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I've seen several of these, the last few days:
AWOL image, image
"The image you are requesting does not exist or is no longer available."

For example, see this post.

So, searching, I found this answer to "My Stack Overflow imgur images are disappearing".

There the solution is to replace with in the image URL.
But, for this question, the solution was the opposite, to replace with

Was some sweep done through the DB, replacing all with EDIT: Apparently there is an ¿ongoing? sweep?

If so, maybe it busted some images? (I recall seeing 3 or 4, in the last 2 days. Alas, I only captured details for the last one.)

Feature/Support request:

How hard would it be for a job to:

  1. Loop through all images (or at least the ones that were auto replaced from, if possible).

  2. If a request for the image returns 404, try fetching with an URL.

  3. If the image is at, restore the URL in the DB or transfer the image to the domain on the Imgur server?

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

As part of a bigger project, we've done #1 and #2. #3 is absolutely planned, we just haven't gotten to it yet.

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Sounds good; thanks! – Awesome Poodles Aug 5 '11 at 15:53
Was it ever done? :) – Shadow Wizard Oct 1 '13 at 12:06
lol, probably not. – Shadow Wizard Oct 26 '15 at 13:07

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