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Since May 2011, images uploaded through SE sites are uploaded to It seems that removing that stack part does not get one (the same) image, so it seems to be a standalone installation? Any details on that new domain? And: any new way to circumvent blocks of

And this nicely shows folks are kind of abusing the SE image upload... But when using the data dump, can one also refer to the images from the SE hosting?

Like works fine:

But when removing stack, (currently) does not refer to an image:

Also Imgur's firewall/proxy/blocking circumventing alternative domain does not work, and neither does

And of course the non-official proxy doesn't know the new SE images either.

Likewise, existing images such as do not did not work when adding stack to it,

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Nice mole-bunny! Maybe commenting here will get proper attention? – Shadow Wizard May 8 '11 at 11:05
Good point, @Shadow, done. I first wanted to use an image from but couldn't easily find anything about copyrights there. :-) – Arjan May 8 '11 at 11:12
Cheers @Arjan.. my guess is that StackExchange upgraded the account somehow, but can't find anything about it.. :/ – Shadow Wizard May 8 '11 at 11:15
Any 10k who can search SO for url:""? Wondering why all hits I get in Google refer to non-SE sites. It's some CakePHP question, posted (or scraped and copied) all over the internets, using an image hosted on the SE pro account. – Arjan May 8 '11 at 11:40
Not much to add here, we are in the process of migrating to new dedicated image servers which we will back up regularly. Once this is complete we will announce. As to having a diff domain name, we could discuss with Alan, but have not discussed yet. Our main goal here is to have local backups of images you folk upload and dedicated servers – waffles May 8 '11 at 13:11
Fun fact: the official shows a different 404 image than the SE The first even serves a GIF rather than a PNG. – Arjan Jul 23 '11 at 10:32
I thing you should get a badge on meta for abusing stack.imgur. – kinokijuf Dec 7 '11 at 16:17
up vote 30 down vote accepted

We engaged in a 1 year agreement to formally support imgur, which also involved us getting

  • a dedicated server on premises with them
  • a custom domain name

All our images should be accessible from both forms of the URL now, either or .. such as:


Please note that we retroactively replaced all forms of on the network from Aug 17 2010 onward, as a one time fix.

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So when 1 year is up... then what happens? – nhinkle Jul 23 '11 at 22:04
The first one ( is broken now. – Mechanical snail Oct 10 '11 at 21:15
Yep images there expire after couple of months. :) – Shadow Wizard Oct 30 '11 at 13:53
on (at least) the domain is not interchangeable with See… – matt wilkie Nov 10 '11 at 22:49
How much did that cost? – Kermit Sep 11 '13 at 19:47
@FreshPrinceOfSO, see Is hosting still free for Stack Exchange? – Arjan Dec 24 '13 at 17:19

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