I went to upload an image for a question. I clicked on upload without specifying a file and it stated:

"Failed to upload image; the format is not supported."

I find that misleading because no file was specified.

Image File Name Not Specified

I would rather see "Please specify a supported image file".

  • were you trying to upload .gif image ? – Lucifer May 25 '12 at 15:52
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    @Lucifer "I clicked on upload without specifying a file" – Bart May 25 '12 at 15:54
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    What was changed in this last edit? Besides a single '>' in the markdown I see no changes. If this was merely to bump your question, please don't do that. There are other means to get attention for your unanswered question. – Bart Sep 7 '12 at 12:50
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    Worth to mention that it's OK when you don't enter URL: i.stack.imgur.com/yVCfs.png – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Feb 19 '13 at 12:05
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    @Bart it says "added 18 characters" so probably he added something then regretted it and removed during the 5 minutes grace period. edmastermind29 you can simply roll back in such case. – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Feb 19 '13 at 12:07


I have added some more checks for image uploads with descriptive messages.

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