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A while back I answered this question and used the official Stack Overflow image uploader:

Using ServerManager to create Application within Application

I just noticed that some of the images I had in my answer seem to be no longer available from imgur and look like this:

enter image description here

These images use the original url.


Just found this:

Any details about

There's also this post where Jeff also says to use

The image you are requesting does not exist or is no longer available

This seems to work and the image I uploaded above uses

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That is strange. I see it too. Can you replace it with instead of i? – Brian Jun 13 '11 at 20:27
I've just updated the answer replacing i.imgur with stack.imgur and that seems to have done the trick. Perhaps a general trawl the database is called for. – ChrisF Jun 13 '11 at 20:30
There is a report about this on the TeX meta:… – Mad Scientist Jun 13 '11 at 20:31
@chrisf - yeah I just did that too :). Phew! – Kev Jun 13 '11 at 20:31
Possibly related to… – squillman Jun 13 '11 at 20:37
@squillman no, that image is from twitpic. – Sathya Jun 14 '11 at 4:58
@ChrisF that might not be a wise thing - I've been using imgur before Stack Exchange brought in the image uploader - updating i.imgur to stack.imgur might result in images uploaded to imgur before introduction of Stack Exchange's image uploader to go dead. Do correct me if I'm wrong – Sathya Jun 14 '11 at 5:39
Another user on EE complained about a missing image, but I could still see it. I assumed that I just had it in my cache, so I saved and downloaded it, then re-uploaded it. Conclusion: It bugs out for some users for some pictures, but isn't universal. Steps to reproduce unknown. – Kevin Vermeer Jun 14 '11 at 15:57

I have noticed the same thing. It started some time yesterday.

The workaround seems to be to replace


I would fix the images in that question of yours, but I'm scared of heights!

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Ah ha! That's done the trick. When did this change happen? – Kev Jun 13 '11 at 20:31

Are you behind a proxy / firewall / web filter? If so, they could be blocking

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No firewalls. However see Pekka's answer. – Kev Jun 13 '11 at 20:32

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