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 May 21, 2012 at 1:49
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    Not sure the comma is necessary; the semicolon is fine however.
    – Ben Brocka
    May 21, 2012 at 3:14
  • I thought .gifs were forbidden on imgur. Or was that only for gravatar? May 21, 2012 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, 2012 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, 2012 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, 2012 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 StaffMod
    May 21, 2012 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! May 21, 2012 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 StaffMod
    May 21, 2012 at 20:38
  • Ok first, there's that lugubrious use of the 's' on 'Alls'; not necessary. Dec 1, 2013 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. Dec 1, 2013 at 14:05
  • @balpha any plans on changing that error message? People keep asking, and it's indeed quite a confusing message. Jul 3, 2014 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!" :) Mar 2, 2015 at 12:50


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