I'm trying to ask a question on SO about JavaScript. My sample code includes <img ...> at one point. When I try to post the question, I get this message:

Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because:

we're sorry, but as a spam prevention mechanism, new users aren't allowed to post images. Earn 10 reputation to post images.

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    really? you posted the answer to your question.
    – David
    Commented Apr 10, 2010 at 2:42
  • Errors are not for decoration. Read them. Fully :)
    – user138231
    Commented Apr 10, 2010 at 2:45

3 Answers 3


Try posting it in a codeblock so it isn't interpreted as something to embed an image, but as part of the code you are asking about.

  • I suspect this was the problem the user was having...
    – Earlz
    Commented Apr 10, 2010 at 3:19
  • use for multilines 4 spaces at the start of each line. eg "\n <!DOCTYPE HTML>" The \n meaning you need a blank line before the code, The other option would be `<!DOCTYPE HTML>` But again this would only work if you want to view the raw code and don't wish to display the image or <video> for an example.
    – JamesM
    Commented Jan 13, 2011 at 11:07

Because new users aren't allowed to post images. You need to earn 10 point of reputation to post images.


You can make a link to an image though...