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They have weird artifacts and inconsistencies. This one is really blurry, and note the random pixels jutting out on the right site of the expanded user card (probably due to the text that was behind it originally):

user card and expansion

This one is pretty good except for the giant captions, which are aliased quite strangely and noticeably less blurry than the above:

user card drop shadow

In this one the star and arrows are blurry, the numbers are not, the text is suddenly fixed-width/unaliased and the assymetrical arrow looks like it was hand-drawn MS Paint:

vote counts

I understand the blurriness in the latter image due to the zoom, but everything else looks unprofessional and hacked together. Consistency is the most important thing, I think — the images should be saved with the same quality and whatever else needed to make the text look the same, and so on.

PNG is normally lossless, as well. The first image linked (the blurriest) is 26 KB. I recreated a similar image with no blurriness or loss (apart from the captions, left as-is) and it's only 15 KB, so no excuses! imgur blurs it, though — you may want to consider not using imgur for these, or seeing if it's possible to prevent it from adulterating the image.

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vector images for all! –  Lorem Ipsum Sep 28 '11 at 18:14
    
What's the difference between "Expands" and "Doesn't Expand"? The images look identical to me. –  redEvo Mar 19 '13 at 16:45
    
@redEvo I'm sure it is (was) clearer in the FAQ, but the difference is the shadow around the profile picture. –  Matthew Read Mar 19 '13 at 17:32
    
Oh! Man, it's like playing one of those spot the differences games. Fail on my part –  redEvo Mar 19 '13 at 17:50

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According to the edit history, the images were recently added (September 9) by a moderator who was probably in a hurry to put some content there.

But more importantly, these pages are community content and can easily be edited. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "edit wiki" to correct the images.

Incidentally, imgur really has nothing to do with this - they don't 'blur' images at all - what you're seeing is the browser resizing the images because it is too wide. Right-click the image and look for an option 'open image in new window/tab' to see the actual dimensions.

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Ah, I see. I didn't realize these images were propagated to all sites. (That said imgur does reduce the quality a little.) –  Matthew Read Sep 28 '11 at 18:20
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@Matthwe: I think that's only for JPG images. I have not seen any loss of quality when uploading PNG images. –  uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Sep 28 '11 at 18:21
    
I don't see any link that says edit wiki or even edit. Am I missing something? I supposedly have enough reputation to edit community wikis. –  redEvo Mar 19 '13 at 16:51
    
I removed the bug tag because as you say, this is community editable content. –  Ben Collins Oct 3 at 7:44

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