Imgur has blocked images from displaying on SSO

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

  1. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    Nope, wouldn't do it. The only way to satisfy Imgur would be to remove the classified section completely, something which obviously isn't gonna happen.
     
  2. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    And also not to embed their images in your posts. Bottom line imgur only wants you viewing images they're hosting on their site.
     
  3. vansinn

    vansinn ShredNeck into Beck

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    No, it's actually very understandable they have such Terms of Use, and are defending them.

    All references to a site, as in this case, using imgur as a placeholder, will cause extra traffic for them, which require more bandwidth, which they must pay for.
    They get no Return of Investment, as using them hardly even gets noticed by visitors or 'us' in here - except maybe that some briefly will see the referral on the browser status line (if we even has this feature enabled).

    It is of course annoying for those using them.
    Perhaps if all dropped out of things like loading avatars and other not-really-needed actions, they and others might be less stringent about this..
     
  4. mnemonic

    mnemonic Custom User Title

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    sli.mg works well as an alternative, light-weight and easy to use, no account needed, images aren't deleted, etc.

    Imgur's upload page is really busy these days anyway, really slows my computer down when I try uploading anything.
     
  5. pondman

    pondman Build Whore. Contributor

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    I stopped using Imgur ages ago because of its temperamental faults.
     
  6. wigger

    wigger SS.org Regular

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    How about adding something like

    Code:
    <meta name="referrer" content="no-referrer" />
    to all sites on sevenstring.org? This will force all visiting browser to leave the referer empty (see Remove http referer - Stack Overflow for more information). This way imgur won't be able to block images displayed on sevenstring.org.
     
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    Glad to see this thread though frustrating to see why. I have always used photobucket, but uploads take ages and the ads are super annoying. Was getting really frustrated trying to figure it out yesterday.
    BTW, if you want to pull up an image, "open image in new tab" then highlight the url and hit enter and it will come up. Apparently that second loading nixes the SSO link. Frustrating. Back to photobucket....
     

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