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oshihari
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17 May 2018, 03:44

Why do people use imgur.com to host images posted in forum posts when those images may not be there 6 months from now?

From their wiki page If an image submitted by a user with a free account is not accessed at least once during a six-month period, it will be deleted

Why not use dropbox?
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nnnik
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Re: imgur

17 May 2018, 04:50

Because Dropbox requires more work.
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tidbit
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Re: imgur

17 May 2018, 11:30

imgur images last forever. I have images that have been up for YEARS. like 5+ on long dead forums I used to go to. I don't even have an account.
that "6 months" is probably just to cover their bum if something happens. "we said 6 months..."

and dropbox-like sites have bandwidth limits. in the past I've had my dropbox images and files on forums turn into "bandwidth exceeded this month" links. They've probably increased the limits since then, but meh. better safe than sorry. I'm not using DB links on public sites anymore.
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