Lately, when it’s my turn to post an image in the “Caption This” thread, I get the “Sorry, you can’t embed media images in a post” rejection. It wasn’t a problem foe me before, but it’s been going on for the past month or so. I’ve tried copying the image and pasting, dragging the image from one browser window to the other, copying and pasting the image address, etc. I managed to do a workaround by posting the image in my Google Drive and linking it, but Google doesn’t permit a full image post. It puts a clickable thumbnail in the post instead.
I did some research, and the only reason I can find is that I have to be on some kind of “good user level” to be able to post images. I also couldn’t quote a post. It’s only happening in this thread and no others. Is there some checkbox that needs to be clicked?
Here’s a prior thread on this topic posted in the correct forum.
There was never a definitive answer, but I’ve linked to the first post that developed a reasonable theory of what’s probably the problem for most users when it happens. The punchline being confusion between trying to paste an image into your post (that will fail) versus trying to paste the url of an image into your post (that will / should succeed).
I just tried this for an image I uploaded to Imgur. It did work, but the top section of the image has a dark band across it that says “[Album]imgur.com”. It’s something like 15% of the photo area. Is there a way to avoid that? Perhaps it’s an imgur problem not a Dope problem?
Aha, there we go. That’s a direct link to the jpeg. You’ll actually see that embedded in your post in the DeSantis thread.
I think Imgur is intentionally obfuscating the photo link to make it difficult to do what you want to do. Notice the photo has no attribution to Imgur appearing in it, and they probably don’t like that.