How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur



  • @scottalanmiller any idea on this one?
    I dragged and dropped the wrong image to a post here and it made the imgur url automatically, uploading to their service. How do I get that image removed from imgur?



  • @larsen161 it uploads anonymously, ML does not control the account. We have never had a login or account access. You'll have to contact Imgur.

    If anyone knows a way around this, we'd love to be able to control that. But we've looked into it for a long time, and Imgur has never granted us that power.



  • There's this but that's about all I found.
    https://imgur.com/removalrequest

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  • @scottalanmiller said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    @larsen161 it uploads anonymously, ML does not control the account. We have never had a login or account access. You'll have to contact Imgur.

    If anyone knows a way around this, we'd love to be able to control that. But we've looked into it for a long time, and Imgur has never granted us that power.

    Is there anywhere in NodeBB that provides the deletion link when uploading anonymously?
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/39671271/imgur-delete-anonymous-upload-greenshot



  • @black3dynamite said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    Is there anywhere in NodeBB that provides the deletion link when uploading anonymously?
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/39671271/imgur-delete-anonymous-upload-greenshot

    Not to my knowledge, there is nothing like that at all.



  • @scottalanmiller said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    @black3dynamite said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    Is there anywhere in NodeBB that provides the deletion link when uploading anonymously?
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/39671271/imgur-delete-anonymous-upload-greenshot

    Not to my knowledge, there is nothing like that at all.

    With ShareX, when you create screenshot and it uploads to imgur anonymously you are provided a deletehash value.
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    You can right-click on the filename in ShareX and select Copy > Deletion URL and copy that url and open that url in the browser, and a page like appears.

    The deletion URL page.
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  • @black3dynamite the plugin needs to handle that, though.



  • I use greenshot frequently to post pictures to Imgur. Greenshot then remembers the links and offers you the ability to delete things you've uploaded.

    After you upload an image to Imgur, Greenshot puts the URL onto the clipboard, which you can then paste into an ML post and the image will just appear.



  • @Dashrender said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    I use greenshot frequently to post pictures to Imgur. Greenshot then remembers the links and offers you the ability to delete things you've uploaded.

    After you upload an image to Imgur, Greenshot puts the URL onto the clipboard, which you can then paste into an ML post and the image will just appear.

    Yes, we know that it is possible with some tools. But since NodeBB does not store the deletehash that those tools do store, that's not useful. This needs to be a feature request with the NodeBB Imgur plugin maker.



  • @scottalanmiller said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    @Dashrender said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    I use greenshot frequently to post pictures to Imgur. Greenshot then remembers the links and offers you the ability to delete things you've uploaded.

    After you upload an image to Imgur, Greenshot puts the URL onto the clipboard, which you can then paste into an ML post and the image will just appear.

    Yes, we know that it is possible with some tools. But since NodeBB does not store the deletehash that those tools do store, that's not useful. This needs to be a feature request with the NodeBB Imgur plugin maker.

    Granted.

    I guess (without spelling it out) I was really just offering a workaround going forward until NodeBB gets an upgrade.



  • @Dashrender said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    @scottalanmiller said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    @Dashrender said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    I use greenshot frequently to post pictures to Imgur. Greenshot then remembers the links and offers you the ability to delete things you've uploaded.

    After you upload an image to Imgur, Greenshot puts the URL onto the clipboard, which you can then paste into an ML post and the image will just appear.

    Yes, we know that it is possible with some tools. But since NodeBB does not store the deletehash that those tools do store, that's not useful. This needs to be a feature request with the NodeBB Imgur plugin maker.

    Granted.

    I guess (without spelling it out) I was really just offering a workaround going forward until NodeBB gets an upgrade.

    Oh sure, people can upload through other means, or to another service. It's just the built in tooling lacks that option right now 😞 Which sucks, as it would be really useful to have.



  • @scottalanmiller said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    @larsen161 it uploads anonymously, ML does not control the account. We have never had a login or account access. You'll have to contact Imgur.

    If anyone knows a way around this, we'd love to be able to control that. But we've looked into it for a long time, and Imgur has never granted us that power.

    Not true. The Imgur plugin absolutely is tied to an account.
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    I can absolutely delete anything posted to my forum.
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  • @JaredBusch how do you do it?



  • @scottalanmiller said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    @JaredBusch how do you do it?

    sign in to the imgur account the plugin is tied to. You can't tie the plugin to nothing.



  • @JaredBusch said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    @scottalanmiller said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    @JaredBusch how do you do it?

    sign in to the imgur account the plugin is tied to. You can't tie the plugin to nothing.

    But how? Their login doesn't allow you to sign in with that account. We have an account, but have never signed in. There is an ID and a secret, but no login. How do you use those to log in as no other account details were created.



  • It was really frustrating setting Imgur up, because you didn't get a sign in like a normal app when we did it (this is 2014.) Crazy confusing to use, because you registered and got the API info, but no account to use.



  • @scottalanmiller said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    It was really frustrating setting Imgur up, because you didn't get a sign in like a normal app when we did it (this is 2014.) Crazy confusing to use, because you registered and got the API info, but no account to use.

    Looks like you have to register at some point. And there seems to be a header when imgur API's are accessed and that how they know which account it is that is posting the image.
    If you can check what that is, you'll know your client id.

    From https://api.imgur.com/:

    Register an Application (IMPORTANT)

    Each client must register their application and receive the client_id and client_secret.
    For public read-only and anonymous resources, such as getting image info, looking up user comments, etc. all you need to do is send an authorization header with your client_id in your requests. This also works if you'd like to upload images anonymously (without the image being tied to an account), or if you'd like to create an anonymous album. This lets us know which application is accessing the API.

    Authorization: Client-ID YOUR_CLIENT_ID



  • @Pete-S said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    @scottalanmiller said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    It was really frustrating setting Imgur up, because you didn't get a sign in like a normal app when we did it (this is 2014.) Crazy confusing to use, because you registered and got the API info, but no account to use.

    Looks like you have to register at some point. And there seems to be a header when imgur API's are accessed and that how they know which account it is that is posting the image.
    If you can check what that is, you'll know your client id.

    From https://api.imgur.com/:

    Register an Application (IMPORTANT)

    Each client must register their application and receive the client_id and client_secret.
    For public read-only and anonymous resources, such as getting image info, looking up user comments, etc. all you need to do is send an authorization header with your client_id in your requests. This also works if you'd like to upload images anonymously (without the image being tied to an account), or if you'd like to create an anonymous album. This lets us know which application is accessing the API.

    Authorization: Client-ID YOUR_CLIENT_ID

    Yes, you register. But during the registration process, at least in 2014, there was no "account login" involved. No username or password. There was registration and the API / secret. But can we use that to log in?



  • @scottalanmiller said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    @Pete-S said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    @scottalanmiller said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    It was really frustrating setting Imgur up, because you didn't get a sign in like a normal app when we did it (this is 2014.) Crazy confusing to use, because you registered and got the API info, but no account to use.

    Looks like you have to register at some point. And there seems to be a header when imgur API's are accessed and that how they know which account it is that is posting the image.
    If you can check what that is, you'll know your client id.

    From https://api.imgur.com/:

    Register an Application (IMPORTANT)

    Each client must register their application and receive the client_id and client_secret.
    For public read-only and anonymous resources, such as getting image info, looking up user comments, etc. all you need to do is send an authorization header with your client_id in your requests. This also works if you'd like to upload images anonymously (without the image being tied to an account), or if you'd like to create an anonymous album. This lets us know which application is accessing the API.

    Authorization: Client-ID YOUR_CLIENT_ID

    Yes, you register. But during the registration process, at least in 2014, there was no "account login" involved. No username or password. There was registration and the API / secret. But can we use that to log in?

    No, doesn't look like you can use that to login. It actually looks like you can't remove images using the API either - if they have been uploaded anonymously with your client_id. You need the deletehash value from each upload mentioned earlier in this thread and it look like nodebb imgur plugin doesn't save that info. So no dice.



  • @Pete-S said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    @scottalanmiller said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    @Pete-S said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    @scottalanmiller said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    It was really frustrating setting Imgur up, because you didn't get a sign in like a normal app when we did it (this is 2014.) Crazy confusing to use, because you registered and got the API info, but no account to use.

    Looks like you have to register at some point. And there seems to be a header when imgur API's are accessed and that how they know which account it is that is posting the image.
    If you can check what that is, you'll know your client id.

    From https://api.imgur.com/:

    Register an Application (IMPORTANT)

    Each client must register their application and receive the client_id and client_secret.
    For public read-only and anonymous resources, such as getting image info, looking up user comments, etc. all you need to do is send an authorization header with your client_id in your requests. This also works if you'd like to upload images anonymously (without the image being tied to an account), or if you'd like to create an anonymous album. This lets us know which application is accessing the API.

    Authorization: Client-ID YOUR_CLIENT_ID

    Yes, you register. But during the registration process, at least in 2014, there was no "account login" involved. No username or password. There was registration and the API / secret. But can we use that to log in?

    No, doesn't look like you can use that to login. It actually looks like you can't remove images using the API either - if they have been uploaded anonymously with your client_id. You need the deletehash value from each upload mentioned earlier in this thread and it look like nodebb imgur plugin doesn't save that info. So no dice.

    I think @JaredBusch has another setup. He tied the application to his imgur user account - by getting the client id/secret for the webapp from imgur while being logged in.

    So when images are posted to imgur using the client id Jared got, they will automatically belong to his user account.



  • @Pete-S said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    @Pete-S said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    @scottalanmiller said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    @Pete-S said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    @scottalanmiller said in How to remove incorrectly uploaded to imgur:

    It was really frustrating setting Imgur up, because you didn't get a sign in like a normal app when we did it (this is 2014.) Crazy confusing to use, because you registered and got the API info, but no account to use.

    Looks like you have to register at some point. And there seems to be a header when imgur API's are accessed and that how they know which account it is that is posting the image.
    If you can check what that is, you'll know your client id.

    From https://api.imgur.com/:

    Register an Application (IMPORTANT)

    Each client must register their application and receive the client_id and client_secret.
    For public read-only and anonymous resources, such as getting image info, looking up user comments, etc. all you need to do is send an authorization header with your client_id in your requests. This also works if you'd like to upload images anonymously (without the image being tied to an account), or if you'd like to create an anonymous album. This lets us know which application is accessing the API.

    Authorization: Client-ID YOUR_CLIENT_ID

    Yes, you register. But during the registration process, at least in 2014, there was no "account login" involved. No username or password. There was registration and the API / secret. But can we use that to log in?

    No, doesn't look like you can use that to login. It actually looks like you can't remove images using the API either - if they have been uploaded anonymously with your client_id. You need the deletehash value from each upload mentioned earlier in this thread and it look like nodebb imgur plugin doesn't save that info. So no dice.

    I think @JaredBusch has another setup. He tied the application to his imgur user account - by getting the client id/secret for the webapp from imgur while being logged in.

    So when images are posted to imgur using the client id Jared got, they will automatically belong to his user account.

    How do you get a client if and secret without an account?

    I used My twitter log in to make the imgur account forever ago. Long before I made the api creds. I would never do it that way in today’s world.


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