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Okay, based on your arguments, claiming that using Imgur as an image host on BLF breaks a bunch of BLF rules is extremely dishonest.

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I've never used MediaFire, but if they provide what is commonly called a "direct link" that has an extension like jpg, that is the one you want to use.

 

That's the problem.  The links to the first three photos do end in jpg.  And their direct link doesn't show any picture at all. None of their share links work anymore (but they used to).  I've been back-and-forth with their tech support for several days. They don't seem to understand the issue. They give me different things to try, none of which work. 

 

They changed something recently in their share menu.

 

I'm not really going to pursue this issue anymore.  I'm just going to use imgur in the future.  I will still have to pay Mediafire yearly, for a while, to keep all my old posts up.

 

I've done scrolling screen captures of all my important posts. I have all the original text and photos backed up.  I could recreate them if necessary.  I'm hoping that will never be necessary.

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raccoon city wrote:
I just went to Imgur’s home page.

Some of the images might break BLF’s rules, but using Imgur as an image host on BLF doesn’t require going to Imgur’s home page for the people viewing your images on BLF.

If the problem is with the images posted on Imgur, then from BLF’s standpoint, is it a big deal, little deal, or no deal at all?

I vote for no deal at all.

Waaait a sec…

People were bitching and moaning about the link/site about plasma and bowl-shaped magnets and whatnot (whatever the title was), because while the link and video were both okay and benign, the home page was dodgy, and all links from there should be outright banned.

But if pix on imgur’s home page would violate blf rules (didn’t look, probably can’t, don’t really care either way), then it’s fine’n‘dandy for everyone’n‘anyone to keep using imgur anyway?

Nah, sorry, can’t have it both ways.

(Ain’t directed at you specifically, just in general to You The Reader.)

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raccoon city wrote:
…claiming that using Imgur as an image host on BLF breaks a bunch of BLF rules…

No, my statement was

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There was a day when imgur didn’t suck, but now it breaks a bunch of this forums rules.
It’s not like MrGrim, himself, is coming to BLF to post whatever’s on the front page of imgur.

And yet, to use imgur as a host, one has to go there and look at their front page. One could unknowingly(it happens) post just the link they want you to post. It’s not what you recently called a “direct link” it’s one that rather than showing the image inline, or just showing the image in a new tab, takes the viewer from BLF to imgur.com where there are many images which you say, “might break BLF’s rules”

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@Lightbringer:

The images on Imgur's homepage aren't that bad.

The homepage for the plasma and bowl-shaped magnets thing is extremely offensive.

If the images on Imgur's homepage were as bad as the home page for that other site, then I would be first in line with having a problem with Imgur.

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When I google Imgur, the up load image link takes me directly to the page for that. Never see the home page.

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Robin Dobbie wrote:

And yet, to use imgur as a host, one has to go there and look at their front page. One could unknowingly(it happens) post just the link they want you to post. It’s not what you recently called a “direct link” it’s one that rather than showing the image inline, or just showing the image in a new tab, takes the viewer from BLF to imgur.com where there are many images which you say, “might break BLF’s rules”

You're really grasping at straws there.

It's like the federal judge that compared assault rifles to swiss army knives.

Assault rifles are mass murder weapons, and swiss army knives are not.

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raccoon city wrote:
... ... ...It's like the federal judge that compared assault rifles to swiss army knives.

Assault rifles are mass murder weapons, and swiss army knives are not.

Ban assault image host sites.

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richbuff wrote:

Ban assault image host sites.

Fine with me.

If an image hosting site is really terrible or dangerous, then ban it.

I don't know of any that fit that category, however.

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raccoon city wrote:
If the images on Imgur’s homepage were as bad as the home page for that other site, then I would be first in line with having a problem with Imgur.

So it reduces to just a matter of degree, and where The Line™ is drawn.

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Lightbringer wrote:

So it reduces to just a matter of degree, and where The Line™ is drawn.

Yup, some parents only let their kids watch G, or PG, or PG-13 movies.

And some things are allowed on BLF, and some aren't.

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jeff51 wrote:
Terry, When I copy the image link on one of the non-displayed images and paste it in a text editor, the URL does not end in JPG. I think (notice the word think) BLF image links must end in JPG. Or perhaps another image file format. All the Best, Jeff

 

This is an answer. I had trouble posting images using imgur because when after you upload an image, imgur says click "copy link" and this is what is given as an example if that's all you do:  https://imgur.com/pkT74yihttps://imgur.com/pkT74yi  <-- Note that it's a link and does NOT end in .jpg 

So I re-read the instructions in RC's link at the bottom of his posts from his tagline "How to Post Images on BLF"  and it says that the link MUST end in .jpg and he shows an example. Then I went back to imgur and clicked the " ..... " symbol for the drop down menu and then clicked on "BBCode (Forums)" and voila there is a link that ends in .jpg  So i copied that link and it works! 

Here's the sample result after I removed the [img] from the front and back of the link provided:

Sample Image

 

Hope this helps peoples.

https://imgur.com/pkT74yihttps://imgur.com/pkT74yihttps://imgur.com/pkT74yi

 

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