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    Default Custom Avatar Hosting

    So, apparently my longtime image hosting website, imgur, no longer formats direct links to images in a way that supports using them as a custom avatar.

    Am I doing something wrong or do I just need to switch to a different url of the same image?
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    Default Re: Custom Avatar Hosting

    Under Imgur's FAQ for Forum Users
    under "What can't I use Imgur for?" it says:
    You're welcome to use Imgur to host your images, as long as they do not break our Terms of Service. This prohibits using Imgur in the following ways.

    - As a content delivery network (CDN). This includes web objects like logos, avatars, icons, banners, and more.
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    So, in short... using imgur for avatars is a no-no. I'm afraid you'll have to find some other place that does not prohibit it.
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    Default Re: Custom Avatar Hosting

    Quote Originally Posted by DataNinja View Post
    Under Imgur's FAQ for Forum Users
    under "What can't I use Imgur for?" it says:

    So, in short... using imgur for avatars is a no-no. I'm afraid you'll have to find some other place that does not prohibit it.
    Elaborating on this, imgur noticed a significant amount of traffic from this site and specifically blocked it because of the number of people using it for avatar hosting. Its not a question of GITP doing or not doing anything, we just got rumbled.
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    Default Re: Custom Avatar Hosting

    I'm currently using Dropbox to host mine. There's a limit to how much bandwidth they allow, but if you create an avatar-specific email and linked dropbox account, you probably won't exceed the download limits. I never have, and I use this avatar on two other forums.

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    Default Re: Custom Avatar Hosting

    If you view the image source for users that have custom avatars, you can see what sites they use - that should give you some options to choose from.

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