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Currently in chat if an image (and I assume video) cannot be loaded on the client side we're left with a big empty box.

Chat example

Please display a warning message instead. This is both for clarity and for mod purposes (I can't moderate what I can't see).

Something like "Could not load" Would be most helpful.

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I'm very disappointed that I can't see that bunnies pic. – Marc Gravell Nov 3 '10 at 11:18
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I'll see whether we can do something fun here...

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@CRoss what have you done?! – Pops Nov 2 '10 at 18:04
@Popular Demand Apparently something Awesome! – C. Ross Nov 2 '10 at 18:08
Apparently I'm confused about how chat works, or they're really going to take the time to detect client-side if the browser is blocked from loading an image – Michael Mrozek Nov 2 '10 at 18:16
@Michael Mrozek They do every other bloody thing client side. Why not? – C. Ross Nov 2 '10 at 18:27

I don't know if this is even possible (maybe with Javascript); it's your browser that's failing to load the image, not the server. Your browser should handle displaying a broken image indicator if it couldn't load properly; I see:

Screenshot of broken image on chat

Edit: Never mind:

Screenshot of implemented feature

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