In the past, despite being listed as a requirement, it's been possible to use images hosted outside of imgur. This allowed for all sorts of neat dynamic imagery.

However, this year, any such plans of trickery were swiftly squashed:

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I'd like to request that this requirement be relaxed, or at least that the reason for its sudden enforcement be made clear.

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    Now, not even the dynamically created image showing the number of active bounties works, because it is served from a different server. I liked that very much.
    – avpaderno
    Commented Feb 11, 2017 at 10:29

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The requirement is only enforced on the initial edit (the ads still work, e.g. here); so a work-around I use is to add some image when creating the answer and then edit the answer immediately and remove the image.

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