well i do not like it personally but the new codes meets the terms and conditions of the sites which require you to link back to the site if you hotlink an image to an external site.
Hotlinking to any image is fine, but just keep in mind that this is a free service, so please be nice to our servers. Also, please link back to the image's page on Imgur, which is the same link as the image but without the file extension. If you abuse this privilege, then bad things will happen (see "Stuff not to do").
Now, to offer pure IMG codes to paying customers is an option that the developer could consider.
i find it mighty convinient actually. coz you hover your cursor over the field and press control-c.
errm. when you upload an image to imgur, it gives you as many as six codes... including a direct link to the image.
and the code you posted above. it does not LINK to imgur. it just mentions imgur in the alt text.
you mean to say you want imgur share to directly link to image instead of the image's html page?
that would not be very nice. the service is free and needs page views and clicks on ads for revenue.
if you want to support imgur, you would link to html pages instead of images directly.
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