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Dobbo
post Apr 24 2020, 10:26 AM
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Good morning,

This is something I've always struggled with on here. I'm trying to post an image from another website, first of all the URL is too long (fair enough it was ridiculous) so saved it then used imgur (which someone told me to do a few years back with something) and in fact just reading the pinned topic in here suggests to do the same method.

Now I receive the message: "You are not allowed to use that image extension on this board. A valid format is: http://www.domain.com/picture.gif, an invalid format is: http://www.domain.com/picture.one.gif" so I'm stumped.

Any takers?

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Izzy
post Apr 24 2020, 10:45 AM
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Right, so you can't use dynamic images links in the BBCode tags for a reason I'm not certain of, most likely that they'd threaten the stability of the image or something, eliminates a lot of potential wonkiness should the source image change.

I think that's the same thing, because there are two extensions at the end of the link so it's possible it'd change over time. The board likes images that end in one extension, no more, no less, as it's a stable link.

When you upload the image to Imgur, there's two image links you get. One begins 'https://imgur' and won't work as it doesn't end in an extension, the other begins 'https://i.imgur' and should. If you look at the image in question from within your Imgur account (under 'images', below your profile name) you should be able to get to a page that gives out several different links, and one of those has the latter surrounded by BBCode tags ready for copying over to the forum.

It being a gif might make things a little more complicated but that should work.
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post Apr 24 2020, 11:00 AM
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I see, appreciate the clarification and assistance!
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post Apr 24 2020, 02:00 PM
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Did you happen to resize the image on imgur? I've found that imgur creates dynamic links when you resize something where as it's fine if you resize it before you upload to imgur.
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post Apr 24 2020, 07:03 PM
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QUOTE(dandy* @ Apr 24 2020, 03:00 PM) *
Did you happen to resize the image on imgur? I've found that imgur creates dynamic links when you resize something where as it's fine if you resize it before you upload to imgur.


You can still use images after resizing them on Imgur, you just need to remove the '?1' that appears at the end of the link (or ?2 if you resize it twice etc.) - it doesn't make it revert to the original size.
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