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I have seen some questions where images are shown as text labels. The text label is not actually text but an image with only the text label. However, the actual image is not shown. For example, see this screensot of a question:

Image shown as text

Battery Image 1 Battery Image 2 Battery Image 3

These are shown as lables only and the actual images are not being displayed.

Why does this happen? How can I see the actual image that was posted by the question author?

I am using Firefox 18.0 (Beta) on a Windows XP computer, if that matters.

I am not sure if this was asked already. I searched, but I was unable to find any answer.

UPDATE:

I also tried on IE 8 and Google Chrome as well. They show missing image icons.

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  • Wow! Even the screenshot that I tried to upload here has the same issue! Dec 6 '12 at 8:21
  • Strange - I can see the pictures. Have you tried another browser?
    – Liam W
    Dec 6 '12 at 8:22
  • @LiamW Oh really? So is it only for me? Now I tried on IE 8 and Google Chrome as well. They show missing image icons. Will update question. Dec 6 '12 at 8:26
  • Looks like it is only you, or a minority. I'm currently using the Android browser, but I remember seeing the images in chrome as well.
    – Liam W
    Dec 6 '12 at 8:27
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    It seems like you are unable to reach http://stack.imgur.com/ where most images on the SX network are hosted. The images work for me too.
    – Flow
    Dec 6 '12 at 9:37
  • @Flow: I guess so... I tried from Firefox for Android and it showed images. I think my computer's network is not connecting to http://stack.imgur.com/ for some reason. :( But it will work at home! :) Dec 6 '12 at 10:41
  • Most likely a proxy/firewall issue with your "uplink". I can see the images fine as well.
    – Izzy Mod
    Dec 6 '12 at 11:02
  • @Izzy Yeah... But I was able to upload the image with no issues! I can say that the problem is specific to this network only, works otherwise... Dec 6 '12 at 13:07
  • That's in fact strange. Still, v-c for "too localized" :)
    – Izzy Mod
    Dec 6 '12 at 13:10
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    No need to close, I don't think. This is a real issue that will be experienced by anyone who is not able to connect to stack.imgur.com. Incidently, @Flow, you should add that as an answer so Suraj can accept it.
    – ale
    Dec 6 '12 at 13:34
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It seems like you are unable to reach http://stack.imgur.com/ where most images on the SX network are hosted. The images work for me. Maybe your network admistrator has blocked imgur.com for some reason.

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  • I tested this out by adding a filter on adblock. When I blocked stack.imgur.com, I was unable to see any picture. But, I also did not see the text labels. So maybe there is more to the problem than just the site being blocked. Dec 6 '12 at 14:36
  • Maybe, at least we agree that it's a local issue. :)
    – Flow
    Dec 6 '12 at 17:44

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