As stated on Mother Meta, all imgur images not associated with a account or the
stack.imgur.com official corporate instance will be deleted on May 15th.
If we don't replace those links before that date, they will be permanently lost. Some questions and answers may lose unessential fluff, but many will become impossible to understand.
Lucky for us, Glorfindel has already copied some links to the stack.imgur.com domain so all we need to do is edit the posts and replace the links with those given in this document (see also this answer for more explanation):
- List of replacement links for images that are properly backed up
- List of images not backed up because they were too big, fix these urgently
- List of posts with broken images
Our most important task is to back up images that Glorfindel's script missed, usually because they were above the 2 MB limit. These are those images:
Unfortunately the script doesn't record what post these came from so you just need to search.
Some examples of discussion in other communities:
I've already started, mostly because I initially had the wrong query and thought that there were only 17 posts that needed replacing but turns out there are a lot more. I apologize, given the actual number I should have asked on meta first.
There are about 200 images more to go. What should be done with the rest of them?