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Intermittent Failed to upload image; imgur is rejecting the request

It appears that S3 has fallen over in AWS for the US-EAST1. Ironically I can't include a screenshot of the dashboard in this post, but I promise I have one. You can see the AWS status dashboard here: ...
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Delete uploaded image

Flag it for moderator attention, explain why you need it removed. Specifically, explain why just editing it out or deleting the post isn't good enough. If you convince the moderator handling the ...
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Are moderators allowed to use Imgur for screenshots of PII?

We discussed this a bit on our Community Manager team call earlier... So I figured I'd share some notes. First, some practical notes: Our imgur host URLs rely on randomly-generated filenames of 5 ...
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Disallow new embedded images from hosts other than the SE imgur account

I'd support this if Imgur added support for SVG images and removed the size limit from PNG images (or at least raised it to something more reasonable than 1 MB). Until that happens, though, there are ...
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Why did this uploaded image disappear?

The question was flag deleted as spam or offensive. Because many posts that are spam or rude have problematic images (or people are using our image hosting to host images of themselves that get flag ...
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Making a better image uploader

status-completed Something that will be awesome for me is pressing CTRL+V inside the editor while there is an image in the clipboard, and that would automagically open the uploader and paste the ...
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Making a better image uploader

If the image is above the max size (current 2 MiB), automatically resize (or change compression) to the largest image possible, or close to it.
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The Stack Imgur service is no longer resizing images correctly

This bug is very annoying when trying to create or fix posts with overlarge images. We used to be able to display a reasonably shrunk picture that linked to the full size one. Here's a temporary ...
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Making a better image uploader

I usually do all my post-processing in GIMP, so I have a single request for this: Don't force features upon me. Don't turn our image uploader into a ten-step thing like Gravatar's, where you upload ...
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Detailed info on Imgur's automatic image resizing service?

Overall 6 thumbnails are available in Imgur: s, b, t, m, l, h. Table: Thumbnail Suffix Thumbnail Name Thumbnail Size Keeps Image Proportions s Small Square 90x90 No b Big Square 160x160 No t Small ...
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The Stack Imgur service is no longer resizing images correctly

This has been fixed! Thank you so much for your patience with this. Moving forward, all images uploaded to the Stack Exchange imgur will be sizable using the URL adjustments indicated in the question (...
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Imgur image processing takes too long

Thanks for the reports here! Imgur has just informed us this is resolved. An anti-spam mechanism they use was causing a DNS timeout on image uploads, adding almost exactly 10 seconds of latency to ...
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What's the official stance on the bounty ad?

Yes, this is officially allowed, as proved by this comment from Grace Note: (Community Manager in Stack Exchange, in charge of the Community Promotion Ads) Yes, it's something that's been worked ...
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What will happen to the SE, if something happens to the imgur.com?

Nothing will happen. Lots of images might go 404 for a short or longer period until SE has restored the images from the backup and have a server with new urls ready. The community bot has to rewrite ...
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Malwarebytes is blocking imgur due to a zero-day exploit

Imgur already patched this particular vulnerability: Yesterday a vulnerability was discovered that made it possible to inject malicious code into an image link on Imgur. From our team’s ...
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Disallow new embedded images from hosts other than the SE imgur account

Let's not forget that off-site hosted images can also be replaced by whoever controls the image host (in case of imgur, whoever uploaded the image). For this reason we should not be editing image ...
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Are moderators allowed to use Imgur for screenshots of PII?

If the rules are interpreted strictly, then you are breaking the moderator agreement anyway by sharing PII with people who aren't SE employees or moderators on your site regardless of where you host ...
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Is it allowed to use Imgur's (imgur.com) open image upload instead of SE's own Imgur account (stack.imgur.com)?

You can use what ever image hosting you like, but Stack Exchange encourages you to use their image upload to their Imgur account for various reasons. The chief of those is that Stack Exchanges deal ...
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Does data explorer give access to the markdown version of post? (photobucket issue)

Use the url search parameter: user:2915 url:photobucket.com That does return results for me but has the disadvantage you have to run this on each site you have an account on. Not funny if you have ...
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Cannot upload Wikipedia images: By design?

Yes, this is by design. You might think the extension of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicon_nitride#/media/File:Si3N4bearings.jpg is .jpg, so it's a JPEG image, but it is not. The part after # is ...
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What is the retention time of images uploaded to https://i.stack.imgur.com?

According to this blog post (emphasis mine): Alan Schaaf, the man behind Imgur, generously provided us a network-wide “pro” account that keeps any images hosted through our websites around ...
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Delete uploaded image

You can send a removal request directly to Imgur. I doubt they would deny a user's request to have an image with personal information purged from their records.
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Why is there a peeking duck in my profile pic?

TL;DR; to fix it, you have to re-upload the picture again, which cause new thumbnail creation process. When uploading a picture to SE, it is actually sent to imgur for hosting. While the original ...
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CORS for stack.imgur?

As a temporary work-around you can use a proxy for the i.stack.imgur images. Using http://cors.io works in the example below. var i = new Image(); i.crossOrigin = ''; i.onload = function() { ...
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How much of Stack's imgur image-ID space has been consumed?

As of the latest backup mirror we took of imgur's data in mid-February, we had a total of 6,713,997 images hosted by imgur, totaling about 600GB. The 5 character namespace imgur uses has 916,132,832 (...
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Since Imgur is down, is there an alternative?

You can include images from any other image host or personal webspace, in theory. But there are significant drawbacks to many alternative image hosting solutions. Many free ones expire, and any image ...
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Image size limit: Why it is set to 2 MB?

I am pretty sure the reason is historical limit, that isn't relevant anymore. Stack Exchange sends the images to imgur via their API, using a special premium account that was made many years ago, ...
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The Stack Imgur service is no longer resizing images correctly

Yet another workaround might be adding a query string like ?s=xyz (with xyz = 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 or 512) after the name of the image to change it from gSpBi.png to (eg) gSpBi.png?s=128. I.e I just ...
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Does the Imgur hack affect Stack Exchange users?

No, it does not affect our users. We use Imgur solely for hosting images through an API and your personal information is never shared with them (and as Imgur's blog mentions, they don't even collect ...
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Images from imgur fail over ssl

This was a certificate fail on the CloudFlare side on the Imgur account hosted on our behalf. We're still awaiting info on what exactly happened, but since it's not directly our account we may not get ...
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