Imgur Images and JFH

Feb 9 2016, 04:22 PM

If some of your images hosted on Imgur are not loading, it is because they have banned our service from using the images.

QUOTE (Imgur)
The terms of service can be found at http://imgur.com/tos. We don't allow hotlinked images being used as content for other websites.

Imgur did not reach out to us specifically about this, the message was passed on from one of our customers inquiring why their specific RP forum domain name had been blocked. This was done to them without any warning. As a result of this inquiry, they proceeded to block our entire domain name as well without notice.

In review of the current Terms of Service at Imgur, this has been made clear per the following:

QUOTE (Imgur ToS 2/9/2016)
...don't use Imgur to host image libraries you link to from elsewhere, content for your website, advertising, avatars...

This would exclude many usage cases on forums. If you have anything hosted on Imgur for your forum on JFH or any other board, we'd recommend rethinking it in light of this.

Read more about the file manager here: http://jcink.com/main/wiki/jfb-filemanager

Our recommendation at this point is to transfer all of your images on imgur to the JFH File Manager. It's free and really easy to use. If you're a premium user, you get 2GB of space for images and other content, and a 15mb file size limit. In the coming week, we will likely be increasing the storage limits as well. Most of you are not hosting anything that would not fit within either the current free or premium space limits, but we're going to give you a little extra space anyway

We will also be looking into forming any possible partnership(s) with image upload services that are willing to cater to certain needs of forum users, as Imgur apparently no longer wishes to do so.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

-John