Imgur is Deleting All Old Content Not Tied to an Account - Find Out if This Affects You.
“We will be focused on removing old, unused, and inactive content that is not tied to a user account from our platform” -Imgur Read more to find out some options for if your content is affected.
Recently, Imgur unfortunately announced the following:
“Our new Terms of Service will go into effect on May 15, 2023. We will be focused on removing old, unused, and inactive content that is not tied to a user account from our platform”
We know it’s a common practice to use Imgur to embed images into guides and/or forums, so this may or may not impact you and your experience here on SRC, but we figured it’d be best to spread the word just in case.
What to do if your content is affected
The first thing you can do is make sure you re-download any images you’ve previously embedded with Imgur so they are safely backed up on your device. Secondly, if you wish to preserve the embedded content on SRC, you can use a different service like Discord or PostImages to create the embed links and simply replace the links in your content.
Check the instructions below for each service, and of course please note there are plenty of other free services out there that will all do essentially the same thing.
On Discord, if you send an image to a friend, server, or even just an alternate account of your own - you can right click it and either Copy Link or Open Link to get the embed link, then simply Paste it into your content on SRC and it will automatically embed
For PostImages, head over to https://postimages.org/, click Choose Images, and select your image. You’ll be brought to a page that looks like this.
Go to one of the first two addresses, and you’ll be on a page like this
Then, you can right click the image and either “Copy image address or “Open image in new tab” to get the embed link, then once again simply Paste it into your content on SRC and it will automatically embed!
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