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Title: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: HQ on January 15, 2016, 12:47:53 pm
Hi guys,

Over the night ALL imgur uploaded posted images are gone and not showing up again. Neither my profile picture shows up nor all the material I worked on and posted/sent through messages. Is this some MFG related bug?
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Bastard Wolf on January 15, 2016, 02:06:45 pm
same here, and at firt my avatar was not showing up at all. then it showed on the front page and profile page but now it's not showing anywhere,

my sig seems to work fine and some other random avatars and sigs i checked for other people that are hosted on imgur
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: AlexSin on January 15, 2016, 02:26:25 pm
I got the same problem.
The weird thing is that after I copy the images addresses and paste them on another tab to see them, I can see the images, then I refresh the first page and they appear scratch that because they don't.

It is a bit annoying to do that for everything though.
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Gladiacloud on January 15, 2016, 02:33:39 pm
Seems that Imgur images doesn't work only here, in other forums like MFFA Imgur images are showed correctly.
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: TheFclass97 on January 15, 2016, 02:36:42 pm
Is it JUST for imgur? Cause what about images from photobucket or other sites like that? Also, if anything, I recommend usinv puush as an alternative (its what I use and it's a lot faster).
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Iced on January 15, 2016, 03:27:29 pm
we are looking into it.
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Valodim on January 15, 2016, 03:58:03 pm
Well, this is awkward. Imgur has blocked image loads when they come from mugenguild.com. :sadgoi:

Their ToS quite clearly state "Also, don't use Imgur to host image libraries you link to from elsewhere, content for your website, advertising, avatars, or anything else that turns us into your content delivery network.", which might be what we are doing I guess?

I sent them a support request asking about it, since this is purely from user-generated content. We'll how that goes. Worst case, users can't use imgur links anymore, and there would be little we could do about that from our side.[avatar]//mugenguild.com/~valodim/ptwi/worried.png[/avatar]
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Titiln on January 15, 2016, 04:30:35 pm
the user can install a plugin to manage referrals and disable them. for chrome users
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/referer-control/hnkcfpcejkafcihlgbojoidoihckciin?hl=en
for opera users like me, the Filter Request Headers extension does the job. other browsers probably have similar plugins

another forum that i go to had this same problem (http://mugenguild.com/forum/topics/random-topic-v9-159749.msg2177251.html#msg2177251) and it was solved after contacting imgur staff. there were a couple differences though, for starters the other forum had more activity than this one, and the other forum required an admin approved account for reading. my shitty little avatar here has cost them 6.5 gb of bandwidth, now multiply that by all the other users.

either way i suggest finding another image host. imgur will only become more strict from now on with this shit because they want to build their own community for Epic Memes instead of just being a regular image host.
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: walt on January 15, 2016, 05:06:33 pm
RIP Imgur :'(
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Titiln on January 15, 2016, 05:36:50 pm
this thread should be a news item, the current ban makes several mugen and graphic art threads useless unless you install a referral plugin
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Valodim on January 15, 2016, 06:00:18 pm
You're right. Added a news item. I'm hoping for a quick answer from support, if I don't hear back from them within a day we'll make a better announcement.[avatar]//mugenguild.com/~valodim/ptwi/sleepy.png[/avatar]
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Bastard Mami on January 15, 2016, 07:19:24 pm
the user can install a plugin to manage referrals and disable them. for chrome users
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/referer-control/hnkcfpcejkafcihlgbojoidoihckciin?hl=en
for opera users like me, the Filter Request Headers extension does the job. other browsers probably have similar plugins


for firefox users

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/smart-referer/
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Iced on January 16, 2016, 12:14:14 am
In case imgur doesnt relist guild, here are some alternative image sites you might be able to use.

http://cubeupload.com/
https://img.bi/
http://jesusfuck.me/
http://minus.com/
https://up1.ca/
http://vgy.me/
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Bastard Wolf on January 16, 2016, 12:30:33 am
http://jesusfuck.me/
for god's sake iced, what will our impressionable 12 year old fanbase think if they saw that. shame on you!

also: https://img.bi/ doesn't work

and is it me or the pics at http://minus.com/ are not showing up?
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Bizarro Santamorphman on January 16, 2016, 02:58:54 am
Ugh this sucks. :(

are any of those alternatives as good as imgur? Like, in terms of ease of upload and a guarantee that the images will be hosted for quite a long while?
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: TheFclass97 on January 16, 2016, 03:30:29 am
Ugh this sucks. :(

are any of those alternatives as good as imgur? Like, in terms of ease of upload and a guarantee that the images will be hosted for quite a long while?

Puush
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Lichtbringer on January 17, 2016, 12:14:28 pm
Don't know if it is a totaly different problem, but it seems that some of the images from photobucket that I have posted on the guild are not showing up for me, but reapear if I reaload the page.
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Odb718 on January 17, 2016, 10:45:03 pm
My Avatar is hosted on imgur. I noticed it wasnt showing up today. (I've been AFK for a week)
So I looked into my profile settings, copy/pasted the url and was taken to the image.
I hit "Save Changes" even though I changed nothing.
Avatar is working for me. Not sure if is a personal fix or the site's been fixed or what. Just putting it out there.
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: HQ on January 17, 2016, 10:49:05 pm
The fact that I dont see any avatar image of yours proves that it still doesn't work.
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Byakko on January 17, 2016, 11:05:29 pm
Yeah, that's just a cache thing because you loaded it from the site, your browser is remembering it without reloading it. Hit ctrl+f5 to see it disappear.
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Odb718 on January 17, 2016, 11:15:16 pm
Ctrl+F5 did kill it. I dont see the image any longer.
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on January 17, 2016, 11:22:57 pm
Same here. Is imgur using a anti hotlink script now?
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Byakko on January 17, 2016, 11:32:26 pm
Well, this is awkward. Imgur has blocked image loads when they come from mugenguild.com. :sadgoi:

Their ToS quite clearly state "Also, don't use Imgur to host image libraries you link to from elsewhere, content for your website, advertising, avatars, or anything else that turns us into your content delivery network.", which might be what we are doing I guess?

I sent them a support request asking about it, since this is purely from user-generated content. We'll how that goes. Worst case, users can't use imgur links anymore, and there would be little we could do about that from our side.

Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Bastard Mami on January 18, 2016, 01:25:07 am
there are workarounds that can eb done guild wise but they are ridiculous and should be done on business environements.
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Valodim on January 18, 2016, 01:44:56 am
I'm pretty sure it's not possible to interoperably suppress the referer header for <img> tags on the client side.[avatar]//mugenguild.com/~valodim/ptwi/wingtf.png[/avatar]

Didn't receive a reply from imgur yet, but their support page said they are available monday through friday so I probably just missed that with my inquiry.
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Bizarro Santamorphman on January 18, 2016, 01:52:30 am
Tomorrow is a national holiday in the US (Martin Luther King day!), so it's possible there won't be a reply until Tuesday.
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Bastard Mami on January 18, 2016, 02:06:11 am
I'm pretty sure it's not possible to interoperably suppress the referer header for <img> tags on the client side.

you'd need to fitler the img tags so they refer to your server first with the url then run server dcode to get the image form the net to a lcoal disk and serve that one. the kind of things you only od for a paying client.
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: DarkWolf13 on January 18, 2016, 02:18:52 am
If this is the case then, I'll have to download ALL the images and .gifs I uploaded to imgur, that includes my avatar and all the .gifs of the fighter in my project and take it elsewhere.
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Magma MK-II on January 18, 2016, 01:45:26 pm
Use https instead of http and they will show up.
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Valodim on January 18, 2016, 01:49:39 pm
don't think so..[avatar]//mugenguild.com/~valodim/ptwi/sit.png[/avatar]

http: (http://i.imgur.com/38VhsNs.jpg)
https: (https://i.imgur.com/YRLkU6v.png)
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Magma MK-II on January 18, 2016, 04:39:24 pm
Hmm...

Usually when a Imgur pic doesn't show I change the http for https.
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Titiln on January 19, 2016, 05:11:30 am
it shows up because you're pasting a link somewhere else and looking at it without going through mugenguild. changing http to https in a picture posted here doesn't change the referrer so it's still blocked
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Valodim on January 19, 2016, 10:38:51 pm
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Hi there Valodim,

Thank you for writing in. I am sorry for the delay and the inconvenience.
Hi ,

Thanks for writing. Unfortunately that site has been blocked from
hotlinking due to multiple instances of abuse of Imgur's terms of
service. The terms of service can be found at http://imgur.com/tos. As  a
team, we discussed the purpose of your website and have removed the block
(this may take up to 24  hours).

I  look forward to seeing you within the community.

CAT  TAX:http://imgur.com/gallery/xs5JZHW/

case solved[avatar]//mugenguild.com/~valodim/ptwi/well.png[/avatar]. thanks  imgur guys :mugoi:
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Bizarro Santamorphman on January 19, 2016, 10:44:08 pm
Awesome!
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Aldo on January 20, 2016, 04:35:21 am
Fantastic! :D Excellent news
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: lui on January 20, 2016, 05:04:54 am
what terms were abused in the first place?
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Titiln on January 20, 2016, 05:33:32 am
"Also, don't use Imgur to host image libraries you link to from elsewhere, content for your website, advertising, avatars, or anything else that turns us into your content delivery network."
this

which is kinda ridiculous considering how every top post on reddit is a direct link to imgur and reddit isn't blacklisted
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Chronan on January 20, 2016, 05:40:34 am
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CAT  TAX:http://imgur.com/gallery/xs5JZHW/
Top kek'd, simply ebin m'friends at imgur, simply ebin! /tips
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: DragonSlayerEX on January 20, 2016, 06:12:21 am
That's so irritating, but lucky there are vast amounts of image upload sites, that'll support our needs. :P
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: TrinitroRoy on January 20, 2016, 01:03:28 pm
It feels good to be Papyrus again!
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: walt on January 20, 2016, 07:29:06 pm
These Imgur guys are a class act. Very grateful :penguin:
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Sinnesloschen on January 20, 2016, 09:10:18 pm
Nice.
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Gara on January 30, 2016, 01:42:17 am
let's hope 'photobucket' is back online as well one day.. :P
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: AlexSin on January 30, 2016, 01:51:25 pm
let's hope 'photobucket' is back online as well one day.. :P
Like it was always down...
They're just doing maintenance.
Title: Re: Imgur Uploaded Images not showing up anymore
Post by: Orochi Gill on January 30, 2016, 03:48:00 pm
Photobucket is garbage though, it takes forever to load, forces you to the site if you just try to view a standalone image, and has ads all over it.