Now, it seems it expects the PhotoUrl to begin with https://i.static.net/ (note the singular "s" in the URL). However, the photo URLs have two s's. So it still doesn't work.

image of the tool displaying an error for https://i.static.net/

Arqade has a custom sidebar content section (and I believe Photography SE does as well) that allows us to put an image on it. This custom sidebar can be updated by site moderators which I am one.

However, when I tried to update it, it will not let me since it expects the PhotoUrl to begin with https://{imgur}/. According to Stack Exchange’s image hosting arrangement with Imgur is ending - advance notice, SE no longer uses i.stack.imgur. This tool should be updated to allow the new image hosting URL or both of these URLs (for backwards compatibility - I don't see why not at least) (looks like the imgur images will be transitioned, so we don't need to support both URLs).

image of the tool displaying an error for the new i.sstatic.net url

  • The 'update' part no longer applies, correct?
    – Mast
    Commented May 21 at 21:36
  • @Mast I guess technically none of the post does? But that's why I posted an answer. Doesn't quite make sense to post the "answer" I the question right? That was my thoughts.
    – Timothy G.
    Commented May 21 at 21:41

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I just checked today (May 21st 2024) and it seems this works again. It allows i.sstatic.net URLs for the PhotoUrl.

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