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Post by Cammy on Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:30 pm

Hello loves <3

I was recently browsing through a graphic forum that I am apart of and got an alert of a new post. I'm pretty sure I'm not allowed to link you all to it, but I can provide a screenshot (at the end of this post if you'd like to read it). Anyways, I'm positive majority of us use Imgur to host any images, but I really would suggest you stop. So, basically to sum the entire post up, they are eventually going to ban sites that are hotlinking images from their site. Imgur is already starting with Jcink forums, and assuming the next will be Invisionfree or Proboards. I'm just afraid Forumotion will be affected by these actions, so I want to inform you all about it. If/When this happens I'm assuming, from the posts I have read, that all images hosted with Imgur will end up like this:



So, to avoid this I'm suggesting to change your hosting site. Here are the alternatives that the graphic site came up with:
- http://ultraimg.com/
http://postimg.org/
http://www.imagebam.com/
http://imgsafe.org/

I'm pretty sure Servimg is still a good site to use as well, so use that if you're more comfortable with it.

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Re: Suggestion: Stop Using Imgur

Post by goCards on Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:01 pm

thanks for the info.
Lunapic has been letting me post to imgur without an account, so I haven't even read those terms of service.
what about ezphotoshare?
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Re: Suggestion: Stop Using Imgur

Post by Cammy on Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:20 pm

EzPhotoShare seems to work just like UltraImg, with the same layout and everything, so I'm sure that's good to use. (:

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Post by goCards on Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:25 pm

thanks again.
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Re: Suggestion: Stop Using Imgur

Post by Savanah on Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:32 pm

Whoa. Thanks so much for sharing this Cammy! I've been using Imgur for a long time, but I'll stop now. D:


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Re: Suggestion: Stop Using Imgur

Post by Hazza on Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:50 pm

Thanks for letting me know about this. I've been using Imgur for a long time, but I will definitely switch over to a new site now.

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Re: Suggestion: Stop Using Imgur

Post by Beloved♥ on Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:26 pm

thanks for the heads-up!

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Re: Suggestion: Stop Using Imgur

Post by gabs on Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:59 pm

Thank you for sharing, Cam.

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Re: Suggestion: Stop Using Imgur

Post by winter on Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:48 pm

Oh wow this is so helpful thank you so much for this info! I'm curious if you might know the answer to a question I've been having recently involving uploading gifs to image hosting websites such as the ones you listed about (and imgur). I'll find a gif on google for example and crop it for my profile picture through a website and then upload that link to a website like the ones above. The only website that will even read the gif is imgur but once I put the direct link into my profile (using the separate link tab below the standard image one), it won't work and will result in no picture. And if I upload the imgur url to one of the other ones as provided above, it won't read the file at all, nor the original. /: I'm wondering if you know how to solve this? 

I'm currently at school typing this on my phone so I don't have the specific gif I'm talking about but I'll be home in about an hour and can upload it here for you to see. (: 

No worries if you can't figure it out but you sound like you know what you're talking about so I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask! Thank you so much for your time! <3

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Re: Suggestion: Stop Using Imgur

Post by Cammy on Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:28 pm

hm, maybe when you get on your computer you can send me the link you'd put upload on to the sites and I can see what I can do (:

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Re: Suggestion: Stop Using Imgur

Post by winter on Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:14 pm

Thank you so much c:

This is the gif:



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http://i.imgur.com/Af1HwvO.gifv


UPDATE: I just noticed it doesn't even pop up here^^^ I put it above the actual code and as you can see it looks like there isn't even am image there. ):

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Re: Suggestion: Stop Using Imgur

Post by Cammy on Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:37 pm

Okay, when I tried the code along side the same link without the v and the end of gif it worked. I noticed imgur using the extention .gifv, but I think on the side with the links below the gifv link, there is just the generic .gif link c: if that makes any sense

Here's the comparison:

.GIFV


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[img]http://i.imgur.com/Af1HwvO.gif[/img]

I hope I helped!

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Re: Suggestion: Stop Using Imgur

Post by winter on Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:02 pm

Ah! Thank you! It works finally Very Happy You were a huge help, I really appreciate it!

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Re: Suggestion: Stop Using Imgur

Post by Anika on Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:27 am

Thank you for sharing, Cammy! :DD
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