What is the ML Imgur Account?



  • When you copy and paste an image from the clipboard (like from snipping tool), it pastes it into the post and uploads it to Imgur on our behalf. Is that tied to an actual account or does it just disappear into the Imgur expanse?



  • No, not tied to an account but tied to a key. Imgur is freaking weird about how they handle that. There is no means of recalling what is posted via the key as a set like tied to an account like you would expect. It's a built in feature of Imgur and NodeBB.

    So no, no account associated.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    No, not tied to an account but tied to a key. Imgur is freaking weird about how they handle that. There is no means of recalling what is posted via the key as a set like tied to an account like you would expect. It's a built in feature of Imgur and NodeBB.

    So no, no account associated.

    Ok, that's what I was curious about.



  • It was extremely confusing to set up, let me tell you.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    It was extremely confusing to set up, let me tell you.

    On this subject, can we do something about the image size limitations? I have to use a 3rd party tool to upload almost all pictures taken on my iPhone and even some screenshots because I receive the 503 error.



  • @JaredBusch not without leaving Imgur, which is an option, but would cost a lot of money and probably require writing a custom plugin to do it, which we have considered, but isn't very realistic at this time, sadly. The size limitation kills me too, I email myself pictures from my iPhone so that the email application will resize them for posting 😞

    I'd really like to move to S3, though.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @JaredBusch not without leaving Imgur, which is an option, but would cost a lot of money and probably require writing a custom plugin to do it, which we have considered, but isn't very realistic at this time, sadly. The size limitation kills me too, I email myself pictures from my iPhone so that the email application will resize them for posting 😞

    I'd really like to move to S3, though.

    S3? What's that? I think Galaxy S3 but I know that's not what you mean.



  • You can't resize a photo on the iphone?



  • @Dashrender not natively.



  • @ajstringham said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @JaredBusch not without leaving Imgur, which is an option, but would cost a lot of money and probably require writing a custom plugin to do it, which we have considered, but isn't very realistic at this time, sadly. The size limitation kills me too, I email myself pictures from my iPhone so that the email application will resize them for posting 😞

    I'd really like to move to S3, though.

    S3? What's that? I think Galaxy S3 but I know that's not what you mean.

    Seriously? Amazon S3, the world's largest online storage platform.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @ajstringham said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @JaredBusch not without leaving Imgur, which is an option, but would cost a lot of money and probably require writing a custom plugin to do it, which we have considered, but isn't very realistic at this time, sadly. The size limitation kills me too, I email myself pictures from my iPhone so that the email application will resize them for posting 😞

    I'd really like to move to S3, though.

    S3? What's that? I think Galaxy S3 but I know that's not what you mean.

    Seriously? Amazon S3, the world's largest online storage platform.

    Oh yeah. I didn't connect the dots offhand. Yeah, I know what S3 is.



  • You can post JPG, PNG and GIFs directly if you have the links already. Way better than uploading. Since the latest update all you have to do is post the full link (from something like "copy image location" or "copy image URL") and it just works without going through Imgur and without having the size limitations.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @JaredBusch not without leaving Imgur, which is an option, but would cost a lot of money and probably require writing a custom plugin to do it, which we have considered, but isn't very realistic at this time, sadly. The size limitation kills me too, I email myself pictures from my iPhone so that the email application will resize them for posting 😞

    I use the imgupr app as it provides a tap to copy the markdown link.



  • Oh, good idea. The image uploader isn't working in the latest mobile version anyway, so that is an improvement.