I was trying to add an image in this question as the OP requested. OP gave the image url which was from stack.imgur.com. But when I tried to add the image from the URL it show the following error:

enter image description here

I think the issue occurred due to this request.

I tried thrice but failed to upload from the web.


I tried again in this question, but failed.
To reproduce:
Edit this question -> Copy the image URL -> Press Ctrl+G -> Select From the web -> Paste URL -> Click Add picture.

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    Why are you re-uploading from stacks own imgur? Just use this markup: ![](image_url), and you'll be fine. Commented Jul 11, 2013 at 4:48
  • @RichardJ.RossIII - Have a look at this request for the same. Where it will not re-upload the image.
    – Himanshu
    Commented Jul 11, 2013 at 4:49
  • What can I say? Sorry, in a way it's my fault.
    – Mołot
    Commented Jul 11, 2013 at 6:41
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    @Mołot - May be someone else's fault. :)
    – Himanshu
    Commented Jul 11, 2013 at 6:43

2 Answers 2


I added a check for uploading from imgur into the wrong place.

This is resolved in the next build, as well as ensuring that stack imgur images will not be re-uploaded.


My request was not to make these uploads to fail, but to make script just format existing URL as image instead, without duplication. Looks like a bug in implementation, or simply quick way to prevent duplicates (they cost money), but without user's convenience. Oded's answer to my request suggest it's the first case.

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