realize now that most of my images in posts over the past 3-4 years now do not appear. Very frustrating. I should have used my own server the whole time, like I did on some of my images.

    Man can only rely on himself these days.
     
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  7. oddjobold

    oddjobold 510 Vaporist

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    Tiny pic seems to post my images sideways. No matter what i do. Also sometimes does no work on my phone.

    Imgbb - could not get this to work. Others have.

    We could do with a sticky with approved image hosts. To be honest i am a bit lost.

    Edit: found it - now using postimage. Very easy to use.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2018
  8. KeroZen

    KeroZen Chronic vapaholic

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    I'm more worried about long term survival of these alternative services. For how long will they be around? Who is backing them? What is their business model? Is it viable? Will they hold our images hostage or just plain delete them at some point? Are there bandwidth restrictions? etc.

    We already had our share of nightmares before imgur, and believe me, imgur was and still is a pretty good host (and our pictures are still there...)
     
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  9. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    It doesn't mean dick to me that they are still there if I can't display them here. I have copies of anything I cared about so I am not concerned about losing them. I can not go back in to old posts and change the link so if the host goes toes up or blacklists us there is nothing we can really do. The only way to insure against this is if we host them ourselves, and FC doesn't want to do that. That is unfortunate, but it is what it is. While this group and the ability to post pics in it are great, this is not life or death or anything...
     
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  10. Kingman

    Kingman Otter Glass

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    What's against imgur?
     
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  11. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    No one is 'against ' Imgur. Imgur banned FC from posting images. If you use Imgur to post images here, others will not see them, hence the purpose of this thread.
     
  12. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    Meh. I can still see them.
     
  13. KeroZen

    KeroZen Chronic vapaholic

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    You can see the ones you post because they are in your browser cache, but other people can't see them (you need to quote the message to make them appear but it's not a real solution) Unless you are blocking the referrer as proposed earlier in the thread?
     
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  14. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    Yeah, I just used a browser add-on...and the ones that it don't automatically load with that can be loaded in a new tab or window. But the latter has always worked, since the start of the horrible terrible apocalyptic imgur fiasco.
     
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  15. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    The browser addon kills the referrer header which makes it impossible to use secure websites. I don't think I want to screw up my browser just cause imgur folks are assholes, but maybe that's just me...
     
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  16. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    Hmmmm. Odd. I haven't had any issue like that.
     

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