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What’s up with imgur?

Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by Vapor_Eyes, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. Vapor_Eyes

    Vapor_Eyes unfiltered

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    It seems like all imgur images are now broken. Is this a result of their Cold War with reddit? Maybe it’s just my browser for some reason?

    In any case, now large portions of FC are completely irrelevant. It seems all of my pictures are gone. I’ve feared this scenario for a while, any time one platform gets too big it doesn’t work out well for end users.
     
  2. Accept

    Accept Well-Known Member

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    On the bright side, pages load much faster.
     
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  3. steama

    steama Well-Known Member

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    my guess is FC is on imgur's shit list now --- it is not just imgur that has done this

    :myday:
     
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  4. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    It's a strange bug that is happening with imgur's embedded images right now. I seems that an image needs to be loaded twice (first load gives a 403 error) for it to show up here.

    If you want to post a pic and it shows a broken image link, do the following: Click the "Edit" link and then hit "Save Changes" and the image(s) should load. Edit: that only works for the person viewing the image; it doesn't actually fix the problem.

    Hopefully this issue will be resolved shortly, but that's all I know for now. :shrug:

    :peace:
     
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  5. Vapor_Eyes

    Vapor_Eyes unfiltered

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    Thanks for the info @Stu, you’re the best!
     
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  6. KeroZen

    KeroZen Chronic vapaholic

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    Right. What's even stranger is that if you quote a post where the imgur images are not showing, the images appear correctly in the quote when you are writing your post...

    Sub'ing to this thread as I'm a bit worried too, I put all my eggs in that single basket...
     
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  7. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    It occurs to me that perhaps the "fix" I mentioned will only work on the "fixers" pc. :hmm:

    To test this, can I get a quick survey of who can/can't see Cyberguy's cat in this post? Thanks in advance.

    :peace:
     
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  8. Vapor_Eyes

    Vapor_Eyes unfiltered

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    Same here. I try hard not to but I made an exception for imgur. I even deleted my pics once they were uploaded so I have no backups. Oh well, I knew better. Luckily it looks like the pictures should be back before too long.
     
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  9. KeroZen

    KeroZen Chronic vapaholic

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    @Stu: I quoted the cat picture and I see it appearing in the quote even after it's been posted. Now can other people see the cat in my new post?

    EDIT: wow! now that I posted in that thread, when I come back to the page I can see 3 cats out of 4 in Cybrguy's posts!
     
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  10. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    Did you see the cat before you quoted it though? I could (after I "fixed" it) but want to know if it was only "fixed" for me.

    :peace:
     
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  11. KeroZen

    KeroZen Chronic vapaholic

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    Sorry I edited my post above while you were answering.

    First land on the page: no cats.

    Had to quote the post to see the cat in the edit window, then I posted the quote and I could see the cat in my posted quote.

    Went back to the page to check and now could see 3 cats out of 4...
     
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  12. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    Thanks. This tells me that my "fix" only worked for my pc and was useless to everyone else. So I've wasted a lot of time the last couple of days fixing images that only benefit me.:bang: That sux, but good to know at least. :disgust:

    :peace:
     
  13. steama

    steama Well-Known Member

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    Many of the image services I have used eventually have disappeared. Also the terms of service prohibit certain types of activities. As an example below is imgbb's terms of service which provides several reason to ban certain types of users from their service.

    Terms of use of Imgbb service

    What cannot be uploaded to Imgbb servers:
    • Copyrighted images if you don't own copyright for it
    • Violence, racial intolerance, or advocate against any individual, group, or organization
    • Any other images that might be considered illegal in USA or EU countries
    Also, don't use Imgbb to host image libraries you link to from elsewhere, content for your website, advertising, avatars, or anything else that turns us into your content delivery network.

    If you are not sure whether image you want to upload is allowed then do not upload that image. All uploaded images are checked by staff and images that violate terms will be removed without warning and uploader of such images might be banned from website.

    very sad and this image site still works for now

    :disgust:
     
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  14. KeroZen

    KeroZen Chronic vapaholic

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    @steama: I think the bit about "not turning us into your CDN" is relatively new. It was fine in the past to use direct links to imgur. Wonder if it's in response to the cold war mentioned in the first post?

    If not why do they even propose the option to get direct links in BBcode form to put in forum posts? They could just force everyone to use the album link to drive traffic to their site.
     
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  15. steama

    steama Well-Known Member

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    I have just noticed issues with image hosting sites. I think it is part of a new cold war on everything pro herb, or maybe not.

    I know I could be 'off' on this but it seems so Trumpian.

    I am going to research this.

    :D
     
  16. KidFated.

    KidFated. We Don't Even Live Here..

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    Tinypic works with no login or account needed
     
  17. Hackerman

    Hackerman The Fool

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    Well gang, I hate to tell you but I don't think it's imgur's problem.

    Tinypic is working because they don't use a secure protocol (like this forum).

    Imgur transmits in https so it's possible that his site's antiquated security is catching up to it.

    I have said it all along.... this site is totally unsecure. Trust me on this one. LMAO

    I just emailed tinypic to see if they were going to switch to https only any time soon.

    If you don't have backups of your pics, there is a single click backup option on imgur to download all your pics.

    If we had an admin, he could change the site to allow server hosting of the current pics but the server would have to have enough hard drive space to store the pics. I doubt we have that much space which is why they force off-site proxy hosting (which is a security hazard in itself).

    I'll let you know if Tinypic gets back to me.
     
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  18. Hackerman

    Hackerman The Fool

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    Hey @KidFated. (or anyone else) if you would please do me a favor.

    Post that same image you posted from tinypic only change the url from http to https.

    I am pretty sure you'll end up with a dead link.
     
  19. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    No cat, Hubble pic but no cat.
     
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  20. KidFated.

    KidFated. We Don't Even Live Here..

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    I would, but I broke my phone an hour ago and am on a junker until I replace it, took forever just to access FC from this thing.
     
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  21. steama

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    the donald is jerking the interwebs chain with his evil wizard sessions busy taking down images

    bowhaaaa!

    :brow:
     
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  22. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v4.0a (unstable) Staff Member

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    This has happened before and was corrected after @vtac contacted imgur. It is not some new Trumpian initiative or the result of an imgur crackdown on cannabis related images or our antiquated security. Imgur returns a 403 (access forbidden) on the first load because your browser is sending referrer information that imgur doesn't like for some reason. You can control this for many browsers by turning off this "feature". You probably want to install an extension because you don't want this to happen for every website. The one I use for Chrome is here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/...emaehjncibihehgneicjgfbilpdl/related?hl=en-US. This one is recommended for Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/smart-referer/.
     
  23. Vapor_Eyes

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    Thanks for the new info. Maybe it’s the “fuck” in the domain name that is being sent as referrer info and getting caught by a profanity filter of some sort, perhaps to prevent porn sites from using imgur to host images? Wild speculation on my part.
     
  24. ginolicious

    ginolicious Well-Known Member

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    Can’t install extensions on safari on the iPhone can you? So I can’t do that in order to get pics. This is aggravating. A lot of photos I contributed in the last few weeks in certain threads is killing me for not being seen.
     
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  25. Accept

    Accept Well-Known Member

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    We'll just tell each other stories - like in the old days. :myday:
     
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