In chat, when you post a link ending in .gif, the system tries to import the image. This doesn't work for Wikipedia links like File:Linguistic_map_Southwestern_Europe.gif.

Solution: Wikipedia links which end in .gif but have File: in the right place should have a special import method.

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I doubt that there any real Wikipedia articles ending in .gif (only actual wiki pages are oneboxed). –  balpha Oct 6 '11 at 17:54
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@balpha: Oh, yeah? –  Pops Oct 6 '11 at 18:09
    
@PopularDemand: touché :) –  balpha Oct 6 '11 at 18:42
    
@balpha: Here's one that's not a redirect: .cat –  Mechanical snail Oct 27 '12 at 0:58
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If you want the image to be displayed, link to the image (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4d/Linguistic_map_Southwestern_Europe.gif/800px-Linguistic_map_Southwestern_Europe.gif) and not to some page that contains the image.

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... which wouldn't be oneboxed anyway, since that's not an article page. –  balpha Oct 6 '11 at 17:52
    
Error generating thumbnail –  PeacefulWarrior Feb 14 at 10:50
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