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, 2012 at 15:52
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    @Lucifer "I clicked on upload without specifying a file"
    – Bart
    May 25, 2012 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, 2012 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 Feb 19, 2013 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. Feb 19, 2013 at 12:07

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

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