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On most Stack Exchange sites, new users can embed images in posts regardless of reputation. But there are a few sites where embedded images are not accepted from users with reputation less than 10. What are they?

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As of now, the following sites require 10 reputation points to embed images:

  • Stack Overflow
  • Server Fault
  • Ask Ubuntu
  • Super User
  • Mathematics

Sources: 1, 2.

  • I'm pretty sure this also includes all beta sites, since I had to deal with this today -- having closed a question as "unclear" where I and others had said an illustration was required, the OP fairly commented that s/he could not do so. Catch-22. This is a thoughtless crap vs. thoughtless crap feature. – goldilocks Jun 18 '15 at 8:10
  • Users can still post links to images (up to two), the restriction mentioned here is on embedding images. I will look into beta restrictions. – user259867 Jun 18 '15 at 13:43
  • No-repro. An attempt to post an image as a new user of a beta site (from private browsing session) was not blocked. – user259867 Jun 18 '15 at 17:20
  • I have not tried a dummy account myself, but s/he was pretty insistent, and I don't see why s/he'd lie; I actually re-opened the question because of this although I doubt it will help. I have noticed questions around the site where a new user has obviously tried to use a link to an online image, but the image does not appear (and there is image markdown ![desc][N] in the post); if the link is good I can then edit it in. Go figure about that stuff. – goldilocks Jun 18 '15 at 17:30
  • I actually noticed this question because of that question ("What a coincidence!"). I was thinking to ask for some kind of definitive spec regarding points and privileges (the one in the help center is obviously not that) so I don't get caught assuming someone could have done something but did not bother. – goldilocks Jun 18 '15 at 17:32
  • This post, which you edited, had an image in it from the beginning. From 1 rep user. I used SEDE query to find these. – user259867 Jun 18 '15 at 18:00
  • Point taken! I will have to set up a dummy account for myself so next time I can explain definitively what's up and what's not (but it would be nice to have this stuff spelled out somewhere so I did not have to). I notice that user has accounts on S.U. and Mathematics with 1 rep, so likely s/he just assumed there was this limitation. If there were that definitive list, it would be good to include limitations from other sites ("post image: 0 rep") to avoid that confusion. Thanks for this. :) – goldilocks Jun 18 '15 at 18:15

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