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 ...
Most of the users are either forgetting to add the exclamation mark or maybe deleted the exclamation mark before posting the question/answer.
That's not what happens (at least not in most cases); new users are not allowed to post images on some sites: Which SE sites require 10 reputation points to post images? because it has led to abuse in the past.
In the editor, there is an image button that will allow you to upload an image into your post.
If you're already hosting your screenshot elsewhere, you can simply link to the image using the standard markup (see 'advanced help' > 'Images'), but the internal hosting method is generally easier and safer.
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.
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 ...
New users aren't able to post images (to prevent spam or abusive material) and their posts often end up containing
links to an image: some text here
(source code: [some text here](https://i.stack.imgur.com/99gX9.png))
bare links to an image page like this: https://imgur.com/a/bDrTcpm
The first case is easy to solve: just put a ! in front of the opening ...
List of posts (once you edit a post, remove the http:// so that it's no longer a link, add i after if the Software Center icon is a problem). If an image is dead, do check http://web.archive.org/web/*/<imgurl> to see an archive is available. If it is, then upload the archive, please.
Update the list in https://etherpad.net/p/au-img-cleanup
I modified ...
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)...
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?
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'...
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 ...
First step is to find a web site to host the image.
I use imgur but there are lots of other sites.
Once the image is hosted
How do I add images to my posts?:
HTML <img src="http://example.com/img.jpg">
Markdown ![sample image](http://example.com/img.jpg)
the editor toolbar button insert image toolbar button
Taken directly from the faq
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.