It's animated, and therefore easy to understand. Some things are best explained in a video, where text accompanied by screenshots would be too lengthy.
It's inline, as opposed to an externally hosted video. External videos should be avoided for the same reason as link-only answers.
Bad usability: there is no way to pause, rewind or fast ...
I answered this on Meta Stack Exchange at Potential to abuse Imgur?. The short answer is, we don't currently auto-delete, but because we could start doing that at any time, and given that you can get the identical image hosting with a free Imgur account where you would stay in control instead of us, the potential for abuse is low because it just wouldn't ...
Yes, you can.
Either click the 'enter image' button or press Ctrl+G. Then it should get expanded as below:
Make sure you have an image in your clipboard and then simply press the universal paste shortcut Ctrl+V.
It's actually a little bit easier than pomsky points out.
You don't need the URL or to open the image box. You can just:
Right click the image, click "Copy Image"
Then paste that image straight into an edit box.
It'll upload it to the right part of Imgur and insert the link.
First of all, in your case the problem is your reputation. As a new user, you cannot post pictures. We will update the posts for you, until you gain the privilege to do so.
The simplest solution, once you can, would be clicking the img button on the editing form, or using the shortcut it shows (Ctrl+G):
This then prompts you with another mask which allow ...
I think animated GIFs can be very helpful and you should not be afraid to include them. If you happen to abuse or use them inappropriately it can be handled just like any other content of lesser quality (editing, voting, deletion, etc.)
Remember that some people may have animated GIFs disabled, access the site with a text-only interface or for some other ...
The problem is that the image is too large. When you are adding an image to your post, even if you choose a link, images are always uploaded to stack.imgur.com.
SE and Imgur have some form of friendly agreement where images are hosted till the end of time, and never expire.
The only way it can work, is the way you actually did it. Insert the image manually ...
They're third party. Look at the src URL of one. Here's muru's:
The jumble there is an MD5 hash of the user's email (failing back to network ID if no email set).
This can be overridden by the profile image. These are uploaded to Imgur (like other images here are)...
It sounds like you're on a network that's blocking Imgur. That's where all the images are hosted. You can verify that by trying to visit them. That would explain why the pop-up isn't working and why you can't view images.
You could upload the images to another host but Stack Exchange has an arrangement with Imgur to host files permanently. This is so we don'...
You can upload whatever you like (to wherever will host it) and post the URL.
The "upload" in the Upload button, however, is just shorthand for "Upload an image". That is made abundantly clear when you click it.
This is exactly the same with the main sites.
People who do not want to see GIFs can turn them off. It is your choice. People like me who want to see the cool-looking GIF animations – instead of jamming a massive amount of instructions in hard-reading stream-of-consciousness – should be able to see the GIFs. You can see animated GIFs in other Stack Exchange sites like here so why not here?
SE doesn't sort of doesn't host the images, Imgur does:
Also, it may be more likely that it checks if the links are on the SE sites, or how many request for each image there are before deleting them - so as you have linked that image, it may not be deleted.
From Imgur FAQ:
As long as images are getting at least 1 ...
In my opinion they can be useful, though they can be rather large and cumbersome downloads depending on the resolution.
Youtube videos are also useful, though they cannot be embedded, and we have no real control over them.