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Dixville
Nov 4, 2008

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.


Ham Wrangler

So for a while I've gone back and forth between using the fairly well known and popular website imgur to host images and this other website, https://imgbb.com. I got frustrated with using imgur partly because of the annoying and somewhat assholish culture that it seems to have engendered, and later on due to the fact that I tried to upload a photo on their phone app and it gave me the option of "browsing the feed while it uploads" and everything I saw just annoyed or offended me and the picture never even uploaded. So I went back to imgbb because it's simpler and it, you know, actually uploads the loving image.

The odd thing about imgbb though is sometimes at the end of the bbcode and link that it generates for you, there will be some extra text and a url to some other website that seems to be randomized.

Before it seemed like it was always something about how to delete an account on various websites but lately it is much more random. Like for example I just had it generate this:

formula weight of aluminum sulfate

What the heck?

I'm guessing someone pays this website to get the url randomly added to these links? Are there really people that paste the whole thing and don't take out the random links at the end? Whatever, for me it's still better than the cess pool that is imgur.

Any thoughts? Also feel free to post the stuff you see generated because I am legit curious to see how many different things are randomized on there.

Dixville fucked around with this message at 10:20 on Sep 27, 2018

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frumpykvetchbot
Feb 20, 2004

PROGRESSIVE SCAN

Upset Trowel

Everybody uaes waffleimages

Dixville
Nov 4, 2008

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.


Ham Wrangler

frumpykvetchbot posted:

Everybody uaes waffleimages

More liek blue waffle images LOL

Stooge
Aug 27, 2018




Gave up on imgur because I couldn't see an option to upload from my phone without downloading their lovely app.

Admittedly, I did cave and downloaded their lovely app, tried to upload something and, like you, it told me to browse the feed whilst it uploaded.

The app never loving uploaded my pictures and I just saw a bunch of poo poo-tier memes.

Imgurs """""community""""" is for people who still think "lol bacon is epic lmao" is the pinnacle of humour. Oh and it's weirdly homophobic for some reason too.

Stooge fucked around with this message at 10:33 on Sep 27, 2018

a bone to pick
Sep 14, 2011

by FactsAreUseless


I guess we really are a bunch of retarded gay babies if we can't figure out imgur.

Neutrino
Mar 8, 2006



Fallen Rib

Holy gently caress. I did a GIS search for "imgbb" and I think I'm going to be in trouble. I guess I know what kind of people use it to upload images.

Linux Pirate
Apr 21, 2012

Well, there goes our grant money.





imgur's community is a hot dumpster fire, but I still use it to host images because idk any other reliable hosting sites. Yes I am stupid.

numberoneposter
Feb 19, 2014



where do you upload your hitlers?

Moridin920
Nov 15, 2007

by FactsAreUseless


Neutrino posted:

Holy gently caress. I did a GIS search for "imgbb" and I think I'm going to be in trouble. I guess I know what kind of people use it to upload images.

Well, just so anyone else doesn't go "HUH I WONDER WHAT HE FOUND " like I did, it's CP

I... did not think it would be so easy to google image search that. Da gently caress, Google.

Blast of Confetti
Apr 21, 2008

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS


tips.fbi.gov

a bone to pick
Sep 14, 2011

by FactsAreUseless


Moridin920 posted:

Well, just so anyone else doesn't go "HUH I WONDER WHAT HE FOUND " like I did, it's CP

what the gently caress lol, OP you got some loving explaining to do

dads friend steve
Dec 24, 2004





This is one of the few times when snitching is acceptable

Mozi
Apr 4, 2004

one step done and another begun



Nap Ghost

snitches get kudos, imo

Stevie Lee
Oct 8, 2007


gimme the GOD DAMN candy
Jul 1, 2007


Neutrino posted:

Holy gently caress. I did a GIS search for "imgbb" and I think I'm going to be in trouble. I guess I know what kind of people use it to upload images.

this is such a dick move.

Mumpy Puffinz
Aug 11, 2008

by FactsAreUseless


Nap Ghost

Dixville posted:

So for a while I've gone back and forth between using the fairly well known and popular website imgur to host images and this other website, https://imgbb.com. I got frustrated with using imgur partly because of the annoying and somewhat assholish culture that it seems to have engendered, and later on due to the fact that I tried to upload a photo on their phone app and it gave me the option of "browsing the feed while it uploads" and everything I saw just annoyed or offended me and the picture never even uploaded. So I went back to imgbb because it's simpler and it, you know, actually uploads the loving image.

The odd thing about imgbb though is sometimes at the end of the bbcode and link that it generates for you, there will be some extra text and a url to some other website that seems to be randomized.

Before it seemed like it was always something about how to delete an account on various websites but lately it is much more random. Like for example I just had it generate this:

formula weight of aluminum sulfate

What the heck?

I'm guessing someone pays this website to get the url randomly added to these links? Are there really people that paste the whole thing and don't take out the random links at the end? Whatever, for me it's still better than the cess pool that is imgur.

Any thoughts? Also feel free to post the stuff you see generated because I am legit curious to see how many different things are randomized on there.

who cares? just use imgur like the rest of us plebes

Dixville
Nov 4, 2008

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.


Ham Wrangler

What the gently caress?? That's loving horrible, wow. It actually says on their website under terms of service that the images are reviewed by staff

https://imgbb.com/tos


imgbb terms of service posted:

What cannot be uploaded to Imgbb servers:

Copyrighted images if you don't own copyright for it

Violence, racial intolerance, or advocate against any individual, group, or organization

Any other images that might be considered illegal in USA or EU countries

Also, don't use Imgbb to host image libraries you link to from elsewhere, content for your website, advertising, avatars, or anything else that turns us into your content delivery network.

If you are not sure whether image you want to upload is allowed then do not upload that image. All uploaded images are checked by staff and images that violate terms will be removed without warning and uploader of such images might be banned from website.



Welp imgur definitely is seeming a lot less unappealing now!! I can handle sexism and homophobia if it means not being associated with child porn hosting. Jesus christ. gently caress I'm glad I posted this thread, I had no clue and would have just kept using it. I'm thinking anyone that found that stuff should definitely contact authorities. I've never had to look into it before thankfully but I found this page that appears to be a place to report it. If anyone knows of other resources please speak up.

https://report.cybertip.org

Mumpy Puffinz
Aug 11, 2008

by FactsAreUseless


Nap Ghost

Dixville posted:

What the gently caress?? That's loving horrible, wow. It actually says on their website under terms of service that the images are reviewed by staff

https://imgbb.com/tos



Welp imgur definitely is seeming a lot less unappealing now!! I can handle sexism and homophobia if it means not being associated with child porn hosting. Jesus christ. gently caress I'm glad I posted this thread, I had no clue and would have just kept using it. I'm thinking anyone that found that stuff should definitely contact authorities. I've never had to look into it before thankfully but I found this page that appears to be a place to report it. If anyone knows of other resources please speak up.

https://report.cybertip.org

it says right there in your link imgbb.com.
we aren't stupid you know!

Putty
Mar 21, 2013


https://getsharex.com/

Mumpy Puffinz
Aug 11, 2008

by FactsAreUseless


Nap Ghost


this isn't goatse. I thought you were cool Putty!

Pawn 17
Dec 17, 2000

> access main security grid
access: PERMISSION DENIED.







It’s pretty easy to upload to imgur in a private album (which I think is the default) and just not get involved in the “meme community”.

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013


Linux Pirate posted:

imgur's community is a hot dumpster fire, but I still use it to host images because idk any other reliable hosting sites. Yes I am stupid.

Who in the gently caress gives one gay gently caress about an image hosting site's "community"?
What are you there to post and chat?

Just host your god drat picture and copy and paste the link where you need to.

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

the coolest

imgur stopped working for me so I started using imgbb and I noticed that as well. Hope you find the answer op as I too am curious about it.

a bone to pick
Sep 14, 2011

by FactsAreUseless


Big Beef City posted:

Who in the gently caress gives one gay gently caress about an image hosting site's "community"?
What are you there to post and chat?

Just host your god drat picture and copy and paste the link where you need to.

Seriously, some people act like imgur holds a gun to your head and forces you to click on every pic and read the comments

Linux Pirate
Apr 21, 2012

Well, there goes our grant money.





Big Beef City posted:

Who in the gently caress gives one gay gently caress about an image hosting site's "community"?
What are you there to post and chat?

Just host your god drat picture and copy and paste the link where you need to.

You have to see their front page and click the upload image button, you can't just drag-drop like you used to. A piss-poor excuse but my eye wonders sometimes.


tbf I also stated that I am indeed stupid.

Mumpy Puffinz
Aug 11, 2008

by FactsAreUseless


Nap Ghost

Pawn 17 posted:

It’s pretty easy to upload to imgur in a private album (which I think is the default) and just not get involved in the “meme community”.

I have uploaded every picture I posted here to imgur and had no idea that there was a meme community. I didn't even know there was a comment section until someone linked it.

Mumpy Puffinz
Aug 11, 2008

by FactsAreUseless


Nap Ghost

a bone to pick posted:

Seriously, some people act like imgur holds a gun to your head and forces you to click on every pic and read the comments

EugeneJ
Feb 5, 2012

by FactsAreUseless


Chrome used to have extensions that would let you right-click on an image and upload it to Imgur, but they're all broke now

Dixville
Nov 4, 2008

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.


Ham Wrangler

I post and web browse almost exclusively from my phone at this point, getting my laptop out isn't really worth the effort especially when it's kinda outdated so it tends to load slower than my phone. The Imgur phone app really pushes the community thing hard, which I get, it encourages more views and content for them. Too bad it's mostly crap! I also feel like the whole "this may take a while to upload, better browse" thing seems odd, it's not like I'm uploading gigantic pictures. I know they are going to have higher demand sometimes but it seemed like it started happening all the time. The mobile site won't let you upload and makes you install the app. I can switch to the desktop version but it's a pain in the rear end to navigate on a phone. I've never seen it just straight up not upload the photo though so probably will just start using that!

Again, though, I am willing to tough these things out if the other website is literally hosting CP. Especially when they claim their images are being reviewed for illegal content. I hope they are just being lazy and not actually checking the images, because if they turned a blind eye... gently caress

I thought the weird links were kinda shady but really didn't expect anything this horrible to come out!

Edit: also I feel like looking at the imgur feed when it's automatically loaded up is kind of analogous to YouTube comments, like everyone knows by now that they inevitably are horrible and you instantly regret looking, but somehow some people can't resist scrolling down (yes I am one of these people)

Dixville fucked around with this message at 23:22 on Sep 27, 2018

Mumpy Puffinz
Aug 11, 2008

by FactsAreUseless


Nap Ghost

Dixville posted:

I post and web browse almost exclusively from my phone at this point

i think I found your problem here

Lil Swamp Booger Baby
Feb 17, 2011

meat


Dixville posted:

More liek blue waffle images LOL

*Extremely deep voice*

EXCELLENT

Skeleton Ape
Dec 21, 2008



To everyone who can't figure out how to upload on a phone without using the app, I have a secret for you

Dixville
Nov 4, 2008

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.


Ham Wrangler

Yeah I tried that and it's a loving pain to navigate on a phone but thanks!

Skeleton Ape
Dec 21, 2008



Oh yeah, you just said that

Yeah, non-annoying image hosts that just work are a little too much to ask I guess.

Mumpy Puffinz
Aug 11, 2008

by FactsAreUseless


Nap Ghost

Dixville posted:

Yeah I tried that and it's a loving pain to navigate on a phone but thanks!

get a computer you wanna be nerd

curlys gold
Jan 17, 2018



frumpykvetchbot posted:

Everybody uaes waffleimages

im still sad about waffle because there were a lot of great images in goldmined threads that are just gone now

Mumpy Puffinz
Aug 11, 2008

by FactsAreUseless


Nap Ghost

oh no I cant do things that are easy if I have a pc or laptop. Please help me

Dixville
Nov 4, 2008

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.


Ham Wrangler

Skeleton Ape posted:

Oh yeah, you just said that

Yeah, non-annoying image hosts that just work are a little too much to ask I guess.

Honestly the more I complain the more I realize I'm being kind of a whiny lil bitch, imgur's a free website and it has to keep things running somehow. I don't have my own massive bandwidth supply to host all my sweet hitler pix and cat memes and whatever so I should just learn to ignore the mouthbreathers. I get spoiled on SA with the paywall and mods weeding them out.

Mumpy Puffins did a smartphone murder your parents or something? I use my phone to browse because it tends to be much more convenient since I keep it with me all the time, compared to getting my laptop out, booting it up, probably installing some update or other... Plus a phone is less cumbersome than the laptop since it's handheld. I used my laptop all the time until smart phone browsing finally got to the point it wasn't nearly the pain to navigate everything that it used to be, because now nearly everyone has one and so there is that huge drive to make things work better on phones. Honestly uploading and sharing images tends to be about the only thing that makes my phone less convenient than my laptop and it just doesn't make up that huge of a portion of what I do.

Also you're not the boss of me I do what I want !!!

Anyway ironically I am actually typing this on my laptop because I realized the perfect way to avoid image hosting all together: ascii art!

code:
    )                    )                   
 ( /(       (   (     ( /(                )  
 )\())   (  )\  )\    )\())   (     )  ( /(  
((_)\   ))\((_)((_)  ((_)\   ))\ ( /(  )\()) 
 _((_) /((_)_   _   __ ((_) /((_))(_))((_)\  
| || |(_)) | | | |  \ \ / /(_)) ((_)_ | |(_) 
| __ |/ -_)| | | |   \ V / / -_)/ _` || ' \  
|_||_|\___||_| |_|    |_|  \___|\__,_||_||_| 



Sadly it didn't seem to work right phone posting so I guess I'm back to square 1

Mumpy Puffinz
Aug 11, 2008

by FactsAreUseless


Nap Ghost

Dixville posted:

Honestly the more I complain the more I realize I'm being kind of a whiny lil bitch, imgur's a free website and it has to keep things running somehow. I don't have my own massive bandwidth supply to host all my sweet hitler pix and cat memes and whatever so I should just learn to ignore the mouthbreathers. I get spoiled on SA with the paywall and mods weeding them out.

Mumpy Puffins did a smartphone murder your parents or something? I use my phone to browse because it tends to be much more convenient since I keep it with me all the time, compared to getting my laptop out, booting it up, probably installing some update or other... Plus a phone is less cumbersome than the laptop since it's handheld. I used my laptop all the time until smart phone browsing finally got to the point it wasn't nearly the pain to navigate everything that it used to be, because now nearly everyone has one and so there is that huge drive to make things work better on phones. Honestly uploading and sharing images tends to be about the only thing that makes my phone less convenient than my laptop and it just doesn't make up that huge of a portion of what I do.

Also you're not the boss of me I do what I want !!!

Anyway ironically I am actually typing this on my laptop because I realized the perfect way to avoid image hosting all together: ascii art!

code:
    )                    )                   
 ( /(       (   (     ( /(                )  
 )\())   (  )\  )\    )\())   (     )  ( /(  
((_)\   ))\((_)((_)  ((_)\   ))\ ( /(  )\()) 
 _((_) /((_)_   _   __ ((_) /((_))(_))((_)\  
| || |(_)) | | | |  \ \ / /(_)) ((_)_ | |(_) 
| __ |/ -_)| | | |   \ V / / -_)/ _` || ' \  
|_||_|\___||_| |_|    |_|  \___|\__,_||_||_| 



Sadly it didn't seem to work right phone posting so I guess I'm back to square 1

finally

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Dixville
Nov 4, 2008

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.


Ham Wrangler

Edit: Yeah tried again from the phone I think my nerd level is too low to make it work. Anyway long live imgur, the image host with the most

Dixville fucked around with this message at 01:30 on Sep 28, 2018

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