Imgur has blocked images from displaying on SSO

Discussion in 'Site News & Support' started by Hywel, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. Hywel

    Hywel SS.org Regular

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    I noticed all my old threads were missing their images so I contacted Imgur.com who I used as an image host and they replied as follows.

    Which sucks. So just a heads up to anyone who noticed their pics weren't working.
     
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  2. High Plains Drifter

    High Plains Drifter SS.org Regular

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    Thanks for the heads up. I noticed that mine were all gone too.

    I've never been signed up on imgur... Anyone know if signing up would restore privileges to be able to link here on sso?

    Sucks though.
     
  3. ferret

    ferret Not worthy

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    When images are linked her, imgur sees SSO as the referrer. So even if you have a personal account they still know SSO is where it was linked and they then block it.
     
  4. Xcaliber

    Xcaliber SS.org Regular

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    The "classified" restriction seems so stupid, but I'm sure it's a legal thing. Something about being liable for a transaction that goes wrong or something.
     
  5. High Plains Drifter

    High Plains Drifter SS.org Regular

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    Gotcha.. thought so, but wanted to be sure. ...ugh.
     
  6. takotakumi

    takotakumi SS.org Regular

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    Thanks for the heads up. No wonder lots of pics were not working.

    what are some alternatives to imgur?
     
  7. ferret

    ferret Not worthy

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    I've used photobucket.

    imgur should also still work as long as you leave a link to it in your post, instead of embedding.
     
  8. takotakumi

    takotakumi SS.org Regular

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    Thanks fellow atlien!
     
  9. WhiskeyPickleJake

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    That explains a lot of boring threads
     
  10. Tree

    Tree Bald Bear

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    I thought it was just my phone at first. That totally sucks. If I were ever feeling nostalgic and wanted to go back and look at guitars I no longer I have I cant now? :(
     
  11. Mike

    Mike The Traveler Contributor

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    Fvck Imgur.
     
  12. asher

    asher So Did We

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    Seriously, wtf.
     
  13. Alex Kenivel

    Alex Kenivel Psycho, dont engage

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    Glad I went with Photobucket..
     
  14. AliceLG

    AliceLG \m/^_^\m/

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    Welp, so that's why all my images are gone :wallbash:
     
  15. HighGain510

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    Thanks for pointing this out! I thought my phone was being stupid, I had tried to hard reboot and it was still just showing empty boxes. :lol: Funny how many people were using imgur it seems! :lol:
     
  16. Rachmaninoff

    Rachmaninoff Amateur porn actor

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    So... is the SevenString forum really doing this? If so, Imgur is right, it's SS fault... :ugh:
     
  17. Mike

    Mike The Traveler Contributor

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    No it's not that part. SS.org's site imagery, buttons, and content are hosted on its own server.

    It's this part that apparently has caused a violation:
    "Please also be aware, that any forum that has a section dedicated to selling, such as classified are also against the advertising portion of the TOS."
     
  18. Rachmaninoff

    Rachmaninoff Amateur porn actor

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    So... maybe the forum should advice (or even actively block) users from hotlink images at the classified sections, then report it back to Imgur? It would be a way to unblock the use of images on the rest of the forum.
     
  19. Randy

    Randy Ooh, Degrasse Tyson-son Super Moderator

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    Tinypic or gtfo
     
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    Facebook and Google work fine for uploads, too.
     

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