Author Topic: What's up with ImageShack?  (Read 1826 times)

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What's up with ImageShack?
« on: 05 Mar 2011, 14:41 »
I started seeing these "unregistered domain" frog images instead of the real images.


That was just an example, that's true for all their images, even my own!
I can only see the images if I login to imageshack...

Am I the only one?
That can't be, I've seen this with 3 different computers, but no-one else is complaining...
Also googled and found this:
http://getsatisfaction.com/imageshack/topics/why_my_images_show_unregistered_domain
This is really irritating, I've switched to use Imgur instead.
« Last Edit: 05 Mar 2011, 14:51 by tzachs »

Re: What's up with ImageShack?
« Reply #1 on: 05 Mar 2011, 14:47 »
I checked out that Thread. All the images worked properly on my end.

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Re: What's up with ImageShack?
« Reply #2 on: 05 Mar 2011, 15:10 »
I checked out that Thread. All the images worked properly on my end.

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Maybe because you are registered (as shown in the pic)?

Edit:
Sorry, read the text from the link too late. But I have no problems (till now) and most of all: I don't have a domain.

So let's say: Please ignore my post - and sorry again.
« Last Edit: 05 Mar 2011, 15:17 by Tabata »

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Re: What's up with ImageShack?
« Reply #3 on: 05 Mar 2011, 15:18 »
I don't know what's going on with Imageshack, but just in case I reuploaded the images on the Roadworks thread to a different place. Hope you see them now.

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Re: What's up with ImageShack?
« Reply #4 on: 05 Mar 2011, 16:19 »
I'm too lazy to dig up the information atm, but I've googled for the cause of it a few days ago (as it happens to me also).

It is because imgshack recently changed their terms (probably because too many sites linked to their hosted images).

For images from imgshack to appear on another site, either:
1. the domain of that site have to apply for permission or something, then everyone browsing the site can view the images as before; or
2. if the domain has not applied for this, people who have registered an imgshack account (and have their accounted logged in) can view the images, but if you don't have an imgshack account (like me) the images will be broken like what tzachs has posted.

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Re: What's up with ImageShack?
« Reply #5 on: 05 Mar 2011, 16:40 »
Does that mean people can't see the images in my signature? I can see them and I don't think I'm signed into imageshack right now...

Re: What's up with ImageShack?
« Reply #6 on: 05 Mar 2011, 16:43 »
It's not been a problem for me. I know they recently removed direct linking if you haven't signed up... lucky for me I have a nifty work around ;)

(which I won't post here because if imageshack found out they'd do something about it D:)

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Re: What's up with ImageShack?
« Reply #7 on: 05 Mar 2011, 16:49 »
Does that mean people can't see the images in my signature? I can see them and I don't think I'm signed into imageshack right now...

Exactly, I have this problem too and I can't see your signature or your avatar or anything in imageshack.  :-\
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Re: What's up with ImageShack?
« Reply #8 on: 05 Mar 2011, 16:57 »
Does that mean people can't see the images in my signature? I can see them and I don't think I'm signed into imageshack right now...

I am registered (but not logged in) and I can see your images in your Signature.

Re: What's up with ImageShack?
« Reply #9 on: 05 Mar 2011, 17:50 »
Does that mean people can't see the images in my signature? I can see them and I don't think I'm signed into imageshack right now...

I see your images and I'm not registered. I haven't encountered any problems with imageshack recently.

lucky for me I have a nifty work around ;)

Me too, it's quite easy really  :)

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Re: What's up with ImageShack?
« Reply #10 on: 06 Mar 2011, 02:28 »
What I recently discovered is they don't let you copy the direct link anymore unless you sign in; of course you can easily work around that, too.
For images supposed to be available "forever" I use my photobucket account anyway.

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Re: What's up with ImageShack?
« Reply #11 on: 06 Mar 2011, 04:50 »
I do have to question why direct linking is considered "bad". The only thing I can think of is that direct linking removes the requisite of associating the image with ImageShack (or whatever other image host). If having images hosted on your site being directly associated therewith, why not simply add, for example, like a 10px border at the bottom that says something like "Hosted by: ImageShack.us"? I honestly doubt that people would object to something that non-invasive if it meant free hosting (without the asterisk indicating stipulations).

Anything above and beyond direct linking actually causes a higher amount of bandwidth to be consumed simply because more data has to be processed for a script to read and then rerepresent the images, so that logically cannot possibly be the issue.

If you want to offer free image hosting, I would say that you should offer free image hosting. Let people do with the images what they will.
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Re: What's up with ImageShack?
« Reply #12 on: 06 Mar 2011, 18:01 »
What I recently discovered is they don't let you copy the direct link anymore unless you sign in; of course you can easily work around that, too.
For images supposed to be available "forever" I use my photobucket account anyway.

To save me having to re-upload images, would anyone mind PMing me this workaround?

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Re: What's up with ImageShack?
« Reply #13 on: 06 Mar 2011, 23:17 »
Just right-click the image and "Copy link image location". You might have to copy-paste the link from the first box into the address bar first.
« Last Edit: 07 Mar 2011, 15:49 by Khris »

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Re: What's up with ImageShack?
« Reply #14 on: 07 Mar 2011, 01:32 »
Shouldn't that be "Copy image location"? If it were a direct link to the image..then you could just follow the link and get the URL that way..
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Re: What's up with ImageShack?
« Reply #15 on: 07 Mar 2011, 09:32 »
I use a different method. You can see it just by looking at the source code for the webpage.

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Re: What's up with ImageShack?
« Reply #16 on: 07 Mar 2011, 11:13 »
I don't know what's going on with Imageshack, but just in case I reuploaded the images on the Roadworks thread to a different place. Hope you see them now.
Thank you Gameboy, i saw them earlier and they're looking really good. Now I see them as red 'x's for some reason, might be just a problem with my current computer, though..

For images from imgshack to appear on another site, either:
1. the domain of that site have to apply for permission or something, then everyone browsing the site can view the images as before; or
2. if the domain has not applied for this, people who have registered an imgshack account (and have their accounted logged in) can view the images, but if you don't have an imgshack account (like me) the images will be broken like what tzachs has posted.
I've read that too, but that still doesn't explain why it works for some people who's not registered.

I do have to question why direct linking is considered "bad". The only thing I can think of is that direct linking removes the requisite of associating the image with ImageShack (or whatever other image host). If having images hosted on your site being directly associated therewith, why not simply add, for example, like a 10px border at the bottom that says something like "Hosted by: ImageShack.us"? I honestly doubt that people would object to something that non-invasive if it meant free hosting (without the asterisk indicating stipulations).
From what I've read, it's because they want you to go to their site so that they'll get more money from ads, so "Hosted by ImageShack" label won't help them...

To save me having to re-upload images, would anyone mind PMing me this workaround?
If I understand correctly, this trick won't really help, Ali, it's a workaround so that you can use the direct link in new uploaded photos.
Both Atelier's and Matti's signatures are still frog images, just like yours (and Khris's ok but he's using PhotoBucket)...

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Re: What's up with ImageShack?
« Reply #17 on: 07 Mar 2011, 11:23 »
Who uses slow, ad-ridden piece of trash imageshack anyway nowadays? Imgur is where the party's at. Also, it's kind of incorporated with new cool IM client Digsby.

http://www.imgur.com

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Re: What's up with ImageShack?
« Reply #18 on: 07 Mar 2011, 11:26 »
Thanks for the advice guys! I guess I'm registering with photobucket or imgur...

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Re: What's up with ImageShack?
« Reply #19 on: 07 Mar 2011, 13:27 »
Yeah, imgur is much better.