A while back I answered this question and used the official Stack Overflow image uploader:

Using ServerManager to create Application within Application

I just noticed that some of the images I had in my answer seem to be no longer available from imgur and look like this:

enter image description here

These images use the original i.imgur.com url.


Just found this:

Any details about stack.imgur.com?

There's also this post where Jeff also says to use i.stack.imgur.com:

The image you are requesting does not exist or is no longer available

This seems to work and the image I uploaded above uses i.stack.imgur.com.

  • That is strange. I see it too. Can you replace it with stack.imgur.com instead of i? Commented Jun 13, 2011 at 20:27
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    I've just updated the answer replacing i.imgur with stack.imgur and that seems to have done the trick. Perhaps a general trawl the database is called for.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Jun 13, 2011 at 20:30
  • There is a report about this on the TeX meta: meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/1409/… Commented Jun 13, 2011 at 20:31
  • @chrisf - yeah I just did that too :). Phew!
    – Kev
    Commented Jun 13, 2011 at 20:31
  • Possibly related to meta.stackexchange.com/questions/94959/…
    – squillman
    Commented Jun 13, 2011 at 20:37
  • @squillman no, that image is from twitpic. Commented Jun 14, 2011 at 4:58
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    @ChrisF that might not be a wise thing - I've been using imgur before Stack Exchange brought in the image uploader - updating i.imgur to stack.imgur might result in images uploaded to imgur before introduction of Stack Exchange's image uploader to go dead. Do correct me if I'm wrong Commented Jun 14, 2011 at 5:39
  • Another user on EE complained about a missing image, but I could still see it. I assumed that I just had it in my cache, so I saved and downloaded it, then re-uploaded it. Conclusion: It bugs out for some users for some pictures, but isn't universal. Steps to reproduce unknown. Commented Jun 14, 2011 at 15:57

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I have noticed the same thing. It started some time yesterday.

The workaround seems to be to replace




I would fix the images in that question of yours, but I'm scared of heights!


Are you behind a proxy / firewall / web filter? If so, they could be blocking imgur.com.

  • No firewalls. However see Pekka's answer.
    – Kev
    Commented Jun 13, 2011 at 20:32

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