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Yeah this issue is annoying. I got a lot of pictures on my guides that my guides rely on for their general theme and have been using imgur.
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Yeah, it's weird because a lot of signatures are broken, but there are some imgur pictures on my guide that are still working.
Janna guide | Thanks @ OwenTheAwesomer for the sig! :D
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Janitsu wrote:
The videos on your guide seem to be working for me, though. Imgur on the other hand is having these issues (on all its images, not just those that are on mobafire) and even some other forums are messed due to it. I think it is still an issue with Imgur.


They aren't for me, only one of them doesn't work and I have no idea why, it loads like this:



I mean, this is clearly a problem with imgur, but I have no idea why this is happening with my videos from the league site, this seemed to appear at the same time as the imgur image issue. The video is coded the same way as the other working videos and it plays if you copy the video adress and paste it into a new tab
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I bit the bullet and just re-uploaded all the imgur stuff on my guide/sigs to tinypic or giphy, cause I have no idea when the issue's gonna get fixed. Guess I'll just stop using imgur for now.
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I bit the bullet and just re-uploaded all the imgur stuff on my guide/sigs to tinypic or giphy

Wish I could do the same. :')

At ~30 broken images per guide with 9 different guides, yeah how about no.
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Wish I could do the same. :')

At ~30 broken images per guide with 9 different guides, yeah how about no.

I had around 40 or so, just kinda powered through it in 25 minutes. Good luck tho, that's a **** ton of pictures XD
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I had around 40 or so, just kinda powered through it in 25 minutes. Good luck tho, that's a **** ton of pictures XD

I'm just praying it fixes itself soon enough, reuploading up to 270 images would take a ****load of work.
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Not looking forward to fixing mine either.
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It appears we have been blacklisted by imgur. We don't have direct confirmation of this from them (we reached out to them but haven't heard back yet), but it seems pretty certain. After some digging we see that they have been cutting off various sites lately.

If you review their terms of service, it states "...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...". Of course we don't use imgur for any graphics on the site, we don't host anything on any third parties, all of our files are hosted by us. However we have not restricted guide authors from freely linking their own graphics from outside sources. Based on the heavy usage of certain guides on the site, we suspect imgur deemed this a breach of their terms of service and rather than deal with individual cases they simply placed a site-wide block on us. This is certainly within their rights, they're not under any obligation to host those images.

We have been working hard the last couple days to come up with some solutions to this, but it's going to take a bit more investigation, data gathering and testing before we can move forward, and ultimately we will not end up at a 100% perfect solution.

You can of course move your images to other providers, as some authors have already done, to fix this immediately. If you do this, we suggest you take some steps to optimize your images first. We have seen a number of gifs over 30megs in size, and screenshots over 5megs in size.

We are working on implementing imgur's embed code. Hopefully they will allow this. It embeds an image with a white border around it, with some controls and the imgur logo. This won't work for graphics like chapter headings and such, but it should be fine for things like gameplay gifs and screenshots.

We are also investigating a potential system where we will download the images and host them ourselves, but we need to collect more information and do more testing before we can start doing this.

Hopefully we'll be able to start getting some of these things rolling on-site within the next 1-2 days.

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