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IMGUR Images not showing up in threads in INDIA? - Discuss

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Hi everybody,

Of late since the last week, I have been having issues of images not being displayed in the threads. Initially, I thought Imgur may be down, but the site can be accessed.

Some screen shots below:

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Note the image icon .....

Is this localized, or are other members facing the same problem? I have tried on multiple browsers, flushed the DNS and also cleaned the cache - the problem still persists.

I think the image links cannot be resolved on Stampboards, hence do not show up.

Is there any workaround to this situation?
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No problems here.

Others have reported similar loss of images in the past. Perhaps one of those members can tell you how they resolved the problem.
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Thank you Kevin.
As of now, I can't see the images I had posted in the opening post :(
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Facing the same problem as identified by Bijoy though not in all cases as some posts show images.

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rolcora wrote:Facing the same problem as identified by Bijoy though not in all cases as some posts show images.
I guess the issue is related to the users in India. Another board member, PdotK, also reported the same issue a few days ago.
The images that show up are resident in your cache. If you clear the cache, then even these would not be visible.

I have tried using OpenDNS and Google DNS to check if the problem is with our ISP's DNS servers. The issue is not solved even after using OpenDNS and Google DNS.
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Seems to be an INDIA only issue with SOME IP providers only.

We could not access IMGUR at all in Tibet and Western China recently so not sure why any country has an issue with it.

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Bijoy's images in post #1 are posted up NOT how we recommend images be added here using "BB CODE" links, so little wonder he is having issues seeing things. :roll:

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Glen,

I suspect this is an Indian issue,
However, even using the Google DNS and a VPN, the problem still persists.
The VPN would bypass any blocks the ISP may have in place for Imgur.
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Girish Vaidya also reported this issue on another thread this week. He contacted IMGUR support who didn't seem to have a useful solution:

http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=82000#p5508807
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I have seen occasionally something similar. I think it is related to poor connection or the connection is too slow (possibly due to high traffic at the operators end) it seems to get some kind of time out response and seems to believe the link is broken.

I think I have seen it in train when using train's WIFI, but got the images when using mobile phone's own connection.

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Yes, I can see the Singapore stamp image.
I was using the "Linked BBCode"

If I use the "BBCode" I get the message "It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image."
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Apparently the Indian government blocked IMGUR back in 2014 - not sure how long that lasted but maybe they have done it again? Can't find anything recent on Google search but maybe reported in local Indian press in Hindi/Bengali etc?

https://www.medianama.com/2014/12/223-india-blocks-imgur/
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For "It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image." error you likely have 's' in https://. Remove the 's' and use http:// instead and it should work.

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kuikka wrote:I have seen occasionally something similar. I think it is related to poor connection or the connection is too slow (possibly due to high traffic at the operators end) it seems to get some kind of time out response and seems to believe the link is broken.
You may right Kuikka.
I have a 16 mbps connection, while the speed seems to be okay, the problem is possibly the "BufferBloat" which is not stable.
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Girish couldn't see my images in latest Stamps in the News - all http not https
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Trying out Kuikka's recommendation ....
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It now works and the image is visible!! :D
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Bijoy wrote:Yes, I can see the Singapore stamp image.

I was using the "Linked BBCode"

If I use the "BBCode" I get the message "It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image."
Sigh.

Well as we all know in life, folks that do not follow Instructions ALWAYS have issues!

Posting IMGUR images is easy, and IF you read the tutorial, you will know to NEVER to use the "LINKED BB CODE" option here, and also WHY https images do not load here -

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=53532

The images in post #1 you loaded here used the WRONG Imgur link - WHY you could see the Singapore stamp was, as it was loaded here correctly -

https://i.imgur.com/OAYJzHz.jpg

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That's surprising !!
Now all the images that were not visible earlier, can be seen! :D
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I'm happy I was able to help. Good that it is working now.

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kuikka wrote:I'm happy I was able to help. Good that it is working now.
Hi Kuikka,
The good times lasted only a few hours :(
The problem is back again.

This has something to do with Imgur - here is their current outage map:
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Mine was ISP issue. I use ACT, and they have now rectified it.

He told me it was an issue with ACT. I could see the images on BSNL at my office.

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Bijoy wrote:
kuikka wrote:I'm happy I was able to help. Good that it is working now.
Hi Kuikka,
The good times lasted only a few hours :(
The problem is back again.

This has something to do with Imgur - here is their current outage map:
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That looks like member map of Stampboards. :D

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But would not it be better to upload images to a personal StampBoards server, so you do not depend on other public servers to do what they want with our photos?
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Girish Vaidya wrote:Mine was ISP issue. I use ACT, and they have now rectified it.
He told me it was an issue with ACT. I could see the images on BSNL at my office.
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Is anyone facing this same problem of Images not showing up again in India ?

I took screenshot of 2 posts that don't show images-
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Edit - I just went back and checked the images that don't show, they are posted using Imgbox .
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Have you tried using a different browser? That works of course.
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If you right click on the icon when the image is not showing, do you have the option "Load image"?

On rare occasions an image does not appear on my screen, but when I choose "Load image" it works perfectly.
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I forgot to mention that I browse using my phone. Anyways I still cleared the cache etc.

Admin- Yes I did try on a different browsers but still it didn't show up.

HalfpennyYellow- there is no option to 'Load Image'

Let's hope it comes back to normal :?
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Imgbox is not accessible in India.

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Joy Daschaudhuri wrote:Imgbox is not accessible in India.
Ditto
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Seems like 3 clear solutions.

1. Move to countries that do allow access to such simple websites. Like near all on the planet.

2. If India is your choice, despite such wacko restrictions, get a VPN. Cheap, simple and successful.

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