Users posting images with freeimagehosting.net are getting SO flagged.

Not sure where else to post this, but I thought I'd let the meta-mongers know. I obviously know it's not an issue personally but it could potentially freak people out.

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I have edited this post and uploaded the image to our image provider. I have also blocked freeimagehosting.net via our blacklist for now to prevent any future issues.

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    Cool, thanks for the swift action. Dec 20, 2012 at 2:10
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    Eek, there's 395 other posts that match url:"*.freeimagehosting.net/*"
    – user50049
    Dec 20, 2012 at 3:20
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    Ugh, manually cleaning these up is not going to be very practical :(
    – user50049
    Dec 20, 2012 at 3:50
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    Is this network wide? If not, it should be. (I've just checked Programmers and it's not on our blacklist)
    – ChrisF Mod
    Dec 20, 2012 at 8:31
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    Geoff this is still an issue: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/160137/…
    – yannis
    Dec 24, 2012 at 9:52
  • @Chris, it should be network wide as of 13 hours after you asked.
    – Arjan
    Dec 24, 2012 at 10:10
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    @Yannis That's actually a different URL (.com vs .net). I'll see about adding that to the blacklist. As for cleaning up all the posts that include those images goes... that'll probably take coordinated effort.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Dec 25, 2012 at 21:55
  • @AnnaLear If I remember correctly the actual url was .net, and it ended up as .com in the MSO question because the .net variant is blacklisted and can't be added to new posts (I tried posting a comment with the url, and the system barked at me). But, as always, the chances of me remembering something correctly are extremely low (I blame tequila).
    – yannis
    Dec 25, 2012 at 23:05
  • @Yannis Ah, yeah, that makes sense. Well, that just leaves the second half of my comment then. :P
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Dec 26, 2012 at 0:11

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