A quick warning about Imgur...

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cheat_master30

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You probably shouldn't be using free image hosting sites, especially if you have a domain of your own, but you should apparently stay extra clear of Imgur if you do.

Why? Because apparently, they like removing content that the moderators on Reddit don't like, despite being not really associated with Reddit in terms of who runs it. For example;

https://archive.is/iJPek

The image is supposed to be this, which clearly doesn't break any rules anywhere:

redditdemocracy.png

So yeah, stick to other image hosting sites, or better yet, your own servers. Because this one apparently likes to remove content that mildly annoys certain people.
 

Joe.

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I've used imgur for years and never had an image I uploaded deleted. *shrugs*
 

Solidus

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I use my own image host, been around for nearly 6 years. Plenty of other users too.
 

Drastic

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If anything, it may bring you in a few extra clicks if you ever trend on their homepage.
 

Amaury

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Ever since I learned that images, such as for avatars, can be cropped and re-sized with Paint, I haven't really used Imgur at all. (Although I originally started with Photobucket, but its restrictions in something--I can't remember what--made me look for another place.) Regardless, I never had issues with them.
 

Drastic

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You know, with SonnB and XFMG - why not set up your own little side site dedicated to hosting photos. Maybe it takes off. Maybe it doesn't. At least you have a huge collection of photos to use.

I know some will say "why not just add them to your own site" - which works perfect every time too. But WHAT IF your little side project took off and ended up as big as Imgur? Hmmmmmm....enough marketing and you can be the next big picture host.

Just don't delete your own sh*t!! LOL
 

Solidus

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You know, with SonnB and XFMG - why not set up your own little side site dedicated to hosting photos. Maybe it takes off. Maybe it doesn't. At least you have a huge collection of photos to use.

I know some will say "why not just add them to your own site" - which works perfect every time too. But WHAT IF your little side project took off and ended up as big as Imgur? Hmmmmmm....enough marketing and you can be the next big picture host.

Just don't delete your own sh*t!! LOL
or just use an image hosting script like I do at gfxf.net
/shameless plug
 

Alex.

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Hmm. Imgur doesn't remove images unless they get a delete order which is incredibly simple. I'm often surprised why it doesn't get abused. It's very easy to request a delete for any image and it be deleted within six to eight hours. Regardless of whether it was you or someone else who uploaded the image.

I liked Imgur in the past because it was very easy to use. It's gotten more complex since. It was a refreshing change coming from a loyal Imageshack user.

Or coppermine gallery.
LOL. I just experienced a flashback to good times!
 
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