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White men are people too
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Works for me! I see a square with a sheet of paper in it that has been torn into two pieces. A very popular image these days.
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These are the kind of jokes I'm here for.
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@memo It looks like imgur.com is blocking memo.cash based on the referrer. If you add referrerpolicy="no-referrer" attributes to the images, that works for now. They'll probably block
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Other images from imgur work fine. This looks to be some type of permissions issue. Even if you click the link you get an access denied error from imgur directly.
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That's not the behavior I saw. If I opened the image in a new tab it did load. Once loaded, it was cached, and it would show when the page loaded again. Did you see my bookmarklet?
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I did a search for imgur, which brought up a bunch of posts with images that were all broken, then I ran my bookmarklet & they all loaded. You might have to clear cached images from
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imgur.com domain to test correctly.
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Also, make sure you're testing on memo.cash, not a development instance. I'm 99% sure it's blocking based on the referrer. Probably hit some auto-threshold.
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I think it’s because it’s an explicit image. You may have logged into Imgur and enabled them or something
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I don't think so. It was all images that weren't already cached, not a single image. And my bookmarklet that adds the referrerpolicy="no-referrer" attribute makes them load immediately
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I don't think that attribute would do anything if it had something to do with me being logged into imgur.com.
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Seems like you're right. Imgur must've changed something. Adding the noreferrer tag fixes it like you said. Thanks.
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No Problemo. I think once they see a certain threshold of referrals, they block it automatically because they don't want people just using it as an image host for their private site.
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People prob do that to save bandwidth. They like make exceptions for big forums like reddit. They *might* white-list memo if someone asks them. But maybe we don't want to alert them.
White men are people too
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This of course also means that you can manually bypass the block for blocked images with your browser. Depending on browser: rightclick-->"copy image link"-->(paste to new tab/window)
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| based on IP address though, so who knows how long this fix will work. Wonder why they are targeting memo.cash? Just the amount of volume with that referrer? They probably don't want
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| websites just using them as an image host to save bandwidth, so they probably auto-monitor this kind of stuff. They might put in an exception for us if they are informed we are a
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| user forum, not just a website using them as an image service. Now that I think about it, they can't really block on IP because each user is loading from their IP, which are unique.
White men are people too
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It seems natural that memo crew contacts imgur about the issue, to see if it can be resolved first, then maybe find another solution for images if they "hate us"?
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doesn't work
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I've created a temporary fix you can find out about here:

https://memo.cash/a/f018e7d649
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Works on Member though: https://member.cash/p/206b267e3d
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Previously successful imgur image test
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imgur test of image unaffiliated with my imgur account