Imgur is having some trouble I guess.

I can't upload any images on Stack Exchange.

It looks they have some maintenance issues.

Screen dump displaying Emergency maintenance

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    imgur is also the main picture uploads site for Reddit and I've noticed imgur have been over capacity recently. I've seen a few error messages recently over the past few days. (Although, saying that, I was under the impression the i.stack.imgur was on a different dedicated server, so it's possibly a network capacity problem).
    – tombull89
    Oct 18 '11 at 7:44
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    Thanks for the heads-up. I've disabled image uploading until this is fixed.
    – balpha
    Oct 18 '11 at 7:56
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    @balpha, would it be possible to prevent image insertion at the moment? This will drive editiors mad when this blows over and they need (or want) to move everything under the i.stack umbrella.
    – tombull89
    Oct 18 '11 at 8:01
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    @tombull89: When image uploading is disabled (it is at the moment), people can only put an image URL into the dialog. I don't see a reason to disable images altogether.
    – balpha
    Oct 18 '11 at 8:04
  • Informing them of their typo is a consideration... Oct 18 '11 at 10:02
  • @Mr.Disappointment people who can't see their storage is running low can't be expected to have proper grammar as well.. :) Oct 18 '11 at 11:00
  • Well, typo fixed and message has been changed. Wonder when it will be fixed. Oct 18 '11 at 15:42

Imgur's upstream provider is having storage issues. They're keeping us updated and will let us know as soon as the issues are fixed. Until then, we've disabled image uploading (meaning that you'll only get the good ol' "enter image url" dialog when clicking the image button in the editor, instead of the upload dialog).

Update: Should be back to working now, at least for stack.imgur.com. Image uploads are re-enabled.

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    Just a headsup, you might want to disable it on chat too
    – Ivo Flipse
    Oct 18 '11 at 11:30
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    This is going to lead to some issues after being fixed... such as long-term storage of images uploaded with other services, etc. Oct 18 '11 at 17:26
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    @balpha - Can we have a list (not sure if SEDE is up to the job) of all images uploaded in the past 9 hours to move to stack.imgur.com? I know I uploaded one, and I'll go fix it now, but it would be nice to move the rest in a semi-automated fashion. Oct 18 '11 at 20:43
  • It's happening again, yay.
    – user154510
    Oct 20 '11 at 21:41

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