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    Default What is wrong with this URL?

    Due to tinypic shutting down, I looked for another image hosting site for my custom avatar. I had some trouble finding one who did not create links starting with "https://" instead of "http://" but when I did find one, I still got the
    You did not enter the correct format for the Custom Avatar URL field. Please read the field description for the expected format.
    error even though the URL is

    http://zupimages.net/viewer.php?id=19/37/rhj9.jpg

    which does start with "http://" and end with ".jpg" as stated by the field description.

    What am I doing wrong here?
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    Default Re: What is wrong with this URL?

    I am unsure on what exactly is wrong there (I suspect perhaps the equal sign), but I know for a lot of places you can simply remove the "s" in https and it will then link properly. That's what I do.

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    Thank you, DataNinja. Looks like I was trying to be too clever for my own good and overlooked the simple solution.
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    No worries. It's something that seems like it shouldn't actually work, but, hey, it does.

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    Default Re: What is wrong with this URL?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Due to tinypic shutting down, I looked for another image hosting site for my custom avatar. I had some trouble finding one who did not create links starting with "https://" instead of "http://" but when I did find one, I still got the error even though the URL is

    http://zupimages.net/viewer.php?id=19/37/rhj9.jpg

    which does start with "http://" and end with ".jpg" as stated by the field description.

    What am I doing wrong here?
    That's a viewing page, not the image. You'd want a direct link, such as the one mentioned on the page:

    https://zupimages.net/up/19/37/rhj9.jpg


    And as DataNinja alluded to, you can also use HTTP in the link instead (like most HTTPS sites, the server on the other end is set to redirect browsers to HTTPS when someone uses an HTTP link).

    http://zupimages.net/up/19/37/rhj9.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasdoif View Post
    That's a viewing page, not the image. You'd want a direct link, such as the one mentioned on the page:

    https://zupimages.net/up/19/37/rhj9.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasdoif View Post
    That's a viewing page, not the image. You'd want a direct link, such as the one mentioned on the page:

    https://zupimages.net/up/19/37/rhj9.jpg
    Though imagehosts hate it when you do that and often won't let you. It's the reason Photobucket stopped allowing it. And why most image hosts shut down. Lots of traffic, no ad revenue.


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    Thanks, jasdoif.
    We've all done that. It's not entirely obvious at frist glance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowblizz View Post
    Though imagehosts hate it when you do that and often won't let you. It's the reason Photobucket stopped allowing it. And why most image hosts shut down. Lots of traffic, no ad revenue.
    Always use an image host that allows hot linking/embedding (not just in a technical sense, but in their terms of use).

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    I personally favor Dropbox for avatar hosting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Torath View Post
    I personally favor Dropbox for avatar hosting.
    May i ask you how you do this?
    I can't perform to make it work with the link i create in Dropbox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petrocorus View Post
    May i ask you how you do this?
    I can't perform to make it work with the link i create in Dropbox.
    I suggest googling around a bit to get the current method. However, IIRC what you need to do is get the link for a preview of the image, rather than the 'share link' that dropbox creates.
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