It seems not possible to upload a picture anymore across several StackExchange website.

It fails with "Failed to upload image; couldn't reach imgur" although the host i.stack.imgur.com is responding properly.

Other users confirmed the issue.

  • 2
    We're aware of an issue in some parts of the world and are investigating now
    – Dean Ward
    May 14, 2019 at 8:33
  • 3
    status-reproduced from Germany. Would show a picture, but ... :P
    – MEE
    May 14, 2019 at 8:36
  • Man . Someone's going to be having a interesting day May 14, 2019 at 8:41
  • Seems to be working again for me. May 14, 2019 at 9:04
  • Working for me too
    – Damien
    May 14, 2019 at 9:07

1 Answer 1


One of our ISP links to the NY data center was flapping which meant any traffic in or out of the data center to certain parts of the world was not being routed correctly. That affected our connectivity to Imgur who hosts our images. For now we've disabled that link and all traffic is being routed over our other ISPs

  • Ah the joy of flapping links 😉
    – guntbert
    May 14, 2019 at 11:56

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