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User posted a link to http://i.stack.imgur.com/g3aUt.png in this question. So I edited it to actually show the image. I didn't remember image syntax used here, so I used GUI button. that was much faster than reading syntax help and I expected it to gave me the same result as manual wrapping URL into image tags. I was surprised to see http://i.stack.imgur.com/CMZUc.png as created URL. I replaced new one with old URL and it worked good, too, so reupload wasn't really needed.

It seems each time someone will want to correct broken markup using GUI tools, new copy of image will be created. It's both a waste of time and HDD space. Could you add filter to GUI tools, so that if image is already on stack.imgur.com your tool would not try to upload it again, but would just use the copy available there?

Tested on Drupal Answers and here on meta, in this very post.

  • Strange. In my experience what you describe as a feature always happened.... – Bart Jul 10 '13 at 8:48
  • @Bart on drupal.stackexchange.com images are consistently duplicated when using gui to create "image from the web" with stack.imgur.com images. They are not for you? On what sites you tested it? – Mołot Jul 10 '13 at 8:52
  • SO mostly...though I might have been imagining things – Bart Jul 10 '13 at 8:52
  • @Bart I just tested it, but only on the site that bothers me most. At least there it is a bit of a problem, maybe not big, but annoying ;) – Mołot Jul 10 '13 at 8:53
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Good point. We did upload to imgur regardless if imgur was the source.

But no longer, not from the next build - if the image comes from a stack.imgur.com domain, that's what will be used.

  • Nice, think it also answers this other request. – Shadow The Dragon Wizard Jul 10 '13 at 11:00
  • @ShaWizDowArd - Thanks. status-completed that one too. – Oded Jul 10 '13 at 11:04
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    So....I've been imagining things? That explains a lot.... – Bart Jul 10 '13 at 11:23
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    @Bart - I believe the OP means they picked the image URL from the original post, clicked the button and used that URL. It would upload to imgur from that URL and return a new URL for the uploaded image... – Oded Jul 10 '13 at 11:26
  • @Oded that's exactly what happened. I don't remember image syntax used here, so I used GUI button. that was much faster than reading syntax help and I expected it to gave me the same result as manual wrapping URL into image tags. – Mołot Jul 10 '13 at 11:28
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    @Oded Yes, that's what I understood. But I could have sworn doing that myself one day, thinking "hey, that's quite a nice feature"....If I come up with more features that work great for me, but don't actually exists, I'll let you know. ;) – Bart Jul 10 '13 at 12:02
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    @Bart - sure, just send them to my crystal ball – Oded Jul 10 '13 at 12:14
  • Oded, seems like implementation has a little bug now :( – Mołot Jul 11 '13 at 6:40
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    @Mołot - yep. Saw that. Will get to it a bit later in the day. – Oded Jul 11 '13 at 6:41
  • Thank you. Hopefully people will see link above before posting next bug reports. – Mołot Jul 11 '13 at 6:44

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