Ok first, there's that lugubrious use of the semicolon; not necessary.

Second, I didn't open a frame! You did! Alls I tried to do is upload a 5MB animated .gif file via Imgur.

Semicolon in message

Looking further into this, Imgur actually posts an error when you upload an animated .gif larger than 2MB.

2mb limit imgur

Go figure!

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    I don't see anything wrong with the semicolon – murgatroid99 May 21 '12 at 1:49
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    Not sure the comma is necessary; the semicolon is fine however. – Ben Brocka May 21 '12 at 3:14
  • I thought .gifs were forbidden on imgur. Or was that only for gravatar? – Jeff Mercado May 21 '12 at 4:05
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    Well we should be declining all files that are 2mb or more earlier... I agree with that – waffles May 21 '12 at 4:32
  • I've had this happen before too (but I'm not sure what caused the underlying problem in my case), annoying stuff. – Tim Stone May 21 '12 at 4:35
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    The semicolon should be a period and "Click OK ..." should be its own sentance. The comma, however is correct. – chown May 21 '12 at 4:41
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    I don't understand why people are concerned about a semicolon on an obscure error message that most people should never even see. Can the question focus on the underlying issue of SE not notifying us with the correct error response from Imgur... please? – animuson ModStaff May 21 '12 at 5:52
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    The semicolon is definitely necessary. If it weren't there, that would be a run-on sentence. Can't have that! – Cody Gray May 21 '12 at 9:30
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    As to the reason why this happens: The too-large upload causes an error page in the hidden upload iframe on our side (the image gets never sent to imgur), and that error page has the usual frame buster JavaScript. – balpha May 21 '12 at 20:38
  • Ok first, there's that lugubrious use of the 's' on 'Alls'; not necessary. – hippietrail Dec 1 '13 at 14:03
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    So it seems we know why this happens - are we planning to do something about it? I've been hitting it a lot over the last month but don't recall every seeing it before that. – hippietrail Dec 1 '13 at 14:05
  • @balpha any plans on changing that error message? People keep asking, and it's indeed quite a confusing message. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask V2 Jul 3 '14 at 23:30
  • "Ok first, there's that lugubrious use of the semicolon ; not necessary." And then there's your ironic misuse of the semicolon : "Oops!" :) – CoolHandLouis Mar 2 '15 at 12:50

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